Archive for March, 2008

You remember Maggie.

March 31, 2008

Maggie Williams was HRC’s Chief of Staff back in BJ Clinton’s presidency. She is the one who took a box of files out of Vince Foster’s office the night he died. That she did is clearly marked in the log of the uniformed Secret Service agent who was place to watch the office after the report of Foster’s death. Then she flat out lied about doing it under oath. A typical HRC staffer.

Maggie Williams is back in the news again.

Hillary Clinton spends considerable time on the campaign trail bemoaning unscrupulous lenders who have left millions of Americans scrambling to keep their homes but all the while her campaign manager, Margaret “Maggie” Williams, has sat on the board of one of the nation’s once-largest and now-bankrupt sub-prime mortgage lenders.

Read the whole thing.
HT to Mr. Reynolds.

I called it.

March 30, 2008

I have been saying that Hillary Rodham Clinton was going to take the fight to the primary all the way to the convention floor if she had to.

…and it appears she is. OK, not a hard call given her history of destroying anyone who got in her way, sense of entitlement, and raw naked lust for power. I apologize for using the words “naked” and “lust” in a sentence about HRC.

The MSM is finally catching up to me. The Washington Post has a story about HRC vowing to stay in the race.

In her most definitive comments to date on the subject, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Saturday to put to rest any notion that she will drop out of the presidential race, pledging in an interview to not only compete in all the remaining primaries but also continue until there is a resolution of the disqualified results in Florida and Michigan.

“I know there are some people who want to shut this down and I think they are wrong,” Clinton said in an interview during a campaign stop here Saturday. “I have no intention of stopping until we finish what we started and until we see what happens in the next 10 contests and until we resolve Florida and Michigan. And if we don’t resolve it, we’ll resolve it at the convention — that’s what credentials committees are for.

One of those “people” is the DNC Chairman Howard Dean. He just got a spot on Hillary’s enemies list.

My Way News also has a story on the subject

If Hillary Rodham Clinton is feeling heat from pundits and party elders to quit the race and back Barack Obama, you’d never know it from her crowds, energy level and upbeat demeanor on the campaign trail.

“There are millions of reasons to continue this race: people in Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina, and all of the contests yet to come,” Clinton told reporters Friday. “This is a very close race and clearly I believe strongly that everyone should have their voices heard and their votes counted.”

I’m looking forward to a long a bloody campaign between HRC and the other unexperienced far left extremist liberal democrat with plans to destroy the US economy, Barak Obama.

Jay Severin chimes in with his theories on her motives

Another of the left’s deliberate lies

March 29, 2008

Charles Krauthammer points out the lefts latest deliberate, dirty lie.

Asked at a New Hampshire campaign stop about possibly staying in Iraq 50 years, John McCain interrupted — “Make it a hundred” — then offered a precise analogy to what he envisioned: “We’ve been in Japan for 60 years. We’ve been in South Korea for 50 years or so.” Lest anyone think he was talking about prolonged war-fighting rather than maintaining a presence in postwar Iraq, he explained: “That would be fine with me, as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed.”

And lest anyone persist in thinking he was talking about war-fighting, he told his questioner: “It’s fine with me and I hope it would be fine with you if we maintained a presence in a very volatile part of the world.”

There is another analogy to the kind of benign and strategically advantageous “presence” McCain was suggesting for postwar Iraq: Kuwait. The U.S. (with allies) occupied Kuwait in 1991 and has remained there with a major military presence for 17 years. We debate dozens of foreign policy issues in this country. I’ve yet to hear any serious person of either party call for a pullout from Kuwait.

Why? Because our presence projects power and provides stability for the entire Gulf and for vulnerable U.S. allies that line its shores.

The desirability of a similar presence in Iraq was obvious as long as five years ago to retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, one of Barack Obama’s leading military advisers and his campaign co-chairman. During the first week of the Iraq War, McPeak (a war critic) suggested in an interview that “we’ll be there a century, hopefully. If it works right.” (Meaning, if we win.)

But a serious argument is not what Democrats are seeking. They want the killer sound bite, the silver bullet to take down McCain. According to the Politico, they have found it: “Dems to hammer McCain for ‘100 years.’

As Lenin is said to have said: “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” And as this lie passes into truth, the Democrats are ready to deploy it “as the linchpin of an effort to turn McCain’s national security credentials against him,” reports David Paul Kuhn of the Politico.

Hence: A Howard Dean fundraising letter charging McCain with seeking “an endless war in Iraq.” And a Democratic National Committee press release in which Dean asserts: “McCain’s strategy is a war without end. . . . Elect John McCain and get 100 years in Iraq.”

The truth doesn’t matter to democrats. This “big lie” is the same “Politics of Personal Destruction” that they are infamous for.

Time for more coffee!

March 28, 2008

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Taking the party down with her

March 28, 2008

As I have, and many others, have said, HRC isn’t giving up as long as there is a slim, sliver of a chance of her getting access to the Oval Office. She’s been planning her Socialist Police State for a long time, and isn’t going to let some former State Senator from a flyover state stop her. Some democrat pundits have tossed around the “Tanya Harding” option. There is where Hillary effectively “kneecaps” Obama in order to take him out of the race (although, Obama’s spiritual adviser seems to being that for her). If that tears the party in half, she’s OK with that. Because in her view, she’s more important than the party.

