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Hillary Clinton For President Fundraising Machine Already in Full Gear

Hillary Clinton to make full recovery from blood clotThe Hillary Clinton 2016 election train is fired up and ready to leave the station, as the Ready for Hillary Super PAC announced that it had raised $4 million last year in preparation for her possible presidential run. Washington insiders say Clinton has embarked on a “frenetic” cross-country speaking tour to better position herself for a campaign.

Ready for Hillary raised its money from more than 33,000 Americans, with 98 percent of donors giving $100 or less. Most of the funds were raised in the second half of the year at events held around the country to rally support for Clinton. In a statement, Ready for Hillary executive director Adam Parkhomenko said the group exceeded its fundraising goals for the year, calling the organization and its support “unprecedented.”

“We will continue to build capacity across the country to put Hillary in the strongest position possible should she decide to run,” he said.

During an interview with Barbara Walters on her ABC special profiling the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013, Clinton, 66, said she hadn’t made up her mind about running and expects to decide later this year.

“It’s such a difficult decision, and it’s one that I’m not going to rush into . . . and I don’t think we should be looking at the next election,” Clinton said. “We should be looking at the work that we have today. Our unemployment rate is too high. We have people getting kicked off food stamps who are in terrible economic straits. Small business is not getting credit. I could go on and on, so I think we ought to pay attention to what’s happening right now.”

Clinton has spoken out on a number of issues, such as endorsing same-sex marriage, lamenting the Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act, and urging Congress to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.

“By talking about those issues, she is . . . inserting herself in the conversation,” Maria Cardona, a former Clinton spokeswoman in 2008 who now works at Dewey Square Group, a public affairs firm, told the Miami Herald.

But some say she has shied away from more controversial issues like Iran’s nuclear program and Social Security benefits.

“The Democrats’ 2016 front-runner is in hiding,” America Rising, a conservative opposition research group, wrote in November. “That demonstrates just how weak her party’s current political position is and underscores that Hillary, more than anything, is a political animal.”

If Clinton does decide to run, right now she seems to be a virtual shoo-in for the nomination. She has a more than 5-to-1 advantage over her nearest rival, according to a recent McClatchy-Marist poll, even thoroughly eclipsing Vice President Joe Biden.


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2 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton For President Fundraising Machine Already in Full Gear

  1. JT Shroyer says:

    1. The nonpartisan Accountability Review Board did not find Hillary Rodham Clinton responsible for the Benghazi attacks.

    2. Republicans cut millions and millions of dollars in “embassy security.” Cuts that Hillary Clinton called “detrimental” to our security overseas.

    3. Over 50 people died from embassy/consulate attacks under George Bush’s Presidency. Where was the Republican outrage over that?

    4. The Obama Administration did not “cover-up” the Benghazi attacks. Counterterrorism Director Matthew Olsen told Senator Joe Lieberman that Benghazi was a “terrorist attack”. This was only a few days after Susan Rice went on the Sunday morning talk-shows. Therefore, this would have to be the shortest “cover-up” in history.

    Senator Joe Lieberman: “Let me begin by asking you whether you would say that Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans died as a result of a terrorist attack.”

    Counterterrorism Director Matthew Olsen: “Certainly on that particular question I would say, yes. They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.”

    5. Hillary’s quote, "What difference, at this point, does it make" has been taken out of context. Hillary was referring to the Republican’s obsession with what Susan Rice said, not Benghazi itself. We now know the intelligence communities talking points that Susan Rice presented were incorrect. But to accuse the Administration of intentionally lying (when Counterterrorism Director Matthew Olsen called it a “terrorist attack” only a few days after Susan Rice went on the Sunday morning talk shows) is dishonest.

    6. The reason the YouTube video was cited as a possible reason for Benghazi is because violent protests had been erupting throughout the Middle East when Benghazi took place. Some of the protests had to do with the YouTube video, which is why it was originally thought Benghazi was also related to the YouTube video.

  2. Theresa 'Tammie' Parrott says:

    What you posted is all find and good, but what happened in Benghazi, for me is not what we should be talking about. For me, why did Pres Obama and Sarkosky send NATO into Libya in the first place?

    Pres Obama said it was for humanitarian reasons. They claimed Qadahfi was killing his own people. Well, based on the history of the US and France, I'm not buying that!

    If you know the history of the US, France and Britian, you know the humanitarian reason for NATO going into Libya was BS. If you know the history of what the west does to leaders of countries that don't buy into their form of capitilism and imperialism. Qadahfi was not fond of western capitilism and imperialism. He wanted to create currency, the Dinar, to use to buy and sell oil. He wanted to bypass the dollar which is a no no in the eyes of the west.

    If Qadahfi was so bad, why did Pres Sarkosy take money from Qadahfi to bankroll his political election? The fact of the matter is Qadahfi was a threat to the west currency dominance. If the African countries changed the currency from the worlds reserve currency, which is the dollar. The west would fall like a ton of bricks. The west doesnt want to share resources and currency with the rest of of the world. They want countries to be indebted to them through not only the Federal Reserve, but the World Bank and the IMF. This has been going on for centuries.

    Americans have no idea how much they are being lied too. Look at Libya now, totally destabilized. Qadahfi didn't all Islamist extremist in Libya. Those were the people he was fighting. Not only what was Libya destabilized, but Mali as well. Guess who came to their rescue? France. Libya and Mali has lots of natural resources that the west want access to. As well as Iran. The greedy oil companies didn't have access to either. Notice everywhere the west goes claiming to bring democracy or to liberate people, it's always countries with natural resources.

    The west provided weapons to people they didn't know were friends or enemies, just like what's happening in Syria. Turns out they provide weapons to the same people who murdered the americans in Benghazi. Why were the american still in Benghazi since the Brits and French left because of the danger? Why were the americans there so quickly after the murder of Qadahfi. The same people who killed Qadahfi were the same people who killed the americans.

    The Americans had no business in Libya in the first place. It was an overthrow of the government of Libya which is nothing new to the west. They do it all the time for their own selfish, evil benefit.

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