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Oh joy! The Clintons are hatching a plan for their comeback

smart-power-clintonCounting on others’ failures to improve Hillary’s standing. Still clueless.

From NY Post: The Clintons are already plotting their comeback, a new report details.

Hillary Clinton is looking for a path to return to the political fray, as both she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, examine how the former secretary of state suffered the most surprising, epic political defeat in recent memory, Politico reports.

[D]espite the grave disappointment, resilience is in the Clintons’ DNA. So, while I certainly don’t expect to see them trying to assert their authority, I think there will be natural and welcome opportunities for them to engage,” said Mack McLarty, Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff.

Hillary Clinton is receiving briefings from her former campaign manager, Robby Mook, explaining what went wrong in the 2016 presidential race, while Bill Clinton has been blasting FBI Director James Comey for interfering in the election.

Neither is expected to seek public office again. But both are now expected to be involved in Democratic politics for years to come. “If someone they knew was running for the Senate or the Statehouse or City Hall, it would be out of character for them not to be supportive,” McLarty told Politico.

Former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell told the Beltway publication, “I’m certain Trump will screw up enough that by the fall of ’18, Hillary’s numbers will be way up again.”

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The majority of Americans believe Russian hacking of the presidential election did not change the result

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Maybe that’s because there’s still no definitive proof that Russia was behind hacking the DNC emails, which exposed the democrats’ and state run media’s attempt to get Hillary elected. Better luck next time.

From Daily Mail: Most Americans think Donald Trump would have still won the election regardless of information leaks that came out of Russia’s alleged hacking, a poll reported.

In the study, 58 per cent thought the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections would have remained the same, despite the hacking of files from the Democratic National Convention.

Americans thought ‘regardless of the information released as a result of Russian hacking’ Trump would still have won the election, according to a poll conducted by CNN and ORC.

A minority of 40 per cent of people said the information leak was damaging enough to change voter’s minds. Wikileaks published thousands of emails and documents pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC, in June 2016.

CIA officials concluded that Russia was involved and the leaks were intended to prevent Clinton from winning the presidency.  Even Trump admitted that he believed Putin and his government were behind the intelligence (since when are DNC emails considered “intelligence?”) scandal and said in a press conference that he ‘thought it was Russia’.

The senate announced last week that an intelligence panel was investigating Russia’s alleged hacking and the country’s ties with the political campaigns.

Despite the major security breach, most Americans think the U.S. should seek to improve relations with Russia, instead of taking actions against the foreign government, according to the study.

Of those polled, 56 per cent said it was ‘more important that the U.S. continue efforts to improve relations with Russia’ while 41 per cent said America should ‘take strong diplomatic and economic steps against Russia in response’.

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Democrat big donors: donating to Hillary’s losing campaign was like burning money

This morning, our DCG posted that Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign cost a record $1.2B, which was twice as much as what the Trump campaign spent.

So it should come as no surprise that at least some of Hillary’s big donors think their money was wasted — they might as well have set fire to the piles of cash.

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Jonathan Easley reports for The Hill, Dec. 1, 2016, that Democrat big donors went whole hog for Hillary to the tune of more than $550 million, believing she would dispatch Trump, deliver Democrats the Senate, help the party make inroads into the GOP’s House majority, as well as cement Obama’s legacy.

Instead, not only did Hillary lose, Democrats are now in disarray, in the throes of a full-scale and expensive rebuilding project with a rudderless Democratic National Committee (DNC) that won’t elect a new leader until more than a month after Trump is sworn into office.

Adding insult to the injury: The names of many donors were released in the WikiLeaks emails, which has rattled some of the party’s big-money men and women.

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John Morgan, an Orlando attorney and one of Clinton’s top fundraisers in Florida, said:

“I may very well be done with political giving entirely. My message to anyone reading this is, ‘Don’t call me, I’ll call you.’ From here on out, I’m giving to charities. I’d much rather give money to build a new Boys & Girls Club than to give to the [Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee].”

Investor Marc Nathanson, one of Clinton’s top donors and fundraisers in 2016, says he has no interest in participating in the party’s rebuilding efforts. While he would continue to give money and support to Democratic candidates in gubernatorial and mayoral races in his home state of California, he will stay on the sidelines. He said:

“The feeling I get from big donors out here in California is that they’re not only extremely disappointed, but they’re shell-shocked. So to turn around and say, now it’s time to rebuild the national party and the DNC, I just don’t see it.”

