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This article originally appeared in the Daily Beast during the Obama administration. It’s written by the executive director of the “National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.” I’m guessing that means it’s a pro-abortion group.
This article appeared on the organization’s website for years and was still there as of June 11th of this year. It has now been scrubbed by the organization and has also disappeared from the Daily Beast site. However, the story still shows up on cache — for now. Amidst the lies by the left as to what this administration is doing on the border and as the fake “fact-checking” sites all pretend then president Obama did nothing of the sort, look at how this group that is firmly a part of his base attacked Obama for what he was doing with children and mothers coming across the border. It’s no wonder they deleted it.  Feel free to ask Ms. Gonzalez-Rojas why she deleted it after all of these years.  [email protected]
Obama Lets Down Immigrant Women
Jessica González-Rojas
The Daily Beast
This article was originally published on The Daily Beast.
To the great disappointment of civil and human rights advocates, President Barack Obama has askedDepartment of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to delay submitting recommendations for reforming deportation policies and practices. The promised recommendations had been a bright spot on the horizon for our communities and this latest delay is quite concerning for immigrant women and families.
With record deportations and families torn apart, we are in the midst of a humanitarian and moral crisis. The Administration’s failure to prioritize this, coupled with Congressional inaction on immigration reform, only illuminates the need for our continued vigilance.
The cry from activists, mothers, DREAMers, and immigrant rights leaders from across the nation has been clear. The aggressive and harmful detention and deportation of 2 million immigrant people has taken a toll on countless families, and the very fabric of our country. And it must come to an end.
Every day, I hear from Latinas across the country who are struggling to get by after their husbands, parents, or partners have been deported. I talk to women who are afraid to go to the doctor because they fear ICE agents waiting for them in the parking lot.
The hardest stories come from the mothers. Between 2010 and 2012, the Obama administration deported more than 200,000 parents of U.S. citizen children, and more since that time. Many of the children of deported parents end up in the child welfare system, and may be separated indefinitely.
To make matters worse, if a mother attempts to return to the United States to unite with her children after being deported, she can face a felony charge with a federal prison sentence of up to 20 years.
These deportations, combined with the climate of fear created by the existence and aggressive implementation of programs like Secure Communities and 287(g), have a devastating impact on immigrant women, whether they are themselves deported or left behind to pick up the pieces of their shattered families.
As a mother myself, it breaks my heart to think of being separated from my son.
It’s time to listen to the stories of immigrant women and families, to fully understand the human face of this issue.
The majority of immigrants today are women, and those women are the backbones of their communities. They are workers, teachers, and caretakers. They are more likely to start business than their native-born counterparts, and are the drivers of integration in their families. They encourage kids to learn English, do well in school, and register to vote. And yet they are being the denied the opportunity to live with dignity and without fear.
Women like Adriana, who is 41, and had lived in the US for 17 years, and raised 2 children, when her husband was deported to Mexico, away from the family and life they had built in this country. Shortly after being deported, Adriana’s husband was kidnapped and, she believes, killed. Adriana is now the sole caretaker and breadwinner for her family, including her two young grandsons.
Every day, Adriana lives in fear that she’ll be deported, and her grandsons will have no one to care for them. She is even afraid walking them to the bus stop in the morning for school.
Adriana’s story is not unique—she is one of many immigrant women whose lives and livelihoods have been turned upside down by immigration policies and practices that fail to recognize their contributions or allow them to lead healthy, successful lives.
We must remember Juana Villegas—who, while being held in immigration detention, was forced to give birth in shackles and denied the right to breastfeed her child, endangering her health and the health of her newborn.
We must remember Victoria Arellano—a Latina trans woman who was detained and subsequently denied HIV medication and treatment, and died as a result.
And we are just beginning to bring to light the ongoing reports of sexual assault perpetrated against women in immigration detention, including the countless unreported cases.
These indignities are more than injustice—they are a denial of our very humanity.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
That’s why we are calling on Congress and the Obama administration to stop focusing on policing and imprisoning our mothers and children, and focus on humane, meaningful reform.
It’s time to end detention bed quotas, mandatory detention policies, and the alarming trend of entangling community police departments in immigration enforcement.
It’s time to implement and expand community-based alternatives to immigration detention that keep families together.
It’s time to protect the safety and civil rights of our border communities by clarifying legal limits on Customs and Border Patrol’s authority, and ending the violent militarization of our borders.
