“Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.” I must have heard that particular Grannyism at least once a day. I had dreams about all the stuff I was going to buy as I built my night crawler empire, a quarter a dozen at a time. I was going to get my first car at 16. Our little garage band was going to sign a record contract and we’d have hot and cold running groupies. Needless to say, none of it happened.
Hillary Clinton’s course had been set since she and her criminal partner first polluted the White House in 1992. Ben. T. Penis would do his 8 years as president, and when the time was right, she was convinced her destiny would be to hold the same title. There were a few problems. Namely, they were the most corrupt duo ever to contaminate the nation’s capitol. He loved chasing women and having a good time. And he was a liar. A charming one, but a liar nonetheless. He was likeable enough.
She, on the other hand, was always imperious, abusive, greedy, and could never be rich enough. When he left office, Nita Lowey, who was slated to be the next senator from New York, was forced to step aside and hand the job to Mme. Pantsuit. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the Empire State by about 3 to 1, so it was a done deal. Came 2008, George W. Bush finished his second term. NOW’S THE TIME TO STRIKE!! Unfortunately, there was a young, charismatic liar from Chicago who had learned to use his partial blackness to full advantage. He outhustled her in the primaries by bringing in outsiders to stuff the early caucuses. By the time she got a foothold it was too late. As a consolation prize he handed her the Secretary of State gig to get her out of his way and give her a chance to take hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bribes from countries convinced she would follow the Kenyan half breed.
Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever

So guess what? In the last weeks before the election, the Hillary Clinton campaign did no polling. No. Polling. Whatsoever. Oh, it had data. Lots and lots of data. Analytics, even. Data analytics! But it had no independent information on the overall field of battle in states like Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

So when the election began to turn Donald Trump’s way, the Clinton campaign had no idea
Campaign honcho Robby Mook “was worried about overspending . . . so he declined to use pollsters to track voter preferences in the final three weeks of the campaign.” Mook had learned from his time on the Obama 2012 campaign, Allen and Parnes write, that “old-school polling should be used for testing messages and gauging the sentiments of the electorate and that analytics were just as good for tracking which candidate was ahead and by how much in each state.”

The late deciders all came down to who they disliked more. They weren’t sure what they would get with Trump, but they knew they didn’t want Her Heinous.
‘Shattered’ is a must read about how her pre-ordained coronation went horribly wrong. Some of this you already knew, much of it you didn’t.
‘Shattered’ Charts Hillary Clinton’s Course Into the Iceberg
In their compelling new book, “Shattered,” the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write that Clinton’s loss suddenly made sense of all the reporting they had been doing for a year and a half — reporting that had turned up all sorts of “foreboding signs” that often seemed at odds, in real time, with indications that Clinton was the favorite to win.

‘Political Malpractice’: Obama Couldn’t Understand Clinton’s Handling Of Her Email Fiasco

“He [Obama] couldn’t understand what possessed Hillary to set up the private e-mail server, and her handling of the scandal — obfuscate, deny, and evade — amounted to political malpractice,” the authors wrote.
Clinton’s actions, according to Parnes and Allen, reminded Obama of some of the “qualities” that helped him win the Democratic primary in 2008.

Hillary camp scrambling to find out who leaked embarrassing info

One source said, “The knives are out to find the people who spoke about the campaign to the authors of this book. Dennis has been texting prominent campaign staffers, asking who talked. He’s on a witch hunt to find out who talked to save their own skin, throwing Hillary and her campaign manager Robby Mook under the bus.”
The source added, “There’s some speculation that Huma Abedin cooperated to save her own reputation. However, she and Hillary are still very close.”
She had an aide access the campaign’s server to check the emails from top staffers. “She believed her campaign had failed her . . . and she wanted to see who was talking to who, who was leaking to who.”

‘Shattered’: Book Mocks Hillary’s Kickoff Speech that Author Praised in 2015

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign could just as accurately been titled, Shattered: How a Pair of MSM Journalists Inadvertently Destroyed Their Credibility. The reason is that while authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes are now somewhat frank in revealing the faults of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, back when they were reporting on it they acted as cheerleaders for her.
As proof we have the first chapter of the book which went into detail on the background of the gymnastics that went into crafting via committee the banalities that went into Hillary’s lackluster kickoff speech on June 13, 2015 at Roosevelt Island, NY. After reading the harsh critique of a speech they conceded lacked vision, we shall review co-author Jonathan Allen’s glowing review of that same speech in 2015 that hailed its…vision.
…Hillary didn’t have a vision to articulate. And no one else could give one to her. In fact, the more people she assigned to the task of setting the tone for her campaign, the more muddled her message became
Finally this devastating summary by the book’s authors of Hillary’s lackluster kickoff speech:
She sprinkled in bromides about economic opportunity and how “prosperity can’t just be for CEOs.” But there was no overarching narrative explaining her candidacy, no framing of Hillary as the point of an underdog spear, no emotive power. “America can’t succeed unless you succeed,” she offered in a trite tautology. “That is why I am running for president of the United States.”

