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How Clinton plans to upstage Obama at the DNC
NY Post ^ | Sep 2, 2012 | Edward Klein

Posted on 09/03/2012 7:57:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo

How Clinton plans to upstage Obama at the DNC

By EDWARD KLEIN

Last Updated: 9:49 AM, September 2, 2012

Posted: 7:38 PM, September 1, 2012

Not since the feud between Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter tore the Democratic Party apart more than 30 years ago have two panjandrums of the party loathed each other quite as much as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

And yet this week, television viewers will be treated to a remarkable spectacle at the Democratic National Convention: Clinton will stand before a cheering throng of delegates on Thursday night and deliver a primetime speech nominating Obama, a man he once dismissed as incompetent, as president of the United States.

The Clinton-Obama feud is the worst-kept secret in the Democratic Party. It traces back to the bruising 2008 primary campaign, when Obama’s surrogates lambasted Bill and Hillary for being “racists” and a Clinton aide said of Obama that he “embraces the politics of trash.” The animosity still stirs such deep emotions that a year ago Clinton held a secret meeting of friends and political advisers at his home in Chappaqua and urged his wife to challenge Obama for the party’s presidential nomination in 2012.

According to two people who attended the meeting, Hillary rejected her husband’s advice that she run against a sitting president of her own party. But that didn’t stop Bill Clinton from going on a rant about Obama.

“I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama,” my sources quoted Clinton as saying. “I have no relationship with the president — none whatsoever. Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; clintonspeech; dncconvention; feud; obama; upstage
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1 posted on 09/03/2012 7:57:30 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe he will nominate Hillary instead.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 7:59:08 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: KeyLargo

Clinton will give a rousing speech for Obama, and if he nominates Hilary it will be for VP.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: KeyLargo

“And so Clinton was signed on to remind voters of the glory days of a Democratic president’s economy”.

...I always look for this sentence in anything about Clinton because it needs to be said...”ONLY BECAUSE OF A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS”


4 posted on 09/03/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT by albie
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To: Andrei Bulba

Agreed. This is misinformation tossed out there to spark interest in what will be a completely pro-Obama show.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 8:04:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: KeyLargo
Clinton ain't gonna do bleep!

The Obama toadies keep wanting to know what he is gonna say and he keeps blowing them off cuz he is the only Dem prez to get reelected (thanks twice Ross Perot you infamous treasonous bastard!!!) so the Obamanoids can do nothing.

Fact is, the evil impeached convicted liar pervert who lost his law license is gonna make Obama Jesus Christ's virtuous twin so that PIAPS will be POTUS in 2016...

...Dick Morris will tell you I just did.

6 posted on 09/03/2012 8:06:21 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: KeyLargo

If Bill Clinton feels this way about Obama, just imagine how Jimmah Carter really thinks about him.....


7 posted on 09/03/2012 8:06:21 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: albie

If Clinton is supposed to remind voters of the glory days of a Democrat president’s economy, won’t some voters start thinking of the dismal economic record of the current Democrat president??? And couldn’t such thoughts actually persuade some voters to reject this current Democrat president???


8 posted on 09/03/2012 8:06:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: KeyLargo

I wonder how Obama’s gonna like hearing the spontaneous chanting “Clinton! Clinton!Clinton!” that’s sure to break out when he Clinton makes his appearance.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 8:07:12 AM PDT by Kenton (I love the smell of the Democrat's flop sweat in the morning. it smells like... VICTORY!)
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To: KeyLargo

Clinton’s speech is actually Wednesday and very few will be watching.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 8:08:14 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: KeyLargo
Comeon Bill, do it for the LGBT crowd.
11 posted on 09/03/2012 8:09:00 AM PDT by mardi59 (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: KeyLargo
Interesting read. It sounds plausible, may be fairly accurate, and reflects on the sad shape of the Obama candidacy.

I think this week's shenanigans will be very instructive as to the future of this campaign.

12 posted on 09/03/2012 8:09:16 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mardi59

LOL.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 8:11:08 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: newheart

Slick is a master at undermining. He and hitlery’s plan is on 2016 either as saviour from the nobama depression or from Romney’s economic recovery. The dems have always done better following a GOP lead economic boom when the voters see everyone as flush with $.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: KeyLargo

What fun.

The worst move the Dems ever made was diss Hillary for the empty suit. Obama’s set race relations back years. People won’t fall for the “isn’t it wonderful, he’s black” argument for a while.

A conservative black president might have permanently rid this country of racism. But that’s not what the race baiters want - too much power in keeping that spectre going.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 8:14:26 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Will somebody here watch???


16 posted on 09/03/2012 8:16:14 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Kenton

The chant will be “BJ, BJ, BJ...”


17 posted on 09/03/2012 8:17:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: KeyLargo

Knowing the clintons, this is misinformation put out by the clintons themselves. Recall when just a couple weeks before their books came out, they both put out misinformation that they hadn’t even delivered finished manuscripts to their publishers.


