Clinton's Pardons, Why Hillary Won't Be Elected

Hey guys, here's my biggest reason for not making Clinton the nominee, she will be destroyed by spin from the Clinton pardons.

Marc Rich
A fugitive being prosecuted for tax evasion and illegal dealings with the Iranians (Good Job) during the hostage crisis (even better)
who then fled to switzerland.

Why is this controversial? Aside from the fact that he fled, and was absolutely guilty for a ridiculously bad crime, that he did no time for....
His ex-wife was also made substantial donations to the Clinton library, which she did before requesting his pardon.
Oh, did I mention he was a suspected middleman in the oil 4 food scandal.

Yeah, how could that be a huge, undeniable scandal?

Almon Braswell _Braswell

Convicted of systematic fraud and perjury, he was pardoned. Which isn't so notable, except that Hugh Rodham, Hillary's brother was paid 200,000 dollars to represent him in his case for clemency. He returned the money when it was disclosed. Nevertheless, the fact remains he accepted money, and is Hillary's brother

Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory n_pardons_controversy#Edgar_and_Vonna_Jo _Gregory_pardons These people were convicted of bank fraud, Tony Rodham, Hillary's youngest brother lobbied to have them pardoned. He also received 107,000 dollars in loans from them ,he never repaid, until ordered to do so by congress.

FALN Commutation in 199 n_pardons_controversy#FALN_Commutation_o f_1999]FALN commutation
Convicted terrorist inside the U.S. who killed six people and injured numerous others, and set off 120 bombs.
 I dare say, I don't need to specify why this is bad.

Of course, Clinton let them go at the behest of Jimmy Carter and a bunch of Nobel Peace prize winners, and they had already served 19 years to their sentences, but still, it looks bad, and does a thirty second spot by the 527 People Angry About Clinton's Pardons For Truth need to note that?

The fact that two of these are directly tied to Hillary's siblings is a death knell.
The fact that one of them is by a guy with illegal dealings with Iran and possibly Iraq, and this involves the donation rolls for the library the Clintons refuse to disclose is even worse.

She can't win general with this kind of a record, no amount of vetting will save her from this.

Tags: clinton, Electability, Hillary, Lolita, Pardon, rich (all tags)



Re: Clinton's Pardons, Why Hillary Won't Be Electe

Magical thinking, that.
by killjoy 2008-01-30 11:13PM | 0 recs
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no kiddo, the american people have heard all of this and Clinton has very good approval ratings.  they just are not interested in this right wing crap like you are.

Are you a democrat?

by MollieBradford 2008-01-30 11:20PM | 0 recs
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Same-old, same-old, yawn....

by reasonwarrior 2008-01-31 01:06AM | 0 recs
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Well, if you think this old over investigated stuff is damaging then you have to believe that the new stuff coming out about Obama will be even more damaging.

Which do you think is worse:
Pardoning Marc Rich and having it been investigated and found nothing wrong or having Muslim family members? I think the latter. No one cares about Marc Rich but people are very anti muslim right now.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-31 02:52AM | 0 recs
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You can tell the Obama supporters are getting desperate: "Oh! The scandals! She's unelectable!" Reaching back a decade for every empty Republican smear. Leaping like Drudge on a classic Van Natta smear of Bill Clinton, as if drawing attention to Bill Clinton's global charity work is really going to hurt Hillary.

Ah well, we've seen all this and beaten all this before. We know what it really takes for a Democrat to win the presidency.

by souvarine 2008-01-31 04:07AM | 0 recs
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Sorry but you are living in la la land. The GOP will force them to cover it just like they did with the swiftboaters. I guess you haven't learned anything.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-31 04:30AM | 0 recs
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Obama is a pussy too. He whines and screams when he doesn't get his way.

The sharks are just waiting for Obama. He can't even hold the Democrats together much less win an election.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-31 05:17AM | 0 recs
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Obama is a baby. So he's whining about her stances? He's not tough enough to win. No one cares about Iraq. Have you seen the exit polls? It comes way down. Besides, Obama called voting against funding the war "playing chicken with the troops." And his voting record almost exactly mirrors Hillary's on that issue so he looks stupid. And he looks like a wimp again.

Remember strong and wrong beats weak and right everytime. Obama is weak.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-31 05:42AM | 0 recs
Come again? Who has Hillary Clinton pardoned?

by dpANDREWS 2008-01-31 05:49AM | 0 recs
Raila Odinga is whose cousin?

Call me with the Rodham boys are turning their supporters loose with machetes and burning buildings.

by dpANDREWS 2008-01-31 06:09AM | 0 recs
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Of course they've been discussed, but do you honestly believe the Repubs are thinking "well the American people have already heard this so let's not bring it up!"

For goodness sakes people still bring up Vietnam 35 years after the war was over! Also, i would be willing to bet there are many people who really didn't follow politics enough to care, but will be reintroduced to the Clinton record.

by highgrade 2008-01-31 06:33AM | 0 recs


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