What was the Clinton telos? The end point, the aim of all their lying, cheating, criminality, dishonor, and degradation?
Given the latest Weiner scandals coming on top of the latest WikiLeaks scandals, we wonder, what did the Clintons really wish to end up as — and why? Are they Goethe’s Faust or tortured souls crushed by the weight of their money bags in Dante’s Fourth Circle of Hell?
For a few criminals, remorse comes with old age; but for the Clintons, near-70 was to be the capstone, the last chance to trump all their prior shenanigans. They were artists of amorality, and the election of 2016 was to be their magnum opus.
Collate the FBI reopened investigation, WikiLeaks Podesta trove, revelations about the Clinton Foundation, the e-mail–server scandal, the DNC disclosures, and the various off-the-cuff campaign remarks of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and one then ponders what was the point of the Clinton shakedowns, the loss of reputation, the crude lawbreaking, as they neared their seventh decade. To paraphrase Barack Obama, in his progressive sermonizing on making enough money, did the two ever think they had enough money, enough honors, enough power already?
The Hillary/Bill fortune — generated by pay-for-play influence peddling on the proposition that Bill would return to the White House under Hillary’s aegis and reward friends while punishing enemies — hit a reported $150 million some time ago, a fortune built not on farming, mining, insurance, finance, high-tech, or manufacturing, but on skimming off money. The Clintons are simply grifters whose insider access to government gave them the power to make rich people richer.
Long gone was the Scrooge-like need to write off used underwear as charitable tax deductions or to play 4-trillion-to-one odds in rigging a $100,000 cattle-futures profit on a $1,000 “investment,” or Hillary’s decade-and-a-half as a corporate lawyer masquerading as a children’s advocate. How pathetic the minor league Whitewater cons must seem now to the multimillionaire Clintons — such a tawdry ancient example of amateurish shakedowns when compared with the sophistication of real profiteering through the humanitarian-sounding, high-brow, corrupt Clinton Foundation.
So the Clintons finally got their millions and what such millions can ensure for their separate lifestyles. They have at last beautiful gated estates, tasteful and secluded from hoi polloi, light years away from Arkansas and the Rose Law Firm. Progressive Chelsea married a multimillionaire hedge-fund operator whose father served five years in federal prison for bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Her parents’ profiteering can allow Chelsea to announce, perhaps even sincerely, that she is not interested in money. Why should she be, given her own reported $15 million net worth from maternal spin-off favors? She lives in a $10 million Manhattan residence, so her parents had no motivation to get more in order to “provide” for their offspring. Instead, was bringing Chelsea down to Bill and Hillary’s level as a Foundation fixer a way to leave her a post mortem primer on how to get even richer?
In sum, there was certainly no need for Hillary to even have considered flying to the Moroccan autocracy on the eve of announcing her presidential candida to leverage a $12 million speaking “fee” from a cut-throat Moroccan mining company, Why the drive to pile profits on top of profits on top of profits? Or, as Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin, put it of the quid pro quo fee (i.e., the mining company felt that it had gotten from the Clinton-run State Department a U.S.-financed Export-Import Bank loan of $92 million):
This was HRC’s idea, our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request.
Translated: A President Hillary Clinton would probably have no regret that dozens of heads of state, the majority of them dictatorial and not especially friendly to the U.S., would feel that they had done business with Hillary and Bill — and she, as a recipient of their largess, would owe them commensurate attention.
Why did multimillionaire Hillary charge UCLA, in the era of thousands of indebted students, $300,000 (rather than, say, $149,999.99) for a brief, platitudinous speech? Why did multimillionaire Bill need more than $17 million for being honorary “chancellor” of the financially for-profit but tottering Laureate University (whose spin-off associate organization was a recipient of State Department largesse)? Did he think the extra millions were worth the embarrassment of being the highest-paid and least-busy college executive in U.S. history?
Apparently, the good life did not drive the Clintons so much as the quest for the supposed best life. Even though they had finally “made it” among the multimillionaire set, the Clintons always saw others (no doubt, deemed by them less deserving) with far, far more — whether Jeffery Epstein, with his ability to jet wherever and with whomever he pleased, or green half-a-billionaire Al Gore, who ran even more successful cons, such as rapidly selling a worthless cable TV station to beat impending capital-gains taxes, and selling it to none other than the anti-Semitic Al Jazeera, whose carbon-generated profits come from autocratic Qatar. (The media never audited Gore’s attempt to become a cable mogul, unlike their current concerns about a potential Trump media outlet).
When you have lost the editorials in the Orlando Slant-inal, it’s going, going, gone.
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Warren, Obamas and a whole bunch of others have dumped Hillary on twiter. The are distancing themselves from her fast. They know something we don’t know. Doesn’t appear to be looking good for Cankles. I wonder how fast this will play out.
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The clintons belong in prison and their crime syndicate dissolved.
Hillary loses big in Florida and Michigan is definitely in play.
Slick Willy and Horrible Hillary sounds like a pole modles for two disney type villians
Here’s the link to the FBI vault release:
There are four parts.
First one is 47 pages, haven’t opened the rest.
Interestingly they have provided FaceBook, twitter, and share buttons.
Somebody wants this out there and is making fast mass distribution possible.
Somebody should refresh their memory regarding the statutes and regulations pertaining to the Hatch Act.
@Greg: The ends justifies the means, Greg. Remember?
The definition of coup d’état is change in government by illegal or forceful means. Like Hillary Clinton illegally seeking the office of president.
Per 18 USC Ch. 101 field-end:cite : RECORDS AND REPORTS:
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.
It doesn’t say you have to be indicted. If she were to win, she could only be sworn in illegally, that’s a coup.
At this moment, it is far more important to protect the Country from electing a criminal, a person who has no intention of doing anything positive for the Country or its citizens.
The Country will be far better off with her in prison with her BFF huma
Watch “Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal” on YouTube
It all must be true because it’s on a YouTube video? The video is nothing but a compilation of accusations, set to mood music.
After decades of accusations and repeated in depth investigations, Hillary Clinton has never been charged with and convicted of any criminal act. She’s not Dr. Moriarty, or some comic book criminal super-genius. So how do you explain this? Given that she has countless political enemies and that it seems to cost them absolutely nothing to make accusation after accusation, what’s the single simplest explanation?
The liea day news media will be pushing for hillary no doupt and those hollyweed crowds already fill up her war chest
@Greg: Maybe you should read the Hatch Act before you show your ignorance again.
@July 4th American, #8:
We’ll likely see that theory disproved on Friday, January 20th. I saw on the news tonight that a recent Florida early-voting exit poll suggests that around 28 percent of registered republicans are casting votes for Hillary Clinton. This is hardly surprising, considering that the GOP’s candidate isn’t really a republican.
Conviction, by the way, requires an indictment, and then a trial that ends in finding that the person is guilty. Groundless accusations are a dime a dozen.
Yes, you liberals certainly thought you had all your bases covered with a corrupt ideological DOJ, but there is now just too much factual information out there about Hillary and the Democrats corrupt manipulation that it is finally beginning to have an effect.
The Clintons notorious for breaking laws over and over again. But, with a compliant media and justice system, they have evaded the law time and time again, there is not dispute in that…..
Well that is a reliable barometer of reality, pfft….
Here is the real world, somewhere you should live;