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Clinton says midterm elections won't be as bad 94
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2010

Posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he doesn't expect Democratic prospects this year “to be as bad as ‘94,” when his failed drive to overhaul the nation's health care system helped Republicans win control of Congress.

In assessing what could be a potentially tough year for his party, Clinton said if Democrats catch a break with the economy and party leaders “kind of keep their heads on straight and keep focusing on the need to show up and get counted, I don't think it'll be as bad as ‘94. I think we'll do much better.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; gopcomeback; x42

1 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whistling past the graveyard.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 7:19:26 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet they are MUCH MUCH worse.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 7:19:42 PM PST by Old Texan (Nobama, cound't get a job as a shift leader at Church's Fried Chicken.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I have trouble reading politicalspeak. Is he saying that the American people think Obama is less of a dirtbag than Clinton was?
4 posted on 02/22/2010 7:19:57 PM PST by Mobties
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I hope BillyBob’s correct.We want to get within a few seats of taking both chambers this November so we can stop Hussein in his tracks.But we don't want to give Hussein the same opportunity in ‘12 that BillyBob had in ‘96...running against the Evil Republican Majority Leader...or Speaker.
5 posted on 02/22/2010 7:20:22 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

wonder where he thinks that economic recovery is coming from? increased taxes? cap and trade?


6 posted on 02/22/2010 7:21:56 PM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Clinton secretly believes it will be a blood-bath and will be greatly pleased if it is. The man is a firm believer in the ancient Klingon proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold.


7 posted on 02/22/2010 7:22:55 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: GOPPachyderm

That seals it! The Dems are doomed, doomed I say.


8 posted on 02/22/2010 7:23:16 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I love how the ASS PRESS goes on pretending Clinton doesn’t hate Obama.

As if the ‘rats are all one big happy family.


9 posted on 02/22/2010 7:25:30 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, he's right when they sneak in liberals like Scott Brown posing as a republican.
10 posted on 02/22/2010 7:26:15 PM PST by woodro43
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To: Old Texan
They will be worse. Republicans need to find a way to illustrate the truth apparent in this chart:


11 posted on 02/22/2010 7:28:45 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Gay State Conservative
But we don't want to give Hussein the same opportunity in ‘12 that BillyBob had in ‘96...running against the Evil Republican Majority Leader...or Speaker.

Billy Jeff's "opportunity" in 1996 was the Republican Majority Leader or the Speaker.

It was Bob Dole.

12 posted on 02/22/2010 7:31:49 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I hope BillyBob’s correct.We want to get within a few seats of taking both chambers this November so we can stop Hussein in his tracks.But we don't want to give Hussein the same opportunity in ‘12 that BillyBob had in ‘96...running against the Evil Republican Majority Leader...or Speaker.

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I must respectfully disagree. Old BJ was a masterful politician, repeatedly elected in a swing state. Zero comes from a one-party town in one-party state, and shows no inclinations towards a mid-course correction.

My preference is that the voters issue him a stinging rebuke this November, bringing with them a comprehensive conservative mandate.

13 posted on 02/22/2010 7:33:55 PM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: Old Texan

They WILL be much much worse.
But I see a problem with GOP overconfidence here, which
to me is the real issue.
I’d like to see the RINOs handing their heads IN ADDITION to seeing a big rollback of Dem seatholders.
I just don’t think there’s enough time.
All my instincts tell me that the RNC has ALREADY been manoeuvering to position Romney as its candidate, and I KNOW they’re extending their hegemony and whatever influence they can muster in more local elections to put NON Tea Party candidates in. There was an FR thread this AM, I will link to in a little while.


14 posted on 02/22/2010 7:34:25 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("I'm flattered that you wanted me, I'm bitter that you got me" --Dick Powell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Based on what... 100% Arkansas pig poop trailings? Apologies to Arkansas and pig poop?

LLS

15 posted on 02/22/2010 7:36:37 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: GOPPachyderm

No. THe foundation of the economic ‘recovery’ will be just as its been for months: lies, illogic, subterfuge, citations of “respected economists”, forecasts, new wrinkles on ‘saved’ and ‘created’, and further puffing up every little make-work project you and I are paying for in some distant state, to overcompendate unskilled workers who will then be beholden to vote Democrat till the end of time.
They, in other words, continue to dig a DEEPER hole for a
Foundation, because that’s all they know how to do.
It will all fall in on them, and they’ll be buried alive.
(I thought I would just exploit the metaphors Joe Biden’s been using for months, about ‘deep holes’ the whole country was in, and how we need “ladders” to get out—this is a sick joke on a cosmic scale.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 7:40:00 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("I'm flattered that you wanted me, I'm bitter that you got me" --Dick Powell)
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To: TheVitaminPress

What you said.


17 posted on 02/22/2010 7:44:37 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Slick, how was the head nurse?


18 posted on 02/22/2010 7:44:52 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Free ThinkerNY
if Democrats catch a break with the economy and party leaders “kind of keep their heads on straight

Note the Clinton-speak qualifier. Maybe dimowits catch a break with economy, but no way dimowit party leaders keep their heads on straight.

I think we'll do much better.

More Clinton-speak. He doesn't define 'we.'
19 posted on 02/22/2010 7:48:33 PM PST by javachip
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

:)


20 posted on 02/22/2010 7:48:47 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Still thinks he is important.


21 posted on 02/22/2010 7:49:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
With McConnell in charge and going to Obama’s little heath care powwow, and with the tea party’ candidate Scott Brown already voting for the dems, I think Billy Boy is on to something. The GOP are total screw ups.
22 posted on 02/22/2010 7:59:47 PM PST by Sybeck1 (POTUS : Punk of the United States)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OH!, Bill, you are so correct. Your guy’s are
gonna win it all. Probably 100 Dem Senators
and 235,000 Representatives. All You, All you!

What an ostrich.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 8:00:37 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...won’t be as bad ON HIM!


24 posted on 02/22/2010 8:05:29 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Depends on your definition of “as bad”.


25 posted on 02/22/2010 8:37:25 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thus speaketh the rapist.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 10:41:56 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Clinton says midterm elections won't be as bad ‘94"

Well, he's never lied to us before...."

27 posted on 02/23/2010 2:27:04 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama: The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: TheVitaminPress

“I think Clinton secretly believes it will be a blood-bath and will be greatly pleased if it is. The man is a firm believer in the ancient Klingon proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold.”

I absolutely agree.


28 posted on 02/23/2010 2:35:55 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope 2010 makes 1994 look like a picnic in comparison. I’ve never been angrier.


29 posted on 02/23/2010 9:09:51 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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