Skip to comments.Video: Iowa Democrats can’t name a Hillary accomplishment either
Posted on 05/20/2015 7:42:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
During the 2008 election, a local Democratic official got stuck for an answer during a Hardball interview when asked to name Barack Obama’s accomplishments. Seven years later, a roomful of Iowa Democrats gets stumped by Mark Halperin when asking the same question about Hillary Clinton and her years at the White House. One respondent, clearly embarrassed, laughs and asks Halperin, “You want to give me a minute?” She then adds, “Give me two minutes”:
The only substantive response comes from a young man who basically argues that at least she’s not Scott Walker. He argues that Democrats have no choice but to vote for her. “She’s not perfect,” he finally sighs, even though that wasn’t actually the question.
So what, some might ask; Obama won, didn’t he? Yes he did, but Obama was a candidate that was both aspirational and inspirational for voters, not just the only choice they had. When challenged on that point in 2008, voters — and not just Democrats — argued that the system needed a shake-up, a change from the establishment, and that accomplishment wasn’t really a key value in their decision.
This time, though, Hillary is the establishment, and she’s almost spookily unaccomplished at the same time. Even her defender notes that Hillary has been around an awfully long time, and he still can’t name any specific accomplishment. These Democrats will still vote for Hillary, if they vote at all, but don’t expect to see the kind of dynamic that produced outside-the-box turnouts and support for Obama in either 2008 or 2012. Hillary can’t provide that kind of excitement, not even with the “first woman” meme voiced at full volume.
By the way, Halperin was a bit unfair to these people. It’s a trick question; Hillary had no accomplishments at State, with the singular exception of enriching herself and her husband through the power of her office.
I can name a few..............
Russian Reset Button
Benghazi..................I’m sure there is more..........
What difference do accomplishments make? She’s a womyn and it’s her turn, dammit! It’s sexist to think otherwise!.....or something
She’s stayed out of jail considering all of the nefarious deeds she and Bill have done over the years.
These Democrats will still vote for Hillary, if they vote at all...
You don’t win by getting D’s to vote for the R. You win by D’s not voting.
President Hillary Does Not Approve ,LOL
Hillary got away with stealing 950 FBI files.
Hillary got away with Treason at Benghazi,
helped by the GOP with vigor (Boehner, McCain).
At least she is not Scott walker? Are you FN kidding me?
Your supposed to come up with someone worse ahole.
But with the cluntons you have to drag Satan into this.
Voting for her beats Republicans (and Christians).
That’s enough for most lefties.
Yea, I guess it all depends on what the meaning of “accomplishment” is, right?
These people are creeps, which we have always had, but the bigger problem is the majority of Americans seem not to care any longer. Hopefully, she won’t win the election. Hard to make a cactus soft and nurturing. Even the Dems and media are having a hard time with that one.
Absolutely 100% correct!
That is also the reason Hillary is not talking to the press. Why should she? She has 40%-45% of the vote locked up no matter what she or her womanizing husband has done.
All she needs to worry about is getting that 5% to 7% independent low information voter plus a little voter fraud of illegal aliens and she is in. You could also probably narrow it down to 2 or 3 states.
I read somewhere a couple of weeks ago Hillary had 240 Electoral Votes already in the bag. I hate to be negative but I think we are screwed....
RE: I guess it all depends on what the meaning of accomplishment is, right?
I guess you’re right. It can be argued that Obama has accomplished a lot of what he wants for America — turning it LEFT.
And this is no small accomplishment, considering the trail of convicts and “recently deceased” left in the wake of the passage of the Power Couple.
Jim Guy Tucker
And of course, Vince Foster.
Reset with Russia (ask the Ukraine how that worked out)
Nuclear Arms with North Korea under both Clinton and Obama administrations
Nuclear Arms with Iran
Withdrawal from Iraq
Relations with Afghanistan
War in Libya
Weapons transfers to Syria
Stabilization of Yemen
Overthrow of Mubarak and replacement with Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Rise of Boko Haram and Radical Islam in Africa
Radical Muslim Pirates in Somalia
Hillary has accomplished many things, its just that all of them are disasters
The utter failure of the US to reach out to Iran’s Green Movement in 2009.
The failure to work with Pakistan to secure the safety of the doctor who helped lead our SEALs to bin Laden.
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