Skip to comments.Revisiting another Hillary 'root' - Hillary and Sen. Rockefeller
Posted on 02/25/2008 6:20:27 PM PST by K-oneTexas
How the Rockefellers Created Hillary
Richard Poe.com ^ | Monday, January 21, 2008 | Richard Lawrence Poe
Posted on 01/22/2008 6:23:19 AM CST by William Tell 2
PITY THE Rockefellers. Try though they might, they never manage to get a Rockefeller elected president. Governors, senators and even a vice president have borne the Rockefeller name. Yet the presidency eludes them. And so they busy themselves playing kingmaker behind the scenes. Their latest project is Hillary Clinton.
Last Thursday, the public interest group Judicial Watch published a memorandum which the Clinton Library was forced to release under the Freedom of Information Act.
The 24-page memo shines a spotlight on Hillarys little-known relationship with Americas mightiest oil and banking dynasty. Dated May 26, 1993 and addressed to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the memo comes from Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia better known as Jay Rockefeller whose great-grandfather founded Standard Oil.
The memo lays out a detailed strategy for pushing the Clinton reform plan for universal health coverage. In it, Rockefeller snaps orders at Mrs. Clinton in the imperious tones of a man accustomed to obedience.
He instructs Hillary to get tough on critics of the health plan. Impeach the credibility of opponents, he writes. Portray them as perpetrators, paid lobbyists and purveyors of ideological extremism. Assign investigators to conduct opposition research on them and expose their lifestyles. Do not allow them even one day without scrutiny.
Regarding the need for a radio and TV advertising campaign, Rockefeller fumes, Fundraising must begin immediately. I am frankly surprised that I have not been contacted or shown a plan for fundraising and media expenditures.
Rockefeller plainly viewed Hillary as his subordinate, and the Clinton reform plan as his project. And no wonder. The plan we know as Hillarycare was originally Rockefellers idea.
Health care was his major interest, writes Joshua Green in The Atlantic. The agony of watching his mothers lengthy battle with Alzheimers had made him a crusader for universal health insurance, and in the years before Bill Clinton was elected he had organized labor and health interests toward that goal.
Many Democrats urged Jay Rockefeller to run for president in 1992, but he declined and backed the Clintons instead.
On January 25, 1993 only five days after his inauguration Bill Clinton appointed Hillary chairman of his National Task Force on Health Care Reform. Prior to that, she had no history as a health care reformer. In order to carry out the assignment, she had to make a crash study, bearing down and learning the mind-numbing intricacies of the health-care system, The Atlantic reports.
More importantly, Hillary relied on the guiding hand of Jay Rockefeller, who watched closely over the Task Force. In their book The System, Haynes Johnson and David S. Broder report that Senator Rockefeller was largely responsible for creating the coalition of pro-reform groups to campaign for passage of the Clinton plan and had opened his mansion in Rock Creek Park to them for their first strategy meeting.
Hillary might have been short on health care experience, but she had a long history of carrying water for the Rockefellers, in particular for David Rockefeller, patriarch of the Rockefeller clan, who led Chase Manhattan Bank for 21 years, as president, then chairman and CEO.
In 1989, Hillary had no national profile as a policymaker. She represented corporate clients for a crooked Arkansas law firm. Education reformer Marc Tucker hired Hillary that year as a lobbyist for his National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE).
Tucker dreamed of imposing a Soviet-style school-to-work system on Americans, whereby the government managed every citizens life, steering children into career tracks and placing them in jobs after graduation. Rockefeller money funded Tuckers think tank and David Rockefeller, Jr. son of the Chase Manhattan chairman sat on Tuckers Board.
Eight days after Bill Clintons election, Marc Tucker wrote a letter to Hillary Clinton which began: I still cannot believe you won. But utter delight that you did pervades all the circles in which I move. I met last Wednesday in David Rockefellers office with him, [then-Apple Computer CEO] John Sculley, Dave Barram and David Haselkorn. It was a great celebration. Both John and David R. were more expansive than I have ever seen them literally radiating happiness. My own view and theirs is that this country has seized its last chance.
Why David Rockefeller would be radiating happiness at the Clintons ascension to the White House is not clear. However, it is worrisome.
Something fishy is going on with the Clintons and Rockefellers. This election season, Americans need to dig deep and learn their hidden agendas.
Richard Lawrence Poe is a contributing editor to Newsmax, an award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. His latest book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Siezed Control of the Democratic Party, co-written with David Horowitz.
Originally on Free Republic at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1957518/posts
In the same vein who is behind Obama’s fast-track career ? Someone has opened a lot of the right doors for him.
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