Brit Hume: Obama’s “distress call” to Bill Clinton

posted at 11:21 am on July 31, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Seeing as how President Obama’s economic strategies have most definitely not worked, the Democrats are bringing out former President Bill Clinton for a prime-time speaking slot at their national convention — presumably so he can tout his “Hey, I’m a Democrat and we had balanced budgets and a robust economy during my tenure, ergo I have authority on the economy issue and I’m for Obama!” credentials.

Democratic party officials tell CNN and other outlets that Bill Clinton will be given a key, prime-time slot during this summer’s Democratic National Convention to make a forceful defense of President Obama’s economic policies at a time when the national unemployment rate is hovering around 8 percent.

Sources tell the Associated Press that Obama personally asked Clinton to speak at the convention and to place Obama’s name in nomination, an offer the former president enthusiastically accepted. Clinton’s expected to take center stage in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, the third day of the four-day convention.

Democrats are putting on a good show of being excited about the decision and trumpeting Clinton’s economic wisdom, but this is yet another carefully coordinated move to avoid talking about the actual results of the Obama administration’s actual policies by focusing on former glory and future prospects — but Fox News’ Brit Hume is calling this one like he sees it. I don’t really even feel the need to add anything. Real talk:

 

The convention role being given Bill Clinton is proof that President Obama is in deep trouble and he and his political handlers know it….

Add to that the Rasmussen survey in which voters by 62 percent to 30 said economic growth was more important to them than economic fairness. Fairness, of course, is a major theme of Mr. Obama and his party. With his attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record and his repeated and unsubtle appeals to elements of his party’s base, Mr. Obama is clearly shooting for a big Democratic turnout in November.

But Gallup reports that the number of Democrats who say they are more enthusiastic about voting this year is at 39 percent, down from 61 percent four years ago. 51 percent of Republicans, meanwhile, said they are more enthusiastic this year, that is up from 35 per cent in 2008.When you put all this together with the continuing bad news on the economy, you know why Mr. Obama is suddenly reaching out to Bill Clinton.

This is a distress call.


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This could be interesting, with two massive egos vying for legacies. Obama can’t handle being upstaged, and Clinton is a master at politics with all the charisma Obama lacks.

I have a hopeful feeling Obama is going to come away from the convention fuming mad.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

OT: Obama: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

faraway on July 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM

This is a Hail Mary. All it’s going to accomplish is to remind the handwringers exactly how bad of a president Obama is compared to Clinton.

Kataklysmic on July 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM

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Tweeeet! Five yard penalty on the play! Hail Mary’s are not part of Chicago values.

Happy Nomad on July 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

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And you are both (of course) exactly right. : )

listens2glenn on July 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I have a hopeful feeling Obama is going to come away from the convention fuming mad.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

One thing is for certain, with these two egos in such a small space, somebody is going to be leaving mad. Bill Clinton for not being properly acknowledged as the only successful living Dem President or Obama because Bill Clinton stole attention away from him.

Happy Nomad on July 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

By putting Clinton up we will be invited to compare any 3 years of the economy under Clinton to the three years of Obama… and this is from the ‘adults in charge’!

And you can’t really say you are following in ‘Clinton’s footsteps’ when you are trotting off the cliff on the Left of the path and not following in the path, itself.

Desperation isn’t the word for this.

Stuck On Stupid is hitting in the ballpark.

ajacksonian on July 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

ajacksonian on July 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Excellent point.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM

The only thing this will do is reenergize a few of the supporters of a lying pervert. Obama is indeed desperate.

rplat on July 31, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Sending out the “Bat Signal” to Bubba, eh O’Butthead??

Why don’t you put on your “big boy pants”??

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on July 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM

and before their game the very same night, Jerry Jones will make a cameo appearance to discuss the success of the Dallas Cowboys…

hillsoftx on July 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM

remember a good friend of the Clintons was murdered, too.

bill glass on July 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM

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Which good friend of the Clintons-

Vince Foster?
Ron Brown?
James McDougal?

Happy Nomad on July 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

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And those are just the victims after he became President.

