Cal Thomas: Hillary Clinton’s world tour stops in Australia

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Tuesday, the 15th of May. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from member-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard …

CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: I’ve been in Australia the last several days, and Hillary Clinton’s visit here was big news. Some speculated that the large scarf she slung over her shoulder was to cover up a back brace. Well, I don’t know about that, but I certainly did perceive a chip on her shoulder. A big one.

REICHARD: Commentary now from WORLD Radio’s Cal Thomas.

THOMAS: I thought Mrs. Clinton came off bitter. The audience paid between $150 and nearly $400 to hear her criticize President Trump and his foreign and domestic policies.

Now, I’ve been around long enough to remember when criticism of America “stopped at the water’s edge.” But no more.

Interviewed by former liberal Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Mrs. Clinton eventually got to what she believes is the real reason she lost to Donald Trump.

It was misogynistic men and women who voted the way their husbands told them that prevented her from making history.

Have a listen to this

CLINTON: The other side, and at least in in our country, and I think yours, knows the power of misogyny, knows that at the very least you can plant doubts about a woman in people’s heads. Why are they saying ‘lock her up’? So that those images, they, they remain and so the impact lingers and so it is a, it’s a strategy. It’s some people are just visceral about it, but the, you know, the media people and the political strategists, they know exactly what they’re doing.

She just doesn’t know when to leave the stage. Mrs. Clinton’s been rejected twice in campaigns for national office and she just hasn’t gotten the message that she is unelectable. She’d really do herself, the country, and her party a favor by retiring.

But as the Wall Street Journal points out, there’s money to be made.

“It’s Clinton fundraising season,” the Journal notes, quoting now. “This has been true of every season of every year since the late 1970s. But this is a particularly important moment because of a major event that is now less than two weeks away.”

It’s a Clinton Foundation benefit slated for May 24th in New York.

According to Axios, ticket prices range from $2,500 to $100,000. A mere 25-hundred gets you a cocktail party and dinner. More, and I mean much more, gets you into a “Leadership Reception for two, a premium table of ten, program recognition as Gala Chair, and invitations to the Clinton Foundation Annual Briefing.”

I’m sure the food will be good. But not thousands-of-dollars good.

I wonder, what do new contributors to the Clinton Foundation hope to get in return for their donations?

For WORLD Radio, I’m Cal Thomas.

(AP Photo/David Goldman, File) In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

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