From 1993-2001, under the "Two for the Price of One" Clinton regime, we suffered through Travelgate, Filegate, Whitewatergate, Missing Rose Law Firm Billing Records-gate, Chinagate, Lincoln Bedroom Rentalgate, Creepergate, Pardongate, Chronic "-Gate" Fatigue, and IRS weaponization against Clinton critics.
From 2008-2016, we endured Hillarycare 2.0, Clintonomics 2.0, more Clintonian IRS witch hunts, systemic sabotage of government transparency, corrupted Justice Department obstruction of justice, and bottomless Foggy Bottom favor peddling.
Think about it. Obama's "Hope and Change" administration was infested with moldy-oldie Clintonites from day one. They ruled the roost on hiring decisions, economic policy, health care, energy and the environment, immigration, and, of course, the State Department.
At the center of it all? John Podesta, the ultimate Beltway barnacle. He has inhabited D.C.'s chambers of power since 1979, when he served as the Senate Judiciary Committee's Democratic majority counsel. He then worked for former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle—the disgraced tax cheat who parlayed his public service into a $5.2 million personal fortune as one of Washington's biggest influence peddlers, along with his lobbyist wife.
As Slick Willie's first staff secretary, Podesta acted as chief paper-pusher, scandal patrolman and "bimbo eruption" suppression ninja. He accumulated several other policy hats, dabbling in telecom security and regulatory policy before ascending to deputy chief of staff. In the second Clinton term, he took over as chief of staff with comprehensive control over "policy development, daily operations, congressional relations, and staff activities of the White House"—along with primary influence over federal budget and tax policy, as well as privacy and national security.
It was Podesta who fielded the call near the end of the Clintons' reign in 2000 that led to the sordid pardon for Clinton donor Marc Rich. Who was it that lobbied him? His old law school pal and bestie Peter Kadzik—now the Obama DOJ assistant attorney general in charge of investigating top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's newly discovered emails.
But I digress. With the Clintons' blessing in 2003, Podesta secured funding from billionaire subprime mortgage fat cat Herbert Sandler to create the Center for American Progress—the radical think tank at the center of the liberal universe in Washington, D.C. The Latin translation for "Center for American Progress"? Quid pro quo.
As co-chairman of Barack Obama's transition team in 2008, Podesta filled top policy lots with his think tank's staffers, including special Department of Health and Human Services assistant Michael Halle and HHS Director Jeanne Lambrew. Those Podesta minions worked under another former Clintonite, Obama's second HHS secretary, Sylvia Matthews Burwell.
Matthews Burwell was the Clinton aide who rummaged through former Hillary Clinton law partner/confidante and deputy White House counsel Vince Foster's garbage after he committed suicide. She denied taking any records belonging to Foster during her dumpster dive. But later, missing Rose Law Firm billing records tied to the complex Whitewater and Castle Grande real estate and savings and loans racket were mysteriously discovered in a private reading room of the Clinton White House. With Hillary's and Foster's prints on them.
The "Obama" years also resurrected scandal-tainted Clintonites Eric Holder, impeachment lawyer Greg Craig, Chicago crony and Goldman Sachs guy Rahm Emanuel, fellow Goldman Sachs money man and economy-wrecker Larry Summers, open-borders extremist and Janet Reno underling-turned-Obama Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and former Clinton EPA head-turned-Obama energy czar Carol Browner.
Before there was BleachBit, Browner covered her tracks the old-fashioned way. At the Clinton EPA, she was caught ordering her computer technician to purge and delete all her files just as a federal court had ordered her to preserve any government documents related to a public records lawsuit over her regulatory favors to left-wing environmental groups.
Not only did she have computer technicians clear and reformat her hard drives, but also email backup tapes were erased and reused in violation of records preservation practices. Browner's EPA was held in contempt of court, but she escaped any legal consequences (the Clinton way!) and went on doctor data during the BP oil spill saga under Obama.
I don't care what side of the political aisle you occupy. Sixteen years of pay-for-play plunder and corruptocracy by Big Government statists masquerading as "progressives" is 16 years too many. Do you really want to keep Washington in the decrepit hands of Bill and Hill's henchpeople?
Can we long endure another four or eight more years of Clinton schlock and awfulness?
Enough is enough. Lock her up later. Lock her—and all her sleazy, money-grubbing minions—out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. now.
Michelle Malkin is a senior editor at Conservative Review. For more articles and videos from Michelle, visit ConservativeReview.com.
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Michelle Malkin [email her] is the author of Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores. Click here for Peter Brimelow’s review. Click here for Michelle Malkin`s website. Michelle Malkin is also author of Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild, Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies, and Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs.