It thoroughly amazes me that every time a TV host, no matter which channel, asks one of garbagedump’s surrogates a question about what he, the dump, has said, the supporter never answers the question but always tries to explain “what he meant” or tries to use the question to segue into a lie about what Hillary has done or said.
This morning, a garbagedump Latino surrogate, rick figueroa, when questioned about what the “dump” said he would do or promise to do regarding the immigration issue, figueroa went on a rant about “kellyaconwoman”’s expertise in taking notes. Pressed on the issue, Mr. Figueroa stated that he is for law and order. Where was the answer to the question?? Not there; because no republican has an answer to any question about what the garbagedump says.
All the above goes to show that we still have some delusional misguided traitors among us.
Now the garbagedump is supposed to be trying to woo Hispanic voters, asking for their vote. Is it remotely possible that those Hispanics who have friends and relatives here in the U.S. are going to vote for a person that continues to say he wants to send 11 million Latinos and others back to where they came; people who have been here for years and years and are law abiding and contributing to the growth of this country? He expects Latinos to say, “Okay, get rid of my family and friends!”
That’s crazy!! Oh… what’s new??
I do not understand why the 10 or 15% of Latinos (per the polls) who say they are going to vote for the garbagedump, will do so. The dump who disparages a American Federal judge for his heritage (with no apology), called Mexicans, rapists and drug smugglers (no apology) and wants to build wall, separating families.
Do not buy his false argument that the Obama administration has sent more people back to their countries than the administrations of bushieboy and Clinton, and that following the law should be viewed as a anti-immigration stance. True. The Obama administration still has an obligation to follow the laws of the country; but where there is the possibility of discretion, he has used to that discretion to give segments of immigrants, recognition and hope. Obama recognizes the contributions of these immigrants and their children and supports a path to citizenship, something the garbagedump opposes. Hillary supports a path of citizenship, too! So don’t get played…
The dreaded “Server” and CGI
Folks, first, lets step back from the noise about the Clinton e-mails and the server for a moment and let’s be open and fair.
It is known that Clintons had a server at home long before she became Secretary of State. It is further said that she inquired about how to handle the emails she was certain to receive regarding her work as Secretary. She says that she had a conversation with Gen. Colin Powell about what to do. He says he does not recall the conversation. But for the moment, can we suggest that it was more important to her, beginning a new responsibility, than him; after all, he’s been out of the picture for some time. He admits that he did send her an email regarding how to handle her personal emails. There is the possibly that all she received was a cursory outline and not specific direction. It is evident that she is not an IT tech guru. She probably call the same company (guy) who installed the server and said something like this, “Do I need to have a separate email for my personal emails while I am Secretary of State? She was probably told “no”. So she gives her email address to her confidants and staff at the State Department. Maybe she never said to them, “Do not send State Department e-mails to me using my personal email address, butake sure I get important emails as soon as possible.” Perhaps a confidant or staffer decided to send emails to her personal address, to wit:
“WASHINGTON March 2015 — An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used exclusively when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office, her lawyer told a congressional committee on Friday.
After her representatives determined which emails were government-related and which were private, a setting on the account was changed to retain only emails sent in the previous 60 days, her lawyer, David Kendall, said. He said the setting was altered after she gave the records to the government.
“Thus, there are no email@example.com emails from Secretary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on the server for any review, even if such review were appropriate or legally authorized,” Mr. Kendall said in a letter to the House select committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
The committee subpoenaed the server this month, asking Mrs. Clinton to hand it over to a third party so it could determine which emails were personal and which were government records.
At a news conference this month, Mrs. Clinton appeared to provide two answers about whether she still had copies of her emails. First, she said that she “chose not to keep” her private personal emails after her lawyers had examined the account and determined on their own which ones were personal and which were State Department records. But later, she said that the server, which contained personal communications by her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, “will remain private.”
From what I can determine, there were over 66,000 emails that passed through her address/ account; about 50% determined to be “personal”. No one at the State Department questioned the process. As it stands currently, the various investigations, including those by the FBI and the Justice Department located about 115 (0.1742% or less than 1/8th of one percent!) that could be classified as “Top Secret”, some retroactively. Bear in mind that her server as far as it is known, was not hacked until the controversy arose. Yes, I know. It could have, but it wasn’t. She has said that she did not save or had deleted, any emails that were sourced from or sent to the State Department convince they would be saved at the State Department. She turned over all emails that were not considered ”private”, to investigators. The State Department has always been under a mandate to locate and turn over all emails relating to Mrs. Clinton, so of the recent 15,000 emails found but the State Department, many may be also included in the ones she previously released. Therefore, I do not see any deceit anywhere.
