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.
Donald Trump Still Leading in Polls Despite Fox News Reality Show Debate Hit Job, Leads in Iowa Poll
Imagine that establishment GOP and FOX News, The Donald still has commanding lead in the polls despite your best efforts … YOU FAILED!!!
Following the FOX News food fight Reality Show for ratings that was passed off as a debate and even after the feud with a prominent Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, the establishment, agenda driven media could not bring Donald Trump down. The huffed and they puffed but they could not blow the Trump house down. According to several new post debate polls, Donald Trump is the leader. In fact, Trump is surging in many of the polls as establishment candidates like Jeb Bush have taken nose dives. Note to establishment, the people are pissed and they are not going to take it any more. Many of us look at FOX News as the establishment, which is a crying shame as this network was at one time considered the hard charging outsider to the liberal media.
Three online polls and a telephone survey put Trump at the top of the Republican field after Thursday’s GOP presidential debate and his ensuing offensive against Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly.
Trump saw his popularity soar in a new Morning Consult survey, gaining 7 percentage points since a poll taken last week. This time around, he took 32 percent of the vote, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush netted just 11 percent.
Another poll, conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, showed similar results, with Trump leading the way at 24 percent. Bush took a nose dive, going from 17 percent to 12 percent.
Trump also topped an NBC News poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, in which 23 percent of those polled said they’d vote for him. Sen. Ted Cruz came in second, with 13 percent.
Trump is ahead in a phone poll, too. An Iowa survey conducted by Public Policy Polling has Trump in the lead with 19 percent, followed by Ben Carson and Scott Walker with 12 percent each.
Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be suffering from his combative Cleveland debate performance, at least for now, and it may have helped him. The latest post-debate poll of Iowa Republican voters showed Trump was still enjoying a lead in the first caucus state.
Public Policy Polling, a liberal-leaning survey firm that uses automatic polling software and therefore is not likely to be used in determining future debate participants, found Trump placed first with 19 percent of the GOP support in Iowa. For those who watched the debate, he did even better: 21 percent of those who reported watching it live said they support Trump. Trump had a smaller lead among those who watched only news coverage with clips of the debate, and he was in first place with 15 percent but only holding that lead by a single percentage point. He also tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker among those who didn’t watch the debate at all.
Trump continues to struggle with high unfavorable marks. The PPP poll found a sharp divide, with 46 percent giving him favorable marks overall but 40 percent negative. The only candidate with higher unfavorable numbers was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, with 44 percent.
Trump also did badly among women. Of those polled, 47 percent had an unfavorable position compared to 36 percent that had a favorable opinion of him. Men, however, were 55 percent favorable opinion and 34 percent unfavorable.
A note to FOX News and the rest of the establishment political pundits that are paid hacks, oh sorry, contributors, keep it up and Donald Trump will run as an Independent and the GOP will lose badly in 2016. I am no Trump supporter; however, this is to be kept as a fair fight for We the People to determine who the GOP nominee is or face the consequences. Because face it, this guy is rich and if screwed like most anti-establishment candidates get, he will fire back.
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.
RUN JOE, RUN!!!!
Will he or won’t he? Will Vice-President Joe Biden run for the Democrat 2016 presidential nomination? Will he dare cross Hillary Clinton and actually pose a real threat to the presumptive Democrat party nominee? As a sitting VP, one would think he would make a run. According t the NY Times, Biden has been making inquiries regarding a possible presidential run. More importantly, Biden makes his decisions from the gut and feeling, rather than long, drawn out decision making. According to reports upon his son’s death, it was Beau Biden’s wish that his father run for White House.
Imagine if Biden does run, what will Democrats do? Biden is the polar opposite when it comes to the dishonesty and trust factor that plagues Hillary Clinton.
Vice President Biden has not closed the door on a presidential run, according to NBC News sources — but it is far from clear whether he will enter the 2016 campaign, with much of the Democratic Party already behind Hillary Clinton.
These sources confirmed a New York Times report published Saturday that suggested Biden could still enter the presidential race, and that Biden allies have talked to party activists about the viability of a campaign.
The Times account suggested Biden’s late son, Beau, had pushed his father to wage a third campaign for the White House.
In a statement, Biden’s press secretary Kendra Barkoff did not rule out a Biden campaign, instead sidestepping the issue.
