Yes, Gentle Readers, Hillary Clinton is just like us. She feels our pain. She knows our troubles, and walks a mile in our moccasins. She has the common touch and, by her own lights, is a Horatio Alger, rags to riches story. Who could not fail to be touched by this common, middle class American story:
Hillary Clinton is very important, and she can’t be bogged down by pesky things such as boats or waiting.
The presidential candidate, who is endlessly trying to tell factory workers in Ohio and Pennsylvania that she’s one of them, jetted approximately 20 miles from Martha’s Vineyard — where she was last night partying with President Obama — to Nantucket for a fundraiser on Saturday.
Fox News aired footage of her stepping off her plane in the latter.
Jet aircraft are at their most fuel efficient at cruise altitude and speed. They use the most fuel at low altitudes, and particularly on takeoffs, and to a lesser extent, when landing. A twenty mile flight in the private jet Clinton flew would be essentially a few minutes of climbing to a few thousand feet—if that height—followed by an immediate descent. Do I need to mention the exorbitant cost of private jet flight time? I didn’t think so.
But hey, who among us hasn’t engaged a private jet to travel 20 miles? C’mon, be honest!
I don’t begrudge anyone the fruits of their honest labor. Anyone that has the money and wishes to spend it on 20 mile jet hops is welcome. However, such profligacy immediately wipes away any ability to claim solidarity with Americans of average means. It also strips the short hop flyer of any global warming/fuel economy credibility, and makes any economic claim they might make laughable.
Hillary is the savior of the middle class. She’s going to fix the economy. Really? Really? Remember this is the woman who promises to destroy the coal industry and eliminate thousands of well-paying jobs, but she promises to throw a billion or so in some sort of welfare–or something–back at the out of work miners. She’s a little short on explaining how this will translate into salaries for decades and pensions, but hey, everything she says is a lie, including “the” and “a.” We can, however, reasonably believe she’ll destroy the lives of everyone in the coal industry. It’s doing anything to take care of them after that which is subject to the vaunted Clinton sincerity and diligence.
Knowing Hillary Clinton’s background as I do, I’ve no doubt this is a glimpse into our future if she’s elected President. She doesn’t think like us. She truly does imagine herself to be above us, beyond us, and beyond and above any trivial law to which we might cling. The Obamas think themselves “entitled.” Hillary Clinton takes that unsavory, undeserved attitude to new lows.
One must also keep in mind the Clinton campaign’s careful planning. They are doing their best to keep Hillary out of contact with the public outside of carefully controlled circumstances, and of late, she has begun to take weekends off from campaigning, weekends being Friday through Sunday or Monday. This kind of jet jaunt may also be another way of keeping Clinton’s health problems out of the public eye, a tactic aided and abetted by the Clinton Media.
Oh well. At least it’s not Air Force One taking 20-mile flights. Yet.
If Donald Trump and the RNC don’t use this to good advantage, they deserve to lose.