Ouch. From a college student: “‘$25,000? That’s obscene!': Hillary Clinton will collect massive speaking fee from Nevada university as students grapple with tuition hikes.”
Pow. From Club for Growth, which backed characters like these: “We know why [Todd] Akin and [Richard] Mourdock lost. They said really stupid things.” So they didn’t learn anything?
Oof. “Rep. Justin Amash’s Republican primary challenger is out with a new TV ad hitting him for being too soft on national security. ‘It makes no sense. You know, we were out there fighting for the country and he’s voting against anything that would help us’ says the man, identified as former Marine Ben Thomas. The ad is from the campaign of investment manager Brian Ellis. . . . Thomas says in the commercial that he concurs with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who called Amash ‘al-Qaeda’s best friend in the Congress’ in an interview with Politico. Nunes has helped Ellis raise money.”
Yowser. “They just can’t help themselves. One day after defending Hillary Clinton as ‘not out of touch’ after she said her family was ‘dead broke’ after leaving the White House and currently are unlike the ‘truly well off’ because of their tax payments, Bill Clinton laughed about buying over a dozen watches at a Detroit watchmaker last month, saying he gives them away.” Somewhere Mitt Romney is laughing.
Yikes. Someone should have told Hillary Clinton in 2012. It was true then as well: “Libya has become a ‘magnet’ for terrorists since the U.S.-led ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, a Pentagon official said in testimony Wednesday. ‘Clearly Libya has become a magnet . . . for extremists, terrorists to go there,’ said Derek Chollet, assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs. ‘It’s a vacant lot in many places in Libya.'”
Thunk. “Move over, IRS — now the EPA is having its own problems with missing emails. The environmental agency is having trouble locating emails belonging to a former agency employee and pulling information from his crashed hard drive, House members revealed Wednesday while questioning Administrator Gina McCarthy at a hearing on complaints of mismanagement.” It’s funny how the government always has all the paperwork when it wants something from you.
Ugh. Does the Obama administration ever doing anything unless it is dragged by Congress, kicking and screaming? “Our European allies are clamoring for U.S. natural gas so they can reduce their reliance on Russia, which continues to use energy as a weapon. Russia is blocking natural gas exports through Ukraine right now. The United States should be ramping up our natural gas exports now, but the Obama Administration is dithering. H.R. 6 cuts the Administration’s bureaucratic excuses so we can bolster our national security — and our economy.”