Revenge of the Fly-Overs (11/15/16)

There is a famous sketch that appeared on a March, 1976 cover of the New Yorker magazine entitled “View of the World from Ninth Avenue” that (jokingly?) depicts a New Yorker’s perceived view of the total insignificance of the United States beyond the Hudson River.   The illustration shows the last three blocks of the Western extremity of Manhattan from Ninth Avenue on, to be as large as the rest of the United States put together!   The country beyond the Hudson River is depicted as a sparse desert land with varied scattered rocks in front of the Pacific, which is drawn only slightly wider than the Hudson!   On the horizon are flattened landmasses labeled China, Japan and Russia.

Did this Manhattan-centric bubble-view of the rest of the U.S., somehow contribute to the suppression of media curiosity on what voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin were really feeling about their choice in this presidential election?

The shocking triumph of Donald J. Trump as the future 45th President of the United States; no doubt the greatest upset in U.S. political history, has caused stunned Democratic leaders, politicos, hacks, strategists, retainers, media lackies and myopic pollsters to begin the post-mortem autopsy of the Democratic Party, an organism that until approximately 10:00 pm Central Standard Time, had been thought to be vital, viral and ready to resume the march forward in lockstep to a confident future!

The liberal elites in their coastal enclaves along the Acela Corridor and the Left Coast rejected all anecdotal evidence that was mounting by the week in the land they contemptuously call the Fly-Over States, of hundreds of highway miles being lined with Trump lawn signs in states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.    The attendance of 10,000, 15,000 or even 20,000 at Trump rallies around the country was dismissed by the pundits as having no relevancy to gauge electoral support – after all, didn’t Mitt Romney have large crowds at the end?   But did the almighty seers consider the fact that the attendees at the Romney rallies did not wait in line to get in to the arenas for four, five or six hours, like the Trump supporters?   Did the Romney backers queue up to two hours just to buy a campaign cap?   Donald Trump’s supporters were more than mere “likely voters!”   These voters  were bound to show up on election day, no matter what!

The mainstream pollsters and the Clinton Media almost universally predicted that the Rust Belt states of the fabled “Blue Wall” would once again stand impregnable for the Democrats in this election, as they based their prognostications on the turn-out models of the 2012 Obama-Romney election.   But, Oh Masters of the Universe, Obama was not on the ballot this year!    Was the use of the 2012 turn-out model based on a glaring misconception, or were these “predictions” used to attempt to SHAPE rather than to GAUGE the vote on November 8th?   Obviously, the turn-out models from the 2010 and 2014 Congressional elections; elections which did not have President Obama on the ticket and went disastrously for the Democrats, all bore the hallmarks of a more accurate predictor.  Perhaps through ignorance, overconfidence, or fear, the Media elites and their polling arms didn’t want to venture down the path of the 2010 or  2014 turn-out models!

Good thing that Hillary ordered the Hudson River fireworks show planned for election night, to be canceled the day before!   Did she have a hint?

One of the central themes of Donald Trump’s campaign was to renegotiate globalist trade deals such as NAFTA and the TPP which were supported by Republican and Democratic “Free Traders” alike, but left blue collar workers in the Rust Belt states, staring through locked gates of their now closed factories, relocated to Mexico and other countries.   Other workers were fired in favor of illegal immigrant laborers who were eager to perform the same tasks at half the wages.   Those workers who protested their livelihood being shipped off to Mexico or replaced by “undocumented” labor were decried as “racist” and “xenophobic” by the smug coastal elites and the Clinton campaign.    But did the Clintonistas and the Left ever consider that the protests of these workers were grounded on something other than the skin tone of their replacements?

At the same time, coal miners in Pennsylvania, and Ohio were informed by Hillary Clinton in no uncertain terms that their  industry was to be sacrificed on the altar of the theory of Man-Made Global Warming.  They were vaguely told they would be “retrained.”

Hillary Clinton and her cohorts were counting on an electoral college victory by cobbling together a coalition of independents, African- Americans, Latinos, women, the millennials, the college educated and union members.   Those groups were expected to repulse any assault upon the blue ramparts by the rest of American voters, whom Hillary famously stated were “irredeemable” and were consigned by her to her now famous “Basket of Deplorables!”

However, independents were repelled by Clinton’s serial lies concerning her private email server, the controversies that keep swirling about the pay-to-play corruption of the Clinton Foundation, and the massive increases in Obamacare premiums and insurance deductibles scheduled for the coming year.   Trump won independent voters by a ratio of 48-42%.

