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Bill Clinton 2008 on Obama: A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee
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Posted on 01/10/2010 5:09:02 PM PST by mnehring

Another hot excerpt from the same book that’s got Dingy Harry groveling. What a treat to hear how the Lords of Tolerance talk to each other behind closed doors.

This is turning into some day.

[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

As politically tempting as it is to demagogue this, and duly aware that the left would never give the benefit of the doubt to a conservative in an argument over racial subtext, I can’t believe Billy Jeff meant it “that way.” Comparing a guy running to become the first black president to some sort of servant is astoundingly tone-deaf, but that was par for the course for Clinton throughout that campaign. Remember when he idly compared The One to Jesse Jackson in the run-up to the South Carolina primary, at a moment when the media was paranoid that Hillary would try to “racialize” the campaign? All he meant by the coffee remark, I assume, was that The One was too young and green to be president, not far removed in age and experience from, say, a Senate aide. Which is also plenty insulting given how long Obama spent as a state senator, but certainly not racially untoward. The great mystery here is why Teddy was so offended by the remark. Did he perceive some racial subtext in it? Hard to believe he’d flip out simply because Clinton belittled Obama’s resume.

Ambinder’s got a new list up of juicy quotes from the book, including reports of our eventual secretary of state cheering on attempts to push the cokehead meme against Obama, so go check that out. A parting thought that scarcely needs articulating: Had a Republican said what BJ said, he’d be finished, finished, finished.

Update: A theory as to why Teddy might have been pissed at Clinton for denigrating Obama’s youth: JFK was even younger than The One when he became president, and Teddy and Caroline were both eyeing Obama as some sort of lost heir to Camelot. Not absurd to think he might have taken it personally somehow.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: clinton; coffee; gamechange; hotair; lackey; obama; racism; x42

1 posted on 01/10/2010 5:09:07 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

“Black or with cream, Mr. President”?


2 posted on 01/10/2010 5:10:46 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: mnehring
Clinton is still racist and kennedy is getting even more corrupt...
you know in the casket..
3 posted on 01/10/2010 5:11:56 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

The racism on the left is so deeply ingrained, they don’t even see it, it is like water to a fish.. with their noses so high in the air, they don’t realize that they are exactly what they accuse others of being.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 5:14:09 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

See also on same topic:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2425275/posts


5 posted on 01/10/2010 5:15:41 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: hosepipe
" Kennedy is getting even more corrupt..."

Yeah, but he's a Dem so his votes still count.

6 posted on 01/10/2010 5:16:56 PM PST by caper gal 1 (Prayers for Rush.)
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To: mnehring

He isn’t fit to get anyone coffee.


7 posted on 01/10/2010 5:18:01 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat rescue officer's dad,)
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To: mnehring

I don’t see this remark particularly racist-i think Clinton was most likely referring to the’bamster’s level of mentality.


8 posted on 01/10/2010 5:18:22 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Let’s put it this way, would the left consider that statement racist if someone on the right made it?

Why not just judge them by the standards they create?


9 posted on 01/10/2010 5:20:25 PM PST by mnehring
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I don’t know about that. I remember Clinton referring to the men who were willing to take a bullet for him as trained pigs.


10 posted on 01/10/2010 5:20:47 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
I agree. But he'd have said it about anybody who advanced from nobody to presidential candidate that quickly, for no valid reason. In other words, he skipped the entry level of his political career.
11 posted on 01/10/2010 5:29:24 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: mnehring

Clintoon: “Hey boy, bring me mah cigars”.


12 posted on 01/10/2010 5:34:23 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mnehring

But the demons in Clinton have something in common with the demons in Margaret Sanger...”[they]do not want the word to get out that [they] want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”


13 posted on 01/10/2010 5:34:46 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: mnehring

14 posted on 01/10/2010 5:42:27 PM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: mnehring
... with their noses so high in the air, they don’t realize that they are exactly what they accuse others of being.

Logical but more likely in their intense drive to gain and keep power one of their tactics is to hold themselves to no rules at all but to insist their opponents be held to the highest possible standard. That is what we are seeing.

15 posted on 01/10/2010 5:42:43 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
“Black or with cream, Mr. President”?

Half and Half???

16 posted on 01/10/2010 5:45:52 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Plausible defense. Clintoon was smarter than Zero.


17 posted on 01/10/2010 5:52:32 PM PST by CDFingers (I don't want 0bama to fail. He wants it bad enough for the both of us!)
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To: Don Corleone

Best line I’ve read this evening. Thanks!


18 posted on 01/10/2010 5:56:21 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

LOL - You left off the sarcasm tag...


19 posted on 01/10/2010 6:01:08 PM PST by GOPJ (You don't have to eat all of a rotten egg to know it's rotten.)
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To: mnehring

Kind of a funny line, but Clinton is absolutely right. Obama has no qualifications for the office he now holds.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 6:03:32 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: lookout88

Actually, I think 0 would have brought them coke (when they could afford it).


22 posted on 01/10/2010 6:50:20 PM PST by hellbender
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