This map has infuriated Democrats across the United States and lead to a heavy campaign push toward voter registration and turnout for the upcoming 2016 election.
“I am shocked and appalled,” said Clinton campaign organizer Martin Rook, “This is a disturbing trend and one we intend to combat through education, awareness and a grassroots campaign into the heart of the American landscape. This map cannot be allowed to persist, it cannot be the state of our nation or our nation’s future, and we will see that it does not become our future, for it is a mentality locked in the past and that’s where it needs to stay.”
Which is all sort of a weird comment because the map is about which states like Fruit Punch and Berry Blue Hi-C. I’m not sure why they care about such things.
Hillary, who makes $250k per speech, attacks CEO salaries
Oh, this is rich (pun intended). Hillary Clinton, who makes 5 times more money per 90-minute speech than the average American worker makes in a year, is complaining that CEOs make too much money. Isn’t that cute?
From Reuters via Yahoo! (which somehow manages to studiously avoid mentioning this glaring hypocrisy):
Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said American families were still facing financial hardship at a time “when the average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes.” In a tightly scripted campaign launch in which there were few surprises, the comments were unexpected, at least by progressives, who saw them as an early sign she may shift away from the centrist economic policies pursued by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. “I definitely see the push from the left wing, which I think is great,” said Jared Milrad, a Clinton supporter who appeared in a video launching her campaign for the presidency. Milrad said he saw the populist rhetoric as a sign that Clinton “has been listening” to backers such as himself who want her to embrace some of the economic policies pushed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, a hero of liberal Democrats. Warren favors tighter regulation of big banks and a bolstering of the social safety net.
I could go on and on and on. The Clintons are the 1% that progressives are always whining about.
Of course, I don’t begrudge her a bit for making that kind of money. If a college (or book publisher or someone else) is stupid enough wants to pay her six or seven figures for some unknown reason, it’s none of my business. I say good for her. Our society needs rich people for business and philanthropy. But here’s the thing: She’s a hypocrite. Why hasn’t she been speaking on college campuses without charging them? To my knowledge, she deposited every one of her publishing checks. Why would she do that? Doesn’t she “have enough money”?
Here’s the rub: This isn’t about income inequality. It’s about pandering to ignorant voters who think that income inequality is a real problem and that it can only be fixed by big government. That’s it. She knows that government policies that attack high wage earners will often lead to a greater income disparity (one need look no further than the last 6 years) but the low-information voters she’s targeting don’t know that. And as long as they don’t know, the Hillary Clinton class warfare rhetoric will be alive and well.
A word on Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate
Feminists, Hillary Clinton isn’t the “right choice” just because she’s a woman. Supporting her based solely on her sex is shallow thinking. It is great that women have come far enough in this country that a woman has a real chance of being elected president. I can appreciate that Clinton has worked very hard throughout her life, defying the odds to become successful, but that’s pretty much the only way in which she is a feminist role model. Feminists should not champion someone who supports coercive power structures. However, it’s also not her job to be a feminist role model just because she is female. Sex should be entirely irrelevant in this election. I will defend Clinton when she is being attacked on the basis of her sex. Sexism is intolerable. It is her policies that deserve to be ridiculed.
Hillary Clinton, the politician, the presidential candidate, is awful.
They’re all awful.
Her policies and viewpoints are destructive. She is not elevated above all the other male candidates because of her “girl power,” though she will exploit it to win your vote. In fact, power, female or otherwise, is the problem. True liberation, for men and women, would be to break from this corrupt, excessive power structure that is the United States government, and government in general.
This election season, dare to think for yourselves. Dare to think outside the box, outside of the accepted social and political constructs - government, the voting system, the election process, the two party system, the presidency, domination, control, nationalism, gender roles. No one denies that politics consists of facades, lies, power struggles, and lots of money. We all know you have to play dirty to win and to stay the victor. Why then, do we continue to put it all on a pedestal? As if it is a natural part of life? It all relies on your obedience and devotion. There are other ways - government is not God. Don’t be another pawn in their game. Break free from this mold!
“Some women are concerned that Hillary Clinton is usually referred to by just her first name, which they say wouldn’t happen if she were a male candidate. They think it shows a lack of respect. ‘You sure about that?’ said Oprah, Madonna, Cher and Beyoncé.”
We NEED Young People to Support Bernie and Show Up
It’s not just Republicans either. In the last election cycle President Obama received some of his biggest contributions from big banks like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Coincidentally those same banks were also Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors. Money buys influence and that influence almost never pushes policies in a direction that helps the average people. Fortunately there are record low rates of voter turn out, especially amongst young people and students. We need that to change, we need to support Bernie Sanders before big business interests continue to ruin our country. Bernie Sanders supports publicly funded elections to prevent those with massive amounts of disposable wealth from effectively buying elections. We need to support Bernie Sanders. If you don’t vote please consider registering and supporting Bernie Sanders. He has pledged to refuse big money to run his campaign, he can’t win without us. If young people vote though, Bernie Sanders is undeniably the best candidate and we may actually see some real change. When you’re working for the people and not JP Morgan its a lot easier to incite that change. Bernie Sanders 2016!