Monday, July 25, 2016

The Clinton standard

Standard and Poor’s 
“Hillary Clinton ‘felt sad’ watching a Republican National Convention that was mostly about ‘criticizing me,’ she said [in] an interview aired Sunday night on CBS’ ‘60 Minutes,’ ” CNN reports:
[Mrs.] Clinton complained of a “Hillary standard”—suggesting that she faces more scrutiny than other top-level politicians.
“I often feel like there’s the Hillary standard and then there’s the standard for everybody else,” she said.
You know, we’ve noticed the same thing.

Illegal weapons survive strict gun laws

Fox Butterfield, Is That You?
  • “Even as Trump Triumphs Elites and the Press Fail To Grasp What He’s Done”—headline, New York Sun, July 22
  • “Germany Has Some of the World’s Strictest Gun Laws, but Illegal Weapons Remain a Threat”—headline, Washington Post, July 24

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Breaking rules and winning anyway

Fox Butterfield, Is That You? 
“How Trump Broke the Rules of Modern Politics, and Won Anyway”—headline, Associated Press, May 5

Saturday, April 23, 2016

No sponsors--except the taxpayers

Taranto at WSJ has some more good ones:

  • “Despite Excessive Welfare Spending, ME Remains Poor”—headline,, April 21
  • “Board of Supervisors President London Breed said no one sponsors the [annual 4/20 pot celebration]. Despite this, the city sends out city workers to clean up the mess, costing the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.”—Mary Chastain,, April 21

Monday, April 18, 2016

Shorter queues!

Fox Butterfield, Is That You?
  • “While many patients do die while waiting for organs here, the queues are getting shorter, he said.”—Tom Blackwell, National Post (Canada), April 16
  • “Postgraduate Degrees Keep Growing Despite Job Drought”—headline,Australian Financial Review, April 17

Friday, March 18, 2016

America vs "communities"

The Journal report adds:
A senior Democrat who has spoken with Clinton campaign officials and others in the party in recent days said the multi-pronged strategy under review includes enlisting the Muslim, Hispanic and gay communities in an effort to paint Mr. Trump as a divisive force in American politics.
Color us skeptical. Besides, who is the “divisive force,” the candidate whose message is “Make America great again” or the one who touts the support of various small “communities”?
And then there’s this:
The Democratic front-runner’s aides are planning to keep her out of a war of insults, concluding that independent voters will recoil at Mr. Trump’s heated rhetoric and reward her discretion. Their plan is to try to challenge Mr. Trump on substance, the Clinton aide said.
Because that worked so well for . . . oh wait, never mind.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mitt Romney

  • “Despite Attack on Donald Trump, Mitt Romney Won’t Run for President”—headline, Yahoo! Politics, March 4
Mitt Romney's anti-Trump speech recast Mitt as a disloyal, bitter defender of the establishment. Four years ago, Mitt sought Trump's endorsement and praised Trump's business success and skills. Now he's doing exactly the opposite. Difficult to reconcile, especially when he falsely claimed Trump inherited everything. He cites a few business failures while ignoring his successes. 

One wonders if Mitt wasn't planning a Bain takeover of Trump's companies and wanted to knock down some values first.