Tag Archives: Election 2016

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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Are American voters actually just stupid? A new poll suggests the answer may be “yes”

Source: Salon
by Chauncey DeVega

“Are tens of millions of Americans really this stupid? If the findings from a new poll are any indication, then the answer is yes …. ‘Among those who report having voted for [Trump] in November, 96 percent today say it was the right thing to do; a mere 2 percent regret it. And if a rerun of the election were held today, the poll indicates even the possibility of a Trump victory in the popular vote among 2016 voters.’ This is despite all the lies Donald Trump has told and all the campaign promises he has betrayed …” (04/26/17)


Prima facie unconstitutional: Texas’s efforts to “bind” electors

Source: LibertyBuzz
by Joe Eldred

“Most of you probably remember Dr. William Greene as the ‘faithless’ elector who voted for Ron Paul last November. Dr. Greene is back in the news again. On Monday, March 27, 2017, the Elections Committee in the Texas House of Representatives met to consider four bills related to ‘binding’ Texas'[s] presidential electors in the Electoral College (plus one other bill dealing with threats against Electors).” (04/19/17)


Clinton camp scrambles to find out who leaked embarrassing info

Source: New York Post

“The knives are out in Hillary Clinton’s camp about who leaked embarrassing information to the authors of a bombshell new book about her ‘doomed presidential campaign.’ There is a witch hunt underway among Clinton’s presidential campaign staffers after the release of the autopsy book, ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’ by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. We’re told the details in the book, which depicts the campaign as inept, ‘could only have come from someone in the inner circle.’ … Revelations in the ‘Shattered’ book include how Clinton apologized to President Obama on election night after losing to Donald Trump. The book also describes how Clinton had her own witch hunt in 2008 after losing the nomination to Obama. She had an aide access the campaign’s server to check the emails from top staffers.” (04/20/17)