Friday, September 30, 2016

While Hillary pays people to dig up stories about Donald Trump and a fat former Ms. Universe turned porn star, Trump is winning over Americans with his policies

Compare this….

with this:



DING! DING! DING! Obama’s giveaway of U.S. internet control on Oct 1st has been HALTED, as four states take him to court

Top law enforcement officials in four states filed suit Wednesday to delay the Obama administration’s proposed transfer on October 1st of a critical Internet agency to an international authority, saying the grantee would have the power to “effectively enable or prohibit the exercise of free speech on the Internet.”

Hopefully, this move will tie them up in court until Donald Trump can toss this anti-American, anti-free speech plan into the trashbin of dumbest ideas.

Washington Examiner (h/t flame)  The complaint, filed by Republican attorneys general in Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas, argues the transfer violates several components of the administration’s statutory authority.

The administration’s plan to sign ownership of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority over to international Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on Friday would consign the critical function of governance to an international community, the complaint contends, rendering the Web vulnerable to censorship by foreign powers, despite what the rules say.


“ICANN has a documented history of ignoring or operating outside of its governing bylaws,” AGs argued in the complaint. “In addition, even under NTIA’s [National Telecommunications and Information Administration] oversight, ICANN’s current practices often foster a lack of transparency that, in turn, allows illegal activity to occur.

“Nothing protects the Plaintiffs from additional occurrences of ICANN oversight failures or actions outside of ICANN’s bylaws that could expose Plaintiffs to significant expense or harm through illegal activity,” the AGs added.


Plaintiffs contend NTIA violated administrative law and statutory authority by failing to conduct the process in a more transparent manner, or obtaining authorization from Congress.

The administration has sought for several years to complete the transfer. Congressional critics, most notably Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, have attempted to block the transfer with by stripping its federal funding in a continuing resolution.


OREGON: 87-year-old woman allegedly raped by a (Muslim-looking ) Ethiopian

An 87-year-old woman is suing an Oregon hospital, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, alleging she had been sexually molested by a nurses’ aid from Ethiopia. The woman is one of several elderly patients allegedly molested by Adeladilew Mekonen. The Ethiopian was charged with rape and unlawful sexual penetration.


KOIN  Adeladilew Mekonen, 34, was taken into custody last week after investigators looked into claims that he victimized elderly women while working at the hospital.  Attorney Greg Kafoury says the hospital already knew Mekonen was a danger to patients when his client was assaulted. He said it all started in June when a 94-year-old woman claimed she was raped by the nursing assistant.


The election is being stolen right before our eyes

Thanks to the efforts of Democrats, safeguards against vote fraud are being gutted.  John Fund lists a number of ways we are being set up for fraud on NRO.  My favorite items in this basket of deplorable practices are:
But federal agencies refuse — in direct violation of federal law — to provide citizenship data to state election officials who attempt to verify citizenship status. Kansas and Arizona have put in place new commonsense proof-of-citizenship requirements for registration to prevent illegal voting, but they have been fought tooth and nail by Obama’s Justice Department.
"Then James Alcorn, one of McAuliffe’s two Democratic appointees on the Virginia Board of Elections, proposed that rules be changed so that people who left the citizenship question unanswered on the voter-registration form would still be allowed to register. "
So now not only is it prohibited to require identification to vote, but you're not allowed to require the voter to even claim citizenship, never mind using any tools to verify or purge voter rolls of non citizens.  The Democrats have made such an issue of Russia possibly influencing our elections, while actively working to corrupt the process right here at home.
There is so much ammunition for Trump (and Republicans in general), if only he (and they) would know how to use it.  It can easily be tied into the campaign issue of appointments to Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.


