It takes a village of ‘experts’ to craft Hillary’s spiel

Swamp Rabbit explains Hillary's quandary regarding income inequality
Swamp Rabbit ponders Hillary’s income inequality quandary

The headline — “Economic plan is a quandary for Clinton ’16” — was provocative. The lede was downright bizarre:

With advice from more than 200 policy experts, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to answer what has emerged as a central question of her early presidential campaign strategy: how to address the anger about income inequality without overly vilifying the wealthy.

“She’s betwixt a rock and a hard place,” Swamp Rabbit said. “Ain’t gonna be easy to solve that there quandary.”

“The poor are being cheated because of laws that are too favorable to the wealthy,” I said. “At this point, the wealthy should understand this. It doesn’t take 200 experts to state the obvious.”

I wondered why I felt so worked up about Hillary’s campaign strategy. Then I remembered I’m one of the poors, living in a shack in the Tinicum swamp with an alcoholic rabbit. It galls me that she is trying to successfully mimic Elizabeth Warren’s call to correct income inequality, but without endorsing any of Warren’s remedies for the problem.

“She’s just another Democrat trying to win without changing the status quo,” I said. “She’d rather alienate millions of poors than risk alienating her hard core of wealthy campaign contributors.”

The rabbit shoved some twigs in the wood stove and looked at me funny. “What’s so odd about that, Odd Man? If wealthy people quit givin’ her money, how’s she gonna afford all them experts that tell her how not to piss off the wealthy?”

2 thoughts on “It takes a village of ‘experts’ to craft Hillary’s spiel

  1. When I first saw this I thought, “Oh, that must be a typo.” Then, “Is this an Onion piece?” Finally, “you have got to be kidding me.” How embarrassing to need 200 people to let you know what you opinion is. Triangulation, thy name is Clinton.

  2. The more appropriate title would have been “It takes a village of ‘idiots’ to craft Hillary’s spiel”
    Clinton was never a ‘poor’ person. So right from the start she couldn’t identify with drunken swamp rabbits or any of the rest of us who weren’t solidly ensconced in the middle-class.
    She attended Yale (raise your hand if your parents could have afforded to send you to Yale), was married to a governor, became the presidents wife and then into the senate. Pretty posh existence.
    Clinton is about as close to regular people as any member of any European royal family ever was. Which is not at all.
    That’s why she requires 200 people to advise her about how us common folk live and think.
    Sanders in 2016.

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