June 11, 2014

Flashback: The Clintons were sooooo broke when they left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue [Darleen Click]

… they took “$190,000 worth of china, flatware, rugs, televisions, sofas and other gifts with them when they left.”

Posted by Darleen @ 7:49am


Comments (85)

  1. How else were they going to make that clap board and tar-paper shack they were forced to move into after being evicted from their home residential hotel liveable if they didn’t steal a few towels?

  2. It’s not like Bill was ever going to strike oil, Jed Clampett-style.

  3. I’ll bet that to this day there is an official presidential seal in some Clinton office. Along with a bag of “Ws“.

  4. Not oil in Clampett-style, but in the manner of a Stubb he harpooned himself a whale of a life-long political partner, source of an unending blubbery wailing of victimhood.

  5. ‘course, being hard to satisfy, he then went on to harpoon himself some Arkansan secretarial fishes, some Arkansan trailer-trash, some Virginian gentry, some LA interngirl upancomer, some flashy NewYorkModelcakes, and etc.

  6. Don’t forget them there pron stars he was seen in pictures with, Sd.

  7. Hey, Grampa! What’s for supper?

    ****Eric Cantor Blew $168K at Steak Houses; Brat Spent $122K Overall


    According to FEC campaign finance data, Cantor’s campaign spent $168,637 in 17 payments to both Bobby Van’s Steak House and BLT Steak up until May 21.

    Brat’s campaign had spent a total of $122,793 in that same amount of time.****

    Yuuuuum, yum.

  8. What never ceases to amaze me that neither of them can resist making absurd lies about anything, no matter how trivial, in order to try to sell their “we are plebes too” crap.

    She told People magazine that she wrote the book herself by hand on paper, “in my little old Chappaqua farmhouse, in the attic where I hang out.”

    With her penchant for “misplacing” documents, I am having a hard time with the pen and paper schtick.

    However, the Chappaqua house is old, but little it isn’t, and though evidently Dutch farmhouse style, if 1.1 acres is a farm now, I am a plantarion owner.

    The “little” house has 5 bedrooms in its 5200 sq ft, and no one lives there, so I think the only reason for her to go to the attic wouldn’t be to find a place to work, but to commune with her other kin hanging upside down by their feet.

  9. Don’t forget that her “little .. farmhouse” also has a guest house that is leased out to the Secret Service, for the agents protecting her and Bill. Nothing like having a rental property that HAS to be rented and paid for by taxpayers.

    I also seriously doubt that she sat down and wrote anything, since her publisher pointed out that there was at least one ghostwriter involved. He once fronted a band as “Lord Rockingham”.



  10. [T]his morning with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Mrs. Clinton offered some criticism of the president: “Beginning the process of working with then-Sen. Obama after I ended my [2008 presidential] campaign, we had . . . an awkward but necessary meeting to clear the air on a couple of issues, and one of them was the sexism that–unfortunately–was present in that ’08 campaign.”

    An example:

    [Mrs.] Clinton wrote that she rejected a request from the Obama campaign to attack Sarah Palin, who was then running for vice president.

    “That very first day, the Obama campaign said, ‘Well, we want you to go out there and criticize her,’ and I said ‘For what? For being a woman? No, let’s wait until we know where she stands, I don’t know anything about her. Do you know anything about her?’ ”

    The timing here is a bit of a head-scratcher. Sarah Palin became the Republican vice-presidential nominee in late August, almost three months after Mrs. Clinton conceded the Democratic presidential nomination to Obama. Does that mean the Obama campaign backslid into “sexism” after her warning–or did the air-clearing meeting take place later, perhaps after the election when Obama was considering nominating her for secretary of state?

  11. Just, Wow.

    Biggest political upset in decades, an unknown professor with zero name recognition (except that everyone knows, or is related to, a brat) unseats the 2nd most powerful GOP elitist-wing politician in DC, spending less than Cantor gets for toilet paper allowance, has every GOP no-good facing what was, 24 hours ago, considered smooth sailing (you listening, Lamar Alexander? ) crapping their drop seats… and there’s no thread on PW celebrating?

    McGehee, fix this~! )

  12. i’d bet you a whole box of pop tarts the current batch of whores in the white house make that 190K look like arkansas chicken feed

  13. And here I was going to suggest that if the Clintons were that desperate for a place to stay, Marion or Florence ADX would have been a good spot…

  14. Yeah McGehee, fix this.

    Or I’ll complain delegate some more.

  15. Looks to me like everyone’s celebrating just fine.

    All I’ve got to say about it is (1) reiterating that waging war on your own party’s base is electoral suicide, and (2) “Conan, what is best in life?”

