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White House Has No Problem with Clinton Foreign Money Scandal

The White House Thursday indicated that incredibly – or maybe not so incredibly – it is not the least bit concerned that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have been influenced by foreign officials and businessmen donating to the Clinton Foundation and paying her husband for speeches, and that it doesn’t care that she apparently broke her agreement with President Obama to disclose Foundation donations.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama had no reason to question Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State, even though she had to sign off on a deal involving Canadians and Russians who had provided significant sums to Bill Clinton – and by extension, to Hillary as well – and the Clinton Foundation.

According to a blockbuster New York Times story, Canadian businessmen with uranium mining stakes in the United States donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation even as they created a company called Uranium One and sold it to Russian government officials, giving Russian President Putin control over a fifth of America’s uranium production capacity.

Given the national security implications, the deal had to be approved by U.S. agencies, including Clinton’s State Department, which signed off on it.

What’s more, the Times reports, “shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin and which was promoting Uranium One stock.”

Clinton, according to the Times, broke her agreement with the White House to disclose the contributions to the Clinton Foundation. But Earnest today dodged questions about whether Obama was unhappy that the deal had been broken, directing reporters to ask Clinton about it. And he suggested that despite the heavy money trail, Obama had no concerns that Clinton might have been influenced.

Can you imagine what Senator Obama would have said if someone in the Bush administration was making decisions about policies affecting people funnelng hundreds of thousands of dollars their way?

Here’s ABC’ Jonathan Karl trying to get an answer out of Earnest today.

Hillary in 2004: Marriage Between Man and Woman “fundamental”

It’s intriguing on occasion to plumb the depths of Clinton – I mean both of them – insincerity by surveying their bows to political expediency.

Here is a fascinating clip of Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Washington Examiner, expressing her fundamental, irrevocable certainty that marriage is between a man and a woman, and nothing else. Nine years later, with the political landscape changed, that was all out the window.

In these remarks, she was trying to explain how opposing a Constitutional amendment enshrining marriage as between a man and a woman made her no less supportive than anyone else of the principle. What’s bracing here is how emphatic she was. She even invokes her scoundrel of a husband.

Here, have a laugh in the morning.

I believe that marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman. I have had occasion in my life to defend marriage, to stand up for marriage, to believe in the hard work and challenge of marriage. So I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage, or to the fundamental bedrock principle that exists between a man and a woman, going back into the mists of history as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.

Ahh, this mists of history. This is one item amidst the mists she surely wishes would vanish.

WH Doesn’t Deny Small Business Growth “Stalled Out”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Tuesday was unable to launch a serious counterargument to Hillary Clinton’s claim that small business creation in the United States has “stalled out” under President Obama.

Notice how he tried to dodge the question and, when ABC news reporter Jonathan Karl wouldn’t let him get away, went to the fallback strategy – blaming Republicans. Earnest also employed the familiar tactic of saying he wasn’t familiar Clinton’s remarks, which if true suggests there’s a problem in the White House press office since Hillary made the remark the day before.

KARL: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, you may have heard, is in New Hampshire — been in New Hampshire. And she made a comment about the economy, and I wanted to get your reaction to this. Regarding small business creation, she says that small business creation has “stalled out” — she was surprised to learn this — has stalled out in the United States. Does the White House agree with Hillary Clinton’s analysis of the state of the economy regarding small businesses?

EARNEST: I didn’t see the entirety of her remarks, but I can tell you that the President certainly believes that there is more that we can do here in Washington to put in place policies that will further strengthen job creation in our economy . . . blah blah blah blah blah . . .

KARL: But do you agree with Hillary Clinton that under President Barack Obama small business creation has “stalled out” in the United States?

EARNEST: I’m not sure that’s a direct quote. I suspect that it’s not. But I would — the President has —

KARL: She used the phrase “stalled out”. She said small business creation has “stalled out.” Do you agree that it has stalled out?

