Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: Bill Clinton Is the Best Person to Help Get You Into Heaven (barf alert!)
Posted on 12/06/2012 5:39:08 PM PST by drewh
Chris Matthews' affinity for Bill Clinton is well known. But on Wednesday's Hardball, Mathews argued that the Democrat would be the best lobbyist to get one into heaven. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Talking to journalist Joe Klein and GOP strategist David Winston, Matthews lauded the former president's campaigning for Barack Obama.
The liberal host enthused, "...I have to tell you, who would you rather have make your case to Saint Peter than this guy?" Clinton, of course, was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick, of sexual assault by Kathleen Willey and by Paula Jones of exposing himself.
"This guy can sell," marveled Matthews.
Although he famously told the world that an Obama speech gave him a "thrill up" his leg, the host has also gushed over Clinton, praising him as "president of the world."
A transcript of the December 5 exchange, which aired at 5:21pm EST, is below:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: One of the other players in this, besides the two candidates, was of course Bill Clinton, the former president. I don't think anybody -- and we agree on this -- did a better case of making the case for Obama than Bill Clinton. Listen to this. Here he is at the convention at a critical moment when he explained the arithmetic of what Obama inherited.
BILL CLINTON: In Tampa, the Republican argument against the President's reelection was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. It went something like this. We left him a total mess. He hadn't cleaned it up fast enough. So fire him and put us back in. When President Barack Obama took office, the economy was in free fall. It had just shrunk nine full percent of GDP. We were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Are we doing better than that today? The answer is yes.
MATTHEWS: You know, David [Winston former Gingrich adviser], I don't know you at all, but I have to tell you, who would you rather have make your case to Saint Peter than this guy?
MATTHEWS: This Bill Clinton, this guy can sell.
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The Roman leaders made laws to make themselves gods. This guy has such a hole in his soul that he wants to make his hero a god.
The left only comes to steal, kill and destroy...that ain’t heaven!
The left only comes to steal, kill and destroy...that ain’t heaven!
Someone on another thread said Matthews was mentally disturbed and I agreed.
This reinforces my opinion on that. I really think the guy is more than a bit off.
1) Clintons own words show his often expressed innate hostility to, and utter contempt for, the core principles of the American founding:
``If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the governments ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees. -- President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993
``The purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people - Bill Clinton during an interview on MTV in 1993
``We cant be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans that we forget about reality. -- President Bill Clinton, quoted in USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A, ``NRA change: `Omnipotent to powerful by Debbie Howlett
When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly that they would work for the common good, as well as for the individual welfare However, now theres a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say theres too much freedom. When personal freedoms being abused, you have to move to limit it. Bill Clinton, April 19, 1995
2) Clinton inevitably pursued his own political advantage at the expense of American interests and national security. Here is just one of many possible examples:
It is well documented that Clinton and the Democrats took illegal campaign money from groups and individuals tied directly to the Chinese Peoples Republican Army. It is therefore not surprising that In January 1998 Clinton went against the advice of then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Pentagon experts by lifting long-standing restrictions against the export of American satellites to China for launch on Chinese rockets. Not only did he move control over such decisions from the more security-focused State Department to the Commerce Department, but he intervened in a Justice Department investigation of Loral Space & Communications, retroactively enabling Loral to sell critical missile technology to the Chinese. Interestingly enough, Clintons decision was made at the request of Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz, whose earlier $1.3 million campaign donation made him the single biggest contributor to the Democratic election effort.
The result, as stated eloquently by syndicated columnist Linda Bowles, was that the Democrats got money from satellite companies and from Chinese communists; China got supercomputors, advanced production equipment and missile technology; Loral got its satellites launched at bargain basement prices . . . and the transfer of sensitive missile technology gave China [for the first time] the capability of depositing bombs on American cities. Incidentally, Loral ultimately failed to benefit from this permanent injury to Americas security interests: in July 2003, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, and in order to raise cash was forced to sell its most profitable business a fleet of communications satellites orbiting over North America.
3) On two occasions, Clinton used military action for the specific purpose of distracting the American public from the fallout of the Lewinsky affair:
On August 20, three days after Clinton finally admitted publicly to the Lewinsky affair, the news media was poised to focus on that days grand jury testimony by Monica Lewinsky. That same morning, Clinton personally went on national television to gravely announce his bombing of a Sudanese chemical weapons factory, and a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. It was the first time most Americans ever heard the name of Osama bin Laden. The factory bombing in Sudan killed an innocent night watchman, but accomplished little else. It later was proven that the plant was making badly needed pharmaceuticals for people in that poverty-stricken part of the world, but no chemical weapons.
Several months later, the U.S. Center for Nonproliferation Studies, part of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, stated: "...the evidence indicates that the facility had no role whatsoever in chemical weapons development." Kroll Associates, one of the world's most reputable investigative firms, also confirmed that there was no link in any way between the plant and any terrorist organization. As for the Afghanistan bombing, it failed to do any damage at all to bin Laden or his organization. Clintons action was accurately characterized by George W. Bush when he said right after 9-11: "When I take action, Im not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.
Clintons pointless and murderous military actions did not make Americans safer that day, although they did destroy an innocent life, and for all the good they did certainly could have been delayed in any case. But they did succeed in diverting media attention from Lewinskys grand jury testimony for a 24-hour news cycle, which was the main point. So I guess, they werent a total loss.
