Monday, April 25, 2016

Middletown Insider Primary Candidate Endorsements

Photo by Bill Boylan
Come next November there will be two viable candidates on the ballot from which to choose; one Democrat and one Republican. Of the two, only one will win.  God forbid, the Democrat candidate wins the election, but given the possibility that may happen, everyone, not just Democrats, have a vested interest in whom the Democrat candidate is in November.  The Democrat choices are Hilary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

Hilary Clinton seems to be plagued with one scandal after another, going back at least to the Watergate investigation, where she was fired for being a liar.  According to World Net Daily, “She was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman, who called her a liar and much worse.

“She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer,” he said. “She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”  She was 27 yrs old at the time.

The Clinton Foundation is little more than a money laundering scheme.  It accepted millions of dollars in donations for from foreign governments.  

According to the New York Post, “the Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits”.

In 2013 the Clinton Foundation received over $140 million in grants and pledges of which only $9 million went to direct aid.  Their 2013 tax filing show the foundation spent $30 million on payroll and employee benefits; $8.7 million in rent and office expenses; $9.2 million on “conferences, conventions and meetings”; $8 million on fundraising; and nearly $8.5 million on travel.  This according to the NY Post article cited above.

Do you really think those donations were given without an expectation of a “return on investment”?
In a 2008 speech, while still Senator, Hillary Clinton spoke about a trip she made to Bosnia, in 1996 while First Lady.  She claimed, “I remember landing under sniper fire,” “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

News reports and video of her expose her “sniper fire” as utterly false. She repeated this claim numerous times during her run fro president in 2007/08.  What actually happened was that she was greeted by a crowd of people and presented with a poem from an 8 yr. old.  This is not simply an embellishment, it is a lie!

According to the Washington Post, there are more than 100 news articles reporting on her trip, none of which make any mention of sniper fire.  See the CBS News video at #11  

During her stint as Secretary of State, Clinton used a private email server and email address, rather than State Department’s official email system.  In doing so, she sent and received information that was sensitive in nature; the kind of information that our enemies would love to get their hands on.  This put national security at risk.  Later, she released about half the information contained on her server, claiming the rest were personal in nature, and involved such topics as yoga.  After that, she attempted to destroy the hard drive.  There is only one reason for her to use a private server and later destroy it; she is hiding something.  Clinton is still under investigation by the FBI over this.

On Sept. 1, 1012, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, our embassy in Benghazi Libya was attacked and 4 Americans, including the ambassador, died.  Our ambassador, Chris Stevens, had for weeks repeatedly asked the State Department for more protection.  Those pleas were ignored.  After the attacks, Clinton called them “spontaneous” and in response to an allegedly anti-Islam video.  She knew this was not true and lied abouit it.  It was a well organized and professionally executed attack.  Her lies were an effort to cover up her incompetence and negligence.  She fed these lies to the families of the victims.

Bernie Sanders calls himself a “democratic socialist”.  This is Orwellian double-speak for “communist”.  But unlike his opponent, he actually believes what he is saying, whereas Clinton is a greedy, power hungry elitist willing to say or do anything to satisfy her lust for power and money.

Sanders is a kook, but at least an honest one, and at least he says he supports the Second Amendment.
Therefore, The Middletown Insider endorses Bernie Sanders as the Democrat nominee.

There are four choices for Republicans; Donald Trump, the front runner, Ted Cruz, John Kasick and Ben Carson.  Carson dropped out of the race but did not file paperwork in time to remove his name from the ballot.  Kasick, governor of my home state of Ohio, has little if any chance of getting the nomination.  This leaves Trump and Cruz as the viable candidates.

Donald Trump is a successful business man with a proven track record for getting things done.  He rescued the City of New York from the debacle of an ice skating rink construction project that had run way over budget and dragged on far longer than it should have.  Trump took over management of the project and brought it in under the revised projected budget and ahead of schedule.

Trump, in spite of his gruff and sometimes abrasive style, is indeed a diplomat, able to bring people together to accomplish a particular goal.  You cannot build a business empire without having the interpersonal skills of a leader and diplomat.  Watch this 1988 video of Trump on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  You will see a side of him that he has not revealed during this campaign.

Trump actually loves America and cherishes the liberty and opportunity America provides to all citizens that allowed him to reach heights of success that can be obtained in few if any other places in the world.  Sure, his father seeded him money to get him started, but it was he and his hard work that turned that seed money into a multi-billion dollar empire.

Ted Cruz, elected senator from Texas in 2012, has a long record of service and extraordinary accomplishments, too numerous to mention, here.  His record includes being the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and domestic policy advisor to George W. Bush.

He was Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008. He was the first Hispanic, and the longest-serving, Solicitor General in Texas history.  As Solicitor General, he argued 9 cases before the Supreme Court, winning five times.  From 2004 to 2009, Cruz was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation.

Cruz has authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court.  Cruz's record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress.  (This may seem contradictory but there is a difference between presenting an oral arguments and being responsible for the entire presentation of a case.)

In District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by the attorneys general of 31 states, which said that the Washington, D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as an infringement on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

He is the first Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. senator representing Texas. He chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Activities and is also the chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness.

Cruz served as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995 and William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States in 1996.
With the possible exception of Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz possesses the greatest intellect of all the candidates, on both sides of the isle.  His list of tangible accomplishments is extensive.  He knows the judicial system inside and out, all the way to the Supreme Court.  He knows the issues.  He is truly a Constitutionalist.

With the likelihood that the next president will appoint as many as four justices to the Supreme Court, Cruz has the knowledge and expertise to select the best possible jurists.  This, in my view, is certainly the most crucial aspect of the coming election.  The next series of justices to be appointed will decide the nature and future of our country for many generations to come.  The next president will leave “We the People” with either a restored Republic consisting of internal peace and prosperity, or an impoverished and oppressive dictatorship.

Therefore, The Middletown Insider whole heartedly endorses Ted Cruz as the Republican nominee.

Tomorrow, Connecticut voters will make their choices; may they choose wisely.

William Boylan

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