Unlike most Republican candidates, Hickenlooper said he believes Clinton has the necessary background needed to run the country.
“But,” he added quickly, “I don’t know where this whole thing is going to go in terms of her … (email) server and whether there is something in there that is really going to turn out to have broken the law — which I think would be the death knell.” [snip]
In terms of the Republican candidates, Hickenlooper blasted Donald Trump but suggested the audience shouldn’t underestimate his campaign.
“Donald Trump is saying something that not just Republicans but a lot of people are responding to,” he said. “I think there’s a tremendous frustration that we have all these laws that aren’t being obeyed and that there is this kind of vacuum in our society. The middle class really is getting left behind.
“He is saying the wrong things,” Hickenlooper continued. “But I am old enough that I remember laughing when Ronald Reagan” first surfaced as a presidential candidate.
“So I don’t ever rule Trump out,” Hickenlooper added. “Like the rest of you, I don’t agree with what he is saying — and it makes my blood run cold. I’m very fearful.”
There’s also some evidence that bears watching that Hillary might be losing support among black voters.
A contemptible swine explains why Hillary2016 is on the death-bed. On the Neil Cavuto show a very rich, black, Barack Obama supporter repeats our analysis from years ago which is still relevant today. This dolt supported Barack Obama, not Hillary Clinton in 2008, so his opinion can be dismissed by the reasonable. We think in this instance he is correct despite his past stupidity. Perhaps it was skin color that determined that 2008 foolishness. At least now, this creep realizes that Barack Obama is a failure. Now, Don Peebles regurgitates our analysis:
Peebles advice to Hillary is to “stare them all down.” The “them” is the kook left. Peebles calls Bernie Sanders a “communist” and thinks Hillary is a centrist. On all this he is correct. On all this we wrote about long ago. Hillary2016 must attack the left and the treacherous Barack Obama to survive. Talk about where those misguided kook policies will lead. There are plenty of examples with all the Obama failures. Attack these failures and the author of these failures.
Hillary Clinton is a center left Democrat. She’s a Mayor Ed Koch when she is at her best. Ed Koch used to label himself a “liberal with sanity.” Ed Koch governed with a Clinton-style “middle class governing coalition.” Ed Koch failed when he did not tell the truth about Obama – shortly afterwards Koch died. Hillary2016 faces a similar fate.
In the City Hall where Ed Koch was Mayor there is now the Sandinista failure Bill DeBlasio. In the White House where Bill Clinton once reigned as a liberal with sanity there is now the treacherous Barack Obama whose leanings are so anti-America a Sandinista would be a welcome relief from the Obama policies destroying America within and without. Where is Hillary?
Exactly where is Hillary Clinton? Like dear and departed Clementine, Hillary Clinton is in a cavern. We can put our ear to the opening of that cavern and all that is heard is a cavernous silence. From Hillary there is nothing. There are the silly position papers and the promises that only the gullible listen to. But on the issues of importance, on the reasons why she should be president? Nothing. A cavernous silence. The cavernous silence is by design, purposeful, tactical:
Clinton has held her fire for months as Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, first nibbled and then devoured her once-commanding leads in New Hampshire and Iowa. She attacks Republicans daily but studiously avoids mentioning Sanders by name.
With the first Democratic debate slightly more than two weeks away, Clinton is batting away suggestions from antsy supporters that she take on Sanders and his unabashedly far-left views. She insists, people who have spoken to her recently said, that time will prove her right.
Hillary’s refusal to face reality is tactical. It is whistle past the graveyard. Hillary does not want to discuss issues. Hillary just wants to release position papers to avoid discussing issues. Hillary does not want to say what needs to be said because that would be tactically unwise.
Is Bernie Sanders, as Obama fundraiser and clod Donnie Peebles says, a “communist” or not? Hillary is mute. A cavern of silence.
