Press TV called early this morning seeking comments on an article about Hillary Clinton’s promise to “topple” the top 1%. That topic was too good to resist; here’s the link to their page and file of my monologue, and here are some outtakes:
*Hillary Clinton is perhaps the most corrupt Secretary of State in American history. The Clinton Foundation was getting massive windfalls from foreign governments and entities at the same time that Hillary was doing favors for them.
* For Hillary Clinton to base her presidential campaign on “toppling the 1%” is like her husband campaigning in favor of sexual abstinence. Hillary is apparently basing her presidential hopes on the unlimited gullibility of American voters.
* The real 1% issue is how the Federal Reserve has rigged the economic game to crucify the middle class with zero interest rates. Folks who relied on their savings have been devastated at the same time the Federal Reserve artificially inflates stock values to benefit the richest Americans.
* Instead of fixing this injustice, Hillary wants politicians to have even more power to dictate who gets what. But Hillary’s entire career proves that politicians cannot be trusted with arbitrary power.
So I tapped on the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) button above my blog entry and it warned me: “The copy scores 39 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered difficult to read.Try to make shorter sentences, using less difficult words to improve readability.” Hell, I thought it was a good thing to avoid four-letter words.
Technically, “Hillary” is a four-letter word. It’s just spelled wrong.
“Hillary is apparently basing her presidential hopes on the unlimited gullibility of American voters.” Any reason to believe that she’s got the wrong strategy? Along with a strong side order of identity politics, of course.
Not sure about her campaign strategy.
Besides, she could shift tactics any day now and embrace a principled, honest appeal based on the issues.
And winged monkeys……
You don’t think that Hillary learned from her 2008 prez campaign that she needs to take the high road?