Donald J. Trump is burning down the house in speech after speech lately. Little wonder because there is plenty of tinder to get the fire to blaze forth. The biggest fuel for Trump’s fire is now ObamaCare. ObamaCare as every logical person could see, as we did in 2009, was a catastrophe. We called it a Frankenstein let loose among the villagers prepared, willing, and able, to kill.
Yeah, Obama used to promise that his ObamaCare Frankenstein would be your friend. Instead, ObamaCare is a monster that kills after it robs your wallet. Barack Obama lied and ran his flim-flam scams. The Obama Dimocrats helped Obama pass the scam. If there is justice, Obama and the Obama Dimocrats will be burnt to the ground this November for what they have done:
Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election.
Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
Moreover, about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles.
“Consumers will be faced this year with not only big premium increases but also with a declining number of insurers participating, and that will lead to a tumultuous open enrollment period,” said Larry Levitt, who tracks the health care law for the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
Republicans pounced on the numbers as a warning that insurance markets created by the 2010 health overhaul are teetering toward a “death spiral.” Sign-up season starts Nov. 1, about a week before national elections in which the GOP remains committed to a full repeal.
“It’s over for Obamacare,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said at a campaign rally Monday evening in Tampa, Florida.
Trump said his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, “wants to double down and make it more expensive and it’s not gonna work. … Our country can’t afford it, you can’t afford it.” He promised his own plan would deliver “great health care at a fraction of the cost.”
The new numbers aren’t too surprising, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who chairs a committee that oversees the law. It “does little to dispel the notion we are seeing the law implode at the expense of middle-class families.”
ObamaCare was always a scam. Young people who did not need health insurance because they were healthy (at most they might want catastrophic health insurance which ObamaCare banned from existence) were supposed to be forced to buy insurance to pay for the health insurance of others. Medicare was raided by hundreds of billions to pay for the ObamaCare scam. The worst part of ObamaCare was that those who took care of their health were to be punished with high insurance costs to pay for insurance for those who did not take care of their health. It was a scam by which the Federal Gangster Government would force citizens by the coercive powers of the state to give their money to the health insurance companies and in turn, because of high premiums and shockingly high deductibles, when you needed the insurance to pay, you would get nothing but more bills. It was a scam from top to bottom.
The mathematics of the scam never made any sense as we so often pointed out. Health insurance could be obtained when needed and because insurance could not be denied because of preconditions it meant that a person who purchased ObamaCare only during a medical emergency would be rewarded. After the medical emergency ObamaCare could be dropped by such a person without consequence. Forced “grace” periods made it easy to buy ObamaCare only when medical emergencies made it a smart choice.
ObamaCare never made any sense. We knew from the very beginning that people would be smart enough to take advantage of a system that had so many built in welcome mats for scam artists. ObamaCare was the product of a scam artist so naturally it attracted more scams.
The Obama administration is trying to calm the panic over soaring ObamaCare premiums by pointing to subsidies many will receive to offset the cost — but analysts and GOP lawmakers counter that those subsidies nevertheless will stick taxpayers with a rising bill.
With enrollment set to begin Nov. 1, the administration announced Monday that premiums are set rise an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market. Some states, such as Arizona, will see premiums jump by as much as 116 percent. [snip]
Analysts say it’s safe to assume taxpayer costs will rise. Miller noted that HHS reported an average subsidy of $291 per month in 2016. A 25 percent increase in premiums would theoretically translate into an extra $73 per month, or about $870 a year per person.
“If you assume conservatively that there’s 10 million people getting subsidies, that’s an extra $8.5 billion in extra costs taxpayers are getting hit by going into next year,” he said.
Other experts warned this is likely to continue as long as premiums keep rising.
“Its real simple, premiums are going up and up, and subsidies are going to go up with them,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and a former CBO director, told FoxNews.com.
Didn’t Obama say ObamaCare would bring premiums down? Yes Obama said ObamaCare would bring premiums down but ObamaCare premiums continue to rise. Deductibles will rise too.
If anyone thinks Donald J. Trump won’t win Arizona wait till Arizonians learn their premiums might go up by “as much as 116 percent”. In state after state as the higher premiums are announced on November 1, Donald J. Trump will rise to #1 in the vote counts.
Donald J. Trump is on fire as he burns down ObamaCare:
“It’s over for ObamaCare!!!”
