Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY) has entered the Progressive-Democratic Party’s primary contest for President. Her statement of entering can only show her campaign to be satirical rather than serious.
We need a leader who makes big, bold, brave choices. Someone who isn’t afraid of progress. That’s why I’m running for president.
Bold choices. Like the one she made during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in which she rejected the American legal position of innocent until proven guilty and replaced it with her own legal theology of guilty by woman’s accusation.
Progress: to boldly run before the wind—wherever it blows. She was for the 2nd Amendment, even getting an A rating from the National Rifle Association, before she was against it. Indeed, the political winds changed her course so sharply that an ardent anti-gun Progressive-Democrat, then-Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D, NY) advised her
Don’t change your mind so fast—learn the issue first[.]
But Gillibrand had learned the issue quite clearly: the issue that her political fortune depended on her new position, whatever “new” might work out to.
She was against same-sex marriage as a Representative—insisting on having civil unions—before she was for them as a Senator.
On immigration, she was against amnesty for illegal immigrants as a Representative—in any of its many forms—before she was for it—in any of its many forms—as a Senator. As a Representative, she favored deputizing local policemen to act as immigration agents before, as a Senator, she was for abolishing ICE.
She was staunchly pro-Israel, even as a Senator, insisting there should be no daylight between the US and Israel on matters related to Iran, before she moved away from Israel, supporting ex-President Barack Obama’s (D) and Motorboat Skipper and part-time Secretary of State John Kerry’s (D) nuclear weapons deal with Iran. She’s become an ardent supporter of Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour—all of whom are themselves public and ardent supporters of Louis Farrakhan.
She even took money from the Clintons to support her various campaign expenses—and then she said Bill Clinton should have resigned over his…affair…with Lewinski.
Regardless of one’s own position on any of those questions and others, Gillibrand will take the one that benefits herself politically, and she’ll take it the moment the wind shifts.
Who can trust such a one?