Remember when Bill Clinton was a racist? Remember when Obama said he would “turn the page” on all those pesky problems from the 90s? Remember when “Clinton” was someone to get rid of? Well, guess what?
Bll Clinton is carrying forty-four bricks in his briefcase. Yesterday he delivered them to drowning Barack Obama. So desperate is Barack Obama that he invited Bill and the briefcase to the White House. It was an uproariously funny and sad sight.
After the private meeting both the Boob and President Bill Clinton appeared before the White House press. Barack Obama abdicated the podium to President Bill Clinton because Obama had another party to attend. Bill Clinton waved him off with a “GO!” and took over the TelePrompTerless podium.
It’s hard to believe that such boobery can exist. But it does. As we say: “Elect a Boob, Expect Boobery“. Why would Obama invite Bill Clinton and why would Bill Clinton accept such an invitation from a boob? Bill Clinton has good reasons to attend such a meeting. But Obama? Perhaps Obama realizes that Bill is the positive resource we have always thought he is. But to abdicate the podium in order to go to yet another party???? Isn’t that the core Obama problem – a celebrity wannabe who wants to be adored and party in between vacations – and he takes off for a party after a week of horror and in the middle of a fight?
Can such boobery possibly exist? Are we imagining all this? [For a truly comic run down of the boobery, the New York Times account is a must read – Obama could not get past a closed door and was wandering the halls looking for a key – we are not making this up.] Looking at his watch, like Bush I, then running off! After this week the boobery is not imagined. It’s as if Big Pink vomited all over the front pages of every newspaper and news broadcast in the nation.
After years of writing about Barack Obama no one can deny how right we have been about this corrupt boob. We knew the DREAM Act was just an act. We knew the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was, for all the noise, a “Don’t Do” as far as gay-basher Barack Obama was concerned. We knew Obama cannot be trusted. We knew it would take a massive defeat in November for elected Obama Dimocrats to rehab at the Detox Party. We knew Obama is the Third Bush Term. Now as more Americans realize we have been correct, even the Hopium Guzzling boobs who supported corrupt Boob Obama have become racists attacking their golden calf for his “achievements”:
“Guantanamo Bay is still open. There is no public option for health insurance. Gay men and women cannot serve openly in the military. Obama has 50,000 troops in Iraq, and more troops in Afghanistan than George W. Bush had on his last day in office. The Patriot Act was renewed with no added oversight of surveillance. You still can’t buy reimported prescription drugs. And if Obama’s latest deal becomes law, Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich” will continue.”
Obama has been too busy to attend to his “promises”.
So there was another party at the White House. Many people at that party wanted to see the Boob. They would have waited. They would have understood that the economy is more important that socializing with sleeveless. But Obama cannot help but overtly betray where his priorities lay. Obama’s priority is parties, trips, vacations. The economy? Let them it cake.
Racist Bernie Sanders (he must be a Rat Bastard Racist with a white hood on right? – he’s not supporting Barack Obama after all and that is the new measure of “racism”) was at the Senate pretending to filibuster Obama’s New Deal, Obama Dimocrats are saying F*ck Barack Obama at a Dimocratic House caucus, and racist Jim Moran shouting “I don’t know where the F*ck Obama is on this”, Jerry Nadler borrows our catechism and says “Obama can’t be trusted” – and bleeping Barack Obama goes to a party. Unbelievable!
Again, inviting President Bill Clinton to the White House was a smart idea. But somehow Obama does not understand that it is called “television”. It’s not “talkatube”. What you see is what you get. The message from the entire good idea on paper blew up because Obama walked off. It was a horrible visual which sent out a message more eloquently than words can ever express: “I don’t care and I don’t care that you know I don’t care“.
Now, perhaps it is just that Barack Obama cannot stand Bill Clinton and could not bear another moment of a master, without a TelePromTer, at work. Perhaps Barack just could not stand the idea of watching Bill Clinton show him how it is done. Perhaps Barack did not want to have Michelle go on a sleeve yanking rampage at the party and he imagined Michelle assaulting the guests’ arms and stripping the screaming socialites of their arm covering. Perhaps. That makes much more sense than taking a hike.
Conservative website HotAir is as stunned as we are:
“Great news: Bill Clinton apparently now president again
The depressing truth: Given the alternative, it really would be great news.
