Remarkable start to the day this morning as Dana Blanton @foxnews.com, headlined her column: “Fox News Poll: Clinton up by 6 points, 89 percent say 'hot-headed' describes Trump”
Ms Blanton went on to write: “Donald Trump has had a few rocky weeks on the campaign trail, and it shows in the latest Fox News Poll. Just over half of Republicans would rather have someone besides Trump as their nominee, and his support in the presidential ballot test has dropped seven points since May.
“Democrat Hillary Clinton is up 44-38 percent over Trump in a head-to-head matchup. Earlier this month, Clinton had a three-point edge (42-39 percent). In May, Trump was up by three (45-42 percent). Clinton’s current lead is just inside the poll’s margin of sampling error.”
And then, at the very same time, the following was found on Drudge: “The tables have turned in this week’s White House Watch. After trailing Hillary Clinton by five points for the prior two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point lead.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%. Twelve percent (12%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.”
So, here we have continuing evidence that as far as the polls are concerned, there is absolutely no reason to trust the results they produce. Because they obviously have no true sense of voter’s preferences whatsoever and haven’t for many years now. And in Trump’s particular case, neither pollsters nor media “experts” have any idea of exactly who his base is comprised of, making their commentary, polls and projections simply worthless.
Aside from the poll results, however, there is mounting proof that if nothing else, Trump has truly rattled the cage of the POTUS. To the extent that while speaking in Ottawa yesterday, the president seemed to be babbling.
Rebecca Shabad’s headline @cbsnews.com, read: “Obama goes on "rant" about Donald Trump's populism"
According to Ms Shabad, “President Obama went off on his own rant Wednesday at a trilateral press conference in which he disputed the idea that Donald Trump is a populist and that the presumptive GOP nominee instead promotes "nativism" or "xenophobia."
After reporters asked a series of questions of Mr. Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Obama decided he had something else to say in Ottawa -- he addressed the common theme of populism raised during the event.
"I'm not prepared to concede the notion that some of the rhetoric that's been popping up is populist," Mr. Obama said, referring to Trump.
“Without identifying him by name, Mr. Obama dismissed Trump as someone "who has never shown any regard for workers, who has never fought on behalf of any social justice issues" and who has worked against providing economic opportunities.
"They don't suddenly become a populist because they say something controversial in order to win votes," he said. "That's not the measure of populism; that's nativism or xenophobia...or it's just cynicism."
While the POTUS’s mincing of words may not be particular meaningful to the majority of the voting public, his rant may be indicative of something else entirely.
Because when he stuck his two cents into the Brexit vote, by addressing a subject that was none of his business, he likely added to the size of the “Remain” side’s loss. And now, by inserting himself into the upcoming election here, he might very well cost Bill Clinton’s wife some needed support by incenting many whom would have backed her to move over to Trump.
And then, Rush posted this on Facebook today:
Bringing us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife and an article found @dailymail.co.uk/news.
The story covers author Jerome Corsi whose new book, Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit, will be published in August.
Mr. Corsi writes: “The Clinton Foundation is 'a vast, criminal conspiracy' and 'a slush fund for grifters' with thousands of honest people who are victims after contributing their hard-earned money to what they believed would be used for philanthropic causes.
“In truth, the money that was donated to help earthquake victims in India and Haiti and HIV/AIDs sufferers in the Third World has mostly enriched the Clintons and their friends through scams spanning the globe,
“The Clinton Foundation is 'a philanthropic foundation the Clintons appear to use as a personal piggy bank', writes Corsi, a political commentator and author known for his two New York Times bestsellers, The Obama Nation and Unfit for Command, which both criticized the Democratic party and presidential candidates.”
It is Mr. Corsi’s contention that some of the funds raised have been used to pay off those with first-hand knowledge of Bill's long history of errant sexual behavior. And that he secretly established 'pass-through' bank accounts to hide kickbacks from Clinton Foundation donors and sponsors that only enrich the Clintons themselves.
Mr. Corsi describes the Foundation as another Clinton 'get-rich-quick-and-often' scheme, involving a “massive a 'pay to play' bribery scheme in which seven-figure charitable donations and six-figure speaker's fees were sought in return for favorable policy decisions engineered by a secretary of state running the Clinton Foundation via a private e-mail service – in direct violation of national security laws.”
Some example offered include: “In 2001, Clinton had to pay the Arkansas Bar Association $25,000 for lying under oath that he 'did not have sex with that woman', Monica Lewinsky.
“He had to pay Paula Jones $850,000 three years earlier to drop the sexual harassment lawsuit.
“Their legal bills in defense of Whitewater affair and the Lewinsky scandal were estimated to be as high as $10.6million.”
The story is quite long, seems well-researched, is extensively detailed and reads in part like a paperback novel: Here’s a link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3659123/Slush-funds-pay-personal-consultant-Huma-Abedin-luxe-Caribbean-holiday-daughter-Chelsea-payoffs-silence-Bill-s-sex-accusers-Hillary-used-donations-Clinton-Foundation-personal-piggy-bank.html
And naturally, when all of the negatives regarding both Clinton’s are considered, the ongoing question needs to be asked once more: Joe Biden, Jerry Brown, and Starbucks chairman and CEO, Howard Schultz; are you guys reading this?
That’s it for today folks.