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Jeff Merkley, (D. Antifa) Announces to Avid Supporters that He Will Remain in Obscurity

Oregon’s Jeff Merkley, (D. Antifa) announced Tuesday that he will not run for President of the United States.

Reaction was swift:

Had he thrown his black balaclava into the ring Merkley would have become the 15th candidate running on the Leftist side of the political aisle. The slate of Democrats/Socialists who have announced so far is: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson. More, such as Joe Biden, Beto O’Rourke and others are still coyly hanging back. Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that they would not run for office.

Merkley released his announcement on Twitter to avid supporters.

The 62-year-old former Princeton and Stanford student told them of his family’s hardscrabble upbringing, including a story – “family lore” – that his grandmother slept in a boxcar of a train for a short time.

Merkley’s name recognition might have been an issue in his now-erstwhile run for president. Few people know who he is. However, Oregon’s ‘Accidental Senator’ keeps the door open to a Cabinet position with a Bernie Sanders Administration. It’s clear that Jay Inslee (he’s Washington State’s Governor and also running for president) has the inside track to become Sanders’s “green czar” and is said to be preparing his first ‘five year plan’ for the demise of the U.S. capitalist economy, using the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez “Green New Deal” as his blueprint.

So, the world says goodbye to a possible Merkley presidency, remote though it may have been. Oregonians are lamenting a missed opportunity to get rid of him from the U.S. Senate and now Jeff Merkley will go back to obscurity.

Washington Times: Ben Carson is running for president

The Washington Times reports the brain surgeon turned politico is setting up apparatus for presidential run–complete with a manager.


The scoop from the Times includes some of the moves Carson has made, including:

[B]y forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign, The Washington Times has learned.

I’ve been opposed to people siphoning off money from other candidates to give money to Carson—since he disavowed a presidential run! But now? I’m thrilled.

Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should he run and approved the formation of a PAC called One Nation.

“Now is the time to start all of the appropriate exploration and investigation, and put down the structure that is necessary,” Dr. Carson said in a phone interview.

Asked about the likelihood he will run for president in 2016, Dr. Carson said: “I would say we are definitely a step or two closer than we were a year ago.”

He said the outcome of the 2014 elections in which Republicans are trying to seize control of the Senate would be a major factor, and that his new PAC would try to support candidates with similar viewpoints as his.

“Obviously we are very interested in what happens in November,” he said. “And if the people also continue to show strong desire for me to run, obviously that would be an important factor too.”

The other good news? This might just be a huge boon to Dr. Moninca Wehby’s Oregon Senate campaign, since Carson has endorsed and campaigned for her. 


Hillary Clinton’s broke-ass lament

Hillary Clinton says she and the former president were ‘dead broke’ when they decamped the White House in 2000.

Claiming an adjusted gross income of $416,039 on your 2000 income taxes is not broke. That’s a rich people problem.

Broke Ass Clintons
Broke Ass Clintons

Everybody loves a Zero-to-Hero story, especially voters. John McCain made moderates swoon with his real hero story, Bill Clinton was a boy from Hope (not really, but, hey, he’s rolling), John Kerry compared and contrasted his life before he married money and after, and now Hillary Clinton has begun to spin quite a rags to riches yarn in the run up to the 2016 presidential race.

In her first “exclusive” interview on ABC with Diane Sawyer, (not to be confused with all the other “exclusive” interviews she’ll be dispensing like spiked sugar cubes at the county inoculation clinic), the retired Senator has pulled back the drapes of her Chappaqua, New York manse to allow you a glimpse of her hard earned success. Sigh

Message? Don’t hate me because I make $5 million a speech!

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton told Sawyer, referring to the hefty legal fees incurred during their White House years. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”

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Yes, Hillary and Bill Clinton are now living the glamorous life, going from bossy and broke to flossy and fabulous!

It’s a tough sell.

Bill and Hill were as broke as a rainmaker at the most important law firm in Little Rock, wife of a governor, White Water riding, member of the board of Walmart, wife of the president and recipient of a $1.5 million spiff from Terry McAuliffe to buy the carpet bag cum Chappaqua manse can be. Cattle futures, anyone? 

I begrudge no man the claim to a decent and hard won living. I will not envy. But for the record, claiming an adjusted gross income of $416,039 on your 2000 income taxes is not broke. That’s a rich people problem.

Chelsea’s Sidwell Friends and Stanford educations were expensive, paying legal bills to keep your husband out of jail, squelching bimbo eruptions, keeping Bill in show Bibles for his perv-walks to and from funerals and church and playing keep away with Rose Law Firm records are all very, very expensive accounts payable. Vinnie from special problems doesn’t come cheap.

But, again for the record? In 2000 the median income for all US families was $42, 187.

Clinton added her husband had to double time it in the work force,

“Bill has worked really hard — and it’s been amazing to me — he’s worked very hard. First of all, we had to pay off all our debts, which was, you know, he had to make double the money because of obviously taxes and then pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.”

Them’s some rich people problems. Oh, and it’s the last time you’ll hear her complain about taxes during her campaign.