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So it’s a go for Zeus to launch the thunderbolt. Neo-Athena – minus the wisdom – Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Goddess of War, Empress of the Perma-Smirk, will finally have her shot at the U.S. presidency. After the Battle of New York, she’s on top on number of votes; number of states; number of pledged delegates; number of superdelegates.

It seems as inevitable as death and offshore accounts. “I don’t think she’s going to be indicted”; thus spoke Donald Trump to Fox News in relation to Servergate. “The Democratic Party is going to protect her.” And yet, assuming he clinches the presidency, Trump said he would pursue charges against Hillary concerning her subterranean email server.

Charles Koch, for his part, now admits Hillary might make a better President than, well, Trump or any other Republican (“It’s possible, it’s possible) – as much as, in some respects, he considers Bill was a better President than George W. Bush. So would Koch’s billions support Hillary? “We would have to believe her actions would be quite different from her rhetoric.”

Which brings us to Hillary as Queen of Turbo-Charged Casino Neoliberalism. And once again, the evidence insists to suggest that her actions do not exactly match her rhetoric.

Hillary takes no prisoners when it comes to imprint on public opinion she’s a dedicated apostle of the No Bank Is Too Big To Fail ethos, and is fully committed to their “reform”. She may have won the Battle of Wall Street, at least as far as the Democratic Party is concerned. But that was never a battle.

Enter, once again, those by now notorious three Hillary Clinton speeches to Goldman Sachs executives in the fall of 2013, which translated into a hefty $675,000 add-on to Hillary’s piggy bank.

This may – or may not – be a Pandora’s box. One of the speeches ($225,000) was in a summit in Arizona, where Hillary seems to have been busy impersonating a Goldman Sachs managing director. Glow, Goldman, glow. Other speeches were, at a minimum, “friendly”.

Hillary repeatedly refused to release transcripts of the speeches. So it’s up to at least another speech to offer a lateral clue. Here is Hillary talking to Goldman Sachs executives – including CEO Lloyd Blankfein – on September 2014, during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York. Goldman Sachs, predictably, is a top CGI sponsor.

My machine is Too Big To Fail


The Clinton machine-Goldman Sachs dangerous liaisons stretch back to the early go-go 1990s, when Bubba was not even in da (White) House. Most of the trail is a mater of public domain; Bob Rubin – then co-senior partner of Goldman Sachs – falling in love with Bill and becoming the economic advisor to his 1992 presidential campaign; Rubin engineering the deregulation frenzy that gave us toxic CDOs and apocalyptic derivatives; Goldman Sachs as a top financier of Hillary’s 2000 Senate campaign, only behind Citigroup; Bill bagging $650,000 for four speeches between December 2004 and June 2005 (once again; no transcripts); then bagging another $600,000 between 2006 and 2014.

In 2011 the Clinton Foundation moved to a new HQ in downtown Manhattan – conveniently, in a Goldman Sachs building. In the spring of 2014, top Clinton Foundation donors discussed a bright future together inside Goldman Sachs’s corporate HQ. Gary Gensler, formerly from Goldman Sachs and also former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is the Hillary Clinton campaign’s chief financial officer.

As extensively dissected, the record spells out Goldman Sachs as “the Clintons’ number one Wall Street contributor, based on speaking fees, charitable donations, and campaign contributions”, the three foundations of what Simon Head chose to brand, appropriately, the Clinton system.

So forget about the extensively documented dodgy practices of Goldman Sachs before, during and after the 2008 financial crisis. Forget about Goldman Sachs being ordered to pay a paltry $5 billion for its mortgage racket (Hillary: no comments.)

The record shows that for the Clinton system, Goldman Sachs is a sacred cow. Thus those lavish speeches, the glowing P.R., the revolving door always open. Not exactly poetic justice rules that the system (Clintonian and otherwise) as well as stalwart Goldman Sachs are Too Big To Fail. You don’t need to be Leibniz to know that’s the best of all possible worlds for the Goldman Golden Girl.

