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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WINNING!

geojed on June 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Oh man, its like bluegills last night all over again.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Between this and the “dead broke” comment and the petulance accompanying the “what difference at this point does it make” shriek, she cements her me-centered status. Because of course in each instance she’s focusing on how difficult things are for HER.

This woman has been out of touch for a long long long long time.

Zoe on June 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM

“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.”

It’s so brutal, even the dead can vote(well, for Democrats anyway). This woman is supposed to be the formidable, unbeatable candidate we should all fear? She ain’t gonna make it past the first primary debate at the rate she’s going.

Doughboy on June 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM

She can’t be running, can she? Dropping gaffe after gaffe like that, geez.

22044 on June 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM

She can’t be running, can she? Dropping gaffe after gaffe like that, geez.

22044 on June 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM

This may be the worst stretch I’ve seen for a politician since Bush 41 unveiled Dan Quayle as his VP. And at least he wasn’t running for the top job. Not to mention he was rightfully portrayed as being inept. Hillary is routinely sucked up to by the Democrat/media complex.

Doughboy on June 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

The American system is not brutal,it’s become a farce.

docflash on June 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Did Joe Biden bite her?

Rix on June 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Wow, and I thought BO was a bubble headed bird brain. Although he is more of a drug induced dementia bird brain.
If this moron becomes the Dem candidate I will be laughing for a long time……….until she is elected.

ORconservative on June 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Our system is not brutal. Indeed, it’s the longest existing system in the WORLD that has peaceful transfers of power.

Which Pharaoh might be putting an end to in 2016-17.

ConstantineXI on June 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

What has she ever done on her own besides getting kicked off the Watergate Committee for stealing documents and lying about it?

Akzed on June 16, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Is it more brutal than Ben Ghazi?

Brock Robamney on June 16, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Michael Kinsley famously said

A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.

I think that needs to be modified to “what he sees as the truth”. Because in Hillary’s mind, she really is beleaguered and dead broke.

Fenris on June 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

“It’s like licking a urinal.”

Fallon on June 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

That whack on the head is worse than I thought.

katy the mean old lady on June 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Please keep talking, Hillary. Please, oh please keep talking!

KS Rex on June 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Is she just gonna whine her way through this campaign? Because a drunken old hag whining all the time is verrrry annoying.

Rational Thought on June 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Is she going to start crying again because it’s tough to be her?

Flange on June 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

She’s a paper tiger. We gotta get this nomination right because Hilary has no charisma.

Some reporter just needs to ask Bill “A lot of people are gonna vote for Hilary because they think that you’ll be the one who’s actually running things. That they’ll be voting for a 3rd term of Bill Clinton. Is that what they would be getting?”

Skipity on June 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM

She’s so full of repetitious ‘talking points’ that the string with the plastic pull hanging down her back is highly visible.

vnvet on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Oh man, its like bluegills last night all over again.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Why dont the two of you move that private squabble, which is hardly political anymore, into private e-mail? I cannot imagine that anyone wants to see this kind of petty bickering.

Red Widow on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

She can’t be running, can she? Dropping gaffe after gaffe like that, geez.

22044 on June 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Biden’s gaffes are endearing and Hillary’s gaffes are refreshing. Get with the program.

Fallon on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

what has she done to be qualified
what legislation as a senator
what accomplishments as sect of state
has she ever had executive experience

she lied about Bosnian snipers
she lied about her husbands sex adventures
she lied about Benghazi
she lied to congress
she lied about being poor.
she faked some health issues
she has had strokes and still is at risk
she has unknown health issues.
she and slick willie have been selling influence 200 grand speech at a time.

sniffles1999 on June 16, 2014 at 9:38 AM

She really sounds off, not like the calculating Hillary of old. That’s a lot of gaffes for a shrewd politician like her.

Maybe it’s the effects of a concussion.

“Concussion causes temporary loss of brain function leading to cognitive, physical and emotional symptoms, such as confusion, vomiting, headache, nausea, depression, disturbed sleep, moodiness, and amnesia.

