Monday, September 26, 2016

Blogger Bob is taking a fall break. Will resume "PolitiQuips" in a week or 10 days.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Obama administration became unwittingly transparent with the discovery of an email sent by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service field office chief urging that as many new "citizen voters" as possible be sworn in before Nov. 8 "due to the election year." President Obama obviously wants to do everything he can to sway the election for Democrat Hillary Clinton to preserve his legacy.

The State Department funneled more than $9 million in sole-source contracts to a nonprofit headed by the daughter of Secretary of State John Kerry, and he bragged about it. "What we're talking about here is a multi-million dollar effort that will strengthen the capacity of health care workers to deliver lifesaving HIV services," Kerry said at a World AIDS Day event in 2014.

The Dallas Morning News learned the price it had to pay for its endorsement of Hillary Clinton when readers flooded the newspaper with angry phone calls and subscription cancellations. She is the first Democrat the paper has endorsed in 75 years.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Just call her "Marvel." That's the Secret Service code name for Ivanka Trump. The 34-year-old daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been added to his security protection list. Trump's code name is "Mogul" and his wife, Melania's is "Muse."

"This is actually just a war of narratives." White House press secretary Josh Earnest made that policy statement about the war against ISIS and it was quickly echoed by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Tell that to those victims who were wounded by the Islamic jihadist terrorist in Minnesota and the shrapnel from the bombs in New York and New Jersey.

How Your Taxes Are Spent
Regulations imposed by the Obama administration cost taxpayers $348 billion in just one state. That's the claim by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who said that amount resulted from 25 regulations affecting or directed at Arizona during President Obama's two terms in the White House.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Commission on Presidential Debates, which set the rules for the encounters between the major contenders beginning Monday, September 26, is supposed to be non-partisan. But that contention comes under question when it's revealed that all of the campaign contributions made by commission members have gone to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

While Islamic terrorists claimed responsibility for at least one of the flurry of attacks on U.S. citizens over the weekend, President Obama joked about the ISIS (or ISIL, as he prefers) group. At a Congressional Black Caucus dinner Obama cracked that nothing "weighed on my mind like the validity of my birth certificate" - not even two bombing attacks in New Jersey and New York.

"Although she had to be lifted into that van ... she kept fighting." - Democratic National Committee interim chairperson Donna Brazile, referring to Hillary Clinton's collapse at the 9/11 observance in New York. Combined with her campaign's hiding the fact that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia, Brazile's weak statement does little to inspire confidence in the Democratic presidential candidate's health condition.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton isn't the only one in the family whose brain doesn't seem to be working right. He told CBS Hillary Clinton's near-fainting spell at the 9/11 observance in New York wasn't the first of its kind. He said such incidents had occurred "frequently" - then quickly did a 180-degree turnaround and changed that to "rarely." Later in another interview, he referred to Hillary's pneumonia diagnosis as "a case of the flu."

Hillary's hubby may be doing more harm than good as a surrogate. On "The Daily Show" he inadvertently admitted the family's nonprofit, the Clinton Foundation, is involved in politics. "It has to be totally out of politics" if his wife becomes president, he said.

Donald Trump allowed the suspense to build about the revived "birther" issue while Hillary Clinton made it her main talking point, then punctured her balloon with a short flat statement that Barack Obama "was born in the United States, period.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

President Obama was supposed to be touting the virtues of Hillary Clinton when he campaigned for the ailing Democratic presidential nominee at a Philadelphia rally. But his ego got the best of him. He talked mostly about himself, using the personal pronoun 137 times.

"Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up." - Colin Powell, in one of his leaked emails, complaining to a friend how Hillary Clinton had cost him a speaking "gig" by charging a university an exorbitant fee.

Here's an alarming statistic. Dluring the 92 months of the Obama administration, the federal government has collected more than $20 trillion in taxes. But during that same period the federal debt rose to $19 trillion - an increase of $8.8 trillion.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Candidate collapses -- campaign to follow?

"Hillary Clinton's health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign" - Washington Post

Clinton Camp 'could have done better' disclosing pneumonia" - MSNBC.com

"Hillary Clinton's pneumonia jolts the presidential race" - The Wall Street Journal

"Clinton cancels California trip in aftermath of illness - Los Angeles Times