Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Turning A Prickly Porcupine Into A Fuzzy Rabbit! Yes, Change Is In The Air! Netanyahu's Change of Heart and Why? Too Many Egos.

Slick Willy Is All About Change!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Subject: Fwd: Hillary's E-mails according to Assange. If these are for real, Trump should have a field day. (See 1 below.)
I have been out and not watched the Democrat Convention but I was told tonight they placed the American Flag on the podium and Erick Erickson talks about the failure to discuss other matters as if they do not exist when not mentioned. (See 2 below.)

My wife caught snatches of the convention and said to me most of what the Democrats have complained about that needed changing  was caused and/or made worse by Obama, ie. the need to improve poverty etc. She also told me about Bill's speech last night and how Hillary is so good at change and Libya came to mind along with 4 American lives. 

The softening of Hillary has begun. It is a monumental task but if anyone can do it Slick Willy and the Democrats can.  They are masters at sleight of hand. Now you see it and now it has changed and right before your very eyes. They are going to make a prickly porcupine turn into a warm fuzzy rabbit. By November you are going to just love Hillary. Her voice will soften, her clothing will be more billowy, her makeup will change and even her Secret Service Detail will not recognize her. (See 3 below.)

We are out again tonight and Thursday.  Made these dates before knew about the convention dates.
Has Netanyahu had a change of heart and, if so, why? (See 4 below.)
A provocative article about "We The People,"  too many egos and thus, few principles . (See 5 below.)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++1)Douglas Farrell provides us with the email breakdown that makes Watergate look like a misdemeanor offense.
DNC member killing horses for insurance money.
DNC making fun of black womans name.
DNC telling each other, love you too. no homo.
DNC requesting a pull an MSNBC commentary segment.
DNC controlling the narrative with time released stories.
DNC conspiring to create false Trump information and release with Reuters.
DNC Hillary supporters infiltrated Sanders campaign.
DNC members going to complain to Morning Joe producers about his mentioning of a rigged system.
DNC discussing their relationship with NBC/MSNBC/CNN and how to get better treatment.
Super PAC paying young voters to push back online Sanders supporters. Paid shills.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz having an off the record meeting in MSNBC President Phil Griffin’s office.
DNC being messed with by the Washington Examiner.
DNC discussing Hillary's policies as unfeasible.
$200k for a private dinner with Hillary.
Offering to send interns out to fake a protest against the RNC.
Faking outrage and pasting in a video later.
A mole working inside of the Sanders campaign.
Bringing up Sanders religion to scare the southern voters.
Possible money laundering by moving money back and forth to bypass legal limits.
Politico writer sending his stories to the DNC before he sends them to his editor.
DNC feeding CNN the questions they want to be asked in interviews.
Creating a fake job ad for a Trump business to paint him as a sexist.
Hillary funding 2 million dollars in a cooridanted campaign in battleground states to win back the Senate.
DNC is upset that their “allies†didn't send in protestors so they sent out interns.
Clinton Foundation quid-pro-quo worries are lingering, will be exploited in general.
$50,000 – Lawrence Benenson.
Daily Fundraising Report for the DNC.
Content & Social Strategy Discussion.
Re: BuzzFeed and DNC connection.
Draft linking news articles about trump to use as negative press.
Fwd: State Dinner Countdown.
Some chick is angry she hasn't been given more stuff from the Obama administration…might be interesting to follow up.
Re: State Dinner Countdown.
Tim O’Brien: Trump's Fixation on Inflating his Net Worth is a Cause for Concern.
RE: May Fundraising Numbers.
Hillary for America Raised $26.4 Million in April, Began May with More than $30 Million Cash on Hand.
Re: For approval: Trump supporter graphics.
Press talking points, states Hillary is their candidate, dated May 5, 2016. More of a smoking gun than the ambiguous talk in the emails themselves.
Consultant calling megyn kelly a bimbo. Has PDF attached that says the same.
DNC trying to get away with violating the Hatch Act.
Democrats using interns to organize fake protests.
RE: Action on DNC tomorrow (Immigration Raids).


