Skip to comments.Clinton, Inc. is what’s wrong with America (Clintons' overreach for money and power)
Posted on 03/09/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT by Liz
Heres the bottom line of HillaryWorld scandals: Its about: <><> getting stinking rich from inside connections forged in a life of public service. <><> using your charity and high govt office as adjuncts of your political machine.<><> refusing to play by the rules even as you want to set the rules for everyone else.
You dont get to keep govt work a secret from the government. She installed the private e-mail server in her home....like the exiled Nigerian princes begging for bucks..... despite previous denials, the Clinton Foundation took in countless millions from foreign sources while she ran the State Department. No ones even bothered to ask Hillary about the cash the foundation raised while she served in the US Senate.
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It’s so discouraging for anyone who cares about America to see the White House come up for sale every four years. America shouldn’t be like that.
1) Clintons own words show his often expressed innate hostility to, and utter contempt for, the core principles of the American founding:
``If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the governments ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees. -- President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993
``The purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people - Bill Clinton during an interview on MTV in 1993
``We cant be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans that we forget about reality. -- President Bill Clinton, quoted in USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A, ``NRA change: `Omnipotent to powerful by Debbie Howlett
When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly that they would work for the common good, as well as for the individual welfare However, now theres a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say theres too much freedom. When personal freedoms being abused, you have to move to limit it. Bill Clinton, April 19, 1995
2) Clinton inevitably pursued his own political advantage at the expense of American interests and national security. Here is just one of many possible examples:
It is well documented that Clinton and the Democrats took illegal campaign money from groups and individuals tied directly to the Chinese Peoples Republican Army. It is therefore not surprising that In January 1998 Clinton went against the advice of then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Pentagon experts by lifting long-standing restrictions against the export of American satellites to China for launch on Chinese rockets. Not only did he move control over such decisions from the more security-focused State Department to the Commerce Department, but he intervened in a Justice Department investigation of Loral Space & Communications, retroactively enabling Loral to sell critical missile technology to the Chinese. Interestingly enough, Clintons decision was made at the request of Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz, whose earlier $1.3 million campaign donation made him the single biggest contributor to the Democratic election effort.
The result, as stated eloquently by syndicated columnist Linda Bowles, was that the Democrats got money from satellite companies and from Chinese communists; China got supercomputors, advanced production equipment and missile technology; Loral got its satellites launched at bargain basement prices . . . and the transfer of sensitive missile technology gave China [for the first time] the capability of depositing bombs on American cities. Incidentally, Loral ultimately failed to benefit from this permanent injury to Americas security interests: in July 2003, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, and in order to raise cash was forced to sell its most profitable business a fleet of communications satellites orbiting over North America.
3) On two occasions, Clinton used military action for the specific purpose of distracting the American public from the fallout of the Lewinsky affair:
On August 20, three days after Clinton finally admitted publicly to the Lewinsky affair, the news media was poised to focus on that days grand jury testimony by Monica Lewinsky. That same morning, Clinton personally went on national television to gravely announce his bombing of a Sudanese chemical weapons factory, and a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. It was the first time most Americans ever heard the name of Osama bin Laden. The factory bombing in Sudan killed an innocent night watchman, but accomplished little else. It later was proven that the plant was making badly needed pharmaceuticals for people in that poverty-stricken part of the world, but no chemical weapons.
Several months later, the U.S. Center for Nonproliferation Studies, part of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, stated: "...the evidence indicates that the facility had no role whatsoever in chemical weapons development." Kroll Associates, one of the world's most reputable investigative firms, also confirmed that there was no link in any way between the plant and any terrorist organization. As for the Afghanistan bombing, it failed to do any damage at all to bin Laden or his organization. Clintons action was accurately characterized by George W. Bush when he said right after 9-11: "When I take action, Im not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.
Clintons pointless and murderous military actions did not make Americans safer that day, although they did destroy an innocent life, and for all the good they did certainly could have been delayed in any case. But they did succeed in diverting media attention from Lewinskys grand jury testimony for a 24-hour news cycle, which was the main point. So I guess, they werent a total loss.