Obama administration backed lifting sanctions on Iranian banks as part of hostage ransom

The Wall Street Journal has a shocking report that adds fuel to the fire over the $1.7 billion in cash paid to the Iranians to get the hostages released.
On the same day the cash payment arrived in Tehran, the U.S. secretly agreed to back a U.N. effort to lift sanctions on two Iranian banks accused of assisting Iran's ballistic missile program. 
The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations.
The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16.
Just how much of this nuclear agreement with Iran was real?  We learned after the deal went into effect that restrictions on Iran's centrifuge technology were a sham and that despite assurances from the White House, the deal did not prevent Iran from testing its ballistic missiles (separate U.N. resolutions were supposed to restrict the missile program). 
The U.N. Security Council’s delisting of the two banks, Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, was part of a package of tightly scripted agreements—the others were a controversial prisoner swap and transfer of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran—that were finalized between the U.S. and Iran on Jan. 17, the day the Americans were freed.
The new details of the delisting have emerged after administration officials briefed lawmakers earlier this month on the U.S. decision.
According to senior U.S. officials, a senior State Department official, Brett McGurk, and a representative of the Iranian government signed three documents in Geneva on the morning of Jan. 17.
One document committed the U.S. to dropping criminal charges against 21 Iranian nationals, and Tehran to releasing the Americans imprisoned in Iran.
Another committed the U.S. to immediately transfer $400 million in cash to the Iranian regime and arrange the delivery within weeks of two subsequent cash payments totaling $1.3 billion to settle a decades-old legal dispute over a failed arms deal.
The U.S. agreed in a third document to support the immediate delisting of the two Iranian banks, according to senior U.S. officials. In the hours after the documents were signed at a Swiss hotel, the different elements of the agreement went forward: The Americans were released, Iran took possession of the $400 million in cash, and the U.N. Security Council removed sanctions on Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, these officials said.
“Lifting the sanctions on Sepah was part of the package,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on the deliberations. “The timing of all this isn’t coincidental. Everything was linked to some degree.”
What else did we give the Iranians to get our people back?  So far, we've discovered we gave the Iranians billions in cash, freedom for Iranian criminals, and now the lifting of sanctions on banks that were supposed to be in place until 2023 per the nuclear deal. 
As I've said previously, I really hope the president goes into used car sales when he leaves the White House.  I would love to negotiate a purchase with this guy.  I'd probably walk off the lot with not only a great car, but a cash payment in my pocket for my trouble.