  16. it looks like the boehnerfags are very determined to replace cantor with another bought and paid for chamber whore

  17. There’s nothing wrong the the Chamber of Commerce

    –that couldn’t be fixed by ridding them of their immigrant worker obsession.

  18. So does the WaPo story mean that a full GOP caucus meeting is to be held at which Cantor will explain to the caucus that they’re not the boss of him and he’ll leave the office they put him in when he determines and they can all go fuck themselves otherwise? Is that it? Well. No damn wonder he got voted out if that’s gonna be his atteeetood.

  19. In January 2011, Tom Donahue, president of the politically conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called for the repeal of Obamacare in his annual State of American Business address. The new health care law, said Donahue, was “unworkable.” Three years later, in a speech delivered on January 8, 2014, Donahue said, essentially, “We’ll work with it.”

    “The administration is obviously committed to keeping the law in place, so the Chamber’s not out opposing it,” Donahue said in his remarks this week. Instead, Donahue vowed to continue “working pragmatically to fix those parts of Obamacare that can be fixed while doing everything possible to make regulations and mandates as manageable as possible for business.”

    Fuck these piggy lil accommodationists I think.

  20. I think the U.S. Chamber of Commerce got taken over between 2011 and now by a bunch of TBTF Obamarrhoid banksters.

  21. I’ll tell you right now – mark me – this nation will not survive if it has to live through fours years of Hillary after eight years of ‘Obama’.

    Forget about ‘Going Galt’; it would be ‘Going Postal’.

  22. Wretchard commenter from Va7 says what: swoll-headed rat.

  23. – Hill-de-bitch is on a roll.

  24. > He never did apologize, but did stop interfering in my onward assignment. Clearly, BS, a strong supporter of Long and no fan of mine, had been embarrassed by the investigation of his pet FSO. He had been pushing her for a cushy, and much sought job in New Zealand. BS went on to achieve infamy for leaking certain classified information to a journalist, and allowing another person to take the blame. You can probably guess who this is, but that’s all I will say about him. Lawyers, you understand. <


  25. From the end of the article… never forget it was Eric Holder who shepherded Marc Rich’s pardon right up to Clinton’s signature.

  26. Whether the country survives or not is up to the voters, who’ll deserve what they get.

    One way or another.

  27. Don’t forget that Hillary was so broke after she purchased her DC mansion that she set up a gift registry so that all of her closest friends and supporters could furnish it – furniture, rugs, etc. All right before she was sworn in as Senator to avoid reporting rules & gift restrictions.

  28. I’ll tell you right now – mark me – this nation will not survive if it has to live through fours years of Hillary after eight years of ‘Obama’.

    Except I don’t think it’ll be Hillary – The knives are already coming out for her from the Professional Left, who really, really wants Liz Warren.

    Not that it would be any improvement, mind you…

  29. – The bullshit is getting so deep even fellow Dems are snickering into their hands now.

    – No one wears elitism as well as Hillary, which is one of the reasons that the young moron gaggle do not trust her.

  30. – The Pro-Left made their position on Hillary clear in the last two elections, mainly in 2008 when they totally dumped her for IWonPenPhone. Their reasons for doing so have not changed a wit in the ensuing years so there’s very little chance the Clintanesta’s can stage a come back, particularly without the young turk support.

    – I think her supporters are driving her with a lot of smoozing and false bravado, and being the egoist she is she sucks it up.

  31. She’ll last right up to New Hampshire, then give a pirate yodel and disappear.

  32. That’s certainly what Jeb is hoping.

    God help us.

  33. *** In an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Stahl said members of a CIA-trained Global Response Staff who raced to the scene of the attacks were “confused” by the administration’s repeated implication of the video as a trigger for the attacks, because “they knew during the attack…who was doing the attacking.” Asked how, Stahl told anchor Bret Baier: “Right after they left the consulate in Benghazi and went to the [CIA] safehouse, they were getting reports that cell phones, consulate cell phones, were being used to make calls to the attackers’ higher ups.” ***

    Gee, that appears to be salient information concerning what was known in the early hours of the Benghazi attack, doesn’t it? No doubt IWonPenPhone is just learning of this now in the same press reports we’re reading.

  34. I don’t get why the GOP leadership is desperate for amnesty. Particularly since their party’s supporters as so opposed to it.

    Politial math must be really different from math math.

