TRUMP/Clinton: The Next Debate 4pm Sunday; NOONAN – The Kaine impunity; TAU – White House & emails; McCARTHY – More email scandal.
NATIONAL: KRAUTHAMMER – Stillborn legacy; DICKERSON – Deportation stalled; RUSHBO – Global warming; GABRIEL PARUSSINI & DEBIPRASAD NAYAK – India’s IRS scam; ROSS – More emails.
END NOTES: LEVIN 10/6/16
Janet: Malvern Office for Trump –
Location for the Malvern Office for Trump. Phones should be in soon and then phone banks will begin. Right now you can get signs, handouts, and volunteer for door to door campaigning.
The address is: 270 Lancaster Ave, Suite H, Malvern PA 19355
“You have to keep up with the news Sean” Ann Coulter to Hannity, 7:15pm yesterday!
“Do the right thing or the popular thing?” Red Eye, 3:42am
The next debate: Sunday, 4pm.
Trump’s (deliberate?) waffling last time triggered a swarm of coaches who have covered every conceived angle of every conceived issue. The whole scene becomes very Shakespearean or Biblical – the lines and plot are known, the acting and actors become our focus as the American public moves into synchrony.
I think Donald chose to miss some hanging curves to mask his overall strategy: discover her most likely thrusts, gamble she will repeat them, and slap the *itch like she has deserved for 20 years!
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Peggy Noonan, WSJ: “The Kaine Impunity”
“America needs seriousness, sincerity, normality. How could he not have known that?
“We are unsettled. The big thing looms and so many are still groping toward a decision. We would all like it to be over. I think of the farmer who treed a coon and then climbed up to shake it out of the branches. The coon turned out to be a wild lynx, which bit him and scratched and put up a heckuva fight. The farmer’s friends heard his screams and gathered below with guns, but no one could get a clear shot. Finally the farmer shouted: ‘Just shoot up here amongst us, one of us has got to get some relief.’”
“It will be over in a month, and you’ll know what you’ve done.
“The past week, three significant pieces of news. The first was Mr. Trump’s 3 a.m. tweet on Alicia Machado. Actually that happened a week and a half ago, but this week the thought really settled in: He’s going to do that as president. Once he tweeted crazy things a lot and then he sort of slowed and then he was sort of winning and then the mad 3 a.m. tweet told you: No, it will happen as president, only it will be more serious then. This is the week his friends, staff and supporters realized it will never stop.
“The second was Bill Clinton’s admission that ObamaCare is a mess . . .”
Byron Tau, WSJ: “White House Coordinated on Clinton Email Issues, New Documents Show”
“Emails obtained by the Republican National Committee find close contact with Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign in early 2015
“WASHINGTON—Newly disclosed emails show top Obama administration officials were in close contact with Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign in early 2015 about the potential fallout from revelations that the former secretary of state used a private email server.
“Their discussion included a request from the White House communications director to her counterpart at the State Department to see if it was possible to arrange for Secretary of State John Kerry to avoid questions during media appearances about Mrs. Clinton’s email arrangement.
“In another instance, a top State Department official assured an attorney for Mrs. Clinton that, contrary to media reports, a department official hadn’t told Congress that Mrs. Clinton erred in using a private email account.
“The previously unreported emails were obtained by the Republican National Committee as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records of Mrs. Clinton’s time in office. The RNC provided to The Wall Street Journal only some of the emails, leaving it unclear what was in the remaining documents. The RNC said it released only emails relevant to the communication between the White House and State Department.
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Hillary Clinton’s Scandals Begin to Undermine Libya Prosecutions “
“The lies continue to unravel.
“Well, you heard it here first: As I warned back in August 2015, Hillary Clinton’s recklessly irresponsible mishandling of classified intelligence and destruction of thousands of government records was certain to undermine any government attempt to prosecute cases related to the Benghazi massacre and the Obama-administration policies — spearheaded by then-Secretary Clinton – that led up to it.
“It has now happened. And there is still another shoe to drop – one the Obama Justice Department has conveniently managed to push beyond Election Day.
“On Tuesday, Politico reported that the Justice Department had quietly dropped a criminal case against Marc Turi. He had been indicted by federal prosecutors in Phoenix for supplying arms to Libyan “rebels” during the 2010–11 civil war.
“In that conflict, pursuant to Obama-administration policy that was spearheaded by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and backed by senior Republicans on Capitol Hill, the United States switched sides: turning against the regime of Moammar Qaddafi (notwithstanding that he had been supported by the U.S. government as a key anti-terrorism ally), and backing Islamists championed by the Muslim Brotherhood, whose ranks were threaded with al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists (i.e., the terrorists about whom Qaddafi had been providing our government with intelligence).
“The administration dropped the criminal case on Tuesday, one day before a court-ordered deadline to disclose information about its efforts to arm Islamist rebels. . .”
Charles Krauthammer, NRO: “The Stillborn Legacy of Barack Obama”
“His signature domestic legislation and his foreign policy of preening disengagement are both coming apart at the seams.
“Only amid the most bizarre, tawdriest, most addictive election campaign in memory could the real story of 2016 be so effectively obliterated, namely, that with just four months left in the Obama presidency, its two central pillars are collapsing before our eyes: domestically, its radical reform of American health care, a.k.a. Obamacare; and abroad, its radical reorientation of American foreign policy — disengagement marked by diplomacy and multilateralism. . .”
Caitlin Dickerson, NYT: “Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases”
Again, Obama’s “legacy” is not what he did but his next job . . .
“The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years.
