Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hillary Hits Back Hard Against the GOP's Ongoing War on Women



Today in Ohio, we saw Hillary Clinton at her political street-fighting best:
At a campaign event in Cleveland, Clinton criticized former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. She pointed out that Rubio said he wouldn't support exceptions to an abortion ban for victims of rape and incest, that Bush said Planned Parenthood should be defunded and that Kasich banned state funds from going toward rape crisis centers because they sometimes refer women to abortion clinics.

"Now extreme views on 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," she said. "Yet they espouse out-of-date, out-of-touch policies.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."
Now we're talking.

Of course, the Republicans are whining about being thrown into the same pile as terrorists on this issue...but they aren't going to get an apology. Hillary's remarks were obviously well-planned and just begging for such a response.

She hit the nail on the head: They truly do not want to live in the modern world when it comes to women. And they are stuck with their losing positions.

So let's just enjoy watching Bush, Kasich, Rubio and the rest squirm as their war on women keeps backfiring into their hapless faces.

2 comments:

  1. I personally think she went too far. Right wing media is hyperventilating, liberal media doesn't care though :)

    Also, about the sleazy Quinnipiac people that are always going out of their way to smear her, I noticed that it is widely assumed that the 2016 electorate will be 70% white, 2% lower than 2012, yet Quinnipiac is assuming 74% white for this poll. Also, Hispanics are assumed to be 7%, lower than they were in 2012?? I can understand perhaps Black enthusiasm may dip, but with Trump, and Hillary fighting for citizenship, I think the Latino vote continues to make a bigger part of the pie. Yet despite all of that, she leads them all:)

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    1. The Q polls are sleazy. The one in FL last week (with Rubio beating her by 11) had a sampling of 58% (R) to 42% (D)--yet the press says NOTHING about it. This week they oversampled (nationally) Rs by 1.7%. This morning (8/28) Jonathan Karl did a hit piece on Bill and Hillary for GMA--then in the last 10 seconds he all but said nothing was done wrong and Pres Clinton turned DOWN the offer. But Robin Roberts introduced the piece as "new trouble for Hillary Clinton". The press is totally biased in this country and they get away with it.

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