Clinton, Crapitalism, and the Fear Machine

It must be somewhat disturbing to the less devoted supporters of Hillary! For President that she can’t seem to make a single public appearance without dropping a gaffe bomb that takes days to defuse. It’s a good thing that Democrats are given endless opportunities to “clarify” their remarks by their friendly media. Hillary spends as much time clarifying as she does speaking.

Our Lady of Dead Brokeness got into trouble most recently for her bizarre declaration that businesses and corporations don’t create jobs, obliging her online apologists to waste a few million pixels concocting elaborate theories about what she really meant, coupled with vein-popping tirades against anyone who dared to repeat her actual words verbatim. Eventually Clinton herself went for what CNN describes as a “do-over,” borrowing one of Barack Obama’s favorite verbal crutches to complain about all the people who won’t let her be clear.

“Let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades,” Clinton pronounced. “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.”

See, it’s your fault for thinking that when she croaked, “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs” – in a tone of voice that implied anyone who would tell you such a thing might also email you claiming to be a deposed Nigerian price with $30 million he urgently needs to deposit in your bank account – she was saying that corporations and businesses don’t create jobs. I gather, from her walkback, that she now believes you should let people tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs, provided they don’t want a tax break, or stash their profits overseas.

“It’s the second time Clinton has struggled to speak fluently in the economic vernacular of her party,” CNN notes dryly, looking back to her comments about being “dead broke” after she left the White House with only a few million bucks and a couple of mansions to her name.

That would be the “economic vernacular” of suckers – easily manipulated, deeply ignorant people who think jobs are like bread crusts tossed to happy peasants by the great and noble masters of a …read more    

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