HILLARY: HOWLEY – ISIS Memo; GRIFFIN & FITZPATRICK – Clinton’s top aide; DURDEN – Her health?; GIRDUSKY – Soros; NAPOLITANO – Short circuit.
LEADS: NOONAN – Elites jump ship; WILL – Illinois broke; FERRIS – Ocare melts.
ELECTION: POOR – Donald lights up rally; HANSON – NeoLibs; RASMUSSEN – Polls.
END NOTES: MARK LEVIN 8/11/16; BRODY – Our Andalusia in DC.
“Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party”
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Women have always swapped sex for money. Prostitution is not only the oldest profession but also the most varied, the most subtle. Hillary is a modern “sugar baby” who plays for very high stakes and most women, for instinctive reasons, understand, admire, and forgive her deeds. Afterall, Bill cheated but she didn’t leave: he “owes” her and so does every man.
There’s also a complication: our species oscillates between “male” and “female” tactics and we have entered a time wherein feminized, high verbal males also generate “rules” that enforce “fairness.” (Start with Robert Wright, 1995, The Moral Animal.)
Empires collapse while following “laws” intended to protect their traditions. .
HILLARY . . .
Patrick Howley, Breitbart: “FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin Support for ISIS”
“Breitbart News published the following report on June 14, 2016. We are re-publishing it now to provide context amid national media controversy surrounding presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comment that President Obama “founded ISIS.”
WASHINGTON, DC — Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.
The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese.
“In August 2012, a “SECRET” classified memo was sent to various top Obama administration officials and agencies, including to the State Department and to Clinton’s office personally.
“The document is an IAR, an intelligence information report,” said Christopher J. Farrell, who serves on the board of directors of Judicial Watch, which obtained the document. “It is produced by somebody within the Defense intelligence agency (DIA). It is reporting from the field by an intelligence agent” who could be a U.S. government agent, a defense attaché, or a source.
“It’s a report from the field back to headquarters with some intelligence that somebody is willing to bet their career on,” Farrell said. . .”
Investors: “Clinton Scandal: 44 More Lies Turn Up In Hillary’s Emails”
Election 2016: Judicial Watch, which has been doing all the heavy lifting to expose the extent of Hillary Clinton’s scandalous use of a private email account while secretary of state, released dozens of emails on Tuesday that shouldn’t exist.
For more than a year, Clinton insisted that she didn’t use her private email account until after March 18, 2009, since those were the earliest emails she turned over to the State Department. According to Clinton, before that date, she was using an old Blackberry email account, to which she no longer had access.
Her campaign website continues to make this claim: ‘Early in her term, Clinton continued using an att.blackberry.net account that she had used during her Senate service.’
Yet in March, Judicial Watch unearthed several emails to and from Hillary’s private email account in February. And this week, it released more than 30 emails that predate the time Clinton claims she started using her clintonemail.com account, along with other work emails sent in April 2009 that she never turned over, despite her claims to the contrary. The combined total adds up to 44 newly unearthed email exchanges.
These emails are mostly mundane exchanges between Clinton and her top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. But in one exchange, Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman Stephen Roach shares testimony he is about to give to Congress about China’s monetary and trade policies. “Can he come to the embassy” while she is in Beijing, Clinton asks. As Judicial Watch points out, Morgan Stanley has been ‘a long-time financial supporter of the Clintons.’…”
Drew Griffin & David Fitzpatrick, CNN: “Top Clinton State Department aide helped Clinton Foundation”
“(CNN)A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department traveled to New York to interview job candidates for a top job at the Clinton Foundation, a CNN investigation has found.
“The fact that the aide, Cheryl Mills, was taking part in such a high level task for the Clinton foundation while also working as chief of staff for the secretary of state raises new questions about the blurred lines that have dogged the Clintons in recent years.
“Upon entering office as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation agreed to a set of rules to ensure any activities by the foundation would not “create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State.”
“On June 19, 2012, Mills, then the chief of staff for Clinton at the State Department, boarded a New York City-bound Amtrak train in Washington’s Union station.
“The next morning, at the offices of a New York based executive search firm, Mills would interview two high-level business executives. Her mission was to help the Clinton Foundation find a new leader, a source told CNN.
“According to Mills’ attorney, her work for the Clinton Foundation while she was employed at the State Department was strictly voluntary. She received no pay and no government funds were used to finance the short trip. . .”
Durden, Zerohedge: “Is Something Wrong With Hillary: Bizarre Behavior, Seizure Allegations Raise Doubts About Her Health”
“. . . Hillary’ bizarre, erratic behavior on the campaign trail (culminating with last week’s perplexing “short-circuit” comment) has left many wondering whether she is seriously ill. Hillary has at multiple times had convulsions that appear to be seizures on camera, including a series of seemingly inexplicable coughing fits.
