Report: Obama can “kiss my ass,” says Clinton

posted at 3:40 pm on June 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

Evidently that’s what it’ll take to earn his support. Racist!

[A senior Democrat who worked for Clinton] told the Telegraph: “He’s been angry for a while. But everyone thought he would get over it. He hasn’t. I’ve spoken to a couple of people who he’s been in contact with and he is mad as hell.

“He’s saying he’s not going to reach out, that Obama has to come to him. One person told me that Bill said Obama would have to quote kiss my ass close quote, if he wants his support.

“You can’t talk like that about Obama – he’s the nominee of your party, not some house boy you can order around.

Tom Edsall’s new piece for HuffPo corroborates the allegations of lingering bitterness (minus the “kiss my ass” bon mot), and offers this hint that Clinton might be descending into full-fledged dissociation:

Beyond that, some associates say, Bill Clinton wants Obama to reach out to him as a mentor, a guide who can lead Obama through the labyrinth of a tough presidential election. “Bill wants to be honored, to return to the role of Democratic elder statesman, and get rid of this image of him as a pol willing to do anything to win,” said one associate.

Truly, Obama has much to learn from a one-man gaffe riot whose “unstoppable” machine he outraised and outmaneuvered to the point where he’s now forced to ask his own donors to help peel it off the road. Exit question: Is there such a thing anymore as a Bill Clinton constituency? Which Clinton supporters does he think will be staying home this fall if Hillary hits the trail for Obama but he, in a fit of spite, doesn’t? His wife’s a bigger name than he is now and has some (momentary) cultural resonance with women; Gore is arguably bigger than he is too and has already enthusiastically endorsed Obama, as of course have Jimmy Carter, John Kerry, and even George McGovern, meaning that every other Democratic nominee dating back 36 years is on board for Hopenchange. (JFK’s endorsement by proxy pushes the timeline back even farther.) So who cares? What does Obama gain by dragging Clinton around the country, except an occasional reminder to the liberal base that leftist messiahs don’t always end up especially leftist or messianic?


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So who cares? What does Obama gain by dragging Clinton around the country, except an occasional reminder to the liberal base that leftist messiahs don’t always end up especially leftist or messianic? AP

Obama gains a ton of image. If he doesn’t get BJ on his side he carries a burden of doubt because in politican land, Bill C. comes across as intelligent (along with other qualities mentioned above). Most of the DEM party does not carry that aura. It is an aura. But it looks bad if the smart guy doesn’t like you.

Clinton even reacted like an intelligent human instead of a drone in this case. My appreciation of him definitely soared

His complete selfishness and righteousness can only help McCains efforts to gain independants. malkinmania on June 28, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Obey the party Drone

If you had told me a year ago my opinion of the Clintons would grow significantly, I would have called you crazy!

TheBigOldDog on June 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Funny what a crop of loser nominees will do for perspectives

entagor on June 29, 2008 at 12:44 PM

in politican land, Bill C. comes across as intelligent

That’s true, for some reason. I prefer the term crafty, so as to place him in the category of the Rats of NIMH, rather than with Stephen Hawking.

Honestly, he knows that his image is resilient enough to allow him to be a butt.

Mephistefales on June 29, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Clinton might be descending into full-fledged dissociation

I honestly think he has some kind of severe personality disorder – narcissistic PD, histrionic PD – he seems to exhibit symptoms of both. I’m not licensed so can’t say anything definitive, but it seems very likely.

Rosmerta on June 29, 2008 at 4:17 PM

Both of them can kiss MY big,black…combat boot.

baldilocks on june 29,2008 at 4:12PM.

baldilocks: I love it,right to the point!!!haha.
:) :) :).

canopfor on June 29, 2008 at 6:16 PM

Give the Obamacon Hell, Bill!

Kjeil on June 29, 2008 at 7:37 PM

Which Clinton supporters does he think will be staying home this fall if Hillary hits the trail for Obama but he, in a fit of spite, doesn’t?

End of thread.

freevillage on June 29, 2008 at 9:56 PM

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