All you really want to know about today’s Barack Obama publicity stunt speech (scheduled to distract from the Sarah Jessica Parker/Anna Wintour fundraiser tonight) is in the headline of the Republican/conservative HotAir – Gamechanger: Obama rocks America with speech everyone’s heard 50 times before; Update: Panned by … MSNBC?
The Obama Big Speech was a bore, a snooze, a batch of old lies in new TelePrompTers. The really big news is that Mitt Romney is not running a John McCain campaign. It’s not only that Mitt Romney bus honking and circling the Obama speech site. It’s that Mitt Romney gave an opposing speech almost at the same time as Obama and in the same state. It’s an in your face campaign from Mitt Romney. Which brings us to Bill Clinton.
Two years ago, with increasing frequency, we continued writing article after article detailing the Obama war on Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton. We diagrammed battlefield movements as Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton fought back. When we began our reports of the Obama/Clinton war few believed us or few dared declare that they believed us. Most of Big Media indulged themselves in the fantasy that Hillary Clinton had been chained and Bill Clinton, um, neutered.
As Mitt Romney stepped on Obama’s big speech day, it was Bill Clinton who, um, plowed the field two years ago. Once again it is Republican/conservative HotAir with the headline that caught our eye – Bad news: Clinton time-travels back 2 years to step on Obama’s message:
“What’s going to be the excuse this time from Bill Clinton’s team, offered anonymously under pressure from Team Obama? The last time that Clinton undermined a major campaign strategy by referring to Mitt Romney’s “sterling business career” at Bain Capital and Clinton’s preference for extending the Bush-era tax rates temporarily to prevent further damage to the economy, Clinton’s own team pointed at his age — a venerable 65, by the way — and insinuated that the old man’s elevator wasn’t making all the stops. In this clip from two years ago unearthed by Media Research Center and reported by USA Today this morning, Clinton pre-emptively stepped on Barack Obama’s new message of staying the course — and in Ohio, no less, in the same exact spot where Obama will try out his new “blame Bush” strategy.
Maybe it was just youthful exuberance, or something:”
We know Hillary has been traveling a lot. Who knew Bill was a time traveler?
Bill Clinton is not a time traveler. No need to be “in awe of his time-travel abilities.” Bill Clinton planted that bomb knowingly two years ago.
How do we know this? Because we wrote about it at the time. Let’s do some time traveling of our own and regurgitate our words from September 2010:
“…today we laugh at how brutally Bill Clinton attacks Barack Obama. Quick, what is the most repeated argument Bill Clinton makes as he campaigns for candidates around the nation? The answer is a disguised attack on Barack Obama and one David Axelrod does not appreciate.
This morning Fox & Friends produced a segment about how David Axelrod does not like Bill Clinton’s Big Argument as he campaigns around the nation. As Bill Clinton travels the nation making a naked series of attacks against Barack Obama most Big Media outlets either miss or dress up Bill Clinton’s remarks. For instance, the dumb New York Times published a story last week stupidly called “Bill Clinton Stumps For Obama“. The story included Bill Clinton’s most repeated argument this campaign season:
“Bill Clinton Stumps for Obama [snip]
Even though Mr. Clinton insisted on Monday that he was only “peripherally and fleetingly” back in politics, he has been headlining rallies and fund-raisers across the country to buck up the depressed party faithful.
“They shouldn’t take this lying down,” Mr. Clinton said during a meeting with reporters and editors of The New York Times on Monday.
Blaming Republican policies for digging the deep hole the economy is in, he said the Democrats needed to plead with voters for more time to turn things around.
“I think we ought to say, ‘Look, don’t go back to the shovel brigade — give us two more years; if you don’t feel better you can throw us all out.’ ”
Um…, what quadrennial event occurs in two more years, in 2012? Why, surprise, surprise, surprise, it’s the presidential elections. Bill Clinton is saying that if things don’t get better in two years – sufficiently better that voters “don’t feel better” – then throw Barack out. Idiots at the New York Times apparently do not get the consequences of the argument Bill Clinton has crafted. These are writers who must not understand that “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is not just about clothes. Not the brightest at the New York Times these days, well educated no doubt, but dumb as a bag of bricks.
The introductory passage in the article is even worse. Who can write sentences such as these and not expect to be labeled gullible or stupid, or both: “He was against him before he was for him.” “…Bill Clinton was often at angry odds with the man who ultimately defeated his wife.” “…Mr. Clinton is stumping hard to help his onetime foe — and has emerged as one of the most important defenders of President Obama’s Congressional majorities.” These idiots apparently do not understand that every single time Bill Clinton speaks it demonstrates how sorely unqualified and lacking Barack Obama is.
Does it occur to the dolts that effectively saying ‘throw Barack Obama out in 2012’ is not “stumping hard to help his onetime foe.” In addition when Bill Clinton adds “And I think they can” to his main point “I hope they can avoid calamity” this does not mean that Bill Clinton thinks Obama Dimocrats will avoid calamity. Bill Clinton understands the difference between HOPE and actual performance.
