Hillary: Comparing me with Mitt Romney is a ‘false equivalence’

posted at 3:21 pm on June 26, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Comparisons between Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney have been greatly exaggerated, Hillary Clinton says.

Clinton practically rolled with laughter when PBS’ Gwen Ifill noted humorlessly that her own husband has been “forced” to defend her recent comments about being “dead broke” after leaving the White House. What was humorous in that remarks is known only to Clinton.

“I shouldn’t have said the, I think, five or so words that I said,” the former secretary of state said. “My inartful use of those five words doesn’t change who I am.”

Later in the interview, Ifill asked if Clinton had become the Democratic adaptation of the cartoon version of Mitt Romney drawn by the president’s allies in 2012. “That’s a false equivalency,” Clinton protested. “People can judge me for what I’ve done. And I think when somebody’s out in the public eye, that’s what they do. So I’m fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for and what I’ve always stood for.”

Clinton is subject to a degree of scrutiny over this comment that is unwarranted on its merits, but she is also creating the conditions which have led to that scrutiny with her unending displays of inauthenticity and defensiveness.

Clinton insisted, as is apparently a prerequisite for any Democratic presidential candidate in the post-Romney world, that she has a legitimate claim to hardship and poverty. That painfully misleading self-appraisal is met with incredulity from the press. This then leads Clinton to mount a nearly three-week long campaign simultaneously apologizing for and defending that remark.

An entire universe of insecurities were revealed in Clinton’s mechanical, nervous belly laugh in the first 10 seconds of this clip. The air of inevitability she cultivated for over five years is slipping away, retreating from her grasp the harder she tries to hold onto it.


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Goodbye Hillary and the Clinton lying machine, but for God’s sake don’t drop out of your life long addiction of campaigning for ultimate power. Let Americans get to know the real “you”.

jedifinance on June 26, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Palin has been bragging about Hillary. Whats her take on this.

cimbri on June 26, 2014 at 8:26 PM

The Democrats likely will continue to slide downward. Due mainly to the prescription that they are a lying twisting blackmailing machine. They see no wrong in what they do because it is do anything for the win. The Republicans will have a less of a downward slide but still significant because they are identified with do nothing there fore you can not self destruct. There are notable exceptions in each party and in the independents and tea party. They may soon be known as the “Survivor Party”. Comparing Hillary Clinton to Mitt Romney is a fishing trip to find a lost direction. It takes a lot of BA//’s. The next elections are going to be about truth and trying.

jpcpt03 on June 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Hillary: Comparing me with Mitt Romney is a ‘false equivalence’

I have to agree with Hillary on this. Mitt is not a parasite.

s1im on June 26, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I almost…almost feel sorry for bill to be married to this hag..almost.

jaywemm on June 26, 2014 at 11:58 PM

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Hillary Clinton doesn’t compare well to Mitt Romney

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Romney had decades of experience as a super-competent executive

before running for president.

Clinton had four years at State, which is now a prime example

of her lack of vision and competence.

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Mitt’s Moment

He fixes problems; we’ve got ‘em.

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Mr. Romney never really fit his assigned part
as Gordon Gekko or Milburn Drysdale.
When other private equity pioneers were
turning their millions into billions,
he left to rescue the Winter Olympics.

America is not headed in 2012 for
a landmark decision on the size and
role of government. America is headed
only for a moment of recognition.
Like Greece.
Like the troubled businesses Bain overhauled.
Like the failing Salt Lake City Olympics.

There’s no money to pay for bigger
and bigger government.
There’s no money to pay for the government
we’ve already promised ourselves.

Bankrupting the nation to pay
for health care is not an option.

If we do nothing, if entitlements remain unreformed,
the money simply will be withheld to pay for them.
You’ll still be entitled to that knee operation
at taxpayer expense. Good luck finding a doctor
to perform it. The WAITING list will be long.

Our world that’s coming is a world of narrowing,
not widening, choices. It’s a world that suits
Mr. Romney’s skills and history,
his knack for OPERATING within CONSTRAINTS.

Mr. Obama lives in the same world, of course,
but is UNEQUIPPED to deal with it.
Also, given his inclination to seek refuge
in a clueless reverie of big new programs
at a time when the resources simply don’t exist.

The consensus for painful reform comes
when the status quo hits the wall.
It’s a myth that we don’t know what our choices are.

That’s the Romney moment. His strong suit has
always been TO DO what everyone else has put off.

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Wall Street Journal December 2011

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/06/26/hillary-insists-we-not-compare-her-to-romney/

Global HAWK on June 27, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Hillary: Comparing me with Mitt Romney is a ‘false equivalence’

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!

Only one of these people has ever had a real job with real accomplishments: it’s NOT HILLARY!

Only one of these people has exhibited honesty and integrity throughout a significant career: it’s NOT HILLARY!

Only one of these people truly cares for this country: it’s NOT HILLARY!

And only one of these people is a habitual liar: it’s NOT MITT.

Hillary isn’t in the same league as Mitt, and never will be.

PS – I don’t want either one as President: for entirely different reasons.

landlines on June 27, 2014 at 12:09 AM

The little woman is right. Mitt Romney actually earned his money, and left a legacy of accomplishment. The little woman collecting bribes from companies, not so much.

MNHawk on June 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

We have GOT to get Bill in for a third-term ! Hillary will be allowed to make chocolate-chip cookies and redo the Lincoln bedroom. But the actual running of the White House and our national-economy will be back in Bill Clinton’s hands. This will be an amazing thing to watch ! Why ? Because Bill Clinton has been permanently disbarred. He is no longer allowed to hold ANY political office ! We also need to keep Eric Holder in charge of the Justice-Department. With “cover” like this the Clinton’s could get another solid-contract with someone like James Riady. This would give the Clinton’s unlimited access to direct bribes from totally illegal foreign campaign-contributors. Also I am sure that another full-pardon could be issued to another wealthy patron like Marc Rich. A large “donation” to the Clinton museum-fund could be discretely left in a “numbered-account,” in a small bank in Switzerland.

Bugdust172 on June 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM

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