Race horses will run so hard to win for their rider that their hearts will literally explode. Politicians will campaign so hard to win the presidency that they will break the hearts of millions.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has demonstrated that she will do almost anything to win the presidency. Not because she believes she can make a difference in people’s lives, but because she has a blinding ambition to be president regardless of the collateral cost to the poor and the middle class.
Four of the seven deadly sins that Solomon wrote about in his Proverbs stand out in Clinton: greed, wrath, envy and pride. Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived, according to the Bible, and also one of the most foolish. He killed his half-brother Adonijah and King David’s general, Joab to gain the throne.
Something is rotten in the Obama administration
With six days until the election, Clinton’s chickens are coming home to roost. The daily drip of revelations from WikiLeaks reminds us of her foolishness and her obsession with filthy lucre.
I predicted last summer that Clinton would win the presidency. I made that prediction after FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency was closing the Clinton investigation. Days earlier, President Bill Clinton “accidently” bumped into Comey’s boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, on the tarmac in Phoenix last summer. What are the odds of that?
According to Bill, the chance encounter allowed them to catch up on golf and the grandkids.
It turned out that Bill was fibbing about the accidental meeting with Lynch at a time when she was deciding whether to proceed with charges against Hillary. It is accepted that Bill used his influence on the attorney general to have her instruct the FBI to stop its investigation of Hillary.
A few days later the investigation of Clinton’s private email case was suspended without criminal charges. Another cozy deal for the Clintons.
But this time they got stiffed by former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is the separated husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest aide and confidant for the past 25 years. Weiner, who lost his Congressional seat, is also under criminal investigation by the FBI for allegedly sexting an underage girl.
Perhaps Weiner could best write an expose of what happened. What we know is that Weiner and Abedin had shared a laptop while living together. The laptop found its way to Comey’s desk. The FBI was looking for evidence that Weiner was sexting a 15-year-old in North Carolina. Comey found tens of thousands of emails between then-Secretary of State Clinton and Abedin on that laptop.
The election has come down to a horse race
Best friends typically hate the man divorcing their friend. It’s been said that Clinton is like a mother to Abedin. Lots of women don’t particularly like their sons-in-law under the best of circumstances, but Weiner is a sexual sociopath. It is easy to believe there is a lot of bad blood between Weiner and Clinton. The FBI’s investigation of Weiner was happening at the same time as Clinton’s. He could have been secretly holding a get-out-of-jail-free card inside that laptop. If that is the case, all he had to do is broker a deal with the FBI whereby he would provide evidence against Clinton to the agency in a plea bargain deal. Weiner knows he would not survive prison.
Weiner may have voluntarily turned over Hillary’s smoking gun. Clinton has already denied that she passed on classified information. That was corrected by Comey who said it was done on a handful of occasions.
It seemed most unlikely that Clinton would ever face prosecution. After all:
Weiner may have changed those odds with evidence that couldn’t be swept under the rug. That could in fact blow open the criminality of the Obama administration from the White House to the Department of Justice and the FBI.
With 11 days to go, Comey was risking his career in reopening the investigation of Clinton. No sensible person would take that chance unless something other than Weiner popped out of the laptop.
All we know for certain is that Clinton is days away from the election and at the very least there will be a cloud of suspicion over her. If elected, the investigation may not cease and she could be facing impeachment.
It took the country six years to see that Nixon was a crook. Sometimes it takes decades to learn how crooked an ex-president was. One thing that is certain even before this election is that Clinton is a crook. And President Barack Obama is the worst leader in generations. He has done nothing to bring order to his cabinet and offers one more example of his practice of leading from the rear.
The story of Grubsteak Jake
With a name like Grubsteak Jake you might take Jake as someone that would do dirty tricks for political bosses. But Jake was not that. He was gentle. Jake was a horse.
My dad loved horses. He lived in an age where staying alive depended on a sturdy wagon and a good string of horses.
I think he also liked horses because after spending a lifetime of riding them he knew they didn’t want much. A carrot, a handful of oats and an ear-rub and his horse would love him.
I grew up on a small farm. It turned out that I had allergies. Horse dander gave me asthma and falls from horses gave me bruises.
The day he bought the horse he asked me what I thought of him.
The truth is I didn’t know the difference between a horse-track and a horseshoe. But at 16 hands, this quarter horse gelding was handsome with a good disposition.
My Uncle Dick had been a working cowboy all his life. When he first saw Jake he said, “Vern that horse sure has crooked legs.” That became apparent in short order as Jake did stumble because his front legs would get tangled.
One day I got a call that my dad had taken a spill. Jake had the wherewithal to twist himself so that he would not fall atop my father. I finally understood why my dad liked horses and distrusted people.
Yours in good times and bad,