“We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West.” These chilling words were spoken by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 1993 commencement address at the University of Texas, shortly after she and Bill were elected “co-presidents” in 1992. This is one of hundreds of Hillaryisms compiled by first-time author Thomas D. Kuiper in his indispensable new book, I’ve Always Been A Yankees Fan: Hillary Clinton In Her Own Words.
Dick Morris, who wrote the foreword to I’ve Always Been A Yankee Fan, praised Mr. Kuiper’s “wonderful little book” for “mak[ing] sure that Hillary’s quotes and lies are not forgotten but come back to haunt her” when she inevitably runs for president in 2008. I could not agree more. Mr. Kuiper’s book reminds us of the terrible reality behind Hillary’s recent facade of “moderate” “bipartisan” leadership.
To begin with, as the above quote (p. 119) demonstrates, in her heart-of-hearts Hillary is a power-hungry utopian socialist who believes that political elites (i.e., she) should decide how the rest of us live. Consider these statements:
- “The only way to make a difference is to acquire power” (p. 68). Hillary to a friend before starting law school.
- “We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society” (p. 121). Hillary as first lady.
- “We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices…. Government has to make those choices for people” (p. 20). Hillary to Rep. Dennis Hastert in 1993 discussing her health care plan.
- “I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe” (p. 76). Hillary in 1996.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online