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Hillary Clinton on Brussels: Terrorists Won't 'Undermine Democratic Values'—But She Already Has

Candidates say dumb things after terrorist attack in Brussels.

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Donald Trump wants to shut down all immigration. Ted Cruz thinks uttering the phrase "radical Islam" will help defeat it. Hillary Clinton says the U.S. needs to "intensify and broaden" its anti-ISIS strategy.

Each of these things is dumb, in its own way. Trump and Cruz's statements are dumb in a cartoonish way—the U.S. will close all its borders because of an attack on another continent? –does Ted Cruz think it makes one difference to the military-aged Muslim males Obama is profiling and killing that the president avoids using the words "radical Islam"?

Clinton's statements may be more dangerous because they're treated as adult-like.

The U.S. anti-ISIS strategy so far hasn't yielded much on the ground. A recent ISIS rocket attack that killed a U.S. Marine based in Iraq led to the U.S. sending even more troops into Iraq. Like the war in Iraq never ended, and now Clinton suggests more of the same. Her foreign policy is cartoonish in its own special way.

She pushed the U.S. into an intervention in Libya to topple Qaddafi, bragged about it, and now refuses to connect the dots between the intervention she supported in 2011 and the failed state and breeding ground for ISIS and other radical Islamist groups Libya has become today.

"These terrorists seek to undermine the democratic values that are the foundation of our way of life," Clinton tweeted this morning. "They will never succeed."

This is from a former secretary of state who blamed protests at U.S. embassies around the Muslim world in 2012 on a YouTube video and then targeted its creator for his exercise in free expression. The mainstream laughed at Donald Trump for saying he'd consult Bill Gates to figure out how to shut down portions of the Internet used by radical Islamists to recruit new fighters. But Hillary Clinton said the same thing, albeit without name dropping a tech leader who hasn't been relevant in tech since the 1990s.

Clinton says the terrorists won't succeed in undermining "the democratic values that are the foundation of our way of life." They've already succeeded, with the help of Clinton. She voted for the PATRIOT Act, the first "democratic values" cherry popped after 9/11, and was a member of the inaugural Obama administration, helping to ensure the broad strokes of the Bush counter-terrorism strategy outlived the Bush administration itself.

Fifteen years after 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, mere religiously-motivated shootings move the government apparatus to crush more civil liberties. The FBI director proudly climbed the pile of dead bodies at San Bernardino to demand Apple create an encryption back door law enforcement that would threaten the privacy of millions of Americans.

Clinton wants to abrogate Americans' second amendment rights in the name of safety, and that of American Muslims doubly so, supporting the use of the specious "terror watch list" to arbitrarily deny the rights of countless Americans, predominantly Muslims. But at least she doesn't say "radical Islamic terrorism"?

But "democratic values" aren't just about a reluctance to generalize about demographic groups. The reluctance is especially meaningless when it is limited to the rhetorical. Counter-terrorism strategies like "signature strikes" by CIA drones means Muslims around the world are being targeted not because they are known to the federal government to be involved in specific terrorist activity, but because they fit a profile—a profile largely predicated on their religion.

Democratic values are about freedom—the freedom to speak, the freedom to practice your religion, the freedom to spend your money, the freedom to associate with who you want, the freedom to defend yourself and your family, the freedom from an overbearing government that regularly violates your person, house, papers, and effects. Can anyone make a credible case that Clinton has defended any of these freedoms?

If the "war on terror" (but don't call it that!) is measured by America's commitment to "democratic values" it's already lost, with the most destructive forces not extremists in caves but so-called "moderates" in the halls of power at home.

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  1. “does Ted Cruz think it makes one difference to the military-aged Muslim males Obama is profiling and killing that the president avoids using the words “radical Islam”?”

    Can’t speak for Cruz but I doubt he thinks that at all.

    The use of “radical Islamic terrorist” is not directed at the radical Islamic terrorists. They already know they are radical Islamic terrorists.

    1. Precisely. So long as we fail to call it by its true name and clearly identify the perpetrators then the American people can comfortably go about their business without fear, and the politicrats can just as comfortably ignore the threat.

