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  • Don't Forget the Man Who Reformed Welfare, Balanced 4 Strght Budgets, + Kick-Started the 90s Boom

    09/06/2012 11:32:10 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 7, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Obama Fact Checks Bill Clinton's Economic Record...

    09/06/2012 12:36:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
    If Obama has any regrets at the end of his life it will be those four words.This idea was suggested to me by a visitor to this blog.
  • Romney Claims Clinton in Latest Ad ("Give Me a Break")

    09/06/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/06/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Here's the transcript: VOICEOVER: “As the economy gets worse, Barack Obama calls on Bill Clinton to help his failing campaign. VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Economy Even Worse” PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “It’s about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.” VIDEO TEXT: “Obama TV Ad” VOICEOVER: “He’s a good soldier—helping his party’s president. But what did Bill Clinton say about Barack Obama in 2008?” VIDEO TEXT: “What Did Clinton Say About Obama In 2008?” PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.” VIDEO TEXT: “23 Million Americans Struggling...
  • Clinton Is Right, If Obama Is Reelected We Will Definitely Feel Something

    09/06/2012 10:14:19 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • HURT: Six things Clinton said at the DNC that undermined Obama

    09/06/2012 9:54:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/6/2012 | Charles Hurt
    ....5) Perhaps the most shocking barb of the night came as Mr. Clinton was lauding Republicans and their convention. “They looked good, they sounded good,” he said. “They convinced me that they all love their families and their children and were grateful they’d been born in America.” Really? Giving a speech nominating Mr. Obama to a second term and Mr. Clinton raises the birther card? At the very least, the line highlights persistent questions about Mr. Obama’s patriotism and whether the first lady really is proud of her country yet.
  • Fact Checking Bill Clinton's Assertion No President Can Solve Economic Crisis In Four Years... (pic)

    09/06/2012 9:49:31 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Bill Clinton’s long, long speech about the meanie Republicans

    09/06/2012 7:40:48 AM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/05/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Bill Clinton, don’t get me wrong, was the best speaker Wednesday night. But that is largely because the rest of the evening was atrocious. Clinton was hoarse, and he seemed to holler for no reason at all. He decried those meanie Republicans of today (the favorite ploy of partisan Democrats is to praise every Republican no longer in office), and he repeated the tropes that Republicans want you to be on your own, want a “winner-take-all” society and want to help only the rich. Yawn. [Snip] At his most effective, Clinton said that no president could have fixed in four...
  • Obama, Clinton seal alliance with bow, bear hug (pic)

    09/06/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT · by heartwood · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/6/2012 | AP staff writer
    Barack Obama and Bill Clinton sealed their political alliance with a bow and a bear hug. It didn't last long, but Obama and Clinton's center stage moment Wednesday showed signs of what was once unthinkable for the former rivals. The two presidents seem to actually like each other. They certainly need each other. Obama turned to the popular former president who oversaw an economic resurgence and asked him to make the case for a second Obama term at a time of high unemployment. Clinton needed him to continue to be relevant in the party he once led, and perhaps help...
  • Bill Clinton Rocks DNC: Second Obama Term Means ‘Shared Prosperity’

    09/05/2012 8:59:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The economy that President Barack Obama inherited from Republicans was “a total mess” and he needs another four years in the White House to finishing fixing it, former President Bill Clinton argued Wednesday in his prime time speech at the Democratic National Convention. The 42nd president of the United States commanded the DNC crowd, framing the upcoming November election as a clear choice between Obama, who he argued would bring “shared prosperity,” and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “My fellow Americans, you have to decide what kind of country you want to live in,” Clinton explained. “If you want a...
  • FACT CHECK: Clinton Claims of Compromise A Stretch

    09/05/2012 10:10:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 05, 2012 | TOM RAUM
    FACT CHECK: Clinton Claims of Compromise A Stretch September 6 2012 TOM RAUM — It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That's the other guy's problem. But when former President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, he portrayed President Barack Obama as a pragmatic compromiser who has been stymied at every turn by Republicans. There was no mention of the role that the president and the Democrats have played in grinding compromise to a halt on some of the most important...
  • Pundits swoon over Bill Clinton’s speech

    09/06/2012 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 38 replies
    Bubba is back — off script but on message, according to TV pundits of all stripes. Former President Bill Clinton’s nearly 50-minute speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was praised by panelists and reporters on all three major cable-news networks. “I’ve been watching this former president of the United States going back to 1992 when I was CNN’s White House correspondent, and I have to tell you, this may be the best speech I have ever heard Bill Clinton deliver over all of these years, and I listened to so many of his speeches during his...
  • Obamanomics: Numbers Don't Lie, Unlike Bill Clinton!