18 posted on 09/03/2012 8:18:38 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: KeyLargo
....Clinton will stand before a cheering throng of delegates....

Like standing in back of the thong of a pizza-delivery itern? More discussion about secret sauce?

19 posted on 09/03/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: albie

Following your Glory Days comment


Now I think I’m going down to the well tonight
and I’m going to drink till I get my fill

And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it
but I probably will

Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
a little of the glory of, well time slips away
and leaves you with nothing mister but
boring stories of glory days


20 posted on 09/03/2012 8:20:09 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: X-spurt
He and hitlery’s plan is on 2016 either as saviour from the nobama depression or from Romney’s economic recovery.

I don't really think he will nominate Hillary. And perhaps she will run in 2016, but that doesn't really make much sense to me. Either she will try to follow on Obama's next 4 years which could be a living hell, completely repudiating Democrat economic policies, or it will be a period of recovery under Romney, in which case the pocketbook vote will still go with Romney. We don't need a savior from an economic recovery.

On the other hand, we could see Romney get elected and then see something during the months of November and December that could provide Romney with a hole he cannot dig out of. But that is more conspiratorially minded than I am comfortable with.

21 posted on 09/03/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: KeyLargo
I believe we must all look at Clinton's appearance as another attempt to distract the voters from the real topic of economic policy failure. Clinton's appearance will only create a firestorm of resurrected reminders of his sexual dalliances and rape accusations. This is what the Obama camp wants to have happen. That way the nation becomes preoccupied by the recriminations and accusations that Clinton is a rapist and philanderer. The back and forth of this by both sides will only serve to distract the voters away from the real topic of economic policy failure by this administration. We all should be aware of this tactic and keep the focus on the topic of our times and not some old and tired accusations of Clinton's past.
22 posted on 09/03/2012 8:23:10 AM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: 7thOF7th

“I believe we must all look at Clinton’s appearance as another attempt to distract the voters from the real topic of economic policy failure. “

You are most likely correct.

This is just more theater from the Obama campaign to focus on everything BUT the U.S. economy and what he has done to destroy it.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Great drinking game:

Every time Clinton says I or me, take a drink. You won’t make it through the first 5 minutes.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 8:29:27 AM PDT by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: KeyLargo

Hope springs eternal.

Say what you will about him, but I predict Clinton will cast ‘bams future— all the way back to Hawaii.

‘Rhetorician’ rhymes with ‘politician’ and Bill is expert at both. Expect the master-de-bater to spin a carefully honed- tortuous and rambling- tour de force of Oral-torridy. He will weave a spider’s web of ‘faint praise’ and ‘bam will think it’s a feather bed.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 8:29:47 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: newheart

Bubba will nominate himself. DumBO having destroyed the Constitution, means, there are no limitations anymore.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: newheart

“Maybe he will nominate Hillary instead.”

LOL I said the same thing to a friend at lunch on Sat.


27 posted on 09/03/2012 8:32:44 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Hojczyk
Will somebody here watch???

Although despising both Clinton and Carter, I certainly will and will also try to watch Carter's speech.

Here is a fascinating article by Peter Boyer at New Speak, Daily Beast. It is quite long but well worth reading. In it, Mr. Boyer looks at the deep and wide gulf separating the Obama Democrats from the Clinton Democrats.

The comments are interesting as well. Here's one of them:

Exactly. Clinton understood that the Dems needed centrist appeal to be the majority party, which is why he prospered, as did his party. I find it so amusing that all the leftist posters here delight in discussing how far right the Repubs have become, when the story of the Dem party since the 1960's, with the exception of the Clinton years, is one unending drift to the left, away from Kennedy and Roosevelt and all of their heroes, into positions that would have delighted George McGovern.
It may well be difficult for Mr. Clinton to say much beyond fluff in praise of President Obama. Will he? I don't know and that's why I intend to watch.
28 posted on 09/03/2012 8:40:20 AM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: KeyLargo


29 posted on 09/03/2012 8:41:59 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: newheart

On second thought, no way the klintoons want to have to follow 4 more years of nobama wreck. By then the sheeple will be too tired of the “us against them” dem/lib jive.

Slick will definately undermine nobama in his “me, me, me” speech. Their best chances in 16 are to have nobama go down in flames now (without their fingerprints on anything racist to keep holder’s people thinking it was the mean ol Republicans).


30 posted on 09/03/2012 8:49:00 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Chode

Your post reminds me of a local Crook County, IL local story in the news today.

Rich Central basketball coach resigns after writing sexually explicit book

September 01, 2012|By Jennifer Delgado, Chicago Tribune reporter

A guidance counselor at south suburban Rich Central High School writes in the foreword of his book, “It’s Her Fault,” that his intent was to give men and women advice on successful relationships.

