TRAGER – Egyptian Moslems for Trump; RUSHBO – Never Trump; NY POST – Bombshell emails; PAYTON – ICANN; USA TODAY – Warren smackdown; SEIB – Suburban women; YAHOO – Obama course correction; MOORE – Economic growth; MADSEN – Muslim immigrants.
Eric Trager, John Batchelor: Hour Three
Monday 19 September 2016 / Hour 3, Block A: Eric Trager, Washington Institute via Wall Street Journal, in re: Egyptian Moslems for Trump. @EricTrager18, @WashInstitute. Egyptians have a conspiracy theory. About Mrs Clinton: she supports the Muslim Brotherhood; they blame her for the election of Morsi in 2011, that she forced Washington to recognize Morsi. Careless and twisted reading of one of Hillary’s statement, and Huma Abedin; and how Hillary called Huma “a second daughter.” In fact Mrs C was much more conservative than President Obama, was sceptical of the MB, and said so in her memoires; but the version available in Cairo says she said she and Pres Obama created ISIS. These are given credence among Egyptians. . . . About Mr Trump, the elites think he’s just talking campaign junk, won’t carry out what he says; but they approve of the fact that he’s not interested in promoting democracy and will work with strongmen. . . . Whoever wins, Egyptians hold that, “American thinking will still support chaos in Egypt” —because, they think, we embrace the Arab Spring and endorse the Muslim Brotherhood. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/09/19/how-egyptians-conspiracy-theories-about-clinton-explain-trumps-appeal-to-them/
How Egyptians’ Conspiracy Theories about Clinton Explain Trump’s Appeal to Them Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Whereas Mr. Trump’s meeting is consistent with his admiration for strongmen and therefore unsurprising, Mrs. Clinton’s meeting has surprised some in Egypt, where prevalent conspiracy theories depict her as a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and, therefore, an enemy of the current government.
Many Egyptians, including senior government officials, believe that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi won the June 2012 presidential election thanks to pressure from Mrs. Clinton. As with many conspiracy theories, this one is rooted in a twisted interpretation of what Mrs. Clinton actually said at the time.
Four days before Egypt’s election results were announced, Mrs. Clinton remarked that “it is imperative that the military fulfill its promise to the Egyptian people to turn power over to the legitimate winner.” (In the same interview, she also said that “we don’t know yet who’s going to be named the winner.”) http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/09/17/the-flow-of-islamist-fighters-from-egypt-to-syria-and-the-sisi-governments-crackdown/
Rushbo: Never Trump?
“. . .It’s “Never NeverTrump,” Victor Davis Hanson, the phenomenal VDH, writing at National Review Online. Which is interesting in and of itself because National Review has many of the Never Trumpers who are trumpeting their Never Trumpism every day, multi times a day on the National Review site. Victor Davis Hanson is not naming any names, doesn’t have to, but the people would read his piece would know who he’s talking about. But let me do my best to excerpt this. It begins thus:
“‘Any Republican has a difficult pathway to the presidency. On the electoral map, expanding blue blobs in coastal and big-city America swamp the conservative geographical sea of red.’ Have you ever seen that map, red and blue counties? (scoffs) We dwarf ’em. We don’t dwarf ’em in the population centers but, I mean, 98% of this country geographically is Republican. You go to the coastal areas and some state capitals like Chicago and other big cities, and it’s all union Democrat. California, for example.
“Big-electoral-vote states such as California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey are utterly lost before the campaign even begins. The media have devolved into a weird Ministry of Truth. News seems defined now as what information is necessary to release to arrive at correct views.” That’s exactly right. Ministry of Truth. State-Controlled Media. News isn’t news anymore. News is what they do in order to move you to arrive to agree with the “correct” opinion of things. Story after story, person after person.
“‘In recent elections, centrists, like John McCain and Mitt Romney … were reinvented as caricatures of Potterville scoundrels right out of a Frank Capra movie,’ such as It’s a Wonderful Life. ‘When the media got through with a good man like McCain, he was left an adulterous, confused septuagenarian, unsure of how many mansions he owned, and a likely closeted bigot. Another gentleman like Romney was reduced to a comic-book Richie Rich, who owned an elevator, never talked to his garbage man, hazed innocents in prep school, and tortured his dog on the roof of his car.
“‘If it were a choice between shouting down debate moderator Candy Crowley and shaming her unprofessionalism, or allowing her to hijack the debate, Romney … chose the decorous path of dignified abdication.’ What this means is that these mild-mannered, moderate/centrist Republicans, when they were being systemically cut up and destroyed right there in front of their faces, sit there and let it happen because it’s the polite and establishment way to do it. You simply do not fight back. You simply do not!
