In another email exchange from the Clinton campaign published by Wikileaks on Tuesday, top aide Huma Abedin admits that the former Secretary of State is “still not perfect in her head.”
The cryptic statement regarding the candidate’s cognitive difficulties came during an exchange between Abedin and Clinton’s chief strategist Joel Benenson on April 21, 2015 — just one week after the candidate began her campaign.
The email chain, which also included John Podesta, Jim Margolis, Jennifer Palmieri, Robby Mook, and other staffers, discusses tactics to use while questioning finance violations involved in Jeb Bush’s use of Super PACs.
“If she feels need to address Jeb q directly – would suggest the pivot of ‘I will leave commentating on campaign tactics to others, but I am very concerned about the dark money in politics and have to get rid of it once and for all,” Palmieri stated.
“Stronger than ‘I am very concerned’,” Benenson suggests. “I will leave commenting on campaign tactics to others. What I have made absolutely clear is that corporate money and secret money have no place in our democracy and we should get rid of it once and for all.”
“She’s going to stick to notes a little closer this am, still not perfect in her head,” Abedin wrote.
In 2012, Clinton suffered a serious concussion during a fall. The former First Lady had become seriously dehydrated with an intestinal infection, fainted, and hit her head. The fall cause a blood clot inside of her skull — a condition which can cause permanent brain damage, comas, or even death.
Speculation about Hillary Clinton’s health has been a massive focus of this election season after questions were raised by popular author Mike Cernovich and Paul Joseph Watson. The duo successfully promoted several viral hashtags regarding the candidate’s physical state, which the mainstream media dubbed “conspiracy theories.”
Shortly after multiple hit-pieces were written about Cernovich and others who had dared to question her health, Clinton was caught on camera collapsing at the 9/11 memorial.
A New Yorker with extremely strong opinions on this year’s presidential election has gone all out, turning their home into a Hillary Clinton house of horror.
As elections always fall just before Halloween, it is common to see political junkies festively display their views with their Jack-o-Lanterns and costumes. “Trumpkins” and costumes of Clinton in orange jumpsuits are currently a huge trend for the 2016 season.
Most don’t go as all-out as this person has, however.
A home in Bellmore has gone viral after a passerby named Brian McKibbin filmed the yard and posted it to social media. The footage has been shared over 11,000 times, and has received over 6,000 comments. Viewers reactions vary between being in awe and agreement — to being outright offended.
“Just in time for Halloween! You’d get shot for trespassing if you trick or treated there,” a user named Matthew Davies commented.
The eclectic signs feature gems such as “Hillary lied, Heroes Died,” along with a photo from Benghazi. There are also giant cut-out’s of the Democratic candidate’s head on sticks. Scrawled across the Clinton faces are the words “liar,” “criminal,” and traitor.”
“That’s the scariest haunted house I’ve ever seen,” a Facebook user named Christian Rees lamented.
On the other side of the lawn, there are American flags and giant lettering that reads “Trump USA,” painted with the stars and stripes.
Naturally, people who cannot stand views that do line up with their own have taken to the comments to claim that they would call the police if their was in their neighborhood — or worse.
“This house needs to be set on fire,” a woman named Belle Leal wrote, urging arson.
Agree with the homeowner or not, this is certainly one way to have the scariest house on the block for Halloween, while also exercising your First Amendment rights to their fullest potential.
Proving once again how out-of-touch the Clinton campaign is, a newly released email from Wikileaks’ stash of John Podesta’s hacked emails reveals that Hillary’s political director pushed for her to make a ‘yo mama’ joke at a black college.
The conversation was regarding Clinton’s speech on February 27, at Miles College, near Birmingham, Alabama.
“Is everyone comfortable w her saying ‘Yo Mama’?” national political adviser to Clinton and a former Senate Chief of Staff, Amanda Renteria asked.
Luckily for Clinton (but unfortunate for meme makers), Clinton’s senior policy advisor Maya Harris recognized that this was a terrible idea and suggested that they revise the speech.
“No – pls let’s revise,” Harris responded.