Whenever you question whether Trump is as conservative as you’d like him to be; whether you question his methods; thank your lucky stars and Almighty God that we don’t have to suffer that screeching harpy.



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9 responses to “Shattered

  1. Pistol Pete

    Democrats are still ignoring the people who could have helped them defeat Trump, Ohio party leaders say

    One by one, members of the Mahoning County Democratic Party poured out their frustrations: Just months after the presidential election, they felt folks like them were being forgotten — again. The party’s comeback strategy was being steered by protesters, consultants and elitists from New York and California who have no idea what voters in middle America care about.
    “It doesn’t matter how much we scream and holler about jobs and the economy at the local level. Our national leaders still don’t get it,” said David Betras, the county’s party chair. “While Trump is talking about trade and jobs, they’re still obsessing about which bathrooms people should be allowed to go into.”

    But worst of all, they said, the party hadn’t learned from what they saw as the biggest message from November’s election: Democrats have fallen completely out of touch with America’s blue-collar voters.


  2. Pistol Pete

    Fox News drops Bill O’Reilly in wake of harassment allegations

    Fox News is cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly, the biggest star in its 20-year history, after mounting allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior prompted the network to end his program
    O’Reilly said in a statement Wednesday: “It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today.

    Katy Tur: Does Fox Have ‘Responsibility’ to Replace O’Reilly With ‘Somebody Who Is Not a White Man?’

    MSNBC host Katy Tur asked on Wednesday whether Fox News Channel has a “responsibility” to “vary” its primetime lineup by replacing former FNC host Bill O’Reilly with someone who is not a “white man.”

    “They had three white men: Bill O’Reilly, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity in their primetime lineup,” Tur said.

    She asked fellow MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle whether Fox had “a responsibility to vary it up” by hiring a woman or “somebody who is not a white man.”

    Ruhle said Fox does not “necessarily” have the responsibility to make that replacement, but noted Fox’s executives from the Murdoch family embraced “global citizenship.”


  3. Pistol Pete

    Chelsea Clinton’s Cheerleading Cult

    How thirsty does Variety look begging readers to join it in doing high V cheerleading moves for Chelsea Clinton?

    Thirstier than an ultra-marathoner lost in Death Valley in mid-July.

    Hyping the entertainment magazine’s latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?”


    • Ting

      Goodness gracious. I cannot imagine having to hear all about this one 24/7 now. She has got some kind of PR person working hard right now.

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  4. Pistol Pete

    There’s A Plan In Congress To Start Charging Troops For Their Earned GI Bill Benefits…

    Don’t dare put restrictions on EBT card purchases and unearned ‘benefits’.
    A congressional proposal to make service members buy into their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits surprised veterans groups on Tuesday, with advocates divided over whether it amounts to a long-term fix for the benefit or an unfair bill for veterans.

    “This new tax on troops is absurd,” said Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Brian Duffy in a statement. “Ensuring veterans are able to successfully transition back to civilian life after military service is a cost of war, and not a fee that Congress can just pass along to our troops.


  5. Pistol Pete

    No Joke: DNC Selling “Democrats Give A Sh*t About People” T-Shirts…


  6. Pistol Pete

    Chuck Grassley Expects Supreme Court Resignation ‘This Summer’

    Mere days after Justice Neil Gorsuch was seated on the Supreme Court, restoring the panel to full strength, a top Senate Republican said the court could soon be down a member once again – in turn giving President Trump another big appointment.

    “I would expect a resignation this summer,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Iowa’s Muscatine Journal.

    Grassley, R-Iowa, said there was a “rumored” retirement in the offing, though he wouldn’t disclose which justice was considering stepping down


  7. Pete: Always appreciate your news round-up and especially the commentary. Another engaging post! Your reiteration of Hillary’s arc was a great reminder, and also most enjoyable reading:
    “She,on the other hand was always imperious, abusive, greedy and could never be rich enough.”

    I think I’ll hit that “like” button!*
    *Really, I don’t usually hit thumbs-up or like buttons anywhere. (Creaky old-man voice: “They didn’t have them kinda things back when I first got on the web!”) But I think I’ll try to learn.

    Partly I’ve never done it because I prefer to leave text replies if anything, and also it seems silly because I’d be liking and thumbing-up just about everything on places like here & Bob’s nest!!

    If a post gets enough Likes, does WordPress give you a prize? 😀

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Nope.I just appreciate somebody enjoys my madness as much as I do.

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