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Krauthammer Scorches Clinton's Speech: "A Swing And A Miss" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ian Schwartz

Posted on 09/05/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT by i88schwartz

Charles Krauthammer reacts to former President Bill Clinton's address to the 2012 Democratic National Convention: "I think it was a giant swing ask a miss. Mighty Casey and Bill Clinton is a natural, he struck out on this. I don't think it would move a needle whatsoever. Look, it had all the classic Clinton elements; it was engaging, it was humorous. In some cases, it was generous and there are more mentions of the Bushes than I heard in three days in Tampa, but on the other hand it was also vintage Clinton. In that it was sprawling, undisciplined and truly self-indulgent. This is one of the strangest nomination speeches I think ever given; it was kind of an amalgam between a State of the Union address, a policy seminar and what sounded to me like a campaign speech for a third Clinton term."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; billclintonspeech; charleskrauthammer; dnc; dncconvention
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1 posted on 09/05/2012 9:04:22 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

I don’t think Slick’s heart was really in it. He could care less if Barry gets re-elected. He was there trying to pick up chicks.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 9:06:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sandra fluke?


3 posted on 09/05/2012 9:07:53 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m sure he brought enough viagra to keep himself going for the week.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 9:08:40 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: i88schwartz

I disagree that it was a swing and a miss.

No one tells lies as well as Clinton, and he was in good form.

It may not move the needle much in the election overall, but I would expect it played very well among the Democratic base and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself).


5 posted on 09/05/2012 9:11:55 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: i88schwartz
an amalgam between a State of the Union address, a policy seminar and what sounded to me like a campaign speech for a third Clinton term

Excellent summary.

There were too many lies. I kept flipping back to the ball game. The best part was he kept Obama waiting behind the curtain for 50 minutes, lol.

6 posted on 09/05/2012 9:13:34 PM PDT by circumbendibus (Obama is an unconstitutional illegal putative president. Quo Warranto in 2012)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I have not for one second believed that Clinton will vote for this idiot.. not one second. Clinton while gravely flawed was a talented politician, he knows this fool is an idiot and won’t personally give him his vote no matter what he says publicly.

Obama is an insult to any talented politician. Voting for Obama when politics is your trade and you are good at it would be like voting to give an tony award to the kid who played the tree in your 3rd graders school play.

Clinton sees right through this joke, and I don’t care what he says in public, he won’t vote for this fool


7 posted on 09/05/2012 9:13:39 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: woweeitsme

Thought slick had a bad heart. He will never go away and neither will Carter. They are like the energizer bunny. BO clearly has the goods on Bill Clinton or there would be no fake lovefest like this.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 9:13:50 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: i88schwartz

How many hours did it take?


9 posted on 09/05/2012 9:15:14 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: barmag25
Sandra fluke?

Hey Sandy! Hey, listen, Ah brought m'own, know what ah mean? No worries right? You know w'ahm talkin' 'bout.

10 posted on 09/05/2012 9:15:41 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: FlingWingFlyer

Close...but what I think he was really there to do is to promote that great politician, the visionary, policy-guru, accomplished executive, and lovable crowd favorite...

Bill Clinton.

By giving what everyone will agree was the greatest speech of the convention, he will have upstaged Obama, and by refreshing the memory of everything from his down-home charm and revamped apparence to Fleetwood Mac, he will make every delegate think Barack Obama is a poor second, and what they really want is more Bill Clinton (which they can’t have).

In one speech he pumped-up the perception of his greatness (and by extension, that of Hillary and Chelsea too) and he did his appointed task of nominating Obama in a way that really kept Bill Clinton front and center. “OK Barry - you’re nominated, but I did it in a way that was all about MEEEE!”

Democrats already have buyers remorse over Obama, now they will go home with a bitter reminder of what they hoped Obama would have turned-out to be.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 9:17:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: i88schwartz

DNC key note speaker - their poster person (sans a blue dress)a rapist and perjurer! Essence of the Democrap Party!


12 posted on 09/05/2012 9:17:59 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: i88schwartz

DNC key note speaker - their poster person (sans a blue dress)a rapist and perjurer! Essence of the Democrap Party!


13 posted on 09/05/2012 9:18:14 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: i88schwartz

That is why Obama had to come out on stage.

You are going to see Obama tomorrow night that is the anti-Clinton.

Clinton does not war Obama to win.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 9:18:49 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: i88schwartz

That is why Obama had to come out on stage.

You are going to see Obama tomorrow night that is the anti-Clinton.

Clinton does not want Obama to win.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 9:19:04 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: sf4dubya

Tonight’s speech was the first official speech of the Hillary! 2016 campaign.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 9:20:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: All

hey Sandra baby, my wife is so far away it’ll take her a week to get home so if you bring your pills, I’ll bring mine and I’ll show you how we used to do it in the WH..


17 posted on 09/05/2012 9:21:55 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Steely Tom

I sure like the blue dress you got on too!


