New Hillary Ad Focuses on Reshuffling the Deck for the Middle Class

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In her latest TV ad, a 30-Second spot which enters rotation in New Hampshire and Iowa this week, Hillary Clinton promises to ‘reshuffle the deck’ in favor of hard-working Americans. You can contrast this with the Donald Trump approach of first destroying the middle class and then blaming it on the Mexicans.

In the ad, Hillary speaks directly to the camera, “interspersed with archival photos of Clinton’s family and footage of her interacting with workers at their jobsites.”

Watch the ad Courtesy of Hillary for America:

When you see that you’ve got CEOs making 300 times what the average worker’s making you know the deck is stacked in favor of those at the top.

I want it to be back where it was when I came of age. Where my mom who never got to go to college could see her daughter go to law school.

We need to have people believing that their work will be rewarded. So I’m going to be doing everything I can to try to get that deck reshuffled so being middle class means something again.

The ad begins running this week in New Hampshire and Iowa and will run for five weeks. As of Wednesday, when the ad was posted to her YouTube channel, a CNN/ORC poll showed that Hillary’s lead over Bernie Sanders continues to diminish.

Clinton is an American success story, who herself comes out of the Middle Class. She remembers a time many of us remember, when Middle Class Americans had a reasonable shot at the American dream.

This is a theme Bernie Sanders is also hitting hard, with his oft-heard “collapse of the American middle class.” In fact, that’s all Sanders says he wants to talk about, not Hillary Clinton, which is all the media wants to talk about.

What Jason Horowitz wrote in The New York Times yesterday to describe the different approaches of Clinton and Sanders, is that “If Mrs. Clinton’s pitch to voters is that she can make the system more effective, Mr. Sanders is arguing that Mr. Obama was naive to even bother with a system that needs to be fundamentally changed.”

They each have different challenges as well. Obama being a black man in the White House when black men who are assertive are seen as “angry black men,” and Hillary as a woman in the White House when assertive women are seen as “bi*ches,” and Sanders finding support to make those fundamental systems in an entrenched system.

Republicans also hearken back to the 50s, but as a time when white Christians had unique access to America. When they look back, they don’t see economic hardship; they contrast that America with the imagined persecution of today’s white Christians now finding themselves on equal footing with people at whom they could once look down their noses.

If you wanted an honest campaign video from the GOP, rather than the images used by Hillary, you would see KKK in hoods, crosses burning, people being bludgeoned in the street, and masses of Confederate flags on parade through black neighborhoods. You would see a mighty wall stretching across the Mexican border from sea to shining sea, and drones swooping in low for the kill, leaving human wreckage in their wake.

By comparison, Donald Trump’s only mention of the middle class comes with his claim that immigrants are destroying the middle class. Not rich tycoons like him who send our jobs to Mexico and China, but immigrants who are coming here to find a better life.

And Trump doesn’t want to help the middle class. In fact, his recent proposal for saving the American auto-industry got him branded by the UAW president as “an enemy of the middle class.”

Trump just wants to hurt immigrants by blaming what people like him have done to the middle class on immigrants, and then hurt immigrants some more just because he can.

Those are the differences between Democrats and Republicans this campaign season. There is nothing in the Republican message for the American middle class but further loss of opportunity, nothing for the poor but continued poverty, and only fear and violence for immigrants.

22 Replies to “New Hillary Ad Focuses on Reshuffling the Deck for the Middle Class”

  1. “If you wanted an honest campaign video from the GOP, rather than the images used by Hillary, you would see KKK in hoods, crosses burning, people being bludgeoned in the street, and masses of Confederate flags on parade through black neighborhoods. You would see a mighty wall stretching across the Mexican border from sea to shining sea, and drones swooping in low for the kill, leaving human wreckage in their wake.”

    No reason the DNC can’t go right on ahead and make this video. They ought to make several versions of it. All with the same narration message, but different sets of graphics… perhaps with several different narrators to hit all demographics.

  2. …nowadays, ‘middle class=peon in training’…Wall Street is protected; “We the People” ain’t…the lowest 50% needs protection far more than millionaires and billionaires…

  3. Oh and the big picture is still pretty much 51 to 20 average and it is of course including Biden in the question for 12+%.

    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2016-national-democratic-primary

    In all the battlegrounds she is only winning by triple (without Biden in the race) and in the south by more than that.

    5 months to finish having that revolution.

    444 days to set up a 50 state campaign to beat the GOP and have the money and endorsements to do that – as well as the backing of the actual party the candidates are running to head.

    Doing well enough despite the smears against her from the “tea-party of the left” and the entire right wing.

    The Clinton coalition is solid and we are not budging.

