Perhaps Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should have chosen her words more carefully when she attacked the NRA yesterday:
Now the real answer to this is for gun-owners to form a different organization that supports the Second Amendment, supports their rights to own guns, use guns, go hunting, go target shooting, but stands against the absolutism of the NRA. You know, the NRA’s position reminds me of negotiating with the Iranians or the communists. There’s no possible discussion. And it’s for political purposes.
Setting aside the attack on the NRA… did President Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State really just say there’s “no possible discussion” to be had with the Iranians?
Now if you ask me, that sounds an awful lot like what Republicans have been saying for the past few months; that Iran can’t be negotiated with, and that any agreement would simply be ignored by Iranian hardliners. That doesn’t at all like a presidential candidate who enthusiastically supports the Iran deal.
The notion that there’s “no possible discussion” to be had with communists is equally amusing, given that the Obama administration is currently in the middle of a thaw in diplomatic relations with Raul Castro’s Cuba. Again, Hillary Clinton has followed the president’s lead on that issue, flip-flopping on the issue of the Cuban embargo.
So here’s a free tip for Hillary: the next time you smear your opponents by comparing them to dictatorial regimes, trying picking regimes you aren’t currently kowtowing to.
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