The dolts at the New York Times might not understand what Bill Clinton is up to, but as Fox & Friends took notice of today, David Axelrod recognizes a threat when he sees one:
“(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CLINTON: I’d like to see him say, “We couldn’t get out of this $3 trillion hole in 21 months. Give us two more years. Don’t go back to the policies that dug the hole. But if we don’t do better” — this is the last thing — “if we don’t do better, you can vote against us all, and I’ll be on the ballot, too. Vote against us all if it’s not better.”
(END VIDEO CLIP)
AMANPOUR: So is that good political advice, vote against us all? Is that what President Obama will take, that advice? Will you say that to people?
AXELROD: Well, President Clinton is a — is a great politician, and I’m not in any way going to quarrel with him. I think people in 2012 will vote on this. I don’t think they need an invitation to do so.“
Axelrod knows what Bill Clinton is getting at even if the dolts at the New York Times are too oblivious. Bill Clinton is everywhere with the message of a clean-up in 2012. But more importantly, every time Bill Clinton appears (he’s been campaigning or will campaign in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Meet The Press, On the Record, and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) Americans see what a real president looks like and compare him to the boob currently golfing and partying with his sleeveless wife.”
We wrote that two years ago and it is as fresh and relevant today as Mitt Romney’s Ohio speech this afternoon. Read a little further and see why Bill Clinton was campaigning then and is campaigning today:
“Here’s Bill Clinton discussing why he is speaking and making so many campaign appearances (note to dolts at New York Times, it’s about Hillary Clinton not to “help his onetime foe” Barack Obama):
“Mr. Clinton said he began making appearances only because Mrs. Clinton, in her current position, is forbidden from politicking. “So there was nobody besides me to honor the people that supported her,” he said.”
Bill Clinton quotes? How about this one from that article two years ago:
“Bill Clinton largely steered clear of politics during the conference, but said at one point he wished more world leaders made their decisions based on facts.
“Do you know how many political and economic decisions are made in this world by people who don’t know what in the living daylights they are talking about?” Clinton said.”
Now who was Bill Clinton talking about two years ago who is running for president in 2012?
Think what Bill Clinton has been saying lately is a “gaffe”? Again from our article two years ago quoting Toby Hamden:
“What does Bill Clinton really think about ‘articulate and attractive’ Barack Obama?
Although Bill Clinton had the occasional intemperate outburst during the 2008 primary campaign, it is generally wise to assume that nothing he and his wife say is accidental. They weight their words carefully, often with a view to their own long-term political interests. [snip]
But what caught my ear was this from Bill Clinton on NBC: “The question is, what are the specifics? What really matters is what we’re going to do. And right now they’ve elected a lot of people who are articulate and attractive.”
“Articulate and attractive” are Big Media code words for Barack. We think of him as a “bumbling bore and boob”. When Bill Clinton mocks the “articulate and attractive” by demanding “specifics” he is not doing Obmaa a favor.
“Specifics”. That has been our critique of Obama since 2007 and especially after that 2009 inauguration. It is also the Romney critique of Obama. SHOW US THE PLAN.
Obama cannot show the plan because he does not have one. Obama does not know what he is doing. Bill Clinton knows it. Mitt Romney knows it.
“Romney says Obama’s talk on economy is ‘cheap’ but his actions ‘speak very loud’
CINCINNATI — Mitt Romney on Thursday said President Barack Obama is “long on words and short on action” when it comes to fixing the economy.
Speaking in battleground Ohio, before the president’s planned economic speech in a different part of the state, the likely Republican presidential nominee assailed his Democratic rival’s policies.
“Don’t forget, he’s been president for three and a half years. And talk is cheap. Actions speak very loud,” Romney said. “If you want to see the results of his economic policy, look around Ohio, look around the country.”
“What he says and what he does are not always the exact same thing,” the former Massachusetts governor said. [snip]
He was in Cincinnati, a Republican stronghold in the state near the Kentucky border.
Slap, slap, slap, Mittens slapped Obama:
““You may have heard that President Obama is on the other side of the state and he’s going to be delivering a speech on the economy,” Romney told attendees of his afternoon speech, which kicked off half an hour before the president was set to speak. “He’s doing that because he hasn’t delivered a recovery for the economy.”
In a fairly systematic takedown of Obama’s economic policies, Romney said the president is asking for reelection without having delivered on the promises he made during the 2008 campaign. [snip]
Romney also unfavorably compared the country under Obama to Europe and its fiscal crisis — especially to Greece, mocking the Obama campaign slogan of moving “forward.”
“You call that forward? That’s forward over a cliff,” Romney said.”
Obama gave a publicity stunt speech today to distract from tonight’s Anna Wintour fundraiser. Obama gave a long-winded publicity stunt speech today and it did not make a sound. Everybody was too busy laughing.
Mitt Romney was laughing.
Bill Clinton was laughing.
Hillary Clinton is still laughing.