Ultimately, Clinton delivered her speech without the ‘yo mama’ joke. Instead, she focused on raising the minimum wage, her foreign policies, health care, gun control, and education.
“When you run for president it’s not just Americans who pay attention. The entire world listens to every word you say. Markets rise and fall, conflicts go forward or retreat,” Clinton said during the speech.
“You do have to be careful about what you say and how you say it,” Clinton continued — outdated yo mama jokes apparently included.
Clinton has made waves several times this election season for her transparent and desperate attempts at pandering to black voters.
From telling the hosts of a radio show she appeared on that she always carries hot sauce in her bag, right after the release of Beyonce’s ‘Formation,’ to joking about “colored people time” — many of these gaffes seem more fitting to come from a Saturday Night Live skit than from a presidential campaign.
We will all see in just a couple weeks whether or not her pandering efforts paid off — with the group she once referred to as “super predators” who “must be brought to heel.”
On Monday, Wikileaks released part two of their trove of emails from Hillary Clinton insiders — including a conversation where her director of speech writing acknowledges that she is still against gay marriage.
The first batch of emails, which Wikileaks says is only 1% of what they have, included troubling portions of the paid speeches Clinton gave behind closed doors to her Wall Street mega donors. Perhaps the most shocking excerpt was when the candidate admitted that you need to have a public position on policies, and a private one.
“I mean, politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position,” Clinton said in a private speech on April 24, 2013.
Now, we know what one of those private policies is — Clinton is still against gay marriage.
Here you go liberals…
Hillary's public policy to you is supporting gay marriage. Privately she's against it.
Publicly, Clinton had expressed that she is firmly against gay marriage up until 2013, when it would have became political suicide for her to continue to stand against it. That did not stop pro-equality groups such as the Human Rights Campaign from endorsing her in the primaries however, even though her opponent Bernie Sanders has a decades-long history of support for the LGBT community.
Yet, in a leaked email from October 2015, team Clinton was discussing her stance against gay marriage and how she isn’t going to want to say she was wrong — since they still believe it.
“I’m not saying double down or ever say it again. I’m just saying that she’s not going to want to say she was wrong about that, given she and her husband believe it and have repeated it many times. Better to reiterate evolution, opposition to DOMA when court considered it, and forward looking stance,” Clinton’s Director of Speechwriting Dan Schwerin wrote.
It’s no wonder that many of the most conservative Republicans are pulling their support of Trump — they have a perfect corporate conservative in his opponent.
As Hurricane Matthew, which has killed over 100 people, threatens several U.S. states — Hillary Clinton has decided to spend $63,000 on ad space on the Weather Channel.
Florida is a massive battleground state, so, as millions of residents are forced to evacuate their homes — unsure if they will have one to return to later — Clinton has opted to take advantage.
President Barack Obama had previously been slated to campaign for her in the state on Wednesday, but the severe weather warnings caused him to cancel.
Realizing how tacky the move is, the Clinton camp is seeking to minimize the ad buys.
“Over the past few days, our campaign made millions of dollars of adjustments and refinements to our TV buys on dozens of different cable stations in markets all across the battleground states,” Clinton campaign spokesman Jesse Ferguson told Politico. “The Weather Channel represented less than one percent of that spending. These shifts were part of our regular updates to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and reach of our ad buy.”
Following a major flood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her competitor Donald Trump flew into town with his running mate Mike Pence and hand delivered toys and other supplies to residents. Clinton was nowhere to be found at the time.
Hurricane conditions are expected to reach Florida by Thursday evening, and Governor Rick Scott did not mince words in his plea for residents to flee to safety earlier in the day. He asserted that “this is not something you should take a chance with, time is running out” and exclaimed that there are “no excuses” for staying behind.” He bluntly asserted, “this will kill you.”
Florida is expecting up to eight inches of rain and winds of up to 125 mph. Coastal areas have been warned that there could be a storm surge of five to nine feet above sea level, with even larger waves.
Georgia and South Carolina are expected to see hurricane conditions by early Saturday.