Here’s a recent Hillary Clinton campaign ad. I post this not to make you ill, but to later examine what she’s really saying here:
Here’s the transcript for the dial-up challenged:
Mrs. Clinton says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just invisible to their government.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A male narrator says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hillary Clinton has spent her life standing up for people others donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Mrs. Clinton says: Ã¢â‚¬Å“You know, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a family that is struggling, and you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have health care, well you are invisible to this president. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, well, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re invisible too. And I never thought I would see that our soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan would be treated as though they were invisible as well. Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this president, but theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not invisible to me, and they wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be invisible to the next president of the United States. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m Hillary Clinton, and I approve this message.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Hillary’s big campaign theme will continue to be that you will no longer be invisible to your government. Well I don’t doubt it — she’s got our FBI files and a hell of a bright flashlight.
What does this “you won’t be invisible to me” rhetoric really say?
To me it says this: “We will know where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re eating, what you’re drinking, who your doctor is, what you’re smoking, where you’re sending your kids to school and what kind of car you’re driving.”
I want a president who appreciates my desire to remain invisible to my government, and Hillary certainly ain’t it.