Hillary Clinton dials it up a bit….
She is under pressure to come across STRONGER to counter bad media (And Republican Glee) over her email and Benghazi stories that keep going…on and On…and ON….
Hillary Rodham Clinton was in political warrior mode as she addressed Democratic activists here Friday night, delivering a fiery, rip-roaring speech designed to help quiet concerns about her weaknesses as a presidential front-runner.
Clinton took the burgeoning controversy over her private e-mail server head-on, saying probes into her correspondence as secretary of state as well as her handling of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, are nothing short of a political witch hunt by her Republican opponents.
“It’s not about Benghazi,” Clinton said. “And you know what, it’s not about e-mails or servers either. It’s about politics.”
Clinton vowed to fight back aggressively, saying, “I won’t get down in the mud with them. I won’t play politics with national security or dishonor the memory of those we lost. I won’t pretend this is anything other than what it is: the same old partisan games we’ve seen so many times before. I don’t care how many super PACs and Republicans pile on. I’ve been fighting for families and underdogs my entire life and I’m not going to stop now.”
Clinton’s remarks came at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, an event that drew four of the party’s five presidential candidates (former senator Jim Webb of Virginia did not attend) to the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake….
A defiant Hillary Clinton unleashed her harshest attacks on Republicans yet, bringing a rowdy crowd of Democratic activists to its feet Friday night by labeling the entire GOP field “just like (Donald) Trump without the pizzaz and the hair.”
In a 20-minute speech before 2,000 people at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner here, Clinton attacked three Republican presidential contenders by name, blasting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush over education funding.
She hit Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — again, by name — over his accusation that Clinton is playing the “gender card,” saying, “If calling for equal pay and paid leave is playing the gender card, then deal me in.”
And Clinton bashed the Citizens United-produced attack film “Hillary: The Movie.” She noted that the Supreme Court case over the conservative group led to a decision that allowed unfettered money in politics — a ruling, she said, that “was about me.”
“How do you think that makes me feel?” Clinton said. “They ended up damaging our entire democracy. We can’t let them pull that same trick again.”
“I don’t care how many super PACs and Republicans pile on. I’ve been fighting for families….