Update: Kiss of death Obama campaigned for Hillary in Pennsylvania. Hillary lost Pennsylvania.
Kiss of death Obama campaigned for Hillary in Michigan. Hillary lost Michigan.
Kiss of death Obama campaigned for Hillary in Florida. Hillary lost Florida.
Kiss of death Obama campaigned for Hillary in North Carolina. Hillary lost North Carolina.
Kiss of death Obama campaigned for Hillary in Ohio. Hillary lost Ohio.
The candidate of change won. It was a change election. That’s all you need to know. Pennsylvania, where the Dimocrats nominated Hillary Clinton, and where on Monday night an orgy of delusion featured Springsteen, Bon Jovi, GaGa, lantern-jawed Moose and her Squirrel husband was staged, carried Donald J. Trump to victory on the shoulders of Democratic voters who said “Fuck You” to the political ruling class.
We knew this would be the result. Barack Obama is the kiss of death. The moment Hillary Clinton embraced the kiss of death… it was over.
Since 2008 we have written repeatedly about the need to address the concerns of the White Working Class. We wrote and wrote about it. Hillary rejected her supporters from 2008 and whored herself to the Obama situation comedy coalition.
It never occurred to the dumbest campaign we have ever seen, Hillary2016, that if Hillary Clinton lost us they were in real trouble. Democrats abandoned Hillary Clinton for Trump in states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan. That’s why fifty percent of union members voted for Donald J. Trump the billionaire, even as Big Labor donated tens of millions to the Dimocrat Party of Obama.
Now comes Trump, the Final Avenger. All those who threatened to leave the country if Donald J. Trump won better keep their promise.
Big Media has finally been destroyed. Megyn Kelly along with George Will, Krauthammer, and John Harwood, can go to Hell. The political consultants have been humiliated. The totalitarian left must be put into cages and beaten bloody.
Barack Obama and his evil works will be destroyed. Go to Hell ObamaCare. We’ll also soon see his transcripts and secrets.
Barack Obama, the kiss of death, destroyed the Democratic Party. Barack Obama in 2009 had super majorities in the Senate and control of the House of Representatives. The majority of states had Democratic Party governors and legislators. In 2010 and 2014 the Republican Party took over the Senate, House and the majority of governorships and legislatures. Barack Obama and his cruel joke ObamaCare destroyed the Democratic Party. Now Barack Obama and all his works are consigned to Hell.
The IRS will be investigated for their political attacks against political opponents. Lois Lerner better leave the country.
The Clinton Global Initiative will be destroyed by an army of Special Prosecutors. The FBI will be restored to crime prevention not crime protection. Gangster government of Barack Obama is over.
Rezko, Valerie Jarrett, Michelle “patient dumper” Obama better prepared to testify at grand juries that will investigate their crimes. Expect the Obamas to run away from Washington, D.C. and abandon their newly purchased home, in fear of subpoenas.
The Bush family destroyed. Mitt Romney destroyed. Glenn Beck destroyed. The neo-cons of Bill Kristol destroyed. Paul Ryan must resign the Speakership. Donald J. Trump is now the undisputed leader of a reborn Republican Party.
Hillary Clinton never listened to us, never learned.
The Big Pink Party is up for tonight. Some obvious rules of the game for worrywarts and prognosticators: if one candidate is over-performing in vote totals then the other should worry. If the results are close in the states than everyone will worry. Among the first states to report at 7:00 it is Virginia which will draw the most interest (and Vermont to see if Bernie Sanders gets write-in votes).
Soon the big states come in and the same rules hold. If the results are close, all can worry and chew fingernails. If one candidate is over-performing then the other candidate and supporters can worry.
“If I don’t win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime,” says Donald Trump.
Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics.
Though a novice in politics, he captured the Party of Lincoln with the largest turnout of primary voters ever, and he has inflicted wounds on the nation’s ruling class from which it may not soon recover.
Bush I and II, Mitt Romney, the neocons and the GOP commentariat all denounced Trump as morally and temperamentally unfit. Yet, seven of eight Republicans are voting for Trump, and he drew the largest and most enthusiastic crowds of any GOP nominee.
