I confess I despise Hillary Clinton with every fiber of my being. I’m not particularly a fan of any Democrat, but Hillary’s special. When I heard that she claimed that her saying she would put coal companies and coal miners out of business was being taken out of context, I about shit a brick.
See, back when Hillary made this claim, I posted her quote in its entirety — which, on Planet Earth means in context.
Here’s the video and the text of the original quote from mid-March:
For example. I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re gonna put a lotta coal miners and coal companies out of business. Right Tim? And we’re gonna make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people. Those people labored in those mines for generations — losing their health, often losing their lives — to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now we gotta move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels. But I don’t wanna move away from the people who did the best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.
Now Hillary is in West Virginia trying to get coal country to proudly declare “I’m with her!”
Watch this exchange between a tearful coal miner and the Cold Fish from Chappaqua:
Coal Miner: “The reason you hear those people out there saying some of the things that they say is because when you make comments, like, ‘We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners out of jobs,’ these are the kind of people that you’re affecting, this is my family. My hope is in God that’s my future. I want my family to know that they have a future here in this state, because this is a great state. I’ve lived my entire life here. West Virginians are a proud people. We take pride in our faith in God. We take pride in our family and we take pride in our jobs. We take pride in the fact that we’re hard workers.”
He continues by giving Hillary a little lesson in the coal mining industry (which, I’m guessing is the first time she every had a lesson in coal mining).
Then, he wrapped it up by saying this:
Coal Miner: “I just … I … I just want to know how you can say you’re gonna put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you’re gonna be our friend, because those people out there don’t see you as a friend.”
And what does this wretched bitch say in response?
Hillary: “I know that, Bo, and you know, I don’t know how to explain it other than what I said was totally out of context from what I meant because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time.”
What?! Are you freaking kidding me?! Read that quote above from March 14. Read what she says. Out of context?! Honestly, does she even know what “out of context” means?!
Notice (if you listened to the video) how Hillary goes into her best southern twang when she talks to this man. What a condescending bitch.
Hillary: “And I did put a plan out last summer. And it was a misstatement, because what I was saying is that, the way things are going now, you will continue to lose jobs. That’s what I meant to say and I think that that seems to be supported by the facts.”
What she meant to say?
Was it a misstatement, Hillary, or was it out of context? It can’t be both.
If you misstated what you meant to say, then do not give us this cock and bull story that it was out of context.
Hillary: “I didn’t mean that we were going to do it, what I said was, that is going to happen unless we take action to try to help and prevent it.”
“What I said was?!” Listen, I provided you both the video and the quote. Do you see anywhere in that Hillary saying “unless we take action to try to help and prevent it?” No. In fact, she says the opposite: “Now we gotta move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels.” If you’re moving away from coal and other fossil fuels, you are not trying to help or prevent it, you dumb bitch.
I swear to God, Hillary seems to believe that past statements somehow miraculously disappear once they come tumbling out of her mouth.
Hillary: “So I don’t mind anybody being upset or angry. That’s a perfect right for people to feel that way. I do feel a little bit sad and sorry that I gave folks the reason or the excuse to be so upset with me, because that is not what I intended at all. As soon as I saw how people were taking what I had said and, in my opinion, misusing it…”
Misusing it?! Sweet merciful Zeus. How is quoting the woman verbatim “misusing” what she said?
Notice what she’s doing here. She’s trying to absolve herself of any responsibility for saying what she said. Apparently even saying “Because we’re gonna put a lotta coal miners and coal companies out of business. Right Tim?” is just some vast rightwing conspiracy.
Hillary: “As soon as I saw how people were taking what I had said and, in my opinion, misusing it, I called Joe. I said, ‘You know, Joe, I’m so upset about this.’ And I wrote him a letter and told him that I was very sorry that that was occurring because he knows … and … and … he has … um … known me a long time … as he said, he knows that’s not at all what I was saying or what I meant. Now, I can’t take it back, and I certainly can’t get people, who for political reasons, or very personal reasons … painful reasons … are … are upset with me. But here’s what I want you to know. What I want you to know … is … I’m gonna do everything I can to help … no matter what happens … politically. Because that is just how I am made.”
Ugh. I just cannot transcribe any more of this bullshit.
The reason Hillary is upset is because she got caught saying something that was certain to hurt her politically. She didn’t scramble to do damage control because she got taken “out of context.” She scrambled to do damage control because people learned the truth. Because that is just how she is made.
Hat tip Washington Free Beacon.
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