With Hillary’s High-Roller Hypocrisy, It’s Not The Pickle Jar That Counts as Much As The Cookie Jar

Original Source: http://www.westernjournalism.com/thepoint/2016/08/24/hillarys-hollywood-hypocrisy-comes-shining/

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OK, so she unscrewed the lid off a pickle jar on a late-night talk show to prove just how fit and healthy she is, but that bit of dumb distraction can’t hide the fact that it’s the way she’s stuffing the campaign cookie jar that proves how Hillary Clinton is screwing America.

When it comes to Hillary, Hollywood and hypocrisy, the numbers really do tell the story. The Democrat nominee — the titular leader of a party that claims to be so worried about the influence of big money in politics that it tries to gut the First Amendment to the United States Constitution — is outspending Donald Trump at an astounding rate in campaign advertising so far in the 2016 election, according to The Hill.

But, hey, she’s got Jimmy Kimmel and the Left Coast crowd in her pantsuit pocket, so why worry? There’s plenty more cash to suck up and spend as she promises to protect the little guy while running a protection racket that collects massive amounts of money.

Even as Clinton demands “transparency” while criticizing Trump for failing to make his personal tax records public, she does virtually all of her big-money fundraising behind closed doors, keeping out the press, the public and anyone else but the high-roller “fat cats” she vilifies and swears she’ll declaw.

This week, that campaign trail included a swing through Hollywood, where big names like Justin Timberlake, Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Anniston have lined up to host fundraisers for the poor little rich girl who — in deals reminiscent of her pay-to-play days as secretary of state and Clinton Foundation godmother — sells face time for donations in the range of $33,000 a plate.

And where’s that money going? The Clinton campaign has raised $327 million and spent $268 million so far, according to The Hill. About $26.5 million of that was spent in July alone on TV ad buys. (If you live in a swing state like Pennsylvania, you’ve probably seen the ads attacking Donald Trump on an hourly basis in prime time.)

Trump, on the other hand, the billionaire businessman Democrats love to taunt for his wealth, has raised a relatively scant $128 million and spent $90 million, The Hill reported.

But it’s where the money is coming from that’s even more important. Wall Street largesse toward Clinton didn’t stop with those $625,000 speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs brokers (and still won’t release to the public). As The Hill observed:

Some of the biggest donors to Clinton’s super-PAC include hedge fund billionaire George Soros, who has given more than $7 million, and financier Donald Sussman, whose July contribution of $3 million took his total Clinton giving to $8.5 million for the 2016 cycle.

And that doesn’t even count the “free and fawning media” Clinton has generated along the way, like the pitiful appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week, when the candidate got a chance to demonstrate just how healthy she is by opening a jar of pickles. (That was probably the only pickle jar the pampered prima donna has opened in the last 20 years or so.)

Meaningless TV stunts aside, exactly what Clinton is saying – or doing – for the kind of money she’s stuffing in her cookie jar isn’t getting out.

Hillary doesn’t like unscripted exposure – she has gone through 2016 so far without giving one real news conference – and even her more controlled fundraising appearances are for private consumption only. The media is barred from attending, so just like her Goldman Sachs speeches, what happens at a Hillary event stays at a Hillary event.

Trump also keeps the media out of his fundraisers – with far better reason – but has been less reliant on large donors than Hillary.

Trump is largely self-funded — he’s kicked in $52 million of his own money, The Hill notes, but more importantly, he’s raised a far greater proportion of his campaign cash from small donors. Aside from his own money, almost 70 percent of Trump’s funds have been donated in increments of less than $200, according to The Hill.

That’s what’s called a grassroots campaign.

Democrat caterwauling about campaign contributions is as predictable as the sunrise, of course, but the Barack Obama Democrats raised the shrieking to a whole new level after the 2010 Citizens United decision that established the First Amendment meant what it said about abridging freedom of speech. (Congress can’t.)

In 2014, the then-majority Democrats even voted in lock step to approve a bill that would have nullified that decision, and basically rewritten one of the freedoms Americans have taken for granted for more than 200 years.

They were stopped only by a Republican filibuster.

The hell of all of this is that, by any objective standard, it’s the Democrats of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama that are the party of the big money donors in this country, from the plush executive suites on Wall Street, to the backyard pool parties of Martha’s Vineyard, to the celebrity beach front homes in Malibu.

It’s the Americans in the middle, those making the $200-and-under donations who are supporting Donald Trump and his insurgent candidacy for the presidency. When the Rev. Jerry Falwell called Trump “the blue-collar billionaire” at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, that’s what he was talking about.

It’s a California Democrat named Jesse Unruh who gets credit for the old saying “money is the mother’s milk of politics,” but with the Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama Democrats of 2016, hypocrisy has put a sour taste in everybody’s mouth.

And the numbers so far prove it.

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Always remember, never believe the media’s anti-Trump hype and never permit them to deject you. Make America Great Again!

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