Bad news: Aspiring presidential candidate thinks opposing viewpoints “terrorize” people

posted at 9:21 pm on June 18, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

This is a disturbing statement from a woman who’d like to head the federal government. Noah mentioned this quote in his commentary on the room to Hillary’s left. Gun control is one of few issues where she sent a signal to the party’s liberal base that she might be more boldly liberal than Obama. But this isn’t just an appeal to the Left on policy. It’s an appeal to the Left’s routine and increasing tendency to equate political speech they don’t like with physical violence. See, bothersome political speech with which you disagree is prized and protected. But violence against one’s fellow citizens is not. Convince the quite polite American public that certain forms of political speech are tantamount to physical violence, and chances are you can be rid of many of the voices you dislike.

Cue Hillary, who describes the opinions of those who oppose her thusly:

We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.

“We,” said the aspiring head of the federal government,
“cannot let”—As in, “allow.” What remedy, pray tell, does she have in mind for this outrageous epidemic in free thought?
“a minority of people”—The minority, the protection of whose rights Thomas Jefferson called a “sacred principle” in his First Inaugural Address and whose endangerment at the hands of a tyrannical majority James Madison called the Republic’s “great danger?”
“and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people”— Regardless of the truth of this dubious assertion, she seems to repeat it to justify her advocacy for the prohibition of the minority’s dissent, which makes it sound like someone never glanced at a Founding document. “Screw ‘em, majority rules,” the working draft of the Constitution proclaimed.
“hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority.”— Let me see if I can rephrase the idea of a “viewpoint that terrorizes the majority” in such a way that a longtime Democratic politician might understand it. There’s an old adage originally used to describe journalism and oft repeated by the activist Left to give itself airs— “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

Hillary Clinton and liberal activists are the comfortable. They require a “safe place” where the presence of others who deign to disagree cannot “trigger” them. Your mere opposition to an asinine limit on mag capacity, which was a demonstrable disaster in incompetent governance in her home state of New York, rises to the level of “terrorizing” for a woman who famously couldn’t figure out if that term applied to anyone involved in Benghazi. But for you, law-abiding citizen, not a problem.

Much of the Left desires that criticisms of gun control policies be banished from the public square. Espousing them is abetting child murder, in their eyes, no matter how much evidence or what arguments Second Amendment activists marshal. Hearing this argument from fellow citizens who call themselves liberal is disappointing.

Hearing it from a potential presidential candidate is creepy. Especially one who’d be taking the reins from an administration that flagrantly uses the power of the federal government to get people it doesn’t like to stop saying things of which it does not approve.


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Like in 2008 – to know her is to dislike her. Simple

jake-the-goose on June 18, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Not only is she a would-be dictator, she’s a puffy would-be dictator…

JohnGalt23 on June 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

Flange on June 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Oh, for the days when “dissent” was “patriotic.”

JannyMae on June 18, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Sick and tired

Bertram Cabot Jr. on June 18, 2014 at 9:26 PM

She’s a troll or a moby. No doubt about it.

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Hearing it from a potential presidential candidate is creepy. Especially one who’d be taking the reigns from an administration that…

“Reins,” not “reigns,” unless you’re making a pun!

JannyMae on June 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Want to talk about a tiny minority’s opinions terrorizing the majority? On the day we get a poll showing that most Americans have ruled O’Bozo’s Presidency a) a failure and b) over, we also get a blizzard of bullsh1t about the left’s next weapon of mass destruction — Shrillary.

That’s terrorism. Give us a little space, here.

Jaibones on June 18, 2014 at 9:29 PM

How come Killery has crazy eyes these days? I never noticed that before.

Rational Thought on June 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Flange: Clearly, she doesn’t want any debate about it, either . . .

RedPepper on June 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

“Progressive” is now just a synonym for fascist.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Oh, cut Hillary some slack already. She has been terrorised of guns since she came under sniper fire in Bosnia or was that Sinbad stating his views on the Second Amendment?

