Shut­ting down de­bate

The left re­lies on lies and smear cam­paigns to di­vert at­ten­tion from the is­sues

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - By Tammy Bruce

One of my books is called “The New Thought Po­lice,” which de­scribes the va­pid left’s sur­vival strat­egy — shut­ting down de­bate and all ques­tion­ing by declar­ing any­thing that does not bow down to the left-wing nar­ra­tive as racist, sex­ist and/or ho­mo­pho­bic.

Case in point: Dur­ing and af­ter the first pres­i­den­tial de­bate Hil­lary Clinton called Don­ald Trump a racist and a sex­ist.

Bul­ly­ing on a cul­tural scale is the only thing the left can em­ploy as they can’t win on the de­tails of the is­sues; they are un­able to per­suade vot­ers so they lie and smear hop­ing you won’t no­tice the torch they’re hold­ing in their other hand.

Which brings us to the Hof­s­tra de­bate and the be­hav­ior of Mrs. Clinton’s team. Lit­tle did we know that once Hil­lary broke the fa­mous “glass ceil­ing” she’d de­mand a Safe Space and a binky.

One of her cam­paign en­forcers, The New York Times, pub­lished an opin­ion piece whin­ing about the fact that Mr. Trump in­ter­rupted Mrs. Clinton dur­ing one of the many times when she was ly­ing or mis­rep­re­sent­ing a fact. Con­sid­er­ing the mod­er­a­tor was bi­ased for Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump was on his own keep­ing the record hon­est.

And that’s why they call it a “de­bate.” These aren’t cock­tail or din­ner par­ties, they’re ex­changes between two peo­ple vy­ing for the most im­por­tant po­si­tion in the world with the power over peo­ple’s lives, whether there will be a fu­ture for our chil­dren, and if this na­tion sur­vives.

But Hil­lary Clinton and her sup­port­ers want you to think this cam­paign is all about Mr. Trump be­ing a sex­ist be­cause he dares to en­gage and con­front her.

As fem­i­nists we’ve been fight­ing for decades un­der the premise that we can do every­thing a man can do, and de­mand­ing to be treated equally when we do reach those pin­na­cles.

But not ac­cord­ing to Hil­lary Clinton. Hil­lary wants spe­cial rules. Be­fore the de­bate, her team com­plained that they wanted the mod­er­a­tor to “fact check” Mr. Trump be­cause this de­bate was some­how “spe­cial,” and she shouldn’t have to re­spond to him. They wanted their woman can­di­date to be pro­tected from the rig­ors and re­al­i­ties of de­bat­ing.

I re­mem­ber Hil­lary Clinton’s cat­tle fu­tures trad­ing profit scheme. Maybe this time she’s in­vested in di­a­pers?

Af­ter the de­bate, the Clinton team’s big strat­egy is call­ing Mr. Trump a sex­ist (again) be­cause of a word he used de­scrib­ing a beauty pageant contestant.

Why would Team Clinton want you to judge Mr. Trump on a word he used 20 years ago? Be­cause they very much want you to for­get that just a cou­ple of weeks ago Mrs. Clinton shock­ingly called tens of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans “de­plorables,” ir­re­deemable and not Amer­i­can.

Now you tell me, who is un­fit for the White House? A man who may have been rude on oc­ca­sion to an in­di­vid­ual or a woman who, while wield­ing po­lit­i­cal power, has called black men “su­per preda­tors” and on tele­vi­sion and at pub­lic fundrais­ers de­clared mil­lions of Amer­i­cans who dis­agree with her “de­plorables?”

Here’s a news­flash for Mrs. Clinton: On Nov. 8 we’re not elect­ing a hus­band, or boyfriend or the guy who will es­cort our daugh­ter to the prom; we’re elect­ing a leader, the equiv­a­lent of a trauma sur­geon in the emer­gency room who is go­ing to save this coun­try so we can con­tinue to work to undo the car­nage Hil­lary and her friends have caused.

The dead can­not be brought back, but we can keep more Amer­i­cans from fall­ing vic­tim to the malev­o­lent in­com­pe­tence in­form­ing every­thing Hil­lary Clinton does.

We are choos­ing lead­er­ship that will undo the Obama-Clinton misog­yny of a hor­ri­ble econ­omy, end­less war, open bor­ders, ter­ror­ist vi­o­lence on our own soil, the end of law and or­der, the aban­don­ing of our vet­er­ans as we con­demn them to the hell of the Vet­er­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion, the scourge of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness that keeps us from even nam­ing our en­emy let alone de­feat them, and poli­cies and reg­u­la­tions that smash any hope for fi­nan­cial se­cu­rity and a bet­ter fu­ture.

And don’t for­get Oba­macare, the mon­ster the Oba­maClin­ton teams are most proud of, which de­stroyed women’s re­la­tion­ships with their doc­tors and hos­pi­tals by rip­ping them from our lives. Sud­denly the Democrats and lib­er­als aren’t so pro-choice, are they?

Bot­tom Line: Hil­lary Clinton is an ac­com­plice in a scheme mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble for women, fi­nan­cially and other­wise, to care for our­selves and our fam­i­lies in the most ba­sic of ways. She rep­re­sents, pro­motes and be­lieves in poli­cies that keep our daugh­ters, moth­ers, best friends, sis­ters and our­selves, from liv­ing lives that best suit us.

The New York Times, pub­lished an opin­ion piece whin­ing about the fact that Mr. Trump in­ter­rupted Mrs. Clinton dur­ing one of the many times when she was ly­ing or mis­rep­re­sent­ing a fact. Hil­lary Clinton is an ac­com­plice in a scheme mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble for women, fi­nan­cially and other­wise, to care for our­selves and our fam­i­lies in the most ba­sic of ways.

But hey, we got con­so­la­tion prizes. Food stamps, kids mur­dered by gangs on the way to school, the re­turn of dis­eases we thought long erad­i­cated, and a zom­bie ter­ror­ist army roam­ing the world. If that’s not bad enough, the FBI di­rec­tor is now warn­ing of a “ter­ror­ist di­as­pora” com­ing to the United States.

No won­der Hil­lary Clinton wants you to think that Don­ald Trump is a dan­ger­ous racist and sex­ist. That, too, is a lie, and one she’s re­minded of ev­ery time she looks in the mir­ror. Tammy Bruce, author and Fox News con­trib­u­tor, is a radio talk show host.

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