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Obama, Clinton seal alliance with bow, bear hug (pic)
The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/6/2012 | AP staff writer

Posted on 09/06/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT by heartwood

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton sealed their political alliance with a bow and a bear hug.

It didn't last long, but Obama and Clinton's center stage moment Wednesday showed signs of what was once unthinkable for the former rivals. The two presidents seem to actually like each other.

They certainly need each other. Obama turned to the popular former president who oversaw an economic resurgence and asked him to make the case for a second Obama term at a time of high unemployment. Clinton needed him to continue to be relevant in the party he once led, and perhaps help pave the way for a future Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy.

The famously long-winded Clinton commanded the stage for about 50 minutes, while Obama watched backstage — and waited.

It was well past 11 p.m. when Clinton wrapped up and the podium lowered into the floor. Obama sauntered on stage, waving to the crowd with a wide smile on his face.

Clinton turned to Obama and gave a deep bow. Obama pulled the former president into a full embrace. Then they put their arms around each other, walked to the center of the blue-carpeted stage and soaked in the thunderous applause from the crowd packed to the rafters in the Time Warner Cable Arena.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; billclintonbows; billclintonspeech; dncconvention; emperorobama
Is this a mocking, sabotage bow, or for real?

Obama's in his element, at any rate.


1 posted on 09/06/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

I think it’s the Bill Clinton version of Eastwooding.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 6:41:55 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: heartwood
Well, Zer0 is certainly wearing a SEG.

I wonder how much the bow cost, per degree.

3 posted on 09/06/2012 6:42:08 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: heartwood

Mocking. Bill did what he had to for blacks to get out of Hillary’s way four years from now. A new black from nowhere can’t move up without Obama so a deal was cut for the ‘16 endorsement.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 6:43:09 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: heartwood
Listening and reading all the accolades for Slick Willy, how is even possible be more over the top for Barack Obama tonight?

According the MSM, Bill Clinton is the star of this year's convention.

5 posted on 09/06/2012 6:43:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: heartwood

Bill Clinton is an impeached ex-President. He was impeached for his pergery which was an attempt to cover up sexual harassment. The Obama Democratic platform endorses the wholesale killing of innocent human life including grisly partial birth abortions, rejects Judea-Christian values and endorses marxist economic and political statism that historically caused monumental misery. A near majority of Americans is about to endorse this cabal with their votes. A culture that embraces decadence can never prosper.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 6:48:36 AM PDT by allendale
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To: heartwood
The two presidents seem to actually like each other.

They are politicians. They do what is necessary to remain in power.

7 posted on 09/06/2012 6:49:08 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: heartwood
It was a total diss, to OTrauma's face, of OTrauma's bowing to dictators.

Well played, Bill.

Well played.

8 posted on 09/06/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: allendale

Powerful paragraph!!! Agree!!


9 posted on 09/06/2012 6:50:49 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: heartwood

what is with these morons and bowing?


10 posted on 09/06/2012 6:53:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: heartwood
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11 posted on 09/06/2012 6:56:21 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: yldstrk

I say the Toon was mocking him.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 6:57:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Lazamataz

That’s my take - but smirking at the hoi polloi too, because it goes right over their heads.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 6:57:48 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Lazamataz

That’s what I thought as well.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 7:00:24 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: NonValueAdded

oh well in that case


15 posted on 09/06/2012 7:03:11 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: heartwood

Did O go out on the stage to get Clinton OFF the stage? Time for a “body-reading” expert.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 7:07:57 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: heartwood

I think clinton was about to hurl...


17 posted on 09/06/2012 7:09:30 AM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: yldstrk

Brian Williams bows to Obama

Bill Clinton bows to Obama

18 posted on 09/06/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: heartwood

Just getting into the bend over position.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 7:14:11 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Don Corleone

Both are narcissists and both are sociopaths. Neither give a darn what the other one thinks about him. Both will smile in your face while stabbing you in the back...and last night, billy smiled as he stuck the blade in and twisted it.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: heartwood

Disgusting. The POTUS embracing a rapist.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: KeyLargo

It is just so sick, so unAmerican this bowing


22 posted on 09/06/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: heartwood
Is this a mocking, sabotage bow, or for real?

That was pure Bill Clinton sabotage. Obama thinks he's being praised and that Bill is indicating Obama's bowing is cool. Bill is reminding the world that Obama bows and scrapes to tyrants.

23 posted on 09/06/2012 7:55:58 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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24 posted on 09/06/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: yldstrk

Obama’s bowing. He was immersed in Indonesian culture for the first 10 years of his life. If you research, you will find that, in that culture, when being introduced to a distinguished persom who is your senior in years, it is customary to bow. That’s all it is.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 8:44:58 AM PDT by procrustes
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To: knittnmom
The two presidents seem to actually like each other.

There's no lie so transparent and obvious that the press doesn't buy it. Maybe Obama can carry Clinton's bags...

26 posted on 09/06/2012 9:15:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: knittnmom
The two presidents seem to actually like each other.

There's no lie so transparent and obvious that the press doesn't buy it (when it comes from a democrat). Maybe Obama can carry Clinton's bags...

27 posted on 09/06/2012 9:15:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: procrustes

Americans bow to no one.


28 posted on 09/06/2012 4:40:15 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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