Skip to comments.Modus Operandi of the Clinton Temper or a.k.a. Bill Clinton's Greatest Hits!
Posted on 09/25/2006 2:26:23 PM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
Here's a compilation of Bill's "terrible temper rants". What you saw yesterday on Fox News Sunday has become a sort of mad "dance routine" of Bill Clinton's. He get's on stage and he goes right into reacting to what can now be called his greatest "hits" (against him of course). I suppose after seeing his act a few times it gets pretty old (probably doesn't even scare Hillary anymore, if it ever did). But just in case anyone has missed Bill "losing it" once or twice in the past, here's a compilation. It is amazing how he has his modus operandi down pat, only the issues have changed, but not his method of showing his guilty feelings.
Clinton chides media over affair
Former US President Bill Clinton has hit out at the media's treatment of his affair with Monica Lewinsky in a BBC television interview.
Speaking on a Panorama programme to be broadcast on Tuesday night, Mr Clinton accused the press of helping the far- right and liking "to hurt people".
He said the media cared more about the affair than the conflict in Bosnia.
Mr Clinton said he was relieved his wife, Hillary, did not decide to throw him out but make him sleep on the sofa.
Mr Clinton reacted after presenter David Dimbleby asked him why he had an affair with Ms Lewinsky when he knew he was under investigation by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr for other matters.
Wagging his finger and getting visibly agitated, Mr Clinton expressed anger at the media's behaviour.
He said: "Let me just say this. One of the reasons he [Kenneth Starr] got away with it is because people like you only ask me the questions.
"You gave him a complete free ride. Any abuse they wanted to do. They indicted all these little people from Arkansas, what did you care about them, they're not famous, who cares that their life was trampled. Who cares that their children are humiliated.
"Nobody in your line of work cared a rip about that at the time. Why, because he was helping their story.
People like you always help the far-right, because you like to hurt people, and you like to talk about how bad people are and all their personal failings Bill Clinton
"And that's why people like you always help the far-right, because you like to hurt people, and you like to talk about how bad people are and all their personal failings. "Look, you made a decision to allocate your time in a certain way, you should take responsibility for that, you should say 'yes, I care much more about this than whether the Bosnian people were saved, and whether he brought a million home from Kosovo'."
Banished to sofa
But despite the shaky start, Mr Clinton quickly recovered his composure and was questioned for a further 30 minutes by Mr Dimbleby.
During that time he laughed and joked, talking frankly about UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, about life at home and his views on the war on terror and the Iraq war. It is believed that he even made time in his tight schedule to talk off camera to the Panorama team for 15 minutes after the interview ended.
Mr Clinton also revealed that in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky affair he was banished to the sofa by his wife Hillary at home, while ordering bombing attacks on al-Qaeda at work.
But he told the programme that he saw sleeping on the sofa as a positive sign.
"I thought that in a funny way the fact that I was sleeping on the couch and they were still in the same house with me meant that Hilary and Chelsea hadn't given up on me," he said.
"I figured out that I was getting a whipping at home where I should have gotten it. I felt that everything they [Hillary and daughter Chelsea] wanted to say or do to me, they had an absolute right to do so.
"The fact that I was still able to stay under the same roof... I thought that was progress.
"I was just glad to be among the living there at home and frankly, perhaps I shouldn't acknowledge this, but it was a relief to have to go to work and concentrate on something else because otherwise I would have nothing to think about all day long but what a bad fella I'd been."
Story from BBC NEWS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/americas/3829799.stm
Published: 2004/06/22 13:35:28 GMT
© BBC MMVI
"Clinton unloads about Ken Starr and the press-assisted witch hunt:"
"One of the reasons he got away with it is because people like you only ask people like me the questions. You gave him a complete free ride. Any abuse they wanted to do, they indicted all these little people from Arkansas, what did you care about them, theyre not famous, who cares that their lives were trampled. Who cares if their children were humiliated?"