African-Americans remained uninspired by Hillary’s candidacy as predicted, and their turn-out was greatly reduced from 2012.   Of the Black Americans that did vote,  Trump got 8% of the vote, 2% more than Romney received in 2012.

Surprisingly, Latinos weren’t universally offended by Trump’s comments about the incursion along the porous Southerm border, proving that the financial status of some citizens with Hispanic surnames can also be threatened by illegal immigration.  Others seemed almost titilated by some of Trump’s more boorish comments (“He said I ate like a pig”) and reveled in Trump’s anti-P.C. machismo!   Many who were interviewed after the election said they voted for Trump because “all laws, including immigration laws, should be enforced.”   Like African-Americans, Trump amazingly picked up 2% more Latino voters than Romney and snared 29% of the total Hispanic vote, a far greater percentage than was predicted!

Concerning the Gender Gap, Hillary Clinton carried the female vote, but only by 12 points, 54-42%.   53% of all White women voted for Donald Trump and 32% of all Latino women voted for him, a major shock to the pollsters!   The Gender Gap worked both ways in this election, as Trump ran up the White male vote by an astounding margin of 63-31%!   He won the total White vote by a ratio of 58-37%.

For the Millennials; so enthralled with Bernie Sanders, the WikiLeaks revelations of how Debbie Wasserman- Schultz and the DNC “jobbed” the Sanders’ campaign to the extent of feeding debate questions to Hillary in advance, over 1/3 of Millennials did not even show up to vote.   Of those who did, Clinton won 55%, but Trump banked 37% of that voter bloc!

Of college graduates, Hillary Clinton won that demographic, but only by four points, 49-45%; a great disappointment, perhaps due to her serial prevarications!   Male college grads actually favored Trump, 54%-45%.

Finally, the union vote, so concentrated in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio, was won by Hillary Clinton by 8%, but that was the smallest margin by a Democratic presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan’s second election in 1984!   As examples, Romney lost the union vote by 18%, McCain by 20%, Bush by 19% and 22%, Bob Dole by 30%!    The rising of the forgotten blue collar voters to largely reject Hillary Clinton’s steaming platter of the status quo was nothing less than the revolt by the Deplorables; those flown-over by the Elites as they transited between their secure coastal enclaves centered in New York and Hollywood!

The simple fact is that Hillary Clinton, who liked Teddy Kennedy in 1980 could not articulate a reason for her candidacy (other than the argument that “it’s now my turn”), got five million less voters than Barack Obama received in 2012!   Of those voters that found Clinton and Trump both distasteful, Donald Trump snared that group on election day by an amazing 2 to 1 margin; true evidence that this was  a “change election!”

The Democratic Party rigged the primaries for Hillary in any way it could, as revealed by WikiLeaks.   It wasn’t a nomination as much as a coronation!  Yet, Hillary Clinton lost due to the fact that she was such a deeply-flawed candidate.   Memo: a major American political party should avoid the temptation of nominating a candidate under past (or future) FBI investigation!!!!   It will be quite interesting to see if there will be a precipitous drop in contributions to the Clinton Foundation in the coming year, now that Hillary has been denied access to the levers of power!   If so, that would be compelling circumstantial evidence that these “charitable” contributions were in actuality bribes for future considerations!!!

Hillary outspent Trump by better than two to one in waging her relentless negative campaign against him.   Further, she had everyone behind her: President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton, almost all of the electronic and print media, almost all of Academia, almost all of Wall Street, virtually all of Hollywood, Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin, the late night talk shows and television in general, and let’s not forget, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lena Dunham, Bruce Springsteen, etc.    It was no secret that the only time Hillary drew big crowds was when one of the glitterati appeared on stage with her!   Isn’t it worth the price of admission to see the revelation on Miley Cyrus’ face that few gave a damn about who that intellect favored for president???

Yet, despite the huge financial advantage and the non-stop torrent of anti-Trump messages from all directions that it was futile to even get out of bed on November 8th, Hillary lost decisively, in the electoral college vote, 306-232!

In the aftermath of Trump’s shocking victory, pampered, emotionally -crushed Leftist college students are too distraught by the results of the election to take scheduled tests and must be soothed in their designated “safe spaces” with hot chocolate, play-doh, crayons and therapy dogs!   At the same time, professional anarchists, no doubt funded and coordinated by the DNC as before with help from George Soros and “usual suspects” Marxist groups, are bussed in to stage their nightly riots in an attempt to instantly delegitimize Trump’s election.

