Video: Clinton cuts ad touting Obama plan that Obama never talks about

posted at 10:01 am on August 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Say, what exactly is Barack Obama’s second-term agenda, anyway?  I mean, besides saving us from the eeeeevil capitalists at Bain — except for his own Bain bundler Jonathan Lavine, who was managing director during the layoffs Obama keeps bringing up, of course.  We know that he’ll issue executive orders blocking people from putting dog carriers on the roofs of their cars, and that he wants to keep government out of the bedroom but force employers to subsidize what happens there, even the employers whose religion prevents them from doing so.   Other than that, has Obama articulated even a hint of what his second-term economic policies will be?

Apparently Bill Clinton thinks so.  He’s featured in a new Obama ad extolling the Obama second-term agenda that will somehow differ from the stagnation-producing first-term policies to deliver prosperity to the middle class:

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”  Er … yeah.  Obama has been President for nearly four years with the economic policies that have delivered chronic stagnation and low growth.  If Obama plans to continue his high-regulation, tax-increasing, and energy-strangling policies for another four years, should we expect a different outcome?  And if Obama has something else in mind, why isn’t he talking about it on the campaign trail?

Clinton asserts that Romney’s plan is to cut taxes for high-end earners.  That’s actually false.  Romney’s plan is to not raise tax rates on high-end earners and holders of capital, so that they can put their capital to work in a sensibly and predictably regulated environment.  Don’t forget that the tax “cut” Clinton claims Romney would pursue is just the act of keeping the rate the same as it has been for the last nine years.  Obama’s plan is to hike taxes on them in the middle of a recessionary/stagnating economic environment.  Even Bill Clinton knew better than to do that as President; he waited until the recovery was well established to raise top rates.

Finally, Clinton insists that deregulation created the Great Recession and the fiscal near-collapse, but the opposite is true.  The financial collapse came from an artificial housing bubble that the federal government deliberately created, and then spread its risk by having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securitize bad loans that they backed with the imprimatur of government.  Absent that artificial pressure, the bubble never would have existed in the first place, and we’d have had normal growth for the decade.  Clinton himself was the author of most of that mischief, but there’s enough blame to spread to Republicans and Democrats alike.

But let’s give at least one cheer to former President Clinton — at least he’s talking about economic policy, even if he’s vague and misleading.  When will the Leader of the Free World conclude his multi-city exposition on roof-riding dogs and rubbers to deign to discuss what his specific economic plans are for a second term?

Update: Instapundit reminds us of the Obama administration’s track record on “full employment”:

If that’s what Bill Clinton thinks a path to full employment looks like, he’s going to be a real problem for the Hillary 2016 campaign.

Update II: Reminds me of this moment:

The Obama team doesn’t have a plan.  They gave up on proposing any solutions almost two years ago when they rejected the Simpson-Bowles plan.


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The country has a choice on policy,sane or insane.

docflash on August 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM

If Obama plans to continue his high-regulation, tax-increasing, and energy-strangling policies for another four years, should we expect a different outcome? And if Obama has something else in mind, why isn’t he talking about it on the campaign trail?

Oh c’mon, Ed. You know Obama’s plan. Invest in infrastructure and teachers, cops, and firefights while asking millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share. Obviously that’ll fix everything that ails this economy.

Doughboy on August 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Yes, this is about the candidate most likely to return us to “full” unemployment…and that ain’t Obama. Which is why he had to farm this out to ol BJ…

changer1701 on August 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM

firefights = firefighters

MUST PROOFREAD!

Doughboy on August 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM

That olde alleged rapist.

tom daschle concerned on August 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Clinton insists that deregulation created the Great Recession and the fiscal near-collapse, but the opposite is true. The financial collapse came from an artificial housing bubble that the federal government deliberately created, and then spread its risk by having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securitize bad loans that they backed with the imprimatur of government. Absent that artificial pressure, the bubble never would have existed in the first place, and we’d have had normal growth for the decade. Clinton himself was the author of most of that mischief, but there’s enough blame to spread to Republicans and Democrats alike.

Clinton was also the author/beneficiary of the repeal of Glass-Stegal, which was a main deregulatory initiative that led to “to big to fail.”

