After I mentioned yesterday that Hillary’s masterpiece on statist “parenting”, It Takes A Village, is being ressurected for the 2008 campaign, two people emailed me saying that Hillary was in The View flogging ITAV – and you know she’s running because she’s wearing pink again.
Wonder of wonders, they have it on You Tube:
(Update: A friend sent a link to YouTube’s second part of The View)
One thing about The View and Oprah, their camera lenses are filtered so heavily to disguise wrinkles that everyone’s in a haze. I bet that if I was a guest in those two programs I’d look at least ten years younger, or a great deal more blurry.
But notice the huge family photo of the disfunctional former-and-future First Family in the background.
Can we possibly believe that Hillary Clinton has any credibility in family matters? This is a woman who’s been married to a man who dragooned the country into the most public illicit affair in modern history while all the while insisting that it was all a fabrication of a “vast right-wing” conspiracy” (her words). This is a woman who in page 11 of her own book says,
Everywhere we look, children are under assault: from violence and neglect, from the break-up of families…
As Kay S. Hymowitz asked, Remember New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s apocalyptic prophecy that millions of children “would be put to the sword” if welfare reform became law? Well, Moynihan was right. The culture of dependence on government, which Hillary so proudly believes in, tore those lives apart, for generations to come.
Hillary’s book continues,
…from the temptations of alcohol, tobacco, sex
Thus speaks the wife who publicly countenanced her husband’s perverse insistence that oral sex is not sex – and allow me to remind you that back in the 1990s those of us with children gave up cable TV because we didn’t want to have to explain to the kid(s) what oral sex meant.
…from greed, materialism, and spiritual emptiness.
… and from Whitewater, commodities trading payola, and Marc Rich and his ex-wife, too.
Of course, The View would never ever raise such unpleasantness to the “next mom POTUS”. And heavens forbid that we mention the excellent Bush economy, or the existential menace from terrorism.
Mary Grabar today has an article on The girls on The View
But it’s a sign of our crumbling civilization that a bunch of girls of varying ages and ethnic backgrounds, sitting around all dressed up for a coffee klatch, some of them with cleavage spilling out of Victoria’s Secret Infinity Edge Push-Up bras, spout off opinions borrowed from disturbed teenagers and Michael Moore, and call it a talk show.
This was the danger of giving women the vote. The danger to conservatives (and the survival of this country) is the voting bloc of single women, i.e., those who lack the guidance of a man in the form of a husband or intellectual mentor.
These are women who pride themselves on being independent and empowered when they dress like prostitutes (look at the view of cleavage on the View!). These are the women who watch the View. These are the women who support Hillary Rodham Clinton. These are the women on the show who ask Senator Clinton questions like “Do you think being a mom will help you in the White House?” as they did on December 20. These are the women who think it matters that a potential presidential candidate waxes on about the same themes in her re-released book, It Takes a Village: that preschool programs need to be expanded, that working parents should have time off to take care of their kids. This is the potential presidential candidate who was applauded on the show for allowing one of her staff members to bring in her baby’s playpen.
This is a woman who started off with a discussion about how much she likes to do crafts at Christmas time.
(Let me go on the record: I don’t do crafts, and except for pies, I don’t bake. Also on the record: I don’t believe for a moment that Hillary does crafts at any time – Christmas or other – but she might have her assistants do it, just as she had Barbara Feinman write ITAV)
Yes, I can imagine: we’ll have playpens and parenting classes and crafts classes in the new Clinton White House, maybe even a special prayer room for the Muslims and breaks five times a day for them. This will bring peace to the world by setting an example, for all the terrorists will supposedly drop their weapons in awe of this “village.” Hillary’s answer to the Iraq question was that she wanted the country to have a “conversation” again. What – like the one they have on The View?
News flash: there are fanatics who want to annihilate us and Hillary Rodham Clinton is talking about crafts and “conversations.”
I agree with Mary that women need men for intellectual challenge. Men are great thinkers and doers and women have a lot to learn from men. Not all men are, and not all great thinkers and doers are men, but women need intellectual challenge from men, because men think differently from women.
And that’s one of the thousand reasons why children need a mother and a father.
No, Hillary, it doesn’t take a village to raise a child: It takes a mother and a father. And if that’s all you’re running on, it’s time to put away the pink outfits and make room for a better candidate who’s willing to face the issues of our time.