Skip to comments.BILL CLINTON'S BIGMOUTH OF THE SOUTH OUTRAGE AT 'BARACK = JESSE' REMARK
Posted on 01/28/2008 7:39:18 AM PST by COUNTrecount
WASHINGTON - Shoot-from-the-lip Bill Clinton has struck again.
A day after Barack Obama's overwhelming victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton in South Carolina, the spotlight was back on the former president - this time for dismissive comments he made comparing the Illinois senator's campaign to the failed presidential candidacies of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
While his wife campaigned in Tennessee and Obama stumped in Georgia, the media focus was once again on Bill Clinton, who said on Saturday: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here."
The message: that Obama might peel off a few Southern states with sizeable black populations, as Jackson did, but can't forge a successful nationwide candidacy.
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Sen. Clinton attributed her husband's comments to emotion.
"Well, I think it's human nature. I think that the spouses of all three of us have, you know, been passionate and vigorous defenders of each of us and, you know, maybe got a little carried away," she said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
She chalked it up to "sleep deprivation" on the campaign trail
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STANDING BY HER MAN: Hillary Clinton, here in Memphis yesterday, blamed her husband's remarks comparing her rival to Jesse Jackson on "sleep deprivation."
He's deprived of something while campaigning,but I doubt that it's sleep.
sleep deprivation causes racism... who knew?
Surprised she didn’t say, “It’s President Bush’s fault.”
CNN did a hit piece (very funny) on Billy showing clips of him in various stages of napping at political functions. I just hope he keeps up the “good” work.
I doubt it. Just not HER.
Remember when Rudy v. Hillary was a LOCK for the showdown in November?
Now Hillary is putting distance between herself and Bill! So they don't really share a single, massively intelligent, brain? And we are actually being asked to elect Hillary, not Bill and his old lady? that can't be good for her campaign.
You know, when one is speaking on national TV, one might, you know, try to drop the you-knows.
John / Billybob
I’ve heard that as “putting a marshmallow into a piggy bank!”
Did Je$$e Jack$on win in Iowa? Did he come close to winning in New Hampshire? Did he end up with the most delegates in Nevada?
I think Rudy did not realize that with our crazy 24/7 news coverage, that he really had to be in the picture all the time. Maybe his strategy would have worked last election, but things have changed. I also think the MSM was happy not to bring Rudy into it...they do not want him to be the candidate because he really could easily beat the Dem nominee. That’s my opinion.
That's it? That is what they are "outraged" about?
Kind of a low threshold for outrage it seems.
“sleep deprivation causes racism... who knew?”
I almost spit up my coffee after reading that.
Herewith Clinton strips away the camouflage from the crass racism of the Democrat Party.
The Republican Party stands--as it has always stood--for universal liberty and justice: as the anti-slavery party (for which it was originally formed), the anti-racist party, the anti-Jim Crow party, the anti-Ku Klux Klan party, and as the party that passed the civil rights legislation of the 1960s and '70s that outlawed and ended legal racial discrimination in the U.S.A.
The Republican Party has stood steadfast.
The Democrat Party stands for nothing more than the crass, unscrupulous grab for power, at any cost, pandering to whomever or whatever will achieve its ignominious objective.
I doubt he can even get it up anymore.
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