Hillary: You know, the American political system is the most brutal in the world

posted at 9:21 am on June 16, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Let’s face it — there was never going to be a good time for a gaffe of this scale, but it’s hard to think of a worse time for it. In Iraq, where Hillary Clinton signed off on the zero option rather than push for Barack Obama to reach an agreement for residual forces, an al-Qaeda spinoff marches on Baghdad in its effort to establish a new Islamist caliphate. In Afghanistan, fifty people died in what is largely considered a successful election campaign. In Burma, which Hillary claims as one of her crowning achievements, the winner of an election from two decades ago has finally been released from home imprisonment while the military junta tries to balance its need for commerce with its desire for power. Syria just held a mockery of an election, which resulted in the continued despotism of the man Hillary once hailed as a “reformer,” Bashar al-Assad. The country to which she gave a “reset” button is overrunning Ukraine.

But you know which country has the most brutal politics? Er, the one her husband dominated for almost a decade:

“Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016, if who not you?” CBS Sunday host Jane Pauley asked Clinton in yet another interview the former First Lady has given during the week of the release of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices.”

“Politics is so unpredictable,” Clinton responded. “Whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.”

Brutal. Hillary wants to run on her record as Secretary of State, in part based on the amount of travel she undertook in that role. It’s indisputable that she traveled around the world, but she doesn’t appear to have learned anything from her travels. Aung Sang Suu Kyi might have a different perspective on brutal in relation to political systems, or perhaps the anti-Chavistas in Venezuela could have informed Hillary of what the word actually means. For that matter, nearly everyone in Syria could have explained it to her back in 2011. In fact, Bob Schieffer tried to do so himself, but she apparently wasn’t listening:

Hillary needs to answer for Iraq too, writes National Journal’s Alex Seitz-Wald:

It’s not fair to blame President Obama or Clinton entirely for the lack of U.S. troops in Iraq, since Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refused to sign the Status of Forces treaty needed to maintain a military presence. But as America’s top diplomat during the failed negotiations, Clinton’s role is sure to be scrutinized.

In an October 2011 interview with CNN, the then-secretary of State downplayed the importance of keeping troops in Iraq, saying American forces would still have plenty of capacity to deal with situations that might arise. “We have a lot of presence in that region,” Clinton said. “In addition to a very significant diplomatic presence in Iraq, which will carry much of the responsibility for dealing with an independent sovereign democratic Iraq, we have bases in neighboring countries.”

Some analysts predicted al-Maliki’s crackdown on the Sunni minority in the country would revive a dormant insurgency, but on Thursday, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, Clinton said the insurgents’ success was unforeseeable. “I could not have predicted, however, the extent to which ISIS could be effective in seizing cities in Iraq and trying to erase boundaries to create an Islamic state. That’s why it’s a wicked problem,” she said.

Voters will have to debate that one, to determine if it’s a satisfactory answer for someone who likely wants to be commander in chief.

If Hillary argues that the American political scene is the most brutal in the world, then this question should be moot. This ignorance and flat-out whining should be a disqualifying event, in a rational world.


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Miss Lamar

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM

What’s she gon’ do if she runs and is asked about these things “I gaffed about that already, next question?”

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Those eyes are scary.

Good on HA for using current pictures of the hag, finally.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

No one can fool Hillary. I mean, she kept Bill in check and away from women the whole time they were married.

Right?

Wino on June 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Hey Hillary, tell Benazir Bhutto how much more brutal our system is.

(Chris Stevens was unavailable for comment)

myiq2xu on June 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

The are only two ways Democrats win another national election. If they have another “light-skinned African-American with no Negro dialect” waiting in the wings or if a large contingent of Conservatives sit out another election. This decrepit hag Hillary isn’t winning anything. They can only hide her from the cameras and air brush her photos for so long.

The wildcard is Elizabeth Warren, she really knows how to agitate the base.

Mitochondrion on June 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Growing up, ‘Donna Reed’ was the most vile icon of female submission and was conjured whenever the thought of a woman doing something domestic was suggested. Today, we have the Donna Reed of politics clammering that the bad ole’ USA is just horrible to the ladies. Free abortion, birth control and a lock on jobs still shows the U.S. as a far worse sentence for women than those wonderful Islamic countries where women enjoy walking around suffocating in portable tents and have thier clitorus hacked off. This is coming from a hag under four inches of professionally applied make-up that also attacked any woman that complained of being sexually assaulted by her husband.