Everywhere he goes, Donald J. Trump is on fire with substance and detail as he attacks ObamaCare:
The scam known as ObamaCare is over! says Donald J. Trump as he details some of the big problems of ObamaCare. As November 1 approaches those who support ObamaCare face a Frankenstein monster Halloween. This year Halloween won’t be on October 31, it will be November 1.
Donald J. Trump promises to slay the Frankenstein monster called ObamaCare. The villagers are happy to see Trump come to their rescue.
We were the first to say the 2016 presidential election was the most significant election since the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. We called this presidential election Prairie Fire Pre-Civil War Revolution Realignment. In that article, before the first vote in Iowa was cast, we outlined the historical implications of the 2016 elections:
Understand this: The governed withdraw their consent from the corrupt political establishment. We’re in a pre-Civil War situation. America 2016 is late stage America of the 1819 Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854, Dred Scott decision of 1857, and finally the presidential election of 1860. The stakes are that high. Iowa today possibly sets off the prairie fire.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Only a successful next president that can lead the country and unify it via clear, undisputed economic achievement with resonant leadership can prevent the fraying and eventual dissolution or the long painful circle the drain vortex. [snip]
You’ll never live long enough to see it’s like. The Roosevelt election in the 1930s, Reagan, JFK, Buchanan/Obama, Wilson, pikers all. This could be the big one of our lifetimes and many lifetimes after that. Or it could be a fizzle. Just another election. But the chances this is the big one, are… big. And that’s not normal and it is something to watch with awe.
Today, in Gettysburg, “awe” struck with a vengeance as Donald J. Trump embraced his destiny as the candidate of change and the Avenger against the ruling class that controls and rigs our political system:
Trump in his speech, which outlined his first 100 days stipulated ““I am not a politician. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I felt I had to act.” Trump took action and a nation which still considers itself “the land of the free and the home of the brave” rallied to the cause of “Make America Great Again”.
Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of the United States.
Touting ‘the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,’ Trump told an audience of about 300 invited guests that he will ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, replacing the current government ‘with a new government of, by and for the people.’
The symbolism factor was high, with a campaign aide telling reporters Friday night that the Civil War battle in Gettysburg memorialized by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 ‘was the moment when the war turned.’
Trump’s own war – a two-front clash against both Hillary Clinton and the mass media – will come to a climax on November 8 when most Americans will choose a leader for the next four years.
He summed up the substance of his campaign in a ‘Contract With The American Voter’ – a point-by-point set of initiatives that track with the themes he has focused on for 16 months.
Included are six anti-corruption pledges, seven actions related to jobs and trade and five on immigration and the ‘rule of law.’ He ended his contract with a list of 10 bills he said he would try to quickly shepherd through Congress.
Big Media is the enemy, Trump now clearly understands. Donald J. Trump in Gettysburg made it clear that he will not allow Big Media to continue to destroy our democracy. This was always to be his destiny. In order to Make America Great Again the ruling class and the political establishment of all political parties and institutions had to be confronted and defeated. Today Trump embraced his destiny.
To borrow from Lincoln at Gettysburg, today Donald J. Trump declared in different words for a different time “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Those few words are the meaning of “Make America Great Again”.
Back in that 2015 debate Donald J. Trump stood unafraid and alone. Fox News set up Donald J. Trump to fail but instead by standing tall, Trump won. After that debate Big Media focused on that one moment. Big Media declared “it’s over for Trump”. We declared it was Trump’s moment of triumph:
The best moment for Trump is when he stood alone, in an arena filled with Republicans/conservatives, next to the major Republican candidates for president, in front of the stars of Fox News, before the biggest Fox News audience ever, and said, ‘I’ll stand with America… P.U.M.A.!
Who did events prove to be correct? Our analysis was a Trump debate victory precisely because he stood on principle and said “P.U.M.A.!”
At that August 2015 debate Donald J. Trump spoke as a leader unafraid of taking on his own party. Trump won. After Trump became the nominee it is those that denounced Trump’s “disloyal” answer who have failed to live up to their pledge to support the party nominee.
And so it goes that after the Las Vegas debate Republicans such as Jeb Bush and John Kasich continue to refuse to live up their honor bound pledge and instead attack Donald J. Trump. Trump haters such as Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham are horrified that Trump will not preemptively concede an election even if the election is won by fraud perpetrated against the American voter.
As corrupt as the dishonorable Republicans are in their denunciations of Donald J. Trump for his smart answer last night, Hillary Clinton and those who support her today denouncing Trump are far worse. The case can be summed up in six letters: A L G O R E:
Horrifying! Trump “upends a basic pillar of American democracy” by saying he will wait and see what happens on election day, because of his concern about voter fraud.
