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BUBBA STEPS OVER THE LINE
DickMorrisReports@Vote.com (arrived by email) | 11/22/2005 | Toes Morris

Posted on 11/22/2005 9:41:10 PM PST by thoughtomator

BUBBA STEPS OVER THE LINE

By DICK MORRIS

November 22, 2005 -- By traveling to Dubai, just a few hundred miles from the combat zone, to denounce the American involvement in Iraq as a "big mistake," Bill Clinton has made a big mistake of his own.

Normally, a top leader of the Democratic Party and the spouse of a presidential candidate can and should feel free to say anything he chooses. But a former president of the United States should be more careful before he tells hundreds of thousands of young men and women, many of whom served under him, that they are risking their lives for a mistake.

To do it in the Arab world compounds the error. His denunciation of our war effort so close to the spots where our troops are fighting summons memories of Jane Fonda.

Yes, Clinton's attacks were highly specific. He praised getting rid of Saddam, but criticized President Bush for being overly optimistic about how easy it would be to leave Iraq afterward. He also attacked the administration for not leaving the "fundamental military and social and police structure intact." Really? That infrastructure killed, tortured, maimed and mutilated hundreds of thousands of people. Should President Harry Truman have left the Gestapo in place?

Moreover, Clinton knew that the sound bite that would emerge was "big mistake" -- a remark far outside the normal bounds of criticism of a president by one of his predecessors.

But there's another, all too familiar, concern here -- Bill Clinton, blurring his roles as political advantage dictates.

Is he the husband of the 2008 White House frontrunner, predicting that his wife would be a better president than he was? Sometimes. Is he the former president rising above party to join former President George H. W. Bush in appealing for aid for victims of tsunamis and hurricanes? Often. Is he the partisan critic, the nation's chief Democrat, slashing away at administration policy and rallying the faithful on the left? Increasingly.

When he travels to Israel, is he the ex-president bringing his wife along on an almost official visit to our chief Middle Eastern ally, or is he the husband of the candidate trotting along for photo ops? He's both -- with not a care over the conflicts of interest.

It's a potent combo. His support for his wife carries weight because he is a former president; his attacks on Bush are important because he is the husband of the likely Democratic nominee in 2008; his quasi-ceremonial role as a former president gains bite because he still commands massive support in his party as its leader.

Indeed, we have not had a popular ex-president running around criticizing a less favored incumbent since Theodore Roosevelt did it in 1912 against President William Howard Taft. And, of course, we have never had a candidate's spouse assume such a role.

Hillary Clinton has her own version of this blurring -- alternately embracing and shunning her husband's record.

When the senator boasts of the job creation and balanced budget of her husband's tenure, she's arrogating these accomplishments to her own resume. But she's nowhere to be seen as evidence emerges that U.S. intelligence knew that Mohammed Atta was a man to watch in the late 1990s and that we had indications of suicide hijackings of passenger aircraft but did nothing to modify our air-safety system.

Finally, Bill and Hillary are playing a pas-de-deux in satisfying both the left and the center of the Democratic Party. For the first time in their careers, they can really be all things to all people -- Hillary, a hawk voting for the war; Bill, a dove blasting the decision to wage it.

Should the elections in Iraq really turn the corner and give that nation a working democracy and America a way out of Baghdad, Hillary can always say she was there from the beginning. But should the casualties only mount, she can join Bill on his leftist perch.

Eileen McGann co-authored this piece.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: billclinton; debaathification; dickmorris; impotus; traitor; x42
I'm guessing Eileen McGann is the one who brings him the red meds on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Regardless, it's always entertaining to see Dick going off on the Clintons, given his intense personal loathing of them from long experience in their employ.
1 posted on 11/22/2005 9:41:10 PM PST by thoughtomator
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To: thoughtomator

Bill Clinton is obviously competing with Jimmy Carter for the Worst Ex-President of the United States award.


2 posted on 11/22/2005 9:44:11 PM PST by jess35
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To: thoughtomator

Is he the impeached president who will be remembered for getting blow jobs at his desk in the oval office and masturbating into the sink of the oval office washroom?


3 posted on 11/22/2005 9:44:50 PM PST by spyone
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To: thoughtomator
The heel marks in Morris' face are talking.

Works for me.

4 posted on 11/22/2005 9:50:02 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: thoughtomator

"Is he the husband of the 2008 White House frontrunner, predicting that his wife would be a better president than he was?"

No. He is the hypocritical husband of a maybe 2008 WH candidate trying to prove that the two of them together can be President of the World.


5 posted on 11/22/2005 9:52:19 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: thoughtomator

They must have crossed wired his brain when they hooked him back up after his heart surgery.


6 posted on 11/22/2005 9:53:55 PM PST by AmeriBrit (DEMOCRATS LIE AND OUR TROOPS DIE!)
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To: jess35
Bill Clinton is obviously competing with Jimmy Carter for the Worst Ex-President of the United States award.

