Hillary's history

With talk brewing of another Clinton presidential bid, it has to be asked: What has she accomplished?

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Conventional wisdom suggests women voters overwhelmingly will support Hillary Clinton in her presumptive presidential bid in 2016.

But should they?

That’s a question all voters need to ask themselves before marching in lockstep to a Clinton candidacy. More to the point: What, exactly, has she done during her many years as a national figure to demonstrate strong and capable leadership?

Start with her role as first lady, where she failed early on to sell the far left’s dream of universal health care and spent the rest of her husband’s presidency on the arm of history.

Her two terms as a U.S. senator from New York – a state where she put down “roots” a full 13 months before the election – is remarkable only for not being that remarkable. It’s a conversation non-starter even among Clinton boosters.

Yes, her tenure as secretary of state made her America’s top diplomat and gave her a taste of foreign policy experience. The four-year assignment no doubt will feature prominently in her upcoming memoirs and presidential campaign.

But what did she do?

It speaks volumes that a State Department spokeswoman who was asked that question by reporters last month was embarrassingly unable to cite a single Clinton achievement.

The “accomplishments” Clinton is most remembered for actually are horrible failures of policy: her negligence in the deadly Benghazi attacks, and her refusal to place the African Islamist group Boko Haram on the terrorist group watch list.

Benghazi is a stain on Clinton’s record, and rightfully so. Four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, died in a coordinated terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012, after their repeated calls for protection were ignored by Washington.

Clinton conveniently was shielded from post-attack media exposure (see Rice, Susan) but still played along with the bogus cover story concocted by the Obama administration to spin the bloody spectacle as spontaneous mob violence sparked by an anti-Islam Internet video.

Then, as the phony narrative was refuted by the facts, she became petulant, dismissive and – in the moment of her infamous Benghazi remark – positively unpresidential: “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”

Based on what is known about the Benghazi scandal and cover-up, Clinton’s leadership was abysmal – an assessment unlikely to be improved by revelations from the latest congressional inquiry.

Then there’s Boko Haram, the radical Islamist group currently receiving international attention for its heinous abduction and threatened sale of several hundred Nigerian schoolgirls. Clinton could have dealt the organization a major blow by placing it on the terrorist watch list.

It wasn’t as if Boko Haram was an unknown entity. The group referred to as the “Nigerian Taliban” had been linked to the deaths of thousands of Christians during the past decade, and claimed responsibility for the 2011 U.N. bombing in Abuja.

Like the Taliban, the group despises all things modern, and reserves special hatred for the education of women. The name Boko Haram translates to “Western education is sinful.”

Intelligence organizations, including the FBI and CIA, and members of Congress urged the group’s placement on the list to enhance its global surveillance and cripple its funding.

But like Benghazi, Boko Haram’s rising prominence inconveniently flew in the face of the Obama administration’s narrative that global terrorism was on the run.

Instead of displaying fortitude and esprit de corps for abused women and girls, Clinton chose to emulate the administration’s dodgy, lead-from-behind strategy that has weakened America’s relations with allies and emboldened its enemies on the world stage.

Finally, women should question the legitimacy of Clinton’s feminist street cred.

This is the woman who, after all, not only protected her husband’s philandering for decades, but lashed out at his most high-profile victim, a then-22-year-old Monica Lewinsky, as “a narcissistic loony toon.”

It remains a mind-bending study in hypocrisy as to why Clinton and other so-called feminists – in a post-Anita Hill world – lionized a married man who had nine sexual encounters in the White House with a subordinate half his age, and lied about it on national television.

The prospect of Bill Clinton once again darkening the corridors of the White House should give pause to any Hillary proponent.

In 2016, America will need a chief executive to pull it from the morass wrought by eight years of muddled Obama policies.

America will need a commander in chief whose confidence internationally projects American strength and exceptionalism.

America will need a president who won’t compromise personal convictions for political convenience.

That’s a tall order. And Hillary Clinton falls woefully short.

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habersham100
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habersham100 05/25/14 - 05:19 am
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Hillary...

Okay, we've got that straight. Nobody down your way likes her, and probably few of us would have voted for her anyway, but somebody better get off their respective duffs and find us someone else to support. From where I sit, the pickings are very thin...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/25/14 - 05:49 am
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Hillary or Monica?

