I know that piling on is considered bad form, but I can’t help myself. The other day Hillary Clinton uttered something so breathtakingly stupid, that I’d be remiss if I didn’t do my part in pointing out how breathtakingly stupid her remark was.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard about it. So what? It’s worth repeating since I keep hearing about how she’s the smartest woman on the planet – and maybe the entire solar system. And when a genius like Hillary says something dumb, that’s comment worthy.
Okay, so here’s what she said (at a campaign rally in Massachusetts for the Democrat running for governor): “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs ….” Then she went to trash so-called trickle down economics.
If a kid in kindergarten heard that, little Johnny or Nicole would say: “But I don’t understand Mrs. Clinton. If corporations and businesses don’t create jobs … WHO THE HELL DOES? … THE FREAKING JOB FAIRY???
No, it’s not the dumbest thing Mrs. Clinton might have said. She could have told the crowd that the “Last time I ran for president I visited all 50 states. This time I’m only going to visit 49. Because Pluto, it turns out, is no longer a planet.”
It took three whole days before she and her brain trust realized they had to “clarify” things. So she came up with this: “Let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades: Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas.”
Too late, Hil. The three-second rule applies not just to food dropped on the floor that you plan to stuff into your mouth. Politicians have three seconds – not three days — to say, “Hey, I didn’t mean it to come out that way. Here’s what I was trying to say.”
Besides, she said something really, really dumb and only “clarified” her remarks because she looked really, really dumb.
Hillary was pandering to the same liberal Democrats who thought Barack Obama was Aristotle when he – Obama not Aristotle – said, “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Rule of thumb: If you’re a Democrat you will never go wrong trashing capitalism to a bunch of lefty dolts who think business people are evil, greedy bastards – and that government is the entity that creates jobs.
Here’s the bad news: In the United States of Stupid, it usually works.