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What Do You Get the Greedy Grifters Who have Everything … Power

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Nothing laid this more bare for all to see than Bill Clinton’s “It depends on what your definition of “is” is…”

Right then and there the mask fell off completely.

These people don’t want to represent you. They want to rule over you and make your life as miserable as possible. Why? Because they loathe you and your God-given rights and the power designated to us by the Founding Fathers in order to claim and defend them from these self-serving political dregs…

Victor Davis Hanson: The Clintons — At the End of All Things

… The Clintons are simply grifters whose insider access to government gave them the power to make rich people richer.

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The Clintons suffer from greed, as defined by Aristotle: endless acquisition solely for the benefit of self…

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Power and pride were the other catalyst for Clinton criminality. I don’t think progressive politics mattered much to the Clintons, at least compared with what drives the more sincere Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Hillary, like Bill, has no real political beliefs — though she doesn’t hesitate to pursue a mostly opportunistic progressive political agenda. By temperament and background, the Clintons are leftists and will follow a leftist vision, sort of, but one predicated on doing so within the constraints of obtaining and keeping power.

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For the Clintons, power is the narcotic of being sought out, of being surrounded by retainers, of bringing enemies to heel and enticing sycophants with benefits. Liberalism and progressivism are mere social and cultural furniture, the “correct” politics of their background that one mouths and exploits to obtain and maintain political clout — and to get really, really rich without guilt or apology.

Of course, the Clintons are not only corrupt but cynical as well. They accept that the progressive media, the foundations, the universities, the bureaucracies, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley honor power more than trendy left-wing politics; they well understand that their fans will, for them, make the necessary adjustments to contextualize Clinton criminality or amorality. Sexual predations, the demonization of women, graft, and unequal protection under the law are also of no consequence to the inbred, conflicted, and morally challenged media – who will always check in with the Clinton team, like errant dogs who scratch the backdoor of their master after a periodic runaway…

Even across the big deep pond people can see what has been laid bare by this current Clinton scandal, and how it reaches deeper into the establishment elites plaguing this nation and our democracy…

Thomas Frank @ The Guardian UK: Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run

The emails currently roiling the US presidential campaign are part of some unknown digital collection amassed by the troublesome Anthony Weiner, but if your purpose is to understand the clique of people who dominate Washington today, the emails that really matter are the ones being slowly released by WikiLeaks from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. They are last week’s scandal in a year running over with scandals, but in truth their significance goes far beyond mere scandal: they are a window into the soul of the Democratic party and into the dreams and thoughts of the class to whom the party answers.

The class to which I refer is not rising in angry protest; they are by and large pretty satisfied, pretty contented. Nobody takes road trips to exotic West Virginia to see what the members of this class looks like or how they live; on the contrary, they are the ones for whom such stories are written. This bunch doesn’t have to make do with a comb-over TV mountebank for a leader; for this class, the choices are always pretty good, and this year they happen to be excellent.

They are the comfortable and well-educated mainstay of our modern Democratic party. They are also the grandees of our national media; the architects of our software; the designers of our streets; the high officials of our banking system; the authors of just about every plan to fix social security or fine-tune the Middle East with precision droning. They are, they think, not a class at all but rather the enlightened ones, the people who must be answered to but who need never explain themselves.

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With all that taken into consideration, I think the WikiLeaks releases furnish us with an opportunity to observe the upper reaches of the American status hierarchy in all its righteousness and majesty…

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MORE:

The Clintons are a ‘crime family’: ex-FBI big

Rich Lowry: The Democrats Asked for This

McCarthyism 2.0 Has Infected the Democrats: Detecting nefarious Kremlin plots lurking behind every Republican bush is dangerous for democracy

WIKILEAKS: Here’s How The Clinton’s Free Private Jet Scam Works

Hillary is now referring to her most closest confidant (and some say more than just ‘that’) Huma as “one of my staffers”. It’s the Clintons’ world. We’re all just speed bumps and road kill…

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