Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

The Democrats' conspiracy theory

Source: OpEdNews
by Joe Giambrone

"The Democrats have become feral. Irrationally lashing out in every direction, the CIA's conspiracy theory has had the effect that many of those anti-conspiracy theory psycho-babble articles had warned us about! #irony But psychology remains at the core of it all, and it is the psychology of blaming others to avoid taking personal responsibility for negative outcomes. Taking cues from Hillary Clinton herself, there must be Russians hiding under the bed. Of course that's the reason people supported Trump and not glorious Hillary. The alternative is too horrible for them to entertain. What is obscured is the contorted logic that Russia allegedly defeated Clinton by revealing The Truth about her own corruption and lies, her private position versus public position. Impossible to make the case that the Russians are lying, the Democratic Party apologists' only response has been to change the focus of the outrage toward killing the messenger." (01/10/17)


US: Congress certifies Electoral College results

Source: CNN

"Donald Trump was formally certified as the winner of the presidential election Friday, after handful of congressman tried to object during the tally of Electoral College votes, a desperate gambit quickly squashed by Vice President Joe Biden. Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly told objecting congressman that their attempt to disrupt the usually staid moment that their objections were invalid because they did not have the signature of a United States senator. Biden, at times exasperated by the scene, at one point cautioned his fellow Democrats: 'It is over.'" (01/06/17)


Algorithm and blues: Why Hillary's Moneyball strategy failed

Source: CounterPunch
by Jeffrey St. Clair

"The Clinton brain trust made a fatal decision three years ago to run a campaign based on identity politics powered by deep demographic analytics and an almost unlimited reservoir of money from Wall Street and Silicon Valley elites. How could they lose. This wasn't a case of the data being corrupt, but of the campaign programmers, from Bill Clinton to John Podesta, being biased. Illusions in, delusions out. What Mook and company still can't fathom is that almost every national election is ultimately about economics or, more properly, how people feel about their economic security. Here the writing was on the wall and only politicians, like the Clintons, who stubbornly live in their own virtual reality could have missed it." (01/06/17)


Report: Hillary, Bill and Dubya to attend Trump inauguration

Source: USA Today

"It sounds as if both Hillary and Bill Clinton will attend this month's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. New York magazine and NBC News report that both the ex-president and former secretary of State will be at the inauguration ceremony. It will be the first joint public appearance by Trump and Hillary Clinton since the three presidential debates that preceded Trump's surprise election victory. Bill Clinton will be one at least three ex-presidents at the Jan. 20 inauguration of Trump; George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter have also announced plans to attend." (01/03/17)


The hacking hoax

Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

"Okay, class, let's get this straight, once and for all. We have been told, mostly by a gaggle of Marxoid Democratic circus clowns, shocked, hysterical, and desperate to generate some excuse for their massive humiliation in the recent election, that their candidate, the 'smartest woman in the world,' lost only because, somehow, the evil Russians cybernetically manipulated the electoral system, delivering the victory to the unthinkable, the unspeakable, the deplorable Donald J. Trump. Yeah, right. It's important for everyone who knows that this is nonsense to speak up, before it congeals into another myth — like Albert Gore winning the popular vote in 2000 (until corruption in California and elsewhere is factored in). Russia did not 'hack' the recent election, altering the outcome." (01/01/17)


Understanding the Russian "hacking" meme

Source: La Bocca della Verita
by Gene Callahan

"The election of Donald Trump as president was a (legal) coup against the military-industrial complex that has dominated the US for decades. The people who have benefited from that dominance are now staging a counter-coup. … After the recount ploy failed, and the electoral college revolt failed, the reigning elite were left with a conspiracy theory: the Russians did it!! (It is hilarious how anyone opposing the idea of this vast Russian conspiracy has been smeared as a 'conspiracy theorist!')" (12/31/16)


The year in blame shifting

Source: Reason
by Jacob Sullum

"Hillary Clinton blames FBI Director James Comey for her humiliating loss in last month's presidential election. If only Comey had not reminded voters about her sloppy email practices as secretary of state a week before the election, Clinton thinks, she would be taking the oath of office on January 20 instead of Donald Trump. That argument overlooks Clinton's role in triggering an FBI investigation by flouting State Department rules and lying about it, not to mention her remarkable weakness as a candidate. Clinton's self-exonerating explanation for her defeat was one of the year's most striking attempts to dodge responsibility. Here are some of the others …" (12/28/16)


Forget the Russians and Comey: Hillary Lost because she didn't bring out the Obama coalition

Source: Reason
by Nick Gillespie

"In the immediate aftermath of Hillary Clinton's suprising loss to Donald Trump, Democrats had all sorts of answers for why the former senator and Secretary of State ultimately tanked in the general election. None of them, naturally, had anything to do with Clinton or the often-baffling choices her campaign made (she visited Chipotle more often than Wisconsin during 2016). Russia 'hacked' the election, don't you know, and 'fake news' suckered voters out of pulling the lever for second-most-disliked candidate in the race. Clinton laid a good chunk of the blame on FBI Director James Comey's late-breaking announcement he was once again investigating questions about her private email server. … Cooler, more fact-based analyses based on preliminary vote counts, exit polls, and voter interviews demonstrate that Clinton abjectly failed to replicate the 'Obama coalition' that allowed the current president to be the only two-term president since Ronald Reagan to win a majority of votes in each of his elections." (12/27/16)


About that foreign meddling in US presidential elections …

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L. Knapp

"So we had an election and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won it. If I had all the ink that's been spilled on why and how Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I'd be an ink tycoon. Much of what passes for analysis focuses on alleged 'foreign meddling' in the election. There certainly was some of that. There always is. But some meddlers get more attention than others." (12/24/16)