So Hillary Clinton is saying stuff about needing to help women. It must be a day that ends in Y.
Still, Politico.com decided it was actually worth writing about:
Hillary Clinton warns in a new book that the “clock is turning back” on women across America and offers a passionate argument for prioritizing the advancement of women and girls.
Clinton, the former secretary of state and possible presidential contender, is one of a slew of high-profile contributors to a new report set to be released Sunday compiled by author and activist Maria Shriver and the liberal Center for American Progress.
“[Fighting] to give women and girls a fighting chance isn’t just a nice thing to do,” Clinton writes in “The Shriver Report: A woman’s nation pushes back from the brink.” “It isn’t some luxury that we only get to when we have time on our hands. This is a core imperative for every human being in every society. If we do not continue the campaign for women’s rights and opportunities, the world we want to live in — and the country we all love and cherish — will not be what it should be.”
I’ll pass over the plea for more abortions under the euphemism “women’s rights” and just point out the hypocrisy of the “opportunities” part. Women are indeed suffering more than ever from lack of opportunity, either for the same reason as, or because, men are. Women both lack job opportunities and lack the opportunity to marry and have children because of the shredding of the economy that Obama has permitted to fester during his entire administration. Hillary will be no different. Sadly, most Republicans will not be much better unless we get a Fed-skeptic (i.e. Federal Reserve skeptic) as president.
By focusing the issue on women, Hillary is paving the way to do for women what President Obama is doing for African Americans and women—keeping them in a destructive economy that disproportionately harms them. She will get media cover for the declining welfare of women by making a few token appointments to full woman into thinking that the fact that a woman is made an exalted tax-feeder somehow offsets their worsening circumstances.
Clinton’s essay is part of the book’s broader examination of working women and the economic challenges many confront, a cause she champions in many of her public appearances.
“I think of the extraordinary sacrifices my mother made to survive her own difficult childhood, to give me not only life but also opportunity, along with love and inspiration,” Clinton writes. “I’m very proud of my own daughter, and I look at all these young women I’ve been privileged to work with or know through [daughter] Chelsea, and it’s hard to imagine turning the clock back on them. But in places throughout America large and small, the clock is turning back.”
Not only can she imagine it, but it is in her and her daughters interests. Hillary Clinton craves power and probably has ambitions for her daughter in the same career path. By definition that means taking power and prosperity away from others, from normal society. Then she can use the declining state of society as an excuse to grab more power and continue the parasitic operation.
If you think Clinton cares about women in general, and wouldn’t sacrifice the well-being of millions of them for the sake of her own flesh and blood, you are living in a dream world—one that works in Clinton’s favor.
If you have a daughter whose future you care about then you know quite well that an economic recovery in general will vastly improve her life chances far beyond anything Hillary Clinton proposes to do “for women.”