Dems in Philly: Fight Trump, Not ISIS

It was humorous to listen to Democrat after Democrat lament the state of the Obama economy where the poor are getting poorer and only the rich can get anything passed in Washington.
Donald Trump could not have scripted a better convention for himself. Throughout the night, effeminate Bernie Bros cried and jeered and chanted for Bernie. They lashed out at Senator Pocahontas for betraying them by standing with Hillary. Actually, Warren never said, “I’m with her,” just “We’re with her.”
But most striking of all was what was not there. The Democrats celebrated illegal aliens, some tried to justify and rationalize murdering police officers, they all attacked Trump, but not a damn soul in prime time bothered to mention the war against Islamic radicalism or ISIS.
Continuing in Barack Obama’s footsteps, the Democrats has far nastier things to say about the GOP and Donald Trump than about ISIS and Islamic radicals. That is rather telling and rather shameful.
The Democrats view the GOP as the bad guy, while thinking ISIS is misunderstood. They would plant trees that grow money so everything can be free while powering America with unicorn farts and jackalope dreams. But they will only fight Republicans and Christians, not Islamic Radicals.
3)That Was Actually a Good Speech

The party of family values has just nominated a man on his third wife with numerous affairs and they are pitting him against a woman whose husband routinely cheated on her, but they kept their marriage together. Republicans are prone to cast aspersions on the Clinton marriage. “They did it for power” or “she stuck to him for her own benefit” are the most common ones. But in a day and age where marriages crumble and kids wind up spread all over between parents and step parents, the Clintons kept their marriage together. Judge not. They swore a holy vow and, though Bill broke the fidelity part, they have kept the bonds of marriage between them that Trump has so easily cast off.
That was a good speech. Bill Clinton is still the guy you want to have a beer with. He paraded through a tour of states on what Hillary had done for the little guy. He talked about their marriage. He completely skipped 1998. But he came to rehabilitate Hillary’s image in the eyes of the American people and I suspect the old charmer charmed a good number of people.
I do not think his speech was as effective as Michelle Obama’s. But I think it was vastly more effective with a demographic Michelle Obama cannot reach — blue collar white voters who remember the first Clinton years fondly. There are a lot of them and they are toying with Trump who has a bit of the old Clinton “playboy for the little guy” in him. Trump is the Clinton imitator. Clinton wants these folks to know they can get the real one back.
it was a good speech for what it needed to do and it needed to do a lot.
I may disagree with Clinton on virtually everything politically, but he is one hell of a politician. You gotta respect his game. Bill Clinton knows how to connect with people.
I know an older Republican lady who attended an event with Clinton in Middle Georgia back when he was running for re-election. She was prepared to give him a piece of her mind. She went into the event with him, he came up to her with his hand shake where he puts his other hand on you, chatted her up as if she was his long lost friend, and she came away completely charmed. She still voted Dole-Kemp, but she never was really quite as angry about Bill Clinton after that.
That’s kinda like this speech.

Why Israel May Seal Aid Deal Now


A Tale of Too Many Egos

Rabbi Yonason Goldson

By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

This isn’t about the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s not about the candidates or the conventions; it’s not about about political ideology or the political process.
It’s all about We The People.

But that requires talking about -- at least briefly -- the candidates I’d rather not talk about.
Some of us had dared to hope that Donald Trump, after securing the Republican nomination, would disclose that it had all indeed been an act and that he was ready to start acting like an adult. After all, he’s a super-successful billionaire real estate mogul. And he has such great kids. Surely, he’s capable of acting presidential.
Ah, hope springs eternal.

