Fox News Channel Brit Hume contributor took issue with his colleagues on Sunday when he said the effusive compliments that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been showered with are largely unearned. He launched into a monologue in which he outlined why Clinton’s tenure at State has been decidedly mediocre – “competent,” but not great. After his detailed list, Hume was confronted by Juan Williams who accused him of underestimating Clinton and President Barack Obama’s first term accomplishments.
If nothing else, the benghazi mess showed that, first, Hillary was not in charge at State, and no one else seemed to be in charge. That is a slam on her as Secretary of State. And when the president and his people huddled to come up with a public statement about Benghazi, Hillary was completely excluded. She said she didn´t select Susan Rice to appear on the sunday shows, and she did not participate in the content of what Rice would say. Think about that. A tragedy of major proportions, on her watch, where four people died, and were in benghazi at her direction, and she is shut out of the presidential circle completely. That tells you all you need to know about her tenure at State.
Way to go, Brit. As for the poor, sad, black toady Juan who is lashed to the West Wing with a large chain...what´s to say? He sold his soul and FOX only looks idiotic by continuing to allow him to embarrass himself in public. The fair and balanced explanation wore out a long time ago. Juan Williams is black tokenism at its worst.
Hillary Clinton´s ill-tempered statement,"what difference does it make now" was a callous remark. This shrewish woman´s demeanor was very much like Obamas. It stated clearly: what am I doing here? Why should I, Hillary Clinton, be made to answer questions, etc. She has the same arrogant, self-important elitist attitude that so many of our present politicians possess. We now have King Barack and Queen Michelle..two self-absorbed, authorative dictatorial people sitting in the White House. If Hillary decides to run for President in 2016 I truly hope enough Americans go back in history and refresh their memories concerning Hillary and Bill Clinton. If they do this surely they could not in good conscience vote for either of them for any elected office.
She is directly responsible for the murder of the Ambassador and the staffer. She is an accomplice in the murder of the two brave Seals on the rooftop of the consulate and willingly took part in the cover up of the Benghazi debacle. The Middle East is for the most party controlled by the radical islamic savages whose stated goal is the destruction of Israel and the United States of America (how the media loves to gloss over that last fact!). Great, competent? She has been an unmitigated disaster as Secretary of Disgrace and the seeds of a global war have been sown by her efforts and those of Dictator Obama. We will harvest the bitter fruits of this in the next couple of years.
The talking heads on all of the Sunday shows are empty heads and part of our problem. I am disappointed that Brit Hume would even say she was competent.
Juan Williams is a racist who will go to the mat for any black democrat. Truth and logic have no place in his makeup. Were it not for Fox participation in the Quota game, he would have found his trueb niche in life. On the back end of a trash packer.
It´s clear that the cobra (Obama)is being forced to repay the rattler( Bill) for his reelection by sort of defending the Asp( Hillary.) Neither of the two really wants her to be the 2016 nominee. Williams remains the token liberal minority inclusion to fair and balanced.
Hillary Clinton has visited 113 countries. Wow!!! Super-Hillary has flown all over the world doing... nothing. All on our dime. Why, Secretary Clinton even accepted full responsibility for Benghazi - while attending a conference in Lima, Peru on - get this - women´s empowerment.
The worst stunt Hillary ever pulled? Presenting the Russian foreigh minister with a tacky little box affixed with a red button that read "Peregruzka" - in Roman letters no less. (Doesn´t anyone at Super-Hillary´s State know the Russian language and write in the Cyrillic alphabet?!? Anyone at all? Didn´t think so.) BTW the Russian word for reset is "Perezegruzka," but it doesn´t matter. The Russians would never use the metaphor of resetting an electronic device in the context of setting right a strained relationship. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was visibly irritated at Hillary´s stunt. Hillary asked: "Did I get it right?" Lavrov snarled his reply, in very undiplomatic language: "You got it wrong. The word is perezegruzka." He was extremely annoyed at Hillary´s shocking lack of professionalism and essential lack of seriousness.
Oh, and that´s exactly what America´s "competent" public officials need to do: present a tacky box affixed with a red button to the foreign minister of a country that has thousands of nuclear-tipped missiles pointed at us. Wow!! Super-Hillary!! You go girl!!
You go Hillary, as in just go away, and "love America" on your own time and your own dime. Hillary is a creep, a slick, polished, and experienced liar, and a phony.
#22 has it. The Hillary reset button stunt, which she now runs away from, was a sophomoric disaster, all the more so because in the diplomatic world, nuance, sophistication and high couture are paramount, and her college frat party gag was a monumental gaffe. Hillary is a tone deaf politician, the worse sort to occupy high diplomatic office.
PIAPS is trying to reawaken the early American political tradition of Secretary of State being the track to the White House. And in this case it may very well work.
Bill may actually move back home if he sees an opportunity to be co-president - as he & she so famously pronounced in 92. The memories of the 35-60 year old crowd of the prosperous 90s with BJ at the helm may be enough to propel her to the Big Chair. And the media will absolutely bury anything that would make her appear unable or unwilling to carry out her American responsibilities as POTUS.
I am still not convinced that Bill Clinton wants Hilary to be president. Remember, he publicly pulled the rug out from under her several times during her campaign. I think he likes hogging the spotlight, and doesn´t want to share it with her.
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