The Clinton-Obama “feud” growing?

posted at 10:11 am on July 3, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday we noted that Barack Obama had decided to leave his Secretary of State at home while he traveled to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, perhaps not coincidentally after leaks indicated that Hillary Clinton thought Obama had responded too weakly to the Iranian crisis.  Another Clinton has decided to defy Obama more openly.  Former President Bill Clinton agreed to headline a fundraiser for Carolyn Maloney’s primary challenge to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand — after Obama endorsed her in the special election:

In a slap at President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for a New York congresswoman challenging White House-backed Sen. Kristen Gillibrand in the state’s Democratic primary.

Clinton has not endorsed in the race, but his efforts to help Rep. Carolyn Maloney could be seen as a snub to Gillibrand and the Obama White House. Matt McKenna, a spokesman for Clinton, said he will be attending a July 20 fundraiser in New York.

The White House has played an active role in clearing the field for Gillibrand, who was appointed earlier this year to fill the seat vacated when Obama tapped Hillary Rodham Clinton to be his secretary of state. Obama asked Rep. Steve Israel not to challenge Gillibrand, a request he honored. Just days ago, Vice President Joe Biden called Maloney to discuss the race, a clear sign that the White House didn’t want a primary fight next year.

Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told reporters last week that the White House would help Gillibrand’s re-election bid.

Clinton’s spokesperson claims that this doesn’t constitute an endorsement, but it’s hard to read it any other way.  Clinton hasn’t campaigned for Gillibrand, after all.  Since Gillibrand got appointed to replace Hillary Clinton earlier this year, Bill and Hillary have remained quiet about the seat — until now.

The Clinton-Obama relationship has always been strained, ever since Obama overtook Hillary in her bid for a history and a return to the White House.  Obama appointed her as Secretary of State for his own political needs, not out of any sense of expertise on Hillary’s part for diplomacy.  It took her almost no time to demonstrate that herself, with unforced errors like proclaiming her complete bemusement on multi-party democracy and the “reset” button she presented Sergei Lavrov that was mistranslated — and not in Cyrillic script, either.

If the politics between the two have stopped working, then Obama has no other need for Hillary.  If Obama jettisons her, though, Hillary could turn into a formidable foe within the Democratic Party, and might wind up challenging an Obama re-election bid the way Ted Kennedy did to Jimmy Carter, which turned into a disaster for both men.  How much defiance can Obama handle?


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Sidney. Blumenthal. State Dept. Sinking Ship.

elduende on July 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM

I can understand why Bill is doing this. Kristen Gillibrand is hot.

Of course, I say this knowing she looks very much like the girl I lost my virginity to…

JohnGalt23 on July 3, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Why do they care who NY Senator will be? It could be Mickey Mouse and he would still vote with Obama 100% of the time.

angryed on July 3, 2009 at 10:15 AM

This could get good.

Del Dolemonte on July 3, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Obama better not just bring a gun to a Blumental fight.

myrenovations on July 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Heading to the lake for the 4th. When eating your hotdog, remember that you freedom was garnered from the blood of patriots.

Happy 4th

broker1 on July 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Cankles v. Palin 2012… Steel Cage Jello Fight!

alliebobbitt on July 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Former President Bill Clinton agreed to headline a fundraiser for Carolyn Maloney’s primary challenge to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand — after Obama endorsed her in the special election

Clinton’s obviously a racist. I wish someone would ask the Rev. Al or any of the other race pimps for their opinion on Bill’s action.

JiangxiDad on July 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Ed, Ed, Ed.

You haven’t addressed the question begging to be asked:

Which camp will be the Hatfields, and which the McCoys?

madmonkphotog on July 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

(Former) President Stained Blue Dress campaigns with his zipper and stands with the party when the opportunity presents itself only for his benefit.

On the other hand, President Jihadist and Secretary Of State Kankles are united on only one thing………..

Under recommendations of Harold Koh and Samantha Power, they’ll order an attack on Israel.

Cheers !

Kenny Solomon
Locked and loaded in South Flori-duh.

E T Cartman on July 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

might wind up challenging an Obama re-election bid the way Ted Kennedy did to Jimmy Carter, which turned into a disaster for both men.?