    2. Do they? Because some people here seem to think they are merely economic and political operatives, and ideology and religion have nothing to do with it. Of course, that could just be ridiculous pretense by navel-gazing morons…

      1. I think the “they” to whom TB was referring was the RITs themselves.

        1. yes.

    3. They already know they are radical Islamic terrorists.

      Do they? I thought they believed themselves to be the only pure practitioners of Islam. And they wouldn’t consider themselves as terrorists so much as holy warriors.

      1. Whatevahs. The point is, they are not struggling to identify themselves.

        1. True. I’m sure they are aware that we consider themselves such; they just don’t care. My point was more about the vastly different world view they have than about pedantry.

        2. I find it ironic that we MUST call transgenders what they think they are, but we must also absolutely know how not Islamic Islamic terrorists are…

  2. Clinton will go along with whatever is politically profitable for her, because that’s all she knows. This reminds me of the Friedman quote- “Make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right things”.

    1. That quote is a great sentiment, but has a problem with implementation.

      1. True. But we are never ever ever never ever going to get the right people to run our government.

        I had a chat with someone at the bar the other night who was a big Bernie fan and wanted to get “money out of politics”. I agreed that this is problematic but then we both agreed that the money is not going out of politics. My counterpoint was to lessen the power of government thus the money will be less influential.

        He didn’t get it. Most people in this country don’t get this, and this is why we are fucked.

        1. How do you get the money out of politics by making government smaller? It don’t make no sense. Government has to be really, really big to move all that money out of the basement.

          1. Simple, you light all the money on fire. Who doesn’t love that massive pit out in the desert?

            1. If you love America, you’ll dump money in her hole.

  3. Yeah, Hillary spent her whole tenure at SoS de facto giving these movements a large amount of space to operate in for Libya and Syria,. Gee, Hillary, maybe the sales of 15,000 TOW missiles to Saudi Arabia might have ended up benefit Al Nusra and ISIS. I mean, I know Saudis really care who got them.

    1. Or, just maybe, dropping bombs on Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, etc. etc. etc. makes people in those countries just a wee bit angry and worried.

      1. There’s not such thing as blowback. People don’t get angry when you kill their friends and family. That’s just a myth.

        1. Blowback works both ways.

          1. It’s called 69-ing.

  4. Just ran across this:

    http://dailysignal.com/2016/03…..e-deniers/

    I have been busy lately so I haven’t kept up. It is hard for me to believe this hasn’t been covered here but I can’t find any Reason stories on it. Surely someone put it in the links.

    http://dailysignal.com/2016/03…..e-deniers/

    There is so much wrong here I don’t know where to begin. It is predictable for the fanatic rabble to take this sort of position, but the AT and the President and admit it? The most important thing I took away from it is that they know they don’t have a defensible position so shutting up the other side is all they have. A clear admittance that they are wrong.

    The progressives truly are evil and the worst kinds of people.

    1. Also, the most insidious thing is that the AT and Pres think that would be OK. It is really no surprise that they take the position but admitting to it and thinking it is ok shows a profound tone deafness and disdain for fair play, truthfulness, and our fundamental values.

      What it says is that this president is no friend of America and it would not be unfair to call him enemy.

    2. she discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against so-called “climate change deniers,” [and] “referred it to the FBI to consider”

      “Sorry, I meant *hope and* change deniers’.”

    3. Basically, she’s trying to intimidate the energy companies into shutting up. While she may not win, the punishment, as always, is the punishment. Of course, she might overplay her hand and lose big.

      1. It’s the same thing the feds did to the tobacco industry. In each case, they demand correct thought of companies and also demand they confess their sins against mankind and/or atone for them.

        1. they demand correct thought of companies and also demand they confess their sins against mankind and/or atone for them.

          I bet those companies were never expecting a Spanish Inquisition…

    4. The internet companies had the balls to shut things down to protest CISPA or SOPA or whatever it was. The power companies should shut off all their fossil plants until the feds end this. Whether it ends with the feds actually demanding they burn carbon or backing off on their denier rhetoric, it’s a victory.

      1. While that would do pretty well to make the point to reasonable humans, I feel like the modern progressive response to that would just be to use this as proof that absolute government control of those irresponsible corporations is necessary. Your prices, your throughput, your wages, and your profits are now set by E.P.A. Directive 287123948712 schedule B.

