Posted by Curt on 24 January, 2008 at 6:54 pm. Be the first to comment!


I’ve been chuckling over the last few days as I listened or watched Bubba go off on one reporter or another. The very same reporters he so very much loved when he was lying his way through his Presidency. The latest one (see above video) has received some press, most of it bad.

Here is the wifey response:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, defending her husband’s increasingly vocal role in her presidential effort, sidestepped questions about whether Bill Clinton’s suggestion that Barack Obama had put a “hit job” on him was language befitting a former president. …

The former president also reacted angrily upon being told that Dick Harpootlian, a former South Carolina Democratic chairman and Obama supporter, had called the Clinton campaign “reprehensible” and suggested it had borrowed tactics from Lee Atwater, the late South Carolina GOP strategist who famously practiced negative campaigning.

In response, Bill Clinton noted that there had been no outcry from reporters when Obama put out a “hit job” on him.

He didn’t elaborate on what he meant, and Hillary Clinton refused to speculate in the interview.

Ahhhh, the tried and true tactic of blaming it all on some vast conspiracy instead of answering the damn question. No one cares what you talked about at that symposium Bill. They care about your undignified attacks on an opponent of your wifes. It’s undignified because you were a President for gods sake. You and Jimmy Carter have done more to drag the office of President of the United States through the mud then anyone.

What happened to all the calls about Bubba being the master campaigner? Now his wife has to defend his reprehensible behavior. But wait a minute… this all a campaign tactic? Dick Morris thinks it is and I may have to agree with him:

Blacks in Nevada overwhelmingly backed Obama and will obviously do so again in South Carolina, no matter how loudly former President Clinton protests. So why is he making such a fuss over a contest he knows he’s going to lose?

Precisely because he is going to lose it. If Hillary loses South Carolina and the defeat serves to demonstrate Obama’s ability to attract a bloc vote among black Democrats, the message will go out loud and clear to white voters that this is a racial fight. It’s one thing for polls to show, as they now do, that Obama beats Hillary among African-Americans by better than 4-to-1 and Hillary carries whites by almost 2-to-1. But most people don’t read the fine print on the polls. But if blacks deliver South Carolina to Obama, everybody will know that they are bloc-voting. That will trigger a massive white backlash against Obama and will drive white voters to Hillary Clinton.

Obama has done everything he possibly could to keep race out of this election. And the Clintons attracted national scorn when they tried to bring it back in by attempting to minimize the role Martin Luther King Jr. played in the civil rights movement. But here they have a way of appearing to seek the black vote, losing it, and getting their white backlash, all without any fingerprints showing. The more President Clinton begs black voters to back his wife, and the more they spurn her, the more the election becomes about race — and Obama ultimately loses.

If true, and it works….wow, he may very well be the master campaigner.

One thing the Republicans better be getting geared up to do is defend against this kind of manipulation by either Hillary or Obama because we can be sure it’s going to come…

Oh, and Ace found another tall tale emitting from Bill’s lips in the above video:

about halfway through his story about overhearing a conversation in a casino about pro-Hillary union workers not being allowed to caucus for her (see the Jon Stewart clip below) transforms into something quite a bit more extravagant: Now he’s no longer “overhearing” any such conversation, but escorting six Hispanic women somewhere where they each tell him they were prevented from signing up to attend the caucus. And he adds he’s heard “hundreds” of similar stories.

Well! That little fib seems to have grown into a Paul Bunyan-style tall tale in just a couple of days.

Bill embellish a story or tell a fib? Get outta here!

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