Not only did he rout the Republican elites, he ash-canned their agenda and repudiated the wars into which they plunged the country.
Trump did not create the forces that propelled his candidacy. But he recognized them, tapped into them, and unleashed a gusher of nationalism and populism that will not soon dissipate.
Whatever happens Tuesday, there is no going back now.
How could the Republican establishment advance anew the trade and immigration policies that their base has so thunderously rejected?
How can the GOP establishment credibly claim to speak for a party that spent the last year cheering a candidate who repudiated the last two Republican presidents and the last two Republican nominees?
Do mainstream Republicans think that should Trump lose a Bush Restoration lies ahead? The dynasty is as dead as the Romanovs.
The media, whose reputation has sunk to Congressional depths, has also suffered a blow to its credibility.
Its hatred of Trump has been almost manic, and WikiLeaks revelations of the collusion between major media and Clintonites have convinced skeptics that the system is rigged and the referees of democracy are in the tank.
But it is the national establishment that has suffered most.
The Trump candidacy exposed what seems an unbridgeable gulf between this political class and the nation in whose name it purports to speak. [snip]
We are another country now, an us-or-them country.
Middle America believes the establishment is not looking out for the nation but for retention of its power. And in attacking Trump it is not upholding some objective moral standard but seeking to destroy a leader who represents a grave threat to that power.
Trump’s followers see an American Spring as crucial, and they are not going to let past boorish behavior cause them to abandon the last best chance to preserve the country they grew up in. [snip]
They recoil from the future the elites have mapped out for them and, realizing the stakes, will overlook the faults and failings of a candidate who holds out the real promise of avoiding that future. [snip]
Win or lose, as Sen. Edward Kennedy said at the Democratic Convention of 1980, “The work goes on, the cause endures.”
Buchanan is exactly correct. Trump is the stick to smash the snakes called Big Media and the rest of the ruling political class.
Nigel Farage the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) predicts an American UKIP if Trump and his many supporters, battered by the rigged system and Big Media, is not inaugurated in 2017.
David Shribman lists several questions, that we think have been answered or will be answered tonight, but which Shribman thinks remain unanswered and will remain unanswered tonight:
Is the Republican Party, since 1909 the party of the Establishment, going to relinquish that role and banish its own party establishment?
Will the Democrats, since 1932 the party of the poor and striving, take on the tint of the elitist party, its power centers being gentrified urban areas and college towns?
Will the Republicans, within the lifetimes of many voters the party of social rest, emerge as the party of cultural unrest?
Will the Democrats, in recent years the party of insurgency, retreat into a new, sleepy life as the party of the status quo?
Will the Republicans keep the support of blue-collar voters that their leaders spent decades fighting in labor battles but whom Donald J. Trump attracted into their column in 2016?
Will the Democrats embrace the nostrums of Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and surge leftward?
If Trump wins tonight the answers are Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes. That’s why Trump must and will win.
Donald J. Trump wants to Drain The Swamp. The Swamp has struck back. Unlike Hillary Clinton in 2008, John McCain in 2008, Mitt Romney in 2012, Donald J. Trump has taken on with ferocity and brilliance the entire political ruling class. Trump’s denunciations of Big Media, the Republican Establishment and the Bush family, and the Dimocratic Party of gangster government and totalitarian aims of Barack Obama, have been glorious to behold.
The stock market rapidly rose to over 370 points in anticipation of a Hillary Clinton victory, the British courts try to overturn the Brexit vote in jolly ol’ parliamentary Britain, polls are used as poles to beat down the moral of the revolutionary masses, the Washington D.C./Wall Street/Big Media/Academia ruling class swamp is inside a fully operational Death Star, and the target is Donald J. Trump. It’s dark days for the rebellion.
There’s no way the Death Star can be blown up and the Republic restored!!! There’s no way DJT can align his flying fighter to blow up the technological apparatus of death that is the political ruling class Empire. There’s just no way.
There’s just no way to win – if you don’t fight. There’s no way to win if you don’t fight. If you go into a fight thinking of your eyes and nose bleeding from opponents’ punches, you’ve already lost. To win you have to fight with victory in sight. You have to John Paul Jones fight, fearlessly.
