THE COUNTER-CORONATION CONTINUES
Hillary Clinton’s strategists continue to present their candidate as the “champion” of everyday Americans — the favorite in coffee shops and diners across the heartland. Or something like that. But wait. We’ve seen this before. Democratic strategist David Axelrod recast then-candidate Barack Obama as “no-drama Obama” during the 2008 presidential campaign after Republicans criticized the presumptuous trim of his campaign.
History and strategy repeat. An in-house memo from Mrs. Clinton’s new campaign manager, Robby Mook, advised the Clinton team, “We are humble. … We are guided by Hillary’s bedrock values of hard work, service, fairness, and faith in the American Dream.” Such kinder and gentler ways have not always been the case, however.
Journalists have tracked Mr. Mook for months following ABC News revelations that his private emails to 150 Clinton campaign veterans sported a distinct “aggressive tone,” this according to Rick Klein, ABC’s political director. “They include rallying cries to, in Mook’s words, ‘smite Republicans mafia-style,’” and the group is known as the “Mook Mafia,” Mr. Klein said in his review of the emails, obtained in November from an anonymous Democratic staffer.
The takeaway? Yes, the nation’s voters could be subject of a new Hillary brand that projects wisdom, calm, authenticity and experience. But it will be an aggressive translation, and from a team that has “smite” in its vocabulary.
“Hillary Clinton’s record of failure as Secretary of State disqualifies her from the presidency. Her views are indistinguishable from President Obama’s, which is a continuing prescription for American decline and defeat. Iran, Syria, ISIS, Benghazi, Russia — the list goes on and the one common denominator is Hillary Clinton,” declares John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. are people. Only 16 percent think that fetuses are not people. A majority of every demographic group believes that fetuses are people, though Democrats and people who earn over $80,000 a year (both 56 percent) are the least likely to say that fetuses are people,” Mr. Moore writes. managed to return the warrior canine to his beloved human counterpart.
Matty and Brent are bound for the offices of Republicans Sen. Lindsey Graham plus Rep. Gus Bilirakis and Richard Hudson, along with Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill to share their story. They also will demonstrate to the lawmakers that certain aspects of the National Defense Authorization Act and Robby’s Law — which provides a protocol for former military handlers to eventually adopt their hero dogs — could be improved upon.
With them: country music superstar Naomi Judd, American Human Association President Robin Ganzert, and U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Jeff DeYoung and Cena, the dog who saved his life in Afghanistan — and also the center of another joyful reunion.
“Ferguson,” a play based entirely on Grand Jury testimony surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown, debuts in Washington on Wednesday.