EARNEST: The President himself has said many times that there are additional important steps that could be taken by Washington, D.C. where members of Congress no longer serve as an impediment to forward economic momentum, but actually that they can support it.

KARL: That’s not my question, though. I just asked, do you agree that small business creation has stalled out in the United States?

EARNEST: Again, I didn’t see the entirety of her remarks.

KARL: Forget what she said. Has small business creation stalled out in the United States?

EARNEST: Well, we’ll take a look at the statistics and get back to you.

KARL: Okay, thanks.

Video || WH Won’t Say Clinton Donations Didn’t Affect Policy

Nor, it seems, does the White House care, otherwise they’d be vowing to get to the bottom of it.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today pointedly dodged, using unrelated verbiage, questions about whether those who gave to the Clintons during Hillary’s time as Secretary of State received favorable treatment for their agendas.

Have a look. From today’s briefing

Video || Hillary’s Having Another Bad Day

Well, they only had six years to plan this thing. And they’re already showing just how bad a Hillary Clinton campaign can be.

Here she is, parking the Scooby Van in a handicapped spot and discussing . . . the weather. Such a natural.

She got caught lying about how her grandparents were all immigrants, when in fact only one was, and he came as a kid. I gather someone looked it up and found ticket stubs from the Mayflower.

And the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of foreign donations was back in the news. The outfit has decided to continue taking foreign donations, though not from bloodthirsty tyrants anymore.

And just to rub it in, here, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon, is a collection of her various accents.

Another day in paradise for Mrs. Clinton. Does she really want to be president that bad?

Hillary Clinton Discovered Grooming Goats at Petting Zoo

No, that didn’t really happen. But just you wait.

So Hillary is attracting attention, albeit highly befuddled attention, roaming the roads from Chappaqua, New York to Iowa in a van. Along with her Secret Service detail, of course.

Here she is below wandering the streets of a real neighborhood somewhere, looking about as natural as a baroness trying to pretend there was nothing amiss after she’s fallen into the chimpanzee exhibit.

I love how NBC claims it snagged an “interview” with her. Below you can see the press further degrading themselves by scurrying after her “Scooby van” so as not to miss anything in case she decided to say something substantive, or merely slipped on a banana peel.

One of the few epithets that hasn’t been applied to Mrs. Clinton is “strange,” but with her artificial attempt to ensconce herself among real people, whom she hasn’t had contact with since the last time she was forced to in 2008, “strange” may soon be added to her personality portfolio.

What Hillary, who has been trying to avoid scrutiny her entire adult life, doesn’t understand is that people crave authenticity. Candidates, even lousy ones like Clinton, have to at least be themselves.

Hillary Clinton Iowa

Americans won’t automatically reject elitism. They embraced Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy with genuine affection, and neither tried to pretend they were something they were not.

Ronald Reagan, who had a certain regular guy appeal, nevertheless also stood at something of a distance and projected an air of class and even elitism that didn’t diminish anyone’s love for him.

Hillary is poll testing herself into failure. She’s the Michael Jackson of politics, having has so many image facelifts that people can’t bare to look at her anymore.

She needs to figure out what she’s fighting for, and then battle for it with the passion she at least once had. And do it by just being Hillary, if she still remembers who that is.

Hillary Lists Two Achievements As Secretary of State; Dubious Ones

It took some digging, but Hillary Clinton scrounged up with two “accomplishments” achieved during her tenure as Secretary of State and listed them in the biography section of her new campaign website. Neither are particularly impressive, one because it doesn’t seem to be true, the other because – it’s not particularly impressive. I say it tookContinue Reading

RNC Video Shows the GOP Learned Lessons from Democrats

Republicans have lost the past two presidential elections in part because they have allowed their opponents to define themselves – and to define the Republican nominee too. This ad out today from the Republican National Committee shows that the GOP has learned its lesson. With Hillary’s announcement expected Sunday, this relentlessly negative ad holds nothing back,Continue Reading