Update: Toby Harden’s today writes pretty much what we have written. His version of our article may be read HERE.
Bill Clinton helps us expand on what we wrote yesterday with a dramatic slap on Obama’s face announced late last night:
“Bill Clinton will campaign this week for Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial nominee Frank Caprio, providing a stark contrast to President Barack Obama’s snub of Caprio earlier this week, according to several Democratic sources.
The details of Clinton’s visit have not been made public, but his endorsement could give a boost to Caprio the same week that the gubernatorial candidate said publicly that Obama could “shove it” when it comes to a withheld endorsement.[snip]
Some Democratic operatives have been furious at the White House for the president’s snub of Caprio and his attendance at a Democratic Congessional Campaign Committee fundraiser held at the home of a supporter of Caprio rival Lincoln Chafee, an independent who backed Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign.
“It’s like living in a political twilight zone. How rich is the irony that the President Obama won’t endorse Caprio, but former President Clinton will,” one Democratic strategist told POLITICO Tuesday night. “Given this political fiasco, every democrat should seriously question whether the White House understands that their goal in 2010 is not to position themselves for a 2012 relection campaign on the poltical carcasses of good democratic candidates. Thankfully, President Clinton is focused on 2010 and saving ALL democrats.”
Does anyone seriously doubt that the quick announcement of the Bill Clinton visit to Rhode Island is not intended as a slap at Obama? Check out this interview with Frank Caprio and his response to whether he is being punished for supporting Hillary Clinton in 2008:
In the very dumb New York Times article (dumb because it regurgitates the nonsense that Bill Clinton is on Obama’s side) we cited yesterday, there was this:
“Still, Mr. Clinton is not particularly close to Mr. Obama. He coordinates with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., but makes his own decisions about whom to help. He has focused on aiding Democrats who endorsed Mrs. Clinton against Mr. Obama, like Representative Mark Schauer here in Battle Creek. Some Democrats call it a “retribution tour”; aides said they think of it as a “thank you tour.” And Mr. Clinton has helped some who did not take her side, most noticeably Gov. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, who is running for Senate.”
Get it yet? Today Byron York rewrites what we wrote long ago:
“So on Tuesday, with the hours until Election Day ebbing away, the campaigner-in-chief came to the rescue.
The problem was, it wasn’t entirely clear how much Clinton really wanted to help Democrats, and especially Obama, win next week’s elections. In the course of a one-hour speech, Clinton, whose wife lost a bitter nomination battle to Obama just two years ago and might still be considering another run for the White House, offered faint praise for the current president and a steady stream of criticism for Democrats, who he said have failed to communicate their message to the voters. If Clinton, who also seemed deeply concerned with defending his own record as president, had simply wanted to fire up the troubled party faithful here, he could have delivered a rousing defense of Obama and his party. Instead, his message was at best mixed, and at the end a listener could not be entirely sure whether Clinton truly believes Democrats deserve to win in November.”
How can anyone expect a strong defense of Barack Obama and his Dimocrats? Such a defense flies in the face of logic and reality. Bill knows what he is doing.
“Clinton explained that he had originally “planned to do a handful of events for people who supported Hillary when she ran for president.” It was a slightly off-key beginning, since, of course, Mrs. Clinton’s opponent in that race was Barack Obama. Things went a little more off-key when Clinton offered an assessment of Obama and Democratic leaders that would barely qualify as faint praise: “I personally believe both the president and the Congress have done a better job than most people think they have done,” Clinton said. It’s safe to say that won’t end up in a Democratic campaign commercial.
Clinton then lectured Democrats about the weaknesses of their campaign so far. The party has achieved significant things on issues like the stimulus, health care and education, he said, but the public doesn’t fully appreciate what’s been done. [snip]
After the speech, in an impromptu interview with ABC News, Clinton said, “It’s what happened to me in ‘94,” meaning that today’s political atmosphere is similar to the time he famously lost both houses of Congress to Republicans in his first midterm election. Bringing up that disastrous defeat is a comparison that cannot have been welcome in Democratic circles. Then, in what appeared to be a clear jab at the White House, Clinton agreed to campaign on behalf of Frank Caprio, the Democratic candidate for governor of Rhode Island who was snubbed by President Obama and who later said that Obama can “take his endorsement and shove it.” Caprio endorsed Hillary Clinton over Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary; now, Clinton’s endorsement of Caprio sends the signal that he’s not necessarily on the same page with the president.“
In 2007/2008 and beyond, the Obama Hopium Guzzlers made the case that Obama would lead to endless victories. Now these fools are confronted with a loss bigger than 1994. Bill Clinton is slyly pointing out that all the blame heaped on him for the 1994 losses (it was Democratic House scandals such as the financial questions raised that year regarding the House bank that caused the defeat) is blame that now must be heaped on Barack Obama. So much for the glorious future Obama promised.
