hard life?Like when she had to duck and run for cover amidst bullets
flying in Bosnia?Oh wait, she didn't remember that event
Sorry Hillary, but you don't understand hard life.
Oh yes, it's republicans like Mitt Romney that understand poor people. Poor
people are "takers". Are you Republicans seriously using the
argument that assets makes one ineligible to run for president? I'm
@ Screwdriver... it isn't assets that make one eligible to run for office.
It is integrity. When a potential candidate tells her hard luck story of only
having a $1.2 million home in NY to be able to run for office and Bill's
$192K annual retirement pay. Must be rough doing it that rough. There may be a
dearth of integrity in her "hard life" story. Hillary has the potential
to be in the big house rather than the White House if all of her shenanigans are
revealed. What will happen? Who knows. Show me a politician with integrity and
I'll show you a man or woman who decided not to run. (See Colin Powell as
an example.) You mentioned Mitt Romney. You may want to read a bit more about
him in the Washington Post. He pays attention. And obviously you feel that his
net worth of 250 Million makes him a bad manager and way too wealthy. You know
like Oprah feels. (She's worth ONLY 2 Billion, so obviously she does it
hard, too) (that's tongue in check.) Best of luck in 2016 - we will all
Oh, too FUNNY!A woman who makes $200k per speech understands the
“hard life”Give me a break.Screwdriver,Who
said she is ineligible to run for president?Are your arguments in her
favor so weak you need to make up straw arguments against her you can then
refute?Obviously having no concept of truth is one of the foremost
requirements for a dem candidate for POTUS.
I knew some biased liberal was going to try to deflect the attention of this
article off of Hillary and on to someone else like Mitt Romney, who isn't a
part of this article. And it didn't take long... only the third comment.
Sad, but predictable. Only someone clueless would chuckle at his own totally
wrong take on that.At least Mitt and his wife lived in a basement
apartment and had to eat mac & cheese for multiple years while going to
college before making it financially on their own. There's no doubt they
had a true taste of what it's like to struggle financially. He's been
there, done that... regardless of the pious comments liberal apologists like to
make about him and other successful Republicans. Assets have nothing
to do with eligibility to run for President. But trying to pass off oneself as
something that they are not, truly does not help. And that's what Hillary
did with her "been broke and had a hard life" type of statement. She truly doesn't seem to relate and get it with her $200,000 per
speech fee and Secret Service protection for decades.
Hillary Clinton was never a poor little rich girl.Her mother worked
as a maid, and cleaned houses to make ends meet.Hillary Clinton has
a much better understanding of working class America than does, say Mitt Romney,
or just about ANYONE the Republicans would ever field as a Presidential
candidate, don't you think?The Clinton's were pretty much
broke when they left the White House . . . But HUGE speaking fees from grateful
citizens around the world have made them some serious money.Contrast
that with GW Bush . . . He was born into wealth and privilege, but after his
devastation of America and the world during his time in office, who wants to
hear him speak?
CNN is already electing the next President, again.
How sad that because of party biases we clasify people as good or bad.It is interesting that those who claim to be Republican and believe in
personal growth and independence would put down the success of Hillary
Clinton.I also find fascinating that some people can equate success
and or quality of life based solely on money. The fact Mrs. Clinton is now a
wealthy woman doesn't mean she oblivious to what is a hard life. Mrs. Clinton has earned my respect and most people of this country by being a
superb first lady. A first lady who was able to portrait herself with dignity
under very humilianting circumstances.An exemplary mother. If you
don't believe it just ask Chelsea. One of the most astounding
Secretary of State this country has ever had. Guys if you are going
to focus in destroying somebody's image. Please at least pretend to be
objective and try to make balanced statements.You may not like Mrs.
Clinton, you may disagree with her. Regardless, you cannot deny she is an
inspiration to millions at home and around the world.
Blah blah blah says the democrat. Please, the rulers over us are clueless as to
what us peasants do. They could care less, until it's election time when
their handlers feed lines to them.Anyone who believes a politician
has their interest in mind, is a fool. How many of these "public
servants" have become wealthy or wealthier after taking office? How many of
them are in bed with billionaires and millionaires they claim to hate? How many
of them are in bed with the press, that is supposed to be our eyes and ears?The fact is, our system is corrupt. They use words that are flattering
and carefully polled to tell you what you want to hear, while they steal
everything from underneath you.I just can't believe the number
of minions that throw their support at them. That goes for all of the parties.