Nope. Hillary knows that if she does this, she can kiss the black vote good-bye in the general (blacks won’t vote Rep, they’ll stay home). And without the black vote she doesn’t have a prayer in states like Ohio, Penn, Michigan, etc.

angryed on July 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

I still can’t believe that Hillary gave up being a Senator for being Obama’s employee. Made no sense then and makes even less now. I think both must be believers of the keep your friends close and your enemies closer mantra.

jonknee on July 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Of course, I say this knowing she looks very much like the girl I lostwillingly gave my virginity to…

JohnGalt23 on July 3, 2009 at 10:14 AM

FIFY

jwp1964 on July 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM

I still don’t think Hillary would do a primary challenge, but the Clintons are very good at waging behind the scenes political wars.

myrenovations on July 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM

How much defiance can Obama handle?

Well, this is July 3rd……General George Pickett Day.

Limerick on July 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Cankles v. Palin 2012… Steel Cage Jello Fight!

alliebobbitt on July 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Bill it as the “Cankles vs. Ankles All Out Jello Grunge Match”. Only available on PPV, of course.

jimmy2shoes on July 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

I still can’t believe that Hillary gave up being a Senator for being Obama’s employee. Made no sense then and makes even less now. I think both must be believers of the keep your friends close and your enemies closer mantra.

jonknee on July 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Obama offered Hillary a job her ego couldn’t refuse. Then he rendered her utterly powerless within it. Who’s the bigger idiot, the guy who hired her, or the gal who took the job. It weakened them both. I say that Obama is great at killing two birds with one stone. He needed someone hard working and competent at State, and he needed to silence Hillary–voila! SECSTATE Clinton–at least until she sees that he’s utterly incompetent, then the long knives start to appear. Pass popcorn and make more. Its going to be a cruel, cruel summer…

ted c on July 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM

How much defiance can Obama handle?

NONE!

Griz on July 3, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Who wants popcorn? I made a big batch.

ornery_independent on July 3, 2009 at 10:26 AM

It’s a White House soap opera.

As the World Churns.

I can’t really recall any other time in modern history when a president snubbed his Secretary of State. But then again, nor can I remember when an administration reminded me of Middle School on a daily basis.

fogw on July 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

I predict after Dems are hammered in the midterms, she’ll resign and pop up against him in the primaries. There is no way that I can see that Obama won’t be in deep trouble for re-election. She will jump in as the supposed savior, but I’m not sure how she can credibily make that case even if she knocked him since she decided to join this administration.

gsherin on July 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

I’d feel more secure with Hillary wearing the pants in the White House.

ornery_independent on July 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Remember this from the election:

“Bill Clinton believes the Democratic nominee, far from practicing a unifying, transformational brand of politics, has the political instincts of “a Chicago thug,” one longtime associate said. Clinton has told people that Obama allowed surrogates to try to suppress Hispanic turnout in the Nevada caucuses, and played “the race card” in reverse against the Clintons in South Carolina and other states.”

And Hillary now realizes that Obama has put her in a box and shoved her in the closet. Bill Clinton must have thought for a few seconds that Hillary would actually get to make policy in an Obama administration. That is not going to happen. So now Bill is pulling out some knives. We know Obama is anti-gun, so what will he bring to the fight? Maybe Obama will call his old pal, Bill Ayers and have him make a pipe bomb?

izoneguy on July 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Hillary campaigned for Kirstin back in the day when Hill was still a Senator the 2 are very close. Big Dawg agreed to campaign for Maloney BEFORE she came out swinging against Gillibrand.

Not to say there is not conflict, Hillary is a hawk, TOTUS is not

this nomination was stolen from Hillary. He asked her several times to take the job as he did not want her as VEEP….

I am hoping Hillary resigns and she and Big Dawg, who BTW gave us all that growing economy and peace you know, anyway I try not to fight the same old fights and get behind the GOP so we can take back the WH from TOTUS in 12 but the constant HRC bashing doesnt help just sayin

Moderate DEMS are the swing vote, many many of us re registered as Independents after the horrors of this primary season..
many of us voted for reagan , Hillary is a DLC centrist DEM something FAR TO THE RIGHT OF TOTUS

Just sayin, all that OP CHAOS and pooh poohing MAC PALIN here and elsewhere helped 5 mill GOP voters stay home and gave us TOTUS but by all means keep bashing clintons who are not in power and see if that gets us anywhere good…

ginaswo on July 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Slick Willie has the morals of an alley cat. It is almost embarrassing to declare him the best democratic president since JFK , almost half a century ago. Obama is a eunuch and only a matter of time until the world realizes that fact and the power of our country’s influence hits rock bottom. We are quickly becoming a laughingstock on the international scene.

volsense on July 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

more on maloney gillibrand form the tool at politico:

UPDATE:

I’m told that the former president has not endorsed anybody in the primary and that he agreed to do the event before Maloney made her Senate intentions so clear.

Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna told my colleague Josh Kraushaar that the fundraiser is part of a series of events — well-chronicled by my colleague Alex Burns a few weeks back — featuring the former president helping those candidates who backed his wife’s presidential race.

“We agreed to do this event some time ago, as a way of saying thank you for the congresswoman’s hard work on behalf of then-Sen. Clinton in the presidential campaign,” said McKenna.

But, as Kraushaar notes: “The fundraiser is for Maloney’s House fund but in practical terms, the fundraiser has the same effect as raising money for a Senate campaign. Maloney is allowed to transfer unlimited sums from her House campaign account to any future Senate account, according to FEC law.”

GILLIBRAND is the DLC moderate Dem in this, she is pro gun from upstate
Maloney who I used to support as a recovering DEM myself, forgive forgive, is far far left

ginaswo on July 3, 2009 at 10:31 AM

sorry tools link here

ginaswo on July 3, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Kennedy+Carter=Clinton+Obama

Perfect.
Even the imagery works in that one…

HammerNH on July 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM

I predict after Dems are hammered in the midterms, she’ll resign and pop up against him in the primaries. There is no way that I can see that Obama won’t be in deep trouble for re-election. She will jump in as the supposed savior, but I’m not sure how she can credibily make that case even if she knocked him since she decided to join this administration.

gsherin on July 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

The George Soros machine won’t let that happen. The left knows that would split the party and thus split the vote. I think we will see Bill & Hillary fade into the sunset with a cool billion in an off-shore account somewhere. However the script my take a twist – Bill & Hillary are such narcissists that they would forego a big payoff to fight Obama with the belief that they could really win. They have such blind hated for Obama that they would rather take the whole ship down then to see Obama succeed. And this is my fervent wish that I would really, really love to see come true!!!

izoneguy on July 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

I never understood why BHO let Hillary in the hen house…

mjbrooks3 on July 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Will Hillary become the Dem version of our internal adversary Colin Powell?

jgapinoy on July 3, 2009 at 10:35 AM

As a member of the “anyone but Hillary” camp I’m glad Obama beat her but that does not prevent me from cheering her on, if in fact there is a feud.

A broken elbow, already operated on, should not have kept her from Russia! Ooh. I feel like a gay gossip columnist!

patrick neid on July 3, 2009 at 10:37 AM

And Hillary now realizes that Obama has put her in a box and shoved her in the closet. Bill Clinton must have thought for a few seconds that Hillary would actually get to make policy in an Obama administration. That is not going to happen. So now Bill is pulling out some knives. We know Obama is anti-gun, so what will he bring to the fight? Maybe Obama will call his old pal, Bill Ayers and have him make a pipe bomb?

izoneguy on July 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

They saw all the different outcomes, but they were forced to not be party poopers. Obama was so popular.
Now when they see what he does and how he’s losing popularity , they can start to distance themselves.

the_nile on July 3, 2009 at 10:37 AM

Another manufactured distraction coming from the White House so we take our eye off the ball again?

Knucklehead on July 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Is it just me, or does anyone else think Billy Jeff looks like he could use a blood transfusion?

Talk about pasty white.

fogw on July 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM

When will Hillary resign?
Depends on Bill – he is the master politician. They are working all the angles and permutations of various whens, whys and hows of it.
They first need an excuse and a guarantee of a checkmate against Obama.

Obama needs an big international screw-up to dump Hillary first. Make look Hillary look real bad. He knows the press will side with him in a Obama vs. Hillary “who is right/who is to blame?” game.

Hillary needs to jump before that happens.
Health reasons would be good reason to resign. Her arm is not healing, she can´t perform her duties, she needs much more time to recuperate…something along those lines.

albill on July 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Another manufactured distraction coming from the White House so we take our eye off the ball again?

Knucklehead on July 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Israeli parts Red Sea (again)

I’m sure Barry and Hillary were fighting like hell when that 3AM phone call came in.

Limerick on July 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

As the cat fight heats up one does have to wonder if anybody in the Obama administration disaster-tration is actually paying any attention to the protection of this Nation.

BHO is spending all his time preening at staged townhall meetings, attempting to sell his health plan to a growingly reluctant populace, and claiming that his stimulus is working (but, of course, the failures of said stimulus are Bush’s fault). Meanwhile, all the bullies of the world are lining up to take a shot at us.

