A little over a year ago former Clinton confidante Dick Morris appeared on Politicking with Larry King to discuss Hillary Clinton’s planned run for the White House. King wondered just what it was that led to Dick Morris’ schism with the Clinton family when Morris explained that it had nothing to do with former President Bill Clinton and everything to do with Mrs. Clinton.
“It’s between me and Hillary…
What really turned me off was what I call secret police. When she [Hillary] hired this fleet of detectives to go around examining all of the woman who had been identified with Clinton. Not for the purpose of divorcing Clinton. Not for the purpose of getting him to stop, but for the purpose of developing blackmail material on these woman to cow them into silence…”
Nice lady, eh? Is this the woman we want to be the first female president?
And, by the by, Bill’s assault on the persons and integrity of the women unlucky enough to come into his sexual sphere and the lying under oath are not attributes that lead me to want him as the first “First Man!”
And thanks to Conservative Principles and Activism for sending this to me.
I can understand his anger! Not everyone with a turban is an Arab or Muslim. Enjoy the punchline! (No offense intended to Sikhs, but had to post this one.)
(The only thing in common between Sikhs and either Arabs or Muslims is the “turban.”
That is where the similarity ends. Arabs are mostly from Arabia and Persians are from Iran. Both are predominantly Muslims (Arabs are mostly Sunni while Persians are mostly Shia). Sikhs are an independent religion and are from the Punjab region of India. It is true that India was, for over 800 years, under Muslim rule. Importantly, it was the Punjab Sikhs who were the force that freed India of the oppressive Muslim regime during the 1750s. So let us just say that there is no love lost between Sikhs and Muslims.)
Although the term “neocon” is probably no longer an appropriate term, it exactly described me when Irving Krystol first coined the appellation.
As Kristol famously put it, “a neoconservative is a liberal who was mugged by reality and wants to press charges.”
Ergo, this blog site!
Yesterday, at least according to them, the North Koreans tested a hydrogen fusion bomb. That, if true, is bad news for the world. It is just one more thing to put on the long list of diplomatic failures of the Obama administration. Remind me again who was his first Secretary of State.
However, multiple administrations deserve blame for the North Korean shenanigans – most notable among them was the “administration” of William Jefferson Clinton. (I am not exonerating the Bushes, but they were minor players by comparison.)
The best counter play I have heard was offered by Charles Krauthammer, who opined that the next administration should state that they would approve of (or, at least, not disapprove) South Korea and Japan developing nuclear weapons. That should move China off their fixed point of reference (that being that North Korea is a thorn in the side of the USA – good laughs!) According to the diplomatic experts I follow, China is the key (and only key) to altering the plans of Kim Jun Un, and the last thing China wants is a militaristic Japan – WW II is still fresh in their minds.
Still, in all fairness, a dose of reality is in order. See the graph below.