Hillary’s quite right here

But Clinton wasn’t finished.

“I’ll tell you what the truth is. … and it’s time that people stop listening to Republican propaganda!” she added.

Well, quite, a Democrat politician on the stump wants you to listen to only Democratic propaganda.

“You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts,” Clinton said directly to the protester, pointing to her as she spoke.

Absolutely, the minimum wage causes unemployment, imports make people richer, a financial transaction tax is a very bad idea.

~Don’t let anyone tell you different folks!

23 thoughts on “Hillary’s quite right here”

  1. The difference is Clinton has her agenda. Trump wants whats best. Clinton can’t be changed; Trump can. His views on trade and tariffs are wrong, but I have no doubt that President Trump will LEARN.

  2. The Inimitable Steve

    Trump has a good general point on trade and immigration. (I don’t think they should be viewed in isolation)

    So Americans are being told: “we’ll outsource your jobs and insource millions of cheap immigrants to outbid you for the jobs we can’t offshore. Globalisation, innit.”

    I’m not sure this is what Ricardo and Smith had in mind.

  3. The Inimitable Steve

    I do agree that Trump will learn though.

    He’s not doctrinaire in the slightest, much to the chagrin of the high functioning autistists of the American right who insist on “muh constitution” dead-endery and waging quixotic 90’s-style culture war.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    “You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts,” Clinton said directly to the protester,

    Said the woman who has made a career out of claiming opinions are facts and facts are hateful opinions.

    God I hope this woman loses and disappears totally.

    Imagine a world with no Clintons. It is easy if you try.

  5. “… waging quixotic 90’s-style culture war.”
    In a defensive battle against a 21st century culture Armageddon.
    History shows, countering extremism with moderation rarely succeeds. There aren’t many fervent fanatical moderate supporters to bring on the streets.

  6. The Inimitable Steve

    BiS – Don’t get me wrong. I have no problem kicking SJW’s in the lady-nuts.

    It’s the right kicking itself in the nuts I object to.

    90’s style culture war as practiced by Republicans has proven time and time again to be a losing position. Cynical me thinks they lose on purpose – for example, abortion gets the voters all riled up and turning out to vote, but despite holding the Presidency and both houses of Congress repeatedly over the past four decades, nothing is ever done to curtail abortion.

    It’s like a matador taunting a bull.

    It’s a losing stance tactically and strategically.

    Strategically, because as you say, it’s defensive. You can’t win a war or even a game of rounders by playing defensively. That’s – at best – a game of delaying defeat, so that conservatives can claim to be in favour of gay marriage or whatever a couple of years after opposing it. So principled!

    Tactically, their methods and demeanour are all wrong. Ned Flandersy Bible-thumping and humourless right-wing outrage culture about POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD! is a dead end.

    The Left succeeded due to three things:

    * Owning the moral high ground
    * Shaping the culture
    * Dominating the institutions

    Any reactionary, libertarian, or conservative who claims to oppose SocJus culture without a plan to recapture these three commanding heights is a timewaster at best.

    So, when Ted Cruz – whose campaign cast him as President of Jesus – attacked Donald Trump for suggesting that women who get illegal abortions should be prosecuted, it was a perfect cameo of the futility of culture warriorism. These guys don’t want to win, they want to preen.

  7. I’m waiting for the campaign stop where she walks to the podium with a dazed look on her face, starts rubbing her hands together and then says “Out, damned spot! out, I say! – One: two: why, then, ’tis time to do’t. – Hell is murky!”

  8. Brave woman to go to a political rally and criticism the political platform on offer.
    But pretty pointless, the attendees will be convinced beyond argument.

  9. moderate-minimum-wages-do-more-good

    The key word there, as OGH keeps telling us, being “moderate”: up to 50% of median wage.

  10. A recent thread on Marginal Revolution seemed to give the ‘minimum wages do no harm’ doctrine a humane death. Pity really, since it’s obviously a rather dishonest triumph of wishful thinking.

  11. Why on earth has she decided to speak in a poor attempt at a Kentucky accent, rather than the middle class Chicago of her natural speaking voice? It makes her look desperate. Probably because she is.

  12. Facts? Facts! From a politician?

    Fact from a politician in1939: “Unless you kill Germans who are telling us what to do we will kill you.”

    Fact from a politician in 2016: “Unless you submit to Germans telling you what to do you will die in a war.”

    The difference in circumstances has passed my aged mother in law by.

  13. ‘ON BOTH sides of the Atlantic politicians are warming to the idea that the lowest-paid can be helped by mandating higher wages.’

    Doesn’t matter. The governments are exceeding their authority. For fifty years, Western governments have debated whether their actions would be good or bad. Never considering whether they actually had Constitutional authority to do so. Welcome to fascism.

  14. So Much For Subtlety

    JerryC – “Better than putting him in charge of the intern pool, I suppose.”

    I don’t know. There are only so many interns whom he can persuade to engage in what the official report described as oral-anal contact.

    Put him in charge of the economy and he can screw the entire Western world.

  15. dearieme:

    I hope you are sufficiently versed in grammar and logic to have understood that the question asked of Clinton was a classic “have you stopped beating your wife?” (apparently without intent by the questioner).

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