Video: DNC attendees can’t name a single Hillary accomplishment

posted at 12:41 pm on March 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

A clever rejoinder from CNS to the “Ready for Hillary” crowd: What is it, exactly, that you’re ready for? Lest you think they’re cherry-picking the least articulate Democrats they ran into, have a look at this new data from Pew. Alex Seitz-Wald, citing other data from the same poll, frets that Benghazi is more of a liability for Hillary than liberals think because it topped the list of her biggest negatives at 15 percent. Is that really her biggest liability, though? Behold:

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She spent eight years in the Senate and another four as secretary of state and yet her time as First Lady (including dealing with her husband’s affair!) is still her second-biggest credential within her own party. That’s her core liability. She’s been an icon for so long that people take for granted that her iconic status is based on major achievements. And it is, sort of — she’s achieved lots of power. She just hasn’t done much with it, which is why voters mention her tenure as SoS as something positive about her without mentioning anything she did as SoS. In fact, Hillary’s a more interesting example of the celebrity candidate than even Obama was. Obama skyrocketed to stardom and didn’t have to worry about the thinness of his actual record; that was, after all, one of his big selling points, that the country was ready for someone young and unspoiled by politics after the Bush years. Hillary’s trying to pull off something much harder, a celebrity candidate whose own fame has been his/her biggest credential for decades yet who, necessarily, will be running on experience. The better the GOP does at giving her the emperor’s-new-clothes treatment, demystifying her by forcing people to focus on how thin her record really is, the harder she’ll have it during the campaign — in theory.

I say “in theory” because … well, just watch these people cooing over her for no particular reason, by their own admission. The same Pew poll I cited above shows that 67 percent approve of the job she did as secretary of state even though there’s no “achievement” from her tenure commensurate with the disaster of Benghazi. There are lots of independents out there who couldn’t name a Hillary accomplishment either and who’d nonetheless behave just like the Democrats you see below. Demystifying an icon is very hard. And don’t forget that Hillary, uniquely among celebrity candidates, is able to run on someone else’s record in lieu of running on one of her own — namely, Bill’s. She won’t be easy to beat, as comically surreally true as this is.


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Getting elected governor, as your example has it, is an accomplishment.

Akzed on March 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

No, it’s not. It just means that someone can play politics to their own advantage – which I don’t value. Obama was able to get his opponent’s embarrassing divorce records unsealed.

blink on March 5, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Exactly right.

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I’m sure, it’s been said before:

Democrap Ineptitude and incompetence are features, not bugs.

franksalterego on March 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Wow! The stupid really runs deep with Hillary supporters! But they are very “passionate” about Hillary, so that is all that matters to them.

Let’s hope the interviewees in this video are asked about it so many times by their friends and families that they take the time to go study Hillary’s background so they see how hard it is to find an accomplishment or two.

They should do this research before they vote again!

wren on March 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

“Hillary! She’s Cankle-licious!”

There. Put THAT on a t-shirt, and just watch the votes roll in.
You’re welcome DNC. Happy to help.

orangemtl on March 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Did even one HA leftist come up with one accomplishment?

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Did even one HA leftist come up with one accomplishment?

Well.. As SOS, she developed into a wonderful dancer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W8yrkM96sU

pwrefugee on March 6, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Don’t worry too much Dims, still plenty of time left to create those talking points. Please run her.

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Yup! Not one thing to the credit of Hillary but we have been hearing the ravings of the media for years about this fictionized queen.

mixplix on March 6, 2014 at 10:33 AM

I know what she didn’t do because of that darned YouTube video

Brock Robamney on March 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Nothing new here – they couldn’t name any Obama accomplishments yet look what happened with him!

RMCS_USN on March 6, 2014 at 4:43 PM

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