Obama calls Clinton to discuss ass-kissing

posted at 5:25 pm on June 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

What’s more humiliating, that Obama had to make the first move or that he made it when rumors of a demand for ass-kissing are still simmering on the wires?

Amid reports of tension between Sen. Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, the Obama campaign announced Monday the presumptive Democratic nominee called Bill Clinton at 11amET this morning from Kansas City, Missouri while enroute to his event in Independence, Mo…

The former president was in New York, where he has an office in Harlem and a home in Chappaqua, NY. They spoke for 20 minutes. Obama asked the former president to campaign with him and for him. The Obama campaign said Bill Clinton told Obama he is excited about that prospect…

“President Clinton had a very good conversation with Sen. Obama today. He renewed his offer to do whatever he can to ensure Sen. Obama is our next President,” said Bill Clinton spokesperson Matt McKenna.

No word on whether the subject of “sliming” Hillary was broached. It’s a testament, though, to what a consummate pain in the ass Clinton has become that Barry O would not only initiate the call but then advertise the fact with a campaign announcement. I can’t believe it’s because he’s worried about an Obama/BJ feud causing Clinton supporters to stay home; like I said in Saturday’s post, so long as Hillary’s on the trail with him he should have that base covered. Doubtless he did it simply to try to stop Bill from sucking up any more media coverage with his lingering bitterness. Meditate on this as a measure of how far the Legacy has fallen: If Clinton promised tomorrow not to say another word for the rest of the campaign, whether for or against Obama, the party leadership as well as the vast majority of Democrats could probably live with it just fine.

Update: Everyone’s problem.

And she had a new Bill problem. “Bill Clinton was out of control … even the night she won in New Hampshire. Even Hillary couldn’t control him,” a Clinton fund-raiser tells me. “He began calling me directly,” says one of Hillary’s Big Five, “and you don’t talk back to the president of the United States.”


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Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 30, 2008 at 5:29 PM

pucker up, buttercup.

yo on June 30, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Bull in a china shop. Somehow, somewhere, an intrepid reporter should be able to find just the right button to push on Clenis to send him into a redfaced, finger jabbing, neck pulsing rage. He won’t be able to control the seething and hatred for 5 whole months.

a capella on June 30, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Please get BJ out in front of the cameras again.

misterpeasea on June 30, 2008 at 5:36 PM

I thought he sabotaged Hillary’s campaign, possibly because he didn’t want a Clinton #44 to go with Clinton #42. If that’s the case, he might actually try to get the young gaffer elected, extending Hillary’s timetable. He might even make his own play for the Court . . . .

EconomicNeocon on June 30, 2008 at 5:39 PM

Obama will suck it down.

Clinton has always had charisma. The kind you can believe in.

Yes we can.

Ares on June 30, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Actually, this is perfect for Obama. It makes Clinton the bad guy, Obama becomes the ‘healer’. As long as Obama can avoid looking like a beggar, he wins the exchange.

rockhauler on June 30, 2008 at 5:42 PM

So courageous, our obamessiah.

innominatus on June 30, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Tres tryst.

Maquis on June 30, 2008 at 5:48 PM

He might even make his own play for the Court . . . .

EconomicNeocon on June 30, 2008 at 5:39 PM

That’s rich…didn’t BJ get disbarred from Arkansas after his term as President ended?

Wanderlust on June 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM

amadenjah called obama, he wants his ass kissed next.

custer on June 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Actually, this is perfect for Obama. It makes Clinton the bad guy, Obama becomes the ‘healer’. As long as Obama can avoid looking like a beggar, he wins the exchange.

rockhauler on June 30, 2008 at 5:42 PM

I don’t think so, Clinton has too much clout to be dismissed, unless Clinton totally goes over the edge and alienates his supporters. His forcing Obama to kiss his ass is degrading and makes him look like Bill’s personal b*tch, which is decidedly unpresidential.

I think this has become personal for Bill for a host of reasons. The question is not can Obama make positive spin with this, its how politically savvy is the Bill Clinton of today as opposed to the Bill Clinton of the 90′s, and how much damage can he do, if any.

doubleplusundead on June 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Actually, this is perfect for Obama. It makes Clinton the bad guy, Obama becomes the ‘healer’. As long as Obama can avoid looking like a beggar, he wins the exchange.

rockhauler on June 30, 2008 at 5:42 PM

Just one problem with your assessment, the Obamasiah is way out gunned by slick-willy when it comes to being a “schuck-and-jive” expert! Slick willy will school the young and inexperienced empty suit because slick-willy is by far the more polished and experienced empty suit!