Deafdog on August 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM

They’re having an abortion/rape convention…their first speaker is a rapist…the rapist is cutting ads talking about jobs…but the campaign doesn’t want to talk about jobs it wants to talk about rape…but the rapist wants to talk about jobs…are they going to have an unemployed guy cut an ad about rape?

Rational Thought on August 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

Me too. Hence my support of Romney. Glad Bill and I could agree.

Shump on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I have a problem with that graph. It indicates that “actual” unemployment is 8.3% Actual unemployment is much higher but so many Americans have given up looking that they are no longer counted by this filthy administration.

But hey, why talk about things like the economy, the war in Afghanistan and the number of American dead, the jobless and their plight, etc. Sandra Fluke, professional whore, needs her free contraception and Obama is just the rat-eared bastard to make sure she gets it.

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

When will the Leader of the Free World conclude his multi-city exposition on roof-riding dogs rovers and rubbers…

Good one…

d1carter on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Speaking of forcible rape…

gwelf on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Warms the cockles of my heart to see a former president prostituting on the stump.

Stay classy.

Axe on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Is he going to speak about the “Devil With a Blue Dress On”?

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

So, this is a Romney ad?

Akzed on August 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Me too. Hence my support of Romney. Glad Bill and I could agree.

Shump on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Bill Clinton will say and do anything to prevent he and Hillary having to live under the same roof.

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Juanita Broderick legitimately unimpressed.

TXUS on August 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Lousy ad. Clinton talks too fast and you can tell he doesn’t even believe his own BS.

Romney should counter by starting the same ad and then using Clinton’s own words of praise for Romney and then cut to the chase with the 5-item economic plank to create jobs and rescue the middle class.

matthew8787 on August 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM

They’re having an abortion/rape convention…their first speaker is a rapist…the rapist is cutting ads talking about jobs…but the campaign doesn’t want to talk about jobs it wants to talk about rape…but the rapist wants to talk about jobs…are they going to have an unemployed guy cut an ad about rape?

Rational Thought on August 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Time to pour it back at them 10 times what they dish it out. Deputized the “bad cops” from the RNC to push this, but it is absolutely. We are dealing with cutthroats here.

mwbri on August 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Economics… thats the study of the evironment? right?

/bho

HoustonRight on August 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

No one can lie and keep a poker face better than Clinton. He is probably the only person who can talk about Obama’s economic ‘plan’ without bursting into laughter.

bitsy on August 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

He might as well say “Elect Democrats, because the results will be different this time!”

Meh. We’re done with the Democrats. All we get from them is unemployment, poverty, tyranny and lawless crony government. Go away Clinton.

MTF on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

We know that he’ll issue executive orders blocking people from putting dog carriers on the roofs of their cars

And order them to put dogs on their grills.

rbj on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

absolutely=absolutely necessary

need more coffee

mwbri on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Romney at some point should also make the point that Obama is a coward and a loser who has to hide behind Bill Clinton’s skirt.

matthew8787 on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

BJ’s ego must be bigger than Obamao’s. Does he really think his old hag has a chance in ’16? Talk about hanging around too long after the party is over.

Kissmygrits on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

The net worth of the rich and frugal really has skyrocketed.

Nut if you tax that, they sell their investments. The markets crash.

Oh well, right after the Dem convention, they will get together and storm the Bastille or a battleship or the Czar’s residence or something.

IlikedAUH2O on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

No one can lie and keep a poker face better than Clinton. He is probably the only person who can talk about Obama’s economic ‘plan’ without bursting into laughter.

bitsy on August 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I disagree. Nancy Pelosi is so chock full of Botox it is impossible for the whore to show any emotion whatsoever. Thus, she is a much more effective liar.

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM

If you elect a Democrat president, rest assured they never, ever go away.

DaveDief on August 23, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Where are the specifics?

Oh thats right….the lsm doesn’t care

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 10:16 AM

The fawning by the morning joe crew over this ad was pathetic

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM

rapists for obama.

because, you know, the problem isn’t just one rapist who happens to be a democrat but that he reflects the attitude toward women of all democrats.

“Where’s the outrage by Barack Obama?” xxx asked, “There is a sickness out there in the Democrat Party, and I’m not kidding. Maybe they don’t like their moms or their first wives; I don’t know what it is.”

this is rich- rape comes up and they put “chains” biden on the shelf and drag out someone who may very well may have committed a “legitimate” rape-rape.

mittens on August 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Besides the dismal unemployment report this morning, Drudge linked to an article which pointed out that fully 50% of college grads of the last 5 years have taken jobs which require a HS diploma. At least they’re working, however the long-term implications of the stats in the article are frightening.