Resist We Much on June 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Well Hildebeast, you and people like you, with viewpoints akin to yours, don’t terrorize me, rather you infuriate me.

Every single thing in America that’s currently broken, un-workable, fraud-ridden, and a complete waste of Trillions of taxpayer dollars, is the fault of leftist Democrats and/or Progressive, big government Republicans.

Meople on June 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM

What’s that about dragging a dollar through a trailer park??

metprof on June 18, 2014 at 9:32 PM

She’s a troll or a moby. No doubt about it.

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

She’s a witch.

Flange on June 18, 2014 at 9:32 PM

How come Killery has crazy eyes these days? I never noticed that before.

Rational Thought on June 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

It probably wasn’t there before. Facial plastic surgery (e.g., brow lift, blepharoplasty, etc.) often leaves women-of-a-certain-age with that wide-eyed, perpetually startled look.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Hearing it from a potential presidential candidate is creepy. Especially one who’d be taking the reigns from an administration that…

“Reins,” not “reigns,” unless you’re making a pun!

JannyMae on June 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Heh, clearly I had “reign” on my mind! Fixing!

Mary Katharine Ham on June 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

The minority terrorizing the majority is exactly what the Left does. Think gay marriage, abortion rights, affirmative action, immigration, global warming, and so on.

Socratease on June 18, 2014 at 9:34 PM

We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.

Imagine if a major right wing player said this.

This is so anti-liberal it is amazing. I should clarify “classic liberalism”. Not the joke the Democratic party sells.

CW on June 18, 2014 at 9:35 PM

” … hold a viewpoint … ”

So I guess you can’t even think thoughts that might terrorize the majority?

Wonder how she intends to enforce that rule.

RedPepper on June 18, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Opposing viewpoint by the minority terrorizing people is Hillary’s version of calling such people who disagree trolls. Haha

coolrepublica on June 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM

NSA, CIA,IRS, DOD, DOA, etc etc.

CW on June 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Haha

coolrepublica on June 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Well, not really . Top 5, congrats. Ughhh you’re stupid as phuck.

CW on June 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Hearing it from a potential presidential candidate is creepy. Especially one who’d be taking the reigns from an administration that…

“Reins,” not “reigns,” unless you’re making a pun!

JannyMae on June 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Heh, clearly I had “reign” on my mind! Fixing!

Mary Katharine Ham on June 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Freudian slip! Lolz! Did not even catch that. Good eye JannyMae!

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 9:40 PM

She, along with Reid and Cochran, has lost her mind.

“Syphilitic.”

davidk on June 18, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Well, not really . Top 5, congrats. Ughhh you’re stupid as phuck.

CW on June 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Did you feel terrorize after you read my comment? :-(

coolrepublica on June 18, 2014 at 9:44 PM

But MK, it is true! Hillary terrorizes me, as do Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Howard Dean ….

AZCoyote on June 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM

What you said.

Chuck Ef on June 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM

She ain’t in no ways tiiiiyahhd..

bernzright777 on June 18, 2014 at 9:46 PM

We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people

Hillary Clinton says that Islam should be banned in the United States.

malclave on June 18, 2014 at 9:46 PM

How come Killery has crazy eyes these days? I never noticed that before.

Rational Thought on June 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

It probably wasn’t there before. Facial plastic surgery (e.g., brow lift, blepharoplasty, etc.) often leaves women-of-a-certain-age with that wide-eyed, perpetually startled look.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Prime example: http://www.tpnn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Pelosi.jpg

davidk on June 18, 2014 at 9:47 PM

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

Flange on June 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM

The quote above from a very angry Hillary Clinton is the first thing I thought of when I heard Hillary’s new quote about not allowing people hold a viewpoint that she disagrees with.

