Bill’s speech an act of humble service by not-so-humble man

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As the story goes, Bill Clinton was chatting up Ted Kennedy, laying on the Big Dog charm in hopes of convincing Kennedy to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries.

And this Barack Obama character?

“A few years ago, this guy (Obama) would have been carrying our bags,” Clinton reportedly told Kennedy, who reportedly repeated the story to the late Tim Russert, who in turn told the story to Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker, who in turn wrote about it.

It’s hard to know if the story is true, since Clinton’s not talking and the other two men involved are now dead. (Back in the ’90s, that alone would have been enough to touch off a conspiracy theory.) But the story does sound plausible; it does sound like something one old pol, seeking common ground with another old pol, might say as a way of dissing a young up-and-comer.

That was what made last night’s speech in Charlotte so striking. Bill Clinton is a proud and at times prickly man. He doesn’t like to feel himself “managed,” and he doesn’t like playing second fiddle to anyone with the possible exception of his wife, Hillary, who played that part herself for many years and to whom he owes a lot.

But at that podium last night, Clinton stepped up and volunteered to carry Barack Obama’s baggage for him. He even went so far as to publicly unpack that baggage, piece by piece, putting each item in its proper place, before returning it, now much lighter, to its owner. And he seemed eager to do it. It wasn’t a dutiful act; he took joy in doing it.

We all know Clinton is a powerful, engaging speaker. That part of last night’s performance wasn’t a surprise. But what made the speech work so well was the full-throated commitment behind it. It was an act of somewhat humble service by a not-so-humble man, an act of service to his party and in his mind to his country.

As he kept telling his audience, “this is important … you all got to listen carefully to this, this is really important.” And it worked because he believed it. Whatever credibility Clinton has with the American people, he put it all on the line, without reservation, on behalf of Barack Obama. That’s the part I did not expect.

– Jay Bookman

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Brosephus™

September 6th, 2012
8:54 am

Didn’t watch the speech, and I probably won’t go back and listen to it. As for me, the proof is in the action and not the words.

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 6th, 2012
8:55 am

“(Back in the ’90s, that alone would have been enough to touch off a conspiracy theory.)”

HA!!

so true!!!

and VERY well said, Jay – a friend of mine said that he was in total ninja mode

Mariah Carey and Luciano

September 6th, 2012
8:57 am

Pardon Me

September 6th, 2012
8:59 am

Bill Clinton can cut through the clutter and explain complicated issues in plain English. This is a talent that most politicians can’t match.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 6th, 2012
9:01 am

Bro

I understand your point…..but it is a piece of history and well worth a listen.

I urge everyone who did not see President Clinton or Elizabeth Warren last night to find the video and watch.

Oh and Sister Simone as well…..

Peadawg

September 6th, 2012
9:01 am

Much better and much more believable than Michelle’s speech. Good job Bill.

Brosephus™

September 6th, 2012
9:04 am

GG

I just have an aversion to politicians standing on the “grand stage”. Clinton’s an ok guy with me, but I purposefully choose to avoid these things. I watched football last night. I listened to the first night of the GOP convention and the first night of the Dem convention. That’s as much as my system will tolerate.

Lord Help Us

September 6th, 2012
9:04 am

What an incredible asset for the Obama campaign. The GOP’s only defense is, ‘Obama is not Clinton,’ which Clinton completely debunked last night (and will continue doing so in the next couple of months, IMO).

Amazing to see such admiration for Slick Willie amongst the cons now…when we all remember the CDS during his two terms.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

September 6th, 2012
9:05 am

Just posted this downstairs, but I want to make sure it’s seen…

http://cheezburger.com/6564288000

BTW, just heard Bill’s speech…awesome. He IS a team player.

Peadawg

September 6th, 2012
9:05 am

“Between Bill Clinton, Foo Fighters, Michelle Obama and Scarlett Johansson’s breasts, Obama has the endorsement angle covered.”

HAHAHAHAHAHA! So funny.

