Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Wit and Wisdom of Hillary Clinton

We would all have understood if the girl just needed to get away from it all. Losing her one great chance at the brass ring, and losing to Donald Trump must have taxed her delicate psyche. After all, she made the ultimate sacrifice, she married Bill Clinton. And she stayed married to Bill Clinton. Surely, the American people owed her the presidency.

So, we would have understood if she needed a vacation. We would have been happy to see her touring India with her girlfriend. And yet, Hillary Clinton, being Hillary Clinton, could not keep her foot out of her mouth. And, she could not keep her balance while walking down a flight of stairs. That too is not surprising.

And, she cannot stop complaining about the election. Shouldn’t someone run a tape through her headphones, with the message: What difference at this point does it make?

Anyway, Hillary managed to tell an audience in India that she lost the election because Republican women are tools of the patriarchy. But, why did this make news? True believing feminists have always divided their sex according to ideological commitment. A woman who accepted feminist ideology was thinking for herself. A woman who was not doing so—and worse yet, was voting Republican—was a tool of the patriarchy.

Hillary being Hillary she could not restrain herself from offering her own back-of-the-envelope political analysis. People in diverse and advanced states voted for her. The rubes and the deplorables voted for the Donald. After all, places like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut… states that are in serious decline because of stifling taxation, voted for her. 

Meaning what exactly? True enough, New York City is filled with the very rich and the very poor. No middle ground there. Those who are in high tech or finance are holding up the city. The poor are being pushed out. New York City is a living monument to income inequality.

As is, for that matter, California. It’s the worst state for business, the worst state for taxes, the worst state for qualify of life. It has gross income inequality. Its major cities sport disgusting and dangerous homeless encampments. It is overrun by illegal immigrants who are not contributing to the state’s prosperity.

Better yet, this monument to income inequality and squalor gave Hillary the entirety of her vote advantage. The Trump campaign figured out that it did not matter how many votes they lost by in California. So, they didn’t bother to campaign there. Hillary Clinton ran up the vote and lost the election. It’s enough to restore your faith in God.

To Hillary’s mind, California is the most diverse and dynamic place in the country. In truth, it is seeing a grand exodus of businesses. Most of them are moving to places that voted for Trump. How can Hillary explain that? Don’t hold your breath. Being Hillary means never having to explain anything.

Today, we have it on the authority of the Dallas Business Journal (via Maggie’s Farm) that 9,000 businesses have debarked from California over the past seven years… mostly to Texas.

Here is the story:

Roughly 9,000 California companies moved their headquarters or diverted projects to out-of-state locations in the last seven years, and Dallas-Fort Worth has been a prime beneficiary of the Golden State’s “hostile” business environment.

That’s the conclusion of study by Joseph Vranich, a site selection consultant and president of Irvine, California-based Spectrum Location Solutions.

Of the 9,000 businesses that he estimates disinvested in California, some relocated completely while others kept their headquarters in California but targeted out-of-state locations for expansions, Vranich found. The report did not count instances of companies opening a new out-of-state facility to tap a growing market, an act unrelated to California’s business environment.

As a for instance, take Toyota Motors:

Japanese automaker Toyota, which is consolidating its North American headquarters in Plano over the next couple of years, is one of those companies. The company is leaving Torrance, California, and two other locations to set up shop in Plano, where it will employ 4,000.

It’s typical for companies leaving California to experience operating cost savings of 20 up to 35 percent, Vranich said. He said in an email to the Dallas Business Journal that he considers the results of the seven-year, 378-page study “astonishing.”

“I even wonder if some kind of ‘business migration history’ has been made,” Vranich wrote in his note.

While business is leaving, illegal immigrants are arriving. While the state government makes it increasingly difficult to do business, it does everything it can to retain illegal immigrants. No sanctuary for business. Sanctuary for people who have no business being there.

It’s a Hillary kind of place.


Sam L. said...

I remember Plano when it was a small town of its own. Makes me feel old, though I am feeling pretty good.

I lived in the outskirts of the LA basin 15 years later. Hated the smog.

Jack Fisher said...
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Jack Fisher said...

The Wit and Wisdom of Cankles Hildebeeste

Hugh Mann said...

Blogger Diogenes’ Middle Finger hit the nail on the head. “Stress, booze and age have caught up with our intellectual superior, the bitter, corrupt and greedy evil old bat with the shrill and grinding voice who spews her incessant bitching and moaning about losing the White House. Someone just needs to tell her SHE lost the election with one 'basket of deplorables' remark, a fleeting moment of honesty of how she feels about real Americans. Someone needs to tell her she's just a hairy wart on American politics now."

Deana said...

I for one am intrigued by these falls. She fell several months ago which landed her in a boot for weeks. She actually fell twice going down the same staircase in India: first with one man guiding her and immediately after that with TWO men gingerly helping her down the steps. When you look at the video, it appears that her legs just did not bend - her legs and lower body were just stiff and came out from underneath her, just like the day she attended the 9/11 memorial in New York during the election - she was ok walking back to the van but she suddenly went stiff and immobile, which required staff to pick her straight body up and man handle her into the van and away from all the rolling cameras. Falls can indicate that there are neurological or other problems.

At any rate when I saw that video of her in India and before I read what she said about the election to the Indians, I just felt this giant relief she is not President. Giant relief. The angel of death passed over is in November 2016.

Ares Olympus said...

It certainly isn't an ideal quote for someone looking to unite America, only barely a step above the "deplorables" quote.

"If you look at the map of the United States, there is all that red in the middle, places where Trump won," she said. "What that map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that own two thirds of America’s Gross Domestic product. I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, Make America Great Again, was looking backwards."

Maybe the Democratic party can keep her off air for the midterms? Being a grandmother is a perfectly respectable occupation.