        1. Glide, I’m afraid your enumeration is wrong; it’s Directive 10-289.

    5. So then by this logic, we should prosecute anyone who doesn’t believe in evolution either, since that science is much more settled than AWG. How about moon-hoaxers? 9-11 truthers? Where does it end? I get that this is a move by the current administration to attack big oil, but still, where does it end?

      1. *AGW

      2. It ends when everyone learns to love Big Brother, Winston.

        1. True (not Winston, sorry for all the ? marks)

  5. While I’m anti-surveillance state, is Reason yet ready to admit that it’s possible that not all immigrates are equally a fit for our Western societies.

    1. Not all nationals are equally a fit for Western societies.

      1. To elaborate, I think if we want to go the route of shutting out people who don’t conform with our American values, we need to prevent ALL European immigration!! Those people have NO respect for free speech, and our youth is corrupted enough by their anti-speech cultures!!

        We could also get rid of our citizens whom don’t conform with the free speech ideal. Shut out all the college campus kids. I don’t see why we should let such anti-Western people into our country just because they were born here.

        The way I see it is your implied approach is halfassed. We have a LOT more problems coming in from European ideals of censorship threatening our constitution than the measly cultural forces that would threaten us from Middle Eastern immigration. The few votes by pro-Sharia folks aren’t going to do more damage then the many votes by people who support European-style censorship. The Europeans are the greatest threat to our open culture of free speech.

        And immigration isn’t the only problem, their culture leaks into ours through the internet, and unlike Middle Eastern Culture, it IS convincing many American Citizens that it is the correct culture when it comes to things like gun control and free speech. Restricting immigration from Europe wouldn’t halt the downward cultural spiral towards inferior anti-liberty European Culture.

        1. Yeah, but those middle eastern immigrants might kill some people, so everyone shit your pants!

        2. That’s a fair point. The influence of European political culture on American politics has probably been as detrimental over time as the influence of terrorism, if not more so. I think you can make the argument that the kind of total-state responses people now find acceptable to even a whiff of a terrorist threat derives from the top-down socialism popular in Europe for some time.

  6. does Ted Cruz think it makes one difference to the military-aged Muslim males Obama is profiling and killing that the president avoids using the words “radical Islam”?

    No, but perhaps he understands that recognizing the challenge we face is radical Islam might just make us a little less likely to depose secular states in like Egypt, Libya, or Syria. Again, profiling and killing is a tactic. A tactic backing up a poor strategy isn’t going to do all that much good.

    1. “might just make us a little less likely to depose secular states in like Egypt, Libya, or Syria”

      Oh the hopeful idealism!! 😀 As if knowing our enemy would actually do anything to halt the military’s broad scope!!

      More accurate targeting WOULD be better, but “radical Islamic terrorism” is STILL much to broad to be helpful. Let’s try “radical Wahhabi terrorism.” THAT would get us to (theoretically, without military industrial complex interference) stop us from focusing on secular and non-Salafi places, and would cause us to stop shooting ourselves in the foot by HELPING our enemies, like the radical Wahhabi Saudi Arabia.

      1. How about just Islam??

        In the cold war was the problem Radical Communists or just communism?

        In WWII was the problem Radical Nazis or just nazism or even more broadly fascism?

        In the pre war south was the problem Radical KKK elements or just democrats?

        1. “In the pre war south was the problem Radical KKK elements or just democrats?”

          Funny how some things never seem to change.

  7. “These terrorists seek to undermine the democratic values that are the foundation of our way of life,” Clinton tweeted this morning. “They will never succeed.”

    Maybe she should tell Belgium that:

    The bombings triggered a transport shutdown, with flights halted and metro, tram and bus services all suspended.

    Airports across Europe swiftly announced they were boosting security, including in London, Paris, and Frankfurt. Across the Atlantic, New York and Washington ordered extra counter-terror officers to crowded areas and train stations.

    Brussels residents were told to stay inside. Security was also beefed up at Belgium’s nuclear plants — where non-essential staff were sent home — and at EU buildings in the French city of Strasbourg, home to the European Parliament.

    And after rumours of arrests and searches, authorities told media to halt all reporting on the investigation into the bombings, “so as not to harm the inquiry”.

