Skip to comments.Presidents Of A Feather: Can Clinton Save Obama?
Posted on 05/01/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by raptor22
Politics: The president who wagged the dog and let bin Laden get away raises millions for the president who jokes about eating one while taking credit for Osama's death. A deal for Hillary as veep, perhaps?
Politics makes strange bedfellows, the cliche goes. In 2008, Hillary Clinton waged a protracted and sometimes bitter battle for the Democratic presidential nomination against a former community organizer and absentee state senator from Illinois only to wind up as President Obama's secretary of state.
Husband and former President Bill Clinton even made racially tinged remarks about Obama's primary victory over Hillary in the South Carolina primary.
That was then and this is now, and maybe "strange" is not the word to use after Bill Clinton appeared in Obama's campaign opus about Obama beheading the al-Qaida dragon and appearing at a backyard fundraiser outside the home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe that pulled in some $2 million for Obama's re-election coffers.
Obama, who rails against alleged Republican intransigence as the root of all his problems, needs all the help he can get from the man who got re-elected by working with Republicans, led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, producing balanced budgets and a pay-down of the national debt in the process.
Clinton was elected using the slogan, "It's the economy, stupid." President Obama may be defeated by GOP nominee Mitt Romney's observation, "It's still the economy, and we're not stupid."
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Limbaugh made a great point.. don't know who made it first; to wit, up to now everything the Republicans supported vis-a-vis defending against radical Muslims and Islamists was deemed an "Al Qaeda recruiting tool." "Torture," Gitmo, Iraq, "disrespecting" Islam ... y9ou name it. Everything.
Now Obama been laudin' his kicking Muslim asses and virtually killing an Islamist icon with his bare hands -- and the Left celebrates. As a book title says, "Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder."
War on terror ping
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.
Some Conservatives need to WAKE up. It’s happening already. Sitting around clucking about how Obama is going to get slaughtered in the General by, I suppose, magic.
It’s this type of complacency that gave us Romney and will keep giving us unelectable mush mouth RINOs until we rise up.
But, hey. Believe what you want. But atm, Romney is headed for a defeat of historic proportions.
Clinton is owned by the Chinese. The Lippo Group gave him a million $ when his campaign ran out of money going into New York. He had more Chinese contacts in Arkansas than slutty girlfriends. He has to do what they say and they say, “Obama must win.”
Has anyone else noticed the flushed complexion of Bill Clinton on this ad for Obama? He looks like he’s about the have a stroke or something!
Thank you. It is good to remember all this about Clinton.
Especially, whgen the current occupant of the White House elicits "longings" for the Clinton Era.
The plain fact of the matter is that neither Obama nor Clinton have any love or respect for the United States of America, its people or its history.
They love themselves only and seek to impose a radical liberal agenda on the nation and its citizens.
They are both sworn enemies of liberty and economic freedom.
Thanks for the refresher about the bent one - a treasonous pig who belongs in prison.
Why did Bubba do the voice over for the pres’s ‘campaing ad”? (Remember, Dick was there in the O-office with Bubba. )
“Gotta be something in it for Billy Jeff and that truth concerns me.”
Good post! The Clinton “trailor park” library couldn’t hold all the documented treasonist acts by WJC and his wife. This country has been without honest, capable leadership in our Executive branch for many decades.
I would have voted for Hillary over Obama, but your review has reminded me of all the reasons there is really no substantive difference between the two. An Obama/Clinton ticket would truly be a nightmare.
God have mercy on us. We must really be nearing The End if we cannot elect better leadership than what we have had. There certainly does not look to be any Hope in 2012 with the pathetic choice that has been forced on us. We are given a choice between two EVILS. Hillary on the ticket would ensure Obama’s reelection, and put her in position to finish the country off in 2016.
My 94 year old mother looks healthier than Clinton.
Has anyone else noticed the flushed complexion of Bill Clinton on this ad for Obama? He looks like hes about the have a stroke or something!
He’s about to Over Dose on Viagra.