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Video: Iowa Democrats canít name a Hillary accomplishment either
Hotair ^ | 05/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/20/2015 7:42:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

During the 2008 election, a local Democratic official got stuck for an answer during a Hardball interview when asked to name Barack Obama’s accomplishments. Seven years later, a roomful of Iowa Democrats gets stumped by Mark Halperin when asking the same question about Hillary Clinton and her years at the White House. One respondent, clearly embarrassed, laughs and asks Halperin, “You want to give me a minute?” She then adds, “Give me two minutes”:

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The only substantive response comes from a young man who basically argues that at least she’s not Scott Walker. He argues that Democrats have no choice but to vote for her. “She’s not perfect,” he finally sighs, even though that wasn’t actually the question.

So what, some might ask; Obama won, didn’t he? Yes he did, but Obama was a candidate that was both aspirational and inspirational for voters, not just the only choice they had. When challenged on that point in 2008, voters — and not just Democrats — argued that the system needed a shake-up, a change from the establishment, and that accomplishment wasn’t really a key value in their decision.

This time, though, Hillary is the establishment, and she’s almost spookily unaccomplished at the same time. Even her defender notes that Hillary has been around an awfully long time, and he still can’t name any specific accomplishment. These Democrats will still vote for Hillary, if they vote at all, but don’t expect to see the kind of dynamic that produced outside-the-box turnouts and support for Obama in either 2008 or 2012. Hillary can’t provide that kind of excitement, not even with the “first woman” meme voiced at full volume.

By the way, Halperin was a bit unfair to these people. It’s a trick question; Hillary had no accomplishments at State, with the singular exception of enriching herself and her husband through the power of her office.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: clinton; democrats; hillary; iowa

1 posted on 05/20/2015 7:42:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 05/20/2015 7:44:33 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can name a few..............

Cattle Futures
Bimbo Eruptions
HillaryCare
Russian Reset Button
Benghazi..................I’m sure there is more..........


3 posted on 05/20/2015 7:45:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: SeekAndFind

What difference do accomplishments make? She’s a womyn and it’s her turn, dammit! It’s sexist to think otherwise!.....or something


4 posted on 05/20/2015 7:46:15 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s stayed out of jail considering all of the nefarious deeds she and Bill have done over the years.


5 posted on 05/20/2015 7:46:38 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Travis McGee

6 posted on 05/20/2015 7:47:39 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

Money quote:
These Democrats will still vote for Hillary, if they vote at all...

You don’t win by getting D’s to vote for the R. You win by D’s not voting.


7 posted on 05/20/2015 7:51:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: SeekAndFind

President Hillary Does Not Approve ,LOL


8 posted on 05/20/2015 7:58:41 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary got away with stealing 950 FBI files.

Hillary got away with Treason at Benghazi,
helped by the GOP with vigor (Boehner, McCain).


9 posted on 05/20/2015 8:02:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: SeekAndFind

At least she is not Scott walker? Are you FN kidding me?
Your supposed to come up with someone worse ahole.

But with the cluntons you have to drag Satan into this.


10 posted on 05/20/2015 8:03:26 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: socal_parrot

Voting for her beats Republicans (and Christians).
That’s enough for most lefties.


11 posted on 05/20/2015 8:03:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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Yea, I guess it all depends on what the meaning of “accomplishment” is, right?

These people are creeps, which we have always had, but the bigger problem is the majority of Americans seem not to care any longer. Hopefully, she won’t win the election. Hard to make a cactus soft and nurturing. Even the Dems and media are having a hard time with that one.


12 posted on 05/20/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: cuban leaf

Absolutely 100% correct!
That is also the reason Hillary is not talking to the press. Why should she? She has 40%-45% of the vote locked up no matter what she or her womanizing husband has done.
All she needs to worry about is getting that 5% to 7% independent low information voter plus a little voter fraud of illegal aliens and she is in. You could also probably narrow it down to 2 or 3 states.
I read somewhere a couple of weeks ago Hillary had 240 Electoral Votes already in the bag. I hate to be negative but I think we are screwed....


13 posted on 05/20/2015 8:31:11 AM PDT by martinidon
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RE: I guess it all depends on what the meaning of “accomplishment” is, right?

I guess you’re right. It can be argued that Obama has accomplished a lot of what he wants for America — turning it LEFT.


14 posted on 05/20/2015 8:35:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dowcaet

And this is no small accomplishment, considering the trail of convicts and “recently deceased” left in the wake of the passage of the Power Couple.

Webster Hubble
Henry Cisneros
Ron Brown
Jim Guy Tucker
Jim McDougal
Susan McDougal
John Huang

And of course, Vince Foster.


15 posted on 05/20/2015 8:38:40 AM PDT by alloysteel ("Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hillary accomplishments.

Reset with Russia (ask the Ukraine how that worked out)

Nuclear Arms with North Korea under both Clinton and Obama administrations

Nuclear Arms with Iran

Withdrawal from Iraq

Relations with Afghanistan

War in Libya

Benghazi

Weapons transfers to Syria

Stabilization of Yemen

Overthrow of Mubarak and replacement with Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Rise of Boko Haram and Radical Islam in Africa

Radical Muslim Pirates in Somalia

Hillary has accomplished many things, its just that all of them are disasters

16 posted on 05/20/2015 10:04:54 AM PDT by rdcbn
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The utter failure of the US to reach out to Iran’s Green Movement in 2009.

The failure to work with Pakistan to secure the safety of the doctor who helped lead our SEALs to bin Laden.


17 posted on 05/20/2015 3:10:35 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The election of Obama was a hate crime.)
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