A new super PAC for Hillary Clinton has now hit the internet – and it’s a doozy. The super PAC, BillForFirstLady2016.com, put forth an ad featuring several young girls running around wearing red, white and blue pants, explaining why they want Hillary to run (get it? GET IT?).
The girls explain five reasons why Americans should vote for the former Secretary of State. First, they say, Hillary will “inspire” young girls across the country – a dubious claim, given that Hillary has hardly struggled with the so-called glass ceiling. Second, they claim that Hillary will fight pay inequality, despite her problematic record on that issue herself; one of these charmless tots screams, “in the USA, having a vajayjay shouldn’t mean less pay!,” instantly becoming a walking advertisement for the harms stage mothers can do to their innocent children. Third, the kiddies claim that Hillary will preserve abortion – a ghoulish advertisement coming from children closer to the womb than to the possibility of pregnancy. Fourth, the children shout that Hillary will show the rest of the world that female power is possible, neglecting to mention that Hillary was happy to take cash from the world’s least female-friendly regimes. Finally, they state that Bill will be First Lady – and to prove the point, they trot out a hairy-legged man wearing a red dress and red heels, with a giant Bill Clinton mask on his head.
This is unpleasant stuff. It is tone deaf, overwrought nonsense. But so far, that seems to be the tenor of the Clinton campaign. To be fair, the BillForFirstLady2016.com super PAC is separate from any Clinton campaign to be launched, at least legally. But it is difficult to imagine that Hillary’s folks were blindsided by their ad.
Leaving aside her email scandal – something the media desperately want to do, given the fact that their beloved candidate deliberately hid and destroyed emails, likely in violation of law – Hillary’s campaigning skills just aren’t up to snuff. Here are several other campaign gaffes that have plagued the former First Lady’s undeclared battle for the White House:
The Country Song. In November, the Stand With Hillary super PAC launched with perhaps the most awkward YouTube video of all time, featuring a faux cowboy singing about his love for Hillary. “Guys put your boots on, and let’s smash this ceiling!” he warbles, as a car window has “2016” spray painted on it. But the song gets truly ridiculous when the cowboy sings, “She’s a mother, a daughter, and through it all, she’s a lovin’ wife.” Right. Just like Lorena Bobbitt.
The “Jobs” Gaffe. In October, Hillary smacked businesses, stating that they didn’t actually create jobs: “Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know, that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried. That has failed. That has failed rather spectacularly.” Now, this may be the new Democratic populist line; after all, variations of it have been repeated by everyone from President Obama to Elizabeth Warren. But it won’t stand Hillary in good stead come election time, at least not with business donors.
“Dead Broke.” Last June, Hillary stated in an interview that she “came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.” That answer came in response to a question from ABC News’ Diane Sawyer about Clinton’s $5 million earned from speaking. Hillary continued, “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education. It was not easy. Bill has worked really hard. And it’s been amazing to me. He’s worked very hard.” The next day, she tried to explain it again, and gaffed again: “We have a life experience that is clearly different in very dramatic ways from many Americans. But we also have gone through some of the same challenges many people have.” She then tried a third time: “But they don’t see me as part of the problem, 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.” She’s not truly well-off? Out of touch, anyone?
These incidents are not outliers. Hillary Clinton is the same woman who once whined about the “vast right-wing conspiracy” as her husband committed perjury; who complained, “What differences, at this point, does it make?” with regard to rationales behind the Benghazi terror attacks of September 11, 2012; who once claimed that she had endured sniper fire on a tarmac in Bosnia. Hillary is a gaffe-prone candidate. Which means we can expect many more enjoyable videos containing cursing children, singing fake cowboys, and Clintonian excesses.
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.