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Bill Clinton Admits What Many of Us Already Knew

Bill Clinton Admits What Many of Us Already Knew

There are two sets of rules

Bill Clinton spoke on behalf of the Clinton Foundation at an event in Morocco this week and made a rather revealing comment about the standards applied to people in politics compared to average Americans.

Transcript via Real Clear Politics:

MOROCCAN BILLIONAIRE MO IBRAHIM: I opened the newspaper and I was shocked to see these attacks on the foundation… I didn’t see anybody from the foundation standing up and really having a go at that… Because you should have stand up and really take issue. What is this money for? What have you done with it? And that’s what people should ask….

BILL CLINTON: I just work there, I don’t know… You do, look, there is one set of rules for politics, and another set for real life, you just have to learn to deal with it…

Watch the exchange below:

The Clintons certainly seem to enjoy living by rules not afforded to other people.

The fact that this event took place in Morocco, a country with a questionable record on human rights, is another example of double standards.

Finally, the event sponsor wasn’t without controversy. Yahoo News reports:

Clinton Foundation event in Morocco bankrolled by controversial mining firm

Former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation’s Global Initiative are being hosted this week at a five-star luxury hotel in Morocco by one of the world’s most controversial mining companies, criticized for “serious human rights violations” by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice.

The Moroccan government-owned mining company OCP operates in disputed international territory in a remote part of the Sahara Desert, and the firm has been criticized for removing the resources without adequately compensating the impoverished people who live there.

“Anytime the human rights of a population are systematically suppressed in this way, it’s a serious concern, and I think it’s worthy of attention,” said David McKean, who has studied the issue for the RFK center.

Different rules, indeed.

I’d love to see the left’s reaction if a Republican appeared in a country known for human rights violations as the guest of a mining company.

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Ragspierre | May 9, 2015 at 4:16 pm

“You do, look, there is one set of rules for politics, and another set for real life, you just have to learn to deal with it…”

Awwww. Purrrr, purrrr bubby. Had to deal with rules.

Observed nobody, ever…

    NeoConScum in reply to Ragspierre. | May 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    …and then Bubba the Rapist added,”If y’all don’t believe me, I suggest y’all ask Juanita Broderick.” (Then he snickered to himself audibly.)

One set of laws for politicians and another set for little people.

Were is the GOP in all this?

The Boehner/McConnell/Presus triangle of failure marches on.

Of course he means it the exact opposite of how it is: he’s saying that the rules of politics are stricter and less forgiving, and that as a politician he’s being held to a higher standard than ordinary people, that a normal person who’s done what he has wouldn’t even be questioned, let alone condemned. Which just shows how disconnected from reality he is.

Sammy Finkelman | May 10, 2015 at 10:09 am

When Bill Clinton says there are two sets of rules, he means that more stringent rules, not easier ones, are in force for either:

A) Anyone named Clinton.

B) People in Politics.

He first said A but now says B – at least outside of the United States where people are more ignorant about the Clinton’s history – because A sounds too much like the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and then the next question would be:

Is extra suspicion of the Clintons justified?

Bill Clinton doesn’t want that, so here he’s saying the unfair double standard is being applied to everybody in politics.

I notice the second half of his statement about the different set of rules never made it to the public.