May 22, 2016

Hillary's new slogan: We Are Stronger Together.

In an interview on "Meet the Press" this morning, Chuck Todd seemed to needle Hillary Clinton about her lack of a big campaign theme:
Bernie Sanders has been talking about a political revolution. A future you can believe in. Obviously, Donald Trump with the Make America Great Again, is one of these slogans that has taken off, for better or for worse. If you could sum up, what is the big idea of your candidacy?
She was so ready with a new slogan that I can't believe there wasn't an understanding between Todd and the campaign that he'd give her an opportunity to unveil a new slogan. She said:
Look, we are stronger together. We are stronger together, in facing our internal challenges and our external ones. We are stronger together if we work to improve the economy. And that's going to mean trying to get the Republicans to do what will actually help produce more jobs, like we saw in the 1990s. We are stronger together when we have a bipartisan, even nonpartisan foreign policy that protects our country. And that provides a kind of steady, strong, smart leadership that the rest of the world expects from us. And I know that, you know, slogans come and go, and all the rest of it. But when I look at where we are in our country together, we need to unify the country. We are stronger together, when we act on a set of plans and priorities that will redound to the benefit of the American people.
What do you think? Bland and generic? Or: a heartfelt reaching out to the Americans who feel that the other candidates are tearing us apart?

Later, a panel discussion addressed the slogan. Alex Castellanos — the "veteran Republican strategist" — said it "sounds a little defensive" and makes us think about the "tremendous amount of political weakness" she's shown — "dragged" around by a "near-octogenarian socialist who honeymooned in Russia" and looking to "her husband... to bail her out on the economy."

MSNBC commentator Joy-Ann Reid was next, and she said she didn't really know what "We Are Stronger Together" means or "how it unites voters." She paused to sneer at Trump's slogan: it evokes "nostalgia that a certain kind of white, particularly white voter, has for a bygone era." And then she revealed her disappointment:
I think that it's good that the Clinton campaign are strategizing. But it's interesting that, in your interview, she seemed so much like a strategist. And so many of her answers felt like this is Hillary, the smart political strategist telling you what she intends to do, and it's still not giving her campaign sort of a driving dream, I think.
Chuck swooped in with a slogan of his own: "Change versus steadiness."

But I want to go back to Reid's disappointment: Hillary is "not giving her campaign sort of a driving dream."

Driving dream... To me, that calls up the spirit of Richard Nixon. From his 1970 State of the Union:
But let us, above all, recognize a fundamental truth. We can be the best clothed, best fed, best housed people in the world, enjoying clean air, clean water, beautiful parks, but we could still be the unhappiest people in the world without an indefinable spirit — the lift of a driving dream which has made America, from its beginning, the hope of the world.

102 comments:

gspencer said...

"If you could sum up, what is the big idea of your candidacy?"

HC, "'Make me both richer, and with a lotta power over everyone.' That about sums it up. That's a slogan that says it all, and you know, Chuck, I know that's what everyone wants. Everyone on my campaign staff agrees."

Michael K said...

"nostalgia that a certain kind of white, particularly white voter, has for a bygone era."

I watched that and it is interesting to see the growth in black racism under Obama.

She was almost spitting as she said "white voter." The Obama administration is really a kingdom of black achievers. You look at almost any Obama official and, except for defense, they are all black.

It's as if the Post Office was running the country.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It takes a village....comrade.

We are stronger together, so everyone put your stuff in the common pot. "We will take things away from you for the common good."

Hillary is a Communist and wants to control us. No more individuality for YOU!!!

Anyone who votes for this deserves what they get....good and hard too.

Quaestor said...

Hillary's changing slogans reminds me of the dog food cliché.

We are stronger together is what the one who concedes defeat says.

Humperdink said...

She paused to sneer at Trump's slogan: it evokes "nostalgia that a certain kind of white, particularly white voter, has for a bygone era."

This is just getting sickening. It's always about race with these fools. Always. It's all they've got and it isn't much. These are just vacuous people.

Henry said...

We are stronger together could be symbolized by a bundle of sticks.

Megaera said...

Longer way of saying It Takes a Village, innit?