Ooh . . . almost forgot; the three former body-guards at Waco.

listens2glenn on July 31, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Obama will ‘preapprove’ Clinton’s speech. But Clinton does not use a teleprompter.

pat on July 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Obama will ‘preapprove’ Clinton’s speech. But Clinton does not use a teleprompter.

pat on July 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Even if Obama got pre-approval, bill would ‘edit’ it and pull a Max Headroom and give it to the Obama people about a half-hour before he makes it… just enough time to read it before he shows up on the podium and on the big screens…

Choosing Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Warren is the greatest desperation move to try and legitimize Leftism that has ever been tried. And it has FAIL written all over it.

ajacksonian on July 31, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I see the smarter dems listening to the Clinton speech and then finding 0bama lacking…in everything.

cozmo on July 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Sarc tag MIA…..

Tenwheeler on July 31, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Trotting out the unpredictable Billy Jeff can be a dicey strategy. He’s an expert at couched slams, jibs, and jabs. Here’s hoping he gets a few choice ones in on Obarky. I’m no fan of Billy Jeff, but the stark difference between he and O is unmistakable, even to the most daft Lefties.

Slainte on July 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Sources tell the Associated Press that Obama personally asked Clinton to speak at the convention and to place Obama’s name in nomination, an offer the former president enthusiastically accepted.

I didn’t think anything could get me to watch any part of the Democrat convention, but here we are. This ought to be fun.

Clinton only claimed a surplus because he borrowed more from the social security trust fund.

rhombus on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Thanks for mentioning that. I caught a lot of flack for bringing it up when Newt was still viable.

Given that, the Clinton years were still pretty prosperous. Unlike Obama, Clinton at least understood that you need a healthy, vibrant private sector to tax in order to fund all those lovely social programs. Obama can’t even understand that. If he did, he would be asking Clinton for economic advice, rather than asking for a speech.

Mr. Arkadin on July 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Bill Clinton? At what point is he executing an illegal third term? Hmmm?

Don L on July 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I see the smarter dems listening to the Clinton speech and then finding 0bama lacking…in everything.

cozmo on July 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Yeah, but those “smarter” dems will still go into the voting booths in November and pull the lever for the Zero in Chief, no matter what.

UltimateBob on July 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM

OT: Obama: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

faraway on July 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Obama’s is the most anti-Israel administration ever and that took some doing after the Carter administration.

Axion on July 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I can see this backfiring massively. Compared to Odumbo’s tenure, the Clinton’s years were a golden age. Having him up there will just remind people how gawd-awful Odumbo is.

Walter Sobchak on July 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM

On the day Clinton gives his speech, Romney’s campaign should run non-stop ads on the major t.v. channels, showing Clinton saying Romney is well-qualified to be president and mentioning Romney’s “sterling” business career at Bain.

AZCoyote on July 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM

brit hume sux!
mittens sux!
obama sux!
clinton sux!

Pragmatic on July 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The MSM will be falling all over themselves shoveling out praise, but they’ll be stuck as to which one gets the most. Clinton can deliver a good speech, invigorating to his side. Obama, on the other hand, tends to be rather lackluster. The differences will be stark.

It’s said that, when giving an address, it’s better to be missed when you leave than to be applauded when you arrive. Clinton will likely engender that sentiment, leaving the conventioneers wanting to hear more.

I don’t know if both will be speaking on the same night, but I sure hope so. If so, Clinton will likely fire up the audience while I suspect Obama will end up being like a deep kiss but with no tongue.

However it works out, the commentaries from pundits on the Right could be devastating to Obama if played properly, presuming Bill upstages The Won as I anticipate.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM

This is really pathetic when he has reached the point that he is now going to run on Bill Clinton’s record.

silvernana on July 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

it’s a composite presidency……

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Great point! In his case, it does seem to “take a village”.

silvernana on July 31, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Clinton will talk about his glory days and his policies, and how bad having the R’s in power would be, but I’ll be shocked if he finds anything positive to say about Barry. I actually hope he gives a great speech and shows off how knowledgeable he is about policies and facts and figures. The contrast with Barry coming next would be too hard to miss.

What are they doing with Slow Joe? Trying to keep him away from a microphone? Let’s let him loose too, and if Barry’s still off prompter then, it could get entertaining. As long as Romney wins, that is.

Mayday on July 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM

O’Bozo is freaking out, desperate, and choking. Fun.

Clinton’s economic record: For two years, he acted like OBonehead. We gave congress to Gingrich, who horse-whipped Clinton and balanced the budget. Clinton raised taxes hugely and popped the tech bubble and killed the economy. It was in recession when Bush took over.

