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Bill Clinton on Obama: "A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags"
The Weekly Standard ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 09/02/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT by Innovative

This anecdote is revealed in a New Yorker article on the relationship between Bill Clinton and Obama:

Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; elections; obama
Can you imagine, what would have happened if a Republican had said this?! There would be no end to accusations of racism.
1 posted on 09/02/2012 3:35:48 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Link to the New Yorker article referenced :

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/09/10/120910fa_fact_lizza?currentPage=all


2 posted on 09/02/2012 3:37:31 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

No, that would mean he would have a job and be working for a living.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 3:39:36 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: Innovative

I thought he said this guy would be getting us coffee.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT by Silver Sabre
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To: BipolarBob

It is true that only in politics can completely unqualified people get elected.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 3:41:28 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Innovative

Bill Clinton is TOTALLY defended from any charge of “racism”. After all, he plays the saxophone, and wasn’t he the “first black president”?

And yeah, Obama would not only have carried Bill’s bags, he would have been serving the coffee and even done a soft-shoe shuffle to show off his native sense of rhythm.

Of course, the coffee would have been spit into, as well.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: BipolarBob

obamas resume` as a ballwasher is spotless and skweeky kleen


7 posted on 09/02/2012 3:44:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Innovative
From a 2010 Hot Air article, this was attirbuted to Bill Clinton as "...a few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee...".
8 posted on 09/02/2012 3:46:19 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Silver Sabre; Innovative; BipolarBob
∅bummer's not qualified for either job.
9 posted on 09/02/2012 3:47:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Innovative

“A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags”

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I highly doubt that.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT by SumProVita
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To: BipolarBob

True! The first honest job he’s ever had!


11 posted on 09/02/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Innovative

and he wonders why they played the race card on him.


12 posted on 09/02/2012 3:52:51 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Innovative; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: "A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags"

Good thing Bill didn't say, "A few years ago, this Chicago guy would have been carrying our Golf Bags!" That... would have been racist!

13 posted on 09/02/2012 3:54:12 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Innovative

No way that shrimp woulda been able to carry Hillary..


14 posted on 09/02/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: bigheadfred

Although now with years of experience on the golf course, he might be able to be a caddy...


15 posted on 09/02/2012 3:55:48 PM PDT by mikrofon (Just don't take his advice on what clubs to use.)
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To: mikrofon

You’ve got a point there. After twelve years at the University of Chicago, he made it as far as ‘senior lecturer’. Another 12 years, and he might have made ‘associate professor’.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 3:59:47 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Innovative

Frankly, anyone who would say that deserves to be seen for the slime ball they are. Sure wouldn’t be a first for Clinton.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: All

Right Bill. A few years ago you were messing with jail bait.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 4:02:45 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Innovative
I can't wait to hear Bubba speak at the dem convention, hoping his ire at Obama will leak out. Bubba is the poster boy for a "war against women", hard for him to cast the first stone about that, lol.

 


19 posted on 09/02/2012 4:03:58 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: Innovative

easy to see why Obama believes in change...worked for him!


20 posted on 09/02/2012 4:05:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Innovative

I don’t even think it was Billy Clinton being racist. I truly don’t. I think he was referring to the hard cold fact that he was a nobody state representative, with no accomplishments, coming out of nowhere.

A zero. At best, he literally WOULD have been an aid to someone like Clinton or Teddy K. Thats just a fact.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 4:08:19 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Innovative

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“The other guy must have scuffed that bag. Not me!
And he must have broken that corner too. You’d have had a lot more damage to your bags if I hadn’t been here to take over!”


22 posted on 09/02/2012 4:16:29 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Innovative
Kennedy calls Obama “Osama bin Laden”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YaRpx3LphI

23 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:41 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Innovative

BUMP


24 posted on 09/02/2012 4:20:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bigheadfred

“obamas resume` as a ballwasher is spotless and skweeky kleen”

A blogger on another site that Obama’s contribution to mankind was about as useful as windshield wipers on the aZZ end of a goat.