Hening on June 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

ignorance and flat-out whining should be a disqualifying event, in a rational world

More black humor from Ed Morrissey. Rational world expectations – LOL.

Hillary is being completely honest here. In Hillary’s world, only what affects Hillary is of any significance. Since American politics has not bestowed upon Hillary the respect she so richly deserves, American politics is deeply flawed. Since the American public has not bestowed upon Hillary the adulation she deserves, the American public is deeply flawed.

Hillary is saddened that the United States is such a deeply flawed nation, but Hillary is willing to allow us one more chance to honor her.

pilsener on June 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Right. And I’m wondering who made it that way.

JellyToast on June 16, 2014 at 11:16 AM

She’s Pop-Eye the Sailor Gal.

With the “bonus” that her expressions resemble those worn by Bette Davis in Beyond the Forest. I don’t know whether to feel sorry for her or laugh out loud.

Bloated booze hag, unliked and unlikeable, shamelessly grandstanding and self-promoting, and lacking any self-awareness on how ridiculous she comes across.

MisterElephant on June 16, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Those eyes are scary.

Good on HA for using current pictures of the hag, finally.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

She has that wide-eyed, perpetually startled look that is common with women who’ve had facial plastic surgery (e.g., blepharoplasty, brow lift, etc.).

As for her comment, she is clearly too stupid to be considered a viable candidate for president.

AZCoyote on June 16, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Hillary: You know, the American political system is the most brutal in the world

Is it? For example: There’s Iraq, Syria, ad infinitum, This woman is shrewd by both dishonest and stupid.

MaiDee on June 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Hillary: You know, the American political system is the most brutal in the world

Is it? For example: There’s Iraq, Syria, ad infinitum, This woman is shrewd but both dishonest and stupid.

MaiDee on June 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

In my supermarket parking lot somewhere in Massachusetts I saw the following bumper sticker:

“I’m Ready for Hillary!”

You know, Don’t blame Me, I voted for Hillary. Hillary is the alternative to the things you don’t like in the Obama Administration. She is the alternative. The democrats are not going to own the mess Obama has made, Hillary SHORE is not going to own it, they are going to blame Bush, and say they made a mistake letting O go first, and now it’s Hillary’s turn.

That is, unless Deval Patrick wants to run, he is Axelrods trial run with the Yes We Can slogan…and probably Hillary’s worst nightmare.

Yes we can, wreck Massachusetts Health care. Yes we can. Just as “Do Nothing/How did that Happen?” as Obama. “Let’s” progressives have their way, by barely voting present, and has no idea how things went wrong; and likes vacations as much as Miche O.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-4cRvuTDU4

Fleuries on June 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.

Yeah, and after you and Billy-Bob left the White House you ‘struggled’ to buy ‘houses’ and stuff. Hillary’s ‘poor me’ act is getting really stale and her poll numbers reflect it. She’s starting to reek like three-day-old fish.

Archer on June 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Translation: “I am sacrificing myself to run for President. I am a victim of the calling to become President. Help ease my suffering by electing me President.”

albill on June 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Considering she joyfully participated in the Politics of Personal Destruction, which her husband (y’know, the one who was supposed to have all the good ol’ boy charm) practiced constantly, it’s just a tad hypocritical.

It’s also a big white flag she’s gonna drop out.

formwiz on June 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Hillary: You know, the American political system is the most brutal in the world

LOL. North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un is going to be so disappointed. He though his was the most brutal. (And his dearly-departed uncle, whom he reportedly had executed by feeding him to a pack of hungry dogs, might disagree too).

AZCoyote on June 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Yes.. When you lose an election in the U.S., you pick yourself up and get a multi-million dollar lobbying job on K-Street. When you lose in the Middle East, you are executed along with your entire extended family and your rivals brutally gang rape and torture your daughters and wife in front of you before killing everyone.

This is really why I’m not that terrified of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. The idea of Hillary Clinton is better than the actual candidate and personality. Clinton has been making a gaffe a minute since she started her unofficial campaign a few weeks ago. The only way the GOP screws this up is by nominating an unelectable candidate (See Bush, Jeb or Cruz, Ted.)

