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During a speech in Cleveland Thursday, Hillary Clinton compared her Republican challengers’ views on women to those of terrorist groups.
“Marco Rubio brags about wanting to deny victims of rape and incest access to health care, to abortion. Jeb Bush says Planned Parenthood shouldn’t get a penny. Your governor right here in Ohio banned state funding for some rape crisis centers because they sometimes refer women to other health facilities that do provide abortions,” Clinton said.
“I would like these Republican candidates to look a mom in the eye who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get a screening for cancer. Or the teenager who didn’t get pregnant because she had access to contraception. Or anyone who’s ever been protected by an HIV test.
“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but it’s a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies.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.”
Now THAT is what I'm talking about!
And do you know how we know that Hillary hit the Republicans where it hurts?
By their response:
Republican front-runner Donald Trump, no stranger to blunt remarks, disparaged Clinton's comment Friday morning.
"Her last statement on terrorists was a disgusting statement, by the way," Trump told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Fellow Republican candidate Carly Fiorina slammed the comments as "outrageous," "over the line" and "typical" of Clinton and Democrats in an interview on "Fox News" on Friday.
"What it tells us is that Hillary Clinton has no qualms about continuing to try and wage this supposed 'war on women' card as she runs for president," Fiorina said. "We ought to expect this."
Bush said in a Tweet that the remarks were a sign of Clinton's misplaced priorities.
".@HillaryClinton compares pro-life Americans to terrorists, but defends despicable PP treatment of unborn? Her priorities are totally wrong," Bush tweeted.
Republicans were quick to pounce on Clinton's comments and called for her to apologize.
"For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign," said Allison Moore, press secretary for the Republican National Committee. "She should apologize immediately for her inflammatory rhetoric."
"Hillary Clinton just said a significant portion of Americans are the same as 'terrorist groups' simply because they disagree with her," added Amelia Chassé, press secretary for America Rising PAC, an anti-Clinton opposition research group. "That is outrageous, even for a desperate politician slipping in the polls. It's the clearest sign yet that Sec. Clinton will say or do anything to win."
This may be my favorite thing that Hillary has said so far in her campaign. And I want her to say more of it, because she is fucking right!
One of the reasons that Hillary is somebody that many Democrats want to see as their nominee in 2016, is that she knows how to get into a scrum with these Republicans and throw a couple of elbows.
Let's face it they are already coming after her from every direction, but this shows that Hillary can draw blood just as easily with the added benefit of the fact that HER jabs are right on target.
After all who among us has not already recognized the similarities between the Republican attitude toward women and the attitude of the Jihadists in the Middle East?