Carried by a new high in personal popularity and broad approval of her work as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton closes out her diplomatic career with majority support as a candidate for president in 2016. Fifty-seven percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say they’d back a run by Clinton to succeed Barack Obama, vs. 37 percent opposed. That includes a broad gender gap – 66 percent support for Clinton among women, dropping to 49 percent among men.
Hillary, who has presided over a Middle East crumbling and turning militant Muslim, Hillary who has bullied Israel, Hillary who was at a wine tasting in Australia and thus could not testify as to Benghazi when the buck stops with her.....THAT Hillary? The wholesale stupidity of the American populace is sinking this great nation----they vote on perception, not fact.
The same stupidity that allowed the "won" to win re-election because we now have to check the box that we had a woman President. Her record nor his disdain for Israel will be a factor. Couple all of that with complete support of the MSM - why would any Democrat even think of it (hear that Mr. Cuomo).
It must not matter to most -- because we just re-elected a man who did the same thing -- but how could anyone vote for someone who stood over the coffins of four dead Americans and deliberately told a self-serving lie about the circumstances of their deaths? Vile.
The only good thing about Hillary is we know she wants Obama´s job. So in effect she is on our side - those of us who fear he thinks he´s got the job for life. If anyone can push him out the way, it will be Hillary. I think she´s the one with the original birth certificate.
One of her lines that will forever remain in my mind, "We know how to spend your money better than you do." She is probably more socialist than Barry, but keeps it well disguised. Only occasionally does she allow her true colors to show through.
Remember, she was already president once? Billary already had her 2 terms. Remember Billary Care?
Looks like the Julia zombies are taking permanent control of our future. No offense to the many brilliant and patriotic ladies here in LDotland, but repeal of the 19th Amendment seems more and more attractive every day.
I knew there was a reason I like reading #17´s posts. On the subject of PIAPS though, at least when the Bilary was in the WH, they cared about the polls a little bit. The current fellow could not care less. Apparently it is the same with some Congresscritters now. The crybaby in particular.
well, of course the American people love her. She´s a woman and a failure and the people relate to that. It doesn´t matter that she wrecks everything she touches: she looks lousy so equally lousy looking moms aren´t threatened by her, everything she does turns to dross but that´s ok because "she CARES and she TRIES" America is over. This is how people vote. Success is not important. What is important is, "is she every bit as much of a loser as I am? SHE IS! Great. I relate to her!" Democracy is wildly overrated.
The media didn´t even let the dust settle from the 2012 debacle before they started in on the next one. Here we go again. Don´t count her out. We have already seen what the American voters will stoop to.
Madame Pigankles has four years to hit the plastic surgeon, fat-farm, Commie Re-Education Camp and (hopefully) the Beauty Parlor before Herself releases the Flying Monkeys across the land to hypnotize the mall trolling, mouth breathing masses and wind up as a Pant-suited Presidentrix...God help us.
Well, I would have to say, after the 2012 election, never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. Also the voter fraud was through the roof and I believe will be even greater for the Democrats in 2016. I highly doubt that we´ll see a Republican as president again in our lifetime. We just can´t stop the "machine". I know Hillary looks pretty bad now, but I guarantee that in these next 3 to 4 years, she´ll have a lot of work done on herself, and people will admire how "great" PIAP´s looks. Gag me
This is a classic strategy by the MSM to get the American voters all charged up to vote for PIAPS as the first woman president. Don´t bother to check the details of the "poll" because those of us here at LCom know that it is slanted to make PIAPS look like the front runner 4 YEARS BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION. That´s what they do. And it´s all designed to get conservatives and Republicans (they´re not the same) to start wondering who they can run to defeat her.
Expect a lot more of these types of articles during the next 4 yrs.
at the age of 73, I honestly see little chance of our beloved country remaining as the shining city on the hill, as President Reagan calling the U.S. We have higher levels of uninformed voters, legal and illegal, who are so uninformed, it becomes a parody of itself. Watch one or two Jay Leno jaywalking segments, and you will be amazed. Or watch Repo Game, where the person whose care is being repossessed for non payment, when given the chance to win full clear title to the vehicle if they answer 3 of 5 trivia questions correctly. You will be absolutely amazed at the ignorance out there. We cannot possibly survive. We cannot. And in a country where citizenship supposedly cannot be granted if the applicant cannot speak english, there are some jurisdictions where ballots contain all sorts of foreign languages, required by law. We really are doomed. And Hillary could be the final straw, the nail in the coffin, etc. She has been an absolute failure as Secretary of State. She would be a bigger failure as president.
