« ISIS Takes More Than 300 Cement Workers and Contractors Hostage In Syria | Main | Book: Straight Men Are Awful And Should Probably Just Crawl Into Ditches and Bury Themselves Alive to Make Room For the New Woman/Gay Man Dominance »
April 07, 2016

Bill Clinton: Unlike When I Was President, The World Is Coming Apart Right Now

These sorts of stories are part of a general narrative. The narrative that accompanies them is that Bill Clinton keeps looking for ways to take shots at Obama and undermine him.

The idea lurks in the background that this is all part of a piece with his "racist" campaign against Obama in 2008, and that he's never gotten over it.

Perhaps. But I can't help but notice that this a very thin-skinned, Obama-protecting narrative, that seems likely to have flowed directly from Barack Obama's own cramped, self-justifying, self-pitying brain, and the similar hive-brains of his acolytes, ever ready to defend the Great Black Dope from slights to his person whether they actually occurred or not.

Previously, in early March (was that a century ago, or is that just me?), Bill Clinton had "trashed" Barack Obama's economy, as the Federalist put it.

During a campaign stop for his wife in North Carolina on Monday, former president Bill Clinton trashed President Obama for painting a "pretty picture" of economic recovery that doesn’t line up with reality.

"Millions and millions and millions and millions of people look at that pretty picture of America [Obama] painted and they cannot find themselves in it to save their lives," Clinton said.

"People are upset, frankly; they're anxiety-ridden, they’re disoriented, because they don’t seem themselves in that picture," he said. "Hillary is running for president to put every single American in the picture President Obama painted."

Video at the link.

Then, on March 21, Bill Clinton decried the "awful legacy" of the past eight years. (And the seven years before that, he added.)

"But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the 7 years before that when we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her," Clinton said.

Video at the link. Quote is from the next following link.

Now is that Clinton taking a sneaky, bitter-defeated-rival shot at Obama, or is that Bill Clinton just noticing things that are actually true?

In politics, it is the rule that you do not notice things that are true if they happen to undermine your party's narrative and political position, so this could easily fall into both categories: Bill Clinton just saying things that are obvious and incontrovertibly true, and being a dick getting political payback by saying something obvious and incontrovertibly true.

With this background, Clinton now turns to what a disaster Obama's foreign policy record is, though he'd better be careful -- his wife has a co-author credit on this.*

During an appearance in Philadelphia, Clinton said, "Unlike when I became president, a lot of things are coming apart around the world now."

I don't know if Bill Clinton is really going out of his way to put down Obama or if it's just... unavoidable. How can you talk about the last seven years as anything other than a disaster on all fronts -- economic, security, social?

And bear in mind the general model of any election is that someone runs as a continuity candidate, versus someone who runs as a change agent. But that is only possible if there is something that people actually want to continue the, um, continuity of.

Hillary Clinton is forced to play a half-in, half-out game on continuity, because Obama's braindead zombie cultists absolutely demand that he be shown that "respect."

But she's also running as a "change" candidate -- and this will be much more obvious in the general election, when she doesn't have to appease the Obama Minions as much.

The point is, both candidates, whoever they may turn out to be, will be running as "change" candidates in the general election -- implicitly repudiating eight years of Obama's diastrous misrule.

Because he's a bad president who's a prisoner of his relentless dogmatism for his bad, musty-smell-of-1968 ideas.

And Bill Clinton is really only preparing the field for that turn in general campaign season.

Reality is coming, Obama.

* Assuming he wants his wife to be president, which some people doubt. I do think he wants his wife to be president, because it ultimately aggrandizes his own ego. No one will doubt that Hillary only became president due to her husband, and Hillary would represent the Clinton Restoration to the throne.

digg this
posted by Ace at 03:15 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Megthered: "I wouldn't trust RBGs death certificate. I think ..."

...: "I don't know how I missed this but Norm MacDonald ..."

Commissar Hrothgar [/I] [/u] [/s] [/b]: "Posted by: 18-1 at September 18, 2020 10:48 PM (ql ..."

Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself: "Bottom line for McConnell: do you want the USSC to ..."

gp's Dark Energy Acceleration: ""Nothing can be of value without being an object o ..."

Romeo13: "374 So, according to Marx, art has no value since ..."

Diogenes : "Great music tonight CBD. Thanxs! Marshall Tucke ..."

Norman Bates: " She's not dead. She's in the basement. It's ..."

Someguy: "302 I'm not the sharpest tool took in the shed, bu ..."

Mr. Peebles: "[i] Well, I tried it out for an anniversary gif ..."

jakee308 : "We must be about to be invaded by aliens.Nothing e ..."

not so : "Go fast Stop fast Go round corners Everyt ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64