    1. But Hugh, all of that is perfectly consistent with the tyranny of the majorit…oops, I mean democracy.

      1. You’re right Epi, I really should quit equating democracy with freedom.

        1. I prefer to equate democracy with American Idol.

    2. 99% of what Hillary says is almost a parody of generic political speech you might see in a B movie. I will never understand how she’s gotten to where she is.

      1. Ruthlessness, a political marriage, enough neocon in her foreign policy to make her palatable to both parties, and a good ability to deflect controversy.

        Such skills could get anyone far.

        1. And mindless unprincipled idiots who will vote for anyone desginated by their TEAM.

        2. Pretty much. Give an amoral sociopath a huge stolen base by marriage to a President, and this is what you get.

        3. Betcha she could really sing a good version of “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”.

        4. Let’s not forget a media complex that goes out of its way to protect her every utterance and action from scrutiny.

      2. I will never understand how she’s gotten to where she is.

        The same can be said of most recent democrat politicians like Martha Coakly, Chris Coons, Richie Bloomenthal, Diane Fienstein, Jerry Brown…

        1. Blumenthal has got to be one of the most hatable assholes out there.

  8. “We just have to be smarter about how we vet people, the kind of security we require,” Clinton said.

    Oh, FFS!

    1. They just don’t have the right TOP MEN yet, Rich. That’s all. But they will, if Hillary gets elected. Because you can trust her.

    2. Perhaps she could start be vetting her own fitness for the presidency.

      1. Or by willingly permitting the DoJ and the people to do it.

    3. We have to “vet” them but we can’t engage in any profiling or admit that some Pakistani guy with a mail order bride from Saudi Arabia who wears a burka is more worthy of scrutiny than the mom from that Geico commercial with the squirrels in her attic.

      1. Perhaps not, but *anybody* in a GEICO commercial is worthy of vetting.

        1. I love that commercial.

          1. The actress totally nails it. Its a funny commercial, mostly because of her.

            1. Those liberty mutual car insurance ads are the worst, though. The girl that named her car Brad, and did her happy dance. The broad that hydroplaned into a ditch (Yeah!). And the one that had to research “torque ratios”. Ball gags for the lot of them.

              1. The 3/4 of a car one is the absolute worst of the lot. I want to stab that moron with a fork every time she says that stupid line.

            2. The squirrels running around in the background make the commercial.

      2. I heard some genius make that very argument on television this morning.

        1. So it looks like you now know where John gets his talking points.

          1. Yeah because everyone is like you and is apparently incapable of thinking for themselves I guess. You don’t like my opinions, good for you. But make an argument why you don’t.

            1. Save that comment for when I actually say something about your opinions.

              1. You just did. You said I get them from TV. And sorry but no.

                1. Damn you’ve got a thin skin. Learn how to take a joke.

                2. I think you missed it John. Your comment was sarcasm, the argument I heard on the teevee was in earnest. I am pretty sure sarcasmic was being sarcastic also.

                  1. I am pretty sure sarcasmic was being sarcastic also.

                    Me? Never!

                    1. My apologies sarcasmic. I totally missed it. Sorry to be a dick.

                    2. Sorry to be a dick.

                      You? Never!

      3. I wonder, when the native Swedes become refugees fleeing their own country if they will be shipped here en mass with no questions asked like the Syrians…

        I dont know about y’all but I am not going to stand by and watch my countrymen be forced to eat meatballs, pickled herring and lingonberry jam.

        1. Damn square-heads.

        2. I for one welcome our new overlords of tall leggy blonds bearing tasty meatballs and jam.

          1. +1 Swedish Bikini Team

        3. But…I already eat all that stuff. Haven’t you ever been to IKEA? THEY’RE ALREADY HERE!!!

          1. You leave my lingonberry jam alone. That shit is awesome.

            1. Worst euphemism ever.

        4. Swedes are like the bobble headed cheerleaders of Scandinavia though. Cute, but not very smart or good for the economy

        5. The meatballs I can live with. It’s that damned modular furniture that irks me!

      4. My son has opened his own successful business and is working 16 hours per day. I called the other day during business hours just to check on him and see how everything is going. When he answered I opened with “Well, the squirrels are back in the attic…”

        He broke into a protracted fit of laughter.

