The motor-mouthed left-wing spin doctor and career Clintonista James Carville, says those who try to hinder the fine work of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation will be consigned to the flames of woe.
It amounts to a loud “how dare you!” based on the assumption that the Clinton Foundation actually does good things.
“What the Clinton Foundation does, it takes money from rich people and gives it to poor people,” Politico reported the Ragin’ Cajun saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show.
“Most people think that’s a pretty good idea.”
Um, no, not exactly. Besides, the Clinton Foundation is an anticipatory bribe-processing center for the would-be 45th president of the United States, Hillary Clinton.
If the Clinton Foundation had opted to refuse foreign donations while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as it recently promised it would do if she becomes president, the “good” thing would be that the philanthropy would not be part of the current political discussion.
“The bad would be you’d be out hundreds of millions of dollars that are doing good,” Carville claimed.
Asked if the Clinton Foundation should have stopped taking foreign money before Hillary became secretary of state, Carville said, “If you ask me as a political adviser, of course.”
“If you ask me as a human being, eh, I’m not too sure. As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good. From a strictly political standpoint, yeah … is going to hell over this … This is saving people’s lives.”
L O L !
As Sean Davis has written at The Federalist,
When anyone contributes to the Clinton Foundation, it actually goes toward fat salaries, administrative bloat, and lavish travel.
Between 2009 and 2012, the Clinton Foundation raised over $500 million dollars according to a review of IRS documents by The Federalist (2012,2011, 2010, 2009, 2008). A measly 15 percent of that, or $75 million, went towards programmatic grants. More than $25 million went to fund travel expenses. Nearly $110 million went toward employee salaries and benefits. And a whopping $290 million during that period — nearly 60 percent of all money raised — was classified merely as “other expenses.” Official IRS forms do not list cigar or dry-cleaning expenses as a specific line item. The Clinton Foundation may well be saving lives, but it seems odd that the costs of so many life-saving activities would be classified by the organization itself as just random, miscellaneous expenses.
And the Clintons have used their foundation as a place to park their political operatives between campaigns.
The Clinton Foundation “is a warehouse for their people,” former Ambassador John Bolton said today on Fox’s “Outnumbered.” “It’s a way to pay them.”
BY THE WAY, Capital Research Center has published several profiles of the Clinton Foundation over the years. The two most recent are “The Clinton Foundation: A cauldron of conflicts and cronyism,” by Barbara Joanna Lucas, Foundation Watch, May 2015, and “The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation: Pay no attention to the First Family behind the curtain,” by Jonathan M. Hanen, Foundation Watch, September 2014.
I’ve written quite a bit about the Clinton Foundation, too. A small sample:
Senator Sessions: Clinton Foundation may be involved in extortion, CRC blog, Aug. 24, 2016
Huma Abedin, Hillary’s bribe broker, FrontPageMag, Aug. 23, 2016
Clinton Foundation probe off — now on!, CRC blog, Aug. 12, 2016,
Compromised: Justice Dept. refused probe of Clinton Foundation, FrontPageMag, Aug. 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s LGBT hypocrisy, Daily Caller, July 6, 2016
Foreign policy super genius Sidney Blumenthal, CRC blog, June 1, 2015
George Stephanopoulos and the Clinton Foundation, CRC blog, May 16, 2015
The Clinton cash-for-favors program, CRC blog, April 24, 2015
Six Clinton quid pro quos?, CRC blog, Jan. 13, 2009
Bill Clinton celebrates impeachment with document dump, CRC blog, Dec. 18, 2008