In One Tweet, Hillary Clinton Brilliantly Hammers Anti-Vaccine Advocates

Hillary-Clinton-shadesThe debate over vaccines has never been more mainstream than it is right now. If you ask me, this is a debate we should have been having years ago. It’s a shame that it took a measles outbreak to finally get the ridiculous anti-vaccine movement exposed on a national scale. For far too long, this absurd movement has grown and spread throughout Internet forums and blogs, often unchallenged by most mainstream media entities. Until this recent outbreak apparently it wasn’t a “big enough” story to garner national attention.

Thankfully, that’s definitely something that can no longer be said, though that doesn’t mean we’re on the precipice of a huge breakthrough that will finally end the absurd anti-vaccine movement. But at least the issue is finally getting a good amount of mainstream attention and the soundly debunked information these “anti-vaxxers” have been clinging to for years is being exposed for the nonsense that it is.

But what this debate has also done is it’s created some rather strange bedfellows. Politicians who often can’t agree on much of anything, finding themselves on the same side of an issue that’s seen as fairly controversial by many. Though that hasn’t stopped individuals like Sen. Rand Paul or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from showing off their ignorance about this issue.

To even call this issue a “debate” is a bit ludicrous in and of itself. There isn’t a “debate” on vaccines. A debate implies both sides have valid points to make. I view those who oppose vaccines much in the same way I do those who deny climate change. To deny overwhelmingly accepted science is absurd no matter what the issue.

Which is basically the sentiments Hillary Clinton expressed in a brilliantly worded tweet that slammed those who oppose vaccinating their children:

That tweet leaves no doubt that the probable 2016 Democratic presidential candidate is clearly on the side of those of us who believe in science and know that vaccines are safe and necessary.

Personally I’m glad that most politicians, both from the left and right, are coming out in support of the science proving that vaccines work and are safe for children. It’s not every day that you have President Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Ben Carson and Hillary Clinton all on the same side of an issue. That fact alone makes the comments from Paul and Christie that much more ridiculous.

I think as this issue moves forward, and more of the misinformation surrounding the “danger” of vaccines gets exposed, any public figure (especially politicians) coming out against vaccinating children is going to highly regret their comments. Especially for individuals like Paul and Christie who have big aspirations heading into 2016, whose comments might really come back to haunt them in a presidential debate.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • FD Brian

    Fox was having a “debate” on vaccines and I had to tweet to Megyn Kelly that there is no debate, there are stupid people and there are facts.

    • ThatSkepticGuy

      Why didn’t you Tweet that to Bill Maher ir Jon Stewart or Colbert or any of the talking head propagandists who actually push this lie?

      • The Klandidate

        Did you recently have a stroke?

      • FD Brian

        because the debate was happening on Fox you nincompoop.

  • susanmcnichol

    I once heard that autism might be caused by vaccines but then this article came out about the doctor who was making the claims. There are many articles online about the fraudulent report by this doctor.

  • susanmcnichol

    This video is about how we were lied to about vaccines causing autism.

  • Cemetery Girl

    I think it’s funny (which if I could insert the “when women say ‘I think it’s funny’ meme I would), it’s funny how individuals have the right to spread contagious disease that can be vaccinated against, but less than 6 mos ago the country was losing their minds over people having the ability to spread Ebola. Fear monger the heck out of that, report that there’s no prevention (except for decent sanitation) and anyone that has had contact with someone that could have Ebola should be required to be quarentined for the sake of the public. Measles actually has something that can be done to help prevention and spread of the disease, and then it’s all about the rights of the individual and this isn’t something to worry about. We are at what now, over 30x as many people than the Ebola outbreak? I’m not saying that people need to lose their minds and panic now, but there’s some disconnect in this reasoning. Judging by the Ebola reaction we should have some of these politicians having a fit that Obama hasn’t sent the un-vaxxed (by choice) to his secret Ebola concentration camps.

    • ThatSkepticGuy

      You’re unhinged.

      • The Klandidate

        Seriously….what are you trolling year old posts? Are you ok?

  • strayaway

    Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. . . .”—-Bertrand Russell,1953

    Judging from that spate of articles and most responses here, Bertrand Russell was right.

    “I’m not arguing vaccines are a bad idea. I think they’re a good thing.” Rand called them “one of the biggest medical breakthroughs we’ve had,” and added, “I think public awareness of how good vaccines are for kids and how they are good for public health is a great idea.” -Rand Paul who did vaccinate his own kids. Hillary says, “let’s vaccinate our kids” and Rand says vaccinations”are a good thing” and wants to spread awareness. Yet, we are here to make believe that Hillary supports vaccines and Rand doesn’t. The only way Hillary could differentiate herself from Rand is to require vaccines – something she hasn’t done. Russell was more correct than he imagined.

    • ThatSkepticGuy

      Well said, sir.

  • strayaway

    “I am committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, INCLUDING possible environmental causes like vaccines.” – Hillary Clinton 2008


  • Ddanimal

    Vaccines are dangerous. They contain dangerous amounts of aluminum. Here is some of the science.

    Aluminum Adjuvant
    Linked to Gulf War Illness Induces Motor Neuron Death in Mice

    Macrophagic myofaciitis a vaccine (alum) autoimmune-related disease.

    syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) 2013:
    Unveiling the pathogenic, clinical and diagnostic aspects.

    syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA syndrome) in commercial sheep.

    persistence of vaccine-derived aluminum hydroxide is associated with chronic
    cognitive dysfunction.

    of aluminium to neonatal mice in vaccine-relevant
    amounts is associated with adverse long term neurological outcomes.

    Aluminum vaccine adjuvants: are they safe?

    Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron

  • sabelmouse

    is hc non to bright or is it just relentless corporate supporting she does. i hope nobody votes for this warmonger.

  • Aussie Sutra

    She missed out “Mercury is poisonous”.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    That’s right Dan, and the Sun revolves around our flat earth.

    • Ddanimal

      I post scientific papers, you post insults.

    • ThatSkepticGuy

      And yet, Klan, as a Regressive, you’re supporting either the GMO-hating Luddite Bernie Sanders, or the anti-vax pathological liar Hillary. “Party of Science”, woooooo!

      • The Klandidate

        What are you babbling about here? Anyway, welcome to the party A YEAR LATE. So, since you are a repube, are you really claiming that the Repubes are the party of “science”? LMFAO!

  • ThatSkepticGuy

    It’s enough to make one forget that the anti-vaccination movement is owned wholly by the Regressive Left and that she herself has devoted more effort to pushing anti-vax lies in the past than are balanced iut by this pathetically desperate tweet.

    Y’know, if one is stupid enough to be a Democrat.

    • The Klandidate

      Why are you constantly upvoting yourself? Is that you Donald Trump? Do you really love yourself that much? Wow