Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told women who were planning to vote for Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton there is a “special place in hell” for them.
Albright – who served under Clinton’s husband President Bill Clinton – told Democrat women it is their duty to help Hillary Clinton win.
“I see a lot of young women in this audience. And you that are here cheering understand this,” Albright told women attendees, reports Washington Examiner. “There is some few I heard somewhere out there that don’t understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton. The story is not over. They are going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference.”
“A lot of the younger women don’t think — that think it’s been done,” she added. “It’s not done. And you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember — there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Albright appeared to be referring to the gains made by the pro-life movement over the past couple of years – both at the state and federal levels. While Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by the abortion industry, Sanders has referred to Planned Parenthood as “part of the establishment,” and his campaign has framed Clinton as an “establishment” candidate.
Clinton’s poll numbers in New Hampshire have been dismal, and the neck-and-neck race with Sanders in the Iowa caucuses left many questioning how Clinton came to be declared the winner. What was clear, however, is that Sanders won 84 percent of young people between the ages of 17-29 in Iowa, while Clinton won only 14 percent of the same cohort.
During the Democrat debate Thursday in New Hampshire, Clinton admitted she does not currently have the support of young people.
“I hope that I will be able to earn their support,” Clinton continued. “They may not support me now, but I support them and we’ll work together.”
Clinton and other establishment Democrat Party members have generated the narrative that Sanders is just energizing young people for presumptive nominee Clinton, and that young people will simply switch their support to Clinton when she wins the nomination.
Democratic National Committee chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz also complained in a recent interview with the New York Times Magazine that young women had grown too complacent about the right to an abortion, suggesting she believed that support for abortion by young women today is not what it had been in prior years.
Feminist Camille Paglia recently wrote that Hillary Clinton’s adoption of a “blame-men-first” brand of feminism that “defines women as perpetual victims” who need protection and salvation from the government could be costly to her campaign.
“It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance,” Paglia asserted. “She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband?”
A Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll released recently found a full 81 percent of Americans favor some restrictions on abortion – including limiting the procedure after the first three months – and a continued ban on public funding of abortion.
In the survey of 1,700 Americans, even 66 percent of respondents who identify themselves as pro-choice say, “Abortion should be allowed, at most, in the first trimester, in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother, or never permitted.”