Forget all the denials of a Clinton presidential run because Anthony Weiner finally found something bigger than his ego, his mouth, when he announced Hilary was running for president the other day. All of this seems to be part of one grand public relations scheme. They even have bloggers attacking the sincerity of those, like me, who know Hilary is little more than the latest corporate lie. Hilary is running for president of the United States in 2016 you can take that to the bank.
I can tell you exactly what her campaign strategy will be already. She will run on Progressive social issues like Gay Marriage and Women's Rights so the Moderate Republicans, that is what her husband turned the Democratic Party into, can pretend she is the greatest Progressive and Feminist who ever lived in a propaganda feat worthy of P.T. Barnum.
The reality is that Hilary in the White House, from an economic stand point, would be like that old 80's horror movie Re-Animator reviving Margaret Thatcher from the dead. We would be treated to more middle class destroying corporatist globalization and union busting austerity, and the absolute arrogance of power.
My biggest problem with Hilary's phony brand of Progressivism is the way she and the Democratic Party's supposed Progressive Third Way Yuppies believe that they are all the smartest people in the room so get out of the way and they will govern for us and tell us what we need to know. That little arrogant belief is what really brought her health care proposal crashing to the ground during her husband's presidency.
Think Larry Summers when you are contemplating the self congratulatory arrogance of Queen Hilary and her ilk. Or how about the Robert Rubin's of the world, whose bright idea it was to end Glass- Steagal deregulating the banks and creating the United States of Wall Street Bankistan and the financial crash of 2008.
The Clinton's White Water land con was, for my money, the whole beginning of the too big to fail, jail, or anything else, concept. Don't forget Hilary was also corporate lawyer for Wal-Mart.
But the biggest reason Hilary is no progressive lies in the whole Globalization Free Trade trade swindle that Bill began with NAFTA and Hilary continues to support and how it just sucked the life out of a good paying job economy and a prosperous American middle class. Remember , "Aw shucks just wait for those high wage high tech jobs in the future," that are now in Pakistan and Mumbai, India?
Now thanks to Bill and Hil the biggest thing America exports to other countries are our good paying middle class jobs. And Obama is contemplating a Trans Pacific Trade Partnership that is a middle class killing and American sovereignty killing nightmare which Hilary supports as well.
All the Progressive Social issues propaganda for Hilary is window dressing. It is part of the same kind of public relations con like the one that sold us on Obama as the first real Progressive since the 1960's. Economically and socially he is to the Right of Richard Nixon and Eisenhower is out in the left field compared to Obama and both Clinton's. The Clinton modus operandi is really about power pure and simple, little else.
While Feminism or the right to marry who you love regardless of gender, is vitally important to our core beliefs in equal justice for everyone, Clinton's faith in austerity economics creates one huge issue. Gay or straight, man or woman if we are all equally unemployed and living in a Third World extraction colony that has no middle class as the result of non Progressive economic ideas that have been failing for thirty years have we really succeeded in advancing the cause of justice because now we have also elected a woman to be president? Do we need to learn yet again the old adage,"meet the new boss same as the old boss," as we just turn the other cheek and just let ourselves be fooled again?