Interesting. Bill Clinton knows the power of this issue in many parts of the country. Many of the liberals who never get outside of their Leftist enclaves have no idea how strong the support for the 2nd Amendment is across America.
At a gathering of top Democratic donors, former President Bill Clinton issued a warning today that President Obama’s Gun Control push could very well cost some Democrats in Congress their jobs in 2014 – if they choose to vote with Obama:
POLITICO: Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a private Saturday meeting not to underestimate the passions that gun control stirs among many Americans.
“Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them,” Clinton said.
“A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the people proposing these things,” Clinton said. “I know because I come from this world. . . .
And Clinton said that passing the 1994 federal assault weapons ban “devastated” more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers in the 1994 midterms — and cost then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley (D-Wash.) his job and his seat in Congress. . . .
Clinton closed his remarks with a warning to big Democratic donors that ultimately many Democratic lawmakers will be defeated if they choose to stand with the president. “Do not be self-congratulatory about how brave you for being for this” gun control push, he said. “The only brave people are the people who are going to lose their jobs if they vote with you.” . . . Read More
Former President Bill Clinton commenting on Hillary Clinton’s health:
“She’s always been very, very healthy. . . I tell her that, you know, she’s got time to have three more husbands after me. So, I think she’ll live to be 120.”
The revenge of the Clintons?
Here’s video of Bill Clinton campaigning for Obama today in Ohio where he twice said that Mitt Romney’s claim that Barack Obama has failed to fix the U.S. Economy “is true.” He said he thought Barack Obama “was going to cry” during the Town Hall Debate when one man told him how disappointed he was. “I thought he was going to cry. Because he knows that it’s not fixed.”
Now I’m sure Clinton went on to make the point that he believes Barack Obama is the best guy to fix things in a second term. But Bill Clinton is a very astute politician. He knew he was giving the Romney Campaign a ready-made soundbite for a powerful 30-second TV Ad for the closing three weeks. I’m sure we’ll see it out by tomorrow!
Here is a new Mitt Romney video responding to Bill Clinton’s glowing speech about Barack Obama last night. The ad calls Clinton “a good soldier” for Obama today, but went on to play what Clinton was saying about Obama in 2008: “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairly tale I’ve ever seen.”
Bill Clinton was right in 2008, and he knows it.
Here is complete video of former President Bill Clinton’s nearly 50 minute speech tonight at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Clinton urged Americans to re-elect Barack Obama, saying “if you renew the President’s contract, you will feel it.”
Since the Obama Campaign and their minions in the media want to accuse Mitt Romney and Republicans of “playing the race card,” it might be instructive to remember that this is nothing new for them as a strategy to win elections. When things get tight, they accuse the opposition of “playing the race card” – of being racist. This video show former President Bill Clinton reacting to questions about whether he believed the Obama Campaign had “played the race card” against him back during the 2008 Democratic Primary. Clinton was left defending himself, “I am not a racist.”
H/T FL Reader “just an average voter”
This new RNC Ad shows former President Bill Clinton on August 22, 1996 – 16 years ago yesterday – explaining why it is important to have the work requirement in Welfare. It then shifts to video of a younger Barack Obama saying “I was not a wild – huge supporter of the Federal Plan that was signed in 1996.”
On July 12 this year, Barack Obama gutted Welfare Reform by issuing an order that allows states to get around requirement work for Welfare.
Nice, upbeat, positive ad. It even prints a Bill Clinton quote on the screen, from him saying Romney had a “sterling business career.”
Charles Krauthammer reacting last night to news former President Bill Clinton has been asked to speech on Wednesday night of the 2012 Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Clinton will formally place Obama’s name in nomination for a second term as President.
Here is video of the New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny on why former President Bill Clinton is being given such a primetime speaking slot at the early September Democratic National Convention. Clinton will reportedly speak in primetime on Wednesday night, and will actually place Obama’s name in nomination for a second term as President. Zeleny said it’s because the Obama Team knows they are in “trouble.”
Here is video of Gov. Mike Huckabee on “This Week” yesterday where he stated what has become painfully obvious – Barack Obama “simply does not understand the dynamics of being a Chief Executive.” Huckabee said Obama had no experience before becoming President and just does not know how to work together with others to get critical things accomplished.
Huckabee is right. Obama did get much of what he wanted passed in his first two years in office – but only because Democrats had huge majorities in the House and Senate. He rammed through ObamaCare against the will of the people. He is ideologically driven rather than being willing to compromise his radical agenda for the good of the country.
Here is audio of Democrat Lanny Davis just blasting Barack Obama’s Campaign Team, saying very bluntly:
“You have vicious people who are working for the president — not the president — who are saying that Corey Booker, one of the great supporters of President Obama’s policies, is ‘dead’ because he’s giving the president good advice, disagreeing with the Kool-Aid drinking people in the campaign who think the way to win the presidency is to trash the other guy rather than to defend your own guy’s record. . .”
“There is a very serious problem within the Obama Campaign. . .”
Here is video of Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on CNN with Piers Morgan last night, where she said former President Bill Clinton was wrong to say Mitt Romney has a “sterling” business record – totally at odds with the Obama Campaigns attempt to say Romney is not fit to be President because of his business record.
But Piers Morgan really pushed Schultz, and was clearly dismissive of her argument when he sarcastically tells her at the end he hopes Bill Clinton was watching so he could be better informed about Romney’s record not being “sterling.”
Here is audio of Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell agreeing with Bill Clinton that Mitt Romney is definitely qualified to be President of the United States. To his credit, Rendell said Romney was a successful businessman and that he served as Governor and is unquestionably qualified. Rendell said Bill Clinton was right and that Democrats like Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t be taken seriously later if they try to make the case that Romney is somehow not qualified to be President.
“Gov. Romney has had significant experience which very much qualifies him for a top executive post in the country. . . . There’s nobody out there that thinks Gov. Romney is unqualified.”
Ed is right – but that’s not what the message of the Obama Campaign has been saying for over a month! They have been trying to make the case that Romney’s experience at Bain Capital disqualifies him for the Presidency! They have to be spitting nails in the White House at what Rendell and Clinton and more than a dozen other leading Democrats have been saying.
This is just too rich!
The Barack Obama Campaign Team has to be seething this morning. Here is video of former President Bill Clinton on CNN last night where he said Mitt Romney had a “sterling business career” and praised him as clearly being qualified to be President on that basis, and because he is a former Governor.
The Obama Campaign has been trying for a month to press the “Bain Capital” attack on Mitt Romney, believing they could define him negatively right out of the gate. Clinton becomes at least the 15th, and most prominent major Democrat to essentially say that Obama’s “Bain” attack is baloney.
“I don’t think that we ought to get into the position where we say ‘This is bad work. This is good work’. . . There’s no question in terms of getting up and going to the office and, you know, basically performing the essential functions of the office, the man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”
In one fell swoop, Clinton blasted Obama’s “Bain Capital” attack out of the water and also undercuts their new line of attack on Romney being unqualified because of his record as Governor of Massachusetts!
This video from “Morning Joe” this morning also shows current Democrat Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick saying yesterday that “Bain Capital” is a “fine company.”