Why Is Hillary Clinton Seeking Common Ground With Extremists?

(Image: James and Jean Anton)(Image: James and Jean Anton)

At the Democratic town hall on January 25, 2015, Hillary Clinton said:

You know, when I’m actually in office, they say really nice things about me, we have a whole list of the nice things they say. What a good colleague I am. How easy I am to find common ground with. How willing I am to try to find common ground. And then when I run, oh my goodness, it’s just unbelievable…

I’m going to be just giving them all bear hugs whether they like it or not.

Huhhh???

Should she find common ground with Rep. Paul Ryan who opposes Medicare for ALL?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Ted Cruz who denies the existence of human-made climate change?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Marco Rubio who denies that Climate Change is anthropogenic?

Should she find common ground with billionaires who benefit from the redistribution of wealth to the top?

Should she find common ground with extremist Supreme Court that calls money speech and corporations people?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Marco Rubio who vows to repeal Obamacare?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Ted Cruz who wants to wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service?

Should she find common ground with Gov. Scott Walker who has pledged to kill off public-sector unions?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Ted Cruz who demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare?’

Should she find common ground with Sen. Ted Cruz who doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Marco Rubio who opposes net neutrality?

Should she find common ground with the Freedom Caucus, a neo-fascist group that keeps its membership (which is by invite only) secret?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Marco Rubio’s determination to keep out Syrian refugees and Latin-American children?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Marco Rubio who says, “marriage is only between a man and a woman.”

Should she find common ground with Sen. Mitch McConnell who wants to slash all domestic programs, including Social Security.

Should she find common ground with Ted Cruz who thinks we should carpet-bomb ISIS and Iran?

Should she find common ground with the lunatic fringe’s Koch Brothers?

Should she find common ground with Republicans who would sell our National Parks to the highest bidder?

Will she support Sen. Rand Paul who says Americans don’t work hard enough?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Rand Paul who opposes the entire concept of minimum wage?

Should she find common ground with Rep. Paul Ryan who wants to reduce income-tax rate of the 1% from 25 percent from 39 percent.

Should she find common ground with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s determination to keep taxes on the rich low?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to nuke ISIS?

Should she find common ground with Rep. Paul Ryan who wants to terminate Medicare and Medicaid?

Should she find common ground with Republicans who oppose the break up of the five biggest banks that have 45 percent of the nation’s assets?

Should she find common ground with the military-industrial-mega-corporation complex, that today spends more money than we spent on the Cold War, Vietnam and Korea, and is losing?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Marco Rubio’s call for the reinstatement of torture?

Should she find common ground with Sen. Paul Ryan who wants to cut corporate taxes from 35 percent to 25 percent.

Should she find common ground with Republicans who support prisons-for-profit.

Should she find common ground with the Justice Department that did not put a single Wall Street crook in jail?

Moderation, compromise, capitulation is what got us into the mess we are in.

The US has already drifted way too far to the right.

We need a political revolution. We need a leader who will not find common ground by compromising with extremists because she wants a bear hug from them.