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Bill Clinton Says Political Tone Must Change
NY Times ^ | 1/11/11 | Mike Shear

Posted on 01/11/2011 8:09:13 PM PST by pissant

Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday waded into the debate about America’s political rhetoric in the wake of last weekend’s shootings in Arizona, saying the tone of the national conversation must change.

Speaking from Haiti on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake there, Mr. Clinton suggested that passionate political speech should not be directly blamed for the kind of violence that occurred in Tucson. But he said the angry back-and-forth of modern debate is not healthy.

“No one intends to do anything that encourages this sort of behavior,” Mr. Clinton told the British Broadcasting Corporation. But he said the political commentary should not “degenerate into demonization” because it “falls on the unhinged and the hinged alike.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: clinton; giffords; jackass; x42
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Spare us, Sick Willie. It wasn't us calling you a philandering liar & rapist that made you a philander, lie and rape.
1 posted on 01/11/2011 8:09:14 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

LOL. Wasn’t this the same Bill Clinton that tried to blame the OKC bombing on Rush Limbaugh?


2 posted on 01/11/2011 8:12:04 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pissant
Dear BJ,

'Rats need to STFU and obey the laws and Constitution and just get along instead of selfishly wanting to change the laws of economics and physics.

3 posted on 01/11/2011 8:12:11 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: pissant

Hey Bill: Shut up.


4 posted on 01/11/2011 8:12:18 PM PST by bigbob
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To: pissant

Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday waded into the debate about America’s political rhetoric in the wake of last weekend’s shootings in Arizona, saying the tone of the national conversation must change.

Bill,we all need a cigar!


5 posted on 01/11/2011 8:14:14 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: pissant

Why doesn’t that guy just shut up. The world would be a better place if he did. Who is going spout out next. Jimmy Carter?


6 posted on 01/11/2011 8:14:38 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: pnh102

yep....instead of Waco.


7 posted on 01/11/2011 8:16:16 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: pnh102

Doesn’t he have interns to rape?


8 posted on 01/11/2011 8:16:54 PM PST by max americana
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To: pissant

It sounds like Slick has run out of quarters?


9 posted on 01/11/2011 8:17:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: pissant

***But he said the political commentary should not “degenerate into demonization” because it “falls on the unhinged and the hinged alike.”***

I happen to agree with him on this... And as soon as they stop demonizing us, the better.


10 posted on 01/11/2011 8:17:54 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: pissant; All

Bill is right....he and all the other demoncrats need to sit down and shut up....

But alas that won’t happen.

America did elect Obama so I don’t have much hope.


11 posted on 01/11/2011 8:18:03 PM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: pissant

When I read the exerpt, and thought he was talking about himself j*****g off in a sink, it made sense.


12 posted on 01/11/2011 8:18:47 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: pissant

The same guy who famously said, “We help our friends and f**k our enemies.”

and

“You might want to put some ice on that.”


13 posted on 01/11/2011 8:19:15 PM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: pissant
"Bill Clinton Says Political Tone Must Change"

It sure does. We need to get rid of all this Marxist b/s that the left is pushing down our throats! Listen to the people. We don't want what you're selling!!!

14 posted on 01/11/2011 8:19:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: pissant

In 2003, Hillary Clinton screeched “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

Cold text doesn’t do justice to the quote. Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0


15 posted on 01/11/2011 8:19:21 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: pissant

STFU, Willie....and, “put some ice on it”.


16 posted on 01/11/2011 8:20:04 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: pissant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0
Does this include Hillary?


17 posted on 01/11/2011 8:20:38 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: pissant

Yeah, now the tone should change. Now that Bill and Barack have destroyed everything we just need to shut up and take it. Spare me the KY, please.


18 posted on 01/11/2011 8:22:56 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: pissant

STFU BJ.
We are not a black dress for you to stain.

BTW, where did all that Haiti relief money go? It sure didn’t go to help the PEOPLE of Haiti. How about wading in on that subject.


19 posted on 01/11/2011 8:23:04 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Marty62

I Second the STFU you Impeached Liar.