New York magazine had an edition ready to go with a cover sketch of an unflattering depiction of Trump’s face with a red ribbon plastered across his nose bearing the word LOSER!  The magazine cover of The Week was ready with a sketch showing archetypal Trump-supporting grubby rednecks, blue-color workers, hardhat construction workers, bikers, Nazis and Klan members marching in protest of his loss, well-armed with AR-15s!

Still waiting for next week’s magazine covers that lampoon the Left’s violent protests….!

So, who’s not accepting the results of the election now???

-The Chicago Patriot

The “Unshackled” Donald Trump and the Shiny Object in the Room (10/13/16)

Hyper-liberal MSNBC talking head Chris Matthews observed over the summer that Donald Trump obviously had lived a life in which he never seriously contemplated running for the presidency, until last year! Appearing on a show like Howard Stern’s to brag about your sexual conquests, would have never been considered to be a safe career move to gain the Oval Office by the likes of Adlai Stevenson or Edmund Muskie!

Donald Trump’s past words and past actions have offered unlimited targets of opportunity for Hillary Clinton’s oppo. research team and they have taken full advantage of the rich landscape of The Donald’s past – aided royally by many of his more contemporary choice comments!   The well timed Access Hollywood video of Trump’s “locker room talk”, which NBC reportedly had possession of for over a year (its release delayed to ensure Trump’s nomination as Clinton’s weakest opponent?), was coordinated with the Washington Post to be dropped on the Trump campaign within the same hour as the Wikileaks emails of HRC’s aides.   The all-too predictable parade of Donald’s alleged victims that has now followed, have all but drowned out the far more substanative revelations that have been exposed, TO DATE, about the true Hillary Rodham Clinton:

(1)  Hillary’s “dream” of a Western Hemisphere EU-like Free Trade Zone with unfettered immigration into the United States and a total relaxation of whatever still exists of border controls on the Southern border;

(2)  Hillary’s admission that it is “neccessary” to hide her real views on issues such as trade and Wall Street reforms, which were made to her fat-cat donors in her secret Wall Street speeches, from diametrically opposite opinions expressed to her adoring throng –

(to Bernie voters – you just can’t HANDLE the truth!);

(3)  Reassurances to Wall Street leaders in Hillary’s secret speeches that they will be delegated the power to regulate themselves, as they know their business best –

(to Bernie voters – ditto!);

(4)  The sage observation by John Podesta that the Mrs. Clinton often has problems telling the truth

(!);

(5)  A warning by John Podesta to Hillary that her contempt for the average American was becoming all too obvious and that rallies should be organized to counter that appearance

(An observation that can only be characterized as “deplorable!”);

(6)  Views exchanged by Clinton aides that express utter contempt for the faith and belief systems of American Catholics and Evangelicals that have “severely backwards gender relations.”   (Can you imagine substituting the term “Islam” in that phrase?)    The same email also spoke disparagingly of Southerners and “needy Latinos”;

(7)  The blatant (but no longer shocking) interplay of the Main-Stream Media, the Obama Justice Department and the FBI with the Clinton organization, in a coordinated campaign to suppress the reporting and minimalize the impact of the Clinton email scandal;

(8)  The fact that CNBC reporter John Harwood took marching orders from the Clinton campaign on how to best bait Donald Trump in a GOP debate (he asked him whether he was running a “comic book candidacy”), prior to serving as an ostensibly neutral moderator at the debate;

(9)  The fact that a question about the death penalty that was to be posed to Hillary in a Town Hall debate with Bernie Sanders by an uncommitted voter, was leaked to Clinton’s campaign the day before (to craft a well-thought out “spontaneous” answer) by CNN contributor (and past and present DNC chairperson) Donna Brazile;

….with more to come.

Note that with the exception of Clinton communication director Jennifer Palmieri’s claim that she does not remember the email concerning Catholics and Evangelicals, there has been no response from the   Clinton campaign that the content of the hacked emails released so far by Wikileaks have, in any way, been altered or fabricated.   They prefer instead to slay the messenger instead of the message, who they claim is Russia.

Yet, in light of these revelations, and all of the scandals swirling around Hillary Clinton and her serial lies and unprecedented corruption, all her dutiful Main Stream Media wants to talk about is Donald Trump boasting that he is “attracted to beautiful women like a magnet” and of his claimed ability to carry out unsolicited sexual advances because of his fame.   It’s the shiny object in the room meant to divert attention from the smoke coming from the basement!   (“Lookee here” says James Carville!)  Truly, these are issues that are hugely relevant for the uncertain future of all Americans!   But it’s working….

