SOME ONE IS IN DEEP DOO-DOO …
A funny thing has happened on the way to Hillary Clinton’s coronation as the Democrat nominee for president in 2016 … a majority of Americans support the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Could this situation have been handled any poorer and it appears that email-gate is going to dog Hillary right through the primaries. Heck, at this point its even money has to whether Hillary will be nominated or jailed. A recent Monmouth University Poll states that 82% of Republicans and 54% of Independents support an investigation, while 66% of Democrats support criminal activity when it comes to US national security. More than Democrats who would support Hillary no matter what crime she committed, I have to question the 18% of Republicans who did not support an investigation. Who are these people and maybe they need to have their GOP card taken away.
Read the full poll HERE.
A one-two punch? The news coverage of Hillary Rodham Clinton is very telling at the moment as the Democratic presidential forerunner faces inquiries about her private email system while she was secretary of state, amid some unstable favorability numbers. “Even though most voters feel Clinton’s intentions may have been acceptable, a majority (52 percent) say that her emails should be subject to a criminal investigation for the potential release of classified material. Another 41 percent say the emails should not be subject to this type of investigation,” notes a Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday. “Most Republicans (82 percent) and a majority of independents (54 percent) support an investigation, while two-thirds (66 percent) of Democrats are opposed.”
In addition, 38 percent overall say Mrs. Clinton “has something to hide”; that includes 68 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of independents and 8 percent of Democrats. More numbers in the Poll du Jour at column’s end.
But of course Hillary Clinton committed no crime, because everyone has their personal email server that they head State Department emails on that they weren’t supposed to and then deleted professionally scrubbed and wiped clean. It happens all the time.
After years of holding herself above the law, telling lie after lie, and months of flat-out obstruction, Hillary Clinton has finally produced to the FBI her server and three thumb drives. Apparently, the server has been professionally wiped clean of any usable information, and the thumb drives contain only what she selectively culled. Myriad criminal offenses apply to this conduct. Anyone with knowledge of government workings has known from inception that Hillary’s communications necessarily would contain classified and national security related information. Thanks to the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, it is now beyond dispute that she had ultra-Top Secret information and more that should never have left the State Department.
Ron Fournier of National Journal has a great piece on Hillary Clinton, ‘The Queen of Paradox and Her Crumbling Stone Wall’.
The once invincible stone wall of Hillary Clinton and her efforts to hide scandals and information for the American people has turned into a House of Cards. It is no longer be called a Right Wing conspiracy by Hillary Clinton or her protective liberal MSM, it is now a criminal investigation headed by the agencies with Democrat Barack Obama at the helm. The recent admission that there were top secret emails on her private server is no longer just an inconvenience during a political run for president, it is a crime.
Will this finally torpedo Hillary’s run for president?
August 12, 2015 For once, Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed to be a decent candidate. Taking aim at weak spots in the GOP lines, she attacked Jeb Bush on women’s health, Marco Rubio on abortion, Scott Walker on college costs, and Donald Trump on sexism.
Then the stone wall crumbled around the Queen of Paradox: Hillary Clinton, both a political colossus and a catastrophe. We learned Tuesday night:
—She will give the FBI a private, illicit server that housed her official email during her four years as secretary of State, including thousands that she covertly deleted.
—Her attorney will give agents a thumb drive containing copies of the self-selected emails she returned to the State Department after discovery of the rogue server.
—A top intelligence official reviewing just a handful of those emails told Congress that top-secret information had been contained in two emails that passed across the server.
Where do I start? How about with the Clinton campaign’s ridiculous suggestion that coughing up the server and email were voluntary acts. We know that’s bunk—because Clinton herself said she wouldn’t surrender the people’s records without a fight. (Read the rest HERE)
US Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has nothing but contempt for Hillary Clinton finally turning over her server to the FBI. Since when does anyone voluntarily turn anything over to the FBI, as Gowdy says, usually they ask and you do it.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) delivered a classic response to news Hillary Clinton will turn over her private server to the FBI: “About damn time.”
The Chairman of the Benghazi Committee had been calling for Clinton to give the server to a third party arbiter for months.
“I can’t help but smile at the notion that somebody is voluntarily turning something over to the FBI,” Gowdy said. “They generally don’t ask. They generally tell you to do so.”
Earlier this week, Clinton swore under penalty of perjury that she delivered all of her work emails to the State Department for inspection and public release.
“I read that statement, and it’s easier to read Egyptian hieroglyphics than it is to parse the words that her lawyer wrote in that statement,” Gowdy said.
Gowdy On Clinton Turning Server Over To FBI: ‘About Damn Time’
VIDEO – CNN
Franklin Pierce Poll: Socialist Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, 44% to 37%
HILLARY CLINTON #FEELS THE BERN …
Just how bad of a presidential candidate is Hillary Clinton for the Democrats? It has finally happened, the most recent Franklin Pierce poll shows that self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders now leads Hillary Clinton by 7 percentage points, 44% to 37%. ARE YOU KIDDING? Hillary Clinton is considered by all as the presumptive Democrat nominee to run for president in 2016, but yet she finds herself behind in a poll to a socialist. Is it Hillary’s lack of trustworthiness not much of an issue? However, since when have Democrats cared about their presidents or candidates telling the truth, aka you can keep your doctors, if you like your doctor promise of Obamacare. Or has this email/private server scandal just pushed people from holding their nose when it comes to Clinton, to abandoning her? What would happen if Hillary Clinton actually had a viable competitor in the primaries, rather than a socialist like Sanders? Then again, no one can tell the difference anymore between the Socialist and Democrat parties these days.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a stunning turn in a race once considered a lock for the former secretary of state, a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows.
Sanders leads Clinton 44-37 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, the first time the heavily favored Clinton has trailed in the 2016 primary campaign, according to the poll of 442 Granite-Staters.
Vice President Joe Biden got 9 percent support in the test primary match-up. The other announced Democrats in the race, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Gov. Jim Webb, barely register at 1 percent or below.
The live interview phone poll was conducted Aug. 7-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
Clinton is still viewed overwhelmingly by voters as the likely Democratic nominee, but the results suggest she faces an unexpectedly difficult fight to prevent an embarrassing opening loss in the first-in-the-nation primary.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, August 11, 2015 – GOP Debate Had the Highest Ratings Ever at 24 Million Viewers
- Of course, Donald Trump claims it’s all because of him and he could be right. Many may have tuned in just to watch the circus of events
Mark Levine Blasts FOX News … The Big Fox News Debate ‘Wasn’t a Debate, It was a REALITY SHOW’ … They Owe America an Apology
Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levine blasts FOX News debate … its wasn’t a debate, it was a reality show.
Actually, I could not agree more. There was an agenda going on during this debate; however, it was not to get to the facts, policies and beliefs of the candidates, it was a FOX News rating agenda. It was not supposed to be about the 24 million people who watched the debate so that FOX could pat themselves on the back. This was supposed to be about getting to know the candidates and weeding some out so that there are not 17 Republicans running for the GOP nominee.
He emphasized that he’s not ‘trashing’ Fox News, despite what other headlines may say. He’s proffering his criticism as a serious person and he believes that debate questions should be pertinent to the American people.
Levin said the first hour was disastrous and pointed out that the second question was completely unfair and proceeded to debunk part of it. He also said question the abortion questions, saying that these Republican candidates were getting hammered because they are pro-life.
“When a moderator has an agenda they should at least try and conceal it somewhat,” Levin noted.
And this has nothing to do with the Megyn Kelly/Donald Trump dust up, because the entire debate was like that. WHAT THE HELL FOX? If I wanted to watch snarky moderators ask GOP candidates questions with a tone of Media Matters opposition research I would have tuned into ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC or MSNBC for that matter. I am not a Donald Trump supporter or defender, but it wasn’t just Trump that Megyn Kelly and crew aimed their snark at. To all Republicans, conservatives and Independents, review the debate that aired at 5 pm and then take a look at the one from 8 pm, they are no way the same. One was professional and informative, the one hosted by Megyn Kelly et all was nothing for than attempt to spur on a food fight.
An added note … Shame on you Erick Erickson, a paid FOX News contributor.
GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson from the Fox News Republican Debate … “There is No Such Thing as a Politically Correct War”
We will be showing some of the better moments from the Fox News Republican Presidential candidate debate, because trust me I have much to say later regarding this debate and FOX News. Shame on you FOX for this liberal-like gotcha, low rent, Media Matters-like opposition research attack questions that passed as a debate.
The debate can be seen HERE.
One of the individuals I thought did a fantastic job was Ben Carson …
Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a political outsider and one of the reasons why we love him. His matter of fact tone and answers make him a favorite amongst those who can’t stand the political-insider elite political class. As Ben Carson answers Megyn Kelly’s lame question on water-boarding, Carson hit it out of the park and started by making an interesting comment about wondering whether he was ever going to get to speak again during the debate. I had wondered the same thing. Sadly, moderators like Kelly think this was about her. Ben Carson stated, “I would not necessarily be broadcasting to everybody what we are going to do. We have gotten into this mindset of fighting politically correct wars, there is no such thing as a politically correct war.”
Carson’s comment on race relations in the United States was a home run and I believe that Martin Luther King Jr. stood up, nodded and cheered.
”There is No Such Thing as a Politically Correct War”
I would not necessarily be broadcasting to everybody what we are going to do.” We have gotten into this mindset of fighting politically correct wars, there is no such thing as a politically correct war.
Race Relations in America – (go to the 6:30 mark of video)
I was asked by an NPR reporter once, why don’t I talk about race that often? I said that is because I am a neurosurgeon.
And she thought that was a strange response. I said that when I take someone to the operating room, I am actually operating on the thing
that makes them who they are, the skin doesn’t make them who they are, the hair does not make them who they are and its time for us to move beyond that.
Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states and those that want to destroy us are trying to divide us.
Ben Carson’s Closing Statement
I’m the only here who has separated Siamese twins. The only one to operate on babies still in the mother’s womb.
The only one to take out half of a brain, although you would think if you go to Washington that some one had beaten me to it.
Because freedom is not free and we must fight for it every day. Everyone of us must fight for it because we are fighting for our children and the next generation.
Carly Fiorina Shines at the GOP Happy Hour Debate and then Owns Chris Matthews in Post-Debate Interview (VIDEO)
HEY GOP, MOVE CARLY FIORINA TO THE BIG BOYS TABLE …
Its time to move Carly Fiorina from the little table to the big one. For anyone who objectively watched the early debate yesterday from Cleveland with the 7 candidates that FOX News dubbed not ready for prime-time, it was obvious that Carly Fiorina won the ‘Happy Hour’ debate. And it was not even close. Although, I do not agree with all of her positions, Carly Fiorina’s positions and comments are truly straight forward, biting and correct. The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina ripped President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and called Hillary Clinton a liar.
Carly Fiorina: First Phone Calls to Iran/Israel If Elected
In a post-debate interview, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was absolutely stunned that GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina would call Hillary Clinton a liar. Imagine that. A note to Chris Matthews, Hillary Clinton is a liar and many Americans have a serious issue with Clinton’s trustworthiness. Carly did not back down and gave three very clear instances when Hillary lied to the American people. She said to uber-lib Matthews that Americans are sick and “tired of sanitized sound bites and bumper sticker rhetoric.”
Washington Free Beacon – Fiorina Runs Circles Around Chris Matthews Over Hillary’s Record.
Matthews took issue with Fiorina calling Clinton a liar in her closing statement, but Fiorina shot back that Clinton lied about Benghazi, the Middle East, and her private email server.
“First, I was very specific about the subjects about which I think she has lied. I didn’t say she lied about everything,” Fiorina said. “I was very specific, very fact-based, actually. You are the one who has made a generalized comment now about her, not me.”
Matthews tried to interrupt the only female Republican candidate, but Fiorina spoke over him and explained why she thought Clinton lied. She then made her case why Clinton should fear debating her.
“I will debate her on the issues facing this nation,” she said. “I will debate her on her positions. I will ask her, for example, how she can possibly continue to defend Planned Parenthood. I will ask her why she continues to say she is a champion of the middle class while every single proposal she has put forward makes crony capitalism worse and worse and worse [and] makes income inequality worse.
“I would ask her why she declared victory in Iraq in 2011, why she called Bashar al-Assad a positive reformer, why she thought she could stop Putin’s ambition, a man I have met, with a gimmicky red reset button. I will ask her why she got every policy wrong as secretary of state. That’s how I’ll debate her, on the issues.”
Another note to Chris Matthews, it is not your job to question some one why they would call Hillary Clinton a liar, but it is your job yo question Hillary Clinton on her multitude of lies. Hey Chris, when it comes to Hillary and lying, if the shoe fits.
