“Hillary” becomes “liar”


PHILADELPHIA– It’s more difficult than you might imagine to see what’s happening on the floor of a major sports venue from the media perches up near the ceiling.

And so it was yesterday on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center.

I missed some details of the convention floor action that highlight just how deeply divided the Democratic Party is in the wake of its brutal, rigged nomination process.

A young Bernie Sanders delegate from New England I spoke to this morning was defiant. “The revolution continues,” she said. (Yes, she actually said that.)

On the convention floor Thursday, disgruntled far-left Democrats held up signs facing Clinton’s lectern that read “Keep your promises” and “Walk the walk.”

As the Washington Times reports, several California Sandersnistas rearranged their “Hillary” pole banners to spell “Liar.”

From what I can tell the much-hyped “fart-in” Bernie Sanders diehards planned to inflict on their fellow delegates didn’t happen on the floor. Credible sources at the convention said it was supposed to go forward as a final left jab at Hillary as she gave her acceptance speech.

Community organizing guru Saul Alinsky came up with the idea of causing a naturally generated stink amidst large gatherings of people to disrupt the status quo and draw attention to a cause.

Alinsky, by the way, was a friend and personal hero of the young Hillary Clinton.

So delicious.

But Alinsky would also applaud Sanders delegates for threatening to do it but not following through.

As he wrote in Rules for Radicals,
“the threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

Hillary’s Hate

Hillary Clinton

The Saul Alinsky devotee crystallizes who will be anointed — and who will be damned.

By Matthew Vadum

This article originally appeared in FrontPageMag on July 29, 2016.

PHILADELPHIA — The legendary congenital liar Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination for the presidency last night mercifully bringing the boisterous, chaotic freakshow that was the 2016 Democratic National Convention to an end.

A day of rain finally broke the oppressive heat wave enveloping the Wells Fargo Center complex which was surrounded by miles of temporary black metal walls, layers of police, and Secret Service checkpoints manned by TSA employees. Inside the convention hall, Democrats railed against border walls, the supposed systemic racism of police and the justice system, and having to show any kind of identification to vote.

Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother on the stage. It was an unremarkable speech not worth detailing here. Next followed a slick video about Hillary that was narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. The final words Freeman says are “How many ways will she light up the world? This is the woman.”

Hillary’s speech itself was interspersed not so much by boos but by anti-war chants and heckles by the legions of disgruntled Bernie Sanders fans. Her supporters came to her aid most of the time drowning out the dissenters by chanting “Hillary” and “U-S-A.”

The speech was like fingernails on a chalkboard. It was a poorly written address made worse by Clinton’s stilted and at times strident delivery. Dressed in a white pantsuit, the former secretary of state over-pronounced her words as if she were a special education teacher or a singer in the Swedish band Abba. It had a slight air of condescension about it. And her cadence was weird, to say the least.

She is afflicted by her own special psychopathology. It is a mixture of sociopathy, incompetence, hubris, and contempt. She is our better so we’d better get with her. As David Horowitz tweeted during the speech, Clinton’s problem is that “most Americans know exactly what to make of her. This speech is so empty.” Continue reading →

Unindicted, Clinton accepts Democratic nomination


 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — The Democratic Party comes out of this convention deeply divided, with a nominee who, 56 percent of Americans believe, should have been indicted.

Tonight, Clinton was heckled repeatedly. Her supporters responded to the hecklers, outchanting them with “Hill-a-ree.” At times, some of us in the press area in the convention hall had difficulty hearing Clinton. Other major speakers were heckled this week, including Elizabeth Warren with chants of “We trusted you,” Leon Panetta and General John Allen with chants of “No more war,” and Bernie Sanders (at a pep rally outside the convention hall) with boos and jeers when he called on supporters to back the winning ticket.

This week, some of the protesters in Philadelphia took up the chant heard at last week’s Republican convention: “Lock her up!”

The anger of the Sanders people is entirely understandable, given that, as e-mails revealed this week, Democratic Party leaders cheated in order to deny their candidate the nomination, and discussed using religious bigotry to defeat him. Sanders, who got 46 percent of the delegates chosen in the primaries and caucuses, has reportedly decided to remain an independent rather than join the party.

Only a four-mile-long wall of eight-foot-high “no-scale” fence, keeping protesters far from delegates and most of the news media, created an illusion of peace in Philadelphia. (For some of the reality, see https://twitter.com/mikedogli/status/758578450760204288/video/1 .)  Armed guards enforced the rules, to make sure people went only where they were welcome. Photo ID was required, of course. Because, unlike security at the border or at the polls, security at a Democratic convention is something Democrats actually want.

