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President Clinton: We should all listen to the tea party movement
Yahoo Upshot ^ | September 19, 2010 | Willow Bay

Posted on 09/19/2010 11:01:48 PM PDT by Waryone

President Clinton: We should all listen to the tea party movement

By Willow Bay

The tea party is saying something "everyone should hear," says President Bill Clinton, that "everyone but average Americans are doing alright."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: angrymob; clinton; election; teaparty; x42
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Shrewdly Clinton realizes that the TEA Party is "We the People." I wonder if Obama is paying attention. The Yahoo page has videos of Clinton talking about this.
1 posted on 09/19/2010 11:01:52 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

The Tea Party is worried about all the people. We sink or swim together.


2 posted on 09/19/2010 11:04:13 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Waryone

Just like Palin is our best strategist, Clinton is still their best strategist.


3 posted on 09/19/2010 11:04:46 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Waryone

LOL, laying out the groundwork for Hillary and his path back into the oral office. Listen to the tea party, throw out the dems, crush obama and make him can a second term.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 11:06:54 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Waryone
One thing Clinton is, is a strategic politician.

The only worry I'd have is if Obama actually took the old drunk's advise.

5 posted on 09/19/2010 11:07:31 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: 9YearLurker

The truth is Slick Willie has forgotten more about the average American voter than 0bama will know in his lifetime.


6 posted on 09/19/2010 11:09:18 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: Waryone
Clinton is the ultimate snake oil salesman!
Indeed, he listens to his audience before delivering his tailored sales pitch! He is professional compared to The Usurper's immature dribble. I suspect that woman pick up on The Usurper's immaturity more than pollsters realize!
7 posted on 09/19/2010 11:10:24 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: HerrBlucher

The Clintonistas can do a lot to turn Obozo into a one-term President by turning the Democrats against him after the Nov. elections shake things up.


8 posted on 09/19/2010 11:12:01 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Waryone

“...Clinton realizes that the TEA Party is “We the People.”

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Absolutely.

So why do so many on FR worry about “how we look to other people”.

Who are we trying to please?


9 posted on 09/19/2010 11:12:13 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Waryone

Looks like the sly fox is still trying to triangulate.


10 posted on 09/19/2010 11:12:44 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Waryone
Shrewdly Clinton realizes that the TEA Party is "We the People." I wonder if Obama is paying attention.

All this sanity suddenly being displayed by the Democrats is designed to take some of the steam out of the Tea Party Rebellion. It is aimed at those mushy moderates and disenchanted Democrats who are about to jump ship. The idea is to make them think that maybe the Democrats aren't as bad as they first thought.

Don't be deceived. It is just another Democrat lie.

11 posted on 09/19/2010 11:17:52 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Waryone
Sounds like Clinton is exercising the Alinsky rule about working from
within the experience of the people. In other words, he wants his buds
to join the TEA Party so that they can smash the TEA power after
infiltration.


12 posted on 09/19/2010 11:20:53 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

You know slick well and your screen name is aptly chosen. The TEA Party needs to be on the look out for new members who want to lead.


13 posted on 09/19/2010 11:24:36 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Slyfox

Izzat a wax dummy? Dudnt look real.


14 posted on 09/19/2010 11:28:02 PM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: EyeGuy; Mind-numbed Robot
So why do so many on FR worry about “how we look to other people”.

Who are we trying to please?

See #11, by Mind-numbed Robot, for your answer.

We're not going to win by playing political games. We're going to win by winning the electorate. And Slickster recognizes that. He's not maneuvering over legislation or positions--he's aiming for what's behind it all--the voters.

And he knows it's those mushy moderates who swing things, not the liberals or conservatives (who provide the anchored base or let go, but don't swing things).

15 posted on 09/19/2010 11:29:09 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: at bay

Nope, just a dummy.


16 posted on 09/19/2010 11:32:13 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Waryone

“Hubba hubba, did you see those ladies that pour the tea?”


17 posted on 09/19/2010 11:35:37 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Waryone

Translation: “We must seek ways to co-opt this movement & prevent it from overthrowing our control.” Few are going to be fooled by his statement after all he struggled [ when others might have resigned ] to remain in power.


18 posted on 09/19/2010 11:39:55 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Waryone

Sucking up will get you nowhere, Billy! Leading the way for the scared democrats to follow and claim to be understanding of WE THE PEOPLE so there won’t be a total annihilation on voting day, are ye? Think all those MEMBERS OF THE MOB from last summer’s Town Hall fiascos are gonna forget how they were locked outside meeting halls while SEIU goons in purple shots got sent to the front of the line and filled the venue??? The tea partiers who were insulted with sexual slurs from the president on down?? The tea partiers that the president didn’t know about, or notice when a million or so of’em marched on DC in ‘09 and a few weeks ago?!

