Answering Hillary Clinton’s Big Question

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus InstituteÕs 39th Annual Gala Dinner on September 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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Speaking to the Laborers’ International Union of North America in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton asked the question that so many of her supporters are asking: “Why am I not 50 points ahead of Donald Trump?”

Her response is typical in that she does not give reasons for this deficit, but rather attacks Trump’s supporters, asking her union supporters to “stage an intervention… talk some sense into them,” and get them to change their minds before Election Day.

The truth is there are many reasons American voters are not “standing together” with Clinton in this election, starting with her untrustworthiness as a leader and her extreme policies. She cannot hear the groans of everyday Americans, especially the most vulnerable of our society, because she has long left them behind. She has instead turned to the abortion lobby and others to march with her as she courts Wall Street donors, changing her positions as the political winds blow.

Even more than a test of her character, this election is, as President Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, a referendum on the extreme progressive policies of the Left. “My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot.” As Obamacare falters, partisan politics continue, and scandals keep headlining newspapers across the country, it is no wonder that Americans balk at doubling down on failed policies and radical ideology.

After all, where have Barack Obama’s policies gotten us? To a place where the dignity of the human person matters only if that person belongs to a voting bloc that will back Democrat politicians. Those who do not fit the bill (most of us) are left behind and classified as “deplorables.”

One such group of “deplorables” is unborn children and their mothers.

Clinton, Obama and the progressive Left fly the banner for women and those with disabilities, but under this altruistic veneer lies their extreme pro-abortion position. Clinton cannot name a moment during pregnancy when an unborn child should be protected.

She has even said that “the unborn person has no constitutional rights.” Hillary says abortion should be legal up the moment of birth for any reason, in any facility, without care for basic health and safety standards. And she wants all of this paid for by taxpayers.

This position is wildly out-of-step with mainstream America and even those in her own party. Recent polling shows that not only do American women want to ban abortion after 20 weeks (60 percent), but so do Democrats (51 percent) and Hispanics (50—54 percent). In addition, a majority of Americans disagree with her plan to repeal the longstanding Hyde Amendment and open up taxpayer funding for abortion on-demand under Medicaid. Sixty-three percent of women are against taxpayer funding for abortion as are 44 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of those who identify as “pro-choice.”

Many have also raised objections to Clinton’s big government economic policies they say break down working-class families rather than build them up. Small businesses and family-owned businesses, drivers of the American economy, have shuttered their doors at a record pace.

Donald Trump has heard the pleas of Americans across the country and is responding with policies that speak to the heart of the nation. He has pledged to protect the most vulnerable among us—women and unborn children—and has pledged to put policies in place that will not only free up the markets from unnecessary government intervention but will in turn bring jobs back to America. In short, he has promised to bring dignity back to the human person through life, liberty, and work.

When Clinton tells us to get the word out about the differences between her and Trump, we will certainly do so. We know exactly where she stands, and are more than happy to draw the distinction.