What on earth do anti-vaxxers and Hillary-haters have in common? I’ll tell you:
They are terminally resistant to actual, verifiable FACTS.
As has been shown over and over by numerous scientific studies, vaccines have absolutely no relationship to the development of autism or autism-spectrum disorder. None. Zilch. Zip. Nada. That association has been debunked, disproved, laid to rest. It is false.
None of that proof stops people from continuing to believe it, though. Anti-vaccine drivel drips from every corner of the Internet. Why? Because certain people want to believe. They don’t trust doctors, or scientists, or drug companies, or anyone but themselves with the well-being of their precious offspring. The irony, of course, is that trying to protect their kids from the “evils” of vaccines exposes them to the actual scourge of vaccine-preventable illness.
What does all this have to do with Hillary Clinton? This:
This magnificent article, written and originally posted on Facebook by Michael Arnovitz of Portland, Oregon, details what is essentially the decades-long slander of Hillary Clinton. His bottom line: the root of Hillary-hate boils down to plain, old, garden-variety sexism.
Want some more? Here is PolitiFact’s report card on her:
The PolitiFact scorecard: Hillary Clinton
- True: 53 (23%)
- Mostly True: 67 (29%)
- Half True: 50 (21%)
- Mostly False: 34 (15%)
- False: 26 (11%)
- Pants on Fire: 4 (2%)
I get that there are plenty of people out there who disagree with Mrs. Clinton about her policies and positions, and that’s valid. Call her a bitch, a harpy, a shrew, whatever you want; those are opinions, to which everyone is entitled.
But just like the anti-vaxxers, because you are not entitled to your own facts, when you call Hillary Clinton a liar, I call bullshit. You don’t have to like her, but you’re not allowed to make stuff up. Hillary Clinton is a woman, a lawyer, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a former First Lady (of both Arkansas and the United States), a former Senator, a former Secretary of State, and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. But she is not a liar.