    09/06/2012 12:21:36 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 8 replies
    Self | 9/05/12 | Me
    Bill Clinton: Obama is showing America the path to a modern economy. That was so funny I forgot it wasn’t a joke! How does verbally minimizing the accomplishments of the private sector –handcuffing businesses with excessive regulations while creating the largest pool of welfare recipients this country has ever known - aid in forging a vibrant economy? How does adding a record 5.5 trillion in debt in a mere four years - devaluing the dollar, the purchasing power of businesses and consumers - help create jobs, more disposable income, in a rising sea of inflation? Why is it, AGAIN, Democrats...
  • Flashback 1999: Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending(Bailout-Bill Clinton's Real Legacy)

    09/06/2012 3:18:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 1999 | STEVEN A. HOLMES
    The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring. Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in...
  • Bill Clinton's Sham Night

    09/06/2012 4:15:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ben Stein
    ........wait a minute, Professor Warren. Who do you think owns corporations? Who do you think have their retirement funds invested with corporations? Who do you think benefits if corporations do well?........ This idea that corporations are somehow non-human is just stupid. Isn't she a Professor at Harvard Law School? What's going on there? Plus, Ms. Warren had the strange habit of pressing her tongue against her lips and cheeks as if she were mimicking a sex act. That was unnerving. But it was a good introduction for Bill Clinton. This cracker snake oil salesman....immediately began to lecture the Republicans about...
  • Fact-Checking Bill Clinton

    09/06/2012 5:17:20 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 6, 2012 | Dana Loesch
    Bill Clinton was off his game tonight in one of the longest nomination speeches in the history of humankind. The former president began his DNC speech mocking the the very idea of self empowerment and individual success. After seeming to imply that he could work better with compromise than the man he was nominating, he launched into his trademark rhetoric: In Tampa, we heard a lot of talk about how the President and the Democrats don't believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everyone to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy....
  • Chris Matthews: If Clinton Landed On Mars "He Would Know How To Reproduce" (video)

    09/05/2012 10:34:29 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 61 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Chris Matthews: "If Clinton landed on Mars, he would know how to do it with them. He would know how to reproduce. He would know everything. He'd just instinctively know. How to talk to people. He'd be laughing in about five minutes."
  • Krauthammer Scorches Clinton's Speech: "A Swing And A Miss" (video)

    09/05/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    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...
  • What Bill Clinton won’t say Tonight about His Role in Creating the Economic Mess

    09/05/2012 3:44:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 9-5-2012 | John Rossomondo - Commentary
    September 5, 2012 What Bill Clinton won’t say Tonight about His Role in Creating the Economic Mess John Rossomondo President Clinton likely will be silent this evening during his speech nominating President Obama for a second term about the role he played in setting the stage for the economic collapse that ensued a decade later.He will likely pin the blame for the current economic mess on his successor, George W. Bush, and claim that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to take Americans back to the failed policies of the past, while dodging his personal role.The former President currently appears...
  • The Untold Story Of How Clinton's Budget Destroyed The American Economy

    09/05/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/05/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Bill Clinton is giving the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight. The idea is to make people feel nostalgic for the last time when the economy was really booming, and hope that some of that rubs off on Obama. However, in the New York Post, Charlie Gasparino uses the occasion to remind everyone that the seeds of our current economic malaise were planted during the Clinton years. Basically, it was under Clinton that Fannie and Freddie really began blowing the housing bubble, issuing epic amounts of mortgage-backed debt. The story that Gasparino tells is basically: Liberal Bill Clinton...
  • Carrying Obama's Bags (like it or not, he's been everyone's burden]

    09/05/2012 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 5, 2012 | Aaron Goldstein
    .... Ryan Lizza dropped this bombshell from the 2008 campaign in an article in the New Yorker: >>>Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."<<< ......It should be noted here that the 42nd President isn't the first person to have carried Obama's bags nor will he be the last. Since Obama won the 2008 Iowa Caucus, the liberal media has been carrying his bags usually with great enthusiasm. Early on...