Election 2016: Turning the Corner?

This morning I am sitting in my office (also used as a bunker and a basement) looking at my Hillary Clinton bumper sticker. It was free. It’s not the greatest bumper sticker ever made, but free is free.

I believe the information listed on the bumper sticker is unclassified. It could become classified at a later date.

I have not seen any offers for free bumper stickers from other candidates, which is a bummer. Send me an email if you know about any free bumper stickers from Presidential candidates. By the way, getting a free bumper sticker does not mean that I am voting for her or any other candidate.

Now back to Hillary Clinton. Conservatives may find it hard to believe, but Clinton may have turned the corner on the email controversy. What’s around that corner is yet to be seen. It could be Joe Biden!

We did discover some very interesting pieces of information from the latest batch of emails that were released. We now know that Clinton enjoys watching “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Wife.”

Oh my…

Many conservatives who are addicted to Fox News will probably continue to believe the Feds will be arresting Clinton any day now. They probably also believe that Megyn Kelly will have the story on her show because she “represents the very best of American journalism…” according to her boss.

Clinton acknowledged this week that using private email for work may not have been the best thing to do. Owning up to the mistake is a big step. Isn’t that what we teach our kids?

Since we are such a forgiving and loving society I’m sure we’ll soon see a lot of love thrown Clinton’s way.

I’m sure that U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, who nobody knew before he was made the Chair of the Benghazi Select Committee, and his fellow Republicans will show a lot of love for Clinton when she testifies. It sometimes seems that powerful women who have done well in life bother Republicans.

One of these days, I think the American people will finally see that Gowdy and this “select” committee has one job and that’s to make Clinton look bad to voters and score as many political points as possible to cripple her for the 2016 election.

That’s their mission in one sentence.

But not everything is working out for the Republicans. Not counting Trump stealing all the headlines from the GOP, now many in the news media (at least the media who are still somewhat neutral) are finally acknowledging that so far none of the emails were classified at the time they were sent. Let me repeat that for the politically challenged people on the right who wear blinders: so far none of the emails were classified at the time they were sent.

The Associated Press’ (AP) reported:

Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

As for knowing how important it was to protect sensitive information the AP also reported this:

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. 

The Washington Post reported:

The State Department released on Monday evening its biggest trove yet of e-mails sent or received by former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, including a number of messages that were edited to remove material later deemed classified.

Notice the part “later deemed classified.”

We’re probably not going to get past this email mess because it’s politics. The Republicans will try not to let the email fiasco fade. It’s kind of like several members of the GOP still believing that President Obama was born in Kenya and he’s Muslim. I can imagine six years from now when Clinton is securely into her second term (after she fends off a primary challenge from Kanye West) we’ll be hearing about her emails from her time as Secretary of State.

John Adams once said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

Amen to that.

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  1. Mike, in some circles, it has been said that the Obama administration was illegally running guns trough Libya in Syria. That is worth keeping quiet and evasive…I think Benghazi is more about that then going after Clinton. She just happens to be in the middle of it. If something is not awry, why did she and the administration lie about about the attack and blame it on a video that was never in play. That is also a good reason why there were no emails relating to Benghazi on her private server! The administrations story on this has always been weak, evasive and unresponsive.

    • Barry – Anytime a major event happens, the first information is usually incorrect so I don’t hold the Administration accountable any more than I do the news organizations poor reporting during the Boston bomber tragedy. With all the hearings, investigations, etc., it reminds me of the saying, “beating a dead horse.” -JmB

  2. Saying that Hillary is in the clear now is a bit premature…yes, Trey Gowdy is going after her because she lied multiple times. I would bet she is looking for that “Reset Button” so she can push it again! But little does she know it was not a “Reset Button”, but an “Emergency Stop” button which is actually working…stick a fork in her, she’s done, but she doesn’t know it yet.

    • Barry – Thanks for your comments. Maybe it’s a bit premature, but I think you forgot that Bill & Hillary Clinton have nine lives!

      As for Gowdy, like I wrote he has one mission and that’s to damage her. I read somewhere that they have already had seven investigations and held over a dozen hearings about Benghazi, reviewed 25,000 pages of documents, and had 50 briefings. I think they spent $3 million. -JmB

      • Find the executive summary of the House Intelligence Committee. It pretty conclusively shows that the multiple Benghazi investigations of Hillary are nothing but nothingburgers to be used as a long-term Gooper campaign strategy to try to damage her. Goopers have been coming after the clintons with a steady stream of nothingburgers since they lived in AR Governor’s Mansion.

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