And it’s time to ensure that the human right to health care, including reproductive health care, is a reality for every single person in this nation, regardless of her immigration status, by passing the Health Equity and Access under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act, by ensuring standards of care for people who are detained, and by ending the denial of health coverage to undocumented people.
We will not solve our nation’s immigration challenges by throwing prisons and police at the problem. To build a stronger and more successful future for us all, we must recognize the contributions of immigrant families and affirm the human right of every person to live with salud, dignidad, y justicia, health, dignity, and justice.
Jessica González-Rojas is the executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
#IllegalImmigration #KeepFamiliesTogether #TellTheTruth #FakeNews

By the middle of September, 2012, our great land was already suffering from the horrific policies of President Barack Obama.  Four Americans including our ambassador to Libya were killed in a terrorist attack on our consulate there.  The Arab Spring was underway with the Middle East in a meltdown.  The job-killing, fraudulently sold to us Obamacare was shoved down our throats.  The workforce participation rate was reaching the lowest levels in 30+ years.  The IRS was accused of unfairly turning down conservative organizations for non-profit status.  Then AG Eric Holder was pretending to not know anything about a DOJ operation to smuggle guns into Mexico called Fast and Furious.  Two incredibly liberal judges were added to the Supreme Court and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It was so bad, the president actually started to sound like he was resigned to the fact that he could actually lose.  In fact, the president lost the first debate so badly the big media actually seemed to be in mourning.  Then Mitt Romney dropped the ball — big time.  Like John McCain before him, he had the nomination.  He was deemed to be the guy who could put our country back on the right path.  He was going to be the guy to put a stop to the out of control spending, tax increases and power-grabbing we all faced.  He failed — badly.  So now, four years later, Romney resurfaced publicly to repudiate the GOP front-runner, Donald Trump.  Yes, the same Donald Trump from whom he gleefully and thankfully accepted money and an endorsement in 2012.  Instead of utilizing 17 minutes of free network airtime to launch an attack on Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, he spent that time using what good-will he still carries with conservatives and republicans to tell the tale of how horrific a Trump nomination would be. I don’t know what’s more startling, the gall and self-confidence he has in assuming we would listen to him then act on what he says after he squandered a great chance to get this country back on track when he was nominated or the idea that he was harder on a guy once touted as a very important supporter than he was on either President Obama in 2012 or the candidates on the other side of the aisle this time around.  Is trump the most conservative candidate available?  Not even close.  Would he be better than anything the democrats have to offer?  Immeasurably.  As the conventions get closer, establishment republicans are getting tighter and are joining forces but against the wrong person and for the wrong reasons. Many supporters have tried to compare Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan on many levels.  They are nothing alike at this stage of their running for the country’s top office.  So, I mostly reject that.  But, I do think there is a serious comparison to be made.  Ronald Reagan spoke of a republican party that had a big tent.  He got union labor votes, he had so-called Reagan democrats and electrified the electorate to a huge level of engagement.  We’re seeing people in this election cycle coming out of the woodwork and no longer sitting on their hands as they flood the primaries and caucuses to take part this time around.  I truly believe this would not be happening if it weren’t for Trump’s candidacy. As you know if you listen to my show, I’m a Cruz guy.  I will, however, vote for the most conservative person available in November.  If that’s Trump, so be it. But, what do I know? jp

There was a time we could turn on the news on radio or television and get real information about candidates in an election cycle.  Even though they would have their own personal feelings and biases, the prognosticators would do a good to great job actually explaining what it is we were watching unfold.  Not this time around.  Those who sit in seats of authority on TV and Radio and even on newspaper editorial boards (even though they don’t matter much anymore) have the job of being honest purveyors of truth when it comes to what’s unfolding in the races.  They are not. Since day one, we’ve heard nothing but predictions about how Donald Trump was a flash in the pan, Ted Cruz is so hated he could never win a primary or caucus and that Jeb Bush would be the heir apparent to his father and brother.  Not so much.  Not only has it not worked out that way — it’s almost the polar opposite.  Jeb is long gone, Cruz has won four states, Trump is well on his way to the nomination and we still have these dorks on the networks trying to explain to us how it still goes the way they predicted.  Enough. I editorialize, speculate, entertain and give information for a living.  