#Hillary2016 Record as Secretary of State: “a rather irrelevant subject”

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#Hillary2016 Record as Secretary of State: "a rather irrelevant subject"

A week ago yes­ter­day as the cri­sis in Egypt began I teased Morn­ing Joe sub­sti­tute hosts Katy Kay & Mike Bar­ni­cle for attack­ing the GOP sug­gest­ing Hillary is old news while stu­diously avoid­ing her record as Sec­re­tary of State even as they dis­cussed Egypt burn­ing.

They spent nearly 5 min­utes on this sub­ject mak­ing fun of the GOP for the sup­posed attack on Clin­ton age in full “Is that all they’ve got” mode…

…totally obliv­i­ous to the fact that she was the Sec of State dur­ing the ouster of Mubarek and the rise of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood that the peo­ple of Egypt are protest­ing against, the sub­ject they were dis­cussing just a moment before.

There was an obvi­ous rea­son for this:

Nobody needs to bring up Mrs. Clin­ton age, we sim­ply need to bring up her record as Sec of State. Egypt, Syria, Iran, Rus­sia, Libya the list goes on and on.

Well it’s a week later Joe & Mika are back and to my shock after talk­ing about Egypt…went back the week old Hillary age busi­ness again. I imme­di­ately tweeted out the following:

The link­ing of the record of the for­mer Sec of State to, you know, actual events in for­eign affairs drew an almost instant rebuke from Doug Mat­a­co­nis, a nice guy in per­son but who is a bit of a con­cern troll online.

Doug’s first line of Clin­ton defense was the US couldn’t have changed a thing, I pooh poohed this while Doug insisted Mubarek was a goner no mat­ter what the US did. This wasn’t my mem­ory of events, so I returned to my pri­mary point on Hillary:

Rather than point­ing out my poor spelling in that tweet “(“irrel­e­vant & pres­i­den­tial)” Doug decided the best defense of Hillary was a good offense.

While his points were inter­est­ing these had lit­tle to do with the topic of con­ver­sa­tion, Mrs. Clinton’s record:

Doug’s next Hillary defense: Her record was a mat­ter of opin­ion

And that’s really the ques­tion at hand, so it was time to ask it bluntly:

Now this is a ques­tion that a defender of Hillary should have no trou­ble answer­ing. After all in four years in office Mrs. Clin­ton accom­plish­ments should be easy to name par­tic­u­larly for a lawyer and Senior edi­tor at Out­side the Belt­way like Doug Mat­a­co­nis. His answer to that ques­tion was reveal­ing, or rather the lack of an answer was.

He tweeted about the GOP need­ing to fix their prob­lems, about how Beng­hazi (that another tweeter inter­jected) didn’t mat­ter accord­ing to the polls (I had delib­er­ately not men­tioned Beng­hazi) but this was my favorite:

Hillary Clin­ton isn’t even a can­di­date. She’s not run­ning for ANY­THING yet, so her record is entirely irrel­e­vant, I mean what dif­fer­ence does it make? I tried again:

Appar­ently the ques­tion was harder than I thought he wanted two years to think about it

then I pointed out Hillary’s record wouldn’t change in two years so he answered by attacking…Rick Perry:

While his sud­den will­ing­ness to talk about a race 3 years away and dis­like of Rick Perry was inter­est­ing it had noth­ing to do with Hillary’s record as Sec­re­tary of State

And that’s when Doug’s decided he had enough.

Yeah there is noth­ing more “tire­some” or blindly “par­ti­san” than being asked to name an accom­plish­ment of a woman who served four years as Sec­re­tary of State, par­tic­u­larly when you can’t think of one.

Now one might think a twit­ter exchange between two old fel­lows might not be all that impor­tant but I think it’s incred­i­bly revealing.

1. In the forty five min­utes my first tweet to his last, an informed, intel­li­gent and pro­lific writer could not name a sin­gle accom­plish­ment in the record of Hillary Clin­ton as Sec­re­tary of State.

2. While my twit­ter steam is alive with tweets from oth­ers agree­ing with me, not a sin­gle tweet from a reader of #p2 @morning_joe or even #hillary2016 showed up to defend the record of Mrs. Clin­ton as Sec­re­tary of state.

3. The absolute need to change the sub­ject from any­thing but Hillary’s record sug­gests her actual record is some­thing that must be avoided at all costs.

There is a moral to the story

And the time to start these attacks and make this case is NOW.

