Bill Clinton is Still an Asshole

Clinton’s words:

“I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country and people could actually ask themselves who is right on these issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics.”

So Obama doesn’t love this country?

Way to inject a right-wing narrativeĀ  into the DEMOCRATIC campaign.

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7 responses to “Bill Clinton is Still an Asshole

  1. huntingdonpost

    Did he mention Obama in that quotation? Did he say which two people? Sure, he’s projecting Hillary. He’s her husband. But he didn’t actually say anything about Obama. Is no one allowed to want to Hillary Clinton to be president. If it’s going to be against the law, just let us know.

  2. Yeah, you’re allowed to want Hillary to be president (though I can’t figure out why), and no, Bill Clinton didn’t mention Obama in that statement.

    It’s understood. He wants two people in the race who love this country. Obviously, since McCain is the GOP nominee, he is one of the two.

    And given the Wright controversy, that statement was Bill’s little dig at Barack to suggest that he doesn’t love this country as much as Hillary does.

    It was a vile statement.

  3. President Clinton said that he thinks it would be great to have two candidates, candidates C and D, with qualities x (love country), y (devoted to interests), and z (people would worry about issues, not distractions).

    Even if Bill Clinton was implying that Barack is neither candidate C nor D, it does not follow that he was saying that by deduction Barack does not have quality x, y, or z, or any 2, or and 1 of them, because it is clear that he is talking about the similarities between candidates C and D, who may have numerous other qualities that are different, and NOT about candidate B, regardless of candidate B’s claim to qualities x,y,z, etc.

    Furthermore, remember that Clinton was speaking at a meeting with Veterans of Foreign Wars, and that Bill Clinton, while he naturally understands that his wife is still running in a primary against Barack Obama, is showing that Hillary, though not a veteran herself (like John McCain) is still worthy of their vote in a hypothetical (hence, “would be”) general election against McCain because she shares qualities x,y, and z with him.

    It does not follow, logically, that Bill Clinton was saying that Barack Obama doesn’t love America.

  4. Even though President Clinton ended that paragraph with a sentence that said something like: “And that’s my argument for Hillary?”

    The implication was clear.

  5. Two things to me stand out:

    (1) As our gracious host points out, the paragraph ended with something to the effect of “that’s my argument for Hillary.”

    (2) Joel, I find your point persuasive until I parse his language. He didn’t say “I think it’s a great thing that we’re going to have two candidates who love America” etc. He said he thinks it WOULD BE a great thing IF we did. The precatory nature of the statement is what makes reasonable people conclude that he was suggesting – however subtly – that Obama is not such a candidate. For a gentleman who asked us to consider what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is, I think it’s fair to apply the same scrutiny to the word ‘if’.

    As for the sarcasm exhibited by the first commenter, well, how overly dramatic and utterly unproductive.

  6. Bill Clinton is still an asshole

  7. Bill Clinton was, is, and always will be a fu***ng as***le! His bitch is a flaming socialist, is insane, and would sell her mother’s soul to satan to get in the White House, and now she has a stepping stone, or so she thinks. But the voters in this country could not possibly be that stupid, could they? Well, THEY did just elect a man primarily because of the color of his skin; why wouldn’t they be incredibly stupid enough to elect an insane megalomaniac like Comrade Clinton???

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