[guest post by Dana]
It takes a special kind of hubris to stand all puffed-up not just before the simpatico audience at CPAC, but also those watching from a distance online and claim that handling Madison protesters is just like dealing with extremists abroad, but that’s what Scott Walker did during his speech.
Oh, the horror:
There are two entirely different ways to be horrified by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker comparing his battle with state unions to the fight against ISIS.
From the left, you can be disgusted by Walker comparing legal protests by labor unions and their supporters to the barbaric, blood-thirsty terrorism of ISIS.
Yeah, that time.
Well, in a speech today, Hillary Clinton actually did just that. For real. She likened Republican candidates working to defund Planned Parenthood and protect the unborn to terrorist groups. It logically follows that her accusation also includes all Americans fighting the good fight, not just Republican candidates:
“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,” Clinton 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 “Yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies.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.”
Two things: Clinton is as utterly contemptible as she is confused. She defends the butchery and barbarity taking place behind the doors of Planned Parenthood as “going forward”, when in fact we know that what takes place behind those closed doors more closely resembles the brutal reality of ISIS in a seventh century nightmare than that of a civilized, life-honoring society.
Second, these are the comments of a candidate who knows she’s in big trouble. While Clinton is still leading the Democratic field, she has dropped 10 points this month. Further, a new Quinnipiac poll revealed that when voters were asked the first word that came to mind when they thought about Hillary Clinton, the majority answered liar, followed by dishonest. No doubt her attacks on Republicans will increase with a renewed vigor and rhetoric focused on portraying the GOP as extremists and out of touch with voters. (Interestingly, she made this speech in the home state of Gov. Kasich, whose job-approval rating is at an all-time high of 61 percent.)