In these tough times, it seems that Hillary is facing an uphill battle if she wishes to see any real promise from a 2016 presidential run. In an effort to distance herself from the abysmal effectiveness that Obama has demonstrated over the years, she recently took to chastising the Commander-in-Chief for her own political gain.
Of course, there should be no surprise there as politicians are usually the first to throw a colleague under the bus so long as it benefits themselves. We all know the extent to which Hillary is capable of going as well as she continues to think herself worthy of the Oval Office despite being singlehandedly responsible for the lives of 4 Americans that were lost during her short stay as Secretary of State.
Seeming undeterred in her journey however, she took to criticizing Obama during a speech she held at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. Leaning heavily on the success of her husband – a tactic she will more than likely use as a crutch during her fight to the top – she explained that, “the basic bargain of America,” is no longer existent because of the economy.
Ripping into Obama – and even stealing a few words from his own previous speeches – Hillary noted, “No matter who you are or where you come from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you have an opportunity to build a good life.”
She continued to her point, saying, “But, for too many families in America today, that isn’t the way it works. Instead of getting ahead, they’re finding it harder and harder than ever to get their footing in our changing economy. The dream of upward mobility that made this country a model for the world feels further and further out of reach.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Liberal speech without a little Bush hating as she did note that he’s the whole reason we’re in this mess. Shifting the initial message of her speech she oddly went on to say, “It took years of painstaking work and strong leadership from President Obama to get our economy growing again.”
Hopefully you were able to keep your lunch down after the brown nosing segment, but if not, it’s understandable. The narrative in which Bush is still blamed while Obama gets a free pass because of his general “awesomeness” is rather frustrating, and frankly tiring.
What do you guys think – why would Hillary start ripping into Obama just to kiss a little butt at the end of her speech? Is this two face nature of hers an acceptable quality of a prospective 2016 presidential candidate (and I shudder at the thought)? Let us know in the comments below.