David Geffen Catches On Without Catching On

David Geffen once raised $18 million for Bill Clinton, but now he’s supporting Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton for the Democrat nomination. Why? One of the main reasons Geffen is miffed at the dynamic duo of lies, deceit and half-staff zippers is because Bill Clinton didn’t pardon Leonard Peltier. Peltier was convicted in 1975 of killing two FBI agents and has become a cause celebre of the Hollywood establishment.

If we were to substitute the words “FBI agents” in the previous sentence with “actors,” my guess is that Peltier would have zero support in Hollywood, but hypothetical detail is neither here nor there for the purpose of this discussion.

Geffen has responded to his switch in support by saying, “Everybody in politics lies, but they (the Clintons) do it with such ease it’s troubling.”

Is Geffen just figuring out that the Clintons are liars? Hardly. Geffen’s abandoning of the Clinton ship reminds me of Dick Morris.

Morris, the ex-Clinton adviser, current political columnist and man who was a big fan of the oral hooker version of “this little piggy went to market” while on the phone with the president mumbling something about Bosnia, helped make the Clintons what they are today. Now Morris uses the Clinton platform he helped erect (pardon the expression) in the 90’s to give himself a resume sought after by the mainstream media, where he writes about what liars the Clintons are. Gee Dr. FrankenMorris, thanks for helping build that monster.

There are those, like Morris, who literally profited from their relationship with the Clintons even though they knew they were liars, and who turned on them once the money and power well ran dry. Then there are people like David Geffen, who may actually be well intentioned in their beliefs, no matter how misguided, but who were naive enough to think that career liars might be telling the truth in one or two instances.

What’s troubling about Geffen, and many other current and former Clinton fans for that matter, is that they were more than willing to support people they knew were lying bags of donkey exhaust as long as they were sharing a liberal agenda. But once the Clintons strayed from that fine line, they were jettisoned from camp-Geffen in short order.

You would hope that somebody wouldn’t like lying politicians because they’re lying politicians — but unfortunately a lot of people will support a lying politician as long as said politician is in their pockets, and vice-versa. For some people, lying is “noble” if it’s for a self-proclaimed higher purpose — this is why the Clintons have so many avid supporters, and yet so few real friends.

Here’s more on Geffen’s problem with Clinton’s pardoning the likes of Marc Rich instead of Leonard Peltier (the “follow the money” meter will explode when you try to detect the reason, David):

Geffen, who is supporting Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president, also said: “Marc Rich getting pardoned? … Yet another time when the Clintons were unwilling to stand for the things that they genuinely believe in.”

Hey Mr. Geffen, maybe the Clintons were “unwilling to stand for the things they genuinely believe in” because they never genuinely believed in them — ya think?

Author: Doug Powers

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