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Larry Kudlow to GOP: Lay Off Hillary, Show Us What You've Got

By    |   Wednesday, 22 April 2015 06:10 PM

Renowned economist Larry Kudlow says Republicans must stop being so "snarky" to Hillary Clinton — because continually bashing the former secretary of state alienates women and minorities.

"The Republicans in New Hampshire really spent a lot of time attacking Hillary for the possibility of Clinton Foundation money shenanigans," Kudlow said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I don't think that's a fruitful approach for the GOP. Let her hang herself if the evidence is there, but to trash her and to slam her really is kind of mean, actually."

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"It sends the wrong message to women and to minority groups and so forth and so on. Let her handle these issues. They're hurting her, but they're going to hurt her without the Republicans chiming in. Don't be so snarky."

Kudlow, a CNBC senior contributor and host of the syndicated radio program "The Larry Kudlow Show," told host Steve Malzberg that candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination should lay off.

"That's what I would advise the Republicans. Spend your time explaining to the country your beliefs about getting us a good 4-5 percent economy and creating another 12 million jobs … They're not doing that right now," Kudlow said.

Kudlow called Clinton, so far the sole declared candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, economically "bipolar" for her vow to topple the nation's wealthiest 1 percent.

"It's odd to me she comes out with those statements attacking corporations and businesses. She forgets her husband was pro-business, working with [Newt] Gingrich, cutting the capital gains tax and going for free trade," Chafets said.

"Bill Clinton was a growth guy. I don't know what Hillary is. Then she said the economy is stalling and small businesses are over-regulated. She's very right about that, and if she took that tack, deregulation, she'd be in the growth camp.

"My point here is the Democratic Party can be rescued by a pro-growth presidential campaign by Hillary."

Kudlow said Democratic President John F. Kennedy did exactly that in the early 1960s.

"He cut tax rates across the board … [Ronald] Reagan used the JFK tax cuts with great success. Kennedy had 4 percent growth in the '60s and Reagan had 4 percent growth in the 80s," he said.

"In fact, Reagan launched a 25-year boom. I just wonder, somebody would show that to Mrs. Clinton and say you can do it, Democrats can do it, and you don't have to move to the far left, you can actually grow the economy."

Kudlow said he was disappointed by Republican presidential candidates, and others who have yet to declare, who flocked to New Hampshire last weekend.

"I don't think the GOP has yet established a clear growth agenda of their own … Nobody's fleshed out a flat-tax plan," he said.

"The Republicans have to tell the country here's my growth plan on flat tax rates, deregulation, limited government and a sound dollar … I'm a little bit concerned they're not getting their message across."

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Renowned economist Larry Kudlow says Republicans must stop being so "snarky" to Hillary Clinton — because continually bashing the former secretary of state alienates women and minorities.
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 06:10 PM
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