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posted at 9:12 am on February 20, 2007 by Bryan

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When you gonna wear a REAL PANTSUIT?

seejanemom on February 20, 2007 at 9:18 AM

Why, she’s all about unity. She just said so.

JammieWearingFool on February 20, 2007 at 9:32 AM

Great vent today folks… except for at the end when we heard Hillary singing; I almost lost my breakfast!

dalewalt on February 20, 2007 at 9:32 AM

It terrifies me – literally terrifies me – to imagine what the world would have been like 65 years ago, if people like this had been charge.

And it infuriates me beyond words when I realize that, sooner or later, a real conflict will arise – a conflict on the scale of WWII. And when it happens, people like this probably *will* be in charge.

I’m not much of a praying man, but I’ve been doing it more lately. We’re going to need the help.

Professor Blather on February 20, 2007 at 9:39 AM

Not much of a singer, is she?

Jaibones on February 20, 2007 at 9:41 AM

Beautiful Michelle, just beautiful. Whoever put this video together deserves a raise. I suggest the additional compensation could come from a portion of the big bucks you could make by selling this video to the RNC.

And just where is Hill filming these videos, in Jamaica mon? Sorry, but the background just doesn’t reflect weather conditions in D.C. in the middle of winter. If I had to guess, I’d say she filmed this before her little trip to the Green Zone, giving credence to your proposition that she made up her mind before she left.

“If the Iraqi’s want our continued help, it’s time for them to earn it”.

I guess dying every day in the streets of Baghdad isn’t a big enough sacrifice in Hillary’s eyes. She knows all about earning things now, doesn’t she? Just look at how she earned the right to run for the senate in the state of New York or to be appointed to head up the planning for universal health care.

Keep talking Hill.

fogw on February 20, 2007 at 9:42 AM

kelsey grammer

“Hello, this is Senator Hillary Clinton — I’m listening.”

To the poll results.

/kelsey grammer

saint kansas on February 20, 2007 at 9:51 AM

very well done!

Laura02420 on February 20, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Good stuff. Did you put this together, Bryan?

mikeyboss on February 20, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Great job putting this together. It would help if this video could be embedded in e-mail to folks (like my democrat grandma) who won’t go to websites not listed by AARP. Consider loading this on YouTube for us please.

heroyalwhyness on February 20, 2007 at 10:09 AM

Yes I did, mikeyboss. Michelle’s idea, my execution.

Bryan on February 20, 2007 at 10:11 AM

“He needs to earn it”
Yes, you know all about earning it Ms Tyson Chicken inside dealer.

bbz123 on February 20, 2007 at 10:18 AM

“I’m in to win.” Hillary Clinton on her quest for president

“She’s in to spin.” Ricer1’s comment on Hillary Clinton

ricer1 on February 20, 2007 at 10:19 AM

Real consequeces if they don’t meet them…

Yah, having Iraqi women and children slaughtered by the dozens at outdoor markets isn’t real enough you, Headmistress Hillary. Tool.

Dear Hillary, we didn’t start the war, Mohammad did. It won’t end when we’re out of Iraq regardless of what circumstances in which we leave. It will go on and on until every one who’s not a Muslim is dead or enslaved. Get it? You’ll get it better once we have a dirty bomb go off in an urban center. You’ll get it even “betterer” once the jihadists tap off a thermonuclear bomb in a different urban center. It’s the Koran… stupid!

You sing like Linda McCartney. “Cook of the House”

Mojave Mark on February 20, 2007 at 10:21 AM

I normally cannot listen to Hillary for more than a sound byte or two, but this made it much more enjoyable and entertaining. Excellent Vent.

windbag on February 20, 2007 at 10:22 AM

I like Hillary’s dramatically engaging style of “conversation”:

I sit in a big empty room. I lecture. You listen.

eeyore on February 20, 2007 at 10:24 AM

Excellent. But please fix typo “confimed” to “confirmed”.

ELCore on February 20, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Nice Vent. The sidenotes were entertaining….

