With all the time Hillary has had – from tooling around in her Scooby van to her behavior as a tool at staged media events – one would have hoped her first big speech would have been something exciting.
Instead, it was the same progressive blabber Americans have endured almost as long as Hillary’s been alive. The crowd loved it of course. Like good lil Democrats they cheered dutifully on cue like a thousand North Korean schoolchildren performing in a massive choreographed event at a Pyongyang stadium. They chanted “Hill-ah-ree” and laughed when she spoke slowly just to make sure they knew she was cracking a big funny. Aside from telling the world that she colors her hair, she said nothing of substance.
Universal preschool and childcare.
Healthcare for all. (Wasn’t that why Obamacare came about?).
She reminded us that she was there when we killed bin Laden.
She reminded us that she has a vagina.
There were weird references to racism and a sprinkling of promises to the LGBT community.
An infrastructure bank to sell bonds to pay for infrastructure projects.
She said she’d rewrite the tax code.
Yep, she said she’d rewrite the tax code.
No really, as President she said she’d rewrite the entire United States tax code.
Hillary talked about economic inclusion and fairness.
Or was it fairness and inclusion. Anyway.
There was her ode to climate change. It was particularly strange as she more or less repeated the green energy promises Obama made in 2007 and 2008. Green jobs, cleaner energy, a carbon tax to price fuel beyond consumer’s ability to pay for it.
Hillary talked about meeting a single mom who just wanted a fair shake in life. This single mom has no name of course because she doesn’t exist. She’s a “composite” character like those in Obama’s autobiographies. Or like the “Julia” character Democrats created a few years ago to help sell their agenda.
She quoted from The Beatles. Evidently no one thought to tell Hillary that the younger voters that Democrats rely on for votes a) don’t know the song “Yesterday” (these are the people who thought Kanye West “discovered” an unknown musician going by the name Paul McCartney earlier this year); or b) if they do know the song “Yesterday” it’s a song their grandparents listen to. What she was aiming for with a nod to the golden oldies who knows.
Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused” could have been cited to describe the crowd clucking along as Hillary quoted “Yesterday”. (Been Dazed and Confused so long it’s not true/wanted a woman never bargained for you).
Hillary spoke at length but delivered essentially the same speech her party’s candidates have given since “Yesterday” was a hit single.
That’s the biggest takeaway. Democrats for generations now have campaigned on promises they never keep. Otherwise Hillary wouldn’t be giving the same rhetoric Mondale and Dukakis dished out decades ago.
I dare the mainstream media to ask why this is.