Clinton – “The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning.”

With the issue he has positioned to be his crowning achievement as president at a crossroads, Barack Obama once again called on his former rival to help him follow through.
Former President Bill Clinton told a room full of Democratic Senators Tuesday that passing health care reform – which he failed to do 15 years ago – is not only a moral issue, but also “an economic imperative.”

Clinton argued that even “the most cold-hearted person” ought to support health care reform simply from an economic standpoint. He reminded Democrats of the political momentum their failure to pass reform in 1993 delivered the House of Representatives to the Republicans the following year.

“The point I want to make is: just pass the bill, even if it’s not exactly what you want,” Clinton told Democrats. “When you try and fail the other guys write history.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said Clinton described the ongoing tea party protests against the Democratic agenda as a sign his party was making progress.

Whitehouse quoted Clinton arguing: “The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning.”

Clinton’s overall message was one the Obama administration has tried to make: not passing a bill is the worst thing Democrats could do.

“So it’s not important to be perfect here, it’s important to act, to move, to start the ball rolling, to claim the evident advantages that all these plans agree with and whatever they can get the votes for I’m gonna support,” Clinton said he told the senators. “I think it is good politics to pass this and to pass this as soon as they can. But I think the most important thing is it is the right thing for America. The worst thing to do is nothing.”

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Published in: on November 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Something else erect around Bill Clinton…a gold statue

On Sunday Bill Clinton attended the unveiling of an 11-foot (3.5-meter) statue of himself on a key boulevard that also bears his name in Kosovo.

Clinton is celebrated as a hero by Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority for launching NATO’s bombing campaign against Yugoslavia in 1999 that stopped the brutal Serb forces’ crackdown on independence-seeking ethnic Albanians.

I bet that was not the only thing ‘erected’ in Bill Clintons honor that day.

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Its not the first statue in his honor…there is also a golfing statue.

I guess people like to see Bill Clinton hard…

Sorry waaayyy too easy

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Published in: on November 5, 2009 at 10:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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Finally a ex-president that makes some sense

I’ve been saying for a while now that this whole race thing being bought up about O-man is just redic! There are extremists and crazy people everywhere, but for the most part people just want what is right and dont see a person for their color.

Bill says:

“I believe that some of the right-wing extremists which oppose President Obama are also racially prejudiced and would prefer not to have an African-American president. But I don’t believe that all the people who oppose him on health care — and all the conservatives — are racists. And I believe if he were white, every single person who opposes him now would be opposing him then.”

BRAVO Billy!

Remind me to send you my blue dress a bunch of flowers

Regarding race, the former president was referring to an outburst from Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, who shouted, “You lie!” at Obama during the president’s recent joint address to Congress and also former President Carter’s assessment that racism is an obstacle for the current president.

“While I have devoted my life to getting rid of racism, I think this [health care] is a fight that my president and our party — this is one we need to win on the merits,” Clinton said.

It is so refreshing to hear at lest someone say somethng normal and not crazy on either side.

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Published in: on September 22, 2009 at 7:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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