“A frequently referenced video, shown below, alleging that Hillary may have seizure-like conditions emerged several weeks ago and has so far failed to lead to a conclusive explanation whether Hillary may have ongoing health problems and potential residual aftereffects from a blood clot in her brain sustained three years ago . . .”
Ryan Girdusky, American Mirror: “Leaked e-mail shows Soros urged Clinton to intervene in Albania civil unrest”
“. . . “Dear Hillary,
“A serious situation has arisen in Albania which needs urgent attention at senior levels of the US government. You may know that an opposition demonstration in Tirana on Friday resulted in the deaths of three people and the destruction of property.
“There are serious concerns about further unrest connected to a counter-demonstration to be organized by the governing party on Wednesday and a follow-up event by the opposition two days later to memorialize the victims.
“The prospect of tens of thousands of people entering the streets in an already inflamed political environment bodes ill for the return of public order and the country’s fragile democratic process.”
Andrew Napolitano, Townhall: “Hillary Clinton Short-Circuited?”
“When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked last week if she has misled the American people on the issue of her failure to safeguard state secrets contained in her emails, she told my Fox News colleague, Chris Wallace, that the FBI had exonerated her. When pressed by Wallace, she argued that FBI Director James Comey said that her answers to the American people were truthful.
“After Clinton recognized that even her strongest supporters doubted her statement, she attempted to walk it back. In doing so, she repeatedly lied again, but offered as an excuse a bizarre claim that she had “short-circuited” her answer.
“Who knows what that means? She claimed that she and Wallace were talking over each other and her answer had been misunderstood and misconstrued. Yet, Clinton said that Comey exonerated her as being “truthful” to the public when in fact he stated that she had been truthful during her three-hour, closed-door, unrecorded interview with the FBI. . .”
LEADS . . .
Peggy Noonan, WSJ: “How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen”
“Those in power see people at the bottom as aliens whose bizarre emotions they must try to manage.
“This is about distance, and detachment, and a kind of historic decoupling between the top and the bottom in the West that did not, in more moderate recent times, exist.
Recently I spoke with an acquaintance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the conversation quickly turned, as conversations about Ms. Merkel now always do, to her decisions on immigration. Last summer when Europe was engulfed with increasing waves of migrants and refugees from Muslim countries, Ms. Merkel, moving unilaterally, announced that Germany would take in an astounding 800,000. Naturally this was taken as an invitation, and more than a million came. The result has been widespread public furor over crime, cultural dissimilation and fears of terrorism. From such a sturdy, grounded character as Ms. Merkel the decision was puzzling—uncharacteristically romantic about people, how they live their lives, and history itself, which is more charnel house than settlement house.
Ms. Merkel’s acquaintance sighed and agreed. It’s one thing to be overwhelmed by an unexpected force, quite another to invite your invaders in! But, the acquaintance said, he believed the chancellor was operating in pursuit of ideals. As the daughter of a Lutheran minister, someone who grew up in East Germany, Ms. Merkel would have natural sympathy for those who feel marginalized and displaced. Moreover she is attempting to provide a kind of counter-statement, in the 21st century, to Germany’s great sin of the 20th. The historical stain of Nazism, the murder and abuse of the minority, will be followed by the moral triumph of open arms toward the dispossessed. That’s what’s driving it, said the acquaintance.
“It was as good an explanation as I’d heard. But there was a fundamental problem with the decision that you can see rippling now throughout the West. . .”
George Will, NRO: “In Illinois, the Blue-State Model Rolls toward Bankruptcy”
“Deficits and unfunded pension labilities as far as the eye can see.
“Chicago — Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican governor Bruce Rauner is remarkably relaxed for someone at the epicenter of a crisis now in its second year and with no end in sight. But, then, stress is pointless when the situation is hopeless. Besides, if you can ignore the fact that self-government is failing in the nation’s fifth-most populous state, you can see real artistry in the self-dealing by the Democrats who, with veto-proof majorities in the state legislature, have reduced this state they control to insolvency. Illinois’s government, says Rauner, “is run for the benefit of its employees.” Increasingly, it is run for their benefit when they retire. Pension promises, though unfunded by at least $113 billion, are one reason some government departments are not digitized at all. . .”
Sarah Ferris, The Hill: “Next president faces possible ObamaCare meltdown”
“The next president could be dealing with an ObamaCare insurer meltdown in his or her very first month.
The incoming administration will take office just as the latest ObamaCare enrollment tally comes in, delivering a potentially crucial verdict about the still-shaky healthcare marketplaces.
“The fourth ObamaCare signup period begins about one week before Election Day, and it will end about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20. After mounting complaints from big insurers about losing money this year, the results could serve as a kind of judgment day for ObamaCare, experts say.
“The next open enrollment period is key,” said Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Obama administration has struggled for several years to bring young, healthy people into the marketplaces, which is needed to offset the medical costs of older and sicker customers.
These problems are coming to light this year, as insurers get their first full look at ObamaCare customer data. Some, like UnitedHealth Group, say they’ve seen enough and are already vowing to leave the exchanges.. .”
