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Bill Clinton is Melting Down All Over Again
frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | Oct 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/21/2012 6:27:52 PM PDT by expat1000

Bill Clinton is supposed to be the secret weapon in this race. The Oxford draft dodging grad who can appeal to working Americans because he has a Southern accent. The problem is that Bill also has a history of melting down during campaigns.

Clinton’s incredible campaigning abilities have been largely overstated. Clinton won two presidential elections against ridiculously weak Republican candidates who barely showed up. That’s also how he became Governor of Arkansas. He blew the 2008 primaries and now he’s beginning to melt down all over again.

“This shouldn’t be a race. The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don’t understand why the economy is not totally hunky-dory again.”

Clinton’s gaffe is a natural one for an elitist liberal, but any serious campaigner knows better than to blame people who are out of work and struggling to feed their families for not being on board with your campaign. It’s a deadly and easily exploitable mistake.

Bill Clinton is channeling former ABC news anchor Peter Jennings’ response to the 1994 midterm elections where the American people turned on the Democratic Party.

“Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week.”

Clinton’s gaffe wasn’t as bad as Jennings’, but it’s a sign that he’s beginning to melt down. This was how it happened in South Carolina in 2008 when Clinton’s ego and competitiveness took the lead and he began speaking out without thinking about the political consequences. And now it’s happening again.

Clinton has made a fortune and it’s in poor taste for him to sneer at Americans for being too “impatient” for an economic recovery. People who are living from paycheck to paycheck have a right to demand results from their elected officials and they have a right to wonder why a government that runs trillion dollar deficits keeps sending them empty promises instead of a way out.



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KEYWORDS: bho2012; billclinton; billclinton2012; x42
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1 posted on 10/21/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

I don’t know how a guy that never carried a majority of the vote in two elections gained the reputation for being such a fantastic campaigner.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 6:29:51 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: expat1000

I would love to be a fly on the wall when Bill and Hillary talk about Obama.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 6:31:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: expat1000
"The Oxford draft dodging grad (and rapist of Juanita Broderick) who can appeal to working Americans because he has a Southern accent...."

........Fixed.

4 posted on 10/21/2012 6:31:56 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“I don’t know how a guy that never carried a majority of the vote in two elections gained the reputation for being such a fantastic campaigner.”

I guess he is the best they’ve got - which isn’t saying much.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 6:33:38 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: expat1000
President Punchline aka 'Toon aka The Sinkmeister doesn't deserve to be taken seriously by anyone.
6 posted on 10/21/2012 6:33:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: expat1000

Greenfield nails it. Again. Doesn’t even need a full length article to nail it.

Check out his Sultan Knish column and learn even more how much he nails it.

Bubba meltdown. Saw that Clinton temper back in 1998.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 6:34:46 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: expat1000
History FYI -

Bill Clinton won his first prez run because Ross Perot ran as the third party candidate. On that election night Perot pumped his fist in the air and exclaimed, "WE WON!!" Oh yeah? He only got about 18% of the vote. He "won" because he hated George Bush and told Clinton he would do anything he could to get him elected. Clinton garnered only about 43% of the vote.

8 posted on 10/21/2012 6:35:19 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: ilovesarah2012

I would love to be a fly on the wall when Bill and Hillary talk about Obama.

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Oh me too! I’d pay money for the privilege!


9 posted on 10/21/2012 6:37:47 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: expat1000

“And you people get off my lawn! I know who you are! Why when I was president I walked uphill to congress in the snow to address them ...”


10 posted on 10/21/2012 6:40:03 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Slyfox

The 18-19% that Perot garnered would have given George H.W. Bush the win.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 6:40:28 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: expat1000

The author of the piece doesn’t get it. Clinton in this instance does NOT want Obama to win. One, he doesn’t like Obama; two, he would rather go after a one term Romney than a US electorate who will be COMPLETELY fed up with the DEms after two terms. At the same time, he has to achieve the desired effect without being so explicit so as to appear to be a traitor.

Clinton knows haranguing undecideds and Romney supporters impatient won’t flip any votes to Obama. He also knows that the many respectful things he has said about Romney recently increases Romney’s credibility with all.

