Another aging celebrity has taken a fall, casting further doubt on Hillary Clinton’s prospective candidacy for president.
Madonna, 56, took a nasty spill Wednesday while performing at the Brit Awards in London, after her cape snagged on the horn of a dancing satyr. See for yourself:
It is the year 2015, and this is an actual headline from one of the most respected institutions in the field of journalism—the Associated Press—for its story on Hillary Clinton’s paid speech to a group of female tech executives in California:
There is a fever across this great land, and the only prescription is Joe Biden. The 2016 frontrunner has been touring early primary states, winning hearts and minds in the process.
The Clintons just can’t help themselves. As Bloomberg editor John Heilemann said on Monday: “Their obsession with money…has been a hallmark of their careers.” When the Wall Street Journal revealed last week that the Bill, Hillary, & Clinton Foundation had quietly dropped its prohibition on donations from foreign governments, many thought it was an especially sleazy move, even for the Clintons. The foundation’s initial response was defensive and evasive, agreeing only to reevaluate its acceptance of foreign donations “should [Hillary] decide to run for office.”
A federal court on Tuesday blocked efforts by officials in California to force a conservative group to hand over the names of its donors, saying the order could violate those donors’ First Amendment rights.
Hillary Clinton does not care what liberals think. And who can blame her? Since quitting her job at the State Department, she has shown far less interest in promoting the causes liberals care about than she has in getting as rich as humanly possible.
Clinton has hobnobbed with Wall Street executives, given paid speeches hosted by foreign banks accused of fraud, charged public universities $300,000 to hear her speak, lifted her foundation’s ban on accepting donations from sketchy foreign governments—all things liberals would find outrageously offensive if done by Mitt Romney or the Koch brothers.
Add this to the list of things that would elicit a nuclear reaction among liberals if a conservative did it. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has been raking in donations from foreign governments ahead of her presumed presidential run, raising some serious ethical concerns:
Hillary Clinton is still nowhere to be found, and in her absence some are beginning to question her inevitability. Others, including VOX DOT COM fashion editor Matthew Yglesias, are starting to worry that Clinton may waltz to the Democratic nomination without any serious opposition. That would be a big problem, Yglesias writes, because it would leave Clinton “dangerously unprepared” for the general election against whoever emerges from a deep field of GOP contenders:
A Democratic consultancy run by former top Obama campaign aides is working to place stories designed to stir up controversy over the personal finances of a House Republican leader.