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Bill Clinton urges Hillary Clinton to 'take maximum advantage' of his death, new book reveals
Washington Examiner ^ | June 23 2014 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/23/2014 10:34:35 AM PDT by PoloSec

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Former President Bill Clinton has been busy writing “playbooks” for his wife, Hillary, to use in her likely 2016 presidential campaign including how to “take maximum advantage of my death," according to a new book out Monday.

In Edward Klein's “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas,” the former president is quoted suggesting that his death and subsequent state funeral would help elect Hillary Clinton. He said it would be “worth a couple of million votes.”

In the epilogue of his book, provided to Secrets, Klein quotes Bill Clinton complaining that the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in 2008 started too late. He also said that when she runs, Hillary Clinton has “got to hit hard at the Obama record.”

Klein, a former New York Times and Newsweek editor, interviewed dozens of Clinton and Obama insiders for his book which details hostile feelings between the two political families.

In one conversation revealed to Klein, Clinton, who has suffered heart troubles, suggests that there is a benefit to his wife if he dies before the election.

Starting on page 276, Klein begins by quoting the former president:

“I’m worried how my health will affect your campaign,” he said. “I have to do all I can to prepare the campaign playbooks, but I also have to accept the fact that if I fall by the wayside, you have to continue without me and make a positive thing out of it.”

“A positive thing?” Hillary said. “What the hell are you talking about?”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; bloodfeud; edklein

1 posted on 06/23/2014 10:34:35 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Don’t worry about that Bill. She will piss on your grave.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 10:35:25 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: PoloSec

Doesn’t sound like too smart a thing for Ol’ Slick to tell Hillary ...


3 posted on 06/23/2014 10:37:40 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: PoloSec

I wouldn’t put it past either of them. Him to put this all together and her to run it out just as he advised.

Evidently there is nothing so bad, in their world, that it cannot be exploited.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 10:37:53 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: PoloSec

That works for me - if it turns out she kills him.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PoloSec

Bill Clinton is dead? Who knew? lol


6 posted on 06/23/2014 10:38:25 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: massgopguy

Standing up!


7 posted on 06/23/2014 10:38:55 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: PoloSec

State funeral? Where? North Korea?


8 posted on 06/23/2014 10:39:07 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PoloSec; All

If you guys thought the Paul Wellstone Memorial/Fundraiser/Pep-Rally/Free-For-All was something, just wait until either of these two old Commies pass on.

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, LOL!


9 posted on 06/23/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: PoloSec
“A positive thing?” Hillary said. “What the hell are you talking about?”

That quote in and of itself illustrates the difference between the two. Bill is the consummate politician, who can play four three-dimensional political chess games at the same time. Hillary on the other hand, has the political instincts of a pet rock.

10 posted on 06/23/2014 10:39:51 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: PoloSec
Does this mean ol’ Bill is willing to take one for the team? I mean, is there some impending death I haven't heard about?
11 posted on 06/23/2014 10:40:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: PoloSec

Given all the snippets being leaked about this book, it sounds like it should be pretty much an overly lengthy National Enquirer piece...


12 posted on 06/23/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: PoloSec
Former President Bill Clinton has been busy writing “playbooks” for his wife, Hillary, to use in her likely 2016 presidential campaign including how to “take maximum advantage of my death,

I would think it would be a great fund-raising tool:

"Piss on Bill Clinton's grave! $100!

I could go broke contributing to that fund.

TS

13 posted on 06/23/2014 10:43:14 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: PoloSec
"subsequent state funeral"

People dancing in the streets, throwing manure at the casket....oh yes, I can see it all.

14 posted on 06/23/2014 10:43:32 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: PoloSec

I hope he goes slowly.


15 posted on 06/23/2014 10:44:12 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: forgotten man

Under the outhouse at the Clintoon Libary! (sic on purpose)


16 posted on 06/23/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: PoloSec

This should not have surprised me, but it really did. If this is true, how did the writer find out such a juicy gem of information? Bill may not want to put that ‘bee in her bonnet’.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 10:47:47 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: PoloSec

I find it astonishing that he thinks so little of this country that he would consider his death a chance for her to become CIC.