Clinton and Obama’s Brazen Lie About the Iraq Withdrawal

In the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election, Donald Trump blamed Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the rise of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. According to Trump, Obama and Clinton created a “disaster” by “the way they got out of Iraq.” This refers to the tragedy that occurred after the U.S. pulled out of Iraq, and ISIS swept through the nation while imposing Sharia law and executingraping, and enslaving the Iraqi people.
ISIS slaughtering people in Iraq
Clinton responded to Trump that she hopes “the fact-checkers are turning up the volume and really working hard,” because “George W. Bush made the agreement about when American troops would leave Iraq, not Barack Obama.” She then asserted that “the only way that American troops could have stayed in Iraq is to get an agreement from the then-Iraqi government that would have protected our troops, and the Iraqi government would not give that.”
This protection was a legal immunity that would prevent Iraqi courts from prosecuting U.S. soldiers. Obama has made the same claim, and many media outlets have published stories saying he is correct, such as the Washington PostSalonFactCheck.org, and PolitiFact, the last two of which are “fact checkers” often invoked by the Clinton campaign.
In reality, news reports that were published when the U.S. troops were withdrawn prove that Clinton and Obama are being deceitful. As documented below, the articles show that:
  • the “agreement” Clinton spoke of was not intended to determine a hard date but to provide a soft placeholder.
  • “everyone” expected that this date would be extended.
  • the date was not extended because the Obama administration poisoned the negotiations and refused to use a simple and sure process to provide immunity to U.S. troops.
  • the U.S. State Department led by Hillary Clinton was a primary actor that destroyed these negotiations.
  • after the troops were pulled, Obama took credit for this and insisted that it was the right thing to do.
These articles also show that after this decision looked disastrous in hindsight, Obama and Clinton began falsely accusing Bush of forcing them to withdraw the U.S. troops.
The Status of Forces Agreement
The “agreement” Clinton spoke of was called the Status of Forces Agreement or SOFA. Itstated that U.S. forces “shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory” by the end of 2011.
Contrary to what Clinton led the debate audience to believe, the SOFA merely provided a placeholder to satisfy Iraqis who opposed an indefinite U.S. military presence in Iraq. When Obama announced in October 2011 that all U.S. troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year, the New York Times reported:
And for the negotiators who labored all year to avoid that outcome, it represented the triumph of politics over the reality of Iraq’s fragile security’s requiring some troops to stay, a fact everyone had assumed would prevail. …
At the end of the Bush administration, when the Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, was negotiated, setting 2011 as the end of the United States’ military role, officials had said the deadline was set for political reasons, to put a symbolic end to the occupation and establish Iraq’s sovereignty. But there was an understanding, a senior official here said, that a sizable American force would stay in Iraq beyond that date.
The same article explained that the troops did not stay, because the Obama administration “pressed the Iraqi leadership” to take a “controversial” public stand on immunity for troops “that ended any possibility of keeping American troops here past December.”
On the same day of the Times article, The Cable, a publication of the influential magazineForeign Policyrevealed that Obama’s State Department, led by Hillary Clinton, refused to employ an easy and straightforward process to keep the U.S. troops in Iraq:
Administration sources and Hill staffers also tell The Cable that the demand that the troop immunity go through the [Iraqi] Council of Representatives was a decision made by the State Department lawyers and there were other options available to the administration, such as putting the remaining troops on the embassy’s diplomatic rolls, which would automatically give them immunity.
“An obvious fix for troop immunity is to put them all on the diplomatic list; that’s done by notification to the Iraqi foreign ministry,” said one former senior Hill staffer. “If State says that this requires a treaty or a specific agreement by the Iraqi parliament as opposed to a statement by the Iraqi foreign ministry, it has its head up its ass.”
These claims that Obama and Clinton could have used this option were proven true in 2014, when Obama employed the same process to provide immunity for 300 U.S. troops sent back into Iraq after ISIS rose to power and began wreaking havoc. As reported in a 2014 New York Times article:
The Obama administration said on Monday that it has accepted from the Iraqi government the same sort of immunity agreement for newly dispatched Special Operations troops that it refused to accept in 2011, when it opted to withdraw all American troops from Iraq rather than keep a residual force behind.
The Times related that the White House defended these conflicting positions by claiming that “this situation is different because Mr. Obama is sending only 300 troops in an advisory role, rather than keeping 5,000 there, as was discussed in 2011.” However, the article presented no evidence that any relevant law or agreement made distinctions based on the number or role of the troops. Nor has any member of the Obama administration or media presented such evidence in dozens of articles reviewed for this research.
Obama Took Credit Until It Went Wrong
On the day the troop withdrawal was announced, Obama gave a White House press conference in which he stated:
  • “As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end….”
  • “After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.”
Contrary to the notion that Obama wanted to keep U.S. forces in Iraq but was prevented by Bush’s agreement, the above-mentioned article by The Cable contains a note at the end of it that states:
This article was amended after a White House official called in to say that it was not the “White House” that was pushing for an extension of U.S. troops.
“The White House has always seen the president’s pledge to get all troops out of Iraq as a core commitment, period,” the White House official said.
A few days after the troop withdrawal was announced, Obama’s presidential campaign produced an ad stating: “Because of Barack Obama the mission in Iraq ended.”
A few months later, Obama boasted before soldiers in Fort Bragg, NC that “we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people.” At the same event, Michelle Obama said to the troops that Obama “has kept his promise to responsibly bring you home from Iraq.”
In a 2012 debate with Mitt Romney, Obama said to Romney, “Every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong.” As an example of such, Obama said “You said that we should still have troops in Iraq to this day.”
Yet, in an August 2014 press conference, after Iraq was in the midst of what Obama called a “growing humanitarian crisis” and potential “genocide,” a reporter asked him if he had “second thoughts about pulling all ground troops out of Iraq.” Obama responded, “What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision.” Obama then gave the same explanation that Hillary used at the debate, which is that Bush’s agreement forced him to do this.
In sum, Obama campaigned on a promise to pull the troops from Iraq, which he and Clinton proceeded to do against the advice of Iraq’s top army officer and U.S. military officials. Obama then took credit for this, bragged about it, and defended it as the right thing to do—up until the point when it went wrong. Then he and Clinton began saying that Bush did it.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Surprise! Administration does not vet refugees for extremist ideological views

Hillary and Obama and Tammy Duckworth is for doubling the amount of Syrians coming here. Since we know they can't be checked these Dumbasses   Idiots are not looking out for the Country or are they obeying there Puppetmaster George Soros?

