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Clinton: US 'careening from crisis to crisis'
thehill.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Mario Trujillo

Posted on 10/24/2013 9:29:54 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Hillary Clinton on Thursday night blamed lawmakers who govern by ideology for sending the country careening from crisis to crisis.

Speaking at the 10th anniversary of the founding of the progressive Center for American Progress (CAP), Clinton said the group is needed now more than ever.

“We are careening from crisis to crisis instead of having a plan bringing people to that plan, focusing on common sense solutions and being relentless in driving toward them,” she said.

Specifically alluding to the government shutdown, Clinton derided the consequences when lawmakers use “scorched earth” tactics and operate in an “evidence-free zone.”

Clinton made similar remarks during a speech earlier in the week.

“We’ve seen unfortunately what happens in our public debate when they occur in what I do call an evidence-free zone, where people make claims and arguments that have no basis in evidence but which are ideologically motivated, when politicians choose scorched earth over common ground, families have felt the consequences,” she said, citing furloughed workers and kids kicked out of Head Start programs.

Clinton, considered a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president if she runs, made no allusion to a political run in her short, 10-minute remarks.

Clinton praised the group specifically for shining a spotlight on the healthcare debate.

“In particular CAP’s efforts to put affordable, quality healthcare for every American back on the national agenda was essential,” she said.

Clinton said CAP is influential around the world.

“As I traveled as Secretary of State it was not uncommon for me to be asked about CAP, particularly by leaders who were hoping to have an infrastructures to support their views in their countries,” she said.

John Podesta, the chair of the group, served as President Clinton’s chief of staff, while CAP President Neera Tanden is a former Clinton staffer from her presidential campaign in 2008 and her previous Senate race.

Clinton is making back-to-back public appearances this week. On Wednesday, she gave a speech at the University of Buffalo and she will give another at Colgate University in upstate New York on Friday.

“Happy birthday, thank you and lets keep going,” Clinton said, ending her speech.


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: benghazi; whatdifdoesitmake

1 posted on 10/24/2013 9:29:54 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lawmakers that govern by ideology? Only she can get away with such an obvious insult of Obama.


2 posted on 10/24/2013 9:32:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

CAP.

She sure capped her career with her Benghazi debacle.

That’s as progressive as it gets.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 9:32:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Will bankcrupcty hit during her first or second term?


4 posted on 10/24/2013 9:34:13 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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5 posted on 10/24/2013 9:34:32 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

Not to mention the monumental hypocrisy considering her record and Slick’s record.


6 posted on 10/24/2013 9:34:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Uh... I think the President is the Executive office, right? That would make him the leader of the careening?


7 posted on 10/24/2013 9:38:27 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Must bring back fond mamories from his first two years as president.


8 posted on 10/24/2013 9:40:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

At this point, what difference does it make?


9 posted on 10/24/2013 9:40:06 PM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: Olog-hai

That occurred to me also. Talk of ideology and scorched earth politics describes Obama’s actions.


10 posted on 10/24/2013 9:40:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hillary thinks all you have to do is hire private investigators, knock off a few of your friends, and everything will be okay.


11 posted on 10/24/2013 9:41:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

12 posted on 10/24/2013 9:41:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Thanks for the mammaries, Monica.”
Bill and Hill


13 posted on 10/24/2013 9:49:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

blaming republicans for their own governing.

hillarty’s projecting.


14 posted on 10/24/2013 10:03:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

She was a leading actress in at least one crisis.


15 posted on 10/24/2013 10:14:20 PM PDT by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Clinton: US 'careening from crisis to crisis'

Well, no feces, Ferlock! What did you THINK was going to happen if we let stupid, loony leftists drive??

16 posted on 10/24/2013 10:15:05 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: bergmeid

She was a leading actress in the whole Arab Spring string of crises


17 posted on 10/24/2013 10:24:14 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

But hey, she was the best Secretary of State EVAH! I must have missed her accomplishments somehow.


18 posted on 10/24/2013 10:25:34 PM PDT by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: bergmeid
Criminal accomplishments!

 photo BENGHAZI-gate1.jpg

19 posted on 10/24/2013 11:15:30 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey!   Aren’t those the Whitewater billing records next to Mr. Mustache?

HF


20 posted on 10/24/2013 11:48:44 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah, Bill, obama has it down pretty well, doesn’t he?


21 posted on 10/25/2013 2:48:22 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (-)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

““We are careening from crisis to crisis instead of having a plan bringing people to that plan, focusing on common sense solutions and being relentless in driving toward them,” she said.”

Hillary, you and Obammy were the ringleaders of rudderless for at least the last 5 years. Now it’s a problem? (Hey Barry, this is a Bitch Slap from Hil)


22 posted on 10/25/2013 2:53:35 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah Bitch,It takes a Village idiot


23 posted on 10/25/2013 3:56:04 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a classic.


24 posted on 10/25/2013 4:23:49 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The most partisan broom rider in DC complains about witches.


25 posted on 10/25/2013 4:41:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The crises are deliberate.

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." --Rhambo Emmanuel

26 posted on 10/25/2013 7:16:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Olog-hai

She knows that all Democrats, including her cheerleaders in the media, will read her remarks as an attack on Republicans in Congress.


27 posted on 10/25/2013 5:55:36 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If anyone wants to know where that mindset came from, it may be from over in Brussels. After all, Obama declared himself to be impressed by the machinations of such Machiavellians four years ago, and he and his cadre imitate them so much . . .
The European Commission’s top economists warned the politicians in the 1990s that the euro might not survive a crisis, at least in its current form. There is no EU treasury or debt union to back it up. The one-size-fits-all regime of interest rates caters badly to the different needs of Club Med and the German bloc.

The euro fathers did not dispute this. But they saw EMU as an instrument to force the pace of political union. They welcomed the idea of a “beneficial crisis”. As ex-Commission chief Romano Prodi remarked, it would allow Brussels to break taboos and accelerate the move to a full-fledged EU economic government. …
And so the Obama Administration has to invent their own unique crises in imitation. Kakocracy/kleptocracy indeed.
28 posted on 10/25/2013 6:13:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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