After being confronted about her ties to the oil industry, Hillary segued into rambling about how she's “committed” to moving away from fossil fuels toward clean energy. She might be the only candidate currently running for president that has used their own stupidity as a conversational transition. Then again, the democratic debate happened last night . . . so I could be wrong.
“Everyone knows where I stand,” Clinton said, adding “I go all over this country bragging about Iowa. Why? Because you are getting a third of your electricity from renewables, primarily wind.”
The reality, however, is that Hillary Clinton’s biggest campaign bundlers are fossil fuel lobbyists.
“Nearly all of the lobbyists bundling contributions for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign have at one time or another worked for the fossil fuel industry.” the Huffington Post reported earlier this year, identifying almost 40 individuals who have bundled thousands of dollars from oil and gas companies, such as Chevron and ExxonMobil, for Clinton.
In addition, the Clinton Foundation routinely accepts millions of dollars from the oil and gas industry, with donations coming directly from ExxonMobil and prominent oil-producing states in the Middle East.
The speculation here is that Hillary Clinton is knowingly lying to her own campaign supporters and that her professed politics are nothing more than empty rhetoric. However, there's always the likely scenario that she's just an idiot.