Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hillary Voters: the Criminal, the Dead, the Illegal

Democratic political operative and Clinton fundraising bagman Terry McAuliffe didn’t hold a job as dog catcher before becoming Virginia’s current governor. Via an overreaching Obama style executive order, he tried to automatically restore the votes of the violent and non-violent alike. (The court stuck down Mr. McAuliffe's imperial edict, but the task can still be accomplished over time through a piecemeal, rubber-stamping process of 206,000 felons.)

Naturally, the MSM has spun blatant election stealing from law-abiding citizens as restoring a civil right to “disenfranchised” minorities (who by a complete coincidence vote overwhelmingly for Democrats). Virginia's House Speaker William J. Howell put the matter succinctly, “I am not surprised by the lengths to which he [McAuliffe] is willing to go to deliver Virginia to Hillary Clinton in November.”

In the same vein, Barack Obama's support for illegal aliens (read: sanctuary cities and open U.S. borders) is a numbers game designed to dilute the people's will in favor of his highly dysfunctional political status quo. That, too, is what his even more corrupt would-be successor Hillary Clinton wants. An illegal voting bloc that will, in essence, keep manna-promising, lawless progressives like them perpetually in power.

To achieve this un-American one party dominance, liberals pretend our society is stuck in a 1963 time loop. Interestingly, anyone who understands history knows that it was southern Democrats who suppressed the black vote not Republicans. Progressives have spun an amazing fiction: that today's GOP (the party of Lincoln who freed the slaves) is trying to repress legitimate minority voting. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The reasonable expectation of an easily obtained, widely available voter ID prevents fraud. It makes dead people voting—a common occurrence in Democratic run cities (like Mr. Obama's Chicago)—really problematic. Joking about something that anyone who believes in democracy would revile, Obama said:

“You can vote all week. You can only vote once. This isn’t Chicago,” Mr. Obama said. “I’m teasing, Chicago. I’m messing with you. That was a long time ago.”

I guess the 2012 election was “a long time ago” to this president. Per the Pew Center for the States, more than 1.8 million dead were still registered to vote; and 2.5 million could vote in more than one state. Further, Barack Obama's Orwellian Justice Department is actually fighting a state's legal right to correct their voter rolls.

All of this wrongdoing amounts to spoiled, meaningless elections. America's slipped on a ruinous banana peel for the last eight years, castrated by Barack Obama.  Should our nation be further demolished with a stolen election by yet another corrupt Democrat? The Founding Fathers intended a representative democracy not a banana republic. That's what invalid ballots cast by this motley crew will guarantee.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Monday, August 29, 2016

Golfer Obama's Racial Cornflakes

President Obama views everything through the prism of race. He's a race hustler. ... This guy could take a bowl of cornflakes with chocolate milk poured in it, and he could find some racist angle to it.” – Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke on this president's unwillingness to cut short his two week golfing vacation neither to condemn rioting and his city's burning by Black Lives Matter nor assist Louisiana flood victims (2016)

I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts – what role race played in that, but … Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody [fellow malcontent and friend Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.] when there was already proof that they were in their own home.” – Barack Obama on “racist” cops (2009)

While golfer-in-chief—and Tiger Woods wannabe—Barack Obama frolicked on a two week Martha's Vineyard vacation, most notably, a Louisiana flood caused 13 deaths, demolished 40,000 homes, and left 100,000 residents homeless. For a moment, consider the optics of any American president serenely at-play among pristine green, manicured links while his fellow citizens are bedeviled by a home-destroying natural disaster? What kind of amoral person is that? What other public servant would get away scot-free with this kind of nonchalant non-response on full display?

Given Mr. Obama's track record, his reaction is frankly no surprise. After all, this is the same “leader” who ignored the terrorist uprising that murdered 4 dead Americans in Benghazi (subsequently lying that the fictitious cause was an internet video). To add insult to injury, he chose to keep to his predetermined schedule then too: a next day Las Vegas fundraiser rather than deal with the tragedy. Almost eight years on, why should this “tiger” change his stripes?

