QOTD: Hillary Clinton

QOTD: Hillary Clinton

by digby


Hillary Clinton [declared] that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. ... [S]he told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we're all going to have to work together to get out of it. What the bankers heard her to say ... Beating up the finance industry isn't going to improve the economy-it needs to stop. ... (Clinton's minimum fee for paid remarks is $200,000). ... 'It was like, "Here's someone who doesn't want to vilify us but wants to get business back in the game,"' said an attendee. 'Like, maybe here's someone who can lead us out of the wilderness.' ...

Right. Business hasn't been "in the game." Obviously that means being "in the game" isn't about making money. They're making boatloads of it. It's about everyone in the country kissing their asses and telling them how wonderful we all think they are. And it's about the government lifting any possible impediment to them doing whatever they want to do without even the remotest possibility of being held accountable if it fails.

And it would appear they believe Clinton is on their side in this. (Or they want to believe it. I'm not prepared to believe it based solely on this report. It's second hand and who knows what the agenda is.) But because of the gargantuan cost of running a presidential campaign it's probably inevitable that candidates of both parties will come hat in hand to these delicate flowers and give them whatever props they feel they need.

And I'm afraid that Hillary Clinton is going to have to do a gut check on this because her base does not want to hear the kind of pandering they reported in this story. She may just do it anyway, under the impression that her base has nowhere to go. But it will be ugly in a way I doubt any candidate wants. And I hope her campaign reads the rest of that article. These sensitive banker boys have a serious crush on their manly man Chris Christie so I honestly don't know what trying to give these boys an emotional happy ending will buy her. I think they want to come out of the closet and have a real boyfriend this time, one who will proudly be seen in public with them. Clinton will not be able to give them what they need.