Lincoln Chafee’s Clinton Critique Is Actually Compelling | The American Conservative

The fun has begun!

The fun that is the 2016 election season.

In case you were unaware the presumptive Dem nominee does have at least one opponent……at least for now…..

Chafee was the sole GOP “NO” vote for war in Iraq in 2002……he has since changed parties and is now a Dem…….we could chastise him for not staying in his party and fighting for change…..or we could read about his critique of Clinton…..

Me?  I prefer to read something interesting…..so should you………

 

Lincoln Chafee’s Clinton Critique Is Actually Compelling | The American Conservative.

Why Does Hillary Stand Alone?

There are many questions that need to be asked and better yet answered in this silly season of 2016 election.  And yet as of today we have NOTHING but one liners and slogans…..I guess that is what Americans want red meat and none of the sides.

There has been a mad dash of GOP candidates lining up for the 2016 election….well maybe not a dash but rather a slow pushing back of a rock and crawling out of the holes they have been in for a couple of years and stepping into the spotlight that they all covet religiously.

Then there are the Dems……this election we are told is an important one and yet Hillary is the only one to step forward and take the bull by the horns.  Why are there not more takers on the Dem side?

Has anyone else wondered?

Okay let me tell you what I think……..she is the only one for one good reason……….the media!

Say what?

That is right….I believe the media has played a huge part in the lack of Dem candidates willing to step out of the fog and take on Hillary.

Since Clinton has left the State Department she has been running for the nomination, at least according to the media.  Every story that she has been part of has somehow been about her running or how the event will effect her candidacy.

The media has been making her case to the American people for her……other possible candidates will not get the exposure that she has gotten for over a year now and she was not running until recently.

The media’s speculation has made other ‘real’ candidates a bit gun shy.  remember it is all about the numbers….polls have been taken for a year now as if Clinton was already the candidate…….now that she running will the media abandon her and their support for her?

That is right….the media has picked your choice for Dem candidate……..will they continue their support or will they find a new candidate to promote?  Or will they turn on Clinton and chase the next “scandal”?

Voice your feelings here…..we need to talk about this……and soon.

Chris Christie: Our Man In Jersey

Now that the biggest theater on earth is beginning we will be bombed by all those wannabes that think they are presidential material……if we are honest then most of those running are NOT presidential material.

One name that is floating out there in the cyber sphere is New Jersey governor, Chris Christie…….he has been making news ever since he was elected…..most of the news centers around his attitude….he is a bully and all round mean guy, at least according to some……but most of the national news is about the scandals that have surrounded him…..the tunnel thing…..the Sandy recovery…..and his biggest one yet….the bridge-gate……if he survives legal challenges and the media onslaught then he will be a candidate and one that needs to be watched, according to the media, that is……..pundits love Christie.  Why?  Every time he opens his mouth he makes news……he bullys, he condescends, he rails and he is just mean.

Being a progressive I could go off on some diatribe about his politics but why?  I will leave that to those that want to generate the controversy……I want to talk about his health…….

I ask questions…..questions that most Americans do not think of when dealing with any given subject…….I guess they are too confused to ask, especially if they are letting the media yell in their ear……

The issue I will address is one that most Americans have forgotten…….that is most but not me.

We all know of Christie’s weight problem…..and after much written and talked about it he decided to try and do the right thing and lose some weight……about 2 years ago he decided to have surgery…….

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed earlier this week that he had secretly undergone Lap-Band surgery in February to bring his weight under control, a top Christie aide told ABC News.

Lap-Band surgery is among the less-invasive forms of gastric band surgery. According to the company’s website, the procedure is performed laparoscopically, meaning the surgeon makes a few small incisions in the abdomen, then uses long, thin surgical instruments to encircle the stomach with a silicone and titanium band.

weight loss is much slower with Lap-Band compared to gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries. Ponce said most Lap-Band patients lose one to two pounds a week, and that it can take two or more years to reach a healthy weight.

