Posts Tagged ‘Carly Fiorina’

‘Tis the season to be giving, and Carly Fiorina, recording her requisite opposition to Donald Trump’s recent proposals for defeating ISIS which include a total ban on Muslims entering the United States, offered the following  gift-list prediction.

“Donald Trump is Hillary Clinton’s Christmas gift wrapped up under a tree,” Fiorina said during an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“Because if he were to be our nominee — and I do not think he will be — Hillary Clinton will wipe the floor with him and we will lose the Senate, we may well lose the House,” Fiorina continued.

Fiorina went on to assure everyone that she herself will be the lump of coal in Hillary’s stocking, but that’s fine.  Hillary knows what to do about coal.  Thanks, Carly!

For his part, Trump gave Hillary’s camp the perfect idea for a new sticker!  Thanks, Donald!


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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles on stage at the start of a rally, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Boston. Clinton and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attended the event to launch "Hard Hats for Hillary," a coalition to organize working families in construction, building, transportation, and other labor industries to support Clinton's agenda. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles on stage at the start of a rally, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Boston. Clinton and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attended the event to launch “Hard Hats for Hillary,” a coalition to organize working families in construction, building, transportation, and other labor industries to support Clinton’s agenda. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)



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In a Republican Presidential debate, Carly Fiorina referred to a video she claimed to have seen with her own eyes of an aborted baby, kicking while its brain was harvested. Turned out that video was a myth.  Donald Trump, in one of his ubiquitous phone calls to Sunday talk show hosts today referred to a video he also saw with his own eyes.  It was of “thousands” of Muslims in Jersey City celebrating the fall of the twin towers on 9/11/01.  George Stephanopoulos, the host to whom he was speaking, noted that the JCPD denied such a phenomenon ever occurred.

If you were ever in Jersey City prior to that date, you know how those towers loomed over the city almost as if no river flowed between the two cities.  I knew some teachers from Jersey City in those days.  None ever spoke of such a demonstration there.  What they did talk about was the rampant fear among the kids as the towers burned before their eyes and the kids whose parents did not show up to collect them at the end of that day for the saddest and most final of reasons.

Donald Trump Again Insists He Saw Celebrations in New Jersey on Sept. 11

By Nick Corasaniti

It’s a scene that, as Donald J. Trump describes it, would seem to be seared into the American consciousness.

“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” he told a crowd in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. “And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down.”

No news reports exist of people cheering in the streets, and both police officials and the mayor of Jersey City have said that it did not happen. An Internet rumor about people cheering in the streets, which said it was in Paterson, not Jersey City, has been denied numerous times by city and police officials.
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I live in Paterson.   No such thing happened that day or afterwards.

On a day when this article appeared in The Daily Beast,  The Most Important Film of All Time: 26.6 Seconds by Abraham Zapruder, we have to think that if such a demonstration occurred, certainly someone would have recorded it and we would have seen it all over the media.

… when I try to pinpoint a turning point in our attitudes toward violence—whether on film, in journalism, or in real life—I keep going back to Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963. Everything changed in the aftermath of that moment—captured in frame 313 of Zapruder’s home movie.

And even today, when events such as the Paris terrorist shootings take place, we are living in a world in which almost any one of us might be called upon to be an Abraham Zapruder, documenting and sharing world-shaking news and blurring the line between journalist and participant. Even Citizen Kane and The Godfather, for all their merits, can’t claim that distinction.

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It could be that Republican candidates are prone to hallucinations.  It is more likely that they simply make things up.  They spin tales, and some who are not familiar with Snopes.com simply believe what they say.

While the attacks in Paris have temporarily distracted them from their full-on, multilateral assaults on Hillary Clinton and drawn them to sow fear of the refugees of terror, Donald Trump, in the same phone conversation made it clear that the person we do not need to protect us from the non-existent threat posed by imaginary terrorists masquerading as  refugees is Hillary Clinton.  In words he repeated at least three times like a magic spell, she has no strength or stamina.  This is evidently his latest mantra which people will come to believe simply from hearing him repeat it again and again.