Hmmm…this would make for a good pay-per-view event…

Rage in the Cage…the Empty Suit Smackdown!!!

Liberty or Death on June 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Somewhere in the darkness Richard J Daley laughs.

Limerick on June 30, 2008 at 5:53 PM

Sorry, rockhauler; Obama is developing a ‘weak’ image problem. Going to Clinton when Barack is the nominee- especially after the ‘arse-kissing’ rumor- makes Obama appear that much more of a wuss.

michaelo on June 30, 2008 at 5:55 PM

“He began calling me directly,” says one of Hillary’s Big Five, “and you don’t talk back to the FORMER IMPEACHED LYING RAPIST TRAITOR EX president of the United States.”

There, fixed it for ya……….

Seven Percent Solution on June 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM

Oh this is going to a joyish occasion for zee
lickmiester,oops,I mean der Slickster-miester,
and a train wreck of a Bill’s “Fairy Tale”!

I hope when this operation commences,there won’t
be any Changes,this plan of (!ss kissing)cannot
be looked upon as bitter!

So,pucker-up and cling tightly,and let the healing,
and UNITY begin! haha————————–:).

canopfor on June 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM

“and you don’t talk back to the president of the United States.”

Why not? He’s not actually even president of the United States anymore. I’d love the opportunity to tell him to go get bent, among other things.

Golden Boy on June 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM

I am becoming more convinced that Sen Obama is having his strings being pulled by others. This posting just validated my suspicions a little more.

p.s. Will Obama have to wear a blue dress when he visits Clinton?

Weebork on June 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Any new rumors on who Obama’s VP will be?

Ann on June 30, 2008 at 6:03 PM

obama is a ass-kisser. change you can believe in

custer on June 30, 2008 at 6:08 PM

Ann…

Here are the current Vegas odds on that question…

Dem VP Odds

Limerick on June 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM

canopfor on June 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM

LMAO!!

Liberty or Death on June 30, 2008 at 6:12 PM

p.s. Will Obama have to wear a blue dress when he visits Clinton?

Weebork on June 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Heh, not sure but he better not bring any big Havana cigars with him…

Liberty or Death on June 30, 2008 at 6:15 PM

I’m speechless. Who woulda thunk that NObama would ask Billy to help him with his campaign after all the dumb-ass things he said. But, it’s better to have Billy on your side, you never know what might happen before or after the election if you don’t have the ‘protection’ of the super-safe Clintons. Perhaps that’s why BO has agreed to pay some of HRC’s debt, it’s like paying for bodyguards.

Christine on June 30, 2008 at 6:19 PM

“Barack will throw anyone under the bus, say/do/promise anythng, and kiss any ass, to get elected” ~ ~ The esteemed Rev. Wright

Entelechy on June 30, 2008 at 6:19 PM

…extra, extra good bodyguards, that is.

Christine on June 30, 2008 at 6:20 PM

LMAO!!

Liberty or Death on June 30,2008 at 6:12PM.

Liberty or Death: I try,haha!

We will never surrender,as Churchill would say,we will
use their words against them!

We will speak(fight)to them in the air,we will(fight)
speak to them on the water,we will (fight)speak to them
on the land!

But we will never,never(speak of) surrender!———:)

canopfor on June 30, 2008 at 6:23 PM

Kissy, kissy
Assy, assy
Bill Clinton’s big fat ass?
Obama’s elitist gas?
Each one a sissy

Entelechy on June 30, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Ohhhh. The humanity.

hillbillyjim on June 30, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Did Osama Obama swallow?

Dingbat63 on June 30, 2008 at 6:28 PM

Barack will throw…
Entelechy on June 30,2008 at 6:19PM.

Entelechy:RE:!ss kissing operation!

Me thinks, if this procedure(!ss kissing)is best not done
with the bus,if the wheather gets too cold,or they will
have people under da Barack’s Magic Bus tour,stuck on
the undercarriage,like that poor kid in the Christmas
Story,ala stuck to da pole,ick!—————:):):).

canopfor on June 30, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Clash of the Titansic egos.

hillbillyjim on June 30, 2008 at 6:35 PM

Bill said “Just plant ‘em right here”
As Hillary let out a cheer!
Barry climbed down from his bus
And Michelle started to cuss
As she led Barry to Bill by the ear!

