Democrats sure are afraid of words.
Illegal immigration and terrorism are hot political issues in the 2016 election, which makes things difficult for Democrats who aren’t allowed to say “radical Islam” or “illegal immigrants.”
Hillary Clinton recently used the latter term at a campaign event in New Hampshire and has now been forced by the left to do penance.
Dan Merica reported at CNN:
Clinton says her use of term ‘illegal immigrant’ was a ‘poor choice of words’
Boulder, Colorado (CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that her use of the term “illegal immigrant” at a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month was a “poor choice of words.”
“That was a poor choice of words,” Clinton wrote during a Facebook chat. “As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected.”
She added during the chat, which was sponsored by Telemundo, that she has “talked about undocumented immigrants hundreds of times” throughout the campaign and “fought for years for comprehensive immigration reform.”
During a town hall earlier this month in Windham, New Hampshire, Clinton gave a more conservative answer on immigration and controlling the United States’ southern border.
“Well, I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” Clinton said. “And I do think you have to control your borders.”
Eric Bolling and Ed Henry discussed the issue last night on The O’Reilly Factor:
This was a big deal for progressives, who are more concerned about feelings and political correctness than the issues facing America. It’s so important that Hillary made a solemn vow.
Hunter Walker of Yahoo News:
Clinton promises never to say ‘illegal immigrants’ again
Hillary Clinton addressed criticism of her use of the phrase “illegal immigrants” in a Facebook chat hosted by the Spanish-language television network Telemundo on Tuesday…
Clinton’s comments drew criticism from pro-immigration advocates who prefer the term “undocumented immigrants.” She was asked about the phrase in the Facebook chat on Tuesday by Jose Antonio Vargas, an activist whose group is mounting a campaign called “#WordsMatter” to get presidential candidates to promise not to use the phrase “illegal immigrants.”
“On behalf of the organization I founded, Define American, and the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in this country — including myself — I am asking all the presidential candidates to recognize that #wordsmatter by committing to not using the term ‘illegal’ when referencing the undocumented population. Will you make that commitment?” Vargas asked.
Clinton agreed to stop saying “illegal immigrants” and pointed to her support for immigration reform.
We’re probably only one election cycle away from Democrat candidates complaining about microaggressions and demanding safe spaces.
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