“Candy Crowley asserts herself in that debate and saves and rescues Obama on the whole subject of Benghazi and foreign policy, and Romney sits there and lets it happen. Mr. Hanson here is saying: These are the people we think can beat these people? These are the people we think we’d rather have than Donald Trump? These are the people we think are gonna fight back against what’s wrong? We already know Romney didn’t fight back! We already know McCain didn’t fight back, and even if they had chosen to they were destroyed before they would have started.
“This is part of a slow buildup to his belief that Trump is the last hope that we have of stopping the path that we are on, that Victor Davis Hanson concludes is national suicide. And along the way he excoriate these Never Trumpers for their focus on the preservation of this movement or that movement or delaying the inevitable for four more years. ‘Maybe we can get it back in four years, but we can’t ever do anything, if this guy becomes president. . .’
“In an important scoop in Sunday’s Post, Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein revealed a host of bombshells from internal e-mails at Platte River Networks, the company that managed Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail servers after she left the State Department.
“Among the many eye-openers from the Vincent-Klein review of internal Platte communications:
The server suffered at least one hacking attempt from a Russia-based computer in 2013, and three from China-based PCs in 2014.
When news broke of Clinton’s mass deletions of old e-mails, Platte execs worried about being implicated in what they believed was her “covering up some shaddy [shady] s - - t.” One even called it “Hillary’s coverup operation.”
The IT folks later sought to “cover our asses.” On Aug. 19, 2015, Platte IT consultant Bill Thornton wrote colleagues: “Any chance you found an old e-mail with their directives to cut the backups back in Oct‐-Feb? . . . If we had that email, we are golden.”
Thornton’s other damage-control idea: “Wondering how we can sneak an e-mail in now after the fact asking them when they told us to cut the backups and have them confirm it for our records.”
“Thornton and fellow Platte specialist Paul Combetta refused to answer questions from the House Oversight and Reform Committee this month. Their presumed reason for pleading the Fifth: They’d deleted Clinton archives in March 2015 even though they were fully aware of a court order and congressional subpoena to preserve all Hillary’s records.
“Yes, there was indeed some shady, shady business going on.”
Theresa Payton, The Hill: “Changing who controls ICANN jeopardizes our presidential election”
“. . . ICANN does more than just assign and/or approve your website’s domain. ICANN has its own Security and Stability Advisory Committee, which “engages in ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis of the Internet naming and address allocation services to assess where the principal threats to stability and security lie, and advises the ICANN community accordingly.” They are equivalent to your security guard at the bank. Why change the security guard now when voter data is more vulnerable – and prized – than ever?
“If ICANN changes hands, so do the security measures taken to protect the rightful owner of your web site. If a site was hijacked today – not an uncommon crime in the cyber world – to reassert yourself as the rightful owner, you would go through law enforcement channels, your domain provider, and yes, ICANN.
“When a significant event happens to a web site, businesses, cyber securities companies, and ICANN all know their roles and act together in tandem to mitigate the threat. They are in lockstep with an emergency call plan that has been mapped out through trial and error over the years.
“ICANN’s actions have made the internet safer for you. Will that still hold true after Sept. 30?
“At the end of the day, election administrators are not cyber defenders nor should they be. They are trained to run elections. Let them do their job and let ICANN do theirs.”
USA Today: Warren laid the smackdown on Wells Fargo CEO”
“OK, so you haven’t resigned. You haven’t returned a single nickel of your personal earnings. You haven’t fired a single senior executive,” Warren said. “Instead, evidently, your definition of accountable is to push the blame to your low-level employees who don’t have the money for a fancy P.R. firm to defend themselves. It’s gutless leadership.”
Gerald Seib, WSJ:” Suburban Women May Be Hillary Clinton’s Lifeline”
Where’s Warren on the Main Line?
“In battleground states, Democrat needs support of suburban, college-educated women to offset Trump’s appeal to working-class men
“Drive northwest out of Philadelphia and you quickly encounter the kind of place, and the category of voters, that could represent Hillary Clinton’s lifeline in 2016.
“The place is Montgomery County, third most populous in a state that would, more than any other, open the gate to a presidential-election victory for Donald Trump if he could pull off an upset. Standing in his way, in Montgomery County and in a series of other key battleground states, are suburban women.
“Women in upscale suburban areas are the offset to the working-class white males who are streaming into the Trump camp elsewhere. In the August Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 42% of white men with less than a college education had a positive view of Mr. Trump. Just 28% of suburban women had a positive view.
