I am having a lot of trouble understanding why Hillary Clinton is perceived as being the best representative of working class America. This is a woman who has led nothing but a silver-spoon life. She has no idea what it means to worry about paying the bills or feeding the family. She doesn’t know how desperate it feels to be on welfare, or unemployment, or food stamps.
It literally makes me ill, it makes me sick, when I hear her speaking in front of a crowd, identifying herself with the middle class, or even the poverty class of America. The closest she has ever come to a full out struggle for her life was dodging bullets in Bosnia, and even that was all a lie.
Her web site says that at a young age she learned that if you worked hard and played by the rules you could provide a good life for your family. Well, she may work hard but I’m not sure about playing by the rules. She agreed to rules in Michigan and Florida and now wants to renege on that agreement because she doesn’t like the way the math worked out. Her “take no prisoners” attitude and her willingness to do anything and manipulate anyone to try and win the nomination for President leads me to believe she is more of a Republican than a Democrat. And isn’t it interesting that she started out her political life as a Republican.
Personally, I have now lost my unemployment benefits and have not been able to find a job. I was receiving food stamps but have lost those because I am neither disabled, nor in rehab. If I were, I would be able to receive food stamps. So when Hillary can tell me that she identifies with that, and can tell me she experienced the same thing and knows what it’s like, she should not pretend to represent working class America. Working class America didn’t go to Wellesley College and Yale Law School. Again, I think if she ran as a Republican, she would have had that party’s nomination sewn up a long time ago.