“Stand With Hillary” PAC Releases Country Western Video (VIDEO)
A southern California-based super PAC, calling themselves Stand With Hillary (SWH), has released a new country music song and accompanying music video in support of everyone’s favorite 90’s flotus, Hillary Clinton, and her inevitable run for the presidency in 2016.
Check it out below the article…
It’s cheesy as hell, I know. It was hard for me to get through 30 seconds of it without feeling embarrassed for mammals on the whole. But, after it was over and I was going over various arguments in my head as to why it was a good thing, I realized — I wasn’t amped-up at all. I was just kind of there, in a zen-like state of transcendental politics. Why was this? I’m usually crafting an argument, either for or against, this far along after having watched or read a political ad. What was wrong, or right, was the ad’s missing antagonist. There was no negativity, nothing to rally against. It was all positive vibes.
“Thinking about one great lady, like the women in my life,” goes the twangy, poppy lick. “She’s a mother, a daughter, and through it all she’s a loving wife. Oh, there’s something about her, this great lady, caring, hard-working, once a First Lady, she fights for country and the family and now it’s time for us to stand up with Hillary.”
The lines “fights for country” and “stand up with Hillary” resonate with me and I see embellished and blurred images of Queen Elizabeth giving her Speech to the Troops at Tilbury, and Joan of Arch at the Siege of Orléans, and feel good about the farfetchedness the comparisons.
As cheesy as those good vibrations may be, they shook my bones in a real nice way.
“Our goal is to use social media to amplify the voices of everyday people who make up the majority of the U.S., but who tuned out the elections in 2014 because they rejected the negativity,”
reads a line by Daniel Chavez, the Chair of SWH, from a Nov. 17 press release now posted to the group’s website.
Chavez, a former Bill Clinton staffer, founded the PAC along with his daughter, Christina, and Miguel Orozco, who wrote “Stand With Hillary” and who gained some recognition back in 2008 for pro-Obama viral hits, like “Viva Obama” and “Obama Reggaton.”
Besides cornering the morally superior market of positive political endorsement, SWH aims to “help working families show their support” for a Clinton presidential ticket two years from now and “to create positive, social media stories” aimed at reaching “out to working class and Latino voters.”
Well, here’s to positive politics: cheers you rare beast of the most under-appreciated variety. For history will never remember you. But God knows you make one hell-of-a muse.
Now, enjoy the video: