Hillary Clinton’s Big Week Is the Turnaround We Expected

Bill Clinton was once called “the comeback kid” for his ability to reverse his political fortunes. But it is Hillary Clinton who has really mastered the art of political timing and turning perceived negatives into advantages. The last two weeks have been a model for how to change perceptions.

Hillary has been hammered by distractions from Benghazi to emails. Doubts surface, articles are written, the Bern spikes, calls for Joe Biden to enter the race increase; and Hillary and her team stay poised. They watch the trends of polling data, not the headlines generated by pundits who have little understanding of politics. And in the span of two weeks, Hillary strikes back.

Her campaign exposed Republican lies regarding Benghazi. She did a fantastic job in the first debate. Vice President Biden decided not to run. Democrats didn’t simply defend her on the eve of her Benghazi testimony—in which she remained poised for 10 hours of ridiculousness—but they went on the offensive, leaving Republicans to flail in the spotlight.

The tides have turned to the point that Rep. Trey Gwody, chair of the Benghazi Committee, publicly complained he was tired of his integrity being attacked. This on the heals of him manufacturing evidence and leaking it to the press. He also wasn’t helped by the admission of former would-be Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy that the Benghazi hearings were successful because they were designed to bring Hillary’s poll numbers down.

The Clinton campaign has mastered the art of jiu jitsu politics—using negative energy from opponents and turning it right back onto them. It’s why Republicans would be wise to drop the whole issue going forward; it ain’t working for them.

Hillary and her team have learned from the past. The biggest threat they face is the unknown impact of Bernie Sanders and his enthusiastic supporters. Hillary has the traditional voters of the Democratic Party, but it’s an open secret that if masses of people who are eligible to vote, but never have, turn out, they could overwhelm the traditional dynamic.

In the 2008 primary, Hillary got beat by enthusiastic Barack Obama supporters who showed up at caucus meetings. Hillary won Texas primary, for instance, but the delegate vote was even because Obama won the Democratic caucuses. Obama won the caucus in Iowa, lost the primary in New Hampshire—but prevailed because of the math of the rest of the nation. Clinton won California, but Obama won the delegate count nationally.

The Clinton campaign learned from that experience and is motivating the mass of women supporters who felt cheated last time. They had an experienced, qualified woman candidate who lost to a relatively inexperienced African-American man. The takeaway from that experience was that the system is more misogynist than racist.

One might say gender doesn’t matter, but it does in this election. It matters greatly because we have never had a woman President. In an equally qualified race, Hillary deserves the job for that reason. And this time around, she has no problem articulating that very point.

For her to lose, someone on the Democratic side must bring her down. Bernie Sanders won’t do it. Martin O’Malley isn’t credible enough to do it. And who are Lincoln Chaffee and Jim Webb? Biden’s recent exit from the race was advantageous, because he would have had the credibility to attack Clinton. I believe one reason he did not run is that he didn’t want the job if that was the only way he could get it.

As a of Biden supporter in 1988 and 2008, he once told me he would never want the job if he had to do things that were against his moral code. He is a deeply religious man. In this race there is no other path to victory for him unless he was able to take Hillary down. How unseemly. No office is worth the price of your soul, and Biden made the right decision as a result. Even his fallen son, Beau, would be particularly proud of the reason he decided not to run for President.

So the path is now clear for Madam President. A few weeks ago she couldn’t win; now she is unstoppable. This too will change over the course of the long campaign. But if Hillary Clinton has shown one trait to be admired, it is her resilience in the face of adversity.

Our next President has a long distinguished record of public service. Her accomplishments and successes, however, also bring along a hardcore group of haters who will stop at nothing to diminish the nature of her service. One never becomes a statesperson while they are in the arena; they only truly become admired once they leave the stage. President Bill Clinton can attest to that fact—even George W. Bush’s numbers have gone up since he left office, despite the disaster that was his administration.

Our current President has also been much maligned during his time in office. But as his term comes to an end, his accomplishments—ending two wars, turning around the economy, establishing a national healthcare system and eliminating America’s greatest enemy since Adolf Hitler—are starting to be recognized by his critics. Hillary Clinton is the new target.

The die is cast and the support Hillary has nationally runs deep within the Democratic Party. Despite all of the enthusiastic support for Sanders, her national poll numbers are still above his in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Clinton lost in 2008, but she will not make the mistakes of the past. She understands it is a marathon, not a sprint, and her team is ready, willing and able to take on any challenge. They will not be deterred or surprised this time.

