By Philip Hodges & Jeff Dunetz
Whattaya Know! Hillary Clinton is Just as “racist” as the rest of us.
According to a private speech, the contents for which were released by WikiLeaks, behind the public rhetoric Hillary Clinton has similar positions to Donald Trump. Hillary showed concern that “jihadists” might enter other countries with “legitimate refugees” because of a lack of comprehensive vetting (gee now where have we heard that before).
What makes that concern hypocritical is Hillary Clinton wants to accept some 65,000 Syrian refugees every year and has discounted any concern about vetting processes. Can’t blame her for a lack of concern, after all if she is elected (God Forbid) she gets round the clock secret service protection.
“So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism, and particularly with Syria, which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees,” she said at a 2013 private speech before the Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago.
“So they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees. Turkey for the same reason.”
Even though she’s talking about the Middle East, the same principle applies here. She has no problem accepting in our country 65,000 Syrian refugees – whom she admits might be mixed in with jihadists.
In December of 2015, she said at a campaign event in Minneapolis that“rigorous vetting” already takes place while the refugees are still overseas:
“We also have to be vigilant in screening and vetting refugees from Syria, guided by the best judgment of our security and diplomatic professionals. Rigorous vetting already takes place while these refugees are still overseas, and it’s a process that historically takes 18 to 24 months.”
But just a few years prior, she said that the vetting process was a concern, such that terrorists could easily enter a foreign country by intermingling with legitimate refugees. This must be a case of her “private” position versus her “public” position.
Oh, and she got paid $400,000 for that 2013 speech.
Let’s take a step back and look at what she is really saying. Her liberal base believes that a vetting a refugee from the Middle East is a form of racism. And Hillary agrees with their view publicly. But in private she is worried that “jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees.” When one puts it together it seems as if Ms. Clinton is willing to play “Russian-Roulette” with American lives, which would be unacceptable for most voters. Of course that would require the MSM to report problems with Ms. Clinton, something they never would do.
Oh and one more thing. Based on her answers during Sunday’s debate, there is the possibility that the entire problem laid out ,above may be the fault of the late, great Abraham Lincoln.