I think there are about 2 million Cambodians and a million or so Vietnamese who might have an opinion about pulling out and defunding a war. Oh right…. they were slaughtered by communists/socialists like Hillary after the Democrats defunded support for an ally…..

But then the Democrats would have their ‘victory’ so I guess a million or so innocent Iraqi deaths is a small price to pay to put a democrat in the White House….

CrazyFool on February 20, 2007 at 10:30 AM

Here is why Hillary is so dangerous as a presidential contender… The election will not be decided by our side, or even the activist far left for that matter. It’s going to be decided by a handful of soccer moms in Ohio and and Florida with no long term memories and no common sense, who will beleive anything they are told by someone they want to hear it from. Even if we run McCain, it’s going to be near-impossible to lock down the moderate vote because a majority of women will be in the tank for Hillary and the rest of the center/left will be clinging to their delusional happy memories of the 90’s. If Hillary can stay as smooth and put together as she was in that video and they send Bubba out on campaign trail (which they will) it’s going to be a blowout. Remember, when you see Hillary from now on, don’t think as you normally do as a conservative. Try to put yourself in the shoes of a 40-50 something soccer mom. And then you will understand how and why she will win.

John on February 20, 2007 at 10:30 AM

Nice work, Bryan.

Looks like Hillary is another one my video can apply to. Slow Bleed indeed.

Nethicus on February 20, 2007 at 10:35 AM

I have a heavy heart after watching that.

moc23 on February 20, 2007 at 10:41 AM

Hillary cannot be elected president. This clip shows why. Hillary is a dull speaker with an insincere message. She totally lacks passion in her delivery because she is not passionately committed to anything at present except getting elected. Unlike her husband, she cannot connect with the average American.

I actually feel better about the upcoming election after seeing this clip. Hillary would be the worst possible presidentm due to a totally falwed personality. Almost any of the Democratic rivals would do better as president although all would be diastrous for the nation. I foresee her eventually faltering in the primaries as her showing becomes more and more dependent on her attributes and less on Bill Clinton nostalgia.

ptolemy on February 20, 2007 at 10:44 AM

I think there are about 2 million Cambodians and a million or so Vietnamese who might have an opinion about pulling out and defunding a war. Oh right…. they were slaughtered by communists/socialists like Hillary after the Democrats defunded support for an ally…..

CrazyFool on February 20, 2007 at 10:30 AM

I have never ever heard any liberal or Democrat willing to discuss the above – just like you just about never hear a Democrat willing to discuss Saddam’s atrocities.

The question: do they not care? Not know? Or just willing to put political expediency ahead of the lives of millions, even as the insincerely march in the street supposedly to save those very same millions?

In the end, it’s just what being a liberal is all about – refusing at all times to take responsibility for anything.

It’s brilliant if you think about it. They don’t blame Saddam for the million he killed – that was America’s fault. (Actually they just don’t acknowledge Hussein’s reign of terror – but if they did, it’d be our fault for supporting him at one point. Guaranteed).

They don’t blame the terrorists for violence. That’s our fault. Oh, sure, they have the bombs, they cut off the heads. But if we weren’t there, they’d be flying kites and knitting in a peaceful paradise led by Uncle Saddam. That guy they won’t mention.

And of course, once we leave – the millions killed will ALSO be our fault.

It’s great to be a liberal. No thought required. The answer to every question is always the same.

Professor Blather on February 20, 2007 at 10:47 AM

Archive that, because when she contradicts herself in a year, we’ll want to play them side by side.

csdeven on February 20, 2007 at 11:00 AM

This woman just makes me sick…
I have a little story to tell. When my son was applying to the Naval Academy he interviewed with Hillary’s staff and was nominated by her! For those that don’t know the complexities of getting into the Naval Academy it is like applying to four colleges simultaneously; you have to apply to the Navy, your congressman, and both your senators, all of which have different requirements you must meet.
Well, Hillary chose my son. She sent him a personal letter and CALLED THE HOUSE TO SPEAK TO HIM!
I told my son that if she showed up at the house I would sick the dogs on her! He, he…
Ugh, it kinda makes me sick that my son got into USNA in part on Hillary’s recommendation.
Exit question: Would Schumer have made me more or less sick?