“That means Mrs. Clinton has to hope that women in Montgomery County and similar areas of eastern Pennsylvania swallow their misgivings about her and provide support that balances out the vote in Trump country in the traditional coal and steel communities in western Pennsylvania. There, the Trump populist message has great resonance among workers who feel left behind by the current economy as well as the political system.
“This equation is repeated in a series of battleground states, where women in suburban areas are crucial to the outcome. The suburbs around Denver in Colorado, and those in northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C., could be decisive in those two states, and in both cases the votes of suburban women are crucial to the Clinton effort. . .”
Yahoo!: “In parting words to UN, Obama calls for ‘course correction’”
Another Cloward-Piven tactic: make a crisis and then create a government to manage it. Of course, Obama is less concerned about his “legacy” than about arranging his next job.
“UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a closing dispatch to the world he’s tried to shape, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other major powers have only limited ability to solve the world’s most profound problems, including Syria’s civil war. He lamented the “cycles of conflict and suffering” that seem to kick in every time humanity finally seems to be getting it right.
“‘Perhaps that’s our fate,’ Obama said in his last speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
“Four months before leaving office, Obama called for a ‘course correction’ to ensure that the unstoppable forces of globalization don’t lead nations to entrench behind their borders and ignore the most vulnerable. He chided foreign leaders for stoking ethnic and religious divisions while faulting Russia for a brutish approach to its role on the world stage.
“Still, Obama insisted it was critical not to gloss over ‘enormous progress’ on economics and global cooperation that he said formed a template for tackling the problems of the future.. .”
Steve Moore, John Batchelor:
“Tuesday 20 September 2016 / Hour 1, Block C: Steve Moore, chief economist, Heritage and economics advisor to Donald Trump, now in Memphis (just drove cross the soaring bridge from Arkansas); in re: Debate focus for Trump shd be economics, the economy, the [stagnation ] of the last decades; how most workers haven’t had a pay raise in that time. The heart of Mr T’s economic plan laid out last Thurs at the New York Economics Club was cuts to business taxes, to 15%, also assures a 15% tax, only, on small businesses.
“That, alone, could drive us back to 4% or 5% growth. Best way to raise wages is to cut business taxes. Trump getting 70% of he GOP vote Also doing extremely well with Reagan Democrats: electricians. Pipefitters, many other skilled tradesmen. .
“Also, union voters. I say we can get 4% growth for five years—incl pro-American energy, reduce regulations, [jettison] Obamacare. Growth solves a lot of problems. Will this attract overseas investment? I think so: 1. A 10% on capital stuck in foreign bank accounts, can’t bring it back because of current 30% tax; we think we can raise $100 bil for Treasury but, more important, will generate huge investment into businesses in the US. 2. Immediate expensing for businesses: as soon as you bld a plant or buy a computer you can write it off on the first day instead of over a decade or two.
“Small-business Democrat are there – all there for the taking.
“Deregulation and energy? Trump wins a lot of blue collar, middle-class voters: $50 TRILLION of oil and gas resources der federal land. Hillary wants to do for O&G what Obama did for coal. We need west-to-east pipelines, very badly. Some NE states are buying Brent Crude from Europe, which is higher. We , although that’s iffy. need LNG terminals and refineries!”
Wayne Madsen, InfoWars “OBAMA FLOODING MORE U.S. CITIES WITH MUSLIM MIGRANTS”
“. . .Obama’s Muslim migrant resettlement operations, which will see a total of 110,000 resettled during fiscal year 2017 and which Democratic presidential candidate said she will increase by 555 percent, come at a time of increased jihadist terrorist activity in the United States.
Police are searching for naturalized Afghan immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with a series of bombs found in Manhattan and Seaside Park and Elizabeth, New Jersey.
“The terrorist who killed his co-workers at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, California was U.S. citizen born to Pakistani parents.
“The Orlando night club killer was the U.S.-born son of a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan.
“The St. Cloud, Minnesota shopping mall terrorist, Dahir Adan, a Somali immigrant, has been linked to jihadist cells among that town’s large group of Somali Muslim refugees.
Other small American cities and towns that have seen a recent influx of Muslim refugees include Aberdeen and Huron, South Dakota; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Buffalo, New York; Rutland, Vermont; and Charleston, West Virginia. A number of Muslim Somali migrants have recently crossed from Mexico into U.S. border cities like El Paso, Texas and Calexico, California.
President Obama will push for increased migrant resettlement in the Western world at his Leaders’ Summit on Refugees meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly annual plenary session this week in New York.”