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Clinton Praises Obama, Perry In USA Today

November 9, 2011 by  

Clinton Praises Obama, Perry In USA Today

Even with a Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index rating of negative 18; President Barack Obama appears to have at least one high-profile cheerleader.

Former President Bill Clinton, back in the news after the release of his book Back to Work, has more than once in recent weeks come to Obama’s defense.

Clinton offers some criticisms of Obama’s work, mostly focusing on the summer debt ceiling crises which he says made the United States look “weak and confused” to foreigners. But a large part of the Clinton message appears to be that when the economy is lagging, government action is better than no action at all; and he says Obama has done a better job in that respect than people have given him credit for.

Clinton told USA Today, in an interview published Monday, that he believes Republicans are banking on history as the 2012 elections draw near: putting a large part of their electoral focus on the fact that no modern President has been elected to a second term with jobless rates as high as they are now.

“But the American people have a funny way of figuring. If they decide that the unemployment rate is that high because the Congress refused to work with the President and their numbers remain markedly lower than his, he might win anyway. I still think he’s in pretty good shape.” Clinton said in the interview.

Obama is not the only person receiving Clinton’s praise. The former President also came to the defense of GOP Presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry regarding in-State tuition assistance for illegal aliens.

“It makes my skin crawl when they attack Rick Perry for one of the best things he did,” Clinton said, before suggesting that without the program the illegals would become dope-peddlers.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    Thanks so much for that bit of advice. So, how much were you paid for enlightening America? One thing we may have underestimated is the degree of your continuing oral flatulence, Bubba.
    On the bright side, you have a long track record of supporting people who then lose their rumps after you’ve put in a personal appearance to save their posterior(s). Thanks for that, too, Bubba.

  • 45caliber

    Who cares what this has-been piece of trash has to say about anything or anyone? Not me!

    • JTB

      me either I wish both clinton’s would disappear!

  • Big Woody

    Did I read the last part right? If we don’t reward “Illeagals” with an education, they will do something that is illeagal like sell drugs. That sounds like D.C. doublespeak to me. How about a sting operation that deports illeagals when they sign up for their “free” education. Show up at Texas A&M and receive a one way ticket to Mexico City. I think Slick Willie should go back to young women in blue dresses and stay away from politics.

    • Daniel

      Since the illegals are here, they might as well do something constructive with their time. There’s lots of worse ways than getting an education to spend one’s times.

      • Caroline

        Yet I, who have to pay multiple taxes (state & federal income tax, property tax (home & auto), road tax (registration)) on the small income I make, still have to pay my own college loans? Where is MY free education? We shouldn’t be giving illegal “immigrants” free education if our own taxpaying citizens can’t afford to go to college!

      • woody

        In other words, Daniel, it seems right to you for the government to demand that I give them money so that they can use it to pay for some illegal’s education? Can I help with their room and board too? Can I also help them with health care since he’s broke? In addition, I should pay for my own childs education? You are truly amazing Daniel.

      • chilipadi

        Mr. Daniel, should someone break into your house and rob you (in your words ‘since illegals are here…’) you should not stop him but rather give him more of what you have. Sounds just about right, isn’t it? Tell me you would do just that and I may buy into your logic.

        • eddie47d

          So are you saying immigrants can’t have children and if they do they should leave them at home alone and get in trouble. Now do you have children and do you leave them unsupervised and uneducated? Not very smart is it?

          • woody

            what planet are you from Eddie? “there ain’t no free lunch” if you want to pay for this program out of your pocket, have at it?

          • DaveH

            As usual, Eddie the Slanderer is putting words in somebody’s mouth.
            Eddie, you have no credibility.

          • chilipadi

            Mr. eddie47d, please do not insult your own intelligence or the lack of it.

    • 45caliber

      Big:

      I think Bill’s problem is that the young women in blue dresses simply can’t stand him any more. He needs to be President again to attract them – or so he thinks.

    • JTB

      Clinton talks like a typical liberal…..give, give, give, free, free, free!

  • Mushin

    GOD, WE ARE SOOOO —-.

    • eddie47d

      Full of it!

      • libertytrain

        Looks like eddie is once again speaking about himself.

        • JeffH

          libertytrain, It just can’t be fixed…it’s forevha…
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gxKStPXyn8

          • libertytrain

            jeff, thank you. I’ve never seen it said quite so well and you are on to something…

  • Lastmanstanding

    When they (both parties) destroy the economy, rest assured that most of these psycho politicians will have no where to hide.

  • eddie47d

    FDR was a modern President and unemployment was 16.9% in 1936 when he was reelected. It was also 14.6% in 1940. Now Republican Herbert Hoover was President during the Stock Market Crash and the start of the depression. The comparison today would be G Bush who set this unemployment in motion and the stock market to crash. Maybe Americans do go to the source and put the blame squarely where it belongs. On the one who caused the problem not the one who is trying to fix it. Yes history many indeed repeat itself.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      eddie… You forgot that the Democratic Congress had just as much to do with the Washington decisions as the President did.