One caveat: Things can change very quickly in politics, as Hillary can attest. But if luck truly is where preparation meets opportunity; we will have a woman President in 2016—and her name will be Hillary Clinton.

Rich Robinson is an attorney and political consultant in Silicon Valley. Opinions are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of San Jose Inside.

59 Comments

    • Liberal media celebrating Hillary’s lies and the death of 4 Americans?????!!!!! Why am I not surprised. She told her daughter that the embassy was attacked by Terrorists. Then she tells the victims families and the American people that demonstrators attacked the embassy over a offensive muslim video. She clearly lied because it was a election year. She is a disgrace and should rot in jail.

    • Idiot. If Ronald Reagan – the actor – can be President, then Hilary can do better.

    • Oh really, then you must love Trump.

      Hillary is a liar, that is clear from the recent hearings. Her recent bounce is due to the fabrication on a “great week.” Her record will be exposed. And idiots who think she should be president “because she’s a woman” will be exposed. That is not a qualifying credential. So pro-War, pro-liar, pro-baby killer, pro-homophobe, pro-tax increase, pro-snooping, pro-hate, pro-everything she touches turns to crap Hillary is all yours. But I pick someone more honest with a real record of accomplishment. Because unlike you I’m an independent thinker and not a sheep.

      • Yep, she’s an idiot; doubled and squared.

        This country is in horrible shape! The President fans the flames of tribalism, he ignores the Constitution, he plays favorites with the rule of law, and he has been caught on audio saying that Republicans are the “enemy”!

        But mouth-breathers like Mia actually believe the narrative they are spoon-fed by the Alinsky radicals who have taken over the Democrat party. They are pure communists, consumed by green-eyed jealousy over anyone who has more than they do, and they vent their anger instead of working to improve themselves or our country.

        (I am not a Republican; never have been. But I know mindless hatred when I see it. And I can see when people are being led by an invisible ring in their nose. They used to be called “useful fools”, but they aren’t even useful any more.)

      • Mark you give Mia far to much credit you have to have a brain to be an idiot.

    • The enemy of who? You are brainwashed like so many others, and its sad. Liberal policies keep people dumb and in chains. The Democrat party can’t survive without an electorate that is dependent on them.

      • I’ve always found interesting the fact that so many struggling working class folk latch on to leaders in the Republican party, as if they had something in common.

        No different than rich preachers convincing the ignorant that if the flock just believes enough, and keeps giving til it hurts they too will reap their riches and rewards.

        Only it is the preachers who get richer while the flock gets poorer.

        • Umm-m… John Teague, have you not noticed that Hillary has become filthy rich just like the preachers you’re referring to?

          The zombies who worship her are the same fools who fatten her bank accounts, as the country drowns in debt and their standard of living plummets.

          What has Hillary Rodham ever done in her life that is productive or worthwhile? What are her accomplishments as Secretary of State? Can you think of a single one? What would she amount to, if she hadn’t been the wife of a president?

          You really don’t get the irony in your comment, do you?

        • John the only way you could be more of a fool is if you were taller. If you really believe that this rich woman would give you anymore thought than she would passing gas you truly earned the title Democrat. I was told years ago that the difference between a democrat and a Republican is life experience. This lady will help herself at this country’s expense.

  1. https://thunderflat.wordpress.com/

    Polls are now showing that Bernie Sanders would beat Trump by a wider margin than Hillary. Hillary has no enthusiam on her side, she’s a face of corruption to both republicans and 1/3 of democrats. Hillary is lying to the public about being a progressive, she’s a neoliberal corporatist, not a liberal democrat.

    • > Hillary has no enthusiam on her side, she’s a face of corruption to both republicans and 1/3 of democrats. Hillary is lying to the public about being a progressive, she’s a neoliberal corporatist, not a liberal democrat.

      Can’t argue with much of this.

      (GAAAACK!!! I’M AGREEING WITH A SOCIALIST!!!)

      Hillary is a phony through and through. That’s her big problem.

      Bernie is authentic. But he’s an authentic socialist through and through. That’s his big problem.

  2. Rich, Rich, Rich, Really ended two wars? If so, why are they still shooting at each other and our troops? Fixed the economy? Why are middle class wages still not recovered? A “national healthcare system”? We do not have that yet. We have a hodge podge healthcare system that costs the middle class about three times what is did before the ACA was enacted.

