Storch Report — Smart people can say some pretty dumb things — especially if they’re politicians.
It is becoming more obvious as the days slip by that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is in a state of panic and is now seeking those who would endorse her to make some pretty less-than-serious comments that you would more likely hear on Comedy Central or a skit on Saturday Night Live.
During a campaign swing in Iowa Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) compared George Washington, the Father of our country to Mother Hillary Clinton, a server-wiping serial liar.
He said Hillary is the “most qualified person since George Washington.”
If I’m not mistaken wasn’t it George that said, “I cannot tell a lie,” when he cut down the cherry tree? The answer: The saying is attributed to George Washington, but it didn’t say it, but it was most likely was someone else’s lie. The Cherry Tree was a myth. No one seems to know where ‘Honest Abe’ came from either. Hillary doesn’t have to worry about any of these labels being attached to her name.
And then this comment was followed by Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright making a campaign swing in New Hampshire for Hillary, playing the gender card to shame young women voters, repeating her famous line: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
The 78-year-old diplomat, who served in the Bill Clinton White House, complained that some young women “don’t understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton.”
She went on to say, “The story is not over, they’re going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference,” Albright said of Republicans, adding that young women, “have to help” and that “Hillary Clinton will be there for you.”
“Just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Albright said much to the joy of Clinton as she went into one of her famous laughing cackles.
Nevertheless, the inane comments don’t seem to be working. The Democratic caucuses in Iowa between Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt) and Clinton ended in a virtual dead heat.
And, according to a recent Marist Institute of Public Opinion poll, 76 percent of likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire under 30 support the 74-year-old Socialist Sanders. The DailyCaller says that Sanders also has the support of 72 percent of those under 45 in the Granite State and that includes a 29-point lead among women in that age group.