Newsweek names HIllary Clinton the most powerful woman in American history.
Im so sick of media hyperbole
Other than maybe Eleanor Roosevelt, who else would you suggest OP?
Part of it has to do with women in general having access to more powerful jobs in the last 30 years, so in a way it is unfair to compare with women in other periods.
Newsweek to Earth: Please read us! We will tell you anything we think you want to hear, only please start reading us again!
Apparently you're sick of proper punctuation as well.
I thught Newsweek was gone? It's only an online "magazine" now isn't it? I'm not disputing the claim, I love Hillary. I just wish it had come from a more prestigeous source.
This is pathetic, she's the most powerful woman? Yet she can't even get up after she falls.
The woman has had the vapors more times than Scarlet O'Hara.
Nancy Pelosi is the woman who has reached the highest office and, as Speaker, was able to take more actual action.
Has Newsweek never heard of Kim Kardashian?
AND we are all sick of YOU.
Soon Hillary will be the most powerful woman in the world when she becomes POTUS.
Isn't she currently unemployed? What kind of power does she have?
I cutta bitch....
She'd win Florida over my dead body!
"Sandy Baby" O'Connor.
Well there have been hardly any powerful women in American history, so can you name one she wouldn't beat?
HRC is bigger than Eleanor Roosevelt, and is certainly bigger than Nancy Pelosi. What other woman has been a powerful senator, a serious Presidential candidate, and Sec of State?
I think we could consider the options.
Oh, please, Anne. You couldn't lead a parade in your honor.
No, we're sick of your Hillary-bashing, Op a.k.a. freeper plant.
She is, which is why Obama chose her to represent America.
I don't think it's a hyperbole at all. Love her or hate her, she's been part of the political landscape since the '70s. She's worked on McGovern's campaign, lawyer, author on the a corporate board, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. When a high profile person steps down from such a high position, we assume they will retire. Not with Hillary. She still has much to give.
Because of her, women running for the high office is no longer a novelty. She may not have been successful in 2008, but she certainly pave the way for other female politicians.
Who else has worn as many hats as Hillary?
Powerful? Seriously? She has no power.
"Who else has worn as many hats as Hillary?"
Clearly, Sandra Day O'Connor had more power than Clinton has had. As the swing vote on the Supreme Court she affected America much more than anything Clinton did as SoS.
[quote]Who else has worn as many hats as Hillary?
What about ME, bitches?
R23 - I don't think the Court has had as much power as a Sec of State at any given time.
I am fairly certain that Constance Ford is the most powerful woman in American history.
Wasn't Edith Wilson the de facto president for the last two years of Woodrow Wilson's administration? He was largely incapacitated. If there was a woman in our history who had a huge and unprecedented amount of power, albeit in a compressed amount of time, she is it.
What has she done other than being Bill Clinton's wife? Can someone list her accomplishments?
R29 - Even before Bill became President, Hillary had been a powerful; lawyer. She had been listed as one of the Top 100 lawyers.
Then there's 8 years of being Senator from NY, and 4 as Sec of State.
Remember that she also spearheaded Clinton White House efforts to introduce comprehensive healthcare reform. It was a herculean undertaking that, unfortunately, didn't get results.
For the grammar queens: Should "herculean" be capitalized?
r29 is an asshole who suffer from Clinton Derangement Syndrome.
What have you accomplished in your life r29? Have you ever been the first woman to run for President and taken a beat-down and still held your head high and then go on to become SOS?
R30, There are thousands of powerful female lawyers in the U.S and many ladies have been senators. I know what Rosa Parks did to change America, I know what Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton did for women so they got the right to vote along with Lucy Stone; I know what attorneys Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington did regarding Roe v. Wade that change abortion laws in your country; I know what the women involved inTitle ix hope to achieve, the female lawyers involve in the struggle for gay equality.
Clinton's great accomplishments are ......
What has she done to beat out all of these women who change the course of American History?
This is directed toward R32!
I am not an American and I don't care one way or the other about your opinion.
I seem to know more about the true female heros of your country than you do.
My other post is at R33.
r34 you actually think you know more about who our public figures are than someone who is living in the US? You are delusional.
Knowing names is not the same as understanding why they are or are not important.
Well, you're not American so your opinion about our public leaders mean absolutely nothing to me.
Fair enough R35, educate me on why Hillary Clinton is THE GREATEST AMERICAN WOMAN WHO EVER LIVED.
If clinton is the first name that comes to mind after repeating those seven words in block letters then you're not one of the smart Americans.
[quote]HIllary Clinton the most powerful woman in American history.
Not, the greatest American woman who ever lived.
R32, She was not the first woman to run for presidential nomination that honour goes to Margaret Chase Smith a republican and later Shirley Chisholm for the democratic party.
She's the first woman to make a competitive run at the nomination.
Was she ever the acting president?
Re-read the thread title r38. You will note that it does not contain following phrases:
"THE GREATEST AMERICAN WOMAN WHO EVER LIVED"
"A true female hero"
"The first woman to run for a presidential nomination"
"changed the course of American history"
You are making up things to argue against.
r36 Why don't you look it up in the book of names you have since you seem to think you are an authority on everything about our American political leaders.
And so begins her Presidential campaign for 2016. At least I hope.
Some sort of Watergate attorney? That's 1973.
What was she doing:
1974-? when she left DC for Arkansas?
? -? when Clinton became Governor of Arkansas?
?-? In between his terms as Gov, where she cooled out the feminism and became a good girl
?-? His second term as Governor.