Fortunately for the Republic, in this election we have a fighter. Donald J. Trump is fighting the technological apparatus of data mining, mechanized poll testing, and focus group message massaging with The Force of English – English spoken clearly and straightforwardly – to blow up the Death Star of the Swamp.
The Swamp must be drained. Donald J. Trump will drain the swamp. The swamp strikes back against Donald J. Trump. But Donald J. Trump returns to fight back.
In 2012 we mocked Mitt Romney. Barack Obama’s campaign was calling Romney a murderer as well as assorted other insults and Romney responded with Obama is “nice”. We mocked Romney and suggested he call Barack Obama what Barack Obama is: “nasty”. This election cycle we did not have to dispense such advice because Donald J. Trump to the horror of the ruling class, called Hillary Clinton “nasty” in a nationally televised debate. Trump fights.
Trump fights and campaigns with the energy of a 17 year old. Yesterday it was five campaign speeches in five states ranging from the last one after midnight in Virginia to an early one in Minnesota. Today it is five more states (Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Michigan) and Mike Pence in an additional five appearances in four states (Minnesota, two in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire). This team fights.
This Trump/Pence team fights and gets results. As DrudgeReport notes:FLORIDA SHOCK: TRUMP OUTPERFORMS ROMNEY BY 130,000 IN EARLY VOTING! It’s not just Florida where Trump outperforms Romney. The backstabbers in the Republican Party, the neo-cons who have helped destroy this nation and now support Hillary Clinton, assured everyone Trump would lose more than Romney. But Trump fights and he beats Romney.
Perhaps she didn’t want to end up like Mitt Romney, who famously spent $25,000 on election night fireworks which also never happened in 2012.
If it’s over for Trump why add campaign events and cancel the celebratory fireworks? Maybe, it because Trump is a fighter fighting for change and this is a change election. Things are certainly changed in Colorado:
EARLY VOTING NUMBERS SHIFT AHEAD OF BIG DAY
Republicans took the lead in early voting in Colorado at the end of the day Friday and held the advantage through the weekend despite robust Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts.
Of the record 6.1 million in-person early votes and absentee ballots cast, Democrats have an advantage over Republicans of only 0.5 percentage points, with each party casting roughly 39 percent of the ballots. Though it’s a lead for Democrats, they’re not going to match their 3.7-percentage-point lead in early votes by Election Day they enjoyed in 2012. And Republicans tend to outvote Democrats on Election Day in Florida.
The early and absentee ballots won’t be tallied until Election Day, but party registration is still a strong predictor of whom voters will choose. And that’s where independents — whose support for Trump or Clinton varies by the survey — make this election so confounding. [snip]
On top of that, about 25 percent of the early voting electorate so far did not vote in 2012.
“Together, these are just a big X-factor,” said Daniel A. Smith, a University of Florida political science professor who provides the best nonpartisan research on the state’s voter rolls.
“We don’t know the vote choice of the independents, and I’d be very wary of predictive models showing whether they support Trump or Clinton,” said Smith, who posts numbers daily on his ElectionSmith website. “Then you have a quarter of the electorate so far with no vote history in 2012. So we know little or almost nothing about them.” [snip]
Clinton’s campaign has taken heart with the performance of Hispanic voters — who lean strongly toward Clinton in most major polls. [snip]
Michael Halle, who works on analytics for Clinton’s campaign, tweeted on Sunday afternoon that the Democratic nominee’s team likes the trends it sees among black voters. [snip]
However, whites — who strongly favor Trump — are still overperforming their registration numbers when it comes to early voting. Whites have cast 67 percent of the ballots and make up 64 percent of the rolls. [snip]
Throughout, the proportion of no-party-affiliation independent voters has continued to grow. Of them, about 60 percent are white, 22 percent Hispanic and 7 percent black — voting percentages that roughly track the demographic make-up of registered independents overall.
