Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Gives Democrats the Kiss of Death
Posted on 11/06/2002 8:20:00 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
Bill Clinton has disappeared from TV screens this morning. He is nowhere to be seen. Why?
Clinton, just days ago, was all over the place. Never had a former president acted as the anti-thesis to a sitting president by making a national campaign swing for Democrats.
Never had a former president, and his wife, played such a controlling role in their party after they left the White House.
During this election we discovered, without any doubt, that the Clintons control the Democratic National Committee. They handpicked Terry McAuliffe to head the DNC. Their hand was noticeable in almost every key race around the nation.
But on Tuesday, America rebuked the Clintons and the Democratic Party.
This may be the reason, more than any other, the American people have given Republicans the rare opportunity of controlling of both Congress and the White House.
By almost every indicator, the Democrats should have gained seats, especially with a Republican in the White House.
Add to that factor the terrible economy with trillions in lost wealth in the stock market, and the Democrats should have easily had the Senate and House in a cakewalk.
Instead, the Democrats actually lost seats in the Republican House, and lost their control of the Senate.
In one word, the main reason the Democrats suffered defeat: Clinton.
The party seems hopelessly in the grips of the leftwing, disreputable Clintons and their minions.
Chris Matthews recently noted Bill Clintons influence in the Democratic party, and said he was acting like "Boss Tweed. We know that Bill and Hillary continue to control the DNC through their handpicked chairman, Terry McAuliffe.
And, Bill Clintons dominance in the party became transparent as election day neared. In fact, Clintons hand was almost everywhere: New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, Florida.
He was also deciding where and how much the DNC would spend on behalf of specific candidates.
Though the Clintons engineered Carl McCalls nomination for governor in New York, Clinton later told McCall he couldnt have national DNC funds for his race.
In Florida, the Clintons and McAuliffe made defeating Jeb Bush their highest priority. Not only did millions flow in from Democrat coffers, but this past weekend the Democrats brought into the state their supposed "big gun, Bill Clinton.
Up until Clintons visit, McBride had been gaining in the polls, had momentum on his side, and was within striking distance of defeating Jeb Bush.
Then Clinton arrived. He and Janet Reno appeared with McBride on a Miami stage to rally the vote.
Clinton gave McBride the kiss of death.
Clearly, the Clintons have done this with the Democrats nationally as well.
Voters are smarter than the Clinton Democrats give them credit for.
After 9/11, some liberal media tried to blame the new president. But that didnt wash.
In fact, a Fox News poll found that a majority of Americans blame 9/11 on Clinton, not Bush. It was Clinton who decimated Americas national security infrastructure, making America vulnerable to attack.
The Democrats have also tried to pin the recession on Bush. But thinking Americans know that Bush inherited the recession from Clinton.
President Bush has been the perfect foil for Clinton. Bush has integrity. America is tired of the Clintons and wants them put in the attic. And so do many Democrats.
Soon after Al Gore lost the race in 2000, he met with Clinton in the Oval office.
According to the Washington Post, the meeting was anything but amicable. Gore explained to Clinton that with a strong economy and America at peace, he lost to Bush because of Clintons scandals.
Gore and other Democrats, if they want power again, need to have that discussion again. They needs to have an exorcism and free the party of the Bill-Hillary-Carville-McAuliffe-Begala gang. The Democrats needs to cut the sleaze.
The Democrats need to turn to new leaders, people like Joe Lieberman and Zell Miller, if the party wants to ever be back in power.
Clinton, Reno and McBride. What's the common denominator? Oh yes, they're all losers.
Of course, vote fraud is rampant here...how many ballot boxes are floating in the Pacific on the way to Hawaii can only be guessed.
I truly believe that Jeb would have still managed to win regardless of any outside influence, let the truth be known Clinton's personal endorsement for McBride sparked a landslide victory for Bush.
BTW did anyone see Clinton on CSPAN 2 yesterday saying he had the middle east thing solved, but the Palis and the Israelis just fdidn't recognize his great plan.
May it always be so.
I hope the Clintons hold on to the reigns of the DNC with even more vigor, now. That will assure a republican victory in 2004.
Missed that. I can tell you that I could have won the World Series for the Red Sox last year. But they didn't pay attention to my strategy.
I agree with this entirely, but it reads like it was written by Popeye.
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