The People’s Candidate

“I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once.”

The above quote is from John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. He is describing how Hillary feels about the voters she is courting.

Hillary is super elite, super rich, and yet, somehow, the darling of the party which claims to be for the little guy. Wake up Democrats, Hillary is just using you. How can you be ok with that? Remember now, the ballot box is a sanctuary, she’ll never know.

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Hillary On Honesty And Transparency

Hillary Clinton’s stance on transparency is one ought to have “both a public and a private position.” She fails to identify which is the real, honest position.

Anyone else would have been prosecuted for being “extremely careless” with classified information. Anyone else would be denied a security clearance. Anyone else would not be delusional enough to seek a promotion after a career in public service which is void of any tangible achievements. And when you consider that Clinton has been privileged enough to enjoy a ton of public resources, her complete lack of accomplishments is as baffling as it is disappointing.

Hillary Clinton can’t lead (no accomplishments), she can’t manage (lost $6 billion as head of the state department), so she doesn’t deserve a promotion. This shouldn’t be hard for Democrats; just don’t vote for her.

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Veep Debate In Virginia

Virginia’s Longwood University is the host of tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate. If the dialogue is centered around the two veep candidates’ tenures as governor of their state, then Democrat Tim Kaine is trouble. If the questions are centered around explaining the soundbites from the top of the ticket then both candidates are in trouble, as well as the American public too.

Republican Governor Mike Pence has done a great job in Indiana. He has led the way in deregulation and helped to foster a prosperous environment for businesses in the Hoosier state. Tonight’s discussion should be on specific comparisons and contrasts of the two candidates time as governor. Indiana saw growth under Pence and national recognition. Virginia had to close its rest stops on the highways due to mismanaged state budgets, which was an embarrassment on a national level as so many out-of-state travelers experienced an unique inefficiency of Democratic led government.

Thus far, Life as been absent from the spotlight in this presidential election. Each candidate needs to be pressed on their stance on Life. A careful examination of this is something Kaine and the Democrats hope to avoid, but the voters need to know, it’s important.

Tonight’s debate will be more substantive than the first presidential debate was, but that’s not saying much. Here’s to hoping a real dialogue is produced, real differences are highlighted and examined, and a respectful tone is maintained throughout.

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WaPo Hits Trump, Claims News

Yesterday’s print edition of The Washington Post was more anti-Donald Trump than usual. Journalism ain’t what it used to be. Now it’s all click bait, blatant bias and sponsored content.

The WaPo opinion section yesterday had three hit pieces on Trump. The first was by a novelist who wrote a piece called “Fat-shaming a woman who isn’t fat.” Is that news? A beauty queen with hurt feelings from 20 years ago gets more attention than Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state. Which is more relevant?

Then there was a piece by Ruth Marcus that is full of silly insults. Marcus claims, “Trump is stuck in middle school. Early middle school. And that’s being charitable.” She then attempts to argue that the name calling she selected is accurate. Is it fair to ask Marcus if her column is better suited for a seventh grade paper (or partisan blog) than a major newspaper?

And the kicker was straight from the editorial board. They wrote “Trump is ignorant, unprepared, and bigoted.” There is no hidden agenda either, the editorial specially says it is meant for Trump supporters who “doubt he could do much harm.” Is that journalism or micro-targeting for one campaign over the other?

Are any of those examples of journalism?

If name calling, hurt feelings and more name calling are the only cases against Donald Trump, then Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in trouble. We’ll expect WaPo, the Huffing Mad Post and other mainstream liberal news outlets to continue their sponsored content, I mean, hits on Trump, I mean reporting on the election. R.I.P. Journalism.

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Debate Bounce

Looking through the mainstream media’s wrap-up of Monday’s debate, what is noticeably absent is the mention of a post-debate bounce, which is a positive increase in polling numbers as a direct result of the debate performance. Because Hillary Clinton is more unlikable the more she is seen, we shouldn’t expect her to receive a positive bounce after performing on a national stage in primetime. If Trump did receive an uptick in support then the liberal media outlets like CNN (Clinton News Network) or MSNBC (Mostly Stuff No Body Cs) won’t be allowed to report it due to contractual obligations they have with Hillary’s campaign, so we are left to look at other indicators.

One such indicator is the fundraising haul made immediately after the debate, which could provide telling information. In this situation, Donald Trump raised a record $18 million. Wow! That’s a lot of small dollar “deplorables” that Hillary’s team unwittingly fired up. Could Trump pull this off? Clearly, Hillary is a terrible candidate and a terrible public servant who has no accomplishments to run on and a long history to run away from, so her troubles this campaign should be no surprise. However when a candidate is the darling of the establishment, like Hillary is, then that candidate is going to be tough to beat just by default. The mindless sample ballot voter can be a moving force. Let’s hope this year is different.

