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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Reliable Candidate

I've heard a number of this blog's readership ask how corporations could support Hillary Clinton. This is why:
(Associated Press) reports more than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. 
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
In a word, RELIABILITY.

If you need government to act in your personal interests, (or national interests if you're a foreign potentate) the Clintons deliver the goods reliably. Sure, she suffered a brain injury, has the odd seizure and lies to cover up her skulduggery. What is that compared with somebody who completely lacks ethics? It is the very lack of ethics that makes candidate Hillary so appealing.

There are the "I'm ready for Hillary progs", but that's a different subset of her reporters than the corporate donors. Corporate donors give BIG money because they want big favors. It currently costs about $100K to sit down with Barack. These days he's interested in his legacy, so he invites  you to contribute to his foundation. I think that you can get a sit-down with the lame duck for much less than $100K right now because there's not as much as he can do. Sure, he can pardon criminals, and do things like that. He does that as a matter of course with the prisons being emptied of Afro-American crack dealers, but there are still the white collar criminals and kingpins who can benefit from presidential clemency. 

Back when I was in the game, Hillary/Bill charged $10 million for problem solving. Expenses such as a jet ride for Bill, etc. were on top of that number. As president, expect that number to be much higher. There are also the conduits and factotums who provide access who need to be greased, but the numbers are in the five-digit range, depending on who we're talking about.

Naturally, all of her phone and e-mail will be CLASSIFIED as president, precluding its release. Hillary likes classified when it works to her advantage.

Are you ready for Hillary?

10 comments:

  1. I hate to sound cynical. But here goes: this is the way politics has been since, well, forever. If one guy simply votes for the candidate, and the other guy votes for and contributes large dough to the candidate, and both want to meet the candidate, who is likely to attract more attention from the candidate?

    Duh. The money in US politics at every level has influence. It's not supposed to, but it does. And it doesn't just influence corrupt lying crones like Hillary and her felonious ball and chain, Bubba, money influences every damn politician out there.

    Except Donald Trump, and even he is likely to acknowledge contributors over non-contributors.

    It's just the way things are. Some take this farther than others, so it's only a matter of degree.

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    1. Yes, that's true. I'm not a cynic. Hillary is somebody who people can work with, and Trump is an unknown. That's why the 'never Trump Republicans' don't want him. The "he's not conservative enough" rant is something that they created to try and sew seeds of discontent. It's not that, not to the people with something to lose.

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    2. That's why I want Trump in there. If there is any justice, he will facilitate a culture to the extent that all of these people with something to lose will lose whatever something that is.

      And they will be forced to look for honest work, or turn to lives of crime. Either way, at least they are out.

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    3. Yes, Trump was the ONLY Republican candidate who promised to shake loose the remoras. Sanders offered the same to the Democrats, but Hillary short circuited his movement. She was supported by the parasites that feed from the system, who are anxious to borrow another twenty trillion.

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    4. Met a guy about 30 years ago who was living in the same motel as I was for new hires at a major aerospace company, LTV. He came from a small town near Wichita, Kansas when he had worked for Boeing in Wichita. He had run for city council of that small town and won spending about $300. When he ran again he vowed to stick to the same spending level. His opponent spent about a $1000 more collected from various local sources. He had been offered some of that same money but the strings attached to that money were not for him. Based on the amount of his soul they wanted for that $1000 he believed that a person would have sold their soul twice over to get a Congressional seat or the Presidency.

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    5. More to the point, the ESTABLISHMENT does not trust you unless you have sold your soul. That is a simple reality and it has nothing to do with Republican, Democrat or Independent.

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  2. I will NEVER be ready for Hillary. Urgh.

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    1. I'm sure that she's ready for you, me, and the rest of the 'vast right wing conspiracy'...

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  3. I can't think of a worse presidential candidate than Hillary. Money talks, always has...

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    1. I have many stories, most I don't tell. But they aren't pretty.

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