My takeaway from last night’s debate is that Hillary is a programmed robot with no acquaintance with the truth or ethics or ideas. She didn’t put forth any real ideas or programs and Chris Wallace let her off more times than not starting with the first question on sexual allegations against Trump and supposedly Bill Clinton. However, he didn’t follow through with the Bill part. He let her attack Trump but never had her answer for Bill.
The best point to emphasize my observation came toward the end when after Trump had earlier castigated her for the revelations on the tape I posted a link to earlier this week for inciting the violence at his functions. Being programmed to spout her talking points, and acting like Rubio when Christie caught him in a do loop, she started castigating Trump for the violence at his functions! Any actual non-programmed human would have said, whoa don’t want to go there but she did and got burned. She is just pre-tested, meaningless talking point after another. Seriously, can you name something she actually proposed other than abortion on demand anytime, anywhere for any or no reason up to the point when the fetus is out of the womb and breathing on its own.
That was a particularly interesting position for her to take after bemoaning the epidemic of toddler gun violence. She got to the toddler epidemic by grossly misrepresenting the Heller decision which had nothing to do with toddlers. It was the first Supreme Court decision that conclusively upheld your right to own a gun. It’s amazing that Hillary could use a false narrative to feign concern over a few toddlers, and then go on to directly say it’s okay to kill them all a couple of minutes before they’re born.
I fault Trump for not pouncing on Hillary’s 33,000 deaths from gun violence. He should have asked how many were gun toting toddlers and how many of them were the result of black on black violence in Chicago by criminals with already illegal firearms.
Most importantly, Hillary made clear that she will appoint Supreme Court justices that will follow a philosophy that the Constitution is a living document that means different things depending on whose in office or what’s popular at the moment. Trump made clear that he will appoint justices that will interpret the Constitution as intended by the framers. That alone should be enough for any rational/non-socialist individual (although I suspect that is redundant) to vote against Hillary.
I could detail a whole bunch of other bs spouted by Clinton last night. Does anyone know what we’re going to grow the economy from the middle out and the bottom up means? Her only proposals appear to be a higher minimum wage and paid family leave. How many jobs do you think those proposals will create. The answer is a negative under even the most rudimentary understanding of economics. Her other proposals were for another failed stimulus — read that as an increased deficit — and more Solyndra’s.
On open borders, she tried to falsely claim she was talking about open borders for energy but the quote if read in full as she suggested you do makes clear she was talking about open borders for immigration. If she is dreaming about open borders for energy, she would be in favor of Keystone pipeline, but she’s not.
She pivoted to complain that Russia hacked the emails as though we shouldn’t consider the information being disclosed. Yes, I’m a liar and a criminal but you only know that because our emails were hacked, and no doubt my emails containing Top Secret information stored on a basement server.
She also tried to change the question on whether or not the Clinton Foundation was a pay to play scam with a totally false claim of the bonifides of its charitable works, including falsely stating that 90% of the funds it takes in go directly to charity. That’s total bs as I’ve noted many times. By their own filings, the real number is around 10% or less.
The last thing I want to address is the vapors on the left and somewhat on the right about Trump not pledging to honor the results of the election. Instead he said let’s wait and see. First, the pledge would be meaningless and it was a stupid question that Wallace shouldn’t have asked. Remember the Republican debates started out with a pledge to support the winning candidate. Many are not honoring that pledge!
Additionally, democrats have and continue to claim Gore won and it was stolen and Gore conceded and then said he wasn’t conceding and took it all the way to the Supreme Court. But the bottom line is this, there will be no armed insurrection if Trump loses whether he concedes or not. Life will go on as always only down a steep spiral to socialism. It’s a lot like my Harvard annecdote on Supreme Court decisions. Pundits will wave their arms and Nash their teeth and the rest of us will move on.