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Is LGBT Pride Month Responsible for Hillary Clinton’s Radiant Glow?

OH SNAP — Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, addressing her State Department minions to commemorate pride, looking BETTER THAN EVER. Oh, and she said some nice things too: “But think about what’s happening to people as we speak today. Men and women are harassed, beaten, subjected to sexual violence, even killed, because of who they are and whom they love. Some are driven from their homes or countries, and many who become refugees confront new threats in their countries of asylum. In some places, violence against the LGBT community is permitted by law and inflamed by public calls to violence; in others, it persists insidiously behind closed doors. These dangers are not ‘gay’ issues. This is a human rights issue. Just as I was very proud to say the obvious more than 15 years ago in Beijing that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, well, let me say today that human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights, once and for all.”

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  • Mike L.

    Love you Hil!!!

  • Jason

    I agree, I absolutely love her!!!!

  • Dan

    She looked BEAUTIFUL today.

  • Chris

    That’s powerful stuff. Moving, really.

  • Kyle



    Anyone wonder why Hillary has been for most part the invisible Secretary of State? Think of the past few SOSs Madeline Albright, Condolezza Rice, Colin Powell…….For the most part you never hear anything about Hillary. It seems she is trying very hard to distance herself from being associated with any of the Obama drama currently playing out on the national political scene……I for one believe that it is part of a well thought out plan for Hillary to reclaim what she really should have gotten in 2010: The Democratic nomination for President.

    Mark you calendars that you heard it here first on June 22, 2012:
    If the mid term elections in any way are considered a loss for the Dems, Hillary will challange Obama for the nomination in 2012

    And win it!


    Make that 2010! :-p

    (Damm you Queerts! put a preview feature in already!!)

  • Dan

    @plays well for others

    I agree with you on one thing. She wants distance from the Obama admin. AND yes, she’s planning something…

    BUT she’s hardly invisible. She is literally the face of America. The press coverage she is receiving is almost ENTIRELY positive and quite frequent. And she’s active on a LOT of front line issues. I don’t understand how you see her as “invisible”

  • Dan


    I agree with you on one thing. She wants distance from the Obama admin. AND yes, she’s planning something…

    BUT she’s hardly invisible. She is literally the face of America. The press coverage she is receiving is almost ENTIRELY positive and quite frequent. And she’s active on a LOT of front line issues. I don’t understand how you see her as “invisible”

  • Revemupman

    I’m damn will ready to see anyone take the wheel after all these FAIL administrations.


    @Dan:Dan, If you really compare Hillary to the past three SOSs she has virtually zero visibility. You rarely see her in any of the newsmags, or on the news shows. Compare her to Condolezza Rice,who was on the forefront of any major story, who you saw interviewed or mentioned in basiclly every news story having to do with foreign affairs in the Bush whitehouse. Same can not be said of Hillary. And again, I am 100% convinced she is laying the groundwork to reclaim what really should have been hers in 2010………….

  • Dan


    Hillary has done the sunday morning shows numerous times since becoming SOS and she’s getting a LOT of good press coverage as far as I can tell (and not just in the US)

    I agree though, that there is a certain level of distance that she is purposefully putting between herself and the White House. She may be laying a bit lower than Condi Rice did just because it seems to be Hillary’s personality to get down to business and stay focused and just get the job done.

    Anyway it’s definitely likely that all this only means one thing…she’s preparing another run. Let’s hope so!

    (and this article has me pretty convinced we’re right! http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-06-21/columns/colleen-oconner/oconnor-hillary-clinton-as-vice-president-by-summer )

  • Laura

    There is a lot of coverage of Hillary’s tireless work only in the internet, the media is not covering her because they don’t want her to shadow Obama, and FOX News only reports on her when they have something negative to say about her, but she’s working realy hard. Go online to “Secretary clinton Blog”, or “STILL4HILL”, “Livejournal capitol Hill Hillary Comunity”,”the world of Hillary Clinton” and you’ll see how a hardworking woman she is. GOD BLESS HER!Hillary 2012 or 2016!

  • jeffree

    Hillary seems to be keeping her distance from the Pres.

