If there was one constant through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s appearances before congressional committees Wednesday, it was that lawmakers fell all over themselves heaping praise on her for the job she has done. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., was typical, saying: "Madame Secretary, you have represented us with tremendous strength and poise. You have won us friends." Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., gushed, "We don´t have time to give a full listing of the achievements you deserve credit for."
I thought "Halfbright" won the booby prize until PIAPS took the job. Absolute worst SoS in my lifetime. However, the rats in the House and Senate treated her like the second coming. I live in a world turned upside down...
To answer No. 3´s question. Look it up - she has never achieved anything on her own except being married to Bill. He knows her better than anyone else does & even he stays as far away as he can from Nanny McPhee. In her "career" she´s done a lot of lecturing, pandering, campaigning, yelling, intimidating, harassing, traveling & just being an over all boor. In other words, she is all TALK. We only have her & James Carville´s hype that she is the smartest woman in the world, but there is NO tangible evidence of it, anywhere. She is a tough-talking, mean-mannered feminist & that is the ONLY reason she is admired by the fools who are taken in by her. She is a bigger zero than president zero.
Watching the senators drool over her and John Kerry, I´ve finally been convinced, without a doubt, that term limits are a necessity. If you´ve been a member of their royal debating club, you will be nominated for any post that a president decides for you -unless of course you happen to be a true conservative. Ask Clarence Thomas.
Like Obama, Hillary is also a Saul Alinsky acolyte. She married a proud draft dodger because she too hated the idea that America stood in the way of the ´wave of the future.´ And she was up to no good in Arkansas either as she was a co-conspiritor in White-Water (remember that?) She moved to NY as a Democrat carpetbagger and traded on her weepy scorned woman creds to get elected senator. The house she bought with Bill was paid for by someone else -- McAuliff -- who is now running for senate as a Democrat carpetbagger here in VA. Finally, she helped Bill pick out the White House furniture they stole and even her dipstick brother got involved in arranging the pardons of criminals by Bill during his last days in office -- all done with connivance of our current Attorney General. She is a foul mouthed mean-spirited, pampered witch who furthered the disastrous foreign policy dictated by Obama. And all of lowly citizen-taxpayers will pay for their folly sooner than we think. A nuclear Iran, Al Qaeda-everwhere, and a weakened military to ´defend´ us and Western civilization. The Democrats in both houses were pitiful toadies. They were unwatchable wretches in the hearings and madam secretary got away with lies and dissembling. What have we become?
Anyone interested in examining/auditing the books of how many hundreds of millions Madame Secretary´s non-stop "joy riding" to, and partying at, the the world´s exotic locations, since January 21, 2009, has cost The United States Department of the Treasury/Taxpayers, please signify by raising your right hand!
What the headline states is impossible. Sir Edmund is the smartest woman in the world. And her husband has a 160 IQ. JFK was the most athletic president we ever had. Jimmy Carter was a nukulah engineer. Hussein was a law professor. Michelle is a fashion plate. Remember all this. You will be quizzed!
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Mr. Hanky, 1/26/2013 8:00:47 AM (No. 9140143)
Just what exactly are her ´accomplishments´?
She has presided turning over the Middle East to Islamists, the weakening of prospects for peace in Israel, drone killings everywhere without useful information, North Korean long-range middle tests aimed at America, the rise of al queda in North Africa, the murder of an Ambassador in Libya...in short: She and her boss stink.
I watched, swearing, until I could take it no longer. The Hag is unbearable/unwatchable.
Think about it, the US face to the world is Obama, The Hag, perhaps Reid and Panetta. What a disgrace. And as the Mid-east and north Africa crumble, their collective bungling becomes more apparent each day.
Poster Aunt Agnes @ #6 gets it. Hillary is like Obama in so many ways: ultra-liberal, mean-spirited and nasty in-your-face when it comes to political opposition, and an Alinsky disciple, but, most of all, for her lack of accomplishments of her own. Hillary is "great" simply because people say she is, not for any real achievements. Hillary is like those vapid celebrities of the ´60s and ´70s who were "famous" for being famous. Even going back to her so-called "stellar" career as a lawyer. She was with that Rose Law Firm in Little Rock and messed that up. She was the head of education reform/improvement in Arkansas and the state went from 49th to 50th in educational quality. If it were possible to be even more empty than Obama, it is Hillary. Yet probably a majority of the electorate will flock to this lousy bum in ´16.
Like Obama, Hillary is an example of Leftist fantasy ideology as purveyed in academia and the media. Her main value is symbolic. It is not what she has done or not done that matters but what she represents. For many people, Hillary Clinton is the incarnation of a political logos next to which mere reality, e.g. facts, truth, documentation, logic, even rationality, counts for less than nothing. Hillary Clinton is the representation and carrier of the hopes, dreams, and deepest and dearest beliefs of a segment of the population. This is why she is able to act indignant at being asked to give an account of her official actions and to utter irrational non sequiturs such as "What difference does it make?" what happened in Benghazi, who did it, why they did it, and whether Americans were deliberately misled by their own government about what happened.
The shorthand for this phenomenon is called the cult of personality. It seems to be something to which Leftists are peculiarly vulnerable, especially when combined with celebrity worship as a feature of mass culture.
As far as I am aware, Hillary Clinton has never in her entire life actually done or accomplished anything of special note - but that is entirely beside the point for her admirers. What she has done is to be Hillary Clinton, and for them, that is more than enough.
#9, I join #15 and others in thanking you for your post and adding my dittos.
