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Posted on 09/02/2002 7:59:36 AM PDT by ex-Texan
Clinton Orchestrated McAuliffe Attack on Bush
More evidence that ex-president Clinton is actively working behind the scenes to undermine President Bush emerged this weekend, with the revelation that the wording of a caustic attack on Bush delivered by Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe last month was personally reviewed and approved of by the ex-president ahead of time.
"Ever the master political strategist, Clinton also regularly dispenses advice to Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, his longtime friend," reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday.
"Before McAuliffe delivered a blistering attack on the Bush administration's economic policies last month, the party chairman had Clinton review the speech," the paper added.
The Clinton-orchestrated McAuliffe address, delivered at the party's Las Vegas convention on Aug. 10, raised eyebrows for the harshness of its rhetoric, which included the claim that the Bush White House had cynically tried to manipulate the 9-11 tragedy for political advantage.
The next day the Washington Post reported:
"Although Democrats once claimed to stand 'shoulder-to-shoulder' with Bush on the war, McAuliffe threw away that script by accusing the president of using 'September's tragedy to explain away' the reappearance of federal budget deficits and saying that Bush had 'cynically made 9/11 the cornerstone of the Republican strategy for 2002.'"
In his Clinton approved address, McAuliffe also skewered the Bush economic record, telling the Las Vegas crowd, "Every time this economic team opens its mouth, markets shudder, currencies collapse and Americans watch their 401(k)s dwindle."
The Clinton-McAuliffe speech even attacked Bush on the scandal front, signaling that the ex-president has no qualms raising ethical questions about opponents despite his own record of wall-to-wall scandal while in office, not to mention his repeated disavowals of "the politics of personal destruction."
"To paraphrase a Republican hero, Mr. President, tear down this stonewall," McAullife railed, in reference to Bush's refusal to approve the release of records from the Security and Exchange Commission's probe into his old oil company Harken Energy.
Another campaign message pushed by Clinton is beginning to creep into the campaign rhetoric of Democrats, the Journal-Constitution said; that a Democratic majority in Congress is the best "check" on the Bush White House.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton touted the importance of a congressional check on Bush on Friday, as she described her visit to U.S. soldiers injured in Afghanistan who were recovering at Washington's Walter Reed Medical Center.
With her husband at her side, Clinton told a crowd at the New York State Fair that President Bush should seek congressional approval before launching an attack on Iraq that could result in more U.S. casualties.
"I have personal faces I can put on this debate, and I want to be sure that the president comes with his arguments and information and evidence and that we debate it, and then as a nation we'll stand behind the decision," Mrs. Clinton advised.
"There is a Great Resemblance between the Behavior of Today's Americans and the Behavior of the Nazis"
"The language of the U.S. president resembles the language of Hitler. This boasting of the strength of the Western powers has become so embarrassing that the president of a country who brags of [his support] for human rights and freedom talks with the people of the world in the language of Hitler..."
it doesn't take a genius to say bad things about a person
Yes. Sociopaths with politcal power. In another age they would have been petty grifter con-artists. Carpetbaggers. Or Bonnie and Clyde wannabe's. With the mechaniations available to them today, and the duplicity of the liberal establishment -- who seek power over all -- they are, indeed, quite dangerous.
You're implying he'd wear the pants of another co-presidency in hell if it were to occur. What makes you so sure he wore the pants the last time?
As I recall, a constitutional amendment requires 3/4 of the states to ratify, regardless of the make-up of the Congress and Senate. I don't even think they'd get to a constitutional convention.
However, if SHE (or THEY) gets elected, we'd have many, many, other problems.
The Clintons will be 2 of the 1st casualties of war when the shooting begins in the Middle East. They know and you should know that Iraq will fold like a cheap Japanese camera once the attack begins. The Clintons strategy is simple, stop the war from happening and maybe we can stop Bush in 2004.
Unfortunately for the Clintons, Saddam Insane is going down, probably very soon, and when Saddam is gone so are any chances of Hillary in the White House in 2004. I suspect the pummeling the Demorats will be subjected to in 2004 will see the demise of McAuful as head of the DNC and the decline of the Clintons influence within the Democratic Party.
God Bless America ... again!
Yep ... Hilda is running in 2004
I was thinking the same thing just recently. However I believe her school year starts much later than US schools. Even so, things have been quiet.
Correct. They're supposed to fade away from the limelight. Instead, Clinton seeks it and the media will oblige him each and every time.