RUSH: Hillary was also asked a question about Wal-Mart. When I was flying home last night last night, I’m channel surfed around up there and I’m watching MSNBC because they’re the only one really talking about the debate aftermath because they carried it. They were raving about this particular answer that she gave. Here it is. The question from Brian Williams: ‘Senator Clinton, overall is Wal-Mart a good thing or a bad thing for the United States of America?’
HILLARY: Well, it’s a mixed blessing. When Wal-Mart started, it brought goods into rural areas like rural Arkansas where I was happy to live for 18 years and gave people a chance to stretch their dollar further. As they grew much bigger, though, they have raised serious questions about the responsibility of corporations and how they need to be a leader when it comes to providing health care and having, you know, safe working conditions and not discriminating on the basis of sex or race or any other category. You know, Brian, this is all part, though, of how this administration and corporate America today don’t see middle class and working Americans. They are invisible.
RUSH: That answer was being treated as the best thing any candidate said last night by the people that I was watching on PMSNBC discuss this. What they loved was, ‘It’s a mixed blessing.’ They think she was brilliant in pointing out that Wal-Mart’s done some good things. They started small and were able to stretch the dollars of poor people, but now they’re stretching the dollars of everybody and that’s hurting other people. Then we get this routine that they’re discriminating on the basis of sex or race. They don’t have safe working conditions. They’re not providing health care. Wal-Mart’s going to open 400 health clinics throughout their chain of stores. They’re going to do more for health care than Mrs. Clinton has done for health care with her stupid Hillary Care plan.
But forget the mixed message. The last thing she said here is the key. ‘You know, Brian, this is all part of how this administration and corporate America don’t see working Americans. They are invisible.’ It’s just the exact opposite. The truth of the matter is the way Democrat see average Americans and they see them through the lens of contempt. They see them through the lens of incompetence. Democrats like Mrs. Clinton look at you and see hopelessness. You don’t have what it takes to overcome obstacles in life. You can’t get along unless Mrs. Clinton is riding herd on the evils in our society — and who are the evils? Well, they’re Big Oil. They’re Big Drug. They’re Wal-Mart or any big corporation. You look at their enemies list and who they want to get even with. She wants to ‘take the profits’ of the oil companies. She said that in a very, very socialistic proposal that she made. Of course, nobody hyped on that much, but they look at average Americans and don’t see potential at all.
They’re out there sitting and talking about how average Americans are invisible to corporate America and this administration, which has done more for average Americans than any Democrat administration to come down the pike in I don’t know how long with tax cuts and economic growth and opportunity. It is amazing, the affluence in this country today is astounding. Nobody is really aware of it because it’s not being reported. Individuals are aware of it, obviously, in terms of their own life but they hear how rotten things are so they think they’re just lucking out, feel even a little guilty about doing well because they think so many other people aren’t, because they’re being fed a bunch of lies about the truth. This country is so affluent, so much economic opportunity here, it is breathtaking, especially when you travel the world or have traveled the world and see what genuine poverty is and genuine economic depression, lack of opportunity. This place is the Garden of Eden, this country is the Garden of Eden, and they refuse to see it that way. They cannot possibly. When is the last time you’ve heard a Democrat say something positive about this country? Since Bush was elected, when’s it is last time? Even if they get close, Wal-Mart is a mixed blessing, still gotta tear the whole thing down, started off fine, ‘When I was on the board.’ Now it’s just destroying people’s lives. She was on the board of Wal-Mart, folks, and it was all just fine right then, in the beginning.