Can’t wait to mock his speech.

Jaibones on July 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I can see this backfiring massively. Compared to Odumbo’s tenure, the Clinton’s years were a golden age. Having him up there will just remind people how gawd-awful Odumbo is.

Walter Sobchak on July 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I agree fully!

Metanis on July 31, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Clinton only claimed a surplus because he borrowed more from the social security trust fund.

rhombus on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

No disrespect intended but Clinton STOLE from the Social Security ‘trust’ fund. He didn’t borrow squat.

manyears on July 31, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Further proof Dems don’t hold their own to any of their own standards. Don’t tell ‘em Bill Clinton signed off on a tax cut to wealthy in 1997 cuz it will fall on deaf ears. Or that he signed off on welfare reform 2 months before an election conveniently after the Dem convention had been held that year. It will also fall on deaf ears.

gsherin on July 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Or that Clinton promised a middle class tax when he ran for office, and once elected told themiddle class to stuff it.

eyedoc on July 31, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Guess the Dems have forgiven Clinton for being a racist?

If Bill had any stones…he’d use his primetime moment to put Hillary’s name in nomination instead of Barry’s.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM

This points clearly to what Obama should have done (focus on economy) and what he did (focus on “fairness” i.e. Obamacare). If he would have dropped his wet-dream of national healthcare as Clinton did with Hillarycare, balanced the budget, and cut taxes, Obama would have a much better chance at re-election. Instead, he doubled down on ruinous socialism ala Europe and California, hoping we are all in line with OWS. What is he thinking?

RobertMN on July 31, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Yeah, but those “smarter” dems will still go into the voting booths in November and pull the lever for the Zero in Chief, no matter what.

UltimateBob on July 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM

As a Democrat who talks to fellow Democrats, I can plainly tell you: No so much.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

How will the Marxists respond to Clinton..? The Dems need to purge their party of radical Marxism or it will go to the trash heap of history.

d1carter on July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The Clintons will vote for Romney.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Maybe Bill can wear Monica’s blue dress during the speech. That would be worth watching.

eyedoc on July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The Clintons will vote for Romney.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Yup…

d1carter on July 31, 2012 at 1:09 PM

As a Democrat who talks to fellow Democrats, I can plainly tell you: No so much.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Hopefully you are a sane John Kennedy D, or a Reagan D.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

This is a Hail Mary. All it’s going to accomplish is to remind the handwringers exactly how bad of a president Obama is compared to Clinton.

Kataklysmic on July 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM

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Tweeeet! Five yard penalty on the play! Hail Mary’s are not part of Chicago values.

Happy Nomad on July 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

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And you are both (of course) exactly right. : )

listens2glenn on July 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Heh. Hail Mary’s must not be in the Chicago Bears playbook.

22044 on July 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Classic Clinton v. Obama.

And here.

The RNC could gain a bit of traction on this if they play it right.

America can smell the fear…Obama is going to lose, Obama knows this, unless Obama can unleash a rack of Executive Orders, and give away more billions for his base.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Obama’s is the most anti-Israel administration ever and that took some doing after the Carter administration.

Axion on July 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Zbigniew Brezinski was/is an advisor to both Carter and Obama.

ITguy on July 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I would pay GOOD money to see Bubba make Barky bring him some coffee before he gives that speech….

TeresainFortWorth on July 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM

At this point I have no idea who can win this election, but if Mr. President somehow manages to keep his job, given how disappointing his leadership has been, the current state of our economy, and the looming disasters on the horizon, I’ll be hugely disappointed in my fellow countrymen. The only excuse there can be for re-electing this snake oil salesman is complete and utter ignorance.

scalleywag on July 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM

A new biography of President Obama claims that Bill Clinton was so unimpressed with the president’s performance that he called him an “amateur” and urged wife Hillary Clinton to quit her job as secretary of state to mount a Democratic primary challenge.

“Barack Obama is an amateur,” Bill Clinton said, according to excerpts from the book.

The details about the book, “The Amateur,” were reported first by the New York Post.

Clinton unleashed on Obama and urged his wife to challenge him in the 2012 Democratic primaries during a gathering last summer at the Clintons’ upstate New York home, author Edward Klein said. He said his reporting is based on interviews with people who attended the event.