I can’t do justice to what you’re about to see. The spectacle of the president bugging out of his own press conference to go to a Christmas party is weird enough, but having Clinton back at the White House podium fielding questions on the hottest domestic issue of the day shoots past deja vu and lands firmly in “am I hallucinating?” territory. (The good news: It turned Twitter into an hour-long snark free-for-all, with Michael Goldfarb taking first prize.) I get that The One’s trying to leverage BJ’s popularity to pressure Democratic fencesitters on the tax deal. What I don’t get is why he’d leave him alone to address reporters, suggesting either (a) that Obama doesn’t respect a former president — who’s doing him a favor — enough to change his schedule to accommodate him or (b) Obama’s confidence in his own ability to influence the caucus is now so low that he figures the tax deal will stand a better chance if he just gets out of the spotlight entirely. The second option seems implausible given what we know of The One’s ego, but after yesterday’s revolt in the House and after a full year of epic fail in selling ObamaCare to the public, who knows what he’s thinking anymore? As a presidential scholar said to McClatchy, putting it mildly, “He is not a great persuader.”
Adding to the exquisite oddness of the scene: Thanks to his op-ed this morning insisting that Obama totally rolled the GOP on the tax cuts deal, Charles Krauthammer is now “a brilliant man” in Clinton’s eyes. Exit question: The White House is very keen to reassure liberals that Obama is not, repeat not, trying to “triangulate” ahead of 2012. Er, is a big showy meeting at the White House with Bill Clinton really the best way to communicate that message? What’s next, a joint press conference with Dick Morris?”
“A few minutes in, President Obama excused himself because he had to “get to a Christmas party.” Clinton barely batted an eye while continuing to take questions for another half-hour under the “White House” backdrop, leaving onlookers with a palpable “let the adults take over now, Barry” feeling:
After the 2008 media deification of Barack Obama, that was like watching somebody who was billed as Zeus getting into a fight and responding by hiding behind his dad.
Why would Obama leave Clinton alone with the press corps under these conditions? A bigger mistake hasn’t been made since Eddie Fisher agreed to let Elizabeth Taylor share a makeup trailer with Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra.
I always thought a “Hillary 2012″ challenge was a real possibility — I just didn’t think Obama would help usher it in so agreeably.”
Frankly, neither did we. We thought our strategy of “run him out” was going to take a bit more effort.
The self-styled “morons” at Ace of Spades rotated their heads 380 degrees:
“There are no words.
That was the most surreal thing. Obama said he was keeping the First Lady waiting and had to go. That left Clinton to vouch for the tax deal and relive his glory days.
Obama has just announced what we’ve all known…he’s simply not up to the job.
It was equal parts funny, pathetic and quite frankly, a little scary.”
At other conservative websites it was noted that the “first black president“, the one who improved the lives of black people and was a trusted friends who later on became a “racist”, was back. In “Did Obama Just Quit?” Jim Treacher wrote “Say what you want about Sarah Palin quitting her job, but at least she finished her own press conference.” Palin, working in Haiti, could not be reached for comment.
It’s not just conservatives taking note of Bill Clinton working while Obama parties. At the back in the action PUMA P.A.C. the question is one of Czar Clinton – in charge of the Executive Branch. Jake Tapper had no words either – but he did have a picture.
While Bill Clinton tries to “help” the Boob-in-chief the racists are running amok. This church of latter day racists composed of Obama supporters during 2008 has written a letter calling for “civil disobedience” against Mess-iah Obama. Oh, the humanity. Let’s examine what the racists who dare attack “the One Termer” are whining about now:
“An Open Letter to the Left Establishment
by: By Chris Hedges, Cornell West, Noam Chomsky, et. al., t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed
With the Obama administration beginning its third year, it is by now painfully obvious that the predictions of even the most sober Obama supporters were overly optimistic. Rather than an ally, the administration has shown itself to be an implacable enemy of reform.”
We didn’t know there were any “sober” Obama supporters. We thought, and have been proven right, that these were Hopium Guzzlers tripping out in Cult headquarters. Now we see that after the consumption of mass quantities of Hopium the next step is donning of white hoods to attack “the One Termer”. Let’s continue with the racist whine against Obama:
“It has advanced repeated assaults on the New Deal safety net (including the previously sacrosanct Social Security trust fund), jettisoned any hope for substantive health care reform, attacked civil rights and environmental protections, and expanded a massive bailout further enriching an already bloated financial services and insurance industry. It has continued the occupation of Iraq and and expanded the war in Afghanistan as well as our government’s covert and overt wars in South Asia and across the globe.
Along the way, the Obama administration, which referred to us on the left as “f***ing retarded” individuals who required “drug testing,” stepped up the prosecution of federal war crime whistleblowers, and unleashed the FBI on those protesting the escalation of an insane war.
Obama’s recent announcement of a federal worker pay freeze is cynical, mean-spirited “deficit-reduction theater”. Slashing Bush’s plutocratic tax cuts would have made a much more significant contribution to deficit reduction but all signs are that the “progressive” president will cave to Republican demands for the preservation of George W. Bush’s tax breaks for the wealthy Few. Instead Obama’s tax cut plan would raise taxes for the poorest people in our country.
