The new book is out. As Drudge puts it, “It begins.”
There are two parts here.
First, as we know, there is a civil war going on inside the Democrat party. The MSM is trying to deflect away from it by talking about all the battles within the primary of the Republican party, but that is just healthy debate, reflecting a time long ago.
This, THIS is big time war. And not only over ideology- that is a good part of it in the trenches- but over who is going to run, and profit from, being the titular head of the party.
Up to now, “the Clintons” have been the brand name. That has made them multi, MULTI millionaires. It created the Clinton foundation, which is a huge money laundering scheme that would make any organized crime boss simply weep in jealousy! Which is why Obama and his crew (Jarrett and the rest), all being from the “connected Chicago way” want to hijack the foundation concept so badly. It is pure gold. Hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of pure gold!
This is why the NYTimes and others are being allowed to write bad things about Hillary. The “new order” is being put in place.
Estate planners have been seizing on the concept for the mega-rich for awhile. The reasons are obvious.–
A Private Family Foundation (PFF) is a separate entity, privately funded by you. It is created with the specific purpose of contributing to various charitable causes.
As a distinct, legal entity, The Private Family Foundation:
1. Contributes to a charitable cause and takes a tax deduction, while relinquishing personal control over your gift.
2. Minimizes your estate tax liability.
3. Avoids capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated property contributed to the charity of your choice.
4. Provides continuing employment and activity for your family members.
5. Identifies and preserves your family name for years to come.
What the Clintons did was use it to not only protect wealth, but to CREATE wealth and influence- right in front of everyone, including their friends in the media. Great plan. If no one complains, the average Joe will never figure out how screwed they are, and if someone does complain, show them a couple of half complete foundation “projects” in a third world hellhole and call the critics racists!
Take Haiti for example.
The Clinton Foundation is facing protests due to its mismanagement of resources for the post-earthquake recovery efforts of Haiti.
Five years after a disastrous earthquake ripped through the small island nation, disturbing reports of a lack of progress in the country’s recovery have angered many Haitian Americans.
The country is still in ruin. Only 900 homes have been built in the last five years even though over $10 billion was donated from the international community to help rebuild Haiti.
The Clinton Foundation, which led fundraising efforts for the recovery, has been the focus of many protests.
One protester from Harlem said, “These people – they are still living in very difficult conditions, living in tents, while Bill Clinton and his cronies are wasting this money.”
NYTimes put out a good article from 2013 and the British Telegraph sums up the problem for critics in a few lines.
Is the New York Times being guest edited by Rush Limbaugh? Today it runs with a fascinating takedown of the Clinton Foundation – that vast vanity project that conservatives are wary of criticising for being seen to attack a body that tries to do good. But the liberal NYT has no such scruples. The killer quote is this:
For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and threatened by conflicts of interest. It ran multimillion-dollar deficits for several years, despite vast amounts of money flowing in.
Over a year ago Bill Clinton met with some aides and lawyers to review the Foundation’s progress and concluded that it was a mess. Well, many political start-ups can be, especially when their sole selling point is the big name of their founder (the queues are short at the Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center). But what complicated this review – what made its findings more politically devastating – is that the Clinton Foundation has become about more than just Bill. Now both daughter Chelsea and wife, and likely presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton have taken on major roles and, in the words of the NYT “efforts to insulate the foundation from potential conflicts have highlighted just how difficult it can be to disentangle the Clintons’ charity work from Mr Clinton’s moneymaking ventures and Mrs Clinton’s political future.” Oh, they’re entangled alright.
The NYT runs the scoop in its usual balanced, inoffensive way – but the problem jumps right off the page. The Clintons have never been able to separate the impulses to help others and to help themselves, turning noble philanthropic ventures into glitzy, costly promos for some future campaign (can you remember a time in human history when a Clinton wasn’t running for office?). And their “Ain’t I Great?!” ethos attracts the rich and powerful with such naked abandon that it ends up compromising whatever moral crusade they happen to have endorsed that month. That the Clinton Global Initiative is alleged to have bought Natalie Portman a first-class ticket for her and her dog to attend an event in 2009 is the tip of the iceberg. More troubling is that businessmen have been able to expand the profile of their companies by working generously alongside the Clinton Foundation.
(Of course, the real investigation would cover how much money is contributed to the foundation and how much actually comes out the other end as projects. I’m thinking the overheard is quite steep, being it flies Bill, and now Hill, all over the world, where they ask for more money. Apparently, someone did try to look into the foundation’s books and came away confused.)