How screwed up is our vetting policy for admitting refugees?  In April, the administration cut the refugee vetting process that would ordinarily take 18 to 24 months down to 3 months.  They won't pore over social media sites used by refugees to ferret out radicals.
Now we learn from the agency in charge of bringing refugees to the U.S. that no effort is made to discover radical ideological leanings of the potential newcomers.
The United States runs the names of potential refugees through terrorism and law enforcement databases and conducts health screenings but makes no effort to learn whether they harbor extremist views, an administration official acknowledged Wednesday.
Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, made the admission during testimony at a Senate hearing on President Obama’s Syrian refugee program.
Republicans on the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest have expressed concerns that Obama’s decision to admit more than 10,000 Syrian refugees over the past 12 months and his plan to increase that number in the coming 12 months is reckless in light of the threat posed by Islamic extremism.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican who chairs the subcommittee, grilled Henshaw about the procedures for screening refugee applicants. “Do you make any inquiry about practices that we reject in the United States, like female genital mutilation?” he asked. “Do you say, ‘Do you believe in that and when you come to the United States will you comply with the laws of the United States on that kind of question?’”
Henshaw said U.S. officials explain American law and customs but do not inquire about refugees’ political beliefs.
“On all questions, we make it clear to refugees that we’re a nation of laws and that they need to comply with our laws,” he said.
Sessions pointed to a Justice Department report indicating that the United States last year experienced 27 “honor killings,” a practice that wins widespread approval in some Muslim-dominated countries that practice Sharia Law.
Henshaw drew a distinction between Muslim refugees and other Muslim immigrants.
“I’m not sure those honor killings took place among the resettled refugee community in the United States,” he said.
Henshaw said the government operates a cultural orientation program and insisted that refugees make a smooth transition to Americanism.
"Senator, I see no evidence to show that refugee communities are bringing these values into the United States," he said. "I see that they’re becoming good American citizens, members of the military, members of our police … people that have U.S.-American values."
Henshaw offered no proof for that startling claim.  In fact, most refugees won't become American citizens for years – if at all.  And they can talk to the refugees until they're blue in the face about our "customs," but it is the height of naiveté to believe they will abandon their long held religious beliefs just for our benefit.
The bottom line is that the administration does not feel it necessary to vet the refugees for their ideology.  They will never admit it, but they are willing to accept a small number of terrorist attacks in the name of promoting a "compassionate" refugee policy.  If some of the refugees turn out to be jihadists, well that's just our bad luck.  Just think of all those tens of thousands of people we've helped.  A few dead Americans is a small price to pay to resettle so many people fleeing war, poverty, and violence.
To most Americans, that kind of thinking is unacceptable.  But the administration feels it more important to speed the process of bringing refugees to our shores than insuring the safety of the U.S.


Hillary tells us were all Racist??????

She can stick her "All Racist" Crap way up her Ass! This is why I have a problem with these Racist F^ckwads!


The Alicia Machado Story Is So Absurd! It's Hillary Clinton Who Bullies Women!

This is like the Romney attacks when they dug into his background when he was in grade school. These dipshits must really be desperate. trump explained in his "Book" yars ago how he helped her out but Hillary must have forgot to mention that.