  35. if they’re swimming away then they can’t be terribly well-provisioned for their journey

    poor people

  36. there’s nothing wrong with amnesty if it’s explained well with ample q&a sessions and debate and it’s part of a coherent plan in which the benefits to the economy are maximized and the damage to America’s parlous finances is minimized and the whole scheme is modest enough or phased in gradually enough not to invite political instability and et cetera

    but as part of a backroom deal among whores the way reid rubio ryan and meghan’s coward daddy wanna do it

    it’s extremely grotesque

  37. >I don’t get why the GOP leadership is desperate for amnesty<

    it is a ruling class thing

  38. Looks to me as though the time has come for the Kurds to declare their own nation outright and fight to make it so, lest they suffer annihilation at the hands of many enemies, from Assad’s murdering Syrians to al Qaeda to the vicious Turks to the bumbling Shii of Iraq to the monstrous Shii of Iran. But oh man oh, what a fucking neighborhood in which to have to try to live.

  39. baracky’s world war

  40. interesting how well-insulated from the fiasco in Iraq the US oil market has been so far

    this is a new thing

  41. I don’t get why the GOP leadership is desperate for amnesty. Particularly since their party’s supporters as so opposed to it.

    Feature vs. bug. They’re trying to oust their current rank and file and elect a new one.

  42. >this is a new thing<

    it'll be punished. proggtards are patient that way.

  43. First Mosul, now Tikrit.

    In Mosul and surrounding areas, more than 150,000 troops fled their posts as the militants advanced, leaving behind thousands of weapons, including tanks and helicopters, that are now in ISIL’s possession, said Jabbar Yawer, a spokesman for ethnic Kurdish armed forces in Erbil.

    The Tweets tell of a monumental collapse. ”Jesus. “30,000 men – simply turned and ran in the face of the assault by an insurgent force of just 800 fighters … Surreal scenes in #Mosul, #Iraq as US trained troops leave behind their uniforms and flee from #ISIS to #Kurdistan. ”

    Michael Yon Tweets: “Mosul: Iraq Crumbling before our eyes”. The Internet is rife with pictures of al-Qaeda triumphantly inspecting millions, perhaps billions of dollars worth of captured, American made military equipment. It’s like Vietnam all over again, except this time the NVA are continuing the attack all the way to New York.

  44. As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials.

    But Iraq’s appeals for military assistance have so far been rebuffed by the White House, which has been reluctant to open a new chapter in a conflict that President Obama has insisted was closed when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011.*

  45. But Iraq’s appeals for military assistance have so far been rebuffed by the White House, which has been reluctant to open a new chapter in a conflict that President Obama has insisted was closed when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011.

    Quick Marty, to the DeLoren ! We have gone back to 1975 !

  46. I remember the Fall Of Vietnam well [seared in my memory, it’s a wound that continues to fester, never fully healing].

    And History is repeating, but this time in a much more dangerous world.

  47. Haz never been such a retard at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., plus bonus!, the sub-moron is even worse.

  48. You point to a problem I’ve been wrestling with, Sdferr.

    If we Impeach and convict ‘Obama’ what good will it do the country if the same people who are actually running the current Administration stay on under Joe ‘Hill’ Biden?

  49. An email I wrote 2 weeks ago upon reading this piece.

    Few get that this is purposeful and is a continuation of seeking the ends of both the Carter and Clinton presidencies but with the possibility of success nigh and that ending success turned up to 11.

    Obama may or may not be incompetent, in and of himself, but he is no more than an actor on stage playing a role written by others who are not wholly incompetent and have shown much patience over many years as they have ad hoc-ed their way toward goals which now seem to be inevitability, inexorably, coming to fruition.

    The great experiment that is the USA is to be brought down to such a lowly state that she will never rise up again. Domestically the economy is/is to be, wrecked by making all the future uncertain. Investment requires faith that one can, within limits, know the future. That trust is not a fools game. Trust, in others, in institutions, in government is what is being destroyed. Once destroyed it will be hell to get it back.

    Trust, in the US, is also being wrecked internationally. That is what this planned draw down and evacuation in Afghanistan is about. It is what the “Arab Spring” was about. Obama the actor/clown is playing his part of the feckless leader who will always let any ally, any person or institution that trusts the US, down, rain or shine. He would climb a tree to betray a trust rather than stand on the ground and be faithful to those who placed their trust in us, in the US.

    Afghanistan truly is his war of necessity. Or rather the ending betrayal of troops, allies, contractors, and afghans who worked and trusted us, is his necessity. One which will isolate the US as an international pariah never to be trusted again. America to become, no worse friend, no better enemy.

    That is the great ending toward which all the scripts and script changes have been working. It’s almost here. Treachery and betrayal sown all round. No friends in or with other nations and at home also a shattered polity trusting no one outside close family and friends. A nation only de jure but not de facto.

