Did Hillary throw Donald a life line?

Given that both Donald & Hillary are polling unfavorable among women, it didn’t surprise me that Chris Matthews introduced abortion into the 2016 election … by drilling Trump on the topic.

He probably expected Donald to give an idiotic answer (mission accomplished!) … and to elevate the issue so that Hillary would have reason to burnish her pro-abortion bona fides when she appeared on sister network NBC’s Meet the Press.

I wasn’t surprised to see Donald trip on his schlong (<= his word not mine), but was surprised that Hillary countered with a gaffe of her own.

 

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In case you missed Hillary on Meet the Press …

 

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MTP host Chuck Todd asked: “Do the unborn have constitutional rights?”

Mrs. Clinton confidently replied:

The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.

Now that doesn’t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support.

 

Oops.

What’s the problem?

A Planned Parenthood representative immediately tweeted that Mrs. Clinton’s comments undermined the cause for abortion rights by referring to a fetus as a “person”, albeit unborn … and by making reference to help for “a mother who is carrying a child”.  Source

     Hillary Unborn child

Hillary gaffed by using the terms “child” and “person” since the former is more emotive than “fetus” and the latter – a “person” – does have legal protection and constitutional rights.

She also said:  “There is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions on abortion during the third trimester of pregnancy.”

Apparently, that’s not an issue that she’s supposed to be bringing up.

Maybe not as dumb as “punishing women” … but, pretty dumb if you’re on the pro-choice side.

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My point isn’t to re-litigate the abortion issue, I thought it had been settled.

Rather, I want to simply point out the obvious:

When Trump says something stupid, the mainstream media loops it ad nauseum.

When Hillary says something stupid, the NY Times seems to miss it.

Not surprising, I guess.

Clinton had a golden opportunity to put Trump away on the issue, but she flubbed it … and, in doing so, probably allowed him to turn the page on a bad week.

Big mistake … or, sly like a fox?

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