Clinton’s Audacity

For my more regular readers, my opposition to Hillary Clinton’s campaign is no secret.  I’ve written extensively, especially in recent weeks, about the issues I have with the Senator from New York, and you can get a smattering of that here, here, here, and here.

What has bothered me in particularly as of late, though, has been the sheer audacity of what I once believed a flawless campaign.  With shifting stances on Iraq and Iran, it is as though Hillary’s inevitable status has gone to her head and she has no need to even think about the base, a concept that is mindboggling when you take into consideration that the anti-war base is actually in the majority of both her party, and the country.

Now arrives a new development in the growth of Clinton’s campaign ego:

So later this month, according to THIS INVITATION, the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, is holding a “Rural Americans for Hillary” lunch and campaign briefing at the end of this month….

..but she’s holding it in Washington, DC….

…at a lobbying firm…

… and specifically, though it’s not mentioned in the invitation, at the lobbying firm Troutman Sanders Public Affairs…

…which just so happens to lobby for the controversial multinational agri-biotech Monsanto.

You read that right: Monsanto, about which there are serious questions about its culpability regarding 56 Superfund Sites, wanton and “outrageous” pollution, and the decidedly unkosher (and quite metaphoric) genetically-bred “Superpig.”

…A company that the website “Ethical Investing” labels “the world’s most unethical and harmful investment.”

Aside from breaking with her base on foreign policy, now, at a time when Obama and Edwards have gone through great lengths to create the image that they are not under the thumb of corporate lobbyists, Hillary is all but advertising it.

The worst thing about this political audacity is that it is offensive and insulting.  She is sending a pretty clear message to the Democratic base that it really doesn’t matter what they want, and their values are irrelevant; they are going to vote for her anyway.

What’s more, while she may not have my vote, this assertion is thus far proving to be correct.

One Response to “Clinton’s Audacity”

  1. mcthorogood says:

    Oh my God!

    The U.S. election process is heating up, and the mud is spreading! Hillary Rodham Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate for U.S. President, is being sued in the state of California in what may be the largest election fraud in U.S. history. All news of this case has been effectively censored in the U.S. mainstream media.

    Hillary may have violated the law by not reporting large contributions to her successful 2000 campaign for the New York Senate. Mr. Peter F. Paul claims that his contributions were omitted from the public reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, and Hillary denies all knowledge of these contributions. See the latest ruling in Paul vs. Clinton.

    Hillary even denies knowing Mr. Paul, who made the contributions to her 2000 Senate campaign. A video produced by the Equal Justice Foundation of America has been viewed more than 650,000 times. A case such as this would normally end any politician’s career in the United States.

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