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October 9 2018

Hillary Clinton: We Don't Need to Be Civil Until We Take Back the House and Senate

by Charlotte Hays

National Review headlined a report on a certain former presidential candidate's musings this way: "Hillary Clinton: 'Civility Can Start Again' When Democrats Take Congress."

Here is what she said:   

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

“I remember what they did to me for 25 years — the falsehoods, the lies, which unfortunately people believe because the Republicans have put a lot of time, money, and effort in promoting them,” Clinton said. “So when you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding, it’s — you can be civil, but you can’t overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections.”

Losing is hard, but this level of bitterness towards political opponents is really shocking. 

And it doesn't help her cause either.

 A display of bitterness on the part of their former standard bearer is not going to be helpful for the Democrats in persuading people to vote for them.

But it certainly lets us know where Mrs. Clinton stands on the matter of how we treat those with whom we disagree.

Meanwhile, the Clintons are launching a new project:

The tour, which is being called “An Evening with the Clintons,” will be promoted by Live Nation, a prestigious live-events company that will help the couple fill massive arenas all over North America with thousands of attendees willing to pay as much as $288.44 to hear from the former president and secretary of state.

“Experience a one-of-a-kind conversation with two individuals who have helped shape our world and had a front seat to some of the most important moments in modern history,” reads Live Nation’s promotional page. “From the American presidency to the halls of the Senate and State Department to one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here.”

At least we know she won't give a lecture on the value of civility.



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