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Bill Clinton on Obama: 'A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags'
Weekly Standard ^ | 09-02-2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 09/02/2012 10:41:47 PM PDT by bronxville

Former President Bill Clinton tried to get former senator Ted Kennedy to endorse Hillay Clinton for president in the 2008 election by describing Barack Obama this way: "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."

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.”

Clinton is giving a keynote address at the Democratic convention this week in Charlotte, North Carolina.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bill-clinton-obama-few-years-ago-guy-would-have-been-carrying-our-bags_651489.html


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; carryingbags; clinton; elections; nobama2012; obama
Bill Clinton will be giving the keynote address at the DNC convention.
1 posted on 09/02/2012 10:41:58 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: bronxville
Clinton was pouting that OBama does not ever call him

to ask for advice nor to share his recipes. Lol.

2 posted on 09/02/2012 10:47:00 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: bronxville

obama is nothing but a product of affirmative action.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 10:48:04 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: bronxville

Remember what The Swimmer did to Carter in 1980. He pretty much torpedoed Carter during the convention, the one good thing Kennedy did.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 10:50:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: television is just wrong
obama is nothing but a product of affirmative action.

AMEN!

(Why doesn't FR have a "LIKE" button? - j/k)

5 posted on 09/02/2012 10:52:47 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: dfwgator

1980 was the first year I was able to vote in a Presidential election - and I have to admit - I have no clue what what you’re talking about.

Could you help me out and expand on your comment......pretty please (with a cherry on top, even)


6 posted on 09/02/2012 10:56:45 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: bronxville
No matter what Bill says, I will never believe that he actually wanted Hillary to be President.

I do believe that SOMEDAY we will find out that Bill was the clink in the Dem machine that turned their backs on Hillary and gave their blessing to Obama.

7 posted on 09/02/2012 11:02:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Gabz

Kennedy and Carter were in a bitter fight for the nomination, and Kennedy’s speech said nothing about why Carter should be re-elected, it was all about Kennedy’s vision for the future, Carter was pissed, and when they were on stage together at the end, they barely acknowledged each other, and many thought that doomed Carter, as a lot of Democrats actually wound up voting for Reagan.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 11:08:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: bronxville

Sorry, Mr Clinton, that’s wrong. Carrying bags is honest WORK.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 11:15:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: bronxville

And now he IS our baggage.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 11:19:42 PM PDT by soycd
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To: bronxville
Bill Clinton will be giving the keynote address at the DNC convention.

Isn't the keynote reserved for a rising star, not an impeached and disbarred has been?

(You know if Clinton were Republican his first name would be Impeached and his middle name would be Disbarred. His nickname would be Disgraced.)

11 posted on 09/02/2012 11:20:31 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Is there any doubt that if Bill Clinton ran against Obama for the nomination, that Bill will crush the Marxist Kenyan like a bug?


12 posted on 09/02/2012 11:21:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

Thanks - I totally don’t remember that.

Carter is the reason I became a Republican when I turned 18 in ‘78. I was a 16yo junior in HS in ‘76 and we did a mock debate and election. I wanted to be Carter and wound up being Ford. I went up against a girl who graduated as a junior, yet totally won the debate (and Ford won the election in my school-in NYC.)


13 posted on 09/02/2012 11:21:23 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: bronxville
In 2005 Howard Dean said this:

: During a meeting Friday with the Democratic black caucus, Dean praised black Democrats for their work for the party, then questioned Republicans’ ability to rally support from minorities.

Howard Dean .. *** “You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?,” Dean asked to laughter. “Only if they had the hotel staff in here.” ***


Bill Clinton on Obama: " A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags " .
Bill Clinton was referring to a Hotel Baggage Porter.


Folks ? make no mistake about it, this is what Howard Dean and Bill Clinton were referring to.







14 posted on 09/02/2012 11:21:49 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: bronxville

and obama would have still screwed up carrying the bags..


15 posted on 09/02/2012 11:24:39 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Gabz

IIRC He said:.......This guy would serve us coffee!!!


16 posted on 09/02/2012 11:34:27 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: bronxville
Dear Bill:

I don't think you want him carrying your bags. They're likely to get wet.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 11:36:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: bronxville
Dear Bill:

I don't think you want him carrying your bags. They're likely to get wet.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 11:38:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: bronxville
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925816/posts
19 posted on 09/03/2012 12:11:56 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: bronxville

Where’s the infamous FR “that’s racist” post? :)


20 posted on 09/03/2012 2:07:23 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: dfwgator
"Kennedy and Carter were in a bitter fight for the nomination, and Kennedy’s speech said nothing about why Carter should be re-elected, it was all about Kennedy’s vision for the future,..."

If they were in a Primary fight why would Kennedy have anything good to say about Carter who was his opponent?

