Hillary Clinton’s Pernicious Nonsense

by Jonah Goldberg

I saw this clip on Special Report last night and my jaw dropped. Hillary Clinton said the Hobby Lobby decision is part of “a disturbing trend that you see in a lot of societies that are very unstable, antidemocratic, and frankly prone to extremism.” What trend is that? She blathered an explanation: “women and women’s bodies are used as the defining and unifying issue” to bring men together. These men “behave in ways that are disadvantageous to women but which prop up them because of their religion, their sect, their tribe, whatever.”

Now, as far as I can tell, there are only two ways to interpret Clinton’s remarks. She’s either being sincere or she’s making this nonsense up because she thinks it will help her politically. In other words, she either honestly believes that the Supreme Court made this decision based upon some fevered theorizing about “women’s bodies” in an effort to prop up male Christians or Hillary Clinton is slanderously comparing the United States to some teetering Third World theocracy. I am honestly not sure which explanation is more damning. I like Walter Isaacson, but it’s a black mark on his intellectual integrity that he sat there and listened to that unmitigated BS with a straight face. In fact, something like this should have been his response:

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