Clinton: Obama would totally win if Americans weren’t so darn “impatient”

posted at 4:01 pm on October 20, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

One among the top tier of President Obama’s army of surrogates strikes again. Trying to promote Team O’s latest messaging that, why yes, we are indeed shameless enough to actually embrace our economic record and spin it as a positive, President Bill Clinton painted a picture of Americans that was somewhat less than flattering on the campaign trail on Friday, via CBS News:

Campaigning for Obama in Green Bay, Wis., Clinton urged voters to stay the course as more signs of a recovery sink in. Clinton said voters should judge Obama on the past three years, in which private sector job growth has made up for lost ground.

“This shouldn’t be a race,” Clinton said. “The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don’t understand why the economy is not totally hunky-dory again.”

The former president said Obama’s difficulty in his race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney is that “people don’t feel it yet” even as the unemployment rate ticks down and the manufacturing sector perks up.

Oh, of course — but for those damnably impatient Americans who have spent the last few years watching their incomes shrink and gas and food prices rise; who’ve seen their employers dropping health insurance plans; who’ve been unemployed or underemployed for months on end; they just don’t get it. Forget that President Obama employed Keynesian principles that have kept us in the most milquetoast economic recovery since the Great Depression: There are just too many factors outside of his control, for which we shouldn’t blame him, and if we just hike taxes a bit on the wealthiest few Americans (who already happen to shoulder the largest tax burden while providing jobs for others), then we can just take our sweet time reforming our current spending habits while adding trillions to the debt.

But Clinton says that it’s Mitt Romney who “thinks we’re dumb.” Riiiiight.


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…while, secretly, Bill and Hillary have both early-voted for D’oh Bama…

winfield on October 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM

He should be running on his very solid record. Saved the economy, reformed health care, major Wall Street reform, strong effort on gays and women, decent foreign policy…
 
urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM

rogerb on October 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

“would win” ? Does Slick know something we don’t know?

Hummer53 on October 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.

Where is it exactly in the Constitution that we have to allow foreigners monitor our elections? Don’t they have enough problems of their own to monitor? Maybe we should look at cutting off aid to these countries after Mitt wins.

Kissmygrits on October 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

“This shouldn’t be a race,” Clinton said. “The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don’t understand why the economy is not totally hunky-dory again.”

I’m not big on conspiracy theories, but I’m starting to suspect that Bubba is trying to throw this election to Mitt. I don’t know if it’s over Benghazi or the race card being played in 2008 or setting up Hillary in 2016 of just a hatred of Obama in general, but he’s too smooth a politician to be on the stump talking like this if his goal is to garner support for the Democrat ticket. Couple this with his remark the other day about how the economy isn’t fixed and I think something is up.

Doughboy on October 20, 2012 at 5:25 PM

“would win” ? Does Slick know something we don’t know?

Hummer53 on October 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

oh…they all know.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Oh, of course — but for those damnably impatient Americans who have spent the last few years watching their incomes shrink and gas and food prices rise; who’ve seen their employers dropping health insurance plans;

Just got the notice today from our HR Dept., we used to have 4 or 5 plans to chose from. Now we have one, and it’s crappy. Time to start working full time on my health I guess!

BettyRuth on October 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM

DO OVER: … while, secretly, Bill and Hillary have both early-voted for Mitt Romney!

winfield on October 20, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Seriously, Bubba, you never get the least bit impatient while waiting for the next presidential campaign to begin? So then it’s not okay to be impatient after 4 years of pounding the pavement, hoping and waiting to get even a job interview?

stukinIL4now on October 20, 2012 at 5:28 PM

United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.

Say what?

This is the most disgusting piece of news I’ve seen all day. Mitt better have a frickin’ army of lawyers on the ground- especially in Ohio.

I knew a guy in Birmingham Alabama who was one of the chosen lawyers to represent Obama at precincts during the 2008 election and I’m sure he’d love to do it again this year, but he’s in prison now. Ponzi schemes . That’s the kind of scum that Obama will have looking out for him.

BettyRuth on October 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM

[Dr. ZhivBlago on October 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM]

The course is a surging Romney/Ryan and with that the Romney signs are being sunk in on lawns across the country.

As for the recovery, I’m getting some vibes:

– November 2nd will be the last unexpectedly bad unemployment report.
– November 9th will be the first of many unexpected significant drop in unemployment numbers.
– November manufacturing numbers will be up
– Black Friday will be the best in 20 years.
– Christmas retail season will be the best in 40 years
– 4th Quarter GDP will break 2.3%
– 500,000 new jobs will have been created in the last two months of this 2012.

And lastly, President-Elect Romney won’t blame Obama for these stats.

Stay the course for a new Administration. Vote Romney/Ryan on November 6th.

Dusty on October 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM

“This shouldn’t be a race,” Clinton said. “The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don’t understand why the economy is not totally hunky-dory again.”