Hillary Clinton in 2008 did not want to confront the clown called Barack Obama. We urged and warned her to hit Obama on all his lies and corruptions while in Chicago. From Hillary, a cavernous silence, until it was too late and Iowa finished her campaign. Hillary had delegates won by her given to Barack Obama by the DNC but there too, a cavernous silence. There were some jabs in unguarded moments but those turned out as nothing more than pebbles falling in the darkness and what we heard was echoes not cannons. Now there is cavernous silence about Bernie Sanders:
“Bernie Sanders is not Barack Obama, for many reasons,” the backer said. “Still, a lot of us remember what it looked like last time,” a reference to Clinton’s 2008 run for the nomination.
Clinton is not ignoring Sanders completely. Last week, for example, she broke her long silence on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — siding with Sanders against it.
Hillary Clinton is not ignoring Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton is imitating Bernie Sanders. It is a cheap imitation. It is not only cheap, it is tactical, and bad tactics at that.
Presidential campaigns should be about issues and contrasting candidate positions and qualifications. Hillary2016 offers no contrasts against her primary opponents. Hillary2016’s bet is that they can ignore Bernie Sanders, cater to his kooks in the primary, beat him, then ignore all that went before and move on to the general election and new lies. The problem will be that with good reason the Bernie Sanders’ kooks will feel lied to and betrayed in the general election. Another problem is that the rest of the electorate will be fed endless Youtubes and position papers written by Hillary2016 that will contradict the newfound general election positions.
The joke in all this is that Bernie Sanders is near irrelevant. Bernie Sanders won’t be the nominee. A more serious contender, who will not be the nominee either, is Joe Biden. This is what we wrote about Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton about two years ago:
Hillary Clinton should position herself as the candidate of “CHANGE!”. Repeat the positions taken in 2008 and note how wise that course would have been. Declare it is “time for a change” to effective leadership and unite the white working class with her campaign for change. Let Joe Biden be the “stay the course” candidate aboard the Titanic. Hillary Clinton 2016 could easily be the lot less scary candidate of “time for a change” which is the default on every Republican 2016 bumper sticker. But cutesie-wutsie won’t get the gold. Yet that muddled message mess is the course Hillary Clinton 2016 is on.
The exact opposite of what we advised needed to be done is the course taken by Hillary2016. From that same article written two years ago we argued Hillary Clinton had to attack Barack Obama especially on his treacherous foreign policy. Our advice from two years ago is fresher today, more important today, more exact today, that it was when written:
It’s not just ObamaCare where the Hillary Clinton 2016 message is a muddled mess. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State advocated for aid to the Syrian rebels before the Syrian rebels became an Al Qaeda operation. Both former Obama Defense Secretary Bob Gates and Hillary friend and former Obama Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have attacked Obama on Syria. Obama made a mess in Syria with red lines and a yellow streak but from Bill Clinton – who called Obama a “wuss” and a “fool” on Syria – we now hear things turned out O.K. even though they clearly are worse than ever and Assad is permanently in the catbird seat watching Vladimir Putin drive middle east policy.
This past week Vladimir Putin has taken total control of the middle east and middle east policy. From Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 all we hear is a cavernous silence. The same Vladimir Putin, leader of a Russia in dire economic straits, beats punk Barack Obama and humiliates the United States and from Hillary Clinton silence. What is the point of an election if a leading candidate won’t rationally discuss major events in the world.
Why won’t Hillary Clinton attack Barack Obama on his failures in the middle east? Does Hillary agree with Barack? Does Hillary not agree with Barack? Does anyone give a fu*k anymore? Hillary won’t attack Barack because she does not want to alienate Barack Obama and his treacherous assassins and allied kooks. That’s tactics though. Can we forgive this debasement of politics as tactics? Hells bells we’ve been in politics long enough to be cynical enough to at least understand cynical tactics if they work to achieve the goal. But in Hillary’s case the tactics are so stupid there is no defense. There is no justification. There is just stupidity.
