Hillary Just as Divisive as Ever [OPINION]
Just about the time you realize that you haven't heard from Hillary Clinton in a while, she comes right back at you with something even more outrageous than the last time she was buzzing around your head.
Clinton was in Selma, Alabama this past weekend where she was presented with the International Unity Award during the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast, marking the 54th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday.” Mrs. Clinton, true to form, delivered a message of divisiveness, hatred, and disunity.
Clinton suggested there is a “crisis in our democracy” but offered little more than flowery rhetoric.
“This is a time my friends when fundamental rights, civic virtue, the freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts, and reason are under assault. And make no mistake, we are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy," she said. "Now there may not be —thank God— tanks in the streets but what’s happening goes to the heart of who we are as a nation.”
Mrs. Clinton clearly has a delusional view of America and the world. She has nearly mastered the art of identity politics but fails miserably when it comes to believability and credibility. Her only interests are self-interests, and she is as dishonest as the day is long.
Shame on the organizers of the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast for selecting Mrs. Clinton for such an important recognition that she truly did not earn and does not deserve.
Organizers should have instead honored Candace Owens, director of communications for Turning Point USA, whose compelling speech to CPAC on Friday had a much more uplifting and honest message.
“Stop selling us our own oppression. Stop taking away our self-confidence by telling us that we can’t because of racism, because of slavery. I've never been a slave in this country," she said.
Mrs. Clinton could learn a lot if she stopped talking and listened for a bit. But Clinton has gone far by peddling others their own victimization. Fortunately, her insincerity caught up with her just in time for all of us.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.