Hillary Hits Americans As Gullible: "Didn't Really Appreciate" Biden's "Extraordinary Accomplishments"

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Nov 30, 2021, 3:16:26 PM11/30/21
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Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton painted American
voters as gullible during a recent interview on MSNBC, saying that they
failed to appreciate the alleged "extraordinary accomplishments" of President
Joe Biden's administration.

Clinton told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that figures in the Republican Party
"truly just want power, power to impose their views, power to exploit
financial advantage, power to implement a religious point of view."

"You know, a lot of people got, oh, I think kind of frustrated looking at the
messy process of legislation, and they - they didn't really appreciate that
within a year, the Biden administration has passed two major pieces of
legislation through both the House and the Senate. They passed another major
piece through the House that will soon be in the Senate," Clinton said. "By
any measure, those are extraordinary accomplishments, and they really will
help many millions of Americans with health care and prescription drug prices
as well as climate change and so much else."

"But because of the way we are getting our information today and because of
the lack of gatekeepers and people who have a historic perspective, who can
help us understand what we are seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the
electorate to the kind of demagoguery and disinformation that, unfortunately,
the other side is really good at exploiting," she claimed.

WATCH:
https://youtu.be/DF5dVrnSbyU

TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED VIA MSNBC:

RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC HOST: You know, less than a week after the January 6th
attack, in the second week of January, you wrote a piece in "The Washington
Post" that I reread today. Among a lot of other observations you said this.

You said: It is sobering that many people were unsurprised by what occurred
last week - meaning January 6th - particularly people of color for whom a
violent mob waving Confederate flags and hanging nooses is a familiar sight
in American history.

I have been thinking a lot about that recently, because - I mean, on one hand
we have what feels like an emergency going on. We have a disturbingly large
part of the right promoting and excusing political violence while at the same
time, they're trying to discredit our political system and our electoral
processes. That combined message from the right that politics doesn't work
and violence is okay, that is - that's a recipe for disaster. That is a
recipe for the end of democracy.

But on the other hand, we keep talk about that as an unprecedented threat,
and it - to me, it doesn't feel unprecedented. I mean through the lens of how
people have color have lived in this democracy, the rejection of political
mechanisms, you know, choosing violence instead of fair political contests,
that's the history of how people of color have been treated in this country
over and over and over again. I feel like you've been trying to make that
point aggressively.

Does understanding that, does understanding that the not-unprecedented nature
of where we are help us figure out a way out of this particular mess?

HILLARY CLINTON, FAILED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, I think it points us in
the direction that we go when our better angels are leading us, and that is
understanding, human nature being what it is, we do need boundaries. We need
guardrails. We need to have an understanding amongst this great pluralistic
country of ours that if we're all going to get ahead we all had better be
much more sensitive to, understanding and empathetic toward each other, and
that particularly applies to people of color, minority groups of all kinds,
because we truly rise or fall together.

And we've had leaders who have risen to those occasions, who have certainly
done their best, both to inspire us and create the right environment for us
to, you know, look past our differences and find our common humanity, our
common ground, and we've had laws passed that try to create those structures,
those guardrails, those prohibitions against mistreatment of each other.

But what we've seen sadly in the last several years is not new in our history
because it is rooted in the struggles that we've had going back to before our
beginning, but it is, unfortunately, turbo-charged by the combination of
demagogues, social media that is more interested, frankly, in profitability
than the rule of law or unity, that feeds disinformation in a way that strips
people to the core of their insecurities and their fears.

So, it's not new in any way, but the way it's being implemented is new. And
it's really hard to escape. So, the problem that we face is an old problem,
but with a new twist because of technology.

And I think we're really on the precipice, Rachel, of seeing people,
particularly in the Republican Party, but not only there, who truly just want
power, power to impose their views, power to exploit financial advantage,
power to implement a religious point of view. We see all of that converging.

And, as you said in the very beginning of your question, this is not an
American phenomenon, you know. Anne Applebaum, whom I respect greatly, has
been covering this from her perch in Europe, particularly in Poland, because
we see the signs of it everywhere.

You know, democracy is messy. You know, a lot of people got, oh, I think kind
of frustrated looking at the messy process of legislation, and they - they
didn't really appreciate that within a year, the Biden administration has
passed two major pieces of legislation through both the House and the Senate.
They passed another major piece through the House that will soon be in the
Senate.

By any measure, those are extraordinary accomplishments, and they really will
help many millions of Americans with health care and prescription drug prices
as well as climate change and so much else.

