“If Hillary Clinton campaigns on reforming Wall Street, jailing Wall Street bankers who broke the law, expanding Social Security benefits and investing in government jobs — and fights those fights in a way that shows her heart is in it — voters will reward her.” – Adam Green
It has to be a powerful feeling to be a Democrat; you can say whatever you want, and you can do whatever you want. If what you said is perceived negatively, you can just claim that you misspoke. If what you do is perceived negatively, you can claim it was someone else’s fault. The media pines for you like a lovesick teenager, willing to do anything to protect you. You can lie directly to the American people, and openly contradict yourself, then chalk it up to personal growth of opinion. You are a fluid being, with the capability to ensnare the minds of the American people, all because you have absolutely no accountability.
DISCLAIMER: For criticizing Hillary Clinton, I will be immediately labeled as a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. If that’s what it takes to call her what she is, I gladly accept that mantle.
Hillary Clinton is doing her level best to appeal to the populist Democrats. She has take up the mantle of the anti-Wall Street heroine, who is willing to fight to the death for the rights of the little guy. Hillary is employing the well worn liberal strategy of denial, and change. Because she needs Americans to believe that she cares about them, she is quickly, and deliberately moving away from her past, during which time she was more moderate (as moderate as a Clinton can be).
The modern liberal movement has moved so far to the left that 1995 Hillary Clinton is no longer electable. Even 2008 Hillary is too conservative, if you can believe that. So, to get herself ready for the evolving liberal crowd that will be voting in 2016, Hillary is denying that she ever was anything less than an extreme liberal.
This is what liberals do. They are all political opportunists–even the ideologues. They sway with the wind so perfectly that no one seems to notice that just several years before, they were advocating wildly different views. Denial, and change. Deny the past, and change the message. For example, Hillary Clinton rails against Wall Street for robbing Americans, and being a large contributor to the financial implosion we are suffering through. Yet, over the last several years, she has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from Goldman Sachs.
Let’s just take a look at Hillary’s transformation over the years on the gay marriage issue:
“Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.” – Hillary Clinton, 2000
“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights…No matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we are, we are all equally entitled to our human rights and dignity.” – Hillary Clinton, 2011
“That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law.” – Hillary Clinton, 2013
Note the progression of her sentiments. Hillary has changed so dramatically over the last decade. During the 2008 presidential campaign, she was against gay marriage, but now that it’s an issue that she can really use to her advantage, she’s suddenly for it.
These two pieces of Hillary Clinton are just the surface of a trend. She slams Wall Street, then proceeds to profit from them. She denounces gay marriage, then approves of it when it becomes convenient to her campaign. She is an opportunist, and she can afford to be because the media is her protector.
I don’t care where you stand. Whatever your political affiliation, you should be deeply concerned over Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy. She is an opportunist, in addition to being an ideologue. That is a dangerous combination. She doesn’t represent any constituency but herself. She’s a chameleon.