    Has President Obama done better than the Bush’s? You bet. Has he tried to some good things? Yes. Let history decide how to judge him. It is several decades too soon to label him great.

  3. Intelligent Americans know that all politicians, on the left and on the right, have compromised their ethics to some extent in order to get where they are. I think it’s probably true that Mrs. Clinton is the most qualified and experienced presidential candidate, no matter what my personal feelings might be. And I think she will indeed win the White House. What remains to be seen is how much she will be able to actually accomplish while in office. For her first and even a possible second term she will be up against a greatly gerrymandered Congress, the extremists of which will fight her from day one as much as they have fought Obama. So maybe it will also depend on the success, or not, of Paul Ryan to restore order to the broken House.

    • Dan says:

      “What remains to be seen is how much she will be able to actually accomplish while in office.”

      How much did she accomplish as Secretary of State? Can you think of anything worthwhile?

      For that matter, what has Hillary ever accomplished, besides getting super rich collecting campaign contributions from chumps, and selling Senate votes?

  4. ‘We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.’

    -Hillary on September 12 in an email addressed to the Egyptian Prime Minister. How stupid do you have to be to get shot in the face with a smoking gun and still support this lying, corrupt POS?

  5. Rich:

    This is possibly your most magnificent column ever.

    Truly visionary. Or, hallucinatory.

    Visionary and hallucinatory are synonyms. Right? They mean the same thing. Right?

  6. RIch:

    I’ve asked this question before and never got an answer, so I’ll ask again:

    “Is Laurie Smith nuts”?

    We have been told by people like you that Laurie Smith is a “Republican”. And we witness things like the following extruding from your professional lips:

    > [Hillary’s] campaign exposed Republican lies regarding Benghazi.

    Why would a “Republican” candidate like Laurie Smith pay you to to sell her soap to the voters when you use Laurie’s money to trash her “brand”?

    I’ll ask again: “Is Laurie Smith nuts?”

    And a follow up question: “Aren’t you exploiting the mentally ill by taking Laurie Smith’s money”?

  7. >They watch the trends of polling data, not the headlines generated by pundits who have little understanding of politics.

    The irony…

  8. Only in the U.S. can the media ignore undeniable evidence that she was involved in the video cover up. Corruption, I guess, is the normal way of government. Sad.

    • > Corruption, I guess, is the normal way of government.

      A pundit (H. L. Mencken possibly) once described the American two party system:

      “the Corrupt Party and the Stupid Party”.

      We have corruption because the Corrupts are in power.

      The Stupids don’t think they can do anything because they’re stupid.

  9. Well Rich, it looks as though you too are a member of the Jonathan Grubers,”Americans are stupid’ declaration. This woman is the definition of disingenuous, evil, and crazy. They have a picture of her next to the definition. The Clintons have been the bain of our existence, of which I wish they would take their fortune and leave the country (actually they are broke and just like us according to Hillary).

  10. Hillary will crush the vile & vulgar GOP candidate (whoever it is) & the Democratic candidates riding her coattails will win enough seats to retake the Senate ! If not for the all of the GOP gerrymandering & voter suppression efforts in the “red states” the Democrats would likely regain control of the House as well. The vast majority of decent,hardworking & level-headed Americans will demonstrate once again that the rich,the racists & the religious right don’t have enough votes to win a nationwide election,no matter how loud & angry they become. Any party that claims to uphold “family values” yet elects immoral scum like Vitter & Sanford embraces hypocrisy & their stupidity is only exceeded by their piosity ! And as far as I’m concerned they can all go to hell & with the future of our beloved country at stake come Election Day – the sooner the better !Volunteer to register new voters,walk a precinct or work a phone bank because this election is too important to our children & their children than any election in America’s history. Let’s take the initiative (not one of those to legalize marijuana) work like hell & drive the GOP bastards out of Washington D.C. once & for all !!!

      • I’ve smoked & vaped plenty & there’s no such thing as enough as far as I’m concerned ! Vapid however is an apt description of your idiotic comment !! Take a class in remedial English because your spelling difficulties indicate an inferior intellect !!!

        • There you have it…The Marijuana Mind… irritability, anger management issues, poor interpersonal skills, superiority complex…some deep void that longs to be filled and is temporarily (with smoke)… and we’ll be seeing more and more of this until society figures out a way to protect individuals from themselves.