#motorboat

HUH?????????????

September 6th, 2012
9:05 am

Bill Clinton can not save the failed presidency of Obama.

ken

September 6th, 2012
9:06 am

Not humble but SHAMELESS

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 6th, 2012
9:07 am

While out this morning, I even heard a few die hard Republicans praise the Clinton speech as much as it pained them. :lol:

Thomas Heyward Jr

September 6th, 2012
9:07 am

“an act of service to his party ”
.

Long live the Democrat Party , the political basis of the USSA! Increase the participation of workers, peasants, and the intelligentsia in the management of government!
.
FORWARD SOVIET!

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

September 6th, 2012
9:07 am

The Big Dog has eaten. Game ovah…

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 6th, 2012
9:08 am

Peadawg

Yesterday you stated that you did not believe that FLOTUS wrote her own speech and I am still curious as to why?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 6th, 2012
9:08 am

Perhaps Bill took offense at the GOP trying to claim that he would effectively be on Mitty’s side.

Fact Check

September 6th, 2012
9:09 am

Wonder why Clinton excluded the Eisenhower administration from his analysis period. Maybe because Eisenhower added 13 million jobs alone in an era with lower population, and that would have tied up the statistics effectively.

Bad math. Lies, damn lies, and statistics (ala Bill Clinton).

“I did not have sexumal relations with dat woman!”

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 6th, 2012
9:09 am

soviet?

nyet, silly.

Butch Cassidy (I)

September 6th, 2012
9:10 am

Thomas Heyward Jr – “Long live the Democrat Party , the political basis of the USSA! Increase the participation of workers, peasants, and the intelligentsia in the management of government!”

When are your parents coming to get you?

independent thinker

September 6th, 2012
9:10 am

One point of Clinton’s made perfectly clear last night – The Repubs cannot point to any record of Job creation by them in any way shape or fashion just job obstruction and cutting taxes.

“”"It takes some brass to acondemn the other guy for something you did yourself”"”"”"”"”"”"”"
Karl Rove and lyinryan you listening????

barking frog

September 6th, 2012
9:10 am

And how many votes did
Clinton get for Obama ?
Fired up the Clinton haters
and Clinton lovers would
vote for Obama anyway.

Ken

September 6th, 2012
9:11 am

Talk is cheap, 4 years of non-action, now that’s the substance of the matter. Did catch a few minutes of Warren’s speach- the first I have seen of the DNC and Lordy, those bobbleheaded liberals were in a trance…amazing how some- Dems and Reps both are cult-like in their devotion to 2 individuals who could care squat about the average citizen…whoever wins, 4 more years of strain on the middle class. Lord, please send us someone who is an effective leader, we are desperate here.

Ahem

September 6th, 2012
9:11 am

I did not make time to watch the speech or any of the DNC so far, and likely will not.

I will offer this about Clinton:
He was not on stage for Obama, but for himself and Hilary. Deep down, he probably would like to see Obama lose and probably feels that will happen. This for two main reasons; one to make himself look more impressive as a recent two-term democrat and secondly to feel a sense of revenge for Obama’s bad behavior in 2008. He was re-establishing his power and needed to come out this way to be sure the base support will be there come 2016. Additionally, he loves to be “on”. His is very masterful, but if you understand the way the Clintons operate, it was all about them and the Obama campaign (one that will surely fail) was nothing but a vehicle for the Clintons.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

September 6th, 2012
9:11 am

That speech makes his signing of Gramm-Leach-Bliley, the Commodities and Futures Modernization Act, and NAFTA a little easier to stomach…..

Ok, maybe not.

b-troll

September 6th, 2012
9:11 am

“And it worked because he believed it. Whatever credibility Clinton has with the American people, he put it all on the line, without reservation, on behalf of Barack Obama.”

And Jay still gulps up lines from the king of liars. As do the most of the rest of the Democrats.

