She wants to be your mommy

She wants to be your mommy

Hilary Clinton made it clear that she’s running to be “mommy-in-chief” in a speech at a church in Iowa on Sunday.

The New York senator also highlighted a chapter in her book, “It Takes a Village,” that talks about every child needing a champion. She said most children have someone in that role and she’d like to fulfill it for the whole country.

“I think the American people need a president who is their champion. And I’ve been running to be that champion — to get up every single day and do all that I can to make sure I provide the tools that every single American is entitled to receive and make the most out of their own lives,” Clinton said.

This is the essence of the Clinton political approach, the liberal approach to governing principles, and approach that unfortunately has been taken up to some degree by some Republicans as well: We’re not electing a president, but a nanny or mommy. Read that again. It’s clear that she sees us as children.

We don’t need a president to be “our champion”. We don’t need someone to “provide the tools” for my success. They are mine by right and I just have to pick them up. It’s up to me to succeed. Hilary and the rest of the politicians just need to get out of our way.

I recall in the late 90s when the topic of a middle-class tax cut came up, Bill Clinton balked and even publicly admitted that he didn’t think it was a good idea because we might not spend it right. [Speech in Buffalo, New York, January 20, 1999, cited in the Washington Times]

“We could give it all back to you and hope you spend it right… But … if you don’t spend it right, here’s what’s going to happen….”

What’s frustrating is that there are plenty of people out there who let themselves get treated like this. They apparently don’t want to be the grownup, but would rather have someone else provide for their needs. We are becoming a nation of suckling infants.

  • What gets me is that she was speaking at a Church service?  I thought that this was a violation of IRS regulations.  If a candidiate spoke at a Catholic Church, there would be an uproar.  But, because it is a Black Church, there is no issue??

  • What else would you expect from a consumerist society? A capitalism defined around unrestrained consumer desiderata ends up not being too far from having myriad mommies-in-chief. (I am not commending socialism as an alternative, only noting the mobius strip nature of this situation.)

  • Carrying your comment a bit farther—in commenting on the TV ad where Hillary is preparing Christmas presents to give to the voters (with our tax money) one political commentator on a news network said the Ad and Hillary’s campaign to be Mommy President reminded him of Evita Peron. As it struck people on the set everyone wound up agreeing.
      Her campaign song should be “Don’t Forget Me (Argentina) America.” I’m sure Madonna would be glad to record it. Like most of the Hollywood crowd Madonna would love to be front and center in a radical leftist political campaign.

  • She told Chelsea at an early age never to believe anything Chelsea read in the press about her mom and dad.  I’m not sure how that would translate as mommy-in-chief but I don’t think I want to know either.