No strength or stamina?

From DOS Website:

Total Travel Time: 2084.21 Hours / 86.8 Days
Total Mileage: 956,733 Miles
Countries Visited:112
Travel Days: 401

Secretary Clinton: 2009 Travel

-Copenhagen, December 16-18, 2009
-Brussels, December 4, 2009
-Europe and Asia, November 8-19, 2009
-Pakistan, the Middle East, Morocco and Egypt, October 27-November 4, 2009
-Zurich, London, Dublin, Belfast, Moscow, and Kazan, October 9-15, 2009
-New York (United Nations 64th General Assembly), September 21-30, 2009
-Africa, August 3-14, 2009
-India and Thailand, July 17-23, 2009
-Travel to Canada, June 13-14, 2009
-El Salvador, Honduras, Egypt With the President, May 31-June 4, 2009
-Middle East, April 23-26, 2009
-Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago, April 16-19, 2009
-The Hague (International Conference on Afghanistan) and Europe, March 30-April 5, 2009
-Mexico, March 25-26, 2009
-The Middle East and Europe, February 28 – March 8, 2009
-Asia, February 15-22, 2009
Secretary Clinton: 2010 Travel

-Canada, December 13, 2010
-Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, and Bahrain, November 30-December 4, 2010
-Portugal, November 18-20, 2010
-Asia, October 27-November 8, 2010
-The Balkans and Brussels, October 11-14, 2010
-New York United Nations 65th General Assembly, September 19-27, 2010
-Sharm el-Sheikh, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Amman, September 13-16, 2010.
-Pakistan, Afghanistan, Republic of Korea, and Vietnam, July 18-23, 2010
-Ukraine, Poland, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, July 1-6, 2010
-Latin America and the Caribbean, June 6-10, 2010
-Japan, China, and Korea, May 20-26, 2010
-Estonia, April 21-23, 2010
-Czech Republic, April 7-8, 2010
-Canada, March 29-30, 2010
-Mexico, March 23, 2010
-Moscow, March 18-19, 2010
-Latin America, February 28 – March 5, 2010
-Qatar and Saudi Arabia, February 13-16, 2010
-London and Paris, January 26-29, 2010
-Canada, January 25, 2010
-Haiti, January 16, 2010
-The Pacific, January 11-14, 2010

Secretary Clinton: 2011 Travel

-Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands, December 4-8, 2011
-Republic of Korea and Burma, November 30 – December 2, 2011
-Hawaii, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia, November 9-19, 2011
-London, United Kingdom and Istanbul, Turkey, November 1-2, 2011[Cancelled]
-Malta, Libya, Oman, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, October 17-23, 2011
-Dominican Republic, October 5, 2011
-New York United Nations 66th General Assembly, September 18-27, 2011
-San Francisco, September 14-16, 2011
-Paris, September 1, 2011
-Turkey, Greece, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and China July 14-25, 2011
-Budapest, Vilnius, and Madrid, June 29-July 2, 2011
-Guatemala and Jamaica, June 22, 2011
-U.A.E., Zambia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, June 8-14, 2011
-London, Paris, and Islamabad, May 24-27, 2011
-Nuuk, Greenland, May 11-12
-Rome, May 4-6, 2011
-Berlin, Seoul, and Tokyo, April 13-17, 2011
-London, March 29, 2011
-France, March 19, 2011
-France, Egypt, Tunisia, March 14-17, 2011
-Switzerland, February 27-28, 2011
-Germany, February 4-6, 2011
-Haiti, January 30, 2011
-Mexico, January 24, 2011
-United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, and Qatar, January 8-13, 2011
-Brazil, January 1, 2011

