So who exactly is running a campaign of hate?

Ok, so evidently Donald Trump is some Nazi-esque racist, misogynist, bicyclist… first, I challenge anyone to find anything he said in those categories where he was directly insulting an entire racial group.  Meanwhile, from the supposedly tolerant Clinton campaign…

Wikileaks:

Catholics insulted by Hillary Clinton campaign:

Trump’s supporters a basket of deplorables

“Needy Latinos”

Sorting VP candidates into “racial food groups” (at 19:00)

And as a bonus… Operatives working for the Clinton campaign are deliberately planting people to disrupt Trump rallies and foment violence.

Five things about Clinton & Trump

FIVE THINGS THAT SCARE ME ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON
Selling out the White House and government favors to the highest bidder, as she has a history of doing with the Clinton Foundation as Secretary of State.  The collusion between the Democrats and the mainstream media, exposed through the Wikileaks emails, the fact that the mainstream media jumps on Trump at every indiscretion, yet defends and deflects from Clinton’s crimes.

Her history of complete corruption, including her email server.  She has been proven to be grossly negligent with national security data for her own personal convenience, and to avoid having her emails visible by government agencies.  There’s ample reason to believe that some of this information could have been hacked, and that foreign and hostile governments have blackmail information on the President of the United States.  There is evidence of collusion between Hillary and the Justice Department.  Her actions reveal her attitude that she is above the law and not subject to the same rules as the rest of society. 

The thought that Hillary will appoint 3 or 4 justices to the Supreme Court who will rule based on political ideology and try to legislate from the bench instead of following the Constitution.  Will our First and Second Amendment rights (which Clinton has a record of opposing) be at the whim of liberal justices who feel that they have the ability to rewrite, and/or shred our Constitutional liberties?

Her insatiable desire for more taxing and more spending will blow up our national debt.  We have, between national debt and unfunded liabilities, $150 to $200 TRILLION, and Clinton wants MORE taxes and more spending.  This is unsustainable and we are approaching a point of no return where our economy will collapse, because Clinton and many other Democrats believe that they can classify every single voter whim as a “right” to be provided at taxpayer expense.

She would completely throw open our borders and erase the meaning of national soveriegnty.  Foreign nationals could come and go at will, settling in our country at our taxpayer expense.  Clinton herself admitted these refugees cannot be vetted, and ISIS has claimed publically that they plan to infiltrate the refugee program with militant terrorists.  Donald Trump is absolutely 100% about his wall policy.  Of course not all Mexicans are rapists and murderers (nor did he say that), but we DO have people who are crossing over who mean harm to us, we can’t possibly vet all of them. And Obama & Clinton seem completely dismissive of that issue.  We are selling out our national security in the name of political correctness.  The increasing wave of terrorist attacks should frighten anyone and give an accurate glimpse of a Hillary Clinton Presidency.

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FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE ME SLIGHTLY NERVOUS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP

Trump may not have the temperament.  His insistence on doing things his own way not be conducive to the Executive Branch where you need to take the advice of others.

Trump has shown to have some lewd views towards women.  While I can’t condone any of things, one has to wonder what these have to do with running the country.  We can vote for people without agreeing with everything they’ve done.  I agree these are some pretty nasty words on tape, but really people?  Lewd behavior 10 years ago vs. decades of criminal behavior, corruption, and collusion?  Is there really a choice?

I do criticize his campaign strategy, focusing too much on unimportant negative issues and not highlighting his vision for America and Hillary’s endless flaws.

I do not agree that the best way to handle our trade deficits and job losses overseas is through more tariffs and higher taxes.

I agree that he wants too much spending as well, but I temper that by saying that at least his policies will get free enterprise running again and will provide us a stronger tax base to pay down that debt, while Hillary’s policies will drive wealth and jobs out of the country.  Combine that with her insatiable appetite for spending, and the country will be bankrupt in a decade.

A “Brief” Case Against Hillary Clinton Part 2

SOURCE: http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/05/25/clinton-releases-plan-dissolve-us-border-within-100-days/

Hillary Clinton’s position on open borders
(1) Expanding Unconstitutional Executive Amnesty  Perhaps one of the most radical aspects Clinton’s open borders platform is that she is openly campaigning on defending and even expanding President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesties.   Clinton’s campaign website states that, as President, she will “defend President Obama’s executive actions to provide deportation relief for DREAMers and parents of Americans and lawful residents.” Meaning, Clinton will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States, receive work permits to legally fill American jobs, and get access to federal benefits paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
(2) Amnesty Within 100 Days  Clinton has pledged to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office. As NBC recently reported: “If elected, the former secretary of state has promised to build on President Obama’s executive actions and introduce comprehensive immigration reform during her first 100 days in office.”  Clinton’s website has explained that by “comprehensive immigration reform,” Clinton means full citizenship for illegal immigrants, which would give them welfare access, voting privileges, and the ability to bring over their family members through chain migration.
(3) Freezing deportations
Clinton has said that, as President, that she will essentially freeze deportations.  Clinton’s vision erases entirely the protections that U.S. immigration laws are supposed to afford American citizens: such as protecting Americans from losing a job to an illegal immigrant, preventing the sapping of school and hospital resources, as well as defending the voting privileges and enfranchisement of U.S. citizens (giving citizenship to illegal immigrants allows them to cancel out the votes of native-born American citizens).  The implication of Clinton’s platform– i.e. that illegal entry is not in and of itself a deport-able offense–represents a central pillar of the open borders credo: namely, that millions of people can illegally come to the country, take jobs, attend U.S. schools, receive affirmative action, apply for federal benefits, and give birth to children who receive birthright citizenship.
(4) There’s no need to secure the border because it’s already “the most secure border we’ve ever had”
Even as tens of thousands of migrants continue to pour across our southern border, Clinton has declared that the border is “the most secure border we’ve ever had”– suggesting that she does not feel it is necessary to take additional actions to secure it. Clinton argues that since the border is already secure, it is time to give amnesty to the millions of migrants who have entered illegally.
(5) Closing Detention Centers
On her website, Clinton pledges to “end family detention and close private immigrant detention centers”.  This again represents a radical step in further dismantling what little immigration enforcement is now in place. Clinton is essentially saying that she will not detain new incoming illegal immigrants, but will instead release them into the interior of the United States.
(6) Obamacare for illegal aliens
Clinton has repeatedly said that she supports giving Obamacare to illegal immigrants. Clinton’s website says that Clinton wants to “Expand access to affordable health care to all families… She believes we should let families—regardless of immigration status—buy into the Affordable Care Act exchanges.”
(7) Full path to citizenship
Clinton has pledged to use federal resources to ensure that millions of more foreign migrants are able to vote in U.S. elections:
There are millions of people in America who could be naturalized, but for one reason or another, they’re not. So let’s help more of our neighbors claim their rights… I want to take down the barriers that are holding people back. So here’s a few things I will do: I will work to expand fee waivers, so more people seeking naturalization can get a break on the costs. I will increase access to language programs to help people boost their English proficiency. I will enhance outreach and education so more people know their options and are engaged in the process. I don’t want anyone who could be a citizen to miss out on that opportunity.
A 2011 Pew survey found that Hispanics have a more negative view of capitalism (55%) than do supporters of Occupy Wall Street (47%). A 2012 Pew Hispanic Center survey found that 75% of Hispanics prefer bigger governments that provide more services as opposed to smaller governments that provide fewer services.
(8) Expanded refugee resettlement
Hillary Clinton has called for a massive expansion in Middle East migration… last year Clinton called for admitting 65,000 Syrian refugees—on top of the roughly 30,000 refugees and asylees the U.S. already admits from the Middle East each year. Adding in refugees from across the Muslim world, this means that under Clinton’s plan, the U.S. would admit at least 105,000 thousand refugees from the Muslim world annually.
So Hillary Clinton wants open immigration with no background checks (she admitted herself in a leaked speech that refugees cannot all be vetted), coming into our country at will, sending their children to our schools and hospitals, and getting free health benefits – AT OUR EXPENSE!  THey’re doing it for the votes and to pander to international groups.  No regard to national security, no protection from terrorists, a spit in the face to all the hard-working immigrants who came here legally, and they get to sponge off our country at taxpayer expense.  Contrary to popular belief, no foreigner has the right to enter our country, legally or otherwise.  We have the right to exclude anyone we want to for any reason or no reason.  Those are just the facts.  Yes there are problems out there, but they’re not our cross to bear.  We have failing infrastructure and electrical grids, veterans dying waiting in line for health care, and Democrats are placing a higher priority on foreigners than their own citizens!  I don’t know about you but that pisses me off to no end.  A nation without borders is not a nation – this will be the end of America as we know it.  This is NOT xenophobia or racism – we welcome people from all over the world but we simply ask that immigrants come in legally, contribute to and assimilate into our culture, and don’t want to kill us.  You lock your doors at night because you don’t want strangers coming into your home and stealing your stuff.  Under Hillary’s plan, you would be forced to let anyone who comes into your home to come in whenever they want, they’ll have a right to eat your food, sleep in your bed, bring their friends in with them, and there won’t be a damn thing you can do about it!  That is not an America I want to live in, and it should scare the living shit out of anyone.

