And now, as of this week, Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes something she has not been in two decades: a private citizen. A mind-boggling thought, really, rich in amusingly prosaic implications. Will she drive a car? Is she going to pop up at the Safeway (you’re supposed to bring your own bags now, Madame Secretary!) or be found standing in line at the Friendship Heights multiplex? She’ll still have Secret Service protection, and she has more than enough money to send other people out on a CVS run. But even so, she is now, for the first time in a very...
Comments: Barf Alert! Newsweek windy attempt to dub PIAPS the most powerful woman ever in American history!
Which raises the question, what is Huma going to do? Is she going to be a fulltime housewife for her very own Weiner? Will she continue to hold a government position for the next four years, and when Hillary is elected president, Huma can step in as her chief of staff?
Hillary will soon be offered a lucrative position as an occasional NBC world analyst to maintain her visibility. Harvard, Yale and Princeton will also toss visiting lecturer offers her way. The Rockefeller Foundation will offer her a key role in its Manhattan headquarters. Major corporations will want her on their boards. Finally, she´ll spend time selecting a ghost writer for two or more books for $15 to $25 million. Her book on her accomplishments as SoS will reach # 1 on the Fiction Best Sellers list. Book will be turned into a movie for release in 2016. Kate Upton will play Hillary. Finally, a line of Hillary safety helmets and protective eyeglasses will be mandated for everyone over 50 by HHS. She is not going away, unfortunately.
How many today remember Hillary´s role in the Arkansas Whitewater scandal where elderly couples were cheated out of their life savings? Or her payoffs from Tyson Foods when Bill was Governor? Or the questionable death of Vince Foster?
I watched PBS news last night, and two liberal women were commenting on HIllary´s performance as Secretary of State. And each said, after mouthing platitudes, that Hillary was unimpressive as Secretary of State, except for her travels and ceremonial stuff.
Hillary Clinton exits politics? No way Mr. Tomasky!.......In addition to her "lock" on the Blue State vote, "Arkansas´s Cattle Queen" has a huge following out West with the livestock ranching crowd. She will be a most formidable presidential contender in 2016!
What a load of crap. Hillary is nothing but a blood sucking leach, just like the rest of the democRats running this country. She´s a disciple of Saul Alinsky, just like her last mentor, the Liar-In-Chief. As for the most important woman in America, that would be my 6-month old granddaughter.
Enduring legacy? If, God forbid, she died tomorrow, what accomplishments would her obituary cite? Born to wealthy parents on Chicago´s Gold Coast. 7 Sisters education highlighted by a graduation speech of stupifying progressive platitudes. Minor service in Democrats´ army of attorneys attacking President Nixon. Married Slick Willie. Got bribed by Tyson Chicken functionary. Ran Whitewater real estate scam. Got cushy job at Rose Law as spouse of Arkansas Attorney General/Governor. Withheld records of Rose Law in defiance of subpoena. Gave "Stand by Your Man" speech in support of her sex offender husband. Villified his sexual victims. Alienated liberal supporters of government-centric health care with her leadership of the HillaryCare Project, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Carpetbagged her way to election to the Senate while still serving as First Lady. Did nothing of note in 8 years as senator. Turned "inevitable" into "outsmarted" in campaign against a man whose only accomplishments were "authoring" two autobiographies. As SoS: N. Korea develops nuclear bomb and missile technology. Iran develops same. "Reset" with Russia turns into a renewal of the Cold War. Encourages China to indulge in Imperialism. Makes friends with dictators like Castro and Chavez while attacking democratic leaders in Honduras and Columbia. Presides over disastrous erosion of U.S. support in the Muslim world, punctuated by the Bengazi slaughter.
This list of Legacy-creating accomplishments is by no means complete.
Geesh... leaving, I don´t think so, she already has a Presidential PAC formed and is raising money for her 2016 campaign. If there are any more sightings of a pudgy,badly dressed, older woman with dirty hair making ´I don´t know about, nor am responsible for, all of those dead bodies on my back trail´ speeches, at lots of campaign stops... that´s her.