Trump’s campaign notes that GOP voters are casting pre-Election Day ballots at a higher rate than ever, especially compared with the election four years ago, when Obama narrowly beat Republican Mitt Romney. Then, though Democrats had a 3.7-point lead in pre-Election Day ballots, Republicans outvoted Democrats by 1.1 points on Election Day.
“Republicans now make up 1.4% more of the early vote share than at this point in 2012. Democrats make up 5% less of the early vote share,” the campaign said in a statement.
“Although Republicans are now trailing in total ballots cast [by about 33,000] Republicans were trailing by over 100,000 ballots cast. This is a remarkable improvement, and erases the 74,309 votes Romney lost the state by in 2012.” [snip]
More conservative-voting Democrats and independents registered as Republicans in 2012 than liberal-leaning Republicans and independents who registered as Democrats. So about 50,000 of the lead that Democrats had in 2012 in casting early ballots likely came from those who voted for Romney. In addition, about 40,000 more Republican Election Day voters from 2012 have voted early than Democrats who have voted early. [snip]
“You can think about this in two ways,” Smith said. “If Hillary Clinton has this vaunted ground game that can turn out voters, I can see her winning on Tuesday. But if the Clinton campaign lets off the gas, they’re in trouble.”
Politico lies when they say Florida voting is “confounding”. It’s not confounding. More Trump voters who have never voted before are voting. More whites are voting. Latinos are voting in high numbers but remember that there are a lot of Trump supporting Cubans in Florida in those Latino numbers. The older Cubans who vote and remember Elian Gonzalez woke up today to a reminder of those days with the death of Janet Reno so they will now vote. The mechanized ground game won’t stop feisty Trump voters inspired by The Force of Trump clear speaking. Trump wins must win Florida.
The vaunted “ground game” of mechanized robot voter turnout efforts hasn’t helped in Colorado. The vaunted mechanized apparatus of the “ground game” hasn’t produced turnout comparable to 2012 in Florida. So what about North Carolina?:
Another dramatic turn of events is being reported out of North Carolina this afternoon: Donald Trump has jumped past all expectations in early voting!
In 2012, Romney hit Election Day down 447,000 votes, based on early ballots. He went on to win the state by 97,000 votes.
Now, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal, Trump opens Election Day down 305,000!
Trump losing by only 305,000 is not exactly inspirational but it is a “winner” and does raise the question about the mechanized “ground game” of imperial walkers touted by Hillary2016. The mechanized “ground game” imperial walkers failed to produce in North Carolina in 2016 at the level of 2012. Hapless Mitt Romney won North Carolina even though he was further behind than Donald J. Trump is today with early voting. So what happened to the mechanized imperial walker “ground game” in North Carolina? CNN is worried. Additionally, why is Hillary Clinton adding events past midnight in North Carolina???
The mechanized “ground game” in Iowa and Ohio both of which Romney lost? Trump wins Iowa, Trump wins Ohio. That is really no longer in dispute.
With one day to go, Donald Trump extended his lead over Hillary Clinton, 43% to 41%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll. That comes after a third bombshell from FBI Director James Comey, who announced Sunday he would not indict Clinton for her email scandal.
Trump’s two-point lead now matches his largest so far during the 20 days of polling.
Trump Trades Traditional Republicans for Swing-State Voters
In other words, Trump has shifted the map toward him where it counts most — in the swing states that decide the election.
The education gap explains a sizable amount of this movement. States with a large concentration of whites without college degrees (e.g. Iowa, Maine, Nevada, Ohio) have shifted toward Trump while Virginia (which has a high percentage of whites with a college degree) has moved toward Clinton.
The relationship here isn’t perfect and it doesn’t explain everything. [snip]
Trump seems to be benefiting from this tradeoff (shedding college-educated whites while appealing to non-college educated whites) in swing states, but his position has weakened in some redder states. or example, Trump is leading by 7.6 points in Texas, according to the RCP average, but Romney and McCain won the state by 16 points and 12 points, respectively. Trump also seems to have traded Mormons for blue-collar swing-state voters. He leads in Utah by 13 points, while Romney and McCain won the state by 48 points and 28 points, respectively.
