Clinton Back Pedals for Obama
We know the man has lied in the past, but former President Bill Clinton is under fire this week for comments he made in support of Mitt Romney, that implicitly undermined President Obama. In times of partisan extremism, it seems really odd Bill Clinton would favor any Republican ideas with an election coming up.
In an earlier interview, Bill Clinton was predicting Obama will win the upcoming election and is "strongly committed" to his re-election. However he made a few comments that didn't really support Obama, over presumed Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. Clinton said he would temporarily extend the Bush-era tax cuts to households making more than $250,000 annually. He also compliments Romney for his "sterling business career," with Bain Capital.
All this time, President Obama's campaign is using Romney's work at Bain Capital as a reason he is not a reputable candidate to be President, and the former Democratic President openly supports his success at Bain. Whose side is he on? This isn't doing Obama any favors, and now Clinton is apologizing for his remarks, but the damage could already be done. He's saying Obama should and will win, but makes comments that support the polar opposite.
As far as the tax cuts and "fiscal cliff" comment go, Clinton explains, "I was under the impression that something needed to happen before the election." He was President for 8 years, so he should know the deadline is January 1. Clinton told CNN on "The Situation Room," repeatedly, "I support Obama's position. I'm very sorry about what happened." He added, "He should stick with his position and negotiate with the Republicans when possible."
This apology may be too little too late; and he doesn't give a definitive reason for his change of opinion other than he previously had wrong information. It's been a really tough week for the Obama campaign with these comments as well as the accusation for The White House leaking confidential information. Clinton needs to get on the train or get out of the way. It's a shock for the Democratic Party because although he apologized, it seems odd Clinton would even make such remarks. His reputation is making him hard to believe? What do you think?
Posted by obamaluv at June 11, 2012 6:55 PM
Clinton’s comments are not really that controversial.
He said that Romney did a good job at Bain and that equity capital has a legitimate and needed place at the economic table. OK, who would disagree with that barring some unforeseen scandal during his tenure at Bain. But, lets be clear, that hasn’t been Obama’s attack on Romney or Bain Capital. It was to rebut Romney’s claim that he was a job creator at Bain. That he knows how to create jobs. Squeezing some profit out of a dying company may be an excellent skill. Junk dealers do play a legitimate role in the economy. However, it is not like starting up a bunch of Microsofts or expanding businesses and creating new job opportunities.
The remarks on the “fiscal cliff” fall into the obvious category. Does anyone really think that Obama would seriously consider raising taxes, at least across the board, during a time that the private sector remains on life support. It is a form of federal deficit stimulus. But, Bill apparently forgot that Obama has to play political hardball with the Republicans before the time that the automatic debt ceiling expenditure and revenue agreement comes into effect. The only card that Obama has to play is the Bush tax cuts in bargaining with the Republicans over expenditure cuts. Thanks, Bill.
I find it odd that I am defending Bill Clinton, although he did do some good things for the country with the aid of the Republican congress.
When Bill Clinton speaks his mind, reveals what he really believes, why should anyone take offense. Would obamaluv expect Mr. Clinton to lie? Clinton is an American ex-president and his words carry weight. Can he not be a truth teller and also support obama? Should Clinton be required to lie about his own beliefs, for political purposes, would that not erode his worth in his support of obama?
“Whose side is he on?”
Bill Clinton has stumbled into the truth.
This is a hard race for President Obama. He ran last time on hope and change. Four years later, he cannot do that. Now he has a record, but he is a little ashamed of it. So what does he do?
Obama’s only chance is to tear down Romney. The Obama strategy is not to tell voters about his own great record or his own achievements, but to destroy his opponent so that he is the last man standing. It will be impossible for Obama to win clean, so he will try to win dirty.
His problem is lack of people to carry his message of odium. Clinton is an elder statesman. He no longer has the stomach for the kind of nastiness required to take down Mitt Romney. If Obama does it himself, as he has tried, he ends up hurting himself. Even Democrats are offended by the mendacity of attacking the free market system, even if the target is Mitt Romney and free markets are only collateral damage.