However, even when the symptoms of a concussion appear to have gone, the brain is still not yet 100 percent normal…”

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/256518.php

scalleywag on June 16, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Tone deaf!

I’d love to have an ambush interview of her where she is asked to recall the names of the presidents of Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Macedonia, and the Seychelles.

Perhaps she can tell us what a gallon of milk costs. Or how bout a gallon of gasoline.

And then explain to us how Al Gore’s invention, the Internet, works.

Forget Mr. Empty Suit Obama how bout Ms. Empty Pant Suit Clinton.

islandman78 on June 16, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Thanks to you and billy…what can you expect from baby killers

crosshugger on June 16, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Is she doing this on purpose? Seriously, it appears to me that she is trying to destroy her career at this point. She can’t possibly be that stupid.

Johnnyreb on June 16, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Why dont the two of you move that private squabble, which is hardly political anymore, into private e-mail? I cannot imagine that anyone wants to see this kind of petty bickering.

Red Widow on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Something happened to your scrolling ability?

katy the mean old lady on June 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM

So spake the Lion of Tuzla.

Occams Stubble on June 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM

I’m starting to believe Karl Rove. I don’t think Hillary is right, mentally. I can’t keep up with the gaffes.

kevinkristy on June 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

No one, and I mean NO ONE, has endured more vitriolic attacks and out right lies about her life than Sarah Palin. Whatever the left leaning press does to Hilary will pale in comparison.

fight like a girl on June 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

This is what we get from someone who lives in their own little bubble world. It’s not that she just says this is build herself up or deflect any blame for what’s happened, she truly believes all this cr#p. They believe in their world view so much, that if the outcome doesn’t end up like their policies say it will, it’s because the other major world players screwed it up. This is how dear leader can go play golf while the southern border is behaving like Swiss cheese. He only wanted to give the American dream to all children who are our future not cause a mass underage migration from all those 3rd world Central American countries.

Kissmygrits on June 16, 2014 at 9:42 AM

She’s a paper tiger. We gotta get this nomination right because Hilary has no charisma.

Some reporter just needs to ask Bill “A lot of people are gonna vote for Hilary because they think that you’ll be the one who’s actually running things. That they’ll be voting for a 3rd term of Bill Clinton. Is that what they would be getting?”

Skipity on June 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM

I’m forming a new conspiracy theory. The GOPe and Democrat elite get together and make long term strategy, and it goes something like this: The Dems thow the Republicans a bone once in a while to make it seem like the votes matter. And in return, the Republicans pass entire new entitlement programs. When the Democrats get back in power they can then expand these programs mercilessly. And when the financial system is on the brink of collapse, they figure it’s time to elect more Republicans so that they’ll expand government at a slower rate than the Democrats would.

Fenris on June 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM

She’s back in “Pretty in Pink” as Rush Limbaugh made famous. I guarantee you they’ve done focus groups on how she comes off more sympathetic depending on what she’s wearing.

Marcus on June 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM

She ain’t running for Prez. Its a head fake. Time to start looking at the dems no one is talking about.

MikeInBA on June 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Is she going to start crying again because it’s tough to be her?
Flange on June 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

This woman is a huge phony. I had forgotten about the crying!

Why dont the two of you move that private squabble, which is hardly political anymore, into private e-mail? I cannot imagine that anyone wants to see this kind of petty bickering.
Red Widow on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

I agree.

bluegill on June 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Perhaps she should start a travel agency.

cbenoistd on June 16, 2014 at 9:46 AM

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.

Is this an excuse or a confession of incompetance?

tommyboy on June 16, 2014 at 9:46 AM

No one, and I mean NO ONE, has endured more vitriolic attacks and out right lies about her life than Sarah Palin. Whatever the left leaning press does to Hilary will pale in comparison.

fight like a girl on June 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

No one in the US, in recent decades. I love Sarah Palin, but in the Middle East they’d just execute her. That’s a wee bit more brutal.