Quoting the inaugural address of Franklin Roosevelt, Clinton in her pedestrian acceptance speech declared, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” People in Orlando, Dallas, and Baton Rouge—not to mention Istanbul, Nice, and Munich—might differ with that sentiment, as might the law enforcement personnel who have kept convention-goers safe.

The tense convention came as polls show Donald Trump pulling even with, or ahead of, Hillary Clinton.

So panicked have the Democrats become that, Wednesday, they and their media allies stooped to bizarre Continue reading →

Trump Dominates the DNC


The GOP candidate clearly frightens the Democrats to death.

By Matthew Vadum

This article originally appeared in FrontPageMag on July, 28, 2016.

PHILADELPHIA — Democrats put in plenty of good words for Hillary Clinton during their convention yesterday but they focused most of their energy on trying to assassinate the character of Donald Trump.

The Left is now going after the Republican nominee with brass knuckles. The latest Democrat attack line accuses Trump of committing treason for asking Russia or any other governments that may have Clinton’s mountain of missing emails in their possession to return them to the United States.

Meanwhile, the prospect of Democrat unity going into the November election fades with every passing hour. Hatred, discord, and disgust are everywhere. The Bernie Sanders people don’t trust the Hillary Clinton people. The Hillary Clinton people are growing increasingly angry at a good chunk of the Bernie Sanders people for not falling in line and backing the nominee. Just as internal dissent is roiling the Republican Party, a civil war is brewing among Democrats. In the end most Democrats will probably support their nominee. The question is what fraction of the party will sit the election out, defect to Trump, or embrace the Green or Libertarian parties. The burning hatred of Hillary is still palpable in many state delegations.

All the convention talking points about how brilliant, kind, compassionate, visionary, selfless, humble, and tough Clinton is are wearing thin as the delegates keep clapping their hands like trained seals in the Wells Fargo Center. Democrats want to take the focus off Hillary, who is both a terrible candidate and a terrible person and throw the spotlight on the sometimes erratic Donald Trump. Continue reading →

Trump, traitor (and the truth comes limping after)

Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect . . .  
– Jonathan Swift

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — How has Hillary Clinton survived in politics, and risen to her current position of trust, despite the fact that most people have an accurate impression of her character? Because the Clintons have an army of sycophants, ready to lie for their cause at a moment’s notice, and to smear anyone who dares criticize or otherwise challenge them.

Today, they started calling Donald Trump unpatriotic, disloyal to his country, practically a traitor.

To justify their characterization, they twisted his words from a press conference that he held today in Doral, Florida.

As is known to most people who follow the news, intelligence analysts believe that the Russians probably hacked into the server to which Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state, diverted stolen e-mails. That means the Russians probably have copies of at least some of the e-mails that Clinton destroyed.

Clinton has admitted to diverting some 66,000 e-mails, of which she returned roughly half. She claimed that the other half related to private matters such as yoga classes and plans for her daughter’s wedding. She claimed that her lawyers—who, importantly, lacked the proper security clearances to handle such material—reviewed the e-mails to determine which ones were personal and which were work-related.

Clinton claimed that the supposedly personal e-mails were deleted. It is those e-mails to which Trump referred at the press conference today.

Trump, half-jokingly, called on the Russians to turn over those copies. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said. He added sarcastically: “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

Trump said that he hoped Continue reading →

MoveOn panics


PHILADELPHIA — Recent presidential polling has caused the leftists at MoveOn to push the panic button.

MoveOn just sent out a mass email to members from the economically illiterate former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

Reich says he’s — sniff, sniff — “afraid.”

“After headlining the most mob-like, racist, homophobic, and misogynist political convention in my lifetime, Trump’s chances of winning the U.S. presidency actually improved — he’s now leading Hillary Clinton in virtually all of the polls that have been released since the convention. And former New York Times data wizard Nate Silver says there’s a 55.4% chance that if the election were held today, Trump would win. Terrifying.”

Reich also smears Trump and the GOP by associating them with the KKK by pointing out that former Klan grand wizard David Duke supports the GOP nominee.

It’s tedious stuff.

When Ronald Reagan had the misfortune of being endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan he took two weeks to disavow the endorsement.

Trump, on the other hand, waited barely a day to reject the Klan endorsement after Jake Tapper brought it up in a CNN interview.

