My most significant worry about Donald Trump is that, apart from profit and self-aggrandizement, he has no firm principles. Certainly, he can’t name, explain, or stick to any. Hillary Clinton, however, is an entirely different animal. She is as much a socialist as Bernie Sanders, but is willing to tell any lie to hide her true principles. Consider this from The Federalist:
During CNN’s Democratic townhall event in Ohio on Sunday night [03-13-16], Hillary Clinton said she wants to move away from using coal as an energy source — even if it means eliminating jobs in the process.
‘We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies outta business,’ Clinton said.
Even in Democrat circles, that didn’t play well. So more recently, as Fox News reports:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was confronted Monday at a campaign stop in West Virginia by a laid-off coal worker over previous comments she made that ‘we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.’
Clinton was attending a panel discussion with residents and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in Williamson, W. Va. when she was asked a question by Bo Copley, who told her he was a laid off worker in the coal industry.
‘I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of, out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend, because those people out there don’t see you as a friend,’ Copley said, sometimes breaking into tears, as the chants of the protesters were heard outside.
Clinton however said her comments in March were a ‘misstatement,’ and that she has been talking about helping out coal country ‘for a very long time.
A misstatement, eh? Gee, I don’t know. After all, what evil right wing conspiracy so grievously took Hillary out of context? Oh. It was her taking herself out of context. Of course. People do that all the time, don’t they? Still, that March statement seemed awfully clear, as was Hillary’s serious “this is my face of resolve to destroy the enemies of the environment” as she said it. She really seemed to be taking smug delight in promising to put coal miners and companies out of business.
What I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs,’ Clinton said Monday. ‘That’s what I meant to say, and I think that that seems to be supported by the facts. I didn’t mean that we were going to do it, what I said was, that is going to happen unless we take action to try to and help and prevent it.
Let’s compare and contrast:
We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies outta business.’
‘…the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs.
Well of course! Other than being entirely different syntactically, grammatically, and in meaning and purpose, they’re virtually identical. Consider too, gentle readers, that it was the policies of the Obama Administration, of which Clinton was an integral and enthusiastic part, that caused “the way things are going now.”
So, is Clinton going to reverse the ruinous policies that have caused such massive and brutal job losses? Of course not! She’s not promising to do that at all. She’s not going to lift a finger to stop the coal job losses she cheers and is in part responsible for causing. She’s going to throw more taxpayer money at it:
Clinton released a $30 billion plan last fall aimed at aiding communities dependent on coal production and she’s promised that her husband would focus on revitalizing the region.
That makes perfect progressive sense. Allow her own policies to destroy entire regions of the country, throw people out of work, put them in default of their mortgages and other loans, impoverish them, make them wards of the government, and then throw a token $30 billion into administrative costs and do-nothing federal programs to “revitalize the region.” And what kind of programs will that be? No doubt the usual support for “renewable energy,” solar and windmills, which, like virtually every green boondoggle before them, will throw billions of taxpayer dollars onto the greenie compost heap of technologies that can’t compete in the free market.
Rational Americans recognize this as what it is: yet another cynical, ugly Clinton lie. But how about Senator Manchin, a fellow often touted as being something of a centrist?
Manchin came to Clinton’s defense on Monday.
‘If I thought that was in her heart, if I thought she wanted to eliminate one job in West Virginia I wouldn’t be sitting here,’ he said. ‘I think Hillary knows that. She wouldn’t be here if she felt that way. There is no way you could come into this type of a setting and the way that people are hurting so bad unless you want to help them.
Really? Really?! Manchin is that stupid or that corrupt? He’s speaking of the same Hillary Clinton to lied to the families of our honored Benghazi dead over their very coffins moments after they arrived on American soil, and later called those families liars for speaking the truth about her lies. She’d go anywhere and say anything to benefit herself, and she does it all the time. At least one person in the audience knows a brazen liar when he sees her:
Copley said he plans to vote in the Republican primary May 10.
And so does the leadership of the stupid party. They get almost everything wrong and urinate on the heads of Republicans and tell them it’s raining, but they got this right:
The Republican National Committee responded Monday to the Clinton calling her earlier comments a ‘misstatement.’
‘If Hillary Clinton really stood with coal country she’d be calling on the Obama EPA to stop taking a wrecking ball to their way of life. Given her steadfast support for Obama’s War on Coal, her promise to ‘put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business’ may have been one of the few honest moments she’s had this entire campaign,’ said RNC spokesman Michael Short.
A shame the RNC can’t be that clear and rational every day. The shame of a national political party running a candidate like Hillary Clinton…that speaks for itself.