2016 presidential election

Another reason why Hillary Clinton does not deserve to be president

Featured image Anti-Hillary Clinton political ads are writing themselves on a weekly basis. The latest source is this New York Times report that Hillary’s private email account contained sensitive information. The official name for the information is “sensitive but unclassified” (SBU). What sensitive but unclassified information did Hillary have in her private account? According to the Times, “that information included the whereabouts and travel plans of American officials in Libya as security »

Washington Post Attacks Rubio: He’s Not Rich!

Featured image Every morning the Washington Post sends out an email with links to its featured stories of the day. Today, the Post’s number one story was: Does Rubio Have a Spending Problem? The factual basis for the Post’s article was that according to his financial disclosure forms, Marco Rubio has withdrawn $68,000 from a retirement account: Marco Rubio made $174,000 as a U.S. senator last year. He earned $52,000 from book »

Is Hillary’s Glass Jaw Starting to Crack Already?

Featured image If Hillary Clinton’s feeble performance in the 2008 campaign is any indication, she has a glass jaw as a candidate, which will manifest itself at some point—though perhaps too late for a credible candidate other than Joe Biden to have enough time to organize a serious campaign. People keep saying the Republicans might have a brokered convention, but maybe it will be the Democrats who revive the e-cigarette-filled-backroom.* As we »

Democrats: White Males Need Not Apply

Featured image According to a story reported in the New York Daily News and other outlets, Hillary Clinton already has a list of prospective running mates, but there’s only one name on it: A former top Clinton administration official predicted Sunday that Hillary Clinton will pick Julian Castro as her running mate if she wins the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s »

28 Days Later

Featured image 28 Days Later is one of the early zombie-apocalypse movies of the last decade (though as Danny Boyle thrillers go I prefer the flawed but still interesting Sunshine), but the title clearly fits the cater-to-the-zombie-vote strategy of Hillary Clinton, who went 28 days before taking a press question. You can see ABC’s two-minute report on it here (though why is George Snuffulupagus still anchoring any political coverage at all?).  She »

Hillary Clinton and “the young and the diverse”

Featured image Why is Hillary Clinton is tacking so hard to the left even though no semi-formidable leftist has yet expressed interest in opposing her for the Democratic presidential nomination? According to Anne Gearan of the Washington Post, the answer is that Hillary hopes to win the general election by assembling the same coalition that twice elected Barack Obama. According to the Clinton advisers Gearan interviewed, the campaign has concluded (1) that »

And Now Hillary Bids to Ruin Everyone’s Summer

Featured image At least that’s how Saturday Night Live took another whack at Hillary this weekend. If you’ve lost SNL. . . (Video about 6:30 long, but worth it.) »

How Republican Candidates Should Answer Questions About Iraq

Featured image Lately reporters have been asking Republican presidential candidates to admit that the Iraq war was a mistake. The candidates have handled such questions with varying degrees of deftness. But so far, none has responded with: “You are asking whether I think Hillary Clinton made a mistake in voting for it?” After the necessary backing and filling by the interviewer, the candidate can proceed with this answer: “No. The mistake was »

Show Hillary the money

Featured image Bill and Hillary Clinton have made $25 million from speeches alone since January 2014, according to financial disclosures they filed pursuant to federal law. During this period, they made a combined total of 104 speeches — 3.25 speeches a month each. No one who has been paying attention will be shocked by these numbers. However, plenty of folks who haven’t paid attention may be put off by them when they »

George Stephanopoulos’ dubious apology

Featured image George Stephanopoulos has issued an apology of sorts for failing to disclose his contribution to the Clinton Foundation, as he tried to grill Peter Schweizer over his investigative reporting about the Clinton Foundation. Stephanopoulos said this: I made charitable donations to the foundation in support of the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply. I thought that my contributions were a matter of »

“The Seduction of Hillary Rodham” — Hillary’s radicalism

Featured image Hillary Rodham was, famously, a Goldwater Girl in high school. However, as David Brock showed in his 1996 book “The Seduction of Hillary Rodham,” she was a Rockefeller Republican when she arrive at Wellesley College. By the time she graduated, Hillary was a far-left radical. Brock connects Hillary’s radicalism with the teachings of two extreme left-wingers of the day: Carl Oglesby and Saul Alinsky. Oglesby, a Marxist theoretician who became »

Diary of a Mad Voter

Featured image Our friend Roger Simon is a co-founder and CEO Emeritus of PJ Media. Roger is one of the most interesting people I know: among other things, he is a best-selling novelist and an Oscar-nominated Hollywood screenwriter. One of Roger’s fingers still doesn’t work right, as a result of an encounter with a Mississippi highway patrolman when he was a civil rights activist in 1966. Roger was a liberal for a »

Bubbaships and Double Standards, Take 2

Featured image Anyone else remember how liberals moaned that Ed Meese shouldn’t be confirmed to be attorney general back in 1986 because of the appearance of impropriety? In fact, the phrase really took off after some shmoe named Joe Biden lectured Meese that he “must avoid even the appearance of impropriety.” (Whatever happened to that guy, by the way?) If that was the standard, the Clintons should have been run out of »

Bubbaships and Double Standards*

Featured image I know it’s a favorite saying around here that if liberals didn’t have double standards they wouldn’t have any standards at all.  But seriously—the Clintons really abuse the liberal privilege. The astounding revelations of Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash are causing me to have flashbacks to the 1990s, and such sterling paragons of commercial virtue like Marc Rich, the Riadys of Indonesia, assorted impecunious Buddhist monks who nonetheless managed to max »

The UK Election: Lessons for Us?

Featured image Between the Conservative Party and UKIP, the right-of-center parties took just a sliver under 50 percent of the total vote in the UK yesterday. There is no sugar coating this for the left: it is an unmitigated defeat. UK voters just weren’t buying the leftism Ed Miliband and others further to the left of him were trying to sell. I wonder if the same may play out here next year. »

A Warm Welcome for Hillary in LA

Featured image Good to see that someone on our side is starting to employ the same street theater tactics the left has long used.  These Hillary “air fresheners” appear at at least a dozens prominent intersections in LA a few days ago, right before Hillary arrived for a fundraiser. (Hat tip: OB.) »

More Reasons Not To Like Huckabee

Featured image When asked what I think of the Republican presidential field, I have said–until now–that I like everyone in it, in various ways. That changed yesterday when Mike Huckabee threw his hat into the ring. A reader expresses my view of Huck: The Huckster is a left populist. It’s just pro-life statism. Particularly appalling, as this reader points out, were Huckabee’s promises on Social Security and Medicare: This is outright left-wing »