There are disturbing facts in this election that challenge integrity, honesty and character. Laws are being broken and chicanery employed. Lies are disseminated with ease linked to greed and ideology and a continuation of what came before. It bolsters the fiction some choose to believe but it also obviates truth.
Republicans have emerged who are not true Republicans and their party’s trajectory has changed as a result. They darken the views of conservatives who remain principled. Those who are unprincipled, are unfit and harsh. They behave as if under attack protecting only themselves and their turf.
The lack of party unity seen by a spoiler like Mitt Romney, whose failed attempt at the presidency should now result in deference, the only lame behavior he showed in his campaign against Obama. Where was his strident disdain when he needed it? John Kasich too, a no-show in his own convention state, whose nomination fizzled along with his juvenile bruised ego. Ben Carson stepped up but we knew all along he was that kind of guy.
Michael Bloomberg may not have endorsed the Democratic party but his petty jab at Trump as a con-artist smacks of envy and an unbecoming spitefulness that repels. We could translate it to mean, ‘Gee, how did the New York real estate billionaire snare the nomination when a dashing mayoral billionaire like me could not’?
These pillars of virtue representing our political community would rather promote an insincere, lying, diabolical, radical leftist who will say anything to be president. Individuals who we thought had character: a former presidential nominee, a governor, a mayor, a senator and journalists are by dissent, supporting Hillary’s candidacy and that would be OK if Hillary Clinton weren’t as bad as she is. It leaves the rest of us disbelieving, wiping the floor with our diminished faith in those we cannot trust.
It’s an anything goes no-holds-barred election in which petty grievances drive views that often play out inappropriately.
We still smart from the three week old deception by James Comey who exonerated Hillary by making a case for indictment and then reneged because he could not under pressure, enforce the law. So Hillary walked; many believed she could not get away with such brazen law-breaking behavior, but she did and she’s running for president. In fact, she’s officially the Democratic nominee. Her convention just ended.
How could it come to that? Is it rigged? Yes. It seems so.
Ask Bernie? He got jilted too by Hillary in that super delegate swipe which does not represent the people. His supporters booed realizing the Democratic party is anti-Democratic.
That became even clearer when on July 22nd, WikiLeaks and founder, Julian Assange, conveniently time released 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top people of the US Democratic National Committee. They were released just before the Democratic convention, which resulted in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s quick resignation. Her emails reflected a disrespect for the Sanders campaign, a pervasive view taken by many of the party bigwigs.
Assange claims this is only part one of his new Hillary-Leaks series. Speculation presumes Russian government involvement but that source isn’t definite and we’re told there were other intruders involved. Accusations toward Trump of unproven Russian complicity make that unlikely though it hardly precludes his enemies from making those accusations.
But it goes deeper than that. Hillary’s 30,000 deleted emails, the ones she claimed were personal may have actually been classified messages our FBI was not allowed to see. They probably fell into the hands of the Russians or somebody out there who can still release them. It hangs over Hillary’s presidential aspirations if they choose to hurt her. Her enemies are not just here in America. Others dislike her including Julian Assange who makes no bones about it.
We know with near certainty that foreign intelligence services hacked into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured email server. If the Russians are responsible, they already had her emails, John Bolton said …..they got them when Hillary put them in that unsecured email server.
Hillary may have deleted those emails to protect the fiscally bloated Clinton Foundation currently under investigation; more suspicions that haunt this conspicuously-complicit-duo.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a self-described quasi-cyber security expert, believes Hillary’s missing emails could be ‘used to extort her’ and ‘threaten her’ if they are not released before the general election. That server of hers was less secure than the DNC server that was hacked.
That makes Trump’s assertion more credible, Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.
Charles Krauthammer adds, Trump set a trap, and the Clinton campaign fell right into it and that leaves the Clinton campaign in a complete contradiction. If the 30,000 are personal there is no espionage but if they are actually classified, it’s inviting foreign powers to invade our national security and that’s obstruction of justice.
If true, it validates again that Hillary is a chronic liar and it doesn’t leave us secure with a nominee who hides emails to protect her own lucrative Clinton Foundation complicity while sabotaging her country’s national security.
We note the Democratic convention displayed more Palestinian flags than American flags. For the record, Palestinians are led by terrorists whose leaders steal the money intended for their people. They kill Israelis recklessly and are an undermined wretched people, yet their flags fly high at the Democratic convention as if they represent something good. It’s an anti-Israel declaration and a twisted misrepresentation of fact that is calculated to confuse and deceive.
The Black Lives Matter movement was prominently on display at the Democratic convention. The name is offensive because it suggests no other lives matter but the drama was heightened when the Convention trotted out a group of ‘honored’ speakers called Mothers of the Movement, whose children had died at the hands of police. Why they died is ignored along with the predominant fatherlessness of 72% of black children and the black-on-black murders that result in the majority of black deaths.
Astoundingly, the wives and parents of slain police officers were overlooked as if their lives do not matter. This disrespects the dignity of our policemen and furthers the polarization of race inspired by Obama that has caused many of these deaths to occur.
These convention histrionics are a ploy to snare the black vote and a cheap one at that; it demeans black lives.
Hillary’s speech was a vapid expression of mostly nothing much to say. She discussed her positive assessment of how things are going in America, a sentiment not shared by 73% of Americans who think we are headed in the wrong direction. She described a country with an economy that must work for everyone where there are no ceilings, just more good jobs. Looking to the future with courage and confidence. Building a better tomorrow. All clichés.
She declared herself to be the candidate we know and definitely better than Trump whose character she derided with some good effect. But why she’d be the preferred candidate wasn’t made clear. She is the woman we know – a no-change, what you see is what you get, candidate.
The debt and deficit, welfare reform, radical Islam were not discussed. Forty-seven million Americans receive food stamps, which is an increase of 13 million since Obama took office. There’s a 57% increase in blacks being out of the labor force or one in five families with no one working or one in six out of work or in prison, but that never came up. No discussion of the failure of big government programs or the lowest home ownership rate in half a century, issues pressing heavily on many Americans. She skipped those concerns because for her they do not exist. Things will remain pretty much the same, a kind of take it or leave it assessment that left many empty. She parsed her words carefully, concerned more about what not to say so nothing could be used against her. When a speech feels dispassionate and doesn’t inspire, it falls flat.
I’ll leave my readers with this: A YouTube video documentary called Clinton Cash that cannot be missed.