Barack Obama reportedly demanded the Clinton campaign to concede the 2016 election; and he had to make the demand three times before Hillary took action.
A new book on the Clinton campaign contains the revelation that Clinton had to be pressured into conceding her loss on election night by President Barack Obama.
“POTUS doesn’t think it’s wise to drag this out,” White House political director David Simas is reported as saying to Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager. The campaign did not concede at that point.
Later, President Obama himself called and told Clinton, “You need to concede.” The president then repeated the demand to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta shortly thereafter.
Clinton still refused to make a concession speech until the next day, but remember, Hillary is a rational, mild-tempered woman who is fit to lead this country.
What, you thought Hillary Clinton would just slink away into a vat of chocolate chip cookie dough?
Hillary Clinton said she was “ready to come out of the woods” during a St. Patrick’s Day speech on Friday night in Pennsylvania in front of an overflow crowd — an indication that she plans to shed the low profile she has kept since the election.
Mrs. Clinton, the presidential candidate and a former secretary of state, made the comments at the end of a talk she gave at a yearly St. Patrick’s Day celebration held by a women’s group in Scranton — in the northeast corner of a battleground state that made for one of her most surprising electoral losses in November.
“I’m like a lot of my friends right now. I have a hard time watching the news, I’ll confess,” she said, according to a video of the event. “I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening around kitchen tables, at dinners like this.”
Yes, because if there is one thing America needs right now, it’s an unlikable, corrupt, twice-failed presidential candidate lecturing us on how we’re all so awful. Go away, Hillary; and take your dog-faced daughter with you.
In her unending quest for relevancy, Hillary Clinton has expressed a desire to run for mayor of New York City. Unfortunately for the failed POTUS candidate, the Big Apple wants to see this worm stay home.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t perform well in the latest poll in the New York City mayor’s race, according to a new Rasmussen poll released Tuesday.
Fifty-eight percent of likely voters in the city don’t want Clinton to run again, compared to just 23 percent of voters who wanted the former presidential candidate to run. Nineteen percent of voters hadn’t yet made up their mind.
Clinton expressed interest in the race, but said she would only consider running if de Blasio didn’t enter the race for some reason.
Wow, when you’ve lost uber-liberal New York City…
Okay Hillary, maybe president or mayor isn’t your bag. I know, maybe you can vie to be crowned queen of the harpies?
While the usual suspects from the #FakeNews sites poo-poo’d President Trump’s claims of voter fraud, educators at Old Dominion University concluded Hillary Clinton received almost a million votes from non-citizens.
But voter ID is racist, or something.
Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens, an approximation far short of President Trump’s estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud.
Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting, and this week he posted a blog in response to Mr. Trump’s assertion.
Based on national polling by a consortium of universities, a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November. He extrapolated that that percentage would have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump.
Mr. Richman calculated that Mrs. Clinton would have collected 81 percent of noncitizen votes.
The Trump administration hinted they would conduct an investigation into election fraud, and it is certainly an idea whose time has come.
The presidential election recount is benefiting Hillary Clinton in ways never thought imaginable.
The first day of Wisconsin’s presidential recount narrowed the gap between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump by precisely one vote.
Trump defeated Clinton in Wisconsin’s initial tally by about one percent, or just over 22,000 votes. Nevertheless, Green Party candidate Jill Stein (who finished a very distant fourth) is demanding a full recount after suggesting fraud or technological glitches may have swayed the results. In response to Stein’s demand, Wisconsin began recounting all its ballots Thursday.
In fairness, it’s only one day. After a week or two, they may find three or four more Clinton votes!
Hillary Clinton has decided to participate in the presidential election recount first initiated by backbencher “candidate” Jill Stein.
The Clinton campaign general counsel said they “have quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states.”
The steps include lawyers and data scientists going over results to spot anomalies; counseling with experts; investigating every theory that they are able to; looking over recount and audit laws; and staff and monitor the post-election canvasses.
Can you really blame her after all the recounts Republicans have pursued after a loss. Oh wait, that never happens.
In reaction to Elias’ announcement, Trump transition senior advisor Kellyanne Conway told Bloomberg, “What a pack of sore losers. Rather than adhere to the tradition of graciously conceding and wishing the winner well, they’ve opted to waste millions of dollars and dismiss the democratic process.”
I really love Kellyanne Conway, and she is absolutely correct here. This recount – especially as far as Stein is concerned – is a waste of time and money. It is also the height of irony for a Democrat to claim shenanigans during an election.