But, I know the role of a journalist.  The show works because I base my opinions on hard fact and then opine from there.  Many in the media are just not doing that right now and it’s leaving them with massive egg on their faces.  So, what are the rest of us to do? That’s simple.  Do you own research.  Seek to watch or listen to voices that have been more right than wrong in this cycle.  Really notice the biases of those you’re paying attention to.  Then you’ll be well-equipped to make a great choice in your source for information. Keep in mind, the conventions aren’t until July and the general election is in November.  There’s a ton of time left for a million things to happen.  I love how engaged the electorate is.  I’d love it even more if the media got on board and was more engaged in truly giving the information followed by some opinion.. but, in this day and age, many seem to have blurred that line so much that what they say and feel is far from what is true.   But, what do I know? jp

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  As I did with the State of the Union address, I watched the latest GOP Debate so you didn’t have to. This was finally a debate filled with substance and enough time for all on stage to be heard and questioned. First and foremost, it bears mentioning, I did not watch what I call the “Kid’s Table” pre-debate-debate. At this point, sadly, that’s a waste of time. And, Senator Rand Paul boycotting the debate was childish and doesn’t serve him well. My overview is that Senator Ted Cruz won by a long shot with Donald Trump second and Senator Marco Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson close in third. There are specific reasons why that I’ll get to. If you needed to pick a moment of the debate — that would be hard. Trump and Cruz both had great moments. They both had bad moments too. Both their highlights and low-lights were connected to one another. I’ll go in order of their rankings according to a compilation of national polls: Donald Trump He came out of the box like a petulant child on the Cruz “natural-born citizen,” issue/non-issue. Instead of listening to the obviously correct assertions from Cruz and agreeing to their merit, he insisted he was right and Cruz would find out. That seemed unreasonable to me and the source he was citing is a far-left-wing loon who hates conservatives like Cruz. Beyond that, however, Trump had an amazing moment when he talked about the people of New York City. On the campaign trail in Iowa, Cruz called out the values of New York City. He was right in what he said and I’ll explain why in his portion. But, Trump was able to turn the tables and talk about the resilience of those in the city after 9/11 and gave himself a great moment. Cruz did not counter nor further explain himself which hurt him. Trump also shined on the topic of trade and China. As the others said he couldn’t punish China for its bad trade behaviors, he made a ton of sense in why it’s necessary. He could have gone further, however, as Bush and some others were able to use the scare tactics of higher prices against him. He could have countered that Americans could afford and would be willing to pay higher prices if the jobs came back and the goods were made here. All in all, pretty good night for Mr. Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) Cruz came out of the box on fire. He did the right thing by talking about our sailors captured by the Iranians and he tapped into the anger we Americans have over the ridiculous fake relationship we’re told we have with Iran. That was a very smart move off the top. He also did exemplary in explaining the “natural-born citizen” issue. And, as I said, Trump responded badly. He held his own and spelled it out clearly and simply to those who don’t get it. He did miss a major opportunity when it came to his New York City comments. As Trump did marvelously in his response to the Cruz statement, Cruz could have easily said, “I wasn’t talking about the individuals of this great city. I was talking about the propensity to elect far leftwing nuts to run the state and run the city. There is socialism, communism and flat out thievery from the people going on in NYC and that’s a value system Americans reject.” He didn’t do that. Instead, he just heard Trump out and dropped it. He did well to go after Marco Rubio although he wasn’t allowed enough time to respond to Rubio’s planned 11 item attack. All in all, Cruz won the night. Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida) Rubio is very smooth but refuses to address something conservatives need addressed. Why on Earth did he join with Sen. Chuck Schumer to promote Obama’s ability to give amnesty to those here illegally? He needs to address this in a way it makes sense to the core, or he has no shot. I like how prepared he is and how he stays on point in what he wants us to believe about him. I do think his absenteeism from voting in the Senate will hurt him. Dr. Ben Carson Carson always brings a great level of levity to the debates and then he has this great propensity to flip a switch and drop some awesome intellectual knowledge on us. The once front-runner is fading mostly because of the shake-up in his campaign. Can he survive? I don’t think so. But, I think he brings a great outsider’s perspective to the activities and I hope he stays in to see if he can rebuild the lost momentum. Gov Chris Christie (New Jersey) I understand Christie was once a US Attorney. Happened right before 9/11 if I do