However, during the time Bill Clinton was making money from foreign governments, Hillary Clinton was wheeling and dealing with those same governments as Sec of State. That’s a whoops. If a Republicans were doing this, at the same level, the NYTimes would be leading with the scandal every day. But it is the Clintons after all.
What is the big deal? The new book is out now, just as Hillary runs, that explains in great detail apparently just this is a huge deal.
“Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.
The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.
“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes.
His examples include a free-trade agreement in Colombia that benefited a major foundation donor’s natural resource investments in the South American nation, development projects in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, and more than $1 million in payments to Mr. Clinton by a Canadian bank and major shareholder in the Keystone XL oil pipeline around the time the project was being debated in the State Department.
Does Obama care about the corruption undermining his State Department? Of course not! He’s pissed he’s not in on it!
Which brings me to the next part of this civil war. Obama wants it. He wants that cash cow. And Obama, being the spoiled man-child, who has been handed a good deal of what he wants over the years, expects someone is going to give it to him. And that is going to be a huge fight, because you know and I know Bill and Hill won’t give it up without one!
Which means sooner or later we are going to see this!
So why is Hillary running? Because Hillary is nuts. Not that crazy tin foil wearing nuts, but that nuts that comes from being entitled so long and waiting for generations for HER chance, that she can’t stop the train without derailing it. Think more a cunning, intelligent “Norma Desmond” from Carol Burnett, without the humor.
You can see where I’m going with this..
Also, by running, she is going to guarantee that the money keeps rolling in. For years we’ve heard the Clintons “can’t get enough money.” I believe that. A hundred million is not enough, they will want two hundred, then three, then a billion. Now remember, they aren’t financial wizards or inventors of the PC, they are just a couple of talented hicks from Arkansas who know how to parlay with the financial wizards and billionaire inventors. Not because they are brilliant, but because they have worked hard to be the only game in town for the political Left.
Until Obama came along.
Right now, Hillary is the slightly underqualified, entitled, spoiled woman without any real talents except to ability to take abuse from the men in her life. She’s not stupid, far from it, she is very intelligent, and cunning. You don’t get from here to there without both.
But intelligence is a poor substitute for the mental ability to see what is right and wrong, ethical, just or unjust, and having the fortitude to sacrifice yourself to do the right thing.
I’ll take one good guy or gal with a good soul and ethics by my side rather than a hundred intellectuals who are more interested in their own self-promotion, as will most decent Americans. Even Hillary knows this about herself, which is why she- and her handlers- are trying to control the image. The meeting in Iowa was fake for example. The eating at Chipotle was just a disaster. Let’s be honest, when do you think was the last time Clinton, any Clinton, paid for a meal?
Will it work? Americans are pretty dull nowadays when it comes to politics, so maybe. What it will AVOID is having someone walk up and say,
“Mrs Clinton, remember when that career, BLACK, state department employee testified that he witnessed your “fixer” Cheryl Mills going through all the emails subpoenaed by Congress, picking out the ones that might be damaging to you? He was lambasted and his career damaged. Now we find out those emails were actually on a private server, and again you admit to going through them and removing the ones you think don’t apply. How can you square that with you being so “Transparent?”
How can your foundation (which employs your daughter and husband) take money from countries and millionaires your State department is dealing with and usually finds itself suddenly agreeing with them! How do you square that circle?
Hillary can’t and won’t be able to answer, because she is guilty.
She is literally Nixon ON STEROIDS before she is even elected! Think through that for a second. We went from a time in the seventies where a President got caught trying to cover up a cheap political burglary and was run from office, to a period in time where politicians openly steal, make corrupt deals, lie to everyone- with everyone knowing it- and they STILL get elected to office.
Folks, that is only forty years.
However, it is the forty years where anarchists from the sixties, those damned hippies, have been able to infiltrate and corrupt about every institution in America. They are a hard working bunch. Actually, like Hillary, they are an intelligent cunning bunch, who, while we worked hard trying to keep the nation afloat, crept in and took advantage of our good nature.
And now, they are running a woman (because she is a woman they say) for President, the ONLY candidate on their side, who is so lost, so corrupt, so damaged, that she may very well implode at some point. Which is why the handlers are keeping her from the public. This is a coronation, not a campaign. Allow the serfs to get to close and they may spy cracks in her makeup, catch a glimpse of the bulging eyes of paranoia, and smell the whiff of insanity as she passes.
And all the time, Obama and his crew are doing their level best to upset that royal carriage and spill the royal queen onto the street, right on her ass in front of every one.
Like I said, this is going to be fun.