Fabi said...

Sounds like a rejected slogan from The United Way.

Fernandinande said...

"It's time we had a grandmother-in-chief." (#74) Shows Bill tormenting Web Hubbell's kid.

ngram of 'We are stronger together' - zero before 1966.

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MikeR said...

I have seen nothing from Clinton or other liberal politicians to make me think that they believe We Are Stronger Together. They want the rest of us to give up our own principles and accept theirs.
Ms. Clinton, what are you willing to give up so that you can be Together with the conservative half of the American people?

PB said...

It says Hillary is weak by herself. Big mistake.

Hagar said...

Throw it all at the wall and see if something sticks.

And Hillary! is a kleptocrat, pure and simple, and no "communist."

buwaya puti said...

Actually, the fasces idea works very well. She could use that. Makes a great visual, a fine prop, a nice ad. Easily break a white stick, take a bundle of white, black, brown, yellow sticks and fail to break them.
I doubt many today will remember the previous use. Education has been that bad.

buwaya puti said...

At least the fasces is not a swastika, people still remember that.

Paul said...

"We are stronger together could be symbolized by a bundle of sticks."

If only there was a word for that.

buwaya puti said...

How did Ms. Reid get the idea that H.Clinton is a smart political strategist? There is very little support for that notion. It's been her husband doing all the politics.
I wonder how these ideas spread.
I guess some people just repeat these things to each other.

William Chadwick said...

'"We are stronger together could be symbolized by a bundle of sticks.'"

"If only there was a word for that."

I was going to comment on Queen Cacklepants' new slogan, but Paul, you've said it all.

Fernandinande said...

"Things go better with Billary."
"A little drab'll do ya!"
"An apple a day keeps Billary away."
"Cabinets fit for Billary, but affordable for all!"
"Have it my way."
"Is it live, or is it Billary?"
"Like a good neighbor, Billary is on vacation."
"Nobody does chicken like Billary."
"So easy Billary can do it."
"The best part of waking up is Billary in your cup!"
"The way a country should be."
"With a name like Billary... it has to be good."
"You're in good hands without Billary."
Apologies.

Earnest Prole said...

My gut reaction is “pretty damn good”: the slogan is inspiring enough for general politics and particularly useful as an appeal to those who hope that open borders are a strength not a weakness.

Unknown said...

From the party whose candidates must resort to promoting identity politics and polarizing the electorate with a constant "us vs. them" drumbeat...

buwaya puti said...

It would also be truth in advertising.
The Democratic Party platform and track record resembles nothing so much as Mussolinis. The words and symbols are different, I suppose, and the overt militarism.
Still, symbols aside Mussolini was also lousy at being actually militaristic, Italy being poorly prepared for a real war when it came.
The Italian Fascists also had much better music, I'd take that first thing. Update Giovanezza and especially Faccetta Nera.
Italian Fascist racism also fits, being as it was largely (very)paternalistic benevolence. Faccetta Nera is a case in point. What Nazi would sing of love for his black girlfriend and promise to take her home with him? Untermenschen wasn't part of the picture.

Bob Boyd said...

"We are stronger together"

Hillary's mantra down through the long years of marriage to Bill.

chuck said...

> "nostalgia that a certain kind of white, particularly white voter, has for a bygone era."

I haven't seen open racism like that on television since the 60's. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Democrat racist yelling in your face forever.

EDH said...

"We are Stronger Together" ...Hillary is "not giving her campaign sort of a driving dream."

Here's a good blended Clinton theme with some nostalgia...

Back to the Future: "Hillary: Stronger and Harder than a Bad Girl's Dream."

David Begley said...

Absurd.

Half of the country HATES her.

And with Joy-Ann Reid it is always about race. Race pimpette.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

Sounds pretty incoherent to me. Trump's slogan is a declaration of what he will do. Hillary's slogan is a bromide. Sure we are stronger together. Who would dispute that? But what does that have to do with Hillary? Is she going to unite us? Then she should say so.

"Bringing the country together" or "uniting the country" are slogans stating what she will do.

Of course, that leads to the thought of whether or not Hillary could unite the country.