This is a low blow by Robert Reich and MoveOn but it’s par for the course.


Michael Moore: Trump beats Hillary in November


PHILADELPHIA — Multimillionaire Marxist movie director Michael Moore doesn’t share convention delegates’ optimistic view of Democratic Party nomineee Hillary Clinton’s chances in November.

Moore is already throwing in the towel for the presidential election.

Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton, he predicts on his website.

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.”

Many Democrats are in denial, he says.

If he’s right, I am surrounded by thousands of deluded people right now at the Democratic National Convention.

Disorderly Coronation

Dunham and Ferrera

Hillary Clinton shatters the glass ceiling as she prepares to slash and burn America.

By Matthew Vadum

This article was originally posted in FrontPageMag on July 27, 2016.

PHILADELPHIA — Democrats made their second affirmative-action pick in a row yesterday as they formally anointed Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton as their party’s nominee for the highest office in the land.

The news comes as Republican standard-bearer Donald Trump continues to rise in the polls and after President Obama publicly acknowledged that Trump “could win” in November.

Outside the convention in the searing heat there were plenty of protests and at least one flag-burning. Black Lives Matter protesters chased reporters away telling them they weren’t welcome there. Demonstrators, some of whom were bitter Sanders supporters, stood outside the convention perimeter chanting “Jill, not Hill,” the “Jill” being a reference to Jill Stein, the Green Party’s presumptive presidential candidate.

Near the end of the night, Oscar winner Meryl Streep introduced Clinton who briefly addressed the convention via satellite from what looked like a bar in New York. It was not a memorable appearance. Presumably she’s saving up profound things to say for her address on Thursday, the final night of the convention.

What happened before that brief speech is more important.

Clinton, who is unquestionably among the most corrupt politicians in the history of the United States, is now the first woman to receive a major party’s nomination for the presidency. Democrats don’t care about the terrible things she’s done such as allowing four Americans to die defending U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, to keep the focus off the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism failures mere weeks before Election Day. Continue reading →

Honors at Dem convention for attempted cop killer, attempted gay basher

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — Last night, the Democratic National Convention paid tribute to a would-be cop killer and a would-be gay basher.

Lezley (Leslie) McSpadden, mother of would-be cop killer Michael Brown, appeared on the stage of the convention, along with other women whose children were shot to death, died during encounters with law enforcement, or both.

She was honored as a surrogate for Brown and as someone who, because of her son’s death, became a leader in the “Mothers of the Movement” group. That group promotes the false narrative that there is an epidemic of police officers shooting and killing African-Americans based on racism. This effort is informally a part of the “Black Lives Matter” anti-police campaign, which has inspired at least three sets of assassinations in New York City, Dallas, and Baton Rouge, killing a total of 10 officers. (Yesterday in Philadelphia, BLM protesters, preparing for an event, were directed via loudspeaker, “black people to the front, white people to the back.”)

When McSpadden and other “Mothers of the Movement” were introduced, chants of “Black lives matter!” rose from the crowd.

Also honored as a surrogate for her son and appearing on stage: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Continue reading →

Bernie pays lip service to party unity


PHILADELPHIA — In the end when the Vermont delegation cast its votes, the final count at the Democratic National Convention was 2,842 votes for Hillary Clinton and 1,865 for Bernie Sanders.

Sanders paid lip service to party unity from the convention floor. The self-described socialist’s loyalty to the Democratic Party is at best limited.

Whether Sanders is even a Democrat is a matter of some debate. His home state of Vermont does not offer party registration. Sanders claims to be a Democrat when it is in his self-interest. He caucuses with Senate Democrats because otherwise he wouldn’t get the prestige associated with being ranking member on a committee. It is telling that he doesn’t plan to raise money for Clinton’s general election campaign and will not turn over his mailing lists.

Nonetheless Sanders followed party tradition earlier today and gave the new nominee a boost from the convention floor.

Vermont state party boss Dottie Deans called on Sanders to speak. After basking a few moments in the adoration of delegates, the Clinton rival paid tribute to the nominee and then moved that Clinton “be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party,” he said.

In the hours leading up to this, Sanders tweeted, “Election days come and go. But political revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end.”

Howard Dean said much the same thing in 2004 after he crashed and burned in his party’s nomination process. But in a sense he was prophetic. The already left-wing party lurched even farther to port when it caught Obama fever.

And it shows no signs of moving back to the center anytime soon.