Fenris on June 16, 2014 at 9:46 AM

How the the heck this woman could be elected to presidency is beyond my comprehension. She has destroyed herself in the last couple weeks…………………. but, I am sure that the MSM will attempt to cover for her.

SC.Charlie on June 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I think that she meant that the US has the most competitive political arena among developed countries with Democracies — in other words, basically Canada, Australia, and Western Europe. To her, that’s “the world.”

My real take-away from this is what a hypocrite she is. She’s trying to be all about “girl power,” but then when she is asked what other women would be good for the job, suddenly that female “solidarity” vanishes, and she tries to discourage other women from running.

What a transparent clown.

WhatSlushfund on June 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

And it’s a shame, too, since Hil and her hubby have worked so hard to make politics genteel, calm, and reasonable.

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Bat Chain Puller on June 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM

So spake the Lion of Tuzla.

If she only had the nerve! Great stuff.

cbenoistd on June 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Typical liberal. Poor me, poor me, no one has it worst than me.

gwhh on June 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

She ain’t running for Prez. Its a head fake. Time to start looking at the dems no one is talking about. – MikeInBA on June 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Name one other credible Democrat candidate, Alec Baldwin?

SC.Charlie on June 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Is she doing this on purpose? Seriously, it appears to me that she is trying to destroy her career at this point. She can’t possibly be that stupid.

Johnnyreb on June 16, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Personal I think she had suffered a stroke and isn’t as sharp as she once was.

wifarmboy on June 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Seeing how low Obama set the bar for President. Hillary! looks to pave new ground in setting it even lower.

GarandFan on June 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

So spake the Lion Lyin’ of Tuzla.

If she only had the nerve! Great stuff.

cbenoistd on June 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Seems more accurate this way.

Flange on June 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM

It’s not conservative who would elect a progressive in any event, it’s the progressives, and they think whining is a qualification.

thatsafactjack on June 16, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Name one other credible Democrat candidate, Alec Baldwin?

SC.Charlie on June 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

one other credible candidate? I reject the premise.

MikeInBA on June 16, 2014 at 9:52 AM

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

Ain’t that the truth! Just ask Vince Foster!

M240H on June 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Hillary seems to know far to little about the political systems of the world. She thinks being challenged in the public arena and having to answer hard questions is the most brutal thing in the world. Her naivety and ego-centrism helps to explain in part why US foreign policy under her watch was so ineffective.

I suppose her experience is limited to talking to diplomats in luxurious conference rooms around the world. She doesn’t seem to have any understanding of the experiences of those MDC leaders treatment by ZANU-PF thugs in Zimbabwe, Cubans who fled the repression of Castro, or North Koreans who suffered the displeasure of the Kims.

This is not somebody who has a sufficiently broad and mature world-view. and speaks loudly of her inadequacy in the Sec. State role, and her unpreparedness for the Presidency.

s1im on June 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

There is nothing that will stop a Clinton from running for office, short of a medical records leak, and while Sharpton may have been exposed as a rat, the Press still regards Hillary as a cat.

HopeHeFails on June 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Recently, both George Clooney and Angelina Jolie have expressed interest in ‘getting into politics’. Both have enough name recognition, connections, and money, to run against H.R. Clinton.

As to qualification, since when did the progressives let a little thing like being qualified for office get in the way of nominating or electing an ideologue?

thatsafactjack on June 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Oh man, its like bluegills last night all over again.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Why dont the two of you move that private squabble, which is hardly political anymore, into private e-mail? I cannot imagine that anyone wants to see this kind of petty bickering.

Red Widow on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Speak for yourself … more popcorn, please.

M240H on June 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Good! Anyone who wants to wield that much power had best be prepared to run a stiff gauntlet.

Ricard on June 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

It will be happy day when the Republic is finally rid of this horrid woman.

