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Clinton Orchestrated McAuliffe Attack on Bush
News Max ^ | 9/3/2002 | Staff

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: arkansastrash; billclinton; clinton; clintonattacksbush; mcauliffe; strategysession; strategysessions; terrymcauliffe; thedirtbagisback
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1 posted on 09/02/2002 7:59:36 AM PDT by ex-Texan
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To: ex-Texan
Dirtbag politics from the "scumbag" himself ....
2 posted on 09/02/2002 8:01:04 AM PDT by ex-Texan
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To: ex-Texan
Slick Willie is at it again, eh?
3 posted on 09/02/2002 8:01:43 AM PDT by oc-flyfish
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To: ex-Texan
I am TRULY SHOCKED I TELL! JUST SHEAR SHOCKED!
4 posted on 09/02/2002 8:02:17 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: ex-Texan
Clinton is certainly the unquestionable slimiest unethical scumbag ever to be President....by a huge huge lead. President's are simply not supposed to do things like this out of office.
5 posted on 09/02/2002 8:05:47 AM PDT by finnman69
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To: ex-Texan
The Clintons are dangerous. Very dangerous.
6 posted on 09/02/2002 8:07:07 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: ex-Texan
This piece of work is, I believe, extremely dangerous!
Clinton is determined to get back into the White House by any means necessary. When Hillary is elected, not if, but when, expect to see the roleback of the 22nd amendment.
If she has a Democratic Congress that is....

Then we're stuck with the 3 of them as rulers for life!

And the rest of the Dems? I think they are beginning to regret the day they put this guy in the White House. ...There will be no other Democrats on the presidential ticket for years.....what with Hillary, then Bill again, then Chelsea! Forget about it Al, Joe, Tom, John, etc....your aspirations are finished!
7 posted on 09/02/2002 8:09:47 AM PDT by larry h
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To: ex-Texan
I'm guessing Terry McAuliffe and x42 are ghostwriting editorials in the Iranian Farsi-language daily Jumhur-ye Islami (excerpts):

"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..."

8 posted on 09/02/2002 8:10:50 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: ex-Texan
Well, we managed to rid ourselves of Bob Beckel. How long before Terry McAuliffe and the rest can be exposed?
9 posted on 09/02/2002 8:12:06 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: ex-Texan
"Ever the master political strategist,

it doesn't take a genius to say bad things about a person

10 posted on 09/02/2002 8:12:33 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
The Clintons are dangerous. Very dangerous.

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.

11 posted on 09/02/2002 8:14:58 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: larry h
Clinton is determined to get back into the White House by any means necessary. When Hillary is elected, not if, but when, expect to see the roleback of the 22nd amendment.

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.

12 posted on 09/02/2002 8:24:56 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: larry h
Speaking of webb hubbell's daughter, there has been no news of her drunken binges in England for some time now. I guess the tentacles of the arkansas antichrist and her husband are far reaching.
13 posted on 09/02/2002 8:27:44 AM PDT by winodog
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To: larry h
Clinton is determined to get back into the White House by any means necessary. When Hillary is elected, not if, but when, expect to see the roleback of the 22nd amendment.

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.

14 posted on 09/02/2002 8:28:53 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: ex-Texan
which included the claim that the Bush White House had cynically tried to manipulate the 9-11 tragedy for political advantage.

Well the Slickster used the Oklahoma bombing to his so I guess he figures everybody does it
15 posted on 09/02/2002 8:30:52 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: InvisibleChurch
I have always believed that the clintons are tools of the Devil. They are completely possessed and have demonic power and protection that boggles the mind!!

God Bless America ... again!

g

16 posted on 09/02/2002 8:32:54 AM PDT by Geezerette
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To: larry h
Take a deep breath.
17 posted on 09/02/2002 8:35:21 AM PDT by metesky
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To: ex-Texan
"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.

Yep ... Hilda is running in 2004

18 posted on 09/02/2002 8:36:59 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: winodog
Speaking of webb hubbell's daughter, there has been no news of her drunken binges in England for some time now. I guess the tentacles of the arkansas antichrist and her husband are far reaching.

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.

19 posted on 09/02/2002 8:42:26 AM PDT by NEPA
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To: finnman69
President's are simply not supposed to do things like this out of office.

Correct. They're supposed to fade away from the limelight. Instead, Clinton seeks it and the media will oblige him each and every time.

20 posted on 09/02/2002 8:51:09 AM PDT by rdb3
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To: ex-Texan
Still breaking every rule of presidential decorum - par for the course. Oh how I wish the people in his state had been able to warn us and that Perot hadn't been such an *ss. Oh well, we're in the fight now.
21 posted on 09/02/2002 8:54:02 AM PDT by Libertina
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To: larry h
When Hillary is elected, not if, but when, expect to see the roleback of the 22nd amendment. If she has a Democratic Congress that is....

