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Stephen Kruiser

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April 17, 2014 - 3:06 pm

The first step is admitting…

It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.

Mrs. Clinton played an energetic role in virtually every foreign policy issue of President Obama’s first term, advocating generally hawkish views internally while using her celebrity to try to restore America’s global standing after the hit it took during the George W. Bush administration.

But her halting answer suggests a problem that Mrs. Clinton could confront as she recounts her record in Mr. Obama’s cabinet before a possible run for president in 2016: Much of what she labored over so conscientiously is either unfinished business or has gone awry in his second term.

So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment.

The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have been two-term presidents. Throw into the mix the fact that her relationship with both is uneasy at best and some vulnerabilities which can be exploited by opponents begin to appear.

The Hillary that both Republicans and Democrats talk about as being dynamic, formidable and inevitable doesn’t really seem to exist in the real world under close examination. She got where she is seemingly by making some uncomfortable compromises with two men she doesn’t seem to like very much. Her greatest electoral victory came because her opponent got cancer.

This Times piece tries to portray her as rather hawkish. Where does that fit in with a constituency that twice propelled President Obama to victory? Does she get a gender free pass from the hopeychangeys?

I know that she is supposed to be a juggernaut because pretty much everyone who isn’t me says she is, but I still don’t see it.

Apparently, neither does she.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Didn't Obama prove that achievement is not a necessary qualification to get elected?
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The Drudge headline read "Hillary Falls to Earth". My first thought was, 'dang the old gal is hitting the Jack Daniels again' or maybe she was having a PTSD episode. She heard a car backfire and thought she was back on the airstrip in Sarajevo, dodging sniper fire.
Seriously, Hillary is utterly a media creation. She's about as much a brilliant and qualified leader as Obama is "the smartest president ever". Put the crack pipe down media sycophants.
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Any woman and wife who would not lift a finger against the serial manipulator, despoiler, sexploiter and misogynist liar Bill Clinton, and to continue to lie and assist him in his crimes, as a lawyer to boot, so she could keep her high position and aspire to higher perchers being offered, . . . well, I read pieces of her book, mostly about her hair I remember, and it did not ring true. Well, she had a daughter. I feel she is an empty headed twit. I would not vote for as secretary for the PTA. Or the Garden Club. I pity poor Chelsea and her child to be born. Free our poor country from such miserable wretches as the Clintons! (She could not even beat that minor league rookie from Illinois with the vaguely Muslim name or as Biden called him "Osama or Obama or whatever it is").
34 weeks ago
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It's extremely difficult to achieve nothing for years.
Give her a break.
She'll do something, perhaps even something good, within a few more years.
34 weeks ago
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The left wants to believe she is the greatest thing since sliced bread, only because there is no one else sitting on their bench ready to pick up the diktator's failed presidency
35 weeks ago
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Hilliary's problem is that she was a less-than-mediocre bureaucrat in a less-than- mediocre administration known for appointing political hacks to serious office.

It's going to be difficult to inflate that into anything sounding remotely impressive.
35 weeks ago
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But... but... but.... HILLARY!

35 weeks ago
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Didn't Obama prove that achievement is not a necessary qualification to get elected?
35 weeks ago
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Play the tape of her yukking it up at the"reset" button ceremony with the Russian guy. That's a big accomplishment
35 weeks ago
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The Drudge headline read "Hillary Falls to Earth". My first thought was, 'dang the old gal is hitting the Jack Daniels again' or maybe she was having a PTSD episode. She heard a car backfire and thought she was back on the airstrip in Sarajevo, dodging sniper fire.
Seriously, Hillary is utterly a media creation. She's about as much a brilliant and qualified leader as Obama is "the smartest president ever". Put the crack pipe down media sycophants.
35 weeks ago
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I just finished that Free Beacon article. Absolute rip-job truth!

I highly recommend it to all that have yet to read it!
34 weeks ago
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I can't believe she didn't play the "we got Bin Laden card"!! You'd think that would be a "muscle memory" response by now.
35 weeks ago
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The only reason Hillary is even being considered for President is, drum roll, she is a women, Period. She dropped the ball on protecting our diplomats in Benghazi, and tried to blame it on a video. That is a flat out lie. She has broken no glass ceilings for women, all she does is go all over the place and pontificate. These are just words, wheres the action?
35 weeks ago
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In her comments she used the term Relay Race and passing the Baton in order to complete the race! A few days later Obama used almost the same words. I think the Democrats are going to use this as a Theme for upcoming elections.
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