“As the Biden family continues to go through this difficult time, the Vice President is focused on his family and immersed in his work,” Barkoff said. “In recent weeks, the Vice President has worked on the nuclear deal with Iran, traveled across the country to highlight the administration’s economic priorities and more.”
The challenges for Biden to enter the race would be considerable. Hillary Clinton has raised more than $45 million already, while Biden struggled to raise funds in 2008, when he ran for president but didn’t win a single state.
Just ahead of the first Republican primary debate this week, according to a recent NBC News/WSJ Poll, businessman Donald Trump has surged into the lead. Trump garnered 19% of the vote, while Jeb Bush was second with 14% followed by Ben Carson – 10%, Ted Cruz – 9%, Mike Huckabee – 6%, Rand Paul – 6% and Marco Rubio – 5%. Trump has bewildered the pundits and so-called political experts with his strong polling efforts. However, like him or hate him, the reason why Trump is resonating with so many Americans is because of his unfiltered, no-PC commentary. However, at some point he is going to have to present actual solutions and how he would do things, not just ripping the current political establishment.
Days before the first Republican debate, Donald Trump has surged into the national lead in the GOP primary race, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush following, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows.
Trump is the first choice of 19 percent of GOP primary voters, while 15 percent back Walker and 14 percent back Bush. Ten percent support retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
All other Republican candidates earn single digit backing. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is favored by nine percent of primary voters; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are tied with six percent support; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio clocks in at five percent;
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Says GOP Candidates Should Pledge Not to Make Third-Party Bids
JUST CURIOUS, WHERE IS THE ESTABLISHMENT GOP MAKING THIS SAME REQUEST WHEN ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATES RUN THIRD PARTY BIDS?
From The Politico, the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebushas stated that GOP candidates should go on record and pledge they will not run a a third-party candidate in the 2016 Presidential general election. Wow, really Reince? All Republican candidates, or just one, Donald Trump? It would appear that The Donald is giving the establishment GOP fits as he is not following their script, telling it like it is and leading in many of the polls. Now whether you like him or hate him, Donald Trump serves a purpose. He is only popular because he represents the anti-establishment government do-nothing politician. The point of the matter is, the establishment GOP had best treat all candidates fairly, including one’s that don’t toe the RINO GOP party line. The Republican party these days treats their base worse than they do the likes of Hillary Clinton and Democrats. Maybe, just maybe a third party run is in order to destroy onnace and for all this establishment GOP, Democrat-light power hold. If Trump does run as a 3rd party candidate, the GOP will only have itself to blame.
Republican candidates for president should pledge not to run as a third-party candidate, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Monday.
Presidential election. The remarks come days after current GOP front-runner Donald Trump hinted that he might pursue a third-party bid if the national committee treats him poorly during the primary process. In subsequent interviews, Trump has said the party has treated him well.
“Certainly, I think our candidates should pledge not to run as a third-party candidate. I don’t see that happening. I think everyone understands that if Hillary Clinton’s going to get beat, she’s going to get beat by a Republican. And most people that run for president run to win, and if our candidates want to win, then they’ll have to run as a Republican,” Priebus told NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie in a Monday interview on “Today.”
“I don’t fear that, and I think you’ve even seen Donald Trump walk that back over the last few days as well,” he added, praising his party’s “varsity squad” of 16 candidates.
Just curious Renince … where were you calling for Lisa Murkowski not to run as an independent, write in candidate after she lost to the Tea Party candidate Joe Miller in the Alaska US Senate primary? Hmm? Oh that’s right, she was an establishment GOP shill.
Gallup Poll – Democrat 2016 Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Continues to Fall as Socialist Bernie Sanders Rises
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP … HILLARY CLINTON’S FAVORABILITY RATINGS KEEP FALLING …
According to a recent Gallup poll, the presumptive nominee for the Democrat party Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings continue to fall. In contract, the self-proclaims socialist Senator from Vermont and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls. Hillary Clinton’s rating has slipped to 43% from 48% in April, while her unfavorable rating has climbed to 46%, worst since December 2007. Maybe it is only taking some time for individuals to remember what a lying, dishonest, untrustworthy, non-transparent shrew this woman truly is? Between Benghazi and her insincerity when it comes to her emails on her personal server when she was Secretary of State under Obama, Hillary is losing favor with the American people. In some cases, other polls even have Hillary now losing in battleground states to her GOP rivals.
What difference does my unfavoability make?
However on the other hand, socialist Bernie Sanders has doubled his favorability rating in the Gallup poll since his initial reading in March, rising to 24% from 12%. What does that tell us of what the Democrat party has become … the rise of the socialist. Sanders also has a way to go on the upside as he is still not known to many. However, Hillary is a household name where the only people who don’t know who Hillary is may not know their own name. There is a reason why Clinton makes herself scarce to the media and the minions, the more people get to know her, the more they hate her. Take for instance her condescending tone the other day and scratching of the chalkboard with your fingernails like voice yesterday when she blamed the heat on inaccuracies with her email scandal. Watch the VIDEO and listen to her voice if you dare. Really Hillary, you mean it wasn’t a right-wing conspiracy?
Honesty, if Hillary Clinton has any kind of issue in the Democrat primary running against the likes of current US Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, what does that say about Hillary? Also, shame on the Democrat party for not having another viable candidate to vote for. Or does this party really have no prospects? Its Hillary or bust.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ favorable rating among Americans has doubled since Gallup’s initial reading in March, rising to 24% from 12% as he has become better known. Hillary Clinton’s rating has slipped to 43% from 48% in April. At the same time, Clinton’s unfavorable rating increased to 46%, tilting her image negative and producing her worst net favorable score since December 2007.
Sanders’ increased favorability reflects the broader increase in the public’s familiarity with him since March. Overall, 44% of Americans are able to rate him today, up from 24% in March. Not only has the percentage viewing him favorably increased, but also the percentage viewing him unfavorably has risen, up eight percentage points to 20%.
Clinton’s Inauspicious Rivals
Clinton maintains a higher absolute favorable rating from Americans than any of her official rivals for the 2016 Democratic nomination. In contrast to the relative prominence of numerous candidates on the Republican side, she remains the only Democratic candidate known well enough by a majority of Americans for them to rate her, which helps Clinton maintain a higher overall favorable score.
Sanders is still an unknown to a majority of Americans, with just 44% able to rate him compared with Clinton’s 89%. Total familiarity drops still further among the other three announced Democratic candidates: to 23% for former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at 22% and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee at 17%. With slightly more Americans viewing each of these candidates unfavorably than favorably, their favorable scores reach no more than 11%.
Quinnipiac University Poll: Hillary Clinton Trails Top Republicans (Bush, Rubio & Walker) in Battleground States of Iowa, Colorado & Virginia
WOW, DOES HILLARY CLINTON HAVE A REAL ISSUE IN A GENERAL ELECTION AGAINST THE GOP?
As reported at CNN, a recent Quinnipiac University poll of swing state shows the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is trailing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in each of the states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. This is an amazing turn of events from the all but crowned Democrat 2016 presidential nominee. Hillary is doing terribly in these polls as to being honest and trust worthy. At least some people in America are finally paying attention as Hillary Clinton might be one of the most insincere, most un-trustworthy presidential candidates ever. Between her lack of answers and stonewalling on Benghazi as Secretary of State, her less than transparent private email account and private server she used to conduct business as Secretary of State and then destroying said emails and her over-all unwillingness to make herself available to the media and the people as a presidential candidate. Could the gig finally be up for Hillary? It’s not like one would think her poll numbers could get better? She has 100% name recognition, but her lack of honesty may just be her undoing. But as Hillary would say of her lack of transparency and honest, “what difference does it make”. Hopefully it will make a huge difference with the voters.
Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.
The latest Quinnipiac University swing state polling released Wednesday shows the Democratic frontrunner trailing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in each of those states.
The biggest loser, the polls found, is Donald Trump, who has surged to the front of a crowded Republican primary field nationally but is viewed unfavorably, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, by voters in those states.
The results offered more indications that Clinton has a problem: Voters say they don’t trust her.
In Colorado, only 34% of voters said they see Clinton as honest and trustworthy while 62% said they don’t. In Iowa, the numbers were 33% to 59% — a drop from 45% to 47% in April. And in Virginia, Clinton did best, at 39% saying they trust her to 55% saying they don’t.
In Colorado, Clinton trails Rubio 38%-46%, Bush 36%-41% and Walker 38%-47%. In Iowa, she trails Rubio 36%-44%, Bush 36%-42% and Walker 37%-45%. And in Virginia, Clinton has the narrowest margins between her and her Republican opponents, where she lags behind Rubio 41%-43%, Bush 39%-42% and Walker 40%-43%.
If the people of the United States ever want to have a prayer of trying to save their country and get it back on course they will never vote for Hillary.