Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Barack Obama on Tuesday asked his finance team to help Hillary Clinton pay off a debt of at least $10 million from her failed presidential campaign, so that Hillary would agree to joint appearances by the two former rivals later in the week. We all heard rumblings of this "help" as a carrot dangled by the Obama campaign in order to entice Hillary to suspend her presidential campaign. Now that it is apparently official, it raises several questions. First, should Obama supporters be upset that $10 million of their hard earned dollars that were donated to help "their" candidate go to pay off debt incurred by the same person that so venomously and systematically tried to tear him down and ruin his chances for presidential bliss. Second, should Hillary who unbelievably is still a senator, be allowed to use this money specifically donated to Obama to sell her endorsement and loyalty in the general election. It is well recorded what she and her husband have said about Obama during the primary process. So how is it that no one is talking about the complete 180 Clinton and company are doing by issuing such glowing support for a man she was quoted as saying would be worse for the country than John McCain? Could it be....oh i don't know.......maybe.......possibly......THE TEN MILLION DOLLARS! Worth noting is the fact that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign released their tax forms from 2000-2007 which showed the Clinton's earned more than $100 million in that time period and donated $10 million of that to their own charity. The records, for the years 2000 through 2006, with summary information on 2007 indicate the Clinton's have seen their yearly income skyrocket from $357,000 in 2000 to $20.4 million last year. We are not even going to go into the $15 million they earned from a business arrangement with his friend Ron Burkle in addition to the whole Kazakhstan mess. Additionally the Clinton's have also collected at least $8 million from undisclosed foreign sources. Most political analysts say the number is far greater and predominately comes from China. I am not trying to fuel conspiracy theories about how, why or if the Clinton's sold out, i am not even trying to ascertain where all this new found wealth was derived from, i am merely pointing out what should be glaringly obvious to all Obama supporters who have donated hard earned dollars........Why are the Obama supporters footing the bill for the Clinton's $10 million dollar mistake when the Clinton's themselves could easily do the honorable thing themselves and simply write a check?
Posted by The Ghost of Jefferson at 1:33 PM