Old & busted = Free speech

New Hotness = Mindless drones agreeing with whatever Hillary says.

wren on June 18, 2014 at 9:48 PM

“terrorize” must be the latest poll tested buzz word the demonrat Marxists have decided to use.

bgibbs1000 on June 18, 2014 at 9:50 PM

This is the mindset that gives us things like “settled law” and “settled science”

Once the wood blocks are arranged the right way, no one can touch them. Unless an extra graham cracker shows up somewhere.

BobMbx on June 18, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Your mere opposition to an asinine limit on mag capacity, which was a demonstrable disaster in incompetent governance in her home state of New York, rises to the level of “terrorizing” for a woman who famously couldn’t figure out if that term applied to anyone involved in Benghazi. But for you, law-abiding citizen, not a problem.

Well said MK. Excellent post.

cthemfly on June 18, 2014 at 9:51 PM

fruudian slip! Lolz! Did not even catch that. Good eye JannyMae! Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 9:40 PM

She’s a smart gal.

wolly4321 on June 18, 2014 at 9:52 PM

So Killary thinks Vince Foster, James MacDougal, Ron Brown and the Benghazi Four terrorized people?

Oops. Too late to ask them.

viking01 on June 18, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Did you feel terrorize after you read my comment? :-(

coolrepublica on June 18, 2014 at 9:44 PM

I don’t know about terrorize, but I do feel that I lost brain cells just from reading it.

RickB on June 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Everyone knows that politicians benefit when they give people food for thought about their weaknesses.

blink on June 18, 2014 at 9:49 PM

What is really an awful thought is that 1) they think they’re gorgeous, and 2) some dudes think its hot.

Sleep well.

BobMbx on June 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Prime example: http://www.tpnn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Pelosi.jpg

davidk on June 18, 2014 at 9:47 PM

yum yum.

arnold ziffel on June 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

It bothers me that people vote for leaders in critical national positions as if our elections were comparable to choosing a high school class president or a prom queen.

Unfortunately, I have heard too many otherwise intelligent women champion Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman. They also unquestionably accept that she is exceptionally intelligent. Why they don’t hear beyond her weasel words and scripted parsing is beyond my comprehension.

Hillary Clinton is superficial and power mad.

onlineanalyst on June 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Dumb as a stump comes to mind.

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 9:54 PM

yum yum.

arnold ziffel on June 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

You pig!

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 9:56 PM

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

Flange on June 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Reading that hurt my ears.

Ben Hur on June 18, 2014 at 9:59 PM

HilKilRod,..is a Lefty InSurgent!!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on June 18, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Far far too late, Dog Eater managed to mainstream guns like no one before him and that horse is gone over the horizon.

Too many people know the lefties are raging hypocrites on the issue of guns, all they could do is confiscate and that means civil war.

Bishop on June 18, 2014 at 9:59 PM

How come Killery has crazy eyes these days? I never noticed that before.

Rational Thought on June 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

It probably wasn’t there before. Facial plastic surgery (e.g., brow lift, blepharoplasty, etc.) often leaves women-of-a-certain-age with that wide-eyed, perpetually startled look.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Yep. When all that skin is stretched tight and a bunch cut off and discarded, for a while it may be hard to completely close your eyes. In Killary’s case it appears that she can open her eyes now far more wide than the normal person can, like in her case twice as wide as the diameter of her iris. The result is a Marty Feldman look.

The effect will go away in a couple of months.

slickwillie2001 on June 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM

=p

RickB on June 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM

I wonder where Susan T.Roll is at, this seems a perfect thread for her.

RickB on June 18, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Nice Smackdown MKH!

The political commercial writes itself doesn’t it. Start off with the quote from Thomas Jefferson, followed by her quote and end with the question “What kind of America do you want?”

