If only they had all been turned over when first requested.
If only they didn’t contain state secrets.
If only they weren’t collusions with business people about foreign affairs.
If only they had been properly protected.
If only they hadn’t been wiped.
If only, if only, if only……….
But that isn’t the case. And Hillary’s fitness for duty is wrapped tightly around the email debacle. If Anderson Cooper and the Democrats don’t see that, well, shame on us.
Isn’t this what you’ve been wondering? Why a server in Colorado? Who’s heard of this company? Didn’t they pick up a server in Jersey? What is she thinking?
Did the “wiper” of the server save a back up for posterity?
What about a server used by Huma? Or Bloomenthall?
And why the hell is none of this blowing back on Obama or Kerry?
As with her husband’s transgressions during his time in office, Hillary’s obvious violations of the law will probably be wiped away and largely forgotten. She is too important to the apparatus of governing elites and to the Left. The seized e-mail server, thumb drive, and whatever else the investigation sweeps up will disappear into the flabby folds of bureaucracy at the DOJ. There it will linger under a perpetual “review” that will stretch well beyond the 2016 election.
Now can we start up some real investigations into what went on with Lois Lerner’s e-mails and the IRS’ treatment of the Tea Party groups? Just look at the pattern…
2008: Obama fever!
2010: The democrats get a shellacking because of disenchantment with Obama’s policies.
2012: ?????? Mystery force gets Obama re-elected ?????
2014: The democrats get a shellacking…again.
It looks a lot more like a natural learning process, than a back-and-forth shaking of something, like a Shake Weight or a can of spray paint. At least, it looks like that without the aberration of 2012. Putting 2012 back in, it looks more like the Shake Weight exercise — but, the electorate doesn’t move that way. It hasn’t. When has it? EVER?
Shenanigans were goin’ down. It is almost a certainty. And even if it is not the case, the priority should be to get this checked. The government taking control over the process by which it receives its “consent of the governed,” is a grave scenario indeed, probably the shortest path to tyranny and enslavement available to us.
If we listen to the rumor mill, this is what happened. Encana, Halliburton, et al, quit doing business in Brighton. They stopped going to restaurants there, they quit buying their workbooks their, they moved their dollars to other communities who wanted to see them at work.
The city made haste repealing that law that they had fought all the way through the courts to get approved.
For one, the New Jersey governor didn’t duck. “I’m pro-life,” he said in 2011. “I believe in exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother. That’s my position, take it or leave it.” Most New Jerseyans did not regard Mr. Christie’s characteristically blunt statement as a deal breaker. All the more so because the governor made clear that his primary focus was jobs, government reform and education.
Mr. Christie also deftly put social controversies in a broader framework where he had the upper hand. He insisted that his Planned Parenthood cuts were necessary to fix a gaping budget deficit—and he never wavered. His recent decision not to appeal a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage was partly a bow to political reality, yet he also described it as a nod to his voters’ will.
So how should the GOP prepare for the “war on women” allegations to come? Here are three suggestions.
First, Republicans would do well to de-emphasize social issues. They didn’t do so in the 2012 campaign, when conservatives promoted concepts and crusades—including defunding Planned Parenthood and promoting the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act—that were grist for the Democratic attack mill.
Here’s a nice list of people who voted for Obamacare but want to put off some of the Obamacare taxes. Due to ?? The state of the economy? Do they think it’s going to get better? Loons. Let’s file this under elections have consequences.
Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)
Al Franken (D-Minn.)
Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)
Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)
John Kerry (D-Mass.)
Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
Robert Casey (D-Pa.)
Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)
Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.)
Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) – (Voted for Obamacare in the House)
Here’s another suggestion: Running for president should be undertaken only by those with a reasonable chance of winning a general election. It should not be seen as an opportunity to redeem a political reputation or audition for a gig on Fox News. Mitt Romney won the nomination for the simple reason that every other contender was utterly beyond the pale of national acceptability, except Michele Bachmann.
JK at Three Sources is getting this in the bag. He places real life Kim Kardashian alongside fictional Hank Reardon (from Atlas Shrugged):
Like Hank Rearden, she seems to have multiple business ventures. She seems successful and dedicated. She’s neither on welfare nor on my TV every night saying that others should be. Like Rearden, she takes care of her family:
From the WSJ this morning Sarah Westwood a young college student is suggesting:
My age group is one pocket of voters who Republicans should be carrying with ease. Youth is all about rebellion and freedom and independence—things the Democratic Party preaches but doesn’t deliver. Behind their clever one-liners lurks a government shackle waiting to be slapped onto the wrists of every young voter they ensnare.
TV is full of real world type of shows and Kim Kardashian is at the top. If JK can get her viewers to notice all of her positive attributes he may have a winning strategy.