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In rare form, Hillary Clinton dishes out blame for Roe’s reversal but also acknowledges the “Right” never gives up

by | May 28, 2024

She “notably spared herself from the critique”

By Dave Andrusko

In classic “I told you so,” Hillary Clinton was in fine form in an interview given to Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias of the New York Times. The headline to their piece was “Hillary Clinton Has Some Tough Words for Democrats and Women.”

Not only does she blame everyone but herself for demise, Clinton, in true apocalyptic language “also suggested that if Donald Trump won in November ‘we may never have another actual election.’”

If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, promises to “save Democracy” from Trump is the final refuge of cynical Democrats!!

Note that Lerer and Dias have a forthcoming book. “The Fall of Roe: The Rise of a New America,” from which this interview is adapted.

Before we investigate Hillary’s long list of those who didn’t do enough to “save abortion rights,” in a story that slavishly celebrates Clinton, there is one-half sentence of a quasi-reproach. Lerer and Dias write

She assigned blame for the fall of Roe broadly but pointedly, and notably spared herself from the critique.

That’s it for questioning anything and anybody Clinton smears—pro-abortion Democrats most of all. “They spent decades in a state of denial that a right enshrined in American life for generations could fall.”

But always the victim, Clinton also blames her 2016 defeat to pro-life Donald Trump largely on the same forces that eventually resulted in the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

That included “women” who then, as now, are supposed to be a monolith. “[I]n a blunt reflection about the role sexism played in her 2016 presidential campaign, she said women were the voters who abandoned her in the final days because she was not ‘perfect.’”

So women can vote against Clinton only because they were “sexist”? How far is this removed from the condescending attitude that says women blindly followed their husband’s wishes?

And if Dobbs represented the chickens coming home to roost, that was just a foreshadowing of what will happen if Trump wins again:

“This election is existential. I mean, if we don’t make the right decision in this election in our country, we may never have another actual election. I will put that out there because I believe it,” she said. “And if we no longer have another actual election, we will be governed by a small minority of right-wing forces that are well organized and well funded and are getting exactly what they want in terms of turning the clock back on women.”

[Hmmm. Is she re-cycling her “basket of deplorables”?]

Clinton would naturally include pro-lifers as part of a “small minority of right-wing forces,” but she did give us our due in the interview:

“One thing I give the right credit for is they never give up,” she said. “They are relentless. You know, they take a loss, they get back up, they regroup, they raise more money.” She added: “It’s tremendously impressive the way that they operate. And we have nothing like it on our side.”

“Nothing”? How about a ton of pro-abortion billionaires, virtually the entire Media Establishment, and a death grip on Academia—for starters.

Take five minutes and read “Hillary Clinton Has Some Tough Words for Democrats and Women.” It “represented Mrs. Clinton’s most detailed comments on abortion rights since the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.”

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