      • Ray

        Interestingly, both houses of congress were Republican just prior to the Great Depression as well as the Great Recession. I can’t wait to see the next “Great” thing to come along under Republican leadership…

        • Earl

          Looks like the boneheads are out in force again….You’re all wrong! The 1929 stock market crash was caused by the Federal Reserve making interest rates higher at a bad time, causing money to become more expensive. The depression would have ended much sooner had not FDR, the liberal’s hero intervened to fix it. The only thing that ended the great depression was world war II and the printing of money and it’s spending on war materiel. There was also a downturn in the economy after the war ended…..The rest is history.

      • JTB

        That’s right Robin you tell him like it is!

      • eddie47d

        Looks like JTB is full of it too!

    • DaveH

      For the readers who demand more than conjecture:
      http://mises.org/rothbard/agd.pdf

  • Geoman

    eddie47d you seem to forget that Bush inherited Clinton and Carter’s unstoppable avalanche of “runaway debt in motion” including Fannie Mae and Frddie Mac . Clinton was the one who threatened to sue banks that didn’t grant unsecured loans . Obama had a majority in both houses and they wouldn’t pass any of his debt/JOBs “solutions”. Democrats kept the latest jobs bill from passing -voting with Republicans against it . Obama just keeps adding to the flames in quantum terms -far outreaching Bush’s impact. LASTLY Obama is no FDR! -WITNESS HIS REFUSAL TO HAVE FDRs PRAYER AS PART OF THE WW2 MEMORIAL.

    • Ray

      Geoman, and where exactly do you get your “facts?” Clinton and Carter’s runaway debts? Sorry, but under President Clinton we saw our national debt decline. Something that cannot be said for either of the Presidents Bush, or Reagan.

    • eddie47d

      You noticed how Geoman skipped over the inbetween Presidents.Selective BS?

  • Joey Biden

    Clinton ranks high on the allstar numbskull list right along with Carter and Obama,etc. He always has a lot to say but nothing of significance or importance.

  • Ray

    The facts are that under President Clinton the economy was the best that it’s been in my sixty plus years lifetime. Additionally, he is a savvy politician. Whatever one thinks about him personally, and I’m not a fan of the Clintons, he is a Rhodes Scholar and knowledgeable on both the economy and politics.

    • duaner

      Ray;

      The only reason that Clinton’s presidency had a more favorable outlook in terms of balanced budget is due to the majority republican congress that forced the issue. People give Clinton credit for welfare reform. NOT! Again it was a responsible republican congress. And to Eddie whatever your handle is and the rest of the leftwinger’s who stink up this site. FDR’s policies along with a democraptic congressional majortity made the depression last years longer due to their idiot policies. Don’t they teach the truth in history classes anymore???

      • eddie47d

        Apparently you missed a few class yourself!

      • DaveH

        The budget was balanced in spite of Bill Clinton:
        http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=5656

        • JeffH

          Actually Dave, the budget was never balanced under Clinton…

          The Myth of the Clinton Surplus:
          The government can have a surplus even if it has trillions in debt, but it cannot have a surplus if that debt increased every year. This article is about surplus/deficit, not the debt. However, it analyzes the debt to prove there wasn’t a surplus under Clinton.
          http://www.craigsteiner.us/articles/16

          • JeffH

            The Myth of the Clinton Surplus, Part II
            http://www.craigsteiner.us/articles/30

          • s c

            JeffH, you probably won’t hear about this much, but our media whores and academic, knee-pad strumpets in colleges and universities are part of a continuing scheme to re-write history on a daily basis. It went into high gear after WWI.
            After FDR died, this scheme went into hyperdrive, and is part of the NWO, 1984 scenario in which ‘correct’ history is strictly whatever Uncle Scam says it is. FDR’s followers are still keeping us in the dark concerning many of his unconstitutional, war-mongering antics.
            It’s very interesting stuff, and is extremely sad at the same time. It is SO EASY to dumb-down people.
            I put much of the blame on America’s “public education” system and journalists who have as much integrity as a $5 good-time, sidewalk stewardess. It is truly like PAYING to become dumber than a programmed sheep. But, try and persuade progressives and their ilk that they’re a willing part of the insanity.

      • s c

        duaner, in answer to your question, truth has been kicked out of American education (especially history), and you can forget about accurate, realistic history. History is being re-written on a daily basis, and Uncle Scam is the one who makes it possible.
        In this day and age, anyone who knows much about history (especially recent American history) went out of his/her way to learn it. You will NOT get it in America’s “schools.” And that begs an important question.
        duaner, WHY the flying #^&* do Americans let their kids go to public schools?

    • JTB

      Must be the republican congress clinton had because when the dems took over in 2006 the rest is history and it’s not pretty! If you can’t see that get your eyes checked!