Secretary Clinton: 2012 Travel
Czech Republic, Belgium, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, December 3-7, 2012
-Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Cairo, November 20-21, 2012
-Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia, Nov. 11-20, 2012
-Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, and Croatia: October 29-November 2, 2012
-Haiti, October 22
-Peru, October 15-16, 2012
-New York United Nations 67th General Assembly, September 23 – October 1, 2012
-Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia, August 30 – September 9, 2012
-Turkey, August 11-12
-Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Benin July 31 – August 10
-France, Afghanistan, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Egypt and Israel, July 5-17, 2012
-Finland, Latvia, Russia, and Switzerland, June 27-30
-Brazil, June 20-22
-Mexico, June 18-19
-Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, May 31-June 7
-Chicago, May 19-21
-China, Bangladesh, and India, April 30-May 8
-Colombia, Brazil, Belgium, and France, April 13-19
-Saudi Arabia and Turkey, March 30-April 1, 2012
-United Kingdom, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, February 22-26, 2012
-Los Cabos, Mexico, February 18-20, 2012
-Germany and Bulgaria, February 3-5, 2012
-Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, and Cape Verde, January 16-17, 2012

There was this.  Hillary Clinton’s State Department Legacy September 29, 2013 which included these.

>For the first time in its history she completely overhauled the State Department , USAID, and interagency cooperation with her Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

>For the first time in history she called all of the chiefs of mission together at the State Department for annual conferences.

>She instituted an Office of Global Women’s Issues.

>In June 2009 she  provided benefits to domestic partners of foreign service diplomats for the first time.

>She brought previously neglected countries back to the table with numerous memoranda of understanding and countless business initiatives.

>She kept the alliance between Afghanistan and Pakistan stable despite enormous challenges.

>She reopened the vital supply route from Pakistan into Afghanistan.

>She ensured U.S. access to the vital Manas airstip in Kyrgystan.

>She Salvaged the Turkey-Armenia accords which  she was supposed to simply witness when they suddenly nearly fell apart.

>She brought issues like human trafficking as well as violence against women and LGBT communities to the international table.

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is greeted by human trafficking victims Van Sina and Somana at the Siem Reap AFESIP rehabilitation and vocational training center

Hillary Clinton visited many dangerous and forgotten places, confronted dangerous men, delivered tough messages, brought home hard-won accords.  She reached out to those who were slighted by the previous administration and brought opponents together.

Secretary Clinton at U.S. – Angola MOU Signing Ceremony

July 8, 2010

Hillary Clinton Makes History: A Trilateral Agreement with Pakistan and Afghanistan

July 8, 2012

Hillary Clinton has dealt with tough customers and brought smiles, peace, and understanding  to a world that is often inhospitable to many.  Just this past week, these were her words.


You have to work with institutions and partners, like NATO, the EU, the Arab League, and the UN.  Strengthen alliances and never get tired of old-fashioned shoe-leather diplomacy.

And, if necessary, be prepared to act decisively on our own, just as we did to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The United States and our allies must demonstrate that free people and free markets are still the hope of humanity.

This past week, as I watched the tragic scenes from France, I kept thinking back to a young man the world met in January, after the last attack in Paris. His name was Lassana, a Muslim immigrant from Mali who worked at a kosher market. He said the market had become a new home and his colleagues and customers, a “second family.”

When the terrorist arrived and the gunfire began, Lassana risked his life to protect his Jewish customers. He moved quickly, hiding as many people as he could in the cold storage room and then slipping out to help the police.

“I didn’t know or care,” he said, “if they were Jews or Christians or Muslims. We are all in the same boat.”

What a rebuke to the extremists’ hatred.

The French government announced it would grant Lassana full citizenship. But when it mattered most, he proved he was a citizen already.

That is the power of free people. That is what the jihadis will never understand and never defeat.

She could never have imagined that the next terrorist attack would be upon that young man’s native country.  Hillary Clinton has never shrunk from a challenge, backed away from a threat, or failed to go the extra mile to stand up for what is right and fair.  That requires the essence of stamina and strength.  Let’s remember her legacy as secretary of state while Donald Trump spins his latest toxic myth about her.