No, they wouldn't dare. Such a repeal would take ratification by the states, and by the time it got out of Congress--even assuming it could; the Senate would be held by the Democrats by a narrow margin, and even the threat of a filibuster would kill it--and was signed by Pres. Hillary!, the continuing drumbeat from the right would kill any chance it had of being ratified.

It would be so easy to connect the dots between Clinton's desire for his legacy, the election of his wife, and such a repeal.

Remember that WJC was never elected by a majority.

22 posted on 09/02/2002 8:59:52 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: ex-Texan
I agree with everything being said here. The Klintons are extremely dangerous - true enemies of the Republic.

Possessing the largest egos known to man and seemingly having non-Divine protection, I fear for our country if they remain in government.
23 posted on 09/02/2002 9:00:39 AM PDT by austingirl
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To: ex-Texan
IMO, Bush has nobody but himself to blame for what Bill and Hillary! are doing to him and to us.

Bush is determined to be a "gentleman" and run the country as though B&H never existed. Unfortunately, there are times one must do something one might not feel comfortable with in order to straighten things out and then go forward.

I'm sure Bush has proof and documentation of a whole bunch of crimes committed by the Clintons that we, the public, never even heard about. I'm sure there exists proof of crimes for which the Clintons could spend many, many years in prison or even go on trial for Treason. Some tracking of financial records between the Clintons and China might hang them.

All Bush has to do is open some files to a few intelligent, knowledge and honest investigators and reporters. Vince Foster is one file that comes to mind. Were Bush to do this, he would shut the Clintons up permanently. They would spend the rest of their lives explaining some things.

But Bush won't do anything like this because he is such a "nice guy". Whoever said "nice guys finish last" was certainly right. Because of this, Bush and the USA will finish last once again.

No, I don't feel Sorry for Bush at all. He could stop all this Dem horsepucky tomorrow if he wanted to.

24 posted on 09/02/2002 9:03:58 AM PDT by wife-mom
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To: ex-Texan
Not at all surprising.

25 posted on 09/02/2002 9:05:03 AM PDT by jaime1959
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To: ex-Texan
Decent words completely fail when trying to rationally discuss the Clintons and their evil supporters. It seems only four letter words adequately describe these people and their deeds.
26 posted on 09/02/2002 9:06:29 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: larry h
When Hillary is elected, not if, but when, expect to see the roleback of the 22nd amendment. If she has a Democratic Congress that is....

You obviously are in need of rereading the US Constitution. There's no way, such a constitutional ammendment could pass. It takes a 2/3rds majority in both the House and Senate to propose a constitutional ammendment. It then takes 3/4ths of the state legislatures approval to ratify. If you look at the state by state map of the 2000 presidential election, Bush won 30 states. The process of ammending the Constitution is deliberately set up to give the states a maximum amount of leverage over the federal government. Also notice, the power to prevent the ratification of an ammendment is disproportionately held by small states. On constitutional ammemdments, the 13 smallest states can block ratification. The reason socialists hate the US Constitution is that it sets up tremendous barriers to concentration of power that do not exist in other countries.

27 posted on 09/02/2002 9:07:15 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: ex-Texan
Indict McAuliff, already. He is worse than any corporate bigwig when it comes to committing fraud afgainst stockholders and he did it for political reasons as well.
28 posted on 09/02/2002 9:07:38 AM PDT by connectthedots
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To: larry h
Then we're stuck with the 3 of them as rulers for life!

don't bet the farm on it, or let it keep you up nights.
i'd wager there's at least one patriot out there unwilling to allow that to happen ...

$0.02

29 posted on 09/02/2002 9:11:12 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: wife-mom
As long at Clinton remains the top man bringing in the money the Dems will bow to his wishes and commands.

Apparently the Clinton strategy is to attack Bush from all fronts to diminish his polling. Ultimately, if GW were to stumble badly, I think the Dems would like to replay impeachment on some trumped up grounds just to get even.

Clinton is a man seething with anger and wanting revenge for the VRWC that "ruined" his presidency. He sees the Bushes (the whole family) as standing in the way of the ascent of Brunhillary so he has to go after them in every way possible.

Plus, both Clintons need the politics of personal destruction to access their dual ambitions. It's been their path to power.

And they will stop at nothing to get there.

30 posted on 09/02/2002 9:11:26 AM PDT by AquariusStar22
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To: mountaineer
"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..."

I've have seen those exact same sentiments....ALMOST WORD FOR WORD......written by some posters AT other posters on this forum.

What does that tell you?

31 posted on 09/02/2002 9:13:13 AM PDT by justshe
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To: mountaineer; McGavin999
Can you say "shadow government?"

