Skip to comments.Hillary's secret weapon? Praise from Republican lawmakers
Posted on 05/27/2014 5:04:40 AM PDT by lowbridge
Republican praise of the Clinton era over the last several years could reverberate in the 2016 presidential race, giving the Democratic front-runner a key talking point.
One of Hillary Clinton's biggest challengers in her likely White House bid is convincing voters that she can make Washington work. Critics have long called Clinton a polarizing figure, citing her effort to revamp the nation's healthcare system in the 1990s and more recently, her congressional testimony on the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
But Clinton can counter those salvoes by citing Republican compliments of her and a slew of GOP statements on how former President Clinton worked with the other side of the aisle to pass sweeping legislation.
Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate, last year said if Clinton had become president in 2009, wed have fixed this fiscal mess by now. The Budget Committee chairman was drawing a comparison between Clinton and President Obama, who has struggled to strike deals with Republicans.
Should she become commander-in-chief, Clinton would not lead the nation exactly how her husband did. But she would likely adopt a similar leadership style, and Bill Clinton would be right at her side.
On many occasions, Republicans have touted Bill Clinton's reign as a way to bash Obama. They maintain the 42nd president negotiated in good faith and Obama doesn't.
Former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee (R) said in 2012 that Bill Clinton was a better president than Obama because he understands that in governing, you do have to sit down and work out your differences. He added that Bill Clinton was pragmatic and makes even some Republicans want to get bumper stickers that say, I miss Bill.
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Yep they almost all have made these ridiculous comments.
Politicians circle the wagons in supporting the political class (or should that be “classless”?). Apparently, the lure of the gravy train of taxpayer money and of power is too great for them to retain any semblance of integrity.