Why Hillary Will Lose Again

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


hillaryHardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award.

Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative.

Considering that Hillary Clinton is as much of an American patriot as is she is a Mexican-American leader… both awards seem equally deserved.

Hillary was honored by Malaria No More for being against malaria and by the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice for supporting internet freedom. Because nothing says internet freedom like sending a man to jail for a YouTube video.

The President of Georgia honored her with the Order of the Golden Fleece. That’s considered a high honor in Georgia, but in the United States just reminds everyone of Whitewater and the Rose Law Firm.

The Queen of Spain gave Hillary Clinton a gold medal and Oceana honored her for saving the oceans. And that was a slow month.

The American Bar Association had already given Hillary its highest honor for “her immense accomplishments as a lawyer”. The National Constitution Center awarded her the Liberty Medal (an honor she shares with such Constitutional scholars as Bono, Hamid Karzai and her husband) and Elton John gave her an award for fighting AIDS declaring himself “honoured to honour her”.

At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with good political instincts.

Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments as a lawyer, like her accomplishments as a senator and a secretary of state, don’t exist. Like the fake doctor with 200 equally fake diplomas on the wall; the award blitz is a case of overcompensation.

The giant pile of awards creates the illusion of qualification for someone who never even won political office on her own merits—let alone did anything worthwhile or interesting while there.

Hillary traipses around the country picking up awards and delivering speeches for six figures a pop; but the only words that come out of her mouth are boring clichés.

Receiving an AIDS award from Elton John’s foundation, she announced insightfully, “We still have a long way to go.” This is what people who have never had AIDS or treated AIDS have been saying while receiving AIDS awards since the disease first became a celebrity cause.

At Oceana, Hillary declared, “More and more people appreciate what oceans mean to them.” At the University of Buffalo, she expressed the hope that we could “move away from the slash and burn politics, the name calling, the excessive partisanship” and at the Women of the World summit declared that the United States had “come so far, but there is still work to be done.”

The more you listen to Hillary, the more you realize that she doesn’t have ideas, she has clichés. What does Hillary stand for? After eight years in the senate, the only memorable thing about her tenure was her vote on Iraq. If Hillary had not accidentally taken a controversial position, while trying to cast a safe vote, all that anyone would remember is that she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame for “opening new pathways for women in leadership”.

That was quite an accomplishment considering that she was the 32nd female senator.

But Hillary is always being honored as a revolutionary leader for just showing up. If she has something positive to say about the oceans, teaching little girls or fighting AIDS; there’s an award in it for her. If Hillary daringly says that reading is good today; tomorrow she wins a Pulitzer.

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton traveled a lot. The National Constitution Center honored her because, in their words, “she traveled to more countries than any other Secretary of State”. It certainly sounds better than honoring her for abusing the State Department to prep for a presidential run with a non-stop world tour while neglecting desperate pleas for help from the Benghazi mission which had been under siege for months.

Despite the awards, there is very little enthusiasm even among Democrats for President Hillary. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hollywood’s leading liberal, came out for her saying, “I think she’s the best candidate currently available for either party.” Considering that Hillary is really the only Democrat semi-officially running now, not counting Joe Biden, that’s damning with faint praise.

There’s a reason that liberals are fantasizing about an Elizabeth Warren run. Warren is even less charismatic, more off-putting and more cliche-prone than Hillary; but you do know what she stands for. “Socialism today, Socialism tomorrow, Socialism forever.” Hillary Clinton stands for the same thing; but she has spent decades trying to be discreet about it.

Hillary’s calculated vacuousness smacks of paranoia. Beneath the bland rhetoric is a paranoid control freak obsessed with shaping every aspect of her image. Her partner in this endeavor is Media Matters’ David Brock; a man whose legendary paranoia rivals her own and who allegedly used a security team to protect him from “right-wing assassin snipers”.

Together Brock and Clinton have already shut down a number of friendly film and television projects about Hillary while Brock peddles “The Benghazi Hoax”; a book that smacks of Hillary Clinton’s old obsession with a vast right-wing conspiracy. A Hillary biopic would do her image a lot more good than Brock’s paranoid rantings. But it would appear that Brock’s paranoid mindset mirrors her own.

