Skip to comments.Bill Clinton says he witnessed voter suppression
Posted on 01/19/2008 10:26:50 AM PST by COUNTrecount
Bill Clinton, speaking at a Vegas YMCA last night, made more charges against Obama and claimed to have, with Chelsea, personally witnessed voter suppression by the Culinary Workers:
There is this whole business of the new politics. Well I got a taste of the new politics today. We need a new politics where we all love each other. Youve heard all that. Theres a radio ad up in the northern part of Nevada telling Republicans that they ought to just register as Democrats for a day so they can beat Hillary and go out and be Republicans next week and vote in the primary. Doesnt sound like the new politics to me.
Today when my daughter and I were wandering through the hotel, and all these culinary workers were mobbing us telling us they didnt care what the union told them to do, they were gonna caucus for Hillary.
There was a representative of the organization following along behind us going up to everybody who said that, saying 'if youre not gonna vote for our guy were gonna give you a schedule tomorrow so you cant be there.' So, is this the new politics? I havent seen anything like that in America in 35 years. So I will say it again they think they're better than you.
(The transcript was provided by one source with a recording of the event, and confirmed by another.)
To go over the facts here, the only publicly reported radio ad anything like what Clinton refers to is one that encourages Republicans and independents to caucus, but doesn't mention Hillary.
And the Vegas papers haven't found any evidence of the kind of straightforward voter suppression Clinton reports. The Obama campaign has suggested the Clinton campaign file formal complaints if it has evidence.
"This is ludicrous," Culinary Workers political director Pilar Weiss told Politico. She said the union is "aware that some workers aren't going to vote our way" and doesn't engage in intimidation.
"The fact that they lost a lawsuit aimed at suppressing workers' votes, and that now they're trying to hold on to these baseless claims is ridiculous," she said.
Weiss also said Clinton's claim is "technically impossible." Clinton supporters can ask union organizers -- who are actively promoting Obama's candidacy -- to add their names to the lists of workers who will take time off to caucus today. But signs posted around the casinos advertise another avenue to get the time off: Workers can go around the union and ask their managers directly.
"We have found it shocking that President Clinton has gotten so engaged in promoting these accusations," she said.
Payback's a bi#@H, isn't it BJ?
wahhh, wahhhh, they’re stealing our dirty tricks. Those are OURS, we invented them. wahhhhh, wahhhhhh.
How depressing it is to see an ex-president of the United States running around like just any old political hack, so desperate is he for a return to power of the co-presidency.
I have news for Bill: if you pull this off, SHE is going to be running the show and you will do as you are told.
Every time Clinton opens his mouth a flood of lies spews forth.
We’re so worried about our own primaries that we forget that the Dims are in the middle of a meltdown.
Better put some ice on that.
Strong message to follow.
How many decades have Republicans been the victims of intimidation and harassment at the polls by union thugs getting paid time off in order to rig elections for Democrats?
Gee, Clinton! How does it feel to be a Republicn?
I guess he pissed that the "rules" of dem politics actually apply to him and Hillary also.
That old man has to stay home and stop going out in public. He is an embarrassment and a repressive force on voters.
“A lie unanswered becomes the truth in 24 hours...”
Of all people....he should know....
YO slick...........do you REALLY think anyone is going to believe YOU?
Upon witnessing voter suppression former President Clinton pulled out his badge, a stained blue dress, and threated to ....
Suuure he “witnessed voter suppression”
But as a Lawyer, former Governor, and ex-President of the US with a Secret Service Detail, he was powerless to intervene ......
Got to get a government investigation going though...
“We need a new politics where we all love each other.” HA. I bet he’s like a big ‘o lovefest.
He has lost his mind. Seriously.
Bill Clinton is not just a liar. He is a damnable liar; he is an odious liar; he is the greatest liar ever to occupy the oval office.
Bill and Hill have only one card to play...the victim card. They are always persecuted, always picked on, always treated unfairly. Sheesh. Who would be stupid enough to vote for these two perpetual victims, who must not be too bright if everyone can get the better of them? Blacks have always felt that victim kinship with these grifters, and now they are cultivating the Hispanics into joining the never-ending pity party. In fact, the Democrats ought to be renamed the Pity Party.
Yeah, like he witnessed black churches burning across the Arkansas landscape and didn't have sex with that woman. Bill Clinton is a documented liar, impeached and disbarred specifially for LYING. The bastard should be in jail for perjury, at the very least.
Bill also saw a black church burning in Vegas that night...
We’re seeing Bill Clinton unplugged, and what a glorious (read: remarkably petty/paranoid/lying/pitiful) sight it is.
“YO slick...........do you REALLY think anyone is going to believe YOU?”
Of course there are blind followers who will believe any and all crap that spews from the mouths of the Clintons. Some jackass wrote a letter to the Editor of the New York Daily News last week stating that Hillary had Elinor Roosevelt’s wisdom and Jackie Kennedy’s class. I almost vomited.
Chelsea must have been out jogging at the time.
US Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is introduced by her husband former US president Bill Clinton at a rally in Las Vegas January 18, 2008. The Nevada caucuses are January 19th. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
You reap what you sow, you pig.
You and your side started this politics of hatred, now deal with it!
...not since the culinary workers burned down predominantly black churches in Arkansas.
I have heard that tertiary syphilis will do that to one's mind.
Very soon would be better.......
The Hill and Bill show was tough to watch when it was on from 1992-2000. I'd hate to think I have to watch it in reruns from 2009-2016.
sorry folks, Clinton’s my dog in this fight.
We all would have preferred a little zipper suppression on his part, but he came out short and crooked.
DOUBLE VOMIT! There ain't a barf bag big enough!
The Frankenstein monster has turned against its former masters. lol
The union thugs want to bow down before a new master.
Alabama’s Shorty Price had nothing on this guy.
"I call it love. I am their father. The people are my children. I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly."
he may be the only guy around who can rough up that other Irishman, O’Bama
What the heck happened 35 years ago? I seems like every time the Clintons open their mouths they say something about 35 years.
The crooked one just never gives up.
Is it a crime to suppress the Democratic dead vote? If we chain the gates on cemeteries on election day, is that a violation of the Voting Act?
Gotta be Watergate.