The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Hillary Clinton Blames Her Defeat on ‘Voter Suppression’ Conspiracy Theory

The belief that Republicans engage in “voter suppression” has been widespread among Democrats since 2000, because of the contested Florida result in the Bush-Gore election. It resurfaced in 2004, when John Kerry lost to Bush, but then rather mysteriously disappeared in 2006, when Democrats won control of Congress, and did not return for another decade, […]

‘The Object of Power Is Power’

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. . . . We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not […]

The Rhetoric of ‘Social Justice’

Feminist students at the University of Southern California. When did “oppression” become a synonym for failure or unhappiness? How did “privilege” become a synonym for success? And why do so many people now conflate criticism or disagreement with “hate”? During the past five years — since President Obama was re-elected in 2012, basically — the […]

Hillary, Democrats and the Blame Game

November 8, 2016: The best night in American history. Haunted by the ghost of her Nixonian paranoia: [Campaign manager Robbie] Mook eventually delivers the news of impending defeat to Clinton. “I knew it. I knew this would happen to me,” she answers. “They were never going to let me be president.” Winners win and losers […]

Hillary’s Worldwide Blame-America Tour

  People who refuse to accept responsibility for failure always require scapegoats to bear the blame. Hillary Clinton lost the election and, because this cannot be her fault — she is always blameless — she must rationalize defeat by heaping scorn on those who voted against her: If you look at the map of the […]

Where Did Hillary Go Wrong?

The lovely young Hillary Rodham, 1965. This morning, the hosts of Fox & Friends were mocking the latest installment of Hillary Clinton’s “Excuse Tour,” as we might call her ongoing crusade to avoid responsibility for her own failures: In an interview posted Wednesday with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Clinton bemoaned being seen as an extension […]

Sex, Power, Weakness and Evil

“I would be happy to give [Bill Clinton] a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.” — Nina Burleigh, 1998 “Feminists keep trying to explain Weinstein in terms of […]

Hiroshima for the DNC: @DonnaBrazile Devastates Democrat Corruption

  Democrats don’t just deceive, cheat and swindle the voters and taxpayers, they also deceive, cheat and swindle each other: My predecessor [as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee], Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party […]

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