But wait! Who was the last candidate who refused to accept the result on election day, as certified by election authorities? Al Gore. Did Gore “upend a basic pillar of American democracy” when he tried to overturn the result of the 2000 election? I don’t remember the Associated Press saying so at the time. In fact, I would bet that the authors of this piece of AP hysteria were rooting for Gore, at the time. Unbelievable.
Al Gore was correct to contest the 2000 election. The will of the voters should always be paramount and if necessary defended in court. But now the totalitarian force that is the Obama Dimocrat Party will not tolerate the honorable fight to defend the will of the voters in the face of voter and election fraud.
While Gore tried to stress the importance of voting he referenced his loss to George W. Bush in 2000. As the crowd begins chanting “YOU WON! YOU WON!” Watch Mrs. Clinton smile and nod in agreement. [snip]
As the crowd chanted and Hillary smiled and nodded approvingly, Gore continued his thought process by suggesting that he actually won the 2000 election by warning the young voters to not be in a position “years from now” welcoming Hillary Clinton and saying to her “actually you did win, it just wasn’t close enough to make sure that the votes were counted.”
Through this entire sequence, Mrs. Clinton continued to smile and nod in agreement.
Matt Drudge linked to many instances of Democrats, such as John Kerry, decrying rigged elections. A profile of Secretary of State John Kerry published Sunday in The New Yorker reveals that, 11 years after his election loss to George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry still believes he was robbed via systematic fraud.
What about the voters? In recent weeks we have seen example after example of Dimocratic Party systemic fraud in videos released by Project Veritas and others.
A defiant Donald Trump used the high-profile setting of the final presidential debate here Wednesday night to amplify one of the most explosive charges of his candidacy: that if he loses the election, he might consider the outcome illegitimate because the process is rigged.
Questioned directly as to whether he would accept the outcome should Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton prevail on Nov. 8, Trump demurred. “I will keep you in suspense,” the Republican nominee said. Clinton called Trump’s answer “horrifying,” saying he was “talking down our democracy.”
Trump defends our democracy when he defends a legitimate vote count and attacks election and voter fraud. It was a great moment among many great moments for Donald J. Trump. Even the naysayers who shout “it’s over for Trump” time and time again, admit Trump had a good night:
The evening was by far and away his best performance. Trump hit on all the major themes that his campaign is built upon: economic growth, strong national security, fighting illegal immigration, changing the direction of the country by fighting special interests, corruption and bureaucracy as well as ensuring a Conservative Supreme Court. He had especially good moments in criticizing Clinton’s foreign policy record and her email practices as well as Obama’s failed policies at home and abroad.
All was not easy in Las Vegas for Donald J. Trump. After all, Trump had to debate three people not just one. Donald J. Trump had to at times debate Chris Wallace. Donald J. Trump had to at times debate the private Hillary Clinton. Donald J. Trump had to at times debate the public Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump also had to sometimes fight with himself because time and again Trump had to resist his inclination to fight back against Hillary’s smart tactic of goading Trump. Trump successfully resisted allowing himself to be goaded and that helped him enormously. By not falling into the trap of being goaded into distractions, Trump was able to have several other good moments:
Donald J. Trump had many and the most good moments at the debate. Hillary Clinton had some good moments as well. The best part of the debate for Hillary Clinton was that she looked great. Her pantsuit was OK. Her makeup excellent. Her lighting was perfection. Hillary Clinton as usual made a great presentation. Hillary Clinton prepares very well and it shows. Hillary Clinton was articulate. Hillary Clinton was masterful. But too often Hillary Clinton appeared hateful because she imitated her running mate Tim Kaine and talked and talked and tried to appear as if she would win the debate because it would be determined by word count. So Hillary talked and talked over Trump and refused to stop talking and talked and talked and talked.
Hillary talked so much. The problem was that it was difficult to determine if the Hillary talking was the private or the public Hillary. And it was on that point, which we had urged Donald J. Trump to focus on, that Donald J. Trump conveyed a moment of clarity to the viewing audience which undermined all of Hillary Clinton’s incessant talk.