We are all going to pay for this. I think sooner than anyone realizes.

Yoop on July 3, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I’m looking forward to Billary vs Bichelle.

Loxodonta on July 3, 2009 at 10:44 AM

They have such blind hated for Obama that they would rather take the whole ship down then to see Obama succeed.
izoneguy on July 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Thread winner!

Knucklehead on July 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Did Obama not know that he couldn’t cut her off at the knees and she required some face time in the spotlight?

He’s also naive if he thinks it isn’t obvious, he buried her in competition, to the various PUMA gals out there. They must be pissed.

AYNBLAND on July 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Ebony & Ivory

Mr. Muslim Vs Mr. Pervert

Ding..Ding…Round 1

Jeff from WI on July 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM

The Clintons smell blood in the water. I hope it goes down as you say in your post.

Mutnodjmet on July 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM

As the cat fight heats up one does have to wonder if anybody in the Obama administration disaster-tration is actually paying any attention to the protection of this Nation.

Yoop on July 3, 2009 at 10:44 AM

If you’re still wondering about that, you need more coffee.

Loxodonta on July 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM

I miss the good old days when nothing got done but Bill was schluppin interns and Hillary was hiding papers & killing Vince Foster …er I mean..missing Vince Foster

Jeff from WI on July 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Warning shots at most: Unless the situation really becomes intolerable, Hillary will bide her time and look for a PR comeback. Otherwise, she risks being made the scapegoat: “Here we were, just finding our feet, about to pass health care and save the planet, and then YOU left in a snit and tore us apart.”

CK MacLeod on July 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM

I’m looking forward to Billary vs Bichelle.

Loxodonta on July 3, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I’ve just had a horrible thought, prompted by your post. That Obama does not run in 2012 – his wife does! Hillary would be dog-meat.

OldEnglish on July 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM

…Hey ya know who this benefits?

ALL OF US!!!!

tear each other apart!

Rah rah ree! Kick em inna knee!
Rah rah Rass! kick em in the other Knee!

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on July 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

There really isn’t much difference between Obambi and Her Thighness. He wants to turn the United States into the Sudan while she’s willing to settle for Romania.

Percy_Peabody on July 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Poor Obama won’t know what hit him. They’ll put Reno to work and she’ll pull a Waco in his Chicagoland power center.

Jeff from WI on July 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

I’ve just had a horrible thought, prompted by your post. That Obama does not run in 2012 – his wife does! Hillary would be dog-meat.

OldEnglish on July 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM

CONTENT WARNING!

Here’s my nightmare scenario: Barry wins again in 2012, then Michelle runs in 2016.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loxodonta on July 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

There really isn’t much difference between Obambi and Her Thighness. He wants to turn the United States into the Sudan while she’s willing to settle for Romania.

Percy_Peabody on July 3, 2009 at 10:50 A

LOL..true

Jeff from WI on July 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

I am hoping Hillary resigns and she and Big Dawg, who BTW gave us all that growing economy and peace you know, anyway I try not to fight the same old fights and get behind the GOP so we can take back the WH from TOTUS in 12 but the constant HRC bashing doesnt help just sayin

Sorry but that wonderful economy was mainly due to the dotcom bubble. It was a question of being in the right place at the right time, as demonstrated by the bubble bust and crash in the last year of his second term.

Monica on July 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM

CONTENT WARNING!

Here’s my nightmare scenario: Barry wins again in 2012, then Michelle runs in 2016.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loxodonta on July 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

No, Michelle has a job. She’ll be on The View as the resident
Black woman idiot.

Jeff from WI on July 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM

This thread just isn’t as “heated” as the Palin thread…

Upstater85 on July 3, 2009 at 10:55 AM

This thread just isn’t as “heated” as the Palin thread…

Upstater85 on July 3, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Sad. We have Carter the Taller running the nation and we hold the fighters back because of some accent.

Limerick on July 3, 2009 at 10:59 AM

ComradesBHO has the black vote, the leftist kool-aid vote, the whacky pervert vote, and the self hating jesish vote. Sans a huge economic collapse and a yet non-existent repub alternative, BHO will get reelected and we will continue marching towards a soft fascism. The only hope is the midterms break the one-party junta in control in the congress, but that requires an intelligent electorate, something the MSM is working hard to prevent. Sadly it’s much easier to get eyeballs with a comediac idealogical tease than important information that will affect your life for the next ten years. Maybe Cspans numbers will go up now that Al Franken is on that channel.