This trade-off could be a net positive for Trump. In a close election, some extra support in swing states would be worth giving up some votes in safe states.
The economic stagnancy of the Obama years is to blame for plummeting life expectancy rates among white, working-class Americans, according to former president Bill Clinton, who privately told Democratic donors that lower-income whites “don’t have anything to look forward to when they get up in the morning.”
Clinton made the remarks while speaking to at a November 2015 closed-door fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Canton, Ohio.
Echoing a theme of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, the former president expressed his concern that white, working-class Americans have been left behind over the last eight years.
Rabid Trump hater Thomas Frank who has written long diatribes against white working class values, agrees with Bill Clinton and Trump. Frank hates Trump and fears Trump tells the truth:
By 2016, as blue-collar wages continued to stagnate and inequality to worsen, the base of the Republican party had lost its appetite for pointless culture crusades: they demanded something real. And of the 17 Republican candidates for president this year, Donald Trump offered exactly that.
He railed against a rotten political establishment that did nothing for working people; he promised to defend social security and to renegotiate the trade deals that are widely blamed for the deindustrialisation of the midwest. He also scapegoated Muslims and illegal immigrants, blaming them falsely for all manner of offences. And he did it all in the bluntest terms, with a self-absorbed way of speaking that somehow captured the imagination of this unhappy era. Even his grotesque, bombastic style seemed to confirm his appeal; at the Republican convention in July, I heard him described as a “blue-collar billionaire”.
But what has also made Trumpism possible is the simultaneous evolution of the Democrats, the traditional workers’ party, over the period I have been describing. They went from being the party of Decatur to the party of Martha’s Vineyard and they did so at roughly the same time that the Republicans were sharpening their deadly image of the “liberal elite”.
And so the reversal is complete and the worst choice ever is upon us. We are invited to select between a populist demagogue and a liberal royalist, a woman whose every step on the campaign trail has been planned and debated and smoothed and arranged by powerful manipulators. The Wall Street money is with the Democrats this time, and so is Silicon Valley, and so is the media, and so is Washington, and so, it sometimes seems, is righteousness itself. Hillary Clinton appears before us all in white, the beneficiary of a saintly kind of subterfuge.
The good news is that the voters, in a snake pit, have Donald J. Trump as the stick to beat back the snakes. Will the American people or the snakes win? The Cubs with their bats in the overtime inning of the World Series never had a chance to win, did they?
We created a new Youtube to address the issue of Donald J. Trump’s temperament. Or is it “temperment”? It’s not a “temper tantrum” to assert yourself and try to save the world. Donald J. Trump has the right temperament to be president.
Consider, the car is going over the cliff, there’s a guy trying to take control of the wheel and brakes to stop the car from hurtling over the cliff. Should the guy trying to prevent the disaster be demure, shy, and polite, as he sees the cliff getting closer and closer? Or should the guy trying to save the situation be vigorous and bold as he tries to stop the looming, ever closer, catastrophe?
Our YouTube answers the question. Donald J. Trump is trying to stop the car from hurtling over the cliff, the bus from going into the ditch, the plane from hitting the building, the economy from tanking, the world from perpetual war, the people from losing their freedom, the child from drowning, the orphan in the storm from being swept away.
This is a time for bold leadership. A Winston Churchill who was mocked even as he was right and eventually saved the West. This is a time to raise up a Gideon.
A Trump loss of a state like New Hampshire with few electoral votes still gives Trump the win in our calculation. Colorado is our biggest doubt but we side on a Trump victory there (and a solitary loss in Colorado still gives Trump the win). A Trump win of (yeah, we think two of those states go to Trump) Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, (Minnesota!!!???), would be icing on the cake, the cherry on top, sauce on the big red meatball.
That is what Donald J. Trump will win in the electoral college which means a four to eight year lease on the White House. The American people though will be the big winners. A Trump victory will mean the American people will have so many victories with a Trump win some will get tired of winning. We won’t.
Second biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: SMASH BIG MEDIA AND THE RULING POLITICAL CLASS. The scum will be driven from the pond. The vampires will be garlicked. The snakes in the pit will be killed by the American people – with the Trump stick.