More college grads taking those jobs=fewer minorities with a diploma ever being considered for those positions. Throw in the sundry “living wage” laws and the fact some states are poised to raise their min wage rates in the next couple of years, and one can see how not only will we continue to have chronic unemployment and underemployment levels well into the future, but that future looks increasingly bleak for inner-city minorities.

No small wonder why “President Present” is avoiding the WH press corps.

franciscodanconia on August 23, 2012 at 10:18 AM

One thing to remember whenever Bill Clinton shows up on your TV screen:

“I did not have sex with that woman…Ms. Lewinsky,” while pointing that smelly finger at the camera.

He’s a liar.

AubieJon on August 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Where are the specifics?

Oh thats right….the lsm doesn’t care

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 10:16 AM

O/T but they’ve already released their next line of attack.

ABC “World News” Does Four Minute Segment On Mormon Church

NBC plans one-hour special on Romney religion

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

The Audacity of BUBBA!

pilamaye on August 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

When was the last time that an incumbent president use a predecessor to make the case for his own reelection?

aunursa on August 23, 2012 at 10:22 AM

*used*

aunursa on August 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM

+1 KJ

Heh

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Has no one told Bill “better put some ice on that” Clinton?

It’s abortion, stupid.

Rational Thought on August 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

An impeached president giving the keynote at the convention.

democrats.

tom daschle concerned on August 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

No one can lie and keep a poker face better than Clinton.

bitsy on August 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I agree.

But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time – never. These allegations are false.

Fallon on August 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

If Obama plans to continue his high-regulation, tax-increasing, and energy-strangling policies for another four years, should we expect a different outcome?

Why not? After all, aren’t we all bozos on this bus?

Kraken on August 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Is it really smart to use Bill Clinton in an ad when there’s videos out there of him admitting the Dems refusal to address Fannie and Freddie contributed to the financial crisis, and praising Ryan’s budget plan, among others?

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Flora….. priorities i see

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Okay guys, this is a take. Bill Clinton ad for President Obama in 3-2-1….

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to give us free contraceptives.”

cut … uh … Mr. President that’s wrong. Could you please read the script?

“Sorry ’bout that. I thought that was one of the main themes. Okay, I got this.”

Bill Clinton ad for President Obama in 3-2-1….

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely give us jobs.”

CUT … Mr. President please stick the script, would you?

“Oh … ha-ha-ha I guess you could interpret that the wrong way, couldn’t you? Let me try again.”

Bill Clinton ad for President Obama, Take 3 in 3-2-1….

“Not that that would be a bad thing, if you know what I mean.”

Yes, once again … Bill Clinton ad for President Obama, Take 3 in 3-2-1….

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment, which is why I support my wife for ….”

CUT!!!!!

PackerBronco on August 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

“I did not have sex with that woman… Ms. Lewinsky,” while pointing that smelly finger at the camera.

He’s a liar.

AubieJon on August 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I need to refresh before posting. I’m right behind you, AubieJon.

Fallon on August 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM

You know, I often hear that Clinton is a stealth anti-Zero guy. You may think that unlikely, but what could be more cunning, from a guy capable of great cunning, than to cut an ad ostensibly for Zero, while bringing up the very thing that will most make listeners run from Zero screaming? “Who’s more likely to bring back full employment”?? Really?? Romney couldn’t have wrote it any better. It brings up the one issue that is battering Zero the hardest, and just because Clinton asserts that it helps Zero will not make it so.

Anyone who votes on the economy votes Romney. That’s wht Zero himself never brings it up. I’d say this ad will backfire for sure, but can you call it backfiring when that’s what the speaker is going for?

Dirty Creature on August 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM

O/T but they’ve already released their next line of attack.

ABC “World News” Does Four Minute Segment On Mormon Church

NBC plans one-hour special on Romney religion

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

They’re pulling the trigger early on the Mormon sliming. barack’s internal polls must be horrific.

Rational Thought on August 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM

O/T but they’ve already released their next line of attack.

ABC “World News” Does Four Minute Segment On Mormon Church

NBC plans one-hour special on Romney religion

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

So, bottom line, Harry Reid is not to be trusted? ;0

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Preview of Clinton’s Obama nomination speech?