Then the ghost of Ted Cruz reappeared. To be fair, Mr. Trump has a legitimate grievance against Mr. Cruz, who should have either
endorsed his former rival or declined the invitation to speak from the convention pulpit. As a career politician, the Senator Cruz must understand that the purpose of a national convention is to inspire party solidarity, not to posture for the next election cycle. Mustn’t he?


Well, maybe not. Instead, Mr. Cruz embraced the new normal, demanding to have it both ways, applying one standard to himself and an entirely different standard to everyone else. By doing so, Mr. Cruz may indeed have “hung himself,” as Rudy Giuliani has predicted.

Or maybe not.
It’s just as likely that Mr. Cruz will suffer no political fallout, any more than those whose not-so-distinguished company he chose to join:
 Lois Lerner, who declared herself innocent and then pleaded the Fifth.
 Kim Davis, who expected to keep her job while refusing on principle to do it.
 James Comey, who counted off the many reasons for indicting Hillary Clinton and then declined to do so.
 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who abandoned judicial impartiality by wading into the political muck with her comments about Donald Trump; even the New York Times cried foul on that one.

These are only the most public examples. And what they all have in common is the inability to understand that principle comes at a price; and if you won’t pay the price, you don’t have real principles


But if Donald Trump were gracious (which he’s not), or at least smart (which is debatable), he would have ignored the Texas senator altogether. After all, why should he care? Mr. Trump has the nomination, Ted Cruz was nearly booed off the convention stage, and there is absolutely no benefit to rehashing the petty, schoolyard taunts and rants exchanged during the primary campaign.

But apparently, Mr. Trump really is incapable of acting presidential -- even in his own best interest -- when his paper-thin ego is ruffled. Just as Mr. Cruz seems incapable of passing up the spotlight, if he can get in a parting shot before taking his marbles and slinking off to wait for the next game, four years down the road.

Of course, life isn’t any better in Philadelphia, where DNC head Debbie Wasserman-Schultz finally agreed to disappear into the night in exchange for one last grandstand, after she was caught exploiting her position to skew the supposedly even-handed primary process in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Not than anyone was surprised. Whatever your political bent, principles have largely become a thing of the past.
That may be because too many Americans have no notion of the values on which this country was founded: Equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal protection under the law. These do not ensure equal wealth or power. But they are part of a culture that once recognized a moral, as opposed to a legal, commitment to place the lowest rung of the ladder of fortune within reach of its most downtrodden citizens, to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority, and to shape a society bound together by commitment to higher values and national destiny.

This is why our Constitution begins not with a statement of legal axioms but with a declaration of visionary purpose:

We the people of the United States -- we are one nation and one people, sharing a common language, common culture, and common ideals.

In order to form a more perfect union -- we can’t make the world perfect, but we can create a society that will allow for us to pursue perfection in every way humanly possible.

Establish justice -- through a system of laws blind to wealth, race, religion, reputation, and influence.

Ensure domestic tranquility -- by protecting the innocent and holding the guilty accountable.

Provide for the common defense -- by cultivating a national philosophy of individual sacrifice on behalf of the collective.

Promote the general welfare -- through a culture of private charity and institutional support.

And secure the blessings of liberty for us and our posterity -- by balancing individual rights against personal responsibility and civil activism against bureaucratic self-restraint.

We are a nation of many backgrounds, many religions, many ideas, and many social distinctions.

But we are also a nation built on the most noble principles articulated in modern history. All we need are leaders who can remind us of where we came from, who we are, and who we ought to be.

But first we need to find leaders who themselves remember who we are and what our country stands for, who care more about the people than they do about their own egos. And until we do, we should be quick about throwing the old guard out and rejecting those who promise more of the same.

Rabbi Yonason Goldson is a professional speaker and trainer.  Drawing upon his experiences as a hitchhiker, circumnavigator, newspaper columnist, high school teacher, and talmudic scholar, he teaches practical strategies for enhancing communication, ethical conduct, and personal achievement. He is the author of Proverbial Beauty: Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages is available on Amazon.


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