Will an orange jumpsuit replace Hillary's black pantsuit?
As presidential wannabe Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) racks up convention delegates, operating on autopilot as she lies her way through her campaign telling her audiences what they want to hear, will her contradictions and outright misstatements and evasions finally catch up with her? Will they detour her attempt to live once again in the White House and lead to the Big House? We’ll see.
At several campaign stops in Chicago on the eve of Tuesday's election, Clinton bragged about her dedication to the working class and illegal residents. At an immigration workshop aimed at turning illegal aliens and their American born citizen children into voters she stated:
"I will work very hard when I am president, if you join with us and help me become president, to be sure we immediately begin working for comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship," Clinton said to a standing ovation before delivering a line seemingly aimed at Republican front-runner Trump. "Please tell everyone that we have to have a good vote tomorrow to send a strong message that love trumps hate." (snip)
Later Monday morning, Clinton gave a stump speech at a Plumbers Hall rally on the West Side in which she returned to a theme she's struck repeatedly in recent days — that the divisive nature of the Republican race for president is not productive for the country. (snip)
Clinton used the rally to urge a crowd of about 500 people, most of them union workers, to help her extend her current delegate lead over Sanders. (snip)
She hewed to many of the economic themes of her campaign, from increasing the minimum wage and ensuring equal pay for women to creating clean-energy jobs and penalizing companies that move jobs out of the country.
Clinton predicted that the economy would be the biggest issue with the Republican nominee in the general election.
"I want you to remind folks between now and when the polls close, we've had two Democratic presidents in 35 years, and you know what the facts show? The facts show the economy does better when we have a Democrat in the White House," said Clinton, who asserted that former President George W. Bush ruined the economic gains made while her husband was in the White House.
"They are George W. Bush on steroids," Clinton said of the Republican field. "Each and every one of them would throw us back into the mess that President (Barack) Obama has dug us out of."
Clinton also mentioned the recent decision by Nabisco to ship 600 jobs from its Chicago bakery to Mexico. "We're going to make companies like that pay an exit fee," she said. "They are going to have to pay money for the communities they are leaving behind."
On Monday afternoon, Clinton met with the leadership of bakers union that represents the Nabisco workers on the Southwest Side.
Uh, Hillary--it was your husband who pushed through the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), which combined with the unions' demands for higher wages in highly taxed Democrat controlled Illinois, that have made it easier and so much more economical for companies such as Nabisco to move to Mexico before that probable illegal "exit fee" is enacted.
(Incidentally, the immigration workshop was:
hosted by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who lauded the role of "peaceful protests" in canceling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Chicago rally Friday.
In case you didn't know Gutierrez is a Democrat. And -- oh what not a surprise! -- not one of Clinton's appearances in Chicago was marred by any conservative Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich or Carson supporter trying to prevent Clinton from speaking. Oh, and Trump won Illinois as did Clinton.)
However, just a few days prior to her Chicago visit Clinton proudly announced she was going to destroy good union jobs held by white working class Americans, many of them minorities, i.e., ethnic or Southern. (Yes, they are minorities!)
“I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” (emphasis added)
“We’re gonna make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people. Those people labored in those mines for generations. Losing their health. Often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now, we’ve got to move away from coal. And all the other fossil fuels. But I don’t want to move away from the people who did the best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.”
Oh, another Hillary lie because she is definitely moving away from these people--rejecting them totally while giving them a double whammy by forcing the newly unemployed in struggling towns to pay more for electricity, a position that her boss, President Barack Hussein Obama (D), also advocates.
And right on cue, on Wednesday, Peabody Energy, "the largest private sector coal company in the world" announced, "there exists substantial doubt whether we will be able to continue as a going concern"
This means that it might go out of business or seek bankruptcy protection joining
Arch Coal, Alpha Natural Resources and the Patriot Coal Corporation, into bankruptcy. The United States coal industry has been pummeled by tighter regulations and competition from cheaper sources of fuel, mostly notably natural gas. (snip)
With revenue falling and debt costs rising, coal companies, which are large employers in parts of West Virginia, Wyoming and Utah, have been scrambling to stay solvent.
But other than that-- hey, the Obama economy is great!
And then there is Benghazi, Libya where Hillary lied, lied and lied about brave Americans who died. At an MSNBC townhall Monday night these words came tripping off her lips about that incident on September 11, 2012.
Libya was a different kind of calculation. And we didn't lose a single person. We didn't have a problem in supporting our European and Arab allies in working with NATO.
Is she cruel, callous or merely delusional? Tell the families of US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, Information officer Sean Smith and CIA operatives who were former Navy SEALS, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods that they're not "lost”; that these upstanding individuals didn't sacrifice their lives for her political whims or convenience.
Continuing with her lies fantastic she added:
Now, is Libya perfect? It isn't. But did they have two elections that were free and fair where they voted for moderates. Yes, they did. So you know, changing from a dictator who has hollowed out your country to something resembling a functioning state and even hopefully more of a democratic one doesn't happen overnight.
The admittedly imperfect brutal dictator Muammar Qaddafi was co-operating with the US and had a functioning country; Libya has now imploded into civil war as Islamic State terrorists control large areas of the country.
Now pandering to an audience of potential voters by lying to tell them what they want to hear might be distasteful but not indictable; cruelly denying the reality of a deadly diplomatic fiasco which should have perhaps led to her disappearance from public life is reprehensible but maybe not worthy of prison. But Clinton's use of her own unsanctioned and private -- and probably unsecured -- e mail server certainly might be. The inquiries from the Senate and the FBI continue although still yet another former State Department employee has clammed up.
A State Department staffer who oversaw security and technology issues for Hillary Clinton is refusing to answer Senate investigators’ questions about the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server — marking the second time an ex-State employee has declined to talk to lawmakers. (snip)
The chairmen of both committees, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), are now threatening to consider other ways to compel him to discuss the matter.
“We are troubled by your refusal to engage with the committees even after repeated overtures of accommodation,” the letter to Bentel and his lawyer reads. “We need to speak with you. … We would, of course, prefer that you meet with us in a voluntary and informal manner, but we will consider other options if faced with a continuing lack of cooperation.” (snip)
…this latest missive from Grassley and Johnson shows that the email scandal isn’t going away. Republican investigations into the server will continue through the spring, if not longer, as the FBI conducts its own investigation into whether classified information was mishandled by Clinton’s setup — a probe that is ongoing but could wrap up as soon as this summer. (snip)
Law enforcement is investigating whether Clinton’s unusual setup ever put classified information at risk — or whether anyone unlawfully forwarded classified intelligence to her unsecured account. State has discovered more than 2,000 classified emails that passed through the server, including about two dozen that were “top secret.” Clinton maintains they were not marked classified at the time they were sent.
The Senate committees are also investigating the issue, though with a slightly different focus. While also probing the security of the server, the panels are questioning whether Clinton or her top staff ever intentionally sidestepped record-keeping laws under the Freedom of Information Act. That law requires all emails from public officials that mention work issues to be preserved and available for public request.
The FOIA question is also being litigated through federal courts, where conservative group Judicial Watch just won a major victory after a judge approved the group’s request to question Clinton’s closest staffers about whether they were intentionally hiding correspondence.
Actually Hillary, orange would be an attractive color on you and prison jumpsuits can be flattering.