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Hillary Schedules Event With Rothschild-Family Bajillionaire Who Called Obama “Elitist”

De Rothschild with her husband.

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Slate’s Dave Weigel notes that Hillary Clinton will make her first political appearance of 2014 at a fundraiser hosted by Lynn Forester de Rothschild. From Politico:

Hillary Clinton will be the star attraction at a May 15 fundraiser for her daughter’s mother-in-law, Marjorie Margolies, who is running for a Pennsylvania congressional seat, POLITICO has learned.

It represents the first political activity Clinton — a potential 2016 presidential candidate — has engaged in this year.

De Rothschild is a multimillionaire who was reportedly introduced her husband, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, by Henry Kissinger. She became nationally notorious during the 2008 election cycle as a Clinton supporter who refused to throw her support to Barack Obama after the primaries, vocally backing John McCain and calling Obama an “elitist” without any apparent sense of irony. She later said the president is “a loser” who “is going to bankrupt America” and observed that “being half black” did not qualify him to be president.