Hillary aide rides to her defense: Her ‘set of expectations’ not those of middle class

posted at 1:01 pm on June 10, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The dispatches from the ever-deepening hole Hillary Clinton dug for herself on Monday keep coming. The latest defense of Clinton’s claim that she and her husband were “dead broke” and “struggled” after leaving the White House comes from a former aide who probably just made an already bad situation for the former secretary of state a little bit worse.

Kiki McLean, a former spokesperson for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and a veteran of Democratic politics, joined CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield on Tuesday where she explained that the Clintons are just better than you.

In the clip, via The Weekly Standard, McLean defended Clinton’s remarks first by insisting that she clearly understands the concerns of middle class Americans.

“There’s nothing fair with anybody who would insinuate that Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand the struggle of a middle class family,” McLean said. “She certainly grew up with one. And she gave a statement of fact when President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton left the White House, they were dead broke.”

McLean did, however, note that the Clintons do not necessarily share the concerns of middle class Americans.

“Now,” McLean continued, “they have a life and a set of expectations that are different, and they’ve been fortunate to make some money.”

When you think about it, this clarification probably isn’t helping much at all.


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Is it time for this yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhN_aL2Lrg

3dpuzzman on June 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

#HillaryIsSoPoor She’s only running for President for the free public housing

Their women
Our ladies

burrata on June 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Bill and Hillary Clinton should be in prison for crimes against humanity for what they did to their fellow citizens at Waco, TX, on April 19, 1993. The Waco Massacre and church burning (it was not a “compound,” it was their church),was the most brutal, heinous violation of civil, human and Constitutional rights in this nation’s history. Innocent men, women and children were attacked with tanks, poison gas (CS gas turns to cyanide when heated) and burned alive. Those who ran from the church were machine-gunned as documented in the movie “Waco, The Rules of Engagement.” If you doubt how bad this was consider that you never hear the left stream media talk about it. They want it erased from history but this memorial site will remain forever:
http://www.wizardsofaz.com/waco/waco2.html
And if that weren’t bad enough, Clinton’s thugs then stuck a machine gun in the face of a 5 year old boy and sent him to the communist gulag known as Cuba: www . therealcuba . com/elian_gonzalez . htm
Let’s hope Clinton isn’t teaching President Prompter too many of his old tricks!
Here is a list of the children murdered at Waco:
Lisa Martin 13, Sheila Martin, Jr. 15, Rachel Sylvia 12, Hollywood Sylvia 1,
Joseph Martinez 8, Abigail Martinez 11, Crystal Martinez 3 Isaiah Martinez 4
Audrey Martinez 13, Melissa Morrison 6, Chanel Andrade 1, Cyrus Koresh 8
Star Koresh 6, Bobbie Lane Koresh 2, Dayland Gent 3, Page Gent 1,
Mayanah Schneider 2, Startle Summers 1, Serenity Jones 4, Chica Jones 2,
Little One Jones 2

devan95 on June 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Yeah, honey, Romney’s ‘set of expectations were different’ too, but your hypocritical, sick, lying shitebag side demonized, ridiculed and literally destroyed his candidacy over it …karma’s a b****, no? Enjoy!

jimver on June 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

And she gave a statement of fact when President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton left the White House, they were dead broke.”

Definition of “dead broke” in January 2001 according to Kiki McLean and Hillary Clinton:

WH Presidential pension of $201K annually
Paid health care for life
Expected $8 million book advance (Hillary, as reported in December 2000)
Six figure speaking fees (both Hill and Bill)
Tens of thousands of dollars in furniture and clothing
(admittedly, some of which was later returned when it was discovered it didn’t belong to the Clintons)

Yeah, dead broke.

Did they have debts? Why yes they did, thanks to their illegal Whitewater deal and Bill’s sexual harassment and subsequent perjury, obstruction of justice and impeachment.

Luckily (they’re so blessed!) they made more than $16 million dollars in tax year 2001, enough to retire those debts and more.

Missy on June 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Keep digging team Hillary.

Zomcon JEM on June 10, 2014 at 1:56 PM

#clintonsweresopoorthat…Bill and Hillary had to sleep in the same house for a while.

Ricard on June 10, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Why do all the women associated with the Clinton’s look the same?

kcewa on June 10, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Reptiles imprint on a single maternal image early in development.

(For me, it was the nipple.)

Tsar of Earth on June 10, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Well at least some honesty from a Democrat. That’s refreshing!

rockmom on June 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I think what she’s trying to say is that, for a short period of time, the Clintons actually had to think about whether or not there was more money coming in than going out. For a lot of people that might be a notable occurance and a believable statement. But then I remembered that Bill famously deducted the value of donated underwear from his taxes, a $2 deduction. This is not a family that had only a vague idea of their personal assets and finances. Hillary is simply, among other negative attributes, a very bad liar.

