Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Why would I want The Clinton's To Run What Is Left Of My Country?

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Some further thoughts regarding voting for Hillary.

If you are voting for the pant suit lady then you are willing to:

 a) Have Socialized, single pay health care and I would ask why you want VA care?

Professor Gruber already told you he thought you were dumb. (See 1 below.)

b) You also favor government controlling more and more of your life and making decisions for you.

c) You are willing to ignore we now know Obama used pseudonyms in 18 instances responding to Hillary's e mails  yet, the president  emphatically stated he did not know she was using an illegal computer system. and he was receiving them on his secure Blackberry.

d) Now that you are out of school why do you wish to impose today's education on our youth? Are our public schools serving the needs of our nation?

e) You must believe there is no need to have secure  borders.

f ) Most importantly, you have decided you want four more years of Obama.

g) Your rationale is that you do not trust Trump, he has run a crude and even stupid campaign and you fear his personality. (See 1a below.)

h) Once again, if you can live with your rationalizations then go for the pant suit lady .

i) I have a dear friend who served three presidents and was involved in 7 campaigns tell me he just could not vote for Trump because he is frightened by Trump's instability, the terrible campaign he is running and believes he is downright dangerous. I have no way of rebutting these concerns but I also believe, for different reasons, they apply to Hillary as well.

j) She has proven mean spirited, she has engaged in skulduggery in terms of her campaign with major assists from the mass media and when "3 o'clock" in Libya tolled ,where was she?

k) Finally ,you obviously believe politicians are better suited to solve the mess they have made than a businessman who has never been in politics and perhaps made mistakes because this was his first effort.

l) Again, I am sticking with Trump even while sharing the angst of those who are turned off by both major candidates.

I do not believe government is benign or my friend and I am prepared to assume the risks that accompany freedom.

Furthermore, I believe it is way past the time we need to, as Donald says. change the nature of D.C, ie "Drain The Swamp."

The Clinton's are elites who see themselves and act as if they are above the law. Why would I want them to run what is left of  my country? (See 1 b below.)
1) Accountability for ObamaCare

Democrats should pay a political price for this historic failure.

In July 2016 ObamaCare has suddenly been injected back into the 2016 election debate, on the news of the law’s 25%-plus average premium increase for 2017. Even Donald Trump is talking about it. With only two weeks to go, this is a moment for voters to hold accountable the Democrats who imposed this debacle on the country over voter objections.
Next year’s enormous price increases are merely the latest expression of ObamaCare’s underlying problems, and the dysfunction is undermining the health security of Americans who lack employer coverage. A wave of major insurers have quit the exchanges, and those that are left have raised deductibles and copays and restricted choices of doctors and hospitals. The public is witnessing—and the unlucky are experiencing—the collapse of one progressive promise after another.
At every stage of the ObamaCare saga, liberals said not to worry. Sure, the law was unpopular when Democrats rammed it through Congress on a partisan vote in 2009-10, but voters would learn to love it once the subsidies started rolling. That didn’t happen, and in 2014 President Obama tried to buck up Democrats by saying that “five years from now” people will look back on the law as “a monumental achievement.” Two years later it's worse.
Nothing could shake the liberal faith in their supposed landmark: Not the website fiasco of 2013, or the millions of individual health plans that were cancelled despite President Obama’s promise about keeping them. The left kept the faith as the entitlement subtracted from economic growth, hurt incomes and killed jobs. MIT economistJonathan Gruber called the critics stupid, and Mr. Obama denigrates anyone who disagrees with him as illegitimate or politically motivated.
Now reality is confirming what the critics predicted. ObamaCare’s regulatory mix—benefit mandates, requiring insurers to sell coverage to all comers, and narrow ratings bands that limit how much premiums can vary by health status—was tried by several states in the 1980s and ’90s. Every one saw the same results that are now unspooling nationally: high and rising costs, low and declining enrollment, and less insurer and provider competition.
The Affordable Care Act was supposed to solve these predictable disruptions with subsidies and a mandate to buy insurance or pay a penalty. But most people don’t think ObamaCare plans provide value for the money, especially if they are non-subsidized.
So now the liberal line is that ObamaCare has a few problems, but don’t worry: The same geniuses who wrote the law know how to fix it. The Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren left wants a new “public option,” higher subsidies, more price controls and even more intrusive regulatory control. Hillary Clinton has endorsed all of this.
“The Affordable Care Act has done what it was designed to do,” Mr. Obama declared last week in Miami, apparently meaning that the law has reduced the number of uninsured. But most of the coverage gains have come from dumping patients into Medicaid, a failing program that provides substandard care. Nominally private exchange plans increasingly resemble Medicaid too.