Peadawg

September 6th, 2012
9:13 am

“Yesterday you stated that you did not believe that FLOTUS wrote her own speech and I am still curious as to why?”

I don’t believe anything that woman says and don’t like her one bit after her ‘first time in my adult lifetime i’m proud of my country’ line from a few years. She doesn’t come off as genuine to me.

N-GA

September 6th, 2012
9:13 am

Yeah…I remember the Eisenhower Administration. The highest Federal Income Tax rate was 91%. Check THAT fact!

Also check your spelling/typos……

Ahem

September 6th, 2012
9:14 am

Now taking bets that the weekly unemployment insurance claim number will be revised upward next week. There are still huge numbers suffering the failed recovery and they will vote Obama out.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 6th, 2012
9:14 am

Taking to the people is way more effective than talking to a chair.

Thomas Heyward Jr

September 6th, 2012
9:15 am

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

September 6th, 2012
9:09 am

soviet?

nyet, silly.
——————————————————————————————–
.
So………………ze have something against the collective?

Get me Rex Kramer

September 6th, 2012
9:15 am

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

Elizabeth Warren thinks that the guy who started a factory uses workers that the rest of us paid to educate, and the roads that the rest of us paid for. She thinks the factory owner owes more because of his success. As if that factory owner does not already pay a lot of money to the government in corporate income taxes, personal income taxes, business and personal property taxes, employee payroll taxes etc. The Republican point of view is instead of taking more from the factory owner, why don’t we try to incentivize him to grow his business and hire more people. That would be much better for the economy. Warren is the typical academic liberal who has never produced anything in the private sector. She is clueless.

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 6th, 2012
9:15 am

“Maybe because Eisenhower added 13 million jobs alone in an era with lower population, and that would have tied up the statistics effectively.”

yes.

it’s called an “anomaly”

look it up.

Butch Cassidy (I)

September 6th, 2012
9:15 am

Keep – “Perhaps Bill took offense at the GOP trying to claim that he would effectively be on Mitty’s side.”

True, it’ll be hard to claim that Bill Clinton supports Mitt Romney after last night. But hey, on the bright side, they could still bring out the GW Bush machine. He could go on and on about he’s a businessman, just like Mitt, and that he was a Governor, just like Mitt. And that Mitt wants to be sure that we go back to the economic conditions we had four years ago, based on GW’s policies. How could Mitt lose?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 6th, 2012
9:16 am

Well the dsyfunctional cons are sure demonstrating their hatred/love of Clinton this season

Butch Cassidy (I)

September 6th, 2012
9:17 am

Ken – “Lord, please send us someone who is an effective leader, we are desperate here.”

Agreed, but how are you going to get Romney to step down this close to election time?

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 6th, 2012
9:17 am

If Clay Aiken way playing the same drinking game during the DNC as he played during the RNC, he would be suffering from alcohol poisoning this morning.

Whatever

September 6th, 2012
9:17 am

Did Elizabeth Warren touch on Native American rights? There’s a trustworthy person for you.

Ahem

September 6th, 2012
9:17 am

@East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 6th, 2012
9:14 am

Didn’t you mean to say, “taking from the people is an effective way to pander to the base”?

Adam

September 6th, 2012
9:18 am

That picture isn’t exactly the best, but I suppose you can’t really get a better one :lol:

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 6th, 2012
9:18 am

Butch, I agree. It was so good under GW that all Mitt has to say is “electing me will be like 4 more years of Bush policies… which were great for this country if only candidate Obama did not screw them up.” :lol:

N-GA

September 6th, 2012
9:19 am

Jay’s post was about Clinton and his speech. It’s too bad that many people post their remarks about Clinton without having seen/heard the speech. Avoiding the truth doesn’t change it…….

cosby

September 6th, 2012
9:19 am

Political speech from a good politician. Clinton has ked his way including to a Federal Judge, had his law license revoked and yet the dumb masses look to him as some elder statesman. least we forget, he pushed to put every person to be able to purchase a house that led to the current economic troubles..he also accused Obama of racism…but now, again, he is one we should trust and believe..what a crock….

