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Hillary: Merkel Is Her Role Model

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From an interview with Hillary Clinton in Time:

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton on Running and Governing as a Woman
Jay Newton-Small @JNSmall Jan. 7, 2016

… Q. Any particular foreign leader whose executive stewardship you admire and might want to emulate as president?

Hillary: Well, I have to say that I highly admire Angela Merkel. I’ve known Angela since the 1990s, she and I actually appeared on a German TV show together. I have spent personal time with her. She is, I think, a really effective strong leader and really right now the major leader in Europe, not just in Germany. I admire her political skills and her principles, her strong work ethic. I just find her to be an incredibly important person in the world today and I look to her to see how she’s managed it.

Read More: TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year is Angela Merkel

Bad timing.


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  1. Sure and Mussolini admired Hitler, and Stalin admired Lenin and Pot Pol admired Mao………..fellow travelers all.

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    Man, it just keeps getting piled higher and deeper, doesn’t it?

    Perhaps Ms. Merkin can come over and testify as a character witness at Hilly’s upcoming trial.

    Then maybe they can share a cell. In Guantanamo Bay. For the rest of the century.

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  3. Hillary: Well, I have to say that I highly admire Angela Merkel. I’ve known Angela since the 1990s, she and I actually appeared on a German TV show together.

    Well after todays revelations regarding her instructions to an underling that he strip the classification data from a document and send it via unprotected e-mail likely means that she and Angela will be able to indulge in mutual Lesbian tourism sooner rather than later.

  4. If this latest bit of Hilligula’s hubris doesn’t tank her numbers, it’s difficult to imagine what in the world would torpedo her presidential ambition.

  5. I had to check the date. 2016??? Seems very lacking in political savvy to double down on Merkel support at this moment. Then again Hillary can’t very well cite Le Pen.

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  6. Well, I’ve always said, “One man’s indictment is another’s manifesto”. Apparently, sometimes the reverse is true as well.

  7. Proof that Hillary has none of her husband’s political instincts. This is the time for a Sista Souljah moment, not a panegyric to the person most closely associated with the European refugee catastrophe that Americans of all political inclinations are watching with a mixture of “there but for the grace of God” and schadenfreude.

    If we were talking about some other politician, I might think that she was nailing her colors to the mast – standing up for her principles and damning the political consequences. That’s something Bernie would do. But Hillary? Exceedingly unlikely to say the least. No, this is 100% pure-D tone deafness to the current mood of the public.

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  8. Two ugly old White witches with nothing but racist/sexist animosity towards the native born White men of their countries.

    Unless they are gay guys or trannies.

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    I really hope Trump mentions this alongside the Cologne rapes. In a tweet at the very least.

    Speaking of Twitter, you need a stronger presence on there Steve. It’s more like a barroom than a classroom, so you shouldn’t feel pressure to be earth-shattteringly insightful every tweet. Just a thought, a lot of eyeballs on there.

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    Speaking of German leaders:

    “Hola Hitler! Ex CIA agent claims Nazi leader faked his death and flew to Tenerife before escaping to Argentina on a U-Boat”

    “Ex-CIA agent Bob Baer does not believe Hitler’s death story is conclusive
    Baer, a spy for 21 years, said Hitler could have easily faked his death
    Newly declassified FBI documents suggest he could have got to Tenerife
    Other documents claim the Nazi leader made it to Argentina by submarine”

  11. Haha, Merkin? Was that a typo, or were you really referring to Merkel as a certain type of wig worn by a certain type of working gal?

  12. But Donnie, Paris isn’t in Germany!

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  13. Putin on Hillary: “It’s better not to argue with women. But Ms Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements. Still, we always met afterwards and had cordial conversations at various international events. I think even in this case we could reach an agreement. When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.

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    This woman really has no judgement, does she? This was amply demonstrated as Secretary of State where everything she touched she tarnished. ‘Vote for me because I’m female, I’m entitled’. Her great contributions after all these years have been the phrases ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ and ‘what difference does it make’. Nothing else that the janitor couldn’t have done.

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  15. No problem here. Her base will like it just fine.

    There’s nothing she could say that would bring alt right folks around, is there?

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    That’s pretty rich coming from a wife beater:

    “Vladimir Putin accused of being a ‘philanderer and wifebeater’ while in KGB by German intelligence files”

  17. Didn’t the Hildebeast say this of the Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak “I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family”?

  18. Yeah well did anybody think she was gonna name Ann Coulter as her role model.

  19. Its literally impossible for someone to refer to a city, and then to a different country without implying that the city is in said country.

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  20. Ask yourself how many times Donald Trump has likely visited Europe over the years and then ask yourself how likely it is that he thinks Paris is in Germany. I wonder if there’s a word for this sort of thing? I mean, when someone is dumb enough to assume another person is dumb enough to have made such a laughably dumb mistake?

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  21. I made this it was delicious and got better with each day in the fridge . And at least Sailer can’t block it for being offensive . You can also checkout “Food Wishes”.

