Tag Archive: Inevitable


Hillary’s Poll Numbers Are Collapsing

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In just the past month, when no one with a real life was thinking about the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s massive poll lead over every single potential Republican opponent has collapsed.

  In a hypothetical match-up, her margin over Jeb Bush, the closest GOP president, was cut in half to eight points this month, 45%-37%, according to Zogby. That’s down from a whopping 15-point lead in December. Similarly, the former first lady’s 15-point margin over Mitt Romney slid to nine points, 46%-37%.

  Still sizable margins, to be sure. But trending uncomfortably in the wrong direction even before an announcement, as Clinton goes to ground to plot her campaign, assemble staff and devise a credible rationale other than gender for why Americans should let her move back into the White House, this time in the West Wing.

  Most Democrats won’t take much convincing. She’s her party’s overwhelming heir apparent, which actually hasn’t worked out too well in recent U.S. political history for Al Gore, John McCain, Romney or Hillary herself in 2008.

  But she’ll need to convince significant numbers of independents and even Republicans on a shifting political landscape that’s been trending toward conservative states, both in the census and recent elections.

  Even with veterans of the president’s winning campaigns jumping over for Obama 3.0, that could be a hefty challenge given Clinton’s quarter-century of public controversies; HillaryCare’s website didn’t fail, but that’s because she didn’t have one. Her brief Senate career was highlighted by nothing really.

  And her four years as the well-traveled face of Obama’s disastrous foreign policies that allowed Syria to decay into bloody chaos, Iraq to go it alone militarily, permitting ISIS to fester and spread, and post-Gaddafi Libya to become one large al-Qaida training camp.”

 

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Ron Paul Thinks There Should Be More Secessionist Movements In The U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

” Secessionists across the world were inspired by Scotland’s energetic attempt at independence from the United Kingdom earlier this month. Ron Paul, as it turns out, joined them.

  In an essay on his eponymous institution’s website Sunday, the former U.S. congressman from Texas wrote that any supporters of freedom should cheer secessionism because it allows for smaller government—a constant mantra for the libertarian and perennial presidential candidate, who didn’t previously realize there were more than a handful of secessionist groups in the United States.

” I was real pleased with that, and a bit surprised,” Paul told National Journal. “But then, on second thought, you think, ‘Why not? Why not more?’ “

  Fringe groups calling for states and regions to secede from the U.S., such as the Second Vermont Republic and the Alaskan Independence Party, gained more publicity in the weeks leading up to the Scottish referendum. As the outsized federal government continues to encroach on individual rights, Paul said, he thinks there will be a groundswell of these movements.

” It’s something that I think is going to grow, because the failure of the federal government is going to get much worse,” he said. “When the bankruptcy evolves, and maybe some of these pension funds are confiscated, and the wars never end, and bankruptcy comes forth, people [will say], ‘Hey, we’re getting a bad deal from this. Why don’t we leave?’ “

  He added: “I think it’s inevitable people wanting to leave will be there, and the numbers will grow.” “

 

 

National Journal