Socratease on June 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

There’s nothing fair with anybody who would insinuate that Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand the struggle of a middle class family. She certainly grew up with one.

She grew up WITH one, not as PART of one? Noted.

EA_MAN on June 10, 2014 at 2:05 PM

What TF did they spend their salaries on ? She didn’t have to pay for Bill’s hobby .

burrata on June 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Actually, Bill’s hobby is exactly what they spent a lot of their money on. He had huge lawyer’s bills coming out of the White House. Of course, that could have been stopped by not lying his azz off about all the women and such.

GWB on June 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

“Now,” McLean continued, “they have a life and a set of expectations that are different . . .”

The condescension is dripping with this one.

And who calls herself Kiki and expects to be taken seriously?

MisterElephant on June 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Actually, Bill’s hobby is exactly what they spent a lot of their money on. He had huge lawyer’s bills coming out of the White House. Of course, that could have been stopped by not lying his azz off about all the women and such.

GWB on June 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

IIRC, Huma was already ” attached” to the Clintons by then.
So most definitely it were the Saudis who paid.
Or maybe the Chinese.

burrata on June 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM

I hate these people.

There is nothing to like about them.

Lance Corvette on June 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Tell ya what KiKi, let’s have a contest.

How many Woman has Billy Fondled, against their wishes?…

Likewise, how many Woman has Killary F*ngered, with their Consent?

ToddPA on June 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

IIRC, Huma was already ” attached” to the Clintons by then.
So most definitely it were the Saudis who paid.
Or maybe the Chinese.

burrata on June 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Really, at this point, what does it matter?

(Oh yeah, they were bought. Maybe more than once. Saudis/Chinese don’t have to be mutually exclusive.)

GWB on June 10, 2014 at 2:16 PM

The “Do you know who I am?” expectation, of course.

BKennedy on June 10, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Well holy moly.

onomo on June 10, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Definition of “dead broke” in January 2001 according to Kiki McLean and Hillary Clinton:

WH Presidential pension of $201K annually
Paid health care for life
Expected $8 million book advance (Hillary, as reported in December 2000)

Missy on June 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM

I don’t understand this “broke” concept. (Words come to my mind -”You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”)

Billy got $400,000+ for eight years as Prez, ending in January 2001. That’s $3.2+ million. Where did all that go? He must have also gotten a pension from Arkansas for his time as governor. And of course, Hillary’s brilliant trading past must have provided a pretty nice nest egg. So can someone explain as to how the Clintons went through $4 million or so in eight years?

Oh, and at the same time, maintain that they were just like the rest of middle class America.

Unless I misread Hillary’s statement in that she was claiming that they didn’t have enough money to buy the college Chelsea was planning to attend (rather than just pay the tuition).

parke on June 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Really, at this point, what does it matter?

(Oh yeah, they were bought. Maybe more than once. Saudis/Chinese don’t have to be mutually exclusive.)

GWB on June 10, 2014 at 2:16 PM

The only reason Billyboy molested every woman he could was because there were absolutely NO financial consequences for him,
he didn’t have to pay them, he didn’t have to pay after raping/harassing them, until Paula Jones maybe. IIRC, he used other people’s money to pay in that case too.

burrata on June 10, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Killery also blamed Amb. Stevens for his own death in the same interview, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re happy the let-them-eat-cake narrative is trending instead of that.

Rational Thought on June 10, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Ah, my bad. Billy only made $200,000 a year. He signed the pay increase for George W. for $400,000 annually.

So, only $1.6 million dollars for eight years of service. Plus, Arkansas paid diddly for being governor, the pension must be pennies. So, tops, the Clintons probably only went through $2 million in eight years. Therefore, I take it all back. I mean anyone in middle America could burn that up, right?

parke on June 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM

I heard Killary say on the radio -”I couldn’t help Bill support the family much at that time because I was in the Senate.”

…making a scandalous pittance of $174,000 a year?

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

I heard Killary say on the radio -”I couldn’t help Bill support the family much at that time because I was in the Senate.”

…making a scandalous pittance of $174,000 a year?

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Support the family ?
You mean just Chelsea or are there others too ?

burrata on June 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

I keep thinking about how quickly the media DUMPED Hillary when the bright-shiny-new Obama appeared in 2008.

If no other Democratic candidates emerge, Hillary may end up as the 2016 nominee. But she’ll be 8 years older, with 8 years more heavy baggage, no significant accomplishments, and her still less than compelling persona.

If the U.S. elects Hillary, I will know for certain that I no longer have any connection with the majority of the American citizenry

pilsener on June 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM

and I’m guessing that Slick’s “charity” organization is a money laundering organ to hide “gifts” from their cronies in the world of business and finance…maybe the Saudis and Chinese, too.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Hillary’s book roll-out is starting to resemble Obamacare’s.

de rigueur on June 10, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Dear IRS,

I’m having trouble meeting my “voluntary compliance” requirements this year due to the fact that I’m struggling to scrape up enough for the mortgages on my HOUSES.

