Hillary Clinton stands by her delusional claim: ‘The Russian reset worked!’

In March 2009, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Geneva with a ridiculous red button prop to officially “reset” U.S./Russian relations. Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with the button – which had the Russian word “peregruzka” printed on it – during a photo op. As it turns out, the State Department wasn’t even able to get the translation right.

“I would like to present you with a little gift that represents 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,’” Clinton told Lavrov. “We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?”

“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said. “It should be ‘perezagruzka’ [the Russian word for reset]. This says ‘peregruzka,’ which means ‘overcharged.’”

Oops.

Five years later, Clinton is revving up her run for president, and she continues to tout that fateful “reset” as a success. During an interview on National Public Radio on Thursday, Clinton boldly declared “the reset worked.”

Listen to the audio courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon below:

“The reset worked,” Clinton said in part. “It was an effort to try to obtain Russian cooperation on key objectives while Medvedev was president, and of course Putin still pulled the strings but he gave Medvedev a certain amount of independence to negotiate, number one, a new arms control treaty which was absolutely necessary. We brought Russia around to understanding why we thought there needed to be international sanctions against Iran.”

“It’s crazy how out of touch these people are,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

It appears as though the former Secretary of State forgot about the fact Russian backed separatists are on the march in the Ukraine after supporting the annexation of Crimea earlier this year. While the investigation is ongoing, it is believed Russia played a role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. All the while, U.S. sanctions against the country and its leaders have done little to thwart the advances.

With all of that in mind, it is difficult to understand Clinton’s logic.

“What cooperation have we received from Russia really ever, but especially since that reset thing,” Pat asked.

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  • Anonymous

    She’ll ride that reset button until her last dyed hair sinks under the waterline. She has to, she owns it. Luckily for her the lapdog media will spin it in her favor.

  • Anonymous

    Clinton was very specific with her remarks on the reset. She negotiated with Putan, so she knows first hand what was and wasn’t accomplished. Funny how someone like Beck, who knows nothing about the specifics of issues and negotiations has the gall to call Clinton delusional. Clinton would absolutely school Beck in a debate on Russia.

  • David Wheeler

    He’s trying to recover his bad boy of the conservatives image after he showed humanity… For goodness’ sake, she was talking about Iran, not the Ukraine crisis!

    Have to say, though, the mistranslation was pretty ironic.

  • Anonymous

    kinda like how Obama schooled Romney in the debate when Romney mentioned Russia as one of our biggest political foes? And how Obama called Russia merely a “regional” power?

  • landofaahs

    The fall and head cracking damaged her already illogical liberal brain. Hit your reset button Hillary and hop on your broom and fly back home.

  • Annette Hannah

    All Clintons lie – fact. Killery can be as ‘specific’ as her teleprompter tells her to be — it is still a lie. She is just another man-hating, delusional leftist demon — go away carpetbaggers and leave this country the hell alone.

  • motherall

    Can’t someone put a sock in it and shut her up? She’s an embarrassment and a fool

  • Val

    Hillary is a proven Idiot. Proof is Benghazi.

  • Larry Dunham

    When Hillary pressed the button did it say “That was easy”?

  • Nuf Sed

    “The Reset Worked!” ?????? This woman is certifiable. She has never really accomplished anything in her entire life.

    She says (and I quote): “The reset was a device to try to refocus the attention on the transactional efforts, ah, that we needed to get done with the Russians.”
    This is pure gibberish.

    The whole episode with the so called “reset” was a total embarrassment. (see below).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sudCmrAsF4

    If this is what Hillary is touting as her “big accomplishment”, then that tells you that she did nothing. I take that back. Her lack of taking action on security requests did lead directly to the deaths of Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. But at this point what difference does it make, huh Hillary?

  • Anonymous

    Of course the reset worked… Reset relations back to 1962 and the Cuban missile crisis.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahahahaha !

  • Anonymous

    Instead of titling the article “Hillary’s bizarre claim about Russia”, why not just list it as “Hillary’s bizarre claim about everything!”?