No need to run anything else. That should be enough to end her candidacy right there.

can_con on June 18, 2014 at 10:01 PM

yum yum.

arnold ziffel on June 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Don’t look into her eyes !!! We said don’t look into her eyes !

viking01 on June 18, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Gun control is one of few issues where she sent a signal to the party’s liberal base that she might be more boldly liberal than Obama
=============================================================


Worse than Obama,….wow,….thats a Gun Grabbing Canary in the
arsenal coal-mine, which is screaming of a Lefty Do-Gooder Extremist!!

canopfor on June 18, 2014 at 10:03 PM

This is part of the rhetoric of the Left (which they ironically attributed to Sarah Palin with her “targeting” of seats in Congressional districts) — “holding hostage”, “angry”, “terrorist”, “hateful”, “racist”, “sexist”. There are so many others over the years, of metaphors and similes to violence and other forms of hate. Like “they’re putting a gun to our head”. Really? Isn’t that a tad melodramatic?

LashRambo on June 18, 2014 at 10:03 PM

The butch that asked the planted guns-in-schools question in the CNN “town hall” looked as if she could singularly handle any threat in her classroom by tossing the would-be perpetrator over her shoulder and then stomping on him.

Hillary Clinton: The Fog of Whore

onlineanalyst on June 18, 2014 at 10:03 PM

So I guess you can’t even think thoughts that might terrorize the majority?

Wonder how she intends to enforce that rule.

RedPepper on June 18, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Since thoughts come in to our HEADS,
she will get rid of our HEADS !
Easy peasy :O

burrata on June 18, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Too many people know the lefties are raging hypocrites on the issue of guns, all they could do is confiscate and that means civil war.

Bishop on June 18, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Bishop:

Exactly,..I’m wondering when the Lefty War begins on this OutRageous
OutRagey:—-:0

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canopfor on June 18, 2014 at 10:07 PM

We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.

Just WHAT MINORITY does Hillary! have in mind? Gays? Hispanics? Blacks? Asians?

Oh, that’s right, CONSERVATIVES!

Gotten measured for your Brown Shirt and Jodhpurs yet Hillary?

GarandFan on June 18, 2014 at 10:11 PM

RickB on June 18, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Lolz!!! ; )

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 10:11 PM

I’m still waiting for someone to ask her who that is on the front of her book ’cause it sure as hell doesn’t look like her anymore

whatabunchoflosers on June 18, 2014 at 10:16 PM

“We are going to take things from you on behalf of the common good.”

lorien1973 on June 18, 2014 at 10:17 PM

The Standard Lefty position for 50 years.

Free speech is too important to be allowed to everybody.

formwiz on June 18, 2014 at 10:17 PM

We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”

The Left has no problem allowing the “viewpoint of the minority” terrorize the majority when that viewpoint is allowing gay marriage, forcing Christians to violate the tenets of their faith in order to stay in business, denying voter ID, forcing girls to share locker rooms and bathrooms with self identified “transgendered ” males or abortion. That’s all just dandy. In fact, the majority must be over ridden by friendly judges to make sure that minority prevails.

What a hypocrite.

Curmudgeon on June 18, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Unfortunately, I have heard too many otherwise intelligent women champion Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman. They also unquestionably accept that she is exceptionally intelligent. Why they don’t hear beyond her weasel words and scripted parsing is beyond my comprehension.

Hillary Clinton is superficial and power mad.

onlineanalyst on June 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

My “otherwise intelligent” female friends, who can’t wait to vote for Hillary for President, support her primarily because Hillary supports “abortion rights.”

For some reason these females think it is a “women’s rights” issue to be able to have as much s3x as possible without being “punished with a baby.” (At taxpayer expense, of course)

Nevermind, that my friends are all well past child-bearing age, and most of them are not “sleeping around.”

Alas, trying to get these Hillary supporters to have an intelligent conversation about foreign policy or economic policy issues that should be important considerations when selecting a Presidential candidate, is very difficult.

I am beyond frustrated and fear for my country!

wren on June 18, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Yeah, it’d be so much better if people who believed THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH _ANY_ ADMINISTRATION could be shipped off to the work camps in cattle cars.

ConstantineXI on June 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I think deciding which viewpoints you are and aren’t allowed to hold goes a bit beyond “bossy,” don’t you?

