JANET: Sign waving rally; Change your vote; Sample Ballot, Citizens for Liberty
TRUMP/Clinton: STRASSEL – Obama Justice; YORK – Donald’s challenge; NY POST – Endless scandal; WESTWOOD – One more batch; POLLS, DRUDGE LINKS (11/4/16)
NATIONAL: PILGER – Hillary & Isis same money; HANSON – Clinton beats Nixon?
PA: ZITO – Texas in PA; KNEPPER – CAP endorsements.
END NOTES: BATCHELOR – WWII & GOP; HAYES – FBI under fire; MARK LEVIN 11/3/16.
West Chester TEA Party
PLEASE Join us for Sign waving Rally Saturday November 5th from 11am to 1pm
in Exton on corner of Rt 30 and Rt 100 sign. Bring flags!
Janet: Malvern Office for Trump
Location for the Malvern Office for Trump. Phones should be in and 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
Change your vote!
“While it’s true that absentee voters can change their ballot, the Department of State says the tweet, which has been shared 4,000 times, needed clarification.
“Wanda Murren, the department’s press secretary, said Pa. absentee voters can’t change their ballots by calling the department.
“To change their votes, Murren said, absentees instead have to appear in person on election day, Nov. 8, and vote.
“”And that will void the absentee ballot,” she said. . .”
Citizens for Liberty: Weds, Nov 16th
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-King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, KOP, 19406
-7 until 9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
-Our famous free potluck dinner buffet included. Bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy
-Cash bar (non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages available at an inexpensive price)/self serve coffee
-Random monthly door prize
*We will be collecting non-perishable food and beverages to share with needy families at this particular event. Anything at all is a help, however we do not want anyone to feel obligated whatsoever. They will be distributed as needed during the winter months.
*Please share this extremely informative and fun event with your family and friends. You will be surprised at what you will hear. Our Constitution is at stake. U.S. LawShield is here to help!
Aiming to preserve our God-given and Constitutional rights,
Jane Taylor Toal, President/CEO Citizens for Liberty
Valley Forge Patriots
Janet: Sample Ballot
Here is a list of districts in Chester County to see your sample ballot for Nov. 8. Please note the second page! Vote NO on this item. They are trying to increase the retirement age of judges. (Their next job?)
The Pa. Constitution already has a mandatory retirement age of 70!
On the Montgomery ballot it’s the question on the right side.
Why is BO working so hard for Hillary? He needs her victory to polish his resume for his next job with the UN, CAIR, and Soros. Remember: government workers and politicians worry more about their next job than the one they already have! He, as a final effort, will pardon her for whatever she did.
Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “The Clinton Campaign at Obama Justice”
“Emails on WikiLeaks show a top federal lawyer giving Hillary a quiet heads up.
“The most obnoxious spin of the 2016 campaign came this week, as Democrats, their media allies and even President Obama accused the FBI of stacking the election. It’s an extraordinary claim, coming as it does from the same crew that has—we now know—been stacking the election all along in the corridors of the Justice Department.
“This is the true November surprise. For four months, FBI Director James Comey has been the public face of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. He played that role so well, putting the FBI so front and center, that the country forgot about Mr. Comey’s bosses. Revelations this week build the case that President Obama’s politicized Justice Department has been pulling strings and flacking for Mrs. Clinton all along.
One piece of evidence comes from WikiLeaks, in a hacked email between the chairman of the Clinton campaign, John Podesta, and Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik. It was sent in May of 2015 via a private Gmail account, which has become the favored way for Obama employees to hide communications from the public. “Heads up,” Mr. Kadzik warned, informing the campaign about a coming hearing and a recent legal filing about Mrs. Clinton’s emails.
“Don’t let Mr. Kadzik’s fancy title fool you: He is a Clinton partisan. . .”
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Byron York: Trump’s challenge”
“Rising in the polls, Donald Trump is speaking with renewed confidence on the stump. But his schedule — trips to Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, and other states where he trails in the polls — suggests the difficulty Trump faces finding the 270 electoral votes he needs to win the White House.
“The tightening of the race in national polls has been bracing for both sides.
“Not long ago, on Oct. 18, Hillary Clinton had a 7.1-point lead over Trump in the RealClearPolitics average of polls of the 4-way race. Today, Clinton’s lead is 1.9 points.
“As predicted, Gary Johnson’s share of the vote is declining, and there is now a convergence of polling of the 4-way race and the 2-way, Trump vs. Clinton showdown. Clinton’s lead over Trump in the 2-way contest is 1.7 points.
“But two cautions. One, the national polls, even an average of them, might be wrong. On election eve in 2012, the RCP average of national polls had Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by 0.7 points. Obama won by 3.9 points. Yes, the poll leader won the race, but that kind of gap is enough to make any poll watcher cautious.
