I’m no dummy. I know that the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 tried to fight the rising tide of Obama, but couldn’t stop him without potentially damaging the Democratic Party’s chances in general. Hillary eventually chose to accept Obama’s nomination and get the best cabinet post she could out of it, since Vice President was off the table and Clinton would feel useless in the role. I suspect she thought that being in the national spotlight would increase her bona fides and make her the most qualified candidate for president.
However, I had no idea how bad this Clinton Foundation stuff is getting. I guess I should have suspected. This organization has little to do with helping people. Looking at the mission statement on their own website, I find the following:
Creating Partnerships of Purpose
We convene businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.
My company uses the slogan “partnership for good,” which is essentially meaningless. If you look at the Clinton Foundation purpose, most of these goals are global rather than local. The Clinton Foundation is an NGO promoting itself as a charity. This actually makes sense to me.
Bill Clinton must have been annoyed when he realized what he did as president had little effect by the time he was gone and what he was able to do was often limited by the checks and balances of United States government. The Clinton Foundation for all the world looks to me like an attempt for him to wheel and deal. He takes in money from foreign governments, which is real power, then uses the money to influence governments on his progressive agenda (seriously? childhood obesity is a bigger problem than hunger?)
To say this is about graft is missing the mark. The Clinton spend a ton of money, but not the kind of money we’re talking about. I think Bill Clinton is running a kind of shadow UN, using the free market to solicit all kinds of dirty money for what he considers worthy goals. He’s also doing something much worse. He’s helping these government-run front companies get foot holds in the United States. Greed is one thing. This is close to treason.