I don't know much about her before she and Bill moved into the Arkansas
governor's mansion, so she might have struggled financially a long time
ago.But she is trying to say that she and Bill knew hard times just
14 years ago. Give me a break. Truth means very little to politicians in general
and to the Clintons in particular.
@ Baccuss0902Then you should post something along the same lines for
Mitt Romney. He and Ann lived as us peasants for a time. They raised 5 kids
(not just one) but 5 kids that are very productive and good for society.You're post will be more valid if you reach across party lines and
get other examples in there. Otherwise it sounds like a plea to accept a
millionaire democrat, after a millionaire republican was demonized.Either way the democrats are importing their illegal votes and encouraging
more suckers to vote for them, with the promise that the democrats will loot the
wealthy old white men and give the spoils of war to the peasants.Which we all know is a bunch of fluff. Neither party has a genuine interest
in helping peasants. Just to get more gain for themselves. Which is why this
country is swirling down the toilet bowl of civilization. Preparing itself for
the expected drop into the sewer.
Baccus,Who here is putting down the success of Hillary. The title
of the article is about her understanding hard life. People are simply pointing
out she is a rich 1% person.@screwdriver - You're making things
up, which goes to show how weak your argument is. The article is about her
understanding hard life and its correctly being pointed out she is a very
wealthy person and part of the 1% that liberals like to bash. No one is saying
being part of that 1% group makes someone ineligible for office. You two want to try again and actually address the topic?LOL
@ Liberal TedYou wrote:"Then you should post
something along the same lines for Mitt Romney. He and Ann lived as us peasants
for a time".No, I shouldn't! I support Mrs. Clinton not
because of the size of her Bank Account and/or personal dealings. I support her
:for her committment to social issues. her proven high intellect.her impressive managerial and leadership skills. Because her public life
is a life of service. Because of her vision of our country in relationship
to the world.If you are set in discrediting her, you can use any
strategy you want as far I am concerned. Of course if you go on a rampage of
lies and emotional diatribe then somebody will point that out to you.
Funny how Republicans begrudge the success of both the Clintons, both coming
from humble circumstances, but worship the silver spoon boy Romney. I guess the
stereotypes about the Republicans being the party of the rich and not caring
about the upward mobility of the lower classes is true. But what is really
amusing is how Republicans of modest means think they are in the same class as
the wealthy and fight for those who already have. Talk about being used.
"But she is trying to say that she and Bill knew hard times just 14 years
ago. Give me a break. Truth means very little to politicians in general and to
the Clintons in particular."------------Let me
see...If I own a house that costs 1.4 million but owed lawyers 2.3 million, I
too would think I was broke and get to work to pay off the debt. They did. She
became a senator and Bill started speaking for money. They paid off their debts
- they did not ask for a handout from anyone, but worked together and paid off
their debts. That took patience and desire. The Clintons are a good example of
pulling themselves up by their own hard work, right?As an
accountant, I would call owing a million more than you have in assets as being
broke, wouldn't you?
Hard life? She made over 100 grand illegally in cattle futures, for which she
was never prosecuted! Any other person would be in prison! Hard life- laughable!
Thank goodness for so many apologists who want to make sure that this follower
of Saul Alinsky assumes the position that she has sought after for years, and
continue this fundamental transformation of the once greatest nation on earth to
just another country.If she can't name a single accomplishment
during her tenure as Secretary of State, why in heaven's name would anyone
but a die-hard Democrat support her?And this notion that she was
flat broke is a laugh. Even her friends in the media noted the discrepancy. Her handling of our consulate in Benghazi should be a dire warning
regarding her ability to handle crisis.She's not fit for
office, never has been, and never will be.
@Baccus0902"her impressive managerial and leadership
skills."Do you mean like Benghazi? ...or is she going to blame
Chuck Hagel like Obama did.
From a technical standpoint their liabilities exceeded their assets at the time,
but since they never really struggled (at least not around 2000), that was a
poor (pun intended) way of wording it.
