When it comes to Bill (I signed NAFTA) Clinton I don't have to wonder about his actions. He's no friend of the middle class and he always has a self promoting game plan.
Yes, Bill Clinton went to Wisconsin to campaign for Democrat Tom Barrett during Wisconsin recall, but Clinton knew Democrat Tom Barrett was destined to lose the race before he went there. Bill Clinton went to Wisconsin to stay in touch with the Blue Collar workers he screwed when he signed NAFTA.
President Bill Clinton - Remarks on the signing of NAFTA.
While most of us are glued to the 24 hour news cycle Bill Clinton, along with some of his Bain loving pals have a long term plan. Undercut Barack Obama and elect Mitt Romney in 2012.
Elect Mitt Romney in 2012, that's crazy you say, but it's a long term Clinton plan. If Romney gets elected in 2012 he'll get all of the austerity legislation passed that his right-wing supporters want, with plenty of help from Democrats, I might add. Believe me it won't take 60 votes in the senate to pass austerity measures when Romney becomes president.
Bill Clinton understands this and he knows the American people will be pissed by 2016. By 2016 the austerity measures Bill Clinton really wants will be law, the American people will left holding the austerity bag and Bill Clinton will be ready for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to be president. Austerity for us and the presidency for Hillary Rodham Clinton, kind of like having your cake and eat it to, if you're Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton knows exactly what he's saying and doing and I don't have to know what the definition of is is to see through Bill Clinton's Corporate Democratic strategy. It's just to obvious.
Slate Bill Clinton Recently he has been on the wrong end of at least three different statements he has had to clarify—defending Bain Capital, testifying to Mitt Romney's "sterling" business career, suggesting the country was still in a recession, and suggesting he favored extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Clinton is doing such good work for Mitt Romney that he now appears in the Republican nominee’s press releases. Even Sarah Palin praised Clinton last night, in an effort to make President Obama look way out of the mainstream.
Bill Clinton has plenty of help in his plan to undercut Barack Obama.
Mayor Cory Booker (D-Newark, NJ)
Mayor Cory Booker (D-Newark, NJ) “I have to say from a very personal level I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity. To me, it’s just, we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America. Especially, I know, I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses, and this to me, I’m very uncomfortable with.”
Democrat Harold Ford Jr,: Former Tennessee Rep.
Politico Harold Ford Jr,: Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. said Monday that he would not have walked back New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker’s surprising comments criticizing the Obama campaign for attacking private equity.
“I would not have backed off the comments if I were Mayor Booker,” Ford, a Democrat, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The substance of his comments on ‘Meet the Press,’ I agree with the core of it. I would not have backed them out… private equity’s not a bad thing. As a matter of fact, private equity is a good thing in many, many instances.”
Artur Davis (D-AL)
Politico Artur Davis (D-AL): “It’s hard to imagine a more instructive couple of days for those who want to know where the Democratic Party’s head is at: its only high-profile African American moderate just got a brushback pitch for leaning in too close to the Independent thought zone; the Obama camp looks ominously like a cult of personality that tolerates no dissent; and the reelection campaign just doubled down on the European leftist notion that business is fair only when it operates in a sanitized, risk free manner.”
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA): “I Think Bain Capital Was A Very Successful Business.”
Former Obama administration auto czar Steven Rattner.
Poltico Former Obama administration auto czar Steven Rattner said Monday that the Obama campaign's renewed attack on Mitt Romney's time in private equity was "unfair." "It did it superbly well, acting within the rules, acting very responsibly,' Rattner said. "This is part of capitalism, this is part of life. I don't think there's anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about."
Former Pensylvania Governor Ed Rendell
buzzfeed Former Pensylvania Governor Ed Rendell said it would be unfair to compare Obama’s aides to Clinton’s operation.
“You’re comparing them to the gold standard," Rendell told BuzzFeed. “They’ve done a good job.”
Former Pensylvania Governor Ed Rendell
buzzfeed “I think they’re very disappointing,” Rendell said of the ads attacking Bain. “I think Bain is fair game, because Romney has made it fair game. But I think how you examine it, the tone, what you say, is important as well.”
As for Booker, “I admire him,” Rendell said. “People in politics should tell the truth. He could have qualified it better, he could have framed it better, but if you’re in this business, none of us like negative ads.”
With Democratic insurgents undercutting Barack Obama, it will be a miracle if Obama gets elected in 2012. Here's hoping that miracle occurs and Bill Clinton and his gang of Corporate Democratic thugs get exposed.