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

I thought Ms. Clinton made a commitment to stop lying…

zoyclem on June 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Let’s all join Hillary in a verse of the African American spiritual…

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
Glory hallelujah!

Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down
Oh, yes, Lord
Sometimes I’m almost to the ground
Oh, yes, Lord

Although you see me going ‘long so
Oh, yes, Lord
I have my trials here below
Oh, yes, Lord

If you get there before I do
Oh, yes, Lord
Tell all-a my friends I’m coming to Heaven!
Oh, yes, Lord

We are in no ways..tard.

HumpBot Salvation on June 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Interesting comment given that the Clintons themselves have been possibly the most vicious and unethical politicians in this country’s history.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

This is really why I’m not that terrified of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. The idea of Hillary Clinton is better than the actual candidate and personality. Clinton has been making a gaffe a minute since she started her unofficial campaign a few weeks ago. The only way the GOP screws this up is by nominating an unelectable candidate (See Bush, Jeb or Cruz, Ted.)

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

THAT’S what I’m afraid will happen – given the GOPe’s history.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Who said recently that if this fud gets elected then it’s pretty much over for us, because it’s becoming more apparent by the day.

The fall Killary took made her existing psychosis worse; at best the woman is continually frazzled, at worst she’s gone insane.

Bishop on June 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Hey Hillary, tell Benazir Bhutto how much more brutal our system is.

myiq2xu on June 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Or Aung Sung Suu Kyi…

JohnGalt23 on June 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM

The only way the GOP screws this up is by nominating an unelectable candidate (See Bush, Jeb or Cruz, Ted.)

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Figures you would say this, considering your nasty hatred of all of us backwards, southern yokels. Crawl back on your bar stool and suck a few more up, libiot.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Oooooh, those bugeyes are terrifying.

fogw on June 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM

This is really why I’m not that terrified of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. The idea of Hillary Clinton is better than the actual candidate and personality. Clinton has been making a gaffe a minute since she started her unofficial campaign a few weeks ago. The only way the GOP screws this up is by nominating an unelectable candidate (See Bush, Jeb or Cruz, Ted.)

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Hillary will have the MSM and “girl power” on her side. She will be very difficult to beat.

DisneyFan on June 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

The Dems are screwed. This hag is a complete failure.

John the Libertarian on June 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Figures you would say this, considering your nasty hatred of all of us backwards, southern yokels. Crawl back on your bar stool and suck a few more up, libiot.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Well, I agree with the concern about the GOPe picking a lousy candidate – and I think Jeb Bush would be a loser, but I don’t put Ted Cruz in that same category. I’d love to see Cruz get the nomination.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM

The Dems are screwed. This hag is a complete failure.

John the Libertarian on June 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM

We sure hope so….

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:15 PM

at worst she’s gone insane.

Bishop on June 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Well, she didn’t have far to go…..

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Hill needs to run for President – of Afghanistan!
I’m sure she has the chops for it.

Another Drew on June 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Obviously she has not seen fistfights in other countries governing bodys-or listened to the UK prime minister take questions in the house of commons.now that stuff is brutal!

gerrym51 on June 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I was going to say the exact same thing, but decided to read prior comments. Even Meryl Streep, a committed liberal, showed how much more brutal it was for Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister in Iron Lady than it ever has been for Shrillary.

kscheuller on June 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM

If Hillary argues that the American political scene is the most brutal in the world, then this question should be moot. This ignorance and flat-out whining should be a disqualifying event, in a rational world.

Ah, but fortunately for Hillary, she has the Democrats, who will gladly vote for her and not give two shits about any of her incompetence, her gaffes, etc. She has a v4gina, you see, and she’s a Clinton, and would be the first woman precedent, so none of the things that might trouble rational, sane citizens will bother liberals at all, and they will – they WILL – turn out in droves to vote for her, along with a fair number of guilt-driven ‘moderates’ and even some wooly-headed ‘conservatives’ (pundits, mostly) who will just *love* the crease in her pantsuit.

Midas on June 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Guys all this talk about her so-called gaffes are just a sign of Rape Culture. We don’t want a woman president and we’ll say anything to avoid one.