Trump had a far more successful second debate and had Hillary on the defensive for much of the contest.   His promise to have a special prosecutor appointed to look into the irregularities of the FBI email probe and Clinton Foundation, and his off-hand comment she’d “be jailed” if justice was allowed to take its course, has evoked outrage that if Trump were to be elected, the “banana republic” tradition of jailing the electoral loser would be instituted!    Yet, with all the details of the FBI whitewash mounting by the day, while ordinary government employees are jailed for 1/1,000th of the secutity violations committed by Mrs. Clinton, aren’t we Nicaragua now???

As the result of the relentless character assassination assault upon Trump by the Clinton campaign and its media lackies (whether each charge is justified or not – it’s ALL she’s running on) in this mad dual race to the bottom, Mr. Trump has retaliated by bringing up the past claims of forced sexual assault and rape committed by Bill Clinton.  Prior to the debate he held a most unusual “press conference” where Juanita Broddrick related her account of bring raped by Bill Clinton in the ’70s; Paula Jones being sexually assaulted by him in the ’80s and Kathleen Willey being groped by him (in the White House) in the ’90s.    Hillary was implicated as coordinating the character assassination of all three of these women (along with Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky), as the de facto head of what was facetiously described as the Clinton Bimbo Eruption Squad!    Additionally presented at the Trump event was Kathy Shelton, who at the age of 12 was raped by a drifter in Arkansas.    He was represented in court by the young Hillary Rodham who got him off on a technicality and was then caught on tape laughing and bragging about it.   How do these accounts square with Hillary’s past statement that all women who claim they were sexually assaulted must be believed?   Not for nothing was Hillary Clinton described in the ’90s as “having the soul of an East German border guard.”

The affect of Trump’s controversial tactic with his “press conference” and his performance in the second debate have yet to be fully gauged.   It is true that a large percentage of millennials, who Hillary needs to come out to vote for her (who were toddlers during the Bill Clinton presidency), have little knowledge of the details of the Bill Clinton saga.  In this heightened age of PC conduct concerning male-female relationships, how will the millennials react to these claims about the past conduct of both Bill and Hill?    Will they hold it against her and largely stay home?    Will many vote for Johnson or Stein as a protest?   Would some actually vote for Trump?   Or will it be a wash?

There is no doubt that due to Trump’s undisciplined, incessant tweeting about Miss Universe after the first debate and now the Access Hollywood clip, he has has lost his September momentum and has now fallen behind in most of the polls.   As the result of his raw talk with Billy Bush, Speaker Paul Ryan and many other prominent Republicans have now disavowed their candidate, fearing Trump will take the whole ticket down with him.   In response, Donald Trump has declared war on the GOP; claims he doesn’t need the party’s support; claims he will win it all on his own and says he now feels liberated to be “unshackled” from the Republicans!!!   A winning strategy?  The only remaining questions, now that he is “unshackled” and with the final debate coming up, is how much further “unconventional” can Donald Trump go?  And in this most unusual election year, can his scorched earth strategy lead to victory?

-The Chicago Patriot

 

 

A Deplorable Week (9/15/16)

Since Kellyanne Conway took the reigns of the Trump campaign as campaign manager on August 17th, the candidate has become somewhat more disciplined, with a greater focus on prosecuting the case against the Obama/Clinton record.   Together with overtures to tempt the resisters in the Republican base and (perhaps) Black Americans in the inner cities (“what do you have to lose”), the polls have suddenly tightened in this most unpredictable  of elections.    But the affect of these Conway-directed strategems toward tightening the polls, may end up paling in comparison to the impact of the blunders committed by Hillary Clinton; intentional or inadvertent, in this “deplorable” week that could very well become a watershed in the race for the White House. Continue reading “A Deplorable Week (9/15/16)”

Four More Years of Scandal? (8/22/16)

The declaration by Bill and Hillary Clinton this weekend that if Hillary becomes President, The Foundation will no longer accept donations from foreign governments and companies, offers cold comfort to those who found the interplay of Hillary Clinton’s official and “private” roles troubling. If the acceptance of foreign money by The Foundation at least raises the “appearance” of impropriety with HRC as the Chief Executive; as this declaration suggests, how was this arrangement any less acceptable with Mrs. Clinton as Secretary of State…..or U.S. Senator?

