Friday, September 27, 2019

UPDATED: Does Hillary Want In?

That's what Thomas Lifson at AmThinker argues: As Biden falters, Hillary attacks Trump and positions herself to enter presidential race. It seems crazy but, crazy is as crazy does (I think I have that right?). Lifson makes an interesting case and concludes with a strong point:

Hillary is betting that Biden’s scalp will suffice to wrap up the Ukraine narrative, and his withdrawal will open the door for her to enter the race as a “moderate” Democrat who can keep the money spigot from Wall Street and the American oligarchs flowing into Democrat coffers.

As we've remarked before, Wall St. is scared witless of Warren. Once you drive donors away from your party, it's not so easy to get them back. If Warren and the rest of the radical Left became the face of the Dem brand, watch out: Wall Street Democratic donors warn the party: We’ll sit out, or back Trump, if you nominate Elizabeth Warren. As Don Surber also remarks this morning, "The dirty little secret is most billionaires are Democrats."

In a related AmThinker piece, Who is responsible for the impeachment circus? Peter Skurkiss argues that Ryan set the stage for these impeachment follies. It's well worth the read, if you want to see the Deep State at work. You might think this is academic at this point, but Skurkiss concludes:

Ryan may not be through, however. According to Vanity Fair, he will be joining the seven member board of the Fox Corporation. which will be run by Rupert Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan. In this position, Ryan will have a role in, among other things, overseeing Fox News. ... With his position on the board of Fox Corporation, Ryan will now, to some degree, be one of those puppet masters in shadows. Now that's a sobering thought.

And Lifson adds in an update by quoting Vanity Fair:

Among the powerful voices advising Lachlan [Murdoch] that Fox should decisively break with the president is former House speaker Paul Ryan, who joined the Fox board in March. “Paul is embarrassed about Trump and now he has the power to do something about it,” an executive who’s spoken with Ryan told me. (Ryan did not return a call seeking comment.) But a person more sympathetic to Trump has told Lachlan that Fox should remain loyal to Trump’s supporters, even if the network has to break from the man. “We need to represent our viewers,” the source said. “Fox is about defending our viewers from the people who hate them. That’s where our power comes from. It’s not about Trump.”

UPDATE: Oh No… Is She Running Again? Hillary Clinton Has a Full Slate of Media Appearances Next Week

Speculation is starting to grow that the repeatedly failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may try to run for office once again as she has a full slate of media appearances scheduled next week. 
In the interview with CBS Sunday Morning that is airing this weekend, Clinton said that things happened during 2016 campaign that will not happen again, implying that she may be planning to try again.

Read it all at the link--if you can bear to.


  1. You have to laugh at the lack of business judgment that is involved in the "break with Trump/defend our viewers" debating point.

    Rupert Murdoch created Fox News upon the idea that half the market wasn't being served--an enormous untapped business opportunity. Who does anyone imagine that "half the market" putatively supports? Breaking with Trump is abandoning their viewers.

    Take one look at MSNBC and CNN ratings decline since the Mueller Report nothingburger. They trailed Fox as it was, despite the breathless hype of the Russia hoax for two years.

    They can break with Trump and become an also-ran with the rest of the alphabet networks. Anyone remember Current TV...

    Yet, it wouldn't be the first time the generation subsequent to the founder changed direction and strategy, and wrecked the company in the process. Unearned wealth seems to encourage imprudent decision-making, as it serves as a zero cost option on the future of the company.

    Presumably Queensberry Republican Ryan is there for the purpose of government (lobbying) relations (why else would a former Congressman be engaged?), not his complete lack of media programming and business experience.

    1. Actually Paul Ryan was hired because he is the ultimate yes man. Look how he looked away while the democRATS swept the Awan scandal under the rug. Actually the person who should be running Fox news is Tucker Carlson.

    2. Yes, his loyalty is strictly to the Establishment. Say 'yes' to advance.