Klein is a former editor for Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Maybe Bill can wear Monica’s blue dress during the speech. That would be worth watching.

eyedoc on July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

No, it would be Barry wearing the blue dress.
It’s Barry, not Bill, doing the “sucking up”.

ITguy on July 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM

If Bill had any stones…he’d use his primetime moment to put Hillary’s name in nomination instead of Barry’s.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Oh my, that would be something to celebrate. They could bury me right after he did that, because then I will have seen it all.

scalleywag on July 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I’m beginning to to like Clinton.

Johnny 100 Pesos on July 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Frankly, I prefer the harridan to the hooligan.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM

O T -

Boston Globe story title is as follows:

Republican hopefuls jockey to fill Barney Frank’s seat …

listens2glenn on July 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM

As a Democrat who talks to fellow Democrats, I can plainly tell you: No so much.

Mutnodjmet

Really???? Do tell…

JAM on July 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM

“Republican hopefuls jockey to fill Barney Frank’s seat … “

listens2glenn on July 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM

The Boston Globe really could have worded that differently.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Hopefully you are a sane John Kennedy D, or a Reagan D.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM


A Palin Democrat.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Sources tell the Associated Press that Obama personally asked Clinton to speak at the convention and to place Obama’s name in nomination

I have this visual of Obama begging and pleading while Bill and Hillary are hysterically laughing. I can dream, can’t I?

lea on July 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

O T -

Boston Globe story title is as follows:

“Republican hopefuls jockey to fill Barney Frank’s seat … “

listens2glenn on July 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM

In related news, after harassing Team Romney in Poland at a holy shrine, elite media types are having an attack of the vapors over a Romney Team members telling them to “KISS MY ASS”.

I loathe the lamestream media even more than ever.

If you Tweet, join in on the take-over of the #KissMyAss hashtag, and let Team Romney know we have its back, and we know the press has been doing nothing more than creating gaffes to discredit Romney during his successful tour.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I don’t think Obama actually asked Clinton to headline the convention. Allow me to explain. There are two very different factions within the Democrat party as evidenced by the 2008 primary. One is headed by the Clintons, the other by the Democrat Socialists. What we are seeing is a power play. Obama does not want Clinton to speak, however he needs the support of the Clinton backers to win again. It is desperation on the part of Obama. IMHO, the Clinton side has given up on the election, Obama is destined to lose in a landslide and the Clintons are grooming a candidate for 2016 already. Clinton muscled his way into this slot and is making the speech to mollify the Dem Socialists and make nice with them for 2016, but be prepared, because 2016 will feature a remaking of the Dem party with Obama being thrown under the bus.

The Spear on July 31, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Ummmmmmm…

… Correct me if I’m wrong, but Bill Clinton isn’t on the ballot, is he?

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM

A Palin Democrat.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Your blog is great. I’ve been meaning to tell you that. Thank you for the work you are doing!

Night Owl on July 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM

A Palin Democrat.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

..Temple of Mutt is a pretty good blog; well worth the time to visit, folks.

The War Planner on July 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Interesting little things about Party conventions….they can nominate anyone they wish, by vote or by simple acclamation, regardless of the primaries, regardless of having an incumbent in the White House…until the actual nomination takes place…even President Obama is just a candidate…nothing at all written in stone.

If Bill were to, for example, use the opportunity to nominate Hillary…and the convention went wild with applause…would that constitute acclamation?

What, then, would Obama do?

No federal law against any party nominating whomever they damn well please.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Obama does not want Clinton to speak, however he needs the support of the Clinton backers to win again. It is desperation on the part of Obama. IMHO, the Clinton side has given up on the election, Obama is destined to lose in a landslide and the Clintons are grooming a candidate for 2016 already. Clinton muscled his way into this slot and is making the speech to mollify the Dem Socialists and make nice with them for 2016, but be prepared, because 2016 will feature a remaking of the Dem party with Obama being thrown under the bus.

The Spear on July 31, 2012 at 1:38 PM

..good analysis; this situation is reminiscent of that scene in Little Big Man.

The War Planner on July 31, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I’m beginning to to like Clinton.

