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FACT CHECK: Clinton Claims of Compromise A Stretch
Guardian (UK) ^ | September 05, 2012 | TOM RAUM

Posted on 09/05/2012 10:10:39 PM PDT by Steelfish

FACT CHECK: Clinton Claims of Compromise A Stretch September 6 2012 TOM RAUM — It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That's the other guy's problem.

But when former President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, he portrayed President Barack Obama as a pragmatic compromiser who has been stymied at every turn by Republicans. There was no mention of the role that the president and the Democrats have played in grinding compromise to a halt on some of the most important issues facing the country.

That was among the lines by the former president and others Wednesday that either cherry-picked facts or mischaracterized the opposition. A look at some of them:

CLINTON: "When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. ...Unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the Republican Party doesn't see it that way. They think government is the enemy and compromise is weakness. One of the main reasons America should re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to cooperation."

THE FACTS: From Clinton's speech, voters would have no idea that the inflexibility of both parties is to blame for much of the gridlock. Right from the beginning Obama brought in as his first chief of staff Rahm

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; billclintonspeech; bjclintonfactcheck; dnc; dncconvention

1 posted on 09/05/2012 10:10:40 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: berdie

later


2 posted on 09/05/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Chode

The Guardian calls Bubba on his BS.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 10:13:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Steelfish

Clinton made it sound as if Obama walks on water.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 10:17:12 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

The Clintons are becoming more greedy everyday.

There were two options (for Hillary to be President)

a) Hope Romney wins and run against him in 2016.

b) Hope Obama wins, destroys America so much that at least 75% of Americans will be dependent on government by the end of Obama’s Presidency. Americans would be desperate for a change but too afraid to risk supporting anybody who would talk of cutting government and entitlements.

I think the Clintons have chosen Option b)

If Obama gets a second term the GOP would have to move left before even thinking about trying to win another election. THAT’s why this election is so important politically.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 10:26:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Steelfish

There’s going to be A LOT of fact checking on that speech.

Any idea where he came up with the “Democrats have created 44 million jobs” B.S.?


6 posted on 09/05/2012 10:27:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Steelfish

Clinton - he’s a very good liar.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 10:29:25 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: smokingfrog

He also claimed we were in recession when he took office and booming when he left. His timing is off on both ends of that statement.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 10:34:27 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Steelfish

wow and in the Guardian no less


9 posted on 09/05/2012 11:02:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

was bill wearing a blew.....blue dress tonight. sounds like it. not bad bill for the guy you said should be carrying your bags. now you’re shining his shoes and while you’re down there.....


10 posted on 09/05/2012 11:08:59 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Nifster
Here's the Associated Press version and it looks like a pretty fair analysis to me.

I mean from the dubious, leftist media that is...

11 posted on 09/05/2012 11:16:08 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the REAL "Free Rider!" Obamacare will create burdensome "Free Riding!!!")
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To: SierraWasp
Interesting...that is exactly word for word what was printed under a different by line in The Guardian....go figure the AP plagiarizes...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
12 posted on 09/05/2012 11:26:48 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Army Air Corps


OHhhh WOe is me...
why's everybody always pickin on ME???

13 posted on 09/06/2012 4:59:30 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tsowellfan

The whole show was surreal. That little dance Obama did at the end and then the long back patting hug between the two of them made me nauseous.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT by Baynative
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