Hillary lost in 2008 because she was too busy building an inevitable candidacy to give people a reason to vote for her. And now she’s making the same mistake all over again.

There will come a time when the awards will stop, when the empty quotes about how she is running because she cares about girls will run out and when she will actually have to give real answers to difficult questions. And that isn’t Hillary’s strong suit.

As a debater, Hillary is rigidly unimaginative. As a politician, she’s vacant. And her charisma doesn’t exist. The only way that she can get through her own party’s primaries and a national election is by scaring away every potential rival by being the inevitable candidate.

That is what the endless Hillary award season is really about. At galas and dinners, she dons an armor made out of awards, prizes and trophies to make it seem like her victory is inevitable.

But Hillary doesn’t really believe that. Hillary is obsessed with winning and certain that she will lose. Everything she has done was calculated to make defeat as unlikely as possible… including taking the position of Secretary of State while doing as little as possible in that role.

Hillary has done little except abuse public office to map out her future presidential run. By the time the election actually takes place, she will have spent nearly two decades or a third of her adult life focused on running for president.

At the Benghazi hearings, Hillary famously demanded to know what difference it made. The same can be said of her life.

  • toc7

    This is a fabulous article! The dripping sarcasm made me laugh multiple times. The truth in every sentence was refreshing to see FINALLY in a news article. I’ll be sure to follow Daniel Greenfield further work. He has hit the nail on the head with this article and his synopsis of Hillary.

    She is a liar, a cheat and a sham cut from the same cloth as Obama.

  • danshanteal

    She’s your your typical grifter. Distract the target to execute the con. Usually you need a partner in the crime. In this case it’s Billie.

  • ptsargent

    Why not simply boycott all celebrities, phony save the world organizations, leftie media (including NPR and PBS) and any corporations and institutions that support and promote any group that supports Hillary or her clones? I do, and at the very least it at least make me feel better. I will not go to any movie produced by the likes of Jeffrey Katzenberg, I will not go to any movie with any leftie “star”. I will not subscribe to any publication that editorially supports lefties. There are millions of conservatives who can make the same pledge. It could make a difference.

  • pbtruth

    And what of Vince Foster, Ron Brown and the other hundreds that thought they were friends of the Clintons. To paraphrase Hillary “what difference does it make”

  • faceshaker

    After 70 years of Red scare after Red scare, a Cold War and Cold War Liberalism leading the way, I’ve got to say it: Either Conservative America has a desperate, head-banging “Cold War hangover” or is so absolutely ignorant about the distinctive differences between Liberalism and Socialism that literally anything the US Government does, including mounting the most expensive military in history, is considered “Socialism!” Yeah, that Commie army. Gotta stop America’s Commie army at all costs.

    As for Hillary Clinton, the preemptive attack of Wehrmacht proportions against her character, her record and her very existence on the earth reveals one thing and one thing alone: She scares the bejesus out of all the people in America who live inside a fictional reality that resembles Disneyland, the place where one can actually ride Dumbo the Elephant without voting for Dumbo the Elephant first, even though fictional reality is a pertinent element of any totalitarian society.

    Who’s her biggest conservative movement challenger? Ted Cruz (here in Texas, we call him Ted Snooze), the narcissistic manifestation of the hero complex, a psychological malformation often found in people who feel unimportant and superfluous in the face of massive, unpredictable “market forces” that are beyond their control. Of course, to the satisfaction of conservatives, Cruz, like J. Edgar Hoover before him, sees Commie pinkos everywhere he looks, even though the presence of 4.6 million private businesses in America seems to put the lie to the whimsy that America is under attack from the “Socialist poo-poo heads”.

    Meanwhile, economic force is now so strong in America that corporatism is everywhere, on TV, radio, in newspapers and magazines, on billboards, on the Internet, and in some places you can’t even go to the bathroom without seeing ads conveniently placed above the roll of toilet paper. If anything, the nation formerly known as the United States is an “inverted totalitarian state” in which “market forces” run roughshod over our politicians and government, many of whom are eager to become lapdogs and stenographers for money.