On December 16, 1998, on the eve of the scheduled House vote on his impeachment, Bill Clinton launched a surprise bombing attack on Baghdad. As justification for this exploit, he cited the urgent threat that Saddams weapons of mass destruction posed to America, and the need for immediate action. Almost immediately, the House Democrats held a caucus and emerged calling for a delay in the impeachment proceedings. House minority leader Dick Gephardt made a statement: "We obviously should pass a resolution by saying that we stand behind the troops. I would hope that we do not take up impeachment until the hostilities have completely ended."
Conveniently, a delay so near the end of the House term would have caused the vote to be taken up in the next session when the newly elected House membership would be seated with more Democratic representation, thereby improving Clintons chances of dodging impeachment.
The Republicans did, in fact, agree to delay the hearings, but only for a day or two. Amazingly, Clinton ended the bombing raid after only 70 hours -- once it became clear that in spite of the brief delay, the vote would still be held in the current session.
Once the bombing stopped, Clinton touted the effectiveness and importance of the mission. As reported by ABC News : We have inflicted significant damage on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction programs, on the command structures that direct and protect that capability, and on his military and security infrastructure, he said. Defense secretary William Cohen echoed the point: We estimate that Saddam's missile program has been set back by at least a year.
Whether or not one buys Clintons assessment of that mission, it is difficult to believe that its timing was so critical that it required commencement virtually at the moment the House was scheduled to vote on the impeachment. I think the most reasonable conclusion is that Clinton cynically deployed US military assets and placed military personnel in harms way for purely political reasons.
4) Clintons reckless sexual behavior was a threat to American national security:
Clinton and his supporters have been very effective in persuading large numbers of Americans that the Lewinsky scandal was only about sex. But I see a bigger issue here, because Clinton is on record as saying that he would have done anything to keep knowledge of the Lewinsky affair from becoming public.
To me, that statement raises a very serious question: What if, instead of sending her recorded Lewinsky conversations to Ken Starr, Linda Tripp had instead secretly offered them for sale, say, to the Chinese government? Or to the Russians? Or even to agents of Saddam?
What kind of blackmail leverage would those tapes have provided to a foreign government in dealing with America on sensitive trade, security or military issues? One of the few things Clinton ever said that I believe is that he would have done anything to keep the Lewinsky affair secret. Given his demonstrated track record of selling out American interests for personal or political gain (and there are more examples that I could have cited here), how far would he have gone in compromising Americas real interests in order to protect his own neck when threatened with blackmail?
Pretty far, I believe. Equally distressing is the prospect Clinton might, in fact, have succumbed to foreign black mail on other occasions in order to hide different sexual episodes that ultimately did not become public. There is no way to know, of course, but I prefer presidents for whom such a scenario is not a plausible possibility.
And dont even get me started on the war crime in Kosovo.
Didn’t he rape a woman, Chrissy...
Clinton is low as the stuff that settles at the bottom of the pond. Come on, he was messing with young women while at the White House as Hillary covered it up for him.
Bring them women on up so they have get justice. Despicable democratic party for promoting women issues then allowing to cover up Clinton's abuse to women. Now, we read he's all that.
When I stand before My Lord and Savior I will already have been judged. If I don’t make my case here while I’m alive, there is no one who would make my case after I die. Chrissy is an idiot.
Her name was Juanita Broderick. I guess in Chrissy’s world every rapist goes to heaven and gets 72 Juanita virgins, and lots of ice!
His opinion about anything isn't worth a bag of sh t, as obviously he'll kiss anyone's nut to try to stay relevant...while pulling in a 6-7 figure check.
Just ignore this northeast elitist ass...you'll be smarter for it.
I just don’t know whether Matthews is simply trying to out-media-whore everyone else on TV of if he is genuinely cuckoo.
In any case, a normal person would be profoundly embarrassed to utter such lunacy.
Well, now that Ted Kennedy is no longer driving...
One man’s heaven is another man’s hell. For me, hell would have lots of Democrats, and there would probably be Duran Duran music playing.
Oh heck yeah, I'd agree to that in a minute! Why shoot, next to him I look positively Angelic! (no, not satire)
Bill Clinton didn’t even have enough influence with his own party to get his wife the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, but Chris Matthews thinks Bill Clinton can get a sorry, ratings-challenged chatterbox like himself into heaven?
Just proves what most doctors warn people of .... heavy drinking and drugging will eventually destroy all of those little brain cells .... it’s called “wet brain” and Chrissy sure looks like she has got it!
Slip out of that blue dress, Chris, and have a cigar.
Clinton and St. Peter
“Who goes there?” inquired St. Peter.
“It’s me, Bill Clinton”
“And what do you want?” asked St. Peter.
“Lemme in!” replied Clinton.
“Soooo,” pondered Peter. “What bad things did you do on earth?”
Clinton thought a bit and answered, “Well, I smoked marijuana but you shouldn’t hold that against me because I didn’t inhale. I guess I had extramarital sex — but you shouldn’t hold that against me because I didn’t really have ‘sexual relations.’ And I lied, but I didn’t commit perjury.”
After several moments of deliberation St. Peter replied, “OK, here’s the deal. We’ll send you someplace where it is very hot, but we won’t call it ‘Hell.’ You’ll be there for an indefinite period of time, but we won’t call it ‘eternity.’ And don’t ‘abandon all hope’ upon entering, just don’t hold your breath waiting for it to freeze over.”
If you think it over Chrissy is actually right. At least he can help one person get into Heaven because when Slick Willie is sent to Hell that will free up one more space in Heaven.
” The liberal host enthused, “...I have to tell you, who would you rather have make your case to Saint Peter than this guy?”
Yeah, I’m sure Saint Peter will be fooled by a perjurer and rapist.
How many women can you get away with raping if you are a democrap?