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Hillary Clinton Makes Strange Comment About Grandchildren

“And I guess at the end of the day, for me—you know, people talk about their extraordinary grandchildren, but I actually have one—and we’re going to do everything we can to give her opportunities…”  – Hillary Clinton

If you’ve listened to Bernie Sanders very much you know that his grandchildren are very important to him, in fact he talks about his 7 grandchildren being a big reason why he decided to run for president.

Has Hillary Clinton  stooped to some level that we didn’t even know existed(at least out in public) on the Democratic side of the aisle? Is she insinuating that adopted family aren’t actually part of a family? I have to admit I’m appalled right now and she better do some explaining very quickly.

This is what she said:

And I guess at the end of the day, for me—you know, people talk about their extraordinary grandchildren, but I actually have one—and we’re going to do everything we can to give her opportunities…

Paste Magazine makes the argument below and they obviously heard it the way we heard it.

1. She was just contrasting herself with Bernie Sanders. As in, basically in the same sentence. She also gave a little dismissive laugh in the middle of the sentence, so it sounds like she’s denigrating somebody.

2. Bernie Sanders regularly uses the word “extraordinary” to describe his grandchildren in stump speeches.

3. Who the hell else could Clinton have been talking about? Was she directing a weird insult at someone else who claims they have extraordinary grandchildren? The whole thing doesn’t make sense.

There may be an innocent explanation, but the phrasing of her statement is clearly intended as a contrast to somebody, and when you consider both the context of the her entire answer, and the fact that the word “extraordinary” seems to have been purposefully used, it’s hard not to reach a simple conclusion—this was a reference to Bernie Sanders. (And we’re not the only ones reaching that conclusion.) If that’s the case, it’s an almost unbelievable misstep by a politician who should know a lot better.

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Naomi

    And will she train it to like , like Chelsea

  2. Tony

    “Bernie Sanders regularly uses the word “extraordinary” to describe his grandchildren in stump speeches.”

    Any links or video of him saying that?

  3. Catherine Shryock-OBrien

    I have three grandchildren. Their parents are my stepchildren. They are MY grandchildren and they are extraordinary. I intend to leave a habitable world to them. I will do that with the help of Bernie Sanders.

  4. Cara Morton

    Someone is just grasping at straws. Pretty disgusting behavior if you ask me. Bernie is refreshing because he doesn’t stoop to such low standards. I’m voting for him because that is the absolute best thing I can do for my children and grandchildren!

  5. Victoria Thompson

    I listened to Hillary’s phone interview with Mika and Joe on MSNBC this morning. The tone and the aggressive, insulting statement Hillary made, was quite offensive. The petty comment about Grandchildren, I place in the “Way out of line,”column. Bernie Sanders is a gentleman. I would not call Hillary Clinton’s behavior that of a lady. I know she wants to win, but this behavior is hitting below the belt. I will give Bernie another Donation tonight to show my support to Bernie and his AMAZING family and especially those 7 precious Grandchildren.
    BERNIE SANDERS 2016

  6. j

    I think the point of it was to get people to say “gee what does she mean by that” and then they start digging into Bernie’s personal life and they might discover there’s some non-traditional aspects going on there that are either A.) appalling to the voter or B.) and this is more likely, that there’s nothing really appalling to Democratic voters but that stuff would be used against him as a general election candidate.

    The rule from here on out is this: nothing Hillary Clinton says is unscripted. Everything, even and especially the off the cuff kind of curious remarks are code for something. Dog whistles baked into every remark. Her team is working around the clock on opposition research. This is “throw the kitchen sink at ’em” mode for a campaign that was inevitable and is now in danger of suffering some major embarassments at the hands of a so-called “fringe candidate.” They will throw anything at the wall to find something that sticks. There are no accidents here, believe me.

  7. Valerie Cullins

    That was pretty snide of a remark coming from anybody. I think another very important issue into this conversation of hers was that she said that she’s “not going to make any promises that she can’t deliver ” implying that bernie is making promises that he can’t deliver. I see it as , she can’t make those promises because she’s be holding to the top 1% she’s made deals with, so we have to read between the lines of her demented crookedness.

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