Running for President of the united States of America would be easier if it weren’t so full of, you know, Americans.

MikeA on October 20, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Gimme, gimme, gimme is all us darn kids every say. I want a job, I want the facts, I want an administration run by adults…

Philly on October 20, 2012 at 5:42 PM

What is Bill Clinton up to these days? Does he think he’s going to receive credit for single-handedly getting Barack Obama re-elected? Was all the snarking and back-handed compliments just his pouty way of complaining because Obama didn’t call and ask his advice? Now that Obama is desperate enough to choke on his bile and use Clinton, is Clinton now in his pocket? I had hoped better of old Bill.

If Barack Obama is reelected, Clinton will never hear from Obama again, his usefullness being over. Of course, Obama is not going to win, and both Clintons risk going down with the ship. Hillary is two steps away from getting sucked down into the Benghazi quagmire, and Bill is making a huge ass of himself, again.

When’s that Lewinsky bio coming out?

Mr. Arkadin on October 20, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Obama, like the guy who tries to mooch off Elaine, has no money & no prospects.

Hmmm. Who would be Bania (the guy who beats up the moocher)?

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Americans are impatient on things…

If I happened to have been in that audience in Green Bay, I would have stood up and asked Mr.Bill how does he normally make from giving various public addresses across the country? Something like maybe $100,000 or more a pop? That being the case, on top of the pension he makes from his two terms in the White House, when exactly was the last time he was worried about making a mortgage payment, or paying a heating bill, or having enough money on hand to fill his gas tank or put food on the table? When was the last time he stood in an unemployment line, or in a line to see if he qualified for public aid, or food stamps? When was the last time he faced foreclosure on his home, or didn’t have the health insurance for a major medical procedure?

I am sure the only answer I would get would be that slow smoldering glare he is oh so famous for. But I would have made my point by then anyway, so I wouldn’t have cared what he thought of me of my line of questioning at that point.

Because a statement like that and the others he made would only come from someone who is so totally out of touch with what is really going on in this country, one would have to wonder if the man has to keep reminding himself what planet he is on!

My only other question is why, among the crowd who was there to hear this idiocy live, did not one person stand up and ask those exact same questions?

Or was everyone there living in the same delusional realm of existence that Bill Clinton obviously resides in these days?

pilamaye on October 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

…that post there must be true ^ ^ ^ coming from the valedictorian of condescending!

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Heh. Zing! Lousy panfish.

Lanceman on October 20, 2012 at 5:56 PM

pilamaye – Americans were just as impatient when they threw out Bush 41 and elected a guy named…oh, what was that guy’s name again…maybe they shouldn’t have been in such a rush and just given Bush another term.

Dusty – I don’t think unemployment numbers are going to fall overnight. There’s a lot of folks sitting on the sidelines, either having gone Galt or having been forced into it, who will start to look for and expect opportunity once we’ve achieved GTFObama.

And the BLS and its statistical methods need to be fixed; we’ll see if Romney’s people want to grasp that bull by the horns on that one ’cause if they do even the top-line’s gonna go close to 11%.

JEM on October 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I’ve said it multiple times on this site, but I’ll say it again… The Clintons and Obama want the same end goal. The only reason the Clintons are upset with Obama is because he tied us to a rocket to get to socialism and it woke people up. I’m sure Clinton would like Obama to still win so we can get to socialism even faster, Clinton is just afraid he’s going to lose. The more I see Clinton defending this moron the less likely I see any chance of there being any true backstabbing. Clinton is as much of a socialist as Obama, he just likes to hide it more.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Clinton: Obama would totally win if Americans weren’t so darn “impatient”

Yes, and Communism in the USSR would have worked too, if only the people gave it another hundred years of misery.

No Thanks Bill, I’ll stick with Romney’s Capitalism, the free market and low taxes that will unleash Americans and brings greater prosperity to all.

RJL on October 20, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I think Bubba is intentionally throwing Scooter under the bus with that comment, since Hill has had to take the heat for BenghaziGate.

Bubba’s very bright. Think about what he said, and how he said it.

kingsjester on October 20, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Yep. This is not a good speech *for* Obama. If the Obama campaign were smart (and they’re not), that would be Clinton’s last speech.

kim roy on October 20, 2012 at 6:38 PM

The Clintons are something to behold.

It struck me the other day that no one would leave their daughter unprotected with Bill Clinton and after Hillary’s debacle in Libya, no one should trust the safety of their son to Hillary.

RJL on October 20, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Impatient?
‘Take off that pretty blue dress Monica. I’d hate to see get any stains on it.’

Missilengr on October 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Ah yes , the promise of socialism, always just around that last corner…

The corner that never comes…

well unless you are one of the chosen few, the political elites.

Hey Bill, screw you…

RockyJ. on October 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM

United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.