    Otherwise she is plenty busy trying to undo some of the damage that Condi and GeeDubya did internationally

    Condi, despite rumors about her orientation never said anything about LBG rights [if I’m wrong, I’ll admit it]

  • Andrew

    Supported her in ’08, was proud to have her as my Senator, would LOVE to see her run in 2012.

    We need a bitch in the Whitehouse, a bitch who can get things done, — Hillary is that bitch.

    In a good way. ;]

  • Jake

    I like and respect the President but Hillary would have been exactly what the country needed during these tough times and could get stuff done. I really hope that she’s elected in 2016 (assuming Obama is a 2 term president) b/c she would have done an incredible job.

  • Markie-Mark

    I find two things very troubling:

    1) Why is she so absolutely SILENT on what’s going on in Iraq?

    2)Why is it that gays are so eager to vote for yet another candidate who is against marriage equality? Do they want gay marriage or not?

    And another question: Do you call someone who voted for the war in Iraq, voted for the Patriot Act, voted for the bank bailout (I could go on) a good Senator?

  • Pip

    The media generally likes Hillary as a villain more than a hero, when she’s front and center. They’re being pretty kind to her right now, but that’s largely because she’s a subsidiary to Obama.

  • Pip

  • Bill Perdue

    Clintonistas, engaging in their own hilarious version of the Stalinist Cult of Personality can be as clueless as Obots and Republicans. And pretty damn silly to boot.

    In order to be a Clintonista you have to ignore the fact that H. Clinton is a rightwing christer who fraternizes with the Republican christer right. http://motherjones.com/politics/2007/09/hillarys-prayer-hillary-clintons-religion-and-politics

    And you have to ignore her support for the invasion and attempted occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and her lies about WMDs. Clintonista True Believers refuse to acknowledge that she continues to support parts of DOMA and opposes same sex marriage. Obama and McCain are rightly called bigots for doing the same but they want to give her a pass on that. H. Clinton sat on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart for about six years, learning to be a scab and bust unions, but Clintonistas don’t want to know about it.

    During the 2008 campaign, according to the Washington Post : Both Clintons are making the case that theirs was a co-presidency — an echo of Bill Clinton’s controversial statement during the 1992 campaign that voters would get “two for the price of one” if they elected him. At times, the former president has seemed to cast the current race as a referendum on his administration.


    Hillary Clinton = Margaret Thatcher

  • Bill Perdue

    @Markie-Mark: Well put.

  • Jeff K.

    She is looking very good lately. I think it’s because she likes her job as Sec. of State.

  • Luxury

    @Markie-Mark: 2)Why is it that gays are so eager to vote for yet another candidate who is against marriage equality? Do they want gay marriage or not?

    Markie-Mark, how dare you interrupt the love fest to remind them that she’s on the same page as Obama when it comes to LGBT issues. Shame on you..

  • tjr101

    People always love and adore the ones who is not making the tough decisions, even Bush is getting popular these days.

  • Danielle.

    @Bill Perdue:

    I don’t ignore any of it and I am a “Clintonista” all the same.

  • Bill Perdue

    @Danielle.: That means only one thing, that in reality you end up supporting her anti-GLBT policies, the war she helped launch, her anti-union pro-NAFTA policies and etc.

    If you opposed them you’d oppose H. Clinton, the Democrats and their Republican cousins.

  • Danielle.

    @Bill Perdue:

    I support her amazing support and work for LGBT issues. I support her decision to vote yes to the war in Iraq – given the time that was in it and the information that she had. I support her completely. No one will ever find a candidate who the agree with 100% on every single issues, but HC comes pretty damn close for me.

    …and even if there was a candidate who I agree with completely 100% on every single issue…i’d still support HC because of the type of person she is and the work she is done and therefore, she IS that perfect candidate to me. That is just my opinion. I’m not forcing anyone else to feel the same, but that’s me, and you are you! So we should agree to disagree when it comes to HRC.

  • Bill Perdue

    @Danielle.: Like I said, Cult of the Personality.

    The lesson here is that people who subsume politics to their need to worship someone else ends up supporting politics they’d normally abhor. Like the Stockholm Syndrome or the battered spouse syndrome its a form of projection that the looter classes encourage to deflect the discussion away from reality. You can see it in action in the hysterical hoopla of election campaigns.

