Green Party candidate Jill Stein uses Mother’s Day to attack Hillary for allegedly not having the values of a real mother.
This is Jill Stein’s version of a Mother’s Day message:
On a day where most mothers are greeted with sticky pancake kisses and homemade cards with crayoned declarations of love, Green Party presidential wannabe Dr. Jill Stein took a decidedly nastier tack.
On its face, it’s an odd choice of dig. Hillary has had an impressive and long record of advocating for women and children, from working for the Children’s Defense Fund in the early ’70s to her famous speech as First Lady to the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China, where she declared that “women’s rights are human rights.”
As the junior senator from New York, Hillary wrote or sponsored legislation advocating for the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Choices in Childcare Act, as well as a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate concerning the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect before they occur and achieving permanency and stability for children who must experience foster care.
Does that sound like terrible motherhood values?
In addition, Hillary and Bill Clinton raised a daughter, protecting her from much of the harsh glare of conservative smears, who grew to graduate from Stanford University and attain master’s degrees from Columbia and Oxford Universities and even a doctorate from Oxford. And now Hillary speaks of the joy of watching Chelsea being a mother herself. If that’s bad mothering, I hope my kids think I am similarly a bad mother.
It’s sad that the irrationality of Hillary-bashing has progressed to such a point that something this offensive, this nasty, would be considered an acceptable thing to tweet on Mother’s Day.