In a newspaper interview on November 22, Hillary Clinton said “Europe must get a handle on immigration to combat a growing threat from rightwing populists and called on the continent’s leaders to send out a stronger signal showing they are ‘not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support’. ”
Her comments were hailed by many on the far right as defending their position.
In the days following, Clinton issued numerous statements attempting to clarify her comments, saying that immigration reform, “not open borders,” is needed “on both sides of the Atlantic.”
We leave it to others to sort through Clinton’s statements and come to a conclusion about what they mean.
IndieDems here simply notes: we keep thinking we have had done with Hillary’s penchant for making public remarks and then issuing tons of follow-on remarks to attempt to clarify what she really meant. Remember how long it took her to come to a final statement on the email server? On Monica Lewinski? Calling Republicans a bunch of “deplorables?”
Understand: IndieDems voted for Hillary, deeply respects her, and believes she has good ideas to offer America. Our patience is long gone with her tendency to make headlines for days and muddy the Democrat’s image with pronouncements that would have been better left unsaid.
We do not need this during two years of the already launched presidential campaign season. Please, Hillary. Write position papers. Visit the grandchild. Get a hobby. But stay out of the headlines with words that need endless clarification and provoke the opposition with little positive benefits.
Give younger Democrats some breathing room without having to defend or deplore you.