HardWired News Takes a Hiatus

To every thing there is a season

and a time to every purpose under the heaven

                                                       …The Holy Bible

 

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If it’s HardWired it must be RIGHT

Have you enjoyed HardWired News?  Hundreds of others have with many thousands of visits to our website to read our quirky articles during the three months since we started it.

We admit we’re right-leaning.  And we’re unconventional.  Our style is not to rant or rave about political issues, but to inform through humor, satire, or parody.  We’ve presented our beloved readers with faux New York Times articles lampooning the way they weaveNew-York-Times-Logo ideology into “news” reporting.  Then there were the put-ons of the pomposity of figures like Hillary Clinton or the inescapable bigotry of the liberals.  Remember the time we announced the Dr Evilspread of the deadly disease “Liberalitis,” or the fact that the ultimate victimizer and Austin Powers’ nemesis, Dr. Evil, had been identified and located on a mountaintop in Nevada?  We had as good a laugh writing it as hopefully you did reading it.

It’s mostly done with tongue-in-cheek with the intent of creating a smile in our divided world, while still making valid points to help more people understand and reflect upon the nuisances of the issues of the day.

But, as the lead-in Bible quote to this article suggests, there is a time and place for HWN Logo MaleRock Guitarist CROPPEDeverything and ours is drawing to an end, at least on a regular basis.  We approached this project as a short-term beta test to judge its appeal and gauge reader reaction.  Those goals have been accomplished.  We’ve attracted many hundreds of fans on the main website and our Facebook page, and have garnered a robust and loyal readership.  But it’s hard to overstate the time and effort involved in creating the regular stream of quality content many of you have come to enjoy, and so many of our points have now been made.

Goodbye baby FinalSo, for now, we are taking a hiatus and moving on to other projects, at least for a time.  You may still see the very occasional piece here when something really rings our bell, but the three-to-four articles weekly will sadly stop for the time being.

Thank you for reading, enjoying (some liberals gave us bloody hell), and commenting on HardWired News.  The site will still be here, and you can always contact us through the About page.  For now, know that we deeply value your loyal readership, and wish you a bittersweet Adieu until we meet again.

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No Fake News at Yahoo, Right? Bahahahaha!

I clicked on the day’s political news at Yahoo this morning, and here’s what I found:

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake issued a blistering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, announcing that he will not seek re-election in 2018. That speech followed weeks of scathing public criticism from another outgoing Republican Senator, Tennessee’s Bob Corker. Arizona Sen. John McCain has also regularly spoken out against Trump.

Now, technically these things really happened.  But it’s the context that’s misleading.  Yahoo NewsFlake and Cork are both leaving the senate because they are too unpopular in their home states to get reelected, and the aging McCain, bitter over his failed presidential bids, is sick and also will not be reelected.  The story, at least the lead-in, makes it seem as if Republican leaders have turned on Donald Trump, when in effect it’s a handful of bitter people on their way (unwillingly) out.

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Yahoo: “Nothing to see folks, move on”

But even that is not the main point.  Yesterday’s political news was an explosion, where it was revealed that the Clinton campaign actually paid for an operative to collude with Russia to falsely implicate then-candidate Trump in a series of preposterous allegations about sex and money in Russia.  I’m talking about the Fusion GPS report that has been discredited as a scam by just about everyone.  Then they gave it to the Obama-era FBI who actually began the now pervasive Trump-Russia probe based on a phony set-up by the Dems and Clinton.

My amazement at this turn of events is overwhelming.  But my point here is that YahooNews (motto: Fake News On Demand) ignores that and runs with a “Trump Dissed by Fellow Republicans” story instead.  It’s designed clearly as cover for the Dems.

Is it any wonder nearly two-thirds of all Americans believe the media news about Trump is either fake, or they aren’t quite sure yet?  Thanks, Yahoo, for proving the point.

Liberal Media Steps in Own Doo-doo: Attracts Disbelief

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Media Taking Lie-Detector Test

Is it any wonder?  A Politico poll found that a whopping 46% of people believe the media makes up negative stories about Donald Trump, with another 17% undecided.  Only about a third believe they don’t.