The lengthy transcript of this exchange will be posted in the comments because it includes some substantive policy matters and to show the incessant interruptions. Here is the moment in video:
The transcript of that exchange is filled with a clear example of public Hillary Clinton trying to avoid private Hillary Clinton. The chase was not pretty as private Hillary ran like a dog to catch the public Hillary car only to meet with the usual catastrophic results of when dog catches car:
WALLACE: All right. Let’s move on to the subject of immigration. And there is almost no issue that separates the two of you more than the issue of immigration. Actually, there are a lot of issues that separate the two of you. Mr. Trump, you want to build a wall. Secretary Clinton, you have offered no specific plan for how you want to secure our southern border. Mr. Trump, you are calling for major deportations. Secretary Clinton, you say that within your first 100 days as president you’re going to offer a package that includes a pathway to citizenship. The question, really, is, why are you right and your opponent wrong? Mr. Trump, you go first in this segment. You have two minutes.
TRUMP: Well, first of all, she wants to give amnesty, which is a disaster and very unfair to all of the people that are waiting on line for many, many years. We need strong borders. In the audience tonight, we have four mothers of I mean, these are unbelievable people that I’ve gotten to know over a period of years whose children have been killed, brutally killed by people that came into the country illegally. You have thousands of mothers and fathers and relatives all over the country. They’re coming in illegally. Drugs are pouring in through the border. We have no country if we have no border. Hillary wants to give amnesty. She wants to have open borders. [snip]
WALLACE: Secretary Clinton, I want to clear up your position on this issue, because in a speech you gave to a Brazilian bank, for which you were paid $225,000, we’ve learned from the WikiLeaks, that you said this, and I want to quote. “My dream is a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.” So that’s the question…
TRUMP: Thank you.
WALLACE: That’s the question. Please quiet, everybody. Is that your dream, open borders?
CLINTON: Well, if you went on to read the rest of the sentence, I was talking about energy. You know, we trade more energy with our neighbors than we trade with the rest of the world combined. And I do want us to have an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders. I think that would be a great benefit to us. But you are very clearly quoting from WikiLeaks. And what’s really important about WikiLeaks is that the Russian government has engaged in espionage against Americans. They have hacked American websites, American accounts of private people, of institutions. Then they have given that information to WikiLeaks for the purpose of putting it on the Internet. This has come from the highest levels of the Russian government, clearly, from Putin himself, in an effort, as 17 of our intelligence agencies have confirmed, to influence our election.
CLINTON: So I actually think the most important question of this evening, Chris, is, finally, will Donald Trump admit and condemn that the Russians are doing this and make it clear that he will not have the help of Putin in in this election, that he rejects Russian espionage against Americans, which he actually encouraged in the past? Those are the questions we need answered. We’ve never had anything like this happen in any of our elections before.
TRUMP: That was a great pivot off the fact that she wants open borders, OK? How did we get on to Putin?
It’s a clarifying exchange. It is the moment when the private Hillary with the help of Donald J. Trump catches the public Hillary. Private Hillary is for open borders. Hillary’s dream of “open borders” is not the nonsense she spewed out about “energy”.
Open borders is about immigration. Donald J. Trump’s signature issue is border security and the elimination of illegal immigration which undermines wages for the working class of all races in this country. It was a moment of great clarity.
It was the moment private Hillary Clinton defeated public Hillary Clinton at the debate. It was the moment Hillary Clinton lost the debate.
Donald J. Trump won the debate when he stood up for the integrity of the voting system and against election fraud and voter fraud.
Hillary Clinton lost the debate when she surrendered America to open borders even as Donald J. Trump promised to defend the integrity of America’s borders.
Now the voters decide. It’s no longer a matter of what kind of America we want. The question is do we even want an America? It’s an existential question. This election like the one in 1860 is about the very existence of the United States. Do we continue to exist or do we want the nightmare of open borders, TPP, and the continued destruction of America?
Trump won the debate because Americans want a change from the gangster government of today to an honest government of election integrity and secure borders. Americans want change from the corrupt gangster government of Barack Obama and to Make America Great Again. That’s why Trump wins.
We will watch/listen tonight to see if the Trump campaign at the highest level will utilize a certain CC/C line of attack. If not tonight, perhaps in the coming days. We’ll see tonight. If CC/C comes into play, we’ll cheer.
Tonight the topics as announced by the moderator Chris Wallace will be:
The topics selected by Wallace, not necessarily to be brought up in this order, include:
Debt and entitlements
Foreign hot spots
Fitness to be President
The format calls for six 15-minute time segments, with each 15-minute segment focusing on each of the topics.