Socratease on June 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM

A result, today, of a minority terrorizing the majority: Redskins’ trade mark rights taken away.

GGMac on June 18, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I am beyond frustrated and fear for my country!

wren on June 18, 2014 at 10:22 PM

I think many are wren. All I can say is, we will get past this, one way or another. ; ) Stay positive and keep us informed, like you always do.

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 10:29 PM

So she’s against Gay Marriage again?

Man she really is evolving…like a Super Nova right before our eyes.

HumpBot Salvation on June 18, 2014 at 10:34 PM

“Reins,” not “reigns,” unless you’re making a pun!

JannyMae on June 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Heh, clearly I had “reign” on my mind! Fixing!

Mary Katharine Ham on June 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

MKH:

Amens,…maybe some riding was involved!!
(sarc):0

canopfor on June 18, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I am still praying for a Military Coup.

ConstantineXI on June 18, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I think many are wren. All I can say is, we will get past this, one way or another. ; ) Stay positive and keep us informed, like you always do.

Bmore on June 18, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Thank you, Bmore!

I am doing my best to stay calm and work hard to support Republican/Conservative candidates for the House and Senate in the 2014 elections.

Our freedom is a fragile treasure, that we are getting much too close to losing.

wren on June 18, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Did you feel terrorize after you read my comment? :-(

No, but I am pretty sure the English language is given the way you constantly torture it.

F X Muldoon on June 18, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Alas, trying to get these Hillary supporters to have an intelligent conversation about foreign policy or economic policy issues that should be important considerations when selecting a Presidential candidate, is very difficult. I am beyond frustrated and fear for my country! wren on June 18, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Your experience matches my own observations and a personal theory of mine. In short, that once a nation gets wealthy enough, its populace becomes increasingly detached from the realities of living. Eventually, they believe the economy, national security and personal safety all take care of themselves no matter what anyone does – like the sun rising. This means they can spend their time “fighting” trendy topical battles that accelerate the process of decay.

ROCnPhilly on June 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Then STOP … opposing my viewpoints, ya’ (expletive) witch.

I’ve already had more than too much of your damn “terrorism”.

listens2glenn on June 18, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Hearing it from a potential presidential candidate is creepy. Especially one who’d be taking the reigns from an administration that…

“Reins,” not “reigns,” unless you’re making a pun!

JannyMae on June 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

.
Heh, clearly I had “reign” on my mind! Fixing!

Mary Katharine Ham on June 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

.
Your both wrong … it’s “rains” . . . . . ay carumba

listens2glenn on June 18, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Naturally, her personal viewpoint would not terrorize anybody. Only those who dare hold an opposing view would qualify for the internment camps.
It is discouraging that one who is so intellectually feeble and morally bankrupt could be within arms length of sitting in the Oval Office, in a role other than the presidents spouse.
Observing the Won who currently resides in the WH verifies the danger to this country of another 4-8 years of failed leadership.
The fact that there are so many people who feel she is qualified to be president is even more discouraging and reflects the dangerous trend that the founding principles of this nation are being ignored and forgotten

bobthm3 on June 18, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Your experience matches my own observations and a personal theory of mine. In short, that once a nation gets wealthy enough, its populace becomes increasingly detached from the realities of living. Eventually, they believe the economy, national security and personal safety all take care of themselves no matter what anyone does – like the sun rising. This means they can spend their time “fighting” trendy topical battles that accelerate the process of decay.

ROCnPhilly on June 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM

You hit the nail on the head, ROCnPhilly!

One of my female Hillary-supporting friends told me that she just couldn’t imagine Americans ever being in danger of losing their freedom.

That conversation required much more patience than any human should ever be required to muster. Thinking about it still makes my head spin!

wren on June 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

The minority terrorizing the majority is exactly what the Left does. Think gay marriage, abortion rights, affirmative action, immigration, global warming, and so on.