But the book’s racy content led Rich Township High School District 227 on Friday to put Bryan Craig on administrative leave.

Craig, who declined to comment, has resigned as coach of the varsity girls basketball team at the Olympia Fields school.

Sex’ Book Authored by Rich Central Girls Coach Draws Ire

District 227 board president Betty Owens plans to investigate popular girls varsity coach Bryan Craig, who wrote a relationship book titled “It’s Her Fault” encouraging women to perform oral sex and take on multiple sex partners.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-01/news/ct-met-rich-central-coach-resigns-20120901_1_guidance-counselor-girls-basketball-book-talks


31 posted on 09/03/2012 8:52:03 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
just damn...
32 posted on 09/03/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: KeyLargo
“I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama,” my sources quoted Clinton as saying. “I have no relationship with the president — none whatsoever. Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!”

Very telling!

33 posted on 09/03/2012 8:58:29 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Chode

That photo tells the truth, the kenyan hanging his head. Nobama’s got to know Slick is going to all about Slick.

Klintoon could not have been a nobama or broken-axlerod idea! The “dem smokey backroom boys” need to keep the faithful by giving them their klintoon, when its almost a sure thing nobama loss anyway.

By the way, where the hell has soros gone? That youngun must have a snapper and the Viagra has captured all his attention.


34 posted on 09/03/2012 9:00:01 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: albie

..I always look for this sentence in anything about Clinton because it needs to be said...”ONLY BECAUSE OF A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS”

The President always gets credit. In the 80’s with Ronald Reagan who gets all the credit but he had a Democratic Congress. I am happy with both Presidents getting credit. Clinton won’t help Obama anyway because Obama is 100 times worse than Clinton.


35 posted on 09/03/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: KeyLargo

Oh this won’t work. People are worried about today not 20 years ago. We tried the same thing when we used Reagan during the 2008 election even bringing out Reagan’s son to try to remind people of the good times of Reagan. DIdn’t work then and won’t work now.


36 posted on 09/03/2012 9:02:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: X-spurt
i heard that...
37 posted on 09/03/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kenton

Will someone in the Crat Party edit Clinton’s speech or will he go on and on and on for an hour or more?


38 posted on 09/03/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: newheart
Maybe he will nominate Hillary instead.

It's comforting to know that Madame Secretary will be spending this week on the other side of the world, not delivering an acceptance speech in Charlotte.


http://www.state.gov/secretary/trvl/map/?trip_id=97

Hillary signing onto the ticket as VP would have two possible outcomes, both bad for her: (1) They win, and she then has to defend the Second Regime's record in 2016 or (2) They lose.

Best outcome for Hillary: Obama wins, and the office is open in 2016. Probable outcome for Hillary: retirement in the face of an impossible run against a hugely successful Republican president.

39 posted on 09/03/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: KeyLargo

Get ready to nuke the popcorn and grab a good seat.
It’ll be an old fashioned “narcissistfest” to rival anything
Vince McMahon has ever produced.

The BO crowd figures Clinton’s role will shut him up
once and for all. Clinton figures it will give him the
cover to chirp all the way thru a second Obama term.


40 posted on 09/03/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: KeyLargo

41 posted on 09/03/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: KeyLargo

He will upstage the big “O” just by being there. Watch and see.


42 posted on 09/03/2012 9:38:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: KeyLargo

They pick a man who’s raped 8 women we know of to lead their ‘WAR ON WOMEN’ that’s a good start.

WHAT’S THE EVIDENCE IN THE FORD BUILDING CLINTON?


43 posted on 09/03/2012 9:43:08 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: mardi59

I will be calling you tonight when i can’t sleep over this photo.


44 posted on 09/03/2012 9:44:46 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: X-spurt

Anybody ever heard of this account before in which the Clinton’s piped down about Obama’s past when Chelsea was threatened ?

http://www.stripersonline.com/t/860680/hillary-clinton-was-the-first-true-birther-lol


45 posted on 09/03/2012 9:44:57 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: SERKIT

Is that a blue dress or a blew dress, i never got the correct spelling on that.


46 posted on 09/03/2012 9:45:57 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: KeyLargo
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer


47 posted on 09/03/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: longfellow

I’m sorry...hehehe :)

I haven’t slept well since the Ebony Emperor got elected.


48 posted on 09/03/2012 9:53:43 AM PDT by mardi59 (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: KeyLargo

Let’s not get our hopes up on this item....don’t forget they are both RATS and their ultimate goal is power and the demise of the pubbies


49 posted on 09/03/2012 10:06:57 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: cynwoody
Probable outcome for Hillary: retirement in the face of an impossible run against a hugely successful Republican president.

We can certainly hope so. At the moment, I have concluded that either Romney wins in a landslide, or he loses in the "closest election in history". I suspect it will take landslide-style margins to hold on to a win in the face of Democrat legal-challenges and voter fraud.

50 posted on 09/03/2012 10:55:25 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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