Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton announced on Monday that they would go on a country wide tour visiting four cities in 2018 and 9 cities in 2019. The tour is being promoted by Live Nation, who also promoted Michelle Obama’s book tour as well as tours for Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.
The Clinton tour is said to include joint conversations and “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” according to Live Nation. However the reemergence of the Clintons to the forefront of politics might not be the best plan for the Democratic Party.
The political fodder created time and time again by the Clintons is inevitably used by the Republicans to rile up their base and draw more attention to the conservative movement. Just yesterday, Hillary Clinton claimed Republicans are unable to be civil and only when they’re defeated will civility return to Congress. In an interview with CNN, Clinton said:
“You cannot be civil with a policy party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe if we fortunate enough to win back the House and, or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”
Republican Rep. Steve Scalise immediately responded to her “civility” comments with a simple tweet
Seriously, Hillary? https://t.co/EPJVwX692T
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 9, 2018
Remember Rep. Scalise was the one who was shot and almost killed at a practice charity baseball game in 2017 and has been calling on both parties for a more peaceful civil discourse. In an op-ed with Fox News, Scalise said “Let me be clear: there is absolutely no place for violence or threats in our political discourse,” he said. “We need a higher level of civility in our political debate. And it starts with us.”
Her recent comments claiming half of Americans as uncivil as well as the now infamous “basket of deplorables” comment during her Presidential campaign are just a few examples of how she views Democrats vs. Republicans in this country. As for the Clinton tour, putting both Bill and Hillary Clinton together on the same stage, should make for some interesting comments and inevitably the perfect political gift for Republicans.
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