The election of Obama has not galvanized protest movements. To the contrary, it has depressed and undermined them, with the White House playing an active role in the discouragement and suppression of dissent – with disastrous consequences. The almost complete absence of protest from the left has emboldened the most right-wing elements inside and outside of the Obama administration to pursue and act on an ever more extreme agenda.”
We’re all tea partiers now it seems. It took these dullards this long to figure out that Obama has a yellow streak down his back, or should we say an opportunistic streak? These dolts do not deserve to lead anything if it take them this long to get a clue. Here is what these “teed off baggers” want to do against Mess-iah Obama:
“We are asking you to commit yourself to actively supporting the protests of Obama administration policies which are now beginning to materialize.
In this connection we would like to mention a specific protest: the civil disobedience action being planned by Veterans for Peace involving Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Joel Kovel, Medea Benjamin, Ray McGovern, several armed service veterans and others to take place in front of the White House on Dec. 16th.“
Will Glenn Beck be there? If not they better get some comedians if they expect a crowd. Signatories to this racist screed include: Sen. James Abourezk, Michael Albert, Rocky Anderson, Jared Ball, Russell Banks, Thomas Bias, Noam Chomsky, Bruce Dixon, Frank Dorrel, Gidon Eshel, Jamilla El-Shafei, Okla Elliott, Norman Finkelstein, Glen Ford, Joshua Frank, Margaret Flowers M.D., John Gerassi, Henry Giroux, Matt Gonzalez, Kevin Alexander Gray, Judd Greenstein, DeeDee Halleck, John Halle, Chris Hedges, Doug Henwood, Edward S. Herman, Dahr Jamail, Louis Kampf, Allison Kilkenny, Jamie Kilstein, Joel Kovel, Mark Kurlansky, Peter Linebaugh, Scott McLarty, Cynthia McKinney, Dede Miller, Russell Mokhiber, Bobby Muller, Christian Parenti, Michael Perelman, Peter Phillips, Louis Proyect, Ted Rall, Michael Ratner, Cindy Sheehan, Chris Spannos, Paul Street, Sunil Sharma, Jeffrey St. Clair, Len Weinglass, Cornel West, Sherry Wolf, Michael Yates, Mickey Z,
Don’t be concerned – We don’t know who most of these people are either. Rat Bastard Racists. All they want is an invitation to a White House party and they won’t bother to attend their “protest”.
But let’s get back to The Boob and Bill. Did Bill Clinton really tell Obama “please go”?????:
“Former President Bill Clinton gave a statement after his meeting with President Obama about his tax compromise with the Republicans.
However, after his statement, Clinton began to call on and take questions from the press with Obama at his side. Obama leaves promptly after a few moments and said he had to see Michelle, as he was keeping her “waiting.”
“I don’t want to make her mad, please go,” Clinton told Obama.”
What about Bill Clinton? Why would Bill Clinton go to the White House to support Barack Obama? First of all, Bill Clinton knows that every appearance side by side with Barack Obama is a plus for him and a loss for Barack Obama. Bill Clinton knows it is “television” and that the image matters. Bill Clinton knows that when he speaks with authority and deep knowledge and “feel your pain” language he is at his strongest. Bill Clinton knows that Barack Obama, wimpy and lurching with a smashed lip, desperately leaning on TelePrompTers is a total loser and that total loserhood is blatant when they stand side by side.
Bill Clinton knows that children eventually give up the little training wheels on their first bicycle and “go solo” without the safety net of the little wheels. It’s how they learn. But Barack Obama has not let go of his training wheels TelePrompTer and that is why he still has not mastered policy and how to explain complex issues in language that clarifies.
Bill Clinton knows all this and further knows the country is desperate for leadership – so think of yesterday as both a Christmas gift of leadership and a nasty reminder to the Dimocratic party and the electorate of the great Mistake In ’08.
Second of all, Bill Clinton knows that for all the complaints from the whiners in the Obama Dimocratic Caucus and in the Senate this Obama New Deal, a mockery of FDR’s New Deal, is going to pass because there will be sufficient Republican votes to make up for lost racist Dimocratic votes.
Third, Bill Clinton must know that the horrid Obama New Deal is not going to help the economy. We say that for the very same reason we opposed the Obama “stimulus” and the Obama budget in 2009: what is needed is a comprehensive plan for the economy not “deals” that ignore reality (and the deal are back “big time” for this stinking mess). The bottom line is that whatever “stimulus” this new mess of a plan provides will be negated by bankrupt state governments, the ever rising deficits (latest report has it at $150.4 Billion in November alone) and growth of the debt.
What is needed, as we wrote so long ago, is a comprehensive plan, comprehensively explained. Instead what we get is a Boob lurching over an economic balloon stepping here then having to step there but the economic balloon keeps flummoxing the Boob.
