“Hillary-ian” or some more grammar-positive version thereof should be added to the lexicon as an adjective denoting unparallelled and/or unrivaled hypocrisy and chutzpah.
It’s My Turn! And I Am A Vagina!
At her first official campaign event, held at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, ID, Clinton identified campaign finance reform as one of several pillars of her 2016 presidential campaign.
We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all — even if it takes a constitutional amendment.
— Hillary Clinton
She proclaimed this mere days after announcing her latest candidacy and stating that she was looking to raise as much as $2.5 billion to fund her latest bid to be POTUS.
To put that in perspective and context, in 2008 Obama spent $748 million vs McCain’s $352 million, and in 2012 Obama spent $722 million vs. Romney’s $450 million. Indeed, the totals expenditures by all candidates were approximately $1.68 billion and $1.33 billion respectively in the total course of the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.
So Hillary is looking to garner and spend in this election approximately 188% of the money that all the candidates together spent in the last presidential election.
But don’t worry! Hillary, once she’s had her turn, is committed to campaign finance reform and getting money out of politics.
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