Mrs. Clinton may be horse-whispering Ms. Warren now, but ObamaCare’s failures aren’t likely to bring the U.S. closer to their single-payer nirvana any time soon. ObamaCare was the best Democrats could do when they had a 60-vote Senate supermajority and bought off interest groups like the insurers, hospitals, drug makers and American Medical Association.
The only way to break the ObamaCare status quo is if the public returns a Republican Congress to Washington. If Republicans can hold the Senate amid a Clinton victory, they’d be in a better position to negotiate solutions along the lines of the House GOP “Better Way” blueprint that would start to repair the individual market and create incentives for more choice and competition.
Take Wisconsin, where Democrat Russ Feingold cast the deciding 60th vote for ObamaCare and voters fired him for it in 2010. He’s back hoping voters forget. Evan Bayh,who also cast the deciding vote before retiring to become a superlobbyist, is back facing Indiana voters and Hoosiers can deliver a verdict.
In Arizona, premiums will rise a mind-boggling 116%, only two insurers are still selling plans, and John McCain has made ObamaCare a major theme. His opponent, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, calls ObamaCare her “proudest vote.” Katie McGintylikes to say Pennsylvanians should be “proud of ObamaCare,” though the commonwealth is slated for a 53% increase. A memo about ObamaCare pride month must have gone out from Democratic HQ.
Mr. Trump has missed a chance by not prosecuting a consistent case against ObamaCare, despite Mrs. Clinton’s past as the chief architect of its HillaryCare prototype in the 1990s. As that episode shows, the longstanding progressive goal has been to centralize political control over American health care.
Now voters are finally seeing what happens when the planners try to design a single health-care solution for a large and diverse country. Mr. Obama called ObamaCare “a starter home” in Miami. Republicans ought to campaign as the bulldozer.

Dems' failures are lost in the glare of Trump's personality

Rich Lowry

By Rich Lowry

Hillary Clinton may be the first candidate in American history to win a contest of personalities without having one.
She's been content to make the election all about Donald Trump's character and Trump has obliged - because, really, what else would he consider as fascinating and important as himself?

In a more normal year, ObamaCare would be a byword for the failures of liberal technocrat rule. Persistently unpopular and under-performing, the law has had a dreadful 2016.

Insurers have been exiting the exchanges and many of those that are staying are hiking premiums - on average, by 25 percent for mid-level plans, according to the Obama administration's own reckoning. Even a Democratic governor, Mark Dayton of Minnesota, has said ObamaCare is "no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people," and in Arizona, premiums are going to jump more than 100 percent.

In a more conventional election, President Obama's foreign policy would be under relentless assault. The Russian reset is in flames. Syria is Obama's Rwanda. Iran, with its nuclear program intact, is making a bid for regional hegemony. ISIS established its caliphate in the space created by Obama's passivity.

In any other campaign, the economy would be front and center, and the slowest recovery in the post-World War II period a constant flash point.

Instead, none of these issues has had the resonance of Donald Trump's early-hours Twitter war with a former Miss Universe, or even his aside in the third debate that Hillary Clinton is a "nasty woman."

