August 12, 2014

"Secretary Clinton has at every step of the way touted the significant achievements of his presidency, which she is honored to have been part of as his secretary of state."

"While they’ve had honest differences on some issues, including aspects of the wicked challenge Syria presents, she has explained those differences in her book and at many points since then. Some are now choosing to hype those differences but they do not eclipse their broad agreement on most issues. Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when ... they see each other tomorrow night."

44 comments:

Nathan said...

"Wicked" challenge!

Does Secretary Clinton want voters to see her as the good Glinda, all sweetness and light, to President Obama's Elphaba, mixed raced, with a troubled past and a radical youth who grows up to become the Wicked Witch of the West?

Fabulous.


khesanh0802 said...

If Hillary kept her mouth shut she wouldn't step on her tongue. She keeps this up and the "rabid left" is going to abandon her again and I think they are primary voters.

Of course it will not break my heart to see her crash and burn.

ddh said...

Calculated positioning for the political moment, not organizing principles for a great country.

Bobber Fleck said...

I'm going to need taller boots...

Big Mike said...

Save the link. You won't have to buy syrup of ipecac anymore.

phantommut said...

Bobber, I think everyone should buy these. (Althouse link to Amazon product.)

Fen said...

"wicked" was deliberate and carefully chosen. Wonder why.

Fen said...

Calculated positioning for the political moment, not organizing principles for a great country.

"...to remain politically viable for the future"

Want to know what drives Hillary supporters nuts? Drop this little gem into social media:

"Hillary? Sure. But I think Michelle Obama would be a better choice"



Fen said...

"depends on what the definition of 'is' is"

"no controlling legal authority"

"vast right wing conspiracy"

"did not have sex with that woman. Monica Lewinsky"

ad naus

We've already see this movie. Its old and stale. We don't need another 4 years of Clintonisms.

cubanbob said...

I give the Clinton's credit: no one but no one does chutzpah better than they do and with an unabashed shamelessness. I almost feel sorry for Obama. Hillary is blaming Obama for all of the bad results from his incompetent execution of her good intentions.
One has to be awed by her brazenness.

bgates said...

"wicked" was deliberate and carefully chosen. Wonder why

There's only one word people associate with "wicked": Hillary.

Paul said...

Obama is the 'excuse man' who 'inherited this mess'.

Hillary just can't top that.

John Lynch said...

Frenemies.

St. George said...

Here's a cold-ass Obama saying that Hillary is "likable enough" as she squirms and smiles like a schoolgirl during a presidential debate.

He could have made an amusing joke like Reagan's like about not taking advantage of Mondale's age.

But no.

David said...

Now you see it.

Now you don't.

David said...

"no controlling legal authority"

That was Gore.

Revenant said...

"Secretary Clinton"?

Has she picked up an office temp job since resigning from the Obama administration?

traditionalguy said...

Hillary is a puppet of Bill who is at war with Obama. Nothing she says now is in her words...they come from a ventriloquist.

jr565 said...

Hillary is blaming Obama for all of the bad results from his incompetent execution of her good intentions."

Well, he is the prez.

Leit Bart said...

"Hugging it out" sounds like a jab at Obama's thin skin.

Rae said...

"...she has explained those differences in her book..."

There's the problem.

Fen said...

Did she even write her book?

Michael K said...

Sweet. Shrillery and Zero make love.

The Godfather said...

SHE didn't say it, so she can (and will) deny it.

Unless the Democrat base has moved right, she's going to have a hard time getting the nomination by attacking Obama's foreign policy from the right.

Unless the electorate has lost its mind (it did 2 years ago), she's going to have a hard time winning the general election running on Obama's foreign policy successes (say what?).

Phil 3:14 said...

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

David said...

From Wall Street Journal Online:

The U.S. is weighing a military mission in Iraq to rescue thousands of Yazidi refugees, a move that risks putting American forces in direct confrontation with Sunni fighters for the Islamic State.

The proposal is still under development and hasn't been approved by President Barack Obama. U.S. officials said the rescue mission is one of many options the U.S. military is weighing after dropping food and water to dying refugees over the past six days.

"People are looking at ways to do something more than just drop water and supplies," one senior U.S. official said. "You can only do that for so long."