I get the feeling that Trump thought up his slogan himself and had a bunch of hats made.

Hillary's campaign took two months and focus grouped her slogan, and it isn't nearly as good.

traditionalguy said...

A Driving Dream is a leader's vision imparted over and over to followers who like to hear it.

Patton's Driving Tanks Dream was," We are going to Berlin to shoot the paperhanging son of a bitch"... so we can all GO HOME to an America made safe again.

It is doable and has a beginning and an end.

Hillary says "Let's all pretend that surrendering to be a serfdom Province in a World Global Trade Flow is what will makes us all equal to the rest of the world".

Original Mike said...

" Humperdink said...[Joy-Ann Reid] paused to sneer at Trump's slogan: it evokes "nostalgia that a certain kind of white, particularly white voter, has for a bygone era."

This is just getting sickening. It's always about race with these fools. Always. It's all they've got and it isn't much. These are just vacuous people."


I watched the show and yes, everything was about race for Reid. Tellingly, when she appealed to the need to elect Hillary to advance the prosperity of minorities, she had no answer when Castellanos asked how Obama's policies have served minoritiy prosperity the last eight years.

tim in vermont said...

Let's follow her into new wars as yet undreamed of.

Daniel Richwine said...

Like most of Hillary's campaign, it sounds like it was run through a bunch of focus groups and panels before she dared introduce it. Such an uninspiring candidate, though of course I'm a hard sell where she's concerned.

David Begley said...

How exactly would Hillary unite the country?

Half of the country hates her. The other half only tolerates her in order to get stuff. The solar industry and the Street would turn on her in a minute if they were getting a better deal somewhere else.

Her own husband doesn't love her much less like her. They are in a sick business partnership that made both of them rich for selling official favors.

Why would America let those two crooks back into the White House?

tim in vermont said...

Her view of the nation as a body harkens back to fascism too. They called it corporatism, which, of course, lefties have managed to muddy and obfuscate.

Tommy Duncan said...

We are stronger together. Because diversity. Let's unite around the things that make us different.

Instead, how about:

A chicken in every pot.

A chick under Bill's desk.

A cross dresser in every bathroom.

A terrorist in every plane.

Wow, that was stressful thinking like Hillary. I'm going back to my safe space.

rhhardin said...

It's the fascist idea. A bunch of sticks is harder to break. The faggoti.

There is strength in lumbers.

M Jordan said...

Hillary should just admit the reality of what's going on in the electorate. This is the slogan to do it: "I'm screwed."

It's short and punchy, doesn't have that focus-group approved ring to it, and it's true ... and by personalizing it she doesn't drag the rest of us into her torment. I'd love to drive through the neighborhoods and see a bunch of "Make America a Great Again" signs on one lawn then "I'm screwed" on the next. Sort of a yin and yang.

Michael K said...

"white voter, has for a bygone era."

Another thing that made this interesting was the the other guy said Trump is about the future and she did not react.

These are the people about reparations and race. Not the future.

They are about $15 minimum wage, not robots.

I don't know what Trump is going to do as president but it will not be about the past. It is all about a future that we cannot predict.

holdfast said...

Together Comrades, to Strong Glorious Soviet Future!

rhhardin said...

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer.

rhhardin said...

Hillary is what used to be called a louse.

The definition of louse used to be a guy who steals your $500 stereo and sells it for $10.

She'd bring down a trillion dollar economy to siphon off a couple million for herself.

tim in vermont said...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasces

A symbol of collective power.

They laughed at Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, now they embrace it.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

In order to have a heartfelt slogan, she would have to have a heart.

rehajm said...

Under the arms- heh, heh.

Will said...

Personally I thought the Clintons were going to go with "Build a Bridge to the 21st Century Pedophile Island"

Maybe they could get Fleetwood Mac to write the catchy tune…

n.n said...

So, it would have made a difference. Is this an admission of guilt or a teachable moment?

As for the class pandering, she will always have [class] diversity and other pro-choice policies that denigrate individual dignity, establish discrimination, debase human life, etc.

