Media bias? What media bias? They’re actually talking about a woman who left Americans to die in Benghazi, has called the families liars and at a rare Democrat debate called Republicans her enemies. But hey, forget all that, she’s all about love and kindness or something.
This is an actual news story, not opinion.
Hillary Clinton had just finished detailing the dangers of terrorism, recalling tough calls in the White House situation room as secretary of state and lashing out at her Republican rivals for threatening the safety of Americans.
But when an Iowa man broke into her riff with a question about how the country could confront a new wave of hate and fear, her response sounded less like that of a commander in chief than of a soothing self-help guru. “We’ve got to do everything we can to weed out hate and plant love and kindness,” she told a crowd of several hundred.
The lovey-dovey message seems surprising coming from a Washington veteran so battle-hardened that she often cites Eleanor Roosevelt’s mantra about women in public life needing “skin like a rhinoceros.” But as she grapples with Donald Trump’s prominence in the Republican race, she’s embraced a little love and kindness as a near-constant refrain.
In Alabama, she told lawyers celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott that justice means “standing beside love.” In Atlanta, Clinton promised black ministers she’d run on a “love and kindness platform.” After Trump said he’d block Muslims from entering the country, her campaign quickly churned out a new catch phrase: “Love trumps hate.”
Republicans scoff at the idea of Clinton preaching a gospel of love.
“I think most voters see her as warm and cuddly as a porcupine,” said Republican pollster Nicole McCleskey. “It has a hollow ring to it.”
No kidding. In her quarter-century in the public spotlight, the absolute last thing anyone have ever though about this horrible woman was she is kind and loving. This is just embarrassing.