Poor Hillary Clinton… boo hoo. She just can’t seem to catch a break. I mean these mean-old reporters, like CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, keep asking her hard questions. They say things like, “Name one of your accomplishments as Secretary of State,” and ask questions like “Did you wipe your server of data?” It’s just not fair! Why won’t anyone ask her questions like the ones Katie Couric, Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart asked? Why won’t they ask her about her pant suits, or being married to Bill, or what kind of music she likes?
It must be a right-wing conspiracy, right?
I don’t think so. You know things are bad when not even the candidate herself can name one of her own accomplishments!
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Wolf Blitzer: Carly Fiorina, she said if you want to stump a Democrat she said ask them about Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments as Secretary of State. If you were on that debate stage with her, what would you say was your number one accomplishment as Secretary of State?
Hillary Clinton: You know, Wolf, I didn’t get to see all of their debate. But I saw enough of it to know that this is just the usual back and forth political attacks, the kinds of things you say when you’re on a debate stage and really don’t have much else to say. I didn’t hear anything from any of them about how they’re going to make college more affordable or get down student debt or get equal pay for equal work for women, what they’re going to do to make sure that we deal with the challenges of raising incomes for hard working people. So I don’t really pay a lot of attention to this kind of rhetoric that heats up the debate stage. They’re all trying to vie for more attention from obviously the Republican Party. I’m going to let them decide how best to do it. But if anybody’s interested, you know, there’s a long list about what I have done. And I’m very proud of it. You can read my book Hard Choices, read about how I negotiated a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. You can read about how I put together the coalition that led to international sanctions against Iran. You can read about what I did when I was First Lady, to get the children’s health insurance program or as senator working across the aisle on issues like getting better health care for our veterans. You know, this is just the silly season. I am looking forward to eventually debating on that stage whoever they finally nominate once they get around to doing that.
But that’s not the only question Hillary Clinton refuses to answer. Later in the interview, Blitzer moved on to the topic of Planned Parenthood and the recent criminal activities that they’ve been engaged in, asking if Clinton had seen any of the videos. Her answer was, as usual, clear as mud.
Blitzer: All right. Planned Parenthood says that video doesn’t — Madame secretary. I want to explain Planned Parenthood says the video doesn’t depict an aborted fetus. They say that was from a miscarriage had nothing to do with planned parenthood. This is an organization you support. First of all have you seen those very, very controversial videos?
Clinton: Well, Wolf, let’s break down what’s happening here. Because I think it’s important. I know that there’s a move on by some of the republicans in the congress to actually shut down the United States government over their demand that we no longer give federal funding to planned parenthood to perform the really necessary health services they do for millions of women. So let’s put aside for a moment here that there is no debate and there should be absolutely no argument that Planned Parenthood does cancer screenings, it helps provide family planning and contraceptive advice. It works to provide, you know, some of the most difficult kinds of counseling when it comes to giving an HIV test, for example. What this is about is the fact that some of the Planned Parenthood facilities perform abortions, which is legal under the laws of the United States. I understand that the Republican Party and particularly the candidates we heard from last night wish that were not the case. Wish that abortion were illegal and they could turn the clock back. So I think we ought to be very clear that Planned Parenthood has served to provide health care, necessary health care, for millions of women. And I think it deserves not only our support but the continuing funding from the federal government so that these women and girls who are seeking the kinds of services that are provided will be able to achieve that.
Um, yeah. That’s a nope.
Clinton refuses to answer whether or not she believes that Planned Parenthood is breaking the law.
Blitzer: Are you confident that Planned Parenthood, madame secretary, or any of its affiliated groups if you will haven’t violated any federal laws?”
Clinton: Well, Wolf, let me tell you what I know. And that is there is a willingness on the part of Planned Parenthood to answer questions. They have been doing so. Some people may not want to hear the answers, but they have certainly put those answers out there into the public arena.
This is what Hillary Clinton is best at, folks. She’s best at dodging, weaving and ducking responsibility for herself and for the actions of her allies. She’s a trained criminal, and she’s a compulsive liar.
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