Regardless of whether President Barack Obama wins in November, The New York Times’ David Brooks says he expects a serious “Draft Hillary” movement in 2016. Appearing on Alec Baldwin’s WNYC “Here’s The Thing” podcast, where just last month George Will said that Hillary Clinton’s political career is all but over, Brooks pointed to what he called the Democrats’ “reasonably weak bench” as one reason to not count out the Secretary the State’s future White House chances. “First of all, I think the Democrats have a reasonably weak bench for 2016
Comments: Ha ha ha...Brooks said Hillary would have done a better job than 0bama because she has a better personality. . . .funny stuff. The DemcRAT bench is empty except for the fat loud-mouth chick with the hygiene issues. My prediction: Romney wins in 2012 and if Hillary runs in '16 she will be the female Bob Dole.
The democrats could forgive her incompetence if she were not so old and ugly-looking.
I am not mocking her. She does not have to be ugly. She runs around with straggly hair and no makeup. If you are in a senior government position, you have to try to look your best at all times. If you don't care about yourself, you give off the vibe that you don't care about much else.
This is not sexist. Guys are judged harshly as well. Think of all of the people who say that Chris Christie is off-putting because he does not take care of his body.
Hillary was globetrotting around the world lining up chefs for a cookoff while terrorists in the Middle East were fomenting their 9/11 attack in Benghazi. I think she jumped the shark when it comes to her higher office aspirations.
Fat chance .... after she gets the credit due for the Murder of our 4 Americans in LIBYA ........ Brooks wants full credit for being a jerk gone wild with no Breast to sell his product. I suggest Brooks apply for Big Birds job... Rino's have too many in their job market applying.
Oh Yeah!! Especially after what her role was in Bengazhi murders??? This woman should be hauled in front of the American people and made to explain how and why her INCOMPETENCE killed four Americans and why she was talking about a blooming VIDEO for 2 weeks after the assasinations.
But Professor Brooks, what about...Whitewater, cattle future contracts, Vince Foster/Fort Marcy Park, Web Hubbell, Rose Law Firm basement shredding machine operations, Chinese Commie donations, missing White House silverware settings, Sandy Berger, Saul Alinsky, Huma Wiener/The Muslim Brotherhood, Republican FBI Files, Zippergate/Monica Lewinsky, tomatoes and shoes in Cairo, Libya, midnight talks with Eleanor Roosevelt, flying lamps, Travelgate, etc, etc, etc?
David Brooks is "stuck on stupid" in his thinking - always looking at the past, no fresh ideas, unable to visualize anything new. Ambitious DemocRATS will not stand aside for Hillary. Andrew Cuomo has been working on his resume for 20 years now. He'll soon find a way to marry that live-in blonde. Watch for the book, maybe something published with his father. Chuck Schumer loves a camera enough to run. But his wife makes Hillary look like a movie star, so she may drag (no pun intended) down his chances. What about Susan Rice? If she is a lesbian, that would be the perfect Dem candidate, covering all the bases: Black, female, gay.
By 2016 Hillary should just be getting out of jail for her role in Libya.
According to HillBuzz Conservative Politics, the entire attack was a plan by Obama to look tough on foreign policy. He was going to organize a possible "hostage" release using "The Blind Sheik " as a bargaining chip. Things blew up in his face when the "hostages" were killed instead.
Dems don't nominate losers. Only Reps do that. Reps usually run the guy who's turn it is, the guy that last the time before but came in second--McCain, Romney, Dole... Dems always want someone new. Hillary will be very old, tired news in 2016. If they didn't want her in 2008, they won't in 2016.
So what if they have a weak bench. Dems usually put up someone you didn't expect a few years earlier. Who in 2004 thought Obama would be the guy 4 years later?
Really? Benghazi aside - and that will not be put aside -- blecchhhh. Not gonna work. Her viable time ran out in 2008 when she could not beat a community organizer with no genuine credentials.
Speaking of Bens, everyone's probably fond of the image of Benjamin Franklin, but Ben Franklin in pearls? ...drooling on Christina Aguilera? http://i.huffpost.com/gen/801726/thumbs/o-HILLARY-CLINTON-CHRISTINA-AGUILERA-570.jpg?6
Only in Alec Baldwin's fevered brain is David Brooks a conservative. Should Romney win this year the only person the Democrats will consider in 2016 will be Barack Obama. It will be like Holyfield/Tyson all over again.
Her Heinous wouldn't be any improvement over Mr. Potato Head. Both are inveterate Alinskyites, committed leftists without the least understanding of economic or strategic matters. Instead of healthy blood, a substance like subversion flows in their veins.
You should read Christopher Hitchens's No One Left to Lie To, especially the chapter entitled "The Shadow of the Con Man (Rodham's Last Hurrah.)" I'll let Hitch speak for himself.
"Mrs. Clinton has the most unappetizing combination of qualities to be met in many days' march: she is a tyrant and a bully when she can dare to be, and an ingratiating populist when that will serve. She will sometimes appear in the guise of a "strong woman" and sometimes in the softer garb of a winsome and vulnerable female. She is entirely un-self-critical and quite devoid of reflective capacity, and has never found that any of her numerous misfortunes or embarrassments are her own fault, because the fault invariably lies with others. And, spesking of where things lie, she can in a close contest keep up with her husband for mendacity. Like him, she is not just a liar but a lie; a phoney construct of shreds and patches and hysterical self-pitying, demagogic improvisations."
So Hillary gets drafted and all the votes on the ballots that would go to obit, go to Hillary? Even though I don't want either to win (actually want to see a serious knockout punch delivered to both), I'd still like to see that fight.
