Dead broke candidate thinks $150K donation is “not very much money”

posted at 1:01 pm on February 6, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

When running a campaign where your base wants to hear about how you will eat the rich and put the 1% in their proper place, the wealthy truly have to learn to tread carefully. With that in mind, somebody over at Hillary Headquarters might want to suggest that when the subject of money comes up during interviews or debates, their candidate should just pretend she has a foot cramp and change the subject. It seems that every time Hillary Clinton opens her mouth on the subject of cash lately, her foot winds up halfway down her throat. When she was asked this week about why some of the biggest investment bankers in the world gave her $675K, all she could muster was to say, well that’s what they offered. That came long after he famous comments about her and Bill being dead broke when they left the White House.

Now she’s been asked about how tough she’ll be on the big energy companies when some of them gave her $150K in donations. Her answer in this instance really wasn’t much more brilliant than her last few attempts. (Daily Caller)

Video has emerged of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton telling an anti-fossil fuels activist on the campaign trail in Dover, N.H. on Wednesday that the $150,000 she has received in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry “is not very much” money.

Clinton, who once came under fire for claiming that she was “dead broke” after leaving the White House in 2001, first claimed ignorance about the donations when an activist with the environmental group 350 Action asked her whether she would be willing to “take a stand against any more campaign contributions” from Big Oil. Clinton’s Democratic challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has pledged not to accept money from the industry.

“Yeah, I don’t even know what you’re referring to, but big oil knows I’m not their friends, so they must have put it in the wrong envelope,” Clinton responded.

They must have put it in the wrong envelope? And you kept the money anyway even though you suspected that it was intended for somebody else? I’m no lawyer, but that sounds like mail fraud to me. Of course, the FBI might not get around to that case until they finish up with your secret bathroom server.

But seriously, is this a big deal with her base? Sure, Bernie Sanders will hit her over it, assuming anyone tells him about the video, but her hard Left voters likely won’t be too happy either. If you need proof of that, just look where the criticism is coming from. I don’t mean me or any writers at the Daily Caller here. Clinton is getting knocked by Greenpeace.

If your reaction to the idea of $150,000 from fossil fuel interests not being much is ‘sorry, WHAT?’ you are not alone…

It’s great that Hillary has been so vocal about taking down fossil fuels. But until she rejects money from the fracking industry, big oil, and other fossil fuel interests, how will she make voters believe that she means business?

Soon after claiming that she would “stop fossil fuels” if elected, Hillary admitted that she would not ban fracking as president. The fracking industry, it should be noted, donates more to her campaign than any other fossil fuel interest.

World events have largely knocked energy and environmental issues out of the headlines this cycle, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Clearly Sanders can break out his banjo and sing some protest songs with the best of them, so the folks at Greenpeace are probably swooning already. But will the anti-energy vote really be influential this November? More to the point, will they get any traction in the primary? If so, Bernie may have yet another opening to hit Clinton from the left and begin gaining some traction nationally. I’m not holding my breath for that, but you never know.

More to the point, we have yet another example of Clinton being completely tone deaf when it comes to the sensitive issue of big money among her base. She’s never going to be half the natural politician her husband was and this just drives that point home further.

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MSM…Elect the Lying POS!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2016 at 1:05 PM

They must have put it in the wrong envelope?

…and she…must have put it in the wrong bank!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Openly criminal, openly corrupt, openly evil….

ScottG on February 6, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Pretty sure you mean $675Thousand Dollars

boone on February 6, 2016 at 1:13 PM

More to the point, we have yet another example of Clinton being completely tone deaf when it comes to the sensitive issue of big money among her base. She’s never going to be half the natural politician her husband was and this just drives that point home further.

It’s not just Hildebeast who’s perpetually tone deaf when it comes to money. I believe it’s a symptom of the left and the combination of their arrogance, contempt, and hubris.

