Hillary Clinton: “Never Waste a Good Crisis”

Somehow I missed this in March.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a longtime admirer of community organizing guru Saul Alinsky, visited the European Parliament in Brussels on March 6, 2009. She told the assembled Eurocrats:

I’m actually excited by this opportunity. I’m very well aware that we are not yet through this economic crisis but the chief of staff for President Obama is an old friend of mine and my husband’s and was in the White House when Bill was there. And he said, you know, never waste a good crisis, and when it comes to the economic crisis don’t waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security. And that’s what we’re trying to do.

This makes it even more clear that the Obama administration’s highest priority is the radical transformation of American society. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel‘s statement after Election Day (“Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things.”) wasn’t just an offhanded remark. 

The economic crisis is simply an excuse to transmogrify American into a sclerotic European-style socialist state. The economically suicidal cap-and-trade legislation, which would have the effect of a huge national energy tax, is a primary vehicle to impose the left’s vision of “social justice” on America.

Who knew the Obama administration was being so blatant about it? They’re not even trying to hide it and the media, for the most part, isn’t even bothering to ask questions.

Here is a video of Secretary Clinton’s remarks in Brussels:

(Hat tip: Berit Kjos of Right Side News)

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