How stupid is stupid? We’ve long argued that Obama and his henchcreatures will never allow Hillary Clinton to be the culmination of their political plots. Hillary Clinton dopes thought they could appease Obama and thereby Hillary could regain control of the party. Obama will never allow Hillary back in the White House and for Hillary Clinton to believe otherwise is sheer stupidity.
Hillary believed that she could move into the White House without attacking treacherous Barack Obama. But appeasement never works. The email “scandal” hit and Hillary thought it wouldn’t matter. And it wouldn’t as long as Barack Obama did not use the email “scandal” as a way to rid himself of this pesky woman. Enter Valerie Jarrett to stick the knife right between Hillary’s shoulder blades:
Valerie Jarrett Throws Hillary Under the Bus on Emails
Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett threw Hillary Clinton under the bus Wednesday at the Washington Ideas Forum, where she told interviewer Andrea Mitchell that the White House gave Clinton guidance forbidding her from using private email.
“Yes, there were. Yeah, absolutely,” Jarrett said when asked if the White House sent guidance to Cabinet secretaries about not using private email. “Obviously we want to make sure that we preserve all government records, and so there was guidance given that government business should be done on government emails and that if you did use a private email that it should be turned over.”
“That’s what she’s doing, as you said as recently as a few minutes ago,” Jarrett added. “And I think she has been asked about this multiple times, including by you Andrea. And I think she said, Look to do it again I probably made a mistake and I wouldn’t do it, and she’s working hard to comply with making sure that everything is pursuant to the Federal Records Act.”
Jarrett says that the White House told Secretary Hillary not to do what she did. Protestations from Jarrett that Hillary “made a mistake” is a red flag to prosecutors and investigators. Valerie Jarrett knows exactly where to stick the knife in. Unfortunately it appears that Hillary is incapable of detecting when a knife is plunged into her back.
Knives in the back are not the only thing Hillary appears unable to sense. For a long time we advised Hillary to hold off as long as possible from announcing a campaign. We suggested around the time of the first Republican debate the window for her announcement should open and that the party so desperately needed Hillary should could wait until the very end of Summer or beginning of Fall to announce. We were told that timeframe was too late. Apparently though, that timeframe is not too late for the Villages Idiot – Joe Biden.
Joe Biden doesn’t think late October is too late. For Joe Biden, the Villages Idiot, it’s always Oktoberfest. Mourning Joe Biden plans to party and its smart for him not to attend the October 13 debate:
He is not preparing for the first Democratic debate on October 13 in Las Vegas and is not expected to participate, people close to him say, because he feels no pressure to reach a decision by then. He is likely to reveal his plans in the second half of October. [snip]
Campaign managers in key early-voting states have already been identified. Dozens of major donors have stepped forward. Domestic and foreign policy advisers are waiting in the wings.
It a first to write “smart” and “Biden” in one sentence. But it is smart for Mourning Joe to miss the first debate. Mourning Joe can wait to see if Hillary finally distinguishes herself from Communist Bernie Sanders and can enjoy as O’Malley and the rest of kookdom attack Hillary. Maybe, just maybe, a few punches in the face will wake Hillary up. Maybe. Maybe.
Have no doubt, Hillary Clinton will do very well in the first debate on October 13. She’s that good. She’ll have all the answers and will have gamed every circumstance. But that’s hardly a compliment. She’s running against dopes, mopes, and a communist, or at least a self-identified Socialist who is not even a member of the party he is running in, so it is hardly a compliment to say that she will wipe the floor with these bags of protoplasm.
How bad is it for Hillary2016? The bag of protoplasm who is either a communist but definitely a socialist has effectively beaten her in the race Hillary was supposed to win hands down. The money race:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton technically beat Bernie Sanders by $2 million in the chase for campaign cash over the past three months. But that isn’t the story — not even close.