Since last week, the U.S. has sought to halt the militants' advance on the Kurdish city of Erbil and to relieve Yazidis trapped by the fighters on a barren mountain range through a campaign of airstrikes and aid drops.

A rescue mission could expose U.S. forces to direct fire from the militant group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and that is a risk Mr. Obama may not be willing to accept.


Some leaker is trying to force Obama's hand, it seems.

SteveR said...
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SteveR said...

She wants to be everywhere, she wants to be at just the right distance from the actual decision to claim she knew a better spot while still maintaining she was loyal and dutiful. She knows she will get away with it.

phantommut said...

It's her turn, dammit!

somefeller said...

You know what the best part about this Obama/Clinton dustup is? It's all an intraparty Democratic conversation and the Republicans are just irrelevant bystanders. Which is how it should be. The grownups may bicker among themselves, but they are properly the ones in charge.

James Pawlak said...

"Touting" a Benedict Arnold level of Treason?

Skeptical Voter said...

Oh I don't know whether this meetup between the Bamster and Shrllary is a "grownup thing" as somefeller characterizes it..

I tend to think of it more as a mating ritual between syphilitic donkeys.

Michael The Magnificent said...

"I'm a big believer in tipping. We should support working people." Hillary Clinton – who did not pay for her meal nor leave a tip for waitress Trish Trupo, a single mother who earns $2.90 an hour before tips.

"I can't go out and save every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America." Hillary Clinton, in response to criticisms that her nationalized health care plan might bankrupt small business owners.

"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." Hillary Clinton, 1993

"The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it, is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president." Hillary Clinton

"The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not." Hillary R. Clinton, 1992.

"Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Senator Hillary Clinton, June 28, 2004

Michael said...

Has either Hillary or Obama ever said anything they actually meant?

Nothing comes to mind.

Zach said...

Barack Obama is the kindest, bravest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life...

Michael K said...

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Senator Hillary Clinton, June 28, 2004"

Remember that she took her Rose Law Firm bonus before her husband's tax increase took effect. Just before January 1.

MaxedOutMama said...

Hugging, or slugging?

Brando said...

No one should be surprised when a Clinton acts like a Clinton. It'd be like getting mad that a scorpion acted like a scorpion.

They will throw absolutely anyone under the bus at every opportunity. If Obama's foreign policy were something to brag about, you bet she'd be owning it--she was Sec of State, after all--and it's almost hilarious if not outrageous that she's running away from her own record, as though she were a mere bystander to Obama's oafing around.

If Clinton fails--and I hope she does--it will be because no one can adequately answer the question of why she should be president. Her entire justification boils down to "first woman president" and "it's her turn!" There's absolutely nothing else to it, and the voters who will matter won't go for that.

The only way she wins is if she faces no real competition, which is a sad possibility.

MayBee said...

Of course, touting the significant achievements of his foreign policy doesn't take very much time.

richard mcenroe said...

Hillary is Madame Morrible.

richard mcenroe said...

By the way, in case you haven't seen it, "Wicked", perhaps not deliberately, is a VERY conservative musical...

Drago said...

Somefeller: " The grownups may bicker among themselves, but they are properly the ones in charge."

LOL

The entire world is now behaving in ways that demonstrate that no one believes "grownups" are in charge in DC.

But like a good little lefty, you just keep spouting the party line.

You don't get it somefeller.

What you say here in defense of obambi's "foreign policy genius" and "3-dimensional chess playing" (hey, remember when the lefties were all saying this? good times, good times....) is being run over by reality every single day.

But only every single day.

Don't worry though, with the hundreds of thousands of new uneducated 3rd world mentality illegal immigrants pouring in, how can the dems lose over the long term?

Anonymous said...

I keep seeing stories where the Democrats are fighting amongst themselves, and then I keep getting told the Republicans are a divided party.

damikesc said...

You know what the best part about this Obama/Clinton dustup is? It's all an intraparty Democratic conversation and the Republicans are just irrelevant bystanders. Which is how it should be. The grownups may bicker among themselves, but they are properly the ones in charge.

So, it's like the Republican issues in the House. Adults taling while the petulant whiners cry.

Talk about Republicans being irrelevant all you want --- you can't be less relevant than Nancy Pelosi.