Hillary Clinton can’t help but use Joe Biden’s presidency as a launchpad for her own insufferable commentary.
On CNN this weekend, she praised the current president for his progressive policies and gushed repeatedly about his supposed success in his first 100 days.
Host Fareed Zakaria prompted the failed presidential candidate, saying “I want to ask you about Biden’s 100 days. And I want to you ask something very specific about it which is, he has outlined a much more ambitious role for the government than people thought Democrats could or had the courage to. Your husband famously said when he was president, the era of big government is over. James Carville, who ran his campaign, said what I realized now is when I die I want to come back as the bond market because everybody here is so worried about any spending that would upset the bond market. Was that all wrong then or is it that Biden is in a new age?”
“I really think it’s a new age and in part because what had to happen in the ’90s did happen,” Clinton replied. “There was a lot of, you know, positive economic growth that was aided and abetted by government policy and huge amounts of advancement for people up and down the income scale, minorities and others. In the Obama administration, the biggest expansion of health care that could happen.”
Then, she seemed to shift some of the credit from Biden to the pandemic. She stated – correctly – that the Coronavirus has prompted a huge expansion of government.
“But it wasn’t until the pandemic that I think a truly working majority of Americans, crossing party lines as we’ve seen, because of the approval that Republicans and independent voters are giving Biden, suddenly understood in a clear way that, you know what, there’s lots of times when we need the government, and we’ve been exposed as lacking in the kind of investments and support that we, as Americans, should be providing each other with the government as our partner.”
She continued, saying “I’m thrilled that President Biden is taking advantage of this moment to try to push the agenda as far as possible.”
Never let a good crisis go to waste, right?
While Hillary had nothing but positive things to say about Biden, Joe’s approval ratings are some of the lowest in history.