Anyone paying attention knows those Goldman Sachs speeches Hillary won’t fill us in on contain something she really, really doesn’t want us plebeians to know she said.
Her 47% moment, if you will.
So far, she’s been a bit more fortunate than Mitt was in his 47% moment. In Mitt’s case, you may recall, a member of the food and beverage crew made a recording that just might have cost Mitt the election. By all appearances, nobody made a record of Hillary’s riff on ordinary Americans. Except, of course, Hillary herself.
What could it be that she so badly doesn’t want us to hear? To quote Willy Wonka, “The suspense is terrible; I hope it will last.”
Pure speculation on my part here, but I know what my guess would be.
Let’s start with what we do know:
First, of course, something in those transcripts will offend Democratic primary voters. Big Time. We know the damage would be worse than the damage from the blatant dissembling when confronted with her refusal to release them.
Second, those who have heard the speeches have described them more or less as pander-fests. Here’s the general description one attendee gave to Politico:
It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.
Third, we know that at the time of the mortgage meltdown, she publicly cast some blame on homebuyers.
Perhaps I’m missing something, but the dots seem almost to connect themselves. If Hillary’s public words were that homebuyers should have known they were “getting in over their heads,” what words would she use when yukking it up with a bunch of bankers in the hopes they would soon open their checkbooks her presidential campaign? I’m guessing “getting in over their hands” sounded something like this:
The documents said their payment was going up after the first two years? So after that promotion from cashier to CEO didn’t happen and the Powerball jackpot they were counting on didn’t come their way, they couldn’t make the new payment. How could such a thing happen? Nobody told them!!! Did it cross their minds that they brought it on themselves? Of course not. Those damn bankers never told them the Powerball wasn’t a sure thing.
[Hillary cackles, the crowd laughs and claps]
At that point, every banker in the room knew Hillary was one of them. Their checkbooks opened quite wide, as it turned out.
And the rest of us should know full well she’s not one of us.
Even if we have to guess at her exact words a little.
Even if our guess is way off.
Even if she never tells us what those words really were.