It is vital to imme­di­ately begin the nar­ra­tive of Mrs. Clinton’s fail­ure as Sec­re­tary of State before the left & the media begins to build an alter­na­tive one. After all hey have the Major news net­works, most of Cable Tele­vi­sion, News­pa­pers and cel­e­brates to help them do so.

All we have is the truth, it’s time to start deploy­ing it.

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Because of this you will not see DaTip­Jar till next Sun­day when we start the whole pay­check process again. If we make pay­day the rest of the month all those expenses will be caught up

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A week ago yesterday as the crisis in Egypt began I teased Morning Joe substitute hosts Katy Kay & Mike Barnicle for attacking the GOP suggesting Hillary is old news while studiously avoiding her record as Secretary of State even as they discussed Egypt burning.

They spent nearly 5 minutes on this subject making fun of the GOP for the supposed attack on Clinton age in full “Is that all they’ve got” mode…

…totally oblivious to the fact that she was the Sec of State during the ouster of Mubarek and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood that the people of Egypt are protesting against, the subject they were discussing just a moment before.

There was an obvious reason for this:

Nobody needs to bring up Mrs. Clinton age, we simply need to bring up her record as Sec of State. Egypt, Syria, Iran, Russia, Libya the list goes on and on.

Well it’s a week later Joe & Mika are back and to my shock after talking about Egypt…went back the week old Hillary age business again. I immediately tweeted out the following:

The linking of the record of the former Sec of State to, you know, actual events in foreign affairs drew an almost instant rebuke from Doug Mataconis, a nice guy in person but who is a bit of a concern troll online.

Doug’s first line of Clinton defense was the US couldn’t have changed a thing, I pooh poohed this while Doug insisted Mubarek was a goner no matter what the US did.  This wasn’t my memory of events, so I returned to my primary point on Hillary:

Rather than pointing out my poor spelling in that tweet “(“irrelevant & presidential)” Doug decided the best defense of Hillary was a good offense.

While his points were interesting these had little to do with the topic of conversation, Mrs. Clinton’s record:

Doug’s next Hillary defense: Her record was a matter of opinion

And that’s really the question at hand, so it was time to ask it bluntly:

 

Now this is a question that a defender of Hillary should have no trouble answering. After all in four years in office Mrs. Clinton accomplishments should be easy to name particularly for a lawyer and Senior editor at Outside the Beltway like Doug Mataconis. His answer to that question was revealing, or rather the lack of an answer was.

He tweeted about the GOP needing to fix their problems, about how Benghazi (that another tweeter interjected) didn’t matter according to the polls (I had deliberately not mentioned Benghazi) but this was my favorite:

Hillary Clinton isn’t even a candidate. She’s not running for ANYTHING yet, so her record is entirely irrelevant, I mean what difference does it make? I tried again:

Apparently the question was harder than I thought he wanted two years to think about it

then I pointed out Hillary’s record wouldn’t change in two years so he answered by attacking…Rick Perry:

 

While his sudden willingness to talk about a race 3 years away and dislike of Rick Perry was interesting it had nothing to do with Hillary’s record as Secretary of State

And that’s when Doug’s decided he had enough.

Yeah there is nothing more “tiresome” or blindly “partisan” than being asked to name an accomplishment of a woman who served four years as Secretary of State, particularly when you can’t think of one.

 

Now one might think a twitter exchange between two old fellows might not be all that important but I think it’s incredibly revealing.

1. In the forty five minutes my first tweet to his last, an informed, intelligent and prolific writer could not name a single accomplishment in the record of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

2. While my twitter steam is alive with tweets from others agreeing with me, not a single tweet from a reader of #p2 @morning_joe or even #hillary2016 showed up to defend the record of Mrs. Clinton as Secretary of state.

3. The absolute need to change the subject from anything but Hillary’s record suggests her actual record is something that must be avoided at all costs.

There is a moral to the story

 

And the time to start these attacks and make this case is NOW.

 

It is vital to immediately begin the narrative of Mrs. Clinton’s failure as Secretary of State before the left & the media begins to build an alternative one. After all hey have the Major news networks, most of Cable Television, Newspapers and celebrates to help them do so.

All we have is the truth, it’s time to start deploying it.

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Thanks to an incredible day yesterday Not only was the Weekly Paycheck made for the first time since May but enough came in to cover the shortfall for the previous five weeks.

Because of this you will not see DaTipJar till next Sunday when we start the whole paycheck process again.  If we make payday the rest of the month all those expenses will be caught up

On the other hand if 100 people are willing to subscribe at either $2 a week or #10 a month the whole weekly paycheck system can be retired except for special trips