In today’s Washington Post, Philip Rucker reported that “Hillary Rodham Clinton defended scrutiny on her and her husband’s personal wealth by contrasting herself in an interview published Sunday with other multimillionaires who are ‘truly well off.’”
“The comment immediately drew scorn from Republicans, who have highlighted a series of stumbles the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate has made on her book tour this month when talking about her personal fortune and six-figure speaking fees,” Rucker wrote.
“In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Clinton was asked whether she could be a credible champion for fighting income inequality in the United States despite her wealth.
“‘But they don’t see me as part of the problem,’ she told the paper, ‘because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work.’ The Guardian wrote that Clinton let off ‘another burst of laughter’ in answering the question, suggesting that she found the question ‘painful.’
“Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, have earned well over $100 million giving paid speeches and writing books since leaving the White House in 2001.
Rucker wrote that “Clinton’s quote could be interpreted in multiple ways. Rather than suggesting that she is not ‘truly well off,’ she may be counting herself among the ‘truly well off’ but saying that she, unlike other multimillionaires, pays ‘ordinary income tax.’ A Clinton spokesman did not respond to a request for clarification of her remarks.”
The “dint of hard work”? There’s no doubt that Mrs. Clinton works hard. It’s the work that she does that worries me.
Since it’s likely that she will be the next President of what I call Newmerica —because it sure isn’t the America I grew up in—here are some of my thoughts about The Woman Who Will Be Queen and replace Obama even though he would prefer to remain President For Life.
The American Dream is gone. Obama is not only a threat to the Constitution, he’s moving us toward socialism more and more every day.
And Mrs. Clinton? Her “What difference does it make” comment when she testified before Congress about Benghazi sums her up nicely. She left the hearing unscathed without even as much as a rap across her gnarly knuckles.
She’s an Untouchable. Forgettaboutit.
I recently caught a glimpse of her on MSNBC interview. She’s tan, rested, and on a book tour for her so-called epic story titled “Hard Choices.”
The book, by the way, has bombed. Larry Clifton reported in www.examiner.com last week that Simon & Schuster reportedly gave her a $14 million advance on the book. He wrote that “Apparently, S&S got Clinton’s book excerpts mixed up with Stephen King’s latest thriller.
“Why else,” Clifton said, “would the veteran publishing house pay that kind of money for a book even liberal media outlets are describing as a real snoozer.
“Of course, Mrs. Clinton is lamenting over being ‘dead broke’ after living in the White House as American’s First Lady 8 years did set the book up for a fair amount of ridicule. After all, it’s sort of hard to imagine Hillary outside the Oval Office scrounging together enough money to pay the pizza guy.
“However, there is a growing consensus among political pundits from both sides of the aisle, not to mention book reviews, that Mrs. Clinton’s book should have been titled “Boring Choices.”
But she’s officially on a book tour? Book tour? With a tour bus, secret service protection, advance teams and pre-planned rallying crowds? Sounds like a political campaign to me whether the book is a bomb or not
Mrs. Clinton recently disclosed that she hasn’t driven a car herself since 1966 so she needs a book tour bus and a driver. And she’s entitled to Secret Service protection for live after leaving office as are all former presidents and first ladies.
She’s unique among former first ladies as she has had no time away from public office. First she was the First Lady, then the carpet bagging Senator from New York and then Secretary of State where she oversaw the bar-b-que-ing of a U.S. Ambassador.
But I digress. In a show of bipartisanship, at a recent stop, she handed a copy of “Hard Choices” to a Republican National Committee intern in a squirrel costume who is following her book tour.
I’m in favor of dispensing with the 2016 Presidential primaries and the official election. Spare us the boowah, bushway, and blah blah of the candidates and their minions.
Spare us the debates where nothing of real importance is debated. Spare us from the endless hours of the National Political Conventions. How many hours can you watch people in funny hats anyway?
Do you really think the Republican Party can come up with a viable candidate – one who can defeat Hilary Clinton? These are the same folks who dress an intern in a squirrel outfit and send him out to follow her so-called book tour.
Obama should just pass the Scepter to her without running it by Congress and all the liberal nabobs and potentates and multimillionaires can celebrate the Coronation in royal style while the villagers and illegal immigrants celebrate with bon fires and luaus and government safety-inspected and controlled fireworks—all paid for by the overburdened taxpayers
The Republican Party is on life support. They don’t know what to do wrong next.
No wonder the Speaker of the House keeps biting his nails and copping a smoke on the House balcony.
I don’t blame him.
As Ron used to say about the way the country was going, “Let’s just get on with it…”