Things for Trump and Hillary to remember: (1) it’s the economy stupid, (2) this is a change election and the candidate of change wins; (3) Hillary will goad Trump as her smartest strategy and maybe even attack Trump’s family; (4) Trump should talk about grand themes and not allow himself to be goaded – reply CC/C.
Trump’s guests tonight include the mother of slain American Sean Smith who died in Benghazi and that was an honorable invitation, as provocative as it is.
Speaking of goading, Trump also has a distraction/guest that brings the Las Vegas debate into the realm of a really big show.
I'm sorry my brother could not be a great president. But trump will fix it!
Donald J. Trump has a sweet big problem for Wednesday’s third and final presidential debate. Trump’s problem is to select which categories of scandals – as documented by Wikileaks, Project Veritas, and the FBI, – to highlight. Debate “moderator” Chris Wallace likewise has a big decision to make too. Wallace must decide if he will break the Big Media blockade of the many scandals illuminated by Wikileaks, Project Veritas, and the FBI. Hillary Clinton’s big problem will be how to formulate the same “deny and distract” response to every question while appearing to answer every question individually and forthrightly.
Don’t focus on little lies and inconsistencies and corruptions – there are too many and you will sound like a nut the more you tell the truth – because the truth is so hideous it appears to be written in an insane asylum not the halls of power whence it originates.
Donald J. Trump also has to focus on the grand theme of this as a “rigged election” and/or “rigged system” he has often talked about. On this grand theme Trump has evidence on two types of “rigged election”. The first is a rigged election as in actual voter fraud (as well as organized violence against Trump supporters) and election theft. Trump can cite Hillary2008 as evidence of voter fraud:
EMAILS: Clinton Allies ‘Believe The Obama Forces’ Committed Voter Fraud In ’08
Two attorneys with close ties to the Clinton family believe then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign “flooded” the caucuses with “ineligible voters,” according to leaked emails.
Trump also has to declare and demonstrate the election is rigged by Big Media and via ballot fraud/voter fraud. Big Media is the enemy as are those who proactively steal our votes with ineligible votes. Donald J. Trump understands the links between the rigged election and the Big Media connection:
The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD
The likelihood is that Donald J. Trump will have to thematically lay out his case without help from Chris Wallace, the moderator. But it is possible that self-interest will lead Wallace to break the Big Media cartel blockade of how Big Media has rigged this election.
Media CAN'T cover WikiLeaks Podesta shitstorm – because so much of it involves them! Will take a generation to recover from this corruption.
Chris Wallace of Fox News could ask Hillary Clinton about the hefty bag of sh*t called Donna Brazile. We recall how in 2008 CNN fired Paul Begala and James Carville because CNN wanted “impartial” analysis. CNN kept Barack Obama shill Donna Brazile on air even as she attacked this website and demanded that Hillary Clinton close this website down. Now the bag of sh*t has been caught giving Hillary2016 inside campaign information from the DNC (she is now Chair of that corruption). Even more relevant is how Donna Brazile, bag of sh*t, gave Hillary Clinton questions to be asked by CNN at a debate.
Chris Wallace should ask Hillary Clinton if anyone at Fox News gave her the questions to the debate to which Hillary Clinton will respond with a clear “no”. Wallace can then follow up by asking Hillary Clinton whether she thinks it is corrupt to take insider information about debate questions and whether she thinks CNN is corrupt in light of the fact that CNN has done nothing, no investigation as to how Hillary Clinton acquired debate questions, no investigation as to Donna Brazile’s role, no investigation as to Roland Martin’s role. No investigation by CNN as their debate questions leaked to a candidate they clearly favor.
Chris Wallace should explore the Big Media corruption and rigged election. If not, Donald J. Trump will have to be the hero.
To everything, to every question, Hillary Clinton’s strategy should be, and will be, to goad Donald J. Trump and to turn all the talk to sex. As we have advised, Donald J. Trump should not allow himself to be goaded but rather should turn this strategy of sex talk goading into a tactical victory. This means Donald J. Trump should respond with an answer designed to appeal to young women who will vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Donald J. Trump could say that any young woman who votes for Hillary Clinton should recall how Hillary Clinton attacked a young woman Bill Clinton used as a cigar humidor.
Trump’s ethics plan will be one thematic hook to be conjoined with the Big Media and voter fraud themes. The “private view” versus “public” lies should be another thematic grand stroke.
We have another grand thematic masterstroke which Trump should employ if anyone from his campaign should be interested. We might write about it tomorrow before the debate.