(Republished from Counterpunch by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: 2016 Election, Hillary Clinton, Wall Street 
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  1. TG says:

    Hillary Clinton. The candidate of Wall Street and War.

  2. Frankie P says:

    Furious once-middle class Americans, eyes finally opened to who was responsible for their economic demise +
    Ample supplies of piping hot tar and bags and bags of feathers + Lloyd Blankfein and the rest of the executive managers of Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, etc = A glorious, righteous, much deserved sight that I’d pay money to see!

  3. bjondo says:

    wall st’s golden girl, main st’s rust bucket, the non judaized world’s blood bath.

  4. I doubt anyone even bothered to transcribe the drivel … heck, how can we be sure there were even that many speeches? Sometimes you just have to fill in a few boxes with something.

  5. Love it.: “Neo-Athena – minus the wisdom – ” Ain’t dat de truth? She often does a pretty fair imitation of a screech owl however!

    BTW, speaking of Athens, Aristophanes would have had a hoot with her. Though she’s the opposite of Lysistrata, she could have been a character in “The Knights!

  6. Hillary’s connections have served her well over the years. The most important being, of course, that of Bill Clinton’s spouse (well, spouse of record anyway). This goes back to her days at the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas when she was made partner mainly because of her ability to serve as a “rainmaker” for the firm given her status as spouse of then-Governor Clinton. Back in ’92 when they both slithered onto the national stage for the first time it was amusing to hear her cheerleaders crow about how she was ranked among “the top ten trial lawyers in America” when in point of fact there’s no such thing. Furthermore, according to Wiki her work consisted of patent law and intellectual property law supplemented by pro bono work. She engaged in very little litigation to speak of. She was an advocate for children’s rights. Now she is advocating “safe havens” in Syria. Stick to children’s rights, Hill!

  7. tbraton says:

    “So it’s a go for Zeus to launch the thunderbolt. Neo-Athena – minus the wisdom – Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Goddess of War, Empress of the Perma-Smirk, will finally have her shot at the U.S. presidency.”

    Great summation. The reason she was born “minus the wisdom” might be due to the fact she did not emerge fully grown from the head of a god but from the coattails of what was once considered a god. While the head encloses the brain, coattails are situated near a much different part of the body that serves a completely different function.

    I am a little puzzled. Despite her generally acknowledged propensity for favoring stupid wars, she’s in line to be the next Democratic nominee for president. Back in 2008, she arguably lost the Democratic nomination to a relatively unknown newcomer because she had voted for the Iraq War as a U.S. Senator and he had spoken out in opposition to that war as a state senator in Illinois. Since that loss to Obama, she pushed President Obama as his Secretary of State to launch a war against Libya (over the strong opposition of SOD Gates who stated openly that the U.S. had no “vital interests” in Libya) and overthrow Qaddafi, an enterprise that did not turn out well for Libya, its neighboring African countries or Europe. And she has pushed for no-fly zones over Syria as a candidate for the 2016 nomination, an action not authorized by Congress or the U.N. Security Council and which, if enacted, would be flirting with WWIII. Despite that record, I read endless criticisms from Hillary supporters of Donald Trump who has openly criticized the Iraq War, spoken out against the Libyan War and opposed no-fly zones over Syria as well as involvement in Ukraine. Does this mean that the Democratic Party has gone back to being, in Bob Dole’s words, the “war party”? If that is the case, the threatened departure of the “neoconservatives” (Robert Kagan, Bill Kristol and their ilk) to Hillary Clinton in the fall election might be welcomed by the Democrats with open arms. If the Republicans had any sense, they would bid those intruders a fond farewell as the neoconservatives return to their former, natural home.

    • Replies: @Inque Yutani
  8. Rehmat says:

    Hillary Clinton also happens to be the GOLDEN GIRL of Israel.

    Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton used the Passover to discredit her Democrat Jewish rival Bernie Sanders of throwing Israelis under bus in a blog-post at Jerusalem-based The Times of Israel (April 17, 2016). As a typical goysplaining, Hillary steadfastly defended the Zionist regime in the blog post. She conflated the Jewish religion with the Zionist entity and condemned critics of Netanyahu government as anti-Semitic.

