John E. over at Ace of Spades HQ shows us our destiny in 2016:
MORE: Damn, that was fast!
So Hillary Clinton hasn’t been seen in public in weeks and went from having a concussion to now having a blood-clot as a result of said concussion. Naturally, many of us are dubious about these claims in light of the fact that she’s due to testify on her role in the Benghazi scandal. After all, Hillary’s honesty over the past 20 years has been, shall we say, less than stellar. Fold that into the Obama cult and it’s not a huge jump to make on my “Jump to Conclusions” mat.
That being said, let’s take the conspiracy theory to an even more ridiculous level. Let’s say that Hillary’s maladies are indeed real and become so bad that she is unable to run for President in 2016. That would mean the field would be wide open giving Obama his chance to repeal the 22nd Amendment, allowing him to run again in 2016. However, because there are no term limits, a desperate and revenge-minded Bill Clinton decides to run for the presidency…hell, maybe as the Republican candidate!
Absurd? Yes…maybe. Anyway, should it turn out that America is just a reality show produced by some alien race, just let it be known you heard it here first.
Geesh! Not the prettiest of presidential inaugurations:
And the Obama Presidency is only 3+ hours old.
According to Wikipedia (I know, but it’s not like I’m writing my thesis here), a Banana Republic is a small country that is politically unstable, dependent on limited agriculture (e.g. bananas), and ruled by a small, self-elected, wealthy, and corrupt clique.
Today we have two Senators coming to the U.S. Senate that aren’t welcome by opposing factions. We have Al Franken winning a Senate seat in Minnesota by a few hundred votes. Strangely, some precincts ended up having more cast ballots than voters who signed in. Go figure. Meanwhile in Illinois, the indicted governor selects a black man to fill the open Senate seat but the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, doesn’t want him there and is willing to stop him from entering the Senate by force if necessary. And finally, in New York, we have an open Senate seat which many want filled by the daughter of a martyred president even though she’s got the communication skills of most of my ex-girlfriends. We have the Obama’s, Clinton’s, Kennedy’s and, to be fair, Bushes, running our government. If one goes down, it’s expected that another be picked to replace them.
What the hell happened?
Ah, the Clintons…is there anything they can’t get away with? With Hillary primed to take over at Foggy Bottom, the nation’s worst couple finally released their list of donors to the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor. Needless to say, if this were anyone else on the planet it would be game over, but this is the Clintons, so we’ll have a few days of back and forth and one or two Republicans in the Senate who will supply a few bumps in the road to confirmation and then Hillary will be sworn in. Does anyone doubt that?
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) — A federal grand jury is investigating how a company that advised Jefferson County, Alabama, on bond deals that threaten to cause the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, did similar work in New Mexico after making contributions to Governor Bill Richardson’s political action committees.
And so we return to the Clinton years. However, I have to say this is your classic political crime. Just like “holding” is a penalty that could be called on almost every football play from scrimmage, sweetheart deals for campaign donors are just as prevalent. That doesn’t make them right, but this is Politics 101 and it’s not going to stop until the populous has had enough.
Ever have a car accident where your car was badly damaged but still able to be repaired with a lot of work and you wish it had just been totalled and you could be done with it? That’s kinda my feeling on the idea of Bill Clinton taking over Hillary’s Senate seat. If we’re gonna go down this road, might as well go all the way.
It’s stories like this that convince me I’m no longer living in America but instead, Oceania.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is President-elect Barack Obama’s first choice for secretary of State but his aides are becoming exasperated by the Clinton camp’s pokey response to demands for extensive information about former President Bill Clinton’s finances, according to numerous Democrats involved in the process.
“The sense among the no-drama Obama world is: This is well on its way to winning best Oscar for drama,” said one well-connected Democratic official.
Vetting Bill Clinton is like vetting O.J. Simpson. What information about the guy could be more troubling that what you already know about the guy? If Clinton’s known behavior and dirty dealings aren’t enough to give you pause already, what’s the point of a vetting process?
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They say in comedy, there is a kernel of truth in every joke. In fact, truth is the essential building block of comedy. Improv guru Del Close even wrote the book on the subject, Truth In Comedy.
I’ve always been kind of annoyed with these political dinners where the president or high-ranking politicians come dressed in a tuxedo and tell jokes about what’s going on in the country. Political enemies and the media sit around and pretend they don’t hate each other and make merry. It’s as though the future of the country is all a big joke to them, and it makes my blood boil.
But then again, if truth is the foundation of comedy, maybe there is something to these fancy dress parties. Last night, John McCain spoke at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York. This six minute clip has more truth about this presidential election than anything I’ve heard anywhere in the last two years. Even in a masquerade, there is some truth to be found.
Miguel D. Lausell, Puerto Rican businessman and longtime Democrat Party activist. (Hat tip: Instapundit)