I truly enjoyed Hillary Clinton’s performance in Monday’s debate. I also enjoyed not being disappointed in Lester Dolt’s biased position as the designated thrower-of-softballs to Her Majesty. I was hoping that Trump was going to push harder on several answers that Clinton gave, but in reviewing all the post debate coverage, and the history of presidential debates, I realize why he wasn’t tougher. One example would be the series of debates between Romney and Obama…….Romney came out strong in the first, but shot all of his ammunition at once. Combine that with Mitt’s inability to challenge anything Obama said, out of fear of being labeled a racist, and what resulted was a flimsy, flaccid finish in the last two debates that all but guaranteed O’s victory.
Hillary was poised and most likely heavily medicated. At times I thought she had been replaced with an automaton created to remain standing without coughing for 90 minutes…..but really, good for her. After spending the last couple of months flopping like a bass on a boat deck, it was nice to see her in old form. Oddly, I was initially worried that Trump would be the one that came across as arrogant and aggressive, but it turned out by the end of the debate it was Hillary that had that description in the bag.
I also would give Trump the following advice: Stop defending your business. I get it, I really do. When you are a private citizen with a long history of business that carries your name, you are most likely proud of that business, and when it is attacked you get defensive. The point Trump is missing is that outside of die-hard leftist hacks, NOBODY CARES. Nobody cares about your tax returns. Nobody cares about some 40 year old lawsuit. Nobody cares if you’re worth 4, 5, or 6 billion. Nobody cares about anything you said in some ancient interview or on season 3 of “The Apprentice”. Let them talk about all those things that have had no effect on any of our lives, or the direction of our nation and the world. Voters have put Trump where he is because of what he isn’t, not what he is, and someone in his camp needs to communicate that to him.
The real issue from Monday night is the giant, steaming pile of bullsqueeze that Madame Secretary left on stage. I’m pretty sure you can still see it moldering and buzzing with flies all the way from space. I literally laughed out loud several times, and yelled at Lester Holt several more. It was tragically hilarious to see Lester ask Hillary about “cyber security” and how she would face that threat as president. Really!!??? I mean for real? I don’t know whose straight-face I had more admiration for, Holt’s or Hillary’s. Nowhere in her non-answer did she address that she is responsible for the single biggest cyber-security breach in the history of the State Department……all because she willfully and illegally installed a private server in a Denver Bathroom. Did Lester even mention it? Nope.
Another tear-inducing moment was Hillary talking about the Middle East and our relationship with Russia. The world is closer to war than many people even comprehend, and Obama and Hillary are solely and completely responsible for it. Through Clinton’s State Department actions the U.S. fomented and sponsored the disastrous “Arab Spring” that has left a trail of coups, Islamic takeovers of former allies like Egypt and Libya, and a civil war in Syria. Hillary’s complete failure of a “reset with Russia” has led to a very uncomfortable conflict of interest in Syria. For those that read Yahoo news or watch CNN, Syria is involved in a civil war, that we stoked, against Islamic forces bent on a Sharia caliphate. Secular, sovereign Syria then called upon it’s ally Russia for assistance in fighting these forces. Our response? We provide weapons and assistance to the Islamist forces while repeatedly “mistakenly” dropping bombs and airstrikes on Syrian and Russian troops and positions. It almost seems Hillary and Obama are hell-bent on starting a war with Putin’s Russia, by proxy or in the open. I have extensively written about the dangerous folly that this is…….and how unwise it is to poke the Russian Bear, whose largest ally, China, is our biggest creditor.
In the end I felt like everything that Hillary Clinton said Monday night was the same old list of tired leftist tropes that are trotted out every four years. The disconnect for the Hillary campaign is that all the problems she outlined are problems that she has either failed to address in 30 years of “service”, or that she directly caused or influenced as a Senator and then Secretary of State. It seems that all Clinton has done in her long career is sell influence, going all the way back to Arkansas and Bill’s presidency…….and it has been quite profitable. In all the talk of Trump’s tax returns and finances, there were no questions from Lester Holt about the 230 million the Clinton’s have accumulated mostly while she was Secretary of State, and what that money bought. There were no questions about the corrupt Clinton Foundation and that only 6 percent of donations to the Foundation go to the causes it espouses. There were hysterics over words said about women by Trump……yet no mention or questions about Bill’s sexual assaults and impeachment, and no questions about Hillary’s involvement and assistance in destroying Bill’s victims. There was much talk about “temperament”, but no questions about Hillary’s “no eye contact” rule while First Lady, or her campaign’s treatment of Bernie Sanders. There was much chatter about Trump lawsuits, yet no questions or interuptions from Lester Holt directed at Hillary for being under federal investigation……while running for president.
Hillary has no plan except more of the same. More taxes, more racial division, more tribalism, more debt, more war, and more of her and Obama’s plan for America. Hillary has made a giant mess out of everything she touches, yet wants you to believe she suddenly has come up with some solutions. Right. That’s like cleaning up a puddle of puke with an even bigger puddle of puke. Gross. Don’t tell Hillary though, as according to Lester Holt and her supporters, she just can’t ever be wrong.
“Hillary Clinton will say anything, and change nothing. It’s time to turn the page.” – Barack Obama