Skip to comments.Bill Clinton's New Best Friends
Posted on 07/31/2012 9:26:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
It doesn't matter who wins in November; Bill Clinton will end this year on top.
The former president will introduce Barack Obama on the penultimate night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. That's prime placement for the man who dismissed Obama's campaign as "a fairy tale" four years ago.
In the new USA Network series "Political Animals," Ciaran Hinds plays the lovable coot ex-president ex-husband of Sigourney Weaver's secretary of state, who was appointed by the Democrat who trounced her in a contentious primary. Sunday night, viewers learned that the Big Creep-like Bud Hammond made crazy-talk statements during the race not to sabotage his wife's electability but because he knew she would lose, and he wanted Democrats to blame him for the loss, not her.
A selfless Bubba? Only on cable.
Obamaland hasn't always played well with Clintonia. In his 2009 book, "The Audacity to Win," senior Obama adviser David Plouffe wrote that he signed on with Obama in part because he thought "twenty-eight years of Bushes and Clintons would be too much. Our country needed a fresh start."
On Sunday, Team Obama sang a different tune. Explaining the prime-time slot to The New York Times, Obama guru David Axelrod gushed, "There isn't anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton."
Republicans have been feeling the love, as well. During the GOP primary, Newt Gingrich practically attached himself to Clinton's hip. The former House speaker frequently boasted that the two frenemies delivered budget surpluses and welfare reform.
On Monday, Gingrich told reporters that "Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton."
Team Romney also likes to quote Clinton. The real-life secretary of state's spouse praised Romney's business career as "sterling." In June, Clinton told CNBC that Washington should "find some way to avoid the fiscal cliff, to avoid doing anything that would contract the economy," by passing all of the Bush tax cuts temporarily.
Clinton later apologized, but not until after he had made clear what he thinks the smart move would be.
Obamaland believes that Clinton can serve as living proof that Washington can levy a 39.6 percent income tax rate on top earners without weakening the economy. But as the recovery teeters, Clinton certainly doesn't seem to think so.
The Romney campaign sent out a press release Monday that credited Clinton for presiding "over balanced budgets and economic growth."
CNN aired a deadly graphic that showed the creation of 9.9 million jobs in America under Clinton by this point in his presidency. Under Obama, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America has lost 473,000 jobs.
I am no Gingrich. I lack the nostalgia that many Republicans now exhibit for the Clinton years. So I figure that the Democrats' decision to recruit Clinton as a featured speaker does not bode well for Obama. What Clinton said about the iffy economy applies to an iffy re-election effort: If you want to avoid going off a cliff, don't stand so close to the edge.
I’m sure that the last wish of the soldiers that got dragged through the streets of Mogadishu by Muslim terrorists was for Bill Clinton to be “on top”.
The best thing that can be said about Bill Clinton is he allowed his desperate need for public acclaim to overcome his leftist ideology.
The Clinton/Bimbo jokes are still alive and well to this very day. They'll be alive until the 'ol perv goes to meet his maker (whoever that may be).
Looks like BJ Clinton is finally going to get that cup of coffee from Sparky the Wonder Prez.
For your amusement Kaslin:
For anyone who’s memory is getting a little foggy after all these years, here’s the short list of Bill’s key attributes. He is a draft-dodging, tax-evading, dope-smoking, coke-sniffing, money-laundering, pants-dropping, weenie-wagging, wife-cheating, womanizing, masturbating, finger wagging liar, despicable, self-centered, self-serving, hornswaggling, double-dealing, power hungry, money grubbing thief and influence peddling sleaze-bag who was convicted of perjury, impeached and disbarred. He will forever be known as the low-life bicycle seat-sniffing trailer park troll that dragged our nations morality down to the level of an Arkansas outhouse while traveling around the world personally cashing in on selling our nations secrets and indeed the Presidency of the United States of America, along with Whitewater, Castle Grande, Madison Guarantee, Cattle Futures, or Pardons for criminals, under the table ChiCom cash, Charlie Trie, the Riadies, Rich, Sandy (the thief) Berger, having an administration with the most convictions and guilty pleas, a Cabinet full of officials under criminal investigations and, oh yeah, getting a blow job from a barely legal intern in the Oval Office!
Oh for the return to Trailerparkansas....not!
The best thing that can be said about Clinton, is that he had a Republican Congress that for a short while did the right thing.
On his own merits, he should have been voted guilty in the U. S. Senate. Of course the House should have delivered charges that were more actionable too. They punted from the 25 yard line, instead of going for a field goal.
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That's all I needed -- another strong reminder that Newt Gingrich is really, truly past it.
Team Romney also likes to quote Clinton.
Barf! Haaack! Puke! What the hell is the matter with these people?
I lack the nostalgia that many Republicans now exhibit for the Clinton years. ....
Well, goody for you.
People keep saying "Clinton balanced the budget back then" -- what, and Gramm-Rudman-Hollings was chopped liver? As I recall it, Clinton was floating around the White House with his lip pushed out, whining that he had to cater to the bond market instead of spending us blind like Obama and Bush have done. Clinton wanted to blitz the Treasury -- but it was Congress that held his feet to the fire! Doesn't anybody remember this stuff?
It's not "just" 39.6%--you've got to add in the extra 3.8% for Obamacare, and increased taxes for the self-employed. Also, state fees (including sales taxes and property taxes) are higher as more mandates are pushed onto the states.