Hillary Clinton’s big rally manages to boot long planned children’s event out of park

posted at 9:21 am on June 4, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

The world’s best gosh darned campaign team seems to have managed to stick their foot in it again. Later this month Hillary Clinton will be “officially” launching or relaunching or coming out of the closet about her presidential campaign. The planned rally will take place at Four Freedoms Park which is located in the middle of the East River on Roosevelt Island. It’s a fairly tight venue to start with and the media is complaining that getting in and out of there is a challenge on a normal day, to say nothing of doing it in the middle of a gigantic media circus which will also include the Secret Service. (Because Bill is coming along.) But Roosevelt Island isn’t just a tourist attraction. It’s home to more than ten thousand people who already had plans for that day which involved the park on the south end of their community.

And just to put some icing on the cake… it was a children’s event.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign didn’t pick the best time to stage a major campaign rally at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island later this month.

According to the park’s website, a specially planned event for tots called Imagination Playground — which features unique blue building blocks — has been canceled to accommodate the Democratic front-runner for president.

Also at risk of major inconvenience: an annual celebration called Roosevelt Island Day, which features a blood drive, hot dog stands and free rides for kids.

“It’s going to be horrendous logistically,” said Sherie Helstien, vice president of the island’s community association, who noted that her community has just one main road.

So you managed to wipe out a long planned event for children and a blood drive all in one fell swoop. It was particularly notable that the woman from the community association (who is a fervent Hillary supporter) seemed completely amazed that the campaign could parachute into the midst of their neighborhood without even bothering to contact anyone to see if there was anything already planned. But hey… that’s just how Team Hillary rolls. (Or steamrolls?) Get on board or get out of the way.

The temptation to use Four Freedoms Park is clear. Even Clinton’s most devout supporters have been complaining that she’s isolated herself from her own base and hasn’t been getting out and mixing it up with the public. But that comes with risks that disgruntled people will show up to mess up the optics and the press may expect you to actually answer questions. New York City provides one of the best opportunities for Clinton to find an audience as close to 100% Hillary supporters as possible. The restricted access to the island (a lot of folks will have to take the metro) should make it easier to manage the crowd put the best spin on things. But all of that gets washed away if you leave everyone with the impression that a giant has just blundered through and crushed all the Lilliputians beneath her feet.

Still, it looks like it’s too late for Hillary to back out of it now. This may be just enough of a spectacle for me to head into the city, hop the train and check it out. Unless, of course, the screeners don’t want to let me into the park.


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GET OFF MY LAWN!

forest on June 4, 2015 at 9:25 AM

This may be just enough of a spectacle for me to head into the city, hop the train and check it out. Unless, of course, the screeners don’t want to let me into the park.

You’ll need to wear one of those pantsuit tees.

AUINSC on June 4, 2015 at 9:26 AM

They need to go to the back of the line.

Doughboy on June 4, 2015 at 9:27 AM

Maybe you can get a selfie with Hillary Jazz :)

cmsinaz on June 4, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Clear these urchins from the streets!

And your little dog, too!

Emperor Norton on June 4, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Also at risk of major inconvenience: an annual celebration called Roosevelt Island Day, which features a blood drive

All your blood are belong to us

forest on June 4, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Champion of middle-class Americans…
…but only if you go to the end of the line…
…but what difference, at this point, will that make…
…only if you have a willing suspension of disbelief.

Vote Hillary in 2016!

chrisbolts on June 4, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Grandma Hillary! hates children. Like Nancy Pelosi, she sees them only as props to support an agenda.

Hillary wants to either abort children or shuffle them off at an early age into State-run education camps in order to shape their malleable minds.

onlineanalyst on June 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM

a lot of folks will have to take the metro

Others will be flying in on their brooms.

Emperor Norton on June 4, 2015 at 9:31 AM

This may be just enough of a spectacle for me to head into the city, hop the train and check it out. Unless, of course, the screeners don’t want to let me into the park.

Go early. I hear the logistics are going to be horrendous.

And wear a disguise.

forest on June 4, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Sweet. The democrats’ dream candidate inconveniencing democrat voters. She’s their monster – they can just suck it up.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Maybe Rikers Island is available.

Mr. D on June 4, 2015 at 9:31 AM

It’s good to see that the plan is a continuation of the Obama administration where the only thing that matters if the president or would be president. Is selfishness the number one requirement for Democrats?

