So Snakehead, himself, was on CNN last night running interference for Hillary Clinton in general and defending the ongoing RICO conspiracy that is the Clinton Foundation. Carville, when he winds himself up into a foaming, spittle-flecked rage, is rarely disappointing.
“First of all, the Clintons never took a nickel out of the foundation,” Carville said Monday night on CNN. “In fact, they gave a million dollars. So let’s stop… the second thing is I’m sorry, but the foundation negotiated prices to lower malaria [drugs] to cents. I don’t know how many people — at Charity Watch they have a five star rated chairty. You can’t get a higher rating for a charity.”
“So the Clinton Foundation was, a, taking no money for the Clintons, raising money from rich people and giving it to poor people,” Carville said. “And all of a sudden, the press has decided that we’re going to go after this and shut it down. And you know what, you are probably going to be successful. There will be people that are going to die because of this.”
“Everything that I have been associated with Bill Clinton with, the three things I’m most proud of,” Carville said, “first, he stopped the genocide in Bosnia [note, the Bosnia civil war started on Clinton’s watch, too. And he did dick about the genocide in Rwanda… but #BlackLivesDon’tMatter, right?]. Second, the human genome project of which my kids and grandkids will forever thank him for. And third is the Clinton Foundation. The number of lives that they have [note: the Human Genome Project started under George H. W. Bush and reached completion late in George W. Bush’s first term].”
“Then why don’t you hear Hillary Clinton and others, more Democrats, making that argument?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked.
Earlier today he was on Morning Joe and explored the theology of grifting
Pressed on whether the Clinton Foundation should have clamped down on foreign donations before Clinton became secretary of state, Carville responded, “If you ask me as a political adviser, of course.”
“If you ask me as a human being, eh, I’m not too sure. As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good. From a strictly political standpoint, yeah,” Carville said, invoking his Catholic sixth-grade teacher to say, “somebody is going to hell over this. Because somebody, now I’m not saying here—or somewhere is. This is saving people’s lives.”
The fact of the matter is the Clinton Foundation is nothing more than an influence peddling scam run by the Clintons and for the Clintons.
As Sean Davis has documented, a very small percentage of Foundation funds actually do anything in regards to delivery of services.
If you take a narrower, and more realistic, view of the tax-exempt group’s expenditures by excluding obvious overhead expenses and focusing on direct grants to charities and governments, the numbers look much worse. In 2013, for example, only 10 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s expenditures were for direct charitable grants. The amount it spent on charitable grants–$8.8 million–was dwarfed by the $17.2 million it cumulatively spent on travel, rent, and office supplies. Between 2011 and 2013, the organization spent only 9.9 percent of the $252 million it collected on direct charitable grants.
While some may claim that the Clinton Foundation does its charity by itself, rather than outsourcing to other organizations in the form of grants, there appears to be little evidence of that activity in 2013. In 2008, for example, the Clinton Foundation spent nearly $100 million purchasing and distributing medicine and working with its care partners. In 2009, the organization spent $126 million on pharmaceutical and care partner expenses. By 2011, those activities were virtually non-existent. The group spent nothing on pharmaceutical expenses and only $1.2 million on care partner expenses. In 2012 and 2013, the Clinton Foundation spent $0. In just a few short years, the Clinton’s primary philanthropic project transitioned from a massive player in global pharmaceutical distribution to a bloated travel agency and conference organizing business that just happened to be tax-exempt.
And as more and more emails are released under Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, we are seeing that the Clinton Foundation used its leverage in Hillary Clinton’s State Department as a means to suck up to large donors.
The funny thing is that as you watch him, you know Carville doesn’t really believe a single word that he’s saying but he sold out his honor, his integrity, and his self-respect long ago in order to become a Clinton coprophagist and now he’s just having fun living life as a self-parody.