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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Put up or shut up, National Review

The FBI dumped a load of documents that incriminate Hillary Clinton on Friday afternoon. The National Review is all upset.

From the National Review:
Today, the Friday before Labor Day, the FBI has released detailed interview notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices. The Washington Post says the notes don’t contain any “major revelations,” but it’s wrong. Very wrong. The notes reveal the stunning breadth of Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and deception.
First, and most importantly, it’s plain that her team began systematically wiping the server only after news broke of its existence.
Second, her own response was extraordinarily cynical. Three weeks after she tweeted that she wanted the public to see her emails, the purge began. Publicly, she called for transparency. Privately, her team is frantically destroying messages.
Third, if you want further evidence of her extraordinary carelessness with our nation’s secrets, look no further than the fact that she claims that she did not pay attention to the “level” of classified information and even claimed that she didn’t even know what the (C) classification meant.
Finally — though this is a small matter by comparison — remember how Hillary claimed that she chose to use a private server for her own convenience? She actually had 13 devices, and her lawyers couldn’t seem to locate them.
I have three words for the National Review:

Big. Hairy. Deal.

The publication's protests are utterly meaningless as long as its staff childishly clings to the silly Never Trump.

As long as its staff members (and the think tanks that actually employ a good many of them) remain stuck in February when they thought they might have had a chance to stop Trump, the National Review is not a serious magazine. I suppose you could read it for its entertainment value. Oh look at the wattles quiver from a crowd of peacocks who will do nothing to actually stop Hillary.

I do chuckle at these impotent men raising their puny fists to rage at the night.

But I realize the real big laughers are Hillary and the rest of the out-of-the-closet liberals who enjoy watching these closeted people pretend to be angry.

If the National Review staffers are so upset with Hillary, then let them side with Trump. Until then, they are just putting on a minstrel show.

As for Jonah Goldberg, he used his column today to attack Sean Hannity rather than Hillary. Apparently one of his many childish feuds is more important than the nation's security.


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  1. I really liked this astute, biting comment by blogger Tamara Keel, who was quoted and linked by Instapundit. It puts the lie to every public statement Clinton has ever made in defense of her use of a private email server.

    "Further, I have an Ivy League lawyer, wife of a former governor and president, who lived in the White House for eight damned years, then went on to be a senator and Secretary of State telling me she didn’t know about classified email and that work-related documents needed to be saved as part of the public record?"

    This is a woman who misplaced (or deep-sixed, like Tom Brady) a dozen mobile devices on which she kept classified state secrets and then, in stunning ignorance and stupidity, apparently had emails holding classified information sent from her server to an unsecured Google gmail account! This boggles the mind. Given her feeble-mindedness and total disregard of basic security procedures, how can anyone presume she is fit to handle nuclear codes and high level state secrets.

  2. There's a movie in Clinton's and the NR's future.

    Working Title: All the Wannabe President's Men.

  3. One benefit of this election is that it's freeing up a lot of time that I previously would've wasted reading the likes of the NR gang, Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz, David French, George Will et al.

    Their sniffy elitism is too much for me. Their columns drip with disdain, not just for Trump but for us. In fact, mostly for us.

    So screw'em. They're supporting Hillary Clinton. Their entire careers now boil down to THAT—and they have the audacity to ridicule us.

    I'd tell them to get their heads out of their asses, but frankly they can stay there. I no longer care.


  4. What do you expect from Hillary ?
    It’s not like she was a Senator on a Committee, like Armed Forces, which would have required her to already have taken training for classified documents.

    Oh wait. She was.