Jack EngelhardJack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been republished to meet readers’ demands. His other major works include Compulsive: A Novel, his award-winning post-Holocaust Montreal memoir Escape from Mount Moriah, plus Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist. His website: www.jackengelhard.com
At the convenience store up the street where I get my coffee and buy my New York Post, the clerk behind the counter pointed to the picture of Hillary Clinton.
“Me like,” he said. “You like?”
“No,” I said. “Me no like.”
The kid’s been in this country eight years and still can’t speak a word of English and two thoughts came to mind as he was trying to persuade me to vote for someone he knows nothing about. First, he’s here because something extraordinary happened back in 1965.
So extraordinary that it has changed the face and the culture and the voting pattern of the United States of America.
Back in 1965, that’s when Ted Kennedy pushed through the Hart-Celler Act. This immigration measure shut the door to people emigrating from countries that share our Judeo/Christian values. Good bye and too bad to those people, and hello to people coming from countries where they celebrate sharia.
They are now here by the millions and that’s who’s bullying Jewish kids on campus and tipping the scales at the voting booth.
They don’t know this country. They don’t love this country, as Trump says – but they will be voting in this country.
Do I sound harsh? If so, take it from Obama’s most trusted adviser when it came to developing and pushing through Obamacare.
They call him the Obamacare “architect,” and this is what Jonathan Gruber said: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage – and basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really critical for the thing to pass.”
So it was the “stupidity of the American voter” that Obama counted on, and it is the same voter that Hillary is counting on to get her to the White House on time.
Ask not, say her loyalists, what Hillary Clinton can do for you. Ask what you can do for Hillary Clinton.
For Hillary this time it’s do or die, but why say this only about 2016/2017, when it was always so? The job belongs to her, according to her reckoning and the reckoning of her loyalists, topped by the news media as typified by CNN’s Donna Brazile.
On Brazile: Think Sodom and Gomorrah where incivility and lawlessness were accepted, even encouraged, as facts of life.
Help me out here on this. Donna Brazile served as a commentator for CNN. At the same time she worked as a senior official for the DNC.
Already a problem, at least for me, even if perhaps it was part-time here and part-time there.
This means she was a journalist and a political operative all at once and please explain how this is not an in-your-face conflict of interest?
Or is it that our system relies on our willful blindness, for one, and two, it is so corrupt that it is deemed okay for pickpockets and highwaymen to operate out in the open. Think Sodom and Gomorrah where incivility and lawlessness were accepted, even encouraged, as facts of life.
So now Brazile has been dropped by CNN. This move for feeding questions and answers to Hillary in advance of town hall gatherings and debates.
Got that? Brazile has (temporarily) been stripped of her credentials as a journalist, but now…wait for it…she’s interim chair of the DNC.
She’s been promoted. I guess that’s because the functionary before her got nabbed for some other misdeed – and how’s that for double-dealing?
Trump is right. The system is rigged and it is being rigged as we watch it happen eyes wide shut.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. New from the novelist: “News Anchor Sweetheart,” a novelist’s version of Fox News and Megyn Kelly. Engelhard is the author of the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com