With 'leaks' flying fast and loose across the election battlefront, the Clinton campaign is responding with distraction (NY Times' Trump taxes) and desperation to her leaked fundraiser comments about Millennials, claiming that she was "inspired" by the basement-dwellers who backed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
As a reminder, Clinton explained why she felt so many Democratic voters, many of whom "live in their parents' basement" were gravitating to Sanders. Ironically, for a presidential candidate that touts the economic recovery the US is going through, she admits these "children of the Great Recession" don't see much of a future...
Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.
... and with an entire generation unexpectedly finding itself in a dead-end economy, it provides a perfect incubator for what according to Hillary is an army of Bernie supporters: "if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista... then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing."
I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that we have the job that we should have gotten out of college. And we don’t believe the job market is going to give us much of a chance.”
So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics. And so if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing.
One wonders whose fault it is that millions of young people are stuck in dead end jobs, living in their parents basement, while both Obama and Hillary make TV appearances touting the strength of the economic recovery.
Well forget the blame-mongering (cough - eight years of Hillbama policies and the hollowing out of America's middle classs - cough), the poor fortune of America's Millennials is, according to the Clinton campaign, "inspirational"... (as The Hill reports)...
"As Hillary Clinton said in those remarks, she wants young people to be idealistic and set big goals. She is fighting for exactly what millennial generation cares most about — a fairer more equal, just world. She's working to create new pathways to jobs and career opportunities, to build more inclusivity and community, and to ensure everyone gets a fair shot," the statement read.
Clinton's campaign called young voters "the most diverse, open-minded generation in history" who want to be heard, and touted her and Sanders's college plan.
"She's inspired by the optimism and the drive of this generation and Sanders supporters across the country — and they've helped her craft and promote the most progressive platform in Democratic party history," the statement said.
So to clarify - anyone claiming America is not awesome is a skeptic, a cynic, and not fit to be elected... but anyone who says Millennials are suffering and hurting from economic deterioration is "inspiration" got the next President? Odd then that she proclaimed in her leaked speech that believing in false promises is exactly the problem...
We should all be really understanding of that and should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism. We want people to be idealistic. We want them to set big goals... But those of us who understand this, who've worked in it know that it's a false promise. But I don't think you tell idealistic people, particularly young people that they've bought into a false promise.
In other words - believe in my false promises, not his false promises!