Pay-to-Play
  • A Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire, who was one of the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, lobbied Hillary not to designate the al-Quaeda-linked Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.
  • A Canadian businessman who donated millions of dollars to the Foundation was granted permission to sell control of 20% of the U.S. uranium production capacity to Russia.  Vladimir Putin soon gave Bill Clinton $500,000 to deliver a speech in Moscow.
  • As Sec of State, Hillary helped Boeing win a $35B Air Force tanker refueling contract.  Afterward, Boeing donated $900K to the Foundation and paid Bill $450K to deliver two speeches.
  • Bill Clinton directed nearly $3M to an energy company owned by a “family friend”, part of it coming from a federal Dept of Energy grant he helped arrange.
  • While Sec of State, Hillary intervened on behalf of Swiss banking giant UBS, who happened to donate $600K to the foundation and paid Bill Clinton $1.5M for several speeches.
Wikileaks Summary:

  • Clinton has public and private positions on issues
  • Clinton claimed Saudi Arabia & Qatar founded ISIS, both of them abuse women, etc. but Clinton Foundation accepted $$.
  • Clinton showed concern about ability to vet refugees, yet she wants to continue importing them from Syria
  • Clinton bragged about being invited to Putin’s “inner sanctum” despite giving Trump a hard time
  • Clinton saying she’s “removed from the struggles of the middle class.”
  • Clinton hated using the phrase “everyday Americans.”
  • Clinton Campaign attacked Catholics & Evangelicals
  • Clinton went back & forth over Keystone Pipeline, saying in a paid speech that fracking was a “gift.”
  • Clinton praised Wall Street in paid speeches, despite decrying them as evil and threatening to break them up.
  • Clinton SUPPORTS A PLAN THAT WOULD CUT SOCIAL SECURITY.
  • Clinton showed support for “open borders” and an “open hemisphere.”
  • Clinton was allowed by New York Times to edit quotes.
  • Clinton was offered advice by CNBC’s John Harwood, praised by MSNBC producer
  • Clinton had campaign pumped up by the Boston Globe
  • Campaign pressured Univision to attack Donald Trump
  • Clinton bragged about campaign support from media
  • Donna Brazile leaked Town Hall question to Clinton.
  • Podesta reference to “needy Latinos”
  • Campaign colluded with DOJ and State Dept. over released documents 
  • Campaign colluded with media, possibly even getting debate questions in advance
  • Caught on tape saying that open borders are good – Hillary Clinton wants an open-borders society, where the world has a right to live at U.S. taxpayer expense, a right to cross our borders unchecked, and our national security means nothing. 
  • Smearing and conspiring against Bernie Sanders, possibly rigging the primary election.
  • Podesta wished the San Bernardio shooter was named “Chrisj”
  • Mook called Clinton’s taxes & health “hyper sensitive issues” while berating Trump about his taxes.
  • Politico reporter offered Clinton’s campaign a chance to edit story
  • Focus group tested the allegation that Obama’s father was Muslim
  • Campaign believed Obama committed voter fraud in 2008 (and now attacks Trump for the same belief).

Project Veritas: Organizations tied to the DNC and the Clinton campaign were reportedly deliberately fomenting unrest and instigating protests at Trump & Pence events.

Notes from an interview with an unnamed FBI official reveal the State Department Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy tried to horse-trade with the FBI, offering additional slots for the bureau overseas if they would de-classify a particular email marked “SECRET.”  According to the documents, an unnamed individual said he was “pressured” to “change the classified email to unclassified.”  “[Redacted] indicated he had been contacted by PATRICK KENNEDY, Undersecretary of State, who had asked his assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo,’” the 302 states. “[Redacted] advised that in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.”

Campaign in touch with justice department regarding timetable of investigation.  There is evidence that Brian Fallon, press secretary for Hillary Clinton, colluded with the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the Clinton email investigation.  Brian Fallon wrote an email to Clinton 2016 staff where he warns that the: “DOJ just filed a briefing saying the gov’t proposes releasing HRC’s cache of work-related emails in January 2016.”  While the staff schedules an emergency damage control meeting, Fallon sends an email that shows he, a chief member of Hillary’s campaign, is colluding with the DOJ during the email investigation.  “DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning, so we could have a window into the judge’s thinking about this proposed production schedule as quickly as today,” Fallon writes. Fallon even sends a follow up email to staff with further information he received from the Justice Department, saying that he found out the DOJ will be “proposing a revised schedule for producing the emails — this time on a rolling basis, in accordance with the judge’s order.”

A “Brief” Case Against Hillary Clinton

Well I know this post isn’t brief, but when you’re trying to describe a 69-year old woman who has dedicated her entire life to crime, corruption, and civil unrest, I think this didn’t turn out that bad.  I mean entire books could be filled with the full case (and many have).  In this post, I will methodically lay out all the reasons to vote for Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton.  Yes I have come out previously in support of Gary Johnson.  I am a Libertarian, I just don’t think, upon closer inspection, that Mr. Johnson is.  I may expand on that in a later entry.  
Be that as it may, Donald Trump is being slammed 24-7 by not only the Clinton campaign, but members of his own party, the so-called news media, even the debate moderators are arguing with him.  To listen to them, you’d think Donald Trump is some kind of monster.  He’s no boy scout and it took me a while to warm up to him.  But to me when you compare with Hillary Clinton, it’s not even a decision.  I lay out my case as follows.  I tried to keep each point as brief as possible, so if you disagree with my statements or want clarification, I’m glad to do it in a calm rational manner. 
TRIGGER WARNING:  The following post contains the hard truth, some cold hard inconvenient facts, and may be seen as controversial.  If you are highly sensitive or easily triggered, please click here now.  If you continue to read below this line, you agree to not hold the author responsible for any psychological damage.
 

One more thing… I’m open to rational discussion, but if you’re going to call me every “-ist” in the book for daring to disagree with the liberal media, then I have no time for you.  Let me also preface by saying that if your “evidence” why Trump is unqualified person is some video, or speech where he insulted someone or used a rude word, don’t even bother.  Yes I will concede that he says stupid things (so does he), he says insensitive things, things that I wish he wouldn’t say, and yes I’d rather he focus more on issues and specific plans.  But even the worst possible scenario for Trump can’t even hold a candle to what we already know we can expect from Hillary Clinton.  I don’t care what he might have said about some beauty queen, or some judge.  Yes, he’s no Boy Scout.  Who among us has NEVER said ANYTHING we wish we hadn’t??  But when you consider the alternative…
Pro-Trump arguments
  1. Returning the country to law & order.  We’ve seen a disregard for law in this country.  Secretaries of State getting away with espionage and treason, and an administration that fuels race riots and unrest by blaming the cops and insinuating that Americans have implicit bias.  We also are not enforcing our border laws.  We have tens of millions of illegals in our country living off of our social services, bringing dangerous drugs and weapons across our borders, and threating national security.  Now Obama and Clinton want to deliberately bring in more Syrian refugees despite the inability to screen them.  Meanwhile our veterans are dying waiting in long lines for treatment.
  2. He speaks the truth – say what you want about his political incorrectness and no-holds-barred language, but that’s PRECISELY what attracts his supporters to him!  Despite all the gaffes and the relentless personal attacks from Democrats and mainstream media, he remains in this race BECAUSE of his rhetoric, NOT in-spite of it.  Americans are tired of the polite, politically correct empty suits (on both sides) pandering for their vote and not delivering.  Trump is saying things that ordinary Americans, the silent majority, have been thinking all along but are afraid to say for the risk of being called the latest “ist.”  We’re sick and tired of endless government waste and spending, watching their tax money go to waste while their jobs disappear.  Tired of criminal aliens flaunting our porous borders, tired of political correctness and social justice getting in the way of solving our problems.  Tired of the disrespect for the law and for our police and military.  We’re sick of a government wanting to give free healthcare and college to illegal aliens while our own brave veterans are dying waiting in line for medical treatment from a broken VA system that Clinton barely talks about (oh but we got 10,000 refugees into our country ahead of schedule).  We’re sick of giving millions in foreign aid to other countries while our own infrastructure falls apart.  We’re sick of Presidents who go around the world spending more time apologizing for and lecturing to his own country, than standing up and defending us against Islamic terrorism.  We’re sick of government-as-usual from BOTH parties.  Trump is not a politician, he’s an outsider with the message that we live in a rigged system – AND HE’S RIGHT!  And ordinary Americans who have felt left behind by Washington, D.C. for decades are waking up and saying they’ve had enough.  That message resonates with people and the only reason that Trump isn’t blowing Clinton out in the polls is because unfortunately he doesn’t stick to that message enough.  But regardless of what happens on November 8, the Populist Nationalist Movement is here to stay, and questions that have lain dormant for decades are now coming into the open.
  3. Lowering taxes and easing regulations that stifle business.  Clinton’s plan involves just using government spending to solve everything, despite the fact it’s making things worse.  Reagan’s tax cuts brought in MORE tax revenue.  The number one reason that jobs are leaving the country is that they can’t put up with the increasing onerous taxes and regulations.  Somehow Democrats feel that taxing big corporations more will cause companies to stay – it will have the opposite effect.  The reason that smaller businesses aren’t hiring is because regulations like Obamacare are stifling their growth.
  4. Returning education to local control.  Hillary is on board with teachers’ unions who want to stifle school choice and bureaucrats who favor the one-size-fits-all Common Core standards which operate under the guise that the Federal government knows better than parents and teachers.
  5. Ending Obamacare which has broken all its promises, caused premiums to skyrocket, coverage to fall, and insurance companies to flee.
Anti-Clinton arguments (Part 1 of 1,876)