Indeed, Hillary is responsible for all that has happened internatonally since Obama took office. She is a total disaster, a crashsite, a blowup, a trainwreck!! Her lack of recognition to the last Benghazi travesty should be enough to have her fired. Where is America?? It is simply put, GONE!!
I never would have believed it could be possible, but after Obama got elected twice, I would say Hillary is inevitable. I think this is why BJ Clinton was helping Obama -- Obama agreed to get fully behind Hillary in 2016 and use his entire corrupt machine to ensure her victory.
What better way to scare any remaining manufacturing enterprise out of this country than to have the prospect of either obama#3 or piaps nightmare #2? The list of Clinton dead bodies is well over 60 by now.This country must have more masochists than any other place on earth.
The way she handled Benghazi, then lied about it, will ultimately doom her election bid. This investigation is only beginning & she will be thrown under the bus by The One. Which is why her "husband" put their cabal of attys together for her the week of the attack. Her goals will soon be to stay out of jail, & live to charge a mil per speaking fee.
#38, she was doing the will of BO. However, this does not absolve her. If she found his policies morally repugnant, she´d resign... right?
Maybe this is why there are so many photo ops of her swigging the booze?
Oooo, #40, you make creeepy sense. Ugh. maybe even some kind of triumvirate or other perversion?
Does anyone remember the scene of Hill-of-Beans in Africa, early in her officialdom, sitting, well, sort of spreading out in her purple pantsuit, haggard?
She was asked a question by a young African girl which Hilly misunderstood, she thought she was asked what her HUSBAND would do... hah hah oh if she only had had an ashtray within reach. you could see her fiery eyes dart around the hut searching for one, as she leaned forward. Whaaaaaat? she screeched...
She, BO and much of the State and adminsistration are soleley repsonsible for Islamication of the entire ME, the explosion of mulsim fundamentalism, the horrific violation of human rights against women, children and non-muslims and more and more people being murdered in the region.
Yet, I have no doubt she will run and win. The very fact that she has not resigned or been fired after Benghazi indicates the administration, the Republicans and apparently a huge number of Americans do not care that 4 Americans were assassinated while serving their country under her watch.
There are too many lunatics who are still in love wtih Bill Clinton and the thought of him back in the WH makes them swoon. Her only role will to make patronizing speeches and fly around the world giving out American dollars to 10th world and despotic regimes. Much like BO has done since day one.
I would not be surprised if a nuke hit our shores and the brain dead masses would still vote for BO and then Hill.
Susan Patton, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively —
A New York hedge fund manager allegedly swindles $12 million from a prominent Baltimore family. An Indiana couple is accused of bilking hundreds of customers by charging for free trials of cosmetic products. A financial manager in Texas promises 23-percent returns but absconds with $33.5 million of his investors’ money in a classic Ponzi scheme.All three cases have one thing in common: money that ended up in offshore accounts and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.
Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.
After lengthy investigations, the Pentagon has determined that three Army generals committed misconduct in separate incidents, adding to an unusually long list of senior military commanders who have been censured over the past year.On Friday, defense officials confirmed that Army Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, the commander of a strategic counterterrorism force on the Horn of Africa, was fired March 28 on charges of sexual misconduct. Two officials familiar with the case said Baker was investigated for allegedly groping a female civilian employee after he had been drinking.
The Obama administration appeared eager Thursday to downplay the North Korean military’s latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear strikes on the United States.“This is just the latest in a long line of aggressive statements,” (Snip)the recent tension between Washington and Pyongyang “does not need to get hotter.”The remarks were the first public reaction from the Obama administration since Wednesday’s claim by the North Korean military that the “moment of explosion is approaching fast” with the possibility of war breaking out “today or tomorrow.”
President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.