Fourth, Bill Clinton had forty-four bricks to deliver to drowning Barack Obama. Bill Clinton knows that in 2012 Barack Obama will not be able to run by promising to keep the promises he made in 2008 which are the same promises he broke in 2010 but promised to correct in 2012. So give the drowning man what he deserves – some heavy bricks to sink him further. For a smart pool/billards player or good chess player – positioning matters. The eight ball commeth.
Lastly, there is one more matter that Big Media outlets like Politico (which quotes Obama adviser Pfeiffer, a man who has not a clue about what he is talking about) do not understand: triangulation. There are a lot of stupid articles attempting to give Obama credit for doing what Bill Clinton did. But that is a false comparison. Sean Trende in an excellent article on why Obama’s New Deal makes no sense for Barack Obama explains triangulation and why Obama is not doing what Bill did:
“I will say that, while I might not always agree with his decisions, I can usually see the logic behind them.
Not so with the recent compromise on extending the Bush tax cuts. [snip]
The president then held a press conference where he blasted Republicans as “hostage takers,” derided liberals as “sanctimonious,” and reiterated his opposition to extending the Bush tax rates for higher earners as something the country couldn’t afford.
I can honestly think of no good reason for this behavior. To the extent that there might be some rationale for the deal, it was upended by the subsequent press conference. Here are four rationales I can think of, and why I don’t think any of them work. [snip]
(1) He thinks it is good policy — This is obviously not the case, given how heavily he blasted the deal at his press conference. [snip]
(2) He wants to look bipartisan [snip]
Simply put, if you are hoping to look bipartisan and mend fences with the other side, you do not turn around and blast them as “hostage takers,” and deride their goals. [snip]
(3) He wants to keep the issue alive for 2012 [snip]
By ultimately accepting all of the Bush tax cuts for another two years, it makes it very difficult for the president to turn around and deride them on the 2012 campaign trail. Perhaps most importantly, it becomes well-nigh impossible to use the issue to excite his base, which won’t trust him on the issue anymore.
(4) He is trying to triangulate — I think this is probably the most likely scenario, and it is certainly the angle most analysts have focused on. But if the president is trying to triangulate, he is doing so poorly. Bill Clinton famously “triangulated” against the GOP in 1995 and 1996 by fusing the most popular elements of the Republican agenda – like middle class tax cuts, welfare reform, and crime control – with popular elements of the Democratic agenda – protecting Medicare, Medicaid, Education and the Environment (the famous “M2E2” strategy).
In other words, Clinton didn’t compromise. His position was a defined point on the triangle, separate and distinct from the Republican and Democratic positions. He was in essence a third party, placed between the major parties, and he fought for his platform vigorously. He acquiesced to a shutdown in the government, gambling that because his position was the more popular one, that the Republicans would bear the brunt of the public’s ire. And he was right.
Obama has, in essence, capitulated on the eve of the government shutdown. What makes this so flummoxing is that he actually held a pretty strong hand. He easily could have waited for all of the tax cuts to expire, for the unemployment insurance benefits to run out (right before Christmas!!!), and pointed the fingers at the Republicans and their insistence on preserving tax cuts for Paris Hilton. Bill Clinton would have won that argument walking away. Instead of staking out a strong position, the president looks to have caved in to Republican demands, causing him to appear weak and diminishing his political standing.
I think the president may have made one more grave miscalculation. The left grumbled about Clinton’s triangulation, and sometimes broke with him (remember, the 1997 balanced budget agreement had about 70 nay votes in the House, most of which were Democrats). But they largely tolerated him, because they thought that he was the only thing standing between the programs that they held most sacred and the Republican Visigoths at the gate. Remember, in 1995, Clinton’s 1992 win looked very much like a fluke brought about by the economy and the Ross Perot win, and the conservative Republican wins of 1980-88 and 1994 looked more like the natural trajectory of the country.
I don’t think that’s the case today. The left is still feeling its oats, and believes that there is still an emerging Democratic majority, and a liberal one at that. I don’t think it has the same tolerance for triangulation that it did in 1996. [snip]
Even if he does get the bill through, the odds of a primary challenge have increased dramatically.”
The Mistake In ’08 is not only the gifting of the Democratic Party nomination to an inexperienced, unqualified, corrupt Boob. It is also the belief in crackpot theories of demographic destiny. These are theories and outrages that must be pushed into the depths of Lake Michigan to suffer a watery death.
We have come a long way in our strategy of running the Boob out of the White House along with his thugs, enablers, and Hopium addled army of zombies. Yesterday was an important day in our fight. The entire past week was good for our fight. The month after the November election has been good for our fight. The entire past year has been good for our fight.
We’ve come a long way baby. Even if only for a brief half hour, we saw a president Clinton in the house. Imagine that for four years – a leader – that’s a change we can believe in.