recall. Sorry, I couldn’t resist throwing that in there as he seems to do at every available opportunity. Christie’s strong point is his ability to simply communicate to us. He’s great at that. The problem is, he wants more surveillance on the American people and he wants the federal government to have the ability to pick and choose who gets their Social Security benefits — benefits we’re all forced to pay in. He didn’t adequately answer the charges he was for Common Core nor whether he’s donated to Planned Parenthood. He did say he never wrote a check — but, that doesn’t answer the question. Gov Jeb Bush (Florida) I like the Bush family and would take another 8 years of GW Bush over what we’ve endured from Obama or what we could face under Clinton. Having said that, I really think it’s time for Jeb Bush to face reality. He’s not the kind of republican the electorate wants this year. He’s been out talked, out shined, out played and out campaigned for months now. He’s not gaining ground, he’s almost off the stage. He seems like a very nice man. But, in this cycle, that could be his downfall. He needs to not feign toughness, he needs to bring toughness. I don’t know that he has it in him. His comments on the trail about how illegal immigrants break the law out of love and his support for Common Core are deadly to his chances. Gov John Kasich (Ohio) No matter the topic, Kasich has done it in both the US Congress and the great state of Ohio. That’s his calling card, “I’ve done it in Washington, D.C. and in Ohio and I’ll do it again.” Not working, governor. Try something else. I’m good with Kasich being excluded going forward. That time could be better spent on candidates that have a viable chance. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him drop out soon. In conclusion, I think it’s down to a four man race: Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Carson. I hope we’ll see some of the others drop out soon as we need to have a congealed message going into primary season. There are too many voices, too many opinions, too many strategies and the last thing conservatives want is another administration like this one that grabs power because 10s of millions of conservatives decided to stay home and not vote. Again, last night was the best debate of the sting of debates thus far. We need fewer candidates and more substance as the primaries are about to kick off. Pags

557493_10151443611110725_645976657_n         (Photo: Facebook) Donald Trump is the front-runner for the republican nomination for President of the United States.  I have taken some heat from my conservative listeners and followers.  I truly think he’s been a breath of fresh air in this process and has energized the voices of those of us who oppose the direction in which our country is going.  As far as his success so far, the big media is in disbelief.  The democrats are scared to death.  The old guard of the republican party aren’t showing him any love.  But, everyday Americans are hearing his words and they are resonating with them.  He has sparred with many of the other candidates.  Called them names.  He has little to no filter.  Again, that’s a huge part of why so many are supporting him. He said John McCain wasn’t a war hero — then said he was.  His numbers went up.  He said Rick Perry put on glasses to look smart.  His numbers went up.  He said Megyn Kelly had blood coming out of her “wherever.”  His numbers went up.  But, in his attacks on Jeb Bush he’s doing something I believe will show a chink in his filter-less verbal armor.  He’s going after former president George W. Bush. CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK STATUS The last candidate who did that was the current president.  Trump is selling himself as a candidate who is the anti-Obama.  He calls this administration “stupid.”  Yet, he’s employing the same tactic Obama used.  Some might think it’s brilliant.  Heck, Obama won big time — twice by aligning the republicans running to the former White House holder.  But, center-right, moderate-right, right-right and far-right voters have a great affinity for “W.” McCain was just flat beaten in 2008.  He was a horrible candidate who made some huge mistakes on the trail.  But, Romney’s loss was more about conservatives staying home and sitting on their hands on election day.  We the electorate have shown Trump, Carson and Fiorina we are very ready for an outsider to come in and clean up Washington and get this country back on track after what will be eight years of a president whose horrendous decisions and policies have us in a very bad place domestically and beyond.  The one thing that will force us to disengage is any of them — as Trump seems to be lately — as the anti-Bush.  We want the antithesis of Obama to energize us. Those of us who felt G.W. Bush was head-and-shoulders above the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania are not amused nor are we in agreement with this tactic.  I’d suggest you keep the focus on what we really care about and what affects us.  You’ve done a nice job up ’til now on the economy, illegal immigration, Iran, Russia, China et al.  If you think this is just one viewpoint from one guy, I would suggest you read the comments on your own Facebook thread.  

Debate   Round 2 is in the books and a few things became abundantly clear:
  1. As much as we all complained about how Fox managed its shot, CNN showed how to really screw up a debate.
  2. 10 was rough in the prime time debate last time and 11 made it even worse.