What has she done to earn the title? Being a political superstar is not the same as THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
If you have an axe to grind, write newsweek, r45, you're getting repetitive. We get it, you don't like HRC.
R32 -- the moment you post ad hominem attacks, you lose the argument.
Seriously. Try to be an adult before you post.
She was a staff lawyer in DC and then an attorney in Arkansas and then a wife.
Nothing to see there.
R46 Why would I dislike Hillary Clinton?
I'm waiting for a valid list of women in this country who have been more powerful...
[quote]I'm waiting for a valid list of women in this country who have been more powerful...
I'm waiting for a list of her achievements pre-1992
So, in order for her to be the most powerful woman NOW, she has to have done something prior to 20 years ago? Huh?
Real men don't like powerful women.
Remember when Hillary was on the list of Top 100 Attorneys in the United States? She flunked the bar twice in the North, headed to Arkansas to get her license.
What excuse will the docs make up the next time she has a TIA?
Yes, let's arbitrarily shift the discussion away from the extraordinary résumé she compiled since 1992 and insist that someone provide a list of her achievements from two to three decades ago. That's not pathetically transparent at all.
Who cares if a dying newsweekly posted a hyperbolic cover story? Pretending like she's not a highly accomplished and respected woman just makes you sound ridiculous.
Damn proud of my bitch!
[quote]Pretending like she's not a highly accomplished and respected woman just makes you sound ridiculous.
Pretending Vince Foster committed suicide makes you sound even more ridiculous.
What a perfect non sequitur, r60. It does a very efficient job of putting your stupidity and insanity on display. Have fun in the fever swamp!
Come on R56, there's no reason to disrespect the Lady like that.
r56 there's no need to "remember" as Hillary wrote about it in her memoir. Look what she's gone on to become. There are lawyers who pass on their first try and go on to nothing.
She hasn't done much on her own -- she's just parlayed her husband's celebrity into some sweet jobs.
So much bullshit coming from the likes of r64. You're still using the same talking points from 2000. She fought for the Senate seat. During her tenure, she made friends across the aisle. So much so that the majority of Republicans confirmed her as SOS. She built up goodwill. As SOS, gay diplomats had equal benefits as their heterosexual counterparts.
What have you accomplished in your life r64? Posting on DL isn't exactly the greatest achievement.
Last week, it was noted that her time as SOS was as one in the job -- she was not a power in the Cabinet. In fact, she was one on the sidelines of the Obama Administration.
More bullshit. It never stated any such thing. It talked about Obama's reluctance to go forward with some of the suggestions by HRC and Patraeus concerning arming the rebels in Syria.
Wasn't Elizabeth Dole the first female to run a serious Presidential campaign?
[quote] She flunked the bar twice in the North, headed to Arkansas to get her license.
She failed the DC bar once. Nice try, though. Did you know that the one-time dean of Stanford Law School failed the CA bar first time?
Will you be requesting a copy of her transcripts now? There's precedent for this tactic, you know, as desperate birthers went down this road after proof of place of birth was furnished multiple times.
We get your formula:
black = faked place of birth and/or intellectually deficient product of Affirmative Action.
female = unimpressive in her own right, all competence, power, and recognition come from her association to her spouse (if she's not a not a lesbian).
She was a corporate fucker at Wal-Mart. Gross Gross Gross.
How can it be that serious if she pulled out before any of the GOP Primary due to lack of funding? She wasn't even in the race when the race began.
Obama has ordered the FBI to close the case on the search for Hillary's DNA in Janet's jock strap.
Me so smart Me hate whatever you like Real world bad Me so smart
Of course, the freepers will give Elizabeth Dole a break. After all, her abilities and accomplishments, unlike Hillary's, were decidedly not the result of her association with Bob Dole.
Depends on what the meaning of "powerfrul" is. ;-) Hillary has had no power solely her own, without a superior.
Rosa Parks, defying the power structure.
Sojourner Truth, speaking truth to power.
Sacajawea, Native American, the only woman on U.S. currency.
These are women who made America re-think its entire set of social mores.
Please give it a rest, anti-Hillary troll.
Excepting Rosa Parks, most Americans don't know who those women are. And I shudder to say, I'm afraid the majority probably couldn't answer off the bat about Mrs. Parks.
Probably true, r78, but I hope Newsweek would consider our entire history.
P.S. I hope to vote for HRC in 2016, r77.
Clinton's great accomplishments are ......
1. Burma relations
2. She was a GREAT boss. She is beloved by the ordinary workers at the State Dept. Her greatest accomplishment was very inside- she made lasting changes to the State Dept bureaucracy.
3. Diplomacy: She was a USA promotion machine.
4. Economic Statecraft: She believed helping American business overseas should be a major part of US foreign policy
5. She let President Obama take the lead and never complained (and this after a contentious primary campaign). (even when she didn't fully agree- see Syria)
Clinton's endurance is legendary. She maintained a punishing 18-plus-hour-a-day schedule on her weeklong swing from Libya to Central and South Asia. At the end of her day in New York City last September, with its endless one-on-one meetings, public appearances and forums, Clinton sat down in a closed session with the 27 E.U. Foreign Ministers and listened as each aired opinions on U.S. foreign policy. Even as glazed looks settled over her staff, Clinton retained an easy and relaxed demeanor, speaking off the cuff and calmly responding to bitter criticism of the U.S.'s veto threat against a vote on Palestinian statehood.