He didn't and he won't. On that score, neither will similarly disinterested Hillary. To make an Obama-Benghazi parallel, both were off together fundraising during the flood's aftermath. She still hasn't made an appearance in Baton Rouge. She figures her phone call to the governor and a Facebook posting of “heartbreak” for Louisiana is more than sufficient. Once can reasonably infer her thinking, “At this point, what difference does it make?” Obviously, the disaster matters not at all to her or she too would be there. Moreover, I'd wager slim odds that this influence peddler's “charitable” foundation ever bothers to even cut a relief check.

Not even in office (yet), The Donald is already acting more appropriately presidential than both the current occupant of the Oval Office and the empty skirt hoping to replace him. Of the three, Mr. Trump showed up first, and in a timely manner. Of greater significance is the little-reported 18 wheeler of supplies he paid for and distributed. As with everything else, lying Hillary Clinton ignores truth. In last Thursday's Reno, NV speech she laughably still claims he's a “hater” of minorities. She said, “He [Trump] is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party.” As usual, she's got everything backwards, and needs to look in a mirror. The radical fringe is big government control progressivism that has metastasized the Democratic Party into something completely alien to JFK.

Deniers of Trump's philanthropy will simply state the obvious, that Trump's a rich guy with deep pockets. Yet, the Clintons are also uber-rich: per their tax returns personally worth $238 million. How much of that scratch will be similarly donated to the displaced, predominantly black community in Louisiana? You know, the same ones tee time Obama cares so “deeply” for—from the elitist playground of Martha's Vineyard?

Outspoken Sheriff David Clarke is right about Mr. Obama's jaded view of “colored” cornflakes. Progressives promote phantom discrimination for self-serving political polarization. That's why they regularly conjure racist bogeymen [read: white cops] out of thin air. In reality, a rare few exist in today's widely tolerant America. After all, does the social progress of two generations of now passé interracial marriage—and newly legalized gay marriage—mean nothing? Indeed, how can the American voters who freely elected a black man to the U.S. presidency—not once, but twice—be negatively influenced by his skin color? Such is the impossible charge repeatedly leveled by this deluded and hypocritical “leader” while he mindless enjoys “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”

Barack Obama has covered his multitude of policy failures (and administration scandals) by habitually crying wolf. It's the utter misuse of the presidential bully pulpit as a change-the-subject political ploy (with the added personal benefit of keeping his identity-based constituencies artificially fired up to support him). Specifically, Mr. Obama has consistently highlighted isolated, tragic examples as “typical” of fictitious racial tension in America. Why else would he speak negatively of police officer Darren Wilson (later completely exonerated of any wrongdoing) at the international forum of the United Nations?

In the same vein, nobodies and thugs like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray are sanctified in death, distorted into empty symbols of a bygone Civil Rights era. For example, the narrative surrounding Michael Brown's 'hands up, don't shoot' never actually happened. But, the tall tale sparked the very real violence of Black Lives Matter anarchy. Thus, blameless cops have been executed (in New York and Dallas), rioting cities have been burned (Ferguson, MO, Milwaukee, WI and Baltimore, MD), and all along minority communities are played for fools. By margins as high as 90%, these dupes gratefully reelect their progressive oppressors. While they toil away in crime-plagued inner-city slums, Hillary “dead broke” Clinton is a corrupt jet-setter living in an elitist bubble of armed Secret Service protection, limousines, private planes and multiple palatial estates.

The only question that remains is whether she will eat Wheaties and take up Obama's rich man sport if elected, or nurse her well-deserved loss to Donald Trump with a bowl of politically correct fruit loops and racist chocolate milk.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Federal Flipper Regulators

Not content with their big government role micromanaging virtually every aspect of human existence, federal regulators are attempting to expand their influence to the lower animal kingdom, specifically spinner dolphins. If successful, the feds purview would include not only the landmasses of the United States, but also their adjoining oceans. Specifically, these rule-makers are trying to prohibit the human leisure activity of swimming with dolphins. Their reasoning is that these nocturnal sea dwellers are fatigued by daytime frolicking. Therefore, dolphins will abstain from such future exertions if their human playmates are banned from their habitat. (It's magical thinking, a kind of reverse osmosis.)

