Lying to the public is Hillary Clinton’s most consistent policy position. She lies to get votes, lies about her record, and sometimes she just lies because that’s what she does. It’s part of her nature. She has sociopathic tendencies, and therefore is drawn to lying like it’s some kind of metaphysical magnet by which she can express some dark, otherwise ineffable nether-region of her deeply disturbed soul.
Clinton gave a speech on Tuesday in which she tried to strike some populist chords, telling everyone that as President she’ll concern herself with ‘renegotiating trade deals’ and that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership especially.
Does anyone seriously believe that line of bullshit?
In 2012 Clinton called the TPP, then in negotiation stages, the ‘gold standard‘ of trade deals. It remains officially unclear why Clinton changed her mind. Officially she says she never planned to endorse it or not endorse it until the negotiations were done. One has to wonder if her opinion has anything to do with the fact that the Neoliberal trade deal is extremely unpopular, a fact exacerbated by the populist rhetoric from her Democratic Primary opponent Bernie Sanders.
“We need to keep upping our game both bilaterally and with partners across the region through agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. … This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world’s total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment.” – Hillary Clinton
It doesn’t matter what Hillary Clinton says about the TPP or anything else. The people she receives her orders from want it, so she supports it by default.