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EDITORIAL: Slick Willy is sinking Barack
The Washington Times ^ | 8 June 2012 | Washington Times OP Ed

Posted on 06/08/2012 5:24:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java

If Bill Clinton wants Barack Obama to win re-election, he is doing a good job of hiding it. Just when the Obama campaign was trying to convince the country that Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital disqualifies him from the presidency, former President Clinton chimed in last week saying Mr. Romney did “good work” at Bain. He added, “a man who’s been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.” All he left out was, “especially compared to a community organizer.”

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...why would Mr. Clinton seek to sabotage Mr. Obama? Because he needs to win. Mr. Clinton always wanted to go down in history as one of the great presidents. He rarely makes the list of the top 10, and he has been thoroughly eclipsed by Mr. Obama, whose ethnicity made his election historic from Day One. The current president achieved the health care reform Mr. Clinton could not and ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden when Mr. Clinton would not. Most galling of all is Mr. Obama being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, the recognition Mr. Clinton most sought in his presidency but which eluded him. He then had to witness his former vice president Al Gore be given the prize for his crazy ranting about global warming.

Helping make Mr. Obama a one-termer will harm Barack’s standing in history, perhaps dropping him below Mr. Clinton on the list of presidential greats. That’s right where Willy wants him.

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Best analysis I've seen as to why Clinton is torpedoing Obama's campaign - notwithstanding the fact that Clinton hates Obama, of course.
1 posted on 06/08/2012 5:24:48 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

You can dislike Romney and even think that his views disqualify him from being President, but based on his life’s experience if Mitt Romney isn’t qualified to be president then nobody is. He’s undeniably more qualified than Obama was, or even is, since the past 4 years have been a disaster for this country and qualify the big O for nothing above rejection and defeat.


2 posted on 06/08/2012 5:28:53 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: COBOL2Java

That’s great. I think Willy realized how much he and Mitt have in common.


3 posted on 06/08/2012 5:29:17 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: COBOL2Java
Mr. Clinton always wanted to go down in history as one of the great presidents. He rarely makes the list of the top 10

In other news, Bob Uecker rarely makes the list of the top 10 baseball players of all time.

4 posted on 06/08/2012 5:30:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: jocon307

Trying to hijack the thread, are we? What exactly does your post have to do with the topic?


5 posted on 06/08/2012 5:31:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.


6 posted on 06/08/2012 5:31:29 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: COBOL2Java

Yup.


7 posted on 06/08/2012 5:33:37 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: COBOL2Java

It couldn’t be that Bill is trying to give something back to his country by counteracting the Zero’s dogma?


8 posted on 06/08/2012 5:34:59 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: COBOL2Java

Anyone that puts hussein on the list of “presidential greats” needs some serious therapy.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 5:35:37 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: COBOL2Java
“Slick Willy is sinking Barack”

No, Barack is sinking Barack. If Slick Willy COULD sink Barack..... Hillary would be president.

10 posted on 06/08/2012 5:36:23 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: COBOL2Java
This is hilarious!

Clinton comes out with these things against obama and for Romney —— Then says he's sorry!

11 posted on 06/08/2012 5:37:26 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: jocon307
Given Obama's experience in ANYTHING before getting into the WH I'm surprised he would even try to campaign against ANYBODY regarding experience.

Obama was not and is not qualified to be dogcatcher

12 posted on 06/08/2012 5:39:37 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: COBOL2Java
The current president achieved the health care reform Mr. Clinton could not

Obama crammed down the Americans throats an unconstitutional bill hated by most Americans - hardly something which will make him be considered a great President.

and ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden when Mr. Clinton would not.

We will come to learn that Obama had to be pulled, kicking and screaming, to make this order which was much easier to do after 911.

Most galling of all is Mr. Obama being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize

The history of this event will not be good. They awarded a purely political prize to a person who did absolutely nothing to deserve any such award. The prize has been denigrated to the point it is meaningless.

13 posted on 06/08/2012 5:40:13 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: faucetman
No, Barack is sinking Barack. If Slick Willy COULD sink Barack..... Hillary would be president.

