On Thursday, Hillary Clinton made some rather unhinged remarks at a campaign event in Ohio. The former first lady pretty much equated the 2016 Republican field to terrorists:
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 from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States. Yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward, we are not going back.”
This is just absurd. As Katie mentioned, the GOP isn’t:
- mutilating the genitals of women
- raping women repeatedly
- raping young girls and passing them around as ISIS fighters do
- forcing women to watch their children be crucified
- forcing women into carrying out suicide bombings
- cutting off the noses and slicing the faces of women
- using women as human shields in war
- shooting girls in the head for daring to proclaim women have a right to an education
- banning women from driving
- banning women from voting
- stoning women to death for "committing adultery" after they've been raped
The list goes on and on.
CNN’s Ryan Lizza, also a writer for The New Yorker, said that Mrs. Clinton should apologize for these remarks, calling the statement “outrageous.” Lizza noted that of course Hillary is pro-choice on abortion, and has strong views on the matter, but the federal funding for Planned Parenthood is now a legitimate subject of debate. But for her to describe those on the pro-life side of having positions akin to that of a terrorist is ridiculous–and something that warrants an apology. Via America Rising:
“It was disgusting,” said MSNBC’ Joe Scarborough. “It was absolutely disgusting…it’s gutter politics at its worst,” he added. Scarborough mentioned that it was a “shiny object” to throw out there in order for voters–and the media–to discuss something other than her email fiasco. Moreover, Scarborough rightfully noted how this branches off from the president’s inane remark that those who aren’t supportive of his Iran deal have a “common cause” with the hardline elements controlling that country. Again, is it rational to compare the GOP Caucus and Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and a substantial chunk of House Democrats who are against this agreement to the Mullahs of Iran? Of course it isn’t. That’s a judgment rendered by bath salts.
Scarborough also asked if these remarks are indicative of the extremism that’s infesting the political left.
“If a Republican did this, the world would come to a halt,” said Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin. “It should be condemned in strong terms, and I’m hoping, and I’m suspecting that she’ll take it back today,” he added.
Via Free Beacon: