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Bill Clinton to have high profile role at Democratic convention
Associated Press/The Guardian ^ | 30 July 2012 | Staff

Posted on 07/30/2012 12:41:51 AM PDT by moonshot925

Bill Clinton will have an up-front role in this summer's Democratic national convention, where he will make a forceful case for Barack Obama's re-election and his economic vision for the country, several Obama campaign and party officials have said.

The Obama campaign will be keen to take advantage of the former president's immense popularity and remind voters that a Democrat was in the White House the last time the American economy was thriving.

Clinton's prominent role at the convention will also allow Democrats to embrace party unity in a way that is almost impossible for the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

Obama personally asked Clinton to speak at the convention and place Obama's name in nomination, and Clinton enthusiastically accepted, officials said on Sunday. George Bush, the last Republican to hold the White House, remains politically toxic in some circles. While Bush has endorsed Romney he is not involved in his campaign and has said he does not plan to attend the Republican convention.

Clinton will speak in prime-time at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on 5 September, the night before Obama formally accepts the party nomination. While the number two on the ticket often speaks that night, the Obama campaign has instead decided that Obama and the vice-president, Joe Biden, will speak on the same night.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20120905; 20120906; clinton; democrats; dncconvention; obama; socialism


1 posted on 07/30/2012 12:42:05 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Slick Willie has a role? Is it his task to fetch the coffee for Obama now? LOL


2 posted on 07/30/2012 1:11:28 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: moonshot925

Slick Willie has a role? Is it his task to fetch the coffee for Obama now? LOL


3 posted on 07/30/2012 1:11:55 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

I always thought Slick was smarter thsn that. Birds of a feather, I guess.

TC


4 posted on 07/30/2012 1:30:13 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: moonshot925
There to check out the backstage groupies natch...

...that sleazy horndog is going out the same way he came in-no class but with a big doofus grin on his face.

5 posted on 07/30/2012 1:33:59 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Obamacare like all Marxist fails, outlaws redress before creating it's demand.")
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To: moonshot925
The Obama campaign will be keen to take advantage of the former president's immense popularity and remind voters that a Democrat was in the White House the last time the American economy was thriving.

I knew it. I knew the Democrats were going invoke the memory of "Clinton's economy" and "the peace and prosperity of the Clinton years".

Are we ready to come up with answers for this, or do we want to keep screaming HUSSIEN-WRIGHT-AYERS and lose this election, too?

6 posted on 07/30/2012 1:35:11 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: moonshot925

Not surprising, he’s had a high profile in the WH, even conducting Obama’s press conferences because Dear Leader was “too busy”.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 1:46:18 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: moonshot925

Imagine how much mischief he can do if he trots out his usual passive-aggressive lukewarm support for Obama act.

Obama still occupies a prime position on the Clinton enemies list. In Clinton’s mind, Obama robbed him of his chance to get back on the White House gravy train.

Does the phrase, “damning with faint praise” ring any bells?


8 posted on 07/30/2012 1:49:02 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: moonshot925

9 posted on 07/30/2012 2:38:50 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: moonshot925

Bubba loves publicity,and being the big cheese.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 3:07:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
One no Democrat wants to be in Charlotte

The Dallas Cowboy- New York Giant game is on Wednesday Night

Another words most male voters won't see a minute of Clinton.

Sucker

11 posted on 07/30/2012 3:13:20 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: DesertRhino
Slick Willie has a role? Is it his task to fetch the coffee for Obama now? LOL

Apparently his job is to carry his water, anyway. Just like the media.

12 posted on 07/30/2012 3:17:10 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

“I knew the Democrats were going invoke the memory of “Clinton’s economy” and “the peace and prosperity of the Clinton years”.”

They’re just dealing with the reality that Obama needs a lot of white support to win, and if the bitter divorced wenches who still get tingles when they see BJ Clinton are the ones he’ll get then so be it.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 3:26:55 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: scooby321

Most male voters,don’t want to look at Bubba. This is for the female voter who helped put Obama in the White House last time.

I guess the females still love the Rapist in Chief.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 3:35:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: moonshot925

“Bill Clinton to have high profile role at Democratic convention”

HIDE THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN!!!


15 posted on 07/30/2012 4:32:23 AM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
"the peace and prosperity of the Clinton years".

