A key part of cronyism is the the idea that the connected, the political class, gets to play by different rules than the rest of us. The idea that wealth and status within the Washington “court” gives some a free ride. That these are the people who wish to “lead” the American people is particularly challenging to those of us who are aware of this tiered system of justice.
Here’s the full list in case you haven’t seen it. This doesn’t even include her husband.
Dolla dolla bill ya’ll.
ACC is a completely non-partisan organization. We do not support/endorse or oppose any candidate for office. We believe that both major parties are heavily influenced by special interests and will report on crony capitalism wherever and whenever we see it.
Well, let’s hope justice (whatever it is one way or the other) is done in the Commonwealth of Virginia. My sweet home. Did we mention that Terry McAuliffe is the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a close friend of the Clintons? Did we mention that the Governor has a long history of questionable dealings to say the least, including cashing in big just before one of the biggest bankruptcies in corporate history? Did we mention that McAuliffe is originally from Syracuse,
Is there no one who had their phone on during any of these $250,000 speeches? Perhaps that’s the way to get any transcripts.
“See this is how we do this…”
(From Orb Magazine)
With FBI Director James Comey’s statement this week that the massive investigation of possible criminality by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could linger into the fall, some of her political advisers have become convinced that the best option for her would be to shut it down now, which could be accomplished ifPresident Obama would grant a preemptive pardon for any crimes she may have committed.
The hawks are trying to find a nest.
We don’t need a “hawkish” foreign policy however. We need an “owlish” foreign policy. Wise and stayed but with the sharpest talons in the forest.
This is an interesting wrinkle in the debate between Mr. Sanders and Ms. Clinton for the Democratic nomination and it speaks to which club each belongs to.
As we say all the time, and we have to say it again, we have no horse in the presidential race.
This is a very interesting development. We said back in 2015 that if Rand won the Republican nomination for president that many of the neocconservatives, the Bushites, the pro-war, pro-military industrial complex guys would fall in line behind Hillary Clinton and abandon the Republican Party.
The neocons thought they could breathe easy with Rand out of the mix.
Sometimes truth comes from weird places.
Shoot, Ms. Clinton, many people have long wondered why there is one standard for you and another for everyone else. But I don’t think you pose the question many Americans pose it.
It seemed like a few years ago more people wondered aloud whether the United States was becoming a banana republic.
Now however, though we are not Honduras, it is fair to say that in many respects we have indeed become a banana republic. The rule of law has eroded every year in this country for what seems like forever. The crony economy has become pervasive, indeed at this point it is ubiquitous. The middle class is shrinking. We aren’t creating small businesses at the pace we used to.
“Labor unions are super PACs. Now they’re super PACs that we like, so Democrats don’t go after labor unions.” -Howard Dean
This is not a bad rhetorical tack as it is basically the only one Hillary has if she wants to continue to hide the transcripts. (By the way, there has got to be someone who recorded those speeches on their phone. Must be.)
And Howard Dean, Mr. Moveon.org, Mr. “Progressive” is attacking Bernie Sanders for his connections to unions?