As if "Worst President" wasn't bad enough.
7 posted on 11/22/2005 10:00:24 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: thoughtomator
"BUBBA STEPS OVER THE LINE"

'One toke over the line . . . '

8 posted on 11/22/2005 10:01:09 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: AmeriBrit

His brain was cross-wired at birth, IMHO.


9 posted on 11/22/2005 10:03:46 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: AmeriBrit

"They must have crossed wired his brain when they hooked him back up after his heart surgery."

You are pretty close. Arguably, what happened is simply that the surgeon crosswired Clinton's heads.


10 posted on 11/22/2005 10:04:24 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: thoughtomator
This turd can do & say as he pleases. The truly sad part is that this administration has allowed him & that POS he calls is wife to roam the world above prosecution. Then this administration puts them on a pedestal giving them credibility. NO WAY will I ever forgive GW for this. A pox on this "Two-Party Cartel".
11 posted on 11/22/2005 10:06:36 PM PST by Digger (Outsource CONgress)
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To: thoughtomator

For reference, thread on Dubai:

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1519343/posts
Dubai Royals Snatch Up Manhattan Real Estate


12 posted on 11/22/2005 10:06:57 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


13 posted on 11/22/2005 10:12:14 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

" an international banking center "

That will be a lot easier to finance the cells over here and for money laundering.


14 posted on 11/22/2005 10:13:08 PM PST by AmeriBrit (DEMOCRATS LIE AND OUR TROOPS DIE!)
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To: thoughtomator

Try him for treason for giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. He is serving as a propagandist.

I don't care that he was a "former" president. He does not serve this nation's interests.


15 posted on 11/22/2005 10:14:00 PM PST by weegee (To understand the left is to rationalize how abortion can be a birthright.)
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To: AmeriBrit

There is more info at that thread too. I made it a Dubai bump list.


16 posted on 11/22/2005 10:14:28 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: AmeriBrit

And also make it more convenient to pump money into the *&*%&'s campaign fund.


17 posted on 11/22/2005 10:15:22 PM PST by AmeriBrit (DEMOCRATS LIE AND OUR TROOPS DIE!)
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To: sageb1

You got it..........they want to rule the world..... Positively spooky.

I'm watching Ollie on Fox News rerun, and I'm thinking he's talking more and more "Presidential".....mentioning borders, Social Security, etc....

Any chance of that happening?


19 posted on 11/22/2005 10:19:56 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: thoughtomator
To do it in the Arab world compounds the error.

It's high time for some prominent Republican to call Clinton out. To tell him to shut up, to stop undermining U.S. policy. I fear I may be waiting awhile.

20 posted on 11/22/2005 10:21:08 PM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: Shortstop7
Ollie for President?

Nah. But he serves a very important purpose where he is and with all he does.

21 posted on 11/22/2005 10:23:17 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: thoughtomator
He also attacked the administration for not leaving the "fundamental military and social and police structure intact." Really? That infrastructure killed, tortured, maimed and mutilated hundreds of thousands of people. Should President Harry Truman have left the Gestapo in place?

LOL, I have always wondered about this tired criticism regarding the disbanding of the police and military structure.

22 posted on 11/22/2005 10:23:50 PM PST by Dolphy
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To: Calpernia

Thankyou!

I'm reading it now but why am I waiting for the Clinton's name to appear any minute? A gut feeling tells me maybe I haven't read far enough yet. I know they have to have their fingers in the pot somewhere and this would be right up their alley.


23 posted on 11/22/2005 10:25:48 PM PST by AmeriBrit (DEMOCRATS LIE AND OUR TROOPS DIE!)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
"I fear I may be waiting awhile."

Me too. The only Republican who could speak that strongly is one who isn't running for anything. Any suggestions?

24 posted on 11/22/2005 10:26:19 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: thoughtomator
Finally, Bill and Hillary are playing a pas-de-deux in satisfying both the left and the center of the Democratic Party. For the first time in their careers, they can really be all things to all people -- Hillary, a hawk voting for the war; Bill, a dove blasting the decision to wage it.

This is a HELL BUMP for the both of them!

25 posted on 11/22/2005 10:29:03 PM PST by Pagey (The Clintons ARE the true definition of the word WRETCHED!)
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To: thoughtomator

I would favor legislation that would afford Secret Service protection to ex-Presidents only for so long as they remained retired and completely out of the public arena.

Maybe we could permit one volume of memoirs every two years. But certainly no speeches, magazine articles, or overseas interferences unless requested the the current POTUS.

I am aware that this might seem a restriction on freedom of speech, but it's not. Nobody, not even these ingrates and reprobates, have a RIGHT to secret service protection.


26 posted on 11/22/2005 10:33:05 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: Shortstop7

Ollie....."Any chance of that happening?"

