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Bill Clinton Arrives to Calm Democratic ‘Bed-Wetting’
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Posted on 02/05/2014 10:51:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton Arrives to Calm Democratic ‘Bed-Wetting’

By Jeff Zeleny @jeffzeleny Follow on Twitter Feb 5, 2014 12:42pm

The bed-wetting has begun. It may not be a pleasant image, but that’s the phrase used inside Obamaworld when Democrats start worrying about their political fortunes. And nine months before the midterm elections, the worry is intensifying, particularly given the latest batch of bad news for the new health care law.

David Plouffe, the president’s former campaign manager and top political adviser, first coined the term “bed-wetting”‘ back in 2008 when Democrats began openly fretting about their political challenges. He said the mood today inside the party is starting to remind him of the same moment.

When asked whether the bed-wetting phase of the 2014 campaign season was starting, he laughed and declared: “Ha. Of course it is.”

Democrats are indeed anxious, particularly with Republicans only six seats away from winning control of the Senate in November. By any calculation, it’s a tough political map. Democrats are defending Senate seats on unfriendly terrain across the South and other states where President Obama either lost decisively or struggled to win. This sets the stage for a contentious closed-door policy retreat and strategy session today that Senate Democrats are having with the president. In addition to Obama, the guest speaker is Bill Clinton, who is poised to deliver a speech, take questions and try to coach jittery Democrats how to keep their heads up during a rocky midterm election year.

Only a week after the president urged Democrats in his State of the Union address to get back on the offensive in the health care fight, a new CBO report puts them back on defense.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; bedwetters; billclinton; democratcare; demsobamacare; election2014; election2016
Interesting title.......
1 posted on 02/05/2014 10:51:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Clinton is the expert. After all, he prevented Congress from switching to Republican during his Presidency! Oh, wait...


2 posted on 02/05/2014 10:57:39 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The democrats are GOING DOWN. That’s why they are bringing in WC. He’s an expert.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 10:57:43 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Sub-Driver

Here I thought Obama was the messiah.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:08 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats are constant bedwetters.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:09 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Sub-Driver

Term limits would fix this for the Democrats and Republicans.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:17 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh please, the only thing the Rats were worried about in ‘08 was if Obama or Hillary was going to be the next President.

They are SERIOULY scared right now as their base is turning against them.
Just like Bush lost his base starting in 2006.
The difference is Bush had no idea he had lost them.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:30 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Sub-Driver

The TRUTH is difficult to fight. It must be covered up with more lies and deceit...so an established liar is coming in to pep up more established liars....great strategy.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:45 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

1994.

Sounds familiar, Democrats? Yeah, that guy up there helped make that happen.

You may now go back to your bed-wetting.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 10:59:54 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: spawn44

Did he bring Elizabeth Hurley?


10 posted on 02/05/2014 11:00:40 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: Sub-Driver

I prefer to think of them as peeing in their pants.
Yo Dim, what’s that running down yo leg?


11 posted on 02/05/2014 11:01:01 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Viennacon

“My polls are in the crapper. But if this guy got Elizabeth Hurley to go to bed with him, maybe I should listen.”


12 posted on 02/05/2014 11:01:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama probably promised Slick Willy some hookers and rope for when he arrived..that made Bill extra pleased


13 posted on 02/05/2014 11:02:46 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: edcoil

14 posted on 02/05/2014 11:04:01 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Instead of Clinton, they need McCain or Graham.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 11:05:34 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Sub-Driver

What a party...when a grifting smooth-tongued carny is the best thing that sordid party of misfits can provide.

Of course, on the RINO-ublican’s side, they cannot even gin up a believable felon to lie for them. Heck, even spine-deprived bonehead is just slush.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 11:05:53 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

There is nothing they can do to sell a stinking steaming hunk of crap law. Fuzzy puppies, looney gay exercise dingbats, jammy clad dipwads will never do it.

We are talking people’s lives here. This turd cannot be polished. Even Slick Willie cannot make it look good.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 11:06:48 AM PST by dforest
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To: Paladin2

Picture is big enough to fall into.

Figuratively.

I mean...not literally.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 11:07:44 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Sub-Driver

He just needs to remind them who was screwing Elizabeth Hurley and they’ll quiet right down...he da man!


19 posted on 02/05/2014 11:09:15 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sub-Driver

They (the faint-of-heart Democrats) are not waiting until they get in bed to do the “wetting”. They are doing it standing up, in their pants, in full view of the public.