Unqualified change. Unqualified progress. Forward!

n.n said...

a future that we cannot predict

The twilight Prophet-eers, Gore-acles, and other fringe elements predict CAGW or Catastrophic Anthropogenic Government Whoring. Can one man resist the will of gods, their secular representatives, and other special and peculiar interests? Perhaps with popular support, he can sabotage their progress.

tim in vermont said...

And the Republicans are a party of shopkeepers.

AJ Lynch said...

I could have sworn it has been the Dems not the Repubs who have been carving us up , for many years, into special interest voting blocs.

Michael K said...

"They laughed at Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, now they embrace it."

An instruction manual for them.

"And the Republicans are a party of shopkeepers."

Yes and they beat the crap out of Napoleon.




Rae said...

In other words, she's weak.

robinintn said...

It's handlers are rebooting the Hillary-bot AGAIN? What's that, 5-6, just in this cycle? After a while people might just get the impression that thing is a lemon, unfixable, won't work no matter how much tinkering they do.

Mary Beth said...

And that's going to mean trying to get the Republicans to do what will actually help produce more jobs, like we saw in the 1990s.

Okay, but what's she going to do?

HoodlumDoodlum said...

We who? We Americans plus as many millions of non-Americans as Hillary and crew can grant amnesty (and voting rights) to in a few years?

We can't include coal miners, of course, unless part of "being stronger together" is gloating over putting some people included in "we" out of a job. Which, you know, seems like a dumb thing to brag about...but I must be wrong, since Hillary Clinton is so obviously smart, accomplished, and such a great campaigner.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

"We are stronger together" she said, hoping no one would bring up the fact that she's only prominent in any way because of the opportunities her husband's actual accomplishments provided her.

Talk about privilege! Bill will run the economy since that involves math and "math is hard" I guess. What an outstanding feminist icon; how proud the sisterhood must be!

HoodlumDoodlum said...

By the way, isn't an/the important question "what do you want to do with strength/power?" I mean, isn't that the thing we should want all candidates for President to answer?
We know it's a powerful office, and we know a leader who unites large portions of the country behind them (behind an individual, or a party, for example) will have quite a lot of power.

Power is a measure of work over time. What work does Hillary want done? That seems...important. D. Trump's slogan says what he wants to DO. It's vague, of course, but it's a slogan so imprecision is expected. Hillary's slogan doesn't tell you want she wants to DO--it implies only that she recognizes that a population is stronger/more powerful when it unites. That's true...but it's equally true of a band of pirates, the Mob, or a Boy Scout troop. "We can get more done when we work together." Yeah, but what are you trying to do? I want the Boy Scouts to work together, but I don't want criminals to work together to get better at stealing my stuff. See?

Anyway aren't the Leftist hippies supposed to be too free-minded, too individualistic, too "keep our city weird" to buy into a message of national unity? They're the ones who always make fun of unified groups, right? You know, Dittoheads, men in gray flannel suits, office drones, PC users, "little Eichmans," right?

Original Mike said...

Hillary said: "And that's going to mean trying to get the Republicans to do what will actually help produce more jobs, like we saw in the 1990s."

Mary Beth asked: "Okay, but what's she going to do?"


Higher taxes, more regulation, $15/hr minimum wage, ... Stuff like that.

Terry said...

"We are stronger together" == "The State will crush you"

tim in vermont said...

She and Mussolini also thought invading Libya was a capital idea. Carthago delenda est! We came, we saw, he died!

Van Wallach said...

I'd tweak Hillary's slogan like this: "We are stronger together in the same toilet stall."

Humperdink said...

Hillary said: "And that's going to mean trying to get the Republicans to do what will actually help produce more jobs, like we saw in the 1990s."

Mary Beth asked: "Okay, but what's she going to do?"

Original Mike responded: "Higher taxes, more regulation, $15/hr minimum wage, ... Stuff like that."

Don't forget shovel ready jobs! And solar power jobs!! Windmills!!! Coal mining jobs? Hey will we re-train these neanderthals for high tech jobs ..... building solar panels or somethin' in Appalachia.


Yancey Ward said...

I am shocked it wasn't "Always Twirling Towards Freedom."

Terry said...