I don't think so, but would love to see him get an important cabinet position.


27 posted on 11/22/2005 10:33:07 PM PST by AmeriBrit (DEMOCRATS LIE AND OUR TROOPS DIE!)
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To: thoughtomator

Bill Clinton like Little Jimmy Carter are both useless pieces of crap. Everytime the open their mouths and move their lips they prove it.


28 posted on 11/22/2005 10:34:36 PM PST by Dustbunny (Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
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To: basil

That was my first thought but was giving him the benefit of the doubt.


29 posted on 11/22/2005 10:38:05 PM PST by AmeriBrit (DEMOCRATS LIE AND OUR TROOPS DIE!)
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To: AmeriBrit

LOL!


30 posted on 11/22/2005 10:39:40 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: basil
His brain was cross-wired at birth, IMHO.

Yes, Clinton was able to lie and manipulate his way out of anything for decades. And then, imagine his shock to learn that he had been outmaneuvered by a strumpet who had the good fortune to get some timely advice regarding the preservation of a "soiled" blue dress. He has been rotten from the start. But his not uncommon failings pale when compared with those of a debauched electorate that managed to send him into the White House.

It is certainly no surprise to anyone who has followed Clinton's swagger toward power that he could send aid and comfort to our enemies and endanger our troops without a second thought. Recall the following excerpt from his letter to Col. Holmes in 1969? This has been Bubba's innermost sentiment concerning the US military for thirty-six years, minimum:

"I am writing too in the hope that my telling this one story will help you understand more clearly how so many fine people have come to find themselves loving their country but loathing the military... To many of us, it is no longer clear what is service and what is dis-service, or if it is clear, the conclusion is likely to be illegal."

Make no mistake about it, the only thing that Clinton has ever loved is himself.

32 posted on 11/22/2005 11:01:10 PM PST by PerConPat (A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.-- Mencken)
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To: sageb1
Any suggestions?

Bob Dole.

33 posted on 11/23/2005 12:57:34 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Calpernia

Not a surprise that I still have nightmares, reading this, will cause them.

I did not know clinton was brave enough to our Military they were in the wrong.......

What is that called, "Fragging a leader"?


34 posted on 11/23/2005 12:59:04 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!)
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To: Digger

I as any Patriot understand your outrage...however, W is trying as best he can to defeat extremism on the left and the right to allow a moral majority to prevail, as we all work to Put aside the hell that is liberalism...we must support W as well as the next W to allow true progress in defeating hell's Devils(Dem's) I fear that the all or nothing we seek is self defeating...be real! it took the left...the screwed up communist left since the 1930's to make a mess this BAD, it is up to us, yes we Patriots, it is up to us, to fix this frigging bunch of Lier's! WE must be just as patient to right the wrongs and we can not just kill the opposition...WE MUST LEAD! Let it be so here! Jim...sorry if this seems a triad, I have been here so long reading your wisdom, I just had to have my say in a way to say I love you guys


35 posted on 11/23/2005 1:10:43 AM PST by Turborules (Liberal Ideas today are a Oxymoron)
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To: thoughtomator

They are The Arkansas Grifters going along their merry way wreaking havoc with their lying and fund raising,leaving destruction, mayhem,in their path.


36 posted on 11/23/2005 2:36:47 AM PST by Cincinna (HILLARY and her HINO want to take over your country. STOP THEM NOW!)
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To: thoughtomator

'Democratic Party'. ...It's Democrat Party...Oh, wait, maybe we better leave the ic in, it's more descriptive of the them anyhow.


37 posted on 11/23/2005 3:16:09 AM PST by RetSignman
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To: Digger

You know what, you are right on this one but think of it this way. By having Ethel and Julius Clinton around making a$$es out of themselves and A$$es out of the democRATS, is the best thing in guaranteeing a Republican majority in all branches of Gov't for many years to come. Presient Bush and his handlers have been brilliant in this regard. Mark my words; this is definately occouring and America will be better because of it.


38 posted on 11/23/2005 3:32:35 AM PST by rambo316 (The democRATS cotinue in their treasonous ways.)
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To: rambo316

That's "continue" folks in my tag line.


39 posted on 11/23/2005 3:34:57 AM PST by rambo316 (The democRATS continue in their treasonous ways.)
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To: jess35
"Bill Clinton is obviously competing with Jimmy Carter for the Worst Ex-President of the United States award."

They are in heavy competition too.

41 posted on 11/23/2005 3:53:59 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Mia T

Bump


42 posted on 11/23/2005 7:00:49 AM PST by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: thoughtomator

I was into the second paragraph, when Denis Leary's "Asshole" song popped into my head.

A*S*S*H*O*L*E, Everybody, A*S*S*H*O*L*E! The world's biggest asshole....

Pardon my French...


43 posted on 11/23/2005 7:43:27 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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