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2015 at 9:33 AM

Actually, this doesn’t sound safe to me at all. One way in, one way out. Big crowd. Strict gun control. No good.

forest on June 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM

But she’s ambitious and entitled to it.

I’m sure she’s doing it “for the children”.

ConstantineXI on June 4, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Reminds me of a song..

Pat Benatar sang it…..

Hillary is for children…

or something like that…

Electrongod on June 4, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Ms. Creosote

DanMan on June 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Someone had to approve this. Hang them by their own petard

meci on June 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Hillary’s gonna do whatever Hillary wants to do.

Ambassador Stevens unavailable to comment.

fogw on June 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Hillary’s campaign is more suited to Coney Island.

Walter L. Newton on June 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Actually, this doesn’t sound safe to me at all. One way in, one way out. Big crowd. Strict gun control. No good.

forest on June 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Start a rumor that Pam Geller is going to be there.

ConstantineXI on June 4, 2015 at 9:39 AM

But it’s for the children!

WannabeAnglican on June 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Didn’t her campaign press releases say she was fighting women and children?

CurtZHP on June 4, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Gosh dang it, the presidency is hers!! LEAVE. HER. ALONE. You silly Tea Gabbers! are just too mean to Hillary! for no damn reason.

Aizen on June 4, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Hillary’s campaign is more suited to Coney Island Michael Vick’s shows.

Walter L. Newton on June 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Rix on June 4, 2015 at 9:44 AM

It’s NYC, the exact place which made Senator Killary a reality so suck it up, libs.

Always remember: Demorats are for the little guy!

Bishop on June 4, 2015 at 9:46 AM

I’m really fed up with politicians running roughshod through communities because they think what they want to do is more important than what anyone else is doing and getting away with it because they have “protective details” with badges or merely dress like ones with badges. And I’m not just saying this about Clinton, but she’s most definitely the kind of which thinks they can.

If that community wants to be pushed around by some bossy bitch of a politician who, on a whim, decides this is what she wants to do, PR-wise, and the community be damned, and that community takes that lying down, so be it, but I’d be inclined to jam the whole island with people such that Hillary would have no choice but to cancel her stupid circus act there.

Dusty on June 4, 2015 at 9:46 AM

(a lot of folks will have to take the metro)

FYI, Jazz, it’s called the subway. Not the metro.

Libraritarian on June 4, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Wait – who approved the Hillary event instead of telling her to re-schedule when they had an opening?

gwelf on June 4, 2015 at 9:51 AM

All she needs in that pic is a little square mustache.

SailorMark on June 4, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Wait – who approved the Hillary event instead of telling her to re-schedule when they had an opening?

gwelf on June 4, 2015 at 9:51 AM

Some democrat.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Wait – who approved the Hillary event instead of telling her to re-schedule when they had an opening?

gwelf on June 4, 2015 at 9:51 AM

The same person who said “I’m sorry that weekend is booked” and was told by Killary’s people “You might want to UNBOOK it, muthaflucka, or you’ll be walking the unemployment line by Friday.”

Killary is a stone-cold criminal, she’s soulless and black hearted, considering other people is so far from her mind it doesn’t even register.

Bishop on June 4, 2015 at 9:57 AM

No sweat. All of those Lockstep Dhim Lemmings will vote for it anyway.

vnvet on June 4, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Some democrat.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2015 at 9:53 AM

The same person who said “I’m sorry that weekend is booked” and was told by Killary’s people “You might want to UNBOOK it, muthaflucka, or you’ll be walking the unemployment line by Friday.”

Killary is a stone-cold criminal, she’s soulless and black hearted, considering other people is so far from her mind it doesn’t even register.

Bishop on June 4, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Good points

gwelf on June 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM

According to the park’s website, a specially planned event for tots called Imagination Playground — which features unique blue building blocks — has been canceled to accommodate the Democratic front-runner for president.

Also at risk of major inconvenience: an annual celebration called Roosevelt Island Day, which features a blood drive, hot dog stands and free rides for kids.

Stupid peasants, thinking that they are equal to Her Royal Clintoness.

Who cares about a blood drive, there are too many people as it is, doesn’t matter if a few more die.

rbj on June 4, 2015 at 10:02 AM

What a witch.

steveracer on June 4, 2015 at 10:03 AM

And your little dog, too!

Emperor Norton on June 4, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Bill?

GWB on June 4, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Hardly anyone will know it. I seriously doubt if the corrupt msm will make a big deal or even mention it. Move on now…

Jackson on June 4, 2015 at 10:25 AM

…Four Freedoms Park which is located in the middle of the East River on Roosevelt Island.

