Hillary Clinton 2016?
“Ready for Hillary” Democrats are excited by her front-runner status, but had a hard time identifying why at least as portrayed in a MRC TV video.
Dems interviewed at a big political conference were completely on board for a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run, but generally seemed to be unable to identify any of her accomplishments as US Secretary of State. The video embedded below speaks for itself, and you can draw your own conclusions.
One supporter on the video claims that Hillary Clinton – who voted for the Iraq war as a US Senator — “didn’t create a problem” as Secretary of State, while another attendee claimed that under Clinton’s tenure, the situation in the Middle East is more “at ease.” Clinton was, however, in office at the US State Department when terrorists murdered four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. According to Benghazi mom Pat Smith, “Hillary Clinton killed my son.” While at State, Hillary Clinton also played a role in the obviously failed diplomatic “reset” with Russia.
Separately, according to recently released documents, Hillary Clinton was wary of trying to impose an individual mandate when she was pushing the failed “Hillarycare” healthcare reform, the precursor to Obamacare, in the 1990s. Records indicated that she told fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill that the individual mandate would be “a much harder sell” and that it would “send shock waves through the currently insured population that if there is no requirement that employers continue to insure, then they, too, may bear individual responsibility.”
The released material also contains a 1994 memo written a staff aide who “fretted that the [President Bill Clinton] might be misleading Americans by claiming that they could pick their doctors under the healthcare proposal. ‘I am very worried about getting skewered for over-promising here on something we know full well we won’t deliver,’ he wrote.”
Politico observed that Hillary Clinton switched her position on the individual mandate during the 2008 presidential primary contest. “By the 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton had changed her mind. Her health care plan at the time featured an individual mandate — and it was her opponent, then-Sen. Barack Obama, who campaigned against the mandate, saying it would be unfair to people who couldn’t afford coverage.” Obamacare, of course, wound up including the controversial individual mandate.
Yet, in a 2007 speech, Hillary Clinton said of her own plan “You can keep the doctors you know and trust. You can keep the insurance you have if you like it.” She reportedly also pledged that “If you have private insurance you like, nothing changes — you can keep that insurance.”
In implementing Obamacare, a.k.a the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has found itself in similar political quagmire over claims that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” For millions of Americans so far, with many more to come after the various temporary Obamcare delays expire, both of these promises have proven to be inaccurate.
Kathleen Willey, who claims she was groped by then-President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office, has publicly declared that Hillary Clinton personifies the so-called war on women.