‘To the left, to the left”: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has apparently taken Beyoncé’s recommendation to coronary heart as she eyes a 2020 run for the White Home.
The senator instructed hard-left journal The Nation final week that she desires the federal government to ensure everybody a job: “Assured jobs applications, creating flooring for wages and advantages, and increasing the correct to collectively cut price are precisely the kind of roles that authorities should take to shift energy again to employees and our communities.”
Standing in the best way are these evil “company pursuits” that “have managed the agenda in Washington for many years.”
What an extended, great distance she’s come from her days as a lawyer for Huge Tobacco, amongst different “company pursuits.”
Pursuits that also ship her tens of millions in marketing campaign donations, presumably as a result of they suppose she stays keen to work with them.
As soon as a average, pro-gun member of the Home from a right-leaning Upstate district, Gillibrand has been reinventing herself ever since she was named to Hillary Clinton’s outdated Senate seat in 2009.
And, to be honest, she’s stayed true to her newfound views. Notably, she hasn’t let info get in the best way of her management on America’s supposed campus rape tradition. An early supporter of Emma Sulkowicz, a ok a Columbia College’s “Mattress Woman,” she by no means backed off even after huge proof demolished Sulkowicz’s declare fellow pupil raped her.
Gillibrand even introduced Sulkowicz to one in every of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union addresses even after the male pupil was absolutely exonerated.
However she’s plainly realized that such points received’t lock up sufficient Democrats to get her the 2020 nomination, so she’s seeking to outdo Bernie Sanders on the socialism entrance.
That’s proper: Even Bernie’s by no means referred to as for the federal government to get everybody a job.
Then again, he’s handicapped by a devotion to really believing what he says.