My thinking is that Kennedy was still alive and going against the Clintons to prove he was in charge of the dems. That's why they lost to BO.

Now that Kennedy is no more, Bill is taking over and doing his best to sink the Kennedy-backed Obama.

14 posted on 06/08/2012 5:47:03 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: CharacterCounts

Completely agree, this Op-ed is off the mark. It has everything to do with the dirty tricks Bambi pulled on Hilda-beast in 2008. In addition the Beast would have a much better chance in 2016 running against President Romney. No one would vote Rat after eight years of Bambi.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 5:53:39 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: COBOL2Java
Think of what Obama had said. Just because you were governor of a state does not make you more qualified than me. That there is a slap in the face of somebody like former Governor Clinton. Though I think that's just the tip of the iceberg about what ticks off Clinton about Obama.

I think we're so use to Obama's lazy lies, you know, telling the American people they have a job when they know they do not have anything to get up and go to tomorrow, telling us the sun is blue when we can see it's orange.

Even Bill Clinton is looking like an honest man next to Obama.

16 posted on 06/08/2012 5:53:39 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: jocon307
Yes, Mitt is highly qualified to run for president.....under the democrat party!
17 posted on 06/08/2012 5:58:46 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: COBOL2Java

Back in 92 when I was still active I had the opportunity to discuss the Clintons with AKANG officers who attended functions with them. I was told that the “F” and the “N” words were a major part of the Clintons’s vocabulary. I never bought the 1st Black American BS that the MSM continually published. I think that too, may come into play, with his current attitude towards Obama. Besides, its really a battle between the “Two Geniuses”, so let the game begin.


18 posted on 06/08/2012 6:03:12 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: ryan71

They always do that. Back stepping is one of their methods. It’s both confusing and distracting according to them.

According to us it’s nothing but a big lie and scam.


19 posted on 06/08/2012 6:05:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: COBOL2Java

Clinton reminds me of what I experienced with laundry;

I hate doing laundry.

My wife asked me to do laundry.

I did laundry; All the whites were not white, and shrinkables shrunk.

I don’t have to do laundry now.

Neither the Democrat Party nor Obama will obligate Clinton from now through the election.


20 posted on 06/08/2012 6:08:39 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: ClearCase_guy
Mr. Clinton always wanted to go down in history as one of the great presidents. He rarely makes the list of the top 10

Cooperstown dreams but Triple A talent.

21 posted on 06/08/2012 6:14:47 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Let me posit a theory:

Clinton and the DNC know Obama is going to go down in flames. They have already settled on Hillary replacing Obama this fall.

So, Clinton goes out and undermines Obama by saying he would work with Republicans (like he did in the 90s) to get the economy fixed.

This refreshes the public’s memory of the great Clinton economy, balanced budget and their ability get along with the GOP.

Obama decides to not accept the nomination and Hillary is coronated. The public will get both Clintons back to fix the economy and balance the budget.

They key is making Obama surrender the nomination.....and he is surely acting like he does not want to run again.


22 posted on 06/08/2012 6:15:02 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: COBOL2Java

My theory is that there are many factions among the Dem elites, and the Obama made the mistake of promoting his Chicago faction at the expense of the power and prestige of the faction that the Clintons associate with. I also suspect that this is why the Kennedy crowd doesn’t like Obama either.


23 posted on 06/08/2012 6:16:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: COBOL2Java; jocon307

I don’t think jocon307 was trying to hijack the thread. In the article, the Sinkmaster gave credit to Romney for his work at Bain. He was just adding to that thought.


24 posted on 06/08/2012 6:24:37 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Erik Latranyi
They have already settled on Hillary replacing Obama this fall.

This seems like a dicey proposition. Wouldn't Hilary be somewhat guilty by association? Also, aside from "taking out bin Laden," what foreign policy success can she point to as SoS? Stability in the Middle East? Better ties with our allies? A strong position against Russia? China? North Korea? All of those are abject failures.

She might be better than Obama, but come November, that won't mean much.

25 posted on 06/08/2012 6:33:12 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: COBOL2Java
It's loopy.

