During every election cycle we see multimillionaires who’ve been in the public eye their entire lives try to portray themselves as “ordinary Americans” (whatever that means).
Hillary Clinton first did this back in late 2014 when she pretended to be “dead broke” after leaving the White House. Who knew a family living on a (then) $200,000 a year salary could end up broke? If Hillary runs the nation’s finances as well as her own, we should be frightened. Admittedly, it does make sense why politicians try to be no different from the “common man,” especially when you see how Mitt Romney’s wealth became such a large talking point against him in 2012. However, as Donald Trump proved this election, if you embrace and flaunt your wealth, you can’t be attacked for it. In fact, the attacks on Trump’s wealth this election cycle are that he’s not as rich as he says he is.
We’ve all cringed at one point or another as Hillary attempted to connect with people, appearing practically robotic in the process – and if you suspected she was acting, you were right.
Via The Daily Caller
Newly leaked emails reveal that Hillary Clinton hates the phrase “everyday Americans.”
The emails, hacked from the campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account and published by Wikileaks Tuesday, reveal an exchange between him and Jen Palmieri — the Clinton campaign’s director of communications — where the two struggled to decide how the phrase should be used in a speech Clinton gave in New Hampshire in April 2015.
— Average Joe (@AverageJo44) October 11, 2016
“I think this looks good, but thought we were going to take one of the small biz policy ideas — like access to credit — highlight that in her remarks?” Palmieri wrote after another staffer emailed out the speech they had written for Clinton.
“I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once the first time she says I’m running for president because you and everyday Americans need a champion,” Podesta replied.
“Truth,” Palmieri said.
But Clinton has used the phrase regularly on the campaign trail since the exchange between Podesta and Palmieri. It was in her presidential campaign launch video, she has tweeted the phrase and written it in emails to voters.
“Everyday Americans need a champion,” Clinton says in the video, “and I’m going to be that champion.”
Well, at least even politicians can’t stand the cliches we hear every election.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]