GOP/Romney should have the rebuttal ads fired up and ready the moment that speech is delivered– based on this ad.

de rigueur on August 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Enough of Obama’s “plan to rebuild america from the ground up

gatorboy on August 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I disagree. Nancy Pelosi is so chock full of Botox it is impossible for the whore to show any emotion whatsoever. Thus, she is a much more effective liar.

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Just an aside, but I had heard a Barbara Boxer (“Call me senator”) audio clip the other day, and I noticed that her “concerned” delivery is indistinguishable from Pelosi’s. They must have learned the style at Dem Demagoguery School.

onlineanalyst on August 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

B.J. Billy will do anything for a top-quality hummer – I guess obama really is as skilled as he claims to be.

Pork-Chop on August 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

O/T but they’ve already released their next line of attack.

ABC “World News” Does Four Minute Segment On Mormon Church

NBC plans one-hour special on Romney religion

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Can an exposé on Black Liberation Theology and the Nation of Islam be far behind?…

I keed, I keed.

Fallon on August 23, 2012 at 10:33 AM

They’re pulling the trigger early on the Mormon sliming. barack’s internal polls must be horrific.

Rational Thought on August 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Yeah, and after Axelrod and DWS promised Romney’s religion would be off-limits, imagine that.

Of course Stef Cutter will just say it is not the campaign doing the attacks against Mormonism, it is their super pacs the media.

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM

And the Clintons will vote for Mitt. Some friend Barry has been.

Philly on August 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM

GOP/Romney should have the rebuttal ads fired up and ready the moment that speech is delivered– based on this ad.

de rigueur on August 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

They should be in the Bank of America Stadium parking lot holding a rally while the rat-eared bastard is accepting the nomination. Especially since it is clear that the Dem Mayor of Tampa is looking for an excuse to ruin the GOP convention in the name of hurricane safety.

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Not to worry: Biden is going to Tampax to spread his magic. After all, he has known three presidents…intimately.

onlineanalyst on August 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

Pretty sure that’s what it’s about for most other voters too. Also pretty sure that doesn’t bode well for Obama. I think Clinton knows this which is why he said it.

dczombie on August 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Bill will say anything to be in the spotlight…

albill on August 23, 2012 at 10:37 AM

ahem

Isn’t it time to remind voters that Bubbah still carries the DNC banner for rape sensitivity.

You better put some ice on that

/paging Juanita Broaddrick

Terp Mole on August 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Obama just appointed a former Bain employee to a senior post and the consultant’s resume was revised to remove the Bain job. And Willy’s 8 years were made by Pres Reagan’s actions with rate cuts and tax cuts, that went beyond the democrap spending in that era. And the Newtster who denied Blue Dress Willy’s spending demands.

democratsarefools on August 23, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I disagree. Nancy Pelosi is so chock full of Botox it is impossible for the whore to show any emotion whatsoever. Thus, she is a much more effective liar.

Happy Nomad on August 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM

I disagree, while it is true that Nanzi is so chock full of Botox that he can;’t show any emotion, it’s also true that she’s so chock full of Botox that someone on LSD makes a more rational argument than she is capable of. A really accomplished liar has to make their argument sound convincing, Nanzi sounds like an escaped mental patient from a horror movie.

SWalker on August 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM

It’s time Obama owned the current ‘tax cuts’ and the proposed tax increases. He can’t assign future blame to Romney for giving tax breaks to the rich, when the rates remain the same as current code, unless Obama has first increased the rates. Or, if Obama feels that the new higher rates are the preferred equilibrium then he has to admit he either lowered rates to get us where we are today or he’s raising rates to get back to the preferred level of tax fairness.

The President is given a free-pass too often by the media when he tries to play both sides to his advantage.

And, someone needs to ask Clinton and Obama what their definition is of full employment. Do they believe 8% is the new norm or 7% or 6%? Do they include moving workers to unemployment and to S.S. Disability helps us achieve full employment. I am frankly sick and tired of the lame Democratic arguments that have no substance yet need none since they are not properly vetted by the media.