        1. That is great. What I love about that commercial is the squirrels frolicking around the pool behind her.

          1. She asks if it’s noisy because he’s taking Zumba class It’s so weirdly specific. He’s in a fist fight with a helicopter in the the background….is that what a Zumba class sounds like ?

      5. If we’re going to profile, we have to be more narrow. Targeting 1.6 billion people, 23% of the world’s population, isn’t helpful. If you want to target the Salafists, around just 1% of the population, the narrower scope will help target the actual threat.

        If Spaniards were responsible for large amounts of terrorism on US soil, only a fool would think profiling all Europeans would be a good idea. As data mining shows, profiling should be as specific as possible to be efficient.

  9. Democratic values are about freedom?the freedom to speak, the freedom to practice your religion, the freedom to spend your money, the freedom to associate with who you want, the freedom to defend yourself and your family, the freedom from an overbearing government that regularly violates your person, house, papers, and effects.

    No. Those are American Constitutional values.

    Democratic values are all about mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, mob rule, and mob rule.

    1. The only thing in the Constitution about how people spend their money is the interstate commerce clause.

      1. The commerce clause is actually only about the fedgov ensuring that commerce between the states was free-flowing. To regulate at that time meant “to make regular”, as in something that was in good working order was said to be “well regulated”. It was meant to keep the states from imposing tariffs and trade barriers against each other.

        1. Amazing how that has now been interpreted to mean the Founders intended that the federal government should have a say over anything and everything that may or may not possibly have an effect on commerce of any sort.

        2. Just FYI from 1755:

          To R?gulate. v.a. [regula, Lat.]

          To adjust by rule or method.

          Nature, in the production of things, always designs them to partake of certain, regulated, established essences, which are to be the models of all things to be produced: this, in that crude sense, would need some better explication. Locke.
          To direct.

          Regulate the patient in his manner of living. Wiseman.

          Ev’n goddesses are women; and no wife
          Has pow’r to regulate her husband’s life. Dryden.

          http://johnsonsdictionaryonlin…..070&i=1667

          1. The following are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, and bracket in time the writing of the 2nd amendment:
            1709: “If a liberal Education has formed in us well-regulated Appetites and worthy Inclinations.”
            1714: “The practice of all well-regulated courts of justice in the world.”
            1812: “The equation of time … is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial.”
            1848: “A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor.”
            1862: “It appeared to her well-regulated mind, like a clandestine proceeding.”
            1894: “The newspaper, a never wanting adjunct to every well-regulated American embryo city.”
            The phrase “well-regulated” was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected.

            1. Yes, but to “regulate” something means to adjust it by rule or method or to direct, according to the 1755 definition, so something “well-regulated” would be something directed or subject to rules in order to be correctly calibrated.

              1. Sorry, Susie. Your definition of “regulated” is only one of several.

              2. “Regulate” in the sense of something which is “regular”, or following established patterns.

                Etymology of the word ‘regular’

                To regulate something is indeed to apply governance to it, but the idea that governance would or could only come from the state is only true for the modern sense of the word. Historically, and to a lesser extent in contemporary English, the verb “govern” is used as “to govern one’s temper”. In this sense, and this would be known to 18th century speakers, the need for a thing to be “well-regulated”, or well-governed, would not necessarily imply that the state undertake the regulation. In fact, that it would be necessary to specify that the state would do so is an indication of the multiple understandings of the word.

      2. Money is property distilled into numbers so there is that bit about not being nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law and being secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects.

        It is pretty easy to infer freedom to dispose of your property as you see fit from that.

        1. And yet the various government agencies have failed time and again to come to that conclusion.

    2. As usual, you’re a mystery wrapped in an enigma. What are you really trying to say here?

  10. Well crap, Rob Ford is dead – who we gonna compare Trump to now?

    1. You mom?

    2. Hitl…oh, I forgot. It is against the rules to actually say his name.

      1. But we can still say the n-word right? Nitler?

    3. I’m glad you said it, because Toronto already had their Trump in office.

    4. Screw him. I liked Jesse James.

      1. +1 picture on the wall

    5. Isn’t he the guy who admitted to doing crack? Trump is a teetotaler.

      1. “Isn’t he the guy who admitted to doing crack? Trump is a teetotaler.”

