So remember Scott Walker’s fired digital outreach consultant, Liz Mair? She’s landed on her feet (as all wingers on the gravy train do) and is over at Newsbeast these days, cranking out gems like this.
The Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign part deux is less than a week old, and already reporters and opinionators across America are complaining.
She announced via a video, the ultimate way to control a message and avoid any engagement with real people or the press. She is undertaking a trip by van; nothing novel, simply a redux from her 2000 Senate campaign in New York. For now, at least, she is passing on talking policy in any real detail. For the foreseeable future, she appears interested in talking about relatively uncontroversial topics like “ways families can increase take-home pay, the importance of expanding early childhood education and making higher education more affordable,” or so her advisers told the Associated Press.
About the most exciting thing that has happened to the former secretary of state in the last week—and this includes her announcement—is visiting a Chipotle initially undetected, and subsequently having pictures of her burrito-ordering leaked and posted online.
It’s all so dull, so bland, so scripted, so planned, so typically political. And perhaps, just perhaps, it’s what American voters deserve.
Yeah, why would Americans want to discuss things like taking home a larger paycheck or Head Start or the insane cost of college? That’s crazy talk. America really double secret probation wants a conversation on how to destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid or massive austerity cuts across the board in the name of balanced federal budgets. That’s bold politics we really deserve as voters!
And actually given the turnout in 2014, maybe we as voters really do deserve a Dubya-style GOP government that will finish us off as a country. But hey, Hillary is a politician and is boring. Austerity to the point of breaking the country is so much more interesting, don’t you think?