Lord Help Us

September 6th, 2012
9:19 am

Obama should announce that he will create a new ‘czar’ in his next term.

The Economy Czar – Bill Clinton

Make the con heads explode…

Adam

September 6th, 2012
9:20 am

But at that podium last night, Clinton stepped up and volunteered to carry Barack Obama’s baggage for him. He even went so far as to publicly unpack that baggage, piece by piece, putting each item in its proper place, before returning it, now much lighter, to its owner. And he seemed eager to do it. It wasn’t a dutiful act; he took joy in doing it.

OH! That is an AMAZING paragraph Jay. Seriously I love it!

Ahem

September 6th, 2012
9:20 am

“drinking game “

And there’s your sign.

TaxPayer

September 6th, 2012
9:21 am

Perhaps Bill and others are starting to get just how loony the right wingers have become and how important it is to stop them. Take this public display, for example. The right wing lunacy needs to be put out to pasture. They’re gonna end up hurting themselves otherwise. Tripping all over each other’s Walkers and such. Just the thought of all those old white grumps trying to figure out which set of dentures tossed about on the ground is theirs is just too depressing. I need to sit down. :lol:

Aquagirl

September 6th, 2012
9:21 am

I will offer this about Clinton

If you can read conspiracy theories via telepathy why aren’t you working for the CIA?

Cons deny global warming, evolution, and whole chunks of science, but by gawd they know what everyone’s thinking. If only Dubya had hired a few of these geniuses we could have read Saddam’s mind and to hell with all the inspectors and an entire war.

Yeah, great mind readers there. You know everyone’s stratergery all right.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 6th, 2012
9:21 am

@ahem, I said exactly what I meant to say. And just like slick Willie, I meant it and believed it.

Ewrin's cat

September 6th, 2012
9:22 am

too Bill’s not running

Butch Cassidy (I)

September 6th, 2012
9:22 am

cosby – “he also accused Obama of racism…but now, again, he is one we should trust and believe..what a crock….”

True, and Santorum and Gingrich said that Mitt Romney would be the worst choice for POTUS, but I noticed they had no problem singing his praises at the RNC.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 6th, 2012
9:23 am

Holding fire on Bain left the speech absent a zinger to sum up Romney. Instead, Clinton saved the zinger for tax cuts for the rich, warning that Romney will “double down on trickle-down.”
He paraphrased Ronald Reagan: “As another president once said, ‘There they go again.”

Gotta love a great Reagan quote used properly. ;)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 6th, 2012
9:23 am

Rex Kramer

Can’t agree.

You on your very own intertubes today?

Rickster

September 6th, 2012
9:23 am

What is it with Democrat Presidents and bowing?

Steve Shamrock

September 6th, 2012
9:26 am

Highlights of the Democratic Platform:

-8.3% Unemployment
-45 million on Foodstamps
-$16 Trillion in Debt
- Abandon God/Faith
- Abandon Israel

And people are still going to vote Democrat. Inconceivable.

GA Dawg

September 6th, 2012
9:26 am

Warren is the typical academic liberal who has never produced anything in the private sector. She is clueless.

This guy has got it write! Every body I knew who were a teacher, especially those who teach math, could never hang with a roofing job in the private sector. The are worthless teacher who needs a govermint job!

Ahem

September 6th, 2012
9:27 am

@Aquagirl

September 6th, 2012
9:21 am

You obviously know very little about the Clintons and it doesn’t require mind-reading skills to understand them.

I did take a moment to try to read your mind but there was nothing there but cartoons. There.

Mr. Snarky

September 6th, 2012
9:27 am

Put that man out on the campaign trail!

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 6th, 2012
9:27 am

A Hilary Clinton / Liz Warren ticket would be unbeatable in 2016. Then after Hilary, Liz can take over for another 2 terms. Just think that could be 24 straight years of keeping the Republicans out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Which should be ample time to get the Bush mess cleaned up and then some.

