Thursday, August 13, 2015

@Carly Fiorina Re: Hillary Clinton - Reasons Too Big for a Bumper Sticker

Linking to the Op-Ed from GOP Anti-Hillary, Carly Fiorina,  that CNN published today would give it unnecessary traffic.  If you want to read it, you will have to search it out yourself.

A few months ago, Hillary wondered aloud what Republicans would be talking about on the campaign trail if she were not running.  Some in the GOP pool have since learned. While they do take aim at Hillary, they also differentiate themselves from each other.

It is embarrassing that the only woman on their side of the aisle is demonstrating a  campaign learning curve that looks like this  _______  or maybe this  ----> 2016_Campaign_logo_thumb.  She persists in making Hillary Clinton her sole target.  Her CNN essay also betrays a dismal lack of information about Hillary that she has stubbornly stuck to for months.
So, Carly, in response, here are some of Hillary Clinton's accomplishments, per your request, along with a few refutations of your baseless statements.  You will excuse the fact that some of these are recycled replies to past conservative attacks.  There is no reason to reinvent the wheel simply because you happen not to have encountered the information.

"Flying is an activity, not an accomplishment."   Hillary never claimed flying was an accomplishment.  Apparently you missed Hard Choices.  Recommended reading!

All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. "Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become."
In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted.
Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women , youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day.
Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

 "Clinton thinks she is entitled to your vote. I am working hard to earn it....I started my career filing and answering the phones as a secretary in a nine-person real estate firm."  Hillary is working for every vote!

Hillary Clinton: Taking NOTHING for Granted

Guess you also missed these.

"I'm sure Democrats and the Clinton Machine will continue to use empty talking points and bumper sticker rhetoric against me...."  Against you?  No one is persecuting you.  You have chosen to jump into the political arena.  What happens there is that when you make statements and ask questions, the other side responds.

This originated in response to one of your opponents who tried to minimize Hillary Clinton's accomplishments.  It is no less valid in reply to you.

Initial Consonant Phonemes Trump The Donald – Substitutes /w/ for /f/

And whaddya know!  I already called you once before on the flying miles comment back in April!

Att: Carly Fiorina Subj: It was much more than just air miles

These are not bumper stickers or empty talking points.  They are concrete accomplishments as were the Iran sanctions that she worked hard to achieve and that brought Iran to the negotiating table.

Secretaries Clinton & Geithner: Joint Statement on Iran Sanctions

Preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons is a top U.S. Government priority and we remain deeply concerned about Iran’s nuclear intentions. The United States is committed to a dual-track policy of applying pressure in pursuit of constructive engagement, and a negotiated solution.
On June 9, 2011, the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reaffirmed their concerns about Iran’s nuclear program and their commitment to a diplomatic solution in their statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors. Many other governments have also expressed serious concerns about the behavior and policies of the Iranian leadership and have urged Iran to change course and seek a path of negotiation. Yet, in the face of this unified international message, Iran has continued to violate its international obligations and disregard our attempts to start meaningful negotiations over its nuclear program.
For this reason, the United States is convinced that the international community must continue to increase and broaden the scope of pressures on Iran. We welcome steps such as the European Union’s designation of more than 100 entities and individuals last month and the improved implementation of sanctions against Iran that we are seeing around the world.
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Perhaps the previous defenses mounted here did not place sufficient emphasis on the importance of the role these sanctions have played, the difficulty of the work involved in putting an international coalition together, and the power of a unified front in the face of Iranian obstinance.  I have added it here in light of your declaration at the debate last Thursday that your would impose unilateral sanctions that, somehow in your world, would bring Iran to its knees.  Yes, the audience loved it, but the naïvety of the comment, as well as the audience reaction, betrayed an abysmal ignorance of the business of foreign relations.

Clearly CNN assesses you as some manner of a contender in this fight, and that is why they allotted you a voice on their pages today.  You need to know that running the executive branch of the world's greatest super power takes more background and experience that one gains from running a tech corporation and getting fired from the job.

Criticize Hillary Clinton all you want.  It is a general election cycle, after all.  You will only cause Hillary's supporters to continue to find reasons why she should lead and you should not.  These reasons are hardly empty talking points.  They are substantive and complex, and they do not fit on bumper stickers.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives at the high school in Exeter, N.H., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, where she announced her college affordability plan. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)