RUSH: Well, my friends, it's taken a train wreck to get another train wreck off the front page. I'm not happy about it. I'm not happy about a lot. I'm sitting here, I'm ticked off today. I'm a combination of ticked off, if I said depressed, you people would get worried, and I don't want to get you worried. I'm a little depressed. This is just absolutely absurd that a 20-year-ago Miss-whatever seems to be dominating the presidential election all because the Drive-By Media need it to dominate the presidential election because if we get back to issues there's no way Hillary Clinton can compete.
And the Drive-By Media is happy to go sewer. They are happy to go tabloid. Anything they can do to protect Hillary. Anything they can do to avoid dealing with the issues that need to be fixed if we are going to save this country as founded. They seem to be just happy and fine with the downward spiral this country is taking, as long as the Democrats continue to occupy positions of power, which is why we're in a downward spiral.
So now we've got somebody that's absolutely irrelevant to anything, some woman named Alicia Machado, who was a Miss Universe, who happened to gain a lot of weight who Trump happened to try to help out, actually. He owned the damn business. It wasn't doing good for the wearer of the crown to be looking like she was looking, but for it to become the number one issue in the campaign and because of the itinerant controversy -- and the thing that's ironic about this, they're claiming that Donald Trump bullied this ex-Miss Universe.
Has anybody asked about Hillary Clinton bullying all of the bimbos that have erupted during the course of her and her husband's political career? This is so screwed up. If there is anybody in this campaign who doesn't pay women what she pays men in her office, it's Hillary Clinton. If there's a woman in this campaign that bullies other women and has been acclaimed for it, it is Hillary Clinton.
On the one hand, we have Donald Trump, who supposedly loves women too much, that he's a Don Juan, that he was a playboy, the guy loves women too much. All of a sudden now some unhappy woman hired by the Hillary campaign running around making some stupid allegation about whatever happened some years ago becomes the focal point and the means by which they can try to lay the label of bully on Trump. When Hillary Clinton saved her husband's presidency and perhaps the Democrat Party by bullying and trying to destroy every woman that had an affair with her husband.
She ran and directed the bimbo eruptions team. She doesn't pay the women in her office what the men in her office make. She runs around and whines and moans about unequal pay. She needs to start in her own office. You can talk to any number of women who've been bullied and worse by Hillary Clinton and the entire Hillary campaign. We're not even supposed to talk about that. The Drive-Bys say, no, we cannot bring up Lewinsky or any of the women because Bill Clinton is not running, and that's not the story, and it's not useful, and it wouldn't be wise, and it wouldn't be helpful. Of course it wouldn't be helpful. But we can go after Trump all day long.
Now, Trump could do something about this, damn it, if he would stop toying around with this. If Trump would take this back to the issues, if Trump would get back on the stump and keep talking like he has been for the past three weeks and stop taking the bait on this stuff. He's got the crowds, the crowds are showing up. Because the crowds are showing up, the media is showing up. So if Trump wanted to steer this back to the issues, he could.
It wouldn't be easy because the Drive-Bys are gonna try to prevent it. I know Trump's instincts. He's got somebody out there attacking him, wounding him, trying to, he's gotta stand up and defend himself, but it's just prolonging this asinine story until this unfortunate train wreck in Hoboken took place.
By the way, in case you're wondering, Governor Christie's made a statement. Grab sound bite number 19. This was moments ago on CNN, John Berman talked to Governor Chris Christie. He said, "You told us this is being investigated by several local state and now federal agencies. At this early stage is there anything to indicate this was anything other than an accident?"
CHRISTIE: Nothing at this point. But, again, remember we are at the very earliest stages of this, and so it would be inappropriate for us to draw any conclusions at this time. We don't have any indications of anything other than an accident, but we are not going to preclude any possibility because it would be irresponsible to do so.
RUSH: Okay, so they don't know what happened here. The train left the tracks, it flew into the terminal building, it was the brakes, essentially. One person dead, a hundred people are injured. A passenger that they found said it felt like an eternity. I can imagine the horror that must have been involved in this. So they're gonna start investigating and looking into it and try to find out what happened. So that train wreck has come along and derailed the Drive-By Media train track that is Alicia Machado. I still have a whole Stack of Stuff on this woman today. Grab audio sound bites number one and two just to show you.
Our old buddies -- I think we got something back and forth going here. I mention these guys, they mention me, they of course love me mentioning them on this, the most listened to media program in America. So they love me, Heilemann and Halperin, talking about things. Last night on their TV show With All Due Respect on the Bloomberg TV network. I have no idea what channel that is on. I've never watched the Bloomberg network. I really don't know. I assume it's in the 300s which CNBC is and Fox Business, but I've never -- (interruption) No, no, I'm not try to cut. I just never watched the network.