20 posted on 01/11/2011 8:24:31 PM PST by troy McClure
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I Second the STFU you Impeached Liar.


21 posted on 01/11/2011 8:24:52 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: pissant

Bill Clinton is a self-serving egotistical JERK.

Bill Clinton has NO CREDITABILITY - none whatsoever.

Whatever Bill Clinton says just needs to be ignored - not repeated... just drown out with logic ...


22 posted on 01/11/2011 8:26:09 PM PST by ICCtheWay
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To: pissant

“Mr. Clinton said that politicians and others who engage in verbal battle “cannot be unaware of the fact that – particularly with the Internet – there’s this huge echo chamber out there.””

Either Clinton is throwing his weight behind Administration efforts to regulate speech and the internet, or, ......................he has has taken on the mantle of our national conscience.


23 posted on 01/11/2011 8:28:38 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: pissant
FUBC & FUHC!!
24 posted on 01/11/2011 8:30:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I know old Hunter got a kick out of it, but I think the SS might be visiting you now over your tagline, Jim.


25 posted on 01/11/2011 8:32:14 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Yeah, you never know. I might be hiding a nuke under my powerchair. If you see a mushroom cloud forming over our next tea party, you’ll know JimRob went off like a rocket.


26 posted on 01/11/2011 8:37:04 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: pissant
Let it start right at the top of the Dem leadership, so-called.

Obama: "They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun"
Obama to His Followers: "Get in Their Faces!"
Obama on ACORN Mobs: "I don't want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!"
Obama to His Mercenary Army: "Hit Back Twice As Hard"
Obama on the private sector: "We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick."
Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean "hand to hand combat"
Obama to lib supporters: "It's time to Fight for it."
Obama to Latino supporters: "Punish your enemies."
Obama to democrats: "I'm itching for a fight."
Obama's Van Jones: "Grab the Whip, Run the Plantation, Take Media & Power From Mean, Dumb Republicans"
27 posted on 01/11/2011 8:39:36 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just make sure the wind is blowing south, not north!!


28 posted on 01/11/2011 8:41:45 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Marty62

Good question - I heard tonight that 1 billion dollars went to Haiti and nothing has happened to help the people with housing, water, sanitation. The Red Cross lady said we should be grateful about all the bad things that haven’t happened. Right!

People like Bill Clinton are part of the Elite Globalists who are delighting in provoking us relentlessly so that they will get to use their FEMA prisons. This scenario helped me see how such a place existed in “Brave New World” for those misfits who didn’t want to go along and get along with the New World Order.


29 posted on 01/11/2011 8:42:38 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: pissant

Just hope no one lights up around my chair. Would hate for the fuse to start accidentally. Oops, there goes Jim!!


30 posted on 01/11/2011 8:43:50 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup, and don’t forget FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO!


31 posted on 01/11/2011 8:44:07 PM PST by gcraig (Freedom isn't free)
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To: pissant
I wonder if the Women and Children living in the Waco Branch Dividian Compound felt the same way about Political discourse.
32 posted on 01/11/2011 8:47:15 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You have to upgrade your nuke. The model with the fuse went out about 1944 after the first test. They haven’t seen the poor fuse lighter since.


33 posted on 01/11/2011 8:47:22 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

These holier than thou Democrats . . . such a joke

The way this jackass conducted himself. Divisive, he and his bitch wife both . . and the nerve to tell others how to behave and be civil.

This is exactly the type of hypocrisy that does make the ordinary person angry. The elitist snobs who started this whole thing but their greedy nature and divisive ways.


34 posted on 01/11/2011 8:52:12 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: pissant

Sounds almost like BJ is calling out Democrat hatemongers. Just today I saw a bumper sticker advocating ‘neutering’ Republicans while driving home - that apparently is what passes for humor among the Left.


35 posted on 01/11/2011 8:52:57 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: pnh102

Its always Rush’s fault. LOL!!