It’s all a game to them—no more,no less.

.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 10:51:16 AM PDT by Mears
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To: PoloSec
Can we expect this sooner rather than later? Let me buy you
a triple bacon cheesburger, Bill, and we can talk about it.
19 posted on 06/23/2014 10:58:29 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

I heard he has named his unit the vuvuzuela. Ever since he saw all those adoring soccer fans blowing those obnoxious horns at the South Africa hosted world cup a few years ago he can not get it out of his head.


20 posted on 06/23/2014 10:58:36 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: PGR88

The syphilis will probably get him first.


21 posted on 06/23/2014 10:59:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PoloSec
Bill Clinton urges Hillary Clinton to 'take maximum advantage' of his death, new book reveals

He died? Who knew?

22 posted on 06/23/2014 10:59:57 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Mears

How will they close the lid with that thing sticking up ?


23 posted on 06/23/2014 11:00:36 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: The Shrew

“””” I would think it would be a great fund-raising tool:

“Piss on Bill Clinton’s grave! $100!

I could go broke contributing to that fund.

TS “”””

I would sell my house so I could contribute non stop.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 11:10:59 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: PoloSec
Former President Bill Clinton has been busy writing “playbooks” for his wife, Hillary, to use in her likely 2016 presidential campaign including how to “take maximum advantage of my death," according to a new book out Monday.

Bwahahahahahahah! BILL writing "playbooks" on how HILLARY can take advantage of his death to get elected?

Oh yeah, playbooks were written - tons and tons and tons of them.

But Hillary didn't need any help from Bill on that score - and the LAST thing Bill would do is help her in THIS area.

Oh man, how over-the-top is this! The shills have become unhinged for Hillary this time! Bwahahahahaha!

You want to see their REAL relationship? It's right here:


25 posted on 06/23/2014 11:20:16 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: PoloSec

This is a LIE......Ed Klein worked for LYING Publications, so I don’t believe a word he says.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 11:27:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Mears

The size of his ego is simply amazing.

Who thinks this way ?

Turning one’s death into a political advantage for his wife
tells us all you need to know about how much he values human life


27 posted on 06/23/2014 11:42:43 AM PDT by rights with responsibilities
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To: PoloSec

“What difference does it make?”


28 posted on 06/23/2014 11:45:40 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: PoloSec

Such disappointment. I was hoping to read that it was imminent....


29 posted on 06/23/2014 12:00:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If you guys thought the Paul Wellstone Memorial/Fundraiser/Pep-Rally/Free-For-All was something, just wait until either of these two old Commies pass on.

***
My consolation will be that I will not understand neither the memorial nor the media coverage of it, as all will be in Spanish to accommodate the needs of the new majority, which is now flooding in to supplant us.


30 posted on 06/23/2014 12:03:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Phlap

Bill Clinton is dead? Who knew?....Monica?


31 posted on 06/23/2014 12:09:12 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: PoloSec
For those who may have forgotten what kind of a President Bill Clinton was:

1) Clinton’s 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 government’s 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 can’t 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 there’s a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there’s too much freedom. When personal freedom’s 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 People’s 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, Clinton’s 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 America’s 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 day’s 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. Clinton’s action was accurately characterized by George W. Bush when he said right after 9-11: "When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.

Clinton’s 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 Lewinsky’s grand jury testimony for a 24-hour news cycle, which was the main point. So I guess, they weren’t 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 Saddam’s 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 Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s 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 harm’s way for purely political reasons.

4) Clinton’s 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 America’s 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 don’t even get me started on the war crime in Kosovo.

WAR IN KOSOVO

During Bill Clinton’s 1999 NATO-led war in Kosovo – which according to some estimates cost as much as $75 billion – we bombed Belgrade for 78 days, killed almost 3,000 civilians, and shredded the civilian infrastructure (including every bridge across the Danube.)