Examples of official favors bestowed by Secretary Clinton to foreign personages that gave massive “donations” to The Foundation – the “pay to play” scheme – have already begun to trickle out – that is, those examples that were not contained within the 33,000 emails that were deleted from Hillary’s home-brewed server that was most likely hacked by foreign powers. The potential for blackmail is manifest- one of a number of reasons why the whole scheme is unethical and manifestly illegal and, at the minimum reeks of bad judgment! It is now obvious why HRC went to such trouble to set up this unsecured private server, that with apologies to FBI Director Comey, Hillary so recklessly and negligently exposed some of the nation’s top secrets that were transmitted in addition to her “private” Foundation communications!   The server was not set up solely to safeguard Chelsea’s wedding plans!

The release of future hacked emails from Hillary’s server are to be expected.   The only question: whether to wait until after Hillary’s potential inauguration to exert “influence”!

The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have documented track records of being among the worse charities in regard to the percentage of funds that actually reach those in need. The rest of the money allegedly goes to “expenses”. Not for nothing has The Foundation been described as the Clinton’s private Superpak and their personal slushfund!   Their tax returns have revealed that they have written-off a large percentage of their annual income by making charitable contributions to their own Foundation!   In effect, they made contributions to themselves! Over $100,000,000 has been netted by Bill and Hillary since Mr. Clinton left office in 2001 “dead broke”!   No wonder they looted the White House silverware on their departure!!!

Now, with the polls currently showing Clinton as the victor in the Electoral College, it appears that Hillary Clinton will be the Nation’s 45th President. Those of us old enough to remember the 1990s, recall the never-ending Clinton scandal machine, with Bill Clinton’s paramour Gennifer Flowers serving as the subject of the first Clintonian scandal that made the national news, which erupted during the 1992 election. It turns out Gennifer was merely the appetizer, as Miss Flowers was succeeded by the scandals involving Hillary’s investment in cattle futures, the Whitewater land deal and the White House travel office, followed by the far more salacious scandals involving Paula Jones and Troopergate, Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Willey, etc. and of course, Monica Lewinsky. Hillary called all of these swirling controversies as part of a “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” and Monicagate would have been chalked up as just another figment of the turgid imagination of sweating-under-the-collar conservatives, if not for the presence of a little blue dress!!!   Bill Clinton’s perjury under oath about the Jones Affair led to his impeachment in the House followed by acquittal by the Senate, with the Democrats marching in lockstep; all voting for the President. “It all depends on what the definition of “is”, is.” Well, at least Bill Clinton was disbarred by the Arkansas State Bar for his perjurous statements (not for foolin’ around). It’s too bad, how is he going to make a living?

Now, we have Foundation, with all of the ethical issues that that arrangement raises. Throughout the 1990s, the Clintons were ably served by their corps of talking heads, headed by James Carville, Lanny Davis and Sidney Blumenthal, who appeared nightly on television defending the indefensible!   If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, are we in store for four more years of this sordid carnival in defending the Clinton Foundation, as the office of the President of the United States; so damaged by William Jefferson Clinton, sinks even lower in the hands of his wife?

-The Chicago Patriot

The long awaited pivot? (8/17/16)

News that the Trump campaign has kicked campaign manager Paul Manafort upstairs to become chairman of Trump’s campaign, to be replaced by Breitbart News mogul Stephen K. Bannon as CEO of the campaign and respected Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager, may (once again) finally signal the long awaited “pivot” to attempt to resusitate Donald Trump’s sputtering race for the White House.  Together with generally well-received speeches this week on combating ISIS and the law-and-order speech attempting to reach out to African-Americans delivered outside of stricken Milwaukee, could Trump has finally got the message that his preaching-to-the-crowd GOP primary message is now outmoded?

Trump’s first campaign manager Corey Lewandowski let “Donald be Donald” and the results of that strategy won the Republican nomination, but the continuation of that tactic has contributed mightily to the current Electoral College deficit.    His successor, Paul Manafort rarely traveled with Trump on the campaign trail and was not on hand to whisper in the candidate’s ear to redirect him toward the “better angels of his nature.”    It is reported that the talented Kellyanne Conway will be at his side at all times, to keep Donald Trump focused and directed on the change vs. status quo message that a majority of the country favors.  Since the GOP Convention, Trump has been rejected as the messenger of that theme, largely due to his own self-destructive tendencies.   The question arises: is it already too late?

