Tag Archives: Election 2016

We are at war — so what else is new?

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

"Hillary Clinton, who didn’t get a majority of all votes and who lost in the Electoral College, keeps on grinding through her long list of people who failed her. Her nuttiest charge, that 'Russia 'Hacked' the election,' reached its apogee, last week, in the bizarre video featuring Morgan Freeman. The actor, who’s played both the President and God, intones that 'We have been attacked; we are at war.' Financed by a cobbled-together Committee to Investigate Russia, the notion seems to be: stretch Hillary Clinton’s conspiracy theory into the talking points for … a coup d'etat. Congress is, of course, investigating 'what Russia did.' Unearthed, so far? Not much." (09/25/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/09/25/we-are-at-war-so-what-else-is-new/

Clinton won't rule out questioning 2016 election, but says no clear means to do so

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

"Hillary Clinton says she would not rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election if new information surfaces that the Russians interfered even more deeply than currently [asserted on the basis of no credible evidence]. In an interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her new memoir, What Happened, Clinton acknowledges that such a challenge would be unprecedented and that 'I just don't think we have a mechanism' for it." (09/18/17)

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/18/551217204/hillary-clinton-says-shes-optimistic-about-our-country-but-i-am-not-naive

Hillary happened

Source: CounterPunch
by Jeffrey St. Clair

"So someone has ghost-written another Hillary Clinton memoir. My biggest question when I picked it up was: Did Hillary stiff the writer out of the final payment as she did Barbara Feinman, the real author of It Takes a Village? You don’t have to read any further than the cover of the book to answer the question posed by its title: What Happened: Hillary Clinton. Glutton for punishment, I took a masochistic dive into its dark pages anyway. It soon became apparent that Hillary shouldn’t have treated Feinman so churlishly. What Happened would have greatly benefited from her stylistic enhancements." (09/15/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/15/hillary-happened/

Hillary is what happened

Source: spiked
by Sean Collins

"In the famous 'Festivus' episode of Seinfeld, Frank Costanza kicks off his alternative to Christmas with the Airing of Grievances: 'I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you’re gonna hear about it!' If you want to get an idea of what Hillary Clinton’s new book is like, think of Frank Costanza. As What Happened reveals, Hillary has a lot of problems with a lot of people who, she believes, cost her the 2016 election. She doesn’t care if you don’t want to hear it (apparently many close to her advised against her writing the book), she is going to spend 512 pages letting you know how she really feels. When Clinton writes about 'the deep currents of anger and resentment flowing through our culture,' you can’t help think that this is actually an apt description of her own feelings." (09/15/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/hillary-is-what-happened/

Clinton gripes about Electoral College

Source: The Hill

"Hillary Clinton in a new interview called for an end to the Electoral College. 'I think it needs to be eliminated,' Clinton said of the Electoral College during an interview on CNN. 'I'd like to see us move beyond it, yes.' The former Democratic presidential nominee won the popular vote in the 2016 election by nearly 3 million votes. But she lost the Electoral College to President Trump. In recent days, Clinton has been doing a series of interviews to promote her new book, 'What Happened.'" (09/14/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/350603-clinton-we-need-to-eliminate-electoral-college

Johnson, Stein lose anti-trust debates lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

"On August 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected the lawsuit filed by Gary Johnson and Jill Stein against the Commission on Presidential Debates. Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates, 16-7107. The 11-page decision is written by Judge Janice Rogers Brown, who has been hostile to minor parties and independents throughout her whole career, which began on the California Supreme Court and then extended to the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. She wrote that the plaintiffs lack standing." (08/29/17)

http://ballot-access.org/2017/08/29/gary-johnson-and-jill-stein-lose-anti-trust-debates-lawsuit/

Clinton paid aide Huma Abedin nearly $65k from campaign funds since defeat

Source: Fox News

"Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has paid Huma Abedin nearly $65,000 from her campaign funds since her November election defeat, Federal Election Commission filings show. Records show Abedin, Clinton's longtime friend and aide who served as the vice chair of the campaign, has been paid $64,415.10 in salary from Hillary for America, Clinton's campaign committee, since mid-November." (08/21/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/21/clinton-paid-aide-huma-abedin-nearly-65k-from-campaign-funds-since-defeat.html

Please, Gary Johnson, stay the hell away from politics

Source: Rare
by Jack Hunter

"What many libertarians had hoped would happen with the Johnson campaign — mainstreaming and elevating our philosophy — the exact opposite happened. So when Reason reported on Thursday that Johnson was returning to politics, I did not rejoice — I recoiled. Johnson had his chance, the biggest chance the Libertarian Party will likely ever have in our lifetimes, and his campaign did more to diminish liberty than promote it. Johnson’s simple 2016 task was two-fold: First, present libertarianism coherently, and hopefully, attractively. Second, don’t look like an idiot. He failed on both." (06/30/17)

http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-liberty/please-gary-johnson-stay-the-hell-away-from-politics/

Ireland: Kenny announces resignation as Fine Gael leader

Source: The Guardian [UK]

"Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny, is stepping down as the leader of his Fine Gael party, triggering a leadership contest. Kenny told his colleagues at a meeting of his parliamentary party in Dublin that he was retiring at midnight on Wednesday, and that he expected a successor to be in place by 2 June. The 66-year-old former teacher, born in Mayo, is the longest-serving member of the Irish parliament, having first been elected in 1975. He has led the centre-right Fine Gael party for 15 years and been prime minister since 2011. Kenny has served as acting PM since March, when he tendered his resignation amid growing internal party pressure to stand down over his failure to secure a majority government in the general election in 2016. Kenny stayed in his post after the election thanks to the support of a range of independent MPs and the tacit backing of Fine Gael’s major rival opposition party, Fianna Fail." (05/17/17)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/17/enda-kenny-announces-resignation-fine-gael-leader

Clinton: It's everyone's fault but mine that I lost the election

Source: Washington Post

"Hillary Clinton on Tuesday attributed her defeat in the 2016 presidential election to interference by Russian hackers and FBI Director James B. Comey, and declared herself to be 'part of the resistance' to Donald Trump’s presidency. 'If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,' Clinton told moderator Christiane Amanpour, the CNN anchor, at a Women for Women event in New York. … Clinton said a range of external forces were responsible for her surprise defeat. She said she was a victim of misogyny and unfair treatment by the news media. And she said she was confident that she was on track to winning the election until two things reversed her momentum: the release of campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, which were allegedly stolen by Russian hackers, and Comey’s Oct. 28 letter to Congress that he had reopened the bureau’s investigation into her use of a private email server." (05/02/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-clinton-blames-russian-hackers-and-comey-for-2016-election-loss/2017/05/02/e62fef72-2f60-11e7-8674-437ddb6e813e_story.html