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    If the Republicans don’t use this against her in the general election, they’re idiots.

    Of course, we already know that the Republicans are idiots, so they won’t use it (barring the nomination of Trump or Cruz).

  23. Don’t be silly.

  24. Seeing as how you’re the one who missed the irony, perhaps you could do the honors of naming the phenomenon.

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    …a lot of eyeballs on there.

    Not a lot of brains though.

  26. Weren’t Merkel and Thatcher both red-haired women who got degrees in chemistry and then went successfully into politics?


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  27. But Donnie, Paris isn’t in Germany!

    All in good time. All in good time.

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  28. What about an indictment over the emails?

  29. Hillary is spectacularly incompetent. Lucky for her, the lamestream media are all too happy to support her campaign. I suppose she is doing a better job than Jebito’s campaign.

  30. Its literally impossible for someone to refer to a city, and then to a different country without implying that the city is in said country.

    Impossible? It never crossed my mind reading it. It’s a list, not a generalization.

  31. “This woman really has no judgement, does she?”

    Doesn’t she count her eight years as First Lady part of her extensive “experience” which qualifies her to be President? Didn’t that win her a Senate seat from New York? As Senator, she voted for the Iraq War. As SOS, she pushed for war against Libya. She is now calling for no-fly zones over Syria. Answer to your question: yes, she really has no judgment.

  32. I feel you are engaging in wishful thinking if you think that most people on the left view the “refugee” invasion as a bad thing yet.

    Even if they’ve heard of the rapes, theft and crime, they chalk it up to bad apples or somehow find a way to blame the natives.

    At this point, I think most sane people no longer call themselves leftists/progressives/etc. Every day it is taking an increasing amount of delusion and fantasy to believe that the leftist agenda is working out.

  33. Could just be she looks up to the most recent woman to head a big Western country. Thatcher’s way too right-wing for a Democrat to look up to, but Merkel took the edge off with this immigrant thing.

    I agree it bodes ill for the country, but it’s probably just a matter of a natural model. Besides, we weren’t going to vote for her anyway, were we?

  34. Enjoy the whimsy, don’t whine.

  35. I take it you’re not married.

  36. There is a chain of custody that went from Donald Trump’s mind via Twitter, to Johnnie Frenchy, then to me and then finally to you. Somewhere along that chain stupidity and smugness was introduced. I believe I can vouch for myself and the Donald but I’m not sure about you two.

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    Bizarre bubble the white democrat candidates live in…

    Obama’s race was the key to his Teflon. Weird that Hillary, Biden, Sanders do not understand that they lack Obama’s get-out-of-jail-free race card.

    The media turned on LBJ, Carter, and Bill Clinton.

    Hillary is acting/speaking like she has Obama’s status. She was under that umbrella as Secretary of State but now she is on her own and it’s 2008 all over again.

  38. WE ARE DOOMED! If, in the light of what happened in 2015, and what is unfolding in Germany right now, Hillary Clinton really thinks that Angela Merkel is a model, then WE ARE DOOMED!

    You’d have thought that Hillary would have been prepared for a question like this and mentioned someone like the head of the IMF (Christine LaGarde, I’m not sure of the spelling and too lazy to look it up since I don’t like her), or maybe even Janet Yellen, or that Burmese woman, or a historical figure like Indira Ghandi or Benazhir Bhutto, for a little developing world cachet. But her answer reflects either a complete lack of preparation, or a genuine admiration for a policy of ethno-masochism and national suicide. I’m betting on the latter.

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  39. Hillary Clinton has long workdays. People in high office who are similarly busy don’t have time to watch tv news or read newspapers. Instead, they rely on press reviews and memos made by collaborators. GWB relied on memos made by Condoleezza Rice. He boasted at least once that he only read the captions of newspaper articles.

    Hillary Clinton’s memos and press reviews are probably made by Huma Abedin, whose family has been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin surely thinks that it’s a great idea to arabize and islamize Germany. Her liberal Jewish husband probably agrees, like Soros (who is actually funding the swamping of Europe by migrants).

    Besides, the mainstream, liberal press if full of praise for Merkel. Times Magazine called her “Woman of the Year” for 2015.

    Hillary Clinton has neither the time nor the inclination to see beyond that. Merkel is highly praised by the mainstream press and by her closest collaborator and confidante, and that’s good enough for Hillary.

    If Hillary is elected president, her foreign policy will be similarly determined. And her domestic policies, too.

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  40. The southern border is practically non-existent, so she is one step ahead of Merkel. Perhaps Killary can get advice from Merkel on how to invite more Muslims from the Middle East and push them down the throats of people who have “hate in their hearts”. I was going to include Pakistan and Bangladesh but I think the UK appears to have exclusive rights to them.

  41. Absolutely. Everything second word from that hideous witch’s mouth is “women this, women that”. Shrillery would be as bad for America as her fellow trouser-suited, pudding-headed hag has been for Europe.