In 2008 and 2012 Republicans were told that we lost because our base didn’t show up. I’ll leave commenting on that alone for now and just point out that the Democrat’s base may not show up for Hillary like the Ds expect. She is unlikable, she has burned down every bridge she has crossed and her bullying tactics are the heart of her campaign plan. Guilt, shame, and fear are the cornerstones Hillary has built her campaign on. When you have no accomplishments from your time in public life (and yet somehow are super rich) then you have to distract, deflect and never defend a lackluster career. Hillary Clinton does not deserve a promotion.

The post-debate fundraising haul from Donald Trump could be evidence of an upset brewing. Trump supporters have 18 million new reasons to be optimistic.

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Debate Night

Tonight is the first presidential debate. I’ll be home reading a book. We are so very far away from the Lincoln-Douglas style of substantive debate. We are left with a much different version, different to the degree that Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas may not recognize the spectacle.

Here is the most appropriate photo of tonight’s action we could find, enjoy.

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Weekend At Hillary’s

The video from this weekend of Hillary Clinton needing her staff to carry her into a van really looks like a parody of Weekend at Bernie’s, the classic comedy about two idiots who take their dead boss around the Hamptons for some good times.

#HillarysHealth is more than just a popular hashtag. This is a serious issue mostly because it shows another way that Hillary is failing in transparency. If she is sick, then shouldn’t we know? The trend is clear, as more opportunities to be dishonest spring up, the more lies Hillary tells.

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Call It A Trump Win

The Potomac Nationals, a minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals, held a straw poll for president at one of their games last weekend. The winner was Republican nominee Donald Trump. Second place was Democrat Hillary Clinton, all write candidates combined for third, followed in fourth place by Libertarian Gary Johnson and in a distant last place was Green nominee Jill Stein.

Trump’s win here could actually mean something. Let’s break it down, without looking too deep into this. First off, the Potomac Nationals play in Prince William County, Virginia’s election bellwether. So goes Prince William County, so goes the rest of Virginia, right? Trumpsters sure hope so.

Next let’s look at the make-up of your average baseball game crowd. Baseball is a sport which honors America and celebrates our great country throughout each game, thus attracting a more patriotic crowd than the local movie theater. That said, the crowd would be heavily Republican, as the radical left’s ideology and self-loathing go hand-in-hand. So that would mean that this poll was too Republican to be a representative sample of Virginia’s electorate, which is too bad for the Trumpsters because The Donald only won by three points.

Next, let’s look at the how bad Libertarian Johnson and Green Stein did. Wow, their low numbers are depressing for anyone who thinks a third party candidate may actually win one state this year. All write-ins combined barely beat Johnson and destroyed Stein. It was nice thinking that the Feel The Bern supporters were going to throw their vote to Stein over Hillary, but that may not happen to the degree needed for Trump to win. No, I wouldn’t expect many Bernie Sanders supporters to be baseball fans (a score in baseball determines that only one team can win), but I was still hoping for more protest votes from Democrats who have ethics and a respect for the rule of law.

With professional, scientific polling showing Hillary Clinton winning easily, we are left with basically this; cause to drum up a straw poll win from a minor league baseball game as evidence that Donald Trump ain’t doing that bad.

But a win is a win, so let’s just call this one a Trump win.

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The above picture is a screenshot from the Potomac Nationals Facebook page.

Censored But Not Clumsy

This is a crazy story. A writer at the Huffing Mad Post, I mean the Huffington Post, was canned after he wrote two stories which suggested that Hillary Clinton is not healthy enough to serve as president. His stories were taken down from the site and his contributor credentials have been revoked. He is accusing the crazy liberals at the Huffing Mad Post of censorship. And now, he fears for his life. He posted a short video on YouTube, embedded below, and it is definitely worth a look.

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Mike Parker is not a clumsy person. He has asked the editors of this site, in the event that he is found dead, to seek lawful prosecution against the murderers and to post the music video “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds in his honor because of how over-the-top that song is.

Who’s With Her?

Guest Post by Lou Di Leonardo

Hillary Clinton is having a bad time of it. The woman (hardly a ‘lady’) who thought she was a shoo-in in 2008 was summarily defeated by a nobody of a US Senator who voted “present” rather than yay or nay over 100 times in his short career in the Senate. This man-child from Hawaii-Indonesia-Chicago, whose claim to fame was that he was a community (dis)organizer in Chicago, had a similar record as a state Senator in Illinois. Conveniently, he also lost all his personal records from his time in the Illinois legislature. Sound familiar? He attended church in racist Jeremiah Wright’s palace of worship for 20 years but never heard the preacher man say a word against the United States. The rest of us, of course, did hear those words on television. I guess the sound is better on TV than in person at that church-of-what’s-happening-now. Madame Clinton had it wrapped up!!!

