Many of these fees came to Mr. Clinton while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State, which as they say raises some eyebrows, or at least should.
Ms. Clinton knows what’s up.
First the kerfuffle at UNLV over Ms. Clinton’s $225k 1 hour speech, and now this from the student body at UCLA. Looks like at least the students are waking up to the scam.
David Shuster, a reporter for MSNBC wasn’t deferential enough to the Clintons during the 2008 campaign. When he said that Hillary was “pimping out Chelsea” the campaign lost it and went on a rampage calling up GE CEO Jeff Immelt to bring down the hammer.
We are a long, long way out but this kind of lead even at this early stage puts panic into the hearts of the more establishment GOP candidates for president. To be clear, a large part of the GOP in Washington DC would rather have Hilary Clinton as president than Rand Paul. The last thing the bankers want is a president who will force an audit of the Federal Reserve or even seek to hobble the Federal Reserve.
OK, I think there are any number of reasons why Ms. Clinton should not be considered for the presidency. But I guess I need to add delusion to the list. I think she’s conniving, ruthless, a crony capitalist, an opportunist, and generally a political hack. But I didn’t think she wandered around in an alternate reality. Does she seriously believe that even her supporters are buying this nonsense?
Let’s see, are the perpetual war guys who are nominally part of the Republican Party going to side with Hillary Clinton if Jeb Bush or Chris Christie don’t get the nomination? Probably. If Rand Paul gets the nomination? Almost assuredly.
I say let her keep $5k plus travel expenses. Or since she’s speaking at the University of Nevada Las Vegas maybe she’d prefer casino chips and a comped room at the Monte Carlo.
I’ve posted this picture a few times. But gosh it’s just so good.
Now raise your hand if you subscribe to the Kennedy school of limousine liberalism. I’m looking at you John Kerry…
Look, at a net worth of $100 million the Clintons are not wealthy, they are legitimately rich. They are not the 1%, they are the 1% of the 1%. And surprise surprise, despite all the “have and have not” nonsense coming from Madam Clinton as of late, the Clintons intend on remaining in the 1% of the 1%.
Hillary Clinton has a problem which is much bigger than just Goldman Sachs. 29 of the Dow 30 have already given generously in one way or another to Ms. Clinton’s presumed 2016 presidential campaign. Goldman Sachs just might be the most repulsive of the big corporate donors.
The short answer is yes. Don’t worry Democrats (and Republicans) Hillary will be plenty liberal or “progressive” or whatever the word for statist will be in 2016. But part of that package, the pro-state package, is partnering with powerful corporate interests. That’s just the way it is. The state in many ways is owned by these interests but the state also owns these corporate interests too. It is the crony capitalist tango and it is a key part of having large government.
Attached is an interesting article and there is no doubt that the Community Reinvestment Act, which though well intended was in the end a disaster for housing and the American economy. It was a big part of the housing meltdown. But the most important factor in the housing crash was the easy money made available by the Federal Reserve for too long.
Though forcing banks to lend to people who did not fit traditional underwriting guidelines was unwise,
“Damn, it feels good to be a crony…”
If Hillary or Jeb get the presidency in 2016, this will be very bad for the Republic. And we’ve had a lot of stuff lately which has been bad for the Republic. What’s even more worrisome is that I understand that the Bushs and the Clintons are family friends. Seriously, friends. Tell me how having either family running the show is good for America.