    I. Running up national defecit.  Democrats seem to believe there’s some magic money tree and that the solution to all problems is “making the rich pay their fair share.”  First, most of her donation money comes from big corporations.  Second, define “rich” and “fair.”  How is it the government’s business to decide how much of people’s hard-earned money they’re allowed to keep.  They cannot realize that higher taxes will simply drive away businesses and cause them to freeze hiring because of the higher expenses.
     
    II. Criminal and serial liar.  Whether it’s lying about not having secure emails on her server, or lying to the mothers of Benghazi victims that the attack was caused by video tapes when really it was her own incompetence at defending the compound, Hillary takes political truth-stretching and puts it on steroids.  But then again, what difference at this point, does it make?

    III. Race baiting & anti-police – Just like her boss, she feels that the answer to race riots isn’t law & order, or fixing the inner cities.  No, it’s the police force and the only solution is “national police standards.”  The Feds should  now be telling local cops how to do their job?  Dangerous.    

      IV. History of corruption.  

        A. Chinagate – selling Chinese political influence in exchange for illegal foreign campaign contributions 
        B. Pay to play: Half of the people granted appointments with Secretary Clinton were donors to the Clinton Foundation.  Selling political favors for campaign cash.
        C. The Russian Uranium One Deal: (Source: Breitbart.com and Peter Schweitzer’s “Clinton Cash”): “Uranium One was originally a Canadian company, bought out by Russia’s state atomic energy agency, Rosatom. Uranium One’s big shots were very, very generous donors to the Clinton Foundation, the “charity” through which so much foreign money flowed to Bill and Hillary ClintonThe New York Times reported in April 2015 about how those donations spiked as the deal for Rosatom to secure Uranium One and its holdings in the United States was brought to a successful conclusion, along with one of Bill Clinton’s biggest paydays ever: As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation.  Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.  And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock... The Russian bank in question, Renaissance Capital, was so pleased with Bill Clinton’s performance at that $500k Q&A that Vladimir Putin, who was prime minister at the time, personally called Clinton to thank him.”
        D. The Clinton foundation took in hundreds of millions in donations to build a hospital in Haiti after a major earthquake, then the money disappeared and the hospital was never built.

        V. Hypocrisy.  Hillary Clinton accepts donations from Saudi Arabia – a country that treats women like property, doesn’t allow them to drive, work, or attend school without permission of their husbands.  A country that punishes homosexuality with death.  Then she turns around and pretends to stand for women and the LGBT community?  She talks about woman vote and glass ceilings and clutches her pearls when Donald Trump makes a sexist comment, yet she attacks her husband’s sexual victims, defends a man guilty of raping a 12-year old girl and laughs about it afterward?  Maybe those incidents have nothing to do with her candidacy.  But Trump’s don’t either.  The hypocrisy and double-standard is mind-boggling.

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         Clinton’s email server scandal

        By the way, to those who think that Clinton’s email server scandal was “no big deal” or “just a mistake”, or “well nothing happened“, or “wasn’t really a crime,” here’s at least a partial list of the crimes she committed on the emails alone:

        • Flouting federal laws governing record-keeping requirements
        • Failing to preserve emails sent or received from her personal accounts, as required by law
        • Circumventing the Freedom of Information Act
        • Violating the “gross negligence clause” of the Espionage Act: 18-USC-793(f) : “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, … or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”
        • 2009 Federal Records Act:  “Agencies that allow employees to send and receive official electronic mail messages using a system not operated by the agency must ensure that Federal records sent or received on such systems are preserved in the appropriate agency record keeping system.” By using a private email system, Secretary Clinton violated the Federal Records Act and the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual regarding records management, and worse, could have left classified and top secret documents vulnerable to cyber attack,’ Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein said in an email to reporters. ‘This is an egregious violation of the law, and if it were anyone else, they could be facing fines and criminal prosecution.
        • Pretending to know that Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) was classified
        • Transferring classified material orgininating at CIA, NSA, and other intelligence sources, through her unsecured network
        • Authoring hundreds of emails with classified information to people who did not have security clearance
        • Inducing aids to commit perjury
        • Lying to the FBI
        This woman doesn’t belong in the White House. Frankly, she belongs in an electric chair!  If you ask me, Trump was TOO nice to her in the first two debates.  These acts just by themselves disqualify Clinton from the White House, and many people have done serious jail time for far less!  Some may say that the email scandal is “just a mistake” and “but nothing happened.”  First, we don’t know that, especially with all the Wikileaks documents coming out.  Second, it doesn’t matter, it’s still illegal and cause for distrust.  If I were to drink a 6-pack of beer, get into a car and drive with a  BAC of .20, and a cop pulls me over.  Suppose I then say, “But officer, nothing happened.”  Do you think he’ll say, “Yeah you’re right, have a nice day?”  These actions show that there’s no favor that Clinton won’t sell, no one that she won’t sell herself, her office, and our national security to.  Even ONE item on this list would send anyone else to prison for a long time.  Say what you want about Trump and his bad language.  NOTHING even comes close to this!  You think Trump having the nuclear codes is scary?  Here’s something that scares me:  Some foreign powers hacked into her emails (which is entirely possible given what’s coming out of Wikileaks, and James Comey even stated this), and now they have blackmail information on the President of the United States.  Clinton has demonstrated a willingness to sell political favors for money, how half of the people who got an appointment with her at the State Department were Clinton Foundation contributers.  
        A small sampling of the Wikileaks revelations
        1. Campaign colluded with media, possibly even getting debate questions in advance
        2. Caught on tape saying that open borders are good – Hillary Clinton wants an open-borders society, where the world has a right to live at U.S. taxpayer expense, a right to cross our borders unchecked, and our national security means nothing.  Wikilkeaks documents catch her red-handed saying this! She even admitted that we can not possibly vet refugees.  We will effectively have no control of who’s entering our country, whether or not they mean us harm, and forever corroding respoect for national borders and the laws of our nation.
        3. Smearing and conspiring against Sanders.
        Whether it’s Bill’s sex scandals, Tyson Foods, Whitewater, Travelgate, Chinagate, the email server, Benghazi – FORTY YEARS of lies, deceit, and corruption with our nation on the line.  This woman did not just make a few mistakes – she is as much of a career criminal as a career politician – corrupt to the core.  She wants to treat the nation and the world as her personal bank account.  Opening up borders, devaluing our currency through massive spending, tax us into oblivion, selling our nation out to the highest bidder.  This is a DANGEROUS HUMAN BEING with no regard for anything but herself and her cronies.  And she does this under the guise of being on the side of the working class.  Yet in spite of all this, these self-righteous liberals want to clutch their pearls over a couple of video tapes of Trump saying nasty things?  REALLY???!!  Here’s the bottom line.  If I have a choice between a President with a long proven history of untrustworthiness and corruption, who wants to tax and spend us into oblivion into our national debt explodes, sells out her political influence to the highest bidder, accepts donations from foreign powers, is reckless with national security out of political expedience, botches security in Libya causing servicemen to be killed, and then lies about it, lies about her email scandal and deletes messages after receiving a subpoena, bleach-bits emails from her personal email server to hide them from investigation, takes 6-figure speaking fees from big corporations for private speeches, attacks rape victims and laughs about them, demeans and threatens her husband’s mistresses and rape victims, vs. someone who puts his foot in his mouth every now and then, it’s not even a decision!

