Clintons and the culture of Corruption

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    Benghazi isn't relevant if she runs? According to this article a lot of things will be relevant:

    Of course Clinton's recent experiences are relevant to a presidential run. But so are her actions in the 90s, the 80s and even the 70s. It's not ancient history; it reveals something about who Clinton was and still is. And re-examining her past is entirely consistent with practices in recent campaigns.

    In the 2012 presidential race, for example, many in the press were very interested in business deals Mitt Romney made in the 1980s. In the 2004 race, many journalists were even more interested in what George W. Bush did with the Texas Air National Guard in 1968, as well as what John Kerry did in Vietnam that same year. And in 2000, a lot of journalists invested a lot of time trying to find proof that Bush had used cocaine three decades earlier.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-h...air-game-in-presidential-race/article/2544147
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    That's especially true because there will be millions of young voters in 2016 who know little about the Clinton White House. Americans who had not even been born when Bill Clinton first took the oath of office in 1993 will be eligible to vote two years from now. They need to know that Hillary Clinton has been more than Secretary of State.

    Those voters need to know, for starters, that Mrs. Clinton once displayed incredible investment skills. In 1978 and 1979, when her husband was attorney general and then governor of Arkansas, she enlisted the help of a well-connected crony to invest $1,000 in the highly volatile and risky cattle futures market. Several months later, she walked away with $100,000 -- a 10,000-percent profit. Cynics thought the well-connected crony who executed the trades might have paid her the profits from good trades and absorbed the losses from bad ones, but Mrs. Clinton insisted that she developed her investing acumen by reading the Wall Street Journal.

    New voters also need to learn about Mrs. Clinton's checkered history as a lawyer and the game of hide-and-seek she played with federal prosecutors who subpoenaed her old billing records as part of the Whitewater investigation. After two years of defying subpoenas and not producing the records, she suddenly claimed that they had been in a closet in the White House residence all along.

    New voters also need to learn about Mrs. Clinton's purge of the White House travel office, which was done to steer business to another Clinton crony. There's no doubt she directed the 1993 firings of long-time White House employees although she testified under oath that she did not. Years later, prosecutors concluded that "Mrs. Clinton's sworn testimony … is factually inaccurate."

    Finally, there is the Lewinsky scandal, which Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has somewhat clumsily brought into the political discussion. In 1998 and 1999, Mrs. Clinton essentially played two roles, that of wronged wife and that of strategist and spokeswoman in a concerted White House attack-the-prosecutor misdirection campaign.
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    I guess the name on the tent must be "Free Chit Tent." And pols like Charlie Christ are perfect for the party as they are speaking to nothing but low information types seeking freebies and their leaders who derive their power by keeping these "tent dwellers" uniformed and dependent.
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    And built on lies and luck. First, the most stressful day in his 8 years was how to clean up the Oral Office. Then, and many economists have been pointing fingers to it, the dotcom bust ushered in all of the political and economic turmoil of the 2000s. Many who lost their shirts, have barely clawed back to a tiny profit (if they didn't go ahead and take a loss in 2000). Then, 9/11 is due to the botched attempt in 1993. His tenure was about as stressful as waiting for your first cup of joe in the morning. I'd like to see what he would have done in Bush's or Obama's shoes. I seriously think he would have died or gone AWOL.
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    You're right of course, but it seems that the "rules" which govern campaigning and covering campaigns are going to change this time around. Apparently, anything that HRC may have done more than a few months ago will be declared off limits.
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    If Hillary runs, it will certainly be a winning pub strategy to bring up all the old greatest hits.

    Or not.
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    Yes, that guy. The Charlie Crist who (at least until recently) opposed partial birth abortion and gay marriage, favored a DOM amendment to the constitution, supported pre-abortion parental notification requirements, strongly supported gun rights and had an A- rating from the NRA, supported a prayer in schools amendment, supported charter schools, school choice and school vouchers, supported elimination of the IRS and replacement of the income tax with a flat tax or sales tax, supported 10/20/Life, and supported expanded use of the federal death penalty. The proud tax-cutter who in 2010 touted his "rock solid commitment" to his "core principles" of lower taxes, less government and more freedom.

    As for Crist being a moderate, I wouldn't disagree with characterizing Crist's positions as those of a moderate Republican, but most of his positions have been, and are, completely inconsistent with those of the current Dem leadership. This is why the Dems' embrace of Crist is so amusing. A serious, well-funded primary opponent could have an absolute field day with Crist, but apparently there isn't such a candidate out there.
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    And your opinion of these greatest hits. Do any trouble you and if not , why not?
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    Because they are Mellon Scaife/Roger Ailes made up BS.

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