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Ready for Hillary
Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Mona Charen

Posted on 06/13/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT by Kaslin

Have you seen the "Ready for Hillary" bumper stickers? I've seen one already and wondered about the implied insult to the current occupant of the White House. You're "Ready for Hillary" when the greatest statesman of our age isn't even halfway through his second term?

Are you ready because Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state was such a rousing success? As of this writing, Islamist forces are marching south from newly conquered Mosul and Tikrit in Iraq. Wasn't Clinton the chief architect of our foreign policy when we failed to negotiate a status-of-forces agreement with Iraq in 2011? Reviewing that history in September of 2012, The New York Times quoted an administration spokesman: "As we reviewed the 10,000 option, we came to the conclusion that achieving the goal of a security partnership was not dependent on the size of our footprint in-country, and that stability in Iraq did not depend on the presence of U.S. forces."

That worked out well.

When asked in April what she was most proud of in her term, she squirted a lot of ink about preventing another Great Depression and "stabilization" and "positive growth," adding: "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."

With which country are relations better now than in 2009? Canada? Israel? Britain? We've rebuffed and insulted Canada by failing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, bullied and alienated Israel, betrayed Poland and the Czech Republic on defensive missiles, and insulted Great Britain by, among other things, sending back Winston Churchill's bust.

Has the U.S. position improved vis-a-vis adversaries? Is Clinton proud of the Russia "reset"? It began with a gaffe when she, in a stunt that would have been puerile even if it had gone right, presented to the Russian foreign minister a button that was supposed to say "reset" in Russian. Instead, it said "overcharge." Since then the President Barack Obama/Clinton policy toward Russia has been marked by Vladimir Putin running rings around the U.S. while the president issues clueless rebukes to critics about the Cold War being over.

The surge in Afghanistan was unsuccessful and is now to be followed by unilateral withdrawal. Iraq's fragile peace is collapsing, even as a revived al-Qaida stands ready to dominate large swaths of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Libya is heading for civil war. Benghazi, Clinton admits, is a regret. China is throwing its weight around in Asia. America's global popularity declined steeply during her tenure.

Perhaps none of this is actually Clinton's fault. Obama explained in 2008 that he was: "a better speechwriter than my speechwriters ... I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I'll tell you right now that I'm going to think I'm a better political director than my political director." So maybe Clinton's advice wasn't heeded. Or maybe she's an empty suit who saw the post as a way to pad her resume rather than advance our national interests.

I doubt the lady who sported the "Ready for Hillary" bumper sticker was thinking of Clinton's record as secretary of state. No, the rationale for the Clinton candidacy is the heart and soul of the progressive project -- identity politics. It isn't what you can do or have done, it's which box you can check on the approved victim scorecard. The "first woman president" was trumped in 2008 by a superior victim claim, but now, unless a black woman candidate should materialize, Clinton holds the high card.

She may not know how to avoid pitfalls like saying she and Bill Clinton were "broke" when they left the White House, but Hillary knows how to bow the "woman" violin. To extricate herself from the embarrassing stories about her wealth, she wasn't above knifing her former rival/boss. The Obama campaign, she's begun telling interviewers, was riddled with sexism. Why, they asked her to criticize Sarah Palin! If you can buy Hillary -- who mercilessly trashed every woman who stepped forward to accuse Bill Clinton of harassment -- as a stalwart defender of Palin in the name of female solidarity, you'll buy anything.

Hillary Clinton has nothing to offer the country except her sex. She managed to parlay her status as wronged spouse into a Senate seat, and to leverage her status as failed presidential candidate into the job of secretary of state. She now plans to milk her status as unsuccessful secretary of state into the presidency. She isn't an example of female accomplishment so much as the Peter Principle -- that is, people will be promoted until they reach their "position of incompetence."


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1 posted on 06/13/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Once a person is aware of the lawless and corrupt history of Hillary Clinton they should look vary hard at the people they know who would support her.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Kaslin

Hillary is ready to be sworn in then go on vacation just like Obama


3 posted on 06/13/2014 4:50:16 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Kaslin

If you liked the Emperor you’ll love the Empress


4 posted on 06/13/2014 4:51:02 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Kaslin

Even Hillary’s “sex” is dubious.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 5:00:29 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Kaslin

I’ll bet most people in the US don’t know what’s going on in Iraq, they think O’bummer’s doing a great job and want Hitlery to continue as the ‘world peace maker’. To them, everything that’s wrong is still Bushes fault. Not only that but they think when O’bummer takes the troops out of Afghanistan all will be hunky-dory and he will be the greatest president ever.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 5:01:41 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Kaslin
Huma's ready!


7 posted on 06/13/2014 5:03:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation; Kaslin

8 posted on 06/13/2014 5:05:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Queen of Commodity traders.....

Friday, May 27, 1994; Hillary Rodham Clinton was allowed to order 10 cattle futures contracts, normally a $12,000 investment, in her first commodity trade in 1978 although she had only $1,000 in her account at the time, according to trade records the White House released yesterday.

9 posted on 06/13/2014 5:10:27 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Kaslin

I am thinking of printing some “Biden for President in 2014” bumper stickers.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 5:13:04 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Kaslin

“Hillary Clinton has nothing to offer the country except her sex”

Ewwwwwww NO THANKS!


11 posted on 06/13/2014 5:14:37 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Kaslin

Stinkburger Part Deux.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 5:15:15 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Kaslin

More like “Are You Ready For Hilarity?”


13 posted on 06/13/2014 5:19:12 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Kaslin

HilLiary the Quiter for president. Got out while the getting was good!


14 posted on 06/13/2014 5:21:32 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: Kaslin

Amongst dems there is still a *LOT* of bitterness from the Hillary supporters who felt it was her turn. Accusations of ‘Racism’ used by Obama partisans still sting them. She is highly unpopular among progressives, because the consistent ones believe that *anyone* who supported either war in any way (’support’ = to being opposed) is anathema.

It’s exactly the same moral conundrum as on the right - hold your nose and vote for the person who can win or support someone who actually believes as you do (Warren and Saunders supporters who overlap with people who just hate Hillary but are not entirely the same group), Think if Huckabee was the almost inevitable candidate-


15 posted on 06/13/2014 5:21:58 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Kaslin

One of these stickers belongs on every dumpster in the country.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Kaslin

Hitlary ! racked up so many Frequent Flyer miles flying around the world dodging the congressional hearings on Benghazi that she will be able to fly free for the rest of her worthless life.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 5:28:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Kaslin
I've got my "I'm Ready For Hillary" bumper sticker all ready to go.

It just needs to be welded to the rear bumper of Hillary's pantsuit!


Hillaryin16 photo Hillary-Bumper-R1_zpsde58b03d.jpg

18 posted on 06/13/2014 5:31:45 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Kaslin

REMINDER

This Sunday is Fathers Day.

Get your dad, hubby, or son a gift he will really use.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Kaslin

Ready for Hillary to do what?


20 posted on 06/13/2014 5:53:34 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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21 posted on 06/13/2014 5:59:07 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Kaslin
No, the rationale for the Clinton candidacy is the heart and soul of the progressive project -- identity politics. It isn't what you can do or have done, it's which box you can check on the approved victim scorecard...excellent.....
22 posted on 06/13/2014 9:17:04 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Kaslin
Ready for my closeup, voters...

23 posted on 06/13/2014 9:30:06 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (DEFUND the GOPe it wants our money, our votes, but NOT our principles/values/beliefs)
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24 posted on 06/14/2014 12:11:29 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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25 posted on 06/14/2014 12:12:18 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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