At a campaign rally in Ohio, Hillary Clinton compared Republicans to terrorists, because of their “extreme” views on women’s rights.
“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups,” she said. “We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the President of the United States. Yet, they espouse out of date and out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We’re going forward. We’re not going back.”
She doesn’t specify which “extreme” views that Republicans apparently hold–though she’s undoubtedly talking about abortion, the foundation of the so-called “war on women.”
Except Republicans are hardly extreme when it comes to abortion–the majority of Americans, according to a Gallup poll released earlier in the summer, believe that abortion should be illegal some or all of the time. And that number has undoubtedly been impacted by the recent Planned Parenthood scandal–which showed top brass from the venerable abortion clinic selling the body parts of aborted fetuses.
Hillary’s fierce words against Republicans come at a time when her campaign is largely seen as flailing.
In several states, she’s already fallen behind fringe liberal candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and she does worse in polling against Republican candidates than Vice President Joe Biden, who is said to be weighing a run for President.
With her numbers tanking, it’s clear that Hillary is playing the only card she has left: over-the-top gender-based attacks on Republicans.