Like one of NYC’s hard left City Council members, Ydanis Rodriguez who represents the residents of Washington Heights. He denounced the NY City Council’s plan to give themselves a 32% salary increase, over and above the 23% that outside experts recommended, to $148K annually, because it wasn’t enough. Rodriguez demanded that other Council members support his request to $175K a year – saying that it was needed ‘to support a family of four’ – while residing / representing an area with a median income of $36,000 annually.

This goes well beyond someone thinking that they are simply entitled – or that the rules for the proles shouldn’t apply to them. It’s the sign of a rank sociopath.

Athos on February 6, 2016 at 1:13 PM

There were no classification headers at the time it was recieved. How was she to know it was from the fossil fuel industry at the time she cashed it?

spamminy on February 6, 2016 at 1:13 PM

I’m super serial guys, 150k won’t even buy a Super Bowl ad! I mean will it even get you a fully loaded BMW M6?

Zaggs on February 6, 2016 at 1:14 PM

There were no classification headers at the time it was recieved. How was she to know it was from the fossil fuel industry at the time she cashed it?

spamminy

I think its cute you think she read more than the “pay to the order of” and “amount” fields.

Zaggs on February 6, 2016 at 1:15 PM

It’s going to be difficult to determine what will be the best overall meme for this primary season…

…the anti-establishment insurgency versus the establishment hubris in the GOP or…

…the Democrat voter repudiation of the ‘anointed-one’, Hillary Rodham, over her hubris, arrogance, contempt, and corruption that’s combined with just being a putrid politician. Are we finally seeing at what point the Democrats say – enough is enough?

Athos on February 6, 2016 at 1:23 PM

They must have put it in the wrong envelope?

I can only conclude Hillary gets a thought in her mind, and then come hell or high water, she goes with it. She holds onto some of the most absurd ideas as if they were true. Bill was ministering to Monica, they were a victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy, women need her because they’re oppressed, she turned $1,000 into $100,000 by reading the Wall Street Journal, and now she’s getting large bank errors in her favor.

It is consistent with her method of taking people on directly, head on. The problem is her aggressive defenses are so often nonsensical. But she sticks with them. Stands up straight, looks her detractors in the eye, and just bald-faced lies, or says nonsense that she’ll stand behind no matter what.

LashRambo on February 6, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Take it Easy

Realdemocrat1 on February 6, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Pretty sure you mean $675Thousand Dollars

boone on February 6, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Nope, he’s right. She inflated it to the higher number so that everybody would pay attention to her (all that matters is are they talking about you). Big money guys ain’t stupid – nobody’s going to pay more than $675 for her droning nap-inducing babbling.

platypus on February 6, 2016 at 1:25 PM

But she sticks with them. Stands up straight, looks her detractors in the eye, and just bald-faced lies, or says nonsense that she’ll stand behind no matter what.

LashRambo on February 6, 2016 at 1:24 PM

You forgot my favorite, the sniper incident.

Flange on February 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Bernie didn’t say it

But we all know it

Hillary is bought and paid for

Unless you think some one would pay $225,000 for 45 minutes of Hillary shrieking, croaking, and
gutteral belly guffawing because they wanted just to hear that

BigSven on February 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM

The guy on top is Tlaloc

h/t Bmore

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM

45 minutes of Hillary shrieking, croaking, and
gutteral belly guffawing because they wanted just to hear that

BigSven on February 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Sounds like a Yoko Ono concert.

Flange on February 6, 2016 at 1:29 PM

She earned it..

She deserves to be President..

It will be a smashing addition to her résumé….

for the rest of us…..?

Keep Killery in President..

She gave us the finger..

You know……

Electrongod on February 6, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Hillary Clinton is picking out the drapes

Tlaloc

SpongePuppy on February 6, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Candidates Busted?