    On April 23, 2016, I noticed an article, entitled, The Return of the Desert God, by Israeli author and peace activist Adam Keller. It’s worth reading to understand the importance of Passover for the Organized Jewry.

  9. stickman says:

    Isn’t the cascading devolution of American society and politrix a most fascinating example of corruption and collapse? Anybody else notice that since JFK, with the possible exception of Jimmy Carter, and that mostly after his term; it seems that each pretzeldent has actually been worse than his predecessor? The record could be surpassed and shattered by Killary, the Goldman Ghoul.

    Her paraphrasing of Julius Caesar’s famous/infamous brag when she learned of the gory and ghastly circumstances of Gaddhafi’s demise “we saw, we came, he died” will go down in history as the most bloodthirsty and outright psychotic statement by a propounded national leader since the utterances of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin and Pol Pot. That’s Hitlery’s compadres.

    Personally, i have far more respect for that gal standing under a streetlight in short skirt, stiletto heels and low-hanging purse, made-up to the max, than i do for virtually every American prostitician. At least that young woman strutting her stuff is providing a useful service and presenting herself with a reasonable level of honesty.

    If the return is sufficient Hillary will happily spread em, so to speak, for any major corporate or bankster interest. Were the Washington Madame (who’s revelations a typically corrupt judge will not allow the late lady’s attorney to divulge) in the race for the Highest Office in the land, i would delightedly vote all my dead ancestors for her (Richard Daley style) even if a million bucks in bribe money was offered to cast my ballot for Madam Clinton.

    Though i do not plan to vote in November (remember, when machines count the votes, voters’ votes do not count) if it looked to be a tight race, i would hold my nose and pull the lever for the Donald. Bad at remembering names of musicians, whoever it was who wrote and created the hit song “Evil Woman” was totally prescient regarding the upcoming selection.

    • Replies: @Regnum Nostrum
  10. Snowden summed it up nicely. “You can have Donald Trump or Goldman Sachs”. John Boehner nailed it when he called Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh”. Donald Trump has another good one. “If Hillary was a man he wouldn’t get 5% (of the vote)”. What a country!

  11. @stickman

    Her paraphrasing of Julius Caesar’s famous/infamous brag when she learned of the gory and ghastly circumstances of Gaddhafi’s demise “we saw, we came, he died” will go down in history as the most bloodthirsty and outright psychotic statement by a propounded national leader since the utterances of Hitler, Stalin.

    I am not sure why everybody finds it necessary to always throw Hitler and Stalin into the mix but I am not aware of any similar comment by either of them. Perhaps you could enhance my horizons by quoting some. As far as Caesar is concerned he was not bragging but reporting to the Senate in a very succinct way.

    • Replies: @Wally
  12. Art says:

    The big question is will Trump go after Hillary about Goldman Sachs or will he protect GS and say nothing? Will he protect big mega money and the too big to fail banks?

    Hmm – so far nothing!

    p.s. Truth – the housing bubble generated by the Wall Street banks raped American homeowners.

    p.s. Has anyone heard Trump say anything about that?

    p.s. Me thinks he needs to explain his position.

  13. Art says:

    “If Hillary was a man he wouldn’t get 5% (of the vote)”.

    “If Hillary’s name was not Clinton she wouldn’t get 5% (of the vote)”.

    She is riding her name and her sex.

    She is a nothing without those.

  14. Regnum,

    Have you never heard Hitler’s comment: “Who now speaks of the Armenian Genocide?”
    Or Stalin’s, when asked about the mysterious disappearance of the Kulaks? He paused, smiled, and simply said, “We shot them.” Somehow, I think the Ceasar line Hillary borrowed ranks right up there. Just sayin…

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Regnum Nostrum
  15. utu says:

    “Who now speaks of the Armenian Genocide?” – some claim that there is no evidence that Hitler ever said it.

    But there is no question about what Hillary said.

    Putin watched the footage of Gaddafi’s death several times. He was very upset.

