Monthly Archives: April 2018

Yikes: Delusional Hillary Clinton had NO idea What Happened™ on election night

A new book by a New York Times reporter who tagged along with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail quotes Hillary Clinton as going full Raging Bull on election night and sounding as if there was some sort of conspiracy to keep her out of the Oval Office. Prepare yourselves for a rush of schadenfreude:

“Of all the Brooklyn aides, Jen Palmieri had the most pleasant bedside manner,” Chozick writes. “That made her the designated deliverer of bad news to Hillary. But not this time. She told Robby there was no way she was going to tell Hillary she couldn’t win. That’s when Robby, drained and deflated, watching the results with his team in a room down the hall from Hillary’s suite, labored into the hallway of the Peninsula to break the news. Hillary didn’t seem all that surprised. ‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me….’ Hillary said, now within a couple of inches of his face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.’”

Who’s this “they” Hillary’s talking about? Certainly not the anti-Trump “Deep State.” Certainly not the New York Times or the rest of the MSM:

By “they,” even though she apparently doesn’t know it, Hillary’s talking about herself:

“A week earlier, she’d cut off Joel and the pollster John Anzalone, as they walked her through the almost daily reminder that half the country disliked her,” Chozick writes. “You know, I am getting pretty tired of hearing about how nobody likes me,” she said.

“‘Oh, what’s the point? They’re never going to like me,’ Hillary told this friend.”

Apparently “they” also prevented Hillary from campaigning in Wisconsin while forcing her to insult half the country as “deplorable” and promising to put voters in coal states out of work. If Hillary Clinton wants to know who “they” are she only needs some self-awareness and a mirror.

Here’s a shorter version of Clinton on election night:

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Update:

Oh man, it gets funnier. Hillary Clinton was blindsided by her “deplorables” comment backfiring with flyover country because it always got a hearty laugh in the Hamptons:

“The Deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Martha’s Vineyard, over passed hors d’oeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley,” Chozick continues.

“‘I really messed up,’ [Clinton] told aides that night,” Chozick writes of the evening when the candidate’s Deplorables shtick went public.

She just didn’t expect that not to fly in Paducah. “Why aren’t you laughing? This shit killed on the Vineyard!”

Wow, it’s been a ROUGH week for the Dems’ election narrative

Check me if I’m wrong, but all the “we need an investigation into allegations that Trump colluded with Russia” thing so far doesn’t seem to be panning out the way the Dems would like:

This post-election game is NOT going the way the anti-Trump Resistance has been wet dreaming about.

Meanwhile:

Eleven House Republicans have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray officially referring Hillary Clinton, fired FBI Director James Comey, fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for criminal investigation. FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were caught sending hundreds of anti-Trump text messages during the Clinton investigation, have also been referred for criminal investigation. U.S. Attorney John Huber, who was tapped by Sessions a few weeks ago to investigate the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe, was copied on the request.

And the capper. Whatever love affair Dems have had in recent days over James Comey saying Trump’s morally unfit for office are flying right out the window with this admission:

As for the Stormy Daniels angle — the one remaining thing The Resistance is pinning its 25th Amendment hopes on — her lawyer’s been reduced to threatening to sue Trump for mocking a sketch:

IMPEACH!

Here’s the soundtrack to the Democrats’ week so far:

Protesters from Mexico trespass at U.S. border wall construction site and accidentally make the best point EVER

The Director of Homeland Security visited a construction site for a wall along the border on Wednesday, and protesters appeared on the Mexico side of the border:

Eventually, some of those protesters made their way over to the U.S. side and made a point, but NOT the one they thought they were making:

Gee, if there was only something that could be built to eliminate that kind of trespassing!

Peak 2018: NY Times, Washington Post win Pulitzer Prizes for stories that are POSSIBLY true

The “Trump/Russia collusion” narrative has become so ingrained among the Hillary Clinton excuse-spreaders in the media that even unproven angles based on the liberal speculation are enough for Pulitzer Prizes these days:

Reporting “possible ties” gets NYT/WaPo Pulitzers — Reporting ACTUAL ties such as, say, the reporter who busted Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac, remains frowned-upon.

