Hillary Clinton (makes sense?)

I don’t agree with much of what is said below and as usually much of it is misleading, short-sighted and ignores core facts and unintended consequences. However, comparing this with the naive, even bizzar rhetoric of Sanders and his pie-in-the sky ideas, Clinton’s words should make a lot of sense to liberal Americans. 

Hillary Clinton:

We agree that we’ve got to get unaccountable money out of politics. We agree that Wall Street should never be allowed to wreck Main Street again. But here’s the point I want to make tonight. I am not a single issue candidate, and I do not believe we live in a single issue country.

I think that a lot of what we have to overcome to break down the barriers that are holding people back, whether it’s poison in the water of the children of Flint, or whether it’s the poor miners who are being left out and left behind in coal country, or whether it is any other American today who feels somehow put down and oppressed by racism, by sexism, by discrimination against the LGBT community, against the kind of efforts that need to be made to root out all of these barriers, that is what I want to take on.

And here in Wisconsin I want to reiterate, we’ve got to stand up for unions and working people who have been at the core of the American middle class and who are being attacked by ideologues, by demagogues. Yes, does Wall Street and big financial interests along with drug companies, insurance companies, big oil, all of it, have too much influence? You’re right.

But if we were to stop that tomorrow, we would still have the indifference, the negligence that we saw in Flint. We would still have racism holding people back. We would still have sexism preventing women from getting equal pay. We would still have LGBT people who get married on Saturday and get fired on Monday. And we would still have governors like Scott Walker and others trying to rip out the heart of the middle class by making it impossible to organize and stand up for better wages and working conditions.

So I’m going to keep talking about tearing down all the barriers that stand in the way of Americans fulfilling their potential because I don’t think our country can live up to its potential unless we give a chance to every single American to live up to theirs.


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  1. Barrierrs?
    – It was local D’s who changed the water source in Flint, not the state government.
    – It was the D’s who shut down the coal mines and changed the work for miners,
    – Wasn’t it a Hillary event or Hillary supporters who said that they went over to the Bernie campaign because “that’s where the boys are”,
    – Wasn’t it Hillary who was against same gender marriage until she was for it,
    – When it comes to unions and working people, it was the D’s who weren’t interested in PPA 2006, and changes in the funding rules – because obviously, the unions didn’t want to divert money that would be used to fund pension plans, instead they did and still favor a taxpayer bailout of multiemployer plans,
    – It was President Obama and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton who got the big bucks from Wall Street,
    – Drug companies, insurance companies, both jumped in to support PPACA – signed into law by President Obama and now supported, no embraced by Hillary Clinton,
    – Dick, you have written many many times, that confirms it is not sexism that “prevents women from getting equal pay”, and that the equal pay act has been in effect since 1963,
    – Next someone will claim it is racism, not the dysfunctional black family, where 70+% of children are born into a single parent family, that is holding black children back, obviously racism is an issue, but no longer the primary issue,
    – Show me examples of LGBT people who were married on Saturday and fired on Monday simply because they are homosexuals.
    – And, of course, no one stops anyone from arguing for $15 minimum wage, or organizing for better wages and working conditions, among those who want organized labor to fight that fight. I think it clear that in Wisconsin, when Scott Walker signed the changes into law, we saw just how interested people were in paying union dues – down over 50% once it was no longer a closed shop. And, despite Scalia’s death, there is some concern that the unions will lose, and be forced to change to an opt in from an opt out on dues, where the supremes may in fact decide that a state violates the First Amendment when it requires public employees to affirmatively object to subsidizing a labor union’s political or ideological speech, rather than require the union to obtain employees’ affirmative consent to subsidize such speech – as we wait for the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Assn to be decided.

    It is somewhat true, however, that the middle class has had its’ heart ripped out, however, the ripping comes from excessive taxation and regulation for all but, of course, for represented public employees where politicians like Bernie and Hillary and President Obama constantly implement provisions designed to buy their votes.


  2. “We agree that we’ve got to get unaccountable money out of politics.” As long as the money is accountable to Hillary Rotten Clinton’s standard it is ok? So, she will just make the rules that benefit her. Until we get all money out of politics it will stay as corrupt as it has always been. The average citizen’s interests has not been represented since about 1850.


  3. I probably would not have posted this because it only feeds those who forget who the writer is and what she stands for. The average person reading her text would not be able to fully understand it and they would only pick pieces out of it that they want to support.

    Guess you are trying to be fair and balanced.

    Make a positive difference in someone’s life today. Bill Mitchell


    • If you remove about three sentences and the context of who and why this speech was given, I could almost agree with the statements. I am not for discrimination and I would like to get money out of politics. But I know the context and I know who said this and the track record of how she would like to accomplish this scares the hell out of me because I don’t believe a word she says.

      So by my own reasoning, I should vote for Bernie Sander because I don’t believe a word he says and there is no way he could do what he says thus he would be the safest vote.

      But I am wrong so often, what if BS did elected and kept his word? I would never forget myself. I am just hoping that by the end of the summer there will be a candidate that doesn’t make me throw up after I vote.


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