“Give me two minutes.”
MSNBC’s Morning Joe recently asked a panel of Iowa Democrats to cite something, anything, that Hillary Clinton accomplished in her role as secretary of state. The silence was deafening.
Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard:
Iowa Dems Can’t Name an Accomplishment Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
In a video played this morning on MSNBC, Iowa Democrats were not able to name an accomplishment of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner…
“I really can’t name anything off the top of my head,” one voter says after letting out a long sigh.
Another asks the interviewer, “Want to give me a minute? Give me two minutes.”
Watch the video below:
Facts are stubborn things, but if failures count as accomplishments there’s hope for these Iowa Democrats.
Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post is a helper:
Hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her failures
It’s not too early to remind voters of the list of her failures — lack of preparedness in Libya, misjudgment as to al-Qaeda’s strength, the absence of a coherent plan to address the Arab Spring, a faulty assessment of Bashar al-Assad (whom she labeled a “reformer”), deteriorating relations with Israel and an obsessive focus on settlements, and cluelessness that withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq would give the radicals a foothold. And while the media and her potential Democratic rivals won’t do it, it’s time to force Clinton to align herself with or reject the premises that now are the foundation of the Obama foreign policy:
Does she actually believe Iran wants to be a normal nation state and can be a constructive force in the region?
Does she believe we can maintain traditional alliances with Sunni states and Israel while ignoring Iranian aggression and giving the mullahs a pathway to the bomb?
Does she think we should leave Assad in power, resigning ourselves to years more of bloody civil war?
Does she think it appropriate to excoriate the Israel prime minister for comments he has attempted to clarify and to threaten the Jewish state with loss of diplomatic support at the United Nations?
Does she think the National Security Agency surveillance program is working, or does it need to be hamstrung or even dismantled?
Do we need boots on the ground in Syria? If not, does she think we are winning the fight and winning quickly enough?
If that’s not enough, here’s an assist from Howard Dean via the Washington Free Beacon:
Howard Dean: No Surprise Nobody Can Name Hillary Accomplishments, People Couldn’t Name Mine Either
Former DNC chairman Howard Dean said it should not surprise anyone that people couldn’t name Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments.
Dean said when he ran for office, voters couldn’t name his accomplishments either.
You don’t say…
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