Johnny 100 Pesos on July 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I heard a conservative radio host this morning say that “Clinton is center right”, and I almost choked on my breakfast. You can’t get more liberal than Clinton, however Obama, the Socialist, makes Clinton look like he leans center right. I stream everything to my TV or computer, so I wasn’t planning on watching either one of the conventions this year, but I might just try to stream this one.

lea on July 31, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Will Obama leave Billy Jeff at the podium or will Billy Jeff send him away for coffee, like they used to do back in the day???

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Your blog is great. I’ve been meaning to tell you that. Thank you for the work you are doing!

Night Owl on July 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys are great, and have totally made my day! :)

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Oh, I thot Oboobi was going to concede the race and Billy Jeff was showing up to nominate cHillary.

After all, why would Oboobi stand for election if he knows he’s going to be wiped out in a landslide bigger than Carter/Mondale?

That’s a game changer one can hope for 2012!!!!

AH_C on July 31, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Don L on July 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I just plagiarized the HECK out of THAT one! ^^55s!!

Katfish on July 31, 2012 at 1:58 PM

In 2008 Barack Obama ran against George Bush who was no longer eleigible for the presidency. At the 2012 re-nomination convention Barack Obama will flatter himself by featuring a former President whose economic record in office he had nothing to do with. Seriously?

DaveDief on July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Watch Bill get up there, in front of millions of people and torpedo Obama’s election chances. Bill isn’t the type of guy to be intimidated by Obama and his goons so he may be waiting for the right moment to make a fool out of him like he’s been hinting at all year. Want some payback for what he did to Hillary? Pave the way for her candidacy in 2016? Here’s your shot Slick!

1984 in real life on July 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I have this visual of Obama begging and pleading while Bill and Hillary are hysterically laughing. I can dream, can’t I?

lea on July 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Kind of like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW5Ha1cLApw ?

LooseCannon on July 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

One can only hope Bubba will start reading his prepared speech (written by Team Obama) – pause – then say “I can’t read this tripe!”

HILLARY! 2012!

GarandFan on July 31, 2012 at 2:22 PM

No, it would be Barry wearing the blue dress.
It’s Barry, not Bill, doing the “sucking up”.

ITguy on July 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Excellent point. But since Monica is more muscular than Barry it’ll need to be taken in a bit.

eyedoc on July 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Sorry,

Old Mr. Hume has hit his sell by date. He has lived to long in the Washington elite crowd and does not get it that the U.S. has been put on an over spending two party money whore death bed.

There are millions and millions of U.S. out here, leading ourselves out of the hole these elite sob’s got U.S. into.

May be a nice guy to have a beer with, but a leader he is not.

If he was he would be out here with U.S. getting new conservatives elected to the House, Senate and Pres. at the Federal level and conservtives into Gov.’s of states and the same for state ledg.’s.

Judge them for what they do, not what they say.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

What you won’t hear Clinton say:

1. If I were given another opportunity to be President, my 3rd term would look just like Obama’s 2nd term.
(a.k.a. your love for me is not transferable to him)

2. I will be voting for President Obama.
(a.k.a. he stole that election from my wife)

What you might hear Clinton say:

1. I am Obama is the 4th best President evah!

2. I nominate for Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden Hillary Clinton.

Carnac on July 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

On subject:

Bill, Hildie Beast and B. Obama are commies first the U.S.A. comes in third with all three of them.

They will put the commie party first, themselves second and we tax slaves third.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I see the smarter dems listening to the Clinton speech and then finding 0bama lacking…in everything.

cozmo on July 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Obama, “[y]ou have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting.” – Adhemar (A Knights Tale)

Dasher on July 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I’m beginning to to like Clinton.

Johnny 100 Pesos on July 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Never.

No way. No how.

98ZJUSMC on July 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I think Obama has decided to focus on consolidating his base. That’s why he’s so angry and bitter sounding. He’s trying to rile up the Occupy twits and the moocher class. That’s why Elizabeth Warren is speaking at the convention. He has also veered left on gay marriage, immigration, and gun guntrol. I think the Obama calculus is to energize his dwindling base into such a frenzy that he recaptures the excitement of 4 years ago and somehow wins the election. Maybe it will work. The proportion of the welfare class relative to taxpayers is growing. They will vote for the guy who promises them freebies, all while sticking it to the man.

iranianamerican on July 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

So, will it be the same Bill Clinton who was touting Romneys achievements with the private sector business as “Sterling.” ?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

It’s a Hail Mary pass.