Clinton does have meltdowns, this isn’t one of them.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 6:42:44 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

The word is P-R-O-P-A-G-A-N-D-A.

That label was BESTOWED upon Slick because it was beneficial to the ‘rat party for him to bear that title. And since when has the ‘rat party been sticklers for truth and honesty?/S


13 posted on 10/21/2012 6:43:12 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: expat1000

“This shouldn’t be a race. The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don’t understand why the economy is not totally hunky-dory again.”


Let me fix that for Bubba.

This shouldn’t be a race. The only reason it is ,is because the Media is 100% for Obama. Obama has tripled the debt and would be gone if the Press was not covering for him 100%.

Americans are impatient. Impatient to shake off the disastrous policies of the Muslim, and we are also impatient with the press who we no longer trust.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 6:44:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: All

Maybe he’s melting down since Monica is back in the news...


15 posted on 10/21/2012 6:45:07 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: expat1000

16 posted on 10/21/2012 6:46:22 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: expat1000
Clinton is a severe character disorder. Trusting him to hold up under stress, and restrain his impulses without reverting to type, is a fool's errand. Obama will pay for this poor judgment, may already have.
17 posted on 10/21/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: expat1000

Quite literally ALL of Bill Clintoons successes came from a Republican Congress forcing him into fairly good moves.. He had nothing to do with them he just signed the legislation.. orchestrated by Newt..

Newt Gingrich forced him to be pliable.. and appear to not hate America.. It was Newt not Clintoon that made all of Clintoons successes.. Newt did it not Bubba.. with no doubt a hairy harangue from the Hildebeast for doing it too, at home..

Poor old Bubba is just as clueless as Barry HAlf-White is..
But Barry don’t a Newt to come to his rescue.. PeeWeeHerman would be a better Speaker than Boehner.. One thing Boehner does have, “good hair”.. He looks like a Congressman but isn’t.. he is a drone in the Collectivist Hive..

But Newt is a rascal.. a whore.. I would be willing to pay him a couple billion to fix America.. up to 10 Billion.. It would be cheap..


18 posted on 10/21/2012 6:47:17 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: expat1000

Slimey never got a degree from Oxford. He was run out of the country after his standard rape of a girl.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 6:47:27 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: expat1000
The Oxford draft dodging grad

Actually, I'm pretty sure he didn't graduate from Oxford. His career as a Rhodes Scholar was cut short when he ran into some sort of sexual trouble (reputed to be a rape) and the Brits suggested that maybe he should leave the school without completing the program.

But not many people talk about that (he is, after all, A Democrat).

20 posted on 10/21/2012 6:48:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: expat1000
Tia, in the comments section at the source, nails it........

The blowjob president defending the NO job president

21 posted on 10/21/2012 6:48:58 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Persevero

The best they’ve got is the media. Without that a thousand Bill Clinton’s would not allow The Disaster to get 30% of the vote.


22 posted on 10/21/2012 6:49:04 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Catsrus

Yep, and that is why Clinton did not have any sort of mandate.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 6:49:46 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: ilovesarah2012
I would love to be a fly on the wall when Bill and Hillary talk about Obama.

Pfft. We already know...: "Hey Hil, we need a refill on the coffee. Ask that mulatto a--hole to step and fetch us some more."

24 posted on 10/21/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hole_n_one
The blowjob president defending the NO job president

Actually, both Clinton and Obama are blowjob presidents.

If you catch my drift.

25 posted on 10/21/2012 6:51:52 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: expat1000

The Clintons, just as the rest of the Democrats, are insane and unsavory enough that they should by rights never see the outside of a jail. And that should be a given.

Unfortunately, there’s all kinds of special interests, reilgious loons, economic and mob, , who always see fit to help the subhumans.


26 posted on 10/21/2012 6:51:52 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Tucker39

The dems seem to believe it. They are sure acting as though they believe it to be completely true


27 posted on 10/21/2012 6:52:43 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Catsrus
The 18-19% that Perot garnered would have given George H.W. Bush the win.

Some people say that, especially around here. I'm not so sure. Bush 41 ran a crappy, feckless campaign, close to McCain in its incompetence.