        But Trump…
        1. is racist / anti-Mexican?  First, Mexican is not a race.  Second, he is against ILLEGAL immigration, not all immigration.  What is it about the leftist brain that fails to grasp this difference?  It happens that most of the illegals are coming from Mexico, and it’s true that it’s not the cream of the crop coming over.  Not ALL Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers.  But if even a tiny number of the ones sneaking across are, we’ve got a major crime and national security issue.  We lock our doors at night to protect our house, and that’s all the people calling for a wall want to do.  This has NOTHING to do with race.
        2. Hates women?  That’s why he promotes lots of women to executive positions in his corporations?  Why is it that when he says a few comments about SOME women, that liberals translate that into insulting all women?  If a tape gets leaked with Trump saying that all women are whores, then I’ll listen.  Until then, please put away the fake moralism and pearl-clutching.
        3. Doesn’t have temperament?  Ok here’s something that concerns me too.  But again when you compare his words to Hillary’s actions, it’s no competition.  Do you want to give the nuclear codes to a woman who would sell out our country to the highest bidder?  I don’t.  The same woman who complains about Trump’s temperament, calls half of his supporters a basket of deplorables, and is famous for insulting and abusive treatment of her staff, including Secret Service officers.  If that’s not the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.
        4. Doesn’t pay taxes?  When was the last time anyone filled out their taxes and wondered, “Gee I wonder how I might be able to pay more.”  Donald Trump did everything within the law, there’s nothing illegal.  If you lose money, it’s a tax write-off.  If you don’t like the tax laws then change them, but don’t blame Trump for using the EXACT same laws that Hillary Clinton and many of her supporters use too.
        5. Says some bad things? When I was in school, our teachers used to say to us “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt.”  I don’t care what Trump called a beauty pageant contestant 20 years ago.  His tape from the bus that came out before the debate.  Yes the talk was disgusting but really, has no one ever heard that language before?  If we put a rap beat to that tape, it would win a grammy award and everyone would call him an artist.  This pretend moral outrage is almost as bad as the comments themselves.  They’re just words people, and when you compare them to Clinton’s ACTIONS (both past and future), it’s not even a close call.  No one gives a flying flip what Donald Trump MIGHT have called Ms. Venezuela 20 years ago, or whether or not he thinks Barack Obama is American born.  NO ONE FUCKING CARES!!  Words hurt too? Fine, go run to your safe space with your unicorns and puppy dogs and pretend that nothing bad ever happens.  Come back and re-join the rest of us when you grow a spine.
        6. We are electing a President, someone who needs to be tough, tell us the truth, and stand up to world leaders.  We’re not electing a BFF, a Sunday School teacher, or a boy scout headmaster.  So for all of you on your moralistic high horse who get offended at every last thing, grow up and ask yourself what type of country you want to live in.  A safe country with secure borders, lower taxes, a booming economy and educational choice, where the leader says some bad things sometimes, or a socialist utopia with insecure borders, civil unrest, terrorism, massive taxes & inflation, and a depleted disrespected military, whose President DOES bad things ALL the time.  Why are we even having this discussion?  Say what you want, Donald Trump never put national security in jeopardy, he never sold military secrets for campaign contributions, and never defended a child rapist while publicly smearing the victim.
        FINAL THOUGHTS:
        * Conservatives make policy based on facts and logic.  Liberals make it based on virtue signaling, feelings and emotions.
        * When Trump makes a mistake, people get hurt feelings; when Hillary makes a mistake, people get killed!
             

        HIllary’s Economic Speech Part 1


        Hillary Clinton is just the gift that keeps on giving.  I had a little fun with her DNC acceptance speech, and now I will tear apart her economic speech piece by piece.  I want to note that there are charts, graphs, and hyperlinks in this essay.  That’s because I do not want you to take my word for these things.  I believe in backing up my claims, and I want you to know the truth.  If you take my word for everything (which you shouldn’t), then don’t bother clicking on the links.  But unlike a certain Democrat presidential candidate, I believe that facts and backing up statements are good ideas.  
        I realize that this is long, but please take the time to read it.  Click the links if you want but please read it, ask questions, and do your own homework.
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        So starting on Day One, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II. 
        Ok I’m glad we started with this because whenever a Democrat uses the word “invest”, I would strongly suggest holding on tight to your wallet. When politicians say it, what they really mean is “spend more money,” which means “raising taxes.”  And don’t be foolish enough to believe that this will only affect the so-called “one percent.”  Democrats have the pattern of using the “pity” card, making arguments based only on emotion without logic, ignoring reality, and not thinking things through.  There’s nothing wrong with being happy, wanting a good job, a good home, great health coverage and low cost education.  But instead of taking logical steps to fix the problem, they prey on our emotion to patch over real issues and just fix equity of outcome.  Here’s an analogy I will use throughout this presentation: If a person comes to the doctor with a broken bone, the doctor sets it and casts it.  If that same person comes in again and again with one broken bone after another, at some point you have to take a deeper look at WHY that person has so many broken bones.  Illness?  Abuse?  And ignoring the underlying problem will only make it worse.  If we have “too much” income inequality, then we need to ask ourselves why our economic policies aren’t creating jobs, rather than simply trying to fix the results by raising the minimum wage, which is only counterproductive to the real issue.  That’s the Democrat line.  Just keep giving us more and more money and everything will be fine. No, we’re really doing well.  We just need the rich to give a little more, just ask the “super rich” for just a little bit more.  Where does it end?  We hear that again four years later, and four years after that.  Didn’t we already “invest” in roads and bridges after Obama’s stimulus plan?  Where did that money go?  The American taxpayers are not an endless money pit that you can dig into to fix your own broken promises.
         
        We will also help cities like Detroit and Flint connect underserved neighborhoods to opportunity, expanding affordable housing, and we will repair schools and failing water systems as well. You know, I happen to think we should be ambitious: while we’re at it, let’s connect every household in America to broadband by the year 2020.  And let’s build a cleaner, more resilient power grid with enough renewable energy to power every home in our country as well.