The big donors’ sore feelings are a huge problem for the DNC, which is trying to rebuild its image and reinvigorate a defeated party in time for challenging midterm elections in 2018. It’s also a worry for top liberal activists as they prepare for war with President Trump and a GOP Congress that is hell-bent on rolling back President Obama’s accomplishments.

Some Democrats believe the fundraising panic is being overblown, arguing that in Trump, the party has a fearsome boogeyman that will keep horrified donors in a giving mood. They’re optimistic that jilted donors will change their tune once the DNC elects a new leader and as the midterm elections near. Democrats face a daunting map in the 2018 midterm elections, when they’ll be defending 25 of the 46 seats they currently hold in the Senate. A filibuster-proof majority is within reach for Republicans.

Democrats with a rosier view point to the following:

  • A Nov. 14 donor event in Washington, D.C., including George Soros, was notable for its “bigger than expected turnout.”

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  • Gara LaMarche, the president of Democracy Alliancea big money group that funds the Black Lives Matter protests and riots — has been touring the liberal donor hubs of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston to discuss the “progressive” movement’s way forward with top donors. LaMarche said, “There is deep frustration with the Democratic Party and the political consultant class among the donors who put a lot of money into the electoral efforts, who don’t feel their money was spent well. They want to know what went wrong. But there is also an emergency response to protecting policies, whether it’s abortion or EPA regulations or ObamaCare, that is mobilizing and energizing the wider set of progressive donors.”

  • David Brock of the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America — the Democrat activist whose former boyfriend is James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong pedo pizzeria — has invited 225 current donors and 175 prospective donors to a meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., over Trump’s inaugural weekend. Brock has ambitious plans to create Democrat counterparts of the Koch Brothers, Breitbart, and the influential citizens watchdog group Judicial Watch.

But even the prospect of the 2018 midterm election isn’t enough to get some angry donors back in the game. One DNC official told The Hill the donors are “tired. They’re upset about the election, and there was significant trauma surrounding the Russians. They’re upset and they’re tired.”

“significant trauma surrounding the Russians”? Ha, ha, ha, ha.

Not only are those Democrat big donors “useful idiots,” they actually believe the Democrats’ fake news!

~Eowyn

DNC Staffer Screams At Donna Brazile For Helping Elect Donald Trump

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From HuffPo: On Thursday, Democratic Party officials held their first staff meeting since Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump in the presidential race. It didn’t go well.

Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as “a rip-roaring speech” to about 150 employees, about the need to have hope for wins going forward, when a staffer identified only as Zach stood up with a question.

“Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?” he asked, according to two people in the room. “You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”

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Some DNC staffers started to boo and some told him to sit down. Brazile began to answer, but Zach had more to say.

“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”

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Zach gathered his things and began to walk out. When Brazile called after him, asking where he was going, he told her to go outside and “tell people there” why she should be leading the party. Two DNC staffers confirmed the exchange.

Asked for comment, Brazile said in an email, “As you can imagine, the individual involved is a member of the staff and I personally do not wish to discuss our internal meetings.”

A DNC spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Brazile, a seasoned Democratic strategist, is the DNC’s interim chair until March 2017, when party officials hold a full DNC meeting to elect a new chair. Brazile has been filling in since July, when then-chair Wasserman Schultz stepped down after WikiLeaks released internal DNC emails showing party officials trying to help Clinton win the Democratic primary.

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Brazile ran into her own bit of trouble in October when Wikileaks released emails showing that, in her role as a CNN strategist, she shared questions for CNN-sponsored candidate events in advance with friends on Clinton’s campaign.

Neither of the DNC staffers who spoke to HuffPost knew Zach’s last name, or much about him. They noted that he wasn’t alone in his sentiments. Some in the room nodded as he spoke, they said, and after he left, some talked about him being right on some points (perhaps not his claims about imminent death by climate change).

A third attendee told HuffPost that, despite Zach’s blow-up, there was “overwhelming” support for Brazile in the room. Her motivational words “had some staffers in tears,” per this attendee, and Brazile spoke to Zach’s concerns after he left. “If he had stayed, he would have heard that,” this person said.

Brazile could move to stay on as chair after March, but Thursday’s meeting shows at least some party officials want fresh blood at the top.

