Why Elizabeth Warren is no longer the darling of the left

We give Bernie Sanders a hard time because he is clueless on economics. And really worse than clueless. But on the whole he is one of the more likable people in the Senate. And that he’s making the DNC vomit all over itself is pretty fun to watch. Not to mention a good thing for the country and the world.

Ms. Warren had her moment. She made her choice. Not that she couldn’t have another moment.

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On the Dawn of Trump

The “Left” has had its fit. It’s fearful freakout that the redneck barbarians have indeed, and finally breached the walls. My God, the Obama “dream” is dead and these bastards are going to pound it into the mud! Obama will be an asterisk president. 2 terms sure. First black president sure. But failed. A failed, 2 term president.

And what has induced the freakout primarily is that there is the very real possibility that even history books will record the first black president,

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Growing through adversity – Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski (VIDEO for our times)

This is a simple bit of wisdom and I pass along because I think our readers might benefit from it on a personal level. But I also pass along because of the challenges we are presented with right now as a society. In adversity and challenge there CAN be growth if we approach the challenge in the right way. And America has been challenged in this election season.

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This Election Is A Gift For Libertarians

It really has been for both big “L” Libertarians and for small “l” libertarians. The curtain has been thrown back. We’ve seen the inner machinations of the electoral system. We’ve seen the lying and the deceit and the collusion and the media compliance. Many of us already knew. Some of us had already seen the nastiness first hand. But now my generally apolitical neighbors down the street have seen what’s really going on, and it is opening minds.

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Trump Reports Raising $100 Million in September

The Trump campaign reported receiving $100mm in gifts in September compared to about $154mm for the Clinton campaign. $2 million of the $100 came from Trump himself. In the last debate, Trump also estimated that he would contribute about $100 mm in total to his campaign which presumably included the primaries as well as the general election.

One of the features of the Trump campaign that has been much discussed was the presumption that it would be self-funding.

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Goldman Sachs bans top employees from donating to Trump: Report

Hillary with Goldman Sach’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Goldman is concerned NOW about “pay to play” rules. It was less concerned in 2008 when it was Obama’s biggest private contributor. And Hillary Clinton donations still appear to be OK.

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Ralph Nader on the presidential choices (VIDEO)

Ralph Nader is wrong on any number of things but I’ve talked with him at some length a couple of times and he strikes me as one of the few really decent people I’ve met in Washington. I like the guy. I think he legitimately opposes crony capitalism and it is my understanding that it was he who originally coined the term “corporate welfare.” I’d be happy to have a beer or a glass of wine with him anytime, and that’s more than I can say for many DC denizens.

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Hillary campaign head’s company received $35 million from “Putin-connected Russian government fund” while Clinton was Sec. of State

The name Podesta is synonymous with influence pedaling in Washington DC. John Podesta, his brother, and his brother’s ex wife are lobbyists extraordinaire. John Podesta came to Obama’s White House to right the ship a couple of years ago. Now he heads Hillary Clinton’s White House effort.

Mr. Podesta has been one of the lead voices spinning the idea that the Russians had something to do with the DNC leaks which illustrated how the Democratic Party gamed the primaries for Hillary Clinton.

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