So let me get this straight . . . Donald Trump, the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog of the Republican Party — whose entire campaign is based upon insulting his sixteen opponents, the media, every demographic voting bloc in America, and anyone else unfortunate enough to have crossed his path today — is entitled to say the most outrageously offensive things he wants and the media will eat it up, giving him free airtime to air his boorish insults on the network news.
But Hillary Clinton says one mildly offensive (to some) comment, that just happens to be true, and suddenly it’s a “scandal” for which she should apologize?
The clear media double standard here is that IOKIYAR, but not if you are a Democrat.
The New York Times reports, Hillary Clinton Likens Republican Views on Women to Those of Terror Groups:
At a rally in Ohio on Thursday, Mrs. Clinton scolded Senator Marco Rubio of Florida for his opposition to abortion even in cases of rape or incest. She hit former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida for wanting to defund Planned Parenthood. And she criticized Gov. John Kasich of Ohio for banning public financing of some rape crisis centers.
“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups,” Mrs. Clinton said. “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.”
Calling such policies out of date and out of touch, Mrs. Clinton dared her rivals to face mothers who caught breast cancer early because of screenings and girls who did not get pregnant because of access to contraceptives that were made available through government funding.
Charles Pierce at Esquire says that Hillary Clinton Has Run Out of F*cks to Give. Good for her, Clinton has had a tendency to be too cautious because of the Clinton Rules of reporting.
Republicans, who have been terrified to criticize “The Donald” for his outrageously offensive racist and misogynist comments, were quick to clutch their pearls and to feign outrage over Clinton’s comment:
“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,” said Republican National Committee Press Secretary Allison Moore.
Hmmm, I don’t recall Allison Moore clutching her pearls and demanding that Donald Trump apologize to Latinos for his racist comments, or to FAUX News anchor Megyn Kelly for his sexist comments. Pretty selective outrage from you, Ms. Moore.
And if Ms. Moore wants to talk about a “flailing campaign,” let’s talk about J.E.B.(!) Bush, whom Clinton singled out for his war on Planned Parenthood, an organization that both his father and grandfather supported. J.E.B.(!) posted on Twitter:
I don’t know J.E.B.(!) , would that be the
pro-life Forced Birthers from Operation Rescue who maintain a “hit list” of abortion providers and clinics, who have bombed abortion clinics and who have assassinated abortion doctors, and the anti-abortion Foes Who Dive for Discarded Records in Abortion Clinic Dumpsters in search of information to violate patients’ medical privacy and to post their information online? Anti-abortion violence is considered to be a form of domestic terrorism by the U.S. Department of Justice, J.E.B.(!) Not that you care.
When the GOP candidates for president kowtow to the views of the most extreme militant wing of Christian Right anti-abortion Forced Birthers, then Hillary Clinton is speaking the truth. She has nothing for which to apologize.
It is the GOP candidates for president who should apologize for pandering to the most extreme militant wing of Christian Right anti-abortion Forced Birthers.