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    If that is what she calls success I hate to see what she calls a failure or is today opposite day?

  • Anonymous

    Opposite Day for most democrats would be telling the truth

  • Anonymous

    LOL… And what exactly was accomplished with the reset…
    Name one thing.
    Iran stopped making nukes? No…
    Stopped conflicts with Georgia and Ukraine?… No
    Helped oust Syrian leader? No
    Another round of nuclear disarmament? Maybe us unilaterally.

  • John Stratemeyer

    I seriously doubt that Hillary Rodham “What difference does it make?” Clinton could “school” Glenn Beck on any subject. For that reason, the “smartest woman in the world” would never speak to him. He would ask hard questions, like why she thinks “the reset worked,” when clearly, it did not.
    The lapdog NPR “interviewer,” however, doesn’t question her “reasoning.” Rather, he made it his mission to cover her considerable derriere by taking her word for it. He went out of his way to try to make the Wicked Witch of the liberal/socialist/Democrats (LSDs) appear somewhat human, reasonable, and cerebral. He knew that there would be lots of dummies out there in NPR-land who would accept Hillary Rodham “What difference does it make?” Clinton’s “specifics.”

  • Susan

    The Marxists just keep repeating the Big Lie over and over and the stupid brainwashed masses believe it.

    Common Core is the nail in the coffin for the brains of your children (get your children out of the brainwashing ‘group think’ factories and throw out the Hollywood sodomite agitprop box). Not any Common Sense will prevail after 12 years of the sophisticated Fichte/Wundtian brainwashing of American children, esp. with the idiot box positing their “proper” emotions.

  • infadelicious

    uh oh……..the immaculate concussion returns

  • Anonymouse

    As a Dutch expat, seeing her say this makes me actually fear her. Russia constantly portrays the west as wanting to expand their territories and threaten Russia. They’ve invaded Georgia, Crimea, and are trying to take over eastern Ukraine by proxy. After the murder of these separatists of what I still consider my fellow countrymen, I feel relations with Russia couldn’t be any worse. And she has the gall to act like the reset worked? I guess if you consider ever increasing hostility from Russia a ‘good reset’ then I guess she’s right. Let’s hope she never gets into office, otherwise the EU and all eastern European countries should start building up their armies, since I can’t see her helping when Russia decides to push further into Europe.

  • Mike Barnes

    She knows it’s not true, but like her former bossman and most Democrats, she has embraced the Big Lie.
    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
    Adolf Hitler

    Not much daylight between the statist Democrat-National Socialist Party and the Nazis anymore, especially since they are now supporters of Hamas (47 million for new rockets) and look on Israel as a colonialist power that needs to go. (Judging by Obama’s and Kerry’s actions).

  • Mike Barnes

    Reset to 1947 is what they mean. All of the Slavic republics will be eaten up and then Eastern Europe. Back to square 1.

  • The Truth

    Hillary “Killary” Clinton, her husband Bill, the Obama’s (and the real president, Valerie Jarrett), Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein, Boxer and most ALL DemocRATs are….
    ….. a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER to our Beloved Republic….PERIOD.

    WE, the People, MUST show up (with everyone we know) and VOTE these CORRUPT, LYING, MARXIST DemocRATs and RINOs OUT in November….

    OR…WE, as a Nation are DOOMED.

  • Bohdan Knianicky

    Hillary like the rest of the administration is on the wrong side of history. Of course she wants to reset the relationship with Russia. She like many others in this administration
    align themselves ideologically with Putin while the rest of us pay the price for her incompetence.

  • Jeff

    Oh Yeah! Drinking that KoolAid

  • Anonymous

    She is, at the very LEAST delusional, and at worst, completey mad!

  • Jeff
  • Anonymous

    yeah that’s the one. America made a huge mistake allowing the amateur community agitator to run things for another 4 years.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    Clinton has to say the reset button worked to tout ONE “accomplishment” as Secretary of State. What a fool. She’s as convincing and as popular as her book sales.