Okay….even with the low side of weight loss of 1 pound per week….he should have lost over 100 pounds in the two years…..

I am not seeing it…..how about you?

If he had the surgery….what happened?

Should he be asking for his money back?  Or was it the state’s money he used?

If he survives his legal challenges and decides that he is of presidential material….will this whole weight loss thing become a bullet aimed at his candidacy?

Some may think I am a dick for questioning his weight…..if so be it………but 2 years ago it was a big news story and he was out there everywhere telling of his decision…..so why not question the outcome?

We’ll Never Limit Government

It has begun!  The media sideshow…..the media circus that we lovingly call our election process……

If you are a conservative then you will be bombarded with the promise of a “limited government”……that evil brought to you by those no good liberals…..

Guess what!  That “limited government” is a pipe dream….a slogan for the mindless to nod in approval…..as government is today…you will NEVER have that elusive fantasy of a “limited government”…….

Why?

 

We’ll Never Limit Government Unless We Ditch Foreign Intervention by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.

Whitewater, explained for people who don’t remember the Clinton presidency – Vox

Now that it is official and Clinton is running for the presidency we can expect all the HATERS on the Right to start digging up the past…….a new “story” every week or so….that is so that the media can milk it for all the possibilities……Benghazi, emails, etc……

I would like to assist my more Right wing readers….I know how hard it is to concentrate with FOX yelling in your ear…….So to get a jump on the d/bags on the Right…..let me start with Whitewater…….

You decide if you want to re-hash an old “scandal”…..or move into the present and fixate on problems and solutions…..

 

Whitewater, explained for people who don’t remember the Clinton presidency – Vox.

Marco Hits The Road

In this case it is not Marco Polo and it is not the Silk Road…..(a little historical reference)…..it is Marco Rubio and it is the road to the White House,  he has “officially” announced that he will pursue the nomination of the GOP for the presidential cycle…….the GOP now has 3 announced candidates….the problem is that these three are the masters of one liners and slogans…..not much substance there….basically, so far, it is a snooze fest……

Of course Rubio had to let it slip that he is running for the nomination before his “official” announcement……Clinton is getting all the press so he had to try and pee on her parade as much as possible before the big event…….

Marco Rubio officially announced his run for US president tonight before a crowd of hundreds at Miami’s iconic Freedom Tower, the Miami Herald reports. “In many countries, the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and powerful,” said the 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants. “But I live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.” Why the Freedom Tower? That’s where tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants were processed in the 1960s when fleeing Castro’s Cuba, the Miami New Times notes. Now, laments Rubio, too many Americans “are starting to doubt” the American dream, Politico reports.

The first-time Florida senator also took a swipe at just-announced candidate Hillary Clinton, reports CNN, saying that “just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday.” Some 3,500 people requested tickets for tonight’s event, his staff said, and some watched from a Jumbotron across the street. Rubio had already told top donors that he’s running for president, saying in a conference call this morning that he’s “uniquely qualified” to talk about the future. More on Rubio:

  • Rubio has come far and fast, notes Time, which traces his rise back to what it calls “The Hug,” in 2009.
  • The Washington Post takes a look at Rubio’s “tight-knit, fiercely loyal cast of characters,” including his wife, top staffers, and donors.
  • The Post also runs down six things to know about Rubio, from his ability to “spit” rap lyrics to his “inconvenient friend.”

He brought up the American Dream…..they all do and not one of them explains what it means….a slogan at least.  And Rubio has his own slogan now…..”New American Century”….now that is a good one because there is NO single meaning and can be stretched to encompass anything….the perfect political device.

He , Rubio, has announced and added his name to the growing list of GOP contenders…..and so far it is a very unimpressive list…..hopefully they are saving the best for last…….

He, has a problem though….he has been on the big stage numerous times and not one of them did he appear to be presidential…..if he is to be successful in 2016 he had got to tighten up and start at least looking like a contender….