This Is What Hillary Clinton's Advisors Really Think Of The American Public

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Back in 2014, we received confirmation of what politicians and their “very smart” advisers think of the American public. Namely, that we’re a bunch of stupid slobs who need to be tricked into agreeing to elitists legislation that always ends up working against us. I’m specifically referring to comments from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber exposed in the post, Video of the Day – Obamacare Architect Credits “Lack of Transparency” and “Stupidity of the American People” for Passage of Healthcare Law. Here’s some of what we learned:

An architect of the federal healthcare law said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.

 

He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval. 

In case you’re wondering whether or not Hillary Clinton’s advisers harbor similar contempt for the American public, let the following Facebook post from Robert Reich dispel any confusion:

An acquaintance from my days in the Clinton administration, who has been advising Hillary, phoned this morning.

 

ACQUAINTANCE: “Don’t you think your blog post from last night was a bit harsh?”

 

ME: “Not at all. The Democratic Party is shooting itself in the foot by not officially opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership.”

 

ACQ: “But you know why. The Party can’t take a stand opposite the President’s. He’s the leader of the Party, for chrissake. And he wants the TPP.”

 

ME: “Yeah, because he sees the TPP as a way to limit China’s economic influence. So he made a Faustian bargain with big global corporations who want more protection for their foreign investments. But he’s wrong. The TPP won’t crimp China. Global corporations will give China whatever it wants to gain access to the Chinese market. The TPP ….”

 

ACQ: “Look, it doesn’t matter what you or I think. The President wants the TPP, and the Party isn’t going to oppose him.”

 

ME: “You mean Hillary won’t oppose him.”

 

ACQ: “Hillary won’t, and Debbie [Wasserman Schultz] won’t, and neither will Nancy [Pelosi] or Harry [Reid] or Dick [Durbin] or Chuck [Schumer].

 

ME: “But it’s terrible policy. And it’s awful politics. It gives Trump a battering ram. Obama won’t be president in six months. Why risk it?”

Now here’s how extraordinarily dismissive and contemptuous of the American public Hillary Clinton’s people really are.

ACQ: “They don’t see much of a risk. Most Americans don’t know or care about the TPP.”

 

ME: “But they know big corporations are running economic policy. They think the whole system is corrupt. Believe me, Trump will use this against Hillary.

 

ACQ: “He can’t. She’s inoculated. She’s come out against the TPP.”

 

ME: “But it’s her delegates who voted not to oppose it in the Democratic platform. Her fingerprints are all over this thing.”

 

ACQ: “I think you’re being too cynical.”

 

ME: “Actually, the real cynic is you.”

Just in case you remain confused, let’s not forget what we learned in the following posts:

Where Does Hillary Stand on the TPP? 45 Public Statements Tell You Everything You Need to Know

Obama Administration Delays Release of Hillary Clinton TPP Emails Until After the Election

Hillary Clinton is and always has been in favor of the TPP, despite what she’s saying to get elected. If you don’t get that, you’re as dumb as her advisors think you are.

So is the rest of the Democratic Party, by the way. As the New York Times reported:

Amid boos from the sidelines, allies of Hillary Clinton and President Obamaon Saturday beat back an effort by the Bernie Sanders campaign to have the Democratic Party officially oppose a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

 

At a sometimes-raucous meeting in Orlando, Fla., of the party’s platform committee, which is drawing up policy goals for the Democratic National Convention this month, lieutenants of Mr. Sanders argued that the trade deal would lead to a loss of jobs and competitive wages and that it would ultimately harm American workers and labor unions.

 

But given Mrs. Clinton’s need to unite the party, and Mr. Sanders’s desire to defeat the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, Mr. Sanders may ultimately choose not to mount a distracting and divisive war on the convention floor over trade.

What’s the big deal. Just another agreement to further annihilate the U.S. middle class. “Unity” is more important.

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wildbad's picture

they don't think we're all stupid.  they simply know that noone can touch them and the media complies.

