It’s safe to say Hillary Clinton’s book tour – aka the kickoff for her 2016 presidential campaign – is not going according to plan. Her media blitz got off to a rough start after she came under fire for claiming her family was “dead broke” upon leaving the White House. Meanwhile, book sales are not as strong as expected. And now it looks like even Democrats are beginning to turn on Clinton.
“There is some amazing audio from CNN that shows that even the left is no cloning longer buying the lies of Hillary Clinton,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Please run Hillary Clinton. Please run her. Because I don’t know how you get past this.”
In an interview with The Guardian published Saturday, Clinton was asked how she reconciles her wealth with her Democratic talking point of income inequality. With income inequality set to be a “central bone of contention” in 2016, writer Ed Pilkington asked how Clinton could “possibly hope to be credible on this issue when people see her as part of the problem, not its solution?”
“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” Clinton claimed, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work.”
“Excuse me,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “Didn’t you hear the guy you worked for? You didn’t earn this. You didn’t make that.”
On Sunday, during a discussion about The Guardian interview, CNN’s Alison Kosik couldn’t help but break out laughing after hearing Clinton’s latest claims.
“I want to emphasize: This is not Fox. This is CNN – the Clinton News Network,” Glenn said. “How are the Clintons going to survive this? Seriously, how are they going to survive this?”
Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that Clinton’s comments about wealth may very well prove to be more damning than Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% comments in the lead up to the 2012 election.
“She’s terrible. I don’t know what she’s doing. If she wants to run for president, this is obviously a terrible way to go,” Stu said. “All of these statements are far worse than anything Mitt Romney said in his 47% speech.”
“Isn’t that the truth? She’s offended everybody here,” Pat added. “She’s offended the average working person because the average working person… makes $40,000 a year. And she’s offending people with money because she just said they did it through hard work, implying that others who have a lot of money don’t. Like it’s just been handed to them.”
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