Esquire, BacchusWho is begrudging her for her success? Who?another straw argument from liberals that joints points to the weakness of
their argument.We are saying she has no right to cry about the
"hard life" as she is rolling in cash. Good for her for being
successful! But her then-current cash position did not mean they ahd a hard
life. Good Grief!Esquire,thanks for pointing out the
hypocrisy of the left, judging and condemning Romney and saying we have no right
to criticize hillary. "silver spoon" I guess that's why he and his
wife lived in basement apartments.Lane, myer,so the US is
broke too, then, isn't it? Who were the lenders that elnt to them? Those
that looked at their earnings potential. And living in a $1.4 million house is
the hard life?
You may like to watch tonight's interview by Diane Sawyer to Hillary. She will press Hillary Clinton hard againt a corner. Sawyer will be
ruthless, she will bring up Beghasi, Monica Lewinsky and all the dirt you like
to hear and spread.
Anyone who is too dumb to realize what a tough life Hilary has had......in the
end, is really too smart for the rest of you Libs!Get smart vote
It is always fun to see the Republican Tea Party set get into a lather whenever
a Clinton is involved. After 8 years of Bill in office, we may see Hillary in
office as well. (I still can not believe all the rubbish said and still said
about President Clinton.) Time will tell id Mrs Clinton will run, but for now
it appears a possibility. If the woman does become President, the RTP'ers
will yet again show their wacky, conspiratorial side and throw any piece of slop
at her they can conjure. You would think after 8 years of doing so to President
Obama that the RTP'ers would get tired of all of that, but they still seem
to go strong with their made up nonsense.Then again, maybe that is
all the RTP'ers are now. A bunch of mud slingers with no substantive
policy proposals other than if a Democrat proposes it, I am against it.
Hillary felt it necessary to go on Good Morning America this morning to
backtrack her ridiculous, yet hysterical comments on her understanding what a
hard life is. I'll just bet she has no clue how insincere she sounds. she
probably has to have a staffer explain it to her. :-DThe only thing
hard about her life was dealing with her philandering husband.
@ Baccus0902:You apparently don't get it yet. Republicans
aren't putting Hillary down because of her success. They are calling her
out because she is trying to portray herself as someone who hasn't had much
success, therefore relating to the working class better. You've
very quickly forgotten how Democrats almost unanimously put down Mitt Romney for
his personal success... something you are now accusing Republicans of doing
toward Hillary, which as I explained, they are not. The pendulum swings both
directions.Hillary actually lost a lot of respect as First Lady by
putting up with a husband who openly cheated on her. By doing so, she allowed
herself to be additionally humiliated. She seemed to be a good
mother. But what specifically did she do as a mother that was
"exemplary"... as you stated?And as far as being "one of
the most astounding Secretaries of State this country has ever had", please
name a few specific reasons for that claim. What specifically did she
accomplish? What countries did the USA have better relations with as a result of
her service? I or anyone else I've asked can't name any.You give accolades very easily.
Chris B -"You're making things up, which goes to show how
weak your argument is. "No Chris, YOU are making things up
AGAIN, which hoes to show how weak your arguments usuallay are.Hillary Clinton's mother worked as a maid. Hillary was hardly a child a
of privilege.And Liberals do not disdain the one percenters, as long
as they have a social conscience as Hillary and many others obviously do.Maybe, YOU should stop making things up.
@ Esquire:Funny how you apparently neglected to read the article.
Please name even a single Republican who is "begrudging the success of both
the Clintons" as you stated.They are simply begrudging Hillary trying
to pass herself off as "a broke person who has had a hard life" (at
$200,000 per speech and millions for each book). Republicans
don't begrudge anyone's personal success. They admire it. That is the
purpose and basis of a free capitalistic society upon which our country was
founded. They (we) cherish the fact that upward mobility is possible for those
willing to work for it. Obama is trying to change all that with his war on
wealth and his agenda of socialism.Regarding your statement that
"Republicans worship the silver spoon boy Romney"... who specifically is
doing that? Do you even know what the "silver spoon" acronym means?
Romney made every dollar he has. He never had any of it given to him via
inheritance. I truly admire that, as should we all.It's
actually quite humorous how you are trying to turn this all around. Either that
or you truly just don't get it.
