It is becoming clear that the DNC has retained Lewis Carroll to provide the narrative for the 2016 election. The problem is that even Alice and the Mad Hatter would have trouble keeping a straight face when confronting the positions being taken by Hilliary and the party in general.
Take for example the economic program promised by the candidate. She seems bent on convincing one and all that she is utterly and completely ignorant on all things economic. Other than a graduate degree on money laundering by virtue of her association with the Clinton Foundation there is no evidence that she has ever had to understand, much less master, the fundamental principles of economic thought.
Her campaign ads suggest that Hilliary will create 10.4 million new jobs which begs the question as to why she has never made her ingenious plan available to President Obama who is presiding over the weakest recovery in American history. Needless to say the plan is devoid of details. One is reminded of a story told by the economist Milton Friedman. Dr. Friedman was in India to study programs being run by the Indian Government. He was taken to the site of a major excavation for a canal. There he witnessed a huge number of men digging with shovels. Friedman asked his host why they were not using heavy equipment to dig the canal. The response was very simple…the project was designed to provide employment for as many workers as possible to which he responded: “By all means let them use teaspoons.” I am sure the sarcasm was lost on the Progressive Indian bureaucrat running the canal dig. But it just may be what Hilliary has in mind with her phantasmagorical promise.
In addition the economic neophyte has promised $1.4 Trillion in new Federal spending. There is no indication as to how this irresponsible proposal will be funded. There are no guidelines as to how the profligate government will manage the expenditure of this massive boondoggle. Perhaps we should start with an audit of the stimulus package that was enacted by the Congress at the behest of the equally economically ignorant Obama in 2009…the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which allegedly injected $787 Billion into the staggering US economy. Many remember how our President laughed it off when he suggested that those “shovel ready projects weren’t so shovel ready”. Does Obama even know what a shovel looks like? We should receive a strict accounting of all those stimulating dollars thatwere to have been injected into the stream of commerce because there is little or no evidence that it had any effect at all.
Note that for the second quarter of 2016 the US economy roared along at a vertigo inducing 1.1% clip which Fed Chair Janet Yellen was positively giddy about though she was generally drowned out by the laughter of more knowledgeable folks. There is no confidence that the spending package proposed by Ms. Clinton would bear any more fruit than the economic anesthesia Obama implemented beginning in 2009. The fine print may include a suggestion that the entire program be managed by the Clinton Foundation what with its amazing success with charitable spending to date.
Based on the soothing bromides issued by the Clinton team all of this will help drive the country toward that equal distribution of, well, everything. The theme was explained by the Dodo in Alice in Wonderland. “Everyone has won and all must have prizes”. But of course the question is: Who gives the prizes? The apparent answer is the Federal government and it will be based on “fairness”. But what constitutes a “fair” distribution of the prizes? Eric Blair in his wonderful satire Animal Farm summarized the Communist/Socialist philosophy as: “All are equal but some are more equal than others.” Read that to mean that the Progressives are more equal than the rest of us when it comes to the application of the law and the distribution of income.
It is amusing to watch the descent of the presidential “debate” into name-calling. It is, however, slightly more complex than when young Hilliary Rodham was trashing people on the playground at her elementary school. Trump suggests that Clinton is a “bigot” and based on the history of her party that would be an accurate assessment. The media hive immediately began to buzz about the boorishness of the Donald who defied all sense of decorum by calling a candidate for the highest office a bigot. The very next day Hilliary, building on the ongoing theme of her campaign, calls Trump a racist. From the main stream media we get…crickets. Yet racist is a more pejorative term than bigot and it is far more inflammatory. Hilliary has embraced the racist group known as (Some) Black Lives Matter. Ask any member of that movement to identify by name the last ten Blacks killed by other Blacks in, say, Chicago and be prepared for a blank stare. So as Blair suggested Blacks killed by white cops are more equal than Blacks being murdered by other Blacks. Trump has merely suggested that Blacks in America have been neglected by the party for which they slavishly vote (pun intended) and that the cities run for a century by her party have delivered on precisely zero promises made by LBJ, Carter, Clinton and Obama. All Trump did was tell Black voters that they had nothing to lose by trying something new, i.e. pulling the Republican lever in November. In the febrile mind of Hilliary Clinton that simple suggestion reeks of racism, almost KKK behavior.
I am sure that this will all be the subject of tough questioning at her next press conference, say, in 2023.
And we haven’t even touched the veritable cavalcade of lies and misstatements made by the fair Hilliary that are revealed every few days. Suddenly all those emails about yoga pants and wedding plans appear just like the Rose law firm billing records. In the parlance of Richard Nixon all previous statements are immediately declared inoperative…oops my bad. Nixon at least had the integrity to agree that the new information was at odds with previous statements made by his administration. The poor souls who front for Hilliary are forced to square the circle every day by trying to explain that what she said in public or to Congress or to the FBI is actually consistent despite the obvious inconsistency. One has to be curious as to how her sycophantic team can navigate the day with the Koolaid IVs planted in their arms. It makes Josh Earnest seem, well, earnest, which is an accusation that has not recently been sent his way.
And our friend Julian Assange has promised that there will be some bombshell revelations regarding Mrs. Clinton as we get closer to the election. Let’s hope he escapes the Seth Rich treatment.
Bill Clinton created a new reality everyday while his wife just keeps hitting the reset button.