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In 2014, CNN’s Erin Burnett has hosted a conversation at the Clinton Global Initiative.  She devoted last night’s program to CGI 2015, which wrapped up yesterday, and spent the hour interviewing Bill Clinton.

It is impossible for Bill Clinton to be before TV cameras without being asked about Hillary and the 2016 campaign.  That was the case last night.  He pointed out weaknesses in Republican debate and campaign substance saying that so far all he has heard are claims of who hates and blames Democrats more.  He asked, “What would you actually do?”

Is there an Americans who has not heard Donald Trump claim that Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state … ever?  Burnett played that remark for Hillary’s loving husband who nearly spewed the water he was sipping and launched into a litany of Hillary’s accomplishments (a host of which are listed here addressed to Carly Fiorina).

He mentioned  the New START treaty, about which everyone on both sides of the aisle appears to have developed amnesia.  This was the exchange of instruments of ratification.

He talked about her phenomenal success in exponentially increasing PEPFAR’s effectiveness without increasing costs.  (President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief began as a George W, Bush administration initiative.)

Directly contradicting Trump’s claim that Hillary lost friends for us,  WJC said that all of the countries that benefited from the PEPFAR efforts liked us a lot after her work and that our approval rating was 20% higher when she left office than when she arrived.

And there were the Iran sanctions.  He told Burnett and the audience that even people who do not like the agreement liked the sanctions.

At the end of July,  Hillary was “Skimmed.”   That day, the newsletter mentioned  that all of the candidates would be “Skimmed.”  Today it was Marco Rubio’s turn, and he said this.


When I’m president, we’ll cancel it on my first day in office. We’ll reimpose the sanctions that are on the books. I’ll ask Congress to increase them on every sector of their economy. And it’ll make it very clear to Iran, if they want a peaceful nuclear program, they have to pursue it the way South Korea does, the way Japan does, by importing the enriched material. And if they try to build weapons, we’re going to destroy their weapons program.

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Hillary has called canceling the agreement reckless, but at least he liked the sanctions. Clearly, once the Republicans really get into issues as opposed to their sterling and stunning resumés, the Iran agreement will be one of the hot-button issues.

I thought this might be a good juncture at which to share again a 2010 article from Esquire by Tom Junod who has said more than once that yes he would … he certainly would vote for her.

Apr 22, 2010

Inside Secretary Clinton’s Iran Strategy: Forget the Gates Memo Flap — We Have a Plan


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I felt better about myself as an American after spending time with Hillary Clinton for the profile of her that appears in the May issue of Esquire. Seriously. It’s not just the obvious — it’s not just the fact that she never appears so quintessentially American, as simultaneously Daisy-Millerish and Tracy-Flickish, as when she stands smiling on a stage with a bunch of European guys with permanent five-o’clock shadows. It’s not even that I wind up applauding my country for producing a woman whose genius is for a kind of can-do level-headedness that somehow manages to drive both enemies and admirers around the bend. No, it’s that after traveling to Montreal, London, and Paris with the secretary of state — after listening to three of her speeches and attending at least a dozen diplomatic ceremonies and then interviewing her — I’m a little less concerned than I was about the problem of American power. And because of Hillary Clinton, we should all be a lot less concerned about the problem of a nuclear Iran (no matter the war games nor the cautious talk).

But first, let’s face it: The problem with American power is that there seems to be less of it these days. We’re fighting wars we can’t win and incurring debts we can’t pay, and the upshot of all that is that we can’t tell other countries what to do. “You have to approach this [diplomacy] with humility,” Secretary Clinton told me. “Even if you think we’re right — and in fact I do believe we’re right about the major issues — you can’t just assert it.” Now, on the face of it that sounds like a pretty standard, Obama-era formulation, right down to the encoded reference to the Bush administration, whose policy of diplomacy-by-assertion only wound up making us look at once decisive and ineffectual — decisively ineffectual, if you will. But the thing that makes it also a classic Hillary formulation is the parenthetical insistence that she, and we, are right. She has never been given to apology, and while this has caused her some problems politically — think the Iraq war vote — it serves her well as President Obama’s secretary of state. She does not give you the sense, as Obama sometimes does, that she’s conducting foreign policy in expiation of the sins of the previous administration, or for that matter of the previous 234-odd years of American history. She’s not guilty about anything, least of all American power, and standing next to her is like standing next to a Minuteman missile — you can have all sorts of opinions about her, but ultimately you’re glad that she’s one of ours.

