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Friday, October 28, 2016

Endorse Trump, or shut up about Hillary

The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal is wringing hands and catching vapors over the latest revelations that the Clintons are crooks who would sell the country out for an eight-figure donation to their favorite charity: the Clintons.

Drudge linked an editorial -- "The Cold Clinton Reality" -- and a column by Kimberley Strassel -- "Grifters-in-Chief" -- which show great angst over the depth, breadth, height, and weight of the criminality of the Clintons.

But they are crooks. That is what they do. The Wall Street Journal insulted the intelligence of its readers by asking the question of "Why isn’t the IRS investigating the Clinton Foundation?"

We know why. The FBI is a federal bureaucracy run by liberals. Clinton bought off its director by arranging a nice six-figure donation to his wife's campaign.

But the Clintons co-opted the Wall Street Journal years ago when Rupert Murdoch bought the paper. He has been pushing her presidency for a decade now. He is not about to quit.

Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor, openly hopes for a 50-state sweep by Hillary so he and his chattering class of conservative tools can win back control of the party. The party matters more than the country to these political degenerates.

This election has unmasked and exposed them. Nevertheless, they march forward as if they still have any dignity.

From Strassel:
The Clintons spent their White House years explaining endless sleazy financial deals, and even capping their exit with a scandal over whether Bill was paid to pardon financier Marc Rich. They know the risks. And yet they geared up the foundation and these seedy practices even as Mrs. Clinton was making her first bid for the presidency. They continued them as she sat as secretary of state. They continue them still, as she nears the White House.
This is how the Clintons operate. They don’t change. Any one who pulls the lever for Mrs. Clinton takes responsibility for setting up the nation for all the blatant corruption that will follow.
Swell. Don't for Hillary. But not supporting her does nothing to stop her. If you don't vote for him, you are saying it is OK for her to win because you see no difference between a man who acts crass and a woman who acts criminally.

From the editorial:
We don’t applaud WikiLeaks or the theft of information, and these hacks deserve a firm U.S. government response. But the emails are public and they will confirm for many Americans their worst suspicions about the people who run their government.
It’s also worth noting that in the vast digital trove of Mr. Podesta’s stolen emails we haven’t noticed emails from Mrs. Clinton. Perhaps they don’t exist. But American voters shouldn’t worry merely about the emails released before the election. What emails or memos exist that these hackers, Russian or not, could be withholding for leverage after the election with another President Clinton?
The Clinton campaign has suggested that Donald Trump has praised Vladimir Putin because the Russian has something on the Republican. The question is what do any number of possible bad actors know about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s mixing of business, charity and politics?
Nice words.

Now how about some action?

I am not asking the Wall Street Journal writers hold their noses to endorse Trump.

I want them to wear a gas mask if necessary.

Just do it.

They say all it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. But the Never Trump crowd has few good men in its ranks. They know better, and still they choose to do nothing to stop her, as if clucking their tongues is enough.

If Trump loses, it is on him.

But if you do not vote for him, it's on you, too. You give up your right to speak out against her.

Voting isn't easy. But grownups know, most things in life that are worthwhile are not.


Of course, some good things in life are easy. Puppies, sunny days, and reading "Trump the Press" are a few of them. The book is a fun romp through the Republican nomination that uses the deadliest weapon to skewer the media experts: their own words. "Trump the Press" is available as a paperback, and on Kindle.


  1. Those "Republicans" that wish for Trump to loose so they can "take the party back" will be in for a big surprise. So many of us are sick and tired of them. My wife and I have discussed going Independent. She even wrote back to our Senator, Gardner, that she will not vote for him because of his stance on Trump. She will not be the only one. Screwed us once to many times.

    1. Completely agree and a lot of people I talk to feel exactly the same way.

  2. I shudder to think of what a Hillary presidency would be like. The very fact that it is a possibility indicates just how awful our government has become. It is no longer serving the people, it is lording itself over us. And if Hillary's vision of "It Takes A Village" comes into being the country is irretrievably lost. - Elric

    1. What it will be like is like Obama, but 3x (minimum) the corruption.

  3. There are lines of yachts fueling up and taking on crates of canned chickens in Pompano Beach. Yugoslavia is in the fall air.

  4. This somewhat summarizes why I became an Independent long before being an Independent was cool (or at least before being catered to heavily by both the Rs and Ds). I am leaving my ballot blank as there is no way I can vote for either - both are evil and will undoubtedly undermine what little Democracy truly remains in this country - and the winner will easily go down as the worst in history regardless of who he/she is. It will be up to us to find the next president worthy of restoring this country in four years .... providing the country can survive the next four years of [choose one]: Trump/Clinton.

