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Clinton: 'I'm very sorry'
CNN ^

Posted on 06/07/2012 2:06:52 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Clinton: 'I'm very sorry'

Posted by CNN's Ashley Killough

(CNN) – Bill Clinton regrets the swirl over comments he made earlier in the week in which he appeared to suggest he would be open to extending the so-called Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, the former president said Thursday.

"I'm very sorry about what happened," Clinton said in an interview to air on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "I thought something had to be done on the 'fiscal cliff' before the election. Apparently nothing has to be done until the first of the year."

Republicans seized on Clinton's remarks this week when he said lawmakers will likely put off a series of major spending and budget decisions. They argued the former president was siding with many in the GOP who call for the extension of the controversial tax cuts largely opposed by Democrats.

"[Congress] will probably have to put everything off until early next year," Clinton said Tuesday during an interview with CNBC. "That's probably the best thing to do right now."

The "fiscal cliff" consists of measures set to begin in January that would remove more than $500 billion out of the economy in 2013 alone. Those measures include the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and protection of the middle class from the Alternative Minimum Tax, the onset of $1 trillion in blunt spending cuts, and a reduction in Medicare doctors' pay.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: putsomeiceonit; slickwillie; thebentone

1 posted on 06/07/2012 2:06:59 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver; Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise

Brenda Lee’s crying.


2 posted on 06/07/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Brenda Lee’s crying.

Or Comin' on Strong.

3 posted on 06/07/2012 2:10:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation: “Jeez, for once in my life I was honest, and I caught hell for it. Okay. Okay. We have no financial trouble. We don’t have to do anything. There is no debt. Maybe after the election is over there will be a debt and we might have to do something drastic, but for right now — it’s all good. Trust me.”


4 posted on 06/07/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like he made it worse. Using the words “fiscal cliff” reminds people that the situation is dangerous. Telling everybody that the administration thinks it is ok to ignore something dangerous until after the election just makes the administration look like it is chicken, and manipulating it’s agenda for election purposes, not for the best interest of the economy.

Apologizing and doubling down at the same time. Wow.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 2:13:32 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is sort of like “I am so sorry I told the truth about how stupid Obama is” kind of apology

KEEP GOING BILL!!!

(I actually am starting to miss him and balanced budgets.... but not the rape or perjery parts)


6 posted on 06/07/2012 2:15:43 PM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did he bite his lip? If he did, it means he’s lying. Actually, when he doesn’t bite his lip is also a sign he’s lying.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: dfwgator

Still, Bubba is a Johnny one time!


8 posted on 06/07/2012 2:17:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They don’t call him “Slick Willie” for nothing!


9 posted on 06/07/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Sub-Driver

By allowing the 2003 tax cuts to retire, President “Present” will be increasing the bottom rate from 10% to 15% and the 20% bracket to 25%.

Raising the 10% bracket to 15% represents what percentage of increase? Hint: The correct answer is NOT 5%.

Raising the 20% bracket to 25% represents what percentage of increase? Hint: The correct answer, again, is NOT 5%.

Finally, raising the 35% bracket to 39% represents what percentage of increase: Hint: The correct answer is NOT 4%.

Extra credit question: People in which tax bracket will see the largest percentage of increase in their taxes?

Extra extra credit question: People in which tax bracket will see the smallest percentage of increase in their taxes?

To those moving from the 35% to the 39% tax bracket...that’s roughly an 11% increase in taxes.

From 20% to 25%...that’s a full-blown 25% increase in taxes.

To those moving from the 10% bracket to 15%, their taxes will be increased by a whopping 50%.

So the low-income people get their taxes raised even more when seen as a percentage. And the rich folks lose a higher magnitude of money,but the percentage compared to what they already make is lower.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: married21
Apologizing and doubling down at the same time. Wow.

Good post. Perceptive analysis of Slick Willie.

11 posted on 06/07/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: married21

He’s called Slick Willie for a reason.


12 posted on 06/07/2012 2:20:51 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver

I get a kick out of seeing that the Obamanoids have sent Bill Clinton to the Commie re-education camp. You might even get the impression that the members of Obama’s “cleanup on aisle seven” damage control team have been instructed by no less than the ghost of Chairman Mao himself.

But few people can do ‘passive-aggressive’ as well as Billy-boy, and so it’s turning into quite the spectacle.


13 posted on 06/07/2012 2:21:26 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Sub-Driver

“I thought something had to be done on the ‘fiscal cliff’ before the election. Apparently nothing has to be done until the first of the year.”

Yeah that’s right. you don’t have to worry about a cliff until AFTER you fall off it.


14 posted on 06/07/2012 2:22:58 PM PDT by almcbean
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To: Sub-Driver
Little Billy must be laughing his ass off when he gets home.

Little Billy is no amateur.

I believe Team Clinton still has the goods on ole Barry,so let's see what happens before the Dem convention.

Sheriff Joe may be getting some help from Little Billy, the trouble-maker?