Do as jet-set celebrity eco-hypocrites say NOT as they do, part XXXVII

Al Gore’s hypocrisy spirit animal Leonardo DiCaprio is well known for offering dire warnings about what’ll happen if we continue to rely on fossil fuels:

It won’t surprise you to know that Dicaprio remains skeptical of his own warnings, as evidenced by how he got to Coachella last week (Hint: It wasn’t by bicycle or kumquat-powered golf cart):

The Daily Mail says that tagging along with 43-year-old Leonardo to Coachella this weekend was his 20-year-old model girlfriend of four months, Camila Morrone. They were seen on Saturday night, and they made it obvious they were together because they “couldn’t keep their hands off each other.” Camila was also seen feeding Leonardo pizza in a VIP section.
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But not only did Leonardo let her tag along to Coachella, they also flew out on his private jet

DiCaprio’s pledge to give up private jets lasted about as long as my moratoriums on pizza.

The rest of us are expected to stop eating meat, keep our lights off and drive battery-powered go-carts to offset these massive hypocrites. By the way, it’s now past mid-April and I’m still freezing, so if their global warming warnings are going to ever kick in, now would be a good time.

Chuck Todd, who hosted a dinner for a top Clinton aide, among journos getting the vapors over Sean Hannity’s Trump connection

Since it was learned yesterday that Sean Hannity retained Michael Cohen, the same lawyer President Trump hired, the mainstream media’s lack of self-awareness has reached such heights that it’s visible only from the International Space Station. NBC News’ Chuck Todd is among those who need somebody to prep the fainting couch and fetch the smelling salts:

OK, first off, I don’t get it. That criticism from self-described “objective journalists” like Todd only makes sense if Fox News bills Hannity the same way, but he’s a well-known Trump supporter and a Republican with an opinion show, not a “news” program, as Todd claims to host (often laughably, I might add). Hannity doesn’t “cover” stories — he comments on them. So even though perhaps the disclosure should have been made, I’m not really seeing any major reason for a freakout other than liberals and MSM journos (pardon the redundancy) hate Fox News and this story provided another tiny opening.

Here’s another reason Todd needs to give it a rest (via @Neontaster):

At the very least, Todd’s criticism of Hannity is “apples & oranges” and at most is big time projection and hypocrisy:

And Todd didn’t disclose that information. It was discovered as a result of the hack of John Podesta’s emails:

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and his wife, a Democratic consultant, hosted a dinner party at their Washington D.C.-area home last year for Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director.

An invitation for the shindig was sent on July 11, 2015 to John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman. Podesta’s hacked emails have been released online by Wikileaks.

The party, which also involved a cocktail hour, was thrown for Palmieri and her husband, Jim Lyons.

And don’t even get me started on the journos, some of which might hyperventilate over the Hannity story, who went to John Podesta’s dinner parties without disclosing that information to their viewers/readers:

On April 9th, 2015–shortly before Clinton officially announced she was running for president–Podesta cooked for at least 28 reporters at his Washington DC home. The reporters came from leading national outlets like the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC. According to the leaked email, the dinner had five goals for the Clinton campaign: “Getting to know” reporters closely covering Clinton; “setting expectations” for the announcement and “launch period”; “framing” Clinton’s message and the race; “demystifying key players” on Clinton’s campaign; and “having fun and enjoying good cooking.”

Spare everybody the sanctimony over Hannity, MSMers. It’s not like he’s a former Clinton adviser being paid by ABC News to conduct an “objective” interview with James Comey or a CNN contributor leaking town hall questions to the Hillary campaign.

Here’s what Calif. Dems consider Nat’l Guard duties too closely tied to ‘immigration enforcement’

California Gov. Jerry Brown gladly accepted federal funding to mobilize the National Guard for use at the border. Except Brown said the Guard wouldn’t be used for purposes of enforcing immigration laws. How do Brown and the progressives who run California define duties that help enforce immigration laws? Well, pretty much anything:

California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

California Gov. Jerry Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week after he pledged 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006.