21 posted on 09/03/2012 2:08:20 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Gabz

A card-carrying Democrat member of our family, also from NY, tore up his card during Carter.
Republican ever since.


22 posted on 09/03/2012 2:40:32 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: dfwgator
Is there any doubt that if Bill Clinton ran against Obama for the nomination, that Bill will crush the Marxist Kenyan like a bug?
As would Carter or even a can of tuna fish.
23 posted on 09/03/2012 2:44:47 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: bronxville

Like ol joe, fat head ted, kkk byrd and many other rats these “rich” old white guys are allowed to let thier racist flag fly, it’s all for the cause. the hypocracy of it all


24 posted on 09/03/2012 3:00:16 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: danamco
You're right dan, I heard it first as: "A few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee."

No offense, but when I see multiple versions and different wordings on the same theme, I get a powerful odor of mendacity.

But, still, it has the distinct aroma of being true, even though it came from our nation's "First Black President", who would never malign his "brothers", now would he? hehe.

25 posted on 09/03/2012 3:27:52 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: bronxville

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

Just a bit racist in the only way Dems CAN be!!!!

But CLinton was right in one sense. Obama should still be carrying our bags, unlike such heros as Marine Colonel Alan West ( ret.) a member of Congress from Florida.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 3:50:17 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: bronxville
Hmmmmmm...a memory refresher:
American political writers John Heliemann and Mark Halperin claim in their book, GAME CHANGE, that Mr Clinton made the call to the late ‘Lion of the Senate’ Ted Kennedy, on the day after Mr Obama won a key primary in Iowa (2008).

‘He phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy,’ they wrote.

‘Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, ‘A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.’ ...After Kennedy sided with Obama, Clinton reportedly griped, "the only reason you are endorsing him is because he's black. Let's just be clear."

The top Democrat in the US Senate was also in hot water over racially insensitive comments he made during the 2008 campaign about Mr Obama that are quoted in ‘Game Change.’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid describing the then Senator Obama as ‘light-skinned’ and ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.’


27 posted on 09/03/2012 4:04:08 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Gabz
I'll give you a clue or two:

Please Google:
Ted Kennedy
Mary Jo Kopechne
Chappaquiddick
& Oldsmobile Submarine

28 posted on 09/03/2012 5:06:34 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: UCANSEE2

Miss 0 don’t look happy.....


29 posted on 09/03/2012 5:09:16 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Sacajaweau
I will never believe that he actually wanted Hillary to be President.

He sure did
He wanted to be the power behind the throne and knew the spotlight would be on him
30 posted on 09/03/2012 5:41:11 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Lacey2

>>If they were in a Primary fight why would Kennedy have anything good to say about Carter who was his opponent?

It was the convention. The purpose of a convention is to put aside the political differences from the primaries and unify as a party so that the nominee can win in the general election.


31 posted on 09/03/2012 5:45:58 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Scooter100

Would someone remind the world that Obama is NOT black. He is a mulatto.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 6:11:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bronxville

We are truly living in the bizzaro world. The democrats, who incessantly claim that the Republicans are anti women, have as their keynote speaker a serial rapist and sexual predator. They also accuse Republicans of being closet racists who use such inflammatory racist words like “chair,” “welfare,” and “birth certificate” but yet have an outright racist as a speaker. And not a single propagandist in the enemedia will point this out.


33 posted on 09/03/2012 6:18:33 AM PDT by The Angry American
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To: oblomov

OK, got it. Your original post never mentioned the convention so I assumed it was during the actual Primary.


34 posted on 09/03/2012 6:21:08 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Thanks for the clarification. It’s important that we get it right.


35 posted on 09/03/2012 6:27:31 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: uncbob
Nah. I also believe Bubba torpedoed Hillary.

Bubba hates playing second fiddle to anyone. Didn't want the competition. Hillary might have the chance to be a 'War Time' President and go down in history, you know.

36 posted on 09/03/2012 6:32:59 AM PDT by doberville
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To: UCANSEE2

This pic may or may not be photo shopped, but it sure does illustrate the idiotic mess we (collectively, as NO, I do not have a turd in my pocket) have gotten ourselves into.

The BO honoring, Black, Lesbian Comedienne, Wanda Sikes, had a FOX show right after the crowning of BO and one of her first statements was “I gave a couple of bucks to his campaign and I want my share NOW” (not quite a quote) and she also opined “We had better back him now because if he screws up we will not have another Black on the ticket for 150 or so more years”, (Again, the gist of it).


37 posted on 09/03/2012 7:08:37 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: doberville
Nope he wants back in the WH in the worst way and the ONLY way that can happen is if Hillary is president

He knows he would still be in the spotlight and de facto president
38 posted on 09/03/2012 7:38:23 AM PDT by uncbob
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