  50. I dunno. Take ’em all out seems the shortest route to safety to me. But damn if they won’t set out to ban 7 round mags.

  51. It’s okay. The establishment is trying to decouple the loss from immigration reform involvement. All is well unhelpful hobbits. The plan proceeds apace.

    Be soothed. You’re betters are still helping.


  52. i think a fart festival is what’s needed. show up 1600 pa ave and blast your recorded best farts at the baracky. do it with a boom box.

  53. Thing is, 1600 Pa. Ave. is no more than a metaphor, since in the main no more than in physical body than in presence of mind, the man is hardly there to have a general direction toward which to fart. It’s a conundrum.

  54. the federal holding that is dc is full of hot air. some methane in that general direction will release some angst.

  55. a fart in in dc is a counter cultural in your face protest that boomer/msm media will have to cover. farting for civil rights!!11!!

  56. A fart in D.C.? There are 546 of them.

  57. Ok, yesterday’s Brat hope is now being undone by the Saigon ’75 redux playing out in Iraq. The Crumbling continues apace.
    Yes, Bob, the almighty appears to have a sense of humor. Grim, but humorous.

  58. tasty beans followed by spiritual affirmation like mr alinsky at rochester.

  59. mr alinksky i know your book

  60. Linked by Drudge.

    16.22 Jenan Moussa, from the Arabic Al Aan TV station, tweets:

    16.10 Militants seized 48 Turks in an attack on the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Reuters reports, including the consul-general, three children and several members of Turkey’s special forces, a source in the prime minister’s office said.

    The group was taken from the consulate building to a militant base. Turkish authorities confirmed that all of them are unharmed, the source said.


    14.40 Militants are battling Iraqi security forces in the central city of Tikrit, officials said. Jihadists have seized a swathe of the north, after taking Iraq’s second city Mosul on Tuesday.

    14.30 Follow our live blog of developments in northern Iraq, where Isis forces have now taken control of Tikrit as well as Mosul, and mass beheadings are being reported.

  61. funny
    >So, what’s the deal with this Satan dude?

    Satan/Lucifer was second-in-command to the big G in the Kingdom of H. Or, in English: in the Christian mythology, Lucifer was a high-ranking angel in heaven. “Lucifer” is roughly translated as” “the bringer of light; it comes from “Lucifer son of the morning” in Isaiah 14:12 (the only Bible verse in which “Lucifer” appears), which has often been interpreted as a reference to Satan, but may in fact mean a Babylonian king who was the Jews’ number one bogeyman at the time. Or maybe it’s electricity![4] <

    the “the bringer of light” had me farting

  62. @1600 pa ave light your farts

  63. Flashback eh?

  64. yeah it’s really weird that there was never a cantor thread here

  65. Way to go Bob!

  66. I’ll take any victory – no matter how small, no matter how Goddamn microscopic – these days, just to keep me from going USPS, as it were [take that NSA!].

  67. Well this is so “Obama-special.”

  68. Bill and Hillary Clinton top list of richest ex-first families

    Though I expect that IWonPenPhone will top them by 2018.

  69. If we Impeach and convict ‘Obama’ what good will it do the country if the same people who are actually running the current Administration stay on under Joe ‘Hill’ Biden?


    I’d start with his Chief enabler; Eric Holder, discovery should open up a lot of options. Plus he’s not as likely to get as rigorous defense as Obama.

    I have about an ounce of grace/benefit of the doubt left with the GOP’s delays on taking him down. A GOP controlled Senate would create a much more favorable battlefield during an impeachment trial and Executive privilege probably won’t provide much refuge for an Executive cabinet lead charged with corruption.

    Of course, Boehner hasn’t given much reason to believe he’s a capable (and interested) of playing a strong hand when the opportunity arises.

  70. Sorry Bob, I missed a couple of these “” above.

  71. The only kind of strong hand Boehner would recognize comes wrapped in leather and attached to a scary looking chick in dominatrix leathers and four inch heels.

  72. I’d agree that ousting Holder matters, but I think Jarrett more so.

    I think she’s been keeping the walls standing while we’re all focused on the menfolk.

  73. The only way to get rid of Jarrett is to get rid of Obama.

    OR get Obama to throw her under the bus.

  74. Holder knows where the bodies are buried and Jarrett helped bury them.

    But it’s a lot easier to hide behind executive privilege in her position.

  75. Shocka when the walls fell.

    His mouth open wide.

  76. The old-school mafia could find a way to get her out, without laying a hand on her.