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Circulating via forwarded email and social media, a set of quotes attributed to Hillary Clinton purportedly demonstrating her 'Marxist' leanings.

Description: Viral text / Forwarded email
Circulating since: Sep. 2007
Status: Authentic / Edited / Out of context (see details below)


2007 example
Email contributed by Robert P., Sep. 5, 2007:

BE VERY AFRAID, I AM...

1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few..... And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."

3) "(We) ....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to giveup a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground."

5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."

6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."

Now you might think these were the famous words of the Father of communism, Karl Marx.... and you would be on the right track in thinking so, but you would be wrong.... These pearls of socialist/Marxist wisdom are from non other than our very own, home-grown Marxist.....

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Hillary Clinton.....
Comments made on:
(1) 6/29/04
(2) 5/29/07
(3) 6/4/07
(4) 6/4/07
(5) 6/4/07
(6) 9/2/05

Be afraid, Be very afraid! You think health care is expensive now, ..... wait until it is free!

 

2007 example
As shared on Facebook, Dec. 4, 2013:

Subject: 6 trivia questions

Six trivia questions to see how much history you know. Be honest, it's kinda fun and revealing. If you don't know the answer make your best guess.
Answer all the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers.

Who said it?

1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above

2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end t o government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with share responsibility ,,,,for shared prosperity."

A. Lenin
B. Mussolini
C. Idi Amin
D. None of the Above

3) "(We) ....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above

4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."

A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. None of the above

5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."

A. Karl Marx
B. Lenin
C. Molotov
D. None of the above

6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."

A. Pinochet
B. Milosevic
C. Saddam Hussein
D. None of the above

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Answers
1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004

2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
4) D. None of the above. Statement was made b y Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

Wanna know something scary? There is a possibility that she may be the next socialist president if you don't forward this to everyone that you know.

 

Analysis: All of the above words were indeed publicly spoken by former first lady, U.S. Senator, Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but as presented here they've been stripped of their original context, edited with bias, and generally misrepresented to forge the case that Clinton holds Marxist views.

Is Hillary Clinton in fact a closet Commie? Read her remarks in their original contexts below and judge for yourself:

QUOTE: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
The occasion was a June 28, 2004 fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer in San Francisco. Standing before an audience of wealthy Democrats, Clinton criticized the Bush administration's tax cuts for upper-income Americans:

Many of you are well enough off that... the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. [Source: Associated Press]

QUOTE: "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few..... And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
Taken from a speech given in Manchester, New Hampshire on May 29, 2007, outlining what Clinton called her "progressive vision to aid the middle class [and] address rising income inequality." Here are her exact words, in context:

It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few and for the few, time to reject the idea of an "on your own" society and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity. I prefer a "we're all in it together" society.

Now, there is no greater force for economic growth than free markets, but markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed. [Source: Boston Globe]

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