25 posted on 09/02/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Hardraade
Depends on how much he practices.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 4:40:07 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: DesertRhino

I think it was all of the above.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 4:43:35 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Innovative
Seems to me like the old rooster is looking forward to coming back to peck away at the young chicken who tried to take over his barnyard. I think the feathers are gonna fly.

Clinton has long been the Democrat cock of the walk and the fact that they have turned to him again just proves the Dems know Obama doesn't really count for scratch - unless there is a Clinton on the scene. Hillary and Bill have been calculating a barnyard fight...patiently hanging around; watching Obama lay one rotten egg after another.

28 posted on 09/02/2012 5:02:34 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: mikrofon

Well, he does have the cad part well rehearsed. Don’t think I would ever let him carry my clubs. Or wash my balls.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 5:17:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Innovative
This anecdote is revealed in a New Yorker article on the relationship between Bill Clinton and Obama: Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."

I just wish the stupid story would remain consistent.
As I remember it, it was ... "serving us coffee."

And yes, I believe it actually happened.

30 posted on 09/02/2012 5:34:11 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: bigheadfred

Summer 2013: The Golf Course


(Citizen Obama caddies for a crony CEO, having failed to deliver kickbacks since losing re-election...)

CEO: “OK, 525 yards, Par 5. Barry, what do you th- ... BARRY, c’mon get over here — that bag’s not that heavy!”

BHO: “Uhhh, sorry, i-i-it’s just that I’m still not used to this. Last year I...”

CEO: “Well that was then, this is NOW! So, we’ve got a narrow fairway here, what do you think?”

BHO: “Uhhhh-I’d use your putter, sir, no sense taking any chances.”

CEO: “The PUTTER?! Well, you’ve been on this course 500 times over the last four years, so alright.”

(10 putts & 200 yards later....)

BHO: “Uhhh, ya know, the condition of the course is a lot worse than they let on when we started; lots of hidden divots and traps I didn’t know about. We, uhh, shoulda been on the green by now — but, I’d still keep using the putter.”

CEO: “NEVER MIND, just give me the 3-wood!”

BHO: “Uhhh, OK, but you’re taking a big risk, that could be a mis-” {THWACK!}

(The ball lays up perfectly within 50 yards of the pin.)

CEO: “Here, I’ll carry my own bag now, Barry — why don’t you go look for another job...”


31 posted on 09/02/2012 5:38:04 PM PDT by mikrofon (Caddyshat)
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To: Bender2

Naw.. He said that guy couldn’t carry my Old Bag.. Yep!


32 posted on 09/02/2012 6:10:42 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Hardraade

33 posted on 09/02/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: Bender2
Good thing Bill didn't say, "A few years ago, this Chicago guy would have been carrying our Golf Bags!" That... would have been racist!

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

34 posted on 09/02/2012 6:31:04 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: mikrofon

Nice.


35 posted on 09/02/2012 6:37:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Innovative
" Can you imagine, what would have happened if a Republican had said this?! There would be no end to accusations of racism."


** ( FDR and the African-American Voters of 1944 ) **

A Deepening Disappointment with the New Deal ) **

(from Yank Magazine, 1944)

" FDR and his administration:
"...the Negro vote, about two million strong, is shifting back into the Republican column."


Bill Clinton on Obama: "A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags"



36 posted on 09/02/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Innovative
"A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags"

Are there going to be conservative protesters at the Dem convention? This quote would make a great sign....

37 posted on 09/02/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by GOPJ ("If you want to know who controls you, find out who you are not allowed to insult."TravisMcGee)
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To: Innovative

There WERE charges of racism vs. Bill, and Kennedy immediately switched his total support to Obama. This is old news.


38 posted on 09/02/2012 6:45:08 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Innovative

This news is over 4 years old. I remember when this came out in ‘08


39 posted on 09/02/2012 6:48:23 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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