To reach this busybody conclusion, the faceless bureaucracy apparently consulted with a second federal agency in Hawaii: the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Given the largesse of two government entities, one can naturally assume that a pricey blue ribbon panel of “animal whispers” was employed to ascertain Flipper's “stressed” condition. One further surmises that a consensus of his finned compatriots has similarly been accomplished. One is only left to wonder if there is a congressional dolphin lobby already in place, and if so, what further workplace accommodations will Flipper demand of his Washington “Fisher Kings”?

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Forgettable, Regrettable Republican Turncoats

I want my chance to fail as miserably as the Mitt Romney campaign failed. Romney lost eight of nine swing states, won 6 percent of the black vote and only 27 percent of Hispanics. I want my chance to do as poorly.” – Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, making light of establishment Republicans humiliating losses in the past two presidential elections

Despite a seemingly endless litany of scandals and policy failures at home and abroad, the only reason why Barack Obama was gifted a second presidential term is because some 4 million conservatives stayed home on election day. In retrospect, they were convinced the Romney-Ryan ticket wasn't loyal to Republicans, and time has proven this assessment true. How else does one explain Mr. Romney's violation of Ronald Reagan's “11th Commandment” never to speak ill of fellow Republicans? Yet, his error is far more insidious than that. Perhaps for spite at the rejection of his own 2012 candidacy, Mr. Romney has done all that he can to publicly thwart the overwhelming Republican choice in 2016:

“Frankly, I think we have a good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes. I think there’s something there. Either he’s not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the vets or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s doing.”

Without a hint of irony, this oblivious “gentleman statesman” parroted the same scurrilous charge (non-payment of income tax) against Donald Trump that was wrongly leveled at him by the smarmy former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). From the slander-shielding Senate floor on August 2nd, 2012, Reid claimed:

“As we know, he [Romney] has refused to release his tax returns. … So the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove he has paid taxes, because he has not.”

Of course, such statements were all lies. After Obama's reelection, Mr. Reid smugly rationalized his dishonesty to CNN's Dana Bash: “He [Romney] didn't win, did he?”

November's upcoming presidential election is a simple binary choice—without a third option. (After all, that was the purpose of the robust primary season and 16 Republican candidates.) Regarding the clear winner of that process, Donald Trump, establishment Republicans fall into three equally unacceptable camps. The first is Mitt Romney's outright criticism. The second is exemplified by “not ready” Paul Ryan's coy, tepid and waffling support. The third is the Bush Family's silence (a non-endorsement conclusively demonstrated by two former U.S. presidents—Republicans both—who boycotted their own party's convention). One and all, these are the actions of self-absorbed turncoats. Anything less then full-throated support of record-breaking Donald Trump is de facto support of Hillary Clinton: the most crooked politician ever to be within a hair's breath of the Oval Office.

Much as insulated Republican elites would dearly love a face-saving third option to hide behind, there isn't one. Regardless of party affiliation, they have been utterly corrupted by the rarefied air of the beltway bubble. Therefore, in function, they are no different from Democrats. These are servants of the status quo; and that's what scandal-immersed Hillary guarantees: an Obama third term. Indeed, why would they advocate for an outsider when that posture inherently threatens their own power bases? They are precisely what is wrong with the GOP.

This absolute tone deafness to the people's suffering (under the disastrous Obama years) neatly explains the Trump phenomenon. So, their quiet support of Mrs. Clinton is no mystery. To a person, these entrenched RINOs have forgotten their purpose as representative voices for average citizens. The Bushes, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan (and their entitled ilk) have been at the pinnacle of American political power. Unfortunately, by their collective behavior they are ingrates, demonstrating no honor or patriotism to our country when power is not within their greedy mitts. Instead, they nurse petty, personal beefs with Donald Trump rather than standing with the change-demanding electorate. Thus, these “public servants” do only what's good for them: America's future be damned. And if Hillary Clinton is elected, it will be.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Monday, August 22, 2016

Progressive Policies Are Making America Black and Blue

“You know what encourages this [Milwaukee riots]? The growth of the welfare state. These are underclass behaviors. Seventy percent of the kids born in Milwaukee are born without an engaged father in their life. So I look at the progressive policies that have marginalized black dads. They push them to the side and say ‘you’re not needed.’ Uncle Sam is going to be the dad, he’s going to provide for the kids, he’s going to feed the kids. Uncle Sam has been a horrible father. Uncle Sam does not love these kids. He might keep a little food in their mouths and that is about it. But we all know the importance of an intact family, what it can do to shape the behavior of kids.” – Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke

Sheriff Clarke, who is African-American, is speaking directly to the abject failure of Lyndon Baines Johnson's wasted 22 trillion on the “War on Poverty.” Of its damaging consequences, he adds:

“These progressive policies have hit the black community like a nuclear blast and until we reverse this government dependency, that’s what creates all of this [rioting] and it encourages it by the way, along with some questionable lifestyle choices.”

50 years on, LBJ's ironically named Great Society policies have destroyed the basis of the nation—the family unit—especially in minority communities. By insidious progressive design, a father in the home virtually disqualifies a mother from collecting government assistance. In this way, federal programs promoted to “help” actually poison society’s lifeblood—the heterosexual, two parent household—by encouraging men to abandon their children. In actuality, these “helpful” measures have subsidized and spawned whole generations of illegitimate children in broken, impoverished single-parent homes with little or no male influence.

Since the onset of these Democratic policies in the mid-1960s, illegitimacy nationwide stood at 7.7 percent; for Afro-Americans 25%. Today, by comparison, out-of-wedlock births for blacks are over 72 percent; Hispanics over 50 percent and whites (from 3 percent in 1960) to 36 percent at present. So, in essence, the State via broken homes and a failed, progressive public school system “raise” children, badly. Given the subsistence living—and the lack of moral guidance—is it any wonder that many fall through the cracks into wrongdoing and the criminal justice system? Thus the liberal snare of a 'school-to-prison pipeline' in which anyone else (read: whitey) is blamed, and individual responsibility for poor choices is never acknowledged. This is precisely why Sheriff Clarke advocates soul-searching reflection:

“Until the black community does a self-evaluation and until they begin to self-criticize about some of the lifestyle choices they are making, this [bad] stuff is going to continue to fester.”

From decades of despair comes this generation of acting out disaffected youths with no stake in the American Dream. So, this faceless, lawless mob populates today's Black Lives Matter movement. For them, everything is “burn, baby, burn”: in Ferguson, MO; Baltimore, MD and most recently in Milwaukee, WI.  For example, one will not find them assisting residents in catastrophically flooded Baton Rogue.  An outspoken voice speaking Mr. Clarke's unvarnished truth is Charlene Realegeno-Molina who said:

“What is BLM doing for Louisiana? Y'all are good at getting together to protest, well why haven't y'all gotten together to help out? I guess BLM only when convenient.”

Despite their Orwellian name, immoral Black Lives Matter doesn't care about life (of any shade, black or blue). America remains a vulcanized melting pot, where cultural differences in modern times have been respected under the color-blind righteousness of law. American society either rises on the basis of MLK's advocacy of individual character, or falls under the jackbooted heel of anarchist, mob violence.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Friday, August 19, 2016