Remember when people used to say "it's a free country"?
As in "Mind if I smoke?"
"It's a free country."
"I'm tired of driving little tin-can econo-cars. I'm buying a Suburban!"
"It's a free country."
"It's too nice of a day to go back to work. I'm going to play hookie, and go down to Lake Harriet and watch the girls instead."
"It's a free country."
No one says that any more. I suppose that's because we are not a free country.

wholelottasplainin' said...

For some reason, "A Driving Dream" in the context of Hillary and Bill reminds me of "Thelma and Louise".

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Terry said...

"Peace, bread, work."

Rhythm and Balls said...

Wherein the narcissist expounds yet again on her endless fascination with the things that bring people together.

tim in vermont said...

I think Mussolini had a better tailor.

rcocean said...

Hint for Hillary:

Just take any Soviet slogan from the 20s and 30s and substitute "white man" for "Kulack" or "Counter-revolutionary" and for "Peasants" use "People of Color".

Should be a winner with your base.

Bob Boyd said...

"We are stronger together if we work to improve the economy. And that's going to mean trying to get the Republicans to do what will actually help produce more jobs"

Clearly "we" means Democrats, not Americans.
Judging by the slogan, Hillary is not as confident of the nomination as she claims.

tim in vermont said...

Bob is right, she is making many of us 'the other.' Maybe it's a linguistic sloppiness worthy of Trump, but more likely just revealing of her thoughts.

Big Mike said...

She was so ready with a new slogan that I can't believe there wasn't an understanding between Todd and the campaign that he'd give her an opportunity to unveil a new slogan.

Good Lord! Even a law professor could work that out. If "Captain Obvious" wasn't off shilling for Hotels.com I'd be certain he was working for the Clinton campaign.

First, I agree with Paul, that this slogan suggests -- at least to us educated folks -- the Roman fasces that Il Duce coopted for his symbol.

But secondly, Democrats generally win elections by setting people at each other's throats. Labor versus management, the young versus social security recipients, black versus honkies, gays versus straights, and so forth. So yet another case of Hillary saying one thing but doing (or planning to do) the opposite.

Brando said...

That's Hillary for you--trying everything until something sticks. What'll she do in office? Who knows?

The unspoken but understood message is "if you don't trust Trump, don't come looking here--you get no choice this time around. Bill saw to that."

C Stanley said...

I was surprised no one got to this until Bob Boyd. I thought the slogan obviously shows weakness because she's talking about trying to unite her own party behind her. not about uniting the country.

The Cracker Emcee said...

"It's as if the Post Office is running the country"

Hilarious and I hope it's original, Michael. Regardless, I'm using it.

tim in vermont said...

Yancey's was good, but if it's Hillary, it is a baton, if Bill, a pastey. Two for the price of one!

Michael K said...

"It's as if the Post Office is running the country"

Hilarious and I hope it's original, Michael. Regardless, I'm using it.


You're welcome. Use it in good health.

Michael McClain said...

United we stand. Divided we fall.

Good slogan. Still, the Hildebeast's variation really tells us little about what her vision for America is. Trump, whatever his failings, seems to have a vision for America that is all inclusive for American citizens and legal immigrants.

Trump is far from my first choice for President, however I can better support his vision than I can the divisive collective future of the LibCong.

When I first read "1984" back in 1965, little did I guess that EngSoc would become the model for the present-day LibCong collective.

Alan Anderson said...

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer

was already taken

Terry said...

"Make America Great Again" misses being fascist because it is non-specific. It doesn't call for a return to a mythical past. On the contrary, many people remember a time when America was better for people like them than it is now. Half a century ago we were racing the Russians to the moon, and we won. Now we can't even launch a man into space. Flying used to be an adventure, now it is a dreadful chore (even if it is cheaper). State college tuition would set you back maybe a thousand bucks per year. In 1980, you stopped paying social security after you earned $26k. This year the limit is $118k.

J. Farmer said...

Reminds me of the "Better Together" campaign that popped up in England to avert Scottish independence.

Crazy Jane said...

The first campaign slogan was Fighting For Us! The new one is We Are Stronger Together.

She starts by taking up the cudgel, and now she's the great uniter. Really? Who is coordinating the messaging here? Is it possible there is no message?

