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Sat Apr 9, 2016, 10:46 AM

If I had to guess I'd say Hillary is going to cancel on George Clooney because the optics are awful



OK I admit that took me a while to type, what with all the laughter (does anyone remember laughter?).

Anyhow, a little theme music for Hillary's latest extravaganza of opulent flamboyance.



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Reply If I had to guess I'd say Hillary is going to cancel on George Clooney because the optics are awful (Original post)
Fumesucker Apr 2016 OP
RazBerryBeret Apr 2016 #1
yourpaljoey Apr 2016 #2
riderinthestorm Apr 2016 #3
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2016 #4
Fumesucker Apr 2016 #5
pdsimdars Apr 2016 #44
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #7
BernieforPres2016 Apr 2016 #8
pdsimdars Apr 2016 #45
Barack_America Apr 2016 #9
QC Apr 2016 #10
2cannan Apr 2016 #38
AlbertCat Apr 2016 #25
Kittycat Apr 2016 #30
kstewart33 Apr 2016 #35
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #6
Fumesucker Apr 2016 #13
kstewart33 Apr 2016 #34
jmg257 Apr 2016 #11
kstewart33 Apr 2016 #33
BernieforPres2016 Apr 2016 #12
Art_from_Ark Apr 2016 #23
BernieforPres2016 Apr 2016 #27
Art_from_Ark Apr 2016 #28
AlbertCat Apr 2016 #26
2cannan Apr 2016 #39
Henhouse Apr 2016 #14
Fumesucker Apr 2016 #15
Henhouse Apr 2016 #16
Fumesucker Apr 2016 #17
Art_from_Ark Apr 2016 #24
kstewart33 Apr 2016 #32
Lordquinton Apr 2016 #19
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #21
Cheese Sandwich Apr 2016 #18
GeorgiaPeanuts Apr 2016 #20
mr blur Apr 2016 #22
NCTraveler Apr 2016 #29
kstewart33 Apr 2016 #31
Fumesucker Apr 2016 #40
tralala Apr 2016 #42
Marr Apr 2016 #36
DanTex Apr 2016 #37
Fumesucker Apr 2016 #41
pdsimdars Apr 2016 #43
Kittycat Apr 2016 #46

Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 10:48 AM

1. yyyyyyeeessssssss!

thank you for the Levity!!!

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 10:51 AM

2. I think maybe Hillary is going for the patent on that noise

...really

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 10:56 AM

3. Watch for a charity event with her - helping at a food bank or soup kitchen

 

she'll have to do something to counter the bad optics that day.

We should probably take some guesses - reading to children? Handing out sandwiches to the homeless?


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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 10:57 AM

4. some people aren't fooled though

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:01 AM

5. Hmmm.... That reminds me...

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:29 PM

44. The crease in that shirt and on that apron, the watch and dry hands. . . .

 

It SCREAMS photo op, without actually DOING anything.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:06 AM

7. Or handing out sandwiches to homeless children?

 

Before sending them back to Central America?

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:09 AM

8. Ouch

Or maybe she could give them cake instead of sandwiches.

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:30 PM

45. Nailed !!!

 

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:10 AM

9. I agree that's her only way out, but she won't take it?

Why...the exact subject of Sanders's Vatican speech, "idolatry of money".

But, if she could tear herself away from the $$$, I'd say a women's shelter would be her best bet.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:10 AM

10. Throw a handful of change at poor children like John D. Rockefeller

used to do?

He loved doing that!

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Response to QC (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:47 PM

38. Or Baby Doc Duvalier--saw him do this once in Haiti nt

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 09:46 AM

25. reading to children? Handing out sandwiches to the homeless?

 

Crashing bachelor parties...



(Wait.... isn't that a sexist ritual?)

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:30 PM

30. They'll probably convert the event in to a soup line, watch.

They all pay $353K/couple to hand out gourmet food plates.

I wonder how far $353K could go to support a shelter for that single dinner that many probably won't even finish for the sake of image.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:37 PM

35. That's a great idea!

Let's pass it along to Hill.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:05 AM

6. The optics are gonna suck if she bails, too.

 

When your campaign is so filled with fail there's not much you can do that doesn't look like a shit sandwich.

Maybe she can try again to go out and be like regular people, like a subway ride or something.

Because that really worked out well.

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:15 AM

13. Mark Knopfler wrote a blues song just for millionaires, sometimes it does suck to be them...

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:36 PM

34. Why in the world would she bail?

Dinner with George Clooney? Are you crazy?

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:11 AM

11. And pass up TWO chances to be influenced? There are 2 gatherings of the glamorous

"It will cost more than four times the average income in San Francisco to have dinner next to Hillary Clinton and the Clooneys there next month.

For two seats at the head table with Clinton, George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Clooney, at an April 15 fundraiser, a couple must contribute or raise a whopping $353,400 — a huge ticket price for a hard-dollar fundraiser.

The Bay Area fundraiser, hosted at the home of venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, is one of two events starring the Clooneys. On April 16, Clinton and the Clooneys will reunite at the Clooney Los Angeles mansion, where tickets cost $33,400 per person to dine at the table with one of Hollywood’s most glamorous couples."


In context...

"U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will head to the Vatican next week to take part in a small scholarly conference revisiting an encyclical from Pope John Paul II confronting economic issues."



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Response to jmg257 (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:36 PM

33. For that money, it should be a great dinner.

Wish I could attend.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:13 AM

12. The Clintons used to care about optics

I remember when they used to poll test potential vacations.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/vacation-politics/

<"The Clintons turned vacations into a political exercise; let's poll and see where people think we should go," presidential historian Stephen Hess said.