Ryan Lochte and Obama: When Lies Are Golden

We do not pay ransom [total: 1.7 billion]. We didn’t here and we won’t in the future.” – President Barack Obama
Reporter: “In basic English, you’re now saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash [first installment] until the prisoners [hostages] were released, correct?” “That's correct.” – State Department spokesman John Kirby
Brazilian authorities should have seen the same wide-eyed dollar signs as the Iranians regarding three previously held American Olympian swimmers. Rather than simply releasing two and charging a third (who paid a $10,800 fine for vandalizing a gas station bathroom), imagine how much taxpayer dough they could of wheedled out of Mr. Obama?
Like Barack Obama, lying Olympian Ryan Lochte loves the spotlight, doesn't differentiate reality from fiction, and is completely incapable of shame. In these dysfunctional aspects of personality (minus Lochte's attention-grabbing formerly dyed blue locks), he's in good company with our president. Both exude a false sense of superiority, feel an elitist's entitlement to say or do whatever they want—and are absolutely impervious to truth. Will this drunkard face no consequences as Mr. Obama? Only time will tell.
At 32, Ryan Lochte was supposed to be the adult of the cadre of 20-something drunken party boys that included Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen. During an early morning pit stop, a locked bathroom was kicked in, walls were soiled and a mirror was broken. Lochte spun a gun welding security guard into a tall tale about a thieving plain clothes police officer who put a gun muzzle to his empty head, cocking the trigger. This was the story he later peddled to the American press, resulting in an international incident.
Already under the towering shadow of Michael Phelps—this Other Guy with six gold metals (12 overall)—will be forever known as a crying wolf drunken goofball. Unfortunately, for all of Mr. Lochte's fame, the propagandist MSM is not in the tank for him as they are for the fibber-in-chief. Indeed, the president has lied repeatedly, and gotten away with whoppers such as: “If you like your heathcare plan you can keep it. Period.”; “What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”; “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism—it is an important part of promoting peace.” Buoyed inexplicably around 50%, Mr. Obama's approval rating is largely unaffected by his track record of bold faced lies. Yet, what sane American corporation will want Ryan Lochte's smarmy endorsement?
This oblivious Olympian—same as his high-life partying counterpart in the White House—is the poster child for the Ugly American in 2016. Fortunately, the professional expiration date of this matching set of lying, irresponsible pajama boys is at hand. Thus, an exasperated nation can gratefully put them both out to pasture. Related to the former golden boy—this disgraced symbol of boorish American excess—Lochte shouldn't let the bathroom door hit his backside on his way to Las Vegas where he can freely indulge in hidden, future adolescent antics.
In the finally analysis, these careless people prove that fancy metals without integrity (same as Obama's presidency) are empty achievements, treasured fool's gold.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Anarchist “King” George's Powder Keg

Democrats know: Say the lie loud enough—and long enough—and it filters down as truth to the low-information voter.” — The author, from “Hillary's Presidential Run: No Joke?”

In the rainbow flag of diversity, the only color that matters to progressives is green—and specifically what chaos all those spent dollars foment. This includes globalist billionaire George Soros. On the international stage, he's anti-Israelpro-radical Islam and pro-refugee crisis plaguing Europe. Apparently, he sees business opportunities in disrupting Western societies the world over. This includes America.

Ah, Democrats and their endlessly hacked files. Of 2,500 recently stolen from kingmaker Soros' non-profit—his Orwellian sounding Foundation to Promote Open Society (OSF)—one such obtained gem shows a $7.7 million investment in surrogates who pushed for the Senate’s 2013 comprehensive reform bill (an illegal alien amnesty measure passed in the upper chamber by 68-32, but ignored by the House). At the time, the failed effort was promoted in the press as “groundbreaking” (because it was introduced by the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight.”) Yet, Mr. Soros valued the optics for societal manipulation: even a whiff of citizenship acts as a magnet to attract more unwelcome squatters across our lawless, porous borders. A financial drain and criminality always accompanies this underclass of invaders. This dynamic well serves billionaire Soros' troublemaking endgame.

Beyond the beltway bubble, Mr. Soros finances the domestic terrorism of the anti-life Black Lives Matter. For his 33 million for “social justice,” malcontents received national media coverage for the jarring images of an aggrieved, violent mob burning Ferguson, MO to the ground. This circumstance created the false narrative that America is still a racist society (circa a 1963 time warp). How is this possible in 2016 with a black man cooling his heels in the White House for almost two presidential terms? The obvious truth of tolerance belies Mr. Soros' big lie. We have never needed his or Mr. Obama's rabble-rousing “fundamental transformation of America.”

Because 93% of journalists self-describe as Democrats, Mr. Soros enjoys a built-in philosophically sympathetic press. Thus, the vital issues of our age are relegated to the persistent buzz of background noise. The low-information voter absorbs propagandist MSM that spins, diminishes or virtually ignores: widespread, ongoing Obama Administration scandals and corruption; treasonous, lying Democrats like Hillary Clinton; an escalating 19.4T national debt; open borders, global Islamist jihad and terrorism; 93 million unemployed Americans; inner city black-on-black homicide, poverty and despair. By any objective standard, given the disgraceful state of the country, how else can despicable Hillary Clinton lead in the polls?

