LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2015 — As Hillary Clinton prepares to fight for the right to show everyone she is a fighter who fights about stuff, the United States Supreme Court is issuing consequential rulings. One decision in particular will be at the heart of Hillary’s fight to show she will fight.
In case people do not know, she is a fighter.
The 5-4 SCOTUS decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide was the culmination for a movement that initially could not get out of its own way.
America used to have a gay rights movement. The difference between being gay and straight was as simple as black and white. Then came pressure to add more members to the ranks. Eventually the movement became known as GLBT, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered movement.
Then the feminists began complaining. Straight feminists are no different from their gay counterparts. A gay rights movement dedicated to reaching equality was subjected to politically correct accusations of sexism.
Feminists get angry when they are accused of complaining about nonsense, but the GLBT movement was delayed over an argument of what to call themselves. Gay men, like their straight counterparts, just wanted the feminists to stop focusing on drivel and deal with the actual cause.
The movement was changed to LGBT so the lesbians could be represented first. Some people have to be more equal than others.
Then came the addition of the Q, which brought a new set of problems. The LGBTQ movement could not agree on whether the Q stood for queer or questioning. To pacify this new round of acronym idiocy, some groups now call themselves LGBTQQ.
Now America needs a third Q.
Welcome to the LGBTQQQ movement. Somebody has to represent homosexual NASDAQ stock traders. They deserve a stock ticker tape parade immediately.
The perfect person to lead the LGBTQQQ movement is Hillary Clinton. No two issues speak more to the fighting nature of Hillary Clinton than gay rights and Wall Street.
On gay rights, Hillary Clinton wants America to know that she has been fighting for the dignity of all people her entire life. Of course, that means she’s acting like a 2-year-old; she became pro-gay marriage only in 2013, after fighting for the rights of religious Christians her entire life.
Her husband signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In 2008 she insisted during her presidential campaign that her religious beliefs defined marriage as between one man and one woman. President Barack Obama had intended to keep silent on the issue until after the 2012 election, but Vice President Joe Biden forced his hand.
Hillary Clinton stayed silent. Only after Obama was safely re-elected did Hillary see that being pro-gay marriage would not lead to electoral defeat as it did for John Kerry in 2004.
In 2013, after the voters had finally weighed in, Hillary did what she always does. She took a strong stand on an already decided issue. She fought after the fight was over and the stadium was empty.
The other issue Hillary has always been passionate about is income inequality. This 1960s flower power child of privilege has always fought against Wall Street corruption. By always, she means a few months, perhaps even a year. Her method of overseeing Wall Street includes raking in millions of dollars from Wall Street firms. In 2008, Obama was the candidate of small donors. Hillary has always relied on wealthy Democrats who write large checks.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is her main bundler.
There is nothing illegal about raising money from Wall Street, but to say Hillary has been against Wall Street is ludicrous. She discovered her anti-Wall Street credentials in 2014 when supporters of Sen. Elizabeth Warren started making noise. Hillary then realized again that positions matter less than positioning.
Hillary Clinton endorsed Jon Corzine to be governor of New Jersey. He was the epitome of Wall Street before he became embroiled in a scandal over a billion dollars that went missing. Hillary has never called out Corzine once by name; neither has Warren.
Hillary has a lifetime of financial scandals, including everything from questionable commodity trades to paid speeches in front of rogue regimes. She cannot rein in Wall Street. She is Wall Street, and she certainly has never reined in herself or her husband.
Hillary is not a champion of gays, blacks, Jews or any other disenfranchised group. She is the champion of herself. She fights for her right to fight for her rights while committing grievous wrong.
If the gay rights and income inequality movements insist on supporting her, they will show themselves to be as morally and ethically bankrupt as she is.
Until then, pop the champagne corks and celebrate the LGBTQQQ movement. Wall Street stockbrokers may be all about the almighty dollar over everything else, but at least they are honest about it.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton will keep fighting for her lifelong core beliefs once her pollsters and focus groups tell her what they are.