When she announced her fourth candidacy for president, I signed up for Hillary’s mailing list. (In case you forgot, she won two terms as co-president with Bill, in 1992 and 1996, before losing her co-president race in 2008.)
“Friend – ,” she writes. Hill and I are on such close terms.
“I was raised with the belief that living in this country was one of the greatest blessings anyone could have.” That was when she was a Goldwater Girl back in 1964, before Saul Alinsky – better not call Saul – got hold of her in the late 1960s. And before she cast aside even her Left-radicalism to become an establishment tool.
“Today, for so many families, the path to lasting prosperity is unclear.” Yeah, after the wars, tax increases, spending increases and debased money she voted for in the U.S. Senate and advanced as Secretary of State. In the Senate in 2010, she provided the key, 60th vote for Obamacare. According to CNBC, “For many of the millions of Americans who have been putting off doing their taxes until the last few days, there's been a very rude Obamacare awakening. All those penalties for not having any health coverage are kicking in and for a lot of people, those penalties are steeper than they expected.”
Hill goes on: “Families have fought their way back from tough economic times. But it's not enough—not when the average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes.” She’s just playing the Envy Card. How about forgetting what CEOs make, and instead cutting the tax burden that robs 50 percent of my lower-middle-class income? And slashing the regulations that strangulate my life? And ending the Federal Reserve Board and its 0 percent interest rate policy that makes middle-class savings impossible?
“Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion” (emphasis in original). What is an “everyday American”? How can we spot them? Can’t they “champion” themselves?
“I've spent my entire life standing up for women, children, families, and anyone who needed a little help along the way. That's what this campaign will be about, and that's what I'll do every single day as your president.” She never “stood up for” me except to knock me down.
“It's time for us to fight for people like my dad, who ran a small business and committed himself to building a better life for his family. People like my mom, who relied on the kindness of others to get through a tough childhood…” So is she calling for a return to 1950s America?
“…and like my baby granddaughter, who deserves to grow up in a country where every single kid has the opportunity to live up to her or his potential.” So every new baby is supposed to have the advantages of the granddaughter of two multi-millionaire co-presidents?
“This won't be easy. And I won't take anything for granted. I'm going to work my heart out to earn every single vote, because I know it's your time.” Huh?
“I want you with me on this. Chip in what you can today to help build our campaign….Thanks, Hillary.”
John C. Seiler, Jr., writes from California.