Skip to comments.President Obama: You're no Bill Clinton
Posted on 08/02/2012 12:46:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
The Obama re-election team must be in panic mode. The president is stuck in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in some polls and behind him in others, so in desperation it has reached out to the Big Dog, Bill Clinton, for help.
Clinton will speak next month at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in a Wednesday night position often reserved for the vice presidential nominee. Obama and Clinton have not had the most cordial relationship, but when you're drowning, your feelings about the lifeguard matter less than his ability to keep you afloat. And Obama is a sinking man.
The president's problem is that he's no Bill Clinton. While Clinton was willing to compromise with congressional Republicans, Obama and congressional Democrats are not. Clinton signed the welfare reform bill after vetoing two earlier versions crafted by a Republican Congress. Yet now the Obama administration wants to let states opt out of the bill's work requirement, which forced many people to get jobs. Instead of requiring people to work, Health and Human Services wants to grant states waivers to the work provision so that they can "test alternative and innovative strategies, policies, and procedures that are designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families." What alternative strategy is there to an honest day's work for an honest day's pay? Surely we cannot continue with a president whose policies addict more people to government.
Most importantly in these dire economic times is the contrast that when Clinton's presidency ended he left a surplus behind. Obama has taken the debt created during the second Bush administration -- mostly because of the response to a terrorist attack and two wars -- and, according to the U.S. Treasury, increased each American's debt share by $17,013 to $51,433. The Congressional Budget Office says at the end of this fiscal year, the administration will have racked up four consecutive years of trillion dollar-plus deficits, creating by 2020 the largest debt -- $16 trillion --in American history.
Bill Clinton once questioned Obama's qualifications to be president. In a 2007 interview with Charlie Rose, Clinton said, "When is the last time we elected a president based on one year of service in the Senate before he started running?"
In 2008, candidate Obama praised Ronald Reagan above Bill Clinton when he told the Reno Gazette-Journal's editorial board that under Reagan the Republican Party was "the party of ideas" and that Reagan had "changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way Bill Clinton did not."
For a Democrat to put Nixon and Bill Clinton in the same sentence is the ultimate putdown.
There are more contrasts between the two men. Under Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress, the U.S. economy created 22.7 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since President Obama took office and with an overwhelming majority Democratic Congress in his first two years, the U.S. economy has lost 473,000 jobs. Between February 2010 and May 2012, just over 4 million private-sector jobs have been created.
During the Clinton administration with the help of a Republican Congress, the unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 4.2 percent. Under President Obama, unemployment has remained above 8 percent for 41 straight months.
Less favorably on Clinton's side, he was the first president to be impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. The Arkansas bar suspended his law license. He would be a poor character witness in court.
Character and keeping one's promises no longer seem to matter in a presidential candidate or a public official. That's because, for many voters, money, possessions, pleasure, celebrity and self trump these ancient values.
Of course, Clinton will herald Obama at the convention. He is, after all, the ultimate Democratic player. But Bill Clinton has interests greater than Obama's re-election. If Obama wins, Democrats win. If he loses, Hillary will be well positioned to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, though she has sworn she will not accept the nod. Still, look for the "Hillary in 2016" T-shirts in Charlotte.
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I’d love to see Bubba stride to the podium and say “you assholes picked this loser instead of Hillary, played the race card on ME and now you want me to save your Marxist butts? Hahahahahaha. Good luck in your next job, Hussein.”
By 2016, Hillary will be darn close to 70. Look at her. She is a tired old wore out woman.
If Obama did nothing else, at least he got the Clintons off the stage.
He’s not even a Jimmy Carter.
0bama and his fellow travelers comprise the single most destructive force ever to hit the United States in my lifetime.
Id love to see Bubba stride to the podium and say you assholes picked this loser instead of Hillary, played the race card on ME and now you want me to save your Marxist butts? Hahahahahaha. Good luck in your next job, Hussein.
I’d vote for Hillary just to hear that! lol
No, Bill Clinton likes women.
If Obama did nothing else, at least he got the Clintons off the stage.
I loathed the Clintons in the ‘90s. CORRECTION: I hated their friggin’ guts. But, Obama even makes the Clintons look good. I’m sorry, but, I think I could have endured her as President more than I can the Kenyan Marxist. And how in the hell do you figure Obama got the Clintons “off the stage”. He kept Her Thighness out of the Oval Office, true, but he turned around and made her Sec. of State. Oh, and not to mention, he kisses Bill’s a** every chance he gets. I think I just read that Bill is giving the Dem Convention Keynote Address. Neither of them are “off the stage”. And, every time they get on stage, they upstage Obama.
God, I loved watching Hillary suffer! Imagine her pain! Imagine her suffering! Imagine her torment! Every day that this upstart kenyan (who was 15 years old and who had been in the senate for 20 minutes) was trouncing her filthy, sub-human ass into the dirt, she must have died a thousand, pain-filled-miserable deaths; she must have contemplated the ultimate escape! I despise and loath the filthy Clintons so much, that I can truthfully say watching her get her just desserts was one of the happiest periods in my life.
No he didn't.
The last time there was a surplus was during the Eisenhower administration.
I’m with you. Bill Clinton was a disgusting, loathsome person, but he was our president, and I gave him that title even as he soiled it. Former Junior U.S. Senator Obama is so far beneath Bill Clinton that I’m shocked that even the most liberal of anti-American democrats would join the fictional and dead voters in selecting him to run a country they lived in.
For giggles, Romney should pick Hillary as his VP.
If for nothing else than to watch the heads of the world collectively explode.
We’ve fended the ‘Progressives’ off for the last seven decades. now, we’re outnumbered.
And, what Hillary suffered at the hands of Obama in ‘08 has taken it’s toll. Look at her. She’s a fat, old-looking broad who apparently no longer cares about her appearance. She needs to put on some make up and do something with that horrible hair style. But then, as long as Huma is happy....
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed watching that spectacle. And it was dragged out over the course of MONTHS!!!! Month after month, in state after state, she was stomped, beaten, humiliated, and had her sub-human, American-hating face kicked in! IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!