I am sure that the Obama campaign will try to get the usual liberal allies to carry the water. We can expect increasing attacks on Romney by “humorists” and pundits.
But I don’t think it will work. Unless there is a big break, Obama is going down. His appeal was based on his personal charisma and a compelling narrative that turned out not to be true, or at least not sustainable.
What we have is a guy not really up to being president, a kind of Hollywood version of what the liberal elites think a president should look like. It was an impressive castle built on a foundation of shifting sand, an idol with feet of clay.
The best one is that Clintons own people said he was 65 years old and insinuated early stages of dementia. Booker, the Mayer of Philly, said similar things and today was told he was “Dead” in the sense that his political career was finished. It’s funny how the left always says republicans are like lemmings following the leader and that they are intellectual and promote individual thought, but as soon as a couple of leading democrats speak their mind…they are thrown under the bus. So much for individual thought.
Perhaps, even though Clinton is a liberal, he’s sees the direction Obama is taking the country and don’t like it. Or perhaps Clinton thinks Hillary would make a better president. In fact, after a disastrous month like this one has been, I bet there are a lot of closet Hillary supporters who wish she was running instead of King Obama.
Rich I kind of agree with you here. Romney should not be using Bain to say he was a “job creator.” When he does he opens himself up for that attack that Obama (and Axelrod) make.
I can’t think of any business where the goal would be to create jobs and Bain capital is no different. Imagine FedEx changing its mission statement “FedEx Corporation will produce superior financial returns for its shareowners” to “FedEx will hire more people than UPS.” Creating jobs is a wonderful by-product of free enterprise but it is never the goal.
That said, the real question becomes, do we want someone with business experience to “run government like a business” or do we need a professional politician? I can hear Herman Cain now.
It doesn’t matter if Romney uses Bain or not; but according to James Carville’s research, Obama “WILL FAIL” if he focuses on the economy. I found his research very interesting; but I am sure the left will be willing to throw Carville under the bus as a traitor. Obama is the one pushing Bain Capital, against the advice of many Democrats.
Everytime Obama speaks, he talks about the economy, which hurts him; and Romney hammers him.
Obama just is not that smart. Our liberal friends have pushed the idea that he is some kind of genius. He is smarter than the average person, but not as smart as he needs to be for his job. Nor does he have the real feel for politics.
He has had a golden life, with lots of people helping him along. He is used to using his charm and status to get what he wants. He doesn’t like to play the actual politics game.
Bull. If Obama tries to avoid the economy, Romney’s just going to bring it back in and make him hurt for it.
Obama’s taking the right tack. Most people don’t blame him for what happened, they blame Bush and Wall Street.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with a successful genetic hybrid of Bush upper-crust elitism, with Wall Street Economic sociopathy: Mitt Romney. A bad job creator, a terrific job destroyer!
Compare Obama, who saved GM, against Romney’s advice, with a government intervention, rather than appeal to non-existent investors willing to do a structured bankruptcy with the ailing auto giant.
Republicans can only succeed on the economy to the extent that it’s not obvious that their policies destroy jobs. What was it that Romney said about teachers, firefighters, and cops, that he would let them get laid off and everything?
The basic problem for your party is that once the attention is back on you, your basic solution, sold to the public, is to do nothing, or do worse than nothing by pro-cyclically killing jobs in the public sector. Your essential job-creating policy is to hand more money to already cash-rich individuals and corporations who are doing nothing with what they already have, while killing jobs you don’t have to at a state, local and federal level.
Does this make any sense? Only if you pretend that creating actual jobs is a bad thing.
Romney, despite your best efforts, still runs second to Obama. What’s to prevent that man’s out of touch Wall Street Raider personality from spontaneously launching his foot on a trajectory for his mouth? Obama will make this about the economy, and before we know it, Romney will be damning himself with his own words.