How to save the day for Dimocrats? Politico today headlines that the Obama Dimocrat strategy in this election is “Divide and Conquer”. The reference is to sham third party efforts supported by Obama Dimocrats. But this “Divide and Conquer” strategy is also one that can be applied to those that undermine the NObama Coalition. We refer to the “E” over “I” crowd best represented by Matt Drudge. Instead of “I” over “E” (Intelligence over Emotion) Drudge takes every foolish opportunity to attack Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The issue this election cycle is Obama, not Bill or Hillary (even Obama admitted this today on the Al Sharpton radio show). But Drudge continues to distract with silly swipes at the Clintons. It was Matt Drudge of course that many noticed did very little to help John McCain. Drudge also did not employ his formidable talents and powerful website to go after Barack Obama. This lack of passion to attack Barack Obama was noted by many Republicans at the time. It appears that Matt has not evolved and is stuck in the glory days of his past. Sean Hannity, a noted Clinton hater has stopped attacks on the Clintons and occasionally even has compliments to throw at the Clintons – in order, as we have suggested, to keep focused on the real issue this election – Barack Obama.
But Matt Drudge continues to indrudge in distractions. Instead of focusing, like a burning laser, on Obama, Drudge prefers to highlight a Chicago rally that was not filled to the brim when Bill Clinton appeared in Obama’s Chicago. Drudge could have noted that the Obama White House and the henchmen at the OAF DNC make great efforts to gather crowds for Obama but try to sabotage Bill Clinton at every turn. But for Drudge it is “E”, emotion, over “I”, intelligence. Keep distracting Drudge and you will hurt the mutual interests we all have in getting rid of Barack Obama.
Today the DrudgeReport headline is a rehash of something we have written about – Hillary Clinton getting as far away as possible from Barack Obama. When we have written about Hillary’s smart schedule (leaving now, not returning until Obama is out of the country on a 12 day trip) we kept our focus on Barack Obama and the damage he has done to the once great Democratic Party. Drudge’s focus however is on Hillary. That’s a distraction big fella. If Matt wants to write about the Clinton’s he should keep the focus on Obama and do his own “Divide and Conquer” strategics. Capice?
And speaking of Obama’s appearance on Sharpton’s show, today a caller to the Sharpton show noted that Chicago is and has been run by the very people who abuse the citizenry. Yet Sharpton wants African-Americans to continue to vote for their tormentors. The caller sounds like us when he declares “I’m not that ignorant Reverend Al. I’m not going to keep expecting different results doing the same thing. Love you brother, out of here.”]
Matt Drudge and Al Sharpton want to live in the past. Sharpton wants to continue shilling for Obama and his clown Dimocrats, and Matt Drudge wants to keep attacking Bill Clinton. Matt Sharpton meet Al Drudge. That repeated too often definition of insanity comes to mind. Vote for your abusers and you will get more abuse. It’s time for a CHANGE.
For a CHANGE, we will quote some more of what Rush Limbaugh said, because some of it is right on target. If he ever stops larding his appeal with condescension and speaking to the NObama Coalition as if we are dopes the guy might become a success on radio:
“RUSH: Reverse Operation Chaos, announced by the director of Operation Chaos, I, El Rushbo. You Democrats, you are the ones Hillary has been waiting for. Vote with your feet. Put ’em up on the coffee table on November 2nd, or, in fact, you can even double down. That may be hard to do for some of you Democrats. It may really be hard. If the Republicans pick up 50 seats, it’s iffy. Seventy-five seats or more and you can pretty much guarantee yourself Obama in trouble in 2012. You get Hillary on the ballot in 2012 and you’re looking at potentially eight years more in the White House, rather than just four more with Obama. Vote with your feet, keep ’em on the coffee table November 2nd, or vote Republican. Reverse Operation Chaos. Or, another way to say it, Operation Clarity: Eight more years. Isn’t it time a woman in this country finally got what has long been denied her? And, in fact, it was the Obama campaign on the Democrat side leading the way. Now it’s get even with ’em time.