  • Anonymous

    Hillary would like to reset things back to when Russia controlled places like oh say,… Poland. What a twit. If we elect her we deserve BO’s transformation. Seriously.

  • Anonymous

    and what an accomplishment it is right?

  • Anonymous

    he probably got 50 cents for posting that little piece of nonsense Jeff. :)

  • Anonymous

    if you think she was talking about Iran only in regards to her reset button you are more delusional than she is.

  • Anonymous

    Hillary is such a C*nt-Rag!

  • Jeff

    Bottom line, more and more liberals are spewing falsehoods publicly for one simple reason- the mainstream media will simply not call them out on them.

  • Anonymous

    The Liberals got away with lying so many times that they would not know the truth if
    it stares them smack in the face. No one should wonder why her statements are any different than what we hear each day from those who are in power now.

  • Anonymous

    You said it and many agree, but it is too late now!

  • Anonymous

    What difference does it make? to quote someone. Whatever Hillary says is a lie anyway. She is a Clinton.

  • Anonymous

    it is pretty embarrassing but typical. One could blame it on her PTSD from dodging sniper fire.

  • Anonymous

    That is cute and should be given to the Lefties next election before they vote, ha, ha

  • Anonymous

    Yes we all know that you were with her when she was busy dodging sniper fire. I am curious though did the reset include Obama telling Putin that he would be able to give him whatever he wanted (missile talks) once he was re-elected? Was the re-set meant to tell the Commies “hey we will bend over to any of your demands including weakening our security”?.

  • Anonymous

    She is good at collecting new hair styles and stuffing pant suits.

  • John Stratemeyer

    I believe you mean, “over-stuffing.”

  • Anonymous

    she has a mind like a bear trap. Every so often when it does not snow enough she will come up with a whooper!1

  • Madfoxx

    Killary can see Russia in her toilette!

  • Madfoxx

    I hear the Progs saying that the Republican Party is is just a bunch of old white people and that we will die off soon, Just what the heck is Killary? A young black woman?

  • Anonymous

    That’s one ‘BUTT UGLY white woman, as well as delusional as Harry Reid AND Nancy Peelousi!!

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    she supposedly sent that memo but forgot to send one about benghazi, what lies!!!!1

  • henry

    what an idiot

  • Anonymous

    Would not say idiot. Another descriptive when referring to Benghazi.

  • Anonymous

    LOL — Presenting a gift, a desk ornament, to the Russians with the word “Overcharged” on it.
    Did the Clinton State Department know nothing about proofreading? Why is Clinton taking credit for this embarrassment now.

  • vince

    thank God human beings are mortal.

  • vince

    as I say too, our only power is the vote

  • Guest

    Somehow people have forgotten the long list of dead men and women in the Clinton’s history (political – especially Vince Foster???) and we are again faced with the possibility that another criminal will be running for lotus. Lets pray that it “never happens again”!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Somehow people have forgotten the long list of dead men and women in the Clinton’s history (political – especially Vince Foster???) and we are again faced with the possibility that another criminal will be running for potus. Lets pray that it “never happens again”!!!!!

  • Peter Kuck

    It did work, in a very negative way for us.

  • Anonymous

    She is trying desperately to lay claim that she accomplished at least one thing as Secretary of State. But as usual she is barking up the wrong tree, the they will fawn all over anything she claims.

  • Lawrence Todd

    THE RESET WORKED!!!!! Hillary personally restarted the cold war. How wonderful.

  • Anonymous

    You forget that the uninformed Americans who vote out number the informed voters. My informed vote is cancelled out by numerous idiot American voters,

  • Anonymous

    Pray in one hand, poop in the other, then tell me which one gets full first. Put as much faith in prayer as you feel is appropriate, but WORK n every way, every day, to defeat the Dems this November and again every two years forevermore.

  • Joe

    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?????????? She said it worked and that’s all you need to know!!!!!

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Ha Ha!

