Remember all the coughing? After months of speculation about Hilary Clinton’s health we have another incident to question. Did Hillary have a seizure here? She’s drinking iced chai. Sudden cold and caffeine are both well known epilepsy triggers. What’s your opinion?
Hillary finally makes a call. It could be the last that this power-mad woman will make to her VEEP (watch the hilarious video clip below from the popular HBO show VEEP to see how frustrating it can be to be one heartbeat from a megalomaniac POTUS. (Trigger warning: one minor swear.)
Tim Kaine, former Governor of Virginia and the first Virginian on the Presidential ticket since John Tyler in 1840, is a run of the mill Liberal from a polarized Mid-Atlantic state. In the metro area around Washington D.C. the vote goes Blue, in the rest of the state it’s Red. This is a move to bring the swing state into the fold in November. Kaine managed to score ZERO on the American Conservative Union’s 2015 Ranking which means he is the ultimate pro-Big Government, anti-individual rights, statist, socialist Senator possible.
Kaine hails from Minnesota, is yet another Harvard lawyer, speaks Spanish as a result of his time in Honduras with a Jesuit missionary group, and occupied many local government posts in Virginia before following the path of Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, Governor and then, Senator. He has served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He’s a self-professed Catholic despite being pro-choice. Oddly, his Catholicism was called in to defend his stand against the death penalty but not against abortion.
A seasoned political operator and a bland — some may say boring — orator, Kaine allowed himself to take advantage of the same Virginia gift laws that got Governor Bob McDonnell in hot water. Kaine took a $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed. He reported over $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009 according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The gift givers, according to Politico, included political supporters, a drug company that went on to buy a facility in Virginia, and Dominion, Virginia’s largest power company.
Looks like the Dems are playing it very safe.
Some of my readers are absolutely convinced that no matter what happens, no matter what the real vote count is, the criminal left (a.k.a. the radical left) will anoint Horrid Hillary president of the United States. And they could be right, since Obama and his hacks have made it clear that the Constitution and U.S. law are now irrelevant.
Even so, I’m sticking with my long-held belief that the Face of Evil will never become president. While there’s no question that much of the citizenry resides in Watters’ World, I’m guess I’m still naïve enough to believe that when the People of the Lie go beyond a certain point, the average low-information voter feels like they’re insulting his intelligence.
Whenever I start feeling discouraged by what the clever knaves in Washington get away with, I remind myself of something Thomas Sowell once said. To paraphrase, Sowell opined that the problem with clever people is that there is a tendency to try to continue to be clever long past the point where what they have to lose is much greater than what they have to gain.
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As it does each year, the American Conservative Union (the hosts of CPAC where we live blog each year) researched and selected a range of bills before Congress that determine a member’s adherence to conservative principles. They selected bills that focus on Ronald Reagan’s philosophy of the “three-legged stool”:
1) fiscal and economic: taxes, budgets, regulation, spending, healthcare, and property;
2) social and cultural: 2nd amendment, religion, life, welfare, and education; and,
3) preserving our nation’s security by maintaining a strong national defense.
The wide range of issues covered are designed to give citizens an accurate assessment of how Members of Congress best defend the principles of a free society: Life, Liberty and Property.
The votes selected by the ACU are not always considered the “most important” votes as defined by others; instead the votes they score help reflect the ideological distinction among our elected officials.
You can download your own copy here, or read it below.
You’ll see that Congressman Dave Brat, (pictured here with Matt Schlepp, Chairman of ACU) the defector of Eric Cantor in his home primary, picked up an Award for Excellence with a perfect ACU ranking of 100.
And last night we were there to see some of the recipients collect their awards, check out the photos below.