Clinton is Obama’s worst nightmare because the economic policies he pursued (after his opening tax increase led to a Republican takeover of Congress) were substantially more moderate than Obama’s. Also, Clinton is in love with his own myth and can’t usually make a speech NOT be all about himself.

On the plus side, he’ll be on the stage looking sicker than Obama, so maybe everyone won’t notice the anorexic in chief.

Adjoran on July 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Good ol’ Newt – he can really lay it out:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/30/newt-says-bill-clintons-presence-at-democratic-convention-will-hurt-obama/

timmytee on July 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Problem for the free stuff commie deal the Democrats are selling.

Once they get a full bore buyer of that way of life, they lay around and become do nothing voters, these voters gets used to doing nothing and do not even get up from the TV/vidio games long enough to vote any longer.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

What was the name of the book that guy wrote? The Amateur?

Hummer53 on July 31, 2012 at 3:36 PM

When was the last time Bill Clinton gave a speech that didn’t suck the air out of the room or focus all the attention on him? Is Obama going to have editing rights to the speech? And what’s Clinton supposed to say that will help, not hurt, Obama: “I knew what I was doing when I was president but . . . well, this new guy . . .um, well, he’s a Democrat too and so you should re-elect him and give him a chance to figure it out.” ???

natasha333 on July 31, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Dems made a scheduling blunder. NFL opening their season with the Cowboys v. Giants. Few are going to turn in and watch Cherokee Warren and Bubba trying to fire up thier base. Heck, mucho Dems have already bailed. And I’ll bet they’ll be a lot of freak shows outside the stadium that will embarrass them as well.

Bob in VA on July 31, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Dems made a scheduling blunder. NFL opening their season with the Cowboys v. Giants. Few are going to turn in and watch Cherokee Warren and Bubba trying to fire up thier base. Heck, mucho Dems have already bailed. And I’ll bet they’ll be a lot of freak shows outside the stadium that will embarrass them as well.

Bob in VA on July 31, 2012 at 3:42 PM

What you have described is the only reason I want to see it!

Night Owl on July 31, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I think the image the Democrats are presenting is that IF you vote for Obama, then you’ll also get Clinton. The Democrats who want to vote, will vote for Clinton – and America will get Obama.

Obama has no respect for the electorate; if he feels they are dumb enough to be manipulated in this manner, then, that’s what he’ll do.

Obama resents and even despises the electorate; he has claimed, frequently, that they don’t understand him and his policies; that they reject his policies only because they are too unintelligent to understand them. He rejects the people’s Will as expressed in Congress and has openly stated that he prefers an authoritarian rule.

Therefore, if retaining power has to be done by manipulating the ignorant rabble, the electorate, Obama will do it. And then, he’ll instantly ignore them and set about embedding his racism, his class warfare, his anti-capitalism, his anti-Americanism, further into the American lifestyle.

ETAB on July 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Problem for the free stuff commie deal the Democrats are selling.

Once they get a full bore buyer of that way of life, they lay around and become do nothing voters, these voters gets used to doing nothing and do not even get up from the TV/video games long enough to vote any longer.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

That’s why the proggies are pushing internet voting! They need to make it easy for the grifter class.

slickwillie2001 on July 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

No disrespect intended but Clinton STOLE from the Social Security ‘trust’ fund. He didn’t borrow squat.

manyears on July 31, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Just like Madoff and Corzine STOLE from clients’ funds, except there’s seems to be some problem in prosecuting all these parties consistently.

Nutstuyu on July 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

And I’ll bet they’ll be a lot of freak shows outside the stadium that will embarrass them as well.

Bob in VA on July 31, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Are heterosexual Christians going to stage a kiss-in at the convention? I’ll watch/attend for sure.

Nutstuyu on July 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

“Oh Bubba where are thow”

fistbump on July 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Monalisa, I’m with you. I would be willing to crawl over broken glass, run through fire, and probably do a whole lot more painful things to cast my vote against Obummer. My husband and I have a disabled child and Obummercare must be gotten rid of for her to keep receiving the medical care she needs because we are not wealthy. We would be willing to spend everything we have for our daughter but at some point the money would run out. I have been and will continue doing a lot of praying from now through November 6th.

sherrimae on August 1, 2012 at 7:59 PM

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