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NPR moms, did you hear Clinton fight with Terri yesterday?

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2014 at 6:31 AM
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Did you hear Clinton fight with Terri Gross?

Just when i thought Clinton couldn't be anymore arrogant... It was an excellent question and Clinton's response was combative and guilt ridden, IMO.

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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jun. 13, 2014 at 7:24 AM
Which Clinton and what was the fight about?
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12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jun. 13, 2014 at 7:53 AM
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Hillary Clinton lashes out at NPR host during tense interview about gay marriage

The likely 2016 presidential candidate criticized ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross for her persistence in asking about why she decided to publicly support gay-marriage after years of waffling on the issue.


 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:28 PM


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-lashes-npr-host-tense-interview-gay-marriage-article-1.1827736#ixzz34WFsGchX
 
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
 Hillary Clinton lashed out against a well-known radio-show host Thursday after she was pressed for reasons why she waited so long to publicly express her support for gay-marriage.

NPR’s Terry Gross, the host of the network’s “Fresh Air” program, repeatedly asked Clinton whether her decision to support gay marriage, after years of opposition and waffling, occurred because her views on the issue had changed or whether it was a result of growing national acceptance and the politics surrounding the once-controversial matter having changed.

Clinton publicly expressed her support for gay marriage last year, after she stepped down as Secretary of State, but that didn’t stop Gross from hammering her on the timing of the announcement — which, in turn, caused Clinton to grow frustrated.

“I have to say, I think you are being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue,” Clinton said in a testy exchange that ran several minutes.

“I’m just trying to clarify so I understand,” Gross responded.

I have a strong record, I have a great commitment to this issue, and I am proud of what I’ve done and the progress we’re making.

No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify,” Clinton shot back. “I think you’re trying to say I used to be opposed and now I’m in favor and I did it for political reasons, and that’s just flat wrong. So let me just state what I feel like you are implying and repudiate it.”

“I have a strong record, I have a great commitment to this issue, and I am proud of what I’ve done and the progress we’re making,” Clinton added.

Gross then gently tried again to explain what she had attempted to ask before.

“I was saying that you maybe really believed (in) this all along but thought for political reasons America wasn’t ready yet and you couldn’t say it ,” Gross said.

“No, that is not true,” Clinton, who had appeared on the show to promote her new book “Hard Choices,” responded sharply.

Clinton, in fact, was lauded during her tenure at the State Department for her support of LGBT issues in internal department personnel matters.

But her public support of legalizing gay marriage came after years of providing unclear answers on the issue — in 2003, she told CBS News that she was against same-sex marriage, but supported same-sex civil unions — and only after several other prominent Democrats, including President Obama, Vice President Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came out in support of the issue.

The tense interview Thursday, which was taped and posted to the Internet by a Republican political action committee, marked the first time Clinton, who many think will run for President in 2016, has been so aggressively questioned about the change in her stance.

Later in the exchange, Clinton pointed out that even many long-time gay-marriage supporters couldn’t have anticipated its speedy acceptance on the national stage.

“I did not grow up even imagining gay marriage, and I don’t think you probably did, either,” she said to Gross. “This was an incredibly new and important idea that people on the front lines of the gay right movement began to talk about and slowly, but surely, convinced others of the rightness of that position. And when I was ready to say what I said, I said it.”

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jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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Sounds like Terri Gross had her number.
momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Missed it...Terry Gross makes me sleepy.  

TCgirlatheart
by TC on Jun. 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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Sad.  

Personally, I'm far more impressed when someone can admit a mistake and accept that there is always room for growth in life, than someone who denies, denies, denies.

~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2014 at 9:02 AM

I agree.  Personally, I like Clinton, but I don't think she's drawn a breath without thinking of how it affects her politically.  

Quoting TCgirlatheart:

Sad.  

Personally, I'm far more impressed when someone can admit a mistake and accept that there is always room for growth in life, than someone who denies, denies, denies.


TCgirlatheart
by TC on Jun. 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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Yep, I'm starting to suspect who some of the templates are for the Underwoods in House of Cards.  ;-)

Quoting jessilin0113:

I agree.  Personally, I like Clinton, but I don't think she's drawn a breath without thinking of how it affects her politically.  

Quoting TCgirlatheart:

Sad.  

Personally, I'm far more impressed when someone can admit a mistake and accept that there is always room for growth in life, than someone who denies, denies, denies.


~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

billsfan1104
by Jules on Jun. 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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T about time that these news people start asking these question of ALL POLITICIANS.
I understand that people change their opinions or views, I certainly have on gay marriage and gay adoption.
billsfan1104
by Jules on Jun. 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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Love that show.

Quoting TCgirlatheart:

Yep, I'm starting to suspect who some of the templates are for the Underwoods in House of Cards.  ;-)

Quoting jessilin0113:

I agree.  Personally, I like Clinton, but I don't think she's drawn a breath without thinking of how it affects her politically.  

Quoting TCgirlatheart:

Sad.  

Personally, I'm far more impressed when someone can admit a mistake and accept that there is always room for growth in life, than someone who denies, denies, denies.

TCgirlatheart
by TC on Jun. 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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It's amazing.  I was just telling DH last night (after binge watching of course) that these people are just snakes in the grass, yet you don't really hate them...

Quoting billsfan1104: Love that show.
Quoting TCgirlatheart:

Yep, I'm starting to suspect who some of the templates are for the Underwoods in House of Cards.  ;-)

Quoting jessilin0113:

I agree.  Personally, I like Clinton, but I don't think she's drawn a breath without thinking of how it affects her politically.  

Quoting TCgirlatheart:

Sad.  

Personally, I'm far more impressed when someone can admit a mistake and accept that there is always room for growth in life, than someone who denies, denies, denies.


~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

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