Rounding Error? Hillary's Prescient, Pricey Even, "18 Million" Freudian Slip
So it's 2008, and she's lost to Barack Obama:
18 Million Cracks
"Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it."
She rounded up a little, or down a little if you include estimates for the states with caucuses. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/democratic_vote_c...
A year later, as Bill Clinton negotiated his price with a "friend" with State Department business, he got approximately 1 buck a crack:
Inside Bill Clinton’s nearly $18 million job as ‘honorary chancellor’ of a for-profit college
Well, maybe he wasn't exactly a friend but he liked Bill A LOT people, and Bill liked him back I'm sure, so that's worth a lot of bucks:
The guest list for a private State Department dinner on higher- education policy was taking shape when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered a suggestion.
In addition to recommending invitations for leaders from a community college and a church-funded institution, Clinton wanted a representative from a for-profit college company called Laureate International Universities, which, she explained in an email to her chief of staff that was released last year, was “the fastest growing college network in the world.”
There was another reason Clinton favored setting a seat aside for Laureate at the August 2009 event: The company was started by a businessman, Doug Becker, “who Bill likes a lot,” the secretary wrote, referring to her husband, the former president.
What's a little crack among friends?!!!
Yes, as I've said 18 million or so times, living in a swing state, and considering her LOTE (http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/noam-chomskys-8-point-rationale-vo...), I'll hold my nose and vote for her, but I won't lie for her. She's dishonest, and I won't be in on the lies.
Yes, I also do want to see Donald Trump's tax returns, and truly can't stand the man, and don't want him to be president, so any Trumpeters out there get absolutely no love here, sorry.
This is a terrible election where the third parties have far better candidates than either of the two major parties. I wish I could vote Green, but I can't justify it (see above Chomsky piece). We will be divided and ruled by Clinton or Trump, and their largely overlapping corporate handlers, and that's just the facts folks. I'm picking the poison I can best justify to the children who are inheriting a ruined world.
So, what began as a semi-funny Clinton put down piece ends as a pitiful, sure to piss off almost everyone, sellout piece. I'll go eat worms now. This is a terrible election. The Clintons have put themselves first once again, and the U.S. is screwing around as the world melts. And there's not a damn thing any of us can do about it. Politically that is.
But fortunately there is direct action, which will start as soon as either one of these dishonest capitalist shiteheads takes office.
P.S. If it's any consolation, this is the last piece I write anywhere other than for the Anti-Capitalist Meetup group I am in (for which I won't write about anything relating to the election) until after the election. So until at least Wednesday, November 9, 2016, you won't have to worry about me spoiling the swell party we are all in for with any politically ambiguous, troubling pieces. (Promises, promises I know.)
P.P.S. I'll cross post this at the one other place where I enjoy lurking and occasionally blogging/commenting these days, where the same commitment will apply. And, it won't be TOP, of course, which is now not worth any progressive or leftist's time and forbids unpleasant/unprofitable free speech.
P.P.P.S. Peace be with you, and I mean that sincerely, and if applicable (you know who you are), solidarity brothers and sisters.