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Hillary Clinton Thinks Iowans Are Stupid

05/25/2011 12:15 pm ET
  • David Sirota Newspaper columnist, radio host (AM760), bestselling author

Hillary Clinton thinks Iowans are stupid - very stupid. Here's what I'm talking about.

TODAY:

"Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants to take a close look at foreign trade deals. She says she'll call a 'time out' on trade agreements if she wins the White House.'" - Associated Press, 11/12/07

FOUR DAYS AGO:

"Clinton Says Yes to Peru Deal... Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, after prodding from a rival campaign, has issued positions on several trade deals currently before Congress, including her support for an agreement with Peru that is dividing her party." -- New York Times, 11/8/07

As I said, Hillary Clinton clearly thinks Iowans are stupid. Sure, I guess technically the two statements don't contradict each other - she could be for a strategic pause when she's president, but not just now. But I'd say that would be a pretty strange position. Why should we take such a pause in a year, but not now?

No, I'd say this is talking out of both sides of the mouth. She says she's for a "time out" - but only later. Not now, when the Senate votes really count. Iowans should trust her when she's elected, even if she doesn't follow the spirit of what she pledges right now. And I'd say she thinks Iowans are too stupid to notice.