The horns of a dilemma

In the last week Donald Trump:

  • came out for the health care mandate 
  • defended planned parenthood 
  • blamed GW Bush for 9/11 
  • stood by the idea of impeaching GWB
  • had a spat with the Pope
  • called for our military to dip ammo in pig’s blood
  • urged a boycott of Apple

Add to that his enthusiastic support for corporatist misuse of eminent domain, saying he’ll order our military to kill the families of terrorists, threatening a trade war with China, insulting war heroes, urging his supporters to “punch out” protestors, a clear misogynist history and saying the “F” word at a televised rally.

That’s a partial list.

This is a man whose entire policy portfolio consists of the words “terrific,” “tremendous,” “great” and “wonderful” (often punctuated with “very, very” or “really, really”) jammed in front of whatever policy word he’s supposedly explaining. Then he repeats it at least 3 times between self-interruptions describing how Big his Rallies are, or his Lead in the Polls.

33% of those who voted in last night’s SC Republican primary want this man to be president.

So. We’re looking as if we might have a forced choice between a less articulate reincarnation of P. T. Barnum and the lying grifter who literally claims her biggest qualification is what’s between her legs. Unsurprisingly, these 2 are contesting for the lowest favorability rating in either party.

I think Mrs. Bill has the upper hand. When the Dems are finished with their micro-targeted anti-Trump social media videos, it will result in a landslide loss for the GOP.

Not that it would make a huge difference to citizens. Either way we get big government and big spending and paternalistic federal intervention characterized by crony capitalism. Our choice is Brownshirts or Blackshirts.

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
-H. L. Mencken

Yep.

Mr. Bill: Sander’s supporters sexist

They threatened to deploy cigars.

People who have gone online to defend Hillary, to explain why they supported her, have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane often, not to mention sexist, to repeat.

Bill Clinton unloads on Bernie Sanders ahead of crucial New Hampshire primary

NOT The Onion.

Real women know their place

“When you’re young, you’re thinking, “Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.”
-Feminist superhero Gloria Steinem, on why young women aren’t flocking to Mrs. Bill.

I see a bumper sticker: Horny co-eds for Bernie!

“And just remember — there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
-Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, at a Mrs. Bill’s campaign event.

Ms. Albright should know.

“Sen. Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment.”
-Mrs. Bill on why she can’t possibly be “establishment:” Because she has a vagina.

Mrs. Bill? Bernie is far from the only one, or Gloria Steinem wouldn’t have been sticking her foot in her mouth up to the knee.

“Sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think it’s shouting.”
-Mrs. Bill on her calm demeanor involving gun control.

Sometimes, when a woman screeches for years on a topic, she calls it speaking out.

“Bernie is building a movement, we’re told (with little evidence of lasting organization, by the way), but it’s a movement whose loudest advocates are entitled young men who heap the vilest abuse on women who don’t deign to join it.”
-Joan Walsh, writing at The Nation in Jan 2016

It’s a movement lasting a bit too long for Mrs. Bill’s comfort.

“First of all, Clinton only won the women’s vote narrowly in 2008, besting Barack Obama by just 2 percent…

The drop in Clinton’s support among women also makes sense given that we know women don’t merely support female candidates just because they’re women.”
-Joan Walsh (same one), writing at Salon in Sep 2015

No, they support female candidates solely because of the candidate’s sex because they’re being bullied by feminist SJW hacks who can’t remember what they write after a few months.

Advantage Sanders

Dem sen: Sanders has no ‘interest in foreign policy’

Democratic senator and top Clinton surrogate Claire McCaskill bashed rival Bernie Sanders on the day of the Iowa caucus as lacking the foreign policy chops needed to serve as commander-in-chief…

“He doesn’t have experience and hasn’t shown a great deal of interest in foreign policy, hasn’t really demonstrated the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to lead this country at a dangerous time.”

McCaskill has a point. Mrs. Bill’s interest in sharing state secrets with foreign intelligence agencies is well documented, and we are in a dangerous time.

Thanks, in no small part, to Mrs. Bill.

If only she’d shown a lack of interest in foreign policy, our national security wouldn’t be compromised, Libya wouldn’t be breeding ISIS, four Americans might not have died in Benghazi and she wouldn’t be on the verge of indictment.

At this point

Official: Some Clinton emails ‘too damaging’ to release

The intelligence community has deemed some of Hillary Clinton’s emails “too damaging” to national security to release under any circumstances, according to a U.S. government official close to the ongoing review. A second source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, backed up the finding.

I find it hard to believe that emails intelligence experts declare ““too damaging” to national security to release under any circumstances” can possibly be evidence of mere internecine bureaucratic catfights.

Mrs. Bill says I’m mistaken: Hillary Campaign: Withholding of Emails Just ‘Over-Classification Run Amok’

Hillary Clinton’s campaign insisted today that the former secretary of State wants the release of more than 20 emails determined to have contained top-secret information, calling the withholding “over-classification run amok.”

Indeed: What difference, at this point, does it make? Any interested foreign intelligence services already read them.

It’s a vast intelligence agency conspiracy.