Babs on February 20, 2007 at 11:08 AM

“Hello, this is Senator Hillary Clinton — I’m listening.”

To the poll results.
Exactly “Anyway the wind blows”

Drtuddle on February 20, 2007 at 11:10 AM

Hilgina and her cabinet of mean-spirited lesbians will end this war..

Wade on February 20, 2007 at 11:20 AM

It’s way too early to throw in the towel and say Hillary will win. We are one whole year away from the first primaries and a lot can happen.

Does anyone ever wonder what benefits there are to these candidates starting this early? I have a few ideas, but what do you all think the reasons are also.

Mine are…
1) Fundraisng.
2) This first year is a practice year for policy development.
3) The short memory of the public.

Once BO got in and started to woo contributors, the rest felt they had no choice but to get in before all the bucks were gone.

Politicians with zero core values need public feedback after their remarks so they can change their positions on issues for optimal effective campaigning.

It doesn’t matter what mistakes valueless politicans say today because the american public will forget and the MSM will not make them accountable for their past positions.

The flaw in their plan is that when we win the war in Iraq, we will cut the limb off behind them and rejoice at their destruction.

csdeven on February 20, 2007 at 11:22 AM

but what do you all think the reasons are also.

this should have read….

but what you all think the reasons are?


csdeven on February 20, 2007 at 11:30 AM

Hillary makes Roseanne Barr sound like Sarah McLachlan.

infidel on February 20, 2007 at 11:35 AM

Is anyone else noticing Hillary’s total lack of charisma? It’s like a talking block of wood. Has America EVER elected anyone president, on either side, with such an obvious lack of charm? I mean, even Nixon was endearing in his own self-conscious way, but Hillary is like : O

And even liberals can have functioning (but under-used) brain cells, but doesn’t she seem like, uh, not REALLY all that bright?

Can’t see America falling for this, even with a non-ideal GOP candidate. Such an obvious fake.

Halley on February 20, 2007 at 11:38 AM

What a great presentation on Liberal ‘new speak’ and arrogance. “We’ll keep talking..” as long as YOU control the dialog bit*h. The right loves spewing at you ALMOST as much as the Left hates Bush. Course, we are conservative so we at least have a vocabulary and our OWN BRAINS!

Whomever worked on this did a fantastic job. Its a keeper for future ref and emails!

auspatriotman on February 20, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Video Fisking. Love it. Excellent job, Bryan. You and Michelle keep up the pressure. Man I’d love to see HotAir become a show on FoxNews. They need you folks there, BIG time.

DakRoland on February 20, 2007 at 11:41 AM

Excellent, Bryan! Well done! Keep it up. Their own words and actions condemn them.

I wish this was on every primetime news. That, along with things like this article about how al-gore was for extraordinary renditions before he was against them.

techno_barbarian on February 20, 2007 at 11:42 AM

I don’t get the comparison of this war to WWII.
We’re talking about 2 completely different theaters.
They’re eager to compare it to WWII, yet:
They won’t let us fight it like WWII.
They won’t rally the country together – to fight the enemy – like we did in WWII.
They won’t allow us to gather intelligence like we did in WWII.
Their logic: WWII took X-number of days to win. Therefore, any war taking longer than that number of days is not worth continuing. Let’s just leave.

“We support the troops, but we don’t support the war.”
Wellll…..soldiers are trained to shoot weapons, commandeer tanks, warships, military aircraft, go into harm’s way, etc.
Soldiers aren’t trained to sell shoes abroad.

That’s like saying: “We support doctors, but we don’t support what they do.”

Or….”We supoort the troops…..but not if they’re going to blow up things…..and shoot people….and intimidate the enemy into providing information…”

“If President Bush doesn’t end the war….when I’m President, I will!”
Withdrawing troops does not end a war.