        Businesses don’t exist for the sole purpose of creating jobs, they are there to build a product or service, and yes, make money doing it.  Government isn’t in the business of creating jobs, and they don’t even produce anything. 
        Detroit has been under Democrat control for over half a century.  You’ve had your chance to “serve” those neighborhoods and where has it gone?  While these goals are admirable, they can be handled by free enterprise.  Detroit has been under Democrat control for over half a century.  Chicago has had a Democrat mayor since 1933, and for all but 12 years since the year 1893! Has it done any good? Even inner city blacks are waking up to this truth. Yes we need new power grids, and roads, and infrastructure, and wi-fi Internet, more affordable housing, all good ideas.  But this is a fallacy that liberals keep bringing up.  Just because something is a “good idea” does not mean that you can simply declare it a “right”, start some more unelected and unaccountable government agencies, then send the bill to the taxpayers.  Especially since when they do, there are always strings attached .  Parents out there, do you feel that you and your child’s teachers make better decisions than the Federal government?  When did we get the idea that every single problem can and should be solved by out-of-touch federal government bureaucrats who know nothing about these communities?  If you want to help the inner cities deal with poverty, then LEAVE THEM THE HECK ALONE!  For all the complaints I hear about politics as usual, the IRS, high taxes, is there anyone reading this who seriously WANTS a stronger, more intrusive government?  
        And we’re going to invest $10 billion in what we’re calling “Make it in America” partnerships to support American manufacturing and recommit to scientific research that can create entire new industries.
        Ah there’s that “invest” word again.  When a Democrat says “invest”, that’s when the BS meter goes off.  Answer this: Why do we need the government to take our money to tell us how to create new industries?  The light bulb, the telephone, the movie camera, and the resulting power companies – these were created by small-time inventors and entrepreneurs.  If you want American companies to invest in more jobs and research, here’s a clue – stop taxing them so much and pretending like every problem we have is solvable only by big government.  
        The people taking care of our children and our parents, they deserve a good wage, good benefits, and a secure retirement.
        Yes they do.  But again it’s not for the Federal Government to solve every problem and right every wrong.  Any profession that’s that important is going to be well taken care of because the free market will demand it.  Believe it or not parents DO want good education for their kids and comfortable care for their elderly parents.  Why can’t we let the free market decide?  If a private school fails, the parent pulls their kids out. If a government school fails, then you suddenly complain that they’re not funded enough.  The way to a secure retirement is to encourage private investment and allow people to invest in methods of their choice, not that the government would dictate to them.  Again, parents, don’t you think that you can make better choices for your children than the government?  Isn’t it your tax money  Don’t YOU get to decide?  Why should the government take your tax money, then gives you 50 cents on the dollar and even then, only if you follow their rules and tell you how to educate your kids?  This has nothing to do with a good wage or benefits.  The private market will take care of that.  This has to do with pandering to unions in exchange for votes.
        And, it’s crucial that every American have access to the education and skills they need to get the jobs of the future.  So we will fight to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for everyone.  We will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt by making it easier to refinance and repay what you owe as a portion of your income so you don’t have to pay more than you can afford.
        So if education is truly an investment, isn’t it our investment to make?  Again, playing to the heartstrings.  You’re saying that “education is good, therefore it is a right, and therefore the taxpayers should pay for it.” If you believe a college education is right for you, then you should do it.  But like any investment, the responsibility is yours.  If you truly can’t afford college, we already have Federal grant programs in place.  Otherwise it’s not the government’s cross to bear.  If you want to buy a house, does the bank charge you the price of the house or “what you can afford?”  I hate to sound cold, but again the government is not our parents and it is not there to solve our problems for us.
        So here’s what we’re going to do. We will support high-quality union training programs. We will propose new tax credits to encourage more companies to offer paid apprenticeships that let you earn while you learn. We will do more, including a national campaign, to dignify skills training across the board. I think we’ve got to reverse what has become a kind of commonplace view, which is everybody needs to go to college.
        So only the government and union organizations are capable of training people and growing jobs?  I got a message for you, if a company offers a paid apprenticeship, they get low-cost labor in return for field experience.  It’s a win-win.  Don’t even try to imply that we can’t train people and offer apprenticeships without your help.  We’d do much better without you and your constant departments, agencies, and regulations.  If you want to help small businesses, then leave them the hell alone!
        It is also true that China and other countries have gamed the system for too long. Enforcement – particularly during the Bush administration – has been too lax.
        China has gamed the system?  With yours and Bill’s help of course.  You sell secrets and favors to foreign countries in exchange for campaign contributions, and BUSH is the one being too lax?  How stupid do you think we are?
        So as President, I will stand up to China and anyone else who tries to take advantage of American workers and companies. And I’m going to ramp up enforcement by appointing, for the first time, a chief trade prosecutor, I will triple the number of enforcement officers, and when countries break the rules, we won’t hesitate to impose targeted tariffs.
        The same way you did during Chinagate?  I’m sorry, but after the carelessness and incompetence you displayed in Benghazi, your email scandal, and with the Russia nuclear deal, not to mention the dozens of other scandals, to even think that you’d be the least bit competent in foreign policy is beyond laughable.
        Right now, thousands of Michigan companies are exporting billions of dollars of products around the world. We want them to sell even more, and create more jobs here at home. But corporations should not abandon profitable operations here in the United States to move abroad, just to give shareholders a quicker return, CEOs a bigger bonus, and unions a weaker hand to play.
        As I explained above, companies are leaving for overseas because of liberal policies that think the answer to economic growth is taxes and regulations.  You tax companies into oblivion, which causes them to leave, and when they do, they’re the greedy ones?  And it’s not about bonuses to CEOs.  Their bottom line affects their stock price, and their stock price affects the millions of people (like me) who have investment in their companies through stocks and IRAs, and who are depending on that money for retirement – you know, we “common folks” who don’t have $18 million estates called “White Haven.”  The economy is a delicate balance, and you cannot just “attack one per-centers” and have no effect on all of us. Do CEOs make too much?  That’s not mine, nor anyone else’s call to make.  No product or employee’s labor is worth any more or less than the market demands.  If we really thought the Microsoft CEO was not worth his salary, then the investors and those holding interest & stock in the company would vote them out.  Executives, sports stars, and movie stars (note how you never hear complaints about the last two) make that much for the simple reason than we’re willing to pay it.  If we stopped buying their products or stopped attending their games, the market would correct itself.  What you’re proposing is a government controlled market.  I think they tried that in Russia about 100 years ago.   “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Winston Churchill
        He’s made Trump ties in China and Trump suits in Mexico instead of here in Michigan.  He keeps saying it’s not possible to make these things in America anymore, and that’s just wrong.
        What’s wrong is you and your big federal government politics.  Do you know why things are tough to make in America? You force companies overseas with your high taxes and regulations, then when they can’t operate profitably in the U.S. you call them greedy?  That’s insane logic:  Companies aren’t hiring enough workers, so we’ll fix the problem by taking more money from them.  How is increasing taxes actually going to create jobs?
        By the way speaking of evil corporations run by greedy billionaires, Tim Cook of Apple is hosting a fundraiser for you. Where do they make their phones by the way?  If your best attack against Donald Trump comes down to where he makes his ties, then you give new meaning to the word “hypocrite”. 
        We need to grow the economy and we need to make it fairer. I believe that every employee, from the CEO suite to the factory floor, contributes to a business’ success, so everybody should share in the rewards – especially those putting in long hours for little pay.  So I’m proposing a new tax credit to encourage more companies to share profits with workers. More broadly, we will fight for a more progressive, more patriotic tax code that puts American jobs first.
        The problem with the word “fair” is that it’s subjective.  How do you determine what’s “fair” and what’s not?  Does the government get to make that decision?  When you really say a “more progressive tax code” what you’re really saying is “make the rich pay higher rates” (even though they already pay the most in taxes) for no other reason than that you have sat in your ivory tower and decreed that certain people are allowed to keep what they earn and others aren’t.  If you want a truly fair tax code, how about a flat tax rate for everyone?  If you truly put American jobs first, you wouldn’t be trying to figure out ways to tax corporations out of existence.  That is why Carrier moved to Mexico.  Because they couldn’t put up with the tangled web of ever-increasing taxes and regulations.  Your “logic” seems to be that since companies aren’t hiring enough American workers, we will “solve” the problem by taxing them more.  That’s like trying to fix a leak in a boat by pumping more water in.  I don’t care how rich they are, you are not entitled to other people’s money for no other reason than “they have it.”  They’ve earned it, now go out and earn it yourself.

        For those that move their headquarters overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, they’re going to have to pay a new exit tax.  We should also add a new tax on multi-millionaires, crack down on tax gaming by corporations and close the carried interest loophole
        As I said above, they moved overseas because you keep piling on regulation after tax after regulation.  So how are you going to fix this?  Tax them more?  That will make them leave even faster!  You cannot regulate private enterprise where it’s “allowed” to do business.  I think these jobs should come home too but the harder you press down, the MORE jobs will go overseas, not less. 
        And then there is Trump’s tax plan. He would give trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires, and Wall Street money managers. That would explode our national debt and eventually lead to massive cuts in priorities like education, healthcare, and environmental protection.
        Take a look at the graph above from the Pew Research center using actual IRS data.  Do you still think the rich “aren’t paying enough?”  I put together the below tables using data from the IRS.  It’s right there for anyone to find.  What I ask voters to do is to please look up the facts, don’t take ANYONE’S word for it.  Look up the facts, educate yourself on reality.  And realize that if something smells bad, there’s probably a reason for it.
         Income bracket
        Taxable income
        Tax
        paid
        Effective
        Rate
        All returns, total
        $1,562,956,295
        $279,024,625
        18%
        $100,000 under $200,000
        $243,010,087
        $50,518,267
        21%
        $200,000 under $500,000
        $118,451,146
        $30,764,293
        26%
        $500,000 under $1,000,000
        $44,422,264
        $13,226,602
        30%
        $1,000,000 under $1,500,000
        $19,389,608
        $6,171,341
        32%
        $1,500,000 under $2,000,000
        $11,240,669
        $3,689,407
        33%
        $2,000,000 under $5,000,000
        $28,645,134
        $9,523,249
        33%
        $5,000,000 under $10,000,000
        $16,606,647
        $5,459,253
        33%
        $10,000,000 or more
        $38,489,302
        $12,080,894
        31%
        Income range
        Total
        Income ($M)
        % of all taxable income
        % of tax paid
        Under $100K
        $1,042
        67%
        53%
        $100K-$500K
        $361
        23%
        29%
        $500K-$1M
        $44
        3%
        5%
        $1M-$10M
        $76
        5%
        9%
        $10M+
        $39
        2%
        4%
        TOTAL
        $1,562

        As you can see, the effective rate (and this is just from income tax) INCREASES as the income bracket goes up.  The rich already pay a higher amount, but you would have the top incomes pay a higher rate just because you’ve somehow decided that they’re “too rich, and need to give back until you’ve decreed that the distribution is ‘fair.

        PART TWO HERE…

        Breakdown of Hillary Clinton’s DNC Speech, Part 2

        My primary mission as President will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States…
        Good, then get out of our way and let our economy do it’s own thing!