May I add to your list, the outrageous pandering to the Jews of New York when she ran for the Senate seat! I was sickened when she did that, and I had the feeling that not a word she uttered was honest. Yet the gullible Jewish voters fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Now look what she has "accomplished" in North Africa. Does anyone honestly think that the US would come to the aid of Israel?
If I lived in Florida I might possibly vote for Marco Rubio for Senator. MIGHT. However, as far as voting for him as President of the United States it just won´t happen. He´s too squishy on too many things.
...while we´re adding to the list: Madison Guarantee S&L scandal, Jim and Susan McDougle, Bimbo eruption, Vince Foster, Craig Livingston, Travel gate, WhitewaterGate, missing files in office, Web Hubble, FALN Terrorists in NY, phallic Christmas trees.... suicides (?) in Clinton ranks, missing furniture in WH..... ...oh gosh..... There is SO much.....
According to her testimony, she didnt see requests for help, didnt send Susan Rice out to lie to us, didn´t have anything to do with the talking points about the video (although she spewed them for days in an outraged voice). She says she takes full responsibility for what happened, but didn´t admit any mistakes. Huh?
I had almost forgotten how horrid she was because we have found someone that is worse! God help us.
This is what the Alinsky program calls for. Repeat a lie over and over until it becomes "common knowledge". They did this with Kennedy. Clintoon, Obama and now Hillary. We need to counter that lie everytime we hear it with facts. She had NO good results as SS. The middle east has become major radical islamic strongholds because of her and Obama. There is not peace anywhere there was not peace before her time in the SS position. The world is in worse condition becaues of her.
What, are you people kidding here? Achievements?!? From Hillary! Clinton?
Realize that this is a politician of the type where "rolling up my sleeves and going to work for the American people" was considered more than enough experience when she carpet-bagged her way into that Senate seat.
Rolling up her sleeves is her ONLY real accomplishment. Though a caveat here is we´ve heard from no one who can truthfully claim to have seen her actually rolling up those sleeves.
I´d go much further. I´d say she was "not optimal."
#6: Accomplishments? How about: a. making a killing trading futures "thanks to reading the Wall Street Journal"; and b. tolerating Slick Willie long enough to jackpot the gravy train?
#7: The Constitution provides "term limits," or better. We get to exercise them every 2 years. If we still have problems with these tools in hand already, it´s because we´re not using them effectively, not because we lack the right ones. And would the people who voted to allow themselves legal insider trading be likely to stand and watch while we term-limit them back to reality?
#27: Seconded, with full agreement. For the Left, there is The Narrative. The Image. To them that is Received Truth. It´s kind of like the "celebrities" who are "famous for being famous." The rational mind says, "Well, but -- ?"
#29: The US would aid Israel. Obama, not so much.
#31: Rubio, like Jindal and Obama, isn´t legally qualified to be President. Period.
#43: Only because you´re a sexist. Only because you´re a sexist. But it works for me -- any reason´s a good reason.
The Democrats gushing over Hillary. Even many Republicans were gushing over her and on a defensive posture. The main questions to ask this bumbling liar was did you go along with the Video which caused the rabble rousing in Benghazi! The US UN ambassador proclaimed to the world that the video was the cause.Where were you Madam Secretary when 4 US patriots were fighting for their lives.( span of 5 hours ). Who gave the Command not to help these unfortunates in the compound. There is only one person who could have given the order and that was Obama Commander in Chief who was more concerned about getting re-elected by dancing off to Vegas for more moula.Any questioning concerning Panetta´s public statement , it´s unreal ´that their was no help nearby or a force ready to come to the aid of these 4 US citizens who were being murdered . Fighter aircraft 15 to 30 mins away , troop carriers 45 to an hour. Finally why the gag on the compound injured being treated in Hospital ? Not one question asked Panetta for his reasoning . Help was too far away . Mind boggling.
So what exactly does "taking responsibility" mean when you then go on to make excuse after excuse why this had nothing to do with you??? She lied, dodged, and filibustered with a bunch of crap to run down the clock - using her screeching as a "best defense if a good offense" ploy.
But I have finally realized what her great accomplishment is - what she really is a genius at! Self-Promotion! Just like her boss, her husband....so many in D.C. Real accomplishments are just so passe in this brave new world.
An ugly screeching conniving liar pig in a pantsuit is a darling hero of the left.
That tells you ALL you need to know about lefties. Unfortunately, they permeate our existence in masses much like cockroaches, and we cant use DDT on them because they knowingly banned it ahead of time!
I´d say shame on you Hillary Clinton, but as we all know, lefties were born WITHOUT the shame gene.
Her political career is a consolation prize which moronic voters gave her after Bill´s public cheating. She is patently unqualified for anything other than mouthing trite platitudes, much like her pathetic boss in the White House.
The dems have found that if they pat each other on the back often enough, even though there is no factual basis for doing so, the sheeple fall for it. Let´s face it, without such false praise the dems would have no praise at all.
Hillary has gone through life believing she is smarter than Bill. But upset that the only way she could get anywhere is on his coattails. And somehow those coattails have gotten her pretty far. The bottom line is that she really isn´t that smart. She´s good at lying and cheating, but other than that she´s pretty much a flop. And as SOS she has really shown that.
I just had a post on my face book wanting people to send thanks to Hillary for her job as Sec. of State. It made me sickkkkkk, I just saw the post here saying Rubio would not be his choice for President. That´s what happened in the last election. 3 million Republicans would not vote for Romney, so just did not vote. Now look what we have. A country that will never be the same - will be a socialist country before Obama stops.
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