Bubba wants the Hildabeast to be the candidate NOW. Both he and every other top Democrat knows Zero is ineligible. Every one of these idiots thinks themselves saviors of the Democrat Party. Zero is killing them and they know it. All they need is a "Republican" foil to bring the evidence to light and they'll keep the black vote on the plantation, motivated for revenge. Trump is enough of an publicity whore and egomaniac to do it, so he'd be perfect.

"From first black to first woman"... "Democrats reverse the evils of the past," and so on sure beats "Forward."

They would also catch the entire Republican effort flatfooted. Instead of talking about "Obama policies" we need to be talking about "Democrat policies," of which Obama represents an epitome. The only difference between they and he is the speed to which we careen into collapse.

26 posted on 06/08/2012 6:34:43 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: COBOL2Java
I love this line!

"He then had to witness his former vice president Al Gore be given the prize for his crazy ranting about global warming."

27 posted on 06/08/2012 6:36:50 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Obama decides to not accept the nomination and Hillary is coronated. The public will get both Clintons back to fix the economy and balance the budget.

I think the black community will mostly stay home in that case. They will (correctly) see Obama's not running as being caused by him being stabbed in the back by the Dem Machine, and will be pissed.

As long as Affirmative Action and the Welfare State are not abolished, they won't care that much who is in the White House, and Romney seems unlikely to anything to roll back those parts of the Dem agenda. Therefore, they will have an incentive to punish the Democrats by demonstrating that their support cannot be taken for granted.

28 posted on 06/08/2012 6:39:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: COBOL2Java

“Slick Willy Is Sinking Barack” - and the moderators delete my posts.


29 posted on 06/08/2012 6:44:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: COBOL2Java
Why is Willy sinking Dear Leader?

Maybe he actually loves his country.

30 posted on 06/08/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
They key is making Obama surrender the nomination..
it'll never happen; the narcissism of O'Bozo shall never permit it.
otoh...imagine the Moose's rage; no more "state-paid vacations"
but O'Bozo could continue "cruising" the old neighborhood.

31 posted on 06/08/2012 6:46:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

clinton does it again...as per drudge

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/06/07/bill_clinton_median_income_now_lower_than_when_i_left_office.html


32 posted on 06/08/2012 6:49:32 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: COBOL2Java

Clinton is doing his party’s bidding. They know Obama is taking their ship straight into the iceberg. He has to go. But since he is black none of them want to have their fingerprints on this. Slick Willie earned the name by proving time and again he can wiggle out of the blame for just about anything. He is the perfect hitman.


33 posted on 06/08/2012 6:50:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RummyChick

“He’s 65 years old,” a Clinton adviser told Politico, in explaining why Clinton said on CNBC Tuesday that the economy is in recession when, in fact, it is not.”

Are his advisers claiming he is going senile???????????????

http://www.cnbc.com/id/47732272


34 posted on 06/08/2012 6:51:53 AM PDT by RummyChick
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If Slick Willy COULD sink Barack..... Hillary would be president.

A number of FReepers have convinced me that the Chicago mob had incriminating evidence on Arkancides and blackmailed the Clintons in the 2008 contest. The Clintons were unable to use their vaunted private detective operation to dig out all the background on Baraq. Mutually assured destruction.

BJ and Hillary are now taking advantage of Barag's disastrous 4 years in office and applying subtle jabs when they can.

35 posted on 06/08/2012 6:52:35 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Clinton is doing what Ted Kennedy did to Jimmy Carter in 1980.


36 posted on 06/08/2012 6:53:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RummyChick

“Another danger for the President: the media freak show. Stalking that circus’ center ring is Matt Drudge, whose caustic website continues to help drive the news cycle with an emphasis on negative, mocking items about Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their wives. The latest sign of Drudge’s potency: Ed Klein, the author of the virulently anti-Obama book The Amateur, was barred from major TV appearances and mostly ignored by the mainstream media, but the book’s prominence on Drudge’s website propelled it to the No. 1 slot on the New York Times nonfiction list.”

