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8/12/2009

Another disgrace: In Nigeria, Hillary hints that 2000 U.S. election was rigged

Filed under: General — Karl @ 6:20 pm



[Posted by Karl]

As Allahpundit would say, she’s a special lady:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Nigeria’s corruption and electoral problems with the 2000 Florida presidential election recount during a town hall meeting today in Abuja, Nigeria.

Answering a question about Nigeria’s recent election, Clinton said, “In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for President was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.”

That is a tasty combo of the Obama administration’s “America sucks” foreign policy, coated in some rich, gooey Bush Deragement Syndrome. Sure, the “media recounts” of the 2000 election showed that the recounts requested by Al Gore or ordered by the Florida Supreme Court would have still resulted in a victory for George W. Bush. Why would that stop our country’s chief diplomat from suggesting that her predecessors in government were there illegitimately? Certainly not Pres. Obama’s faux insistence that we let go of the politics of the past.

The sad thing is that this story will be heard by few Americans, and will register with even fewer. The silver lining? If the US Secretary of State can bestride the globe this drenched in BDS — almost nine years after the fact — without notice, what are the odds that a few anti-ObamaCare protesters are going to scare anyone today? (hint: Long odds.)

Bonus: See the video at HotAir.

–Karl

36 Responses to “Another disgrace: In Nigeria, Hillary hints that 2000 U.S. election was rigged”

  1. Simply disgraceful.

    kyle (9d9e73)

  2. Any wonder the mastermind behind HillaryCare has been shipped out of the hemisphere by the Administration as the health-care debate rages here?

    Techie (482700)

  3. This whine(er) has reached its’ sell date!

    Paul Masson (6269f6)

  4. Well, she looked like absolute hell during the Congo show – and – tell fiasco: hair messed up, bedraggled pantsuit, and topped off with a good dose of unbridled rage. So this is just more of the same old, same old. Pathetic excuse for a human being.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  5. What she needs is what my ex-wife used to call a mercy f**k. Bill ? Bill ? Where are you ?

    Mike K (2cf494)

  6. Slimy little witch. Is it obvious to all that Hillary peaked in 2008 and we’ll all have to watch the pathetic decline of the dysfunctional?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  7. Smart Diplomacy.

    Techie (482700)

  8. Comment by Mike K — 8/12/2009 @ 6:57 pm

    There are humanitarian actions, and there are crimes against humanity!
    We report, you decide.

    Paul Masson (6269f6)

  9. Oops…forgot to change tags…Sorry!

    AD - RtR/OS! (6269f6)

  10. bedraggled pantsuit

    No, actually, it was an Ann Taylor double-wide.

    Official Internet Data Office (7fd5ee)

  11. she used to didn’t look nearly so lesbiany, like during the campaign and stuff

    happyfeet (42470c)

  12. The State Department backed Clinton’s claims Wednesday afternoon, saying she made the comparison to note that, despite the problems there, there was a peaceful transfer of power in the U.S.

    “The point she is making is that it’s about a disputed result and then the willingness of the candidates to accept a flawed result rather than, say resort to violence,” said Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs PJ Crowley.

    The Obama State Department is now officially on record with the assertion that democracy in the United States compares favorably with that of… Nigeria. That’s … yay. That’s very a lot yay.

    Has ever a little country fallen so far so fast as our little one has since January?

    happyfeet (42470c)

  13. abc also notes the sentiment that Hillary validated when she popped off her foo mouf…

    Even today, Africans cite the 2000 U.S. election as an example of how they believe every country rigs elections. During the 2007 disputed election in Kenya, which spawned bloodshed killing more than 1,000 people, supporters of the new controversial president would readily admit he was rigged into office, but would point out that so was President Bush. “You don’t see Americans killing each other over it,” one Kenyan businessman said. “They accepted the rigging and moved on.”

    Bill Clinton’s frustrated hoochie is not good for our little country I don’t think. I wonder if she saw the good news Drudge had linked about herpes today?

    happyfeet (42470c)

  14. you got the facts wrong.. media recounts showed Gore won no matter how you count the ballots.

    Fact is Republicans send a mob down to shut down the recount..a Republican was both head of State and head of Bush election campaign which was a blatant conflict of interest and she deliberately kept legitimate Black voters off the rolls. ( not that Republicans care about either fair elections or black people)

    .A friendly US Supreme Court stopped the recount when Bush’s lead was shrinking overturning the Florida State Supreme Court and handing Bush the win even though Republicans always claimed to believe in states rights and hate activist judges.. .

    Even if you dont accept all this, the fact is there were serious questions about that election which Republicans dismissed with cries of “Sore Loserman” and “Get Over it” So much for healing wounds and uniting the nation..

    But Conservatives dont care about such things as democracy or fair play..power and winning is everything with them and lies and hate and racism and remarks like those of Happy Feet and SPQR are just tools these ignorant cowards use…

    We saw that once again last year and see it once again this year. They cant accept a woman or a black man has achieved more than they ever could or that they are responsible for the deaths of thousands in a senseless war they eagerly called for but personally avoided.

