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Jun 21 2014

14 Best (Worst) Things Hillary Clinton Ever Said

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With Hillary Clinton’s book tour being this week’s pop politician news, talk of her possibly running for president has continued to spark the airwaves and inspire social media frenzies. While Clinton has not announced that she plans to run, many question if the purpose of the tour is really only about her book. The book, entitled “Hard Choices” is Hillary’s memoir about “the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State.” The book claims to be an “insider account,” though most such “insider accounts” focused on Hillary have painted a very unpleasant picture.

In celebration of her book, I decided to make some of my own hard choices and create a list of the most evil, idiotic, ridiculous, and anti-freedom statements Hillary Clinton ever made. They are, in no particular order:

1. “We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” June 28, 2004 during a fundraiser for Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.

2. “The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they’re not.” Said every lying politician ever – however, Hillary said it during a 60 Minutes interview in 1992.

3. “If you know of any guns in your house or in the houses of your uncles, cousins, friends or neighbors, I want you to promise you will never, ever go near them. I want you to promise you will never, ever play with anybody who goes near them, and I want you to promise you will never, ever pick up a gun with any idea of using it against another person.” Valley Cottage Elementary School, March 3, 2003

4. “We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices … Government has to make those choices for people.” In conversation with Rep. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, during a 1993 meeting on healthcare reform.

5. “The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it.” Also said in regard to healthcare reform and why Americans could not be trusted with making their own healthcare choices.

"Whatever."

“Whatever.”

6. “It’s time to put the common good, the national interest, ahead of individuals.” In response to a woman who stated she would prefer to choose her own health plan, rather than allowing the government to choose one for her.

7. “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.” This was said in reference to gun owners and gun rights activists during a town hall meeting in June 2014.

8. “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Said during the Benghazi hearings in January of 2013.

9. “I can’t be responsible for every undercapitalized small business in America.” While a testifying before Congress in 1994, after being told her health care plan would bankrupt small businesses and create unemployment.

10. “I am particularly horrified by the use of propaganda and the manipulation of the truth and the revision of history.” March 1999, in reference to the Yugoslav government’s behavior during the Yugoslav wars.

11. “The unfettered free market has been the most radically destructive force in American life in the last generation.” C-SPAN, 1996

12. “We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground.” June 4, 2007, in response to a question about “the need for sacrifice” in regards to gun control and taxes.

13. “We have to rein in what has become [an] almost article of faith, that anybody can own a gun anywhere, anytime.” Said in May 2014, while delivering the keynote address at a conference held by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

14. “At the rate we’re going, we’re going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated, in settings where [one] could be in a movie theater, and they don’t like someone chewing gum loudly or talking on their cell phone and decide they have the perfect right to defend themselves against the gum chewer or cell phone user by shooting. That’s what happens in the countries I’ve visited where there’s no rule of law.” This was also in May 2014, at the same conference.

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