PULEEZE, do not make me throw up with your phoney commiseration with the Tea Party movement. It’s a sham, and what my kids call ‘phony baloney’!!! >:-()


19 posted on 09/19/2010 11:40:11 PM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: All

shots=shirts, sorry!


20 posted on 09/19/2010 11:41:50 PM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: Waryone

There will be that.

The tea party should be prepared.

There should be a Democrat tea party.

Where insufficiently ???? Democrats are primaried.

That’s an opportunity for a huge mindf.

We do that, well, what’s a DINO? ;-)


21 posted on 09/19/2010 11:43:05 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Waryone
"everyone but average Americans are doing alright."

What the hell are you talking about, Bubba? If you can't find a job, you're not "doing alright". If your house is upside-down or foreclosed, you are not "doing alright". If you are going to be forced to buy health care you can't afford, you're not "doing alright". Ig you've had to declare bankruptcy, you're not "doing alright". That's a very large swath of people and dismissing them like that is insulting and ignorant.

But, sure, YOU can afford to throw a wedding for your daughter in the priciest places in New York so YOU'RE doing alright but don't be so dismissive of the rest of us, you commie creep.

22 posted on 09/19/2010 11:43:54 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Waryone

Clinton is the legal definition of LIAR.


23 posted on 09/19/2010 11:45:12 PM PDT by taxtruth
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To: Boogieman

He should just shut up and go rest,take care of his heart and his new large home.


24 posted on 09/19/2010 11:48:43 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Gondring

Putting aside my basic disagreement that the hugely overrated “independents/moderates” decide elections, what part SPECIFICALLY of the Tea Party platform should we compromise to please this amorphous group of apathetic, rudderless voters.

It is much better to educate them on what REAL conservatism means.


25 posted on 09/19/2010 11:48:56 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: taxtruth

“Clinton is the legal definition of LIAR.”

That depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is;)


26 posted on 09/20/2010 12:01:51 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Waryone

The Party Party is the Democrat version of the tea party.

We run it.

The Party Party believes in Antiwar

The Party Party believes in Legalize it!

The Party Party hates politicians telling you what to do
all the time.

The Party Party candidates are rock stars, with mailing lists and twitter and facebook bigger than Christine.

“Hey fans, listen, I need $20 right now for TV ads. Click here now.” Get a million bucks. Run TV ads. Demolish.

You’ve got to fight for your Constitutional Right to Party, as the Beastie Boys have said.

If they get elected, they’re DINOs.


27 posted on 09/20/2010 12:02:46 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Gondring

True to some degree. But you don’t need to use ideology to get the votes of the nonideological.

1) Keep base happy. They’re happy, they turnout.

2) Appeal to others some other way. Christine. Pretty young female appeals to people.

You don’t change your positions. That only pisses off the base. They stay home, you lose. You get the nomination by pleasing the base, proving you’re a good conservative. Then, you can stop talking about conservative stuff. You can talk about yourself then. Or whatever you think will appeal to certain demographics. Or whatever. Conservative is an ideology. Liberal is an ideology. That’s it. Moderate and Independent is code for “huh?”

I talked to a lot of people last night. I don’t think anyone volunteered the word liberal or conservative. But hate politicians, definitely. These are gettable 18-29s.

We think that 18-29s are liberal because they vote for a guy who is younger than their grandpa.

We think that the Northeast is Liberal because they don’t really like cowboys.


28 posted on 09/20/2010 12:12:34 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Waryone

Bill is certain that the American people want for him to have another White House intern.


29 posted on 09/20/2010 12:12:52 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Waryone

Clinton saying ‘we should listen to the Tea Party movement’ is like Obama inviting conservatives to dinner to actually listen to what they have to say.


30 posted on 09/20/2010 12:20:32 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Waryone

These utterances by Bill are designed to set the stage for his wife’s inevitable campaign for the presidency in 2012. The Clintons are beginning the process of putting distance between themselves and the Ubama regime. This is clever, too, because Hillary can keep her hands clean while Bill plots and plants these little seeds. It’s the ultimate triangulation strategy.


31 posted on 09/20/2010 12:21:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 9YearLurker

” Just like Palin is our best strategist “

Surely you jest ?


32 posted on 09/20/2010 12:23:35 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Lancey Howard
These utterances by Bill are designed to set the stage for his wife’s inevitable campaign for the presidency in 2012.