-The Chicago Patriot

Obama and Clinton the “founders” of ISIS? No, but…. (8/11/16)

The latest dust-up over Donald Trump’s careless use of words, is his charge that Barack Obama (and Clinton as the prior Secretary of State) were “Founders” of ISIS.    No Donald, I don’t think either Barack or Hillary were present in Raqqa, Syria in June, 2014 sharing a hookah, during the proclamation of the Islamic Caliphate!   However, neither Obama nor Clinton should be allowed to escape all blame for their inactions during the gestation of this most lethal terrorist monster, that to date, has murdered or enslaved thousands and has metastasized to over 20 countries!

Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State from 2009 through 2012 – the period when under the direction of President Obama, the hard-fought gains of the Iraq War were deliberately squandered.   “I was elected to end wars”, said the young, naive president -as if wars could be ended unilaterally!   During this time, Clinton as Secretary of State, was tasked with the responsibility of successfully negotiating a Status of Forces Agreement with the government of Iraq, to insure a continuing, residual U.S. military presence in the country to guarantee the security of Iraq, quell sectarian strife and provide a backbone for the Iraqi army.   For this task, Madame Secretary utterly failed!   No agreement was negotiated and the entire U.S. military presence was withdrawn, leaving a vacumn that first Iran and then ISIS filled.

Fast forward to June, 2014.    The Islamic State is proclaimed in Raqaa, Syria.   Iraq is invaded across its Northwest frontier by ISIS convoys crossing the open desert.   Sinjar is taken and a great percentage of its Yazhidi population is murdered; the women and girls sold into sex slavery.   Tal Afar is then conquered and the terrorist columns then advanced across the open desert toward Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city; the convoys magnificently equipped with the latest, captured American military hardware.

Our military leaders pleaded with the President that air strikes should be ordered to wipe out these ISIS convoys, exposed in the naked desert without any means of cover.   His response: he refused to order any attacks as “there might be some civilian drivers” piloting some of the vehicles in the terror columns (!).   So, no attacks were ordered and the core of the terror army was preserved.   Mosul was conquered, then Tikrit, then Ramadi, then Falujjah and the terror cancer then spread to Nigeria, Tunisia, Mali and Libya (aided by HRC’s overthrow of Gadaffi), and then out of Syria into Europe and the West, etc.

So, are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton “Founders” of ISIS?    Well, sort of……

-The Chicago Patriot

Trump’s latest off-the-cuff comment again steps on his message. (8/10/16)

Donald Trump outlined his comprehensive, well-thought out plan to recharge the American economy on Monday, but you wouldn’t know it! Again, Trump stepped on his prime message: the moribund economy of the last 7 1/2 years, by his off-the-cuff comment that if Hillary Clinton is elected and nominates Supreme Court judges that would “abolish” the Second Amendment, “there’s nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Trump’s comment was for sure inflammatory, but is ultimately again self-destructive.  The inarticulate vagueness of his words provided a political Rorschach test to confirm prior-held feelings about him.   Was he calling for the NRA crowd to storm the polling places to protect their gun rights in November?    Or was Trump calling for the assassination of Clinton after January?

The Secret Service issued a press release that it was “aware” of Mr. Trump’s comment.   In all of U.S. history, has the Secret Service ever faced the situation of one of its protectees uttering a threat of violence against another?

Donald Trump’s lack of discipline has again cost him, and the GOP, mightily.   Maybe he was channeling his inner-Democrat!   It is true that Hillary did state in May, 2008, words to the effect that it was too early to concede the nomination to Barack Obama thst year, as Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June.  (of 1968).    An unfiltered wish that escaped from the deep chasms of her soul?   And of course there was that cinematic tour-de-force, the 2006 film The Death of the President, a fictionalized account of the assassination of George W. Bush, that was lionized by the left as “courageous” and “thought provoking” and won many awards.   But Donald J. Trump, whether he meant it or not, had little electoral college room to maneuver prior to this utterance and has even less now.

On a day where commentary should have focused on the latest revealed and previously undisclosed Hillary emails, that nakedly showed the pay-to-play relationship between contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative and favors bestowed by the august Secretary of State; on a day where, for whatever reason, the father of Pulse Nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was seated in a privileged seat directly behind HRC at a rally in Orlando; on a day where discussion should have centered on Trump’s economic plan, all talk centered on whether the Republican nominee was calling for the assassination of his opponent!

The nation deserved a credible, knowledgable, honorable, experienced and wise person to stand in opposition to the candidacy of perhaps one of the most “ethically challenged” individuals (male or female) to ever aspire to the presidency!   Instead, in 2016, Hillary Clinton faces Donald J. Trump!

-The Chicago Patriot