Feb 11, 2008 Political
There are those who believe that Chelsea Clinton is somehow off limits because she is not running for office. I do not happen to be one of them. I believe that if you put your self in front of a crowd and you talk about your feelings or ideas then you are fair game. She is no different than a celebrity who endorses a candidate and campaigns for that person. The celebrity status, in this case the celebrity of being the former first daughter, is supposed to lend some sort of credibility to a campaign which means that what is said or done is open to scrutiny.
This past weekend Hillary Clinton effectively pimped put her daughter over remarks about her daughter being pimped out. Hillary took the opportunity of David Shuster’s pimped out remark to take attention away from the clean sweep Barack Obama made in the four states that held a primary or caucus. It was a classic Clinton move of media manipulation and it allowed the airwaves to be filled with talk of the remark and Hillary’s “ire” rather than the talk of yet more overwhelmingly convincing wins by the Senator from Illinois.
Chelsea Clinton has been sheltered from the limelight as mommy and Bill worked to keep her from being part of American politics, which can be quite ugly. However, the Clintons want it both ways in that they want Chelsea left alone and they want her out in front giving credibility to her mother’s ambitions. Chelsea, who is not being pimped out, had breakfast with a 21 year old college student, who for some strange reason, is a Super Delegate. Chelsea had breakfast with this guy much as a salesperson does in order to gain confidence and create a sale. Much like the salesperson, Chelsea is being pimped out in order to close the deal. One has to wonder how the mommy can get so angry at a pimped out remark and then have her daughter go out with a young college man in order to buy the vote. This guy gets to brag to his friends that he had breakfast with Chelsea Clinton (a big deal to a hormonally challenged young man) and to me that is no different than the young lady who shows attention to a guy in a bar in order to get free drinks.
Today though, we found out that Chelsea is nothing more than a spoiled brat who does not realize just how good she has it. She graduated college and got a $100,000 a year job as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. One of her jobs was to research health care. There is no doubt that the company provides great benefits and that she has health care coverage that is more than adequate. Even if she did not, her parents have an estimated wealth of 25-50 million dollars so, if she could not afford it on her salary, they certainly could. She works for a hedge fund company now and the benefits are certainly just as good and the other benefits seem to be great as well. How many of us could take off from work in order to campaign for one of our parents? Her boss gave her the time off. The fact that her boss is a big Clinton backer (the source of the job) certainly helped her and how did she repay the company?
Today Chelsea said that she was not satisfied with her health care benefits.
“If you have health care and you’re not happy with it — like me who has employer provided health care, but I’m not happy with it — and if you are one of the 100 million who are uninsured at some point throughout the year… you’ll be able to buy into a Congressional health plan.” The Politico
Another source indicates that she actually said; “… you’ll be FORCED UNDER PENALTY OF THE LAW to buy into a Congressional health plan.” [emphasis in original]
Here is a 27 year old woman who attended some of the most prestigious schools and who went to work out of college making six figures. She has always been protected and her parents have enough money to buy her anything she wants. This girl might not have been born with the silver spoon in her mouth but she had one to eat her first solid foods and yet she is not satisfied. She has health care coverage and she does not like it. Aww, poor little rich kid. I am sure there are plenty of people who would just like to have health care coverage. While I disagree with the 47 million as the number of uninsured, I know there are people who would just love to have the benefit package little miss rich kid has, and she is not satisfied.
I also want to know what she means by saying; “If you have health care and you’re not happy with it.” I thought her mother’s plan would leave people who already have health care coverage alone. According to Chelsea, people who are unhappy can ditch their coverage and have the taxpayers foot the bill. Is Chelsea telling us something that is in the works?
Regardless, it is a crying shame that nothing satisfies this spoiled kid. She cannot be happy with what she has and, true to liberal form, she will look to the government to provide the happiness. Now I know there will be the usual band of Clinton apologists who say I am being too rough on the kid and that she is only helping out her mother’s campaign. There might even be a belief that she is happy with what she has but is trying to make a point about her mother’s plan. Some might call that campaigning.
I call it pimping one’s self out.
Those Clintons will stop at nothing. Chelsea insults her employer about the great plan she has. Bill tells us he has always dreamed of being able to vote for a black and a woman for president, and Hillary says that it is good for the party that they have a black and a woman running and that she is happy about it. Anyone who believes any of this should not be allowed to vote.
Sadly though, there are people out there who lack a sufficient quantity of brain matter to see through this and realize what the Clintons really are.
With any luck, these people will lose and slither back under a rock in Arkansas and we will never hear from them again.
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