FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Today’s Good News And Bad News
From Our Local Political Junkie We’ll Call “Cincy Dave”
BAD NEWS FOR HILLARY
Trump Hired David Bossie as a deputy campaign manager. If you don’t know the name you probably have heard of his good works. He was the head of Citizen’s United, who brought a case (Citizens Unitied vs. FEC) to the Supreme Court that resulted in the decision that allowed unlimited money into political campaigns by ruling that money from corporations was the same thing as free speech. The case was about whether a PAC could spend unlimited money advertising a film critical of Hillary and was decided on a 5-4 vote in favor of Citizens United. Republicans exulted in the decision and others, not so much. This is one case that would certainly be decided differently if/when Justice Scalia is ever replaced, and a similar case comes to the court. Maybe Bossie’s presence in the campaign will remind a few voters that the Supreme Court is as political as any other branch of government.
GOOD NEWS FOR HILLARY
The FBI released their report on their investigation of Hillary’s email server today. Preliminary reports say that there doesn’t seem to be anything incriminating in it, which is a huge disappointment to opponents, who were hoping to find the smoking gun that she used to kill Vince Foster and a whole bunch of other people.
LEAKED SCRIPT FOR TRUMP
The Donald is supposed to visit an African-American church on Saturday to be interviewed by the pastor and possibly speak to the congregation. Not taking any chances with their candidate, the campaign managers required the pastor to submit all of his questions in advance, so they could prepare answers for Trump. Now, the script for the answers has been leaked by what must be a Hillary mole in his organization. Of course, The Donald is very likely to go off-script anyway, with potentially disastrous consequences.
INSIDE STORY ON VOTER ID
Here is the true dirt on how the N.C. Legislature created the so-called “monster” voter ID law, which an appeals court said targeted black voters with “surgical precision” The Supreme court is deadlocked now that there are only 8 justices, but Democrats are hopeful that the next Justice will vote with them and send all the states’ voter ID laws the way of the poll tax.
According to some immigration officials, Trump’s wall would accomplish nothing because smugglers will just dig tunnels. Border cities are already honeycombed with tunnels for drug smuggling so all they have to do is start using them smuggle people. Some tunnels are 90 feet deep and terminate under houses, so they are almost impossible to detect. Trump says his wall will cost 8 to 10 billion but others have estimated the cost at 25 billion. Maybe we can save some bucks. 25 billion here, 25 billion there – pretty soon you’re talking about real money.