Excerpted from "PRESIDENTIAL OPRAH?" by Mac MacArthur at http://www.americanpolitics.com/121797_ClintPressConf.html
Bill Clinton wasn't amused by ABC's John Donvan yesterday when he asked.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 1997 -- New York (APJP) -- Bill Clinton held a wide-ranging press conference yesterday which set the tone for next year's presidency weeks ahead of his State of the Union address. The president claimed he had a "banner year" in 1997; named the First Dog; was reluctant to deny women in the military opportunity; wants to see the Bosnian peace process continue, refused to discuss, in detail, his confidence in Louis Freeh as FBI Director; called Saddam Hussein "clever crazy"; brought up possible rapprochement to Iran; explained that he didn't personally snub Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Los Angeles; said he believed that his race initiative is working, announced a Spring meeting of NATO; said the country was better off than five years ago when he took office; and almost lost his temper with an "opinionated" reporter.
Clinton flared briefly when a reporter said some had dismissed his recent Ohio, town meeting on race relations as "presidential Oprah," referencing TV talk star Oprah Winfrey.
He got into a spat with a reporter who said that "reports from the front lines of your race initiative suggest that the initiative is in chaos," and was "a little more than 'Presidential Oprah."'
"If that's your opinion, state your opinion," Clinton said, and asked the reporter to identify the critics. It was classic Clinton, exposing the reporter's own bias and continuing his open "fight-back" attitude. The reporter did not tell the President who the critics were, but implied they came from within his own Administration and that he might "fire" them if he did.
"That may be your editorial comment, that's not my reports," Clinton shot back. He then challenged the reporter to name one source. "Just one," he said, almost ridiculing him. "Give me a name."
John Donvan "I don't want them to get fired by you, sir," replied the harasser, John Donvan of ABC News."
and lest we forget when America first saw Bill's anger modus operandi
From The Washington Post at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/clinton081898.htm
"Seven months after he wagged his finger and sternly told a national audience that he did not have sex with "that woman," the president said during another live television address that he had not been candid because he wanted to protect himself and his family from embarrassment."
"But the president's tone during his five-minute statement was flavored with as much anger as remorse as he lashed out at Starr and called for a halt to the investigation of whether he perjured himself in the Paula Jones lawsuit or encouraged others to do so. "I intend to reclaim my family life for my family," he said. "It's nobody's business but ours. Even presidents have private lives. It is time to stop the pursuit of personal destruction and the prying into private lives and get on with our national life."
Seven Months of Denials
"Read what Clinton has said about his relationship with Lewinsky, and see the video of his Jan. 26 statement."
"For the last seven months, Clinton has let stand his denials of any sexual liaisons with Lewinsky and allowed aides and even his wife go on television to repeat them."
"During his Jan. 17 deposition in the Jones case, he said, "I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her." Four days later, after the story of Starr's investigation broke, Clinton said, "There is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship, or any other kind of improper relationship."
"When that failed to quell a political storm, Clinton went on television again to deny it more forcefully in a Jan. 26 statement that has become a coda for this saga. "Listen to me," he said defiantly that day. "I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."
The above quotes are from: Clinton Admits to Lewinsky Relationship, Challenges Starr to End Personal 'Prying' by By Peter Baker and John F. Harris,Washington Post Staff Writers. Tuesday, August 18, 1998; Page A01 The Washington Post.
My Opinion: As the old sages say, a tiger doesn't changes his stripes. We can expect more of Bill's rants in the future because either guilt makes him act that way, or he can't help himself, that's he way he is and always will be. But maybe since we've seen the routine often enough now, we won't think of him as an Ex-American President and we'll just yawn the next time.
There he goes again....
oh please please someone do a montage of his rages and angers and finger pointing and post it on youtube.
so right. It is all an act...and the Libs love it.Cause they are emotional babies who scream and rant and love anyone who does act out!
Mad Bill Disease?
"I thought that in a funny way the fact that I was sleeping on the couch and THEY WERE STILL IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH ME meant that Hilary and Chelsea hadn't given up on me," he said.
An illustration of how Hillary and Billy Boy thought the WHITE HOUSE was (and still is) theirs.
Hey Hillary......that's OUR White House and your useless husband defiled it.
Yes,yes,yes! Great idea!
Love that #3 poster. It might even be closer than we realise to the truth. If you notice the background shows an office , not the woods.
No way did Vince Foster shoot himself at Ft. marcy.
He is always getting off for the most offensive things. Why they just put the Clintons in jail where they really belong and be done with it?
The thought of it makes me sick.
The problem with the people on the left is that even though they may have good hearts, they're too blind to see that the Democratic Party is controlled by the NWO globalists.
Yes. good point.
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Yep, it 'rallies his base' which, btw, is HUGE.
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