The brazen hypocrisy, laughable distortions, and in-your-face deceptions foisted on the American people by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign are something to behold. Case in point — a slam-dunk of a doozy — an email just sent to Hillary supporters by campaign chairman John Podesta, a long-time Democrat political consultant and ultra-liberal operative who founded the pro-Clinton Center for American Progress.
As The Daily Caller reports, Podesta’s email with the subject line, “A ferocious onslaught of dark money,” warns that Republicans vying for the presidency are out-raising the former secretary of state, who, Podesta claims, is funded not so much by fat cats as by small-dollar donors. However, TheDC’s investigation proves that those supporters who contributed a few bucks to the Clinton campaign represent only a fraction of the huge war chest Hillary has raised so far.
“The Clinton campaign took in $46.7 million in its first quarter of existence, no small sum,” reports TheDC. “Even NBC News called it a ‘Huge Fundraising Haul.'”
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If each of Clinton’s 250,000 donors ‘chipped in’ all the low dollar amounts listed in the email — $1, $5, $10, for a total of $16 each — that would total $4 million. That leaves $42 million unaccounted for.
On top of that, The Washington Post notes: “Donations under $200 made up just under 17 percent of Clinton’s total raised.” That means the vast majority of the Clinton campaign cash has come from bigger individual donors, or so-called “bundlers.” This clearly shows the “grassroots,” small donor claim made by campaign chairman Podesta is far from an honest representation of the truth.
Clinton also released the names of 122 fundraisers who have bundled at least $100,000 for the campaign. In all, they have raised at least $12.2 million since April 12, 2015.
The Clinton bundler list included many familiar and longtime Democratic Party fundraisers, as well as some of the Clinton’s biggest long-time donors.
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And here’s what you might call “the kicker” that shows John Podesta and the Hillary political machine to be so boldly, so brazenly, so laughably hypocritical.
Despite Podesta’s self-serving claim that big, sinister, “dark money” interests are backing Republican candidates with huge donations as opposed to the little guys who’ve “chipped in $1, $5, or $10” to the Clinton campaign coffers, Podesta’s own brother — a big-time D.C. lobbyist and well-connected Democrat backer — is reportedly fully on board for Hillary’s White House bid with influence over wads of cash.
The Guardian discloses the revealing facts: “Another lobbyist playing an important role for Clinton is Tony Podesta, who has made millions from a family based empire and is considered one of the most influential Democratic lobbyists in the Beltway.”
The Guardian piece goes on to expose the network of fat-cat campaign donors whose power positions in Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency prove the email from her campaign chairman is as phony as many would argue the candidate’s qualifying credentials to be.
The support from lobbyists [and] bundlers comes against the backdrop of Clinton and [Jeb] Bush accumulating large war chests at the expense of mainly rich donors, many of whom are connected to formidable networks of wealthy contacts built by their families over decades in frontline politics.
So much for those grassroots.
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