Copacetic said:"And as far as being 'one of the most
astounding Secretaries of State this country has ever had', please name a
few specific reasons for that claim. What specifically did she accomplish?
What countries did the USA have better relations with as a result of her
service? I or anyone else I've asked can't name any."=====Hillary seems to think that one of her accomplishments as
Secretary of State, was the number of miles she traveled. I guess, if we want to
be generous, we could at least give her the title of: "Most Traveled
Secretary of State." She didn't accomplish anything, but boy she put
in a lot of miles!
Sven -"Most Traveled Secretary of State." She didn't
accomplish anything . . ."You're just disappointed that she
didn't help mire the nation into senseless wars like her predecessor
did.Sorry Sven . . . "Conservatives" don't always get
their way.Thank goodness.
You know, as the Most Traveled Secretary of State, I'm wondering what her
carbon footprint was? Seems like an awful large carbon footprint and nothing to
show for it.Oh wait, I almost forgot! One of her greatest
diplomatic achievements, which showed the world the seriousness of the Obama
Administration's commitment to strong foreign policy was when she presented
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a “reset” button in
2009. This definitely moved us up a few notches in the world's eyes.
Wow guys!The poor woman is not even the president yet and you are
all over her. Give her a break.Oops! Silly me, I forgot you are
Republicans!No ill will, but come on. Be more civilized. When Mrs.
Clinton becomes Madame President, I hope you show some better manners.
Hmm?* Dead broke when they left the White House--yet buys a house
costing over a million dollars in New York.* Was under gun fire in
Bosnia.---Not true!Is it a requirement to be untruthful, if you
want to be president?
Esquire: "Funny how Republicans begrudge the success of both the Clintons,
both coming from humble circumstances, but worship the silver spoon boy
Romney."If we were truly begrudging the success of the Clintons
as liberals did to Romney, then conservatives would be as hypocritical as the
Democrats. But we don't begrudge their success if it was really earned.What we begrudge is the idea that you can be really successful but claim
to be poor while demanding income redistribution policies that apply to everyone
but yourself in order to get elected.
Hold on, I thought Hillary and Bill pawned all the fixtures they and their
minions stole from the White House after they left.Oh yea, by the
way. My betting that Mitt's missionary service brought him closer to any
"working man" than the Clinton's ever have. Same thing with his
going to school. But then he was a good student so he may have gotten
Article title: "Hillary Clinton says she understands 'hard
life'"If you believe that I've got a bridge in
Brooklyn to sell you AND some ocean front property here in Oklahoma....
@ Lane Myer - Salt Lake City, UT - "But she is trying to say that she and
Bill knew hard times just 14 years ago. Give me a break. Truth means very little
to politicians in general and to the Clintons in particular."------------"...If I own a house that costs 1.4 million but
owed lawyers 2.3 million, I too would think I was broke and get to work to pay
off the debt. They did. She became a senator and Bill started speaking for
money. They paid off their debts - they did not ask for a handout from anyone,
but worked together and paid off their debts. That took patience and desire. The
Clintons are a good example of pulling themselves up by their own hard work,
right?....I would call owing a million more than you have in assets as being
broke, wouldn't you?"Me: Well, let's see.....if I
could make $200,000 per speaking engagement that means I could pay off that
$900,000 ($1.4M - $2.3M) in only 5 days (1 event per day) and by the end of that
5th day be $100,000 in the black.Broke? Uh, no.
I forgot the Clinton's took White House furniture which were not theirs.Must have been dead broke to do that.
I heard the comment that Mrs. Clinton made. She said,"They left the White
House flat broke, mortgages on houses and trying to pay for a college education
for Chelsea" I believe her. They were in debt. It was my understanding that
they had a boat load of debt. They did not own the houses outright but had to
make payment like most of the rest of us. I am sure that their net worth was
trash. Were they in a place where they were going to be able to get out of debt?
YES. But it took hard work, speaking engagements, books to write etc. To say
other wise is stupid. And as for Mitt and his wealth. Give me a break the
Romney's lived in a basement apartment and sold shares of stock to make
ends meet. Wow wish I had stock to sell when I was poor and going to college.
She will give Obama a run for liar of the year award.