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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:51 PM

Bill Clinton eulogizes Richard Mellon Scaife: Nemesis, then friend

Bill Clinton on Saturday fondly memorialized one of the key financiers of what Hillary Clinton years ago deemed the “vast right-wing conspiracy.”

Speaking at a private memorial service in southwestern Pennsylvania for Richard Mellon Scaife, who died last month, Clinton recalled how, after his presidency, he built a “counterintuitive friendship” with the conservative billionaire, according to an account of the speech in one of the newspapers Scaife owned.

“He fought as hard as he could for what he believed, but he never thought he had to be blind or deaf” to other views, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review quotes Clinton saying of its former publisher. A spokesman for Clinton declined to comment.

Scaife, who inherited a fortune from the Mellon banking and oil empire, steered millions of dollars to groups that savagely attacked the Clintons throughout the 1990s. Scaife backed media outlets and nonprofits that pushed scandal after scandal that buffeted the Clinton administration — from the Whitewater real estate controversy to the Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky sex scandals to raising doubts about the deaths of Clinton aides Vince Foster and Ron Brown.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/bill-clinton-richard-mellon-scaife-eulogy-109670.html

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Reply Bill Clinton eulogizes Richard Mellon Scaife: Nemesis, then friend (Original post)
jakeXT Aug 2014 OP
TwilightGardener Aug 2014 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe Aug 2014 #9
Warren Stupidity Aug 2014 #2
cprise Aug 2014 #16
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2014 #3
Warren Stupidity Aug 2014 #8
ladjf Aug 2014 #4
4139 Aug 2014 #5
ladjf Aug 2014 #11
tularetom Aug 2014 #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Aug 2014 #10
PoliticAverse Aug 2014 #7
former9thward Aug 2014 #15
wyldwolf Aug 2014 #12
mac56 Aug 2014 #17
JaydenD Aug 2014 #13
AlinPA Aug 2014 #14
Liberal_Stalwart71 Aug 2014 #18
Robbins Aug 2014 #19

Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:52 PM

1. There is no scum the Clintons won't whore themselves out to, if they have the $$$.

(or influence, I should add)

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:01 PM

9. It is truly amazing. Is there anything the Clintons won't do for money?! Geez!

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:02 PM

2. Clinton epitomizes "if you can't beat 'em join 'em"

 

Well at least Carter retained his integrity.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 09:22 PM

16. Yes, and then he tells the poor that insects taste just dandy. nt

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:08 PM

3. That should help keep the Scaife dogs off Hillary.

I can understand it but it still stinks.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:26 PM

8. No it won't.

 

It won't slow down the hate machine one bit.

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:50 PM

4. Looks like Reverend Clinton "has seen the light". nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:53 PM

5. ... You mean seen the 'green'

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Response to 4139 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:11 PM

11. Exactly! nt

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:55 PM

6. Wonder how much he got paid to say that

The guy has no shame, none at all.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:03 PM

10. It depends on what the meaning of "shame" is; that's a shame.

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:24 PM

7. "Politics makes strange bedfellows." n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:33 PM

15. Yes, it does.

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:51 PM

12. Good for Bill

Like he has with so many others, Clinton earned respect with his Foundation. And with Scaife, he got the last word. He showed he was bigger than everyone else involved. A true statesman... oh, and he proved once again he doesn't give a rat's ass what the Tiger Beat junior Progressive League thinks.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 09:33 PM

17. + 1

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:30 PM

13. Mr. Clinton is too comfortable with rw scum of the worst kind.

 

I have to wonder what exactly is that vast conspiracy and against whom.

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:13 PM

14. The guy tries to destroy your life completely and you show up at his memorial to praise him.

More than strange. Maybe some money was involved.

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Response to jakeXT (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 01:14 AM

18. During the height of the 2008 primaries, the Clintons ran over to Faux News and Limbaugh...

 

to play the race card against Obama. (Bill did it against the LGBT community in 1996 and they seemed to forgive him for it.)

And people wonder why I dislike the Clintons so much. Don't ask me why. There's a very long list.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:33 AM

19. I remember 2008 all too well

some say the hillary campagin started the obama Is secret Muslim talk.

Reports say back In 2004 Bill Clinton urged Kerry to favor the anti-Gay marriage amendents the right wing pushed for.

The Clintons are proving they have no core beliefs once again.

Hillary Clinton would make Obama look like a ultra Liberal.

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