Limerick on June 30, 2008 at 6:35 PM

Kissy, kissy
Assy, assy
Bill Clinton’s big fat ass?
Obama’s elitist gas?
Each one a sissy

Entelechy on June 30, 2008 at 6:24 PM

That just flows.

hillbillyjim on June 30, 2008 at 6:37 PM

BO concession gifts:

hillary – supreme court justice

bill – ambassador to taiwan

jimmer on June 30, 2008 at 6:38 PM

There once was a fat ass named Bill.
He got mad when Obama slimed Hill.
You must show respect, son,
For the Clenis erection;
And kiss acres of ass while you kneel.

hillbillyjim on June 30, 2008 at 6:45 PM

What dif does it make to Obama, once elected he will do to whomever he wants.
A little ass-kissing now, a big ass-kicking later.

right2bright on June 30, 2008 at 6:47 PM

Since Billy Jeff is such a Compleat Ass, Barry can kiss him anywhere.

Then Clinton can say:

Up Against the Wall, Motherpucker!

profitsbeard on June 30, 2008 at 6:50 PM

We be kissin ass to the right,
we be kissin ass to the left,
we be kissin were there ought
not to be any light
So before kissin ass begins
for god sakes shut off the light!

canopfor on June 30, 2008 at 6:55 PM

HA has poets and didn’t know-its! All you poets on HA have made my day today…thanks for the laughs!

Liberty or Death on June 30, 2008 at 6:59 PM

Haha LOL!

All I know is that I just took a still to preserve that title & that picture on the FP for this post because it is so classic that I know one day I will need to show it to my children.

saus on June 30, 2008 at 7:28 PM

Bill’s miffed about no longer being considered the Alpha Male of the Democratic Party, hence the childish effort to get Barack to show him the “respect” he deserves (and which also may explain his seeming efforts to upstage Hillary during her campaign). Bill’s smart enough to know that if Obama wins in November, his chance to ever reclaim the title of el muy macho grande of his party is gone forever, so any schmoozing of Clinton that Obama tries is unlikely to put him in an affable mood for very long.

jon1979 on June 30, 2008 at 7:37 PM

McCain needs all of the good news like this that he can get.

Billy Jeff is radioactive these days.

molonlabe28 on June 30, 2008 at 7:37 PM

I think this has become personal for Bill for a host of reasons. The question is not can Obama make positive spin with this, its how politically savvy is the Bill Clinton of today as opposed to the Bill Clinton of the 90’s, and how much damage can he do, if any.
doubleplusundead on June 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Obama’s a ruthless b**stard, but so’s Bill, who feels he’s been dissed. I doubt the Obama machine wants him stumping — a convention speech/appearance, maybe, and then STFU is probably what they’re after.

Nichevo on June 30, 2008 at 7:38 PM

“and you don’t talk back to the president of the United States.”

Uh, why not? He’s just a man. He’s an employee of the people. And, in a (these days) not very honorable job at that. That’s apart from the fact that Clinton himself is among the lower types of character, even as politicians go.

Since, he’s no longer in office, he can’t (presumably) now raise any bogus-based FBI activity to punish you. Seems like there’s little downside to talking back. Maybe for once in his life, someone would tell him the truth. If so, he might be — yeah, I know it’s unlikely in the extreme — a hair less the puffed up zero he’s always been.

JDPerren on June 30, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Haha LOL!
All I know…

saus on June 30,2008 at 7:28PM.

saus:Hello,Israeli/Canadian friend,and it is a good
picture of BJ,I hope you,and your great country
are doing well,considering crazydinnerjackets
daily rants!—————————:) :) :).

canopfor on June 30, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Maybe Vince McMahon of WWE could line up these two for a no-holds-barred cage match on an upcoming pay-per-view…and make Shillary the special guest referee!

pilamaye on June 30, 2008 at 9:45 PM

How is this going to help Michelles children.

Texyank on June 30, 2008 at 11:22 PM

canopfor we’re all a little bummed our super x-ray assasination plot failed, if the Iranians discover we are secretly adding flouride to his water that will make 2 ultra secret assasination attempts down the drain..

Our last best hope is that he never realizes we’ve replaced his wife with a male Mossad agent, I’m feeling confident on this one.

saus on July 1, 2008 at 2:03 AM

How is this going to help Michelles children.

Texyank on June 30, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Part of the agreement is that Michelle’s children do not, under any circumstances, intern for Bill.

misterpeasea on July 1, 2008 at 2:21 AM

Part of the agreement is that Michelle’s children do not, under any circumstances, intern for Bill.

misterpeasea on July 1, 2008 at 2:21 AM

ROTFLMAO!

platypus on July 1, 2008 at 3:20 AM