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2116715-1,00.html

Drudge just needs to keep hammering at Clinton’s Texas Two Step.


37 posted on 06/08/2012 6:54:21 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: nascarnation

I have read in various places that they threatened Chelsea. Don’t know the time frame of the threats.

I tend to go with the theory it was competing factions and the Chicago Mob is ruthless.


38 posted on 06/08/2012 6:56:09 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Are his advisers claiming he is going senile

quite possibly due to "pump head"

ole BJ had bypass surgery in 2004 IIRC

http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/bypasssurgery/a/pumphead.htm

39 posted on 06/08/2012 6:56:09 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

But we are past the 5 year mark if he had it in 2004.


40 posted on 06/08/2012 6:58:41 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: COBOL2Java
The Clintons have long memories and “revenge is a dish bet served cold.” Clinton's “gaffes” are payback for Barry's dirty tricks in the 2008 Donkey primaries. Even putting Hillary! in the Secretary of State's job hasn't cooled the hate between the Clintons and Obamas.

In so far as the November election goes, the more the thug from Chicago has to watch his back, the more his forces are divided. This is a good thing and benefits the United States as a whole.

Get him, Bill. Pass the popcorn, please.

41 posted on 06/08/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m tired of creepy democrats... all of ‘em - Obama, Clinton, Biden, Holder... creepy, creepy, creepy.


42 posted on 06/08/2012 7:13:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: wtc911

Hmmm...no, no, that’s not it....


43 posted on 06/08/2012 7:17:33 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ryan71
Clinton comes out with these things against obama and for Romney —— Then says he's sorry!

Clinton's a whore-monger - opps, sorry - I didn't mean that... and his wife's a slut - opps, sorry - didn't mean that either... and Obama should treat his wife with more respect - I DID mean that one... How dare he make the first lady the butt of a filthy joke. Shames her - shames the country...

44 posted on 06/08/2012 7:18:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: Lou L
This seems like a dicey proposition. Wouldn't Hilary be somewhat guilty by association? Also, aside from "taking out bin Laden," what foreign policy success can she point to as SoS?

She will say that she was shackled by President Obama's foreign policy agenda and that if she was POTUS, she would do it differently.

Then, in perfect Clinton fashion, she would say that this is about turning our economy around and creating jobs for Americans, not about foreign policy.

45 posted on 06/08/2012 7:28:54 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: COBOL2Java
I never thought I would like anything that Clinton did until now.

I never thought I would wish for the days when he was President as opposed to Obama. But I am. God help me, I would take Clinton back if it meant Obama was gone for good.

46 posted on 06/08/2012 7:53:27 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: COBOL2Java

The game Clinton is playing is quite amusing, maybe not so much to Obama.

He says stuff and then the next day, he walks it back, but only a little.

Then he repeats this. He obviously harbors a lot of animosity for Obama. Maybe because of the Hillary thing. Bubba really wants to be First Dude for some reason.

That would give him a unique place in history, at least in his mind. First two term president to go on to become First Guy.

Anyway, we may never know the full story but it makes for good television.


47 posted on 06/08/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by altura
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To: COBOL2Java

Why are you so mean?


48 posted on 06/08/2012 7:57:55 AM PDT by altura
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To: tsowellfan
Even Bill Clinton is looking like an honest man next to Obama.

Did you EVER think that Clinton looking honest would ever be possible? I certainly didn't think so! But here it is.

49 posted on 06/08/2012 7:58:58 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: COBOL2Java
Clinton wanting to be ranked higher by history is an interesting angle.

I disagree with the idea that Hillary would have a better chance in 2016 if Obama is re-elected. There would be extreme Democrat-fatigue by then and the economy would almost certainly be in far worse shape than it is now. If Romney is elected, even if he manages to improve the economy, he'll have the media attacking him all the time just like with Reagan and GWB, and there could be events we don't expect that provide ammunition for a challenger to the incumbent President. Of course waiting to 2020 is out of the question--she'd be in her mid-70s and Bill may be dead from something by then (he doesn't look all that healthy now).

50 posted on 06/08/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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