There are times when you really want to punch someone in the face. I had one of those moments the other day when I heard Bill Clinton yapping at the De Blasio inaugural. Clinton reminded me of why he is a good politician and why I despise him with all my being.
The De Blasio inaugural was remarkable for a number of things, New York City being a fecal, racist, third world plantation not the least among them. The speakers took turns pounding on Bloomberg as though New York City was Detroit:
Mayor de Blasio’s inaugural guests took turns beating up on former Mayor Mike Bloomberg at City Hall Wednesday — even calling his reign a “plantation” that callously ignored New York’s hungry children.
With the ex-mayor seated just feet away, in the front row of the dais, performer and civil-rights icon Harry Belafonte launched the first shot by calling the city’s justice system “Dickensian” thanks to Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy — an apparent reference to de Blasio’s “Tale of Two Cities” campaign theme.
“New York alarmingly plays a tragic role in the fact that our nation has the largest prison population in the world,” he said, without mentioning that incarceration rates in the city had plummeted by 36 percent since Bloomberg took office in 2002.
Sanitation Department Chaplain Fred Lucas Jr. prayed that God free New Yorkers from the “shackles of partisan politics” and “political correctness,” and then went on to refer to the city as a “plantation.”
“Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God, a city up on a hill, a light shining in darkness,” he said.
And Public Advocate Letitia James bragged that the city’s Democratic victories were “inevitable” because of current conditions. “The policies that made [the struggling class] voiceless must give way to a government that works for them, that speaks for them, that cares more about a child going hungry than a new stadium or a new tax credit for a luxury development that a majority of New Yorkers can’t afford,” James said.
She added that “we live in a gilded age of inequality where decrepit homeless shelters and housing developments stand in the neglected shadow of gleaming multimillion-dollar condos.”
She later insisted her rhetoric “wasn’t personal.”
It was typically liberal- false and without class. It was so bad that even the NY Times, the official newspaper of Hillary Clinton, found it offensive.
Clinton’s speech at De Blasio’s inaugural really was an ushering in of Hillary’s campaign and he sought to make clear that she was part of the Obama/Progressive class warfare movement:
“This inequality problem bedevils the entire country,” the former president continued, turning to DeBlasio’s major campaign themes. “But it is not just a moral outrage, it is a horrible constraint on economic growth and on giving people the security they need to tackle problems like climate change.”
You expect this from Bill Clinton. It was a tactical move. It was, in the current vernacular, a rebranding of Clinton’s Presidency as well as a defining of Hillary’s promise.
CNN reporter Dana Bash remarked no how fascinating it was to see Bill Clinton, a figure who rebranded Democrats as a centrist governing party in the 1990s, reframe his presidency as a champion of the causes of the left.
“As you listen to Clinton’s comments, it seemed to me, first of all, that he was redefining his own presidency as being quite a bit more liberal than it actually was,” Sabato observed. “It’s obvious he’s doing it for Hillary, because if she has a fear, a challenge that can actually dethrone her in 2016, it may well come from the left, progressive, populist wing of the party.”
Then Clinton went on to show what makes him so completely full of manure:
“I strongly endorse Bill de Blasio’s core campaign commitment that we have to have a city of shared opportunities, shared prosperity, shared responsibilities.”
I stare at the keys in front of me and none of them can really be struck in the proper sequence to convey how much I despise Bill and Hillary Clinton. When he says he believes in “shared prosperity” what he means is that he will share YOUR prosperity and shared responsibility means those of us who work hardest will bear the burden of responsibility. And it means higher taxes for those same people.
In anticipation of Hillary’s 2008 Presidential aspirations the Clintons liquidated their stock portfolios– for entirely altruistic reasons, of course.
WASHINGTON, June 14 — Concerned that their personal finances might become a political liability once again, Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in April sold the millions of dollars of stocks held by their blind trust after learning that those investments included oil and pharmaceutical companies, military contractors and Wal-Mart, their aides said Thursday.
The Clintons liquidated the trust — valued at $5 million to $25 million — and are leaving the proceeds for now in cash in an effort to eliminate any chance of ethical problems or political embarrassment from their holdings as Mrs. Clinton runs for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, their advisers said. By disposing of all their stocks, Mrs. Clinton was seeking to avoid potential conflicts of interest that might arise from legislation that she votes on in the Senate, as well as avoid holding financial stakes in companies and industries — like Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the owner of Fox News — that could draw criticism from some Democratic voters.
Mrs. Clinton automatically became aware of her investments because of a government directive this spring that she, as a presidential candidate, had to dissolve her blind trust and disclose all of her assets to the public.
Jon Corzine, former Democrat Governor of New Jersey and confidante of the Clintons, “vaporized” over a billion dollars of investors’ money.
Somehow, the chief investment guru of the Obama Administration, former New Jersey governor, Democrat senator, and top Obama campaign contributor Jon Corzine – managed to lose $1.6 billion of his clients’ money, in the fiery crash of his MF Global corporation. During the extensive congressional investigations, the term “vaporized” was floated.
Apparently “vaporization” doesn’t mean jail time when you make a billion dollars disappear, which is probably for the best, since it would be tough on C-SPAN to cover Congress if they were all in prison.
Joe Biden once said that when Obama wanted economic advice he went straight to Corzine:
In a move obviously meant to quell criticism of 2016 Bill Clinton quit his relationship with Teneo:
The changes in the Clintons’ world first dripped into public view last month when the ex-president’s office confirmed that Bill Clinton was severing his financial relationship with Teneo, a New York-based consulting firm founded by close aides that also paid Bubba to serve as a rainmaker with a post on the firm’s advisory board.
No explanation was given at the time, but sources said the breakup came at Hillary’s direction after The Post reported the relationship and Teneo’s top-dollar contract with the now-bankrupt brokerage MF Global that was headed by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.
So why is all this important?
Bill Clinton is worth $80 million.
Hillary is worth at least $20 million.
The question is WHY are they worth $100 million? WHY haven’t they shared their prosperity? I thought Obama said that at some point you’ve made enough money. $100 million apparently isn’t enough money, yet you and I need to share OUR prosperity while filthy rich liberals do not.
Daughter Chelsea Clinton is worth a reported $15 million. She is married to Marc Mezvinsky. She is said to have earned her wealth “through her career at the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company…” She is a 33 year old history major. Her husband, Marc, is the son of former Democrat firebrand Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and former Democrat representative Edward Mezvinsky. Edward Mezvinsky was convicted of fraud and served time in prison.
Marc Mezvinsky worked at, wait for it……..Goldman Sachs and now is starting up his own hedge fund.
Money. Power. That’s what the Clintons are about. You’ll notice that it’s always super-rich liberals who rage on about the need to share wealth, but they never, ever do. It’s YOUR wealth they would share. We have had enough hypocrisy over the last five years to last a lifetime.
100 million reasons not to vote for Hillary, plus a few more. Never forget that Hillary is also a student of Alinsky.
Exit question: Does Hillary look like she just came back from the embalmer?