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Hillary Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept.
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Posted on 04/05/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Hillary Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept. By Tom Blumer Created 04/05/2014 - 9:32am

Several weeks ago, MRC-TV's Dan Joseph visited the Democratic Party's winter meeting to see if attendees could name a single tangible of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. They couldn't. It turns out that Hillary Clinton herself can't even do that.

Remember how Texas Governor Rick Perry was mercilessly ridiculed in the press for his 2011 debate brain cramp when he couldn't identify the third of three federal government agencies he would eliminate? At the Women of the World Summit in New York City on Thursday — an event held at, of all places, the David H. Koch Theater (you can't make this stuff up) — Mrs. Clinton rambled on and on in a response to a question about what she was most proud of in looking at her time as Secretary of State, but never identified even one specific accomplishment (HT Capitol City Project):

Transcript:

Well, I really see — that was good — that’s why he wins prizes. Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. I mean, you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton. Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished.

So when President Obama asked me to be Secretary of State and I agreed, we had the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we had two wars. We had continuing threats from all kinds of corners around the world that we had to deal with. So it was a perilous time frankly. And what he said to me was, ‘Look, I have to be dealing with the economic crisis, I want you to go out and represent us around the world.’

And it was a good division of labor because we needed to make it clear to the rest of the world, that we were going to get our house in order. We were going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.

“So I think we did that. I’m very proud of the stabilization and the really solid leadership that the administration provided that I think now, leads us to be able to deal with problems like Ukraine because we’re not so worried about a massive collapse in Europe and China — trying to figure out to do with all their bond holdings and all the problems we were obsessed with.

I think we really restored American leadership in the best sense. That, once again — people began to rely on us as setting the values, setting the standards. I just don’t want to lose that because we have a dysfunctional political situation in Washington. And then of course, a lot of particulars, but I am finishing my book so you’ll be able to read all about it.”

Mrs. Clinton ended up telling a "why I was hired" and "why we're better off now" story (which could be torn to pieces in an instant, but that's for another time) and framed it almost entirely around the administration's tired "look at the awful mess we inherited from Bush" narrative about the economy — something with which she herself admits she had no direct involvement — instead of telling the questioner what she had done.

Any Republican or conservative providing such a non-answer would be pilloried, as Perry was for his partial non-answer 2-1/2 year ago.

A Google News search on "Hillary accomplishment" (not in quotes, sorted by date) returns no relevant result from an establishment press outlet besides Fox News.

Thus, Mrs. Clinton gets to skate over a significant and self-evident gaffe. As far as the press is concerned, she's untouchable. Get used to it.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; hillary; hillaryclinton; secstate
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HA!

Ask her boss the same question!

1 posted on 04/05/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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2 posted on 04/05/2014 2:54:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

Brain freeze.

“Could you rephrase the question, please?”

There is a blues song in there somewhere.

And Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, is clearing her throat to sing the blues.

No, that’s the fat lady. Or is it the same person?


3 posted on 04/05/2014 2:57:26 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To the degree the MSM succeeds in keeping voters distracted from this and the other keys issues, the main one being the $4 TRILLION unconstitutional, life-and-freedom-threatening federal government, to that degree it doesn’t matter.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 2:58:40 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Sub-Driver
H1 has shown that Al Qaeda and the Muzzie Broz are NOT our friends.

She has demonstrated how to lose control of at least $6 Billion.

She has demonstrated high proficiency in successfully stonewalling Ben Gahzi.

She has demonstrated her poor knowledge of Russian and her ability to make Russia LTAO at Bammy.

Probably other achievements.

5 posted on 04/05/2014 2:59:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: musicman

What difference does it make?


6 posted on 04/05/2014 2:59:36 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

She did downsize the staff by 4 in Libya.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 3:00:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Da Coyote

Well, at this point, none.