36 posted on 01/11/2011 8:53:52 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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“No one intends to do anything that encourages this sort of behavior,” Mr. Clinton told the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Meanwhile, Bill's nominal wife, our ugly and untalented Secretary of State, just said this:

"A wonderful and incredibly brave young woman congress member was just shot by extremists in our country."

Note the plural, required for a conspiracy. Presumably, Eric Holder is now hard at work tracking down the other killers. Hillary could not have meant extremists who were extremely schizophrenic, she clearly meant political extremists. Those political extremists not only intended to encourage this sort of behavior, they actually engaged in the behavior themselves!

So, Bill, you just contradicted your nominal wife. It will probably be the usual punishment: no nubile interns for a full week.

37 posted on 01/11/2011 8:58:35 PM PST by TChad
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To: pissant

Let’s see... whose White House political operations division was called “The War Room”?


38 posted on 01/11/2011 8:59:37 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: pissant

Hey Bill, you’re not relevant anymore...as much as you’d like to believe you are. In fact, all you are Bill is Obama’s Bit*h. What do you think about that you discusting pervert?


39 posted on 01/11/2011 9:01:22 PM PST by Artcore
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To: pissant

I don’t remember Slick being concerned about the “political tone” when Dubya was president or Sarah Palin was running for VP. Slick is a hypocrite.


40 posted on 01/11/2011 9:02:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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What is it with these retarded LibPervs? They think they can tell a tiger that hasn’t eaten for three days, that “tiger” is a bad word, and has been “banned”, so therefore, the tiger is not a tiger, and therefore can’t eat the DemoCrat!

Like the tiger is going to give a rats ass? All the tiger is thinking about, is how to best sink his fangs into the animated pile of food, disembowel it and eat it.

The tiger will civilizedly clean it’s teeth with the shards of what’s left of the Liberals bones.


41 posted on 01/11/2011 9:03:48 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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HEY Bill - I heard nothing but crickets when your people were screaming Bushitler, Bush lied people died, 911 was an inside job, Bush Cheney is the anti-christ, satan etc...


42 posted on 01/11/2011 9:04:19 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: pissant

Not Clinton again. Can’t America get a restraining order against this guy?


43 posted on 01/11/2011 9:10:33 PM PST by Hunton Peck ("Round up the usual Tea Partiers!")
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To: haroldeveryman

“Either Clinton is throwing his weight behind Administration efforts to regulate speech and the internet, or, ......................he has has taken on the mantle of our national conscience.”

My theory is that the demonrats have realized that the Bamtard is an irretrievable disaster, and they want Beelzebubba to be as visible as possible to create the impression that, “Yeah, we screwed up with the Kenyan Commie, but we still have adults over here and we’ll be offering you a good candidate in 2012.”


44 posted on 01/11/2011 9:13:48 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: pissant

“Political tone must change” starting with a new President!!!


45 posted on 01/11/2011 9:14:51 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Sioux-san

“1 billion dollars went to Haiti and nothing has happened to help the people with housing, water, sanitation”

A billion dollars and they couldn’t throw up some shacks and run some water pipes?

The wrong people are in charge of everything, and have been for quite a while. Even when Bush was elected, he didn’t clean the Clintonistas out of government—and it cost him.


46 posted on 01/11/2011 9:17:02 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: pissant
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Hank

47 posted on 01/11/2011 9:18:01 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (DeMint/Christie 2012...The Y'all and the Ball! - And DAMN CHRISTADELPHIANS TO HELL!)
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To: Beowulf9

He’s a great humanitarian, he’s a great philanthropist

He knows just where to touch you, and how you liked to be kissed

He puts both his arms around you, you can feel the tender touch of the beast

You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.


48 posted on 01/11/2011 9:18:13 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Hunton Peck
Not Clinton again. Can’t America get a restraining order against this guy?

Wouldn't a 'gag' order be more productive?

49 posted on 01/11/2011 9:19:02 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

You’d have to ask Monica about that one...


50 posted on 01/11/2011 9:20:50 PM PST by Hunton Peck ("Round up the usual Tea Partiers!")
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