Ma and Pa Clinton

Bill Neinast

Their annual salary was $200,000.00 plus allowances for expenses, travel, etc.  In addition, they got a staff of assistants, local transportation, and first class maintenance of the house and yard.

This means that Bill and Hillary had an income of more than two million dollars during their eight yeas in the White House.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer must not have had those figures at hand when she interviewed Hillary on June 9, 2014.  That is when Hillary said on national TV,  “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”

If that was a statement of fact and not just another Clinton lie, it should shock some voters into wondering if the Clintons are capable of managing the nation’s budget.

The word “Clintons,” not “Hillary,” was used advisedly.  Make no mistake.  This is Ma and Pa Ferguson redux. 

If you never knew or have forgotten this part of Texas’ colorful history, here is a very brief summary.

James “Pa” Ferguson was the Democrat governor of Texas who was impeached by the state legislature.  

He was convicted by the Senate on ten of twenty-one charges against him levied by the Texas House of Representatives. Five of the articles sustained by the Senate charged him with the misapplication of public funds and one charged that he had received $156,500 from a source that he refused to identify. 

Although not included in the charges, there was a common belief that he kept a bull in a pasture on his ranch near Belton that he sold many times over to individuals seeking assistance from the government.

Pa resigned the day before the Senate announced its judgment, but he was still declared ineligible to hold office under Texas jurisdiction.  Nonetheless, he ran for several offices.  

After Pa lost those races, his wife, Miriam “Ma” Ferguson ran for governor on the slogan of, “Ma and Pa Ferguson, two for the price of One,” and won two terms as governor.

Does that sound eerily similar to today’s news.  Here we have Hill and Bill Clinton running for President that could be on a slogan of, “Two for the price of one.”

Bill was impeached by the House of Representatives for lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.  Although he was not convicted by the Senate, he brought dishonor on the White House.

Then after leaving the White House “dead broke,” he and Hill became multi-millionaires in a very short while.  Simultaneously, their Clinton Foundation grew by leaps and bounds with multi-million dollar contributions from foreign nations dealing with the U.S. through the State Department under the tutelage of Hillary.

Bill will always be remembered for his lie of, “I did not have sex with that woman.”  Hill, however, is different. She has told and is telling so many lies, no one can remember them all. 

If that history of deceit does not raise concerns about moving Bill and Hill back into the White House, consider Armageddon.  This appropriately named book was written by Dick Morris and his wife Eileen McGann.  

Morris was a political consultant to Bill Clinton for 20 years.  He knows the Clintons intimately and warns the country about another Clinton dynasty.

This book was hot on the heels of one by another insider.  Gary Byrne was a Secret Service agent assigned to the White House.   He was posted outside the Oval Office door for three years.

In his book, Crisis of Character, Byrne calls Hillary a dictator and notes that, “There are two sets of rules. There are rules for the Clintons, and there are rules for everybody else.”

In responding to criticism that he is “talking out of school,” he said his motive is love of country and that “The reason I am talking out of school, is because I want the people to know what the truth is about Mrs. Clinton.”

So here’s the perspective.

If you think the lies of Bill and Hill do not disqualify them from the millions of dollars of perks in the White House, consider what those who know them intimately think.

One says a Hillary regime would be Armageddon, which is defined as a catastrophic conflict likely to destroy the world or the human race.  The other says her regime would be a dictatorship.

Are you sure you want that in the White House?


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