 

Let us give you a recent example among many of why.  This week the president called the mother of a U.S. soldier just killed in Niger supporting local anti-terrorist forces.  Not all presidents have made such personal calls.  During the telephone conversation, strident Democrat lawmaker Frederica Wilson, a member of the Trump-wilson-frederica_edited-1.jpghating Congressional Black Caucus, allegedly listened in on the call and later claimed to the media that the president had “disrespected” the fallen soldier’s memory and family by saying “he knew what he signed up for.”  The phrase has been used many times before by others to note the bravery of our fallen soldiers who knowingly and voluntarily went in harm’s way, suggesting their loss is all the more White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly delivers remarks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington.heroic for having accepted the awful risk.  White House Chief of Staff
and retired general John Kelly, himself a Gold Star father, said the military officer who called him after Kelly’s own son had been killed in combat said the same thing, and it was taken as a sincere tribute.

The surprising thing is not that Representative Wilson, a known Trump-basher, would make such a preposterous inference, but that the national media would run with it as tantamount to a political scandal, not implicating Wilson, but instead Trump.  It was the major story on the national broadcast, print, and cable news outlets, particularly so with NBC and CNN.  Obviously, Donald Trump was praising the young soldier’s selfless heroism in his personal outreach to the family.  But for the traditional news sources to position it as a Trump scandal is laughable.  Is it any wonder that most people simply don’t believe them anymore?

President Lincoln taught us that you can’t fool all the people all the time.  LincolnEveryday citizens aren’t stupid and can see through the hysterical attempts by the media to spin harmless events into anti-Trump tirades.  The notoriously left media is both incensed at the president’s unexpected and unwelcome thrashing of liberal darling Hillary Clinton and outraged at the charges of “fake news” by the president, which stings all the more because they are true.

The media is in a bed of their of making with most people either convinced of or still wavering as to their deceit.  For our money, it couldn’t be happening to a more deserving group of people.

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Monday Potpourri – Liberal Hypocrisy

 

As we’ve done in the past, we’ll take a moment on this Monday to comment from a HardWired News perspective on weekend developments that didn’t receive much coverage

Comedian George Lopez Booed; Contributes to Racism

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Racism Purveyor

Hispanic comedian George Lopez was booed from an event he was supposed to be moderating in Denver over the weekend for his continued Trump-bashing jokes and anti-white comments.  He referred to people in the audience disparagingly as a bunch of “old white men,” and ranted about white privilege.

When minorities seek justice by bashing whites, they are guilty of the same racist philosophies as those who insult them.  Racism is, of course, the practice of attributing faults to an entire group of people based on their ancestry.  It’s wrong when white people practice it against blacks, Hispanics, and others.  But when turnaround is used by minorities, it simply justifies and ratifies the process, thereby contributing to the spiral of racial divide.  And the frenzied Trump-bashing by Lopez and his buddies on the left is so over the top, rational people begin to simply dismiss it out of hand rather than seriously consider the arguments of those who oppose Trump.

I can tell you from experience as a white man in America that there are others of my background and ethnicity who are racist (I am not).  But for every one that is, there are many, many more who are fair-minded and sympathetic to the concerns of minorities.  Behavior such as Lopez displayed turns these people off, and gives permission to the racists for their behavior.

So score one for the racists thanks to George Lopez.  Not to mention empowering the Trump supporters.  Thanks, George

Weinstein Brings Out the Worst in the Left

Harvey Weinstein, as everyone knows by now, is the uber-liberal Hollywood mogul recently called out for sexual aggression toward and exploitation of young Hollywoodweinstein-nyt1.jpg women.  The fawning left initially—for decades, actually—looked the other way, although his actions have become so notorious everyone is piling on (rightly so, in my view).  He has no cover.  But now the left is growing bizarre in their quest to draw-and-

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Bialik: Victim of Leftist Hypocrisy

quarter him.  An actress, Mayim Bialik of Big Bang TV fame, wrote that she condemned Weinstein, sympathized with his victims, and recounted how she has had to deflect unwanted sexual advances in Tinsel Town by making it clear she would not tolerate them.  Instead of praising her, the left attacked her for “implying” the victims had done something wrong by not emulating Bialik.  She, of course, said no such thing, but that did not calm the attacks.  As these things always seem to work out, she has now apologized to the left, for doing absolutely nothing wrong!  You can’t make this stuff up.

 

Those Who Profess Wanting to Save People from Gun Violence Threaten Others with Death

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Loesch: Threatened with Shooting by Anti-gun Activists

You heard me.  Anti-gun advocates are turning on NRA female spokesperson Dana Loesch and sending her death threats.  In the interest of stopping gun violence, these nuts are saying they will shoot her and “rape her to death.”  She points out, correctly in my mind, many of her detractors are also the ones condemning Weinstein for his abuse of women (see any irony here?) and “the left believes only non-conservative women deserve respect.”  The left could not show greater hypocrisy.