Real American said...

message: I care

Paul said...

Her slogan? "Vote for me, I'm a woman". Or maybe "We had a black, now it's time for a woman." Or how about just.. "Four more years of Obama!"



Saint Croix said...

We Are Stronger Together

Bizarre to frame yourself as a unity ticket while you dismiss Bernie Sanders, and all the voters who like Bernie Sanders. Her conceit, of course, is that she can shift to the middle and start grabbing Republicans. What she perhaps does not get, in her bubble, is how many Republicans are pro-life and simply cannot vote for a baby-killing regime.

Donnie has a similar problem. He wants to grab all those outsiders who are mad at the system. But how do you grab mad socialists while holding on to your mad pro-lifers?

Free baby care?

JAORE said...

It's MY TURN dammit!

Jonathan Graehl said...

I think it's fine overall.

Bad: obvious response to Trump. weak. America=together.

Bad: fits pattern of Hillary asking for help rather than standing as strong on her own. Bill will run the economy.

Ineffective: *unlike that other guy*. please.

Good: probably appeals to Berns. yeah, we're nobodies but we can tie down gulliver

Good: old timey "you can't snap the bundle of sticks like you can snap one" wisdom (I feel like this is biblical but my google fails).

Of course, Alinsky knows that you isolate and focus on a single stick (e.g., Gavin McInnes getting royally reamed for suggesting that trans->women are mentally ill and should try to just be gay for a while instead before chopping their balls off and slicing up their penis)

Jonathan Graehl said...

Sci-Fi Trump can combine pro-life and socialism: genetically engineered super babies raised by the 'village' Hillary says it takes. Smarter than the Chinese. No need to import foreigners. Artificial womb moonshot: every would-be abortion can be extracted, incubated, and gene-edited to fix stupidity, ugliness, and criminal psychopathy.

Real Trump: judges who are better for pro-lifers (you can overturn Roe v Wade and still have *some* abortion in some states, right? by popular legislation if it's popular there), stick it to the crony capitalists (but not the honest ones). Tax hedge fund manager payments (that are not gains on their own capital) as income not cap gains.

Terry said...

"Wir sind stärker zusammen", according to Google translate.

Iapetus said...

"We are stronger together": stronger for what? A restatement of Lincoln's "A house divided against itself cannot stand"? "United we stand, divided we fall"? "All for one, one for all"?

Is it that after 8 years of Obama and Liberal Democrats working hard to divide the country along racial, ethnic, gender, and now economic class lines for the sake of their political fortunes, even Hillary has to admit voters are tired of it all? But how many people view Hillary as a uniter when every stump speech she delivers proves that she's not? Does the "together" part of her slogan include MEN as well as the women whose vote she expects out of gender loyalty? IMO, Hillary's slogan would work much better for Trump. Disaffected voters are more likely to believe Trump than they would ever trust Clinton after 8 years of Obama.

tim in vermont said...

It's not biblical Jonathan, it's fascist, try Googling fagotti.

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tim maguire said...

trying to get the Republicans to do what will actually help produce more jobs,

Love how "nonpartisan" "stronger together" means trying to keep the Republicans from ruining the country.

knox said...

She paused to sneer at Trump's slogan: it evokes "nostalgia that a certain kind of white, particularly white voter, has for a bygone era."

sigh.

Unknown said...

We are stronger together - except, obviously, when our emails are on the same system together with those of colleagues.

Rick67 said...

"We are stronger together". Sorry, not sorry, but what does that even mean? One can focus simply on "together". What does she mean by "together"? Not disagree with each other? Cooperate? Okay, fair enough, agree on what exactly, cooperate on what plan or agenda? Obama plays this card sometimes. Years ago someone scolded me for suggesting he did not "deserve" the Peace Prize. "Unite us, don't divide us!" were his exact words. I thought "okay, fine, how about I unite us around rule of law, republicanism, free market economics, the Constitution, and so on? or is that not what you had in mind?" Often it seems when the left talks about "unity" or "cooperation" or "conversation" that's code (ha ha) for "submit to, cooperate with my agenda, listen to me talk and occasionally listen while I enlighten you to my point of view". In a way, that is the rhetoric of the environment in which I currently work. We keep having "conversations", the more heated the better! steering us in a particular direction.

