TRUMP/Clinton: The Next Debate 4pm Sunday; Fahrenhold – Don’s lewdness 11 years ago; Cramer – More Wikileaks; FANG et al- Hillary leaks; COLLINS – Bisexed Hillary.
NATIONAL: LEDEEN – Not BO’s fault; RUSHBO – Special kind of stupid; SPERRY – FBI to revolt; FRENCH – Climate change expensive rituals.
PA : SNYDER – PoliticsPA
END NOTE: LEVIN 10/7/16
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
“Gennifer said: ‘I don’t know Huma or the Weiners. I justknow what Bill told me and that was that he was aware that Hillary was bisexualand he didn’t care. He should know.
‘He said Hillary had eaten more p***y than he had.’
“Yet however much their roles as mistress and wife cast Gennifer and Hillary Clinton as natural rivals Gennifer claimed to feel a sense of solidarity with Hillary, 65, and would support Hillary’s candidacy for President.”
Replay – 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!
David Fahrenthold, WaPo: “Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005”
Only 11 years ago! . . .Check Wright, Robert. (1994) The Moral Animal. The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Pantheon. Who describes the ancient attraction – even between male and female chimpanzees – of females to males who have food in their hand or money in their pocket. Trump would be strange if he didn’t have such conversations . . .
“Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post.
The video captures Trump talking with Billy Bush, then of “Access Hollywood,”on a bus with the show’s name written across the side. They were arriving on the set of “Days of Our Lives” to tape a segment about Trump’s cameo on the soap opera.
“Late Friday night, following sharp criticism by Republican leaders, Trump issued a short video statement saying, ‘I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize.’ But he also called the revelation ‘a distraction from the issues we are facing today.’ He said that his ‘foolish’ words are much different than the words and actions of Bill Clinton, whom he accused of abusing women, and Hillary Clinton, whom he accused of having ‘bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.’ . . .”
Ruby Cramer, BuzzFeed: “WikiLeaks Appears to Release Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speech Transcripts”
“Excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s closed-door paid speeches, including to financial firms, appeared to be made public for the first time on Friday when WikiLeaks published hundreds of hacked emails from her campaign chairman.
“The speech transcripts, a major subject of contention during the Democratic primary, include quotes from Clinton about her distance from middle-class life (‘I’m kind of far removed’); her vision of strategic governing (‘you need both a public and a private position’); and her views on trade, health care, and Wall Street (‘even if it may not be 100 percent true, if the perception is that somehow the game is rigged.’)
John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman, was the latest victim in a wave of hacks on key figures in Democratic politics and the political establishment in what administration officials say is an effort by Russia to undermine the election.
“Clinton research director Tony Carrk sent the excerpts in an email to Podesta and other senior aides, sourcing the “the flags from HRC’s paid speeches” to the Harry Walker Agency, the firm that represented Clinton and arranged her dozens of public and private paid speech deals after she left the State Department in early 2013.
“The email is dated Jan. 25, 2016, with the subject line, ‘HRC Paid Speeches’ . . .”
Hacked emails show excerpts of paid Hillary speeches…
She Dreams Of ‘Open Trade and Open Borders’…
2,000 Messages From Podesta Exposed…
Campaign Coordinating With Soros Organization…
Aides agonize over canned jokes to downplay scandals…
Lee Fang, Zaid Jilani, Alex Emmons, & Naomi LaChance, Intercept: “Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches to Goldman Sachs Finally Leaked”
“EXCERPTS OF HILLARY Clinton’s remarks during paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and other groups wereleaked online Friday afternoon by WikiLeaks. Clinton, who was paid upwards of $225,000 per speech, earned more than $22 million on the paid speaking circuit after resigning as secretary of state.
“The excerpts are revealed in an email from Tony Carrk, the research director of the Clinton campaign, to John Podesta, the campaign chairman, and other top campaign officials. Carrk, who did not respond to a request for comment, highlighted in the memo the most politically damaging quotes from each paid speech, under headers including “CLINTON ADMITS SHE IS OUT OF TOUCH,” “CLINTON SAYS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POSITION ON POLICY,” and “CLINTON REMARKS ARE PRO KEYSTONE AND PRO TRADE.”
“The wealth Clinton accumulated was a topic at the paid events. . .”