8 posted on 04/05/2014 3:01:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure she did . . . she got an ambassador and seals killed.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 3:01:37 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: cripplecreek

Well put, LOL.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 3:01:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

World’s #1 doormat.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 3:02:21 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/4/state-dept-misplaced-6b-under-hillary-clinton-ig-r/


12 posted on 04/05/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished.”

So she handed a bunch of red lines F’n Kerry, big
whoop. It’s going to take a conservative S.O.S. to do
things she can take credit for.
Truly the words of an incompetent and unqualified person
for any job.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 3:03:18 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Sub-Driver
"I proved to the entire world you CAN put lipstick on a pig!

"I drove that train right to the site of the wreck!"


14 posted on 04/05/2014 3:03:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary achieved getting a rape and snuff video
of an US Ambassador who had begged her for help,
AND in the process transferred 20,000 MANPADs
to al Qaeda.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi. Hillary Rodham Beghazi.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Da Coyote

Hard to believe that the entrenched Congressional Democrats want HC leading their Party for the next 8 years - but then again, most of them just want their seats, their perks and their pensions.

This could be the era of the young, smart, moral, conservative men & women to take this opportunity to lead our Nation forward with Constitutional representation.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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18 posted on 04/05/2014 3:12:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s being too modest ... she got an Ambassador killed, how special is that?


19 posted on 04/05/2014 3:13:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Sub-Driver
There was this...

State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton

20 posted on 04/05/2014 3:16:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her mind is jello.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 3:17:46 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her name is Hillary Clinton.

Acceptable title Hillary (Clinton) Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept.,


22 posted on 04/05/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Paladin2
Probably other achievements.

6 “Inconvenient Truths” about Hillary Clinton

Unfortunately, her supporters are willing to ignore all of this as they pretend she has accomplishments that would make her fit for the WH. As much as I dislike identity politics, I think we'll need to run a woman to win in 2016.

23 posted on 04/05/2014 3:26:25 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, Benghazi is not her first big scandalous cover-up.

Don’t forget TWA 800. She was in the White House then for that one and I’m sure knew all the workings.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 3:38:26 PM PDT by Sapwolf (Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. -Sowell)
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To: Sub-Driver

25 posted on 04/05/2014 3:41:25 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thats cold !!!


26 posted on 04/05/2014 3:42:20 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hillary Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept.

So, being a pushy, mendacious, pushy, self-centered, pushy, entitled, hyper-left-wing, pushy, (by some accounts) swiper of WH art and dinnerware, pushy, pushy, dodger of responsibility for Benghazi and (by some accounts) billions unaccounted for at State under her watch ... all counts for nothing?

Oh, and did I mention..."pushy"?

.

27 posted on 04/05/2014 4:14:48 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: sodpoodle
This could be the era of the young, smart, moral, conservative men & women to take this opportunity to lead our Nation forward with Constitutional representation.

People often forget that government is ALWAYS a generational thing. The "leaders" currently in power are the '60s and '70s "activists" still trying to make their unrealistic goals and drug-fueled dreams come true. Next up are the Reagan-era kids all grown up and DEEPLY dubious about the "progressive" fantasies of their older brothers and sisters.

28 posted on 04/05/2014 4:15:06 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hilary has two main problems: distracting attention away from her record, and, strangely enough, distracting attention away from her razor gaze. To do this, she looks around, tilts her head back and forth and from side to side, laughs and cackles much too much, all in order to prevent the full force of her malignant gaze from alarming the nation. And all the while, it’s full throttle with 100% boilerplate.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 4:17:22 PM PDT by odawg
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To: Paladin2
$6 Billion

Someone needs to hand out walk around money, buy off the the different types of thugs, crooks, fixers, moochers, professional voters, fraudsters e.t.c in 2016. It ain't cheap being a Rat candidate.

30 posted on 04/05/2014 4:18:35 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Seaplaner

You forgot “bossy”.