“The party is at a crossroads. They have been using the same playbook for decades, and now, they won’t let anyone else come in and change it up,” said one former longtime DNC staffer, who requested anonymity to speak freely. “The fact that Democrats just sat through a devastating defeat and now have to trust the leadership that not only contributed to Clinton’s loss, but the crushing 2014 midterm losses, well, what do they expect?”

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Head of Democratic Party Donna Brazile: no Obama economic recovery, people are in despair

Yesterday, I received a rare phone call from my brother. He just needed to commiserate with the only person he knows who isn’t liberal and who shares his political views about the upcoming presidential election.

He complained that his wife, their two adult sons, and his friends all support Hillary Clinton and think Obama is great.

I said, “Have you asked them why they like Obama?”

He answered, “They say the economy is great! Unemployment is low, interest rates are low, the economy recovered from the recession.” He also said that his wife thinks Donald Trump is “crazy”.

Not surprisingly, they get their news from the MSM and don’t pay attention to the Alternative Media. God help us from intentionally low-information voters, otherwise called useful idiots.

So this post is for my brother. Perhaps he can email this to his sons, wife, and friends. (Probably not. This is the same brother who was silent in 2008 when one of his friends, whom I don’t know, accused me of being “evil” and a “racist”. My brother had forwarded an email from me, without my consent, of a photo of Obama carrying Fareed Zakaria’s then-recently published book, The Post-American World. My brother then very helpfully forwarded his friend’s email to me, in which his friend called me an “evil racist”.)

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Donna Brazile, a longtime Democrat apparatchik who, in July 2016, replaced Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as Chair of the Democratic Party Committee, sent an email to John Podesta, Chair of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign committee, in which Brazile said:

“I think people are more in despair about how things are – yes new jobs but they are low wage jobs… HOUSING is a huge issue. Most people pay half of what they make to rent…”

Here’s a screenshot of Brazile’s email from WikiLeaks:

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What Brazile wrote in her email is confirmed by a recent Harvard University Business School study, “Problems Unsolved & A Nation Divided: The State of U.S. Competitiveness 2016,” which found that the Obama economic recovery is a myth. As the 72-page report’s title suggests, not only has the economy not recovered from the 2008 recession, it has continued to deteriorate.

In the words of the report’s authors Michael E. Porter, et al.:

“America retains and enjoys many strengths. However, various economic indicators show that the U.S. economy has failed to deliver strong growth and shared prosperity for nearly two decades. These structural issues pre-date the Great Recession and are compounded by political paralysis. […]

While a slow recovery is underway, fundamentally weak U.S. economic performance continues and is leaving many Americans behind. The federal government has made no meaningful progress on the critical policy steps to restore U.S. competitiveness in the last decade or more. […]

U.S. competitiveness has been eroding since well
before the Great Recession. America’s economic
challenges are structural, not cyclical. The weak
recovery reflects the erosion of competitiveness, as
well as the inability to take the steps necessary to
address growing U.S. weaknesses.

Our failure to make progress reflects an unrealistic and ineffective national discourse on the reality of the challenges facing the U.S. economy and the steps needed to restore shared prosperity. Business has too often failed to play its part in recent decades, and a flawed U.S. political system has led to an absence of progress in government, especially in Washington.”

You can read the report here.

For those who prefer charts instead of words, the following charts from the Harvard study — on labor force participation, job creation, news business formation, productivity, household income, entitlements vs. investments — all show a continuing decline under the Obama presidency, except for the gap between entitlements and investment, which has widened.

us-economic-performance-chartsSource: ZeroHedge

Donald Trump is right in his concluding remarks at the third presidential debate last Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, on why the American people should elect him as president:

“When I started this campaign, I started it very strongly. It’s called ‘Make America Great Again’. We’re going to make America again.

We have a depleted military, it has to be helped, it has to be fixed. We have the greatest people on earth in our military. We don’t take care of our veterans. We take care of illegal immigrants — people that come into the country illegally — better than we take care of our vets. That can’t happen. Our policemen and women are disrespected. We need law and order, but we need justice too. Our inner cities are a disaster: you get shot walking to the store; they have no education, they have no jobs.

I will do more for African Americans and Latinos than she can ever do in ten lifetimes. All she’s done is talk — to the African Americans and to the Latinos. But they get the vote and then they come back, they say ‘we’ll see you in four years.’

We are going to make America strong again. We are going to make America great again, and it has to start now. We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama, and [pointing to Hillary] that’s what you get when you get her.