 

they just don't give a shit because there are no consequences for them.

flaminratzazz's picture

they just don't give a shit because there are no consequences for them.

 

yet

 

.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Most Americans don’t know or care about the TPP

 

Calling on America's mothers.....your children are about to be sold into hell.

rccalhoun's picture

i dont really care about TPP.  single ply, double ply, extra soft. as long as it gets the job done. I'm good.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Reich is right. The TPP is far beyond the comprehension of the average American. Seriously, isn't this why we vote for politicians and governments? So that we don't have to deal with complicated issues like the TPP? That's one of the main reasons I like living under a strong government - I want experts to take care of issues like trade, economics, poverty etc. I have my hands full as is, and I don't like having to be an expert at everything. I don't know how complicated trade deals work, and all I can say is that I'm happy people far smarter than me are taking care of it for me. That's why I pay taxes.

WHY SOME COMPANIES ARE TOO BIG TO FAIL

 

Manthong's picture

Washington DC is a toilet and she is but one of many turds that need to be flushed.

Trump might consider adding “You’re flushed!” to his “You’re fired” repertoire to add a little extra panache for those particularly egregious POS’s in DC.

 

The best Sun's picture

An apt quote:

"There is a time when the operation of

the machine becomes so odious,

makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part.

You can't even passively take part!

And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels,

upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop!

And you've got to indicate to the people who run it,

to the people who own it — that unless you're free,

the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

Tarzan's picture

Obama support for TPP has nothing to do with China, he's an adherent to the Cloward–Piven strategy which seeks to overwhelm the welfare system, while at the same time destroying our middle class, the engine of our economy.

 

Wake up, they're not stupid, they're EVIL!

flaminratzazz's picture

more are awakening every day and 400 million arms with 2.2 trillion rounds of ammo held by we the people should be a dried and cemented case of how far along this shitshow has floated.

Burltron's picture

MDB. Your sarcasm is hilarious. I don't understand how people don't see it. But posting your shitty links ffs. Stop spamming the fucking site. That's a joo move.

Haraklus's picture

He's gotta make a buck somehow.

For real though, he is such goddamn good satire, unfortunately the average ZH poster is basically socially retarded & can't comprehend what's happening. I might be uncharitable, though -- the older crowd, which seems to be the norm here at ZH, just may not get this brand of consistent, deadpan sarcastic humor.

TuPhat's picture

Your definition of good needs some improvement.  I know good satire.  MDB does not, he is click bait, nothing more.

General Decline's picture

I like the new thread format here now because you can now easily & quickly skip through all the boring and tired MDB replies and get back to the original thread.

hxc's picture

Pretty sure everyone gets the joke.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

MDB is sort of a ZH shibboleth. A lot of the younger crowd don't seem to get it.

pods's picture

Most Amerikans don't care about the TPP, but coming soon, they will care about (a lack of) TP.

pods

El Vaquero's picture

Dude, I have a shitload (pun intended) of corn cobs, and yet another stand of corn growing.  I don't need no stinkin' TP. 

flaminratzazz's picture

Fvk TP, baby wipes are just the ticket..

duo's picture

Trunp should ask Hillary to her face, "Are you going to sign the TPP on the limo ride home from your inauguration, or will you wait until you get to the White House?"

Son of Loki's picture

Evidence Hillary Clinton Broke Federal Laws And Jeopardized National Security, No Charges Recommended... WTF, FBI?!

 

"Hillary Clinton the Untouchable Queen"

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-clinton-was-extremely_b_10818458

 

bluez's picture

PM will be useless. I'm stacking TP.

Boxed Merlot's picture

So that we don't have to deal with complicated issues like the TPP?...

 

In typical MDB fashion you're being silly again aren't you?  What's so complicated about the TPP that we can't see through it? Are you saying our bloated education system is incapable of explaining basic issues to our up and coming voters?  Of course not.

 

The issue is indoctrination and pitiful subservience instead of thoughtful and reasoned freedom. 