Socratease on June 18, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Yeah, exactly. This is great. And I think it explains this interesting phenomenon, just noted in the Daily Beast:

GOP’s Biggest 2016 Problem: Clinton’s Numbers Among White Voters

Hillary Clinton’s strength among white voters is the key to 2016—and it spells nearly certain defeat and disaster for Republicans.

Culture will likely shape the 2016 presidential elections, and this is bad news for the Republican Party. Recent polls show Hillary Clinton running well among white voters overall, showing real strength among white non-evangelical Protestants, and running competitively among white Catholics. Trailing only among evangelicals, Clinton is poised to move beyond the upstairs-downstairs coalition that brought Barack Obama to the White House, and that continues to characterize his policies and presidency to this day.

On multiple levels Clinton is not Obama, and GOP swipes at Clinton over her age and health appear to have gained less traction among voters than digs leveled at the President over his birth certificate and religion. Instead of faltering, Clinton is building upon her bid for the 2008 Democratic nomination, when she stitched together wins in industrial and large states by winning a majority of white voters.

Take Pennsylvania, which Clinton loyalist and talking head James Carville once described as “Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.” Its Democrats definitively preferred Clinton over Obama in the state’s 2008 presidential primaries. Six years ago, Clinton beat Obama by nine points, and now she leads prospective 2016 Republican contenders Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, and Mike Huckabee among Pennsylvania’s white voters in general, and surprisingly among white voters without college degrees. If the GOP cannot capture working-class votes outside of the South, it will again face defeat.

vlad martel on June 18, 2014 at 11:51 PM

I’m a commie and I agree on more policy points with Ronald Reagan than Hillary Clinton or Obama I guys I just don’t wanna be just another part of the herd

redyoshii on June 19, 2014 at 12:10 AM

We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.

Umm, Killary, that would be teh gheys. Yup, that giant 3%.

#HuckFillary

Nutstuyu on June 19, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Hey, the right-wing establishment had best be careful….it’s entirely possible for her to outflank you via leftist populism.

vlad martel on June 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

“We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.”

Except for the 30% minority that find the name Redskins objectionable.
Except for the 1-4% minority of gheys in America.
Except for the 10% minority of Hispanic population in America.
Except for the 12.8% minority of black population in America.
Except for the 6.67% minority of muslims in America.

All minority groups, dictating, agitating, terrorizing and changing laws at the expense of the majority…yeah, Killary, except for them.

AppraisHer on June 19, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Your experience matches my own observations and a personal theory of mine. In short, that once a nation gets wealthy enough, its populace becomes increasingly detached from the realities of living. Eventually, they believe the economy, national security and personal safety all take care of themselves no matter what anyone does – like the sun rising. This means they can spend their time “fighting” trendy topical battles that accelerate the process of decay.

ROCnPhilly on June 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM

The Gods of the Copybook Headings

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
-Kipling

ebrown2 on June 19, 2014 at 12:33 AM

All minority groups, dictating, agitating, terrorizing and changing laws at the expense of the majority…yeah, Killary, except for them.

AppraisHer on June 19, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Again, exactly. The dispossessed majority is pricking up their ears. It’s exactly the sort of thing the right should have been saying, but has failed to do so all along. And now it’s “creepy.” Combine this with her statements about deportation. Again, she could easily outflank the right with very little trouble, or even resistance, apparently.

vlad martel on June 19, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Not interested in your continued dalliance with Hillary, HA.

It’s click bait stuff.

Hillary’s got nothing to say.

Sherman1864 on June 19, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Heh.

Even Obama tried to keep his anti-gun rhetoric behind closed doors at private fundraisers.

“Inevitable,” they say? Aren’t these the same people who said that in 2006, too?

Adjoran on June 19, 2014 at 2:55 AM

Just when did she fall on her head?
Was it before, or after, ducking that sniper fire in Bosnia?

Another Drew on June 19, 2014 at 3:00 AM

My theory is she had a stroke.

