LET’S TALK ABOUT HILLARY——47KH. B43
BERGDAHL DEAL HIGHLIGHTS HILLRYS PICKLE ON OBAMA DOCTRINE
For example, Saudi Arabia and Iran fighting a proxy war in Yemen under the shadow of a potential nuclear arms race is something any of Obama’s recent predecessors would have sought to avoid. This administration, however, maintains that the president’s policy on Yemen has been a good one. Some of this is just spin, but much of this attitude stems for a belief that the current wreckage and destruction in the region constitute “bumps in the road” that leads to stable, free societies. It’s a long shot, to say the least, but it’s not of much political consequence to the president. Democrats and Republicans alike are afraid to withhold funding for his war efforts and unable to force him to act differently. But what about his designated Democratic successor?
Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes ride on many things, but arguably none so much as her ability to defend the Obama doctrine. She has praised the Bergdahl prisoner swap. She will have to keep on praising it, even as the defendant’s trial proceeds – even as we hear more stories about the subsequent actions of the enemy fighters released or of the American lives lost and objectives squandered in the search for the alleged deserter. The same goes double for the nightmare that followed the Libyan regime change she helped author. That is her main legacy as secretary of state. But her obligation to the Obama doctrine also applies to the disastrous courtship of Vladimir Putin and the nuclear deal with Iran. Clinton will nudge Obama on Syria, where she previously argued unsuccessfully for attacking the despot the U.S. is now aiding against a more virulent foe, and on the rupture of U.S.-Israeli relations. But the presumptive Democratic nominee will mostly have to think of new ways to sell her old boss’ policies. That includes trading accused deserters for Taliban commanders.
[“The fact that this administration began these discussions essentially conceding that they’re going to allow enrichment to go forward with the Iranians just shows you that they don’t have the same level of concern that I think I and Senator [Marco Rubio, R-Fla.] and many others out there have, that a nuclear Iran is a problem for the entire world, not just for Israel.” – Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt Wednesday.]
The Judge’s Ruling – Observing that a public unwilling to challenge government’s fixation on spying is silently amending its Constitutional right to privacy, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano writes:“[N]othing will destroy our personal liberties more effectively than the government refusing to honor them and Americans sheepishly accepting that. And without freedom, what are we?”
It started with a tweet. The least technical savvy person on the planet is now hip.
It’s really a lot easier that way. No more speeches, no elaborations of her message, and, most of all, no room for annoying press questions. Just a set number of characters and a quick message.
She tweeted that she was taking a “road trip.” She’s actually sneaking into Iowa, riding in an unmarked secret service van for the more than1000 miles from Chappaqua to Des Moines. Along with Huma Abedin and another aide, they’re taking an undisclosed route, stopping randomly at gas stations for photo ops. When she gets to Iowa, she’ll attend meetings closed to the public.
What’s she hiding from? Emails, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation.
Bill traveled on a train loaded with media, making highly publicized stops as he wended his way through every swing state en route to Chicago. Hillary is traveling in a van with no media, in secret. Nobody knows her schedule and no media is there to witness her trip. Bill spoke from the rear of the train a la whistle-stop at each station along the route. Hillary is not giving a single speech, but is tweeting about her trip stops so nobody asks any questions. Bill spoke for hours, often having to be practically dragged off the stage to be as on time as possible for the next stop. Hillary communicates by tweeting. 140 characters is perfect for her message. Bill wanted as many people as possible to participate in his triumphant passage. Hillary wants privacy and secrecy. Bill is an extrovert. Hillary is introverted. Bill is almost naively open. Hillary is closed. Bill loves publicity. Hillary fears it, distrusts it. Bill needs to hide his private life. Hillary must conceal her public one. Bill welcomes questions and is at his best at town halls fielding them. Hillary wants controlled situations. Bill loves microphones. Hillary avoids them. Photo ops are her style.
Bill is a born politician. Hillary is a born bureaucrat. Bill thinks as he speaks. Hillary hues to a script, blundering when she make the slightest departure. Bill enjoys the give and take. For Hillary there is only the take.
And so begins a campaign like no other — hidden, paranoid, secret, controlled, and scripted. Just like the candidate.
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source—dick morris, eileen mcgann, the hillary daily.com,
The Hillary backer who will pose problems for her 2016 bid :
Dan Metcalfe, who previously oversaw the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the Department of Justice, has been publicly ripping Clinton for her exclusive use of a private email account during her time as secretary of State. Metcalfe notes he is a registered Democrat and will vote for the former first lady if she runs for the White House. That makes his criticism even more damaging. He wrote an op-ed for Politico, claiming that Clinton’s explanations about her private email server had been “laughable.”
But he didn’t stop there. On C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” show, he said, “Based upon my first-hand involvement in a number of things during the Clinton administration, I have absolutely no doubt that Secretary Clinton well knows the operation of the Freedom of Information Act and knows what, frankly, what she was doing.”
In an interview with The Hill, Metcalfe disputed Clinton’s assertions that she didn’t do anything wrong with her email communications: “There was indeed much wrong with what happened. Metcalfe said. But he makes it clear that he was not fond of her March 10 press conference. Clinton said she followed the rules, but that’s not true, Metcalfe argues. In what surely got the attention of GOP operatives, Metcalfe has said there are two scandals that occurred in the Bill Clinton administration that never became public.
Source—bob cusack, mollly hooper, the hill, dan metcalfe, ford oc’connell, alexandra oliveria,