Stephen, I am shocked…you didn’t attack Rush Limbaugh or the links to his comments. You’re slipping. By the way Stephen, I didn’t say Obama was wrong in making his reelection about blaming Bush or attacking Roney on the economy; it was one of your own political hacks, Carville. As far as I’m concerned Obama can keep doing what he is already doing. It’s a steady drop in the polls for him. But I am also surprised you didn’t attack Carville.
To most females, they love famous designer products, especially designer handbags. They love the unique design, high quality, perfect as well as the craft. But most normal people cannot afford the designer handbags, so the wholesale cheap knock off designer handbags online start to play an important role in the market.
If you have bag sense, you possibly possess a Prada within of your bag collection. That suggests you recognize just how excellent a Prada is. numerous of us are new to Prada, but how about every solo one of us reveal about why Prada is amid possibly probably the most effective bag labels you’ll really buy? Wholesale Prada handbags online profit is fit for just about every solo occasion. It’s really a one-stop store for bags. Pursuing you acquire in to some Prada shop, you’ll obtain a daily bag, your evening clutch, along collectively with your holiday add-ons all in one place. That produces it even very much a whole lot more trendy - which you can possess a distinctive Prada bag for just about every solo occasion.
Nowadays, more and more people start to pay attention on another brand that is Miu Miu, a branch brand of Prada. The design of Miu Miu is much more suitable for young females, and it is very famous among young ladies recently, especially the cheap Miu Miu handbags on sale online.
The timing was Coach Factory Outlet no expectation that the investigators would find anything. When the archaeologists initially checked city Coach Factory Outlet records, they were unable to find any indication that a building had been on the propery before Coach Outlet Online 1886. We’re ecstatic about what we found,” said Robert K. Antozzi, the city’s coordinator for the courthouse Coach Online Outlet project. “Now we have a major expansion of the story of Fredericksburg, and that’s really exciting.Shortly Coach Factory Online into the dig, the crew discovered a sandstone cellar wall — a clue that something was preserved below. When Coach Outlet Store Online they dug at another location, it found a brick wall flush against the sidewalk on Princess Anne Street, Coach Outlet Store which runs through downtown. fighting organizations and to funnel both lethal and nonlethal military Coach Factory Stores aid to the rebels. It should unite units of the Free Syrian Army, various militias and brigades in each Coach Handbags Outlet city and large groups of defectors. I certainly get the fact that your daddy’s Republican Party cannot Coach Factory Store win relying singularly on white voters and evangelicals alone as critical as I believe those voters Coach Factory Online are to a majority coalition,” Mr. Reed said. “The good news for conservatives is there are many of Coach Outlet those who have not always felt welcome in our ranks who share our values.This is a once-in-a-lifetime Coach Factory Outlet chance,” said Mr. Kiser, 53, as Brynn Stewart, the project manager, nodded beside him. With the project Coach Outlet Store Online paused, the team raced to document what they concluded was the basement of a building set afire shortly Coach Outlet Online after the Battle of Fredericksburg. The timing was opportune because the battle’s 150-year anniversary is in December, and Fredericksburg has Coach Outlet been preparing to mark the sesquicentennial.
wengxy Patterns are usually fashionable: combine them freely Coach Factory Outlet Online. Floral patterns are quite popular and are great in order to build a change for your spring or summer. You must remember to use patterned accessories as well Coach Outlet.The influence of LeClair on his former players affects more than just how they Coach Outlet. Bakich and many of his former teammates honor LeClair by wearing No. 23 when they Coach Factory Online.
Champs Elysees, a save turned a main with LV so that you can extend global profits multi-level. 1920: a disintegration of your feudal lifestyle, the modern world are setting off your travel related period, LV shopper platform comes with lots of super star aristocracy, just like Chanel Lovely lady, Ruler with China as well as German Cheap Christian Louboutin Lead designer. Anytime people go, a fecal material travel luggage about 31 so that you can Christian Louboutin Shoes 50. 1924: Spring/Summer 2010 GeorgesVuitton style and design www.au-christianlouboutins.com a Keepall multi-purpose program, so long pincushion inventor with present day travel luggage.