We devastated the environment, bombed the Chinese embassy, came very close to engaging in armed combat against Russian forces, and in general, pursued a horrific and inhumane strategy to rain misery on the civilian population of Belgrade in order to pressure Milosevic into surrendering.

Why did we do all that? The US did not even have an arguable interest in the Balkans, and no one ever tried to claim that Serbia represented any kind of threat to our nation or our interests.

But for months the Clinton administration had told us that Milosevic was waging a vicious genocide against Albanian Muslims, and needed to be stopped. The New York Times called it a “humanitarian war.” In March 1999 – the same month that the bombing started – Clinton’s State Department publicly suggested that as many as 500,000 Albanian Kosovars had been murdered by Milosevic’s regime. In May of that year, as the bombing campaign was drawing to a close, Secretary of Defense William Cohen lowered that estimate 100,000.

Five years after the bombing, after all the forensic investigations had been completed, the prosecutors at Milosevic’s “War Crimes” trial in the Hague were barely been able to document a questionable figure of perhaps 5,000 “bodies and body parts.” During the war, the American people were told that Kosovo was full of mass graves filled with the bodies of murdered Albanian Muslims. But none were ever found.

BILL CLINTON ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

During the election cycle of 1992, George H.W. Bush lost his job after Bill Clinton hammered him relentlessly for having caused the “worst economy of the last 50 years.”

In fact, as CNN’s Brooke Jackson has reported: “Three days before Christmas 1992, the National Bureau of Economic Research finally issued its official proclamation that the recession had ended 21 months earlier. What became the longest boom in U.S. history actually began nearly two years before Clinton took office.” See (See http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/31/jackson.recession.primer.otsc/).

By the same token, Clinton is generally perceived as having a stellar economic record during his own presidency, in spite of the fact that the economy was already starting to decline during the last year of his term after the stock market crashed in March 2000.

According to a report by MSNBC: “The longest economic expansion in U.S. history faltered so much in the summer of 2000 that business output actually contracted for one quarter, the government said Wednesday in releasing a comprehensive revision of the gross domestic product. Based on new data, the Commerce Department said that the GDP — the country’s total output of goods and services — shrank by 0.5 percent at an annual rate in the July-September quarter of 2000.” See: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3676690/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/t/gdp-figures-revised-downward/.

32 posted on 06/23/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: The Shrew
The owner of that concession would have more money than Bill Gates. He could sell $40,000,000 worth of beer in a year. He'd have to build a 10 lane express way with 4 lane exits on either side. He would have to build a very tall platform so the paying guests wouldn't drown. People would get in fights over who was next.

Personally, I would scrounge up every dime I could get, buy a whole lotta beer and water, and go wait in a very long line.

33 posted on 06/23/2014 12:47:15 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: PoloSec

He says that like she wouldn’t anyway.


34 posted on 06/23/2014 12:49:09 PM PDT by RichInOC (Hillary Clinton is a lying slag.)
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To: PoloSec

If Klein’s account is to be believed, does Bill know something? Have his doctors given him reason to think he may not be around in 2016?


35 posted on 06/23/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: PoloSec

Right now I’m picturing in my head that raucous Iranian funeral procession for some dead Ayatolla just at the moment when the jostling crowd knocks the stiff out of the casket.

And out rolls “Bill”!


36 posted on 06/23/2014 3:06:16 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: PoloSec

Well, she did it with Vince Foster...Ron Brown...Chris Stephens...


37 posted on 06/23/2014 7:13:14 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: PoloSec

He is likely right about a few million votes but, actually, I think it would be just the opposite. Some may be inclined to vote for the Hildebeast ‘cause they assume Bill would be around to shore her up. If that isn’t the case, those votes are up for grabs.


38 posted on 07/02/2014 9:08:37 AM PDT by rbg81
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