          • “There once was a young man from Leeds,
            Who swallowed a packet of seeds,
            In a month,silly ass,
            He was covered in grass.
            And couldn’t sit down for Meyer Weeds (inane comments)”

            Keep spreading your noxious brand of manure,you’re full of it !!!

  11. The haters of Hillary out there are amazing. All hyperbole, not a shred of substance to their off-the-chart rhetoric. This woman has given her life to public service and for the benefit of the country. The record is very clear. The motives ascribed to her say more about those who hate than it does about her. Some of you people really need therapy–and do your country a favor–don’t vote and, please, don’t carry a gun without a clearance from a qualified psychiatric professional..

    • Rich Robinson,

      Hillary has exactly zero real accomplishments. (At least, zero accomplishments other than lining her pockets with $millions sent to her by mindless mouth-breathing minions.)

      What did she accomplish as Secretary of State? Nothing at all (and your personal ‘rah-rah’ opinion doesn’t matter; what has she objectively done for our country — other than get Americans murdered while telling endless lies about her fabricated heroics? Can anyone name a more despicable individual?

      Hillary Clinton has done nothing except feed her thoroughly corrupt, self-serving ambition. At least Donald Trump has accomplished some pretty impressive things. But Hillary’s only accomplishment, if you can call it that, is being the wife-in-name of a former president. That’s not saying much. Is it, Rich?

    • What did she do while employed at the Rose Law Firm that qualifies as “public service?”

    • The sheer ignorance of GOP voters is breathtaking & can’t be overestimated. Their specious & ill-conceived opinions are only exceeded by their insane rancor & incredible gullibility .If they weren’t such a clear & present danger to the future of our children & our country,they’d be laugh out loud funny ! God help us all if these buffoons ever gain enough power to further destroy our nation !!

    • You realllllllly are smoking something. It is sad that people like you are able to vote.

  12. LIAR, LIAR, PANTSUIT ON FIRE: 27 HILLARY FIBS, OBFUSCATIONS, AND LIES

    “I have spent a very long time – my entire adult life – looking for ways…to find the ways for each child to live up to his or her God-given potential.” Well, unless you’re an unborn child. Then, get ready for a trip down the sink.

    “Yes, finally, fathers will be able to say to their daughters, you, too, can grow up to be president.” Technically, you’ll have to marry a president first, however.

    “Actually, I have been very consistent.” Anderson Cooper asked Hillary about her shifting positions on issues ranging from the Iraq war to same-sex marriage to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She then dropped that whopper. Hillary has been one of the least consistent major party candidates in American history. She then dropped a series of lies about her own positional changes. And then she finally concluded that she had a “range of views, but they are rooted in my values and my experience.” Those values are “becoming president” and her experience is “reading the polls.”

    “I did say, when I was secretary of state, three years ago, that I hoped it would be the gold standard. It was just finally negotiated last week, and in looking at it, it didn’t meet my standards.” This is plainly untrue. Here’s what she said in 2012 about the TPP: “This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field.” She didn’t hope it would be the gold standard. It was the gold standard. Naturally, PolitiFact labeled this statement “half-true.” That means it’s a huge, glaring lie.

    “I’m a progressive. But I’m a progressive who likes to get things done…how to find common ground, and I have proved that in every position that I’ve had, even dealing with Republicans who never had a good word to say about me, honestly.” Nope. As Senator from New York, Hillary accomplished virtually nothing. Her name was attached to exactly zero legislation. Her only major impact on policy came in the form of Hillarycare, which drove Republicans to massive electoral victory in 1994.

    “When I think about capitalism, I think about all the small businesses that were started…” The media drooled over the exchange between Hillary and Bernie over capitalism. But there is no distinction between the economic philosophy of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16%
    and that of Hillary Clinton. She said she wanted to use government to force companies to “share profits with the workers” – a line straight from the Marxist playbook. She said she wanted the wealthy to “pay their fair share” – which meant everything. She said she wanted paid family leave, universal college tuition availability, and a bevy of other free goodies. As I tweeted before the debate, her competition with Bernie Sanders looked like this:

    Hillary: Free health care! Sanders: Free college! Hillary: Free abortions! Sanders: Free EVERYTHING! Hillary: FREE EVERYTHING INFINITY!

