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Hillary on Russia and Putin: ‘The reset worked’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on On Point radio today and said “The reset worked” with Russia and Vladimir Putin.

According to CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood:

In 2009, Hillary presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a ‘reset’ button gift that read “Peregruzka” in Russian. However,  Lavrov noted that it actually means “overcharge” and not reset.

Clinton said she presented the gift because it represented “what President Obama and Vice President Biden and I have been saying and that is, ‘We want to reset our relationship.’ And so we will do it together.”

Hillary’s doubling down of the ‘reset’ [or ‘overcharged,’ in translation] theme that Obama originally promised through his administration, shows how out-of-touch this administration is with reality.

At a time when Russia’s perception of the U.S.’s strength to counter its aggression is at an all-time low, only a former member of Obama’s administration would have the gall to say such a reset ‘worked.’ Either she’s insulated from what the rest of the country–and world–understands about the failures of this administration, or she defines ‘reset’ as kowtowing to Putin’s will.

Joe Schoffstall

Joe Schoffstall is a Reporter and Editor at Capitol City Project. Previously, he worked as a Multimedia Reporter at the Media Research Center (MRCTV, His work has been featured on numerous outlets including the Drudge Report, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, Yahoo News, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post—among many others.


  • laxmom1

    Has Hillary been hitting Barry’s choom?????

  • ThorOdinson

    If the intent was to reset our relations back to what they were during the Cold War, then yeah, it worked. Good job, Team Obama, on resetting the Cold War.

  • johnnytoot

    I guess the plan was to ‘reset’ to the beginning of the Cold War. Nice job!

    • Sir Shilly VonShillington

      commies/libs are notorious repeaters of history, almost always exclusively the bad parts. Forward!

    • AL

      You know this is a “win” , right?…the rest of us shlubs can pretend…but in this thread, YOU WIN!

    • TechDel

      Exactly, except Obama’s “flexibility” has left us disarmed and without any military officers except the PC leftist variety.

  • Courtcopphil

    The story is not that the genius said the reset worked, the story is how many idiots will believe it and how many “news” outlets will repeat it as though its a fact.

    • Acornman

      That is the key to effective propaganda. see A Brave New World by Aldus Huxley c1933 The template for Hitler and 21st century dictators alike.

  • Nacho

    They’re all delusional. I guess for the low informed voter base, if you beat the lies into them enough, they will believe.

  • Sumner Kagan

    Yes it did work. Before Obama/Hillary, Putin was wary of the US and knew we carried a big stick and wouldn’t hesitate to use it if diplomacy failed. THEN we hit the reset and became a paper tiger that is too afraid to “rock the boat” or upset Putin and so he’s laughing as he now does whatever he wants.

  • AL


  • ancientemplar

    What a lying dirtbag. She would best be served by taking a course in learning how to give Lewinskys

    • AL

      I think the reason most guys secretly give Bill a pass is based on the “look at her” principle.
      And frankly any guy stuck with that beast , who had access to unlimitless young tail…… C’mon.

  • SmileyBurnette

    Yeah, Hillary, you guys “reset” it alright. Relations between the U.S. and Russia are back to Cold War tension levels. I guess we didn’t realize that having Putin wreak havoc in the Ukraine and outsmart Obama and Kerry in Syria was your plan all along. Since we never got an answer to “name one major accomplishment of yours as Sec of State” maybe now we can ask “name one major point of progress in US/Russian relations after the “reset”.

    • Birther 2.0

      We lied about Syria in order to topple Assad and get a gas pipeline from SA and Qatar to Europe. We also backed the coup in Ukraine but it has backfired on us. We have no high ground in either conflict. We are no innocent player. After the Iraq war how can anyone believe anything that our govt says?

  • Lee Anthony Nieves

    Who is she kidding? I can’t stand those phony politicians who think that despite the internet providing a clear avenue for people to get news and to think clearly, the likes of Clinton still think they can fool the people. Here’s what the Obama administration is all about on foreign policy: They Smile and Laugh with world leaders and give the pretense that everything is just fine and dandy. Obama is a fool, but the nation is the sucker for having voted twice for this empty suit!

    • Birther 2.0

      We were desperate after Bush. Obama pulled a fast one, said all the right things. When elected he reneged on his promises. Mitt was no alternative. We need a solid 3rd party candidate. Ralph Nader would have been excellent but most people hadn’t caught on to the scam yet. So we missed that chance.

      • JimR

        Ralph Nader??? You’re kidding, right? Mitt Romney has forgotten more than Nader has ever known!

