Thomas Gallatin / October 10, 2016

Goldman Sachs and Hillary’s Hypocrisy

Further evidence of her contradictory public and private positions.

Over the weekend, WikiLeaks released excerpts from some of Hillary Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches — speeches for which she collected over $22 million since serving as secretary of state. The released excerpts reveal that Hillary advocated playing both sides of an issue. She told a Goldman Sachs audience, “If everybody’s watching, you know, all the backroom discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So you need both a public and private position.” She called this “balance.” When questioned in Sunday night’s debate about the excerpts, she tried to evoke Abraham Lincoln, saying, “President Lincoln was trying to convince some people, he used arguments, convincing other people, he used other arguments.” In other words, Hillary is fine with playing to the audience even if it means contradicting her privately held positions. Not only that, she considers it “a great display of presidential leadership.”

“Now she’s blaming the lie on the late great Abraham Lincoln,” Donald Trump scoffed. “That’s one that I haven’t heard. … Honest Abe never lied.”

The WikiLeaks release also noted another Hillary contradiction regarding her position on immigration and open borders. In a 2013 speech, Clinton stated, “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, something in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” When accused by Donald Trump of wanting open borders, Clinton explicitly and publicly denied the charge. Could this just be Hillary applying her “balanced” “public” vs. “private” approach toward the issue? She sounds more like a hypocritical pandering politician seeking votes rather than a principled leader guided by a reasoned conviction of what is true and right.

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