Mr. Soros' vast fortune buys him influence to shape both our cultural conversation and our political dialogue. His is the power of false perception over reality. He socially engineers by promoting trivia that distracts from the important issues of our day. Hence, the nation's myopic focus on LGBT issues like transgender bathrooms. Per his tax returns, he donated approximately 2.7 million to OSF for such minutia. Why else would a billionaire foreigner concern himself with who uses American toilets?

In 1776, when the American rebels fought the British for independence, bet your bottom dollar that unisex bathrooms for people they would have known as hermaphrodites were not on their list of grievances. Can one imagine the hearty laughter already crazy King George III would have had at such a colonial request? He wouldn't have bothered dispatching his military, the red coats. Instead, he would have ordered the men in white from madhouses to promptly round them up.

The Founding Father's contended with a mad British king and we have our 21st century counterpart, a foreign de facto despot also named George (Soros). They would have considered the range of his positions patently insane, and would not have tolerated his destructive interference. Neither should we believe Mr. Soros' anti-American agenda or elect his Democratic puppets like greenback-obsessed Hillary Clinton.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hillary's Hypocrisy Henchmen

If it were not for double standards, liberals [politicians and the MSM] would have no standards at all.” - WMAL's conservative radio personality Chris Plante

When extreme leftist klansman David Duke announced public support for a Donald Trump presidency, the MSM wrongly smeared the Republican candidate for the endorsement. Honestly, in what sane world is any candidate responsible for any nutcase who chooses to back him? If American culture consistently demonstrates anything, it's that it takes all kinds of people freely making choices for their own reasons. That's democracy.

Yet, this jaded presentation of information was not journalism's objective reporting of facts, but naked partisanship based upon false innuendo. For starters, a racist, anti-suffrage klansman will never populate the party of Abraham Lincoln—Republicans then as now—that's the Democrats' department. Before one jumps to the erroneous conclusion that liberals aren't “that way” anymore, which of today's political parties bases its polarizing narratives on irrelevancies like gender identity? Which party's candidate says: 'elect me because I'm a woman?' Furthermore, which party successfully counted on another superficiality, that of race over the last eight disastrous years?

Even the educated are fooled that the Democrats “atoned” for their disgraceful pro-slavery history with the passage of Lyndon Baines Johnson's “holy grail”: the 1964 Civil Rights bill. However, what is always true of progressives—then with Johnson, now with Clinton—is that things below the surface of their media-spun actions don't line up with truth. At the time, LBJ admitted privately his real agenda:

“I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years!”

Started in the 20th century and carried forward, what accompanied the good anti-discrimination statutes were invisible economic chains that have tricked generations of minorities into the barest government-supported subsistence in exchange for becoming loyal Democratic voting blocs. This dynamic is better known as the Democrat's poverty plantation. How else does one explain 90% of Afro-Americans supporting Republicans in Lincoln's time, but only approximately 10% more recently?

Minorities are perpetually infantilized; convinced by Democrats via their MSM creature that obtaining a free identity card is a bridge too far to cross. That such a standard applied to anyone of voting age is somehow surreptitiously racist. Yet, as anyone sensible knows, an ID is a basic, modern necessity. How else does one open a bank account, get a job or legally drive a car? As president, only Barack Obama doesn't need one. While he habitually golfs with millionaires—and parties with billionaires—his wholly abandoned Chicago fellows eek out impoverished lives in inner city slums more dangerous than some Middle Eastern war zones. Only the most extraordinary individuals—a select few like Dr. Ben Carson—rise from such humble beginnings to enjoy our now debt-ridden capitalistic system. If Hillary's advocacy of Bernie Sanders' style socialism is the path to mass prosperity, wouldn't brainy Mr. Carson support her?

Speaking of unhinged support for a corrupt liar, we arrive at the funny farm of colorful characters that actually do endorse this Clintonian hydra of American scandal. While the media has ensured nutter David Duke is a household name, the powers-at-be have ignored John Bachtell. (“Jeopardy” champions, does that guy ring a bell for you?) Mr. Bachtell—an outspoken Hillary advocate—is the little known chairman of the Communist Party of the United States.

Think he's just an exception to the rule? Let's try the better known two-faced Seddique Mateen, a vocal Taliban supporter (read: pro-terrorism) and simultaneous lip service apologist for his jihadist, mass murdering son. (The younger Mateen, Omar, slaughtered 49 innocents at the Orlando gay nightclub, Pulse.) Unlike Trump, the “objective” press did not take Hillary Clinton to task for not disavowing Seddique's clapping presence at her Kissimmee rally (ironically featuring a speech about the tragedy). For his part, obviously, the elder Mateen felt quite comfortable in Mrs. Clinton's company. He even told a local TV affiliate: “I was invited by the Democratic Party.”

Naturally, the Clinton camp denied Seddique's claim—much as they habitually deny every unsavory reality related to their candidate. The press has not followed up on the matter. Nor are they ever likely to. Why? For one thing, 93% of journalists self-identify as Democrats. Moreover, as with all contemporary Clinton wrongdoing, one must heavily factor money into the equation (read: Clinton Cash). Thus, the larger answer lies in the fact that as of 2011, 6 conglomerates control 90% of the legacy media. Given all of the kid glove, fawning coverage of Hillary Clinton, what are the odds that virtually all of these corporate behemoths are not contributors to her “charitable foundation” and/or her presidential campaign?

As Charity-gate has already demonstrated, “dead broke” Hillary peddles high level government influence for an ill-gotten 238 million dollar personal fortune. Undoubtedly, the liberal media has met Mrs. Clinton's asking price. Therefore, they have both a philosophical bias and a substantial investment in her presidency. Simply put, the fix is in. In effect, the MSM functions as the propagandist arm of the anti-JFK Democratic Party. All of the above truths are easily obscured, buried under an avalanche of 24-hour MSM spin.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Democrats' “Duck” Parade

“Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell (1946)

The political landscape of Obama's America in 2016 looks daily like Mr. Orwell's dystopian “1984.” With the rise of progressives' political correctness and moral relativism, truth no longer matters. What remains is attacking, partisan narratives by ego-driven, childish and irresponsible “leaders” who would give Machiavelli pause.

A prime example is shameless Hillary Clinton. She blithely ignored FBI Director James Comey's public dressing down related to her Server-gate scandal. Outrageously to this day, Mrs. Clinton still denies that she sent or received highly classified information in violation of federal law (on her likely hacked private servers). Despite clear evidentiary findings, charges were not pursued by Obama's Justice Department. On ABC's “This Week” last Sunday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “I've prosecuted cases like that in my years at the Justice Department. Hillary Clinton skated because she's running for president. She clearly violated the law.” So, criminal wrongdoing and political corruption are somehow not that when it comes to any politician with the surname Clinton. Quack, but no duck?

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated scenario. Little reported last January—and seemingly out of thin air—Barack Obama conjures up a $400 million dollar “payment” (read: payoff) to Iran. (Once again, with his trusty pen and phone, he demonstrates: who needs Congress to make or approve appropriations?) With the nation's debt exceeding $19 trillion, the Imams naturally wouldn't accept a check? Joking aside, as U.S. law prohibits the use of U.S. dollars, foreign currencies like euros and Swiss francs were airlifted in on an industrial sized wooden pallet. The result was the very convenient sudden release of four American hostages.

Speaking of a similar U.S. hostage situation—and another terrible Obama “deal”—Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl comes readily to mind. In that exchange, one likely treasonous deserter was swapped for five high level Afghani Taliban terrorists (who returned with much fanfare to the battlefield). Both cases are windfalls for the enemy. This one is simply economic. At $100,000 a head to the largest state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism, who says crime doesn't pay? Yet, given America's military efforts since the last Bush Administration to combat militant groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS, how is this latest farce by Democrats not direct de facto funding of this worldwide death cult? Quack, quack, but still no duck?

Speaking of Mr. Orwell's warning concerning sanitizing murder, we arrive at an intriguing murder mystery. I refer to last month's killing of one Seth Rich, 27, tragically gunned down from the back while walking along a Washington, D.C. street. Despite the fact that neither the victim's watch nor his wallet were stolen, police are calling the incident a “botched robbery.” Beyond a real-life Agatha Christie whodunit, one wonders why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is offering a $20,000 reward for information related to this man's death. While he steadfastly refuses to disclose any specific source, he cryptically told Dutch television on Tuesday, “Whistle-blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks.” Given the context of recent exposure of leaked internal DNC documents by the selfsame WikiLeaks, one is left to wonder what Mr. Assange's interest could possibly be in an obscure DNC staffer—other than the blatantly apparent. Quack, quack, quack.

