Rule Five Friday

2015_04_17_Rule Five Friday (1)Her Majesty Hillary the First’s initial Iowa campaign appearance, during which the media shamelessly made fools of themselves, was all staged.  Who didn’t see that coming?  Excerpt:

Hillary Clinton’s astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa.

Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.

2015_04_17_Rule Five Friday (2)Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.

Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.

The three got the lion’s share of Mrs. Clinton’s time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a ’roundtable’– the first of 2015_04_17_Rule Five Friday (3)many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.

Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.

‘What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,’ Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview.

There is not, nor has there ever been, anything authentic about 2015_04_17_Rule Five Friday (4)Hillary Clinton.

Bear in mind  Her Highness’s campaign has been characterized as an “astroturf” candidacy in the linked article, which appears in that notorious right-wing rag, the U.K. Daily Mail.  Funny how clearly the Mail sees the truth of this from all the way over in Blighty, while the crowd of sycophantic reporters that was sucked into this “event” never had a clue.

But it won’t win Hillary Clinton the White House.

Already there is some unrest in the Democrat ranks over the apparent coronation of Hillary Clinton as their 2016 candidate.  Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has said – correctly – that the Presidency isn’t “some crown to be handed back and forth between two families,” and that’s a good point.  But more to the 2015_04_17_Rule Five Friday (5)point is this:  Hillary Clinton has no record of successful public works.

When she was the carpetbagger Senator from New York, she did not sponsor any significant legislation.  Her tenure as Secretary of State lurched from mistake to disaster to calamity, bookmarked by the failed Russian “reset” and ending with the murder of a U.S. Ambassador at Benghazi.  She is the last person the Democrats should be putting up as President.

But that’s not going to stop Her Highness from trying.

It’s going to be an interesting primary season.

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