Sherman1864 on June 19, 2014 at 5:20 AM

It is an interesting thing to see the “free speech” generation in their youth become the intolerant to dissent, no other views allowed generation in their elder years….

albill on June 19, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Hillsry v Biden will be worth a tub of popcorn or two. In one corner is Hillary and her head injury. That type of brain damage is usually “progressive” (no pun intended). By late 2015, she may be totally prone to gaffing. In the other corner, we have old Joe who was born that way and has made goofiness into an art.

Count Mahdrof on June 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM

-Kipling

ebrown2 on June 19, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Thanks for that. Gives me hope that, as painful as it may be, there’s a reset to reality around one of these corners.

ROCnPhilly on June 19, 2014 at 7:33 AM

What is it about law-abiding gun owners that scares these people?

CurtZHP on June 19, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Dissent isn’t patriotic anymore?

TimBuk3 on June 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM

The gentlemen from Connecticut in supposing that the prepondenancy secured to the majority in the 1st. branch had removed the objections to an equality of votes in the 2d. branch for the security of the minority, narrowed the case extremely. Such an equality will enable the minority to controul in all cases whatsoever, the sentiments and interests of the majority. Seven States will controul six: Seven States, according to the estimates that had been used, composed 24/90 . of the whole people. It would be in the power then of less than 1/3 to overrule 2/3 whenever a question should happen to divide the States in that manner. Can we forget for whom we are forming a Government? Is it for men, or for the imaginary beings called States? Will our honest Constituents be satisfied with metaphysical distinctions? Will they, ought they to be satisfied with being told that the one third compose the greater number of States? The rule of suffrage ought on every principle to be the same in the 2d. as in the 1st. branch. If the Government be not laid on this foundation, it can be neither solid nor lasting.

James Wilson- Penn., speaking on minority rights and the formation of our government at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Our constitution is centered on the idea that minority rights should be considered and respected. Otherwise we fall trap to what Montesquieu called a “tyranny of the majority”. It is a basic principle of our government and anyone deriding opinions not consistent with their own as “extreme” should not be anywhere near our governments auspices.

I am growing a bit tired of people who can not carry an honest, open, intellectual debate and therefore due to their own vindictiveness hurl ad hominems which brand any opposition as “extreme”. That’s not democracy. It is autocracy and tyranny poorly masqueraded as intelligent thought.

Marcus Traianus on June 19, 2014 at 9:06 AM

We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.

Let me boil that down to its essense.

We cannot let people hold a viewpoint,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.

Immolate on June 19, 2014 at 9:13 AM

We cannot let people hold a viewpoint,” Clinton said during a live CNN town hall.

Immolate on June 19, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Actually, if you want to really parse it down, like you would if you were diagramming the sentence, it would read like this:

“We cannot let a minority hold a viewpoint.”

She’s a typical leftist bigot.

CurtZHP on June 19, 2014 at 9:29 AM

What is it about law-abiding gun owners that scares these people?

CurtZHP on June 19, 2014 at 7:43 AM

“Guns”

BobMbx on June 19, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Mary Katherine is right to point out, that the verb terrorize can only be used as a metaphor here.

Frequently I see Republicans ATTACK women and children, blah, blah, whatever. What is meant is republicans criticize. Mrs. Obama was attacked, they attacked a black woman. No, they said she was wrong,out of her mind, held lunatic dietary beliefs, but nary a hair on her head was touched by any of these…words.

Was Mrs. Clinton serious or being dramatic, I wonder? And yet, if we let them say that a minority view “terrorizes” when we have real terrorists they won’t even label, the language is deteriorating. That is the problem with thought crime and speech crime and hate crime. Normal people used to say you couldn’t even blame GOD for the weather, and say “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names will never hurt me,” but these people live by magical thinking.

Magical thinking is the attribution of causal relationships between actions and events where scientific consensus says that there are none. Wikipedia

Fleuries on June 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM

That is such a damning gem of a quote by Hillary. I am wondering if it is captured on video or at least audio anywhere???

Nana on June 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM

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