President Trump Takes the 25th—Or NOT

It’s complicated.

ConstitutionThe 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution addresses what happens if a president of the United States of America is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”  It was ratified in 1967 following the assassination of President Kennedy.  It seems our original Constitution was somewhat vague, confusing and contradictory concerning how a president should be replaced when necessary.  The amendment was passed to provide certainty and clarity.

It has come up recently because some pundits have speculated that President Trump, due to his unconventional behavior, could be removed from office without the necessity of impeachment.  A Vanity Fair article explained…

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has privately confided that he believes President Donald Trump only has a 30% chance of completing his full term a source told Vanity Fair

 

Trump ScowlingThe only problems are, the 25th Amendment is itself vague and in any event makes it especially difficult such that the removal of a president against his wishes is extraordinarily difficult and unlikely.

The death of a president is straightforward enough; the vice president succeeds him or pence.jpgher with a line of further succession should the veep be unable to serve, such as in the aftermath of a nuclear attack or some other deadly mass disaster.  And most of us know how impeachment works: the House and Senate must authorize and conduct a trial finding the prez guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”  It is not simply a recall process due to the president’s unpopularity.

But what if the president is, say, in a coma, or has advanced Alzheimer’s?  He would be unable to act as Commander in Chief, unable to be trusted with the nuclear button.  That’s where the 25th Amendment kicks in.  And as we said in the opening statement, it’s complicated!

In all cases, if the president cannot serve, the VP takes over or the next in the long line of legal succession.  If the president willingly declares in writing he is unable (perhaps dying of cancer, God forbid), he notifies Congress in writing and the vice president steps in.  But if the president is unwilling to go, it gets interesting.

Trump CabinetIn that case, a majority of the president’s own cabinet plus the sitting vice president must notify both chambers of Congress in writing of the chief executive’s unfitness to serve (bearing in mind a president has the right to fire a cabinet member at will).  The vice president then takes over.  But the president can at any time notify Congress he IS able to serve and it’s all reversed.  The president is in charge again (including his ability to fire people).  His notification can only be overruled by a 2/3 vote of BOTH houses of Congress, an unimaginably difficult thing to achieve in today’s political environment.

Did I mention—it’s complicated?  Even then, there could and would be court challenges all the way up to the Supreme Court, disputing the meaning and validity of the accusation “unable to discharge.”  Remember, it’s not designed as a recall process for unpopularity.

In short, for President Donald Trump to be removed unwillingly due to his eccentricity or unpopularity, a majority of his own cabinet plus the vice president plus two-thirds of both houses of Congress plus the courts would have to agree.  Unlikely to the point of impossibility in our view.

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Love him or loathe him, it looks like we’re stuck with the Tweeter-in-Chief for the duration, barring some physical calamity.  Keep America Great Again, baby; full steam ahead!

Weinstein Sex Escapades Spotlight Liberal Hypocrisy

harvey-weinstein-5.jpgIf you don’t know who Harvey Weinstein is by now, you’ve been living under a rock.  Born to a New York Jewish family, he made his mark as a Hollywood producer of films that roll off the tongue: Pulp Fiction, Gangs of New York, Chicago, Fahrenheit 9/11, Rambo, The King’s Speech.  I’d name more, but we’d run out of space.  A power-player fixture on the Hollywood social scene, he’s been generously awarded by the Tinsel Town elite and is a (in)famously connected liberal gadfly and supporter of the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, and a host of left-wing causes.

But you know him for his recent transgressions.  He’s finally—after decades of these misdeeds—been called-out for the sexual exploitation of vulnerable young Hollywood women, sometimes in the most deviant of ways.  And now he’s been forced to resign.  I won’t go into the sordid details (youWeinstein NYT can read or hear about them through any news outlet), but as a father of five daughters and a reinforced platoon of grand- and great-granddaughters, I am personally outraged.  I’m no prude, and I rarely condemn liaisons between consenting adults roughly equal in power and position, but his actions are a violation of decency toward women in the extreme.

