Hillary Clinton may be the most tone-deaf politician in modern history.
Repeatedly over the course of a 41-year career as a political wife, candidate and appointee, she’s said and done things that alienated voters. Who can forget her acerbic comments during the 1992 presidential race? “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas,” she told one reporter on the campaign trail in describing her decision to continue her legal career while first lady of Arkansas.
And then there was her response in defending her husband from allegations of extramarital affairs: “You know, I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.”
More recently, there was her testimony in front of the committee investigating the attacks on a US post in Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the US ambassador: “Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”