Reality Check on July 3, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Rah rah ree! Kick em inna knee!
Rah rah Rass! kick em in the other Knee!

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on July 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

One of my favorite sayings!

It was only a matter of time before those two would have differences. She was right about his stand on Iran but I’m sure he didn’t like her second guessing him. Hillary was better off turning down this post because Obama watered it down to where she’s just supposed to carry water for him. The Clinton egos won’t take that for long. I’ll have some of that popcorn!

scalleywag on July 3, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Vengeful SoS is vengeful.

TheMightyMonarch on July 3, 2009 at 11:02 AM

If you’re still wondering about that, you need more coffee.

Loxodonta on July 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Of course. I forgot the sarc switch.

But I’ll go get some more coffee anyway. ;-)

Yoop on July 3, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Suppose, just suppose, that HRC is planning for a run in the event something unfortunate should happen and it would be against Biden…. not that she would think that way.

CC

CapedConservative on July 3, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Sad. We have Carter the Taller…

Limerick on July 3, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Carter-the-Taller couldn’t farm a peanut if his life depended on it. But get them spinning and those ears would make a hell-of-a rototiller.

Yoop on July 3, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Of course. I forgot the sarc switch.

But I’ll go get some more coffee anyway. ;-)

Yoop on July 3, 2009 at 11:05 AM

I knew what you were up to. Thanks for letting me tease you.

Loxodonta on July 3, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Let’s stir the pot baby, gumbo’s on!

Mr. Joe on July 3, 2009 at 11:15 AM

It’s becoming clear that this is part of Hillary’s grand plan: Take the job at State, even knowing it was watered down by O, then generate some sparks & controversy with the boss. Then she can resign in a huff, saying he crippled the department and made bad decisions (which of course he has). Finally, full of righteous indignation, she runs against him in 2012 to “set the country back on the right course on the world stage”. (And to try to implement HillaryCare.)

KS Rex on July 3, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Obama’s too naive to know this was BC’s game plan from the start.

From two weeks after the election: Bill Clinton plans a siege (photo comic)

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 3, 2009 at 11:26 AM

I believe Hillary and Bill are both tiring of their lack of importance in Barry’s administration. Can’t wait for them to fall completely out of favor and all the dirt she dug up on Barry in the campaign to start coming out. That will be a popcorn moment to watch.
Vera Baker anyone?

redneckjoe on July 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM

It will be hard to make the incompetent Hillary a scapegoat for anything, since Obama has kept her at arm’s length from any important diplomacy. His appointing diplomats for various parts of the world destroys any viability she has, so she can’t take credit for ANYTHING that occurs. Thus, she will have no more of a record than she did when she first ran for President and lost. Her only hope is Obama implodes diplomatically, which is certainly possible, otherwise she’s done. I see cookies being baked in the not-too-far-off future.

bradley11 on July 3, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Hillary needs to jump before that happens.
Health reasons would be good reason to resign. Her arm is not healing, she can´t perform her duties, she needs much more time to recuperate…something along those lines.

Even better, however, would be a very loud disagreement over a foreign policy goof. Honduras would work, Iran as well. She can resign on principle, she’s she’s not going to take part in this dangerous incompetence, etc. That there’s the jumping off for her primary fight.

The problem is, it is too soon. She needs about another year, to year and and a half before that will be effective come voting time.

JamesLee on July 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Clinton vs. Obama: Competing cases of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Thank you, Hot Air. Without all these public service threads this week, I would never know how widespread a problem this really is.

Terrie on July 3, 2009 at 11:43 AM

ted c on July 3, 2009

Many of us are saying the same thing except for weakening them both. I don’t see how this weakens Ogabe. He took his toughest Dem foe and cut her off at the knees by making her just another one of his stooges. He looked magnanimous in victory by doing so. If she opposes him now, she will be doing it with a scarlet “T” (traitor) on her chest.

SKYFOX on July 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I honestly believe that Slick Willie is working behind the scenes to undermine His Holiness. And I never thought I’d actually want to root for Clinton.

Vic on July 3, 2009 at 11:51 AM

If she opposes him now, she will be doing it with a scarlet “T” (traitor) on her chest.

SKYFOX on July 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Not if the stimulus checks, unicorns, and butterflies never appear. I believe that is why she took SecState, to watch Barry flail as the liberals abandon him. She bails and makes a run at him from the center.

