The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Idiot and the Criminal

Donald Trump is an idiot. He is too ignorant to recognize what's necessary to persuade independent voters that he's not unhinged. He does have serious, if not fully formed policy ideas, but he is too full of himself to recognize that attacks on his morals or his business acumen are NOT what undecided/independent voters are most concerned about. He is too tone deaf to recognize that his petty attacks on his antagonists do little good and most probably much harm.

In his "Gettysburg" speech, Trump suggested some reasonably good policy ideas suggesting:
  • terms limits on members of Congress (a good concept that is reasonably popular with the electorate)
  • federal spending limits (a very good concept that is also popular with almost everyone but democrats)
  • a constitutional amendment that proposes a balanced budget (a very popular idea, except among democrats)
  • tax reductions and reform (a popular idea, except among democrats)
  • border controls (a popular idea among 60+ percent of the electorate)
  • immigration controls for countries that have significant Islamist presence (a popular idea among 70+ percent of the electorate)
All of this represented solid policy concepts, but Trump, in what can only be described as a fit of idiocy, decided to announce that he would sue his recent female accusers for defamation. So policy goes out the window. The Democrat's trained hamsters of the media don't have to report it because The Donald is once again attacking woman, solidifying the meme that has buried him.

You know, he's done this so often, you'd almost think he wanted to lose this election. But I don't think that's it. Trump does it because  he thinks only his way is the right way. He does it because he doesn't listen to solid political advice. He does it because he's an idiot.
Hillary Clinton is a criminal. She runs a criminal enterprise that would land her in jail if the same laws that apply to you and me were applied to her. Clinton's genius is that her crimes are extremely complicated and convoluted, so proving criminality or criminal intent is difficult, particularly when Democrats run the Justice Department. She cloaks her criminality in complexity and skates as a result.

Consider the drip, drip, drip of serious allegations that have surfaced throughout the past few months:
  • She knowingly maintained secret information of her private server and lied about its presence. Both the server and the secret documents violated State Department Rules and federal law (Yeah, I know, the FBI didn't find reason to recommend indictment, but see below)
  • In contravention of campaign finance laws, her campaign coordinated attempts to promote violence at Trump rallies and then suggested that it was Trump and his supporters who were violent!
  • In contravention of  campaign finance laws, she coordinated with super-PACs in an effort to harrass and embarrass her opponent.
  • In violation of federal law, she and her husband initiated pay-for-play via the State Department and the Clinton Foundation on numerous occasions. The pay-for-play often involved foreign actors who do not have this country's best interests at heart.
  • Just yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Terry McAuliffe, long time Clinton flunky and Governor of Virginia, tried to influence an senior FBI official by providing almost a half million dollars in support for the official's wife to run for state senate in Virginia, one week after the Clinton email investigation began. Oh, by the way, the FBI official was promoted and became a lead coordinator in the Clinton investigation performed by the agency. 
  • Just yesterday, Judicial Watch reports that John Bentel, the State Department’s former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat took the Fifth 90 times during a deposition on the email scandal in Federal court.
I could go on for another 50 bullet points, but what's the point. Hillary Clinton is a criminal.

So, we have idiot and a criminal running for president, and likely, the criminal will become president. I guess that makes idiots out of all of us.


Many of my progressive friends talk incessantly about an "unhinged" Donald Trump being anywhere near the nuclear launch codes. He's "tempermentally unfit," they intone with gravitas.

The CEO of a major company once said that he always judged his new hires by how they treated the wait staff in a fine restaurant. If they're overbearing, gruff, or too demanding," he said, "that's how they'll be as managers. I'd never hire a person like that."

In a revealing piece in the conservative National Review,Deroy Murdock recounts dozens of reported instances in which Hillary Clinton has been overbearing, gruff, or too demanding when working with her underlings—Secret Service agents, state troops and others. Here's a snippit:
“She derives pleasure from lording over other people who cannot do anything about it and who are less powerful than she is,” author Ronald Kessler told Newsmax TV’s J. D. Hayworth.

In fact, Clinton’s well-documented history of profane, unhinged outbursts against those who work for her spans decades. While Clinton’s vulgarity is presented here in relatively family-friendly form, fill in the blanks and imagine the pain that this woman inflicted when she uttered these words.

“I’m not voting for Clinton,” Air Force Staff Sergeant Eric Bonner posted on Facebook in July. “It’s because she actually talked to me once. Almost a sentence,” wrote the Air Force K-9 handler. “I got to do a few details involving Distinguished Visitors.” “One of my last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State,” Bonner continued. “I helped with sweeps of her DV quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me?”

According to Bonner, Clinton told him, “Get that f***ing dog away from me.” “Then she turns to her security detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters,” Bonner added. “For the next 20 minutes, while I sit there waiting to be released, she lays into her detail, slamming the door in their faces when she’s done. The Detail lead walks over, apologizes, and releases me. I apologize to him for getting him in trouble. His words, ‘Happens every day, Brother.’”

“Hillary doesn’t care about anyone but Hillary.” “Stay the f*** back, stay the f*** away from me!” the then-–First Lady screamed at her Secret Service agents. “Don’t come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f***ing do as I say, okay!!?” Clinton demanded, according to former FBI agent Gary Aldrich’s Unlimited Access, page 139.

“If you want to remain on this detail, get your f***ing ass over here and grab those bags!” Hillary yelled at a Secret Service agent, as Joyce Milton reported in The First Partner, page 259. The officer explained in vain that he preferred to keep his hands free, in case a threat arose.

“Good morning, ma’am,” a uniformed Secret Service officer once greeted Hillary Clinton. “F*** off!” she replied, as Ronald Kessler documented in First Family Detail, page 16.

“Put this back on the ground!” Hillary Clinton screamed at the pilot of presidential helicopter Marine One. “I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need my sunglasses! We need to go back!” Clinton so abused the chopper’s crew that they christened it Broomstick One.
Heh. So ... everyone thinks Trump is an a##hole, and they're probably right. But it appears that Hillary is an even bigger a##hole, it's just that she hides it better in public. Unless, of course, all of these independent reports are part of a "vast right wing conspiracy."

Maybe it's Hillary Clinton who is the "unhinged" candidate. I wouldn't hire her, that's for sure.