Hillary’s magical server

There’s a magical place where everything that is lost is found.

That place appears to be the email server in the basement of the Clinton mansion because the miraculous discoveries just keep coming. This week 30 more emails were discovered relating to the Benghazi attack/cover-up from 2012.

I’m getting more hopeful that as time passes and the magical server continues to be examined we may find answers to many of life’s most pressing questions, such as what happened to Jimmy Hoffa, where does the light go when the light goes out and crucially, who can stop Will Smith from making any more movies.

The disclosure however, is unlikely to have much effect since I first had to read about it in a British newspaper and I imagine we’ll find it on page 6L of The New York Times, right next to an advertisement for a pawn shop.

This despite the fact Clinton had claimed she had provided all her work-related emails from the underground lair to the FBI.

Unfortunately, what Secretary Clinton told Congress about the incident and any attempt to discover what led to or could have prevented the deaths of American citizens is at least partly true — “At this point, what difference does it make.”

Sure, it’s a pretty warmhearted thing to say but beyond that, there’s some truth present as people actually interested in what happened know that it was at least a tragic farce, followed by a pageant of lies or a horrific dereliction of duty, followed by a cavalcade of lies.

Her supporters apparently believe the incident — if it happened at all — is simply politically motivated persecution, probably orchestrated by a vast right-wing conspiracy and thoughtfully examining the evidence just plays right into their hands.

I’m of the mind this presidential race will probably be decided by around 10 percent of the actual voting electorate that haven’t yet made up their minds — as hard as that is to believe. Most have made a choice and aren’t going to be moved by anything about their chosen contestant.

Plus, it seems fairly likely the polling is off base.

There is definitely reluctance on the part of supporters to tell strangers on the street or the telephone they plan on voting for Mr. Trump and it’s not difficult to see why when one looks at some headlines — “Man Beaten with a Crowbar for Wearing Trump Shirt,” “Paris Train Hero (American serviceman who disarmed terrorist on Paris train last year) Attacked as ‘Small-minded Bigot’ for Wearing Trump T-shirt.” Plus, who can forget the San Diego Trump rally in June where even NBC reported, “Donald Trump supporters were mobbed and assaulted by protesters on Thursday night after the candidate’s campaign rally…. Some Trump supporters were punched. One woman wearing a ‘Trump’ jersey was cornered, spat on, and pelted with eggs and water bottles.”

For that reason, I think the debates will be pretty important because folks can watch and make up their mind from their living room with less likelihood of being struck by bodily fluids or poultry products.

It will be interesting to see the outcome of the coaching and psychological researching Secretary Clinton is reportedly doing in preparation and I am curious if she’s going to find a healthy balance, based on her prior oratory, between indignant nail on chalkboard and irate Pekingese barking at Christmas ornament.

Unfortunately, all of this attention has pulled the public away from local and statewide races; which is a pretty good thing for most incumbents because it means challengers don’t get much coverage and have trouble raising money. So they should be ignored.

Former rising Republican star Congressman Eric Cantor learned this a while back when he lost a primary challenge to a relative unknown, at least partially by spending most of his ad budget talking about all the problems of his challenger.

Since constituents had turned a bit wishy-washy on Eric, constantly bringing someone else to their attention worked against him — a lesson Paul Ryan learned quite effectively in battling back his recent primary challenge.

As interesting/alarming as the presidential race has become, responsible voters need to dig to find out what’s happening closer to home.

For instance, it’s 67 days from the election and what’s the name of Sen. Michael Bennet’s challenger?

See what I mean.

Rick Wagner is a Grand Junction attorney who maintains a political blog, The War on Wrong. He can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). com.


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