18 posted on 09/05/2012 9:22:13 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: HamiltonJay

Clinton showed what he thinks of Obama by making him stand in the wings while Clinton went 20 minutes long on his speech.

That’s contempt. Pure and simple.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 9:23:13 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: sf4dubya
But, why would Clinton even lend his name to this half filled auditorium full of complete and utter losers? I have never been inclined to be a Democrat. Even at a young age, I'd see or hear their speeches and I'd instinctively know --not my cup of tea. Party of low expectations and losers.

But, I don't ever remember their get togethers being such flagrantly obvious freak shows.

20 posted on 09/05/2012 9:25:02 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: i88schwartz

Did Obama bow to the Sinkmeister when they met onstage? Anyone else notice that?


21 posted on 09/05/2012 9:25:05 PM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: dfwgator

Yup.

And Hillary! wants to run against an incumbent Republican.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: leprechaun9
Last two Democratic Presidents

Disbarred Lawyers

23 posted on 09/05/2012 9:26:22 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: sf4dubya
“Clinton does not want Obama to win”

Clinton very much wants to see Obama win because he wants to see Hilliary elected in 2016.

I think we will see both Clintons campaigning hard for Obama because in 2020 Hilliary will be to old..she wants to be the first female president.

24 posted on 09/05/2012 9:28:05 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: montanajoe

Clinton knows a second Obama term will poison things so much that a Democrat will be unelectable in 2016, she has a better chance against an incumbent Republican.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 9:30:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: mrsmith

The rapist in chief was a big hit with the ladies on ladies night... (Fluke included) but I didn’t hear any cheers from Jaunita Broadrick, or any of the other four victims. It was vintage Clinton... one lie after another, all with a big smile on his face... anybody for a cigar???


26 posted on 09/05/2012 9:30:22 PM PDT by Invictus (Impeach Obama: One Big A** Mistake America. The Clinton Years were sad..Little did I know!)
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To: All

I almost always agree with Krauthammer but on this I disagree - I thought Clinton was very good and could convince an ignorant wavering independent. I hope I’m wrong or that everyone was watching football.


27 posted on 09/05/2012 9:30:39 PM PDT by PAR
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To: Meet the New Boss
OK, if anyone knows Clinton history, it has to be FR. So, take his 'endorsement' of Hillary, and work it back to all the elections he has seen his candidate defeated. A slew of them in 2010, but also before that. In the really big clutch races it is almost a curse.

If Rush is reading this, yes, use it. Get your researchers to give you actual numbers.

28 posted on 09/05/2012 9:31:35 PM PDT by CT
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To: barmag25

Bill was in a hurry. Sandra and Monica were in the hotel room waiting on him.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 9:33:33 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: Kirkwood

When the RNC was on the networks cut away at 11:00 PM, when I checked CBS at 11:30 they were just leaving the DNC.


30 posted on 09/05/2012 9:34:22 PM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: woweeitsme

Doesn’t need it. He’s a vegan...uses a cucumber!


31 posted on 09/05/2012 9:35:34 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: montanajoe

Hillary will be well past her sell-by date in 2016. Her appearance has seriously deteriorated in just the last few years. She may not realize it, but surely Slick understands that in an age where television/video is king.


32 posted on 09/05/2012 9:35:53 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: dfwgator
I think they have decided to try to clear the way to a presidential bid in 2016. Both are cutthroat politicians and they have made the political calculation that 2020 is to far away..if she is going to do it it has to be 2016. They fear an improved economy by 2016 more than they do a poisoned 2016 election season IMHO
33 posted on 09/05/2012 9:36:36 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: Invictus

“one lie after another, all with a big smile on his face”

Yep. Clinton, unlike Obama, is the kind of guy that is actually appealing to the dumb sluts who vote Democrat.


34 posted on 09/05/2012 9:36:51 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: PAR

I’m sure Clinton was good. He could sell sand to a sheik.

I’m also sure that the rest of the MSM was all aflutter about him as well. Unfortunately, I think you are right that he could sell some independents. Probably not a lot of them...but some of them.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 9:39:34 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Meet the New Boss
True she doesn't have a very good shelf life but her ambition to be the first woman POTUS will win out..
36 posted on 09/05/2012 9:40:18 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: mrsmith

I flipped back and forth between American Hoggers and this hogwash. At the end I kept seeing obama wanting to get off stage and Bill would wave at the crowd again and obama would have to wave. Anyone with a brain could see the bull crap and they should have been able to smell it. But, most of those sitting there don’t have working brains.


37 posted on 09/05/2012 9:48:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: PAR

Don’t know if you’re right or wrong but Republicans are very afraid all of the time because the media creeps into their heads.
Clinton was not all that, okay? Same with Moochelle. Y’all too jumpy and too easily freaked out. Look at Akin being thrown under the bus by half the posters here because the msm was harping on his comment and everyone got all scared and ready to retreat.

So yea, maybe Clinton was effective, or maybe you’re just being insecure. idk
I guess we’ll see, right?


38 posted on 09/05/2012 9:49:08 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: montanajoe

To my mind Slick’s performance tonight was all about Slick and his own stature.