And if we did withdraw the troops you can guarantee that the resulting disaster (in Iraq) won’t be seen or reported by the MSM.

People go on and on regarding the ‘peace time’ we had while her husband was President.
We had the first WTC bombing….embassy bombings….USS Cole…numerous acts of terrorism….
Those acts DO NOT constitute ‘peace time’.
Getting smacked around and NOT retaliating is NOT ‘peace time’.

But what I really don’t get is how the Republican Party – including the President – doesn’t get in their faces and give it right back to them.

THAT’S frustrating……..

guitarguy on February 20, 2007 at 11:58 AM

Excellent vidFisk.

Watching her sitting there, talking down to me, her head shaking sadly back and forth as if to tell me that I just don’t have the basic intelligence to really understand what’s going on… infuriating.

Well gee golly, Hill. Thanks for doing all that hard work for me. Gives me more time to watch TV and drool on my pajamas.


zenstudent57 on February 20, 2007 at 12:01 PM

Hillary makes Roseanne Barr sound like Sarah McLachlan.

infidel on February 20, 2007 at 11:35 AM

Infidel nailed it!

John on February 20, 2007 at 12:07 PM

You know, it’s going to be a real historical shame if this dolt turns out to be our first woman President.

There are so many highly-qualified women, on both sides of the aisle.

Can’t we elect one of them?

My hatred for Hillary has nothing to do with her gender, but it’s a real shame that she might end up being the poster child for that gender.

Women everywhere – and all Americans – can do so very much better.

Professor Blather on February 20, 2007 at 12:12 PM

You want to make comparisons to World War Two, do you, dumbass? I’ve got one for you. How many people died in that war? How many people have died in this one?

There are more important things than time.

Wolfman on February 20, 2007 at 12:13 PM

Great Vent!

With Hillary I have the almost constant impression that she will say just about anything to get what she wants, and use any tricks she can to impress an image that she believe will help her gain power. Her objective is power, not the welfare of the nation.

Her threats to cut funding are an example of the fraud she seems to play so easily. She knows that the Left does not have the votes to overide a veto and that any military budgetary restrictions will be vetoed as surely as Al Gore will win a politically correct Oscar. And yet she speaks as though she has the power to restrict funds.

Unless we want a president like the one pictured here, the Republicans need to openly embrace the welfare of the common man and the nation, not corporate and wealthy interests. They need to put their foot down on illegal immigration and look to the nation’s welfare and not those who use the illegal alien to deprive Americans of jobs for their own profit. If they do not embrace these changes it is probable we are looking at what we are going to get in the future.

omegaram on February 20, 2007 at 12:13 PM

Wow, what can be said about the Hildabeast? I don’t get it, the troops are mad that they’re going to be left hanging with no equipment and no re-enforcements. She’s such a patriot-not.

Catie96706 on February 20, 2007 at 12:18 PM

These are so good, I wish I could watch them in full screen mode.

IndependentConserv on February 20, 2007 at 12:20 PM

You hotair folks are a talented bunch, and I tried to watch this compilation of piles, but I just couldn’t do it.

Too hard to keep the old coffee n bagel down.

And just like all the rubbin’ rosie shovel fulls, I don’t have to stick my head down a port-o-john to know that it is filthy, disgusting and not good for me.

Perhaps it will benefit the rino hunters.

locomotivebreath1901 on February 20, 2007 at 12:26 PM

Let’s make a comparison to WW II.
I just finished watching “Band of Brothers” for the thirs time. I was very impressed by how the men of the 101st were required to stay in Normandy longer than anticipated, how they went into battle at Bastogne without adequate supplies, how they griped about the points required to return after the war was over. I believe the quality of our troops is the same today, the difference is the quality of the politicians.