 

All one has to do is look at the entanglements an agreement like this establishes on the countries agreeing to it for enforcement.  Do you think Johnson and Johnson or Tyson Foods or Google programmers are going to pick up weapons themselves?  Please.  That's what your current trusting pupils are for, right?  It's not like they'll have a decent job they'll need to be productive at here anyway.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Have you read any of the bills passed by congress over the past year end to end? Of course not - like most Americans, you lack the time and the expertise to understand most of the legislation that our government passes. This is why we hire experts to handle these matters for us. It's far more efficient that way. When you vote for a politican, you are trusting them to enact legislation that benefits the country, with the help of the best political advisors and experts of course. Arguing that a piece of legislation should or should not be passed is disrespectful to the millions of voters who entrusted our politicians to do that job for us.

flaminratzazz's picture

well fvkmeblind, you actually stepped out of character and nailed it!

Medea's picture

"Have you read any of the bills passed by congress over the past year end to end?"

 

Has Congress?

panhead20's picture

Our elected representatives no longer write legislation, corporations do. Our elected representatives just rubber stamp what their corporate master write for them.

edotabin's picture

You mean the ones that may be titled "Betterment of the Middle Class of America" but sneak in $200 billion in roach spray research? Granted, I'm using roach spray as an example but it is not too  far from the truth.

I understand that everyone may not care and that many are not the best and brightest. This does not excuse the underhandedness and trickery in passing bills. All bills should be 100% standalone and state their purpose simply and clearly for all to understand. Besides, if everyone is so stupid, why not be transparent? Why the obfuscation?

Efficient? Efficient at hiding the spending they pass or efficient at creating deficits? Both?

Benefits? Beneficial for whom?

Do you mean ObamaCare? Wasn't that the one that many senators openly said they did not read?

Are you referring to TPP being so transparent that one had to rely on wikileaks to publish bits and pieces of it?

I know MDB is either a bot or mentally ill.  I'm just posting in case somebody new just happened to stop by and read this.

 

11b40's picture

The fact that legislation is mostly written by lawyers should largely explain it.

 

you know they are lying because they are talking's picture

I guess you have to be past the regular arguments and attempts to change the worldview to get you.

It takes a seriously pessimisstic view to understand you MDB.

I get it though. Thank you for alleviating my comtempt for the world and giving me just a moment of humor.

Uncertain T's picture

Any coment that begins with the  sentence... "Reich is right." .... must end with his announcement to commit suicide.  

Cman5000's picture

You post about the same time every day. It must be computer time at the group home? 

damicol's picture

A serious question for you.

What brand of drinking straw do you use, and do you just swallow or do you gargle then swallow when you are felching the faggot in the Whitehouse.

My brand of straws are useless after using them on one coke, I  can never reuse them

Or perhaps you use steel tubing

General Decline's picture

I like the new thread format here now because you can now easily & quickly skip through all the boring and tired MDB replies and get back to the original thread.

Eagle40's picture

I have been reading your pathetic moronic liberal left wing comments for some time now and my conclusion is you are a retarded moron. First, you have no comprehension of real economics the theories of capitalism vs socialism/Marxism. Your ridiculous rants and raves on a centralized socialist system is what is destroying this country, South America, and Europe. Keynesian economics has gradually eaten away the foundation and has destroyed the Americam dream. Socialism is a failure and idiots like you have done a great job in contributing to this awful central bank mess. Thanks to big government and central bank manipulation we have destroyed the middle class. We will witness the collapse very soon thanks to the left wing nut jobs and idiots like you that support this nonsense.

bobsmith5's picture

Who are these idiots that down vote you Eagle40, one of them has to be MDB, and the other MDB's other account.

DuneCreature's picture

Seriously, dude, are you on crack?

That's the kind of crap that they used to bake this shitcake with fascist frosting we're all eating.

Live Hard, Not Largely Lying, Die Free

~ DC v2.0

 

funthea's picture

MillionDollarBoneyard,

   "...I don't know how complicated trade deals work..."

And neither does the government. Wake up!