    The bottom line is that in 2000 we got a President accustomed to lying and so, in keeping with his nature and that of Conservatives in general, lied us into a war against Iraq for reasons that kept changing as each was proven false. The mess we are in today is a direct result of policies made in secret by liars and buffoons and sold under the guise of patriotism and family values.

    Republicans showed they hate free elections then as they are showing they hate free speech now in their attempts to shut down town hall meetings in which constituents try talk with their elected reps.

    The problem is that Conservatives dont see those that differ with them as loyal opposition, but they see themselves engaged in war against anti American traitors that deserve to be eliminated.. and all is fair in war.

    One can only hope for the good of the nation this hateful vicious party of liars and racists, of Glenn Becks, Ann Coultiers, Rush Limbaughs, Sean Hannities claiming to represent “morality” and “patriotism” is in its final days..

    VietnamEraVet (8918ab)

  15. you got the facts wrong.. media recounts showed Gore won no matter how you count the ballots.

    Fact is Republicans send a mob down to shut down the recount..a Republican was both head of State and head of Bush election campaign which was a blatant conflict of interest and she deliberately kept legitimate Black voters off the rolls. ( not that Republicans care about either fair elections or black people)

    .A friendly US Supreme Court stopped the recount when Bush’s lead was shrinking overturning the Florida State Supreme Court and handing Bush the win even though Republicans always claimed to believe in states rights and hate activist judges.. .

    Even if you dont accept all this, the fact is there were serious questions about that election which Republicans dismissed with cries of “Sore Loserman” and “Get Over it” So much for healing wounds and uniting the nation..

    But Conservatives dont care about such things as democracy or fair play..power and winning is everything with them and lies and hate and racism and remarks like those of Happy Feet and SPQR are just tools these ignorant cowards use…

    We saw that once again last year and see it once again this year. They cant accept a woman or a black man has achieved more than they ever could or that they are responsible for the deaths of thousands in a senseless war they eagerly called for but personally avoided.

    The bottom line is that in 2000 we got a President accustomed to lying and so, in keeping with his nature and that of Conservatives in general, lied us into a war against Iraq for reasons that kept changing as each was proven false. The mess we are in today is a direct result of policies made in secret by liars and buffoons and sold under the guise of patriotism and family values.

    Republicans showed they hate free elections then as they are showing they hate free speech now in their attempts to shut down town hall meetings in which constituents try talk with their elected reps.

    The problem is that Conservatives dont see those that differ with them as loyal opposition, but they see themselves engaged in war against anti American traitors that deserve to be eliminated.. and all is fair in war.

    One can only hope for the good of the nation this hateful vicious party of liars and racists, of Glenn Becks, Ann Coultiers, Rush Limbaughs, Sean Hannities, and others claiming to represent “morality” and “patriotism” is in its final days..

    VietnamEraVet (8918ab)

  16. 15.you got the facts wrong.. media recounts showed Gore won no matter how you count the ballots

    I’d recommend you read this article — it refutes your statement.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/12/politics/12VOTE.html

    voiceofreason2 (b059c7)

  17. No, you got the facts wrong. All media recounts except one showed Bush won no matter how they counted the ballots.

    You claim to be a Vietnam-era vet. Was that on our side or their side?

    Official Internet Data Office (7fd5ee)

  18. It took literally one google search to prove that VietnamEraVet is a moron.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/12/politics/12VOTE.html

    Acomprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year’s presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward.

    Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr. Gore if the Florida court’s order to recount more than 43,000 ballots had not been reversed by the United States Supreme Court.

    Tom (7963e7)

  19. […] Hot Air has the tape, and a no doubt lively discussion is under way over atPatterico’s. […]

    Gazzer’s Gabfest » Who ever thought we would yearn for the diplomatic skills of Ms Albright? (b98ad6)

  20. I just hope Hillary never goes to a country where the boss is caught up in a sex scandal.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  21. It really is amazing how badly the Obama foreign policy fits Hillary — especially the red nose, fright wig and floppy shoes.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  22. you got the facts wrong.. media recounts showed Gore won no matter how you count the ballots.

    That would be news to them.

    Meanwhile, as far as “fair elections” go, all we ask is that Obama Party members follow the same rules to vote as they demand to visit their town halls — you have to prove who you are, that you live where you’re participating, and that you have the right to be there.

    Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) announced Monday on his Web site that he is restricting attendance to his public events to residents of his district.

    “Unfortunately, due to a coordinated effort to disrupt our town hall meetings, we will be restricting further attendance to residents of the 29th Congressional District and verifying residency by requiring photo identification,” Green said.

    In short, VietnamEraVet, your post is one giant projection. Perhaps you should ask yourself why you blame others for the behaviors in which you yourself clearly engage.