Limerick on July 3, 2009 at 11:53 AM

What have we come to – rooting for Hillary! The mind boggles!

OldEnglish on July 3, 2009 at 12:02 PM

If she opposes him now, she will be doing it with a scarlet “T” (traitor) on her chest.

SKYFOX on July 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM

-
Uhh… She already has one in my book. Put the troops in harms way, then, for personal political gain, stabbed them in the back, TRAITOR.
-

RalphyBoy on July 3, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Slick Willie has the morals of an alley cat. It is almost embarrassing to declare him the best democratic president since JFK , almost half a century ago.
volsense on July 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

JFK also had the morals of an alley cat.

Besides screwing up the Bay of Pigs invasion and both creating and mishandling the Cuban Missile crisis, just what is JFK supposed to have done?

MarkTheGreat on July 3, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Obama is a nasty little thug huh?

I think the influence the Clinton’s have is eroding quickly though. The Hatefilled Left is more aligned with Ayer’s and Soros’ puppet…

CCRWM on July 3, 2009 at 12:49 PM

In spite of the Clinton’s being shoved aside by Obama and presumably out of power, there is probably no Democrat or Republican who could fight effectively with Obama better than Bill Clinton. (Who would have thought that the Clinton presidency would look good compared to Obama’s first six months?!) It’s like Rush said during the election: we need to pull for the Clintons, because they are the only ones who can take Obama on. Suspect Clinton won’t sit idly by for much longer while Obama slaps Hillary over and over.

Christian Conservative on July 3, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. In the Clinton’s case you have to keep them so close, they start interviewing you for an internship.

Hillary’s upset that Obama stole the White House from her. Big Bill is upset that Obama stole the left’s adoration from him.

Bill was supposed to be this generation’s great president, but the media won’t allow that to happen considering that Obama is the high-school quarterback and the media sees itself as the head cheerleader. Cheer him on during the game and you might get a chance to go home with him afterward.

Advocate For Change on July 3, 2009 at 1:31 PM

JFK also had the morals of an alley cat.

Besides screwing up the Bay of Pigs invasion and both creating and mishandling the Cuban Missile crisis, just what is JFK supposed to have done?

MarkTheGreat on July 3, 2009 at 12:43 PM

JFK was a lousy President and his pick for VP was a disgusting lowlife. Hmmm..kinda like a Kennedy.

Jeff from WI on July 3, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I honestly believe that Slick Willie is working behind the scenes to undermine His Holiness. And I never thought I’d actually want to root for Clinton.

Vic on July 3, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Clinton won’t accomplish anything unless he can “fosterize”
both of them and the speaker.

Jeff from WI on July 3, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Good!! The more internal chaos the better.

jeanie on July 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM

The Hillary split is inevitable.

She made a good choice at State. She can split with Obama over his leftist policies.

I am glad to see it starting to happen in 2009.

faraway on July 3, 2009 at 1:53 PM

I saw this story. I confess. It aroused my curiosity. A test balloon?

Hmmmmmmmmm*

AnninCA on July 3, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Obama brought the camel into the tent so it would piss out instead of in. What he didn’t count on was the huge pile of crap.

Jim Treacher on July 3, 2009 at 2:18 PM

OMG!! Picture Hillary and Sarah in 2012. Now that would be an election for the history books.

jeanie on July 3, 2009 at 2:28 PM

It looks like Hillary! Clinton is rejuvenating herself. I read previously posted speculations, and maybe some of them are correct, but it looks to me like a sudden case of unforeseen opportunity.

Hilary! has had her campaign debt erased, built up some time and visibility at State and is now seizing the opportunity to split from and oppose Obama. Bill seems to be the first public move.

I think that many Democrats are becoming very uncomfortable with Obama’s spending and legislative actions, and need a non-GOP leader. Gore won’t do, at least not as the top dog; he is respected in the office of Imperial Preceptor, but not in the role of Dear Leader. Hillary! sees this opportunity too, and looks to be trying to be that leader.

I think that the Democratic control of Congress is now, or will soon be, more of a coalition of Democratic factions. We may not see Sotomayor confirmed after all.

I’m now slightly less worried (but not much less) about Cap and Trade or any other carbon whackiness. The stimulus is not working, at least not the way it was supposed to, unemployment is up, above the max. level predicted, and likely to rise more.

The 2010 campaign starts in 6-8 months. The effects of Obama’s crackpot ideas will be painfully apparent by then, certainly in a year from now.

Arbalest on July 3, 2009 at 2:34 PM