VATICAN CITY—It took Jorge Mario Bergoglio four minutes to convince fellow cardinals he was their leader. Speaking in the Paul VI grand hall of the Vatican, the Argentine cardinal warned the Catholic Church against focusing too much on matters close to home—advice that came against the backdrop of a papacy that had been consumed by infighting among Vatican officials, a dwindling flock in Europe and secular trends in the West. The 76-year-old Father Jorge, as he is known back home, said Roman Catholicism needed to shift its focus outward, to the world beyond Rome—rather than being "self-referential," he said.
When President Obama gets to Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he’s in. Normally this is clear when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country. He’s in whatever country the capital is capital of. But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Not only that, but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.
Approaching his first presidential trip to Israel, President Obama offered a fresh and foolish — if not feckless — assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat. "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually deliver a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” the President told an Israeli television interviewer, in the process cutting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the knees and giving the mullahs breathing room to keep enriching uranium.
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.
The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want
Last month we learned that Megyn Kelly was leaving her daytime anchor gig to take over a Fox News primetime slot. According to an “exclusive” Drudge Report flash this afternoon, that time slot will be 9 p.m. ET. “Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal,” the Drudge Report wrote. “The shock announcement is set for later this month.” Fox’s 9 p.m. hour is currently helmed by Sean Hannity, leading to speculation over whether he could be out of a primetime gig. There are many possible outcomes from this lineup change,
Retired 68-year-old US Army general and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley K. Clark has won yet another esteemed decoration — he is dating 30-year-old Shauna Mei, the founder of online retailer AHAlife.com. Clark, who was married to Gertrude Kingston Clark for 45 years before filing for divorce last year, is spending time with the young New York-based entrepreneur, who graduated from MIT and worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker before launching her luxury e-commerce site. Clark and Mei were spotted together recently in the Hamptons,
Nanny State: If any question remained about the Obama White House´s appetite for running everyone´s life from Washington, it should be settled now. This administration even wants to dictate neighborhood makeup. Like your neighborhood? Don´t get used to it. The Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development might decide it wants to dictate changes. HUD is, according to Fox News, considering "a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America´s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory." The proposed rule, disclosed last month by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at
In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt applications from conservative groups told a committee investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted.. In closed door testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, the unidentified IRS agent said requests for special tax status from Tea Party groups is being forced into a special "secondary screening" because
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.
The Clintons have decided to rent a different house in the Hamptons this summer after they only received a small portion of their security deposit back from the home they rented last year. The famous Democrats have been frequent visitors to the expensive summer getaway in Long Island, and rented the same beachfront house in 2011 and 2012. [Snip] When it comes to rentals in the Hamptons, many owners use the security deposits as a way to pay for the utility fees like heat and grounds-keeping charges. It should be little surprise then that the Lily Pond Lane home
WASHINGTON—The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”
In an interview with Time magazine, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, explained that he respected President Obama and even modeled his own campaign for senate after his presidential campaign. “I think Barack Obama is an extraordinary politician,” Cruz said. “And I respect Barack Obama a great deal. I think he is committed to his principles, which is rare in politics.” Cruz also pointed out that Obama’s principles were “profoundly dangerous.” “I respect that he believes, I think genuinely, with all of his heart, that government control of economy and redistribution of wealth betters the world,” Cruz added.
Justice: The wife of a Fort Hood survivor claims the Defense Department is "slapping victims with gag orders" and telling family members not to talk to the press following testimony in the trial of Nidal Hasan. One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." It has only compounded the pain and suffering of the victims and their families who have now apparently been ordered to shut up about it.
Tonight, I went on Lawrence O´Donnell´s show, and Lawrence O´Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O´Reilly´d at me. That O´Donnell interrupted and harangued and mansplained and was generally an angry grandpa at me is not what I take issue with, however. What bothers me is that, look: your producers take the time to find experts to come on the show, answer your questions, and, hopefully, clarify the issue at hand.
Forty to 50 House Republicans will support immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) predicted Thursday. Gutiérrez said many of the Republicans supportive of immigration reform don’t want to be identified, but he insisted they would support comprehensive immigration reform. “If they ask me today, go find those 40 to 50 Republicans, I’ll tell them I found them. I know where they’re at,” Gutiérrez said in an interview with Ed O’Keefe at The Washington Post.