Butch Cassidy (I)

September 6th, 2012
9:27 am

If the Obama machine was smart, they would immediately launch a series of ads using soundbites form Clinton, mixed in with video clips from 2008 when the economy and the market was in free fall along with soundbites from Ryan contunually asking “Are you better off now than you were four years ago”. It would not only send a powerful message, but the Romney/Ran team would be hard pressed to counter it.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 6th, 2012
9:28 am

Inconceivable

Awww, look Princess Bride is doing his “inconceivable” routine again. :lol:

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 6th, 2012
9:28 am

Well, I expect the stitches around Romney’s rear end will heal in a few months. He got reamed big-time last night. Fox News showed parts of the speech. I expect that will about do it for our chances to take the White House. And bringing up this nursing home business as part of the Medicaid cuts Romney and Ryan want will turn alot of the old geezers against us.

We need to make ex-Presidents move to a desert island someplace and live for 20 years there at least. Just look at My President. For some reason he stays real, real quiet.

Maybe 2016. Have a good Thursday everybody.

Butch Cassidy (I)

September 6th, 2012
9:30 am

GA Dawg – “This guy has got it write!”

Based on your inability to distinguish “Right” from “Write” I have no doubt that you hold teachers in much disdain.

Skip

September 6th, 2012
9:31 am

Amost a million jobs a month turnaround for Obama. Keep the ball rolling.

Ewrin's cat

September 6th, 2012
9:31 am

it’s called an “anomaly”

look it up.

anomaly yes, but it’s not an outlier and should’ve been included

GA Dawg

September 6th, 2012
9:32 am

your reel sharp aren’t you, butch?

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

September 6th, 2012
9:32 am

that could be 24 straight years of keeping the Republicans out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Won’t be enough time to wash that party of it’s bat sh$t craziness.

b-troll

September 6th, 2012
9:33 am

“The Economy Czar – Bill Clinton”

The President should be the economy czar to the extent anyone should be focused on jobs. This empty chair president representing the Platitude Party is out to lunch on jobs.

wisconsin

September 6th, 2012
9:33 am

Peadawg… we are trying to move the country forward and you are still stuck on what the first lady said 4 years ago let it go move on….What is really the reason you don’t like the first lady Humm!!!…too much power for you…too smart…too beautiful…too intelligent…too much women for you….Hummmm!!!!

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 6th, 2012
9:34 am

Jay, we all know a lot about Clinton also. We know he’s smart. When he realized he had no votes and as a long time politician who wanted to leave a good mark, he crossed the aisle and said, let’s tango. This guy now, not so much. Defend him all you want on here, but he ain’t cutting it…and sadly, he could. Give and take is what it takes, and he’s all take with this getting even for his Diddy BS. Clinton will ALWAYS be remembered for his moral shortcomings.

Ewrin's cat

September 6th, 2012
9:34 am

Skip must have fat fingers

Jay

September 6th, 2012
9:35 am

Butch, your sarcasm detector needs a small recalibration….

Joe Hussein Mama

September 6th, 2012
9:35 am

S. Shamrock — “- Abandon God/Faith”

Hands that help are better than lips that pray.

b-troll

September 6th, 2012
9:35 am

“If the Obama machine was smart, they would immediately launch a series of ads using soundbites form Clinton”

they already have. since they don’t have any successes of their own to run on.

Aquagirl

September 6th, 2012
9:36 am

You obviously know very little about the Clintons and it doesn’t require mind-reading skills to understand them

Just a few hundred forwarded e-mails and crappy con websites and I can think like you. Um, thanks, but I’ll pass on that. You keep swallowing. I am sadly unable to reach your level of expertise in this area.

gm

September 6th, 2012
9:37 am

Job claims are down, houseing market is rising, amazing Bill have to remind these Obama haters what America faced when he took over, auto, housing, wall street, unemployement, banking, two unfunded wars, all was in free fall.