    You can’t have Communism without getting Liberalism out of the way. History proves that. In that light, you conservatives can go ahead and do all the prep-work, and when the vast majority of Americans are in poverty, hungry, homeless and angrier than a cloud of hornets, thus creating the conditions the real Marxists would need to foment a Communist revolution in America, you can bet your booties they’ll turn away from the ones who exploit them and then….

    …an American Ho Chi Minh will emerge.

    • lyndaaquarius

      she’s got another very big conservative movement challenger.

      • faceshaker

        She does. Chris Christie is a personable man, and if I drank, I’d definitely enjoy a beer with the guy. His policies are a little extreme for me, but he’s merely one man, not all-powerful. He’d probably make a good president.

        I like him. He’s a little rough on the poor. Why do conservatives seem to think that it’s up to the poor to save America from the spendthrift ways of Congress and Republican administrations in general? The ones who should pay-up are the ones who wrecked the economy: the “survival of the fittest” Australopiticines we call Wall Street financers.

        Do conservatives pick on poor people because they’re easy to victimize? Because they have no power? Or because they think only rich people should be allowed to eat and have shelter?

        • defcon 4

          Chris Christie drinks beer? I’m guessing that’s not when he’s celebrating Eid at his governor’s mansion. Or when he’s appointing muslimes to superior court positions.

          • faceshaker

            Fallacious syllogism by defcon 4:

            A. Christie invites Moslems to the governor’s mansion.
            B. All Moslems are terrorists.
            C. Christie supports terrorism.

            Too bad Al Qaeda, Al Shabab and Hezbollah are really nothing more than an Islamic Mafia with automatic weapons.

            One-point-three billion Moslems in the world, and a few are terrorists–something the vast majority of Moslems find unconscionable. Your attitude is like, because Aryan Nations and Stormfront operates in the United States, we’re obviously all Nazis.

            I’ve been to an Afghan wedding. It was beautiful. I was the only white person there. I felt honored and appreciated by these refugees from the Taliban.

        • lyndaaquarius

          Obama has been very good to the 1%.,don’t you think? It seems his policies are holding the poor back,certainly not lifting them up with vibrant job market. Not Christie. Someone more conservative with a bigger following.

          • faceshaker

            I still don’t get the connection between the president and job-creation. The first Obama stimulus did create several million jobs. But after repealing 19 more attempts at further stimulus, I think Congress is to blame for breaking the connection between what government can do to redistribute in a rational way tax monies in the form of state block grants and other programs that indeed go directly to contractors and industry, both of which pay their employees.

            When Boehner continues to use the word “jobs”, only to put the kabosh on what Congress could and should do, I’ve finally given up on his empty words.

          • lyndaaquarius

            okaying the Keystone Pipeline and getting rid of a lot of regs would help.Slashing the EPA as a crucial part of one’s agenda would also help.But,these plans would be Base averse. In other words, his base doesn’t want that. Many,many other ways that Obama could stimulate the jobs economy.A president can do a lot to free up job growth.

          • faceshaker

            I tend to believe former EPA scientist, Robert Hansen, the climate change expert who said the Keystone XL will be “game over” for life on planet earth. The pipeline would create about 7,000 jobs. I don’t want to see life on earth end simply so some oil dude can make a mint.

            We’ve had over 40 years since the first warnings of climate change filtered out of Harvard. What have we been doing other than burning stuff?

  • wolfen244

    Daniel, great piece. Too bad it’s all true – except the part about her losing. Trust me if Boehner and Ryan give illegals the vote in 2014 and then again in 2016, she will not only win she will crush America – unless she dies of diabetes because she has no will power.

  • boysenberry

    It means about as much as 0bams Nobel peace Prize.
    But maybe she can line them all up on the podium and wear some of them around her neck, when she runs for president.

  • Chris Vaughn

    I hate her guts. She represents everything that is vile in American politics. I am pretty much fed up with the Republican Party too but I would vote for a dead toad over this insufferable, lying whore. Her rapist husband can go die too.

  • David Caskey

    It will likely come out that Hillary is a lesbian. In our area of Louisiana, it is known that she had a lover in Longview, TX. Now there is nothing wrong with a lesbian running, but it is a series of lies about her life that need explanation and why she hides behind Bill.