Third biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: Barack Obama and his toxic gangster government will be destroyed once and for all (especially after the FBI gets new leadership and bleaches the rot from government). [Bonus third biggest win: Paul Ryan will be thrown out on his well muscled ass from Quisling control of the House of Representatives.]
Fourth biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: America will be great again, in deeds, not just words.
Fifth biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: jobs, jobs, jobs, a revitalized economy, a government and president that loves America and the American people, a government and president that will fight Muslim terrorists and Muslim ideology, a government and president that believes in the values of the West, a government and president that defends Judaeo-Christian culture and values, a government and president that puts America first.
Born into slavery as one of the youngest of thirteen children of James and Elizabeth in Ulster County, New York, in 1797, Sojourner Truth’s given name was Isabella Baumfree. As almost all of her brothers and sisters had been sold to other slave owners, some of her earliest memories were of her parents’ stories of the cruel loss of their other children. [snip]
In 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth – her name for a traveling preacher, one who speaks the truth – and left New York. She traveled throughout New England, where she met and worked with abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. Her life story, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, written with the help of friend Olive Gilbert, was published in 1850.
While traveling and speaking in states across the country, Sojourner Truth met many women abolitionists and noticed that although women could be part of the leadership in the abolitionist movement, they could neither vote nor hold public office. It was this realization that led Sojourner to become an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
In 1851, she addressed the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, delivering her famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” The applause she received that day has been described as “deafening.” From that time on, she became known as a leading advocate for the rights of women. She became one of the nineteenth century’s most eloquent voices for the cause of anti-slavery and women’s rights.
February 1, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the President of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies met with each other on Friday, along with other heads of affinity groups from the State Department, during which time Clinton again voiced her pledge to review the inequities in how the State Department treats its gay and straight employees.
Michelle Schohn, president of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, raised the issue of how the department treats its gay employees during the brief meeting, and Clinton again promised to review current policies. Schohn stated: “It was an overwhelmingly positive meeting. There wasn’t a lot of time to talk with her because she was meeting with all the affinity groups, so we each got a tiny chunk of time to be able to say something to her.”
January 29, 2009
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Because we want to share our ideas and experiences, our common goals, and nonpartisan solutions to the challenges that we face - and there are no limits to what we can achieve when we do.
And because we want to keep working for a better future for every child, from every family – a world in which no limits is not just our goal, but a reality!
NoLimits.org will "keep you up to date with news about issues on which Hillary took a lead and we know you care so much about," group President Ann Lewis said in an e-mail to as many as 2 million people culled from the Clinton campaign database.
Because No Limits is a registered nonprofit, "it cannot do anything political. It has to be nonpartisan," said Lewis, a longtime senior adviser to Clinton.
In Clinton's job as secretary of state for President Obama, her political dealings are highly restricted.
For example, she shut down her political action committee.
Some, like Democratic consultant and former Bill Clinton aide Chris Lehane, dismiss talk that the group could be a springboard for Clinton to try again for the White House in, say, 2016.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," Lehane said. "I think this is just [a] group of folks who developed relationships in an intense [electoral] environment and want to stay together."
But the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato countered: "Whenever a group like this says it's not a political organization, you just know it is."
"Maybe [this] is Hillary's answer to Obama's new 'change' group that controls his golden mailing list. Maybe it's a way for Secretary of State Clinton to mobilize backing for her objectives at the State Department," he said. "And maybe [it's] a standby committee of supporters in case Hillary decides to get back into elective politics."
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said NoLimits.org is "one way to make sure that she - and/or the former President - still have political leverage."
Hillary World-Wide January 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton Meets Afghan Women Lawyers. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton met today at the State Department with fourteen prominent Afghan women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. These jurists were in Washington to participate in a training program arranged by the Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan. Secretary Clinton told them: "Your American friends greatly admire your bravery and courage. It is your work in the tough environment of Afghanistan for women lawyers that will bring real reform and the rule of law to the Afghan people. As President Obama made clear yesterday in his first foreign policy announcement, we are committed to supporting your efforts to bring security and stability to your country."