The governor’s commitment allowed Trump to boast support from all four border-state governors and helped put the president above the lower end of his threshold of marshaling 2,000 to 4,000 troops that he wants as a border security mission to fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

The feds need to take back the money they sent to California for Guard deployment, with interest, and arrest some of the state’s lawless sanctuary city cheerleading politicians while they’re at it.

James Comey: Trump’s totally unfit to be president but shouldn’t be impeached, just voted out

James Comey’s interview on ABC News with former Clinton fanboy and adviser George Stephanopoulos didn’t accomplish much except perhaps provide the DNC with some advertising fodder to motivate voters to the polls in 2020:

The totally non-partisan former FBI director has spoken!

(h/t Twitchy)

Dem senators ask FCC to investigate why Sinclair isn’t carrying the liberals’ water like almost everybody else

Not content to have ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, PBS, CNN and MSNBC firmly in the tank for Democrats, liberal senators want the FCC to look into how the biggest television station owner in the land won’t be good Democrat lapdoggies like everybody else:

In a letter, U.S. senators express concern that Sinclair is deliberately distorting news and call into question the company’s fitness to retain its existing broadcast licenses.

“We have strong concerns that Sinclair has violated the public interest obligation inherent in holding broadcast licenses. Sinclair may have violated the FCC’s longstanding policy against broadcast licensees deliberately distorting news by staging, slanting, or falsifying information (traditionally known as the news distortion standard),” the senators wrote.

“We are concerned that Sinclair is engaged in a systematic news distortion operation that seeks to undermine freedom of the press and the robust localism and diversity of viewpoint that is the foundation of our national broadcasting laws,” the senators continued. “Because of the new facts that have come to light with regard to Sinclair’s misconduct and abuse of the public trust pertaining to its existing broadcast licenses, we believe it is appropriate to pause the pending Sinclair-Tribune merger review and reopen the agency record on the transaction so that the FCC can receive another full round of robust public comments.”

The letter is signed by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Maria Cantwell and Big Dick Blumenthal, among others.

Sinclair’s alleged broadcast license crime was having personalities from all their stations deliver the same script in PSAs saying that in the age of “fake news” they’d be doing extra fact checking. Is there any wonder why Dan Rather finds that so offensive?

(h/t Hot Air)

Rachel Maddow’s Trump/Syria conspiracy theory runs DEEP (the U.K. and France are in on it!)

Friday night President Trump announced missile strikes intended to take out chemical weapon facilities in Syria. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, poster progressive for Trump Derangement Syndrome, smelled a conspiracy:

On Friday, Rachel Maddow said President Trump’s decision to strike Syria will make people think he wanted to “distract” from a “catastrophic domestic scandal” blowing up at home. Maddow, using a form of the phrase ‘wag the dog,’ implied the bombing of Damascus was a diversion from such crises.

“It will affect those other countries’ view of this strike. It will affect their reaction to it,” she said.

“It will therefore affect the utility of this military strike if the president of the United States is believed to have issued the order to launch this strike tonight, even in part because people think he wanted to distract from a catastrophic domestic scandal that is blowing up at home at the same time,” the MSNBC host declared.

So far the only thing potentially “catastrophic” that has come from anything related to the Mueller investigation isn’t even about Trump.

Here’s my favorite part. Maddow says the effectiveness of the military strikes might be diminished because of the loony conspiracy theories that were bound to be pushed by the likes of… herself:

“The perception that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal will affect the impact and the effectiveness of these military strikes. Unavoidably. Even if the tail is not wagging the dog,” Maddow added.

This is even more embarrassing than Maddow’s failed freakout about Trump’s taxes:

So England and France agreed to fire missiles at another country in order to help distract from Trump’s domestic issues? The conspiracy runs deep in the MSNBC Cuckoo’s Nest!