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SNL Trump Parody

But our outrage is only enhanced by the hypocrisy of the left.  Saturday Night Live (SNL), the faux-comedy late-night TV show that is essentially a propaganda arm of the left, happily lampoons the foibles of the likes of Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, George Bush and a host of others from the right, but has remained pointedly silent on Weinstein.  It was reported that a few of their writers developed skits or jokes related to Weinstein’s now well-publicized problems, but they were killed.  SNL’s only explanation was that “it’s a New York thing,” apparently acknowledging that the problems of a prominent Jewish community member New Yorker who has made it big in uber-liberal Hollywood are off limits.

The left, of course, is famous for pontificating on what they see as moral causes: women’s rights, abortion, gun control.  But when one of theirs is the offender, they conveniently look the other way.  Remember Bill Clinton’s well-documented sexual exploitation of LewinskyMonica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and a host of others.  He confessed to perjury on national TV, was impeached, barred from legal practice, and subject to court settlements for his activities.  But NOW, the National Organization of (liberal?) Women, sprang to his defense, and he remains the poster-child of Democrats and their liberal causes.  SNL is continuing that fine tradition of liberal hypocrisy in turning a blind eye to Weinstein.

Front Cover JPEG - Pestilence_edited-1Liberals love to paint conservatives wrongly as greedy, hateful exploiters.  In fact, we are in the main people who believe limited government, personal freedom, free enterprise and individual accountability along with its rewards and consequences will do the most to advance the American dream for everyone.  Some of the most generous and compassionate people I know are conservatives.  As my novel, Caine’s Pestilence fictionally explored, all too often those invested in the industry of liberalism are driven by the quest for money, power, prestige, and privilege, with their heartrending “causes” only a means to a more cynical end.

In fairness, some of the liberal elite can no longer ignore what Weinstein hasSteve Correll done.  The New York Times broke the story.  Then to her credit, actress Meryl Streep has belatedly condemned his actions and even poor CNN has been forced to report on them.  Saturday Night Live, however, continues the fine liberal tradition of hypocrisy and selective outrage.  Let’s see how the rest of the liberal establishment reacts.

 

 

Las Vegas and the Celtic Cross

It is fitting that we take a moment to turn away from politics and reflect on the awful carnage that has unfolded in Las Vegas.  The brokenhearted grief that all Americans feel at the cruel and senseless taking of life transcends all boundaries of politics and social divisions.

Words fail in their adequacy to reflect the horror of the killings and our feelings of revulsion.  The bright light of hope springs from the heroism of those on the scene and our shared national sense of rage.  The murderers only win in bringing us to our knees as a nation when we accept these things as the norm and stop feeling stunned outrage at the magnitude of the injustice.  That has not happened in America, a testament to our fundamental goodness and selflessness when faced with such horrific crisis.

I just returned from Ireland and was struck by the resilience of their people as well.  Ireland’s is a history of invasion, occupation, marginalization, exploitation and hardship.  Yet those people, like we Americans, have overcome historical adversity and maintained a spirit of optimism and strength that forever defines them.

While there I was taken by the image of the Celtic cross, a uniquely styled Christian crucifix marked by the distinctive proportions of its limbs, a unifying circle around its center, and ancient Celtic designs on its facets.  The iconic image is well over a thousand years old and is seen today in churches, town squares and graveyards.  It is said to date to the time of conversion of the Celts by St. Patrick, its unmistakable symbolism incorporating elements of the Christian crucifix and traditional pre-Christian Celtic religious images.  As such, the symbol to me stands for a melding of the best of the old and new, a reverence for past traditions and a beacon of hope for the future.

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In dealing with the tragedy in Las Vegas, it seems appropriate to reflect on the meaning for our sense of resolve of the Irish Celtic cross: our own foundations from which we derive our strength and character as a people when confronted with adversity.  And one cannot miss the imagery of the unifying circle binding together the separate members, a metaphor for America’s unity in times of trouble.

God take and bless the innocent victims in Las Vegas, and grant us the grace to emerge stronger as a nation.

Economics 101: The Dismal Science & the Trump Tax Cuts

Everything You NEVER Wanted to Know About Economics

(but were afraid to ask)

Economics 2GNP, GDP, National Income, the trade deficit, inflation rate, strength of the dollar, unemployment, growth, productivity, recession.  Economics is a buzz-kill.  That’s why 18th-century economist Thomas Malthus coined it “the dismal science,” the analysis of conditions connected with unemployment, shortages and plain old human misery.

But economics is fundamental to each human’s wellbeing.  Will I have a job?  Will my income keep up with inflation?  Can I afford a new mortgage, and will the equity in my house grow enough to help me retire successfully?  That’s why politicians sprinkle their rhetoric with economic promises, and sometimes sleight of hand.

