“You may know society is doomed when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; [and] when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice.“
-Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”, 1957
It’s not so much about Mrs. Bill as it is the structures that have been erected to nurture her.
Rex Murphy: Don’t blame Trump … blame America
I agree Trump is ridiculous — but he is an illustration of a problem and not its cause. Trump is not the swamp: he is the creature emerging from it. For however ridiculous and appalling his candidacy may be, it is no worse and no more ridiculous and appalling than the whole pattern of American politics at this time.
Is his candidacy more lunatic than the idea of a third President Bush or a second President Clinton? More despairing than the idea of an America so bereft of political talent that two families supply the major pool?
Is he more manipulative than President “you can keep you doctor, you can keep you plan” Obama? Is he less venal or arrogant than Hillary “it’s my server and it’s my State Department” Clinton?
There’s much more at the link. RTWT
Donald Trump has a less than tenuous grasp of the policy implications and practicality of his stream-of-consciousness blowhardery, but nothing he’s said is any more outrageous than any of the following links: Except they aren’t bluster, they’re how we’re governed.
Obama meets Bloomberg as he prepares order on guns
Administration nixed probe into Southern California jihadists
Funding deal hits backlash over increase in foreign worker visas
Ominous Cybersharing Legislation Finds a Seat on the Omnibus
Congress’s $12 billion giveaway to health insurers
America surrenders on Assad, and Putin wins again
Unaccompanied children crossing southern border in greater numbers again, raising fears of new migrant crisis
The EPA’s Illegal Propaganda
Celebrating a Deserter in the Rose Garden
None of the elite Beltway teeth gnashers can understand Trump’s appeal, even though they laid the groundwork.
Obama’s executive overreach and withering disdain for American citizens may be the proximate cause of Trump’s rise, but Obama did nothing more than clarify the corrupt attitude of both major political Parties.
If you don’t visit Instapundit, you should try it. Those links are just a few I reached from reading there this morning.
Bernie recants. That’s because he’s sexist.
Bernie is not a Democratic Presidential candidate. His role is protecting Mrs. Bill‘s left flank.
The Clintons couldn’t have invented a better way to suck the oxygen away from, for example, an Elizabeth Warren.
Bernie is triangulation raised to the next level. An old, white, crazy-uncle-in-the-attic – who isn’t even a Democrat – from a electoral vote poor State who floats all the socialist utopian canards: He makes Hillary look presidential by comparison. He lets her selectively navigate the memes that poll well with the economically ignorant.
You can’t yet run left of Bernie in this country and win, but he defends a vast space to Hillary’s left. They’ll have to get through him to get to her.
Bernie proved he knows his place last night when, on behalf of all Americans, he apologized to Mrs. Bill for inquiries into her obfuscation of corrupt co-ordination between the Department of State and the Clinton Foundation, and for her flippant disregard for basic national security considerations: “For convenience.” She accepted the apology. He accepted a reported $1.4 million in donations for his helpfulness.
You have to scroll down slightly for this clip (the first of two), to get the full-frontal cackling, bobble-head experience (watch Mrs. Bill, just listen to Bernie).