        We’ll never have anyone as great as Ford. Trump’s the best we can do in the sad age.

        1. Marion Barry was in the same league.

          1. He was, although I hear it’s racist to remember his antics, he is very missed.

    6. Who compared Trump to Rob Ford?

      1. Your mom?

        1. No, she compared Trump to Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

    7. You know who could play Rob Ford in the movie of his life ?

      John Belushi. No wait….
      John Candy. Oops.
      Chris Farley. Dammit.

  11. What are “Democratic Values”?

    1. Good question. If there there were a meaningless term, that is it.

    2. Whatever gets the person who uses the phrase elected.

    3. Whatever gets the mob riled up.

    4. Cash, or in-kind contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

    5. its a infinitely open ended term for whenever you want to attack a republican. Just say “democrat values” and you have Trumped all republicans.

      1. It’s marketing, democratic values= Democratic Party, Get with it Comrade!

    6. What are “Democratic Values”?

      Pandering and race bating.

    7. Big “D” or small “d”?
      He put the word at the beginning of the sentence, so you can’t tell what he is trying to say.
      That’s why I always refer to the political party as the demoncrap party – it is far more descriptive.

  12. Is Trump getting his foreign policy strategy from Pandemic?

  13. “Hillary Clinton says the U.S. needs to “intensify and broaden” its anti-ISIS strategy.”

    Heck of an idea, Hillary. How’s that working out for you so far?

    P.S. You’ve been campaigning for almost a year now. Has anyone in the media asked you if you would bomb Libya again, knowing what you know now? What is your answer to that question?

    1. What is your answer to that question?

      “Oh, that’s absurd! I’m not even going to answer that!”
      /Hillary

    2. they did in the last debate. She said it is still too early to tell. they have had elections and we may need to support for years, like Germany, Japan and South Korea.

      She really is a crazy person. Why is she so much less crazy than trump?

      1. She’s not less crazy than Trump. She just carefully screens her craziness to things that are considered non-crazy by The Elite TM — such as “giving more power to the government will make you better off”. I mean, she is the one who ran commercials saying the government giving some people stuff with money stolen from others is exactly like a Christmas present from her.

        1. she doesn’t hide her crazy the left just doesn’t care

    3. You might fill us in, as well, as to what your “anti-ISIS” position was while you were still in office.

  14. Hey Europe, how’s that multicultural, gun control, welfare state thing working out for you?

    1. 7 of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20 happiest nations in the world are in Europe.

      1. Kids who eat a lot of candy are also happy, until they have to go to the dentist.

      2. Yeah Hugh. And I am sure the reason why they are so happy is all of the Islamic immigration.

      3. Places like Tuscany and the Rhineland and Provence were pits of unhappiness until the Muslims showed up and made it better.

      4. Those ‘happiest nations’ and ‘freest nations’ rankings are barely masked propaganda pushing the policies those nations implement. In other words, total horseshit.

      5. As long as you define happiness as “living in a socialist state”.

      6. Hmm, a happiness scale based on this: “These variables currently include: real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perceptions of corruption.”

        Yup, those sound like completely objective criteria. And a comprehensive list of all the factors that explain happiness — while leaving off irrelevant stuff like “access to fine pussy”.

        1. real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perceptions of corruption.

          Two of those are more or less objective. One of them is barely even a euphemism for socialism. The others are hopelessly subjective/manipulable.

      7. Yes, and denmark is the freest place on earth according to W.W.

        Indexes are arguments for stupid people.

  15. Staffer: Hillary…
    Hillary (slaps staffer)
    Staffer: Madame Empress, terrorists have attacked Belgium.
    Hillary: Was there a youtube video?
    Staffer (looks at notes): No.
    Hillary (slaps staffer)
    Staffer: Right.

    Staffer walks out of room gingerly and confused while Hillary looks on pensively stroking her…

    1. Staffer walks out of room gingerly and confused while Hillary looks on pensively stroking her…

      Clitdong? Ballsack? Cankles of Death? Gunt?

    2. Can we just skip to the sex scene? Thanks.

      1. or just skip it… pleeeze?

    3. pussy… cat?

