Marco Rubio mocked Hillary Clinton and her “I come from the 60s” comment uttered during the Democratic debate. The former First Lady was asked by the moderators what she thought about the most recent wave of Black Lives Matter campus protests. The 44-year-old Republican presidential candidate used the reference to Clinton’s college years to make a point about Hillary’s senior citizen status.
“I come from the ’60s, a long time ago,” Hillary Clinton said in response to the question posed by Democratic debate moderator John Dickerson. “There was a lot of activism on campus,” the 68-year-old former Secretary of State added, MSN notes.
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A tweet by Marco Rubio representative Alex Contant after the Democratic debate read, “Debate recap Clinton: ‘I come from the 60s, a long time ago.’ Marco: ‘This election is about the future.’ ”
Hillary Clinton courted moderate Democratic and independent votes when she stated during the debate that she wanted to allow 65,000 Syrian refugees into the United States less than 24 hours after at Paris terror attacks. At least one of the ISIS terrorists was found to have come into France posing as a Syrian refugee. Hillary’s refusal to utter the words “radical Islam” when referencing jihadists and ISIS militants may also cost her some ballots at the polls.
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During an appearance on ABC’s This Week following the Hillary Clinton “I come from the 60s” comment, Marco Rubio said when Democrats refused to call terrorists radical Islamists, they are saying “we weren’t at war with the Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren’t violent themselves.”
Political pollster Frank Luntz said the reference to coming of age during the 1960s will ultimately come back to haunt Hillary Clinton. “Nobody, Republican or Democrat, wants to vote for a candidate from the 1960s when we’re well into the 21st century,” Luntz claims.
— Sarah Guggenheimer (@sarah_guggs) November 15, 2015
Clinton has a history of making off-the-cuff comments that end up going viral and causing problems for her campaign. The “What difference at this point does it make” excited utterance during the Benghazi hearings left many Americans wondering if Hillary was concerned about how the Americans died and finding out the truth about the attack.
During an interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary said that she and Bill Clinton left the white house “dead broke” and in debt, USA Today notes. The comment came in response to Sawyer questioning the Democrat about her exorbitant speaking fees. Clinton claimed that she and Bill “struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Hillary Clinton’s teenage years were a focus of a Dinesh D’Souza documentary. Some political pundits feel that the Democrat presidential candidate’s “I come from the 60s comment” was designed to attract youthful voters that have become enthralled with socialist candidate Bernie Sanders. The D’Souza documentary appears to back up the far-left activist past that Clinton may have been wanting the “Feel The Burn” disciples to know more about.
Dinesh D’Souza’s America shows Hillary Clinton at 14 speaking with a youth minister who urges her to meet Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky. The movie is based upon D’Souza’s new book, America: Imagine a World Without Her. The filmmaker says Hillary first met liberal activist Alinsky as a young teenager and later reconnected with him while at college — in the 60s. Alinsky is often regarded as the “founder of modern community organizing.”
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