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Is Streisand Right About Hillary?

Is Streisand Right About Hillary?

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By    |   Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:02 PM



An article in The Hill entitled “Streisand: ‘I’m Ready To Do Whatever It Takes To Help Hillary” caught my eye this week.

My interest in Barbra Streisand stems from my playing vinyl records, and I have two of her albums. I also remember seeing her movie “Yentl” when it first can out.

The point of the article, using the story of her making “Yentl,” was that she relates to Mrs. Clinton since she views the election as proof that a woman can succeed in a man’s world.

Quoting from the article: “Streisand said so many people, especially women, know what it feels like to be told, 'No you can’t.' It’s easy to believe that about ourselves. It’s harder to believe the truth: that we have power, and we can use it. Hillary is the proof.”

While my first inclination was to just put this off to another Hollywood doo-doo bird spouting off about politics.

But, giving this a second look, Ms. Streisand may be right.

Just not in the way she intended.

I think it is safe to say that Hillary has never heard the words “No, you can't” ever directed to her. In her professional and political life she had her husband paving every step of the way.

She and President Clinton are the alter-egos of each other. If Ms. Streisand thinks that her life and that of Mrs. Clinton are in any way similar, that is a good example of cognitive dissonance. However, when Ms. Streisand says that Mrs. Clinton is proof of a woman using power she is right on the money.

The first thing that pops into mind is that Mrs. Clinton used the power of her being Secretary of State and potentially President of the United States to get paid an awful lot of money. 

But then I remembered this was not a new game for the Clintons. Mrs. Clinton and her husband have been perfecting this technique to get money and power for years. 

Selling political influence is the Clinton family business.  Just ask Judicial Watch. Back in the 1990s, Judicial Watch sued on behalf of the shareholders of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. The company transferred sensitive US missile technology to China.

The CEO of the company had given $1.5 million to various Democratic Party entities and the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign. The Clinton administration conveniently switched the authority to issue export permits for technology licenses from the State Department to the Commerce Department where politics counts more than national security.

The consequence of getting this technology was that China was able to launch Loral-manufactured communication satellites into space and advanced China’s missile capabilities.

How did this all come about?

It started by the Clinton’s figuring out that they could sell taxpayer-funded trade missions in exchange for campaign contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign. 

News reports say that when Judicial Watch proceeded with their lawsuit discovery, the Clinton administration concealed and destroyed the trade mission records. It should be no surprise that when witnesses testified they lied.

Yes, there were Congressional investigations, FEC investigations, a criminal inquiry by the FBI and Justice Department. 

They discovered lots of circumstantial smoke, but remarkably they couldn’t find the fire. 

Some 10 years later, an appellate court awarded Judicial Watch $900,000 and the case was closed.

Not to be forgotten among a long list of other campaign funding scandals at the time was the use by the Clintons of the White House as a Motel 6. In return for campaign contributions, the Clintons invited 404 donors as overnight guests. No doubt free wi-fi, breakfast, and parking were included.

Ms. Streisand deserves our admiration and respect for making money and achieving a position of power all on her own honest efforts.

Mrs. Clinton and President Clinton — two for the price of one — are different. They get money and power by selling off political influence and whatever other parts of the United States to anyone they can. 

 

Denis Kleinfeld is known as a strategic tax and wealth protection lawyer, widely published author and creative teacher. To read more of his articles, CLICK HERE NOW.

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