I feel pretty sure she will try this, but nobody has been able to explain how she will win the election without the black vote. There is no way blacks will not blame her if she dethrones OBummer and that's even if OBummer refuses to run again.

33 posted on 09/20/2010 12:27:25 AM PDT by The Cajun
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To: Beowulf9

Good post!My same thought.


34 posted on 09/20/2010 12:35:16 AM PDT by taxtruth
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To: HerrBlucher
LOL, laying out the groundwork for Hillary and his path back into the oral office. . . .

BINGO! Give the man a cigar.

35 posted on 09/20/2010 12:42:36 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Um, he said in effect the average American was not doing alright.

Bill Clinton is the strategist Obama needs, hope he doesn’t realize it but Clinton is taking the right tact at this point. He is smart.

I know he is awful but he understands and knows you cannot paint millions of people as crazies. He gets it.


36 posted on 09/20/2010 1:09:04 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: The Cajun
I feel pretty sure she will try this, but nobody has been able to explain how she will win the election without the black vote.

...Which is precisely why Bill is courting the "tea partiers". The Clintons need to slice off some of them.

37 posted on 09/20/2010 1:43:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Waryone

“The TEA Party needs to be on the look out for new members who want to lead.”

Agreed.


38 posted on 09/20/2010 1:59:55 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: cajungirl

>>>I know he is awful but he understands and knows you cannot paint millions of people as crazies.

To their faces, anyway.


39 posted on 09/20/2010 2:08:00 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: sushiman

Who hae you seen be able to win improbable races as she’s done and lead and change the national debate as she has? Been nearly as good with social media? Yeah, as I thought—no one else.


40 posted on 09/20/2010 2:14:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Boogieman

He’s reading the tea leaves for Hillary’s run in 2012, just in time for her to reinvent herself yet one more time!


41 posted on 09/20/2010 2:16:10 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: funfan
He should just shut up and go rest,take care of his heart and his new large home.

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He should just ZIP it up... and go away... and take that Alinskyite wife with you.

If Hijab Clinton does make a run for the 2012 race, I hope voters will always remember that it is Hijab Clinton who went before the UN and gave a 'human rights violations' report to those miscreants regarding Arizona. And don't forget the health care takeover she tried and failed at.

Obama_Salute_Teleprompter

42 posted on 09/20/2010 2:43:05 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Waryone

Next thing you’ll hear is Hilary yelling “I feel your pain!” with a fake Southern accent. FUBC and please wash that crooked finger you’ve been pointing at me for 20 years!


43 posted on 09/20/2010 3:27:29 AM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: EyeGuy

Exactly, the only way I can figure that you can be a moderate is if you really believe in the dem platform. Just go be a dem and leave the real heavy lifting to the tea party.


44 posted on 09/20/2010 4:00:26 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
“Don't be deceived. It is just another Democrat lie.”

Au Contraire. Clinton is well aware that the best thing that could have happened to him was the election of the republican majority at his mid term.

45 posted on 09/20/2010 4:06:30 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Waryone
Say what you want about Clinton...he was always good at reading the wind of public discourse....and triangulating a strategy to take advantage of it.....

The current administration is chock full of true believers and is oblivious...and frankly....really doesn't care...they have an agenda....and come hell or high water...they are gonna stick to it...
46 posted on 09/20/2010 4:14:40 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: 9YearLurker

The 2012 Prez election is 2 years away ...Was Obama a household name 2 years before the 2008 election ? Palin’s trying hard to be part of that old boy network . She is living on the establishment plantation and politically correct enough for the elites. They are only trying to give us the semblance of a choice in portraying her as the nemesis of big government. She’s just another super ambitious political hack doing whatever she needs to to get ahead. Kissinger vetted her , no ?


47 posted on 09/20/2010 4:29:25 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

I can hardly express how off I believe you are with that analysis. Yes, she’s positioning herself—and her base—comfortably within the GOP, but the establishment could hardly be more against her and she’s nothing of a hack.


48 posted on 09/20/2010 4:38:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: EyeGuy

>> “...Clinton realizes that the TEA Party is “We the People.”

>Absolutely.
>So why do so many on FR worry about “how we look to other people”.

The reason many on FR are like this is that they are trolls lurking and looking for tidbits to use against us.


49 posted on 09/20/2010 4:41:31 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama, why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Boogieman
"Looks like the sly fox is still trying to triangulate."

Indeed he is. Obama should listen to him but won't.

50 posted on 09/20/2010 4:43:35 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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