As well as teaching boys not to rape, we need to teach boys to vote for Hillary.

Axeman on June 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM

And there is none more brutal than the Clinton organization.

College Prof on June 16, 2014 at 12:27 PM

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM

My comment was directed toward that bigoted, drunken sot from Chitcago who thinks of herself as some sort of diva…More like a divot to me.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 12:32 PM

First, Obama was disappointed in America and now Hillary is. Sad face.

MTF on June 16, 2014 at 12:32 PM

“Politics is so unpredictable,” Clinton responded. “Whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.”

Indira Gandhi begs to differ…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 16, 2014 at 12:36 PM

My comment was directed toward that bigoted, drunken sot from Chitcago who thinks of herself as some sort of diva…More like a divot to me.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I don’t really know or recognize the diva, but I pretty much got that – and I’m not disputing your comment.
I do absolutely disagree with her(?) lumping Ted Cruz into the same category as Jeb Bush – clear indication she’s not conservative, that’s for sure.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM

If the American political system isn’t uniquely brutal, then how do you explain Bill and Hillary Clinton being reduced to hardscrabble poverty when they left the White House?

David Blue on June 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Figures you would say this, considering your nasty hatred of all of us backwards, southern yokels. Crawl back on your bar stool and suck a few more up, libiot.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Ted Cruz comes off as an unpleasant know-it-all and a fire-breather. Apparently, people in the Senate like him about as much as they like Eric Cantor in the House. But hey, I guess that the GOP has to lose three in a row for you guys to figure this out.

Hillary will have the MSM and “girl power” on her side. She will be very difficult to beat.

DisneyFan on June 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I think that the MSM is less invested in girl power than they were in the first black president. Still a hard row to tow, but Clinton makes it easier with her stupid gaffes like this one.

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I don’t really know or recognize the diva, but I pretty much got that – and I’m not disputing your comment.
I do absolutely disagree with her(?) lumping Ted Cruz into the same category as Jeb Bush – clear indication she’s not conservative, that’s for sure.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I’m for winning. You?

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Ah, but fortunately for Hillary, she has the Democrats, who will gladly vote for her and not give two shits about any of her incompetence, her gaffes, etc. She has a v4gina, you see, and she’s a Clinton, and would be the first woman precedent, so none of the things that might trouble rational, sane citizens will bother liberals at all, and they will – they WILL – turn out in droves to vote for her, along with a fair number of guilt-driven ‘moderates’ and even some wooly-headed ‘conservatives’ (pundits, mostly) who will just *love* the crease in her pantsuit.

Midas on June 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I increasingly sense this myself, especially after the last two elections, and it is truly frightening. They truly are ‘drones’, and their uncritically emotional choices are hurting the country.

otlset on June 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Hillary will have the MSM and “girl power” on her side. She will be very difficult to beat.

DisneyFan on June 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I think that the MSM is less invested in girl power than they were in the first black president. Still a hard row to tow, but Clinton makes it easier with her stupid gaffes like this one.

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

We need to fight Hillary’s incompetent “girl power” with competent girl power–run a female Governor for VP who has a record of accomplishment, and can speak clearly about it. Nikki Haley for VP?

Steve Z on June 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I’m for winning. You?

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

But which side are you on? Are you for winning with Hillery?

I want a conservative win – which won’t happen with another RINO candidate.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:56 PM

It’s the ” US Constitution thingy ” that chafes her cankles

Doyle Hargrave on June 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Ted Cruz comes off as an unpleasant know-it-all and a fire-breather.

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Another stool-pusher to put on my “ignore” list.

MisterElephant on June 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Hillary: You know, the American political system is the most brutal in the world

Benazir Bhutto might disagree, were she alive today. Ask Corazon Aquino what happened to her husband.

LashRambo on June 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

When Saddam Hussein took power, he had all of his opponents in the legislature taken out of the National hall one by one and shot. This was one of the reasons John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton voted for the war they now claim Bush started all by himself.

NYCMike on June 16, 2014 at 1:28 PM

If only. Sometimes it would be kind of nice if politicians had to flee the country and live out their lives in exile.

damage done on June 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM

We need to fight Hillary’s incompetent “girl power” with competent girl power–run a female Governor for VP who has a record of accomplishment, and can speak clearly about it. Nikki Haley for VP?