On December 16, 1998, on the eve of the scheduled House vote on his impeachment, Bill Clinton launched a surprise bombing attack on Baghdad. As justification for this exploit, he cited the urgent threat that Saddams weapons of mass destruction posed to America, and the need for immediate action. Almost immediately, the House Democrats held a caucus and emerged calling for a delay in the impeachment proceedings. House minority leader Dick Gephardt made a statement: "We obviously should pass a resolution by saying that we stand behind the troops. I would hope that we do not take up impeachment until the hostilities have completely ended."
Conveniently, a delay so near the end of the House term would have caused the vote to be taken up in the next session when the newly elected House membership would be seated with more Democratic representation, thereby improving Clintons chances of dodging impeachment.
The Republicans did, in fact, agree to delay the hearings, but only for a day or two. Amazingly, Clinton ended the bombing raid after only 70 hours -- once it became clear that in spite of the brief delay, the vote would still be held in the current session.
Once the bombing stopped, Clinton touted the effectiveness and importance of the mission. As reported by ABC News : We have inflicted significant damage on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction programs, on the command structures that direct and protect that capability, and on his military and security infrastructure, he said. Defense secretary William Cohen echoed the point: We estimate that Saddam's missile program has been set back by at least a year.
Whether or not one buys Clintons assessment of that mission, it is difficult to believe that its timing was so critical that it required commencement virtually at the moment the House was scheduled to vote on the impeachment¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬. I think the most reasonable conclusion is that Clinton cynically deployed US military assets and placed military personnel in harms way for purely political reasons.
4) Clintons reckless sexual behavior was a threat to American national security:
Clinton and his supporters have been very effective in persuading large numbers of Americans that the Lewinsky scandal was only about sex. But I see a bigger issue here, because Clinton is on record as saying that he would have done anything to keep knowledge of the Lewinsky affair from becoming public.
To me, that statement raises a very serious question: What if, instead of sending her recorded Lewinsky conversations to Ken Starr, Linda Tripp had instead secretly offered them for sale, say, to the Chinese government? Or to the Russians? Or even to agents of Saddam?
What kind of blackmail leverage would those tapes have provided to a foreign government in dealing with America on sensitive trade, security or military issues? One of the few things Clinton ever said that I believe is that he would have done anything to keep the Lewinsky affair secret. Given his demonstrated track record of selling out American interests for personal or political gain (and there are more examples that I could have cited here), how far would he have gone in compromising Americas real interests in order to protect his own neck when threatened with blackmail?
Pretty far, I believe. Equally distressing is the prospect Clinton might, in fact, have succumbed to foreign black mail on other occasions in order to hide different sexual episodes that ultimately did not become public. There is no way to know, of course, but I prefer presidents for whom such a scenario is not a plausible possibility.
And dont even get me started on the war crime in Kosovo.
WAR IN KOSOVO
During Bill Clintons 1999 NATO-led war in Kosovo which according to some estimates cost as much as $75 billion we bombed Belgrade for 78 days, killed almost 3,000 civilians, and shredded the civilian infrastructure (including every bridge across the Danube.)
We devastated the environment, bombed the Chinese embassy, came very close to engaging in armed combat against Russian forces, and in general, pursued a horrific and inhumane strategy to rain misery on the civilian population of Belgrade in order to pressure Milosevic into surrendering.
Why did we do all that? The US did not even have an arguable interest in the Balkans, and no one ever tried to claim that Serbia represented any kind of threat to our nation or our interests.
But for months the Clinton administration had told us that Milosevic was waging a vicious genocide against Albanian Muslims, and needed to be stopped. The New York Times called it a humanitarian war. In March 1999 the same month that the bombing started Clintons State Department publicly suggested that as many as 500,000 Albanian Kosovars had been murdered by Milosevics regime. In May of that year, as the bombing campaign was drawing to a close, Secretary of Defense William Cohen lowered that estimate 100,000.
Five years after the bombing, after all the forensic investigations had been completed, the prosecutors at Milosevics War Crimes trial in the Hague were barely been able to document a questionable figure of perhaps 5,000 bodies and body parts. During the war, the American people were told that Kosovo was full of mass graves filled with the bodies of murdered Albanian Muslims. But none were ever found.
BILL CLINTON ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
During the election cycle of 1992, George H.W. Bush lost his job after Bill Clinton hammered him relentlessly for having caused the worst economy of the last 50 years.
In fact, as CNNs Brooke Jackson has reported: Three days before Christmas 1992, the National Bureau of Economic Research finally issued its official proclamation that the recession had ended 21 months earlier. What became the longest boom in U.S. history actually began nearly two years before Clinton took office. See (See http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/31/jackson.recession.primer.otsc/).