WTFUD's picture

Yeah MDB as i ride your wife silly, you walk in and offer to make me a cup of coffee. What a great dude you are!

bobsmith5's picture

This is the kind of comment that is so insane it's no wonder many think MDB is satire and sarcasm.  Nobody can be this fucking stupid as to write such utter nonsense.  Nobody can be this brainwashed.  Nobody could be as serious as MDB in his socialist/fascist/communist diatribe so consistently on a website where his views are almost universally opposed and despised.

Omerta's picture

How about a double destroyer with pleasure bumps?

flaminratzazz's picture

The tpp is just another nail of many in the coffin of the nations people. we were screwed by nafta, ndaa, pnac, patriot act, obama care, militarized police, multiple false flags, ppt, the fed,insane foreign policy, the mic, non stop creeping gun control, and an all around disdain of the proles.. no the tpp is just another fvk you of thousands.

Croesus's picture

Yeah, so what the advisor-bitch is really saying is: "We can do whatever, because people aren't paying attention"; This post, addresses this exact thing: 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-12/five-arrested-after-shooting-dc...

People like the Clintons, and the Bush's, and all of the rest of these "Let's make profiteering from D.C. corruption a career choice" assholes, should be punished, severely. 

Just like Lloyd Blankfein, "The People" should start doing 'God's Work'. 

Hillary should be waterboarded with 500 gallons of piss, for all of the people who have lost loved-ones because of her. Beyond that, hard labor is the answer.  

 

slammin_dude's picture

sorry they're too busy trying to march against evil guns....they don't have time for shit like reality or debt servitude...

DuneCreature's picture

Want the bitch witch Killary hogtied and stuffed in a jail cell?

Here's how..Go to THIS GUY'S website.

Print out the briefs and reports as he posts them.

Take them to yours states Attorney General's office and ask them to check and see if the Clinton Foundation collects or disperses funds in your state. .... Tell them if they do you would like the charity investigated and prosecuted for anything shady (This crap ain't shady it's pitch black) and that you are monitoring the their shitshow performance.

Pass this along. .. The more eyes on it the better.

You might be saving Charles Ortel from and Arkansiding fate along with monkey wrenching the Killary machine.

Live Hard, Attack From Multiple Vectors, Die Free

~ DCv2.0

 

flaminratzazz's picture

No, I don't trust any .gov official, they are all compromised. It is too late to work within the system, which leaves only one option.

 

It is not even up for any debate that if you become even a slight burr under the clinton saddle you are removed pronto. These people are VERY dangerous and should be treated like the venomous snakes they are.

DuneCreature's picture

I fully have you on the very dangerous viper part of the Killary machine.

Sorry, I didn't mean for that to sound like a personal assignment for you. .. I was more piggybacking on your post near the top of the thread to get that link out more eyes in the general public. Let people know there are options. I hope I didn't hurt you climbing up on your shoulders to pop up out of the trench for a mission.

Some people are more predisposed to do the slow steady push than the out right armed confrontation thing. .... I'm into both ways if we need to.

Putting AGs on record if they just plain refuse to pursue the case tells you who the villains are and just might get them hauled up on sedation and treason charges later.

Time to be making some lists of who's who.

Take care, bro, trust me, I sleep with a great big snake stick at my finger tips too.

Live Hard, Never Refuse To Give Or Take A Hand Up, Die Free

~ DC v2.0

flaminratzazz's picture

The list is easy. When dealing with gov corruption it starts with the lowest beat cop on the street and goes up through all agencies/politicians to mega wealthy families off shore. The purge is going to be long and bloody as hell.

 

DuneCreature's picture

Bloody? ... Probably very. ... Hopefully with a LOT of stretched necks too.

Long? .... All I have to say about that is; It better not be.

Because the longer it takes the less likely a favorable outcome will be had for the good guys.

Once it starts it need to be a two week long ordeal, tops.

Live Hard, Put All Of Your Resources In Place Before Springing The Ambush, Die Free

~ DC v2.0

flaminratzazz's picture

chasing down the last of the remnant of these satanic cocksuckers will take awhile.