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Thread: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2 View Post
    That's the dumbest re-direct I've ever seen. So, you don't want to talk about nepotism any more now that the Trump clan is mentioned.
    We have enough evidence of nepotism resulting from corrupt actions by the Obama administration...and not only involving Biden...to warrant a Special Prosecutor. You cannot say the same about the Trump administration.
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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    Hunter Biden is clearly guilty of benefiting from Nepotism. That is not a crime by any means, but it is obviously not ideal to use your parents influence to enrich yourself. In fact, I'd say one of the core underlying problems that Democrats are trying to fight that leads to the types of radical income inequality in this country is Nepotism. Wealthy parents using their wealth and power to insure the success of their children regardless of how dense they may be.

    But since Republicans seem to want to bash Joe and Hunter Biden I thought we should do a little roll call check to see who realistically has a right to criticize nepotism from the Republican side of the isle...

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Daughter of Governor Mike Huckabee.
    Megan McCain, Daughter of John McCain
    Mitt Romney, Son of former Governor George Romney
    Ivanka Trump, Daughter of Assclown Donald Trump
    Donald Trump Jr, Son of Assclown Donald Trump
    Eric Trump, Son of Assclown Donald Trump
    Donald Trump son of Fred Trump.
    George W Bush, son of George H.W. Bush
    Jeb Bush, son of George H.W. Bush
    None of the above.
    Biden's incompetent, and shyster son? Bashing aside, why ask if Hunter could have obtained these lucrative positions without daddy's influence?

    Speaking of Nepotism......

    Bill Clinton - Hillary Clinton

    John Kennedy - Bobby Kennedy

    John Kennedy - Serial rapist, AKA THE SWIMMER Ted Kennedy

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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    Hunter Biden is clearly guilty of benefiting from Nepotism. That is not a crime by any means, but it is obviously not ideal to use your parents influence to enrich yourself. In fact, I'd say one of the core underlying problems that Democrats are trying to fight that leads to the types of radical income inequality in this country is Nepotism. Wealthy parents using their wealth and power to insure the success of their children regardless of how dense they may be.

    But since Republicans seem to want to bash Joe and Hunter Biden I thought we should do a little roll call check to see who realistically has a right to criticize nepotism from the Republican side of the isle...

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Daughter of Governor Mike Huckabee.
    Megan McCain, Daughter of John McCain
    Mitt Romney, Son of former Governor George Romney
    Ivanka Trump, Daughter of Assclown Donald Trump
    Donald Trump Jr, Son of Assclown Donald Trump
    Eric Trump, Son of Assclown Donald Trump
    Donald Trump son of Fred Trump.
    George W Bush, son of George H.W. Bush
    Jeb Bush, son of George H.W. Bush
    None of the above.
    None of the above.

    Certainly not Obese Donald Trump who is without a doubt the worst government nepotist in my lifetime if not in all of our history.

    But it wouldn't be so bad if he stuck just to nepotism, but he is grifting off our government in every way, shape and form our Founding Fathers worried could happen with the wrong person at the top. The precautions they thought they built into the Constitution to prevent it from happening never anticipated the chosen one the true King of grifting that is Donald Trump.
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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Old adage: It's not what you know, it's who you know.

    There was nothing wrong with Hunter Biden sitting on a board of directors for a Ukraine gas company. He was one many high profile well connected people that Burisma hired to be on their board to help give the company a better image and attract investments from abroad.

    It is often asked what he did on the company board and here's the answer we've all been waiting for....


    "KIEV (Reuters) - During his time on the board of one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, was regarded as a helpful non-executive director with a powerful name, according to people familiar with Biden’s role at the company....

    Biden, a trained lawyer, had served on the board of a U.S. company and had also formed an investment firm with fellow Yale graduates Archer and Christopher Heinz, the stepson of former U.S. Senator John Kerry.

    Interviews with more than a dozen people, including executives and former prosecutors in Ukraine, paint a picture of a director who provided advice on legal issues, corporate finance and strategy during a five-year term on the board, which ended in April of this year....

    According to four sources close to the company, Biden regularly attended Burisma’s twice annual board meetings – all of which were held outside of Ukraine.

    A source close to the company said Biden took part in strategic conversations and shared his opinions and experience. In between board meetings, “there were constant calls, dialogue, sharing of advice, consideration of different options,” the source said. “Expansion to other markets was also discussed,” the source added.

    Another source close to Burisma said Biden assisted with analysis of oil and gas assets the company was considering buying abroad, though a deal didn’t go through. The company was considering possible acquisitions in Europe, Kazakhstan and the United States, the source and another person close to Burisma said.

    Both sources said that around the time Biden was appointed, Burisma was also looking to secure a financing deal with foreign investment funds, including one in the United States.

    Biden helped to find lawyers to work on this process, before it broke down due to the start of the war in east Ukraine, one of those two sources said. “He was a ceremonial figure,” that person added...."

    What Hunter Biden did on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma - Reuters


    A very informative article, I must say.
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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    We have enough evidence of nepotism resulting from corrupt actions by the Obama administration...and not only involving Biden...to warrant a Special Prosecutor. You cannot say the same about the Trump administration.
    How about some examples of the corrupt Obama administration's nepotism.

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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2 View Post
    How about some examples of the corrupt Obama administration's nepotism.
    Biden, Kerry, Clinton...to name just a few.
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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Biden, Kerry, Clinton...to name just a few.
    Biden was elected. Clinton and Kerry were both highly qualified for the positions to which they were appointed. Nepotism usually implies a plummy job with little responsibility. Appointing someone Sect'y of State is not nepotism. If it is then all presidents are guilty. Sorry, but the conservative idea that President Obama was corrupt falls into the category of "just plain ignorant"

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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2 View Post
    Biden was elected. Clinton and Kerry were both highly qualified for the positions to which they were appointed. Nepotism usually implies a plummy job with little responsibility. Appointing someone Sect'y of State is not nepotism. If it is then all presidents are guilty. Sorry, but the conservative idea that President Obama was corrupt falls into the category of "just plain ignorant"
    Nepotism is also people in high places using their position to benefit their relatives.

    nepotism

    the act of using your power or influence to get good jobs or unfair advantages for members of your own family

    NEPOTISM | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Nepotism is also people in high places using their position to benefit their relatives.
    I could be wrong but I don't believe that Biden, Kerry and Clinton are relatives of President Obama. Did you think they were?

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    Re: Of the following who has any right to be critical of Nepotism?

    Most of the names on this list have nothing to do with Nepotism. Someone getting a job for a news outlet or some other company outside your parent's influence is not Nepotism. Just because you gain name recognition because of your parent's fame does not imply nepotism.

    Some may think that children working in a family business is nepotism. I don't hold that belief. An example of nepotism is you are a VP at GM and hire your son as a director over more qualified people.

    Another example of Nepotism is, I volunteer for a medical mission to Haiti every year. What passes as a hospital over there is a block building with a tin roof and one air conditioned room. The medical waste was disposed of by tossing it in the creek out back. This building was built by Hilary Clinton's brother for a cost of $28 million funded by the Clinton Foundation.

    Another example of Nepotism is Chelsea Clinton drawing a salary of $600,000 a year for being on the Board of Directors of the Clinton Foundation.

    Both of these are Nepotism because Bill and Hillary used their influence to place relatives in positions where they could profit. However, Chelsea working a correspondent for NBC is not nepotism.

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