    “It was pretty straightforward to me that [Sanders] was going to give immunity to the only industry in America. Everybody else has to be accountable, but not the gun manufacturers.” There is no special immunity for gun manufacturers. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 was designed to prevent ultra-leftist jurisdictions from twisting tort law to make gun manufacturers liable for “public nuisance” in the way that manufacturers are liable for their pollution. The law does not stop lawsuits against manufacturers or dealers from being sued if they knowingly sell a product to a criminal. They can still be sued for design flaws, or negligence.

    “Well first of all, we got a lot of business done with the Russians when Medvedev was the president, and not Putin….There’s no doubt that when Putin came back in and said he was going to be President, that did change the relationship.” Nonsense. Putin was always the leader of Russia, even when Medvedev was his puppet. Hillary knew Putin ran the country when Medvedev was president; Medvedev, for example, was president when Russia invaded Georgia in 2008. Hillary handed the Russians a reset button anyway. Hillary also advocated for taking on Bashar Assad – the same man she once called a “reformer.”

    “I think while you’re talking about the tough decision that President Obama had to make about Osama bin Laden, where I was one of his few advisers, or putting together that coalition to impose sanctions on Iran…” Glomming onto the kill of Osama Bin Laden in order to explain her vote for the Iraq war was simply nonsensical. But the idea that she “put together the coalition to impose sanctions on Iran” is simply untrue. International sanctions against Iran have been on the books for decades. And Hillary was integrally involved in negotiating the end of those sanctions, as well as letting Iran enrich uranium.

    “We had a murderous dictator, Gadhafi, who had American blood on his hands, as I’m sure you remember, threatening to massacre large numbers of the Libyan people… Our response, which I think was smart power at its best, is that the United States will not lead this.” Hillary reportedly manufactured the Libyan genocide story out of wholecloth, and overrode US intelligence in order to push that narrative. If Libya was “smart power at its best,” it would be incredible to find out what “smart power at its worst” would be (well, other than Syria, Ukraine, Iran…). Libya became a haven for terrorists because we deposed a dictator who posed no threat to us. The notion that Iraq was a disaster area of American foreign policy but Libya is a great success story is patently insane. Hillary’s lies about Libya didn’t end there.

    “I’ll get to that.” Hillary said this with regard to Benghazi. She never did, of course. Her response mirrored her response in Benghazi, by the way: “I’ll get back to that,” she said to our Libyan staff, then proceeded to do nothing.

    “The Libyan people had a free election the first time since 1951. And you know what, they voted for moderates, they voted with the hope of democracy.” It would be important to remember that the Libyan government is currently operating with no control of the country, and is effectively a government-in-exile.

    “I think it has to be continued threat from the spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear material that can fall into the wrong hands. I know the terrorists are constantly seeking it, and that’s why we have to stay vigilant, but also united around the world to prevent that.” Hillary said the spread of nuclear weapons represented the chief threat to the United States. She also negotiated the Iran nuclear deal. The statement that people around the world are united to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons is a plain lie, given the acceptance of the Iran deal, which makes Iranian nuclear development inevitable.

    “Well, I’ve taken responsibility for it. I did say it was a mistake. What I did was allowed by the State Department, but it wasn’t the best choice. And I have been as transparent as I know to be, turning over 55,000 pages of my e-mails, asking that they be made public. And you’re right. I am going to be testifying. I’ve been asking to testify for some time and to do it in public, which was not originally agreed to.” Lies, lies, and more lies. She did not take responsibility for her email scandal any more than she took responsibility for Benghazi: she said she “took responsibility” but never admitted to having done anything wrong. Her email scheme was not allowed by federal law, but she was the head of the State Department and thus waived rules for herself. She may have been as transparent as she knows how to be, but that transparency involved setting up a private server, loading it with classified information, and then deleting some 30,000 emails. She only asked to testify after Congress demanded she testify. Fortunately, none of this mattered, since Bernie Sanders intervened to hand her his testicles in a jar by saying nobody cared about her emails.

    “I want to make sure every single person in this country has the same opportunities that he and I have had, to make the most of their God-given potential and to have the chances that they should have in America for a good education, good job training, and then good jobs.” Not everyone can marry the president of the United States.