How about "government in waiting?"

32 posted on 09/02/2002 9:16:48 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: wife-mom
No, I don't feel Sorry for Bush at all. He could stop all this Dem horsepucky tomorrow if he wanted to. ,br>

Tomorrow is closer than you think. The Clintons are skating on thin ice. The Bush Administration's non-response to the Clintons was brilliantly conceived and executed since the 2000 election. Give them enough rope and the Clintons will become more vocal and emboldened. Eventually they will paint themselves into a corner. We are almost there. The war in the Middle East is something the smartest women in the world has to prevent in order to keep any hopes of running in 2004 or later. Unfortunately for her it means becoming the shield for Saddam Insane in America. Once the war begins the Clintons will be put in their place without ever having been spoken to directly by Bush.

33 posted on 09/02/2002 9:17:45 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: Illbay
Don't forget about the Electoral College; remember she had some remarks to make about that during Election 2000. She'd throw that over in a heart beat, IMO.
34 posted on 09/02/2002 9:20:13 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: ex-Texan
No surprise here....we all know that McAwfull is just a puppet with the rapist pulling his strings.

I hope I live long enough to see this POS rapist get what's coming to him!
I never knew the true meaning of hate until this POS came along!

35 posted on 09/02/2002 9:20:32 AM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: wife-mom
How many thousand clinton-holdover moles now inhabit the FBI, DOJ, marshalls, CIA, NSA, etc.?

And what of the thousands of FBI files used for extortion?

Bush may be able to act a lot better to stop all this but it is a huge uphill battle.

36 posted on 09/02/2002 9:20:35 AM PDT by flamefront
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To: ex-Texan
Ever the master political strategist, Clinton also regularly dispenses advice to Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, his longtime friend

Well, maybe the AJC thinks Clinton is a "master political strategist," but the truth is I don't think McAuliffe's speech played too well with the reading and voting members of the public. As Cynthia McKinney found out, the reading and voting members of the public are sick of this cr*p. I hope that this news of Clinton "masterminding" that hit speech gets out to LOTS of people.

37 posted on 09/02/2002 9:21:21 AM PDT by PLK
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To: Howlin
Don't forget about the Electoral College; remember she had some remarks to make about that during Election 2000. She'd throw that over in a heart beat, IMO.

Read my post #27. It would take a constitutional amendment. It's not going to happen.

38 posted on 09/02/2002 9:22:58 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: ex-Texan
So much for an ex-president not meddling in politics. There is no custom that scumbag Bill Clinton won't try to mess with or break. He has no respect for traditions. F' him!
39 posted on 09/02/2002 9:23:03 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: hflynn
Give them enough rope and the Clintons will become ...

Excuse me, the country just gave them 8 years. You hold back your response further? Still moving on?

40 posted on 09/02/2002 9:23:25 AM PDT by flamefront
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
In another age they would have been petty grifter con-artists. Carpetbaggers

It seems to me that is exactly what they are now.

41 posted on 09/02/2002 9:23:46 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: flamefront
Excuse me, the country just gave them 8 years.

A Senate Office and another in Harlem isn't the same as an Oval Office.

Oh yeah, You are excused.

42 posted on 09/02/2002 9:28:01 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: hflynn
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43 posted on 09/02/2002 9:28:44 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: ex-Texan
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

This is rich considering this witch urged Clinton to use the military to push his scandals off the front pages. I don't recall they ever consulted congress. These two are evil incarnate, power mad, and totally self involved.

44 posted on 09/02/2002 9:29:09 AM PDT by McLynnan
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45 posted on 09/02/2002 9:29:31 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: AquariusStar22
the money

This is why if the perp walks of corporate wrongdoers lets the politically motivated bad guys continue to hold onto their cash, Clinton will have plenty of the mother's milk of politics. Can't just blindly let them 'move on.'

The S&L crisis was nothing compared to what has happened.

Who is even connecting the dots very well on all the failed govt-regulated industries being the entangled leftist mess?

46 posted on 09/02/2002 9:29:53 AM PDT by flamefront
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To: Paleo Conservative
I understand it's not SUPPOSE to happen; remember we're dealing with brain dead constitutents now.
47 posted on 09/02/2002 9:31:56 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: McLynnan
Remember when she called him from Europe and told him to START THE BOMBING?????
48 posted on 09/02/2002 9:32:52 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: InvisibleChurch
"it doesn't take a genius to say bad things about a person"


Even I won't touch that one - its way too easy.
49 posted on 09/02/2002 9:34:41 AM PDT by SEGUET
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To: Howlin
Can Bill constitutionally run as VP on the same ticket with Hillary? Would she allow him to thinking he might cement her chance to become prez?
50 posted on 09/02/2002 9:36:46 AM PDT by umgud
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