The politics of presidential vacations was certainly taken to new heights when Dick Morris took a poll for Bill Clinton. The Clinton chief political adviser actually asked Americans where the president should rest up.

It revealed the obvious (as most polls do): that Americans would see another Clinton trip to Martha's Vineyard as too elitist. Instead, the First Family went to Jackson Hole, Wyo., where the president was photographed riding a horse and wearing a blue denim shirt, with a tan cowboy hat fitted squarely on his head, looking more Teddy Roosevelt than Franklin.

"The Clintons were in a unique position that few of our president's have been in. They weren't rich, they had to rely on the goodwill of strangers for their vacations," Hess continued. "While the Bushes and Heinz-Kerrys know exactly where to go on vacation.">

Now that the Clintons are rich and don't give a damn about what anybody else thinks, they summer in the Hamptons in $200,000 per month rentals with all the other A list politicians and celebrities.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 05:43 AM

23. The first vacation the Clintons took after he became President was to Springdale, Arkansas

They stayed with a friend who lived on Beaver Lake.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 10:35 AM

27. Once they got a taste of the money at the Hamptons and Martha's Vineyard

Arkansas was quickly out of the picture for vacations.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:21 PM

28. I'm pretty sure Hillary wasn't too crazy about going to Springdale

I was among about 70 locals who had gathered outside at the very small municipal airport in Springdale to greet Hill and Bill in August 1993. When Bill got out of Air Force One (which pulled up to about 100 yards from where we were waiting), he came straight over to us and started shaking everyone's hand like he was still the governor. Hillary, however, acted like she'd rather be anywhere else.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 09:55 AM

26. the First Family went to Jackson Hole, Wyo.

 

The Cheney's love it there!

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:54 PM

39. Here they are at Disney in the 1980s (pretty cute pic especially of Chelsea)

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:15 AM

14. Yep...I was horrified when Pres. Obama attended Clooney's fundraiser in 2012. The Optics!!!

By CBSNEWS.COM CBSNEWS.COM CBS/AP August 27, 2012, 2:41 PM
George Clooney aids Obama campaign with Geneva fundraiser

(CBS/AP) George Clooney headlined a fundraiser Monday that took in more than a half-million dollars for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, the second dinner this year where the actor has turned his A-list magnetism into political gold.


Clooney raised almost $15 million for Obama's campaign at Clooney's Los Angeles home in May. This time he turned to Geneva, the European hub of the United Nations and a global center for international organizations, governance and business, to pull in a more modest amount for the president's re-election effort.

Organizers said they had taken in at least $625,000 from U.S. donors for Obama's campaign, including many who were flying in to Geneva for the one-night event from around the world.

Americans Abroad for Obama, the event's sponsor, says on its website that guests are paying $15,000 per person to dine with Clooney, $5,000 for a photo with him and $1,000 to attend a reception before the dinner. About 30 people are attending the dinner, with at least 100 at the reception.

The event is co-hosted by Geneva-based American lawyer Charles C. Adams Jr. and Matthew Barzun, Mr. Obama's campaign finance chairman. The dinner is being held at Adams' home in an historic part of the city overlooking Lake Geneva, where Adams held a previous fundraiser for Mr. Obama in 2008.

Clooney was due to arrive in Geneva from the villa where he typically spends time during the summer on northern Italy's Lake Como. Obama campaign officials in Washington have declined to comment on the fundraiser.

The president has called the actor and director a good friend who tries to keep his distance so Mr. Obama won't be criticized for hanging out with Hollywood celebrities. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this month, Mr. Obama said he got to know Clooney through his work on Sudan when he was in the U.S. Senate.

The Democratic president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have both been aggressively hunting for campaign money overseas, seeking any advantage in a tight race that's expected to stay that way into the fall.

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Response to Henhouse (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:21 AM

15. Obama didn't give off this kind of vibe in 2012

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:29 AM

16. I know. Bernie is one of the cool kids. Hillary isn't. She's such a dork.

Of course that is why I like her.

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Response to Henhouse (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:36 AM

17. That's what happens when you try to be someone or something you aren't

It took me a long time to be comfortable in my own skin, I wasn't "cool" as a kid and it was from trying to be cool, that automatically makes you uncool.

Hillary is socially a member of the .01% and it shows, she shouldn't try to act like anything else since it just comes across as inauthentic.

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Response to Henhouse (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 05:55 AM

24. And she pushes commuters out of the way to get a photo-op in a subway car

How can't you love a dork like that?

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:34 PM

32. Smarter than talking about tokens. nt

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:17 PM

19. ...

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:50 PM

21. That is hilarious.


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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 10:44 PM

18. crank that up to 11!

 

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 11:19 PM

20. She won't cancel... She needs the money....

 

I think she is a bit desperate this month to outraise Sanders because she has been outraised every month this year so far.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 05:26 AM

22. Led Zeppelin

 

"Does anyone remember laughter?"

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:24 PM

29. Optics are fine like Clooney.

 

It's just not an issue.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:34 PM

31. I think the optics are kinda great.

Who wouldn't want to have dinner with George Clooney?

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:06 PM

40. I wouldn't know which knife to eat my peas with...

I'd be lost without Karo syrup.

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:09 PM

42. Me, I wouldn't

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:40 PM

36. She doesn't need to worry. The corporate media will ignore both events, since

 

neither looks good for Hillary and the comparison looks horrific for her.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:43 PM

37. Say what you will about George and Amal Clooney, but their optics are very far from awful.

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Response to DanTex (Reply #37)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:07 PM

41. Congratulations, you picked up the second level of my joke

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:27 PM

43. You think she cares about "optics" when there's money to be had? That's funny.

 

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