During a speech in Atlantic City, Hillary Clinton called for “camps for adults” at which people would be forced to talk to each other about politics.
“As I have gotten older, I have decided we really need camps for adults. And we need the kind of camps that you all run, I mean, really. None of the serious stuff, none of the life challenge stuff,” said the former Secretary of State.
“More fun, I think we have a huge fun deficit in America, and we need to figure out how to fill that fun deficit, certainly for our kids, but also for the rest of us. We need a reminder of our skills from time to time, maybe some enrichment, certainly some time outdoors, maybe actually spending time with people we didn’t know before.”
Hillary added that the camps would be places where, people would “have to come together and actually listen to each other.”
“So Clinton hands over to us all to consider the idea of a progressive sending adults to camps, and the idea of a politician infamous for being humorless and suspicious being an arbiter of “fun,” wrapped in a great big bow,” remarks Reason’s Scott Shackford.
The hashtag #HillaryFunCamp was soon born on Twitter, with some pointing out that joycamp was the term used in George Orwell’s 1984 for forced labor camps in which political dissidents were incarcerated.
Classes in "Securing Email Servers For Dummies." #HillaryFunCamp
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) March 19, 2015
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) March 19, 2015
— Sam Burnham (@C_SamBurnham) March 20, 2015
It might be news to Hillary, but some adults can actually have fun on their own without the help of a gov't program or #HillaryFunCamp.
— Dr. Right (@lee_ritz) March 19, 2015
— betsy (@ilovecrows28) March 19, 2015
— Rick Tapp (@rrt00004) March 19, 2015
— BatMadness (@TheBatriarchy) March 19, 2015
Hillary would probably not want to run into Camille Paglia at one of these “fun camps,” given the best-selling author’s skewering indictment of the hypocrisy surrounding Clinton’s support for women’s rights issues in light of her role as an apologist for “sex criminal” Bill Clinton for many years.