Clinton White House Counsel Can’t List a Single Hillary Accomplishment

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Bill Clinton’s former Counsel and troubleshooter Lanny Davis, when asked on Hugh Hewitt’s show to list Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments, couldn’t list one of them. Instead Lanny had to claim that the Secretary of State job is useless.

HH: All right, one question, you’ve got a minute. Summarize for me what she accomplished as Secretary of State.

LD: Well, the biggest thing of all is goodwill around the world, which is what secretaries of State do.

The United States is not exactly very popular around the world. And Secretaries of State are expected to have more specific accomplishments internationally in the diplomatic arena.

HH: Like in Syria…

LD: I don’t know what any secretary of State…

HH: …and Egypt and Libya?

LD: I don’t know, well, Libya and certainly the intervention in Libya and getting rid of Qaddafi, you would say that’s a pretty good achievement for the President. But these are presidential achievements with a partnership of the secretary of State. What do secretaries of State do? For example, she was very instrumental in the details of the Iranian sanctions program, which has produced, apparently, some results. I’m very skeptical about this deal in Iran on the nuclear weaponry. But the credit she deserves on this sanctions program, which literally was her program in the State Department to enforce, but in partnership with Barack Obama.

HH: So her achievement is that…

LD: But this doesn’t change the question about the secretary of State having achievement. This is a secretary of State is the most popular woman in the world and restored relations with everyone in the world.

Apparently we didn’t have any relations with anyone in the world until Hillary arrived. Also Hillary’s accomplishment is being popular. Which is a debatable accomplishment.

But you can see the problem for Hillary Inc and Planet Hillary and Clintonworld. This is a killer question because Hillary didn’t do anything. And the things that Lanny tries to attribute to her are on shaky ground. Obama has turned on sanctions and the Libyan intervention led to Benghazi and was wildly unpopular with Americans.

Hillary does not want to stand up at a debate and claim credit for Benghazi by way of the Libyan intervention. She will try to claim credit for Iran, but by then the topic may be equally untouchable, if for example Israel does bomb Iran’s reactions or the negotiations completely collapse.

Accomplishment is the subject that Hillary has to avoid.

  • darnellecheri

    I realized I must be living in a cave and have not lived in reality for a long time. Popular, really? Does he mean well-liked and well-accepted? Or, just well-known. I need help. I have cognitive dissonance and literally don’t know how to process this statement:
    “This is a secretary of State is the most popular woman in the world and restored relations with everyone in the world.”

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It means that polls listing admired famous women and that sort of thing end up ranking her highly next to a bunch of more useless celebs.

      • BagLady

        Then it all depends on who is conducting polls and the slant of the questions. Asked carefully, you could end up with a Kardashian running for president.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Sure. The polls mainly favor whoever is in the news making them circular.

  • A Z

    Hillary was a much better Secretary of State than John Kerry is. She mainly just burned tons of jet fuel and got 4 Americans kiIIed.

    • curmudgeon

      That’s like comparing a cockroach to a maggot.

      • A Z

        I wish I was more witty in my left handed compliment of Hillary, but it was my first try.

        And it is all true.

        • curmudgeon

          I thought your comment nailed both of the pretenders perfectly. I still can’t figure out how Kerry got out of Vietnam alive. Surprised the pompous a$$ did not get himself fragged.

          • BagLady

            Perhaps he was never in any danger in Vietnam. rushing at poor farmers with all guns blazing doesn’t normally pose a threat.

          • A Z

            Fragging is not a risk imposed by some poor farmers. It is a risk imposed by your own soldiers because the war is unpopular, you are jerk, or you are so stupid your men think that you are going to kiII them with your incompetence.

            http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2877/did-soldiers-really-frag-officers-in-vietnam

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragging

          • A Z

            During the 1990s an Italian skier working out for the Olympics. He had a grueling schedule. We kept working longer and longer hours. He wasn’t improving.

            Finally, he decided his training regime wasn’t working and cut his hours. Sometimes it is not how much you train but how well you train. If you get fatigued and your form is off, you are just ingraining bad habits/ bad form.

            You read a lot. You might want to reconsider what you read. Maybe you can taking some course in accounting, finance, agriculture, engineering. You never know what vistas might open up or what epiphanies you might have.

            I would also recommend some military science courses.

            Maybe you will know what fragging is and what risks Kerry took.

          • A Z

            Guerilla warfare where the opposition, an innocent farmer, melts into the population is a demoralizing and dehabilitating form of warfare. Its’ asymmetry poses great risks to a soldier.

            It is worse when the enemy has a 5th column propaganda campaign on the homefront.

            There is a quote that goes something like this

            “It is not for you to know the risk I took keeping you safe while you slept in bed’

            It applies to you

          • A Z

            Vietnam was a wicket which Kerry had to go through. He may have been brave, but he was also a sea lawyer. Supposedly he ran a Viet Cong insurgent down and was in favor of a frontal assault on the Viet Cong stronghold with guns blazing. People do things for a variety of reasons. People are always looking to improve their condition. In Kerry’s case there is no patriotism. When Kerry went to war it was 0% patriotism and 100% self advancement.