Not so fast. Barack Hussein Obama had history on his side: he would, if elected, be the first “black” President of the United States. Never mind that he is fully 50% Caucasian, never mind that a black author named Toni Morrison (see the soft core pornographic novels Beloved and The Bluest Eye) said Bill Clinton, although nominally Caucasian, was actually America’s first black President. No, Barack Hussein Obama’s election would be historic so America must elect him. OK, Hillary Clinton was pushed out as the presumptive 2008 Democrat nominee for the sake of history. But, she would be appointed Secretary of State by absentee Senator Obama IF he beat John McCain. Well, he beat John McCain and she was made SOS (talk about irony with that acronym under Clinton’s tenure).

To show its gratitude to America for electing Obama, the Nobel Institute issued its Peace Prize (also once awarded to that peacenik, Yasser Arafat) for 2009 to him. Nominations were closed 11 days after he took office yet he made the list! After assuming the presidency we found out he thinks a military medic is a corpse man, that Austrians speak Austrian (or was it Australian?), and that US is comprised of 57 states. Never mind that it took him years after his election to show his birth certificate (a photo shopped fraudulent document according to Sheriff Joe Arpaio). Madame Clinton was doing a slow…but intense…burn as she watched this and plotted her future.

As Americans we have seen how disastrous Obamacare has become, how Americans died in Benghazi because he took no action to help (and where the heck was he from 4 PM EST on September 11, 2012 to 8 AM the next day???), how he has run up more debt than all prior Presidents combined, how racially polarized we have become as a nation, how Chicago has become known as Chiraq, how Baltimore was burned, how he paid $400+ million in ransom for 4 hostages to Iraq, the #1 state sponsor of terrorism, etc. And Alinsky acolyte Hillary Clinton is now promising 4 more years of Obamanations!!! That includes a healthy tax hike on the middle class to pay for the developing Socialist state we now have in America.

We have seen how the US government Department formerly known as “Justice” refused to bring criminal charges against Madame Clinton for hiding/destroying/minimizing over 30,000 emails stored on a computer server located in her home! Both the head of the FBI, Jim Comey, and our first black female Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, refused to prosecute her. Another 15,000 previously undisclosed emails have been found and are now being reviewed by the FBI (so what, right?) and we have now seen how more than half of her meetings with people outside the government while she was secretary of state gave money, either personally or through companies or groups, to the Clinton Foundation.

On top of this, there is serious speculation that she may have Parkinson’s disease. We do know she fell, seriously banging her head, in December 2012 and spent the next 6 months recovering. There was a blood clot in her brain, she has fallen getting onto an airplane, has almost fallen (she wears flat shoes so don’t blame it on high heels) numerous times, she has coughing fits ON TV, took an extended bathroom break during a debate with Bernie “The Bum” Sanders (his first fulltime job was at age 40), can’t seem to remember lots of things, has inappropriate laughing fits, and lies full time.

Well, the American people aren’t buying her rotten apples anymore. There’s another new kid in town, Donald Trump. Only thing is, this new kid is an accomplished entrepreneur who gets things done, gets them done quickly, and gets them done right. All of a sudden, Madame Clinton’s aspiration, nay, entitlement, to the Presidency based on her female private parts is in serious jeopardy.

What’s a girl to do? My advice would be to quit before Mr. Trump and WikiLeaks further expose your criminality and make rhetorical mincemeat of you and your “platform”. Spend the rest of your days visiting Diane Reynolds (Chelsea Clinton’s false identity for purposes of email communications on State Department equipment) and your granddaughter, take a long vacation to some out of the way destination with your hubby, learn how to surf, whatever. Just get lost and take Bubba with you. Take a rest until the next Attorney General (Rudy Giuliani) formally charges you with breaking laws you swore to uphold. Until then, you and Billy Goat should donate 100% of all monies in the infamous Clinton Foundation to charities like Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, the USO, or St. Jude’s Hospital. Show some good will to the world.

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Lou Di Leonardo is a grassroots activist who is involved with the Northern Virginia TEA Party. He lives in Fairfax County.

Pence Is Coming To Loudoun

Vice Presidential nominee and Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be In Loudoun County on Saturday August 27 at Patrick Henry College for a rally. If you are around then try to make it out. These rallies are pretty much the substitute for anything that would pretend to be a ground game, so I guess they are important, and full of undecided voters, and I have great swamp land for sale too, but that’s another matter.

