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Hillary Clinton Encourages Threat Of Violence Against Carly Fiorina

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Or at least that would be the headline if the two of them switched political parties.

Bradford Richardson, The Hill:

Hillary Clinton failed to admonish an audience member on Tuesday who said he wanted to “strangle” Republican primary candidate Carly Fiorina…

“Every time I see her on TV, I want to reach through and strangle her,” he said, drawing laughs from the audience…

“I wouldn’t mess with you,” Clinton responded, laughing.

It’s a good thing Clinton is a Democrat, or she’d be held accountable for everything one of her supporters says about one of her opponents.

Fiorina ran into this just the other day, when she was talking to someone who called Obama a Muslim. Somehow, it became Fiorina’s responsibility to correct the mistake. Why was that her job? Is she Obama’s press secretary? Is she responsible for defending* a president who doesn’t belong to her party and isn’t even campaigning for office?

Well, if that tactic is good enough to use against Fiorina, it’s good enough to use against Clinton. I call on Hillary Clinton to denounce this violent, anti-woman rhetoric, and I demand she apologize for laughing at an open threat to strangle one of her political opponents. If she refuses, it’s just more evidence that she’s not cut out to be President of the United States.

*Not that there’s anything to defend, of course. There’s nothing wrong with being a Muslim, which is why Democrats always freak out when somebody says Obama is one.