U.S. Elections – September 26th, 2016

Five items in total…

“No matter how effective or meaningful his message, count on Donald J. Trump being treated like an uninvited guest at an Obama Easter Egg roll on the White House lawn… Nothing will stop the Democrats from putting their chosen congenital liar out on full display and delivering to the watching masses, America’s 1st Woman President just as her predecessor was introduced from faux Greek columns as America’s 1st Black President… Donald Trump will be shouted or shut down every time he says anything viewers want to hear. The Donald will be like the bridesmaid who enchanted the wedding guests more than the bride coming down the aisle, forced into the background as soon as the bride can arrange it.” – Judi Mcleod, “Tonight’s down-and-dirty Dem Debate” – Canada Free Press, Sept. 26th, 2016.

“Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data… Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions – a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers.” – David Sorota and Andrew Perez, “Clinton Foundation donors got weapons deals from Hillary Clinton’s State Department” – International Business Times, May 26th, 2016.

“When Trump talks about what he will create and what he will eliminate, he doesn’t depart from three core principles: in his view, America is doing too much to try to solve the world’s problems; trade agreements are damaging the country; and immigrants are detrimental to it. He wanders and hedges and doubles back, but he is governed by a strong instinct for self-preservation, and never strays too far from his essential positions.” – Evan Osnos, “President Trump’s First Term” – The New Yorker, Sept. 2016.

“I think we’re just at a point in our history where he’s probably the right guy for the job. Not perfect, but we need someone different, because there’s such calcification in Washington. Americans are smart collectively, and if they vote for Trump I wouldn’t worry.” – Randall Schweller, a political scientist at Ohio State University, quoted by Evan Osnos in “President Trump’s First Term” – The New Yorker, Sept. 2016.

“Despite Mrs. Clinton and her media enablers avoiding her health issues, two serious minefields remain in her path to the White House, especially with the upcoming presidential debates. Whatever is wrong with her and causing her well documented episodes, it is neither predictable nor preventable… Someone with severe respiratory disease can tell in advance when her breathing will become labored, due to air temperature, air quality, physical exertion, or other factors triggering a bout of wheezing and coughing. Same for a migraine sufferer, often having an aura before the skull-splitting headache… Mrs. Clinton does not seem to have such warning. Coughing fits may occur during a fundraising speech or during an impromptu press conference aboard her campaign plane. Her facial tics may occur not only when she is behind closed doors, but also when she is in front of reporters. Collapsing in the privacy of her home is different from collapsing on the street during the 15th anniversary of 9/11… Mrs. Clinton’s health issues are like the bogeyman in a horror movie: ready to pop out when least expected.” – Brian C. Joondeph, “Hillary’s two medical minefields” – American Thinker, Sept. 24th, 2016.