Worse when they compound it with their whining.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 11:09:46 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

There’s nothing like broadband.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 11:12:18 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Extremely interesting title. Why would one vote for bed-wetting politicians and trust them to run the country?


22 posted on 02/05/2014 11:12:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Sub-Driver

He’ll tell them, “you better put some ice on that.”


23 posted on 02/05/2014 11:13:14 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. I thought that might be a bit of creative writing on your part, BUT...

ABC said that! Expect multiple IRS audits in an effort to re-educate the network peons.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 11:15:43 AM PST by moovova
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To: Paladin2

New rules!!!!
:-)


25 posted on 02/05/2014 11:19:15 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Paladin2
No matter how tainted...you realize she's not guilty, don't you?


26 posted on 02/05/2014 11:20:50 AM PST by moovova
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To: Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton believes in soiling the bed in other ways. The Democrats have been soiling Americans in the fashion of Clinton, and now that Americans want off that bed, the master comes to change our minds.


27 posted on 02/05/2014 11:37:24 AM PST by pallis
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard Slick will be delivering his “How To Pick Up Chicks 101” lecture.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 11:38:15 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It must be pretty bad when they gotta reach out to this guy for hope.

29 posted on 02/05/2014 11:38:21 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“If you like yer soiled britches, you can keep them. Period.”


30 posted on 02/05/2014 11:42:36 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Zathras

The thing is, Bush could have KEPT the base if ONLY he would have FOUGHT BACK against the liars in the media and the Democrat party.

He could have fought back AND kept the office of the Presidency dignified.

He didn’t, and neither did his successor to the nomination, Juan McInsane.

That discouraged the base.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 11:47:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

If they voted for the healthcare law, They’re in trouble and there’s no way around it. They know this.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 11:49:30 AM PST by Durbin
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s quite telling that the Dems aren’t looking to the current ‘leader’ of their party to steady their troops. Even they know that Obie’s a complete failure, and that he’s become totally radioactive.

You’ll never hear them admit it in public, but they all know it, and privately acknowledge the fact.

If Obie was even partially successful, he would have gently pulled both sides of the country towards some sort of middle ground. Instead, he’s deepened the divide in the country, and has done inestimable damage to those who are tied to his coat tails.

It’s a sign of complete desperation that they’re running back to their old daddy for reassurance.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 12:01:28 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh I agree, Bush could have kept his base.
I would sure like to know why he ignored them.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 12:07:35 PM PST by Zathras
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To: SoFloFreeper
The thing is...the media is a never ending attack force.

If Bush successfully blasted them on one issue, they pivot and turn to another...again and again and again.

Bush decided to put most of his energies into national security and speaking up for the forces. A President has only limited political capital and must decide what his priorities are.

35 posted on 02/05/2014 12:07:39 PM PST by what's up
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36 posted on 02/05/2014 12:08:56 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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37 posted on 02/05/2014 12:25:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: moovova

I’m thinking double sided tape.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 12:26:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

“Bill.....BILLLLLLLLL!!!! Put that freakin’ cigar away RIGHT NOW!!!! I don’t give a bloody rip if you are The Commander in Chief! NO DAMN CIGARS!!!!!”


39 posted on 02/05/2014 12:45:55 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Sub-Driver

THE RAPIST BILL CLUNTON (The L is silent.).......

That’s the way to introduce the scum.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 12:46:08 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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41 posted on 02/05/2014 12:59:07 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver

The Republicans do a much better job of bedwetting.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 2:46:06 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Zathras
their base is turning against them.

Do you really see the entitlement army voting R?

43 posted on 02/05/2014 2:49:38 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Bill has lost a lot of weight. Perhaps Bill is there symbolically to represent the slimming down of Democrats from Congress?


44 posted on 02/06/2014 7:19:49 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Da Coyote

Clinton’s worth $100 million+. He didn’t get there by being stupid. Every Democrat dreams of the Big Corruption Score. Bill’s taking them to school.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 7:21:30 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You mean read my lips didn’t do Bush I in?


46 posted on 02/06/2014 7:23:01 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zathras

Perhaps he was channeling Willie Sutton?


47 posted on 02/06/2014 7:24:26 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: spawn44

Who counts the votes?


48 posted on 02/06/2014 7:31:04 PM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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