“The shift, described in interviews with immigration lawyers, federal officials, and current and former judges, has been occurring without public attention for months. It amounts to an unannounced departure from the administration’s widely publicized pronouncements that cases tied to the so-called surge of 2014 would be rushed through the immigration courts in an effort to deter more Central Americans from entering the United States illegally.
“The delayed cases are those of nearly half of the Central Americans who entered the United States as families since 2014, and close to a quarter of the total number of Central Americans who entered during that period, according to figures from the Justice Department. . .”
Rushbo: Global Warming
“. . . When you hear “consensus of scientists,” if there’s a consensus, it isn’t science. Science is not vote. Science is not democratic. We don’t think that the moon is where it is because a consensus of scientists has decided and some disagree. We don’t think that any other scientific discovery made has been up to a vote. It either is or it isn’t. But climate change, it’s all a consensus. Consensus of scientists agree. And it’s all done to turn you to government.
“It’s all done to get you to hate the same people the left hates and to suspect the same people the left hates and to make you distrust Big Pharmaceutical, Big Oil, Big Box Retail, Big Whatever. Whoever’s on the Democrat Party enemies list, that’s who’s to blame for this, and it’s all about turning you into a ward of the state, and they make it personal. They tell you, “You can save the planet!” I read blogs written by young people 20, 25, 30 years old. Stunning how they bought into this.
“It’s frightening how they’ve bought into it, and it’s frightening how many of them think that it’s all science when none of it is science. Do you realize the only thing…? There is only one thing that points to global warming, and that is computer models. We don’t have a bit of data. We don’t have one shred of scientific data. All of it is computer models forecasting twenty years from now, thirty years from now. You note they never say climate change in the next two years? They never say climate change in the next 10.
You know why?
“Because at some point, we would easily be able to prove that they’re wrong. They make the prediction 30 years out, 50 years out, when many people are gonna be dead and won’t be around to know. And if you’re young enough, if you’re 20 and they tell you 50 years, well, you’re still 70. So you’re gonna buy into it to try to save the climate so that there’s someplace to live. And all this talk about going to Mars is rooted in the same thing, that the planet is not gonna be habitable. And all of this is nothing but total political BS.”
Gabriele Parussini & Debiprasad Nayak, WSJ: “Fake IRS Collection Job Lands India ‘Scam Center’ Workers in Jail”
“Police say workers posing as tax collectors earned bonuses for every dollar stolen from U.S. victims
“THANE, India— Minaz Husain Ladaf couldn’t believe his luck this summer when he was offered a 40% bump in salary and other perks to work for what he thought was the U.S. government. But when he went to his new workplace to pick up his paycheck this week, he was picked up by the police instead.
“Mr. Ladaf and dozens of fellow call-center workers have been locked in dusty jail cells in this booming Mumbai suburb since Wednesday. Police say they managed a telephone “scam center” where close to 700 workers called targeted Americans, pretending to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and raking in an estimated $150,000 a day.
“They would follow a precise script, police said, trying to trick people into believing they owed thousands of dollars in taxes and were facing all kinds of ruinous penalties or even jail, in the latest example of what U.S. authorities say is a recent wave of tax-related swindles.
‘Your 401(k) [retirement] plan will be frozen and confiscated, all your wages and benefits would be frozen,” one script went, according to a phone recording released by police here. “Your passport will be seized along with your state ID and if you belong to a country other than the United States then you will be deported…your Social Security number will be blocked for the next seven years and you will not be eligible for any benefits such as disability benefits, unemployment benefits, child-protection income or retirement or pension.”
“The Inspector General for Tax Administration in the U.S. says it has fielded more than 1.7 million complaints from victims who have lost a total of more than $47 million to such scams in the last three years. . .”
Chuck Ross, Daily Caller: “Hacker Releases Tons of Emails from Clinton State Department Insider?”
“A hacker believed to be operating on behalf of the Russian government has released thousands of emails taken from the personal account of Capricia Penavic Marshall, a key Clintonworld figure who worked under Hillary Clinton at the State Department.
“The emails, which were released on the anonymously-operated site DC Leaks, are broken down into eight categories: ‘Atlantic Council,’ ‘Clinton Foundation,’ ‘Conversations with Clinton’s team,’ ‘favor,’ ‘fundraising,’ and several others.
The Daily Caller’s investigative team is scouring through the records.
“Marshall’s central importance to the Clintons’ political operations was realized earlier this year by Citizens United. The conservative watchdog group filed a federal lawsuit for Marshall’s State Department emails.”
Mark Levin 10/6/16
“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, President Obama’s approval rating has hit a high of 55% in his second-term. This rating tells us one thing – we’re surrounded by stupid people. We’re surrounded by people who don’t care about their rights and liberty, think eviscerating law enforcement is a great thing and are in favor of open borders. After that, Donald Trump is behind in key states with only 5 weeks left. Many of us are desperate to defeat Hillary Clinton in spite of Trump’s imperfections. It’s up to Trump to win and no one else. This could be a very close election as indicated by the polls and Trump could lose if he is not careful.
“In addition, Joe Bastardi of WeatherBell calls in to give an update on Hurricane Matthew’s current status. As the rest of the country sleeps Thursday night, the Florida east coast is going to be hit by Hurricane Matthew with 120 mile per hour winds. There could be massive floods in Florida, in Georgia and in North Carolina. Also, Hillary has asked the state of Florida in the middle of an emergency to extend the voter registration there. It is never America first with her and the left.
“Later, Obama is disgracefully bypassing the Senate once again. He is going to enter into a treaty at the U.N. on climate change. This treaty is against capitalism and will destroy liberty in America. How does shutting down our smoke stack industries and paying foreign governments going to stop the ocean from rising?”