Who wants to watch a bunch of business computer terminals? That's what I thought Bloomberg was and then occasionally the mayor would come out and start talking about people drinking too much Diet Coke and I said, "Okay, I don't need to see any more of this." (interruption) Channel 353. See how helpful we are? Channel 353 on DirecTV. Okay, so here we are. This is Halperin and Heilemann, and they are talking about the emergence of the former Miss Universe in 1996. That's 20 years ago, is it not? Alicia Machado as a campaign issue, Halperin leads off.
HALPERIN: Conservatives have been trying to discredit Machado by digging up stories from her past in Venezuela, involving a boyfriend and shooting and claims that she threatened a judge. Rush Limbaugh today called her a porn star, alluding to a report that may have appeared in an adult film. The Drive-By Media, as Limbaugh calls our ilk, have for the most part, given this story plenty of time for the last 48 hours. Fox News, however, different story. Will the apparent effort by conservative media either to defend Trump on this or ignore this stuff effectively discourage the Trump campaign from changing course.
RUSH: Look at all of the presumption in there. I'm not talking about it 'cause it's irrelevant and it's dumb and it's silly and it's nothing more than a Clinton distraction that these guys are happy to use for that purpose, anything to take attention away from her and anything to take the issues off the table. The issues are how Hillary Clinton loses. The issues, the last eight years of policy, and Hillary Clinton being associated with them and wanting to increase them, continue them, double down on them is how she loses. Of course these guys don't want that discussed. So with some porn star bimbo coming up from the Clinton campaign, bubbling up with all of these incendiary comments about Trump, made to order.
We're a highbrow program here. We aim for everybody, but we don't try to focus in this pop culture sewer that seems to be where many in the Drive-By Media love sloshing around. Whatever it takes to help the Clintons is what they will do. "And Rush Limbaugh today called her a porn star." I didn't call her a porn star. I was reading a news report in which she was referred to as a porn star. I don't watch porn. I don't know if she's done porn or not. I have no idea if she's a -- I read what one of your colleagues in the Drive-By Media wrote about her.
She's worse than a porn star. But because she's a woman and this is 2016 and women are getting bullied and raped on college campus, ostensibly, gotta be very, very careful here. So Trump calls her Miss Piggy. There is a character called Miss Piggy, proudly called Miss Piggy, one of the Muppets. Looks like somebody in American politics today, I might add, if you can't figure it out, I'll leave it up to you at some point to see. Miss Piggy. Anyway, so Heilemann reacts to Halperin pointing out that I'm berating the media for talking about it and Fox News not talking about it.
HEILEMANN: One of the things that is true about a lot of Republican politicians and particularly Republican presidential nominees is that eventually they start as the campaign gets longer and longer for variety of reasons, they get sucked into the conservative media cocoon and they stop talking to anybody outside that cocoon. It is understandable. You want the praise. You don't want the criticism. You want the easy questions not the hard questions. But it is not to your political benefit to do that. And in this case, I think if Donald Trump is just looking at Fox News and reading Breitbart and looking at conservative blogs. He doesn't understand what kind of resonance this story is happening out of the real world.
RUSH: These guys think that Machado story is the story of the campaign -- and, by the way, so do some of you. Some of the emails I'm getting from you from Panic City indicate that you think it is, too, and that Trump's gotta do something here to change the subject or what have you. This is what I meant yesterday by how easy it is to get sucked into the daily soap opera narrative put forth by the Drive-By Media. If you don't have the wherewithal to resist it, you get sucked into it, and you think that everybody else is getting sucked into it.
You think nobody cares about anything but Alicia Machado, and then you end up concluding that Trump's losing and Trump's blowing it. Then you get all depressed. Then you write me wanting me to do something about it. And I'm not running! All I can do is offer salient advice from my perch here at the Attila the Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. But this has not sucked me in except to make this point. I want to make it again. The irony of this...
By the way, I say "irony" 'cause the Drive-Bys love -- the journalists, so-called journalists love -- the premise of "irony." It's a close second to hypocrisy. When they find irony in something, they just can't avoid it. And the irony to me is here we have Donald Trump being accused of being a bully, mistreating this woman. Over here, we have a woman who's running for president on the basis she has learned how to destroy other women. She has done more than bully!