15 posted on 06/07/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: married21

I hope Bill doubles down a lot (in his sneaky Clintonesque way) and Bambi decides it’s better to seek employment elsewhere. I think Obama is going to win otherwise, because the GOP has selected a candidate who has absolutely nothing going for him except his own personal fortune and is, based on his track record, exactly as leftist as Obama.

Romney’s a leaden, unattractive person, and like Obama, is a member of a flaky cult, so he’s not going to get any automatic vote from anybody except Mormons. They have a lot of money but they don’t have huge numbers.

And even though people don’t approve of Obama’s policies, they claim they like him personally, while nobody except his family and the Mormons seems to like Romney...and the most likeable candidate is generally the one that wins.

That said, I think there are a lot of Dems who don’t want Barry, not because they think he can’t win, but because even they know that he’s taking the country in the wrong direction. They may have no ideological objections, but their wallets are talking to them and their wallets are saying “No more Obama.”

I still think Obama is tired of this gig and is going to find employment in the international sphere. So now the Clintons and others are trying to figure out how to get rid of him while at the same time making friends with the powerful leftists who paid to get him elected.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 2:24:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver

One can only come to the conclusion that the Chicago
Mafia in the White House or CMITWH, has brought the
club down on ole Bill. These people know secrets and
they twist arms, Bill is lucky they didn’t shoot him
in the knee.

CMITWH it kinda is like CTHULHU isn’t it.


17 posted on 06/07/2012 2:29:25 PM PDT 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: Sub-Driver

“Better put some ice on that, Obama.”


18 posted on 06/07/2012 2:30:28 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

Billy regrets the swirl. Watch the master at work.


19 posted on 06/07/2012 2:30:55 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Kahuna

Zer0 certainly doesn’t have the mental capacity (however twisted) of a Rhodes Scholar.


20 posted on 06/07/2012 2:31:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mr. K

One thing I believe, and I’ve been told the same by other Conservatives- At least Bill Clinton doesn’t hate America, as the Obamas do.


21 posted on 06/07/2012 2:34:00 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: richmwill

We are watching the Dems implode, and it’s by design, IMHO. Gotta go thru the demolition phase — shitcan the radical Left — in order to build a viable party. The road they’ve been on not only wounds America, it totally is destroying their brand.

I credit Bam’s freefall in the polls to two factors, WI and Bill Clinton.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 2:41:12 PM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: Sub-Driver

Bawhahhaa....TOO late, cats outta the bag! Kudos to team Romney for ceasing the moment before RED NOSE backtracked! I hope they have the nerve to run the camp ad over and over until heads explode.


23 posted on 06/07/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Sub-Driver
"I'm very sorry about what happened," Clinton said...

Isn't that what he said to Monica, also? Talk about "Useful Idiot".

24 posted on 06/07/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

25 posted on 06/07/2012 3:23:41 PM PDT by goron (Revelation 13:18)
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To: married21
Apologizing and doubling down at the same time. Wow.

Sometimes you just have to stand and applaud someone who is a master at his art. Of course XXX-42 is a master at deception, but he is one of the best.

It's like the complaint about Paradise Lost: Satan gets all the best lines.

26 posted on 06/07/2012 3:25:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: goron

That pic just says it all.

Clinton is undermining Obama just as Ted Kennedy did Jimmy Carter in 1980.


27 posted on 06/07/2012 3:26:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Never ask for permission,ask for forgiveness.


28 posted on 06/07/2012 3:31:01 PM PDT by maddogtiger
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To: Sub-Driver

Never ask for permission,ask for forgiveness.


29 posted on 06/07/2012 3:31:13 PM PDT by maddogtiger
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To: EEGator

Billy slams his “willy” in a door again.


30 posted on 06/07/2012 3:46:38 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Last time the Dems and Obama extended the Bush tax cuts because they saw the stock market sliding and needed to save their own bacon.

This time they see Romney ahead and want the market to slide so he has a big headache when he gets elected in the new year.

Obama HATES AMERICA!

31 posted on 06/07/2012 3:52:58 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver
"I'm very sorry about what happened," Clinton said in an interview to air on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

"I thought something had to be done on the 'fiscal cliff' before the election. Apparently nothing has to be done until the first of the year."

Dayum! Does Bill know how to twist that knife (in the back), or what?

It's been said that he's a political genius. Watching his performance this week, I'd have to agree. Not only did he punch Obama harder than any Republican besides Sarah Palin, he managed to apologize for it while grinding Zero's big toe under his boot heel!

LOL!

32 posted on 06/07/2012 8:23:44 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: richmwill
At least Bill Clinton doesn’t hate America, as the Obamas do.

As much as I despised the puke while he was in office (and pretty much ever since), he's almost likeable, compared to Obama.

33 posted on 06/07/2012 8:30:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Average Al
Billy slams his “willy” in a door again.

Heh....no, that was Zero's willy he slammed in the door. Brak must have really done something to piss him off last week.

34 posted on 06/07/2012 8:36:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Slick Willy better put some ice on that.


35 posted on 06/07/2012 8:44:31 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27"\)
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To: ntnychik

Lol, Bubba knows exactly what he’s doing. Even in his ‘so called’ apology - Krouthhammer called it a ‘word-salad’.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 6:03:44 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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