Hillary Clinton has triggered a full-scale Republican meltdown by telling the truth when she compared Republican policies towards women to terrorist groups.
While campaigning in Ohio, on Thursday, Former Sec. of State Clinton said, “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.”
Clinton’s comments have triggered a tantrum from the Republican Party.
On CNN’s State Of The Union, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said, “Well inappropriate, over the top, uncalled for all of those fit. But I think also Hillary is someone who has said, you know, I don’t drive myself. How long has it been, when you talk about the modern world, can she multitask? Does she buy her groceries? Does she cook her meals? Does she get herself from point A to point B like moms and modern American women do? And of course, the answer to that is no. She doesn’t.”
Over on Fox News Sunday, sinking presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (D-NJ) bellowed:
She’s a disgrace for saying that, for comparing Republicans to terrorist groups — don’t let her go on that, Chris, that’s awful.
That’s a disgrace. It is a disgrace. Can you imagine if we compared the Democratic Party to terrorist groups? Can you imagine the outrage in the mainstream media for that? Yet, she stood up and said that Republicans are like terrorist groups.
Well, here’s what I don’t think mainstream America’s for, I don’t think mainstream America is for an organization getting federal funding, who kills children in the womb, in a particular way, so that it maximizes the value of their body parts on the open market for sale for profit. Now, if Mrs. Clinton thinks that’s what mainstream America likes, I’m happy to have the debate with her.
But, of course, she won’t even answer those questions because she doesn’t even want to talk about what’s really going on at Planned Parenthood. She just wants to talk about these vague generalities about war on women.
But I’m not going to be someone who’s going to stand up and allow her to call my party “terrorists” because we’re not.
The Republican National Committee demanded that Hillary Clinton apologize, “For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign. She should apologize immediately for her inflammatory rhetoric.”
All of the Republicans above expressed outrage, but none of them defended their party’s record or denied the point that Clinton was making. Instead, the American people have been treated to a large scale temper tantrum because Republicans got called out.
A party that is making the baseless claim that Hillary Clinton belongs in jail due to a bogus email scandal doesn’t have much room to talk when it comes to inflammatory rhetoric.
Hillary Clinton has a unique ability to dominate Republicans and the conversation by hitting them in their weak spot.
Clinton hit them where it hurts, and those howls of Republican rage are masking whimpers of pain.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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