“The second caution is the state polls. Trump’s path to 270 electoral votes is so narrow that he will hit some must-win states early on election night. If he doesn’t prevail there, he won’t become president. But the state of the race in some of those must-win states is hard to figure out. . .”
“. . . Sources with “intimate knowledge” of the probes told Baier the FBI has turned up “a lot of evidence” — and that the probes “will continue to, likely, an indictment.”
If, that is, they’re not quashed by higher-ups at the Justice Department.
The foundation probe, it turns out, has been under way for a year. On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that four FBI field offices have been reviewing possible influence-peddling via the foundation.
But the Journal also noted that top Justice Department and FBI officials have tried to rein in that probe — notably by nixing any subpoenas. Some agents say they were told flatly to “stand down.”
Clinton sympathizers will argue that it’s the lower-level agents who are out of line — and no regular citizen can really know who’s right. Maybe the field agents aren’t seeing the forest for the trees.
Or maybe the Obama Justice Department has become as partisan as the Obama IRS. . .”
Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner: “State Dept. set to release final batch of Clinton emails before election”
“State Department officials are set to publish up to 350 pages of Hillary Clinton‘s deleted emails Friday in what will be the final batch of her records released before Election Day.
“The release will come amid intense scrutiny over the FBI‘s decision to reopen its investigation of Clinton’s emails, which FBI Director James Comey had previously closed in July.
“It will mark the 19th time the State Department has posted a tranche of her emails on its public website, a process that became a monthly ritual from May 2015 to February of this year.
“During that period, the agency released roughly 55,000 pages of emails culled by Clinton’s legal team and turned over to the agency in Dec. 2014.
“But the emails set for publication on Friday were not included in that batch. The emails in the State Department’s final release were recovered by the FBI during its year-long investigation after Clinton’s team deleted them.
“Tomorrow we’re required to process 350 pages of emails, and we expect to meet that requirement as well,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday during the agency’s daily briefing. .”
Drudge Links 11/04/16
Two terrabyte drive with Clinton White House emails missing from National Archives…
AP willing to be ‘steered away’ from story…
Podesta Ignored Advice to Encrypt…
DEMS ON EDGE…
Obama scolds audiences in final push…
Tells blacks Trump is for Klan…
Talks about himself 207 times — while campaigning for HER…
Clinton once again making election referendum on Trump…
STOCKS SCARED: S&P 500 longest losing streak in 8 years…
Dying Florida man fights to have vote counted…
Hillary Confusion: Forgets Where She Is…
And Who She’s Campaigning For…
John Pilger, RT: “Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE)”
“In the second excerpt from the John Pilger Special, to be exclusively broadcast by RT on Saturday, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, Julian Assange accuses Hillary Clinton of misleading Americans about the true scope of Islamic State’s support from Washington’s Middle East allies.
“In a 2014 email made public by Assange’s WikiLeaks last month, Hillary Clinton, who had served as secretary of state until the year before, urges John Podesta, then an advisor to Barack Obama, to “bring pressure” on Qatar and Saudi Arabia,“which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL [Islamic State, IS, ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups.”
““I think this is the most significant email in the whole collection,” Assange, whose whistleblowing site released three tranches of Clinton-related emails over the past year, told Pilger in an exclusive interview, courtesy of Dartmouth Films.
“All serious analysts know, and even the US government has agreed, that some Saudi figures have been supporting ISIS and funding ISIS, but the dodge has always been that it is some “rogue” princes using their oil money to do whatever they like, but actually the government disapproves. But that email says that it is the government of Saudi Arabia, and the government of Qatar that have been funding ISIS.”
“Assange and Pilger, who sat down for their 25-minute interview at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the whistleblower has been a refugee since 2012, then talk about the conflict of interest between Clinton’s official post, which held throughout Obama’s first term, her husband’s nonprofit, and the Middle East officials, whose stated desire to fight terrorism may not have been sincere.
“John Pilger: The Saudis, the Qataris, the Moroccans, the Bahrainis, particularly the first two, are giving all this money to the Clinton Foundation, while Hillary Clinton is secretary of state, and the State Department is approving massive arms sales, particularly Saudi Arabia.
“Julian Assange: Under Hillary Clinton – and the Clinton emails reveal a significant discussion of it – the biggest-ever arms deal in the world was made with Saudi Arabia: more than $80 billion. During her tenure, the total arms exports from the US doubled in dollar value.
“JP: Of course, the consequence of that is that this notorious jihadist group, called ISIL or ISIS, is created largely with money from people who are giving money to the Clinton Foundation?
Victor Davis Hanson, RCP: “Has Clinton Topped Nixon?”
“Another day, another Hillary Clinton bombshell disclosure.