Realdemocrat1 on February 6, 2016 at 1:41 PM

please remember that she’s a grandmother

nonpartisan on February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

please remember that she’s a grandmother

nonpartisan on February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

She is a fugly old hag, check out that pic of her…

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2016 at 1:48 PM

$150 large? Meh…good for about a one half hour private speech methinks.

timberline on February 6, 2016 at 1:56 PM

please remember that she’s a grandmother

nonpartisan on February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

Okay.

Fallon on February 6, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Sock.

CWforFreedom on February 6, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Hillary playing her VAGINA CARD in New Hampshire…….

Realdemocrat1 on February 6, 2016 at 2:05 PM

please remember that she’s a grandmother

nonpartisan on February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

So effing what?

BallisticBob on February 6, 2016 at 2:10 PM

When you make over 150 million in under 15 years and spend like a drunk sailor in a whore house I guess 150k really is chump change. Having large amounts of money completely skews the value of a dollar to the point where one wonders (inanely) why people with less than 10k in their bank accounts just don’t go out and make fistfuls more of the green stuff.

Easy pie to stay rich when commie scum gives it to you to further their commie goals, but impossible to empathize with the extremely low income folk that don’t have commie sugar daddies in their purses.

Andy__B on February 6, 2016 at 2:13 PM

CRUZ only posted what CNN did…..

Realdemocrat1 on February 6, 2016 at 2:13 PM

please remember that she’s a grandmother

nonpartisan on February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

Grandmothers can be evil to the point of deserving the death penalty for the murders they’ve committed too you know.

Andy__B on February 6, 2016 at 2:14 PM

$150,000 = about 100 nights of hookers for Bill.

albill on February 6, 2016 at 2:14 PM

CRUZ only posted what CNN did…..

Realdemocrat1 on February 6, 2016 at 2:13 PM

I heard that CNN only reported on what Cruz said, which was a pretty hefty twist on what Carson did/said. It started with the Cruz camp basically, but at this point it hardly matters, damage done. (As IF Carson had a chance in hell anyway)

Andy__B on February 6, 2016 at 2:16 PM

please remember that she’s a grandmother

nonpartisan on February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

And… So was Ma Barker.

Fallon on February 6, 2016 at 2:53 PM

please remember that she’s a grandmother

nonintelligent on February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

So is this lady. Care to shoot your mouth off and comment on this case?

Grandmother with AK-47 saves cops being attacked by street gang

Los Angeles| Officers of the LAPD received some totally unexpected backup yesterday, during a fire fight with local gang members in the Watts neighbourhood, as an elderly lady with an assault rifle showed up and scared the criminals away.

Officers Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug deal in a parking lot, when they came under fire from members of a local street gang. The policemen rapidly found themselves in a perilous situation, being inferior to their attackers in both numbers and firepower.

Fortunately for them, 79-year old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equipped herself with her personal bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, and ran to the officers’ rescue, firing more than 160 rounds in the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.

Funny how your Democrat Media totally censored this story last fall. Why was that?

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

“Pfff.,. I get that for a seventeen minute speech.”

/hillary

LegendHasIt on February 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM

I heard that CNN only reported on what Cruz said …

Andy__B on February 6, 2016 at 2:16 PM

CNN faked the moon landing.

Oxymoron on February 6, 2016 at 3:58 PM

$150 large? Meh…good for about a one half hour private speech methinks.
timberline on February 6, 2016 at 1:56 PM

Cheapskate. You only get 17 minutes for that.

(Sorry, I posted mine before reading the comments… wasn’t trying to steal your idea, honest.)

LegendHasIt on February 6, 2016 at 4:03 PM

I think its cute you think she read more than the “pay to the order of” and “amount” fields.

Zaggs on February 6, 2016 at 1:15 PM

I think it’s cute you think she read even that much.

There’s a “check pile” and an “everything else” pile.

Hillary’s much too important for such menial tasks as keeping track of her own money. There are “people” for those sorts of things, unless Trump deports them all.

Oxymoron on February 6, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Hillary picks up some extra cash on Wall Street.

justltl on February 7, 2016 at 2:40 PM