    North Dallas Thirty (2f4f06)

  23. The hit-n-run troll was so wrong, he had to post it twice just to be sure.

    Techie (482700)

  24. I think Hillary is still steamed over seeing the pictures of Bill meeting all those nieces of his buddies at his pre-birthday bash in Vegas this week.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  25. It took literally one google search to prove that VietnamEraVet is a moron.

    Give the guy a break! Both he and Hillary had to duck from sniper fire on so many occasions, it’s negatively affected their brains.

    Mark (411533)

  26. Go Hillary. You know she’s telling the truth.

    I’m just glad we didn’t have riots with all the shenanigans of 2000 and the Republican-packed court stopping the recount.

    Myron (ba9235)

  27. Looks like the drive-by troll fell out of the lefty talking points tree and hit every branch on the way down.

    Gazzer (409de8)

  28. didn’t get to read the comments, which I’m sure we’re nuanced and all, but I would like personally commend karl on limiting his field of outrage to “the recounts requested by the Gore campaign.”

    Obviously, some of the simmering resentment from the left arises from the way the dispute was ended (i.e., many of the people I know were more irritated by the Supreme Court stepping into state law).

    But, it takes fine lawyering to ignore the rest of the findings of the study he cites, which concluded counting undervotes in selected counties would have resulted in no change in the outcome, but noted a statewide recount in of undervotes most likely favored Gore, while a count of overvotes in the selected counties or Florida in general demonstrated a substantial lead for Gore.

    In the end, it’s sort of like arguing whether Michigan could have beaten UNC in the ’93 title game if Chris Webber had not called his ridiculous time-out, i.e., it doesn’t matter anymore (any questions about Bush’s legitimacy were rightfully cast aside when he won re-election) and the only people who are riled up are partisans who are still mortified at the amateur nature of the strategy of the eventual loser.

    You can take this to the bank: Without Webber’s TO, UNC would still have won and Gore received more votes in Florida than Bush did. But neither thing matters today.

    For a decent overview, for once, of the recount you can actually go to Wikipedia (of all places) and follow the links to the findings of the news organizations.

    But, don’t stay away too long, because next up for Karl is taking on the great-great-grandson of Samuel Tilden for daring to say Rutherford Hayes cheated in the 1876 election. After all, Karl can still keep his partisan affiliations intact as he defends Hayes!

    I personally look forward to karl’s encyclopedic examination of Democratic cabinet officials’ statements of historical disputes! After Hayes/Tilden, maybe Nixon/Kennedy? And, then Adams/Jefferson? Oh, and I’m pretty sure I heard Steven Chu imply that William the Conqueror’s title to the throne of England was nowhere nearly as legitimate as Harold the Second’s. You set ’em straight, karl!

    timb (449046)

  29. timb, do you really have to make such a fool of yourself. Gore got caught cheating. The FLSC got caught violating the FL constitution and the US Constitution. That is why the USSC overruled the FLSC. Too bad you are such a demented liar that you can’t see the truth.

    PCD (02f8c1)

  30. It took literally one google search to prove that VietnamEraVet is a moron.

    You don’t need to do a search to know that – he’s a well – known and trusted loon here for many moons.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  31. You mean her husband ran a crooked election to install Pres. Bush II?

    Amazing–The USA is just like “fill in the blank”…

    BfC (5209ec)

  32. She is saying her husband ran a crooked election that installed Bush II?

    She is correct–the USA is just like “fill in the blank”…

    BfC (5209ec)

  33. you got the facts wrong.. media recounts showed Gore won no matter how you count the ballots.

    Doctor Meyers, could we have the men with the nets over here ? We have another one for the booby hatch.

    MIke K (addb13)

  34. From that right wing media organization PBS:

    FRED BARTLIT: I’m going to talk about myth number two. That’s the myth that Miami-Dade would have conducted the manual recount unless a– if it wasn’t for a Republican mob that intimidated the canvassing board. A Gore lawyer, Ron Klain, said that a mob stormed the counting facility to stop the count. That’s the myth. Here are the facts: The board is composed of independent David Leahy a supervisor of election for 26 years, a highly experienced individual, and two other sitting judges. What was being protested was a violation of the Florida sunshine law; the count was moving behind closed doors. Mr. Leahy and others said, that they were not intimidated. They said the count was stopped because they could not possibly — could not possibly– meet the deadline set by the Supreme Court.

    BfC (5209ec)

  35. Must be some kind of “Birther” thing …

    BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s cabinet has approved a bill to require all top government and security officials to renounce any foreign citizenships they hold or to step down, the government spokesman said on Wednesday.
    The bill, which must be approved by parliament, would apply to the president, prime minister, speaker of parliament and their deputies, as well as key ministers and army and police commanders, Dabbagh said in a statement.
    The ministers affected are those of the interior, defence, finance, oil and foreign affairs.

    Neo (46a1a2)


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