On Saturday, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 78, who was nominated to the post by former President Bill Clinton in 1996, used her worn-to-the-bone phrase to stump for Hillary Clinton, telling a New Hampshire crowd, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”
Albright has used the phrase numerous times over the years, as New York Magazine has noted; blurting the phrase at a Wellesley panel in 2004, prompting cheers, repeating it at an WNBA luncheon in 2006, and tripling down in Time magazine in 2008.
Albright started with an astonishing claim: “When she was secretary of state, she restored America’s reputation. Those other people before made huge mistakes. They really undermined our reputation and our position in the world, and Hillary Clinton brought us back, she restored our position in the world.”
Then, the plunge into Feminist-Amazon-PC rhetoric: “People are talking about revolution. What kind of a revolution would it be to have the first woman president of the United States? Not only that. But she’s just the best!”
Hillary is the best … at all sorts of malfeasance and criminality, so no argument there.
In reference to abortion, Albright cackled, “Young women have to support Hillary Clinton. The story is not over! They’re going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference. It’s not done and you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton defended Albright on Meet The Press, stating, “Madeleine has been saying this for many, many years. She believes it firmly, in part because she knows what a struggle it has been, and she understands the struggle is not over.”
Then, hilariously, Clinton continued, “I don’t want people to be offended … Good grief, we’re getting offended by everything these days! People can’t say anything without offending somebody.”
Where do we start with that ridiculous statement?
When Mike Huckabee stated that the Iran nuclear deal was Obama leading Israelis to the “door of the oven,” Clinton, an enemy of Israel since her halcyon days of kissing Yasser Arafat’s wife Suha after Suha claimed Israel was using poison gas to pollute Judea and Samaria’s water and land, barked at Huckabee, “Comments like these are offensive and they have no place in our political dialogue.”
How about during her senatorial battle with Rick Lazio many years ago, when she abandoned her tough-woman posture and whined that he had bullied her in a debate, sniggering the morning after the debate that having two younger brothers was the best preparation for her debate with Lazio, as The New York Times reported. To see how mendacious the claim is that she had been bullied, see the video here.
“Hillary Clinton brought us back, she restored our position in the world.”
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
The tiresome obsessive rhetoric of women demanding votes simply because of their sex has become intolerable, but what Albright did reflects something else much older in politics: paying back a political favor.