Ask 20 Democrats for Hillary’s accomplishments and sit back for the funny
During the CNN GOP debate, Carly Fiorina challenged Hillary supporters to name one of her accomplishments.
This is an exceedingly fair question of the former First Lady, senator from New York, and Secretary of State who is now hoping to become the president, but it’s one that causes even her staunchest supporters to stammer uncertainly and babble inanely.
It’s not surprising that these Iowa voters can’t answer the question because Hillary, herself, struggles with it. Politico reports:
After nearly forty years in public life, what exactly has she accomplished?
It’s a question that even, at times, has tripped up Clinton herself: During her 2014 book tour, when ABC’s Diane Sawyer asked her about her “marquee achievement,” Clinton changed the subject and she fumbled over a similar question during a women’s forum in Manhattan last year. “I see my role as secretary—in fact leadership in general in a democracy—as a relay race. 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,” she told Thomas Friedman. “I’m very proud of the [economic] 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.”
Iowan voters and Hillary are not alone. When confronted with the apparently insurmountable challenge of naming even one Hillary Clinton accomplishment, no one in the Obama administration can come up with an answer either. As Jen Pataki so eloquently put it, “I am certain that those who were here at the time, who worked hard on that effort, could point out one.”
So far no State Department worker has stepped forward to point one out, but Politico did ask 20 Democrats to rise to the challenge, and the responses ranged from the rambling ridiculous to the inane to the “say what?!”.
Here are my five favorites, but be sure to click over and read all 20. You may find one you found more laudable (or laughable).
The first is from Howard Dean. His response is short, sweet, and deflects attention from the question, Hillary, and the question:
Hillary Clinton was the principal author of the sanction on Iran that brought them to the table. We cannot afford any Know Nothings like Carly in the White House.
Hillary orchestrated the sanction that brought Iran to the table . . . where they got everything they wanted, and we got nothing (except the very real possibility of a very real global war in the very near future). Marvelous! Oh! And Carly!
Next up is Harry Reid, trumpeting the many, numerous, vast number of Obama foreign policy victories (you can’t make this stuff up):
American foreign policy was stronger when Hillary Clinton left the State Department than when she arrived. She took the reins from a Bush administration that had left America’s reputation deeply damaged and planted the seeds for the foreign policy successes we see today. From the agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, to the landmark normalization of relations with Cuba, nearly every foreign policy victory of President Obama’s second term has Secretary Clinton’s fingerprints on it.
So we have Hillary to thank for the collapse of the Middle East, the rise of ISIS, the European refugee crisis, the bold moves of Russia, China, and North Korea? Oh joy!
What roundup wouldn’t be complete without the woman who named Mao her favorite political philosopher? Let’s see what Anita “political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” Dunn has to say about Hillary’s accomplishments:
After universal health care failed in 1994, the Clinton Administration was reluctant to go anywhere near healthcare again—Democrats lost the Senate and the House in 1994, and losing the house was for the first time in 40 years. Then-First Lady Hilary Clinton ended up being the White House ally and inside player who worked with Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch to create the SCHIP program in Clinton’s second term, which expanded health coverage to millions of lower-income children.
Hillary turned her colossal lemony health care failure into entitlement lemonade. Who doesn’t want more of that?
This next one is a laugh riot. Faced with the question of what Hillary has accomplished, Democrat political wizard and maker of all things Obamamania comes up with . . . carbon emissions. In China.
She was the point person in Copenhagen in compelling the Chinese to commit to cutting carbon emissions. She personally negotiated a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Those are a few that come to mind.
Copenhagen? Wasn’t that in the middle of blizzard-like conditions that didn’t quite play with the “global warming” mythos? And the China agreement to cut carbon emissions? Really? She personally negotiated a ceasefire with Hamas and Israel? Was that when she was dodging bullets on the runway?
Sadly, Politico didn’t ask Hank Johnson what he thought Hillary’s greatest accomplishment. Johnson was probably busy worrying about Guam tipping over because there are too many Marines on the island.
So we’ll go to the next best laugh line, Donna Brazile. Brazile, you’ll recall is one of the people who passionately rallied for ObamaCare and then wondered why her premiums went up. She also called the Clintons RAAACIST in 2008 as she scurried to support Obama, so she must have something compelling to say about Hillary’s accomplishments now, right? Well, no.
On the world stage, she is an unmatched leader. She went to Beijing 20 years ago and declared that women’s rights are human rights. More recently, she stood before representatives of nations like Russia and Uganda and stated boldly that gay rights are human rights, too. Today, the world is safer and people are more free thanks to Hillary Clinton.
Hillary said words!
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