    • s c

      For someone your age, r, either you’ve lied to yourself, or you hang around a large crowd of liars. Bubba Clinton is no better than a frat rat at a prostitute’s convention. Look it up. WHAT did Bubba Clinton get from his days in England? Show me the degree he was awarded (a degree in alcohol, drugs and women?).
      You made the same mistake people made with Peanuts Carter. Just because someone takes some courses beyond high school does NOT make them a scholar in anything. Carter and Clinton are smoke-and-mirrors pretenders.
      Your ‘standards’ for politicians might as well include handing out Nobel Peace Prizes and honorary degrees from around the world just because someone exists – not because they did anything or are somehow “intelligent.” Get real. You’ll believe almost anything, won’t you?
      Wanna buy a bridge?

      • 45caliber

        sc:

        Actually Bill didn’t spend all that much time in England. He went there – and then was invited to visit Russia at their expense. So far he’s never said what he did there during the six months he was visiting them. The only thing he really did in England that anyone can document is organize a communist protest.

        • Earl

          One can only speculate, but I’ll bet it has something to do with socialism. BTW, Mr. Obama ALSO visited the Russian republic in 1992, and I have written about it on this blog before. His presidency was foretold at a private citizen’s reception in Moscow by an inebriated wife of a Russian businessman (the wife,who was a dyed in the wool communist).

          She stated,”you are going to have a black president,yes, a chocolate baby. His name is Barack. (No last name stated)”

          The businessman tried to stifle the wife, to no avail……..Interesting, eh?

    • 45caliber

      Ray:

      Clinton certainly is a Rhodes Scholar. His backers paid enough for it!

      • bob wire

        Are you suggesting that Bill had political supporter and backers during his post college years that somehow paid for his scholarship ?

        I’m not that knowledgeable about such matters but that hardly makes any sense.

        “Even with a Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index rating of negative 18;”

        It’s funny how this polling system is dragged up and referred to whenever the right-wing chips are down and they need a friend willing lie to them. This has been going on for years now like the strong desire a child has to believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny.

        You know it’s off a good 40 points to pander to your bias.

        Good Bye Mr. Russel of Arizona, Governor Brewer will miss you.
        Some much for blocking HCR at the Supreme court level.
        Ohio is a collective bargain state today
        And Mississippi’s “Person’s Rights” is a dead issue.

        Virginia is your shining star today.

        You are run space violator and woman abuser for President.

        The way things are stacking up today~ Obama second term seems assured.

        Quite listening to people that lie to you because that’s what you want to hear. Quite shooting yourself in the foot at every opportunity.

        You hate the Clinton’s because they are democrats and bested your best, and today both still cast a huge shadow in spite of all your foul deeds and underhanded efforts and platoons of snake in the grass attorneys.

        I think that perhaps your hate is enabling to them, they seem to thrive on it.

        • AJ

          Bob wire,
          The Clintins aren’t hated because they are Democrats. There’s no differnce in Democrat scum or Republican Scum. This is why the Clintins are hated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Cx5ISMcWk
          And the reason he was never called on this is because of his over LOrd and business partner in Crime Pappa Bush!

    • Earl

      So, tell me all about Rhodes scholars, smart guy. I know what Cecil Rhodes represented and what the purpose of his scholarships are, do you??

      Hint: It ain’t a good thing…

      • AJ

        Ya Earl, it’s to school them in one world government politics!!!

    • s c

      R, GAKKK! IDH ronelkn wmka sbrtq ynz wplh dgdru vgwpnksz! UMBRIGYAG GAKKKKK!

  • GladysMP

    Boy, did Romney’s lie that Texas (or any state) is giving illegals free college tuition cause a lot of people to fall for his falsehood. Instate tuition is not FREE!!!!! Those students not only have to meet strict requirements, but they will have to pay back student loans just as other students do. Why is this so hard for folks to understand? Of course, a lot of folks fell for Obama’s lies like they have fallen for Romney’s lies and look where that got us. Why replace one liar with another?

  • s c

    Just in case YOU are still infatuated with Arkansas’ great gift to corrupt politics, never forget that Bubba Clinton 1) freed Puerto Rican terrorists [with the help of a criminal named Eric Holder] 2) has the morals of a rich frat rat at a whore’s convention 3) tried to give away Long Beach to the Chinese government [CHINA, not Taiwan] and 4) probably would have gone to Canada, rather than serve in the military and 5) would still be in the White House if he could have found a way to do it.

  • AJ

    Hey Bubba without the ilegals your people and Obbummer wouldn’t get ellected. And why wouldn’t one Bildabooger (Clintin) praise another Buildabooger (Perry). Of course Obbumer will be reellected. The majority of America is on some kind of Gov give away program. So the majority doesn’t care about the unemployment rate. Their concern is the Gov givaways they’re on.

  • hoser

    Clinton ruined this country in ways that are now just being understood. He rewrote the accounting laws allowing banks/corporations to hide trillions of debt. Then, the SOB had the gaul to say he balanced the budget……Oh yeah, Bush made things worse! But wait, then comes Obama. Clinton and Bush on steroids! Get your precious metals now while you can…

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