Fidel Castro is dead.
But apparently, Hillary and her crew believe there is some chance of reviving her political ambitions, even though it entails breaking a private deal made between Hillary and Trump regarding the outcome of the election.
Fidel Castro is dead.
The Seattle Times has found a way to report on someone who doesn't agree with the millions of Cubans who celebrated a kind of liberation following the death of the dictator.
According to the Times, Juan Alonso-Rodriguez came to Seattle believing Castro was "evil," but now says he "feels a sense of loss" for what happened and will leave the celebration to others.
And speaking of changing one's mind:
The New York Times reports, "Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Hillary Clinton's campaign said on Saturday that it would participate in a recount process in Wisconsin."
They have joined Green Party candidate Jill Stein...and they are also saying they will "join any potential recounts in two other closely contested states."
While the Clinton campaign says they've seen "no actionable evidence" of vote hacking "that might taint the results or otherwise provide new grounds for challenging Donald J. Trump's victory," they plan to move ahead full speed in sync with Jill Stein and her Green Party.
In fact, they are now committing themselves to join in recount efforts in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
The Associated Press is reporting yesterday that Trump's incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus, told the press that Clinton and Trump cut a deal before the election so as not to put America through a period of uncertainty regarding the election.
He says they agreed that "once the Associated Press called the race in favor of one candidate, the other would call within 15 minutes to concede."
"And," he says, "that's exactly what happened."
Has Hillary changed her mind, and broken her agreement?
Perhaps. Remember secular progressives run on a little different track than regular people. "Truth" evolves with these folks.
I still haven't figured out the thinking of candidates Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Lindsay Graham, who wrote in McCain on his ballot, (and others like my original favorite Ted Cruz who finally did what he promised so late in the campaign it didn't really matter) who all pledged to the American people they would support the GOP candidate who won the primary election---then didn't.
They explained they couldn't violate their conscience. But shouldn't lying to the public also violate one's conscience?
Secular Progressives often change the "truth" because the end always justifies the means in the progressive worldview---but conservatives, particularly those who claim to be Christians, generally believe that when you make a pledge to the public---or an individual---you will keep it even if the outcome is different than you expected.
Consequently, it isn't so surprising to learn that while Hillary's campaign manager John Podesta was out on stage telling Hillary's strongest and most faithful supporters in the convention hall in New York City that Hillary wouldn't be making a statement "tonight" because we are "going to fight on until every vote is counted, because every vote counts"---Hillary was on the phone conceding the election to Trump just after AP had called the race.
If she can mislead her most ardent supporters, it's pretty easy to believe she would "dump her agreement with Trump."
While Hillary herself, as of this writing, has not made a public statement regarding this change of mind, Priebus says it is apparent her campaign lawyer Marc Elias is backing down from the deal she made with Trump.
Bernie Sanders, who himself was a victim of progressive double speak within the Democratic Party, is telling the press yesterday, "There's nothing wrong with this at all."
Trump, posting on Twitter, is calling it a scam.
The Washington Post reports that Trump said the recount was "just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn't even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money."
Stein has raised well over $5 million in the past few days.
Brian Fallon, spokesman for the Clinton campaign, is rejecting the notion that any of this suggests that Hillary is not accepting the outcome of the election, they are simply trying to help all Americans to be sure the election was fair---not hacked by Russia.
While Hillary's lawyer charges ahead to challenge the election of Donald Trump, Hillary's spokesman assures the public they are not challenging the election results, but are merely conducting a public service activity.
And speaking of changing one's mind:
Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, who will also hold a post in the Trump administration, told the media yesterday that appointing Mitt Romney as secretary of state would be viewed by many of Trump's supporters as a betrayal.
She told CNN, "It's just breath taking in scope and intensity," defining the opposition to the possibility of Trump picking Romney for the position.
She said, "I felt compelled to come forward on behalf of the people who are weighing in" on the matter.
Conway said, "You, know, Gov. Romney ran for the same office four years ago and lost spectacularly. Mitt Romney lost Michigan by 10 points; Donald Trump just won it."
I agree with Kellyanne. Romney's attacks on Trump were way beyond political. They were deep, personal, vicious and sustained.
I do not personally believe that Romney has changed his mind about anything in this regard---I believe he is much more motivated by personal ambition and the LDS White Knight prophecy than service to this country.
A decision on secretary of state should be forthcoming any day.
The crying rooms, safe places, therapy and play-dough sessions, so-called protest marches and all the rest of the paralyzed progressive's response to election 2016 is further affirmation that progressives build their house on the sand. Those who claim to be prophets of "change" can't handle it when it happens.
Conservatives who build their house on the rock of absolute values, weather the storms---particularly those who build their house on the Solid Rock, Jesus Christ and His Word.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Bold. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.