28 posted on 10/21/2012 6:53:43 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Persevero
I guess he is the best they’ve got - which isn’t saying much.

He is the only democrat president re-elected since Truman in 1948.

29 posted on 10/21/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Hardraade
The Clintons, just as the rest of the Democrats, are insane and unsavory enough that they should by rights never see the outside of a jail.

Check my profile page.

30 posted on 10/21/2012 6:54:50 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: expat1000

31 posted on 10/21/2012 6:57:57 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: expat1000

LOSER


32 posted on 10/21/2012 6:58:12 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: expat1000

bill is worried about Monica’s tell-all book.


33 posted on 10/21/2012 6:59:12 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Don’t forget he knows simple rithmatic!


34 posted on 10/21/2012 6:59:44 PM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I agree.

Clinton does not want O to win. And...he is the master of back handed compliments.


35 posted on 10/21/2012 7:00:50 PM PDT by berdie
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To: ilovesarah2012

heh...me too!


36 posted on 10/21/2012 7:04:20 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: expat1000
Bubba, Biden, and Dean are leading the Dimmies in the crazy dance.
37 posted on 10/21/2012 7:04:43 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Vince Ferrer
Truman became President following the death of FDR. He was then elected to a term as President on his own (remember Dewey beats Truman).

Lyndon Johnson became President following the assassination of JFK. He was then elected to a term as President on his own.

Both Truman and Johnson could have run for a second full term on their own but declined to do so. Clinton was the only Democrat President elected to two terms since FDR.

38 posted on 10/21/2012 7:07:35 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: expat1000

Oh, he’s a fun guy when things are going good. But when they’re not, he can make Bruno Ganz in “Downfall” look like he’s on Xanax.


39 posted on 10/21/2012 7:11:02 PM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: expat1000

NOPE..! Bill and Hill r only campaigning for Hussein to the extent that permits them to credibly claim in four years to voting blacks that they played nicey-nice with the bisexual Muslim.

HILLARY STILL PLANS ON RUNNING...


40 posted on 10/21/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Slyfox
You are exactly right on clinton and perot, the “volunteers”
were set up. I too saw the joy exhibited by perot on election night because “he won”! It was done to destroy GHWBush and perot succeeded, the scum bag.
41 posted on 10/21/2012 7:13:53 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: expat1000
The Oxford draft dodging grad who can appeal to working Americans because he has a Southern accent.

Not even his detractors will mention that he was impeached and disbarred.

42 posted on 10/21/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: expat1000
Governor candidate, Jay Inslee (D-WA), is running an ad where Bubba says what a great guy Inslee is. It is the most weak, insincere (just pay me/get me a babe and I'll say anything...) ad any canidate is running.

Endorsements like this from Bubba can't be helping.

43 posted on 10/21/2012 7:20:46 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: expat1000

Honky-dory? Filthy racist pig.


44 posted on 10/21/2012 7:25:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Not me. There’s no telling what on Bill Clinton’s walls.


45 posted on 10/21/2012 7:31:21 PM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: knak

LOL - I didn’t think of that, but you’re right.


46 posted on 10/21/2012 7:35:32 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: expat1000

W. C. Fields-—that’s all I see when I look at this buffoon; listen to him speak and watch that big, bulbous nose of his; then, imagine him in that hat Fields always tipped.

You’ll never look at him the same way, again.


47 posted on 10/21/2012 7:36:54 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

I always picture him singing ‘Trailer for sale or rent . . . .”


48 posted on 10/21/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: expat1000
Dear Klintoon....

(1) It's the economy stupid...

(2) The say STD's can settle into the central nervous system...
...a latent after-effect often causing dementia in the elderly...

(3) Get some help...

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42_Advocate7

49 posted on 10/21/2012 7:42:18 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: expat1000

Clinton won with much less than 50% both times. He got his buddy Ross Perot to run interference for him and had Ross declined, Bill would’ve lost. He is a scumbag, liar, socialist, womanizer, thief, rapist, not to mention LIAR (can I say that again?). That he holds any credibility is because Americans have short memories and little real sense of what is real in politics and what is not.


50 posted on 10/21/2012 7:49:43 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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