  • USARetired

    The worst, UN-convicted, female criminal in America has no chance if the public is informed. Check out this list;

    Clinton History

    Food for Thought

    Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many “friends”
    of the Clintons .

    1- James McDougal -
    Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while
    in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

    2 – Mary Mahoney – A
    former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop
    in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her
    story of sexual harassment in the White House.

    3 – Vince
    Foster – Former White House counselor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton
    at Little Rock ‘s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a
    suicide.

    4 – Ron
    Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have
    died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the
    investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull
    resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being
    investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with
    prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few
    days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.

    5 – C.
    Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising
    organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

    6 – Paul
    Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a
    hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a
    “dear friend and trusted advisor”.

    7 – Ed
    Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods
    in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey
    died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her
    in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in
    several Clinton fund raising events.

    8 – Jerry
    Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock ..
    Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little
    Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on
    Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After
    he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

    9 – James
    Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a
    “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people
    who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas

    10 – James
    Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He
    was reported to have ties to Whitewater..

    11 – Kathy
    Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in
    May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a
    suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going
    somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in
    the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating
    witness for Paula Jones.

    12 – Bill
    Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson.
    Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June,
    1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his
    fiancée.

    13 – Gandy
    Baugh – Attorney for Clinton ‘s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out
    a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted
    drug distributor.

    14 – Florence
    Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the
    Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas , airport drug smuggling case. He
    died of three gunshot wounds.

    15 – Suzanne
    Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas
    Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head,
    ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

    16 – Paula
    Grober – Clinton ‘s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her
    death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

    17 – Danny
    Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and
    Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently,
    in the middle of his investigation.

    18 – Paul
    Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro
    and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22,
    1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet
    Reno 3 weeks before his death.

    19 – Jon
    Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp.
    Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August
    15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.

    20 – Barbara
    Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown
    and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29,
    1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the
    Department of Commerce.

    21 – Charles
    Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special
    security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

    22 – Dr.
    Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care
    Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane
    crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council
    personally treated Clinton ‘s mother, stepfather and brother.

    23 – Barry
    Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident.

    24 – Johnny
    Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the
    trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car
    had hit a utility pole.

    25 – Stanley
    Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported
    suicide and his report was never released.

    26 – Hershell
    Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his
    plane exploded.

    27 – Kevin
    Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track”
    case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas
    airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of
    death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports
    claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many
    linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand
    Jury.

    THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE
    IVES/HENRY CASE:

    28 – Keith
    Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

    29 – Keith
    McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

    30 – Gregory
    Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

    31 – Jeff
    Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April
    1989.

    3 2 – James
    Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was
    due to natural causes”.

    33 – Jordan
    Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck
    in June 1990.

    34 -
    Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry
    deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

    THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:

    36 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.

    37 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds

    38 – Sgt.
    Brian Hanley

    39 – Sgt.
    Tim Sabel

    40 – Major
    General William Robertson

    41 – Col.
    William Densberger

    42 – Col.
    Robert Kelly

    43 – Spec.
    Gary Rhodes

    44 – Steve
    Willis

    45 – Robert
    Williams

    46 – Conway
    LeBleu

    47 – Todd
    McKeehan

    Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become
    aware of what happens to friends of the Clintons !

    HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT? …………SURELY
    YOU JEST !!

    • MMinCC

      Jesus

  • BadWhisky

    You have it wrong, these are much like the awards schools hand out for students that show up to avoid damaging their self esteem, they are participation awards.

    • lyndaaquarius

      They’re “protection” money. So corrupt.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Woody Allen said, “90% of life is just showing up.” That’s our Hillary. Come on, people. We have to do better than this. Mr. Greenfield nailed this. She is such a nothing.

    • lyndaaquarius

      compare Hillary’s record of achievement with that of former Governor Sarah Palin. The difference is staggering!Look at the 20 bills ole Hillary takes credit for in NY senate. Silly,inconsequential stuff. You’re so right. She’s such a nothing

  • judgeroybean

    Obama’s third term.

  • Rick Caird

    “At the Benghazi hearings, Hillary famously demanded to know what difference it made. The same can be said of her life.”

    Deservedly harsh. Hillary is the Kim Kardashian of politics: famous for being famous.