Give the man credit, he tried.
But vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine found himself in over his head Sunday as he tried explaining to CNN’s Jake Tapper how Hillary Clinton’s speech to a Brazilian bank in 2013 was nothing for voters to worry about.
In the speech, as revealed by a WikiLeaks release on Friday, Clinton apparently said that her “dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.” This statement is in sharp contrast to her campaign rhetoric, where she has tried to downplay her support of unrestricted free trade.
Asked about those remarks, Kaine said, “I have no way of knowing the accuracy of documents dumped by this hacking organization. Anybody who hacks in to get documents is completely capable of manipulating them.”
Uh-huh. And so why hasn’t Hillary Clinton denounced and disavowed the speech as a fraud?
Kaine tried to bring the subject back around to empty political banter, but Tapper pressed him to acknowledge or deny that Hillary actually said those things in 2013.
“I have no way of knowing that,” Kaine said.
“Well, you could ask her,” Tapper noted.
Kaine once again deflected.
Finally, Tapper asked if Clinton would push for open borders, but Kaine hedged again, telling the host that Hillary supported “comprehensive immigration reform” and a pathway to citizenship for some illegal immigrants.
The comments are just shy of scandalous, but they really shouldn’t be. Anyone who knows the liberal mind should not be even slightly surprised or disturbed by Hillary’s vision for the country. Of course she supports open borders and unlimited economic globalism.
Nonsense, her defenders say. You must judge her only on what she has said lately!
Well, we’d love to do that, but in another speech, Hillary said that politicians were obliged to hold “a public position and a private position” for the sake of appearances. We know the former; we have no way of knowing the latter. Going by her own philosophy, though, we can assume that they are not the same. And Hillary’s public positions on immigration and globalization are bad enough.
Americans who vote Democrat without any real self-examination should consider what is meant by “progressivism.” It means that the GOAL is progress. There is no real endpoint. So on every issue that Democrats support, you should understand that no matter how innocuous or mild their current positions may seem, they are designed to take us further and further down that path, on and on, forever and ever. When you evaluate those positions, stroll beyond their stated goals. The “slippery slope fallacy” does not apply, because the slippery slope is the WHOLE POINT.
And if you don’t believe it, just take a look back and see how far we’ve already slid.