    The hard lessons of mass homelessness, people living in Obamavilles, mass unemployment, currently hovering around a 17% Depression level and the economic and personal devastation caused by Obama’s wars are clearing away some of Obot’s illusions. B. Clinton is responsible for most of that because he signed the bill that deregulated banks and unleashed predatory lenders.

    Danielle claims that H. Clinton’s decision to support the war was based on bad information. That’s a total lie. B. Clinton’s administration was the origin of the lies about WMDs and Al Qaida connections. He used them to justify his embargo of medical, food and sanitary supplies that murdered roughly 500,000 Iraqi children.

    H. Clinton knew all about it.


  • Danielle.

    @Bill Perdue:

    I really do not think there is any need at all for you to make assumptions about my “need to worship someone” or anything else.

    You really don’t know anything about me. I judge both Clintons on the absolutely PHENOMENAL amount of good they have done for the world. That is enough or me. No one is perfect. No candidate that you ever support will be perfect either.

    So please don’t belittle my support of HRC and don’t make assumptions about me or my reasons for supporting her. Do not be so close-minded as to compare it to the Stockholm Syndrome or Battered Spouse Syndrome. You don’t have the authority to make those kinds of assumptions about me.

    I agreed to just disagree with you on this because it’s obvious we’re not going to find common ground. You could move on and forget about this entire conversation but instead you’re choosing to stick here and insult me.

    I won’t presume to tell you why you support or don’t support particular candidates and I won’t offer any psychological explanations for your political affiliation, so you should afford me the same respect.

    I view her as a whole person – the good and the bad – and if that’s what you want to call the Cult Of The Personality – then so be it, because that is what she is – a person, with all her good and all her bad and I have found far more good about her than bad. I have supported her, I do support her and I will continue to.

  • Bill Perdue

    Sorry, @Danielle.: but if deregulation, economic collapse, mass unemployment and B. Clintons murder of half a million Iraqi children are your idea of “the absolutely PHENOMENAL amount of good they (the Clintons) have done for the world” then you’re living in a different world than most of us.

  • Danielle.

    @Bill Perdue:

    Well that comment is just laughable. You are a classic Clinton Basher. Every time something goes wrong in the world, I’m sure you are the first to attempt to trace it back to the Clinton’s kitchen.

    We disagree. Let’s move on.

  • Bill Perdue

    Sorry,@Danielle.:but it’s not really possible to bash anyone as bad as the Clintons. Now we can move on.


    @Bill Perdue: ‘scuse me, but didn’t Iraq war start under a President named Bush??????


  • Danielle.


    I wouldn’t try to reason with this guy. According to him, EVERYTHING is the Clinton’s fault!

  • Bill Perdue

    @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: No. It didn’t. Dont’t pay dumb.

    It was started by Bush1 who contested Iraqi control of a territory taken from them by the Brits, Kuwait. It was continued by B. Clinton whose terrorist embargo deliberatley kill half a million children.

    60 Minutes (5/12/96)
    Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.

    The wars were continued when Bush2 rehashed B. Clintons WMD lies and invaded and attempted to occupy Iraq and added Afghanistan to the list of potential US colonies.

    And now Obama, who promised to be out of Iraq by this month continues to order the deaths of GIs and the mass murder of civilians from Palestine to Pakistan to make the world safe for BP and Haliburton, whom even you may have heard about in a different context.


  • Empire

    Thank you Queerty and commenters for confirming what I’ve always known…all of you who make nasty and hateful comments about President Obama are just bitter lemon-suckers who can’t get over Mrs. Clinton’s DEFEAT in the 2008 election.

    You should thank the President for hiring her for a plum cabinet job in the first place…otherwise she’d be doing some senatorial town hall meeting in Bufallo right now.

  • Devonasa

    Can’t it be that some of us JUST like her, regardless of who won the election or not.

    I just like the woman, she has an undeniable charm about her.

  • villager

    i like that you don’t just see her face on espn, picking brackets for the NCAA tourney or encouraging lebron to play in chicago…

  • Tifom

    Take a look at TheWorldOfHillaryClinton.blogspot.com and see for yourself how hard she works![img]http://picasaweb.google.com/ckbonn/TheWorldOfHillaryClinton02?locked=true#5491494858425819458[/img]

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