Obama Adviser Podesta Caught Green-Handed In Major Ethics Violation

This is pretty par for the course. The idea with these folks is that they are “doing well while they are doing ‘good.’”

This is how much crony capitalism is justified in Washington DC.

At this point the only way these guys can get into any trouble with this stuff is if an interest directly hands a wad of hundred dollar bills to a politician while a reporter records the transaction. And even then.

One doesn’t have to be above the law if one can simply write the law to one’s (low) level.

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Clintons insisted on more control over HBO propaganda film than Scorsese was willing to give

It’s not like Martin Scorsese was going to come out and hammer the Clintons or anything in the HBO (super “liberal”) produced documentary. Even still, Hillary didn’t trust the old director. She wanted control over questions asked in the movie and it sounds like editorial veto.

The project has been “shelved.”

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More Crony Clinton: (Hillary) plans to astound, intimidate with fundraising ‘like nothing you’ve seen’

Just waiting for her crown.

Well she’s been doing the rounds for a long time already. 29 of the Dow 30 have already sent checks her way. But more money is coming.

I wonder what our friends on the legitimate Left are going to do about this? In the end probably vote to perpetuate crony capitalism I suspect.

As we’ve said before, many interests are very keen on seeing a Hillary/Jeb or Christie or Romney race in 2016.

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George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’

“It’s a big CLUB. And YOU AIN’T IN IT. You and I are NOT IN the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long, beating you over the head in their media telling you what to believe — what to think — and what to buy”. – George Carlin

2 families,

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Huffington Post: I’m a Liberal Democrat. I’m Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

What is interesting particularly to me is that on economic issues Rand Paul is by FAR FAR FAR the most “conservative” of the likely GOP candidates. On other issues I think he just takes a pragmatic and grown up approach. This is a winning combination. Jeb and Christie ain’t going to do it folks. They won’t get elected. Rand has a real shot and he has a chance at winning the presidency in a completely unique way which will totally screw with the political consultant class in DC.

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Jeb (probably) gets in, The establishment steps up attacks on Rand Paul (They fear him)

If we see this in 2016 we will have failed as a country. This shouldn’t happen. Not here.

The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected. The big banks want to make sure their corporate welfare is protected. The establishment GOP consultants who would rather lose and make millions than have a smaller government want their cottage industry protected. House leadership fears a libertarianish president. So does the Senate leadership.

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Do the Democrats really want to become THE corporatist party?

Both major parties are corporatist parties and both have been for a long time. But Dems seem to be signalling that they are interested in cozying up even closer to crony corporate America.

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Uh oh: Henry Kissinger praises Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state

Somewhere over Cambodia.

Ms. Clinton recently gave a favorable review to Kissinger’s new book World Order. (A smart choice of titles by Kissinger and the publisher.) Perhaps Ms. Clinton really is Nixon in a pantsuit.

Glad to see that Clinton has Slim, Buffett, Soros, and Kissinger all on her side. Bodes well.

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Hillary Clinton follows Christie to Mexico in search of Carlos Slim money

Hey, why not? It’s not like borders matter anymore anyway. So what if a foreign national is trying to influence presidential campaigns? Why should we be concerned with that? And it’s not like Slim is giving money directly to Clinton’s campaign anyway. His money has gone to her charity. So it’s all on the up and up.

So that’s Slim, Buffett, and Soros smiling at Clinton. The billionaires do love Hillary.

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With Christie hobbled, Jeb Bush’s lukewarm (at best) reception, Establishment GOP floats another Romney run?

Yes, this is the genius masterstroke the DC GOP has been waiting for.

You have to hand it to the establishment. They keep trying. So what if Romney is another big government Republican which a large part of the GOP vote couldn’t really support in 2012. The consultants which got paid big time during the 2012 Romney run could get paid again! And if Romney could somehow get the nomination it would be another blow to the libertarian/conservative coalition in the Tea Party.

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Crony Duo: Bill Clinton and GE CEO Jeff Immelt team up to defend crony capitalism and Ex-Im

Ex-Im isn’t just “Boeing’s Bank.”

If there are 2 guys who know about and have benefited from crony capitalism Bill Clinton and GE CEO Jeffery Immelt are those guys. They are political business people. They are fully on board with the corporate state. They believe that government and business should partner. They see no problem with crony capitalism. The stronger the partnership between government and business the better because that means more risk is underwritten by the US taxpayer while the crony class gets to reap the profits.

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