Donald Trump is not perfect or a saint; he is his own worst enemy. But if you’re sick of what’s happened to this country for the last 8 or more years, if you are no better, or even worse, since Obama became president in 2009, then voting for Hillary Clinton is the stupidest thing you can ever do.

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Listen to what she says: Hillary Clinton has no new ideas. If you elect her, you’ll get not only four more years of Obama, America will be saddled with a predominately left-wing Supreme Court who will set this country’s course for generations to come.

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~Eowyn

The Left have excuses ready for a Hillary defeat

In another sign that things are not going well for Hillary and the Democrats know it, four days ago on Sept. 19, 2016. the liberal Huffington Post even published what it calls a “premature obituary” on “Why Hillary Lost“.

Written by three HuffPo editors, including its “global editorial director” Howard Fineman, the essay is a preemptive move warning journalists that they will be blamed for a Hillary defeat.

Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber write that if Trump wins:

“no one who lost the battle will want to admit it was Hillary Clinton’s fault. It will have had nothing to do with, say, ‘transparency’ or calling bearded villagers ‘deplorables’ or the Iraq War vote or the simple fact that middle-of-the-road Clintonism ran out of gas as a public philosophy.

No, other individuals, groups and forces will have to be blamed. In fact, they already are, pre-emptively. If Trump wins, we’re all going to be too busy moving to Canada to read the postmortems (or write them), so we offer them to you now:”

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The three HuffPo editors then give a list of 9 scapegoats who will be blamed for why Hillary lost the election, beginning with the MSM as the numero uno:

  1. The Media: “Everyone’s piñata.”
  2. The Russians: “Actually, they arrived long ago and got into her phone.”
  3. Millenials: “Ugh. F**king idealists….”
  4. Bernie Sanders: Hillary should have run unopposed in the primary. “It’s going to be an endless wail about how Sanders should have withdrawn sooner.”
  5. Bill Clinton: ” Best campaigner of all time and he couldn’t close the sale. He lost his mojo.”
  6. Sexists: “F**king glass ceiling.”
  7. Obama people
  8. FBI Director James Comey: “He might as well have indicted her for real, like he did in the court of public opinion. Extremely careless.”
  9. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC: Although Wasserman-Schutz’s “Soviet-style approach to boosting Clinton was something that Hillary’s campaign was happy to countenance,” the former DNC chair “should have left room for dissent rather than let it bottle up.”

Of course, what HuffPo conveniently left out is this reason:

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And this reason:

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And this reason:

“Just one more step, and then we’ll go inside and plug you in for the night.”

“Just one more step, and then we’ll go inside and plug you in for the night.”

And this reason:

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And this reason:

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And, for the deplorables who have been paying attention all along, this reason:

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See also:

~Eowyn

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange claims he is about to release ‘significant’ and ‘unexpected’ material from Clinton’s election campaign

Yes, please.

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From Daily Mail: Wikileaks co-creator Julian Assange says that he will soon release ‘significant’ material on Hillary Clinton.

He told Fox News‘s Megyn Kelly that Clinton – who has vowed to ‘run out the clock’ on various controversial stories, according to unnamed sources – may be ‘forced’ to respond to his remarks.

Assange said his team was ‘working around the clock’ on ‘a lot of material’ from the Clinton election campaign – and that his findings were ‘significant.’

Assange, who was speaking from an undisclosed location as he still faces extradition to Sweden for alleged sexual assaults in 2010, wouldn’t be drawn on exactly when the information would be released. But he promised that it would ‘absolutely’ come out before November’s election.

He also declined to say exactly what it was that Wikileaks would be releasing, but that ‘thousands of pages’ of material are being read through at the moment by his team.

Those documents came from ‘various institutions connected to the election campaign,’ he said. He added that there were ‘some quite unexpected angles that are quite interesting – some even entertaining.’

Assange remained similarly cagey about the impact of his documents on Clinton’s campaign, when Kelly asked whether the information could be a ‘game-changer’ for Trump, who is behind in polls. ‘I think it’s significant,’ he said. ‘Ah, you know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.’

Assange also told Kelly that his team were taking pains to check the veracity of their data, so they wouldn’t spoil what he called a ‘perfect ten-year record.’

As proof of his form, he pointed to his team’s leaking of documents ahead of the Democratic National Convention that showed negative talk about then-candidate Bernie Sanders among DNC staff. That ultimately led to DNC officials resigning, including chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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