Aug
25
2015
11

Team Clinton is getting a little weird right now.

Is it just me, or is the Clinton campaign going a little haywire over this?

I mean, yeah, sure, if a bunch of Lefties tried to do a sting operation of Republicans Acting Badly and got caught at it I’d almost certainly go ballistic. But that’s my job. That’s my colleagues’ job, too. We yell at Democrats so that Republican candidates don’t have to. All that Team Clinton is doing here is elevating O’Keefe’s shop by treating them as worthy of Team Clinton’s freak-out. It seems… like the sort of thing that you’d get a proxy for, honestly.

It must be a really fun life experience, working for Hillary Clinton right now.

Aug
22
2015
3

Clinton campaign frightened of anonymous sting operations.

They’re everywhere, you know. Lurking. Lurking: “Hillary Clinton’s campaign is on high alert for a possible undercover sting, after several women reportedly tried to bait volunteers into breaking federal election law, according to Time.” Hot Air has more, with the caveat that they don’t really think that stuff like this does anything. Au contraire, says I: it does one very useful thing. To wit, it makes the top of a campaign nicely paranoid about whether the people at the bottom of a campaign are about to go do something stupid, like break laws in the candidate’s name.

This is usually a reasonably realistic fear – or at least one that’s not completely implausible. Now imagine what it must be like to know that there’s somebody out there trying to provoke abject stupidity at your expense, instead of just waiting for some to erupt on its own. I imagine that it’s not a pleasant experience…

Aug
20
2015
2

Quinnipiac: Joe Biden compares favorably to Hillary Clinton in swing states.

SOON.

Vice President Biden matches up as well or better than Hillary Clinton against top 2016 Republicans in three swing states, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday morning that’s certain to fuel speculation of the former six-term senator entering the White House race.

Former Secretary of State Clinton is still the front-runner for Democratic primary voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and real estate mogul Donald Trump leads among the GOP, the survey says, but they have the worst favorability ratings and trustworthiness scores of the featured candidates.

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Aug
18
2015
5

Reality Defeats Me with this surreal Hillary Clinton presser.

I got nothing that can top this for sheer insanity, sorry.

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Aug
14
2015
7

You won’t believe this easy trick proving Hillary Clinton’s in electoral trouble!

What do you want, anyway? A signed note from God?

(more…)

Aug
14
2015
12

Quote of the Day, Trolling Level: Master edition.

This is good, solid work:

What Clinton needs most of all is a way out, a means of escape. Before she can recover politically, the legal uncertainty must end. And the only way to end it is a presidential pardon. Clinton’s future isn’t only tied to President Obama’s job approval and economic performance. It’s also tied to his compassion. Obama alone can resuscitate Hillary’s campaign.

It’s the ‘compassion’ part that impresses. It’s that extra attention to detail that distinguishes the master from the journeyman. I despair at ever consistently playing at this level.

Aug
12
2015
9

We’re at the point where people are correcting the grammar of @hillaryclinton’s tweets.

That’s just beautiful. Simply beautiful*. And probably all a staffer’s fault anyway, but never mind that right now.

Oh, Weird Al? That’s your cue. (more…)

Aug
11
2015
7

Probe of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal enveloping top aides.

Well, isn’t this a Maalox moment for the Democratic party leadership.

As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as “Top Secret.”

The inspector general for the Intelligence Community notified senior members of Congress that two of four classified emails discovered on the server Clinton maintained at her New York home contained material deemed to be in one of the highest security classifications – more sensitive than previously known.

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Jul
27
2015
13

Oh, BTW: the Democratic front-runner is quite cordially hated in swing states.

So, you think that we have problems?

Goodness gracious, but that’s the Democratic Nightmare Scenario right there, huh? Hillary Clinton is still on track to get the nomination in early states… but the populace in general simply Does Not Like Her.  The Washington Post article concluded, with as much hope as it could muster (not much): (more…)

Jul
25
2015
4

Did you miss Clintonian-level language parsing? You didn’t? Sorry to hear that, because it’s back.

How does one reconcile this

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday she did not send or receive classified information on a private email account while she was secretary of state.

“I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time,” Clinton told reporters at a campaign event.

…with this?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent at least four messages from her personal email server while she was US secretary of state that contained information derived from classified material, according to a US government inspector general.

The four emails “were classified when they were sent and are classified now,” Andrea Williams, a spokesperson for I Charles McCullough, inspector general of the intelligence community, tells Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal.

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Jul
23
2015
8

Inspectors general call for criminal probe into Clinton’s illegal server scheme.

Wait, what?

Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday.

The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails.” The memo was written to Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management.

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Jul
22
2015
2

What today’s Q-Poll showing Democrats losing in key states does and does not mean.

It is not the beginning of the end; but it the end of the beginning.

You’ve probably read about this Quinnipiac poll already. The short version, for those who haven’t: Biden, Clinton, and Sanders all lose to Bush, Rubio, and Walker in Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia. Virginia is the toughest nut for Republicans, but there isn’t a single combination above where any Democrat leads any Republican. So, Game Over, then?

Hardly. The election’s not tomorrow, and this poll will not reflect the final results except by sheer accident. Never use a poll to predict an election that will not be held for another year. Never. Even if your favored candidate is doing so.  But what you can do is look at it and use it to try to get a feel for the current situation – and when I do that here I’m left with three major conclusions: (more…)

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