Recall Ed Klein’s quote from Slick that formed the title of his book “The Amateur.”

When Slick said “this is the biggest fairy tale I ever heard” talking about Obama he meant that someone with as little political ability, experience and accomplishment as Obama could get so far.

Slick was showing the audience and in particular the MSM how effective a real professional can be, expecting Obama not quite to measure up tomorrow night.

If Slick was really trying his best to get Obama reelected we would see him stumping with Obama in appearances around the country in coming weeks, which I don’t expect we will see.


39 posted on 09/05/2012 9:49:32 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: montanajoe

You all keep waiting for the Clinton’s to sabotage Obama but it never happens. lol

Lets just give it up. Clinton doesn’t like him, this is true, but he goes to bat for Ozero when it counts, and I have yet to see anything to suggest otherwise.


40 posted on 09/05/2012 9:53:45 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Meet the New Boss
“If Slick was really trying his best to get Obama reelected we would see him stumping with Obama in appearances around the country in coming weeks, which I don’t expect we will see.”

That will be the test.

If they want Hilary to be president in 2016 knocking off Romney is 2012 is the way to accomplish it IMHO

41 posted on 09/05/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: barmag25

I’m willing to bet Fluke would enjoy the astroturf in the former President’s El Camino.


42 posted on 09/05/2012 9:55:22 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: i88schwartz
Clinton was just being himself. He loves to hear hinself talk & doesn't knpw when to quit.

I was waiting for someone to get the'hook' & get him off the stage already!!

43 posted on 09/05/2012 9:57:30 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: LADY J

yep..ita


44 posted on 09/05/2012 10:03:21 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: i88schwartz

Considering how much zero and Bubba dislike each other, I REALLY have to wonder what zero traded to get Clinton to give the nominating speech? Is Panetta out at the Pentagon if zero is re-elected? Maybe Axelrod? Plouffe?

And, given how much oxygen Bubba sucks out of every room he is in, I find it particularly amusing that Bubba eclised San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. I live close to San Antonio and have been bored to death at the spin the local media are putting on him. IMO, he fell flat in a DNC convention that is becoming a bigger train wreck than the ‘67 convention!

It couldn’t happen to a more disingenuous and deserving group of people!


45 posted on 09/05/2012 10:04:04 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No.....Bill Clinton set the stage for he and his wife, Hillary, to take complete leadership control of the entire devastated, Democrat Party, come November 6, 2012. Bill and Hillary Clinton will own & control every move the Democrat Party makes. Charles Krauthammer is right on!!! Bill Clinton hates Barack Hussein Obama. Payback time, Barack & Michelle. The gentle twist of the Clinton political, defeat knife in the ribs to the whole Obamabot ilk.

This epic Democrat National Convention Freak Show Failure in Charlotte, North Carolina is ten times worse then even I could have imagined. Hate God Almighty, Hate Israel, Abuse & Kill unborn children, destroy our economy, our business, our education, insane indebt levels, freedom, liberty, opportunity & the pursuit of happiness. A true Obama Nazi, Socialist, Communism, Facist displayand progress at work. The United States of America has no executive, POTUS leadership, just a gang of destroy America thugs from Chicago, headed by the number one Hate America advocate, Barack Hussein Obama and his”dirt bag: Democrat Party!!!


46 posted on 09/05/2012 10:04:10 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: HamiltonJay

One aspect of the Clinton years I most despised at the time was his flip flopping to whatever was popular with the American people and making it his own.

For example, take Welfare Reform after the Republicans took Congress. Clinton assimilated this and signed it into law. No Republican could ever get a pass like he did signing this bill but he did a 180 and signed a good deal of what the repub majority got elected to do. And took credit for it as his idea!

Now that I think of it after watching today’s Commie Marxists completely ignore public opinion, this wasn’t such a bad trait. At least he did what the American people anted. For self serving reasons most likely.


47 posted on 09/05/2012 10:04:40 PM PDT by vlad335
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To: DustyMoment

It’s fun watching those two together. Each knows the other can’t be trusted. Yet they’re forced to put on a show. And all the while Hillary is watching from the position of peeking over the top of Huma’s butt and thinking “God, I hate both of these bastards. Huma, you will be my underboss when I take over. Er, I mean Veep. Then we’ll sent these little boys to the graveyard.”

“Oh, Hillary, can Anthony get an appointment?”

“Sure, he can clean up after you and me.”


48 posted on 09/05/2012 10:11:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I believe the Clintons want obama gone. But they have to very careful and pretend they don’t. So they give lip service if they can pull the media’s lips off obama’s ass. What I don’t believe Clinton will do is help raise money. And I beleive he set himself up to be interviewed again and he will once again praise Romney’s business success. The Clinton’s are slick theives. They’ll win in the end.


49 posted on 09/05/2012 10:17:06 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: i88schwartz

I think his speech worked.

He lies so masterfully.


50 posted on 09/05/2012 10:17:54 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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