Let’s move to the Clinton Foundation (CGI)
“Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that “so little” of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation “actually go to charitable works” — a figure “CARLY for America” later put at about 6 percent of its annual revenues — but Fiorina is simply wrong.
Fiorina and others are referring only to the amount donated by the Clinton Foundation to outside charities, ignoring the fact that most of the Clinton Foundation’s charitable work is performed in-house. One independent philanthropy watchdog did an analysis of Clinton Foundation funding and concluded that about 89 percent of its funding went to charity.
Simply put, despite its name, the Clinton Foundation is not a private foundation — which typically acts as a pass-through for private donations to other charitable organizations. Rather, it is a public charity. It conducts most of its charitable activities directly.”
The CARLY for America super PAC noted that the Clinton Foundation’s latest IRS Form 990 shows total revenue of nearly $149 million in 2013, and total charitable grant disbursements of nearly $9 million (see page 10). That comes to roughly 6 percent of the budget going to grants. And besides those grants, the super PAC said, “there really isn’t anything that can be categorized as charitable.”
That just isn’t so. The Clinton Foundation does most of its charitable work itself.
Katherina Rosqueta, the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, described the Clinton Foundation as an “operating foundation.”
“There is an important distinction between an operating foundation vs. a non-operating foundation,” Rosqueta told us via email. “An operating foundation implements programs so money it raises is not designed to be used exclusively for grant-making purposes. When most people hear ‘foundation’, they think exclusively of a grant-making entity. In either case, the key is to understand how well the foundation uses money — whether to implement programs or to grant out to nonprofits — [to achieve] the intended social impact (e.g., improving education, creating livelihoods, improving health, etc.).”
Craig Minassian, chief communications officer for the Clinton Foundation, said the Clinton Foundation is “an implementer.”
“We operate programs on the ground, around the world, that are making a difference on issues ranging from poverty and global health to climate change and women’s and girls’ participation,” Minassian told us via email. “Many large foundations actually provide grants to the Clinton Foundation so that our staff can implement the work.”
Asked for some examples of the work it performs itself, the Clinton Foundation listed these:
- Clinton Development Initiative staff in Africa train rural farmers and help them get access to seeds, equipment and markets for their crops.
- Clinton Climate Initiative staff help governments in Africa and the Caribbean region with reforestation efforts, and in island nations to help develop renewable energy projects.
- Staff at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, an independent, an affiliated entity, work in dozens of nations to lower the cost of HIV/AIDS medicine, scale up pediatric AIDS treatment and promote treatment of diarrhea through life-saving Zinc/ORS treatment.
- Clinton Health Matters staff work with local governments and businesses in the United States to develop wellness and physical activity plans.
- 4 percent went to “management and general expenses”; and about 20 percent went to fundraising.
- As for conferences, nearly 98 percent of money spent was tabbed as a programming expense. And when it comes to salaries — which includes pension plan contributions, benefits and payroll taxes — about 73 percent went to program service expenses.
“I am not the expert on what portion of the Clinton Foundation activities are truly charitable,” Vince Stehle, executive director of Media Impact Funders and a board member of the Center for Effective Philanthropy told us via email. “But I can say that it is not appropriate to simply calculate that based on what portion goes out in grants. Certainly all types of foundations are able to engage in direct charitable activities in any event. But as I understand it, the Clinton Foundation is a public charity, despite the name. Many charities call themselves foundations, which can be confusing, as they might seem like private foundations.
“The organization carries out programs,” Stehle said. “I am not intimately familiar with those programs, but assuming they are genuine, those would be considered charitable activities.”
So, if anyone would take the time to look at the facts or analyze the financials (as performed by the IRS and other professionals), CGI is a public foundation the financial are available , so go look and stop listening to the rhetoric. I would seem to me that the “untrustworthy” label the lying republicans want to slap on the Clintons, is off-base.
They should disband the foundation??? I don’t think so…do you??
Why don’t the haters research what the garbagedump does to uplift people her and around the world???…
Oh, yeah…. Stiff folks on the bills he owes or cheats people through a sham (phony) university…or cheats on his taxes….. By the way, can we see them???
Go, you Black and Latino voters … vote your conscience….. (my facetious comment)
Enough said, I’m out!!!!