  • Wade Johnson

    YEPPERS shes right it did work, we are now working on a new “soviet union” and a new cold war. Just what comrades hillary and Barak want

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  • Anonymous

    Clinton would clean the floor with Beck in a debate on Russia. Clinton is sharp as a tack and knows these issues to the core. Beck regurgitates what he reads on Huff Post. Big difference.

  • Anonymous

    2 examples: nuclear arms reduction deal between the U.S. and Russia — and increased sanctions on Iran

  • Anonymous

    Beck occasionally has Tourette-like fits of conservationism as he transforms toward some hybrid pseudo-liberalism.

  • Anonymous

    Nuclear arms negations as well as sanctions on Iran are two of several issues she made progress with Russia on.

  • Loosgravel

    She’s taken the prevaricator’s seminar from Slick Willie. She can look you right in the eye and declare, “The reset worked.” She’s just hoping the zombies keep chugging that Koolade.

  • Hoot923

    And you’re as delusional as she is Landree. You can not back up anything she says or what you believe with true facts. You liberals always run and hide or point your fingers when the consequences of your beliefs and actions show up. Hillary couldn’t clean Glen Becks clock because she, like you are, is completely devoid of intellectual honesty. You are an idiot and have no clue how much of an idiot you are.

  • Anonymous

    I think you are RIGHT about being doomed. I notice that NO one is even paying attention to another disaster looming in the foreground. The Clintons are grooming their daughter “Chelsea” to get into the political ring and finishing the job of destroying this country.

    WE, the People, MUST show up (with everyone we know) and VOTE these CORRUPT, LYING, MARXIST DemocRATs and RINOs OUT in November….the ball is now in your court America.

  • Anonymous

    I notice that NO one is even paying attention to another disaster looming in the foreground. The Clintons are grooming their daughter “Chelsea” to get into the political ring and finishing the job of destroying this country.

    WE, the People, MUST show up (with everyone we know) and VOTE these CORRUPT, LYING, MARXIST DemocRATs and RINOs OUT in November….the ball is now in your court America.

  • Anonymous

    Something new to consider, I notice that NO one is even paying attention to another disaster looming in the foreground. The Clintons are grooming their daughter “Chelsea” to get into the political ring and finishing the job of destroying this country.

    WE, the People, MUST show up (with everyone we know) and VOTE these CORRUPT, LYING, MARXIST DemocRATs and RINOs OUT in November….the ball is now in your court America.

  • Anonymous

    Facts about what? Be specific. Regarding Russia’s support of Iran sanctions – see here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/05/18/iran.sanctions/ Regarding nuclear arms reduction? See here: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-02-05-start-treaty_N.htm You’re another fine example of a Beck-bot that’s unable to express himself without name-calling. Clinton knows Putin’s personality quite well and has dealt with him first hand. Beck knows nothing more that what he reads just like anyone can, or what his staff tells him. It’s obvious who you think has more credibility.

  • Waclaw Jerzy Borken-Hagen

    The reset worked perfectly for incoming Putin, giving him a position to
    make 0bama and Hillary look like a pair of idiots who can be ignored with
    impunity. (Russians now think they can assist in shooting down an airliner).

    The 0bamabots will use her statement in their arguments about her “accomplishments” ( or a single one she is trying to fabricate ?)
    In reality they should be asked a question : What reset ?
    Did Iran sanctions with questionable Russian support amount to anything ?
    Even the dumbest of them know the answer.

  • Anonymous

    Putin will agree to anything. actually following through?

  • Anonymous

    Stabbing Poland in the back on missile defense, the promise of more “flexibility” after the election, and the reset button have given putin permission to do whatever he wants. The US is negotiating from a position of weakness and Putin is capitalizing on it.

  • Anonymous

    Russia did follow through on Iranian sanctions. I don’t know whether their nuclear stockpile has reduced since Russia signed the New START, but I guess it’s on track.

  • Waclaw Jerzy Borken-Hagen

    Even with her brain fades, she excels in evil deceptions.

