Many have been wondering where Hillary Clinton has been during this most critical period of the presidential campaign. The entitled Democrat nominee has been conspicuous in her absence from the campaign trail while her opponent Donald Trump continues to take his message to the people on a daily basis. Reports of Mrs. Clinton’s demise due to ill health seem to be greatly exaggerated though as she is taking the message to HER people – the uber-rich who are able to buy political influence at the expense of whatever remains of democracy in America.
According to the New York Times “Where Has Hillary Clinton Been? Ask the Ultrarich”:
At a private fund-raiser Tuesday night at a waterfront Hamptons estate, Hillary Clinton danced alongside Jimmy Buffett, Jon Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney, and joined in a singalong finale to “Hey Jude.”
“I stand between you and the apocalypse,” a confident Mrs. Clinton declared to laughs, exhibiting a flash of self-awareness and humor to a crowd that included Calvin Klein and Harvey Weinstein and for whom the prospect of a Donald J. Trump presidency is dire.
Mr. Trump has pointed to Mrs. Clinton’s noticeably scant schedule of campaign events this summer to suggest she has been hiding from the public. But Mrs. Clinton has been more than accessible to those who reside in some of the country’s most moneyed enclaves and are willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to see her. In the last two weeks of August, Mrs. Clinton raked in roughly $50 million at 22 fund-raising events, averaging around $150,000 an hour, according to a New York Times tally.
And while Mrs. Clinton has faced criticism for her failure to hold a news conference for months, she has fielded hundreds of questions from the ultrarich in places like the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley.
“It’s the old adage, you go to where the money is,” said Jay S. Jacobs, a prominent New York Democrat.
Mrs. Clinton raised about $143 million in August, the campaign’s best month yet. At a single event on Tuesday in Sagaponack, N.Y., 10 people paid at least $250,000 to meet her, raising $2.5 million.
If Mr. Trump appears to be waging his campaign in rallies and network interviews, Mrs. Clinton’s second presidential bid seems to amount to a series of high-dollar fund-raisers with public appearances added to the schedule when they can be fit in. Last week, for example, she diverged just once from her packed fund-raising schedule to deliver a speech.
Clinton’s arrogance in refusing to do a press conference – unless she is elected POTUS – while delivering private Q and A sessions to those able to fork over the dough is an example of what she really stands for and that she will turn the US government into a larger version of the Clinton Foundation as well as a personal ATM machine if she wins the election.
It’s shocking that a story that is even remotely critical of Hillary has ended up in the New York Times which has thus far turned it’s pages into a propaganda arm of the Hillary 2016 operation but could be a sign that it may be dawning on the mainstream media that millions of Americans now view it as totally biased and totally unreliable – one can only hope.