Bruce Hayden said...

I think a number of the later posters here have a good point. The Obama Administration came into power by slicing and dicing the electorate as finely as they could. That was their explicit strategy. Blacks, Hispanics, unwed mothers, college educated millenuals, etc. all played off against white males, who are considered safe to hate and exploit. Hillary seems determined to try to duplicate Obama's strategy in order to follow him into office. Which is why this slogan is ridiculous for her campaign. It is pretending to do the exact opposite of what she really plans to do, and is already doing. The cognitive dissonance there is probably enough for this to blow up in her face all by itself, but I have little doubt that master marketer and communicator Donald Trump will be able to exploit the inherent contradictions in this strategy quite well. Likely another unforced error on her part.

Peter said...

"We collectivists are stong, independent individuals (especially we female ones). And I am the strongest, independentist of all!"

Or something.

William Chadwick said...

"We are stronger together if we work to improve the economy. And that's going to mean trying to get the Republicans to do what will actually help produce more jobs"

Like "liberals" (and by that I mean of course "tax-happy, coercion-addicted, power-tripping government sniffers and State fellators" know how to produce jobs. I mean, other than by forcing us to work on a collective farm or nationalized industry. I mean, before the farm dies and the famine starts, and the nationalized industry goes belly-up.

Pat Allen said...

I am not a Hillary Clinton supporter, but I think "We Are Stronger Together" is a pretty good slogan - especially for the people she is appealing to.
More importantly, thanks for the reference to Richard Nixon re "the lift of a driving dream." I assume it is a Bill Safire creation, but it is a lot better than anything we are hearing this year.

mikee said...

hillary's problem with "We Are Stronger Together" is that she insists that "We" include only about 30% of the US population, and the other 70% that opposes her policies, or suffers from them, get to go to hell, with her pushing us onward.

mysmokyangel11 said...

She's got MY back." She's got YOUR back." "SHE'S got OUR backs." "She will fight FOR US!" So, "I've got HILLARY'S back!" She's got my BACK!"Yes, Hillary is the one, not testosterone driven, but realistic, been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and has been in the trenches long enough to know that the rethuglican Trumpty Dumpty, sitting on the wall....when he has his great fall...all the king's horses and all the king's men,(rethuglicans), will not be able to put TRUMPTY DUMPTY back together again. Trump Says "Punish the women who have abortions!!!???" I DON'T THINK SO! And the fantasy man, Bernie, writing his rape fantasy essays, FOR PUBLICATION!?! That kind of guy the little girl millenials, who've not figured out what is FEMINISM yet, think their juicy old daddy man will take care of them, with his revolution fantasies, is not the MAN he pretends to be, shacked up old lady, she brings home the bacon, bears his out of wed lock child, and his second official wife, kills her Burlington college while president, her tenure has the whole faculty walking on eggshells, unfair, she made them all paranoid, then invests in land to expand the school, WHICH HAS CLOSED THE DOORS, PERMANENTLY, KILLED DEAD BY HER VERY...VERY BAD INVESTMENT IN LAND THEY COULD NOT DUMP. BANKRUPTCIES, LIKE THE CARNIVAL BARKER, HUCKSTER TRUMP....CON MAN, AND BERNIE, just his sexist obscene three men on one woman rape fantasy, excuse me??? Why would we need men like that looking after us??? Trump fantasy, his own daughter SO HOT "I would be dating her!" Emotional incest, infidelity, how many women,??? Bernie, fed, housed, and clothed by wives and shack ups, his first paycheck, job as mayor, just hustling his educational film strips, cash for carpentry, writing crap, and so, we got two testosterone driven hucksters, hustling everyone, but I say, "She's got MY back!" About Hillary.

Galen Holyoake said...

The slogan and her "H" with the axe on the side are both fascist. The H is the fasces and the slogan of "stronger together" matches the fascist idea of "strength through unity" symbolized by the rods bound around the axe head. What doofus came up with this theme?