  • http://theobamatimeline.com/ Anonymous

    From The Obama Timeline:

    “Clinton is delusional. Russia clearly bested the Obama administration. It got Obama to cancel plans for a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. Obama agreed to remove U.S. inspectors from Russia’s Votkinsk manufacturing facility. Under the treaty, the United States reduces it nuclear weapons count from about 2,200 to 1,550—but Russia retains more than 10,000. At NationalReview.com Rich Lowry noted that the treaty limits Russia and the United States to 700 nuclear delivery systems—submarines, bombers, and missiles. But because Russia already has fewer than 700 launch vehicles, the treaty’s required reductions apply only to the United States. Lowry wrote, “Effectively, New START only mandates cuts on us, and we make concessions to the Russians for the privilege. This is classic Obama chump diplomacy. …The Russians negotiated well. The treaty removes the limits of the old START treaty on how many warheads can be placed on a missile, and it counts a bomber as one weapon no matter how many warheads are loaded on it. The Russian press has reported that these rules will allow the Russians to retain hundreds more strategic warheads than the technical limit.” With regard to Iran, Clinton is equally delusional. Russia has been helping Iran skirt sanctions, while supporting the Assad regime in Syria. Her claim that the “reset worked” is utter nonsense.”

  • Harvey Halperin

    Hilary is a lot of thing stupid, and idiot are not one of them i can stand her but she is smart for a liberal, and Slick Willie taught her how to manuver…..

  • Anonymous

    The writing is on the wall, Hillary is just a place holder for Liz Warren who will take the lead for Pres as soon as Hillary falls.

  • Anonymous

    It matters not when death may call

    if I have aught in my hands at all:

    Neither dross nor silver or even gold!

    But that I’m included in His Fold.

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  • Robertb

    She has fallen several times. Once she fractured her foot and a couple of times when she fractured her brain. That’s when she came back on the scene with those coke bottle glasses.. I thought it was quite a coincidence that she had to go to the hospital with a head injury when she was supposed to testify at the Bengazi hearings..

  • Robertb

    Who is Valerie Jarrett. Have I missed something ?

  • Johnny Ringo

    · Clinton, One of the world’s best liar’s.
    Four in Benghazi are not the first blood on her hands. Remember the following:
    Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many “friends” of the
    Clintons.
    1- James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
    2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
    3 – Vince Foster – Former White House counselor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
    4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.
    5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
    6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
    7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
    8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
    9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
    10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..
    11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
    12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.
    13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
    14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
    15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
    16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

  • SRM29

    And you can’t express yourself without insults and put-downs. You come here to stroke your ego, believing you’re better than us. You’re not. You watch these clips and what the media tells you, thinking you have some special insight into who Glenn Beck is. I highly doubt HuffPo has the staff, resources, or contacts that Glenn’s network has.

    Hillary held a high positon inside our government, she’s been to Russia, she’s had talks with Putin. But this “reset” Still. Has. Not. Changed. Anything.

    Increased sanctions on Iran. How is that an accomplishment since Iran hasn’t backed down?

    Nuclear arms reduction deal sounds nice, but the general public will never know, giving them a clear shot at duping us.

    Russia has been increasingly hostile to it’s neighbors combined with an ex KGB Colonel as their leader… gives me a whiff of the USSR.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t know what insults you’re referring to. Be specific.

    FYI, Beck hired former Hiffington Post CEO, Betsy Morgan, to head the Blaze. Apparently he thinks quite highly of the Huff Post to hire its CEO.

    Iran has changed its behavior and agreed to limit its nuclear refining to energy uses and allow inspectors in. Sanctions are helping.

    Putin has made some bad moves and EU and US are calling him on it. He has less power than you think.

  • Hal Berta

    For collectivists engaged in practical political affairs, the ways and means of chasing socialist illusions are critically important.

  • Anonymous

    EVERYONE, and I mean everyone today is talking about how Russia has disregarded every arms deal it’s ever signed. so Hillary’s deals are pretty much useless and wind up being a unilateral weakening of the USA.

  • Anonymous

    Watch. Putin is isolating himself with foolish decisions resulting in sanctions from all of the West that will put new strains on Russia’s economy.