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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton Tries to Spark an Emoji-Only Policy Discussion

Posted By on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:37 PM

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Presidential candidate and adult human Hillary Clinton is campaigning on her plan to address student debt today. In a wildly patronizing attempt to speak the language of current students and recent graduates, her campaign took to Twitter to start a conversation with potential voters grown-ass adults snake people *ahem* millennials:

In Clinton's defense, this is pretty par for the course in an election season wherein candidates are determined to act like everyone's favorite D-list reality television star, but still. This is a total insult to the intelligence of voters she presumably cares about. It takes at least seven emoji to address the personal and societal impacts of a complex systemic problem. 

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Julia Carrie Wong's work has appeared in numerous local and national titles including 48hills, Salon, In These Times, The Nation, and The New Yorker.


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