Ben Shapiro

If you?ve listened to Hillary Clinton lately, you could be forgiven for thinking you were hearing her husband Bill.  In the last week in particular, she?s been positioning herself for a presidential run in 2008, modifying or even lying about her positions in an effort to obscure her hard-left record.  Hillary a centrist?  That?s the plan.

    On January 20, Hillary deigned to pay homage to a being higher than herself (as if such a thing were possible).  ?There is no contradiction between support for faith-based initiatives and upholding our constitutional principles,? she told an audience in Boston.  Faith-based organizations ?see God's work right in front of them? where others ?see trouble,? she stated.  Americans need room to ?live out their faith in the public square,? she said.  ?I?ve always been a praying person,? she added.

    On January 24, she called abortion ?a sad, even tragic choice for many, many women,? and encouraged pro-lifers and pro-abortion righters to seek ?common ground? in order to reduce unwanted pregnancies.  ?I for one respect those who believe with all their heart and conscience that there are no circumstances under which abortion should be available,? Clinton averred.  After restating her support for the egregious Roe v. Wade decision, Hillary went out of her way to praise faith and organized religion, which she said were ?primary? reasons that teens abstain from sex.  ?The fact is, the best way to reduce the number of abortions is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place,? Clinton said.

    Forgive me while I retch.  Hillary?s bald-faced attempts at manipulating the religious in this country are as transparent as her ambitions.

    This is a woman who respects the religious like Charles Manson respected the rich.  When religious Christian Dr. David Hager was considered for appointment to a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on women's reproductive health, Clinton immediately began to condemn him as a fanatic.  As though a return to the Dark Ages was imminent, Hillary wailed: ?We are going to be in trouble in this country if we start moving toward theology-based science or ideological research.?

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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