Move over, Maxine Waters. Democrats have a new face of incivility in America: Hillary Clinton. On Tuesday, the failed presidential candidate sat down with CNN and insisted that it’s impossible to engage peacefully with the Republican Party.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. Until then, the only thing Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
She accused President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of “attacking” Christine Blasey Ford and “demeaning” the confirmation process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She also listed supposed victims of “Republican operatives” like Al Gore, John Kerry, and of course, herself.
“When you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding—you can be civil, but you can’t overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
In other words, she is telling fellow Democrats that civility simply cannot happen until they win elections. And to think she was a few dozen electoral votes shy of becoming our president.
Our nation has never been more divided in an entire generation and, instead of uniting everyone, Clinton argued for doubling down on that division unless Democrats retake the House and the Senate. It’s the perfect combination of delusion and bitterness.
We are steadily approaching the two-year anniversary of the 2016 election and Clinton is clearly still stuck in the pass. We know from her “What Happened” book tour that she doesn’t understand what actually happened during the campaign and more specifically why she lost an election she was supposed to win. Clinton hasn’t taken any responsibility for her defeat. She is the worst sore loser.
Instead of riding off into the sunset or retiring in Chappaqua, she’s keeping herself busy with sad cameos on sitcoms and launching a speaking tour with her husband so Clinton sycophants can burn hundreds of dollars to hear her nonsense in person.
But no matter how pathetic the rest of us know she is, we can’t overlook how dangerous her recent remarks really are.
Since the Democratic Party is still lost in the wilderness, you can make the argument that Clinton is still the face of the party, or at the very least a prominent leader of the party. Despite being viewed as corrupt, out-of-touch, and full of disdain towards those who didn’t support her in 2016, she’s still given wide audience among liberals. So for her to say that Democrats cannot be civil with Republicans will certainly affect her followers.
Her dismissal of civility is on par with her dismissal of half the country as “deplorables.” In fact, it’s probably worse since the crazies of the world could take what she and other Democrats have said in recent months and take matters into their own hands.
They clearly haven’t learned anything from the 2017 assassination attempt against GOP lawmakers that left Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) fighting for his life. That begs the question: What will it take for Democrats to control their rhetoric? Does someone actually have to die before they realize their words have consequences? Their embrace of such hostility towards conservatives and Trump supporters can only lead to danger.
It’s truly sad that someone who was a former first lady, senator, secretary of state, and presidential candidate has stooped to rock bottom.