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Is Bill Clinton undermining Obama's campaign?

atomikmom 2012/06/09 01:41:31
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Is Bill Clinton undermining Obama's campaign?

The former president seems to break with the Obama line
that tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans must end on Jan. 1, 2013. Has
the Big Dog gone rogue?


posted on June 8, 2012, at 10:49 AM











Oops! First, former President Bill Clinton hailed Mitt Romney's business record as "sterling." Then he seemed to side with the GOP on extending the Bush tax cuts.



Oops! First, former President Bill Clinton
hailed Mitt Romney's business record as "sterling." Then he seemed to
side with the GOP on extending the Bush tax cuts.
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Best Opinion: Politico, Power Line, TPM



Bill Clinton has become an increasingly visible surrogate for President Obama's re-election campaign — but he keeps straying off-message.
First, Clinton praised GOP challenger Mitt Romney's "sterling" business
career, undercutting Obama's attacks on Romney's Bain Capital years.
Then, on CNBC this week, Clinton suggested extending Bush-era tax cuts
into early 2013, despite Obama's avowal to end the breaks for the
wealthiest Americans when they expire at year's end. Republicans
trumpeted Clinton's remarks as proof he supports the Right's position,
while a Clinton spokesman insisted that the former president is in sync
with Obama, but simply thinks Congress will have to delay a decision. Is
Clinton undermining Obama's campaign message?


Clinton is creating painful headaches for Obama: Clinton is in "full Mr. Hyde mode," says Byron Tau at Politico,
"sucking up all the media oxygen" and generating headline after
headline about his apparent split with Obama. Clinton did the same thing
to Hillary in 2008, swinging wildly "between effective surrogate and
major headache." And now, with Obama's supposed political friend
questioning a "signature part" of his re-election pitch, the president's
"political enemies don't need to do too much" to skewer Obama.
"Bill Clinton ditches Obama message — again"

Actually, Clinton might be saving Obama from himself: Obama might be able to bring Cory Booker and other "lesser Democrats" in line, says Steven Hayward at Power Line,
but "you can't leash the Big Dog." It's possible that this is crafty
payback for Obama's 2008 defeat of Hillary Clinton in the primaries, but
more likely, Clinton, the master politician, "knows that Obama's class
warfare strategy is a loser," and he's trying "to force Obama to change
course while he still has time."
"What is the Big Dog up to?"

Hold on. Clinton and Obama actually agree: Clinton isn't "undercutting Obama's message," says Brian Beutler at Talking Points Memo.
Far from caving to Republicans, he's in complete agreement with Obama
that tax cuts for the wealthy don't stimulate the economy, and thus have
to go. But the federal government is in danger of running off a "fiscal
cliff" on Jan. 1 when massive automatic spending cuts kick in at the
same time the tax cuts expire. Clinton is merely saying Congress will
have to avert that danger before wading into a battle over millionaires'
tax rates. Let's be very clear: This is a "manufactured story," and
Clinton is most definitely not kneecapping Obama.
"The manufactured story of the week"

Read More: http://www.theweek.com

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  • BIGK27 2012/06/11 17:01:37
  • beach bum 2012/06/09 14:40:12
    Undecided
    beach bum
    unsure
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/11 17:03:43
    BIGK27
    Than stop watching the liberal news.
  • beach bum BIGK27 2012/06/12 02:51:41
    beach bum
    +1
    how do you know what i watch
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/13 04:00:59
    BIGK27
    +1
    How can you be unsure? Listen to what's going on, but you won't hear it from the liberal media.Trust me on this one.
  • beach bum BIGK27 2012/06/13 05:28:02
    beach bum
    +1
    ok, that reverend manning sure wails the tar out of obama on you tube...thanks
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/13 15:02:47
    BIGK27
    +1
    So does The Angry Black Man talk about undermining Obama.

  • beach bum BIGK27 2012/06/13 15:05:02
    beach bum
    +1
    thanks
    will show this to my friend who watches manning...lol, he has been watching manning since 2000 something...2006?
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/13 15:11:57
    BIGK27
    +1
    Do you have a youtube on manning you can post.
  • beach bum BIGK27 2012/06/13 15:14:37
    beach bum
    +1
    you know what, i am book marking this and will ask him to find me one....i am off to sleep now
    thanks bigk27
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/13 15:18:57
  • beach bum BIGK27 2012/06/13 20:50:47
    beach bum
    funny just before i saw this, he called and will not be around till 8 p.m. hawaii time but i still have it bookmarked and will follow through for you
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/14 02:32:54
    BIGK27
    +1
    Thanks
  • beach bum BIGK27 2012/06/14 09:05:45
    beach bum
    +1
    ok i found it
    soory for the late reply
    http://www.youtube.com/user/A...
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/14 22:07:25
    BIGK27
    +1
    I've seen a few of his show the guy is great..Thanks
  • BIGK27 beach bum 2012/06/14 22:10:14
    BIGK27
    +1
    THE campaign poster to end all posters...
    This is too good... Be sure to check out where the "quote" came from

    The Quote of the Decade:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

    ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
    Pass it on 'till eternity..
    (...it was so nice of him to give us this great quote for posterity!)
    SO, USE IT!!!
    HERE IS ALL WE WANT

    Obama: Gone!
    Borders: Closed!
    Congress: Obey it's own laws
    Language: English only
    Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
    Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
    NO freebies to: Non-Citizens
    We the people are coming!
    Only 86% will send this on. Should be a 100%.
    Please send it on if only to one person.
    THE campaign poster to end all posters...
    This is too good... Be sure to check out where the "quote" came from C mon baby gimme

    The Quote of the Decade:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

    ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
    Pass it on 'till eternity..
    (...it was so nice of him to give us this great quote for posterity!)
    SO, USE IT!!!
    HERE IS ALL WE WANT

    Obama: Gone!
    Borders: Closed!
    Congress: Obey it's own laws
    Language: English only
    Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
    Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
    NO freebies to: Non-Citizens
    We the people are coming!
    Only 86% will send this on. Should be a 100%.
    Please send it on if only to one person.
    (more)
  • atomikmom 2012/06/09 04:14:04
    YES
    atomikmom
    +1
    http://www.theweek.com

    He is clowning Obama!!! LOL!!!
  • wers 2012/06/09 02:18:46
    YES
    wers
    +2
    Oh my God....what is our world coming to ??? Is there NO HONOR among thieves????
  • mal 2012/06/09 02:03:00
    YES
    mal
    +2
    We all need to join together and get rid of this scumbag...in the white house.

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