Obviously, I do not know the law here, but I assumed once Clinton conceded the game is over.
According to a source close to Bill Clinton, Bubba and Hillary had a savage shouting match about FBI Director James Comey’s announcement to reopen the investigation into Hillary’s e-mail server. That’s odd; they seem so much in love.
‘Bill didn’t buy the excuse that Comey would cost Hillary the election,’ said the source. ‘As far as he was concerned, all the blame belonged to [campaign manager Robby] Mook, [campaign chairman John] Podesta and Hillary because they displayed a tone-deaf attitude about the feeble economy and its impact on millions and millions of working-class voters.
‘Bill was so red in the face during his conversation with Hillary that I worried he was going to have a heart attack. He got so angry that he threw his phone off the roof of his penthouse apartment and toward the Arkansas River.’
Bubba was apparently also angry Hillary kept him in hiding during the campaign. Obviously to keep “Little Bubba” in Bill’s pants.
‘Hillary wouldn’t listen. She told Bill that his ideas were old and that he was out of touch. In the end, there was nothing he could do about it because Hillary and her people weren’t listening to anything he said.’
Wait a minute; Hillary claimed Bill was too out of touch? Hillary Clinton said that?? Now that their political careers have dried up like Hillary’s pink parts, I sincerely hope they divorce one another and end this ridiculous sham marriage.
Let’s place this story into the “It’s funny when it happens to them” file.
This is from an NYT story about Hillary blaming her loss on Comey’s one-two punch, first the letter on October 28th announcing that the email case had been reopened and then the November 6th follow-up — which seemed to be good news at the time but might not have been, per the above — declaring that it was closed again, at least as it pertains to Hillary…
“Mrs. Clinton’s campaign was so confident in her victory that her aides popped open Champagne on the campaign plane early Tuesday. But that conviction, aides would later learn, was based largely on erroneous data showing that young, black and Latino voters and suburban women who had been turned off by Mr. Trump’s comments but viewed Mrs. Clinton unfavorably would turn out for her in higher numbers than they ultimately did.”
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
There is one more piece of schadenfreude below… simply because I am a terrible person.
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Full disclosure: I had this post written around dinnertime last night, and it was vastly different from this one. I sent into draft and figured I would wake up, hear the Earth-shattering news, set the post, and crawl into my bed for four years. Then I tempted fate and checked Ace of Spades, only to find Donald Trump was gaining on Hillary Clinton.
Wait, that can’t be right. The #GOPSmartSet said Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide.
Apparently, the #GOPSmartSet is still anything but smart. Donald Trump proved everyone wrong, and won the presidency by speaking his mind – sometimes to his determent – and being himself. Trump is a lot of things, but he is not a phony, and his message resonated with voters. I have never seen a turnout like I did yesterday, and Philadelphia as a whole came out in droves. For Pete’s sake, he won both Pennsylvania AND Ohio!
In the end, the voters rejected compulsive liar and probable criminal Hillary Clinton in favor for an honest-to-goodness outsider. Trump’s election should signal good news to our economy, our porous southern border, and most of all, the Supreme Court.
Congratulations Mr. President-Elect. You have a tremendous opportunity before you. Please do not screw this up.
Oh, before I forget, Martina White, my super mega-awesome State Representative was reelected yesterday. The highlight of my day.
Dave Chappelle has always been one of my favorite comedians, and Chappelle’s Show was arguably one of the funniest shows ever to grace the small screen. Like most o Hollywood, Chappelle leans to the left, but last week he was telling audiences what they needed to hear.
Chappelle was particularly agitated about what he believes was Clinton’s role in leaking a surreptitiously recorded conversation between Republican nominee Donald J. Trump and TV personality Billy Bush. “What I heard on that tape was gross,” Chappelle said. “But the way I got to hear it was even more gross. You know that came directly from Hillary.”
He stated this had put him off a candidate he had already known was “not right.” He likened voting for her to a hypothetical situation of actress Halle Berry breaking wind in his face during sexual relations. “I’m still going to go for it,” he said. “But I wish she hadn’t done that thing.”
Chappelle further shocked the New York crowd by defending Trump. He took issue with the media stating as fact that Trump had admitted committing sexual assault in the recorded conversation. “Sexual assault? It wasn’t. He said, ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.” (H/T – Kevin)
Now Chappelle still claimed he held his nose and voted for Crooked Hillary, but the fact he tried to persuade people on how terrible she is makes him a stand-up guy.