But because of the way we are getting our information today and because of
the lack of gatekeepers and people who have a historic perspective, who can
help us understand what we are seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the
electorate to the kind of demagoguery and disinformation that, unfortunately,
the other side is really good at exploiting.

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Let's go Brandon!

BTR1701

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Nov 30, 2021, 4:04:29 PM11/30/21
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On Nov 30, 2021 at 12:16:24 PM PST, "Ubiquitous" <web...@polaris.net> wrote:

> Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton painted American
> voters as gullible during a recent interview on MSNBC, saying that they
> failed to appreciate the alleged "extraordinary accomplishments" of President
>
> Joe Biden's administration.

Hillary is absolutely right. Biden's accomplishments are extraordinary.

Biden has managed to preside over the most humiliating military operation in
the country's history since Vietnam. And as a bonus, he stranded hundreds of
American citizens behind enemy lines.

Biden has given us the highest gas prices and highest inflation in over 40
years and a supply chain snafu that won't be untangled for at least three
years.

Biden has allowed more illegal aliens to crash through our borders in just 10
months than got through during the entire terms of past presidents. (And the
Panamanian foreign minister recently told the press that over 200,000 more
illegals have passed through Panama on their way to the U.S., so this Biden
'accomplishment' is only going to get even more extraordinary soon enough.)

The virus Biden said he was going to crush without imposing mandates is still
around, even with the mandates he promised he wouldn't impose. He imposes
mandates and restrictions on American citizens while allowing a wide open
border and zero Wuhan Flu mandates or restrictions on the illegals flooding
across it. And he demands compliance with restrictions like masking while
constantly not following his own rules.

Everything Biden says and does-- from his rhetoric to his appointees-- further
exacerbates simmering racial tensions.

Biden has declared parents who don't like their kids being taught to be
racists and communists in schools to be 'domestic terrorists' and sicced the
FBI on them while ignoring actual domestic terrorists who burn and loot cities
and drive their cars through holiday parades.

Biden managed to turn the U.S. from a net exporter of oil to complete
dependence on foreign oil in less than six months.

So yeah, the things Biden has managed to accomplish in such a short time are
indeed spectacular and extraordinary.


Rhino

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Nov 30, 2021, 5:34:43 PM11/30/21
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On 2021-11-30 3:16 PM, Ubiquitous wrote:
> Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton painted American
> voters as gullible during a recent interview on MSNBC, saying that they
> failed to appreciate the alleged "extraordinary accomplishments" of President
> Joe Biden's administration.
>
> Clinton told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that figures in the Republican Party
> "truly just want power, power to impose their views, power to exploit
> financial advantage, power to implement a religious point of view."
>
> "You know, a lot of people got, oh, I think kind of frustrated looking at the
> messy process of legislation, and they - they didn't really appreciate that
> within a year, the Biden administration has passed two major pieces of
> legislation through both the House and the Senate. They passed another major
> piece through the House that will soon be in the Senate," Clinton said. "By
> any measure, those are extraordinary accomplishments, and they really will
> help many millions of Americans with health care and prescription drug prices
> as well as climate change and so much else."
>
> "But because of the way we are getting our information today and because of
> the lack of gatekeepers

A *lack* of gatekeepers? This woman is as demented as Biden! Does she
think we are unaware of Twitter-bans, blocked Facebook posts, and all
their equivalents in other social media? Or of mainstream media outlets
that only offer one narrative and point-of-view and openly scorn all
others as phobic, hateful, fascist or white supremacist? I'd say the
problem is FAR TOO MANY gatekeepers, not a lack of them!


> and people who have a historic perspective, who can
> help us understand what we are seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the
> electorate to the kind of demagoguery and disinformation that, unfortunately,
> the other side is really good at exploiting," she claimed.
>
And there you have it: any point of view that disputes hers is
"demagoguery". It's not possible to have a nuanced, reasonable, fully
defensible opinion that differs from hers in any respect.

> WATCH:
> https://youtu.be/DF5dVrnSbyU
>
> TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED VIA MSNBC:
>
> RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC HOST: You know, less than a week after the January 6th
> attack, in the second week of January, you wrote a piece in "The Washington
> Post" that I reread today. Among a lot of other observations you said this.
>
> You said: It is sobering that many people were unsurprised by what occurred
> last week - meaning January 6th - particularly people of color for whom a
> violent mob waving Confederate flags and hanging nooses is a familiar sight
> in American history.
>
> I have been thinking a lot about that recently, because - I mean, on one hand
> we have what feels like an emergency going on. We have a disturbingly large
> part of the right promoting and excusing political violence

Wow, just wow. Where was she in the summer of 2020 while many cities had
billions of dollars in damage inflicted on them in "mostly peaceful"
protests?
As opposed to Democrats, who, as the pandemic has demonstrated, just
keep giving themselves more and more power and take away more and more
freedoms, all justified by this "emergency" that shows no convincing
sign of ever ending.

