Lady MacBeth has stepped out of her lair to spook Democrats, just in time for Halloween and the crucial midterm elections that follow a few days later.
To the chagrin of Democrats running for office all over America, Hillary Clinton has gone public yet again, uttering a stream of ill-conceived comments that show she still has absolutely no grasp of the political climate today. It’s not just what she says. The incredibly poor timing reveals a woman with a haughty lack of concern for the best interests of the party she believes she still represents. Hillary sees the value of her pronouncements as paramount over all else while remaining blissfully oblivious to Democrats scurrying to avoid being caught up in her stale aura.
Politics of Division
Democrats are coming off a bitter defeat in their vicious campaign to prevent new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed. Republicans have skewered them over their harsh, irrational, transparently political personal attacks on Kavanaugh and have used the opportunity to paint Democrats and their supporters as an unruly mob.
Whether Democrats view the Kavanaugh battle as a liability in the midterm elections or not, they no doubt would like to put a simmer on notions that they are the party of anger. Enter Hillary.
“You cannot be civil with a party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton brazenly asserted about Republicans in an October 9 interview with CNN. Failing to comprehend how millions of Americans perceive her own behavior, she went on to describe the GOP as an “ideological party that is driven by the lust for power.” Then taking up the Tough Gal posture that has never served her well, she cackled, “the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
One embattled Democratic senator facing a tough re-election battle in a red state was quick to disavow Hillary’s call to arms. “That’s ridiculous,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said, “I mean, I can’t imagine how you get anything done if you don’t bring civility back into politics, and that goes for both sides.” Heitkamp is already under fire for her vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation and she is trailing in her race against GOP challenger Kevin Cramer, according to polls. The last thing she needed to hear was Hillary Clinton issuing a cry for more divisiveness.
Yet one day later, Clinton was at it again. Speaking in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she chose a scolding tone for Brexit supporters instead of evincing the least bit of appreciation for why the populist referendum succeeded in the U.K.
“I make no excuse for being against Brexit from the start,” Clinton snootily proclaimed. “I thought it was a bad idea before the referendum and I think it is an even worse idea now. It may well go down as one of greatest and most unnecessary self-inflicted wounds in modern history.”
But she wasn’t done there. Going full globalist, Clinton applauded the European Union for invoking punitive measures against Hungary for its refusal to allow dangerous foreign “refugees” into its sovereign nation. Branding Hungary as a nation that fails “to respect human rights, and the rule of law,” she declared that “similar stories are unfolding in Poland and too many other places, including in my own country.” She then issued a call “to turn back this rising tide of authoritarianism, sectarianism and divisiveness.”
The address is quintessential Hillary. She effortlessly besmirches the will of the majority of voters in the UK and her own country in one pontificating speech. This is what she says about the United States when she is abroad.
The Clinton Kiss of Death
Hillary’s favorability rating with the American people remains at a record-low 36%, according to a recent Gallup poll. Two sitting Democrat senators expressed unmasked relief that Hillary is not campaigning in red states this electoral season. “I think it’s pretty wise for her not to show up,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), told the Washington Examiner. “It would be pretty harmful.” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois added, “They’re red [states] because she didn’t carry them.”
Lack of humility has always been Hillary Clinton’s greatest weakness. At a time when populism is on the rise and Americans want to drain the swamp of establishment dinosaurs, both her persona and her words could not be more damaging to Democrats before the midterm elections.
Don’t relax yet, Democrats. There’s still plenty of time before the elections. And there should be no doubt that Hillary has a lot more to say.