    “This inequality challenge we face, we have faced it at other points. It’s absolutely right. It hasn’t been this bad since the 1920s. But if you look at the Republicans versus the Democrats when it comes to economic policy, there is no comparison. The economy does better when you have a Democrat in the White House and that’s why we need to have a Democrat in the White House in January 2017.” If Democrats are so great at economics, why is inequality as bad as it has been in a century? And saying that Democratic presidents preside over good economies seems to neglect the fact that Bill Clinton, for example, presided over a Republican Congress.

    “We have to deal with the problem that the banks are still too big to fail. We can never let the American taxpayer and middle class families ever have to bail out the kind of speculative behavior that we saw.” In this debate, Hillary Clinton also backed Dodd-Frank, which legally enshrines too big to fail. Bailouts are now mandated by federal law, thanks to Hillary Clinton and Democrats. And Democratic policy loves bailouts – they are huge fans of crony capitalism, endless bailouts through stimulus packages and taxpayer giveaways.

    “I represented Wall Street, as a senator from New York, and I went to Wall Street in December of 2007 — before the big crash that we had — and I basically said, ‘Cut it out! Quit foreclosing on homes! Quit engaging in these kinds of speculative behaviors.’” This is idiocy. Hillary did do this, but saying that Wall Street was engaging in risky behavior, and that therefore they should have give more loans to risky home buyers and stop foreclosing on bad buyers – well, that’s just dumb. Those practices led to the crisis in the first place.

    “I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone.” True, actually. But brutally stupid nonetheless. She also said she would not take a position on pot legalization. No shock there.

    “I have been on the forefront of dealing with climate change, starting in 2009, when President Obama and I crashed (ph) a meeting with the Chinese and got them to sign up to the first international agreement to combat climate change that they’d ever joined.” The Copenhagen Summit in 2009 was an international fiasco for the United States. As Michael Bastasch notes, “the summit quickly fell apart and no legally-binding agreement was signed. The summit was widely regarded as a failure, and even Obama was disappointed in the results.” The United States ended up signing onto a non-binding agreement that pledged $100 billion in funding to impoverished countries.

    “My plan would enable anyone to go to a public college or university tuition free.” College is not free. Somebody pays for it. Who? As always, the wealthy.

    “I think that it was necessary to make sure that we were able after 9/11 to put in place the security that we needed. And it is true that it did require that there be a process. What happened, however, is that the Bush administration began to chip away at that process. And I began to speak out about their use of warrantless surveillance and the other behavior that they engaged in.” Hillary Clinton voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act in 2006. And Hillary’s supposed leadership against Bush-era abuses of the Patriot Act didn’t stop President Obama from expanding the use of surveillance far beyond what Bush ever did.

    “Well, I can’t think of anything more of an outsider than electing the first woman president, but I’m not just running because I would be the first woman president….Well, I would not ask anyone to vote for me based on my last name.” False and false.

    “California has had a paid leave program for a number of years….And it has not had the ill effects that the Republicans are always saying it will have.” California uses employee payroll taxes to finance paid family leave. That means all the costs of the program are hidden, rather than explicit. Businesses leave California and employment declines because of its high tax rates. Businesses hire fewer women if forced to pay higher taxes in order to do so.

    “They don’t mind having big government to interfere with a woman’s right to choose and to try to take down Planned Parenthood. They’re fine with big government when it comes to that. I’m sick of it.” Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood. That’s not big government. That’s small government. Further, it’s not “big government” to protect human life through force of law any more than it is “big government” to have murder laws on the books.

    “I know we can afford it, because we’re going to make the wealthy pay for it. That is the way to get it done.” This myth, repeated ad nauseum by Democrats, is truly reprehensible. Rich people cannot pay for all the utopian programs proposed by the left. As John Stossel points out, “If the IRS grabbed 100 percent of income over $1 million, the take would be just $616 billion.” Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton worshipped at the altar of Denmark last night, but Denmark has lower corporate tax rates than the United States, and far higher taxes on the middle class. You pay a 200 percent tax on cars in Denmark — everyone. Socialism isn’t built on the backs of the rich. It’s built on the backs of everyone who earns, and that includes the middle class.

    “Well, in addition to the NRA, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the Iranians.” The Iranians are not Hillary’s enemies. They love her.

    Hillary’s a liar. But Democrats don’t care, because liars prosper in a world where hard work and honesty are punished in the name of equality and the Great Socialist Utopia.