    • Replies: @Wally
  16. Wally [AKA "BobbyBeGood"] says: • Website
    @Regnum Nostrum

    I certainly agree with that.

    Stalin aside, it’s as if one thinks they can win any argument by invoking the ‘holocau$t’ fraud.

    Such is the mandated belief in Jewish supremacist / Zionist propaganda.
    Just ask Hillary the Shill.

    However, that laughable nonsense is being demolished as we speak.

    The ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.

    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    Why do some people desperately want ‘6M Jews & 5M others’ to be dead?
    Revisionists don’t.

    Also note that there is not a single verifiable excavated mass grave that can actually be SHOWN, not just claimed, (recall the claim of 900,000 buried at Treblinka) even though Jews claim to know exactly where these allegedly enormous mass graves are.

  17. Wally [AKA "BobbyBeGood"] says: • Website
    @F. G. Sanford

    Poor soul, you are utterly indoctrinated and completely out of touch with the facts. Hillary is the one for you.

    The Hitler – Armenian canard has been thoroughly debunked.

    Hitler’s quotation regarding the Armenians – A myth

    News! The ‘Who Remembers Armenians’ Lie Debunked /forgery’

    the ‘Who today remembers the Armenians?’ canard

    The ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    • Replies: @Andrew E. Mathis
  18. Wally [AKA "BobbyBeGood"] says: • Website

    Indeed, see my reply to him.

  19. @F. G. Sanford

    Since I have never been part of Hitler’s inner circle I have not heard any of his comments. I am familiar with this one though. It is not a boast because Hitler had nothing to do with this particular genocide. He was just saying during a discussion that no matter how many people were killed during all the atrocities committed in the past sooner or later they are forgotten. He was right. Only the most recent atrocities are still remembered and he simply mentioned this particular genocide as an example. Not the best one because it is still remembered. Since you have not provided any link or book source about Stalin’s comment I consider it unfounded. Besides the disappearance of the kulaks was not mysterious at all. Do not try to turn into some sort of Sherlock Holmes mystery. There are basically two camps on that subject depending on whether one likes or dislikes Stalin. It is obvious that you belong to the latter category. Let us close with Caesar. He said I came, I saw, I conquered. He did not say I came, I saw, he died with a smirk on his face followed by a chuckle. Try again.

  20. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    I find it curious that at the same time Hillary was working for the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas, one of her co-workers was the Israeli mega-spy Jonathan Pollard.

    But Hillary is such a saint, that we shouldn’t assume anything!

    Small world, eh?

  21. My fantasy for Hillary:
    1. Clinton Trump match-up in November.
    2. Trump wins.
    3. Trump causes the Justice Department to indict Hillary.
    4. Hillary gets perp walked.

  22. @Wally

    The Hitler – Armenian canard has been thoroughly debunked.

    Hitler’s quotation regarding the Armenians – A myth

    The source of this story is a Turkish writer on a Turkish web site.

    News! The ‘Who Remembers Armenians’ Lie Debunked /forgery’

    The source here is the ATMG — the Australian Turkish Media Group.

    the ‘Who today remembers the Armenians?’ canard

    No sources quoted here, although Erich von Manstein and Heath Lowry are mentioned.

    I just checked Manstein’s biography for references to Armenians. There are none.

    Lowry is “Atatürk Professor of Ottoman & Modern Turkish Studies” at Princeton. Who do you suppose endowed that chair?

    Want to try to bring in some real sources?

    Do you ever get tired of a being a walking, talking example of confirmation bias?

  23. Why not to go laconic?
    Hillary is evil stupid hypocritical psychopath!!!!

  24. @tbraton

    Giant political machines + low information voters = the current situation.

    The math is very straightforward.

  25. Art says:

    The night of Benghazi Hillary washed her hands and went to bed. Days latter she lied to the fallen’s families, she said that is was about a video (a known lie). Then she escaped Washington for 8 days and ran off to Australia (surprise surprise – NO media questions).

    She lies – she is a cultural crook.

    p.s. The Jew controlled media help her lie – end of story.

    p.s. They are cultural crooks also.

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