Originally posted at American Thinker
It was during the 2008 election that Hillary Clinton portrayed herself as the hard-hitting person America needed in the White House to answer the phone at 3:00 am. This time around, in response to Republican Donald Trump’s hard-hitting talk, Hillary has modified that image.
Recently, while speaking to a crowd in Iowa, Mrs. Clinton replied to a question about how to confront hate and fear by saying: “We’ve got to do everything we can to weed out hate and plant love and kindness.”
Judging from that reply, it appears that the former secretary of state, who notoriously answered a question about an American ambassador being sodomized and murdered in a terrorist attack with “what difference at this point does it make,” has added a hearty dose of Oprah Winfrey to her more recentimage upgrades.
And here senior adviser for strategic communications to U.S. secretary of state Marie Harf had America convinced that a jobs program was all it would take to turn even the most violent terrorist into a mild-mannered citizen of the world.
Meanwhile, wasn’t it Hillary who blamed the uncovering of her husband’s infidelity on a “vast right-wing conspiracy”? And isn’t it a testy Hillary who doesn’t take kindly to being pressed by reporters with questions she doesn’t want to answer?
Yet while campaigning in Salem, New Hampshire recently, it was Hillary who remarked, “It may be unusual for a presidential candidate to say we need more love and kindness in this country, but I think that’s exactly what we need.”
Then again, while Ms. Hillary does fancy herself the doyenne of empathetic social policy, according to the long list of women her husband groped and attempted to sexually molest, the former first lady was the one who “terrorized” every one of his victims for accusing Bill of sexual abuse.
Now, behaving like none of those well-documented affronts ever happened, Hillary is making it a habit of ending her public spiels with a challenge to her audience to add “love and kindness” to their daily lives.
And, rest assured, Hillary probably lives up to her own solicitation.
That is, as long as no one brings up things like her evolution on gay marriage, her husband’s influence on her policy stands, how those confidential emails disappeared, Benghazi, or her defense of a man who raped a 12-year-old girl.
For now, Hillary is toning down her tough girl persona by attempting to draw a stark contrast between herself and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump is the guy who dared to suggest that there are some illegal Mexicans who are rapists and pedophiles, and that ISIS-infiltrated Syrian refugees are a threat to national security – all of which is true.
That’s why, if transforming her image is the goal, Mrs. Clinton needs to try harder. After all, Hillary did ignore Bill hitching a ride on pal Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express” and was heard giggling on tape over her decision to defend a child rapist she knew was guilty.
As for Syrian refugees, similar to how Christopher Stevens was forging relationships in Libya, the former secretary of state believes that welcoming in refugees benefits America’s fight against radical extremism by forging ties with the Muslim communities where ISIS refugees will be building IEDs and storing munitions.
In the interim, the presidential hopeful’s new Rodney King-like “can’t we all just get along” warm and fuzzy approach is effectively winning over women, who, as a gender, are renowned for responding positively to New Age rhetoric.
Democratic pollster Margie Omero says that Hillary talking about love and kindness “very much tracks with … a lot of women voters.” Margie claims that women tell her they want to “go back to a time in which we’re being nicer to each other. Politics has become too coarse.”
It’s likely that the “love and kindness” message appeals to the womenfolk because, every chance she gets, Hillary pledges unwavering support for abortion provider Planned Parenthood, an organization that kills and then carves up babies and sells their body parts in a loving and kind way.
Terry Matre, a female therapist from West Des Moines, thanks to Hillary’s group cuddle language, recently had an epiphany and agrees:
I had hesitation about what I thought was a kind of hardness in her but she doesn’t have that in person. When you think about what Donald Trump is saying and then you think about her, you’re like, my God what took me so long.
Let’s just say there’s a pretty good chance that Terry wouldn’t be feeling the love if she had a run-in with Bill brandishing his Grand Reserve Gurkha and then, like Juanita Broaddrick, was threatened by Hillary to keep her mouth shut.
So, there it is! Hillary Clinton is refashioning her public image by peddling her own unique brand of loving kindness.
Yet the truth is that in her decades-long unstoppable pursuit of power, in addition to leaving dozens of women abused by her husband in her wake, Hillary Clinton has told unspeakable lies, spearheaded much corruption, and stepped over numerous rotting corpses.