It apparently hasn't occurred to him as yet that he will not be the Republican nominee for 2016 despite the fact that in a head-to-head race between him and my dog, the dog would win easily. Yet Jeb staggers on, zombie-like. Walker at least had the grace to understand that he doesn't do well on a national stage; Jeb is seemingly unable to grasp the fact that he doesn't, either.
There's a reason why career politicians aren't faring well among Republicans and Independents, and that's because more and more people have finally begun to understand that career politicians don't actually give a rip about the people they ostensibly represent. That's why the outsiders are doing so well.
Jeb is dead. Pantsuit will be nominated by Democratics, but she won't be the next president. The next president will, in all probability, be neither a career politician nor a well-documented serial liar.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, pledging to go "beyond President Obama" in embracing illegal immigrants, said that she will use executive powers as president to go around Congress to end deportations.
At Saturday's Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, she also called illegals "law abiding."
This is unsurprising, as she has always had difficulty when it comes to deciding what is legal and what is not.
More than a year before New York City’s Twin Towers were reduced to rubble and ash, Donald Trump issued a warning no one heeded. He also discussed a terrorist few then knew then, but whose name would later ring in infamy.
Passages from Trump’s 2000 book, The America We Deserve, were read on Tuesday on MSNBC’s The Morning Joe.
“He predicted — basically predicted — the attacks from Osama bin Laden,” commented MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
“Wait, wait, wait,” Scarborough said. “OK, hold on a second. Is this really Trump before 9/11? Have you read this?”
“Did you make this up, Mika?” he then asked co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Ah, yes - Trump's book came out over a year prior to 9/11. He was right; Dubya was wrong, and The Donald has every justification for laying the blame of that disaster on Bush. It may rile him, but it remains that Bush owns it. Not because of some "truther" government plot, but due to sheer incompetence - the same incompetence that led him to create the "Department of Homeland Security" and the TSA; the same incompetence that led him to invade Iraq at a time when terrorist camps were operating out of Afghanistan.
When Trump's prescient writing makes jaws drop even at MSNBC, it's not surprising that everybody in the establishment fears him.
Speaking Saturday at the Alabama Democrat Conference, Pantsuit once again started faking a southern drawl, just as she did during the runup to the 2008 election. Pathetic.
They don't talk that way in Illinois, where she was raised, nor on the east coast, where she went to college. They don't even talk like that in Arkansas. She'll do anything to promote herself, no matter how stupid.
Houston, we have a problem. The U.S. military apparently has its own Snowden, who just turned over a stash of secret documents detailing how Obama's drone war works - or more accurately, fails, since at least 90% of those killed in the strikes are unrelated to the target itself.
The papers describe the process by which individuals are targeted for assassination and then killed upon orders from the president; once the order is issued, the assassination is attempted during the following 60 days, although POTUS has no knowledge relating to when or where the attempt will occur.
The source said he decided to provide these documents to The Intercept because he believes the public has a right to understand the process by which people are placed on kill lists and ultimately assassinated on orders from the highest echelons of the U.S. government. “This outrageous explosion of watchlisting — of monitoring people and racking and stacking them on lists, assigning them numbers, assigning them ‘baseball cards,’ assigning them death sentences without notice, on a worldwide battlefield — it was, from the very first instance, wrong,” the source said.
Whether or not the source's view on all of this is valid seems rather beside the point; the material is now in the wild, and perhaps the best that can be said of Barry's weapon of choice - the drone and its capability for remote targeting and killing of individuals deemed by his administration as in some way posing a threat to Americans - is that it's clearly fraught with a range of issues, from lack of effective oversight to involvement in what has clearly become an undeclared global war. Quite apart from its questionable legality is the undeniable fact that the approach is in many cases counterproductive; dead people can't yield intelligence information as captured suspects may, and so blowing them up from on high amounts to a willful acceptance of losing potentially valuable data sources.
Moreover, this policy of global assassination very often occurs in the absence of reliable intelligence and, as mentioned above, actually hinders our ability to gain useful and reliable intelligence. By any measure, it's a stupid way to run a war.
COOPER: Which enemy that you made during your political career are you most proud of? …
CLINTON: Well, in addition to the NRA, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the Iranians … probably the Republicans.
Well, you can't fix stupid, as Pantsuit demonstrated. She put on an amazing display as she continually bashed Republicans yet claimed she could "reach across the aisle and work with them to get things done". Typical for what passes in Pantsuit's world as logic.
“Make no damn apology for anything. Just go out and make the case [for immigration reform] straight up. We will win simply on the decency of what we’re fighting for,” Biden said at an event hosted by the Latino Victory Project, a bipartisan group working to build political power and representation for the Latino community.
Biden went on to say comments made by Republican presidential candidates have left Latinos depressed.
“The message I have for you is these guys don’t remotely speak for America,” said Biden.
“This nativism never succeeds. It will not succeed now,” he said.
It's good to see that crazy Uncle Joe's got the newest dog-whistle term down. After all, they kind of wore out "racist!" over the course of the last seven years, when any criticism of Obama was because you're a racist. So they've come up with something else: if you're pro-legal immigration but don't favor open borders and illegal aliens, you're now a "nativist". That's especially amusing in view of the fact that America is a nation of immigrants; even the Indians came from somewhere else, so it's kind of a stretch to run around calling people "nativists" here. It also ignores the indisputable fact that America admits more legal immigrants annually than any other country on the planet.
But that's the hot new dog-whistle for the Lefties. Heck, the main topic of last night's "debate" seemed to focus upon who would open the borders faster and more completely - well, that and who'd give people the most free stuff the fastest.
And at one point, PantSuit once again claimed that she had "taken responsibility" for her email "mistakes". Again, what - exactly - were the consequences associated with her bravely taking of "responsibility"? Have there been any?
As has been noted here before, in the real world, "taking responsibility" carries consequences - but politicians don't live in the real world, so to them it simply means "nothing happens; let's move on".