I also wanted to call attention to U.S. Grant who said “I intend to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.” His troops cheered him at Spotsylvania even though they knew they would bleed. Grant intended to fight towards victory, not defeat. McClellan and the Democrats who campaigned against Lincoln sought defeat. The copperheads in the Congress today aren’t too different. We need to remember that Lincoln was despised worse in his day than Bush is today. History has a way of showing the truth about political opportunists.

mkstach on February 20, 2007 at 12:34 PM

Hmmm… interesting idea…

Remember Pop up video? with the little thought/speech bubbles coming up during the old videos with little trivia bits on em???

How about that with commentary for all the upcoming political speeches???

Romeo13 on February 20, 2007 at 12:50 PM

best hot air vid … ever.

One Angry Christian on February 20, 2007 at 12:59 PM

best hot air vid … ever.

One Angry Christian on February 20, 2007 at 12:59 PM

I think so too. Best ever.

CrimsonFisted on February 20, 2007 at 1:03 PM

The contrast just struck me…

Reagen telling Iran, when elected I’ll use force to get our people back… and when elected the caved, and we got our hostages back from Iran…

This potential future President saying that when President she will surrender to the will of our enemies… and give them the victory they cannot win on the battlefeild…

The contrast is pretty stark.

Romeo13 on February 20, 2007 at 1:06 PM

“I want to take those profits”

WHERE THE HECK was she and her kind when oil was $14 barrel and the daily rig count in OK went from over 800 to under 100? Oil companies, and I mean the small independents who actually find new oil, were going belly up daily. Those that survived where the best of the best and found ways to cut costs and survive. Even the large oil companies found ways to improve. Now that oil is at $60 these companies that are still around are being vilified because they are too successful? How can you be “too successful” in America? That’s just un-American! Strike 1 Hillary.

“Troop Surge”

I believe in the Gen. Powel doctrine of war. OVERWHELMING firepower. Why use a M16 when an AC130 will drive home the point. Your husband should have allowed the use of one or twenty in Somalia, you two think alike. Strike 2 Hillary.

“Bill Clinton”

This might not sit well with some here but what the heck. I believe that marriage, between a MAN and WOMAN (neither of which has been previously altered by physicians), is the most important union a person can have while on this earth. We all know that Bill cheated on Hillary and it is suspected that Hillary has cheated also. If these two can’t keep a promise to their spouse what makes you think that they will keep it with any other subject. Hillary hung on to Slick Willy only for her own personal political gain. Strike 3 Hillary.

What happened to the Hillary that was a Goldwater Girl? Did you realize that you would never make it into power if you stayed with your convictions of conservatism? What made you change?????

bubbadog89 on February 20, 2007 at 1:28 PM

This is no longer available on YouTube. What happened?

brazilnut on February 20, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Great Vent.

EnochCain on February 20, 2007 at 2:55 PM

bubbadog89 – I can’t really say about most of your rant but, I am with you re: the oil co’s. We, as a nation, have become so blind to our survival that now co’s from China and Cuba will be drilling for oil 50 miles off our coast in the Gulf of Mexico while we yell NO TO BIG OIL POLLUTING OUR SHORES AND GETTING OBSCENE PROFITS!!!!!
If we could only wake up and realize that the rest of the world doesn’t give a hoot about the environment then our oil co’s could go to work and use the best environmental practices in the world to give us the oil.
No, our gov’t would rather another nation drill for oil just off our shores. It is crazy…

Babs on February 20, 2007 at 3:31 PM

All I can say is God, help us if that woman gets elected president.

Parley on February 20, 2007 at 3:38 PM

I don’t get the comparison of this war to WWII.

Nether do I.

The Democrats love to point out that this has been going on longer than our involvement in WWII (forgetting the fact that we provided support, both in men and materials, to England and China years before we were ‘involved’ in WWII) yet they always omit the nature of the “involvement” that WWII required.

WWII resulted in the destruction of entire cities in Europe and Japan, required the vast resources of our entire economy, lead to the deaths of tens of thousands of American lives, required the construction of tens of thousands of ships, warplanes, tanks, ammo, etc, and required billions of dollars in reconstruction costs in Europe and Japan.

