Slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 7257 posts, RR: 35 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
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I think the same discussion should be made about Obama, but it’s time someone actually asked what Hillary’s qualifications truly are for the POTUS job. What has she done? Can anyone name one accomplishment of hers? What has she done?
True or not true...you check it out!
by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill Clinton
If you happen to see the Bill Clinton five minute TV ad for Hillary in which he introduces the commercial by saying that he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary's background . . .beware . .
As I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections;
Bill says: "In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor."
The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.
Bill says: "Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children's rights project for poor kids."
The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.
Bill says: "Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers."
The facts are: She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked, it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas, none, and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.
Bill says: "President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman."
The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill's support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter's choice to be chairman.
Bill says: "She served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital."
The facts are: Yes she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.
Bill says: "Hillary didn't succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994 but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance."
The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. I know; I helped to negotiate the deal. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals' tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.
Bill says: "Hillary was the face of America all over the world."
The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.
Bill says: "Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children's and women's issues."
The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer's or other conditions.
And two were routine bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation. Presently she is trying to have the US memorialize the Woodstock fiasco of 40 years ago.
First of all, currently there isn't any love between the Clintons and Morris..
Let's be careful about the Bob Truehaft story since he appears to have left the California Communist Party in 1958 and Hillary was a summer intern in 1971. Other than that everything else seems right.
Here a link from a liberal source that makes fun of Hillary: http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=haunted_by_the_hippie
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 10046 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
Hillary is not the most qualified woman to run for president.
Janet Napolitano, Arizona governor, is more qualified.
So is Nancy Pelosi, our highest-ranked female legislator in history.
Both of these women have undeniable experience and leadership skills. Pelosi is blamed for congress doing nothing. Yet, her career is much more substantial than Clinton's, which truly isn't even a career.