Laura Collins, UK Daily Mail: EXCLUSIVE: Two decades after her affair with Bill Clinton, Gennifer Flowers reveals they’d be together now if it wasn’t for Chelsea and how former president confided in her that Hillary was bisexual”
– Flowers’s 12-year affair with Bill Clinton was exposed in 1992 during his presidential campaign
– She bitterly regrets rejecting him when he last begged to see her and says he’s the ‘love of her life’
– Launching a career as a sex columnist she says Clinton taught her everything she knows
– Bill told her Hillary was ‘bisexual’ and that he had ‘no problem with that’
Michael Ledeen, FDD: “Obama to World: I failed, but it’s their fault”
“. . . My mission was to undo the terrible damage my country had visited upon much of the world. My predecessors had dominated developing countries to the advantage of the United States, and had imposed Judeo-Christian standards on them, along with capitalism. I believe this is unfair to those who don’t share our standards, and damaging to us as well, since it deprives us of the wisdom of more ancient civilizations.
“We had wrecked the Middle East by invading Iraq and Afghanistan, we were in constant conflict with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and were seemingly unable to undo lingering Cold War antagonisms with countries like Russia, China, North Korea and Cuba.
“I resolved to undo the damage we had done, which meant several things: weakening American military power, canceling the installation of anti-Iranian and anti-Russian missile systems in Europe, weakening traditional alliances, especially those with the colonialist powers, and establishing warmer partnerships with former enemies. Accordingly, I reached out to my most important counterparts, our long-standing rivals in Russia and Iran, President Putin and Supreme Leader Khamenei. I saw this as a fulfillment of the confidence bestowed on me by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, which, as you well know, reflected the global consensus so often expressed here at the UN.
“It did not, however, reflect the domestic consensus in my own country. I wanted a strategic alliance with our erstwhile enemies, especially with Iran, but American public opinion was against it. This was a part of American Islamophobia, and I fought against it from my first days in office. I even forbade officials in my administration to use phrases like ‘radical Islam,’ or ‘Islamic terrorism.’ I sent several letters to his Excellency, Supreme Leader Khamenei, assuring him that we would abandon all efforts at regime change, and urging him to work with us. I knew it would take time, and that if I were going to succeed the breakthrough would likely come in my second term. As I told Russian President Medvedev, I could be much more flexible after my reelection. I was true to my word. . .”
Rushbo: “It Takes a Special Kind of Stupid to Be This Acquiescent to the State”
“. . . The state, in this case, is the commerce department, which is the National Weather Service, which is the National Hurricane Center, which is the National Oceanographic and Aeronautical Association, whatever it is — oh, and NOAA — and they’re out there all saying the same things, and Algore has made a point of pointing out global warming is responsible for stronger hurricanes. And after saying that, we didn’t have any for 11 years. But you can’t escape it — you can’t — any time this hurricane was talked about.
“When they go to talk to a guest, some special meteorologist expert or hurricane specialist, there was always a link to climate change. We had this Ron what’s-his-name from NBC who actually said that the United Nations panel on climate change, once they get the document signed, it’s designed to stop these kinds of hurricanes, and the media doesn’t question it. The media doesn’t oppose it. They don’t question it. They never even doubt it.
“They just report it, and when anybody comes along and does the job the media used to do — which is doubt and suspect what people in power tell us — we get attacked because we are then portrayed as enemies of the state. I think that’s really what’s going on with the media these days, in addition to whatever left-wing bias. But they have now grown to become one with government, one with the idea of Big Government. They consider themselves to be part of it. The fact that they’re all Democrats is icing on the cake.
“But it’s the power that goes along with being part of the state. It’s the connections. It’s everything. And anybody that comes along with an opposing view — anybody that does not accept whatever the government says about anything — is immediately targeted, held up for ridicule. This is what the media themselves used to do. Now, you know as well as I do that whatever we’re talking about in terms of a hurricane or a major thunderstorm or high winds, nothing is “normal” anymore. Let me ask you this.
“Gauging how successful they’ve been, this hurricane, did you need anybody to make you think about global warming when you first heard about it, or did you automatically say, “You know what? Global warming!” Why did you think it? Because they put it in your mind. . .”
Paul Sperry, NY Post: “FBI agents are ready to revolt over the cozy Clinton probe”
“Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his “cowardly” whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized private email server.
Feeling the heat from congressional critics, Comey last week argued that the case was investigated by career FBI agents, ‘So if I blew it, they blew it, too.’
“But agents say Comey tied investigators’ hands by agreeing to unheard-of ground rules and other demands by the lawyers for Clinton and her aides that limited their investigation.
“‘In my 25 years with the bureau, I never had any ground rules in my interviews,’ said retired agent Dennis V. Hughes, the first chief of the FBI’s computer investigations unit.
“Instead of going to prosecutors and insisting on using grand jury leverage to compel testimony and seize evidence, Comey allowed immunity for several key witnesses, including potential targets.
“The immunity agreements came with outrageous side deals, including preventing agents from searching for any documents on a Dell laptop owned by former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills generated after Jan. 31, 2015, when she communicated with the server administrator who destroyed subpoenaed emails.
