Hillary Clinton does not want to be compared to Mitt Romney

Posted by: Phineas on June 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop

Lady Macbeth sure stuck her foot in it when she claimed she and Bill were “broke” when they left the White House — just before moving into a multi-million dollar home in Chappaqua, New York, that is. Now even liberal PBS is giving her a Spockian raised eyebrow at her claims to know what it’s like to struggle financially, to be one with the middle class. Hot Air has the video, but I want to call your attention to this bit:

“I shouldn’t have said the five or so words that I said, but my inartful use of those few words doesn’t change who I am,” Clinton told PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill on Wednesday, referring to comments she made that she and her husband Bill were “dead broke” when they left the White House. She later tried to clarify her comments by saying the couple was different from others who are “truly well off” and don’t pay “ordinary income tax.”

In the interview, Clinton accused others of taking her comments out of context or trying to “create some caricature.” When Ifill noted that such a strategy “sticks sometimes—ask Mitt Romney,” Clinton emphatically rebuked the connection.

“That’s a false equivalency,” Clinton said. “People can judge me for what I’ve done. And I think when somebody’s out in the public eye, that’s what they do. So I’m fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for and what I’ve always stood for.”

She’s right, it is a false equivalency. Mitt Romney, after all, made his wealth the Evil Way(tm)(1): he earned it by starting his own business, working long hours, taking risks until he found himself a multi-millionaire, at which point he turned himself toward public service.

Hillary, on the other hand, earned her money the Good Way(tm)(2): by marrying herself to a rising star of a politician, perhaps the most skillful of his age, and sticking with him through thick and thin — ignoring that he was a randy old goat of a serial philanderer who humiliated her publicly and, per Christopher Hitchens, may be a rapist — until she reached the White House. After some nondescript years in the Senate, she got her next big break, becoming Secretary of State… by the grace of the man who beat her in the 2008 primaries. Over all these years, from wife of a governor to wife of a president to chief diplomat for another president, any fortune she’s made and power she’s accumulated has been based on her dependence on men.

Yep, it is wrong to draw an equivalency between Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney.

And unfair to Mitt.

PS: Yes, this was mean of me, but her faux-feminism, her hypocrisy about wealth, and her ludicrous “woman of the people” act makes me ill.

Footnote:
(1) If you’re a progressive.
(2) See above.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Hillary Clinton does not want to be compared to Mitt Romney”

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    What a wonder! She can grovel and blow her own horn at the same time. “Five or so words”? It is not the length of a gaffe that matters but the essence of it. She obviously was born with a silver foot in her mouth.

    As for the Unabanger possibly being a rapist, it is inconsequential. She has already shown her proclivity for defending such flawed characters as in that case in the ’70s where she got a guy off she admitted she knew was as guilty as sin.

    “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”–Shakespeare, from “Hamlet”

  2. tommy mc donnell says:

    hillary is part of the democrat party that has demonized rich people, the evil 1%. she doesn’t want to run for president and be considered part of a group that she will be running againist. well she is part of the 1% as most politicans are.

  3. Carlos says:

    If I were Mitt, I wouldn’t want her compared to me, either.

    He made his fortune the old-fashioned way – he earned it. I doubly doubt Hillarious has ever earned anything without getting callouses on her back for it.