Clinton held 58 fundraising events to raise her total; Sanders held seven. As of the end of September, Sanders had brought in 1.3 million total donations from 650,000 individuals since he began running. Clinton’s campaign did not release how many total donors she has. And Sanders ended September with $25 million in the bank; Clinton did not release how much money her campaign had on hand.
Hillary is hemorrhaging cash every day to raise cash. Hillary is bleeding cash to maintain her huge operation while Sanders runs a communist style insurgency spending little cash to make cash. Does this sound like 2008? It’s worse than 2008.
Sanders is not a serious candidate for president. But then again neither was Barack Obama. Of course Barack Obama had the advantage of the race-baiting and support from the establishment in the form of Ted Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, and the DNC under Howard Dean. Sanders has the advantage that he is a pawn of Obama. The other Obama pawn is Joe Biden. Al Gore is the latest entrant in wannabee pawn follies. None of these buffoons will be the nominee. They are pawns to bring down Hillary2016 so the real Obama candidate may emerge.
On the Republican side of the game there are pawns arrayed by the GOP establishment to stop Donald Trump. We’ve written plenty about that chess game. The moves Donald Trump has made on that presidential chess board should instruct Hillary2016 but thus far Donald Trump is a master teacher without a pupil in Hillary.
Donald J. Trump recognizes, targets, then attacks his opponents. Donald Trump recognizes that the GOP establishment is in the bag for Jeb Bush. So Trump carpet bombs Jeb Bush. As pawns raise their heads against Trump, The Donald plays wack-a-mole with them. But always Trump “recognizes” then “targets” then “attacks” his opponents. The key element is “recognize” your opponent.
You have to recognize who your opponent is before you can target and attack that opponent. It’s one of the big reasons why so many wisely object when American policymakers under instruction from treacherous Obama won’t “recognize” the opponent called “Muslim terrorists”. You can’t beat them if you don’t recognize them and call them out.
Donald Trump knows who his enemy is. Hillary seems oblivious to the fact that Barack Obama and his Kook left are her enemy. It’s not socialist/communist St. Bernard, or Biden, or Gore, or Chaffee, or that guy from Baltimore. Barack Obama is the enemy of Hillary2016.
On issue after issue Hillary Clinton must confront Barack Obama. Hillary can’t whine about Syrian refugees, can’t boast about her support of attacks against Syrian President Assad, without discussion of the utter failure, or is it treachery, of Barack Obama:
Only four or five U.S-trained Syrian fighters remain on the battlefield against militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East acknowledged Wednesday in the face of withering criticism from senators who dismissed the training program as a “total failure” and demanded a change of strategy.
Gen. Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. is looking at better ways to deploy the Syrian forces, but he agreed that the U.S. will not reach its goal of training 5,000 in the near term.
Hillary Clinton’s response to this debacle? Mush:
“Where we are today is not where we were. And where we are today is that we have a failed program,” Clinton said. But she added later, “I wouldn’t give up on train and equip, but I sure would push the Pentagon to take a hard look at why what has been done has been such a failure and what more we can do to support Kurdish fighters who are on the front line.”
Was there thunderous denunciation of Barack Obama the author of this catastrophe by Hillary? No. Just a few echoes from the cavern along with a call to bring into the United States, and only then vet, 65,000 Syrians(?) or those who pose as refugees along with more U.N. conferences and blah, mush, blah. This mush of weakness came from Hillary as a response to a call from Baltimore O’Malley to bring in 65,000 Syrians(?). From the cavern no attacks against the man in charge of this epic failure.
On issue after issue, mush from Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016. Day after day shadow-boxing from Hillary2016 but no punches against the man who casts the shadow. The man who casts the shadow over Hillary2016 is Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton remains in the cavern excavating her own doom.
If Hillary Clinton does not get out of the cavern to become the candidate of massive CHANGE with massive attacks against Barack Obama – then Hillary2016 is lost and gone forever. Dreadful sorry. Oh my darling, oh my darling, lost and gone forever. No more mush. Take a page from Trump.
It’s CHANGE or die.