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Hillary! Starts Walking It Back

Filed under: General — JVW @ 10:32 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Fresh off her most recent self-inflicted wound, Hillary! Rodham Clinton sought to walk back her comments made last week that suggested that businesses do not create jobs. Naturally, being a Democrat and a Clinton, Hillary! and her enablers tried to pass off the whole imbroglio as being a misunderstanding. Appearing at a campaign event for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), she complained that we had missed the context of her remarks:

So-called trickle-down economics has failed. I shorthanded this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades: Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas.

To refresh our memories, here is her quote from the earlier event in Massachusetts supporting Martha Coakley, her party’s nominee for governor:

So, dear reader, it’s really your fault if you didn’t understand the full context of Hillary!’s remarks in Massachusetts. It is most certainly not a case where Hillary! was caught pandering to a far-left audience which probably hopes to replace her with their own local sweetheart Elizabeth Warren as the 2016 nominee for President. This is just another instance where perhaps she slightly misspoke or where maybe her statement just needed a little bit of clarification.

I’m no longer thinking that she is at all inevitable as the Democrat’s nominee in 2016. (I still disagree with some of you in that I think she will still run. She’s spent her whole life wanting to be President and this is almost literally her last chance. No turning back now.)


22 Responses to “Hillary! Starts Walking It Back”

  1. “Let me explain what I really, really, meant from my personal experience. Businesses and corporations do not create jobs. Only former President’s wives, running for President for ten years straight, can create $27,000.00/minute jobs at NBC for their little girls.”

    nk (dbc370)

  2. a lying hag of a pig lied… unexpectedly.

    Film @ 11

    redc1c4 (dab236)

  3. Lying biatch lies! In other breaking news, water still wet is! Film at eleven.

    Yoda (d89de1)

  4. Corporations are for fund raising, speaking fees and board positions, otherwise she has no use for them. Revenues are for calculating taxes. She’s just like Obola, and she can’t stand that Lizzy Highcheeks is running to the left of her highness.

    hadoop (f7d5ba)

  5. Hillary has been a diehard leftist her entire life. Unlike Bill, whose only core belief was that he really wanted to be President, she’s been a student of Alinsky her entire life. There is a good reason we’ve never seen those college theses.

    But she isn’t the campaigner Bill is, either. She’s not likable, she’s arrogant and haughty and it comes across. Hillary makes these flubs continually, too. She’s not quite Biden, but she’s running second in the gaffe race for the year.

    I never thought she’d be the nominee. She was ‘inevitable’ in 2008, too.

    Estragon (ada867)

  6. Her walk-back, in no way, explains what she meant when she said that. It is simply not possible to get her new meaning from what she actually said, unless words have no actual meaning.

    JD (285732)

  7. That depends on what the meaning of “meaning” is.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. Corporations are for fund raising, speaking fees and board positions, otherwise she has no use for them.

    Agreed. The default mode of the Democratic Party’s pols is to manufacture patron-client relationships, to the point where academic political science fancies that’s the whole point of politics (“authoritative allocation of values”). Your relationship with the business sectors differs from that with your other clients. You pander to your other clients. With the business sector, you shake them down. Businesses are honey pots and pols neither know nor care how they come by their resources as long as some honey goes to the broker. Easy to collect campaign cash if you’re also dispensing ‘waivers’. The Democratic Party is a criminal organization.

    Art Deco (ee8de5)

  9. unless words have no actual meaning.

    The prominent lawyers in the Republican and Democratic Parties have been telling us for several years now that conventional matrimonial law is ‘unconstitutional’. I’m thinking we ought to apply this notion of law as verbal trumpery for our will to our dealings with lawyers. Let’s just interpret away that constitutional language about bills of attainder and simply pass one. Stick the names of about 20,000 prominent lawyers on such a bill (including about 2/3 of the appellate judiciary). The penalty prescribed would be loss of citizenship and expulsion, starting tomorrow.

    Art Deco (ee8de5)

  10. Stick the names of about 20,000 prominent lawyers on such a bill (including about 2/3 of the appellate judiciary).

    Heh! Google the story about the mice who decided to bell the cat.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. hillary, the female joe biden. But, instead of foot in mouth, she suffers from (cloven) hoof in mouth.

    Jim (defd88)

  12. Jeb Bush will put paid to her saucy impudence

    happyfeet (803310)

  13. Saucy?

    nk (dbc370)

  14. What difference, at this point, does it make?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. Is it because of business or corporations or is it because of guys were out for a walk one night and decided they’d go create some jobs.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. well I know ‘stimon un schuster’ as Rush puts it’ lost a whole bunch of jobs, as a result of her egg of a memoir, but I don’t think that’s what she meant,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  17. She’s arrogant, ujpleasant, frumpy, hectoring, aging gracelessly, and an economic illiterate. That any ofmthe Democrats are seriously thinking of running her for President isman indication of how low on talent they are.

    C. S. P. Schofield (848299)

  18. Yeah–the talent pool looks a little thin on the Democrat side. But it’s not much thicker amongst the Repubs. What we need is a new political class that has a lot fewer lying weasels in it.

    Skeptical Voter (12e67d)

  19. nk (dbc370) — 10/28/2014 @ 4:27 am

    Nominated for comment of the day!

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  20. Yeah–the talent pool looks a little thin on the Democrat side. But it’s not much thicker amongst the Repubs.

    Wesley Clark, Howard Dean, and the Big He himself are the Democrats who had previously had experience in public administration to wage consequential presidential campaigns in the last twenty years. Al Gore, Bill Bradley, John Kerry, John Edwards, Hildebeeste, and BO, nada.

    It’s a measure of the culture of the Democratic Party that Howard Dean thought it necessary to play the buffoon for career advancement and that Bilge Clinton’s sordid history cost him no esteem within the ranks. There’s so much to shake your head at. Very few men get divorced past age 60, but Bill Bradley and Wesley Clark managed it (and Albert Gore has got halfway there). Albert Gore presents the viewer with an example of something which one seldom sees in mundane life: a man who grows inexorably more corrupt and disgusting as he ages (without the excuse of senility); as a moral agent, he’s been all down hill since about age 39. A recitation of the horrors of John Edwards’ treatment of his wife would be jejune at this point (but do you expect better from an ambulance chaser?). John Kerry established himself as a public figure (and, to a degree, maintained himself in office) by exploiting a military service record he also misrepresented; when you come right down to it, he’s a rank-and-file lawyer from Boston with the habit of marrying women with eight-figure sums of money behind them.

    And what do you have left? Hildebeeste, unscrupulous megalomaniac, and BO, who takes the art of being a hollow man to a new level of achievement.

    Collectively, we used to be better people than we are. The quality of our ‘leaders’ is in part a function of that.

    Art Deco (ee8de5)

  21. When John Kerry told Theresa that she had a lovely figure, it wasn’t her body measurements he had his eye on.

    Yoda (cffabe)

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