RobertE on June 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

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

Ask Sarah Palin.

bw222 on June 16, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Amb. Stevens: “Hillary’s Dead Wrong”

faraway on June 16, 2014 at 9:59 AM

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

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

Personal I think she had suffered a stroke and isn’t as sharp as she once was.

wifarmboy on June 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

“I say, that girl is about as sharp as a sack of wet mice.” -Foghorn Leghorn

Flange on June 16, 2014 at 10:02 AM

I mean, think about it…one of the stupidest and most insensitive comments a person could possibly have made during an investigation of four dead Americans, was her famous “what difference, now, does it make” remark. Only someone who is a little off, or hasn’t got their bearings, or is so cold and unfeeling as to think that it really didn’t make any difference would say something like that. It reminds me of a smarta$$ kid saying “so?”

scalleywag on June 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Translation: “Feel sorry for me”.

albill on June 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM

How the the heck this woman could be elected to presidency is beyond my comprehension. She has destroyed herself in the last couple weeks…………………. but, I am sure that the MSM will attempt to cover for her.

SC.Charlie on June 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Two points: 1) Many, if not most, voters have been paying more attention to the Kardashians than Hillary the past few weeks and 2) Remember how the media has been circling the wagons around Obama for the past six years?

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.

bw222 on June 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM

The New Republic: Hillary Clinton Was a Mediocre Secretary of State

If you want to get a sense of how puny Clinton’s accomplishments at State were, you should read not her haters but her admirers. On Sunday in The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof devoted a whole column to praising Clinton’s record, and yet was unable to list anything that wasn’t a broad generalization. Kristof began by noting that, “Clinton achieved a great deal and left a hefty legacy—just not the traditional kind.” What was this legacy, you might ask?

Clinton recognized that our future will be more about Asia than Europe, and she pushed hard to rebalance our relations. She didn’t fully deliver on this ‘pivot’—generally she was more successful at shaping agendas than delivering on them—but the basic instinct to turn our ship of state to face our Pacific future was sound and overdue.

So Clinton “recognized” what is surely the single most noted thing in every discussion of American foreign policy, and even in Kritstof’s opinion wasn’t really able to do anything about it. What else?

A couple of times I moderated panels during the United Nations General Assembly in which she talked passionately—and bewilderingly, for some of the audience—about civil society, women leaders and agricultural investments. Pinstriped foreign and prime ministers looked on, happy to be considered important enough to be invited. They listened with increasingly furrowed brows, as if absorbing an alien language, as Clinton brightly spoke about topics such as “the business case for focusing on gender in agricultural development.”

This is all well and good but it isn’t much of a legacy. When he tries to turn to specifics, the best Kristof can come up with is that Clinton mentioned Muhammad Yunus in a speech. Kristof’s piece peters out after a few more moist, unspecific paragraphs.

The reason I quote Kristof at length is because his case is essentially the same as that of her opponents, who claim that she served without much distinction. It’s true that she put an admirable focus on women’s rights, and played a role in isolating Iran. But the Afghanistan surge didn’t seem to have a huge effect; Syria policy has been a failure, even if the alternatives were all bleak; Iraq has collapsed since our departure (again, good alternatives did not clearly present themself); she was probably too cautious about the Egyptian people’s overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, although that didn’t keep him in power; she backed the Libyan campaign, which currently must count as a mixed bag; and she did a lot of what Kristof describes, in terms of trying to streamline and broaden American diplomacy, and repair our relationships with the world. Even if she had some relative successes in these areas, America’s global popularity has declined since she took the job.

Resist We Much on June 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

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

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Resist We Much on June 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

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

No, that’s not it. How about: the one that allowed a talentless, lying hack who’s a lousy politician to move to a totally different state and become the junior Senator from New York.

Or maybe: the one that allowed a community organizer without an accomplishment to his name to become the president?

Politics can be brutal, though, as Sarah Palin could tell you. Or Vince Foster. Or Kathleen Willey. Or Linda Tripp. Or Scooter Libby.