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Going forward into the debates and the next phase of the campaign, Junod’s articles are handy pieces for us all to keep in our back pockets.

I see a lot of cheering. “Hillary 2016”  “I will vote for her!”  “She will be our next president!”  We need to arm ourselves for the battles.  Yesterday I shared an article from HuffPo explaining how doctored video footage was used to eradicate ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) in 2010 and is being used  do the same thing to Planned Parenthood now.  That article also explained how manufactured information is used against the Clintons.

It time to move on from the sloganeering and find out whence potential attacks might emanate and what the facts are.  A great many people who are supporting Hillary know very little about what she has done.  We welcome new teammates.  Junod’s article is a good place to start getting proficient in Hillary Clinton foreign policy.  Today is a great day to begin.



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Still —

Carly Fiorina owes an apology to Planned Parenthood and the millions of women and men it serves.

She should apologize for maliciously describing a video that doesn’t exist and, when confronted with that lie, doubling down on it.

She should apologize for her despicable lies on Sunday that Planned Parenthood is “aborting fetuses alive to harvest their brains.”

She should apologize for using her position as the only woman in the GOP field to actually lead, instead of stop, the war on women.

But you and I know Carly Fiorina won’t apologize. Just like she never apologized to the 30,000 HP workers she fired while shipping their jobs overseas and taking a huge payout for herself.

Well, I know the best way for us to send Fiorina a message. We can do everything in our power to elect women who will stand with Planned Parenthood and fight back against the GOP’s war on women.

Will you send a message to Fiorina and other Republicans waging the war on women by contributing $10 or more to PAC for a Change today?

The House GOP already has three — yes, three — committees investigating Planned Parenthood, and Cecile Richards, the organization’s president, is even testifying today.

None of these committees has found a shred of evidence that Planned Parenthood is doing anything other than providing cancer screenings, contraceptives, and other critical health care for the women and men that rely upon it every day.

So, are they closing down their bogus investigation? No. Instead, they have just announced that they are going to create a new fourth committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.

soEnough. It is time to end this war on Planned Parenthood and women across America.

It is time to make clear that this is 2015, not 1915.

Contribute $10 or more to PAC for a Change today to stop the war on women and help elect progressive women across the country.

If we stand together, we can fight back — and win.

In Friendship,

Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senator

The irony would be sublime if it were not so disgusting to see the only woman on that GOP stage standing on an anti-female platform.


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It seems that truth is relative.  Is it possible that discerning truth involves applying a formula more complex, esoteric, and profound than Einstein’s or anything ever worked out by Stephen Hawking?  Or is it a simple matter of speaker identification?

For weeks, a word association poll dominated the media because and only because respondents associated words like “liar” and “untrustworthy” with Hillary Clinton.  This remained a top story and interview topic for an extended period because, of course, Hillary Clinton is running for president so we all need to know what some cherry-picked population thinks of her.


The generalization that is then applied is that nothing Hillary says is trustworthy.  Everything is potentially a lie or actually is a lie because Hillary Clinton said it. There can be no such extenuating circumstance as a clouded memory due to transition from one major role to another years in the past, for example. No way.  If Hillary says it,  well, we just are not so sure it is true.

Carly Fiorina is also running for president and referred in a campaign debate to a video.  Since that day, she has mentioned that video every time she has a chance to speak to the media.  Apparently the same principle that applies to Hillary Clinton does not apply to her.

Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion

There has been an impressive amount of angry liberal commentary, which has spilled over into the mainstream press coverage (or do I repeat myself?) of the issue, about how in the last Republican presidential debate Carly Fiorina allegedly cited an entirely imaginary video in order to make a crazy claim about Planned Parenthood’s brain-harvesting ghoulishness that’s totally unsupported by the facts.


… for Fiorina to actually be proven as wildly misleading and fundamentally dishonest as her critics keep suggesting, they would need to marshal evidence beyond just a parsing of her words, and demonstrate that the thing she’s describing is an inaccurate depiction of what happens inside abortion clinics that double as tissue procurement centers.

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This is striking:  “… they would need to marshal evidence beyond just a parsing of her words ….”   Seriously?  How many times has Hillary been condemned with no evidence except her parsed words, and worse by lies and words she did not say?  How many media outlets completely misquoted her after the Benghazi attack using words that she never said?

Myth:  Hillary Clinton said the attack on the Benghazi installation was an outgrowth of a demonstration against an anti-Islamist video on the internet.

Not exactly.  Here are her words on September 12, 2012.

We are working to determine the precise motivations and methods of those who carried out this assault. Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our Embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet.

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The New York Times stands as a rather odd arbiter of truth given the very hard time they had admitting to … well … lying in a front page header a few months ago.

Rather than issue the apology they should have and that she is owed, the New York Times has chosen instead  to publish this shabby, third-rate excuse for its unethical treatment of Hillary Clinton.

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I suppose it is simply asking too much for the same principles to be applied equally to statements by all candidates.  I know some people think I should get off Fiorina’s case and that her own party will kick her under the bus.   I disagree.  They like what she is saying and that accounts for her rise in the polls and resultant presence on debate stages and on the media.

I will stay on her case as long as she repeats this mantra.

As regards Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it’s heart beating, it’s legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.

Barack Obama is not running for president. It is clear that Hillary is really the only target.

So when Carly Fiorina attacks Hillary I will defend Hillary with the same vigor as when Donald Trump has done the same.

I just heard Donald Trump say that Hillary Clinton was the “worst secretary of state in the history of our country.”   Apparently he suffers from a linguistic disorder that causes him to make phonemic substitutions.  A phoneme is a meaningful unit of sound.  Phonemic production establishes differences in meaning between words.

There is one phonemic difference between the words /fərst/ {first} and /wərst/ {worst}.  It occurs with the initial consonant.   Mr. Trump’s linguistic slip belies the facts.  In two important instances, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was first.

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Full frontal assaults, as Bill Clinton characterized the email/server attacks, will not go unanswered.  Especially when deceit is defended by the media.



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It was all about Pennsylvania.  While Pope Francis was spending his last day in Philadelphia, Chuck Todd took us all to Punxsutawney.  Groundhog Day is a movie you either love or hate.  It gets on my last nerve.  If you missed Hillary on Meet the Press, you really did not miss anything except that she looked great in fuschia and laughed a lot in her musical way because what else can one do?

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At the end of a week wherein she rolled out a plan for reducing out-of-pocket prescription costs and could no longer hold her silence on the Keystone XL issue, it was all about the server and the emails. Again!  There are video clips here, and the transcript is here.

If revisiting these email and server questions are insufficient blasts from the past, Hillary was followed by Carly Fiorina who doubled down on the videos she and the GOP claim are evidence of Planned Parenthood marketing fetal tissue.  Not only is this chorus repeated endlessly every time Fiorina faces a camera miked up, the strategy is reminiscent of the video campaign against ACORN that brought that association down in 2010.  ACORN was cleared of all wrongdoing too late. If you have always wanted to build profitable affiliate sites but could not find a guide that explained the whole process to you, this is the answer you have been looking for — here at Udemy.com.

On CNN meanwhile, Bill Clinton, who is kicking off CGI 2015, had to spend a good portion of his time with Fareed Zakaria on GPS reminding the host that Hillary was subjected to false allegations in the nineties and every time in every instance was cleared of all wrongdoing.  He also mentioned that she probably has more policies and funding plans out there than all of the other candidates rolled into one.  None of this deters the server and email queries.