Donald Trump ran and won on a straightforward economic platform: more high-paying jobs.  Basically, everything else (except perhaps national security) supports that; immigration control, infrastructure reinvestment, smarter trade deals.  And so far the news is pretty good.

Economic bellwethers have looked strong during the opening months of the Trump administration.  Overall economic growth exceeds 3%, the best in over two years.  Unemployment is about 4 ½% and has been declining throughout the year (many economists consider 5% to be “full employment”).  Inflation is tame at less than 2% (keeping in mind it was 11-13% in the Carter era) and holding, resulting in low interest rates that make home mortgages and financing new business investments affordable.  And the index of leading economic indicators—used by economists and the government to forecast future economic performance—is positive and improving.

Now we’re not out of the woods yet.  We still need more “good” jobs, paying enough to provide workers the standard of living that has become customary in America.  And there are still too many people under-employed—working in low-paying jobs beneath their level of skill and training—or simply discouraged and out of the workforce.

With this as a backdrop, the administration has announced it’s tax reform initiative, to be taken up quickly by Congress.  There are two main features: simplification and rate reductions.

Just about everyone agrees with the need for simplification.  The average person who itemizes is incapable (like me) of navigating the American tax code.  Here is an actual example of a paragraph from an IRS tax publication:

For purposes of paragraph (3), an organization described in paragraph (2) shall be deemed to include an organization described in section 501(c)(4), (5), or (6) which would be described in paragraph (2) if it were an organization described in section 501(c)(3).

It gets worse from there.

The second feature is an across the board reduction of taxes and tax rates for businesses and individuals.  It is designed to put more money back into the hands of individuals and businesses, both in the interest of fairness and under the well-founded assumption it will be largely re-spent, thereby spurring the creation of new and better jobs.

The risk is that, at least initially, tax revenues will go down, increasing the deficit and potentially leading to other serious problems down the road.  The hope and expectations are that the cuts will stimulate enough new jobs and income to replace those revenues, not through higher tax rates, but simply through greater incomes for everyone.  It’s definitely a risky move by the president.

The Democrats, as only they can, are trying to paint an ugly face on what should be seen as good for everyone.  They are characterizing the president’s plan as a cut for the wealthy (it isn’t), pro-business and anti-middle class (it isn’t).  They are simply livid that the Republicans are doing something to help average Americans.  We shouldn’t believe them.

Will Trump’s strategy work?  It’s clearly a risk that could lead to higher inflation, interesteconomics 5 rates and the resumption of the boom-bust-boom cycle that has plagued the American economy in the past.  For my money, it’s worth the risk and, like Presidents Reagan’s and Kennedy’s famous tax cuts, could launch us on a better path to ongoing prosperity.  Let’s give it a try.

 

Our Anthem, the Flag & Black Lives

The HardWired News staff is back from a two-week vacation in Ireland just in time for the NFL “taking a knee” histrionics.

1st amendmentTo set the record, we have no problem with First Amendment free speech, as long as it is legal and does not physically harm others (it doesn’t mean we agree with all protesters).  Riots such as seen in Missouri or Baltimore or North Carolina (to name a few) involving beatings, firebombing, looting, other personal property destruction and the like are another thing altogether.  Assaults on police or other public officials are sickening.  There is no constitutional right to harm others to make a point.

flag burnerBut like it or loathe it, disrespect for symbols has a long tradition in America.  Remember flag burning during the Vietnam era?  How about flying the flag upside down, defacing historic statues or monuments, or simple graffiti on public buildings?  Or burning your draft card.  You can name others.  We at HardWired News have no training in psychology or sociology.  But we have plenty of good old-fashioned experience with people and situations.  And it seems to us the knee-takers are trying to do something so offensive to the public that their message is noticed, whether the action makes sense or not.  After all, if they were distributing handbills, marching around with signs or posting on Facebook, there wouldn’t be much if any national media hysteria.  This way their message is heard.  Still, and ironically, this type of offensive behavior, while attracting attention, undermines public support for their cause.

Don’t get us wrong.  We are deeply offended by the affront to America, her flag and anthem.  And protesting police behavior, which is controlled by states and communities—not the federal government, by denigrating our nation is preposterous.  The knee-takers are, in our view, disloyal and their animosity toward our country misplaced.  But their protests are still peaceable and legal.