> And, as you said in the very beginning of your question, this is not an
> American phenomenon, you know. Anne Applebaum, whom I respect greatly, has
> been covering this from her perch in Europe, particularly in Poland, because
> we see the signs of it everywhere.
>
I happen to be familiar with Anne Applebaum and I have trouble believing
she is particularly worried about the democratic countries. Applebaum is
VERY familiar with the atrocities of the dictatorships east of the Iron
Curtain and has written at length on that topic. Unless someone can cite
examples of her work where she has expressed anxiety about contemporary
democracies being undermined by dark tendencies, I'm calling bullshit on
Hilary's attempt to invoke Applebaum.

> You know, democracy is messy. You know, a lot of people got, oh, I think kind
> of frustrated looking at the messy process of legislation, and they - they
> didn't really appreciate that within a year, the Biden administration has
> passed two major pieces of legislation through both the House and the Senate.
> They passed another major piece through the House that will soon be in the
> Senate.
>
> By any measure, those are extraordinary accomplishments, and they really will
> help many millions of Americans with health care and prescription drug prices
> as well as climate change and so much else.
>
> But because of the way we are getting our information today and because of
> the lack of gatekeepers and people who have a historic perspective, who can
> help us understand what we are seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the
> electorate to the kind of demagoguery and disinformation that, unfortunately,
> the other side is really good at exploiting.
>
> --
> Let's go Brandon!
>


--
Rhino

Ubiquitous

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Dec 2, 2021, 7:20:29 AM12/2/21
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no_offlin...@example.com wrote:
>On 2021-11-30 3:16 PM, Ubiquitous wrote:

>> Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton painted American
>> voters as gullible during a recent interview on MSNBC, saying that they
>> failed to appreciate the alleged "extraordinary accomplishments" of President
>> Joe Biden's administration.
>>
>> Clinton told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that figures in the Republican Party
>> "truly just want power, power to impose their views, power to exploit
>> financial advantage, power to implement a religious point of view."
>>
>> "You know, a lot of people got, oh, I think kind of frustrated looking at the
>> messy process of legislation, and they - they didn't really appreciate that
>> within a year, the Biden administration has passed two major pieces of
>> legislation through both the House and the Senate. They passed another major
>> piece through the House that will soon be in the Senate," Clinton said. "By
>> any measure, those are extraordinary accomplishments, and they really will
>> help many millions of Americans with health care and prescription drug prices
>> as well as climate change and so much else."
>>
>> "But because of the way we are getting our information today and because of
>> the lack of gatekeepers
>
>A *lack* of gatekeepers? This woman is as demented as Biden!

This is the women who is *still* whining about losing the election, but unlike
President Trump, she doesn't have a shred of evidence to backm up her ridiculous
claims.

>> and people who have a historic perspective, who can
>> help us understand what we are seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the
>> electorate to the kind of demagoguery and disinformation that, unfortunately,
>> the other side is really good at exploiting," she claimed.
>
>And there you have it: any point of view that disputes hers is
>"demagoguery". It's not possible to have a nuanced, reasonable, fully
>defensible opinion that differs from hers in any respect.

Straight from Rules For Radicals.

>> WATCH:
>> https://youtu.be/DF5dVrnSbyU
>>
>> TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED VIA MSNBC:
>>
>> RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC HOST: You know, less than a week after the January 6th
>> attack, in the second week of January, you wrote a piece in "The Washington
>> Post" that I reread today. Among a lot of other observations you said this.
>>
>> You said: It is sobering that many people were unsurprised by what occurred
>> last week - meaning January 6th - particularly people of color for whom a
>> violent mob waving Confederate flags and hanging nooses is a familiar sight
>> in American history.
>>
>> I have been thinking a lot about that recently, because - I mean, on one hand
>> we have what feels like an emergency going on. We have a disturbingly large
>> part of the right promoting and excusing political violence
>
>Wow, just wow. Where was she in the summer of 2020 while many cities had
>billions of dollars in damage inflicted on them in "mostly peaceful"
>protests?

It's called "projection".
It's called "projection".
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