I read the entire article in what proved to be a vain search for something Hillary Clinton has ever actually DONE that is specially noteworthy or meritorious. For all of his puffing, the author was unable to provide readers with anything specific. At times he seems to be almost aware of the problem, only to veer away from it into still more fatuous, gushing, embarrassing adulation. We are, as usual, left guessing as to just what it is that makes Hillary so special. It seems that for her admirers, just being Hillary is enough. Her mere existence as a public, political figure proves something for them, though it is hard to see precisely what it is. That women are just as good as men? That despite endless scandals and questions about her integrity and her competence, she remains afloat?
There is no word for this excruciating Newsweek fluff and puff piece but toadying.
The former South African president died Thursday at age 95. Remember him through his uplifting and revolutionary words. 1. "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." 2. "Never, never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. " 3. "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." (Snip) 12. "It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person
BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I´ve gotta tell, another little thing about Nelson Mandela. Do you realize in a couple of ways, maybe even more than a couple, Nelson Mandela has more in common or had more in common with Clarence Thomas than he does with Barack Obama? For example, Nelson Mandela (even prior to becoming president, but certainly after he became president of South Africa) insisted on compliance with his country´s constitution. He insisted on it. Obama looks at the US Constitution as an obstacle and makes end runs around it every day, practically. In that sense... These are the kind of
RUSH: Let me give you what is, I think, one of the most amazing things I ever heard Nelson Mandela say. We had fun with Mandela when he was in New York, when he came to New York and went to Yankees Stadium. But I´ll tell you, there are very few people that could have undergone what he went through and maintained any sense of dignity or optimism.(Snip) "Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." Is that not great? And it´s great because it´s exactly right. Resentment doesn´t do anybody any good.
The U.S. federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov, which has had technology problems since its October 1 launch, is now experiencing errors in transmitting applications about 10 percent of the time, a government spokeswoman said on Friday. The online insurance marketplace relays information about new customers in ´834´ transaction forms to the private insurance companies that provide the health plans. HealthCare.gov serves people in 36 states, while 14 states are running their own websites. "We believe nine of 10 transactions are being successfully transmitted," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, spokeswoman Julie Bataille said at a news briefing.
Washington — Thad Cochran, a Mississippi Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1978, set up a generational and ideological clash in the state’s Republican primary when he announced Friday that he would seek a seventh term in 2014. While Mr. Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, has the support of many leading Republicans in the state, he is already facing opposition from Chris McDaniel, 41, a state senator aligned with the Tea Party who announced his candidacy in October and has won the support of some conservative groups. Mr. Cochran, who has raised less than $1 million
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress. "Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it," the Wisconsin Republican said in an interview with The Hill. He said the Justice Department should prosecute Clapper for giving false testimony during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in March. During that hearing, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper whether the National Security Agency (NSA) collects data on millions of Americans. Clapper insisted that the NSA does not
Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his nuclear diplomacy with Iran before an audience of Israeli diplomats and senior members of the US Jewish community and officials. At a White House Hanukkah reception, Obama said that it was important for the United States to test Iran´s intentions, and pledged to keep working for a comprehensive deal to deprive Tehran of a nuclear weapon. "For the first time in a decade we have halted progress of Iran´s nuclear program," Obama said. "Key parts of the program will be rolled back even though the toughest of our sanctions remain in
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry opened her program over the weekend with a commentary about the Affordable Care Act’s colloquial moniker: “Obamacare.” She said that the word was originally created as a “derogatory term,” designed by white men as a way to delegitimize President Barack Obama and his achievement. However, she said that the term will soon be synonymous with all of Obama’s accomplishments and she urged her audience to use the term with pride. “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years, and like it or not, it’s indelibly
Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to lead the American delegation at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. But his party is reportedly stuck in traffic and he is said to have arrived late at the stadium for the ceremony. [Snip] But Mr Clinton, Mr Carter and his wife Rosalynn have all traveled separately to the event. According to reports, Mr Obama and his delegation are stuck in a lines of traffic caused by tens of thousands of people making their way to the event. Mr Obama is among the foreign leaders who