Peace???? Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel Buzz Patterson wrote in his book Reckless Disregard that Clinton carried out "CNN Diplomacy - foreign policy driven by television news coverage and political polling."

Commander in Chief Clinton dispatched the military overseas an amazing forty-four times during his eight years. The American military had been deployed outside of our borders only eight times in the previous forty-five years.

Peaceful times indeed! Prosperous because of Newt Gingrich and a republican congress. Clinton was and still is a bankrupt sleezebag.

16 posted on 07/30/2012 4:59:45 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: moonshot925

“Bill Clinton to have high profile role at Democratic convention”

THAT smells like desperation!


17 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:44 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: moonshot925

1 worn out old Bubba = 23 absent younger Democrat congress critters.

They bring in a pinch hitter because no one is left on the bench wiling to be associated with the fiasco in Charlotte.

When asked “were you there when they crucified the Messiah” the fellow Democrats want to be able to say “NO”

They do not want to be witnesses to Charlotte burning


18 posted on 07/30/2012 5:06:58 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: moonshot925
a Democrat was in the White House the last time the American economy was thriving.

Right. Because in 2006 when the unemployment rate was at 4.7% and the Dow was at 14,000+ and home values were at their highest, we weren't thriving. LOL!

But we were thriving in 2000 at the end of Bubba's term when we were losing jobs and the unemployment rate was increasing and the Dow was tanking (thanks to the Internet bubble).

The media, like Obama, tries to compress the Bush presidency into the final 6 months of his tenure.
19 posted on 07/30/2012 5:19:40 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: moonshot925
Oral sex and impeachment for EVERYONE!

Both seemed to like cocaine.
Both seemed to like oral sex, except one prefered it from guys.
Both had a turn-over in the House from D ot R.
One was impeached in his second term, the other is on track for the same if there is a second term.

Yup. Bring on Bubba!

20 posted on 07/30/2012 5:22:09 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: moonshot925

Remember when they had the press conf. On the Bush tax cuts and Obama just walked off? Do you think this is how he’ll run his campaign from now? The Clinton/Romney debates should be interesting!


21 posted on 07/30/2012 5:26:13 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: moonshot925

Remember when they had the press conf. On the Bush tax cuts and Obama just walked off? Do you think this is how he’ll run his campaign from now? The Clinton/Romney debates should be interesting!


22 posted on 07/30/2012 5:28:24 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: DesertRhino

Of course he wil. And it will be all about him.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 5:37:27 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: DesertRhino

Attending Donks are on notice.
Keep your daughters at home.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 5:40:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: moonshot925

Looks like the die job on Obama’s forehead needs a
touch up. X42 looks like he needs another trip to
the mortician.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 5:42:39 AM 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: New Jersey Realist
Also, remember that Clinton bombed Iraq in December 1998
26 posted on 07/30/2012 5:53:33 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

And...what do you imagine Billy-boy wants in return?


27 posted on 07/30/2012 5:58:23 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: moonshot925

Communist kenyan usurper and the impeached rapist traitor - typical dimocraps!


28 posted on 07/30/2012 6:08:15 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: moonshot925

Couldn’t make this stuff up! Only the demmicrat party would have a rapist, draft-dodging, sexual predator, traitor as a speaker at their convention. They deserve him.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SMARTY

“THAT smells like desperation!”

Throw together two of the rankest turds America has to offer, and one thing is for sure - it’s gonna smell a lot worse than desperation.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 6:13:17 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: moonshot925

Oh boy bring on the Hookers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 07/30/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
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To: moonshot925

We are witnessing the demise of the Democratic Party.

They already regret choosing Charlotte for the convention venue, as NC is a right to work state trending away from the Dems in all the polls.

Dems all over the country are announcing they have something more important to do at that time, and the truth is their survival depends upon distancing themselves from Obama. And that was before “you didn’t build that”.

Now they think Clinton’s going to save their bacon. Delusional.

The party no longer has a place for an Evan Bayh or others who aren’t completely socialists. Their convention’s going to be a spectacle of cringe-inducing ineptitude and lack of enthusiasm. It will be characterized by a pervasive air of defeat, because defeat is where they know they’re headed.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 6:39:46 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: moonshot925

List of speakers and speeches at Democratic convention

Bill Clinton; Speech “Lean forward and put some ice on it”

Lizzie Warren; Speech “Yes we can, say anything and they will believe”.