        From our inner cities to our small towns, from Indian Country to Coal Country.
        Was that before or after you told the people in West Virginia that you were “going to put a lot of coal miners out of business?”

        I believe that our economy isn’t working the way it should because our democracy isn’t working the way it should.
        Our Democracy is working fine, despite Democrat efforts.  The economy isn’t working because the government keeps raising taxes, putting more regulations and tariffs, and tries to tell people what BATHROOM they’re allowed to use!  If you want to know how to help our economy, leave us the f*** alone!!!

        That’s why we need to appoint Supreme Court justices who will get money out of politics…
        But don’t worry, your $500,000 corporate lectures on Wall Street, and massive pay-to-playmoney in Clinton Foundation will be exempt, because we all know you’re above the law.  Please! The Clintons getting money out of politics is like Santa Claus getting out of the gift-giving business.  If this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.

        …and expand voting rights, not restrict them.
        Umm last I checked, all adults have had the right to vote since 1920, so I’m not sure what you mean… oh yeah the whole “asking for an id is racist” baloney.  How is requiring voter ID racist?  We already need a license to drive a car (not that you’d know anything about that), buy liquor, board an airplane, and oh yes, get into the DNC.  You are claiming that people of color are not capable of getting photo IDs on their own, which is utter nonsense!  If you really feel that requiring voter IDs is a discriminatory practice, and then claim
        Republicans are racist, then you are hopelessly out of touch.  Message to all minorities and people of color:  The Democrats are NOT trying to help you, they are using you and keeping you dependent to advance their cause.  To quote a song by Everclear, “I think you are blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down.” The Republicans ended slavery, passed the 13th -15th Amendments, and fought for Civil Rights in the 1960s.  I hate to say this but you’ve been misled all your life.  Please again, do some research on this subject, I will have another blog entry dedicated to that.  The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Joe Klaas

        I believe American corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return.  
        It depends on your definition of patriotic.  From the phrasing you seem to equate patriotism to “giving away money.” Ok, I’ll play.  The way the day after the Orlando shooting, while Democrats were standing on their graves and squabbling to meet their gun-control agenda, the “racist” and “hateful” Chick-fil-A restaurant that Democrats love to bash, opened up on a Sunday and delivered free food!  Where were you that day?  Where was the vaunted Clinton Foundation? Americans and American corporations are far more generous than the government any day of the week!  If your definition of patriotic is “give more money to the government”, then I think I’ll pass on patriotism, thanks.

        And I believe Wall Street can never, ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again.
        Did you give that advice to Goldman Sachs during one of your $500K speeches?

        I believe in science. I believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.
        Ok I will concede that clean energy does deserve a look.  But the problem is that you talk about a government solution.  You trash Donald Trump for claiming that only he can solve a problem and then you come back with the government creating good-paying jobs.  First, the government does not create jobs, the “one percent” you like to attack and corporations and businesses do.  Second, if we’ve learned nothing from the Solyndra scandal, it’s that it’s not up to government to pick and choose winners & losers.  Yes we should investigate green energy but if it is so great, and customers want it so much, then free market capitalism, not government control, will take care of that.

        I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out.  Comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together – and it’s the right thing to do.
        There you go with the straw man again!  We have to encourage legal immigration but we are also a nation of laws.  If someone broke into your house, you’d have them arrested and forced out.  Why is that logic so hard to understand?  I don’t care if the burglar had a family, children, or was stealing from you to “get a better life,” he still broke in and stole from you!  This is not about families and children and puppies and unicorns.  If you want to make legalimmigration easier with less red tape I will support that 100%  Democrats love to play the emotion card, they put feelings above logic.  Again, yes the truth hurts, but enforcing our borders is not inhumane.  My grandparents were immigrants escaping the Holocaust.  But they followed the proper process and immigrated legally.  To allow people to come across the border unchecked and then REWARD them with jobs, drivers licenses, public school and healthcare at taxpayer expense, and in-state tuition is spitting in the face of all the brave souls who obeyed the law and did things the right way.  You think you can deceive us with a straw man argument, attaching border security with feelings and emotion.  Liberals are good at that.  When people argue against illegal immigration, something in the Progressive bran omits the word “illegal”, so if you don’t like illegal immigration, ergo you are against all immigration, ergo you are a cold-hearted racist.  But the American people are seeing through that just as they’re seeing through you.

        If you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage… and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty… join us.
        1) The minimum wage was not intended to be a living wage, most of these people are teenagers with their first jobs, or wives earning a second income. 2) Doing so in places like California has already led to job losses.  3) If you’ve made such poor decisions in your life that you are relying on $8 per hour to raise your family, then that’s your fault, and businesses are under no obligation to pay you more simply because you or the government feels you’re “owed it.”  You can be anything you want in America.  If you make sensible decisions stay in school, get an education, work hard and don’t marry and have kids until you can afford it, you will not earn minimum wage for long.  Again if this sounds cold, I’m sorry but it’s the truth and sugar-coating it with rainbows and puppy dogs doesn’t do anyone any good. The difference between Progressives and Conservatives is that we’ll at least be honest with you and will help you rise up if you’re willing to work at it, while the Liberals make excuses for you and keep you dependent.

        If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to affordable health care…join us.
        Again this may sound cold, but just because something like college or healthcare is good, does not make it a right.  The definition of a right is “a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way.”  Our rights are things that exist naturally, that come from our Creator, whether that be God, fate, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  Rights can not be given or taken away by another person or government.  Just because something is good, or even necessary, does not make that a right, and the government doesn’t get to decide what rights we have.  Be thankful for that too, because if the government could give you rights, they could also take them away.  So if health care was truly a right, then you would be able to walk into any doctors office at any time and demand to be treated for free. 

        If you believe we should expand Social Security and protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions… join us.
        Social security is needed in the short term, it has to be there for those near retirement and should be honored.  But it’s insolvent and needs to be phased out, not expanded.  It’s virtually bankrupt already.  Why not give people the money and have it invested in private accounts, that way they control their money, and the government can’t gamble with it or usurp it for pet projects (or… is that your idea?)  The reason you don’t favor that, just like you don’t favor school choice, is that if people are in control of their own retirement savings or their own kids’ schooling, then that’s less control for the government, and as you seem to believe, government knows better than us how to manage our money, our lives, and our kids’ education.

        Now, you didn’t hear any of this from Donald Trump at his convention. He spoke for 70-odd minutes – and I do mean odd.
        Actually 70 is even.  Sorry, little math joke. 🙂 Ohhhkay moving on…

        And he offered zero solutions. You might have noticed, I love talking about mine.
        Oh yeah we’ve noticed.  You talk about your solutions and they scare the s*** out of us because they invariably involve trampling on the rights and bank accounts of others, so maybe you’d do yourself (and us) a favor by talking a little less yourself.  I agree Trump is short on solutions, but those who live in glass ceiling houses… (get it, glass house, glass ceiling?  Ok no more jokes I promise).

        In my first 100 days, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.  Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure.  If we invest in infrastructure now, we’ll not only create jobs today, but lay the foundation for the jobs of the future.
        Be wary when Democrats say “invest,” it’s a code word for “spend more taxpayer money.”  I’ve already explained that while these are generally good things, they’re generally handled better by private industries and contractors (and YES that includes road building). Why not?  Anything done by private industry will invariably more quickly and safely and cost-efficient.  Oh but that would upset government union workers so, yeah…

        Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all!  We will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt.
        There you go with more government spending when we already have $20 trillion in debt and TWO HUNDRED TRILLION in unfunded liabilities, and you just want to pile on more.  Not to bust your bubble, but just like the immigration issue, just because something is good, doesn’t make it a right, and certainly doesn’t make it free.  And also if you want to truly save students money and actually make college more affordable, how about getting rid of overpaid, underperforming professors who make $200,000 to teach one class on Underwater Feminist Poetry?  How about reining in costs, not building more sports stadiums and fancy facilities, cutting down on administrative bloat by removing some of the onerous federal regulations you put on them?  You know ACTUALLY bring down costs, instead of pretending to do so while just passing the buck to someone else?  In fact, government funded schools will actually make college MORE expensive, because when people aren’t paying for something, they’re not as concerned about the cost.  Maybe if we already had a balanced budget and paid for this without tax increases, we could talk, but Democrats are all about emotion and no actual plans.

        Now, here’s the thing, we’re not only going to make all these investments, we’re going to pay for every single one of them.  And here’s how: Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes.   Not because we resent success. Because when more than 90% of the gains have gone to the top 1%, that’s where the money is.
        Bad Hillary, you stole Saul Alinsky’s idea!
        1. Define rich
        2. Define “fair”
        3. How does the government get off telling people how much they’re “allowed” to earn and keep?
        It’s so easy to talk about “spreading the wealth” when it’s someone else’s wealth!  How about chipping in some Clinton Foundation dollars and put your money where your big cackling mouth is?

