Hillary Clinton is taking the elitist entitlement attitude to new heights. As if last week’s bad optics of her husband and AG Loretta Lynch’s half hour meeting in a private plane on an Arizona tarmac wasn’t enough, the presumptive DNC candidate is now being chauffeured to her campaign events by Barack Obama on Air Force One … and we are paying … no matter what is said below…
President Barack Obama will give Hillary Clinton a lift on Air Force One Tuesday when they fly to North Carolina for their first joint campaign appearance.
It’s a powerful symbol of the presidency that Obama appears happy to confer upon his preferred successor. Clinton’s presumptive Republican opponent, meanwhile, wants to know who’s paying.
“Why is President Obama allowed to use Air Force One on the campaign trail with Crooked Hillary?” Donald Trump tweeted Monday. “She is flying with him tomorrow. Who pays?”
Well, the “who pays” question is already a known issue. Since this isn’t an official White House business trip, but rather a specific campaign stop, the public doesn’t foot all of the bill. Clinton’s campaign will have to reimburse the taxpayers for a portion of the expenses, but it’s only a drop in the bucket. As the CNN report indicates, they will likely be billed at a rate comparable to booking passage on a private jet. That cost, however, will be minuscule compared to the actual expense of operating the President’s airplane, which clocks in at nearly a quarter million dollars per hour.
But that’s not the real issue here. The President is legally entitled to go out on the trail and stump for his party’s nominee no matter how much the public may grouse about it. And he can use Air Force One to do it because, hey… that’s how the POTUS rolls. But Hillary Clinton is not the President, the Secretary of State nor even a senator at the moment. She’s a private citizen just like Trump. And she gets a lot more out of this than just a luxury air ticket. She gets to arrive and be filmed getting off the presidential plane with all of the symbolism and messaging that entails. She shows up on the arm of the leader of the free world with the obvious public message that this is his successor. It’s a distinct media advantage which wouldn’t be afforded to the Republican no matter who the candidate was. I was doing some searching of the archives this morning and I can’t find any instances of John McCain riding to campaign stops with George W. Bush. (Perhaps it happened, but it doesn’t seem to have made much of an impact if so.)
The Clintons, as well as Obama (and an endless list of democrats) are notorious for not ‘paying back’ their debts to the American taxpayer. So don’t hold your breath. This just bolsters Kurt Schlichter’s scathing rebuke of these people and their emboldened, in-your-stupid-American-Faces lawlessness. And the whores in the MSM will scoff at us for expecting more.
Meanwhile the State Department’s incessant delays of Hillary Clinton’s records are piling-up like acute hemorrhoids on the investigation of the woman.
It is increasingly evident that the fix is firmly in for Hillary “under FBI investigation” Clinton on all fronts if Barack Obama is escorting her on and off AF1 at campaign events.
The FBI director is scheduled to make a statement shortly this morning. Any doubts exactly what Director Comey will say?
Comey’s announcement comes the same day that Clinton and President Obama will hit the campaign together for the first time in 2016 during a joint appearance in Charlotte, North carolina.
Yes, keep underestimating the American people.
Well, at least somebody is willing to expose this bitch:
Released only a week after Bill Clinton’s meeting with Attorney General, Loretta Lynch and a day after Huma Abedins admission that Hillary Clinton had burned daily schedules, the contents of Hillary’s released emails, containing multiple interactions between Clinton and multiple white house officials, could be extremely damaging to Clinton’s current presidential campaign.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously stated that he has multiple leaks in store for Clinton and, as a free speech fundamentalist, believes that a Clinton presidency could be damaging.
“Of course, when she is in power…she is a problem for freedom of speech. We know what she is going to do. She made the chart for the destruction of Libya—she was involved in the process of taking the Libyan armory and sending it to Syria” said Assange in a video posted to YouTube.
“Our judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case” – James Comey.