    1. Trump is questionable. Hillary is a dead cert to be bad for the US.

  5. If anyone believes Trump is truly evil then the clinton campaign succeeded in bringing an honest business man down to hillary's level. Democrats cannot win elections on issues. They win on personal destruction of their opponents.

  6. @Anon: "I am leaving my ballot blank as there is no way I can vote for either"

    You seem to have understood the comment by LYNNDH but failed to grasp the implications of Don's entire post, which is that if you fail to vote FOR Trump, you could be responsible for the election of Hillary. Trump may sometimes be a jerk; but Hillary is always a criminal. If Hillary is elected, realize the chances of your ever being able to vote for the perfect president at some point in the future are diminishingly small. Apart from the political corruption and constant attacks on Constitutional democracy we can expect if Hillary is elected, a large segment of voters who support Trump because he is NOT part of the GOPe will abandon the Republican Party (include me among them). With more than half of nominal Republicans turning their backs on the party, the GOP will not win another national election for several decades, if ever in your lifetime. Now is the time to make a choice. Now is the time to stand FOR restoring faith in America. Now is the time to clean out the Augean stables. Trump has the strength of Hercules. He can do the task, "on time and under budget."

    1. Well said. Kind of Trump or the Abyss.

    2. Have to differ Iaep - Trump has 75 active lawsuits against him as I type. Twice he left the campaign trail in recent months to give depositions. How is he going to be president when he will have to (and he will by law have to) spend a lot of time in a courtroom? He has changed his position on a variety of issues many times who knows where he really stands on issues and for the most part, he has no concrete plan for any initiative the he champions. Trump has said Obama's liberal use of Executive Orders (though he has issued less than Bush I, II and Reagan) gives him free rein to use Executive Orders himself and he plans to do so. Trump's penchant to go off at the slightest whiff of disrespect tells me our servicemen will be engaging in a lot of conflicts. I truly believe he is unstable and he will scorch-earth everything about our democracy. Thus, no vote for Trump for me. I am not voting for the anti-democracy he wants to lower on this country. As for Hillary, no argument about her being slime and she wont get my vote but if both Congressional houses remain R, then there will be some checks and balances. Trump will try to steamroll everything and bring our gov to a crashing half.

    3. 'As for Hillary, no argument about her being slime and she wont get my vote but if both Congressional houses remain R, then there will be some checks and balances.'
      Wake up my friend and pay better attention to the elephant in the room, should the Clintons pull off this election win.
      Since when have the Republicans controlling both houses provided a check in the system recently.

      A vote for Hillary is a vote for Constitutional erosion...its that simple.

    4. I see it as, "A vote for Hillary is a vote for a slow death Constitutional erosion."
      A vote for Trump will be a fast-track race to Constitutional erosion.
      We the people are sitting in an electric chair and come Nov. 8 we have the "privilege" to choose between AC or DC currency. My point remains - and has always been - Trump will walk this country down the same "Constitutional erosion" road as Hillary, only faster.

    5. I disagree. Hillary IS the fast-track way to the abyss.

  7. Clearly, all the WikiLeaks are having a yuuuuge impact.

    Comey's announced the "investigation" will be restarted.

    And I thought it got cool in DC this time of year.

  8. It's confusing when "anonymous" replies to "anonymous"- sure wish folks could pick a name!

    I'm saddened by the first "anonymous"- people who've given up on the system, so think that no vote will help restore the country. They've unknowingly bought into the whole pile of lies that the media in all its forms have been promoting. I'm so glad that I cut the TV cable years ago, but every time I speak with someone who still watches that stuff I'm reminded that even skeptics retain some of the poison they've been ingesting, each time they watch a TV "news" program (or any other program, they all have this underying bias!)

    Sadly, no amount of factual evidence will make any impression on these people. They've bought the lie, and now they truly believe it; pointing it out to them just makes them angry.

    Bottom line: if Hillary gets in, the USA as a nation ceases to exist. The land mass will still be here, but none of our customs, traditions or basis of law will remain. Even the American people will be replaced, which is now happening; it will intensify. If what's left of the "old" American people still have courage, then a new Civil War will result; if not, the USA will disintegrate more slowly- but disintegrate it will.

    Donald Trump isn't a superman, but he's the only person who may be able to stop this inevitable decline. Please give him your vote; we may be doomed either way, but with Hillary our disintegration is a sure thing!

    1. Box Day states outright on his blog that if you call yourself anonymous you are automatically banned.