Dr. Ben Carson Is In … He Announced Today That He Will Run for 2016 President of the United States of America
DR. BEN CARSON SAYS HE IS IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE …
We had all expected that Dr. Ben Carson would officially enter the presidential race next week in Detroit; however, he told local media today that he would run for the President of the United States. Carson shared his decision with WPEC-TV, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, FL in an exclusive interview on Sunday.
Carson, 63, will formally jump into the race at an event in Detroit, where he grew up.
His presidential campaign will mark Carson’s first run for office, though he’s been a Tea Party hero since 2013 following his blistering attack of Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast in front of President Obama.
While he enters the race as a long shot to capture the GOP nomination, he currently polls ahead of several more established Republican contenders in Iowa, site of the first caucus, including former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, the winner there in 2012.
The Republican field of candidates continues to widen.
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is expected to make a major announcement at an event Monday in his hometown of Detroit.
But in an exclusive interview Sunday, Dr. Carson tells our National Correspondent Jeff Barnd he is in the race for the White House in 2016.
“I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States of America.”
With that, Dr. Ben Carson is off and running. He rose from poverty in Detroit to the head of the pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He’s now retired from medicine.
“Many people have suggested to me that I should run for president, even though I’m not a politician,” Carson said.
Dr. Carson’s political star rose at the National Prayer Breakfast two years ago when he admonished President Obama for several white house policies including Obamacare.
“I began to ask myself why are people clamoring for me to do this? I represented a lot of the same thoughts that they have,” Dr. Carson says. “I’m not 100% sure ‘politics as usual’ is going to save us. I think we are in a severe problem … a problematic situation.”
According to a recent AP-GfK Poll, Hillary Rodham Clinton is lacking in being inspiring, likable and of course honesty. One has to wonder what qualifies her to be president of the United States and why people would vote for her with these 3 strikes against her.
What difference does it make what you think
Americans appear to be suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Is she strong and decisive? Yes, say a majority of people. But inspiring and likable? Only a minority think so.
Clinton’s struggles to explain her email practices while in government, along with questions about the Clinton Foundation and Republican criticism of her openness, wealth and trustworthiness seem to have struck a nerve in the public’s perception of the dominant Democratic figure in the 2016 campaign. In the survey, 61 percent said “honest” describes her only slightly well or not at all.
Nearly four in 10 Democrats, and more than six in 10 independents agreed that “honest” was not the best word for her.
Even so, she is viewed more favorably than her potential Republican rivals, none of whom are as well-known as the former secretary of state, senator and first lady.
RUN BERNIE, RUN!!!
Vermont’s self-proclaimed socialist Senator is supposed to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. I can say that I do not agree with one position or policy of Sanders but I do respect him because as far-LEFT and socialist as he is, he actually believes what he says, as misguided as it is. For that I say, run Bernie, run!!! We speculated a month back when Bernie Sanders hinted that he would run in 2016, that he might just be Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare. Although Sanders is an Independent in the Senate, he would be running in the Democrat primary. Sanders would force Hillary to the far, far LEFT. The Democrat party has moved much farther to the LEFT from the days of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Does Bernie have a real chance of winning the Democrat nomination, probably not. However, this socialist who is going to run on income inequality has strongly criticized Clinton for having a “soft” attitude towards Wall Street. Sanders could be a major thorn in the side of Hillary Clinton as his socialist views are loved by the liberal base.
The Independent Socialist Senator said he “liked Hilliary” and she is a “very, very intelligent person”. However, Sanders said there needs to be a leader “to wage a political revolution in this country which brings millions of people into the political process to stand up and fighting for their rights in a way that we have not seen right now,” and Hillary Clinton was not the leader of that movement.
VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.
Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks.
Sanders’ entry into the Democratic race ensures that Hillary Clinton will face a challenge to win the support of the liberal wing of the party.
Sanders’ basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in the past two decades while wealthy people and corporations have flourished.
His opposition to a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (T.P.P.) shows how he plans to frame this key issue of his campaign.
In the Real Clear Politics Poll for the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination has Bernie Sanders in a distant 4th place at 5.6%, some 56.6% behind Hillary Clinton; however, ahead of O’Malley, who the media claims to be a challenger to Hillary.