        And if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we’ll make them pay us back. And we’ll put that money to work where it belongs … creating jobs here at home!
        How, pray tell, are you going to “make” companies keep jobs at home?  Another example of bold ideas but no solutions.  I don’t like offshoring either but the reason it’s happening is because businesses can’t deal with the overbearing taxes, tariffs, and regulations that the government imposes.  How about easing up, lowering corporate taxes and the jobs will come pouring back in.

        But how are you going to get it done? How are you going to break through the gridlock in Washington? Look at my record. I’ve worked across the aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people. And if you give me the chance, that’s what I’ll do as President.
        I’m getting tired now.  Again, we’ve seen your record, and it stinks.

        He also talks a big game about putting America First. Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin.
        See my above answer.  I think it’s ironic too but if you keep bullying corporate America with taxes and regulations,, you can’t be surprised when they say, “enough of this s*** I’m going overseas.”

        The choice we face is just as stark when it comes to our national security….
        STOP!!!  You are the last person to talk about national security, being reckless with sensitive data on private email servers (and lying about it to the government) all for your personal convenience.  If Americans had their druthers, you’d be delivering this speech from a prison cell, so don’t lecture us about national security.

        No wonder people are anxious and looking for reassurance. Looking for steady leadership. You want a leader who understands we are stronger when we work with our allies around the world and care for our veterans here at home. Keeping our nation safe and honoring the people who do it will be my highest priority.
        I’m looking for a leader who respects our laws and Constitution.  So far you’re 0 for 2.

        Well, I’ve had the privilege to work closely with our troops and our veterans for many years, including as a Senator on the Armed Services Committee.  I know how wrong he is. Our military is a national treasure. 
        I think our troops and veterans would honestly wish you to stay away.  If you care about veterans so much, why is the VA in such a sorry state, and why did you hang four brave souls out to dry in Benghazi?!  You are a sick woman.

        We entrust our commander-in-chief to make the hardest decisions our nation faces. Decisions about war and peace. Life and death.
        And how to store sensitive data.  No I won’t go away on this issue because you don’t seem to be.

        A president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country – including the sons of Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, both Marines.
        …but evidently not including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, or the members of Seal Team Six.

        And if we’re serious about keeping our country safe, we also can’t afford to have a President who’s in the pocket of the gun lobby.
        What about the pockets of Goldman Sachs?

        I’m not here to repeal the 2nd Amendment.I’m not here to take away your guns.  I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.
        And who should decide who should and shouldn’t have a gun?  You?  What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not seem to get?

        You heard, you saw, family members of people killed by gun violence.  You heard, you saw, family members of police officers killed in the line of duty because they were outgunned by criminals.
        Outgunned by Black Lives Matter and/or ISIS operatives who the President continues to praise and support.

        I refuse to believe we can’t find common ground here.  We have to heal the divides in our country.  Not just on guns. But on race. Immigration. And more.  That starts with listening to each other. Hearing each other. Trying, as best we can, to walk in each other’s shoes.
        The only divides in this country are the ones you and Obama are creating!  And when was the last time you truly walked in someone else’s shoes or understood the American people.

        So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of young black and Latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism, and are made to feel like their lives are disposable.
        So first, we are divided, and your solution is to divide us more?  Systemic means “of or relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.”  If you can find ONE law at a national, state, or local level that has racism as its intended purpose, I will vote for you.  I’m not really worried.

        Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of police officers, kissing their kids and spouses goodbye every day and heading off to do a dangerous and necessary job.  We will reform our criminal justice system from end-to-end, and rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
        If you really gave a rat’s behind about police officers, you’d stop persecuting them and let them do their job!

        And we will stand up against mean and divisive rhetoric wherever it comes from.
        Do you have any examples of divisive rhetoric (that aren’t coming from Obama, Loretta Lynch or Eric Holder, of course)?

        So enough with the bigotry and bombast. Donald Trump’s not offering real change.
        Some people (understandably) have concerns about Trump because we never know what he’ll do.  The problem with you, Mrs. Clinton is that we DO know what you will do.  Your record (or lack thereof) tells us all we need to know about a Clinton administration.  And it scares the s*** out of us!

        Breakdown of Hillary Clinton’s DNC Speech, Part 1



        Ok, I actually watched the whole thing live (had the vomit bag handy just in case).  I couldn’t just let Hillary Clinton’s DNC acceptance speech go by without giving some “friendly” feedback.
        Part 1 Below, Part 2 here.
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        America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.

        Because of President Obama’s leadership, we have ballooning national debt, more racial divide than ever, and terrorist organizations like Black Lives Matter being invited to the White House and praised.

        Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You’ve put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong.

        What the heck is “Social Justice” anyway?  One of those words that you throw around and people think, “uuh, that sounds good.” According to Wikipedia, “justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.” So you think the government should distribute wealth and privileges or decide who gets what?  Guess what, any American can be anything they want to be, and earn what they want to earn.  Social Justice is just another word for Socialism and government control. 

        And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause.

        My cause is more freedom and liberty, and a return to Constitutional values.  Yours is achieving a Socialist utopia.  Our causes couldn’t be further apart.

        My friends, we’ve come to Philadelphia – the birthplace of our nation – because what happened in this city 240 years ago still has something to teach us today.

        Yes this is true, but I don’t think you’re learning it.  This event you speak of was 13 colonies trying to escape British tyranny, you’re trying to create American tyranny. Stop pretending you care about the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  You haven’t shown that once.

        Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. It truly is up to us.

        Yes and you and Obama are the ones doing the fraying, trying to divide the country by race and class and pit one against another. 

        He’s betting that the perils of today’s world will blind us to its unlimited promise.  He’s taken the Republican Party a long way…from “Morning in America” to “Midnight in America.”  He wants us to fear the future and fear each other.  We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have.
        Look I have some concerns about Donald Trump, I’ll admit.  But don’t pretend like you used to be so impressed by the Republican party.  You know, the ones with the “vast right-wing conspiracy” against your lying philandering husband?

        We will not build a wall.  Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one.
        We already have that economy if government would just get out of the way, lower taxes and regulations, and stop interfering!  That’s what Reagan did and we had a decade of economic growth.  Just let businesses do what they do best and stop pretending like you have any clue how the economy works.

        And we’ll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy!
        No no no, don’t even go there.  Yes there are many immigrants who do contribute well to our economy, and yes diversity and immigration DOES make us stronger as a nation.  However I sense an “open borders” argument here.  I know you don’t have much respect for the law, Mrs. Clinton, but we can have immigration, we just have to be careful who is coming in, and not reward people for breaking the law.  We welcome immigrants from all countries and religions but we are a nation of laws, and shame on you implying that open borders corresponds to justice.  They’re just the opposite – a slamming of the door in the face of those brave immigrants who follow the rules!

        We will not ban a religion. We will work with all Americans and our allies to fight terrorism.
        I agree the call to ban all Muslims is bigoted, and we should never ban anyone on religion alone.  But part of fighting terrorism is to make sure that no terrorists are coming across our borders.  Again, we lock our doors at night for a reason, right?  It’s only common sense to keep track of who’s coming and going.  National security is NOT racism.

        There’s too much inequality.  Too little social mobility.  Too much paralysis in Washington.
        The paralysis in Washington is the fault of BOTH sides of the aisle.  There’s plenty of equality and social mobility.  You make the same mistake as most liberals, mixing up equality vs. equity.  We all have equality of opportunity and equality under the law (unless your name is Clinton and you’re reckless with government documents, but I digress).  When you say “equality” you’re really referring to “equity”, as in forcing equal outcomes.  While there is some luck that plays into everything, people who have less money or social status have only themselves to blame.  Sometimes the truth hurts.  Some people are smart and win, others are careless and lose (unless their name is Clinton and we’re talking about government emails).  We are what we make ourselves, and the rich don’t “owe” the poor a single cent just because they have it.

        Too many threats at home and abroad. But just look at the strengths we bring to meet these challenges.  We have the most dynamic and diverse people in the world. We have the most tolerant and generous young people we’ve ever had.
        Yes we do, we are dynamic, diverse, and our youth are tolerant and generous.  Unfortunately the Democrats are only tolerant about ideas matching their own, and you are taking the generosity of youth and twisting it to your own purpose.  You put Muslims up on a pedestal but when Christians are forced to cater a same sex wedding they’re suddenly bigots.   Hillary Clinton, the Queen of Double Standards.