“Comey also agreed to have Mills’ laptop destroyed after the restricted search, denying Congress the chance to look at it and making the FBI an accomplice to the destruction of evidence. . .”
David French, NRO: “No One Wants to Go Broke for Ineffective Climate-Change ‘Solutions’”
“America’s long hurricane drought is over. The drought was so long that just this summer, the Washington Post’s weather editor, Jason Samenow, felt compelled to write a piece making the case that the absence of hurricanes was “terrifying.” No, I’m not making this up. A major hurricane had not hit the east coast in more than a decade, and he was concerned that Americans might grow complacent, and that increasing wealth and higher populations on the coast would make the next hurricane that much more destructive.
“But he also wrote to assure liberal Americans that the hurricane drought absolutely, positively did not mean that climate change wasn’t real:
“Adam Sobel, a climate scientist at Columbia University, cautions that the drought in no way invalidates global warming predictions or the expectation that storms will grow more intense in future decades. The ‘notion that the hurricane drought in the Atlantic has somehow disproved the consensus projections of climate science is wrong, because the drought is still a relatively short-term fluctuation in a single basin, while the projections are for long-term global trends,’ he writes on his blog.”
“Okay, sure, everyone knows that short-term weather fluctuations have little to do with long-term climate trends, but someone needs to tell the climate-change alarmists. Because weather, in the form of Hurricane Matthew, is suddenly proof of climate change again. The Huffington Post pointed to Matthew’s “unusual” strength as a climate-change indicator. A Slate piece made the same point, arguing that “October hurricanes aren’t supposed to be this scary.” Newsweek claimed that Matthew “signals the devastation that lies ahead.”
“The problem for alarmists, as always, is that the true devastation is always just over the horizon. The present reality never justifies the language of crisis, and as time marches on, more and more of the most hysterical predictions fail. . .”
Sy Snyder, PoliticsPA: 10/7
“Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty. The Pennsylvania Senate race has become a dead heat in more ways than one. First of all, the polls are all over the place in this contest. Just this week, Franklin & Marshall had McGinty with a six-point lead while Quinnipiac put Toomey up by eight. Meanwhile,Monmouth showed an exact tie between the two. Additionally, McGinty and Toomey revealed that they raised$6.3 million and $6.1 million respectively during the third fundraising quarter. For all the talk of the presidential race, the Senate battle may be the one keeping Pennsylvanians up late in the early morning of November 9th.
Hillary Clinton. Speaking of the presidential contest, Clinton went 3 for 3 in this week’s polls. Quinnipiac, Monmouth and F&M showed her with leads of five, ten and nine points respectively. The candidate also held a town hall in Delaware County with Chelsea Clinton and Elizabeth Banks on Tuesday. Finally, she scored the first endorsement of a newspaper editorial board when the Patriot-News announced their support on Thursday.
Seth Williams. The Philadelphia District Attorney has recently faced a number of personal and professional difficulties but his electoral life was considered still somewhat strong. That may be changing, however, after this week. On Monday, Congressman and Philadelphia Democratic Party leader Bob Brady indicated he wouldn’t come to the DA’s aid. Instead, Brady seems content to let Williams fight it out in a primary which could feature several hopefuls. All of a sudden, Spring 2017 must feel like it’s right around the corner for Williams.
Brian Fitzpatrick. The Republican nominee continues to build momentum just about a month out from Election Day. The younger brother of the retiring Congressmanunveiled his Q3 total Wednesday. The largest fundraising haul for a non-incumbent, this cash will be needed as PA-8 remains the most competitive Congressional contest this year.
Eric Papenfuse. We’ll be giving the Harrisburg Mayor a down arrow every week until he lifts his ridiculous ban of PennLive. It has hit seventeen weeks.
Mark Levin 10/7/16
“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, There is no defending what Donald Trump said about women in 2005; it was grotesque. The media dumping this on Friday in order to take advantage of it before the upcoming, Sunday debate is unethical. Where was this media when President Bill Clinton was accused of assaulting multiple women? Where was this media when Hillary Clinton led the smear machine in defense of her husband?
“This media was silent because they are the Praetorian Guard of statism. They’re for big government. They’re for the Democrats and they reject us, they despise us. They don’t report. In addition, the business of being an outsider does not excuse any of Trump’s conduct. However, the goal is to beat Hillary Clinton, not defend the indefensible. After that, 54% of people who entered the U.S. in 2015 illegally were caught. What happened to the other 46%?
“Later, Planned Parenthood is a private organization, so why should the American taxpayer keep funding it? Planned Parenthood is immune to budgetary cuts despite its disgusting activities. They are fighting to ensure that we keep funding it against our wishes.
“Finally, weatherman, Joe Bastardi of WeatherBell calls in to give us an update on Hurricane Matthew.”