It’s just that the brutality always seems directed at only one side.

So, yep, this is another case of lefty projection.

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM

American politics is “brutal”? Oh, come on, Killery. All you have to do is get the MSM to love ‘ya and you’re a shoe-in. Just ask the “One” after he was nominated to run. Even after all of his disasterous policies, the MSM still protects him for some odd reason.

Cherokee on June 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

I agree.

bluegill on June 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

If you would stop lying, people could go back to ignoring your idiocy.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM

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

And don’t forget the sniper fire.

lynncgb on June 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM

If you would stop lying, people could go back to ignoring your idiocy.
cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Please quit with the unprovoked personal insults in all the threads. It detracts from the discussion and I don’t think everyone needs to see it. Thank you.

bluegill on June 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Thank you.

bluegill on June 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

That isn’t the apology everybody, except trolls, demanded.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Oh man, its like bluegills last night all over again.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Why dont the two of you move that private squabble, which is hardly political anymore, into private e-mail? I cannot imagine that anyone wants to see this kind of petty bickering.

Red Widow on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Speak for yourself … more popcorn, please.

M240H on June 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Add an extra squirt or two of butter to mine, please…

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM

The only achievement this drunken shrew has accomplished is that she has managed to stay out of jail.. (so far, at least)

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM

I, for one, feel sympathy for her.
It mustn’t be easy to be a drunk with a philandering reprobate husband and a Howdy Doody look-a-like daughter.

justltl on June 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM

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

If only it were so, if but for a month… * sigh *

ROCnPhilly on June 16, 2014 at 10:23 AM

These guys would probably disagree.

Oldnuke on June 16, 2014 at 10:24 AM

If you would stop lying, people could go back to ignoring your idiocy.
cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Please quit with the unprovoked personal insults in all the threads. It detracts from the discussion and I don’t think everyone needs to see it. Thank you.

bluegill on June 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Well, you gotta admit, it IS a bit idiotic for you to ponder whether or not it’s allowed to shoot down helicopters.

Seems to me you pretty much provoke those insults all on your own, Susan.

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

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.

That was one heck of a concussion. She’s been around politics for the last 30 years and she’s still this tone-deaf?

rbj on June 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

President Hillary Clinton — doesn’t that possibility just make you cringe? It does me.

Conservchik on June 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Maybe if we brought back dueling, things might be a little more polite.

Tinker on June 16, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Senator Clinton, you seem to have conveniently and consistently ignored the real brutal world of politics. In Syria, Iraq, Iran, Burma, North Korea, Pakistan, et al, the politics there are bloodsport in the literal sense of the word. You, madam, are an ignorant individual who would never make a good president.

Conservchik on June 16, 2014 at 10:34 AM

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

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Resist We Much on June 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Yep.

Lincoln- shot by wannabee-Confederate sore loser (Booth)

Garfield- shot by wannabee- political wheeler-dealer who thought he was “owed” being ambassador to Chile’ (Guiteau)

MacKinley- shot by wannabee-anarchist who just didn’t like “rich b******ds” (Czolgosz)

Kennedy- shot by wannabee-Communist who was pissed off at the way JFK “humiliated” his heroes, Khrushchev and Castro (Oswald)

What did the murderers all have in common?

They were borderline psychos who wanted to kill the “Ruler” to prove that they were actually important.

Booth was considered no better than an average actor, and was constantly being compared unfavorably in that aspect to his father and older brother- by the newspapers.

Guiteau was a con man who had convinced himself that a pamphlet he had written had ensured Garfield’s election.

Czolgosz was well known for his morose nature and dislike of anyone he perceived as smarter or more competent than he was.

Oswald had defected to the USSR, who “threw him back” when they concluded he was too weird to be of any use, even to them.

Conclusion; Forget conspiracies, by and large. Most assassins, then and now, are simply delusional nuts who think they deserve to be VIPs.

A definition which also fits a lot of politicians and “activists”.

clear ether

eon

eon on June 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Personal I think she had suffered a stroke and isn’t as sharp as she once was.