Monica Lewinsky should get the Democratic nomination. She did more to help Bill Clinton's administration than Hillary.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/25/14 - 06:53 am
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Hillary Clinton is an

Hillary Clinton is an absolute, complete joke!! She has accomplished NOTHING, in her political career. The only thing shes been able to do is show herself to be a LIAR!!

Not just women, but if the American people are just stupid enough (and they could be) to elect her, this Country gets what it deserves!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/25/14 - 07:48 am
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Hillary Blamed Monica and Herself

It appears Hillary was pretty hard on Monica. She also blamed herself for Bill's cigar play in the Oval Office. I wonder how women feel about that?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/25/14 - 07:55 am
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Not A Jihad, It Was The Video

" Never before have I ever seen anything quite like the current right-wing jihad directed at Hillary Clinton."

It's not a jihad, it was the video.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/25/14 - 08:03 am
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Repeal the 19th amendment

That's when things started going south.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/25/14 - 08:24 am
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Hillary

She couldn't be any worse than what we have now, could she? As James Carville said, If Hill would give Obama one of her nads, they would both have one.

edcushman
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edcushman 05/25/14 - 08:42 am
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'In 2016, Hillary Rodham
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'In 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton will be elected President of the United States."
eel, you might be correct. For the last 40 yrs our kids have been dummied down, we have generation after generation of deadbeats and the black population has been brainwashed by the democrats. About 95% of blacks will vote for her no matter. I guess LBJ was correct.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/25/14 - 08:41 am
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Unless she "falls " again and

Unless she "falls " again and needs "Magic" glasses!

john
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john 05/25/14 - 09:34 am
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eel

most on the right value achievement and accomplishment. Both of which HRC lacks. HRC has integrity issues at best. No character. That should be a bi-partisan concern.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/25/14 - 10:56 am
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Hillary's biggest

Hillary's biggest accomplishment " standby your man" and being named after sir Edmund Hilary!

JB68
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JB68 05/25/14 - 11:10 am
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eel

"And 95% of herd-mentality Tea Party members will vote for whomever the right nominates"

Incorrect. It was conservatives that did not turn out to vote for Romney in '12 that allowed obama a second term. (obama is the only pres elected to a 2nd term with fewer votes than the 1st term)

You would figure that someone with an"advanced graduate degree" would know that.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/25/14 - 12:15 pm
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As a Democrat, I HOPE the democratic party WILL run somebody else! Clinton will get a lot of women votes, BUT not the women who are Republicans. I see the Republicans winning the next presidential election, NO MATTER WHO RUNS!! The experience with Obama has left a BAD TASTE in sooo many peoples' lives!

JB68
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JB68 05/25/14 - 12:17 pm
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"us with "advanced degrees";

"us with "advanced degrees"; we try to limit what we know to stuff that's true...."

Like your 95% assertion? I do, though, have no doubt that there is a limit to what you know.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/25/14 - 12:24 pm
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If both houses of Congress become Republican, then Obama will be a lame duck for two years!

stuaby
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stuaby 05/25/14 - 01:13 pm
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"In my view, Romney lost

"In my view, Romney lost largely because the Tea Party had driven Romney so far to the right that moderate voters were turned off and voted instead for Obama."

Wow.

JB68
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JB68 05/25/14 - 01:44 pm
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Romney far to the right? Now

Romney far to the right? Now that's funny. But if your point of view is far left, I suppose it could seem that way.

Let's see, you make claims and provide no backup whatsoever but demand proof from others ... Typical.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/25/14 - 04:05 pm
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Move On

Well if Hillary takes the job... it will let O off the hook as the worst president ever...

SGT49
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SGT49 05/25/14 - 04:23 pm
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In all the bloviating by the

In all the bloviating by the advanced-graduate-degreed eel, not one refutation of the contents of the editorial. Just the same left-winged attack pablum of the liberal empty-heads.

edcushman
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edcushman 05/25/14 - 04:23 pm
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"You would figure that
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"You would figure that someone with an "advanced graduate degree" would know that."
An "advanced graduate degree" might make a person more books smart but does make them more intelligent.

maryhamm
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maryhamm 05/25/14 - 04:36 pm
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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Oh, please - where were you when we were lied to about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Colin Powell resigned over lying to the American People. Hillary will win and she will have my vote and the votes of many, many women who have witnessed history first hand and seen where the leadership of testosterone has gotten us.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/25/14 - 05:28 pm
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EEL

You say that we believe ourselves to be more intelligent, really? Then you have to mention you have an "advanced degree". Absolutely laughable!!