In the run up to Virginia’s primary Marco Rubio held a rally at Patrick Henry College. The large crowd had a lot of young people in it and the event helped Rubio win the Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

At the time of this posting, the event is not yet listed on the Trump website, hopefully it will be updated soon. You will need tickets to attend, please check back.

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The Pop Culture Campaign

It is rare to hear pro athletes drop presidential campaign tag lines, but Carmelo Antony did so after winning a gold medal with Team USA Basketball yesterday when he said, “America will be great again, I believe that.” Not exactly an endorsement, but pretty sweet free media.

Donald Trump has benefited from so much free media during this race that he has created a new model for future presidential candidates to shoot for. This latest soundbite from one of basketball’s biggest names most likely has nothing at all to do with Trump, but it was said on NBC just minutes after the gold medal game had ended in front of national TV audience. Even with ratings of this year’s Olympics down, that’s some pretty yuuuuge publicity.

Of course this soundbite likely has absolutely nothing to do with Trump, but it could be evidence of how the media has helped push Trump into pop culture. Even presidential candidates have to deal with low name ID. Mitt Romney was a governor from the northeast and Bill Clinton a governor from the south and both of them were little known to voters in regions opposite theirs. But Trump had high name ID from the start thanks to his place in pop culture. Whether it is from being in real estate, on TV, or in the news, the Trump name is a name that is recognizable. Add to that all the free media Trump received starting with his official announcement and it is easy to understand how his name and his message have reached a lot of people. And that reach, over and over again, may be starting to sink into the minds of voters who in the past were resistant to messages from the Republican Party. There is a chance that even the most irate naysayer of Trump could conclude that, like it or not, he’s right!

The Trump phenomenon is real. But is it enough to carry the campaign over the finish line?

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Honesty Should Matter To Voters

The Trump campaign sent out a fundraising email this morning. The part that caught my eye was the following;

Can you imagine if I set up a secret server, stored top secret information on it, jeopardized our national security, deleted 3O,OOO records, LIED about it, and then used the defense that my brain ‘short-circuited’?

Seriously, how can you argue with that?

It is truly unbelievable the free ride the Democrats and the media have given Hillary Clinton. She does not have to own up to anything.

I just don’t understand how any of the Feel The Bern voters could vote for her. Hillary epitomizes everything that the Bernie Sanders campaign was running against. So it would not be surprising if Green Party nominee Jill Stein gets a lot of voters from traditional Democratic voters.

Stein is a physician who rails against success, hates ExxonMobil, supports $15 minimum wage, and will hit hard on all the left’s favorite hard-partisan talking points. All perfect for former Sanders supporters.

But more importantly, if you are a Democrat ask yourself who do you trust more, Hillary Clinton or Jill Stein?

It’s ok Democrats, the ballot box is a sanctuary, Hillary and her goons won’t know.

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Follow The Foundation Money

Will The Clinton Foundation ultimately be the downfall of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign? Probably not because the game is rigged for her. Even tough the Justice Department has already made it clear that Hillary is above the law, let’s pretend that justice will catch up to her.

Charles Krauthammer has an interesting take on the situation;
“I have always speculated here, and I said it was pure speculation, that the real stuff, the reason she had to hide all this, obviously she meant to hide things, was because there is something having to do with the foundation. And that’s where you would put all the so-called private stuff. It wasn’t yoga lessons or wedding invitations….”

She knows what’s in there. But if anything, it’s the connection between the foundation and what she did as secretary of state. Whether there was a direct quid pro quo is irrelevant. We’re talking now not about criminal activity but the political effect. And it could be devastating.”

Always follow the money. Hillary falsely claimed to be “dead broke” when she left the White House. If she returns to the White House she will do so loaded with dough. The Clinton Foundation is loaded too. Who does Hillary owe her biggest favors too? A direct connection between the Department of State and raising money for The Clinton Foundation is obviously illegal. Someone could go to jail from the Clinton camp.

Too bad Hillary is above the law.

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Oh, Short Circuited, Of Course

Here is the latest nomination for Quote of the Year:

So I may have short circuited, and for that I, uh, you know, will try to clarify…” –Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee for president.

The context is the quote came from her response to whether or not she is “mischaracterizing [FBI] Director Comey’s testimony? And is this not undercutting [her] efforts to rebuild trust with the American people?”

She claims she told the truth. She now offers the possibility that she “may have short circuited.” Not lied. Not guilty of perjury, or obstruction, or anything, but just a simple little short circuited moment.

What are those again?

Give me a freakin’ break.

HilLIARy

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