        We have the most powerful military.
        No thanks to Obama who has been decimating our military in recent years.  Our military spending is at its lowest since World War II.

        The most innovative entrepreneurs.
        Oh now entrepreneurs are good?  I thought they “didn’t build that?”  Entrepreneurship is good, and if your government could get out of the way they’d be even better.

        Troops on the front lines.
        You mean like the ones in Benghazi you hung out to dry?

        Police officers and fire fighters who run toward danger.
        Who our own President goes to their funerals and claim that they are the problem.

        Americans don’t say: “I alone can fix it.” We say: “We’ll fix it together.”
        The problem is, that when you say “we”, you mean the government.  Yes we fix problems together, helping each other, but it doesn’t take government to do that.

        Remember: Our Founders fought a revolution and wrote a Constitution so America would never be a nation where one person had all the power.
        Ok I lost the bet.  I wagered that you wouldn’t say the “C” word, my mistake.  Too bad you never pay attention to it.

        Look at what happened in Dallas after the assassinations of five brave police officers.  Chief David Brown asked the community to support his force, maybe even join them.  And you know how the community responded?  Nearly 500 people applied in just 12 days. That’s how Americans answer when the call for help goes out.
        Yes, Americans answer.  Think the government is a part of that?  I got one word.  FEMA.  And by the way, how’s police recruiting going in Baltimore?  When people riot against police and four officers are unjustly prosecuted in a witch hunt led by Black Lives Matter, because if a black American is shot by a white person, it’s automatically racism, while many times that number of black-on-black crime goes uncovered.

        20 years ago I wrote a book called “It Takes a Village.” A lot of people looked at the title and asked, what the heck do you mean by that?
        Well this is just a guess, but I’m betting that individuals are not capable of raising their kids, they must be done so by the community because the government knows better than them.  I’ll remember that next time Michele Obama designs an “approved” meal plan for our kids.

        None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community or lift a country totally alone.
        Not totally alone, but again, as soon as you say “we”, you’re inferring more government. We need to do these things together, but we succeed in spite ofgovernment effort, not because of it.

        Where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school, no matter what zip code you live in.
        If you were serious about that, you’d favor school choice, charter schools & vouchers, or you’re just assuming all public schools are hunky dory.  The rich can afford private schools, yet you’re against charter schools and vouchers, which would most help the poorer families you claim to stand with.

        Now, sometimes the people at this podium are new to the national stage. As you know, I’m not one of those people. I’ve been your First Lady. Served 8 years as a Senator from the great State of New York.  I ran for President and lost. Then I represented all of you as Secretary of State.  I get it that some people just don’t know what to make of me.
        (I’ve been waiting for this one, where do I start?) Oh we know you quite well, that’s the problem.  You have been in public service for 24 years and have accomplished NOTHING.  We know about Whitewater, Travelgate, the bullying attitude in the White House and towards Bill’s lovers.  We know about your blunder in Benghazi, the cover up “video” excuse, your pay-to-play with foreign governments, and then hiding all that information on a private email server, exposing top secret documents to hostile governments, putting our troops’ lives and our nation’s security at risk for your own personal convenience and to avoid the government finding out.  We know all about you, Hillary.  And THAT’S your problem!

        But my job titles only tell you what I’ve done. They don’t tell you why.  The truth is, through all these years of public service, the “service” part has always come easier to me than the “public” part.
        Service to your slush-fund of a foundation, and to your own bank account.

        It’s true… I sweat the details of policy – whether we’re talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, the number of mental health facilities in Iowa, or the cost of your prescription drugs.
        Call me picky, but I’m much more concerned with top-secret government documents exposed to our enemies than I am with water in Flint, MI.  I’m curious, do you, as you say “sweat the details” of 18 U.S. Code 793f?? “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document… relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed… and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

        Over the last three days, you’ve seen some of the people who’ve inspired me.  People who let me into their lives, and became a part of mine. People like Ryan Moore and Lauren Manning.  I was still thinking of Lauren, Debbie and all the others ten years later in the White House Situation Room when President Obama made the courageous decision that finally brought Osama bin Laden to justice.
        First of all, those were the Navy SEALs and intelligence gathered by GW Bush that brought bin Laden to justice.  Second, I wonder if you were also thinking about Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty when your reckless inaction and illegal gun running operation hung them out to dry and got them killed?!  Oh I guess that doesn’t fit your narrative.  Sorry for asking.

        I will be a President for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.  For the struggling, the striving and the successful.  For those who vote for me and those who don’t.
        Yes because you’ve been proven to be a centrist who reaches across the aisle when you… wait refresh my memory what was it that you accomplished again?  Oh right, marrying your trophy husband, using his Presidency for your personal gain, threatening his mistresses, and acting like the bitch you are in front of Secret Service.  Sorry, overlooked that one.

        Tonight, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union:  The first time that a major party has nominated a woman for President.
        Sure we’ve come far.  100 years ago a woman couldn’t vote.  But you seem to be confused.  While it would certainly be “nice” to have a woman president, that does not mean we MUST elect the first woman that comes along regardless of her accomplishments, or in your case, lack of them.  Stop playing the gender card.  I’d wager that if Carly Fiorina won the Republican nomination, you would NOT be saying the same thing about her, so stop pretending you’ve broken a glass ceiling.  Margaret Thatcher was the first British Prime Minister and she didn’t get into celebrating herself, she came in and got the job done.  Electing you would be a good thing, not BECAUSE you’re a woman, but because of your ideas and accomplishments.  Frankly your ideas suck and your accomplishments are nonexistent.

        So let’s keep going, until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves.
        Every woman and girl ALREADY has that opportunity.  They have for 100 years.  By the way, since you’re apparently so into history now, did you know that the 19th Amendment (women’s sufferage) was OPPOSED by Democrats including then-President Woodrow Wilson?  In the House of Representatives, only 58% of Democrats voted for it, compared to 90% percent of Republicans? Another fun fact, out of the nine states which refused to ratify, eight of them had Democrat-controlled legislatures, so please get off your high horse, and don’t pretend that the Democrats are the party of women and minorities.

        Now, I don’t think President Obama and Vice President Biden get the credit they deserve for saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes.  Our economy is so much stronger than when they took office. Nearly 15 million new private-sector jobs. Twenty million more Americans with health insurance. And an auto industry that just had its best year ever. That’s real progress.  But none of us can be satisfied with the status quo. Not by a long shot. We’re still facing deep-seated problems that developed long before the recession and have stayed with us through the recovery.
        First, Obama has doubled our national debt (which you now want to add to), our economy is barely crawling along at 2% growth.  20 million more under Obamacare?  How many have lost their health insurance because their plan wasn’t “approved”, or are facing higher rates with less service, or men being forced to buy plans covering pap smears, or religious employers being forced to cover birth control and abortion?  The economy and Obamacare have been utter disasters and the public knows it.  According toGallup, the majority of Americans disapprove of ACA, finding it “expensive,” “disruptive”, and a “power grab.” If you’re trying to cling to Obama’s coattails, you’re picking the wrong man (you know, like you did 45 years ago).

        I’ve gone around our country talking to working families. And I’ve heard from so many of you who feel like the economy just isn’t working.  Some of you are frustrated – even furious.  And you know what??? You’re right. It’s not yet working the way it should.
        Hold on, you literally just said that “Our economy is so much stronger than when they took office.”  The first step is to admit you have a problem.  Now, kindly inform us who’s been in the White House for the last eight years.

        Democrats are the party of working people.  But we haven’t done a good enough job showing that we get what you’re going through, and that we’re going to do something about it.
        It’s not enough to say that you’re more with working people than Republicans, you have to actually back up your word.  Then again when you have no record to run on… yeah I guess I’d play point-the-finger too.  But I digress – you are so right, you haven’t shown enough, so why haven’t you, especially after eight years of White House control?  But then again, you do not get us at all.  It’s hard to feel the pain of everyday Americans from a mansion called “White Haven”, along with a nice carpetbagger headquarters in Chappaqua.  Yeah, you charge six-figures for a single lecture at Goldman-Sachs and haven’t even driven your own car since 1992 but you really understand Americans. 
         
        Democrats are the party of the KKK, segregation, and racial divide.  I’m deeply sorry, Hillary fans, I can’t blame you for voting for a party that says it’s going to give you wonderful things, not realizing that they have no way of making them come true.  It’s nice to feel cared for, but you can take care of yourself, there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone out there, you don’t NEED them.  Break your proverbial chains and be free! It’s not pleasant to be lied to for so long, but at least you found out the truth before you actually voted for these people.  The Democrats have pulled the wool over your eyes for almost 200 years.  I beg you, don’t take my word for it, do your own research, get on Google and learn for yourself.

        Continued in Part 2…