Why Hillary's 1st term would be Obama's 3rd....
NRO's Stanley Kurtz recently explained why Hillary's pose of moderation masks her radical core, that will drive a Hillary presidency.
Hillary let the mask slip (0:36) a few weeks ago, while campaigning for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts. Qouth she:
“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. One of the things my husband says when people say, ‘What did you bring to Washington?’ He says, ‘I brought arithmetic.’
Hillary has walked back--or tried to--her "jobs" remark, with this gem:
“Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America and 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.”
That the levels of regulation hillary would impose will crush small business, one would not know from this quotation. Come 2016 few voters will recall her 1993 retort to complaints about HillaryCare regulation and business:
"I can't be responsible for every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America."
In 2016, 23 years after her tart dismissal of small business concerns, how many voters will recall--given that her media enablers will keep this in the politics memory hole? A voter age 40 in 2016 was 17 in 1993. In 2008 the median voter age was 44 (I have not been able to find 2012 figures, but the age surely will be lower, as younger voters replace older ones.) That is, half of 2008 voters were under 44. Come 2016, it will be less than 44. This means that half the voters will have been mid-teens when Hillary snapped off the answer above. Long gone into the galaxy.
Oh, and Hillary told ex-SecDef Robert Gates that her 2007 vote against George Bush's "surge" in Iraq was "political," as she saw Barack Obama as a presidential primary rival.
Bottom Line. Independent voters who voted for Barack Obama because they thought him moderate, post-racial, etc., should learn from that experience. And they should realize that Hillary's tacks to center were tactical, not changes of heart, over the years. Her heart lies way left of center.
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