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BILL CLINTON FROM SAVIOR TO POTENTIAL SCAPEGOAT IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS
Power Line ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF

Posted on 10/25/2012 2:59:45 PM PDT by kingattax

If President Obama loses this election, the Democrats will need a scapegoat. The obvious scapegoat would be Obama himself. But he’s been getting free passes all of his life, and the left-liberals who comprise the Democratic mainstream will think long and hard about holding him accountable now.

For one thing, he’s manifestly one of them. For another, he’s African-American.

Accordingly, the need for a different scapegoat would arise. That scapegoat would have to be someone significant enough to be plausible in the role and someone not strongly associated with the Party’s left-liberal faction.

Someone like Bill Clinton.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; hillary

1 posted on 10/25/2012 2:59:54 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Here's an interesting FR thread from ten years ago: My Favorite Clinton Lie.
2 posted on 10/25/2012 3:13:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: kingattax
NYT: How Bill Clinton may have hurt the Obama campaign

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950129/posts

3 posted on 10/25/2012 3:13:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: kingattax
That scapegoat would have to be someone significant enough to be plausible in the role and someone not strongly associated with the Party’s left-liberal faction.

Someone like Bill Clinton.

Surely you jest or did your space shuttle just dock from Mars? If Obama is Jesus Christ then Clinton, to the Progressives, is God the Father. I won't speculate on Hillary.

4 posted on 10/25/2012 3:14:54 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone
That scapegoat would have to be someone significant enough to be plausible in the role and someone not strongly associated with the Party’s left-liberal faction.

As I read down this thread, my peripheral vision registered the last three words of your first paragraph as "self lubrication" before my eye actually got to them.

I just thought you should know that.

5 posted on 10/25/2012 3:19:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: kingattax
Senator Teddy Kennedy is the real scapegoat if Obama loses. The Obama camp modeled its strategy on the 1994 U.S. Senate race where Mitt Romney challenged Kennedy. Kennedy used Romney's founding of Bain Capital and all the associated class warfare boogymen against Romney. Some of Kennedy's campaign commercials featured laid-off workers who, 18 years later, popped up in Obama’s TV ads. The problem with adopting Kennedy's strategy is that nobody in Massachusetts could have beaten him for any office. So the theme of his campaign was irrelevant.
6 posted on 10/25/2012 3:35:28 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: kingattax

Birds of a feather.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 3:37:30 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Randy Larsen

When your enemies are fighting amongst themselves, just shut up and break out the popcorn.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 4:03:52 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: huckfillary

Good time to pull out the keyhole telescope to view in 9 power so we don’t miss anything!


9 posted on 10/25/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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10 posted on 10/25/2012 4:41:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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