      • bricksp6

        Our government is the biggest business in the world, and instead of electing a proven manager, we/YOU i mean, elected someone with no experience at managing anything instead of arguably the best manager in our country…Mitt is a good man, who loves our country, and has been proven right in everything he said would happen in the face of all of Obama’s lies…Nader ? You most assuredly voted for Obama twice

  • Snake Plissken

    I am not against any particular people in the world but I am against the governments of the world. Each nation has a job to do in getting rid of their own parasitic regimes and implementing rule of law by the people and for the people. Problem is it will most likely never happen and we will move on to World Government where we can enjoy totalitarianism.

  • Lee Anthony Nieves

    Hillary and Obama have RESET US relations not only with Russia but with Germany, the UK, France, Japan and the rest of our allies. Good going, I guess everything is just peachy keen and dandy. The world is at peace!

  • Daniel Petry

    Yep the reset worked you POS b**ch! You brought back the evil empire. Nice going.

  • joeyblueyes


    • GiantClam

      ….and worth about $40-50 million, just like her boss.

      • DD654


    • DD654

      Hummmmm see your still on WAR ON WOMEN DAISY

      • joeyblueyes


  • sukietawdry

    So, Hillary, if it worked, what happened? Did John Kerry screw it all up after you left??

  • JohnWolf


    • DD654


  • iceman

    dear lord, the blood clots have taken their toll…………….

  • Sigint

    Right, but she reset it to 1946.

  • JohnWolf

    Obama, Hillary, Rice, and Holder lied.

    Americans died

  • Rick

    It should have been a white flag. Everyone understands what that means.

  • GiantClam

    It’s clear that you have to be clinically insane to join the democrat party…lol.

  • bpbatista

    Worked for whom?

  • Apu Bugolligosh

    Thoroughly unqualified to be president. She just proved it. (again)

    • DD654

      but but but you have NO ONE that can beat her that is what is PATHETIC WITH YOUR PARTY

  • Birther 2.0

    Our propaganda teams are failing miserably. Russia is beating our pants off in that arena. I’d guess that our propaganda teams are full of legacy chumps who’s parents got them their jobs and bought them degrees. Lazy brained crony corporate govt sloths making the rest of us look incompetent.

    • DD654

      BS LIAR If you don’t like living here when a Black man is President GET THE HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OUT MOVE TO RUSSIA WITH YOUR LOVER PUTIN

  • GiantClam

    Putin eats Hillary and obbamma for breakfast…..LOL….Reset, my a ss.

  • 5ini5ter

    When I saw the headline I thought the story was from the Onion. If the truth makes a progressive look stupid they quickly move to a lie. And when the lie makes a progressive look stupid, he just keeps repeating it. When the progressive has repeated his lie enough it becomes the truth.

  • Jeff the Man

    I wish the 1980’s hadn’t called Obama and asked for their foreign policy back.

  • bindi blue

    Hillary is right. Relations were reset. Now they’re worse.

  • scoutriflethebestdog

    “Worked” in what sense? Her tenure as SOS marked a significant decline in the influence and prestige of America, and a commensurate rise in power and bullying by the Russians. If that’s what she wanted to do, I guess it ‘worked’….

  • The Independent 1

    If reset means complete lack of leadership in the world and threats that are laughed at because they will never be acted on then bravo….it worked

    • DD654


      • Shane T. Svatos

        IDK how you got Putin lover from The Independent 1’s comment. maybe you should re-read it a bit slower

        • The Independent 1

          Typical response – only sees the facts the way their party of choice tells them to see them

  • 20670

    It worked in the sense that now Russia and Putin appear to be the worlds only superpower.

  • The Independent 1

    She is laughing out loud because she knows the faithful will start regurgitating this lie on nightly news and online as though it is a fact

    • DD654

      blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • The Independent 1

        exactly – glad you heard what Hillary said

  • truthbeatold

    Yes, the reset with Russia worked. The Benghazi attacks were caused by a YouTube video. The IRS emails were lost in a computer crash. If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. Obamacare will save money. Bergdahl was not a deserter. Al Qaeda is on the run. Conservatives are waging a war on women. Eric Holder had nothing to do with spying on the media. The Obama administration will investigate the IRS misconduct and hold people accountable. If Syria crosses the line there will be consequences. Most of the illegal alien “children” will be sent back to their countries. Right. Anything else you want to lie to the American people about, Hillary?

  • AlexxelA

    There is no such thing and a Reset Button in world politics! There is only action or appeasement!

  • like I CM

    who are these people and what have you done with reality?

    • Shane T. Svatos

      they must have “reset” reality…

  • Terri O’Rourke

    Politicians should have their own Academy Awards yearly. For Performances, Hair, Make-up, Wardrobe, Fake Smiles, Chiclet teeth, Photo-ops. Special awards to those who fool the most people, most often. Highest honor to best LIAR.

  • johnsmith500

    And then when you call this hag ignorant and a liar, you get accused of being a sexist.