      1. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa…

  16. “Democratic values are about freedom”

    I know that was at the start of a sentence, but “democratic values” might be about freedom (not really, but let’s pretend) – “Democratic values” are about the opposite of freedom except for a few groups in a few circumstances.

    1. This is right up there with Obumbles continually referring to the US as a democracy. Neither of those evil idiots will acknowledge that we are not a democracy or that democracy is mob rule because mob rule is the primary tool of the left.

      1. More like “Mob rule” with the pretense that the common mob of peons rule.

        Plus, “kleptocratic Mob rule” is more precise.

      2. “will acknowledge that we are not a democracy or that democracy is mob rule”

        My history teacher straight-up taught that the reason we are a Republic and not a Democracy is that the founding fathers didn’t trust poor people to make certain decisions with the vote. As if concerns about tyranny by majority weren’t a thing. And as if poor people initially had the vote in the first place.

        1. Mine taught the opposite, that democracy was mob rule and that the founders were very wary of it.

    1. Speaking of movies, after seeing the trailer on TV, I have the weirdest boner for Hardcore Hank. Holy shit, that looks like stupid, stupid fun.

  17. Ed,

    You got to mention GWB. Hitlery didn’t invade and occupy a country run by a socialist dictator who spent his time fighting Islamists. That was someone else.

    1. Fighting some Islamists, funding others. Not unusual at all in the ME, really.

    2. I see you got the memo this morning on leftist politicians blaming everyone but themselves for their epic fuck-ups.

  18. Ted Cruz thinks uttering the phrase “radical Islam” will help defeat it.

    That’s an awfully tendentious way to characterize what he said, and I’m pretty sure you know it.

  19. mere religiously-motivated shootings

    That’s Obama-level cold, Ed. It reeks of “What’s a few dead peons between people of importance like us, anyway?”

  20. All of these politicians make statements like these after a terror attack-it’s nothing new, what amazes me is how there is a segment of libertarians who think that Cruz is a better alternative to Trump, in some ways he’s actually worse. The default knee jerk reaction is Airstrikes! These assholes should learn that perhaps a flawed foreign policy is a large portion of the problem.

  21. All the while they kowtow to the zionists who are overtly segregationist and pretty efficient at slaughter too , slaughtering a couple of thousand at a time every few years .

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  23. The USA is NOT a democracy – The USA is a Constitutional Republic..

    There is no Good Islam and no Bad Islam, as Muslim leaders occasionally trouble to tell us. The distinction that our leaders make between Good Islam and Bad Islam is not theological, but pragmatic. They dub whatever is shooting at us right now Bad Islam and assume that everything else must be Good Islam. That is the fallacy which they used to arrive at their Tiny Minority of Extremists formula.
    There is no Tiny Minority of Extremists. Behind the various tiny minorities of extremists are countries and billionaires, global organizations and Islamic banks. Outsourcing our counterterrorism strategy to the countries and ideologies behind the terrorists we’re fighting isn’t a plan, it’s a death wish.
    The Jihad isn’t coming from some phantom website. It’s coming from our Muslim allies. It’s coming from Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It’s coming from the Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups. It’s coming from the moderate Muslim leaders that our leaders pose with at anti-extremism conferences. And it’s coming from the mosques and homes of the Muslims living in America. There is no Good Islam. There is no Bad Islam. There is just Islam. There is just the Quran.
    http://sultanknish.blogspot.co…..islam.html

  24. I’m waiting for the new Dumb, Dumber, and Dumberest movie staring Trump, Cruz, and Clinton.

  25. Clinton says the terrorists won’t succeed in undermining “the democratic values that are the foundation of our way of life.” They’ve already succeeded, with the help of Clinton.

    That was her point! They wouldn’t do it, but she would! She wanted credit for all her hard work.

    Aint that just like the War on Women, to give credit for what Hillary did to a bunch of men?

  26. Bout time most of You Panty Waists started fending 4 yourselves & your Familes cause if You think this Bimbo Clinton has a Clue ? I’m gonna pray 4 you & her sorry A$$ 2…What a Bunch of Dummies LOL

  27. RE: Hillary Clinton on Brussels: Terrorists Won’t ‘Undermine Democratic Values’?But She Already Has

    Isn’t that the whole point of Hitlery running for president?

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