HoosierStateofMind on August 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Hey,cut Bill Jeff a break, we did see a spike in the dry cleaning industry during his reign.

hillsoftx on August 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Pretty sure that’s what it’s about for most other voters too. Also pretty sure that doesn’t bode well for Obama. I think Clinton knows this which is why he said it.

dczombie on August 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM

ROTFLMAO… Yup, somebody needs to throw Snakehead Carvils words back into Bubbah’s face… It’s the Economy Stupid…

SWalker on August 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Is BillyJeff blinking “torture” in Morse code with his eyelids? I can’t bear to watch the video…

bofh on August 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Just an aside, but I had heard a Barbara Boxer (“Call me senator”) audio clip the other day, and I noticed that her “concerned” delivery is indistinguishable from Pelosi’s. They must have learned the style at Dem Demagoguery School.

onlineanalyst on August 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Indistinguishable from the breathless intonations of Pacifica Radio show hosts– female or male.

de rigueur on August 23, 2012 at 10:51 AM

This may be Clinton’s subtle way of getting revenge on Obama. As usual Clinton practice, it’s done in a way which leaves Clinton with “plausible deniability.”

But it unmistakably focuses on a subject Obama desperately wants to avoid.

landlines on August 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

I call BS. It’s partisan politics at its finest.

sadatoni on August 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

O/T but they’ve already released their next line of attack.

ABC “World News” Does Four Minute Segment On Mormon Church

NBC plans one-hour special on Romney religion

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

That they’re rolling out the Mormon thing this early shows just how desperate they are already. This is the penultimate line of attack. The final attack will be the Race Card, and then they’re done.

Trafalgar on August 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Terp Mole on August 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM

that’s what I think of when Clenis shows up too

DanMan on August 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Is it really smart to use Bill Clinton in an ad when there’s videos out there of him admitting the Dems refusal to address Fannie and Freddie contributed to the financial crisis, and praising Ryan’s budget plan, among others?

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

…BJ is still a manwhore!

KOOLAID2 on August 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM

From Monday’s “White House Insider” installment:

Oh, and one other thing. BC is negotiating the content with the Obama team for the convention. They are trying to tell Clinton what he can and cannot talk about. BC told them to go f-ck themselves. That they need him not the other way around. Pretty sure Bill is gonna get his way on this one. Not sure what the payback for him is on this but there has got to be one. More than just the national spotlight. No, he’s gonna squeeze Obama for everything he can. A Clinton never forgives. Never.

Read the whole thing: http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/08/20/white-house-insider-obama-preps-media-for-surprise-press-conference/

The most recent dispatch is about the REAL reason Bidden is going to Tampa. Chilling!

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM

The number that is the new designate for full employment is now 10%. It will be interesting to see him square W’s employment numbers but he won’t be asked to do that.

Cindy Munford on August 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

are they going to have an unemployed guy cut an ad about rape?

Rational Thought on August 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I think that’s Sandra Fluke’s job.

AZfederalist on August 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I miss Lee Atwater.

a capella on August 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM

How did you get today’s Instapundit, my computer pulled up last night’s date?

Cindy Munford on August 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Bill Clinton will open his mouth for Obama… but I strongly suspect he will pull the lever for Romney.

eaglescout_1998 on August 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Freakin’ word filter.
TEST:
I miss L*e*e* A*t*w*a*t*e*r

a capella on August 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM

NBC plans one-hour special on Romney religion

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

They already have an article upat NBC.

I left a comment requesting 1 hr of equal time for Black Lib Theology so Americans can decide whose values better represent their own, suggest you all do the same…

hillsoftx on August 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Zero Hedge has an excellent explanation of the new Housing numbers out today also. This is awful.

BKeyser on August 23, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Say, what exactly is Barack Obama’s second-term agenda, anyway?

Obama is trying to sell himself as protector of the middle and lower classes.

Side issues, squirrels, and socialism aside, that is what his campaign is all about.

He is saying you cannot trust those uncaring rich people, like Romney and the ones who run the GOP. So the country needs someone in the WH to look out for their interests. Don’t let those selfish greedy rich bastards have all of the power. They will screw you — the average American — if you do.

farsighted on August 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Here’s the Obama plan: Can, Road, Kick.

RBMN on August 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Never was a believer in Clinton’s rehabilitation. Have seen precious little evidence it was real.

paul1149 on August 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM

One possible plus to Clinton’s Obama nomination appearance: it will shock a lot of viewers. Does me, every time I see him. This isn’t the bouncing baby boy they knew in the 90′s. This is a guy who looks like he’s had a quadruple bypass and been relegated to a diet of wheat germ and tofu.