The most important of the grand themes Trump should highlight tomorrow is a variation of the Make America Great Again leitmotiv which courses through the Trump opera.
To our thinking from all the many leaks and emails thus far released there is one email which should take prominence. Possibly the most important email released thus far for Donald J. Trump to highlight Wednesday night:
Wikileaks drops the smoking gun on the Iran Deal—
John Podesta thinks nuclear war is coming!
From today’s Wikileaks release:
John Anzalone to John Podesta (quoting Sen. Kirk of IL): “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.”
John Podesta’s reply: “Yup.”
My God people…they actually expect nuclear war.
And the paid the terrorist Iranian regime as much as $33.6 billion in cash and gold payments.
Nuclear war in the aftermath of Obama appeasement. In this election the stakes are that high. Donald J. Trump might have to change his theme from “Make America Great Again” to “Save America Once Again”.
Born into slavery as one of the youngest of thirteen children of James and Elizabeth in Ulster County, New York, in 1797, Sojourner Truth’s given name was Isabella Baumfree. As almost all of her brothers and sisters had been sold to other slave owners, some of her earliest memories were of her parents’ stories of the cruel loss of their other children. [snip]
In 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth – her name for a traveling preacher, one who speaks the truth – and left New York. She traveled throughout New England, where she met and worked with abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. Her life story, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, written with the help of friend Olive Gilbert, was published in 1850.
While traveling and speaking in states across the country, Sojourner Truth met many women abolitionists and noticed that although women could be part of the leadership in the abolitionist movement, they could neither vote nor hold public office. It was this realization that led Sojourner to become an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
In 1851, she addressed the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, delivering her famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” The applause she received that day has been described as “deafening.” From that time on, she became known as a leading advocate for the rights of women. She became one of the nineteenth century’s most eloquent voices for the cause of anti-slavery and women’s rights.
February 1, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the President of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies met with each other on Friday, along with other heads of affinity groups from the State Department, during which time Clinton again voiced her pledge to review the inequities in how the State Department treats its gay and straight employees.
Michelle Schohn, president of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, raised the issue of how the department treats its gay employees during the brief meeting, and Clinton again promised to review current policies. Schohn stated: “It was an overwhelmingly positive meeting. There wasn’t a lot of time to talk with her because she was meeting with all the affinity groups, so we each got a tiny chunk of time to be able to say something to her.”
January 29, 2009
NOLimits.org - Because we want to stay connected with the wonderful people we met and worked with all over the country in the last two years.
Because we want to share our ideas and experiences, our common goals, and nonpartisan solutions to the challenges that we face - and there are no limits to what we can achieve when we do.
And because we want to keep working for a better future for every child, from every family – a world in which no limits is not just our goal, but a reality!
NoLimits.org will "keep you up to date with news about issues on which Hillary took a lead and we know you care so much about," group President Ann Lewis said in an e-mail to as many as 2 million people culled from the Clinton campaign database.
Because No Limits is a registered nonprofit, "it cannot do anything political. It has to be nonpartisan," said Lewis, a longtime senior adviser to Clinton.
In Clinton's job as secretary of state for President Obama, her political dealings are highly restricted.
For example, she shut down her political action committee.
Some, like Democratic consultant and former Bill Clinton aide Chris Lehane, dismiss talk that the group could be a springboard for Clinton to try again for the White House in, say, 2016.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," Lehane said. "I think this is just [a] group of folks who developed relationships in an intense [electoral] environment and want to stay together."
But the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato countered: "Whenever a group like this says it's not a political organization, you just know it is."
"Maybe [this] is Hillary's answer to Obama's new 'change' group that controls his golden mailing list. Maybe it's a way for Secretary of State Clinton to mobilize backing for her objectives at the State Department," he said. "And maybe [it's] a standby committee of supporters in case Hillary decides to get back into elective politics."
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said NoLimits.org is "one way to make sure that she - and/or the former President - still have political leverage."
Hillary World-Wide January 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton Meets Afghan Women Lawyers. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton met today at the State Department with fourteen prominent Afghan women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. These jurists were in Washington to participate in a training program arranged by the Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan. Secretary Clinton told them: "Your American friends greatly admire your bravery and courage. It is your work in the tough environment of Afghanistan for women lawyers that will bring real reform and the rule of law to the Afghan people. As President Obama made clear yesterday in his first foreign policy announcement, we are committed to supporting your efforts to bring security and stability to your country."