By the same token, Clinton is generally perceived as having a stellar economic record during his own presidency, in spite of the fact that the economy was already starting to decline during the last year of his term after the stock market crashed in March 2000.
According to a report by MSNBC: The longest economic expansion in U.S. history faltered so much in the summer of 2000 that business output actually contracted for one quarter, the government said Wednesday in releasing a comprehensive revision of the gross domestic product. Based on new data, the Commerce Department said that the GDP the countrys total output of goods and services shrank by 0.5 percent at an annual rate in the July-September quarter of 2000. See: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3676690/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/t/gdp-figures-revised-downward/.
More like Democrat Inc is the oriblrm
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Nice collection of anecdotes.
If Hillary suddenly becomes embroiled in something like what happened to then-Senator John Kerry in 2004, her campaign could fall apart very fast.
“..Clinton Foundation took in countless millions from foreign sources while she ran the State Department...”
She installed the site at time of her taking office. Why?? IMO this was with malice aforethought to take advantage of her her new position to illegally obtain foreign donations to the Clinton foundation.
<><> they got stinking rich from inside connections while rattling on about their "life of public service"...
<><> they used their sham charity" aided abetted by Hillary's Secy of State status to pump their political machine.
The Clintons have the survival instincts of a cockroach---once they infest your domain---its almost impossible to get rid of them.
WATCHING THE CLINTONS OPERATE IS A LESSON IN WHAT BEHAVIORAL SCIENTISTS CALL "NARCISSTIC IMMUNITY"--- They operate under the mantle of "narcissistic immunity"---that they are so good-hearted, so tolerant and compassionate, so astute, nothing can touch them.
Every self-serving move the Clintons make is laser-focused on their own political "survival".
Americans need leaders who do not have to arm themselves w/ "human bug spray" to fend off their self-made political problems.
.....littered throughout the State Department emails (obtained under FOIA) are references to a so-called "Benghazi Group" ....code inside the State Dept for the "Cheryl Mills task force".......a Hillary confidant whose job was damage control.
Cheryl Mills is human bug spray ---- aiming deadly chemicals at anyone who attempts to catch the Clintons scurrying to cover their sorry ***es.
Finally, the “By Any Means Necessary” tactics of the Clintons have their chickens coming home to roost.
I took my first major loss on my 401 during the year 2000 because of Clinton economics.
Question - I recall reading an article years ago and never saw a followup. The article was that the Clinton plan was that, whereas in financing the government, for years obtained long term bonds, during Clinton years they bought short term bonds to come due at the end of his presidency and thereby leave his successor in a major financial bind. Was that true? Just curious!!
The perfect description of any dictator that ever was.
Those are not anecdotes.
When people talk about politicians’ “public service” a wave of nausea sweeps over me.
That is the theory.
In actual practice you get do do pretty much anything you want if you are a democrat with the media running interference for you and covering your lies and criminals acts.
Barack Obama has shown the world that the US Constitution is only words on paper unless citizens are ready to protect it and enforce it.
The loner you know the Clintons the less you know what is going on media very busy.
He did switch from long term to short term. This was done under Treasury Secretary Lloyd Benson. The reason was that short term rates were lower that long term.
It gave the appearance that Clinton was saving money, but there was a risk of increasing rates.
Don’t believe that is was a set up for his successor.
Hillary and Obama are the worst kind of Democrat/Liberal. They were true believers in socialism. They actually did believe that everyone in the world could hold hands and sing WE ARE THE WORLD and everyone’s problems would disappear. And one day, reality landed on them like a ton of bricks. Hillary and Obama then realized that no matter how much they talked or how hard they worked or how much they wished, they couldn’t make the world perfect. They saw behind the socialist wizard’s curtain. It completely destroyed their view of life.
Now, some of us look behind the socialist wizard’s curtain and see the little man and think, “Crap! I was an idiot for believing that baloney.” We realize that we were suckers. Hillary and Obama have egos that are too fragile to handle that. They weren’t suckers! The bad people just took advantage of their good natures.
They responded by doing a complete 180. They would show everyone they weren’t suckers by making suckers out of as many people as possible.
They both need to grow up. So do most Democrats. You got played. Learn from it and don’t let it happen again. There is still great beauty and good people in this world.
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