“Pay for play originated with the Clinton administration, "
“Somebody else try to explain reality to this lunatic. I am so done with this guy, "
Zuhlamon, I can only do so much.
ChevJames007, “Pay for play” goes back much further/farther than the Clintons. You can see it openly in action with Andrew Jackson’s “to the victor go the spoils”.
Ulysses S. Grant’s administration had it at lower levels; I don’t think anyone accuses President Grant himself.
Tammany Hall of New York City endured for nearly two centuries, formed in 1789 and Chicago’s Mayor Richard Joseph Daley used government power for their own enrichment and further empowerment.
Teapot Dome actually had the Administration actually using national guard troops to murder prospectors to enrich “supporters”.
Pay for play goes back a very long way, involves all parties, just whoever is in power. The Clintons just did it better and yet less obviously.