    • That’s quite a diatribe of outright lies,half-truths,baseless innuendo & reprehensible right-wing propaganda,but mostly just the rancor filled ranting & specious opinions of another irrational Democrat hater. Fortunately you only get one vote in the Presidential race like everybody else & here in California a GOP vote for President doesn’t mean squat. The Republican Party is dead here in statewide & nationwide elections because California voters are more intelligent than the ignorant,inbred imbeciles in Red States ! As I picture the foam spewing from your pie hole your anger & animosity pleases me greatly & makes me smile. I’d love to be the first one to fry an egg on your forehead when another Democrat takes the oath of office on Inauguration Day !!!

  13. Naw, Frank, those are facts that “Bernie” is schooling you with. You just don’t like hearing them.

    Well, get ready to hear them and lots more 24/7/365, Frank. Because your HE-RO has lots and lots of skeletons in her closets. You’re never going to hear the end of it.

    I have to LOL when I see the mouth-breathers confidently predicting that Hillary will be the next president. You can see the future, eh? So what are you doing here, when you could be in Las Vegas, getting rich?

    Your swivel-eyed rant is amusing to rational folks. The only possible way Hillary could sneak into the White House is on the backs of 34 million illegal alien votes. Because the majority of legitimate U.S. citizens would never vote for that snake in the grass.

    • The majority of voters elected Obama twice & the Republican candidate has only won the popular vote once in the last six Presidential elections. Only an imbecile (i.e. GOP voter) would believe that moving farther right will increase their chances of winning in 2016 or ever again ! Alienating women,workers,minorities & gays while maligning our government,equal pay,unions,gay marriage & marijuana assures another drubbing at the polls. Old angry white voters (the rich,the right,the racists & the religious extremists) are quickly dying off & the new younger voters are far more progressive in their views than their aging parents & grandparents. None of the present GOP candidates are qualified to be our next President & whoever becomes the Democratic nominee will be our next Commander-in-Chief. The only question now is how long will “her” coattails be & whether the Democrats will regain control of both the House as well as the Senate ? Only a complete moron would vote for any of these GOP candidate & yes I’m talking about every ignorant commenter above who believes & embraces such unbridled right-wing propaganda. The demographics are changing & twenty years from now there won’t be a single Red State left & America will be a far better place than it is today !! Read the comments of all of those attacking Hillary Clinton on this & other more extreme sites & then ask yourself – are these the kind of people I want to be associated with ? Of course not & that’s precisely why Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States !!!

        • Smokey,so you can’t refute anything I said & that’s the best comeback you’ve got ? You’re a typical Republican voter – can’t handle the truth or much less comprehend it,so you lash out at the messenger instead ! GOP voter = LOSER !

  14. “The takeaway from that experience was that the system is more misogynist than racist.”

    That’s one heck of an indictment of Democrat voters… sounds like they were leading the charge in that thing Demo’s like to call the “War on Women.”

  15. What an illiterate and tendentious article! A few examples of the illiteracy: “This on the heals [sic] of him [sic] manufacturing evidence …” How about “On the *heels* of *his* manufacturing evidence …” assuming that the claim, when rendered in English, were even demonstrably true? And Trey “Gwody [sic]”? And “As a of [sic] Biden supporter, in 1988 and 2008, he [sic] once told me …” (dangling modifier alert, in addition to uncorrected particle residue!). And would you please stop capitalizing “president” except when it’s used in a title?

    As to tendentiousness: Republican “lies”? What are they? And “… we have never had a woman President [sic] … Hillary deserves the job for that reason”! Now that’s sexist nonsense. And “the system is more misogynist than racist”? If Hillary had won in 2008, would you then have claimed that the system was more racist than misogynist?

    This article reads like a bad advertisement written by a high-school student, providing no evidence for its claims, only jejune assertions.

  16. Bay Area loves Hillary!

    http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_29052613/hillary-clinton-dominates-bay-area-presidential-campaign-bankrolls

    Hillary’s core constituency is:

    1.)LABOR UNIONS! LABOR UNIONS! LABOR UNIONS!

    Which, in this day and age, means public employee unions.

    2.) Aging radical feminist abort-niks

    (Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Zoe Lofgren, Nancy Pelosi, Berkeley, Stanford, Mills College, etc. etc.

    3.) Political consultants

    So, how much of the $5 millions raised by Hillary in the Bay Area ended up in Rich Robinson’s supperdish?