Later in the day, Pope Francis, during his last mass in the U.S.  delivered a homily that warned against inciting scandal and encouraged honest cooperation. He urged peace in the home, and I do not think he was talking only about nuclear families in our individual homes.  Certainly he knows what John Boehner did the day after his visit to D.C. and why.

I think we were all hoping that this visit and his messages might clear the air and allow some honest and substantive discussion of issues.  Will there ever be peace in this house?

Meet the Press will continue weekdays at 5 p.m. now, so a second part of Hillary’s interview will air tomorrow.  Todd said that will be the foreign policy portion.  Let me guess:  Benghazi.




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Monday night, Carly Fiorina was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on the Tonight Show.  She was personable, which I did not expect.  She was entertaining – especially when she sang at the end. If you go to the Tonight Show website you can see the cherry-picked clips wherein Carly Fiorina actually seems … what’s the word I am looking for?  Likable?

The clips show far from the whole story though.  They are the highlights and ignore the deep, dark, scary stuff she sandwiched into the middle while fast-talking like Rosalind Russell in a 1930’s movie about a  … well …  a female CEO.

To see these comments, you have to access the full episode and fast forward to Fiorina’s segment.  It involves sitting through a lot of commercials.  I am sorry.  Nothing you can do about those.  There is no “skip ad” option.

She began with language Hillary’s people identify with and agree with. Faith is good. There was something sweet from her mother about God’s gifts to you and your gift to God being fulfilling the use of your God-given gifts.  This stemmed, of course, from Ben Carson’s recent remarks.  She absolutely disagrees with Carson, because, of course, all faith is good.  The Pope is also good, but Democrats are bad and fail to agree with him on the sanctity of life.

Carly met Vladimir Putin once at APEC.  Let’s take this one in two parts.

APEC:  Apparently Fiorina wants to push this one APEC speech as her official foreign policy experience. She repeats endlessly her mantra about Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State department being all about air miles.  If you do a search on this blog for APEC this is where the search takes you.

Note that first entry, the most recent.  Republicans like to send up choruses of “Where was Hillary when Benghazi was under attack?”  In fact, she had just flown in from APEC in Vladivostok at the end of an extensive and exhausting trip and many conferences.  It was never unusual for Secretary Clinton to go straight to C Street from the plane. She flew in late and was at the office the next morning, just for the record.

Also for the record, can Carly Fiorina name other international conferences where she has addressed and rubbed elbows with world leaders?


Now for Putin with whom Carly shared a few minutes in the green room before a speech once. I am picturing him now trying to remember ever encountering her. She says he can be charming and funny.  Hillary knows that. She also knows he can be stubborn and dismissive of women.  Dealing with that dismissiveness requires knowing that it exists.

On this particular trip, Hillary was not scheduled to meet with Putin about the Iran sanctions.  Uh – yes, parenthetically.  Hillary worked hard for years to get those sanctions. She had flown in from a St. Patrick’s Day full of meetings with a host of Irish officials, stopped over at Shannon for refueling and greeted returning troops also there refueling.  As of the 18th, no meeting with Putin was on the agenda.  Then this.

Breaking: Hillary WILL Meet With Putin After All

March 18, 2010

… Several advance press releases and  schedules made a point of the fact that she would not be meeting with Putin.

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Then this.  It was not the first time she was not scheduled to meet with him and managed to wrangle him into a pow-wow. The bonus was that she got results.  Sometimes I think that Hillary does things to be able to say that she gave it her best effort.  Hillary’s best efforts get excellent results.  Putin liked to leave Hillary to Lavrov and Medvedev, but she knew when she needed to sit with him, and she got those meetings and got results.

Fiorina says she would not speak to him at all.  That would suit him just fine.  There is something to be gained from a one-on-one with him as Hillary Clinton knows.