The concerns of black people in general with the issue of disproportionate severe enforcement by police is understandable.  We doubt that there is any generalized behavior by police as an institution that is hostile to African-Americans, although individual malfeasance is always a possibility.  But if it is your son or cousin or nephew, father or brother, or you that is roughed up or worse, it naturally assumes gigantic proportions.  Doubtless many if not most African-Americans know someone personally who has had these experiences with police, justified or otherwise.  And the legacy of slavery, segregation and blatant discrimination that is part of their history must be difficult to shrug off.  Clearly, there is a problem in the black community itself that makes that population statistically more likely to be convicted of serious crimes, drop out of school, or have children out of wedlock, all things that can lead to misery.  And in our view, the long-term solutions need to come in large part from changes within that community.  Nonetheless, we can understand their concerns about the treatment of blacks at the hands of police, even if we don’t always agree with their conclusions as to the causes and remedies.

In short, taking a knee appears to us as a legal if offensive way to protest.  In our view, itKnee takers should simply be ignored as rude and inappropriate.  Elevating the behavior in the media as tantamount to a national crisis (not to mention blaming it on Trump) is silly and unnecessary, and our outrage at the disrespect shown our flag and country plays right into the hands of the protesters’ need for a platform.  For those of us who are offended, the best thing would be to ignore it.  And if you’re like me, move on to patronizing something other than professional football, at least until this stuff blows over (which it surely will, as all the theatrics before have done).

Hillary’s Blame Game

What Happened 2Hillary Clinton’s new book of excuses for losing the election, What Happened, will soon be available to readers.  That hasn’t stopped commentary on leaked—intentionally or otherwise—passages from making it into the news.

The coverage has been intense and will likely increase upon the book’s actual release on September 12.  So HardWired News won’t repeat all of what has already been reported or is likely to be in the days ahead.  From what we’ve seen, the amazing thing is simply that Hillary continues to blame everyone but herself.  Oh, there’s the soft disclaimer along the lines of sure, I guess I share some of the blame.  But most of the recrimination is directed at others.  That alone is not surprising, given Mrs. Clinton’s penchant for finger pointing and denial.  But what I found amazing is that she blames Democrats, women and the Washington establishment more than she does Donald Trump or the Republicans.  Here are a few gems taken from Fox News coverage of the pre-release.

Bernie Sanders for running a spirited campaign

“resorting to innuendo and impugning my character” and comparing him to a “deranged hitchhiker”

Sanders’ goal was not “to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.”

President Obama for protecting Sanders

“(Obama) warned…not to ‘hit back against Bernie’s attacks’ because they ‘didn’t want to alienate Bernie’s supporters’ “

Joe Biden

For saying Hillary’s message “did not talk about what (Democrats) always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class”

FBI Director James Comey on the email scandal investigation

“…Comey had badly overstepped his bounds…”

Her own campaign staff

“My team raised concerns (about confronting Comey publicly)…In the end, we decided it would be better to just let it go and try to move on. Looking back, that (her team’s advice) was a mistake.”

Vladimir Putin

Saying he was on a “personal vendetta” against her

The pollsters

Claiming she was a “victim” of being considered a “sure-thing”, thereby keeping many of her supporters from turning out

Perhaps most amazing of all, WOMEN

“One would think that the first female presidential nominee would keep solidarity with her fellow women, especially after thousands of them marched in opposition to Trump shortly after his inauguration…where (were) those feelings of solidarity, outrage and passion during the election?”

And finally, uber-liberal NBC personality and lapdog interviewer Matt Lauer

“Lauer was supposed to focus his questioning on my (Clinton’s) stances on foreign policy, but instead immediately brought up the email scandal…’Now I was ticked off. NBC knew exactly what it was doing here. The network was treating this like an episode of The Apprentice in which…Trump stars and ratings soar…Lauer turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush.’”

Yep, there’s barely a mention of Trump or the Republicans.  The tell-all book Shattered, Shatteredan inside look at her doomed campaign, paints a much different picture of an unlikable candidate with no resonating message and a well-earned reputation for sleaziness.  And leaders of her own party are growing weary of her bawling tantrum over her loss.  Recently Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was quoted as saying

“When you lose to somebody who has 40% popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself.”

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Clinton

My own view is she doesn’t care as much about exonerating herself as she does about making money on this book, a thing at which she has proven very good in the past.  Afterall, the money chase is what the Clintons have always been about.  If you voted for somebody other than Hillary last November, congratulate yourself.  Nobody wants a crybaby loser for a president.  Personally, I’m happier with Donald Trump, warts and all.