    The great and visionary Matt Drudge asked the question which is sure to become the defining issue of the Hillary candidacy:

    “Too Big to Jail?”

    Probably, someone needs get a message to RIch inside his bubble to explain to him what this is all about.

  17. Hillary Clinton “reigning in Wall Street”:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2015/11/clinton%20corzine.gif

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Corzine

    “He was charged by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in connection with MF’s bankruptcy in 2011.”

    ” In March 2010, Corzine was named chairman and CEO of MF Global Inc., a financial services firm specializing in futures brokerage. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2011 after losing $1.6 billion of customer money and Corzine resigned on November 4, 2011.”

    But Corzine was, apparently, “too big to jail”.

  18. ################READ THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE FOR HER!!!!!###############

    Hilary is CORRUPT!

    DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS NEED TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS, TO HAVE
    OUR GOV”T

    TO SERVE ALL THE PEOPLE HONESTLY. TO REAFFIRM OUR DEMOCRACY, CONSTITUTION

    BILL OF RIGHTS & THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, NOT A SPECIAL INTEREST
    LIBERAL SOCIALISTIC

    ONE, SITTING ASIDE OUR TRADITIONAL VALUES AND VIRTUES

    The Clinton Scam!

    Recently, Charles Krauthammer alluded he had no doubt some of the
    30k emails Hillary deleted from her private email server very likely
    had references to the Clinton Foundation, which would be illegal & a
    conflict of interest.

    The Clinton Foundation is “organized crime” at its finest, we are
    financing it. Here is a good, concise summary of how the Clinton
    Foundation works as a tax free international money laundering scheme.
    It may eventually

    prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in U.S. history.
    This is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you &
    repackage it to be used for your own purposes. All tax free. Here’s
    how it works:

    1. You create a separate foreign “charity.” In this case one in Canada.

    2. Foreign oligarchs and governments, then donate to this Canadian
    charity. In this case, over 1,000 did – contributing mega millions.
    I’m sure they did this out of the goodness of their hearts,
    expecting nothing in return.

    (Imagine Putin’s buddies waking up one morning, just deciding to
    send untold millions to a Canadian charity).

    3. The Canadian charity then bundles these separate donations making a
    massive donation to the Clinton Foundation.

    4. The Clinton Foundation and the cooperating Canadian charity claim
    Canadian law prohibits the identification of individual donors.

    5. The Clinton Foundation then “spends” some of this money for
    legitimate good works programs. Unfortunately, experts believe this is
    on the order of 10%. Much of the balance goes to enrich the
    Clinton’s, pay salaries

    to untold numbers of hangers on, funding lavish travel, etc.
    Again, virtually all tax free, which means you and I are subsidizing
    it.

    6. The Clinton Foundation, with access to the world’s best
    accountants, somehow fails to report much of this on their tax
    filings. They discover these “clerical errors” and begin the
    process of re-filing 5 years

    of tax returns.

    7. Net result — foreign money, much of it from other countries, goes
    into the Clinton’s pockets tax free and untraceable back to the
    original donor. This is the textbook definition of money laundering.

    Oh, by the way, the Canadian “charity” includes as a principal one
    Frank Giustra. Google him. He is the guy who was central to the
    formation of Uranium One, the Canadian company that somehow acquired
    massive

    U.S. uranium interests then sold them to an organization controlled by
    Russia. This transaction required U.S. State Department approval;
    guess who was Secretary of State when the approval was granted. As an
    aside,

    imagine how former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell feels. That poor
    schlep is in jail because he and his wife took $165,000 in gifts and
    loans for doing minor favors for a guy promoting a vitamin company.

    Not legal but not exactly putting U.S. security at risk.

    Sarcasm aside, if you’re still not persuaded this was a cleverly
    structured way to get unidentified foreign money to the Clinton’s, ask
    yourself this: Why did these foreign interests funnel money through
    a Canadian charity?

    Why not donate directly to the Clinton Foundation? Better yet, why
    not donate money directly to the people, organizations & countries in
    need?

    This is the essence of money laundering and influence peddling. Now
    you know why Hillary’s destruction of 30,000 e-mails was a risk she
    was willing to take.

    Bill and Hillary are devious, unprincipled, dishonest, criminal and
    they are Slick! Warning: They could be back in the White House in
    January 2017. Don’t let it happen. Remember, most people are not

    well informed. You must inform and educate them.