The subliminal shock for some will be: “This isn’t the Democrat Party the way I remember it. He’s old!” (Anybody heard anything from that cool hip and happenin’ “Rock the Vote” thing this year?)

If 5 o’clock shadows defeated Nixon against JFK, the visual contrast between Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden couldn’t be more stark.

de rigueur on August 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM

All money belongs to the government, and you should be thankful they let you hang onto some of it.

Once you understand that tenet of liberal faith, it explains all their counterfactual babbling.

Jim Treacher on August 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Zero Hedge has an excellent explanation of the new Housing numbers out today also. This is awful.

BKeyser on August 23, 2012 at 11:06 AM

California hardest hit, with the highest foreclosure rate in the nation, over 40,000 foreclosures so far this year (and don’t forget an official 10.2 unemployment rate, which everybody knows and privately admits is really 22% and Gasoline averaging $4.08 per gallon for the cheap stuff). Anybody besides Barky Obama still believe California isn’t a swing state in 2012?

SWalker on August 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

All money belongs to the government, and you should be thankful they let you hang onto some of it.

Once you understand that tenet of liberal faith, it explains all their counterfactual babbling.

Jim Treacher on August 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

BWAHAHAHAH… Have you been reading my blog Jim???

What does “You didn’t build that” really mean?

For decades Americans have been pondering over a situation that has for the most part left them both angry and confused. What is this situation? It’s where politicians claim that they are giving the American people a tax cut, but instead of decreasing the percentage level at which American citizens are taxed the politicians degrease the percentage of planned increase in taxation. In other words, they plan a 7 percent tax increase, and then reduce that increase to 5 percent, and presto, a 3 percent reduction in your taxes.

Don’t see the tax reduction? Ya, neither do most Americans. What they see is a 5 percent tax increase. How is it that politicians can see the reduction of a planned tax increase as a tax cut? Well that’s where Barack Obama’s “You didn’t build that” comes in. You didn’t build that is predicated upon the basic philosophical notion that, you as an American citizen do not actually own anything and do not have anything. Everything you believe that you own in fact really belongs to the Government, and like your stock broker or money market manager, you do not own those assets, you are just the individual in charge of managing the assets of the government.

SWalker on August 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

LOL. Me too, Bill.

Romney/Ryan 2012 — Do it for the economy!

AZCoyote on August 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Go away, Bill. Far away.
And take that lovely wife with you.

TimBuk3 on August 23, 2012 at 11:19 AM

“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

Bill Clinton wants Obama to lose.

logis on August 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM

BTW, does anyone really think Billy Jeff wants to see Obama win, for any reason at all, even selfish ones?

IIRC, Dick Morris said he thinks Willy will vote for Romney. Not sure if that was tongue in cheek or not.

farsighted on August 23, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Don’t you just loved it when the DNC fields a speaker’s list that includes an impeached, pathological lying, ex-president, an equally pathological lying hag that really ought to be behind bars along with her blowhard hubby and moslem brotherhood assistant, assorted neer-do-wells of atheistic and islamic radicalism, and radical feminists – all supposedly representing average America.

The only average Americans at that showboat affair will be the folks who clean up after all the radicals finish crapping on their country and the convention floor.

God help America if this is what passes for politicians of the liberal bent.

dockywocky on August 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Obama does not want to be compared to Bill Clinton, he will come off badly. Just Billy Jeff talking about Obama hurts him.

Little Boomer on August 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Billy will say anything you want, and say it sincerely, IF YOU PAY HIM ENOUGHT.

GarandFan on August 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Federal Reserve to the rescue?

DDay on August 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

The Obama team doesn’t have a plan.

Believe me, Ed, they have a plan. And it’s not good.

If Romney can expose this plan, he will win in a landslide.

If Obama doesn’t disclose it, then our side can just make up stuff.

faraway on August 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Did this mechanical robotic “Bill Clinton” sleep with a big green pod in his room last night?

Sheesh, that ad reminded me of “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

marybel on August 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The accused Rapist introduces Americas Grim Reaper!!!!!

They might as well have an altar in the middle of the Convention floor and abort babies right there.

They are the party of Death in America.

Sad days.

PappyD61 on August 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

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