Good God! The US is finally catching up with the old world it disowned and fought to part. It now has a group of political elites selling their country’s sovereign for their power grab. Sad!

vnohara on October 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Impatient?
‘Take off that pretty blue dress Monica. I’d hate to see get any stains on it.’

Missilengr on October 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

LOL freaking hilarious…

RockyJ. on October 20, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I was reading somewhere how easily Clinton lies and gets everyone around him to carry the lie like Lewinsky. I think we all forget because since he doesn’t lie unnecessarily we haven’t seen him telling his whoppers. Actually though when you think about even the Libya thing and you watch their excuses, the left believes ANY story that allows them to keep from facing reality. I can bet the whole room was going “Yeah the economy is great” Problem is Clinton isn’t convincing anybody thinking independently so it’s a waste of time.

Conan on October 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Read Hitchens’ book on the Clintons.

http://www.amazon.com/No-One-Left-To-Lie/dp/1859842844

The most corrupt pair of hardened grifters and liars ever in American politics. Up until Obama.

rrpjr on October 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM

impatient!!!!!

Oh That’s Rich… Cum’n from the guy that couldn’t wait and and take his Girl Friend and BJ’s to a motel… Nooooooo he had to have it right there in the Oval Office…. or is it Oral Orifice….

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

“Hunky dory,” “malarkey,” “folks”: Boy, these Dems are really down with the commoners.

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Ask just a handful of the chronically despondent about patience, @$$hat.
Loathe travels across the strata.
Nov 6 — landslide, Nov 7 — not sit down and STFU, forever and an eternity.
Get’em out to vote for Mr. Romney all of you, I know you’re working it.

Will ‘calm down combover’ be telling us of our lying eyes again this Sunday?

mickytx on October 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

In shilling for Barry, ol’ Bill is rapidly using up any remaining credibility he had.

GarandFan on October 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

And lastly, President-Elect Romney won’t blame Obama for these stats.

Stay the course for a new Administration. Vote Romney/Ryan on November 6th.

Dusty on October 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM

You live in la la land.

Right the press is going to be on Romneys side.

If Romney won the next unemployment report would be all about how the Republicans have destroyed the economy for the last 12 years. It would talk about how Romney has been unable to fix it neglecting the fact that Obama is still President.

Romneys plan has no chance of really helping the economy. Welcome to the new normal. 20-25 % inflation on Gasoline, food and everything else we need to survive. Hyperinflation a real possibility. Trillion deficits for ever and increasing as the money is worth less and less.

Steveangell on October 21, 2012 at 12:08 AM

There he is with that unsuccessful I-hope-this-looks-like-I’m paying-attention look on his sorry puss. He never seems to be looking at the face of the speaker in these, which is where the words come from. In most of these poses you can assume he’s thinking about vacation itineraries or why, after all the free golf, his game has not improved. In this one it appears he’s looking at Clinton’s hand, thinking, “If this guy can wear a wedding ring with a straight face then anything’s possible.”

curved space on October 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Clinton: Obama would totally win if Americans weren’t so darn “impatient”

I wonder if Clinton knows that Leftist economic policies NEVER work?

Not just him, either.

But growing up hearing about how FDR’s policies “got us out of the Great Depression” and decades later having a super ‘tard like Clinton being associated with good economic times, I can imagine that the rank and file believe this.

But I just can’t believe that the upper crust of the Libtard movement really believe all that. They’re (the cynical ones like the Clintons) Populists who know how to milk votes through promising folks other people’s wealth…but normally they do this by promising money/programs from the “Government” instead of attacking the most productive citizens and companies directly.

I still believe Obama’s a Communist outlier within the DNC that really does believe all this, but he knows that Socialism does not promise luxury and that common Citizens shouldn’t expect (nor deserve) that anyway.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Sorry Bill,

The man whom you termed a “fantasy” back in 2008 is still a fantasy. There is no there there…The skinny communist wannabe has done nothing other than spend trillions we don’t have. As usual, those who pander to the government profit while working Americans work harder and harder for less and less. Of course, you wouldn’t notice as your feet have’nt touched the ground since you left Arkansas. You done well kid…and no-one even notices that you cash million dollar checks as an international lobbyist while your wife “cough” is Secretary of State and you have an open door to the Whitehouse. Anyone in the media ever heard of selling access? I didn’t think so. Just checking…No Bill, the rest of us live in the real world and we feel the sweat on our browes while people like you make millions selling garbage. Take a hike…Something tells me that a Romney win will close that open door to the Whitehouse for you forever. No wonder you are shilling for the fantasy…Ciao

Nozzle on October 21, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Then O should never have promised what he could not deliver.

If O had decent, intelligent, real-world people around him (versus his bubble laden crew), he would have been smart enough to NOT make promises he couldn’t keep.

MN J on October 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

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