ELECTION . . .
Jeff Poor, Big Govt: “Trump Slams Hillary and Obama, Lights Up Crowd at Florida Rally”
“KISSIMMEE, FL – On Thursday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a campaign rally in the all-important I-4 corridor of Florida at the Silver Spurs Arena before a three-quarters-full crowd at the 11,000-seat venue.
“Before Trump appeared on stage, those in attendance were treated to rousing introductions from Harvest Praise & Worship Center Pastor Mark Burns and pro-Trump YouTube sensations Diamond and Silk.
“‘Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you have to vote Democrat,’ Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway said to a raucous applause.
“Trump took the stage to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” and began immediately with an attack on his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
“Aren’t emails a wonderful thing?” Trump declared, referring to a new batch of emails that seems to indicate staffers of the Clinton Foundation asked for favors from the State Department while Clinton was secretary of state. “What a great invention. . .”
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Hillary’s Neoliberals”
“Some Republicans have cultural and political affinities that are pulling them away from Trump and toward Clinton.
“Many elections redefine political parties.
“The rise of George McGovern’s hard-left agenda in 1972, followed later in the decade by Jimmy Carter’s evangelical liberalism, drove centrist Democrats into the arms of Richard Nixon and later Ronald Reagan.
“These so-called neoconservatives (“new conservatives”) grew tired of liberals’ perceived laxity about fighting the Cold War. In foreign policy, the neoconservatives were best known for supporting idealistic nation-building abroad. They distrusted the rise of what would become political correctness and ever more government. They worried about violent crime and higher taxes. So decades ago, these Democrats joined the Republican party.
“Since the 1980s, the neoconservatives have made up the elite of their newly adopted party — despite their unease with the conservative orthodoxy of border enforcement, fierce resistance to gun control, and opposition to abortion.
“Now, a few neoconservatives are reinventing themselves again and returning to the Democrats to support Hillary Clinton. We could call them “neoliberals.”
“They believe that socialist Bernie Sanders made the hard-Left Clinton seem like an acceptable centrist. As neoliberals, they hope that beneath her opportunistic embrace of Obamism, Clinton still could recalibrate herself as more of a Democrat of the 1990s, a period when her husband, President Bill Clinton, championed balancing the budget while intervening abroad.
“Neoliberals — along with some members of the conservative establishment — consider Republican party nominee Donald Trump to be toxic.
Rasmussen: “White House Watch”
“White House Watch: Clinton 43%, Trump 40%, Johnson 8%, Stein 2%
“Is the air going out of Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bounce?
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows the Democratic nominee with 43% support to Donald Trump’s 40%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up eight percent (8%) of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein trails with two percent (2%). Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last week, the first weekly survey following the Democratic national convention, found Clinton with 44%, Trump at 40%, Johnson at six percent (6%) and Stein with three percent (3%). It was Clinton’s biggest lead over her Republican rival since June. Trump reached a high of 44% support in mid-July.
Clinton continues to earn more support among voters in her party (82%) than Trump does in his (74%). But the GOP nominee still holds a slight lead – 37% to 32% – among voters not affiliated with either major political party. Both Clinton and Trump draw just over 10% support from voters in the opposing party. . .”
END NOTE . . .
Mark Levin (08/12/16)
“On Wednesday’s Mark Levin show, Could this 2016 election possibly end up like the 2000 election? If it’s close like George Bush and Al Gore was, the Supreme Court would not need to get involved. In the end the election would be in Congress’s hands and in the hands of state legislators, many of which are controlled by Republicans, which would hand the Presidency to Donald Trump.
“Also, the pom-pom boys will never blame Trump for his mishaps or failures but will blame Ted Cruz and Republicans who don’t support him. If Trump loses it will be his fault and that of his media surrogates. His surrogates have acted as enablers, pushing him from day one.
“Later, Hillary Clinton is hiding behind a Gold Star Family when attacking Trump. However it was her policies that led to more Gold Star Families.
“In addition, we now see the Department of Justice once again attacking the Baltimore police with phony statistics. And while the Baltimore police are being attacked by the Obama administration, the left is demanding criminal justice reform, casting criminals as victims? The problem we have in this country is not enough law and order.
“Finally, Brian Mast is running for Congress in Florida’s 18th Congressional District calls in to discuss his race.”
James Brody: Our Andalusia
Wikipedia reminds us of the old days that are, in important respects, the same as these new days:
“While industrialisation was taking off in the northern Spanish regions of Catalonia and the Basque country, Andalusia remained traditional and displayed a deep social division between a small class of wealthy landowners and a population made up largely of poor agricultural labourers and tradesmen.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalusia#History
Network scholars refer to this as a “winner take all” outcome. No matter the number of participants, they (the poor) all deal with a single hub (the wealthy). Such organizations are common in physiology as well as in settled neighborhoods and societies.
We have one in Washington . . .