  4. The contrast between Hillary Clinton and the Republicans/Donald Trump couldn’t be more clear. The bombastic Trump comes across as a school yard bully and hater, while Clinton is focused on the issues that people like myself care about. When in the world are reporters/journalists going to intercede and get down to business with Trump and ask him about the dealings he has with China, and his clothing line being made with slave wages? Why weren’t those jobs given to Americans? When are people going to ask Trump what he meant at the Town Hall in Derry, NH when he was criticizing Jeb Bush’s statement about having “skin in the game”, but also stated he got rich because of the way America fight wars? What does that mean? If you have seen the video, at 4:45 into it Trump says exactly that. What does that mean? When are reporters going to ask Trump about his long going association with the Gambino and other Crime Family Syndicates? Time to take off the gloves, and do some real diggi…

  5. I heard that on some show on MSNBC.

    Donald Trump is one of America’s biggest corporate “welfare queen”…just like the Koch Bros, Sheldon Adelson, the Walton Family, and other Republican millionaire and billionaires who want to destroy the paltry U.S. social safety net for our most vulnerable.

  6. Some GOP supporters may need reminder.

    ….”you would see KKK in hoods, crosses burning, people being bludgeoned in the street, and masses of Confederate flags on parade through…”

    A. Catholic neighborhoods
    B. Jewish housing
    C. Houses/areas of ill repute(Las Vegas?)
    D. Minority (non-white, all kinds)hoods

    The KKK intolerance knows no bounds

  7. This is the only ad that need to be run
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    Dick Cheney said, “Pi$$ on ’em!” And, Ronald Reagan replied, “That’s a Great Idea. Let’s Call it ‘Trickle Down Economics!”

  8. I am happy Hillary is running for President,
    she is someone the Dem’s can trust. Hillary
    is a fighter, I like Obama, but I think
    Hillary will be able to handle the GOP a little better.

  9. Shadow, That’s why WE MUST FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE! And HRC has the PASSION EXPERIENCE and REAL FIRE to Beat The GOP!

    She would put SANDERS in a perfect position to help America.

    I can’t help but believe HRC has the power to ACTUALLY BEAT THE GOP!

    NONE of the GOP Clown Car is speaking from the Heart…Like Hillary Clinton really is!

  10. The USS Battleship America does not turn on a dime.

    Old, white, assertive, males are seen as B@stards!

    GOPers harken back to the 50’s under Jim Crow but forget that Ike had a 92% tax rate on upper incomes.

    And, GOPers are hanging with the KKK, carrying Confederate Flags, burning crosses and looking the other way when “non-whites” are beaten.

    We will see about the wall after 2016.

  11. Shadow, Have you seen these Videos?

    Facts No One Learns On National Media:
    *Wealth Inequality in America*

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QPKKQnijnsM

    I personally asked Robert Reich if he would put his Video out FREE..on YOUTUBE. Or Allow Rachel Maddow to show it in parts…before the Next Election?
    And he said, “No, I can’t”.

    Not since 1928 have we seen such Wealth Inequity…the Chart is like a Draw Bridge:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9REdcxfie3M

    And…
    “What the 1% Don’t Want You to Know”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQYA9Qjsi0

    None of these Videos are longer than 25:00. Yet filled with Valuable Facts!

  12. I personally asked Robert Reich if he would put his Video out FREE..on YOUTUBE. Or Allow Rachel Maddow to show it in parts…before the Next Election?
    And he said, “No, I can’t”.
    —————————————
    Even the great savoir of the emo progs knows its about the Benjamin’s. You cant make this shit up

  13. Doesn’t help to reshuffle the deck if the cards are marked.

    Observation: She’s using lots of card and gambling imagery in her speeches. Is this a tell?

  14. Dj wrote: “Even the great savoir of the emo progs knows its about the Benjamin’s. You cant make this shit up”

    Dj, That’s why we can’t expect The Burn to turn everything around On-A-Dime. We’re lucky if we get Important Incremental Changes, like PBO has done.

    As Hillary Clinton could actually do.
    If people would only realize she’s got *The Power* like we’ve never seen in one Presidential Candidate before in history!
    She is Battle-Ready!
    She could be another…Franklin D. Roosevelt!

  15. So obi wan please tell us when after 25 years in congress and the senate the great white savoir of white progressives is now introducing bills that he know that have no chance of passing but have the masses swoon he is on our side?

  16. Hillary Clinton is going to be the next President of the United States. She will have the money to be competitive and she has the coalition of voters necessary to win. Women, minorities, immigrants, and moderates of all stripes will support Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders is the left wing goofball and Donald Trump is the right wing goofball, neither with the statue to be President of the United States. It will be Hillary Clinton inaugurated in 2017.

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