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Monday, June 25, 2018

Trump wasn't the first victim of Democratic espionage

Victor Davis Hanson delved into the classics to consider "Hillary’s Hamartia," which was his way of explaining in the context of Ancient Greek Literature her colossal mistake in refusing to accept the reality of 8 November 2016.

One does not need even a passing knowledge of Greece 2,500 years ago to understand his point.

But Hanson inadvertently raised a possibility that numbs the mind.

Had Hillary won, we would never have known about her most recent crimes.

"No one would have known or probably cared that the Obama national security team had unmasked the names of U.S. citizens swept up with FISA court surveillance and leaked them to the press. Indeed, a President Clinton would likely have envisioned overzealous careerists who may have broken the law on her behalf as loyalists to be rewarded, rather than as lawbreakers to be referred to federal prosecutors," he wrote.

That is the answer that asks the question: Was Trump the first victim of Democratic espionage?

In his piece, he points out the genuine lawlessness of Hillary over the course of 40 years as a public servant, as she gamed the system until her net worth topped eight figures.

"From Clinton’s cattle-future imbroglio and the missing Rose Law Firm files to the Uranium One and Clinton Foundation scandals, Clinton for over 40 years has never much worried about the wages of chronic deception and ends-justifying-the-means morality," he wrote.

She refined her modus operandi over the years. She used a Fake Windfall in cattle futures to disguise a kickback in the 1970s. Four decades later, it is a Fake Charity.

Missing law firm files became missing emails.

Now suddenly she has added spying and planting personnel to her template of corruption? Maybe this simply was the first time she was caught.

The spying on President Trump was carried out by Obama and his crooked team but she knew. Her campaign hired the conduit of this Fake Scandal, Fusion GPS. There seems amid all this no shock at what they are doing. There is no novelty. Susan Rice uses the NSA to do her spying. The press calls it unmasking. The administration trusted the New York Times with transcripts of the wiretaps.

So this was not their first rodeo.

Did they do this to Romney in  2012? McCain in 2008? Maybe it began with Obama spying on Hillary in 2008.

My guess is they began when Clinton faced Governor Frank D. White in the 1982 race for governor of Arkansas.

Or earlier.

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22 comments:

  1. I note that the author does not bother to distinguish Clinton, the she as in cattle futures, from Clinton, the he who ran for governor. Indeed while the rumps are different, their morals, or lack thereof are the the same.

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    1. Whatever Hillary did that was either illegal or unethical was done with the full knowledge and approval of husband Bill. He's as dirty as she is. I have to think the only reason these loathsome criminals remain married is so they can't be forced to testify against one another in court.

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  2. It's a good article about Hillary, but I'm a bit put off by his description of the "sputtering Trump campaign" when discussing the debate over whether the election could be tampered with.

    The funny part about this part that he elides over is the fact that it was tampered with both before and after, and in fact the Democrats and the left are still tampering with it.

    This means that the proper response is to consider every Democrat in office anywhere as illegitimate.

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    1. I reached that same conclusion long ago; but it's nice to have more supporting evidence!

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  3. Hillary has had a bad reputation since the Watergate days. She could not pass the bar exam in DC, and Jerry Zeifman, chief counsel of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate inquiry, said on the Neal Boortz show in 2008, "“Well, let me put it this way. I terminated her, along with some other staff members who were — we no longer needed, and advised her that I would not — could not recommend her for any further positions.” This is from https://www.cato.org/blog/was-hillary-clinton-fired-nixon-impeachment-inquiry. -- BJ54

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  4. Hillary Clinton is like Pig Pen from Charlie Brown, but instead of being surrounded by dust, it is scandal. Dirt just the same.

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  5. The Lord pulled us through, people. I firmly believe we would be in the middle of a second hot Civil War had Her Thighness been elected. God is good, all the time!

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  6. Off topic, still steamed by the new Dem campaign to hassle conservatives in public. From twitter
    JimNorCal

    Jack Posobiec
    @JackPosobiec
    Have they erected Republican drinking fountains yet?

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  7. Keep your powder dry, Jim. We’ll know when it’s time to start airing out these liberal pukes.

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    1. Good advice, z.
      JimNorCal

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  8. It's a shame that no-one with Hanson's "chops" ever mentions the "Arkencides" - the Clinton Crime Family has filled whole graveyards to gain power.

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  9. The Clintons grew rich on what George Washington Plunkitt called "honest graft."

    "Everybody is talkin' these days about Tammany men growin' rich on graft, but nobody thinks of drawin' the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft. There's all the difference in the world between the two. Yes, many of our men have grown rich in politics. I have myself. I've made a big fortune out of the game, and I'm gettin' richer every day, but I've not gone in for dishonest graft—blackmailin' gamblers, saloonkeepers, disorderly people, etc.—and neither has any of the men who have made big fortunes in politics.

    There's an honest graft, and I'm an example of how it works. I might sum up the whole thing by sayin': "I seen my opportunities and I took 'em."

    Just let me explain by examples. My party's in power in the city, and it's goin' to undertake a lot of public improvements. Well, I'm tipped off, say, that they're going to lay out a new park at a certain place.

    I see my opportunity and I take it. I go to that place and I buy up all the land I can in the neighborhood. Then the board of this or that makes its plan public, and there is a rush to get my land, which nobody cared particular for before.

    Ain't it perfectly honest to charge a good price and make a profit on my investment and foresight? Of course, it is. Well, that's honest graft."

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  10. To ask the question is to answer it.

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  11. Someone has been referred for prosecution? When did that happen?

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  12. It didn't take a spy planted deep in the McCain and Romney camps to know their strategies were, in both cases: "We will do whatever it takes to lose honorably."
    -TK

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  13. The Clinton Crime Family is like a modern day Joe Kennedy.

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  14. Will wrote about the seven ages of Man.

    I don’t know what the other four are, but so far the Dems got espionage, sabotage and dotage.

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  15. Scott Adams commits to increasing the Republican turnout: http://blog.dilbert.com/2018/06/25/episode-117-reducing-bias-eating-at-the-red-hen-and-midterm-turnout/

    “They’re coming for you next”, says Adams.

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  16. I think Filegate certainly counts as spying on opponents.

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  17. Obama got someone to break open, e.g. spy on, the Jeri Ryan divorce files.

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  18. VDH is a smart, perceptive writer, but even he, as evidenced by his last two paragraphs, simply cannot understand The Donald. Trump purposely creates the supposed "chaos" - all the better to see who reacts how and which of them do what. Little if anything he does is "un"planned. And if Hanson thought that somehow Donald was bringing in a well-oiled cabinet - then that's another mark VDH misses, Donald has to work with, and manipulate, contrary forces and individuals. Add to that an absolutely "Do-Nothing" GOP Congressional majority that imagines if it puts pasties on a boar hog, they can expect it to produce a litter of piglets!

    Donald, or Victor? Easy call on my end.

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  19. After the Obamacare decision came down, there was speculation on the wilder shores of the conservative blogosphere about what BHO "had" on CJ John Roberts. I scoffed at the time. I'm not scoffing anymore.

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