Monday, December 28, 2015

Donald Trump Isn't The Only One Saying Crazy Things: A Hillary-ism Memory Jogger

The media is fixated on the ridiculous (and there have been many) things Donald Trump has said since announcing his candidacy for president.  Knowing that every word a presidential candidate has ever said is subject to scrutiny, I find it odd (not really) that none of the ridiculous things Mrs. Clinton has said over the years seem to engender the same kind of outrage that is directed at Trump. It is with that in mind that I offer up some of her greatest hits below.  Enjoy, if you can.

"Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”  - per this video

"No. We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices ... Government has to make those choices for people." - answering questions about nationalized healthcare

"There are rich people everywhere. And yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries.....They don't invest in public schools, in public hospitals, in other kinds of development internally." - made during a Clinton Global Initiative speech

“She heard the plane hit. She heard it. She did.”  - speaking to a Today show host about her daughter being in the World Trade Center jogging when one of the planes hit.

"I'm not going to put my lot in with economists." --after being asked by George Stephanopoulos about economists' claims that her gas tax holiday proposal would not bring down gas prices

"I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." --on visiting Bosnia in 1996, contradicting other accounts that said there was no threat of gunfire. Clinton later said she "misspoke"

"On a couple of occasions in the last weeks, I just said some things that I knew not to be the case." --on misspeaking about her Bosnia visit

"I just want to add, I did not say that it should be done, but I certainly recognize why Gov. Spitzer is trying to do it. And we have failed." --responding in a Democratic debate to New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer's plan to give drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants. Moments earlier, Clinton had said, "They are driving on our roads. The possibility of them having an accident that harms themselves or others is just a matter of the odds."

"Aww don't feel noways tired. I've come too faarrr from where I started frum." --adopting a Southern drawl while speaking at a church

“Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” - stated during a national forum

"I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian."

"We have a lot of kids who don't know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word."

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."

"He ran a gas station down in St. Louis... No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century." --introducing a quote by Mahatma Gandhi

"Who is going to find out? These women are trash. Nobody's going to believe them." --on Bill Clinton's bimbo eruptions

"If I didn't kick his ass every day, he wouldn't be worth anything." --on Bill Clinton

"I have to admit that a good deal of what my husband and I have learned (about Islam) has come from my daughter. (As) some of you who are our friends know, she took a course last year in Islamic history." - on Islam

"We came out of the White House not only dead-broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea's education. It was not easy."  - on being poor

“I can’t worry about every undercapitalized business” — testifying before Congress on the effects of Nationalized Health Care.

"We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West." -- Hillary Clinton per Barbara Olson's Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Oh, here's one more good one.  Just this past week, the presumptive Democratic nominee, who has all but vowed to strip the profit motive out of the drug industry, announced that she has a plan to cure Alzheimer's by 2025.  It's lucky for her that by then she probably won't remember making either promise.


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