I was going to discuss “The Clintons” today butt between Doug Ross (Will Hillary Get the Petraeus Treatment?) and Clarice (The Clintons' Little Tin Box) they’ve pretty much covered all the bases we know about so far. Except for the New York Post’s contention that the Clinton Foundation functions essentially as a slush fund.
H/T Doug Ross
Charity Navigator, which rates nonprofits, put the foundation on its “watch list,” which warns potential donors about investing in problematic charities. The 23 charities on the list include the Rev. Al Sharpton’s troubled National Action Network, which is cited for failing to pay payroll taxes for several years.
And although the 2016 presidential campaign hasn’t even officially begun we are already starting to show signs of Clinton fatigue. Let’s just say that somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do and leave it at that for now.
And so as I leave the Clintons to take care of themselves, which they have more than proven they can do, let’s move on to another topic: John Nolte’s excellent discourse on liberal hypocrisy: Gay Panic: Jenner, Rubio, Cruz Shock Parochial Mainstream Media. You should read it for yourself, butt here are some of the high lights:
Our bubbled mainstream media got a serious crash-course in reality this week with the revelations that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio don’t hate gays, and that Bruce Jenner, who is in the process of transitioning into a woman, remains a Christian Republican.
Bruce does seem to be suffering from gender dysphoria, butt apparently the rest of his brain is working correctly.
During a two-hour interview Friday night, Jenner said to a noticeably puzzled Diane Sawyer, “I’ve always been more on the conservative side.” Still in shock, Sawyer then asked if he’s a Republican. Jenner responded in the affirmative, ”Yeah. Is that a bad thing? I believe in the Constitution.” Jenner also said he was a Christian and not a Barack Obama fan.
Mr. Nolte also explained how puzzled the media was by the whole thing:
Earlier this same week, among others, The New York Times was flabbergasted to discover that Republican Senator Ted Cruz would love his daughters just as much if they were gay. Cruz was also the star of a political event this week hosted by two openly gay hoteliers. The Times was so startled by this Cruz felt compelled to issue a statement.
“It speaks volumes that the New York Times considers it newsworthy that a Republican who believes marriage is between a man and a woman would meet with people who hold a different view,” said Cruz.
You keep ‘splaining and I’ll keep making jokes.
Like most everyone else in America, legions of conservatives and Christians live and work, and dare I say, coexist just fine with their openly gay friends, co-workers, and relatives. America has come a long way in a very short time when it comes to recognizing the humanity of homosexuals, and that is truly a wonderful thing. And long overdue.
Where we disagree is on the political issue of same sex marriage, and despite what the media believes, holding the same opinion on gay marriage that Barack Obama did two years ago, and Hillary Clinton did 2 minutes ago, does not make one a Nazi. (snip)
The mainstream media is positively drunk on its own sanctimonious ideas of diversity, inclusion and tolerance of different cultures and ideas. And yet this same mainstream media regularly displays a stunning ignorance when it comes to understanding a political and religious culture held by something like, oh, 100 million Americans.
This ignorance breeds hate, which in turn breeds a bigotry that includes a wildly unfair stereotyping that regularly finds its way into news coverage. (snip)
Bruce Jenner is about to discover that conservatives and Christians will be much more tolerant towards his transitioning than so-called progressives are of his political beliefs.
Which leaves you to wonder: who are the real defenders of Thomas Jefferson’s classical liberalism: the the progressive authoritarians who want to use the power of government to make you think and act the way they believe is best, or the Tea Party conservatives who want government to butt out?
So, as the Supreme Court takes up the issue of gay marriage this week I say let the culture wars continue…
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network