Tuesday, September 22, 2015

COMING: Major HIt Book on Hillary

Radar online has  exclusively obtained an advance copy of Unlikeable -- The Problem with Hillary by Edward Klein before its official publication date of September 28.

According to Klein, Clinton is secretly facing "mounting health issues" that cannot be ignored.

Among her issues are "blinding headaches" that have "frequently plagued her," he claims.

From the blurb:

Unlikeable is the stunning, powerful exposé of Hillary Clinton and her floundering race for the White House. With unprecedented access to longtime associates of the Clintons and the Obamas, investigative reporter Edward Klein meticulously recreates conversations and details of Hillary Clinton's behind-the-scenes plotting in Chappaqua and Whitehaven. Klein, the former editor in chief of New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, draws a deeply troubling portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton, a highly unlikeable presidential candidate and a woman more associated with scandal than with accomplishments, with lying than with truth, with arrogance than with compassion.
Of course, she in unlikable that is why, out of the current group of candidates, she will be best in advancing the all important "hate the state' libertarian theme.

The hate for Hillary will result in some making it hate for government.



  1. People will just switch to another flavor of statism

  2. I imagine she made a deal with Old Scratch: so long she increasingly dominates her fellow human beings, she will live forever. Else she wastes away. Nothing Smart Power can't handle, right?

  3. Bob you know how I love you and regard you as "plum line" in almost all matters libertarian. BUT this "hate the state" theory that you have been promoting with respect to that sick puppy Hillary does not convince. Why is it obvious that a Clinton agenda of continued wars and more economic fascism (witness her "new" drug proposal yesterday) will somehow translate into good news for libertarianism. First, the fanatic Dems and welfare under-class will love whatever Hillary tries to do...and any failure of her policies will be attributed to what's left of the free market. In short, they are not about to hate the state. Lyndon Johnson was a beast and his policies of War and Welfare a disaster...but did any of that lead to intense hatred of the State...or to more libertarian policies? Ditto for the journalistic class which has zero understanding of economic theory and policy. Higher minimum wages! Yes! Yes! Hate the state? Never in a million years. Hate income inequality but never hate the almight State. And finally a Clinton presidency will give us 2 additional interventionists on the SC which will just about end any economic liberty that remains in the system. Now I know of all of your objections to the SC and even the Constitution (from a libertarian perspective) yet the fact remains that when libertarian leaning jurists ruled the SC between 1875 and 1935, the struck down dozens of State laws and rulings that would have limited economic liberty. In short, I don't see the logic of arguing that a Hillary Presidency gets us any closer to a libertarian tipping point.

    1. Most people may never hate the state, but they'd surely distrust it, and that trust is showing to be difficult, if not impossible, to regain. Congress has been stuck at single digit support in polls for years, and the supreme court seeks to join them.

      Thanks to the internet, Killary is widely regarded as a liar, which fuels skepticism. The presidency could fall into the same rut.

      Putting the Vietnam war on TV started support for the federal government on a down trend it has never recovered from.

      Now imagine if the internet had been around to expose the Gulf of Tonkin incident and USS Liberty attack while LBJ was still around. The trend likely would have accelerated and extended to the presidency.

      Or maybe even someone like Ronald Reagan would be heavily scrutinized today? They all say one thing and do another, and onto the permanent public record it goes.