31 posted on 04/05/2014 4:19:18 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: Sub-Driver

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, I think ambassadors in other Muslim countries are going to be raped, tortured, and murdered, too. Hillary Clinton will do nothing to stop it.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 4:20:02 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Seaplaner

I think the operative word is ‘bossy’.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 4:20:21 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We all know how her giving the Russkis a toy “Reset” button worked out. LOL!


34 posted on 04/05/2014 4:23:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We are human beings. The debate, ANY DEBATE, is NEVER OVER!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She obviously doesn’t want to brag about the international mechanisms she’s set up to finance her run on the presidency.


35 posted on 04/05/2014 4:34:57 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Balding_Eagle; NathanR
Yes, yes. Bossy.

(But "Bossy" in a very "Pushy" sort of way, eh?)

.

36 posted on 04/05/2014 4:40:28 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

I’m thinking “Bossy” in a very cow sort of way.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 4:51:45 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

The idiocracy will elect her because of her lady parts.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 4:57:18 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Farmer Dean

LOL!


39 posted on 04/05/2014 5:00:01 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Don’t forget BOSSY, yes, she’s BOSSY too!


40 posted on 04/05/2014 5:07:49 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Sub-Driver


41 posted on 04/05/2014 5:09:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: LucyT

thank you, Lucy. I did not know the words
that preceded the infamous words...

even more telling.

the lies are so over the top!


42 posted on 04/05/2014 5:36:44 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Sub-Driver
"...we needed to make it clear to the rest of the world, that we were going to get our house in order. We were going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.
'So I think we did that."
HOW? (just one example is all I need)
43 posted on 04/05/2014 5:57:02 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary’s problem isn’t primarily that she didn’t have any achievements as Secretary of State, it’s that she has so little sense of humor and such pathetic speaking abilities that she can’t answer questions in ways that can help her politically.

Any politician whose career is NOT based on nepotism like Hillary’s gains valuable communication skills along the way. Faced with questions about their achievements, good politicians are able to come out smelling like roses no matter what their achievements might be — for example, by bringing up interesting anecdotes about individuals they’ve met who benefited from programs they might have had something to do with, or by twisting the truth to make themselves appear much better than they are — a skill Hillary’s husband was a master at.

But Hillary just doesn’t have it. Only someone with virtually zero political skills could lose an ‘’inevitable’’ presidential nomination to a first-term Senator whose adult life had previously been spent primarily as a community organizer.

You’d think that Hillary might have tried to improve herself over the years since her 2008 defeat — but why? From her perspective, Hillary feels ENTITLED to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and that’s all there is to it. Many Democrats share her sense of presidential entitlement, which is why her polls numbers are at 67%.

But there will be a lot of embarrassing questions about Hillary’s achievements and a lot of embarrassing answers from her before the crown lies firmly on her arrogant head, if ever, which is becoming more and more doubtful every day.


44 posted on 04/05/2014 6:11:34 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Revolting cat!; GeronL

That in and of itself is quite an achievement!!!


45 posted on 04/05/2014 6:14:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She has an accomplishment....she got four people killed in Benghazi. Not something to brag about, but an accomplishment none the less.


46 posted on 04/05/2014 6:16:35 PM PDT by tioga
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To: musicman

Pretty confusing. Her biggest supporters say that she is the best Secretary of State that we ever had.


47 posted on 04/05/2014 6:22:22 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Sub-Driver

She thinks 25 % of the U.S. budget should go to foreign aid. Just run that speech on ads and she is toast.

I don’t think she will be president.


48 posted on 04/05/2014 9:42:38 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Sub-Driver
Any Republican or conservative providing such a non-answer would be pilloried...

Yes, it's almost like the press has a double standard or something...

49 posted on 04/19/2014 4:32:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: Sub-Driver

can someone please provide a summary or a ink to info about the missing $6 billion at the state department

just saw it referenced on a pookie toon yesterday.

Thanx.


50 posted on 04/19/2014 4:37:16 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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