Last week we brought the heartbreaking story of the Bill and Hillary Clintons time in poverty. It was a heroic tale of survival as they Clintons fought to get by on only several hundred thousand dollars for several months… until the multiple millions began rolling in. (The Clintons reported making $16 Million in 2001.)
If Hillary’s misadventures with being “dead broke” weren’t condescending enough, she has continued the farce into this week. Now Hillary says that Democrats don’t mind the wealth she and Bill have amassed because they aren’t “truly well off,” and they’ve gotten rich through “hard work.” Apparently, all those other rich people have gotten rich through easy work? Also, gimme a break! Bill and Hillary Clinton have gotten rich by having people fly them to exotic locations and then by charging them hundreds of thousands of dollars to hear them speak! Or by demanding millions of dollars to have someone ghost-write a book for them… not by “hard word.”
Nevertheless, here she is speaking with the Guardian Newspaper saying the 99% love her…
And money? What about money? Bill and Hillary have reportedly made more than $100m since they left the White House in 2001. Yet that didn’t stop Hillary complaining to Diane Sawyer on ABC News that the couple had emerged from highest office “dead broke”, a comment that ranks for its tone deafness alongside John McCain’s admission in the 2008 presidential election that he couldn’t remember how many houses he owned.
America’s glaring income inequality is certain to be a central bone of contention in the 2016 presidential election. But with her huge personal wealth, how could Clinton possibly hope to be credible on this issue when people see her as part of the problem, not its solution?
“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work,” she says, letting off another burst of laughter. If past form is any guide, she must be finding my question painful.
Even CNN is laughing at her.
The truth is that Clinton is a hypocrite and a deceiver. She preaches that the wealthy are evil, even as she amasses a large personal fortune. The truth is that her liberal Democrat worshippers don’t care what she does. Their leaders can lie, cheat, steal and worse… as long as they are preaching the liberal orthodoxy. They don’t have to believe it or pretend to live by it… they just have to preach it and their loyal minions will follow them to the very gates of Hell. (or Hollywood)
How do we beat people who don’t care how bad their leaders screw things up or how often their demigods lie to them?
It’s going to be tough…