As Republicans field tough questions and attempts by the media to create infighting between the candidates, Democrats have enjoyed the softball questions of the adoring media. However, one of the more-fair assessments of Hillary Clinton’s campaign message came from Anderson Cooper who, during an October debate, questioned Clinton and wondered, “Will you say anything to get elected?”
It was a brief moment of honesty as even the staunchest Democrat must admit that Clinton’s campaign has been a hodgepodge of various and conflicting messages.
Her campaign has flailed and if Clinton were running against any real contenders, she would have been pulverized and run-out of the race long ago. With no other viable option, the DNC is forced to “love the one you’re with.”
Clinton will say and do anything to get elected- an alarming personality trait to voters in a country that has been thirsty for real leadership for seven long years now.
To demonstrate her willingness to submit to the left’s ever-changing attitudes in exchange for the big office, Clinton promised on Tuesday to never again utter the phrase “illegal immigrant.”
In a Facebook chat hosted by Telemundo, Clinton discussed her use of the term at a campaign event in New Hampshire earlier this month. Grilled about her support in the Senate for a border fence to help stop the flood of illegals coming into our country, Clinton noted,
“Look, I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders.”
Clinton’s comments raised a stir with pro-amnesty advocates who prefer the term “undocumented immigrants” or “undocumented workers.”
Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant advocate, asked during the Facebook chat,
“On behalf of the organization I founded, Define American, and the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in this country — including myself — I am asking all the presidential candidates to recognize that #wordsmatter by committing to not using the term ‘illegal’ when referencing the undocumented population. Will you make that commitment?”
Vargas is attempting to spearhead a campaign called “#wordsmatter” to urge candidate to not use the term “illegal immigrant.”
Of course word matter. They are how we convey ideas. Such sanitized phrasing as “undocumented immigrant” is a deliberate measure to obscure the illegality of the act of coming into the country illegally.
Similarly, it would be wrong to describe Jack the Ripper as an “unlicensed surgeon.” He was a criminal and his acts were those of a criminal.
Clinton took the invitation to grovel and replied,
“Yes, I will. That was a poor choice of words. As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected. I’ve talked about undocumented immigrants hundreds of times and fought for years for comprehensive immigration reform. And I will continue to do so. We are a country built by immigrants and our diversity makes us stronger as a nation — it’s something to be proud of, celebrate, and defend.”
Our nation cannot abide the flood of illegals that come into our country and it cannot abide the millions already here. Our next president must be willing to succeed where the previous half-dozen have failed and not only stop the flow of illegal immigration but remove the illegal population and relocate them to their home country until they can learn to follow the law and immigrate legally.
That Clinton is unwilling to stand by her use of the appropriate term indicates that Anderson Cooper was right along- she will say anything to get elected.