Steve Z on June 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Susana Martinez for President. Why stop at VP?

Conservative speech is often viewed as “fire” by people that hate conservatives.

Cruz reminds me of Obama – know-it-all Ivy league brown noser.

Winning what?

blink on June 16, 2014 at 1:16 PM

The GOP winning the Presidency? It seems like people want the perfect rather than the good. Cruz is way too conservative to win; he has an unpleasant personality. Paul, while interesting, is probably too conservative to win. Run a moderate conservative governor instead with a track record on getting things done.. I’d say Susana Martinez might be a good fit.

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

LOL!! Thet thar was funny, I don’t care who ya are…
That IS what you were going for, right?

Except for the Susana Martinez part – I vote for her.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Hillary’s 2016 campaign reply for every single foreign policy failure which occurred during her watch.

“Well if Bush/Cheney hadn’t got us into this mess in the first place…….”

This will be the boiler plate response to these questions. Sad to say and quite unbelievably, this reply will work.

BTW: This “Blame Bush 9.0″ is starting to work in defense of Disgutus Augutus (aka: The Zero) in a few articles I’ve read pertaining to the mess in Iraq.

StubbornGreenBurros on June 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

The GOP winning the Presidency?

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

The GOP winning the Presidency and doing what with it? Passing an amnesty? Passing more affirmative action, anti-white and feminist laws? Creating more government programs and departments? Starting more wars?

Politics isn’t only elections, it’s governing. Election people who are going to govern against your values and interests is useless.

David Blue on June 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I’m for winning.

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Presidents: Romney, McCain, Dole

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 2:10 PM

This will be the boiler plate response to these questions. Sad to say and quite unbelievably, this reply will work.

StubbornGreenBurros on June 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

There’s even some truth to it… until you remember that while Bush had to operate in a continuous mass media firestorm, Obama had had cover from the media and every other liberal institution (academia, legal and so on), especially cover to repudiate and reverse every Bush policy he didn’t like.

Nobody could have been less shackled to the work of his predecessor. If he had chosen to close Gitmo, skip the surge in Afghanistan, stop starting wars (e.g. Libya) etc., Obama’s supporters in the mass media would have done nothing but sing Hosannas to his greatness.

What he continued freely and increased of his own will, Obama is accountable for – or would he if there was a free press, rather than a liberal monopoly.

David Blue on June 16, 2014 at 2:12 PM

The GOP winning the Presidency and doing what with it? Passing an amnesty? Passing more affirmative action, anti-white and feminist laws? Creating more government programs and departments? Starting more wars?

Politics isn’t only elections, it’s governing. Election people who are going to govern against your values and interests is useless.

David Blue on June 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

You got that right.
Even if we were able to get a RINO elected, what good would it do?
There wouldn’t be much of any difference from what we would get if a Dem wins again.
He11 – the RINOs in congress are acting like Dems – and for many of them it’s not even Dem-lite.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 2:12 PM

The only way the GOP screws this up is by nominating an unelectable candidate

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

The Republican Party is very good at nominating unelectable candidates. And if you think that the media have been playing up Hillary’s gaffes over the last week or so, imagine how they will treat the Republican candidate’s gaffes — or any comment that Democrats decide to treat as a gaffe, regardless of whether it is or not. You can expect the Republican nominee to get brutalized by the media.

J.S.K. on June 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The fact that Hillary has the audacity to show that face in public…

… proves we are living in an oligarchy.

It is paradise, no…?

Seven Percent Solution on June 16, 2014 at 2:37 PM

“In addition to a very significant diplomatic presence in Iraq, which will carry much of the responsibility for dealing with an independent sovereign democratic Iraq, we have bases in neighboring countries.”

Do you still get to have a significant diplomatic presence (that’s assuming that the diplomats can man a 50 cal. machine gun) when you evacuate your embassy?

Hillary… we could flood Iraq with diplomats and I don’t see their “presence” doing much to stop the bullets and blades of the prehistoric animals currently roaming the landscape.

IndieDogg on June 16, 2014 at 2:37 PM

She must be referring to the civility of Liberals…because they don’t have any civility, hence making politics so brutal.