Jon Corzine; Speech: “How we can invest in the Future”

Brian Harrison (Solyndra’s CEO) Speech: “Selling what you didn’t build for fun and profit”.

Rod Blagojevich: Speech: “We can’t wait, for Jackson Jr’s check to clear”

Eric Holder; Speech: “A fair Shot, no explanation necessary”

Note all speeches are free but a photo ID is needed to enter convention hall


33 posted on 07/30/2012 6:48:47 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: wayoverontheright

Thank you for a very hopeful post 32.

From your lips to God’s ears.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 6:56:56 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: DesertRhino

The unlikely union of two politicians that each had to surrender their law licenses...too bad Larry Sinclair wasn’t wearing a blue dress during his encounters with the gay blade. That would have made for greater irony...


35 posted on 07/30/2012 7:13:51 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: wayoverontheright
“We are witnessing the demise of the Democratic Party.”

I certainly hope so. But, when Billy Boy was ‘President’ and during all his embarrassing monkeshines, I was certain THAT was the demise of the Democratic Party. Instead, we get to endure yet a further and a truly more dangerous national nightmare.

I keep waiting for the Democratic Party to remember itself and return to the political process as the necessary and worthy alternate to the Republican Party... because honestly, our country will only work and evolve if BOTH parties express a wholesome and accurate representation of the nation as a whole.

As it is, both (especially the Democratic Party) have become a distortion of what America truly IS. The GOP is distortion because of the absence of a proper alternative to Conservatism in America and the Democratic Party has become the vehicle and the platform for the enemies of this country, it's become a conduit for outsiders to interfere in American domestic politics.... it has got itself lost in radicalism which only speaks for a minority OF a minority in America!

36 posted on 07/30/2012 7:26:01 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: moonshot925

Smart move on Clinton’s part, dumb move for Obama and the Democrat Party!!! First of all, Clinton, even when he was POTUS had no legs as an endorser. Most Democrats won election on their own. Clinton did little to help or aid them, Obama is ten times worse. Obama is 100% radioactive!!! Virtually no Democrat wants to be seen near him, period!!!

Bill & Hillary Clinton know that Obama is not going to be re-elected, and....in additon, Obama will cause many Democrats to be defeated. The Democrat Party will be in shambles......and who will be the heros in 2016, why none other then the team of Bill & Hillary Clinton!!!

So.....Clinton does his duty, Obama crashes, the Clintons now have complete control, cannot be bad mouthed for not being loyal and call all the shots!!! The Clinton organization has this whole gig wired. The only “fly in the ointment” is if the Democrat Party does the really smart thing....and dumps Obama now, by forcing him to resign immediately. But......then the Clintons move in on 2012, with Hillary heading the POTUS ticket!!!


37 posted on 07/30/2012 8:10:44 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: New Jersey Realist
Oh, I agree. Here is something more from that peaceful Clinton administration. Here's more.

In all fairness, Clinton did show restraint against one enemy.

As for the economy, many of those jobs were created by the tech boom and Y2K. The jobs created for setting up all of those servers and modifying the old COBOL code for year 2000 would have been created regardless of who was in the White House. Bill Gates had more to do with the tech boom than Bill Clinton, but Clinton happened to be in the White House when it happened, and the compliant MSM worked hard to ensure he got the credit.

Welfare Reform also helped, but before signing it into law, he vetoed it twice after the GOP Congress passed it, before finally caving in an election year and signing it into law.

Balanced budget? Clinton didn't have to budget for the Cold War, and punted the expensive WOT to the next administrations. This and the tax revenue created by the tech boom had more to do with it than anything Clinton did.

You don't have to sell this to me. We need to sell this to the undecideds and Independents if we're going to counter the memory of "Clinton's economy".

38 posted on 07/30/2012 5:23:15 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

You make very good points, all true. Clinton could have fallen in dog crap (which he did a lot!) and come up smelling like a rose. Lucky for him, huh? As much as I detest him though, he is nowhere near Obama’s level of corruption and deceipt. This marxist has to go!


39 posted on 07/31/2012 5:14:02 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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