Democrats also omit the fact that we still have troops in Europe and Japan. Why don’t the Democrats call for a “redeployment” of those troops as well, along with the ‘redeployment’ of troops in Kosovo and the other Balkan States?

The fact is; the Democrats want us to fail in Iraq as this is “Bush’s War” and they will forever label it a “Republican Failure” just like they did with Vietnam.

RedinBlueCounty on February 20, 2007 at 3:49 PM

I couldn’t even finish watching that (sorry Bryan). Just the thought of her becoming POTUS turns my stomach.

pullingmyhairout on February 20, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Dear Leader Hillary is going to do this every week? Woo-hoo! This is going to make for a lot of great Vents!

To paraphrase Dear Leader Hillary, let the laughs begin!

Kevin R on February 20, 2007 at 4:03 PM

I’d rather have a SLOW BRAIN BLEED than listen to her voice.


seejanemom on February 20, 2007 at 4:10 PM

Video fisking. Or maybe, “Vlisking”?

Either way, I likes it.

The Ugly American on February 20, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Somebody got a new make-over!

For all you shallow-Hal types out there in VWRC-land, no doubt.

mojo on February 20, 2007 at 5:12 PM

Hillary = Ugh!

Lawrence on February 20, 2007 at 6:13 PM

But what I really don’t get is how the Republican Party – including the President – doesn’t get in their faces and give it right back to them.

THAT’S frustrating……..

guitarguy on February 20, 2007 at 11:58 AM

Yep. We lost the propaganda war a long time ago. If we’d bothered to fight it – to make a real effort to get a more complete picture of what’s going on, instead of just allowing the MSM body count – there would be very little support for a retreat. Those “soccer moms in Ohio and and Florida with no long term memories and no common sense” think the only thing that’s happened is 3,000 soldiers died, and they don’t even have that in context (i.e. a lot more soldiers died during Clinton’s administration; nearly 17,000 people were killed by drunk driving just in 2005.) They’re not being told about vaccinations, schools, successes, and they’re especially not being told how many will die if we just bug out. And I DO blame President Bush and the Republican congress for losing the propaganda war.

Laura on February 20, 2007 at 6:21 PM

MSN right now has a story about how we lost 2 soldiers when we were attacked… and 17 injured…

and how the attack was a change in tactics by our enemies…

what they do NOT say is how many of the attackers were killed…

Tells the whole story right there, maximize our losses, and don’t even mention theirs.

Romeo13 on February 20, 2007 at 6:46 PM


sonnyspats1 on February 20, 2007 at 9:12 PM

I challenge everyone here to go and look in a mirror, and say the words,

“President Hillary Clinton”

Scary isn’t it.

NRA4Freedom on February 20, 2007 at 11:21 PM

Not much of a conversation in my view.

Should I start to cash in my Oil stocks and stuff my mattress with the profits? He asks with wet finger in the air to see where the wind blows…. burp! !%$Global(hic)Warming$&!

Just makin a contribution

Kini on February 21, 2007 at 12:46 AM


iNeXuS on February 21, 2007 at 5:42 AM

Women everywhere – and all Americans – can do so very much better.

Professor Blather on February 20, 2007 at 12:12 PM

Hell, Tawana Brawley has more integrity than this piece of work. She gives white trash a bad name.

there it is on February 21, 2007 at 12:02 PM

This video nailed it IMO. The cut and run crowd are unwlling or unable to consider the consequences of the policy they champion. They seem more concerned about winning back the White House than they are for the welfare of our troops and I base that comment on their own words in their strong (at the time at least) stance on the danger that Saddam posed to the U.S. and the world and their change in position just because they smell blood in the water based on polls about Iraq. Much of that is owed to biased news that report constantly only the bad news just to make the Bush Admin. look bad (as if he really needs the help) vs. telling the whole story as Hot Air has done constantly (the good and the bad).

Yakko77 on February 23, 2007 at 2:40 PM