No discussion, no reasoned discourse, no acceptance of opposing views, no respect for those that have different opinions.

THAT could be why it is so “uncivil” in politics….one side doesn’t know how to be civil.

ProfShadow on June 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

“….the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.”

Yes, Miz Clinton. Ron Brown and Vince Foster etc. would probably agree.

If they were able.

LegendHasIt on June 16, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Presidents: Romney, McCain, Dole

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 2:10 PM

I didn’t think that they were good candidates, but the rest were even worst. Did you really think that Rick-y Santorum was going to win in 2012 against Obama? OFA would have had a field day reminding people of Santorum’s odd statements against working women and birth control and tying him directly to Todd Akin.

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Even if, and that’s a big IF, she were questioned on this she would just cackle and say everybody knows that’s not what she meant. And she’ll get away with it.
She does try to have it both ways. Her gender has no bearing on her job but if she’s criticized in the least she’s the victim of sexism.

tj4osu on June 16, 2014 at 2:50 PM

I’m for whinning. You?

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

You don’t seem to realize dumbass doesn’t have a ‘v’ in it.

#BuckFarack

Nutstuyu on June 16, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I’m for winning. You?

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Well, you have absolutely zero chance of doing so without us backwards Southern ‘confederates’, you drunken sot. You are just another Chitcago elitist snob, like your wonder boy, Barky O’Blama.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 3:19 PM

I don’t really know or recognize the diva, but I pretty much got that – and I’m not disputing your comment.
I do absolutely disagree with her(?) lumping Ted Cruz into the same category as Jeb Bush – clear indication she’s not conservative, that’s for sure.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Ask the drunken diva how she feels about Americans living in the south, my friend…she’s a real pip, that one.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Hillary: You know, the American political system is the most brutal in the world

Pure idiocy. I might believe it if
A. Completely stupid, moronic, brain dead liberals who just swallows whatever this fascist b1tch shovels will eat this up without a second thought (or a first thought really)

or

B. The piles of dead liberals are so high they stop traffic in all major cities.

Since, much to my chagrin, B. hasn’t happened, the only reason she thinks that statement would fly is because A. is true for the most part of anyone who votes liberal.

Diluculo on June 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Well, you have absolutely zero chance of doing so without us backwards Southern ‘confederates’, you drunken sot. You are just another Chitcago elitist snob, like your wonder boy, Barky O’Blama.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Yes. It is even more of a pity that the Southern rednecks don’t understand that they need to appeal to moderate suburbanites in PA, OH, and VA to win. Or that they don’t realize the Republican party has maxed out on white people willing to vote for them.

And I have never voted for Obama in my life. I didn’t even vote for him when he was up against Alan Keyes in 2004. I just left that race blank.

Illinidiva on June 16, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Well, we have had two presidents assassinated in the past several hundred years, and never a candidate…but we did have Oreo’s thrown at a Lt. Gov. candidate, so she may have a point.

[right2bright on June 16, 2014 at 9:59 AM]

Not only have we had two assassinated, we’ve had four, and not only have we had no candidates assassinated, we’ve had attempts on at least one, if not two, shoo-ins, one successful.

Dusty on June 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Candidates have been targeted, and at least one was killed.

Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 while running for the Democratic nomination for President.

An attempt was made on George Wallace while he campaigned in 1972 for the Democratic nomination. He survived, but one of the bullets hit his spine and his legs were permanently paralyzed as a result.

s1im on June 16, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Do everyone a favor, Mrs Clinton.

Keep talking.

Please.

TimBuk3 on June 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I thought there were a bunch of them on “The View”? Jane and Hillary yakking over each other … were the others out getting their nails done?

Meanwhile, Hillary’s book, Hard Choices, (note the extremely witty play on “HC” initials) bombs.

This makes you wonder how easy it is to become an NYT best-seller while failing to sell books. Yet this one is a pretty easy choice … don’t bother.

Public libraries will have a difficult decision with “Hard Choices” because it is neither non-fiction, nor fiction, but out-and-out lies.

virgo on June 17, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Ask any remaining opposition members in Venezuela about “brutal” politics. What is sad is many won’t actually listen to the garbage that comes out of her mouth. But then, they were broke.

TQM38a on June 17, 2014 at 10:22 AM

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