The high price of pabulum 1

Hillary Clinton is not a thinker. A schemer, yes. A manipulator, yes. Cunning and devious by nature, yes. But a thinker, no. Her mind is vapid, her thoughts banal. Yet powerful corporations will pay her six-figure sums to utter her flat, dull, pointless ideas to their chief executives.

From Investor’s Business Daily:

Graft: In 2013 Goldman Sachs spent more than two-thirds of a million dollars on Hillary Clinton. And what did it get for its sizable investment? Very expensive pabulum. WikiLeaks has released the complete transcripts of Clinton’s three appearances at Goldman Sachs. These are the transcripts that Clinton adamantly refused to release during the primaries, when Bernie Sanders was calling for them to be made public. At the time, pundits wondered if the speeches contained remarks that might undercut Clinton’s support with the Democratic Party’s increasingly leftist base. But it turns out that Clinton was probably more concerned that the transcripts would reveal how banal her remarks were. That would, in turn, raise questions about why Goldman Sachs was willing to part with so much money for three hours of mostly worthless clichés and bromides. There’s only one real possible explanation. Clinton was cashing in on her tenure in government, and Goldman Sachs was buying influence. They used to call the former graft, and the latter crony capitalism. Despite their billing, these were not Clinton speeches, but Q&A sessions. As a reader service, we’ve read the complete transcripts of all three events, and have pulled together a sampling of the kind of “insights” for which Goldman Sachs paid Clinton $225,000 an hour to deliver.

IBD’s selection follows, and from it we have made a short selection of our own to illustrate what we assert about her mental insipidity:

“Now the way I look at this Tim, is it’s either going to work or it’s not going to work.”

“Elections are about winning and losing and who gets to make decisions.”

“One thing I’ve learned is that there’s no one that knows what’s going to happen in the Middle East.”

“We’re in a time in Syria where they’re not finished killing each other.”

“The sharing of intelligence requires the gathering of intelligence and the analysis of intelligence.”

“Xi is very much committed to coming up with some plans.”

“So that’s what you get paid all those big bucks for, being in positions like I was just in trying to sort it out and figure out what is the smartest approach for the United States and our allies can take that would result in the least amount of danger to ourselves and our allies going forward.”

“I believe that doing your job actually is the right thing to do.”

Find more such gems of wisdom, wit and insight here at IBD.

And of course, if one wants to be fair, one can search for anything better in the transcripts themselves here.

If anyone finds anything resembling an interesting idea, or a piece of information worth having, we would be grateful – and surprised – to have it brought to our attention.

Posted under corruption, United States by Jillian Becker on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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  • liz

    She’s been floating along, ‘gently down the stream’, on other people’s ideas – and other people’s money – ever since she positioned herself as ‘teachers pet’ of Saul Alynsky in college. It doesn’t matter how boring, profane, dishonest and corrupt she is – it’s how she’s positioned herself that counts – “where you get paid all those big bucks”!