RUSH: If you’re just joining the program, a major announcement made by me in the first hour of the program today. Reverse Operation Chaos. Any Democrat who believes that Hillary Clinton would make a far better president than Barack Obama and will do more to save the Democrat Party from its plunge, any Democrat who believes that Hillary has been screwed and shafted out of her legitimate chance to be president during the campaign of 2008, any Democrat who believes that the only way the party can recover from the upcoming loss of a supermajority in the House and potentially a big majority in the Senate, any Democrat who believes that those things are on tap must stay home. Operation Reverse Chaos.
If you believe Hillary Clinton is the future of the Democrat Party and would make a better president, then you must stay home on November 2nd and don’t vote. Any big turn out of Democrats will solidify the Democrat Party as Obama’s party and will forever, once and for all, officially end Hillary Clinton’s rightful, God-given quest to be president of the United States. Many Democrats — and I talk to ’em out there. Many Democrats believe that Hillary Clinton would be a much stronger candidate for president in 2012, that Hillary Clinton would not lose as many seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate as Obama will lose. But a strong turnout for Democrats on November 2nd will solidify Obama’s place in the party as the head of that party going forward, and Hillary Clinton will essentially officially be sent out to pasture.
There is no way that Mrs. Clinton could run for the nomination in 2012 with a strong showing for Obama in the midterm elections in 2010. Hillary Clinton’s future, as much as Obama’s and the Democrat Party at large, will, in all likelihood, be determined by the elections on November 2nd. Very simple. The Democrats are gonna choose which horse they want to ride in 2012 by either turning out for Obama or not. Operation Reverse Chaos. If you Democrats care about your party, if you want to make it right for Hillary Clinton, you will stay home and not vote on November 2nd. Or, even better, you will show up and vote Republican. If the Republicans get 50 seats in the House, it’s no deal for Hillary. Seventy-five seats, now we’re talking. [snip]
Bill Clinton is essentially ensuring big Republican turnout by saying that people like you and people like me are has-beens, we’re old-fashioned, we’re antiques, we’re obsolete, we represent the old America — when in fact we know that that’s true. We want to turn back the clock a year and a half. We’d love to turn back the clock politically 20 years, back to the eighties. And Clinton knows this is what we want to do. Reverse Operation Chaos: Even the Clintons are on board. Make no mistake: Mrs. Clinton wants to be president. Make no mistake that Bill wants her to be president. That way, he’s gonna know where she is every night. Make no mistake: They both want to get back in there. Make no mistake: They see a golden opportunity.
It is very rare that a president with this popularity, with this much of an electoral victory in his presidential year loses this many seats. This, the Clintons, see as a dynamic opportunity. That’s right. Exactly right. While others are texting, I am subtexting. I, ladies and gentlemen, am reading the stitches on the fastball, reading between the lines, a step ahead, on the cutting edge. [snip]
Reverse Operation Chaos, November 2nd. Democrats, stay home. It’s the only way to save your party from its own Armageddon, being brought about by Barack Obamadinejad. Mrs. Clinton. You know she got screwed politically. You know she got shafted. You know the deck was stacked against her. You know that it was entitled to her, this presidential win. You know, everybody knows, it was hers. Obama didn’t even expect to win but they didn’t figure on the press going all in for the historical aspect of the first black president. The Clintons. They want what is theirs. They want what is theirs as they defined what is theirs when they were both at Yale all those years ago. Reverse Operation Chaos November 2nd. The real October Surprise out in the open, in full view.”
Rush is raising the bar at 75 seats. All his “entitled” crap and sarcastic slights insult the intelligent. But Rush is right in saying what we wrote years ago, that a defeat in 2010 by Obama Dimocrats will be a defeat for Obama. What we wrote in 2009:
“While we don’t think Hillary Clinton will directly challenge Obama for the nomination in 2012, we do think it is the job of sensible Democrats and smart Hillary supporting websites to drive Obama from the 2012 race. It is also the job for American citizens who care about the country.”
Drive him out. That’s what we mean to do. We hope “bitter” and “clinging” small town America picks up the pitchforks and joins us.