Bill is right these people hate President Obama every body around the world know why, instead of working with him like America did with Bush after 911, these disgraceful anti Americans were to busy trying to make him a one term President, yet these un Americans go out and support a man who have sent our jobs overseas, thank God there are more non white males with common sense to vote for the President to bring America back.”””””

Peadawg

September 6th, 2012
9:37 am

“we are trying to move the country forward” – Yes, I know.

“you are still stuck on what the first lady said 4 years ago let it go move on” – Something like that sticks with some people.

“What is really the reason you don’t like the first lady Humm!!!” – I said why. And I’m not going to apologize.

Get me Rex Kramer

September 6th, 2012
9:38 am

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

“You on your very own intertubes today?”

Being such an unenlightened fiscal conservative, I don’t quite understand your above statement. Please elaborate.

TaxPayer

September 6th, 2012
9:38 am

Wonder why Clinton excluded the Eisenhower administration from his analysis period. Maybe because Eisenhower added 13 million jobs alone in an era with lower population, and that would have tied up the statistics effectively.

That coming from the party that likes to pretend that time was reset to zero in 2009, :lol:

the cat

September 6th, 2012
9:40 am

GA Dawg

September 6th, 2012
9:32 am
your reel sharp aren’t you, butch?

There are no words.

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 6th, 2012
9:41 am

Bill should of recognized Newt by name last night, for without him, he would just be another failed adulter Democrat.

MoreRightthanLeft

September 6th, 2012
9:41 am

I heard the same ole rhetoric as the repubs spewed out…i dont believe any of them…words are cheap..
and what the hell is Fluke stick doing there…she is worthless..
Bill, as usual, golden!!! but the election is a he said, she said, media said. i still think a majority of people are stupid. Barack was and is still unqualified …and 4 more years at this rate is not a good thing.

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 6th, 2012
9:42 am

“And people are still going to vote Democrat. Inconceivable.”

yep.

because the highlights of the GOP platform are:

1) make women second-class citizens
2) privatize medicare
3) underfund education
4) eliminate corporate regulations

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

September 6th, 2012
9:42 am

Clinton is one of the best politicians in modern time in terms of his rhetoric….he also had many characteristics President Trillions will never possess…Clinton actually likes people, never came of as aloof, and was never referred to by foreign leaders as arrogant. He returned phone calls, met with both sides often as well as soliticited and accepted advice from those not already under his spell.

Obama will never be any of this…his MO is to give away more free stuff we can’t remotely afford and continue to orate like a hall of famer..but a quaterback acutally has to run the plays and direct the game as opposed to simply saying “hut”…

JKL2

September 6th, 2012
9:42 am

Jay- “A few years ago, this guy (Obama) would have been carrying our bags,” Clinton reportedly told Kennedy,

No worries. We all know people with (D) behind there name can say nothing offensive.

Get me Rex Kramer

September 6th, 2012
9:43 am

GA Dawg

Not a very good understanding of my point.

Elizabeth Warren has never taken a risk to start a business, and sacraficed for years to grow a company. Has she ever has sleepless night worrying about where new business was going to come from so payroll could be met? Maybe if she had that perspective, she might think a little differently.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 6th, 2012
9:43 am

gm — “Job claims are down, houseing market is rising, amazing Bill have to remind these Obama haters what America faced when he took over, auto, housing, wall street, unemployement, banking, two unfunded wars, all was in free fall.”

I know, right? People were *terrified* that their employers would fire them or go under. Benefits got cut at many employers (my wife’s employer terminated their 401k match). Houses were being foreclosed on like there was no tomorrow and monthly jobless claims *exceeded* 750K in one month.

And now, employers are slowly starting to hire again. I read a news story this week that employers are starting to reinstate those cancelled 401k matches for their employees. Housing prices are meandering around, but at least they’re not plunging off a cliff. And while job growth is unquestionably moribund, it’s better than the arterial bleeding that we were experiencing around Inauguration Day in 2009.

Things aren’t *great,* but things ARE better. And I’ll take better over the pig-in-a-poke the GOP’s offering.

ByteMe - Political thug

September 6th, 2012
9:43 am

Is it just me, or was Sandra Fluke flirting with the camera last night?

td

September 6th, 2012
9:43 am

All Bill Clinton did last night was to reduce his own stature in the history books. A former President is suppose to become an elder statesman, above the partisan fray and care about the country as a whole. He talked last night about all the great things his foundation has done with GHWB and GWB for humanitarian reasons and then went on to lower himself back into the political mud. This is not what a statesman is suppose to do. Yes, he is a Democrat and should come out and say that he believes Obama is the best candidate for the job and should be re elected but when he took the role of the VP and attacked Romney and Ryan he lowered himself from statesman to political hack and diminished all his previous accomplishments.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 6th, 2012
9:43 am

Bill should of recognized Newt by name last night, for without him, he would just be another failed adulter Democrat

Because real success takes several adulter’s like Newt, Bob and the others who hypocritically pursued Clinton? :roll:

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 6th, 2012
9:44 am

” If the Obama Machine was smart”………………No truer words ever spoken. If smart, he wouldn’t be fighting for his political life against an opponent nobody wants to vote for , but feels they have to.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 6th, 2012
9:45 am

MoreRight — “and what the hell is Fluke stick doing there…she is worthless.”

I think it’s *hilarious* that she’s held her own against the best the GOP and its supporters have to offer — including Rush Limbaugh.

What it comes down to is that y’all got your hindquarters beaten and then handed to you. By a GIRL. (pointing, laughing) :D

HUH?????????????

September 6th, 2012
9:45 am

The left must really be desperate if they think Warren, the fake Indian, and Sandra Fluke, the slut, are the new faces of the Democrats.

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 6th, 2012
9:45 am

I’m guessing Fluke needs those pills….Hell, even Liberal women ( well, most) need love.

ByteMe - Political thug

September 6th, 2012
9:45 am

Clinton actually likes people, never came of as aloof, and was never referred to by foreign leaders as arrogant. He returned phone calls, met with both sides often as well as soliticited and accepted advice from those not already under his spell.

And yet the “loyal” opposition still dragged him through the mud for crazy stuff that was never proven (e.g., he murdered Vince Foster??). Our politics are corrosive. Doesn’t matter if they like you after you leave if they vilify you when you’re there.

ByteMe - Political thug

September 6th, 2012
9:46 am

I’m guessing Fluke needs those pills

And I’m guessing you have absolutely no idea about women.

Guess who’s more correct here? :lol:

Beyond the left-wing gush

September 6th, 2012
9:47 am

“this is important … you all got to listen carefully to this, this is really important.”

bwahahahahahahahahaha

“I want to say something to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m gonna say this again—-I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky—-I never told anybody to lie—-not a single time—-never……”

He’ll do the lying so they don’t have to.

hahahahahahahaha

HUH?????????????

September 6th, 2012
9:47 am

Sandra Fluke came off as an angry person. If a person can’t pay for her own birth control yet can afford at 50 thousand dollar/year tuition at Georgetown, then she’s a very dumb human being.

ByteMe - Political thug

September 6th, 2012
9:47 am

A former President is suppose to become an elder statesman

HAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHHAHA

Translation: “the Republican Party got spanked badly and I don’t like it.”

:lol:

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

September 6th, 2012
9:48 am

USNUK,

I’m forever perplexed about the education “problem”…All our policiticians have done over the past 50 years is throw money at this issue…and based on (poor) selection of international metrics, our kids don’t test as well on the average as many countries with a fraction of the pool of kids as us….

I think the dramatization of making more schools fail, throwing granny off a cliff, and the like are political fear mongering…not unlike the massive interest in tax returns and vilifying the “rich”..all political gamesmanship..making people feel sick to make them better and distracting what’s important…