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Romney wonders if Obama has 'personal beef' with the Clintons
The Hill ^

Posted on 05/15/2012 1:59:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Romney wonders if Obama has 'personal beef' with the Clintons By Justin Sink - 05/15/12 04:36 PM ET

Mitt Romney suggested Tuesday that President Barack Obama might have "personal beef" with former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Romney was discussing the president's economic record, and suggested that Obama's advocacy of stimulus spending was out of step with even his own party, using Clinton to illustrate the point.

"Almost a generation ago, Bill Clinton announced that the Era of Big Government was over. Even a former McGovern campaign worker like President Clinton was signaling to his own Party that Democrats should no longer try to govern by proposing a new program for every problem," Romney said. "President Obama tucked away the Clinton doctrine in his large drawer of discarded ideas, along with transparency and bipartisanship. It’s enough to make you wonder if maybe it was a personal beef with the Clintons — but really it runs much deeper." Romney goes on to describe the president as "an old school liberal whose first instinct is to see free enterprise as the villain and government as the hero."

There have long been whispers of discontent between the last two Democratic presidents, with suggestion that Clinton does not approve of Obama's job as president and remains frustrated that his wife, Hillary, did not emerge from the 2008 presidential primary. But Clinton has lent his hand to the Obama reelection effort, cutting an ad praising the president's decision to authorize the Osama bin Laden raid and appearing at fundraisers on his behalf.

Earlier Tuesday, Clinton spoke at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's 2012 Fiscal Summit in Washington and suggested Obama be more aggressive in pushing deficit reduction when facing off against Romney.

The president, I think, should talk more about the Medicare savings he has proposed, and the defense cuts he has proposed, and the fact that he proposes, and this – I disagree with this, by the way – he proposes to take discretionary non-defense spending to its lowest percentage of GDP since president Eisenhower was in office,” Clinton said. “We ought to be talking about this stuff. He has at least tried to honor the deal he made with the Republicans, and I think he should talk more about it, and I think they should talk more about it."


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1 posted on 05/15/2012 1:59:09 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Romney is a wimp. Now he’s in a purse fight.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 2:15:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is my personal beef ... and I ain't sharing it with nobody!

3 posted on 05/15/2012 2:15:57 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bill Clinton To Hillary: "Obama's An ‘amateur’"
4 posted on 05/15/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney knows how to needle. He’s needling Obama into an explosion by bringing up the ever prized Bill Clinton, who is making the same point Romney is making.

Hilarious, purse fight! Priceless!


5 posted on 05/15/2012 2:21:37 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Zakeet

That’s pork, not beef.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Sub-Driver
Romney wonders if Obama has 'personal beef' with the Clintons By Justin Sink

~snicker~ That had to be on purpose!

7 posted on 05/15/2012 2:25:21 PM PDT by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: Publius

lmao!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 05/15/2012 2:25:39 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: Sub-Driver

Romney’s comment invites a reply from Billy Jeff. The press will go wild with it.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 2:27:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Publius
That’s pork, not beef.

It's The Portly Pepperpot.

10 posted on 05/15/2012 2:32:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: RitaOK

Shucks, folks, anyone with half a brain can see the Clintons hate Obama and his wife. When the Democrat Party finally realizes Obama is toast, they will fall into the waiting arms of Hillary Clinton, with Bill Clinton leading the dump Obama pack. What’s not to dislike about Obama and his wife, they are evill people to their very core. ABO, Anybody But Obama.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 2:33:48 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"... I disagree with this, by the way – he (Obama) proposes to take discretionary non-defense spending to its lowest percentage of GDP since president Eisenhower was in office,” Clinton said.

Thus proving that Obama has no idea how to protect the country and apparently wants the U.S. in a weakened position in the future and that Bill still has most of his marbles, liberal though they are.

12 posted on 05/15/2012 2:37:00 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean there is somebody in the political class who DOESN’T have a beef with the Clintons?


13 posted on 05/15/2012 2:38:38 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Obama has somehting BIG on Hillary.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: RitaOK

wow...sowing seeds of discontent and rancor in the enemy camp....did not think you had it in you, Mitt.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 2:39:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m lovin’ it. The needle is the way to og after a classic narcissist.

We need Palin to double team him, and also get on Mooch-elle’s case


16 posted on 05/15/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m lovin’ it. The needle is the way to og after a classic narcissist.

We need Palin to double team him, and also get on Mooch-elle’s case


17 posted on 05/15/2012 2:44:51 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Sub-Driver

Romney cannot find something with more depth to worry about??


18 posted on 05/15/2012 2:44:57 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Me thinks it’s the other way around.......


19 posted on 05/15/2012 3:01:08 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I agree. This is the kind of little zinger that may set off an intemperate reaction from the Narcissist-in-Chief. I will be interested to see what that reaction is, and what follows. Nothing good for the 'rats, that much is certain.
20 posted on 05/15/2012 3:17:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Steely Tom

It’s The Portly Pepperpot.

Its tubesteak smothered in underwear.


21 posted on 05/15/2012 3:18:48 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Sub-Driver
Romney goes on to describe the president as "an old school liberal whose first instinct is to see free enterprise as the villain and government as the hero."

If Romney will make this case early and often with the electorate he might have a chance.
22 posted on 05/15/2012 3:42:41 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
What’s not to dislike about Obama and his wife, they are evill people to their very core

Only difference between them and the Clintons is skin pigmentation
23 posted on 05/15/2012 4:18:39 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL, the Saul Alinsky tactics.

Isolate.. This just might be a fun election cycle.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: Sacajaweau
I think Obama has somehting BIG on Hillary.

A LOT of people do.

But she's going to go for it - again - anyway.

Now what has been put off far too long, needs to be used.

Or either way the shoe drops, there will be hell to pay.

25 posted on 05/15/2012 6:14:43 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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