Peggy Noonan sums it up well:

“What, really, is Mrs. Clinton doing? She is having the worst case of cognitive dissonance in the history of modern politics. She cannot come up with a credible, realistic path to the nomination. She can’t trace the line from “this moment’s difficulties” to “my triumphant end.” But she cannot admit to herself that she can lose. Because Clintons don’t lose. She can’t figure out how to win, and she can’t accept the idea of not winning. She cannot accept that this nobody from nowhere could have beaten her, quietly and silently, every day.”

Listen, I can feel her pain. She’s spent thirty years sticking with a horny hillbilly in order to build her resume. Obama is coming along with no resume, no background, just empty slogans that the useful idiots are swallowing whole and claiming how filling they are.

This must be driving her crazy. She’s been planning and plotting her path to the Presidency for decades. She will do whatever it takes to win, the democrat party and voters be damned. Personally, I’m stocking up on popcorn and am planning on enjoying the show.

Update: More at RWS.

Deconstructing the ’90s Clinton Boom

March 28, 2008

By way of US News & World report, shining the light of reality on the last line of defense for Clintonites:

1) Clinton was dealt a great hand. The economy was entering its eighth quarter of expansion, oil was cheap (around $11 a barrel), inflation was low, there was greater certainty about the global economy because of the end of the Cold War, “and, of course, a tremendous set of new productivity-enhancing technologies involving information technologies and the World Wide Web burst on the scene.” Talk about starting on third base.

2) The economy did OK during Clinton’s first term. But it wasn’t spectacular. From 1993 through 1996, real gross domestic product grew at an average annual rate of 3.2 percent, employment rose by 11.6 million jobs, average hourly wages grew by 0.8 percent, and market capitalization rose by 78 percent in real terms.

3) But then the economy really kicked into gear. In 1997, Congress passed and Clinton signed (despite initial opposition) a modest capital-gains-tax cut, one that would be worth about $30 billion in today’s dollars after four years. This was not Reagan 2.0. Yet from 1997 through 2000, a period when the expansion should have shown its age, real GDP growth averaged 4.2 percent a year, 11.5 million more jobs were created, and real wages grew 6.5 percent. Oh, and the stock market doubled.

Read the whole thing.

Much of the so-called “Clinton Economy” can be explained by the second half of this quote by Dennis Miller: “Bill and Hillary possess that rare blend of grade A Machiavellian caginess combined with the luck of a two-time Powerball winner”

another democrat governor in trouble with the law…

March 27, 2008

This time it is the democrat governor of Puerto Rico who is up on charges.

The governor of Puerto Rico and at least 12 others, including members of his campaign finance committee, were indicted in San Juan in the culmination of a three-year investigation into the governor’s campaign finances, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office on the island.

Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá is expected to turn himself in Friday to face a variety campaign related crimes: conspiracy to violate election laws, making false statements, wire fraud, program fraud, conspiracy to defraud the IRS and filing a false tax return.

The 27-count indictment began with a long-running grand jury probe into how the governor funded his election to Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner, the nonvoting position in Congress he held prior to becoming governor.

According to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez, the governor and his allies in Puerto Rico and Philadelphia conspired to pay off campaign finance debt with fake invoices and straw contributions. She said the governor and his operatives hatched a scheme to illegally collect up to $7 million in illegal campaign contributions.

The governor, she said, also used campaign funds to pay for family vacations to Miami, Orlando and Costa Rica. He also allegedly sent his children to China using campaign funds and bought $57,000 worth of luxury suits, said FBI agent in charge Luis Fraticelli.

Mean while, in Columbia

March 27, 2008

By way of Ace is this bit of news:
Colombia Seizes 66 Pounds of Uranium from FARC Narcoterrorists

Colombia said it seized at least 66 pounds (30 kg) of uranium from the country’s biggest left-wing rebel group on Wednesday, the first time radioactive material has been linked to the four-decade-old guerrilla war.

The uranium was found in a rural area long considered a Marxist guerrilla stronghold just south of the capital Bogota.

It is being examined by government experts, the defense ministry said in a statement, although it did not say where the material came from or what it could be used for.

An expert on Colombia’s cocaine-fueled conflict said rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, do not have the facilities needed to make a bomb with uranium.

“This appears to have been part of a black market operation that the guerrillas were trying to use to make money,” said Pablo Casas, an analyst at Bogota think-tank Security and Democracy.

“This is new for Colombia and could bring the FARC into the major leagues of black market terrorist transactions,” he said.

Color me not suprised…

March 27, 2008

According the AP, Saddam Hussein paid for US democrat congresscritters to visit Iraq prior to his corrupt dictatorship being toppled.

Saddam Hussein’s intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The three anti-war Democrats made the trip in October 2002, while the Bush administration was trying to persuade Congress to authorize military action against Iraq.

Prosecutors say that trip was arranged by Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a Michigan charity official, who was charged Wednesday with setting up the junket at the behest of Saddam’s regime. Iraqi intelligence officials allegedly paid for the trip through an intermediary and rewarded Al-Hanooti with 2 million barrels of Iraqi oil.

The lawmakers are not named in the indictment but the dates correspond to a trip by Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, David Bonior of Michigan and Mike Thompson of California.

Prosecutors said Al-Hanooti was responsible for monitoring Congress for the Iraqi Intelligence Service. From 1999 to 2002, he allegedly provided Saddam’s government with a list of U.S. lawmakers he believed favored lifting economic sanctions against Iraq.

Good news for Civilization…

March 27, 2008

According to a recent Gallup poll, 28% of current Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters would vote for John McCain if Barak H. Obama wins the democrat nomination and 19% of Barak H. Obama‘s supporters will vote for John McCain if HRC gets selected by the democrat party overseers.

Either way, it lowers the chances of a socialist becoming President on 1/20/2009, which is good news for Civilization.