            Once he got the medals, Kerry rechecked the regs book and made sure that his 3 wounds qualified. He had to lie about 2 of his scratches but so what. He had plans.

            He got back to the U.S. and saw that being a war hero a la Audy Murphy was no longer in vogue so he flipped.

            Flipping was easy to do. He did not examine whether the Vietnam War was a Just War. He just went for political advancement like thousands of young Roman patricians before him. Likewise he did not do this out of patriotism. Thus it was easy for him to flip and to continue to advance his political career.

            We give applicants for law enforcement jobs psych tests to see if they are fit. We should test Kerry. We would not be shocked, when the results came back.

            “Why (Some) Psychopaths Make Great CEOs”

            http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2011/06/14/why-some-psychopaths-make-great-ceos/

            “Just and Unjust Wars” by Michael Walzer

  • cheechakos

    She flew a million miles,got drunk and danced several times and told several mediocre lies.

    • BagLady

      I take my hat off to her for just doing the million miles. I noticed her hair suffered from jet-lag and she must have had swollen ankles a lot of the time because of air quality. On the other hand Airforce One probably has very clean air aboard, unlike commercial airlines where air is now at a premium.

      Sadly, when she got to this part of the world, the Chinese had just left leaving behind their soft loans and Aid. She came with nothing to offer and, though she tried to constrain herself, just had to wag her matriarchal finger.

      Hillary for President? NO.

    • Thomas Jefferson

      My favorite is still the SNIPER FIRE one

  • v

    Yes, she is popular among the radical leftists, Socialists, Communists, Progressives and all those who advocate a tyranical government. We need to remember that she was one of the first ones to propose what we know now as a failure of Obama Care. She would have had her name on a disaster instead od Obama.

    • curmudgeon

      Can’t argue, along with militant feminists and the group that Abe lincoln said you “can fool all of the time”. In other words, those weak minded people who are attracted to celebrity no matter the reason. This woman has accomplished nothing on her own and was fortunate to have become Mrs. Bill Clinton.

  • Mach1Duck

    She needs to have her pictrue on Food Stamps.

    • curmudgeon

      I would prefer to see it on milk cartons!

      • Akela

        Better yet, on a wanted poster for high treason.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    If they just wanted someone to spread goodwill around the world, they could have enlisted Richard Simmons.

  • Michelle

    If she had been male, she would have been ignored for the nonentity she was and is. Unfortunately Kerry was there to prove that no matter how bad a woman is, a man can still find a lower still level of competence. In a tradesman it would mean less clients. Ina diplomat it has been a catastrophe of mega proportions.

    • curmudgeon

      Not sure it’s a case of gender. the democRAT politicians are all a bunch of incompetent sleaze-balls. I believe they have turned us into a Third World Nation and the laughing stock of the World.

      • BagLady

        Agreed. Has nothing to do with gender. She just had nothing to offer but rhetoric and hollow promises. Ditto Kerry.

  • Elliott

    LD: “This is a secretary of State is the most popular woman in the world and restored relations with everyone in the world.”

    Is LD suggesting that Ms. Clinton had relations with everyone in the world?

  • No RNC

    The Pudgy Pantsuit manages to corral Bill the rapist and ride his coat-tails into politics. She arranged innumerable murders of non-conforming followers, she developed a faux southron accent and almost got shot in Bosnia! What more could a po’ hillbilly from ChiCongo do?

    • Drakken

      Too bad they missed her in Bosnia, it would have saved the US a load of trouble.

      • Nan

        It would’ve been hard not to miss since they weren’t shooting.

  • Aditya Vivek Barot

    I really hope the Israelis do us all a favor and bomb the f**k out of Iran. This rubbish “nation” and it’s equally worthless diaspora have been an ugly sore upon the world stage and domestically (at least in SoCal) for well nigh four decades.

    Perhaps they’ll do us all a favor and return to their country once they realize that no one-absolutely no one-likes corrupt, anti-American wretches who are chiefly interested in looting this nation than in being part of this nation.

    Virtually every Iranian I know came here as a “refugee;” yet, they all have assets in Iran. What kind of a refugee goes back to the nation he “fled” annually and does business and even owns property? What kind of gratitude is cheating on taxes and in business and financing very left wing anti-American activity anywhere and everywhere? Or, forcing the city of Beverly Hills to allow them to vote in Farsi? Forcing the defendants in civil
    Actions to spend 100s of $$$ in interpreting fees?

    Please, please help us, Bibi; our “leaders” won’t!

  • LIBOne

    Give HELLery a break.. she does have ONE accomplishment( if you can call it one)..she’s been married to the same POS, for how many years .BUT, then again—garbage IN, garbage-out!

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Her leadership led to the total destruction of a consulate and the murder of Americans, but then again…WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE! Oh yeah, she is a great effing liar. If your moron voters put her in office as the PRESIDENT you truly are dumber than I even imagined and trust me I have a pretty low opinion of the voters in this country.

  • SammysDad

    She did do what Obama wanted: “Get the heck out of America so I don’t see your ugly face!!”

  • Nina Sage

    Killery, she just won’t go away.

  • Kaiser

    I know an accomplishment that Hillary has…she’s an advowd follower of Saul Alinsky and would continue in Obamas footsteps.