I probably could have just titled this one: “Reason #1,000,012 Why Hillary Clinton Is Full Of Shit” but I didn’t think it was specific enough to the content of the article. Basically, Hillary is under fire for campaigning against Wall Street and the big banks even though she has been paid handsomely by these institutions. At the last democratic debate, she was asked if she would release the transcripts from her secret paid Wall Street speeches and she kind of bullshitted her way out of it. Today, she expanded on that bullshit in the bitchiest way possible.
In the debate last week, Bernie Sanders called out Hillary’s hypocrisy and conflict of interest in taking so much money from large financial institutions when she campaigns against them. The moderator asked Clinton flat out if she would be willing to release the transcripts from two speeches she made to Goldman Sachs, for which she made around a half a million bucks. Clinton’s response was that she would look into it.
According to The New York Times, there is no public interest in the transcripts:
Joel Benenson, Mrs. Clinton’s pollster, gave little indication at a Wall Street Journal breakfast with reporters that the transcripts would be forthcoming.
“I don’t think voters are interested in the transcripts of her speeches,” he said.
But Hillary took this garbage to a bitchy extreme on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. When asked if she would release the transcripts, she launched into this sarcastic tirade:
“Let everybody who’s ever given a speech to any private group under any circumstances release them. We’ll all release them at the same time,” she said.
“You know, I don’t mind being the subject in the Republican debates, the subject in the Democratic primary. That kind of goes with the territory – I’ve been around long enough. But sometimes, you know, these rules need to apply to everybody,” complained Clinton.
I seriously doubt she wants rules that apply to everyone. If that were the case, the liberal media might scrutinize her lies, scandals, and criminal activity. As it stands now, she’s getting a free pass and I’m guessing she loves it that way.
Hillary went on to say that many of her opponents have been paid to give speeches so it’s only fair that they also release the transcripts from those engagements.
“Let – if this is now going to be a new standard so then it should apply to everybody, and then I’ll be happy to look into it further,” said Clinton.
In other words, she will not be releasing the transcripts because they are embarrassing for a candidate that is running on a “jail the big bankers” platform.
Here’s why Hillary’s bitch-rant is such a load of crap:
Hillary and Bill Clinton have raked in $153 million in paid speeches since they left the White House in 2001. In 39 speeches to big banks, the Clinton’s have made $7.7 million, with Hillary personally bringing in $1.8 million for 8 Wall Street speeches. She has also raised $15 million from Wall Street for her presidential campaign.
Hillary’s only opponent in the democratic race is Bernie Sanders and he definitely hasn’t been paid a dime by Wall Street for a speech. Hillary’s argument is that she will release her transcripts when Bernie does the same thing for something that doesn’t exist.
On the Republican side of things, the GOP candidates are not capitalism-hating socialists so it doesn’t matter if they were paid by Wall Street to speak. They aren’t taking money from a group they supposedly want to destroy. Also, I don’t know for a fact that any of them have ever actually been paid to give a speech to any of the financial institutions that Hillary has.
If there is anyone left in America that thinks Hillary Clinton is on the level or has an ounce of integrity left, they should be institutionalized for being dangerously delusional. She is a liar and a fraud who makes Barack Obama look like the captain of the truth-telling team.