  3. We all see, hear and perceive things differently.
I like Jake Tapper and he’s a good journalist.  I don’t know Hugh Hewitt nor Dana Bash and, frankly, think if they were going to be so underutilized, there was no reason for them to be there.  The rules were laid out in the beginning and they were quickly forgotten.  It quickly deteriorated into a free-for-all with all of the candidates.. save for Dr. Ben Carson.. doing all they could to interrupt, interject and throw a tantrum to be heard. Having 11 candidates on stage at once made it very hard to control.  Having a debate go three hours was also ill-conceived.  Now to the performances.  And, that’s really what they were.  This was not a conglomeration of ideas and thoughts on fixing what the current president has broken.  This was a reality show with everyone involved, save for Carson, fighting for face time. The big winner?  Donald Trump.  There are scores of pundits saying Rubio or Fiorina but, there is no doubt whatsoever Trump was the big winner.  My reasoning is simple.  For what seemed like almost the entire first half of the debate, every single question or comment uttered by Jake Tapper was either to Trump or about something he’d said or done.  He was talked about the most, spoke the most and dominated the attention of and criticism by the other candidates.  Were all of his answers great?  Nope.  Did he make a misstep?  Yes, when he went after George W Bush.  Will he see his numbers drop after this?  Not even a little. My big loser might surprise you.  Chris Christie.  I watched some of the coverage afterwards and heard the “experts” pontificating about how great the New Jersey governor did.  As a reality TV star, he’s great.  He’s got tons of personality, doesn’t take a lot of guff and commands your attention with his humor and presence.  The problem he’s got with those of us who actually listen to what they say is he’s a big government, central government guy.   I’m not assuming nor guessing.  He said it clearly.  If elected, he would shut down Colorado’s legalization of marijuana.  Marijuana is not covered in the Constitution and is an issue that should be left to the states.  He doesn’t believe that.  Also, he actually called Social Security an entitlement and wants the government to decide who among us gets it.  Earth to Christie, the government steals that money from our paychecks with the intention of us getting it back when we retire.  That’s our money that we are forced to let you hold and collect interest on.  By saying those who have succeeded shouldn’t get it, he’s actually proposing a huge new tax on people.   But, he was the US Attorney.  How do I know?  He said it over and over. Everyone else falls in between with some pushing the top and the others dragging to the bottom.  I’ll give you my take from left to right.
  1. Rand Paul – He was obviously coached to not come off as confrontational or angry.  He is great on the Constitution but, I felt a letdown from him after the fire we’re used to seeing.  That said, I think he helped himself a bit although starting at 1 percent, you can’t really go down much.
  2. Mike Huckabee – I really like him and his convictions about values.  He got very little time to talk but when he did speak he was convicted, strong, direct and did it with a smile.  He’s right on the Fair Tax but most people do not understand it so it’s an issue from which he’ll gain traction.  He comes off as very nice and for those not as engaged in issues, that’s very important.  He helped himself.
  3. Marco Rubio – He was great but needs to assume he’s on camera the entire time.  He was caught wiping sweat quite a few times and looks a bit lost when he’s not talking.  Interestingly, when it is his turn, he appears just the opposite.  As far as issues, his answers on foreign affairs were great and his answer to speaking Spanish was interesting.  He did well for himself
  4. Ted Cruz – On the issues, he’s the best candidate by far.  He’s incredibly consistent but got very little time to talk.  The reason for that is two fold.  The media either doesn’t see him as a threat or the fact that he’s not attacking Trump makes him seem disinterested.  His firmness on the Iran deal and  Constitution were strong.  When he did have a shot to speak, he found the camera and looked at it.  That served to make the viewers feel uncomfortable.  He should have looked at Tapper and stayed looking at him.  He didn’t help nor hurt himself mainly because he didn’t get the chance to.
  5. Ben Carson – He remains a bit of an enigma for me.  His  intelligence is immense.  He’s got a great dry wit.  His thoughts on issues are strong although his comments on illegal immigration won’t win him a lot of stern conservative support.  But, as I’ve said before, he’s got to raise the energy and charisma levels.  Like it or not, those are big factors for voters.  They need someone dynamic with a big personality.  I think he hurt himself a bit.
  6. Jeb Bush – He brought more energy and seemed much more engaged.  His dust up with Donald Trump was strong on both ends.  He needs to develop a better strategy to derail the Big Media as they continue to ask him loaded questions about his brother’s presidency.  He helped himself.
  7. Scott Walker – He’s a strong republican governor in a blue state.  That in it of itself is very strong.  His answers on the issues were strong.  He jumped in a lot and was just allowed to talk which seemed strange.  He, like Cruz, should NOT look directly at the camera when answering.  It comes off sales-pitchy and will make viewers uncomfortable.  He didn’t help nor hurt himself.
  8. Carly Fiorina – Another big winner of the night.  She belonged on the Prime Time debate.  She did great on foreign policy issues.  She stayed on message about fixing what’s wrong here and abroad and more than held her own surrounded by bigger, louder men.  One issue she should watch is that she seemed to almost constantly interrupt that became annoying.  Lastly, she’ll find if she smiles a bit in the heat of the debate she’ll make more people watching comfortable and garner support.  She helped herself.
  9. John Kasich – He comes off as a nice enough guy although the substance of what he says revolves around his service in the House many years ago and he touts successes in Ohio.  Fact is, he’s expanded Medicaid in that state which is more of your money and mine going to those who didn’t earn it.  That’s a very unconservative thing to do.  His biggest problem is, however, he comes off as very uneasy on the stage.  Status quo for him.
What’s the take-away?  Donald Trump continues to drive the agenda of these debates as he drives the audience to the tube to watch.  We need fewer candidates in these debates.  The next one is slated for October 28th on CNBC.  It’s my hope four or five will drop out by then.  That would leave 10 or 11 still in the race.  I would suggest they have five or six on the early debate and no more than five front-runners in the Prime Time debate.  Time to really get some answers — long form.  Let them mix it up without 10 other voices insisting on getting attention. jp

2015_03_10_Hillary_Clinton_by_Voice_of_America_(cropped_to_collar)   What if this email scandal were about Colin Powell or John Ashcroft or Condoleeza Rice.  How would it be covered?  How much more would we know?  They media would be rabid in its attempt to publicly skewer those people.  The coverage and the responses from Hillary Clinton would be hilarious if the implications weren’t so serious for our country. Just to catch you up, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to use the official .gov email account.  This is the account we pay for and that is the account of record so those who work for us — like her — would be accountable to us.  Not only didn’t she use the account provided to her, she used an email server that she had control over.  It was a private server in a private place completely out of reach of the government and us. When this information came to light, the former First Lady said she just didn’t want to carry two devices around.  It was more convenient to have just the one device.  A short time later, at a technology conference, she was asked “iPhone or Android.”  She responded, “iPhone… and Blackberry.”  Huh?  I thought she couldn’t bear carrying two devices around.  Add to that the fact that all devices have the capacity to install many email accounts and her explanation makes no sense.  Her explanation just made us more suspicious. The former Secretary of State and US Senator was then subpoenaed to hand over her emails from the private server.  Forgetting the fact that she claimed in an interview there was no subpoena, she had her staff print out in hard copy, 55,000 pages and turn them over.  Why is this significant?  Because hard copy pages cannot be searched technologically.  Had she just handed the emails over electronically, it would be easy to search for classified correspondence.  One could easily put “Benghazi” in a search string and find all emails containing the word. This would make the process of investigating if America’s secrets were being chatted about on a private server out of view of the government and the people.  This was purposeful. Forgetting the laughable comments by Clinton that she didn’t think it was necessary to hand over emails about her daughter’s wedding or her mother’s funeral, this entire thing stinks to high Heaven of a cover-up of massive proportions.  If you didn’t agree before this week, you certainly should now no matter what side of the aisle you’re on.  What happened this week?  Clinton turned over the server.  What was on it?  Nothing.  Nada.  Niente.  It had been professionally wiped clean.  Why do that? The fact that she’s still in the race for the Democrat nomination is crazy to me.  But, I’m torn as to what should happen.  I’m sick and tired of the expanded government, higher taxes, ignoring the Constitution liberals who are ruining this country.  The abortion-is-great, illegal-immigration-is-wonderful, let’s-put-more-people-on-entitlements, the-second-amendment-doesn’t-matter,  your-religious-beliefs-don’t-matter, and control-the-masses crowd is killing this country.  So, I want someone who opposes those things to be the next president and I think Hillary Clinton has no shot to win.  I’d like for her to be the nominee from the other side opening the door to one of 17 (way too many) far more qualified from the right to win. The Washington Times is reporting that as many as 60 classified emails have now been identified in the email dump and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Mind you, I don’t think Joe Biden or Al Gore or Bernie Sanders have a shot either, but I would love to see Clinton get the nomination and the eventual rebuke she deserves. jp