"and those of us with advanced graduate degrees who will vote enthusiastically for Hillary in 2016."

Yes, advanced graduate degrees, from liberal indoctrination centers!! You should be proud of that!! Yes, I'm speaking from experience. I took classes at University of Phoenix, until I realized how ridiculous the professor's were, then switched to Liberty. I wouldn't urinate on degrees from most public universities!! Nothing but a bunch of Warh Churchill, Bill Myers, Frances Fox-Piven wannabees, teaching our youth that America sucks!! Obviously, they got to you very well.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/25/14 - 05:33 pm
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Anyone else notice?

EEL is campaigning for Hillary VERY hard, but in all their rantings; has yet to mention a single accomplishment of hers!!

Probably because she HAS NONE!! The only thing she has is NAME RECOGNITION!! Which she had rode her entire life!!

Yes, I believe many people are just dumb enough to vote for her, but she doesn't scare me!! I don't believe for a second she will actually win. Why? Because she is NOT charismatic!! Obama actually is VERY charismatic!! He does have a silver tongue and is VERY likeable!! That is one thing I've given Obama his entire time is that he is a very likeable guy. Hillary Clinton is NOT!! She does not have that "it factor". She is actually not likeable AT ALL!!! She doesn't scare me in the least.

swcohen
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swcohen 05/25/14 - 05:58 pm
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Question:

Can the GOP field a candidate who is capable of winning a national election? In the past two elections, they've looked like the 1980s Democrats... McCain, then Romney? More than a passing similarity to Mondale, then Dukakis. Obama didn't win those two elections as much as the GOP handed them to him.

Republicans had better find themselves a winning ticket for 2016, or Hillary could very well be our next president.

Not that I find that to be a bad thing. Though not wild about the prospect, I'll probably vote for her, or for any Democrat who is nominated in place of her. I've never voted Republican, and I'm not about to start now. I don't like their party philosophy, and I don't like their people. Want to see me disappointed? Go find Sen. Clinton an office-worthy opponent. Someone who is tolerable enough by Democrats who are no fans of Hillary to gather their votes.

Or you could try to build a Robo-Reagan. There's probably still time.

stuaby
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stuaby 05/25/14 - 06:21 pm
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"I don't like their party

"I don't like their party philosophy."

What philosophy would that be?

stuaby
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stuaby 05/25/14 - 06:31 pm
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"The only thing she has is

"The only thing she has is NAME RECOGNITION!!"

myfather15, that's pretty much all one needs in politics. This is especially true on the Democrat side of things, although it's also true on the Republican side, but to a somewhat lesser extent.

Just look at the N. Carolina Republican primary election that was just held. Look also at the fact that Lindsay Graham will cruise to reelection. Look at how McConnell wiped out his challenger. (Although Bevin showed MAJOR unawareness in showing up at a cock-fighting rally. Not sure how much that hurt him.)

Not enough people are willing to use other, more meaningful measures than name recognition.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 05/25/14 - 06:35 pm
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LEFT/RIGHT
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I too feel far right Republicans pushed Romney too far to the right to get elected. History has shown us what a bad decision it was. Romney would have been lights out a better POTUS than Obama. In order to win you have to be a centrist to appeal to the independent vote which is essential to winning the election. I usually vote Republican across the board and right wingers better wise up. If you expect a fire and brimstone Republican to win then you're as delusional as the far lefties. Clinton won running as a centrist and that's how Hilary will present herself. So in order to win the presidency Republican better run a centrist like Christy or they'll have no chance winning the election.

JB68
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JB68 05/25/14 - 07:40 pm
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EEL aka advanced graduate

"No, just facts."

When you were matriculating for that "advanced degree" you didn't learn the difference between fact & opinion??

online degree?

edcushman
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edcushman 05/25/14 - 08:03 pm
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"When you were matriculating
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"When you were matriculating for that "advanced degree" you didn't learn the difference between fact & opinion??"
JB68, I have worked with a lot folks with advance degrees and the ones that are really intelligent don't put on airs and the ones that are not very smart try to act like they are intelligent.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/25/14 - 08:04 pm
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EEL watch this .....

This video is a perfect example of the highly educated people that will be voting for Hillary. They are ask to give examples of Hillary's greatest achievements. This should make you PROUD

http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/want-to-see-a-hillary-clinton-disaste...

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