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Death Wish!

June 21st, 2013 - 7:00 am

Bye-ee!

Out of the too-hilarious-for-a-joke file — and from the pro-life LifeNews.com — comes this delightful report on Chelsea Clinton’s thoughts on the difficult lives of our ancestors:

From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.”

Chelsea’s grandmother was born of an unintended pregnancy.

Anyone would be tempted to go for the cheap gag here — “I wish your grandmother had been aborted too, Chelsea!” — but the real point is that that’s not the point at all. I don’t wish my political opponents were dead or had never been born. I simply wish they would either 1) come to their senses or 2) lose elections so we don’t 3) end up with crappy, corrupt, America-destroying administrations like the current one.

No, it’s Chelsea here who, following thoughtlessly in the footsteps of her parents, is wishing herself right smack dab off the face of the earth! And that is very much the point.

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I always did think she might not be all that smart - then she brayed out that little gem - removing all doubt.

I wonder if she's even thought through what she said and the implications of that line of thinking.
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The thought processes of the daughter of the smartest woman who ever lived are just too complex for the likes of mere proles.
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No, no, Mr. Klavan, you just don't UNDERSTAND.

Chelsea is simply saying that all women ought to have the right to have sex irresponsibly and abort their babies, and that she wishes her great-grandmother could have had that right too.

Sure, if she'd had that right, there would likely have been no Hillary Rodham nor Chelsea Clinton, but imagine the possibilities! Without the burden of that unwanted pregnancy, Hillary's mother might have lived a fuller life! Why, she might even have fulfilled the dreams of every American parent, to give birth to a child who would one day run for President!

....oh, wait. Never mind.
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Chelsea Clinton's insane comment was directed at a friendly audience. She is just laying groundwork for her own political career. In a few weeks, it will be forgotten. And the MSM will insure that it stays that way. And if some unfortunate Republican pol ever brings up her ignorance, he will be branded as a woman-hater. And who knows? Maybe some NSA employee will discover that the unfortunate Republican had a mistress, or texted some some salacious gossip?
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"Chelsea is simply saying that all women ought to have the right to have sex irresponsibly and abort their babies, and that she wishes her great-grandmother could have had that right too."


Yes, but that's not her point, and that's not why she said this.


She's channeling her father. "I feel your pain!" She's claiming "sisterhood" by proxy. She's saying to all women who have been (or who imagine they might have been or someday might be) cruelly denied an abortion,

"Hey, I'm one of you! I too have suffered! This tragedy has struck my family! I understand! I feel your pain! As one of you, I say we must make sure this tragedy never happens again!"

It's all about her claiming credibility.


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Right to lifers miss no opportunity...
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Kipling must have been addressing you when he wrote:

"As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man---

There are only four things certain since Social Progress began:---

That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her mire,

And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins

When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,

As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,

The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!"

The future belongs to the people who show up for it. If you do not protect the most helpless and vulnerable of us, then eventually post-partum abortion up to age 70 will be equally acceptable. Howard Zinn could not change the copybook headings. 1984 was not intended to be an instruction manual.

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No. Chelsea Clinton's comments are what one calls low-hanging fruit. The logic of her statement obviously went way over her head. And just think, she attended an elite Ivy League university.
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To point out the hypocrisy and illogic of the left? Well, thank you for the compliment.

To be honest, though, I'm sure we do miss a quite few, but it's not for lack of trying.

There are just so many examples to point out, we can't get to all of them!
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Only liberal women abort a pregnancy. Riiight.

Wait a minute....wasn't there a Republican Congressman, what was his name again...oh yeah, Scott DesJarlais...doesn't he have a few abortions under his belt?
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Unless he's had a sex change from female to male, that seems pretty unlikey, at least if I understand correctly where babies come from.... Or do you mean that he was an abortionist, as opposed to someone who received an abortion?
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Abortion is self-correcting in the long-term. It's not like it's the conservatives going out and "unchilding" themselves.
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The wages of sin are death. No biological grandchildren for the Clintons.
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So you know Chelsea Clinton will never have a child? Are you Gawd or something?
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I do lament that Chelsea's grandmother was not aborted, though we'd probably just be looking at a different idiot planning to run in 2016.
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You're pro-life, right? Just checkin'.
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This is SO OFFENSIVE!!

HOW offensive you ask?

I post chelsee's [sic] quote on huffingtonpoops,,,,but made it look as if it my comment.

It was flagged and removed for being ABUSIVE and violating their "rules" (such as they are!!).
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If you don't like Huffington Post, don't go there.
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Ironic statement that.
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If she wants to have a retroactive abortion, well, OK, it's HER life.. :)
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Clearly she inherited the intellect of the woman responsible for Beghazi
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You'd kill for Chelsea Clinton's brains.
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Yeah, in a jar, on my desk...
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Get used to calling her President Clinton.
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