#1 Hillary supported trade deal after pledges of $100 million to Clinton Foundation by ThirstyMan 10.04.2015 19:32

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This lady is DIRTY!!! The ideologues in the party have become accustomed to leaders who play dirty but get things done. They tolerated Bill Clinton's sexscapes, they tolerated Harry Reid's legal maneuvering, they cheered Barack Obama as he tears down the Constitution while blaming Republics for stonewalling his agenda. The moral fiber of the Democrat Party has "left the building". But the American people cannot be counted on to elect a dirty person like Hillary. That's TM's position at least.
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by Thomas Lifson April 10, 2015

A report in the International Business Times adds to the woes of the soon-to-be-announced Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Matthew Cunningham-Cook writes a long and interesting account of the dealings between the Clinton Foundation and an oil magnate named Frank Giustra and his company, Pacific Rubiales, with major operations in Colombia. Those pledges may have had something to do with remarkable changes from the then-secretary of state.

It sure looks a lot as though money bought silence over labor strife and its armed suppression at a Pacific Rubiales refinery in Colombia.

… as union leaders and human rights activists conveyed these harrowing reports of violence to then-Secretary of State Clinton in late 2011, urging her to pressure the Colombian government to protect labor organizers, she responded first with silence, these organizers say. The State Department publicly praised Colombia’s progress on human rights, thereby permitting hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid to flow to the same Colombian military that labor activists say helped intimidate workers.

He notes:

… these were precisely the sorts of discomfiting accounts that were supposed to be prevented in Colombia under a labor agreement that accompanied a recently signed free trade pact liberalizing the exchange of goods between the countries.

The clincher:

At the same time that Clinton's State Department was lauding Colombia’s human rights record, her family was forging a financial relationship with Pacific Rubiales, the sprawling Canadian petroleum company at the center of Colombia’s labor strife. The Clintons were also developing commercial ties with the oil giant’s founder, Canadian financier Frank Giustra, who now occupies a seat on the board of the Clinton Foundation, the family’s global philanthropic empire.

The details of these financial dealings remain murky, but this much is clear: After millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation -- supplemented by millions more from Giustra himself -- Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position on the controversial U.S.-Colombia trade pact. Having opposed the deal as a bad one for labor rights back when she was a presidential candidate in 2008, she now promoted it, calling it “strongly in the interests of both Colombia and the United States.” The change of heart by Clinton and other Democratic leaders enabled congressional passage of a Colombia trade deal that experts say delivered big benefits to foreign investors like Giustra. (snip)

“The Colombian government continued to make progress on improving respect for human rights, both within the Armed Forces and in Colombia at large,” the State Department declared in 2012, despite the allegations of collusion between the Colombian military and Pacific Rubiales to intimidate workers. By that time, Pacific Rubiales and its international financial partners had committed $4.4 million to the Clinton Foundation’s initiative with Giustra, and Giustra had pledged to donate more than $100 million to the joint venture.


The campaign commercials practically write themselves for any Republican candidate.




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#2 RE: Hillary supported trade deal after pledges of $100 million to Clinton Foundation by algernonpj 11.04.2015 12:06

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"Quid Pro Quo, it's the way to go"

#3 RE: Hillary supported trade deal after pledges of $100 million to Clinton Foundation by ThirstyMan 11.04.2015 14:46

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #2
"Quid Pro Quo, it's the way to go"


I'd have approved some 'quid pro quo' in our handling the cost and risk of defending Iraq and Afghanistan.

We got mud in our faces in return for our tremendous sacrifice. Seems we wanted it more than they did, which is always stupid.

A little 'quid pro quo' from those we've been trying to help would've been a lot better than us getting shot at by the "friendlies".

A local boy named Dawson, gave his life this week in Afghanistan, killed by a "friendly".

#4 RE: Hillary supported trade deal after pledges of $100 million to Clinton Foundation by PzLdr 12.04.2015 00:29

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The Clinton Family Crest, one hand seizing a stack of money, while another holds a brassiere rampant on a field of astro turf, carries the family motto "Cui Bono?"

#5 RE: Hillary supported trade deal after pledges of $100 million to Clinton Foundation by Rufus T Firefly 12.04.2015 07:47

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #1
But the American people cannot be counted on to elect a dirty person like Hillary. That's TM's position at least.


Then you have a higher opinion of the quality of the electorate than I do

The electorate that could occasionally elect a republican - much less a Ronald Reagan - is long gone and I don't see it coming back anytime soon.

#6 RE: Hillary supported trade deal after pledges of $100 million to Clinton Foundation by algernonpj 12.04.2015 11:31

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Quote: Rufus T Firefly wrote in post #5
Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #1
But the American people cannot be counted on to elect a dirty person like Hillary. That's TM's position at least.


Then you have a higher opinion of the quality of the electorate than I do

The electorate that could occasionally elect a republican - much less a Ronald Reagan - is long gone and I don't see it coming back anytime soon.

Sadly I agree.

Not only is the public bombarded with political correctness from all sides, but for decades the PTB have been flooding the country with both illegal and legal aliens, who have no experience nor knowledge of traditional American culture, ethics, and freedom. Ironically most aliens flock here today because our big central government gives out better bennies than the one they left behind.

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