“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.