“This time the scandal comes from disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop computer, bringing more suggestions of Clinton’s sloppy attitude about U.S. intelligence law. Meanwhile, seemingly every day WikiLeaks produces more evidence of the Clinton Foundation leveraging the Clinton State Department for pay-for-play profiteering.
“At this point, Clinton has trumped former President Richard Nixon’s skullduggery — but without the offset of Nixon’s foreign policy accomplishments.
Even before the most recent scandals, Clinton’s campaign had an eerie resemblance to the Nixon playbook.
“Compare the election of 2016 to the election of 1972. The favored Nixon re-election juggernaut (dubbed CREEP, or the “The Committee for the Re-election of the President”) squeezed corporations and wealthy individuals for millions in donations, in much the same way that Clinton’s multimillion-dollar cash machine has vastly outspent her opponent, Donald Trump.
“The Watergate tapes later revealed an entirely cynical Nixon campaign team and a hard-nosed White House cadre led by H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman — plus a host of lesser toadies, such as the conniving John Dean. They all took for granted that Washington functioned on a quid-pro-quo and pay-for-play basis.
“In that regard, the Clinton campaign under chairman John Podesta (the new Haldeman) has become Nixonian to the core, thanks to Podesta’s ruthlessness. . .”
Salena Zito, NY Post: “Meet the Texans knocking on doors for Trump in Pennsylvania”
“GREENTREE, Pa. — Before the sun came up in this Pittsburgh suburb, 12 Texans and a young man from Norway were already on their second cup of coffee and set to get on with the business of helping Republican Donald J. Trump win in the stubbornly blue state of Pennsylvania.
“‘We are here to make sure that not one voter in Western Pennsylvania isn’t contacted face-to-face to remind them to vote for Trump,’ said George Woodruff of Gunter, Texas, a retired Marine and airline pilot.
“Meet the members of the Mighty Texas Strike Force, a group of nearly 2,000 mostly Texans who have deployed across several battleground states to push voters to pick the Republican in this year’s presidential election.
“‘We were founded during then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s first campaign for the presidency,’ explained Rick Potter, the head of the organization. ‘We are a group of devoted Texas volunteers who have deployed to several national battleground swing states ever since his first election.’
Potter said it began when Republicans wanted to get involved but knew their efforts weren’t needed in reliably red Texas, ‘So we have been working in states where they need help moving numbers ever since.’ . . .”
Leo Knepper, CAP Endorsements
The long term goal of our Ben Franklin Project is to elect fifty-five members to the House and fifteen to the Senate. Here is our list of endorsed candidates for this year’s general election:
Mark Amsdell—HD 71 (Cambria County), Rep. Cris Dush—HD 66 (Indiana and Jefferson Counties), Rep. Joe Emrick—HD 137 (Northampton County), Rep. Eli Evankovich—HD 54 (Westmoreland County), Dawn Keefer—HD 92 (Cumberland and York Counties), Rep. Jason Ortitay—HD 46 (Allegheny and Washington Counties), Rep. Greg Rothman—HD 87 (Cumberland County), Frank Ryan—HD 101 (Lebanon County), Rep. Rick Saccone—HD 39 (Allegheny and Washington Counties), Rep. Tommy Sankey—HD 73 (Cambria and Clearfield Counties), Rep. Dan Truitt—HD 156 (Chester County), Rep. Ryan Warner—HD 52 (Fayette County)
John DiSanto—SD 15 (Dauphin and Perry Counties), Wayne Langerholc—SD 35 (Bedford, Cambria, and Clearfield Counties),
Aaron Bernstine—HD 10 (Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties), Rep. Stephen Bloom—HD 199 (Cumberland Counties), Rep. John McGinnis—HD 79 (Blair County), Cecilia Houser—HD 72 (Cambria County), Joel Sears—HD 95 (York County)
John Batchelor, 11/3/16, Hour One, Thursday 3 November 2016 / Hour 1, Block A:
“Mona Charen, NRO, in re: Churchill said WWII was the most avoidable war in history; one side’s goals were clear, and the other (Allies) ignored the obvious, and dithered, and wasted millions of lives. The parallel here: the GOP was in an excellent position, the Democratic president was fairly unpopular, and the GOP was gaining after 2008 – got 1,000 local and legislative seats, 2/3 of the governorships; all they needed to do was nominate someone broadly acceptable, would gave won in a rout against the damaged Mrs Clinton. Instead, the GOP chose to nominate [a deeply difficult character].
“See: NH, Missouri, which is very close, then the middle states – PA, WI, MI, NC
“The Blue Wall” – 18 states voted Democratic every election from 1992, most of the northern Eastern Seaboard. Getting wobbly this year.