Formerly known, appropriately enough for H>illary!, Welfare Island.

F X Muldoon on June 4, 2015 at 10:26 AM

GET OFF MY YOUR LAWN!

forest on June 4, 2015 at 9:25 AM

FIFY

johnnybgood on June 4, 2015 at 10:27 AM

HEADLINE: Dem Diesel-Dykke Decaying Beached Whale Hates Chilluns.

..in other news, water found to be wet.

The War Planner on June 4, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Unless, of course, the screeners don’t want to let me into the park.

Gee….they wouldn’t do that, would they?

Wouldn’t be surprised if all entry points were only open to those willing to “donate” to the Hillary! coronation fund.

GarandFan on June 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM

a lot of folks will have to take the metro

Leaving aside the idea of calling the subway the ‘metro’ (You must be closer to Montreal than to New York City, Jazz), riders will specifically have to take the F train to Hillary’s event.

And if she wins election, we’re all taking the F train (or, to be more specific, the ‘Effed’ train…)

jon1979 on June 4, 2015 at 10:57 AM

GET OFF MY LAWN!

forest on June 4, 2015 at 9:25 AM

Or, maybe, “LET ME ONTO YOUR LAWN!”

bmmg39 on June 4, 2015 at 11:19 AM

onlineanalyst on June 4, 2015 at 10:56 AM

Nice catch.

The sponsors of Hillary’s fundraising event ………

“HOSTS WITH THE MOST: Uber-wealthy personal-injury lawyers Frank and Debbie Branson”

Birds of a feather ……..

fogw on June 4, 2015 at 11:45 AM

onlineanalyst on June 4, 2015 at 10:56 AM

I love that one protester’s sign: “I did not have textual relations with that server.”

SailorMark on June 4, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Go to the back of the line.

vcferlita on June 4, 2015 at 12:10 PM

It’s going to be the camera-less pool reporter, Hill & Bill, the SS, and the 2 fools that paid $36,000 to hear to speech.

The speech will be about the fears of global warming, about the Clintons being part of the middle class, and the need for a 20 day absentee ballot national requirement.

now you don’t need to go.

KenInIL on June 4, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Riker Island unavailable?

talkingpoints on June 4, 2015 at 2:18 PM

It was particularly notable that the woman from the community association (who is a fervent Hillary supporter) seemed completely amazed that the campaign could parachute into the midst of their neighborhood without even bothering to contact anyone to see if there was anything already planned.

“Oh, so what?! So she’s an egocentric old bag who has no consideration for anyone else’s plans or feelings. It doesn’t matter that she has ruined my association’s event. She’s still MY Hillary and I’ll always be one of her most fervent supporters, no matter how much disruption she causes! I mean, so long as she claims to be ‘for the children,’ she doesn’t actually have to prove it.”

ricoliv on June 4, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Talk about creating a bad situation. Granted, there may be no public outrage over the presumptions of the campaign kicking out long-planned events, but should such materialize it is certain that someone is going to be thrown under the bus in the hopes that nobody will ask, “So Mrs. Clinton, it is your campaign, why didn’t you tell them to stop and move it somewhere else?”

If she says “I let my managers handle things” it makes her look pretty detached from the impacts of things HER campaign does. If she says “I didn’t know about it until I was there or I was told afterwards” it doesn’t say much for her perceptiveness nor that she actually tries to be in charge of her campaign.

Russ808 on June 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM

No offense to those who live on Roosevelt Island, but the place looks exactly like a small Soviet city from the 1970s — a bleak and depressing landscape dominated by dreary, colorless, cold, uninviting public-housing style buildings.

Hillary could not have picked for her event a venue that more perfectly foreshadows what’s in store for us all if she’s elected president.

FlameWarrior on June 4, 2015 at 4:33 PM

It takes a village.

Star Bird on June 4, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Hillary’s gonna do whatever Hillary wants to do.

Ambassador Stevens unavailable to comment.

fogw on June 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Neither is Vince Foster.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 4, 2015 at 9:27 PM

Very fitting that an event for infants is replaced by an infantile presidential rally, headlined by Hillary in a swollen purple pantsuit, singing “I love me, you love me, you will all go vote for me, with a kick-knack-paddywack …”

Anyway, I thought Hillary had dropped out. Is that not true?

virgo on June 5, 2015 at 1:21 AM