She has helped destroy women her husband has had extramarital affairs with. Hillary Clinton is the most cheated-on woman in America, and she has taken it out on the women who cheat. She has not taken it out -- that we have seen, anyway -- on her husband. Every action she has taken has been to excuse her husband. Everything she's done after learning of her husband's extramarital affairs has been to punish, to bully, to destroy the women involved.
Not her husband because, of course, to do that would have been destroying her own future and perhaps a large part of the Democrat Party. That's how messed up all of this is. And if we had a media that even had a grain of salt of objectivity, a grain of sand of even the pretense of fairness, once this story on Alicia Machado surfaces, they would clearly see the irony and point out that if we're gonna make a subject here of bullying women a central factor in the campaign, that it seems like the Democrat nominee for president is the record holder.
RUSH: This Alicia Machado, she is the exact type of woman Bill Clinton would go after, the exact kind of woman Clinton would think is a hottie, and Hillary would then trash the hell out of. She's exactly the kind of woman. "This is what you get when you drag a dollar bill through the proverbial..." (interruption) Well, it is. What can I...? Colloquial.
RUSH: Yeah, that's a good point. The one thing to keep in mind -- it's actually a reminder -- do you remember way back some months ago we learned that the New York Times...? No. It was the Washington Post. They had assigned 20 reporters to dig up dirt on Trump. And I imagine the New York Times has done the same thing. The point is just like they assigned all these reporters dig up dirt on Sarah Palin. And the best they can come up with is a porn star who was a Miss Universe that Trump once allegedly called Miss Piggy.
That's it. That's the best they can come up with, apparently. And, of course, I wonder, who came up with this first? Did the Hillary camp find it and then give it to the Drive-Bys or did the Drive-Bys find it and give it to the Hillary camp? (interruption) You really think that? You think the Hillary campaign found her first, made her an official part of the campaign, and then the Drive-Bys are playing copycat and they're feeding off? Okay, fine. Well, hunky-dory.
RUSH: I mentioned earlier, I have just a little excerpt here from one of Trump's books calledThe Art of the Comeback, and he deals with Alicia Machado. This is what Trump wrote in his book, and I want you to hear this and measure it against what you are hearing the Drive-Bys report about Trump and this former Miss Universe.
Trump writes, "Having a broadcaster as my partner was a terrific strategic advantage. No other bidder had guaranteed television viewing. The other bidders were scared and their bids were low. The pageant in Miami Beach, my first as owner, was a huge success. We sold out the house; it was a mob scene. From my position offstage, I was able glance up at the greenroom occasionally. I could just see Alicia Machado, the current Miss Universe, sitting there plumply. God, what problems I had with this woman.
"First, she wins. Second, she gains fifty pounds. Third, I urged the committee not to fire her. Fourth, I go to the gym with her in a show of support. Final act: She trashes me in the Washington Post -- after I stood by her the entire time. What's wrong with this picture? Anyway, the best part about the evening was the knowledge that next year she would no longer be Miss Universe. What's maddening is that I supported her.
"Even in Palm Beach, where I haven't always gotten the greatest press, Shannon Donnelly, society columnist for the Palm Beach Daily News," known here as the Shiny Sheet, "wrote, 'Here's a new one for the Donald: Protector-Advocate for large women. His acquisition from ITT has put Alicia Machado under the Trump Aegis. The Donald, bless his heart, doesn't want to fire her because "it would be a terrible message to send." He is instead bringing her to the spa at Mar-a-Lago where she can work out in earnest, eat sensibly and generally decompress.' That sounds pretty gentlike to me."
That's what's in the book. That's what Trump wrote about Alicia Machado. Now, what have you heard? "He called me Miss Piggy. He humiliated me. He embarrassed me." He kept her from being fired. He had to go to the board of the pageant, kept her from being fired, took her down to at Mar-a-Lago, put her in the spa, tried to help her, it sounds like.
The Art of the Comeback, this was written years ago, folks, before anybody knew this was gonna be a controversy in a presidential race. You can't say, "He revised it, Rush, you know, he went in there, rewrote it, and the publisher republished that page." Doesn't work that way.
John Hinderaker at Power Line. This kind of captures my sentiment on all of this. "The Issues Disappear from the Presidential Campaign" -- A funny thing has happened as we approach Election Day: the issues have more or less disappeared; or, at least, the press has stopped talking about them." It's true, I was fit to be tied. I said yesterday, you know, it's always this unexpected crap that comes out of nowhere that has nothing to do with anything that the Drive-Bys just love to harp on and obscure everything else.
Mr. Hinderaker continues: "Donald Trump raced to the front of the GOP pack by focusing on illegal immigration. For months, liberals inside and outside of the press denounced Trump's immigration views, accusing him of being a bigot, etc. But immigration has now disappeared from the news. In the first Clinton-Trump debate, moderator Leslie Holt never mentioned the subject. Why? Democrats understand that most voters side with Trump.
"Likewise with trade. Here, in my opinion, Trump is vulnerable, but the issue is still too risky for the Left. Therefore, the less said the better. How about our declining military, the Iran deal, Hillary Clinton's criminal mishandling of classified information, the weakest recovery since WWII, stagnant wages, the war on cops and a suddenly rising crime rate, the Libya fiasco, and Obamacare, a failure by any accounting? Where have all the issues gone? Off the front pages, every one, and so far, out of the debates.
original"The issues that voters care most about appear to be off the table until the election is safely over. Instead, editors and reporters are feeding us a steady diet of Trump's tax returns, a reprise of birtherism, and Alicia Machado, a person, evidently, of great significance. ... Trump, of course, bears some responsibility. He is not a skillful candidate, and sometimes he doesn't have the sense to come in out of the rain. Or to stop talking about Ms. Machado. All too often, he has gone along with reporters who are obviously trying to throw him off his game.
"Still, it's not too late. If Trump gets back to the issues and stops rising to the bait every time a reporter tries to distract him, he can still win. The problem is that to do this, he must keep his ego in check. Trump needs to remember that the election is not about him, his business dealings or his petty rivalries, it is about the future of the United States of America. Whether he can do this remains to be seen."
That's John Hinderaker at Power Line. I subscribe to a lot of this. It's like Trump said after the debate, "They didn't bring up the foundation. They didn't bring up the emails." No, they didn't. You're gonna have to. And you're gonna have to get 'em off this Machado business. And the longer you stay on it trying to protect your valor or get the truth out -- see, I think one thing has gotta be understood here. You're gonna lose the battle if it's for the truth with the Drive-By Media.
They don't care about the truth. You cannot shame the Drive-By Media. You cannot shame the leftists. You can't. They have a totally different measure of success. Do I see a scenario where this Machado thing can backfire on the Democrats? Well, yeah, if somebody would start using the talking points I led off this program with.
Okay, so you want to talk about bullying? You better focus on Hillary Clinton; you better look at the bimbo eruptions; and you better go start talking to Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick, if you're gonna talk to Alicia Machado. If you're gonna do that, you better go find them, you better talk to them, you better find out what role Hillary Clinton played in destroying the lives of women who had cheated with her husband.
You had better find out everything Hillary Clinton did to bully and intimidate and threaten those women who either came forward or were thinking of coming forward. There's a whole bunch of Clinton women that have not come forward who were threatened and bullied into staying silent. You want evidence? Grab sound bite number 20.
This is from the documentary film called The War Room about the Clinton '92 presidential campaign. George Stephanopoulos and James Carville ran the Clinton war room. He now is at Good Morning America. Here's a portion of Stephanopoulos talking with an unidentified person about information they have that would be harmful to Bill Clinton.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Think of yourself. I guarantee you that if you do this you'll never work in Democrat politics again. Nobody will believe you, and people will think you're scummy. The alternative is, you don't do it, it causes you some temporary pain with people who tomorrow aren't gonna matter, and you have a campaign that understands that in a difficult time you did something right.
RUSH: This is how they, to one degree or another, dealt with the bimbo eruptions that have yet to erupt, just threatened them. That's from The War Room. They were proud of this. They made this documentary bragging about how they did all of this.
RUSH: Bo Snerdley, the Official Program Observer, asked me moments ago if I thought it possible the Alicia Machado thing could backfire on the Democrats. I guess. I mean, it depends on how you look at it. I do think that it has the ability, it has the potential to make Hillary look desperate.
Look, Hillary has this rep that they've built about the strongest woman, tough as nail, smartest woman in America, more qualified to be president than anybody, including Obama, including her husband. She's more qualified, she's got a better resume than George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR. This is how they're selling her. She is the feminazi. She is the glass ceiling breaker. She is the trend-setter, the pacesetter. She's all but won the election.
She has to bring in her own bimbo eruption to divert attention? Why would you want to divert attention if you're all these wonderful things? Sterling feminazi, strong woman, glass ceiling breaker, smartest woman in the world, more qualified, why would you want to do anything to take away from that? Why would you want to divert attention from that and using your own bimbo eruption to do it? It's working. I mean, the Drive-Bys are clearly more happy to talk about that than they are any of Hillary's achievements. So, yeah, could it backfire? You tell me.