“As of last week, the House was going to be Democratic. Them Comey spake. As of tonight, it’s 70-30 GOP. Senate: a very close contest; Toomy is behind McGinty, which is definitive: hard to hold the Senate if Toomey goes down.
“It could be tha the Freedom Caucus will increase its influence: the fire-breathing Red Caucus, became proportionately larger in GOP, making Paul Ryan’s job even more difficult. Much depends on the presidential race,
“If Trump loses by a lot, then much mumbling and reshuffling. If he loses by a little, the bitterness over those GOP members who didn’t endorse Trump.
Those who haven’t endorsed Trump and those who maybe/sort of have: Kelly Ayotte, who’s now leading . . . A bizarre year.
Black turnout for Mrs C has been weak—it’s a big part of the Obama coalition (93%), and a problem for her.
Part of the Republican party wants to come home (“not while the home is under enemy occupation”); Virginia is no longer a red state.
Thursday 3 November 2016 / Hour 1, Block B:
Ed Hayes, criminal defense attorney par excellence, in re: FBI is under fire; biggest issue is loss of confidence. If they lose the confidence of the public, that’ll be a huge problem in American law enforcement. If the 650,000 emails contain no damaging info, that’s one thing; if bad info emerges, that’s another story—Comey will be in big trouble.
Why didn’t Comey resign in July?
Mrs C has been given enormous privileges—aides’ given immunity in an odd way, devices not seized, testimony not recorded. Why did no one ask Huma about email?
Over half a million emails??
Reports of lots of argument between FBI and AG Lynch: the fact that Lynch and Bill Clinton met for 38 min on the plane is egregious; they did not spend all that time talking about the weather; all have huge financial stake in Mrs C becoming president.
Very rare for DoJ to tell FBI “don’t do that” and then it does it.
There’ll be a lack of confidence in federal juries. Also, the defense can now say, “Don’t believe the prosecution; the FBI is political.”
The FBI is not for a political campaign season, it’s for January, when we have a president. The whole thing reeks.
Thursday 3 November 2016 / Hour 1, Block C: Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover; in re: The Clintons as a crime family? A vast conversation among people who know they’ll get away with it? Americans favor choosing virtue over vice.
Mrs Clinton was the first Secretary to have her own private server: people rent face time, spin off schemes, employ Clinton apparatchiks, etc. Bill Clinton’s speaking fees tripled after her appointment as Secretary of State: “You should invest in my future position as husband of a president.” . . . Existential question: why is it all about lucre? When they’re around superrich, they wonder, why does that person have more than I do? Empowered by their ideology: I can make mistakes, and all the stuff, but it matters not because I’m progressive and egalitarian.
Is the damage to the system–DoJ, FBI, Congress, Senate—too deep to recover?
When you kook at the IRS, VA, FBI; picture emerges that the left is claiming, “We’re doing everything for your benefit and we’re all in this together.” Redistribution [and the like]. Nobody had a cleaner life than Mitt Romney but he was excoriated.
Trump is a subjunctive [or future imperfect. –ed]; Hillary is an indicative.
Could an even farther-rightist populist emerge in 2020? Yes! If you borrow $20 trillion and cut it to half a trillion, that’s called a success. I wish we had a better vehicle to express this angst; but all we have is Trump. Think of some of the never-Trumpists: so self-righteous.
Worst-case scenario: is holding the House enough to rebuild the GOP? No. Need Senate, House, and eventually the presidency, at least for four years. I don’t see that in the [foreseeable] future.
Mark Levin, 11/3/16
“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show President Obama, the Democrats and the media are onto something. If Hillary Clinton is elected president it will be historic, because never before has a husband and wife team been impeached. Also, the Clinton Foundation, Hillary and almost half a dozen of her staffers are under investigation. Now they are lashing out at the FBI because this is what leftists do. If James Comey is to be faulted it’s because he waited 3 weeks while early voting was going on to reopen the Hillary investigation.
“Later, the FBI finds emails related to Hillary’s State Department tenure. It remains to be seen if these emails are relevant in the Clinton case. Hillary and her lawyers said that they had turned over everything relevant to the FBI. If it is found that they didn’t, Hillary then they obstructed justice. In addition, we now know that Obama corresponded with Hillary on his specially secured Blackberry phone. This means that he communicated classified discussions via Hillary’s private email server — the same unsecured email server that mishandled classified information and was assuredly hacked by foreign governments. In doing so, did Obama violate the Espionage Act? And if so, could this be one of the reasons Obama is campaigning so aggressively for Hillary?
“Finally, Joe DiGenova, a former U.S. Attorney, calls in to talk about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.”
Also a great lecture on Edmund Burke! “The podcast for this show can be streamed or downloaded from the Audio Rewind page.”