  42. I don’t understand why people think Merkel is a great leader…she’s got plenty of the low cunning necessary for party intrigues, but as a chancellor she’s a disaster, the worst one the federal republic ever had. And it’s not just her stance on the migrant invasion, she’s steadily sold out German interests during her cancellorship (interest rates are super-low now because of the Euro mess, that’s a disaster for Germans who are big into saving) and done many idiotic things like hastily ending nuclear power in 2011. She’s done populist stuff like raising pensions which will be unsustainable in the long run, but I’ve seen nothing that indicates she has a programme for ensuring Germany’s future prosperity. The German economy right now is doing well not because of her, but in spite of her, but in some areas like IT tech Germany is already hopelessly lagging behind. The future looks bleak, and in retrospect her chancellorship will be seen as a catastrophe, and it will be difficult to comprehend how that inept, stupid woman could ever be so popular.

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    Both are blonde. Thatcher came from the least Celtic part of Britain.

  44. That sounds like the most reasonable explanation. It’s not that HRC disagrees with Merkel’s policies, of course. But if she was better informed on what Merkel has been up to, she would have avoided citing her as her model – too controversial at this stage in the game.

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    Trump is referring to two different events in his first tweets. He is referring to the Islamist terrorist attack in Paris and then the migrant attack on German women in Germany. As talk-show host Michael Savage said; “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder”.

  46. If anyone need another reason not to vote for Hillary.

    Hillary looks like more in the mold of a Madelline Albright than Merkel. Hillary never criticised multiculturalism like Merkel though the later really contradicted herself with her refugee and Muslim invader stance.

  47. Hillary has never been an astute politician. In many ways she strikes me as just not very bright. I can only assume that she won her Senate seat in New York by virtue of Bill’s political pull and the (at that time at least) still powerful Clinton machine.

    Like her assertion that Trump’s statement about muslim immigrants/refugees was being used by ISIS in thier propaganda. Trump should make use of that in his campaign: Hillary – the candidate that ISIS wants you to vote for.

  48. Hillary is signaling to her supporters. I’m sure the vast majority of them approved of her message.

  49. incorrect!! You are too smart for your own good. Matter of fact Trump is speaking to American audiences colloquially so….

  50. Am humming a few bars of “Springtime for Hitler” now…

  51. When was the interview done? Perhaps October, which makes it a good test of Hillary’s chops — two months into Merkel’s blunderkrieg, but before media noticed.

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  52. “Bad timing.”

    That seems to be Hillary’s schtick – bad timing, and somewhat to the left of Barack, who hasn’t been exactly svelte in his political moves over these seven years. May this coming election provide viable relief from this kind of punitive leadership(?).

  53. But Donnie, Paris isn’t in Germany

    It was, in July 1944.

    It wasn’t in September.

  54. Donnie, Paris isn’t in Germany!

    All in good time. All in good time.

    Silly. Paris is in Algeria. Cologne is in Asia Minor.

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  55. The guy who attacked the police station in France was actually registered as an asylum seeker in Germany…he decorated his room in the asylum centre with an IS flag.
    So Trump is totally correct in linking this to Germany.

  56. October – that makes sense.

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    Yes, it was October.

    Why did you say “perhaps”? Were you going to say add another word, early or late October?

  58. Your comments are delightful.

  59. For the first time, I am convinced Trump actually CAN win, not that he WILL (that only time will tell) but he really CAN! This is really nuts but it shows that the biggest handicap Republican candidates had previously is that they were doing the bidding for their corporate donors, the rest of the country be damned. Trump is probably the first Republican presidential candidate since perhaps Eisenhower who hasn’t been bought and sold by corporate lobbies and it is this that makes him so dangerous to the Democrats. This recent poll is also equally astonishing:

    This also shows what was Romney’s real problem and why he was such a flop. He just couldn’t convince enough working class white voters to vote for him.

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  60. Yes, delightful for 2016 Reg. Like the snow outside is insightful. Let it blow let it blow let it blow.

  61. This also shows what was Romney’s real problem and why he was such a flop. He just couldn’t convince enough working class white voters to vote for him.

    Limbaugh has talked about how three million of them sat it out. The Democrats-Obama were smart and geared their campaign towards voter suppression. Via portraying via media narrative that Mitt Romney was a job destroying plutocrat.
    This will not work on The Donald whose biggest obstacle is getting the Republican nomination. The GOP establishment has many ways of sabotaging Trump. Trump better have his airplane checked every day! Seriously!
    Trump can whip that senile fatass (like Merkel) Hillary. Its just a matter of getting the Republican nomination. There are billions riding on Trump being denied. What! You thought that the GOP in DC was not a business? Washingtoon DC is a boomtown and everybody wants in on the action. Construction cranes all around, these useless eaters have hit the motherload.

  62. 100 percent correct plus don’t forget Hilary has all kinds of cell phone feeds coming into her to ruin any kind of coherent thinking. Cell phone calls and texts answered/replied to by ditzy female aids. Hillary is a mental (Merkel) ruin and if somehow she gets in America is done.

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