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Bill Clinton: Obama Should Sound More Hopeful
ABC News ^ | Feb. 19, 2009 | TAHMAN BRADLEY

Posted on 02/19/2009 8:41:13 PM PST by dr_who

Former President Bill Clinton gives President Barack Obama an "A" grade for his first month in office, but tells ABC News that Obama needs to put on a more positive face when speaking to the American people about the economy and must keep pressure on Republicans who try to obstruct his plans.

"Look, the American people, I think, know the president has tried to reach out to Republicans," Clinton told ABC News' Chris Cuomo. "And it takes two to tango. I think there are some of them who really believe that just-say-no politics is good politics.

"It was -- briefly, only briefly -- in the '90s. It isn't anymore," he added. "So, sooner or later, I think if he just keeps chugging along, just keeps the door open, invite 'em to every economic conference, invite 'em to every meeting, eventually, he'll start getting some votes" in Congress.

In a notable early showdown over a $787 billion economic stimulus proposal, only three Republicans in the Senate and none in the House of Representatives voted for the Obama-endorsed bill.

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Keep talking, creep. I'm sure it's going to help Obama a heckuvalot. I will say though that Bubba is right that the Republicans should be united in more than just voting "no". Republicans kicked Clinton's butt in '94 by demonstrating that they knew where to take the country and the POTUS didn't.
1 posted on 02/19/2009 8:41:13 PM PST by dr_who
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To: dr_who

Gloom and doom is all the DemocRATS have to offer. Well, there’s death too.


2 posted on 02/19/2009 8:42:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: dr_who

Sound more hopeful, while sticking it in. The results are the same, though, we still get screwed.


3 posted on 02/19/2009 8:44:51 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: dr_who

“Hi. I’m Bill Clinton. I don’t have any official position in the Obama administration, but I’m here to tell the press that although he’s doing it all wrong, I can advise him how to do it right. For a small cut of the proceeds.”


4 posted on 02/19/2009 8:45:03 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dr_who
["Former President Bill Clinton gives President Barack Obama an "A" grade for his first month in office"]

"A" for abysmal. At the rate the Dow has dropped since the election, it'll reach zero within five months.

5 posted on 02/19/2009 8:45:35 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I noticed the “hard hitting” interview was with Mario Cuomo’s son. When does Haley Barbour’s son, Trent Lott or Tom Delay’s kids get to “interview” political figures for major broadcast news shows?


6 posted on 02/19/2009 8:46:40 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: dr_who
Not since FDR has there been this much hope!

FDR: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

BHO: The thing we have to cheer is fear itself.
(Don't let it go to waste! Marxist revolution from the top down -- workers of the world! . . . .)

7 posted on 02/19/2009 8:47:42 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Can’t get a better endorsement than that! Hey Bill! Do you feel their pain?


8 posted on 02/19/2009 8:47:54 PM PST by dr_who
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Gloom and doom is all the DemocRATS have to offer. Well, there’s death too.

Don't forget taxes.

Democrats, the party of gloom, death, and taxes. That fairly well sums them up.

10 posted on 02/19/2009 8:48:03 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And this stuff:


11 posted on 02/19/2009 8:49:47 PM PST by dr_who
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To: dr_who

An “A” grade, huh? As one corrupt, venal, amoral, Leftist control freak to another. What a shocker.


12 posted on 02/19/2009 8:50:24 PM PST by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: dr_who

The pubbies are in no position to do anything but wiat to see what cards come up. Individual pols, of course, should be speaking up and presenting alternatives, and waiting for an opening.


13 posted on 02/19/2009 8:50:39 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I want my flying car!


14 posted on 02/19/2009 8:51:08 PM PST by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: dr_who
...I think if he just keeps chugging along, just keeps the door open, invite 'em to every economic conference, invite 'em to every meeting, eventually, he'll start getting some votes"

In other words, do what he has done for years... pretend to be bipartisan or post-partisan, pretend to reach across the aisle, and the whole time, vote hard left... practically Marxist left. Hypocrites, both of them.

They just want things like they were through most of the 20th century when the democrats routinely bulldozed the Republicans because the demos had the majority in both houses of congress.

And look at the wonderful, self-sustaining stuff we got...Medicare, Medicaid, Fannie, Freddie, AMTRAK, Social Security. Yeah, the demos sure have some ideas alright.

15 posted on 02/19/2009 8:52:04 PM PST by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: dr_who

0bummer.

When 0bummer speaks, stocks drop.

0bummer turns hope into fear.


16 posted on 02/19/2009 8:57:12 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you are talking about Zimbabwe money.)
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To: RobbyS

Just like DeMint has done with the anti-Fairness Doctrine bill. Let’s see Clinton call that a “no” vote!