Temple student Walter Smolarek remembers feeling energized when he heard Mumia Abu-Jamal’s voice directed at him. “People, especially young people, can and must build movements that can force politicians to address issues of social justice,” Abu-Jamal, a radical who was convicted of the 1982 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, said in a taped recording played at the Asian Arts Initiative on Saturday. (Snip) Tauheedah Shukriyyah Asad, 29, agrees—and believes Abu-Jamal may be this generation’s Nelson Mandela. “Mumia is doing more in jail than most people are doing out in the world,” she says. “He’s still writing,
The White House is declining to comment on reports in South Africa that the man who provided alleged sign interpretation of President Obama´s tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is a fake. (Snip) White House spokesman Josh Earnest referred questions to the South African government. It would be "a shame" if this incident became "a distraction" from the many tributes to Mandela, including the one from Obama, Earnest said. "This was an historic event," Earnest said. Loening added: "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." At times he looked like
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told contractors not to cooperate with Congress’s efforts to investigate work related to the Obamacare website, a top Republican lawmaker said. (snip)The department may have sent similar letters to other contractors working on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, wrote Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the House oversight committee. The department’s actions constitute “criminal obstruction of a congressional investigation,” he said in the letter. Joanne Peters, a health agency spokeswoman, didn’t provide immediate comment on Issa’s accusations.
TRENTON — The George Washington Bridge flap just went national. A Democratic group connected to Hillary Clinton is launching an attack against Gov. Chris Christie based on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s closure of lanes to the nation’s busiest bridge, according to a report on CNN.com. (snip)“Correct the Record, formed in part to defend Hillary Clinton, is an arm of American Bridge, an pro-Democratic group that specializes in opposition research. The group launched a graphic Tuesday showing the Republican Garden State leader in front of the George Washington Bridge with a traffic sign that says ‘political retribution’ and
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield said it will not renew any small group or individual health plans that were set to expire after this year, despite receiving permission to do so by New Jersey’s insurance regulator. In a statement, Horizon said it was impossible to issue new health plans under a tight time frame before the end of the year. "Horizon BCBSNJ has been working to implement the Affordable Care Act for the past three and a half years, and undoing our work and essentially creating new plans in three weeks has proven to be impossible," said Thomas Rubino, the insurer’s director
U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8th Dist.), who immigrated to the United States from Cuba as a child, today slammed President Obama for shaking hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa. “I was disappointed to view the handshake between President Obama and the Cuban dictator Raul Castro at what was a moving service to memorialize Nelson Mandela,” Sires said in a statement. Sires is an outspoken critic of the Cuban government. When Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) — another Cuban-American — was going through a series of scandals early this year, Sires suggested that the controversy could
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez popped the question to girlfriend Alicia Mucci in the Capitol Rotunda Monday. Menendez, who has two children from his first marriage, celebrated his engagement at the White House Congressional Ball, hosted by Joe Biden since President Obama traveled to South Africa for Nelson Mandela´s funeral. The news was first reported by Politico´s Mike Allen but Tuesday morning, Menendez took to Twitter to thank "my family & friends for their love & congrats." Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was among those who passed on their good wishes on Twitter. Please spell out source
On the day of Nelson Mandela’s death the South African Communist Party chose to reveal a fact that it had long denied: that he was a party member. Indeed, at the time of his arrest he was on the Central Committee. The statement read: "At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party´s Central Committee... After his release from prison in 1990, Cde Madiba became a great and close friend of the communists till his last days." Commenting on this revelation,
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved court documents outlining a sale process for failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive The judge on Tuesday granted interim approval of Fisker´s description of its bankruptcy plan and the process for creditors to vote on it, although he expressed concerns about the quick pace with which the case was moving. Attorneys for the committee of unsecured creditors said they agree with the current case schedule. Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker, which had planned to build cars in Delaware, filed for bankruptcy protection last month, ending a long downward spiral after receiving a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S.
Obamacare realities just became a little more intense in the Bluegrass State. Requirements in the Affordable Care Act presented Kentucky Dr. Stephen Kiteck with obstacles he “just couldn’t overcome.” This tweet helped uncover the story: Dr. Kiteck verified the ad to Townhall Tuesday: “It’s pretty basic really. The reason is that Obamacare requires electronic medical records and electronic prescribing and I simply don’t have the finances at this time to go into debt to provide that for my office, it would just be a complete new transfer of electronic equipment in my office for that. So for me, at my age, I’m just not
Former President Jimmy Carter told NBC News on Monday that he places Nelson Mandela alongside Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa as exemplars of inspiration and moral virtue in world history. In an interview with Brian Williams from Johannesburg, the 39th president said that Mandela belongs among figures to be looked upon “with a great deal of admiration.” “They weathered very difficult times, they came through with flying colors, they inspired other people,” Carter said. “I think that Nelson would go down in history as one of the leading people of the century.” Carter is in South Africa to attend a
Just in time for Christmas, a St. Louis company is promoting a coloring and activity book for kids about Sen. Ted Cruz. For $4.99, parents can order U.S. Senator "Ted" Cruz to the Future — which the Really Big Coloring Books company says is an "educational tool" to be used in schools. "He is a positive role model worthy of study in any school," says the promotional material for the coloring book. "All information is fact-based, evidenced in truth and is made available to the public." RBCB founder Wayne Bell touts the book in a YouTube video. The book includes biographical information on Cruz,
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
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
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
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!”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
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.
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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
President Obama’s job approval among American voters has dropped to negative territory with just 38 percent voicing their approval versus the 58 who says they disapprove, according to a national poll released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University. That is one percent less than the 39% who said they approved of him in last month’s poll. The majority of the 2,692 registered voters the University in early December said that the president is not honest and trustworthy. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?,” respondents gave Obama lackluster ratings
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters: