While Hillary Clinton has noticeably been hiding from the general public and the press (276 days without a press conference, and counting), HRC has made herself more than available for the ultra rich and super famous.
If you want to find Hillary, perhaps Justin Timberlake can point the way…
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) August 23, 2016
And if JT can’t find out where Hillary is hanging out these days, then maybe we could ask the all powerful Rothchilds to answer the “where’s Hillary” question.
— Nicole Harnishfeger (@HarnishfegerIM) August 20, 2016
Two weeks ago the Rothchilds held a #ImWithHer event at their Nantucket estate, where the Democratic candidate took her private jet 20 miles over to the Rothchilds’ Nantucket fundraiser…where you too could #BeWithHer for only $100,000 per person.
And for all those with children, no need to worry.
The Clinton campaign has a special kid’s price that they offer during all their events. At an event last month at the Sag Harbor, N.Y., estate of hedge fund magnate Adam Sender, for the flat donation price of $2,700, children (under 16) could ask Mrs. Clinton a question.
And for a #FamilyWithHer photo….the cost is $10,000.
Zerohedge reports further on how Hillary is showing much love for the .001% of America, while avoiding the 99.999% peasant class.
Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a backer of Democrats and a friend of the Clintons’, made sure attendees did not grill Mrs. Clinton at the $100,000-per-couple lamb dinner Mrs. Forester de Rothschild hosted under a tent on the lawn of her oceanfront Martha’s Vineyard mansion.
“I said, ‘Let’s make it a nice night for her and show her our love,’” Mrs. Forester de Rothschild said.
And while Hillary may have cut back on the notorious $250,000/hour speech fees, in the last two weeks of August, Clinton raked in roughly $50 million at 22 fund-raising events, averaging around $150,000 an hour, according to a New York Times calculation, just a modest haircut from her peak “speech” pay-to-playfundraising days.
The good news is that for those who could afford it, Hillary fielded hundreds of questions from the ultrarich in places like the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley (collecting millions in the process). The bad news is that the media – and thus the broader US public – was not invited.
Clinton’s pandering to the super rich is nothing new. One only needs to look at the slush fund, pay-to-play Clinton Foundation, to see where Hillary’s loyalties lie (pun intended).
Zerohedge points out…
Why the continued push by the uber-wealthy to give Clinton money? Simple: they hope to get something in exchange, the same way they have done for years with countless Bill and Hillary speeches, the same way the Clinton Foundation served as a legal conduit granting kickbacks to those who funded it.
The more money “donated”, the more she will listen. Or take trade: “The wealthy contributors who host Mrs. Clinton often complain about her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and express concerns that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont pushed her to the left on trade and other issues. Mrs. Clinton reminds them she has both opposed and supported trade deals in the past. And, as she noted at an event last month on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Mrs. Clinton points out that she worked cooperatively with Republicans when she served in the Senate and would do so as president.”
In other words, one elected, Hillary’s views may “shift.”
Meanwhile, Hilary’s image as one of the ordinary middle-class folk is in jeopardy as she ignores “photo-ops” in Louisiana and instead settles for this:
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton have occupied a particular place in the social fabric of the enclave. Over the past several summers, they have spent the last two weeks of August in a rented 12,000-square-foot home with a heated pool in East Hampton and in a six-bedroom mansion with a private path to the beach in Sagaponack. This year, the former first couple stayed in the guesthouse of Steven Spielberg’s East Hampton compound built on nine acres overlooking Georgica and Lily Ponds.
“The Hamptons is full of powerful, wealthy people who are bored and go to constant social events to see who else got invited and to show your status,” said Ken Sunshine, a veteran Democratic activist and public relations executive with a home in Remsenburg, N.Y. “This year,” he added, “going to a Clinton event is at the very top of the list.”
Even the New York Times, a staunch Hillary Clinton backer, has trouble reconciling Hillary’s message to everyday Americans struggling to get by.
“If Mr. Trump appears to be waging his campaign in rallies and network interviews, Mrs. Clinton’s second presidential bid seems to amount to a series of high-dollar fund-raisers with public appearances added to the schedule when they can be fit in. Mrs. Clinton, who has promised to “reshuffle the deck” in favor of the middle class and portrayed Mr. Trump as an out-of-touch billionaire, has almost exclusively been fielding the concerns of the wealthiest Americans.
As Trump so eloquently put it during one campaign speech…
“Her campaign slogan is ‘I’m with her.’ You know what my response to that is? I’m with you, the American people. She thinks it’s all about her.”
The American Mirror reminds us that the “Clinton’s campaign regularly had children ask her questions during the primary.”
Back in January, a boy in New Hampshire read a question to the candidate, wanting to know what she would do about guns to keep him and his friends “safe.”
Reading from a card, the boy said, “When you become president, what is your plan to connect mental health problems and guns to make sure that me, my brothers, and my friends are safe from violence at school?”
“I’m going to do everything I can do and I’m not going to stop trying,” she said.
“I think we need to pass some laws that I have been advocating for. We need comprehensive background checks. We need to close the gun show loophole, the online loophole.”
She also proposed creating a new gun rights group to rival the National Rifle Association.
“It is really time for gun owners to for a different organization that will do more on gun safety, do more on gun responsibility and stand up for the safety of our children and our communities.”
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