[wifarmboy on June 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM]

You can discern that loss in sharpness can you? Or did you use a micrometer?

Just teasing. If this was an opportunistic effort to point to the debilitating medical conditions she has to deal with daily, kudos.

I think this is more a case of her sharpness, or lack thereof, being directly proportional to opening her mouth to speak and this is the epitome of the adage (as Lincoln presented it), “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

Can someone point to a time when Hillary said something erudite, or insightful, or in something of a longer nature that is gaffe-free? Has she ever given a speech that was either memorable or, even if ephemeral then lauded at that time? I strain to think of a such an event and come up short. As a rhetorician, she’s definitely gravitas-free and this is likely because it is clear even to her that she is an industrial gaffe manufacturer.

During Kerry’s run, people humorously observed his poll numbers climbed when he avoided the media and sunk whenever he spoke. I do believe that this condition will be even worse for Hillary now that she has set this pattern, since it will be inescapable for her.

Dusty on June 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM

She’s so damn insecure and always has been. Has to blame someone else for questioning the Clinton “wisdom”. Today is that American politics is brutal. Back then it was the right wing conspiracy. Give me a break. If you want to be in politics, suck it up and get used to what it takes to get there. Otherwise, no one would think ill of you if you decided to just go home, retire and be a good grandmother.

COgirl on June 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

How President Hillary would answer the 3 AM phone call:

“Bill, wake up! Vladimir’s on the phone, what should I say to him? Bill! Leave her alone and answer me!!!”

Steve Z on June 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

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

Has she ever given a speech that was either memorable …

Dusty on June 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM

This one was pretty memorable.

justltl on June 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

This one was pretty memorable.

justltl on June 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

That’s funny, I was just about to make the exact same comment and link, but refreshed first to see more comments. I will always remember that speech, but in fairness she was quoting others, and her speech isn’t worth remembering, so I don’t know that it counts as memorable by definition.

Fenris on June 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

This one was pretty memorable.

justltl on June 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Somehow, I knew it word be the Tard one. Top comment:

Why does a caring God allow such creatures to walk among the living? WHY???

LOL

Fallon on June 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Yeah, ok Hil. Whatever.

Although I’d consider the Mandela-inspired “necklacing” of opponents to be slightly more brutal than being called on your bullshit.

But that’s just me, I guess…

mojo on June 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Hillary is spending too much of her “face time” in interviews with sympathetic women “journalists.” She cannot credibly define her accomplishments or qualifications as a national leader at all.

onlineanalyst on June 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

It is a brutal system. It celebrates this drunk cow…for her mileage…as if Marco Polo didn’t exist.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Keep telling the truth, scumhag.

It’s been hilarity pure.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Oh man, its like bluegills last night all over again.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

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Why dont the two of you move that private squabble, which is hardly political anymore, into private e-mail? I cannot imagine that anyone wants to see this kind of petty bickering.

Red Widow on June 16, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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I agree.

bluegill on June 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

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If you would stop lying, people could go back to ignoring your idiocy.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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Please quit with the unprovoked personal insults in all the threads. It detracts from the discussion and I don’t think everyone needs to see it. Thank you.

bluegill on June 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

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That isn’t the apology everybody, except trolls, demanded.

cozmo on June 16, 2014 at 10:19 AM

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‘gill … there may be some commenters here equal to you on “unprovoked personal attacks”, but nobody out-does you … nobody.
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Uh, ‘Widow … I’m gonna have to go with M240H and bimmcorp, on this one.
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Speak for yourself … more popcorn, please.

M240H on June 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

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Add an extra squirt or two of butter to mine, please…

bimmcorp on June 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM

listens2glenn on June 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

She looks just like Nancy Pelosi

chai on June 16, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife asks:

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Galtian on June 16, 2014 at 10:56 AM

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

[justltl on June 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM]

LMAO

Dusty on June 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Bmore

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM

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