17 posted on 02/19/2009 8:57:29 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Uncle Miltie

What else is Clinton supposed to say. He’s his wife’s boss for cripes sake.


18 posted on 02/19/2009 8:58:25 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: Felis_irritable

Yep, “bipartisanship” is Clinton’s special trick card. But between him and the current crop of Democrats, that card has been played too many times. Obama isn’t doing too well if he has to rely on this advice.


19 posted on 02/19/2009 9:01:06 PM PST by dr_who
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To: dr_who

A far cry from Roosevelt’s fireside chats.


20 posted on 02/19/2009 9:06:43 PM PST by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: dr_who

Bill is just sorry he didn’t play the crisis card in his presidency. He coulda had his National Health Care and more.

Imagine, no need to ever debate anything out in the open - just declare an epic crisis and and have Pelosi and Reid shove legislation through with ANYTHING you want in it.


21 posted on 02/19/2009 9:10:06 PM PST by beagleone
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Sound more hopeful, while sticking it in. The results are the same, though, we still get screwed.

Wow! Slick's Trix to Zero...

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22 posted on 02/19/2009 9:13:48 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: dr_who

Obama must own stock in pharmaceuticals, because he is doing a bangup job of causing mass depression. ;)


23 posted on 02/19/2009 9:15:11 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: dr_who

No one, from Left or Right, who tells Obama anything, should waste his breath further. Obama knows exactly what he is doing: proceeding with all possible haste with his plans to destroy the United States. I believe that Obama wants the U.S. to be such a hellhole that he intends to helicopter out and finish his days basking in the applause and adulation of a post-U.S. ruling elite—Brussels, perhaps, or someplace with better weather.

I wonder if the Clintons even understand what a thorough Bolshevik/Nihilist Obama is.


24 posted on 02/19/2009 9:15:28 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Big_Monkey

I love Mark Steyn’s description of such and interview—”So-and-so was the subject of an incisive tongue-bath in the Washington Post...”


25 posted on 02/19/2009 9:18:31 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: dr_who

26 posted on 02/19/2009 9:21:04 PM PST by new cruelty (Shoot your TV. Torch your newspaper.)
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To: dr_who
Former President Bill Clinton gives President Barack Obama an "A" grade for his first month in office, but tells ABC News that Obama needs to put on a more positive face when speaking to the American people about the economy and must keep pressure on Republicans who try to obstruct his plans.

Oh, but when Democrats obstructed Bush despite his attempts to put pressure on them, that was just good politics/sarc What a waste of skin this chump is.

27 posted on 02/19/2009 9:23:50 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: dr_who

President Scumbag gives President Fraud advise.


28 posted on 02/19/2009 9:25:33 PM PST by Guns
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To: dr_who

Obama is the ultimate anti-Reagan. Not only is he a redical socialist, in disposition, he’s the opposite of Reaganite optimism.

His attitude is “America is worthless without me.”

Ain’t no “sunrise in America” with this dude.

More like “Midnight in America.”


29 posted on 02/19/2009 9:42:40 PM PST by cookcounty (A ship in harbor is safe....but that's not what it's for. --Sarah Palin.)
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To: dr_who

“I sure HOPE we ain’t goin into a Depression because I’m spending all the seed corn!”

That’s hope you can believe in.


30 posted on 02/19/2009 9:59:27 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Cicero

Bill: STFU and go home and bake some cookies.


31 posted on 02/19/2009 10:14:17 PM PST by pankot
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To: Cobra64

Everybody likes to be kissed before being....


32 posted on 02/19/2009 10:14:19 PM PST by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: dr_who

The opening volley for the HILLARY! 2012 Campaign


34 posted on 02/19/2009 11:13:44 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * JINDAL* PALIN * CANTOR 2012)
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To: dr_who

What we haven’t heard (and probably never will hear) from Obama is a full-fledged defense of free-market capitalism. Now it’s one thing to say the country is a victim of “predatory lenders” and quite another thing to omit mentioning that these lenders (however wrong-headed the accusation is) are just minor blips in the whole scheme. It’s obvious that The Great Spreader doesn’t believe in a free-market economy. But he’s too cowardly to say so.


35 posted on 02/20/2009 1:48:42 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Advice from the "First Whiner" Billy Blythe the traveling salesman's boy.

Whe will we ever be rid of this piece of excrement?

36 posted on 02/20/2009 4:02:49 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: All

“The only thing to fear”....Is Obama’s army...and they’re at your door...


37 posted on 02/20/2009 4:14:50 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car.)
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To: dr_who
"Bill Clinton gives President Barack Obama an "A" grade for his first month in office, but tells ABC News that Obama needs to put on a more positive face."

Somehow, I never got A's for class work listing items needing improvement. A little grade inflation here?

38 posted on 02/20/2009 5:59:25 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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