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And these have been third-tier controversies, compared to the ones that have truly rocked the campaign, like Trump's post-convention fight with the Khan family and the airing of the "Access Hollywood" tape.
It's not as though Trump doesn't talk about the issues. But nothing besides his core of immigration and trade has the force to escape the extreme gravitational pull of his persona, which is outsized, compelling and - in a presidential campaign - ripe for deconstruction.

If Trump is defeated in November, he will lose more than anything else on the basis of his character flaws.
His lack of discipline. His thin skin. His boastfulness. His refusal to admit error, even when it's in his interest. His inability to project seriousness or to hit a grace note.

The Clinton campaign has exploited them all, and Trump, ever himself, has lacked the self-awareness or wherewithal to keep from playing to type every single time.

The so-called beer test is the usual personality metric in presidential politics: Which candidate would you rather share a cold one with? Hillary's campaign has worked instead to make the personality benchmark the "nuclear code" test: Which candidate would you prefer to have his or her finger on the button?

It's meant to portray Trump's outrageousness as affirmatively dangerous, and cast her own persona - which belongs in the same leaden category as Al Gore or Michael Dukakis - in the best possible light.

No candidate who has had such a seemingly commanding lead in a presidential race has ever been so little in evidence as Clinton. She's winning when politics isn't her strength because she can rely on surrogates to do much of the campaigning (especially Barack and Michelle Obama) while she raises the money to feed the massive Democratic political apparatus. Otherwise, she tries to stay out of her own way - with some mixed success - and counts on Trump to soak up all the attention.

And so he does. His "closing argument" speech over the weekend started with a threat to sue his accusers that inevitably drove all the press coverage. Any other candidate would want to change the subject from the accusations - but not Trump, who can never let a damaging controversy go, even two weeks before the election.
In the primaries, Trump displayed an uncanny ability to understand and target the vulnerabilities of his opponents. But he either never understood, or didn't care to minimize, his own. This is why he chose to make the election about the single hardest thing for him to defend effectively, namely Donald J. Trump.

1b)  A Woman's view on Trump

Someone asked a woman how she could vote for Trump, a “misogynist, a racist and a bigot”.

Here is her answer:

Because I use my head to research and find out what candidates really are, not what the media wants me to think.

Because Donald Trump has more women in executive and managerial positions than any comparable company, which tells me he is not a misogynist.

Because he pays these women the same or more than their male counterparts, which tells me looks for capacity and skills in people, not color, gender or race.

Because he fought the West Palm Beach City Council to be able to open his newly purchased club, so he could include blacks and Jews as members, who had been banned until then. This tells me he is not a racist.

Because he has raised wonderful children who have turned out to be outstanding, hard working and compassionate adults. He must be doing something right.

Because his economic plans makes sense, are conservative in nature, and I vote based of what is best for my family, my friends and my country.

Because everybody, the left and the right are afraid of him, the media is trying to destroy his image, and even foreign governments are voicing their opinions, so he must be doing something right. Clean house maybe?

Because I want a Supreme Court that will uphold the Constitution, not behave as minions of the administration.  I have had enough with judges who are more like political activists than law enforcers.   

Because I fear for my family’s safety if the current trend of not confronting blatant terrorism continues – which is a threat to our way of life.

Because I am fed up with the rampant corruption of this administration.  Accountability in government is paramount, and as this administration has demonstrated, it is a foreign concept to them.

Because I am fed up with the political correctness gone wild, and because Trump is not afraid to say what everybody thinks but does not dare to say. A thug is a thug, regardless of color, and that's it.

Because it is about time someone puts America 's interests ahead of other countries.

Because I know he recognizes and embraces America 's exceptionalism, and will not tour the World apologizing for who we are. That tells me he is a patriot.

Because, unlike HRC, he has actually held a job, worked hard and achieved success.

And last, but not least, because I am more offended by what Hillary does than by what Trump says.

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