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Friday, February 27, 2015

Front-loading Bribes


Pay to play (pay for access) is the oldest trick in the book and lobbying is possibly the third oldest job on the planet behind prostitute and fortune teller.

Some conservatives are irked by the fact that Hillary Clinton's foundation has drawn in over $2 billion in the past decade or so. Yes, she claims to be dead broke, but "broke" means different things to different people. At that's how the Clintons see it.

Hillary, mindful of the limitations of a president or cabinet officer getting direct bribes, decided to front-load them as the Democratic Party's only apparent candidate for the US presidency. Conservatives are angry. The cynic in me would suggest that is because they (a) didn't think of it first and (b) have a field of twenty candidates, each of whom is dragging the sack for money.

Hillary Clinton has a large rolodex and she is clearly a rain maker as is former President Bill Clinton. If you want them to fly somewhere for a day, you need to hire an executive jet (whether it's Bill or Hillary, it's good manners to hire a 'hostess' or two for the trip) and fork over another $10 million. The presence of Team Clinton can often make the difference between winning and losing business.

President Obama has the "advisory council". Joining will set you back $500K. It brings access. If you're George Soros, Obama calls you, you don't need to call him. And that's how it works. It worked the same way for George W. Bush (I'm not on my high horse). 

At this point, I wonder if it can work any other way.


18 comments:

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    1. Maybe you need to start your own foundation?

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  2. No wonder we can't have anything nice.

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  3. It can only work if The People are tired of nothing working the way it used to. Some people are going to remember she worked for the guy that unleashed the IRS on them for not having insurance.

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    1. People are stupid and have short memories.

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  4. Those poor, poor carpetbagging Clintons, their roots are showing.

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  5. Does Huma Abedin count as a "hostess"?

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    1. She'd be good for Hillary. I don't think that Hilly would like to share that with Billy.

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    2. I get the feeling that the "sisterhood of the pants suit" doesn't include Bill. But maybe I'm wrong?

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    3. I think that Bill would be the first one to tell you that he prefers groomed kitten to an old bearded goat. My sense is that Hillary agrees.

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  6. The bitch lied, and four good people died. THAT I won't forget...

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    1. "At this point, what difference does it make?" -- there are a lot of Americans who buy off on that and want that kind of president.

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    2. I know, I know... But I don't buy it. She is responsible. Period...

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    3. Of course she is. But blood on Hillary's hands is not anything new or anything that she can't reconcile with lies, government classification or can't write off as sexism, Islamophobia or some other liberal tap dance. The liberal establishment including the press will rally around her no matter how outrageous her conduct is. Just like they did with Obama.

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  7. Lightning that does not strike Hilly is wasted Lightning.

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    1. Sometimes you wonder what Thor and Odin are doing these days when they can't hit a moving target.

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