Skip to comments.Clinton: US 'careening from crisis to crisis'
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.
Weve 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 CAPs 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 Clintons 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.
Lawmakers that govern by ideology? Only she can get away with such an obvious insult of Obama.
She sure capped her career with her Benghazi debacle.
That’s as progressive as it gets.
Will bankcrupcty hit during her first or second term?
Not to mention the monumental hypocrisy considering her record and Slick’s record.
Uh... I think the President is the Executive office, right? That would make him the leader of the careening?
Must bring back fond mamories from his first two years as president.
At this point, what difference does it make?
That occurred to me also. Talk of ideology and scorched earth politics describes Obama’s actions.
Hillary thinks all you have to do is hire private investigators, knock off a few of your friends, and everything will be okay.
“Thanks for the mammaries, Monica.”
Bill and Hill
blaming republicans for their own governing.
She was a leading actress in at least one crisis.
Well, no feces, Ferlock! What did you THINK was going to happen if we let stupid, loony leftists drive??
She was a leading actress in the whole Arab Spring string of crises
But hey, she was the best Secretary of State EVAH! I must have missed her accomplishments somehow.
Hey! Aren’t those the Whitewater billing records next to Mr. Mustache?
Yeah, Bill, obama has it down pretty well, doesn’t he?
“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)
Yeah Bitch,It takes a Village idiot
That’s a classic.
The most partisan broom rider in DC complains about witches.
"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
She knows that all Democrats, including her cheerleaders in the media, will read her remarks as an attack on Republicans in Congress.
The European Commissions 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.And so the Obama Administration has to invent their own unique crises in imitation. Kakocracy/kleptocracy indeed.
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.