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The gun control debate with Clayton Cramer

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July 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm

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July 13, 1994: The day that the Castro government murdered 37 Cubans

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Another year and another anniversary.   

My friend Alberto de la Cruz, Managing Director of Babalu, reminded us of this massacre by posting the photos of the victims.

Over at PanAm Post, John Suarez related the events of that terrible day:

“In the early morning hours of July 13, 1994, 37 men, women, and children were killed by government agents seven miles off the Cuban coast, as they sought to travel to freedom on board the “13 de Marzo” tugboat.

Eleven of these Cubans were children, ranging in age from Helen Martínez Enríquez — just five months old — to Mayulis Méndez Tacaronte, aged 17.”

It was not an accident, as the Cuban official media said.   It was a premeditated attack on Cubans choosing to leave the island.

We remind you that the two men responsible for this massacre are living in the island of Cuba.   In fact, the younger brother just sat down and watched a baseball game with President Obama a few months ago.

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July 14, 2016 at 11:18 am

Maybe the Democrats should start a Never Clinton movement

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(My new American Thinker post)

Polls are polls and the latest ones are not good for Hillary Clinton, as we saw in David Lightman’s new story:

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has withered to 3 percentage points, signaling their battle for the White House has become too close to call heading into the two major-party national conventions, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, now leads Trump by 42 to 39 percent in a head-to-head matchup. While Republicans and Democrats are solidly behind their candidates, independents are divided, 36 percent for Clinton, 33 percent for Trump – and 23 percent undecided.

Clinton does somewhat better in a four-way race, topping Trump 40 to 35 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson has 10 percent support, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein has 5 percent.

Add to this another poll that large majorities disagree with the FBI’s decision on email prosecution. Put these polls together and you have something that every Democrat should be very worried about.   

First, this is happening on the heels of a major anti-Trump advertising campaign in swing states. It does not appear that this investment has paid off well for the Clinton campaign.    

Second, Mrs. Clinton, the FBI, Attorney General Lynch and President Clinton’s grandchildren chat is not passing the smell test for many voters, especially those independents who decide elections. It’s fair to say that a lot of Americans have concluded that Mrs Clinton got special treatment, or the kind of treatment that the average person working in the federal government would never get.  

So what happens now? Clinton will continue to sink because her integrity is now on the front burner.   

We’ve heard a lot about GOP delegates concerned with Mr. Trump. It may be time for Democrats to look at their options because Mrs. Clinton is in trouble, especially with so many Sanders supporters angry that their man dumped them for the woman they detest so much.

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July 14, 2016 at 7:37 am