I hope you understand. We’ll talk again next April.

Thanks so much.

Sincerely

In touch with the common man

Oxymoron on June 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

I think what she’s trying to say is that, for a short period of time, the Clintons actually had to think about whether or not there was more money coming in than going out. For a lot of people that might be a notable occurance and a believable statement. But then I remembered that Bill famously deducted the value of donated underwear from his taxes, a $2 deduction. This is not a family that had only a vague idea of their personal assets and finances. Hillary is simply, among other negative attributes, a very bad liar.

Socratease on June 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Regarding Bill’s um, ‘donation’, I’m sure those were some very special underwear.

Hillary has a long history of being caught in lies, going all the way back to Watergate at least. Not that the kool-aid drinkers care about their lies (swoon).

ghostwalker1 on June 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Yes, the 0.01% are different than you and I, and it’s not limited to the money.
Talk about a bunch of self-entitled, ingrate ba$tard$.

Another Drew on June 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM

I will never forget HRC’s visit to ground zero was marred by getting dust on her shoes! BTW, how many firefighter funerals did she attend, if you guessed one, you guessed too many, guess again, that’s right ZERO!

rjoco1 on June 10, 2014 at 3:46 PM

She evolved on ‘dead broke’.

jimver on June 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM

“they have a life and a set of expectations that are different, and they’ve been fortunate to make some money.”

NEVER get between a Clinton and a dollar bill.

GarandFan on June 10, 2014 at 3:54 PM

OMFG, if we go from The Boy Prince to Queen of Tarts, this country might actually burn.

Tard on June 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Off by a factor of only 4 is pretty good for obama’s team.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 6, 2014 at 6:04 PM

You will be.

WryTrvllr on June 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

I use that button more than that.

try again.

In touch with the common man

Oxymoron on June 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

YOU will be.

WryTrvllr on June 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

When you think about it, this clarification probably isn’t helping much at all.

Yeh probably time for Miss Piggy to stuff a sock in her pie hole.

CW on June 10, 2014 at 6:41 PM

HILLARY CLINTON your FRIEND Brooksley Born is so BRAVE:

______________________________________________

Long before the Economic MELTDOWN, the story of
one WOMAN who tried to WARN about
the THREAT to the FINANCIAL System.

Before the TOXIC assets POISONED the Economy,
she WARNED of their DANGER.

And that made her the ENEMY of a very,
very large number of people.

She would fight an EPIC BATTLE with
one of the most POWERFUL men in Washington.

It got pretty NASTY pretty quickly.
A story from INSIDE the highest levels
of the CLINTON administration.

They were all part of a VERY concerted effort
to shut her up and to shut her down.

And they did, in fact,

SHUT HER UP and SHUT HER DOWN.
_________________________________________

HILLARY CLINTON you did NOT have the COURAGE
to PROTECT you FRIEND Brooksley Born

from the BEATING of Bill CLINTON’s FINANCIAL Team.

Too bad, so sad for the American Public.

_________________________________________

Pres. Bill CLINTON & BOB RUBIN
unleashing Wall Street RISK-taking.

_________________________________________

Seldom has such a radical proposal lead to such devastating consequences.

The Clinton-era roots of the FINANCIAL CRISIS

Affordable-housing goals established in the 1990s

led to a massive increase in RISKY, SUBPRIME mortgages.

http://www.aei.org/article/economics/the-clinton-era-roots-of-the-financial-crisis/

_________________________________________

The inside story of the global financial crisis.

http://www.PBS.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/money-power-wall-street

.

Alan Greenspan, Brooksley Born, and The Warning.

http://www.PBS.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/etc/script.html

_________________________________________

Global HAWK on June 10, 2014 at 8:27 PM

When you think about it, this clarification probably isn’t helping much at all.

It doesn’t help, but it does clarify.

Kenosha Kid on June 10, 2014 at 11:06 PM

“…they have a life and a set of expectations that are different…”

They certainly do.

David Blue on June 11, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Team Hillary: “I love it when a plan comes together.”

warmairfan on June 11, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Didn’t someone other than BJ pay for those huge lawyer bills? Wasn’t there a legal defense fund set up to help those poor unfortunates coming out of the WH? This woman is a bigger liar than the liar in chief currently occupying our house.

Kissmygrits on June 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM

“Middle class”. WOW! lady you just lost of possible votes for the witch and that’s as good thing! Hillary came from low to middle class as did Bill and by conniving, lying, cheating managed to rise by stepping on their class! Hillary is brain injured and nothing good can be said about this couple of hate-filled souls and no love for America, just money, power, prestige and to you know where with the rest of us. She wants to be prez to further take control of America as it goes down the tubes. No better than and maybe even slightly worse than the Obamas who are outright communists. Greed is the religion of Clintons!

Roselle on June 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

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