Hillary Clint, on Gets Putin To Budge – A Little

March 19, 2010

Let me be clear, this is not about the sanctions themselves with which you may agree or disagree. It is about Hillary Clinton. Yesterday I said that I thought Putin would be impervious to her persuasive powers given that he appears to be very dedicated to the manufacture of nuclear energy as an export business for Russia. Well, if this report is accurate, I, one of the die-hard Hillary Hold-Outs (yes, a Hi-Ho) am now *hanging head in shame* for having doubted that she could get Putin to concede – even if it is a little.  Note to self: Never again underestimate Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ability to argue a good case.

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Well,  here we have the transcript of Secretary Clinton’s remarks with Putin.   Actually, I fail to see where he “bombarded” her (as I saw it characterized in the press).  He called her “Your Excellency.”  🙂  Even if he had “bombarded” her,  she is used to it and knows that it is not personal.   She knows her job.

Remarks With Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Before Their Meeting

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Moscow, Russia
March 19, 2010

Carly warned that we should not forget that he is a KGB guy.  Yes, Hillary has already made that eminently clear.  That was no news to us.

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Then came Carly Fiorina as Napoleon. Only taller … and female.  This is the part the Tonight Show web editors figured you did not need to see and can see only if you painstakingly go through the video and consume all the commercials.  Sorry.

Rather than speak to Putin, here is what Mme. President Fiorina would do.  I am not sure you will see this elsewhere.

  • Immediately start rebuilding the 6th fleet;
  • Rebuild the missile defense program in Poland;
  • Conduct regular military exercises in the Baltics;
  • Put 1000 more troops in Germany;
  • Lead in Syria as, she said we should have three years ago and Obama and Clinton have not.

I take strong exception to that last allegation!  Look here >>>>>

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I also wonder where those extra 1000 troops will be coming from.  Fallon did not ask. His job was to keep things light.

That is what is between the sweetbread of Carly’s Mom’s faithful advice in the beginning of the segment and the song for Snickers to a 1950s rock tune at the end.   Note to Carly Fiorina:  The Cold War is over.  Note to Republicans in general, the 1950s are over.

Other candidates are making the late night rounds.  Bernie Sanders was on with Colbert, and the night Fiorina was with Fallon, Ted Cruz was with Colbert.  Meh.

All the Republicans are working from the same talking points memo about Hillary except Fiorina who has her own Hillary attack system.

We have our own Hillary defense system.  Carly Fiorina may be the Republican female candidate whom they are pitting against Hillary Clinton. The comparison ends at female. Fiorina likes to tell people she began as a secretary. She lacks Hillary’s brand of secretarial experience, however, by thousands of air miles, summits, conferences, treaties, strategic plans, MOUs, and handshakes.  In no way does she measure up.


Well he is up to something, Carly, and I seriously doubt that not speaking to him is the wisest foreign policy.  Grow up.  Stop singing your mom’s Bill Haley and the Comets songs, or whatever that was.  Not speak to him?  What is wrong with you?  Oh, wait!  I know!  You shouldn’t be running for president.  It is that simple.  Well you can if you want to but you are #WrongForAmerica.

Putin Said to Plan Islamic State Strikes With or Without U.S.

Bloomberg) — President Vladimir Putin, determined to strengthen Russia’s only military outpost in the Middle East, is preparing to launch unilateral airstrikes against Islamic State from inside Syria if the U.S. rejects his proposal to join forces, two people familiar with the matter said.

Putin’s preferred course of action, though, is for America and its allies to agree to coordinate their campaign against the terrorist group with Russia, Iran and the Syrian army, which the Obama administration has so far resisted, according to a person close to the Kremlin and an adviser to the Defense Ministry in Moscow.


U.S. ‘Receptive’


Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday the U.S. has become more “receptive” to Moscow’s position. The U.S. has tempered two planks of its Syrian policy — that Assad must step down immediately and that it won’t negotiate with his government, according to comments made by Secretary of State John Kerry on Sept. 17.

The next day, the U.S. and Russian defense chiefs held direct talks for the first time since the conflict in Ukraine started. They agreed to continue dialog to prevent clashes between their forces in Syria.

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