Every little child knows that any waddling, quacking bird that looks like a duck is unmistakably that. That's true for anyone with a lick of common sense. This is precisely what Democrats lack. Indeed, the Obama years have been largely defined by the pathological and habitual refusal to appropriately label circumstances what they clearly are. Therefore, Democrats duck reality as readily as the mindless lemmings who support them.

Mr. Obama's progression (read: fundamental transformation) for America is no child's game of duck, duck, goose. After almost eight disastrous years, America's been a lame duck domestically and worse, a dead one abroad. Where does the goose fit in? A third Obama term under lying Hillary—and America's goose is cooked.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Using Welfare to Buy Elections

“The only time you even see the people is when you look down to see what it is you're stepping on.” — Bonnie Bedelia as Holly McClane in “Die Hard 2” (1990)

As originally conceived in 1964 with LBJ's “Great Society,” welfare programs were promoted as a temporary helping hand to give the downtrodden a leg up. Today, this blatant economic redistribution (read: War on Poverty) has metastasized in a multi-generational government dependence scheme. In essence, entitlement programs such as food stamps are de facto bribes directed mostly at minority groups loyal to Democrats. For progressives it's a simple numbers game: garnering enough votes to keep themselves perpetually in high elective office.

Recall that the bottom 60% of the population pays only 2% of federal income taxes. Therefore, this static underclass has virtually no economic skin the game as they are promised—in exchange for their ballots—more and more “free stuff” paid for by someone else. Vanquished Bolshevik Bernie Sanders' fantasy of “free” public college funded by the much demonized One Percenters comes to mind. In other words, why work when one makes almost as much by not working?

Cynical liberals like Nancy Pelosi (and her fellow travelers like Hillary Clinton) love welfare. To elitist dolts like her, food stamps and unemployment insurance payouts are laughably among “best ways to stimulate the economy.” This fascist millionaire of the political ruling class knows all too well: if you can influence an individual's stomach you can control their vote.

Despite an escalating $19.4 national debt, the cost of welfare is now well over $1 trillion dollars per year. In fact, the use of food stamps has become so common they are the go-to currency in many inner cities. At present, 45 million Americans depend on taxpayers to put food on their tables. Since taking office, Mr. Obama has added 5 million to that number, and 10 million more to the Medicaid rolls.

How is all of this government largesse “paid” for? By further raising economy-killing taxes as well as the debt ceiling (by borrowing, at interest, more money from Communist regimes like China). Hence, the reasons for the widespread economic malaise of the Obama years are laid bare. A booming welfare state and outsourced jobs (due to high corporate taxes and draconian regulations) have resulted in almost eight years of a largely stagnant economy—and 93 million able bodied Americans out of the workforce.

The cherry on the pie of this fiscal wasteland is the surprising revelation that illegal alien recipients are paid approximately $1,000 dollars more in U.S. welfare benefits than American citizens. So, despite this clear economic drain, the unchecked criminality (such as the murder of innocents like American Kate Steinle), the violent drug trade and the ever present danger of radical Islamic terrorism, Hillary Clinton supports an open border policy. Why? Beyond an unquenchable lust for power, the amoral Clintons are all about self-interest via political calculations. To this end, her hope of future amnesty for this underclass of foreign invaders (border jumping squatters and those illegally overstaying visas) forms yet another cultivated voting bloc for her ilk to steal elections by diluting the will of the American people.

Related to welfare as a political tool of manipulation, we've come full circle back to the politician who started it all, Lyndon B. Johnson. At the time, this first modern progressive president said privately, “I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years!” Like LBJ, Hillary Clinton is a disdainful creature (read: Server-gate) who counts on the duped and the poor (whom she cares nothing for) to realize her own longstanding presidential ambitions.

Twitter: @DavidHunterblog