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Game On in Charlotte: First Lady Energizes and Bill Clinton Expected to Set House on Fire


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bill Clinton, Obama, DNC, candidates, elections, government, economy, democrats, politics )

Carrie
- 694 days ago - alternet.org
Meanwhile, word began to spread that Bubbah was in the house -- meaning Bill Clinton was in Charlotte and was preparing a speech that insiders say will "set the house on fire."



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Arielle S. (316)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 1:09 pm
looking forward to it - he can certainly do it
 

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 1:28 pm
Really looking forward to this.
 

Maggie S. (40)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 2:30 pm
This will be the speech we have all been waiting for! Finally, something constructive and truthful - unlike that dreadful RNC and all those people running around with pinocchio noses! Cannot wait to see the polls when this convention ends! Expecting the Dems to go really big - they are ahead already, but, they should send the polls way up! The projections on the electoral votes - Obama 247 Mitt 191. Obama only needsw 23 more, and, he is ahead in several swing states. It looks better every day!
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 3:08 pm

I think that Jimmy Carter set the standard of what an ex-president should do with his time, resources and ability to have unique influence. Bill Clinton has followed that lead and taken things to an even higher level, and Carter was a tough act to follow. Clinton's speech is highly anticipated and will not doubt meet and exceed expectations. Like others I will be glued to the TV tonight, if last night is an indicator of the levels of excitement and re-charging the party, then tonight will blow the roof off. Go 'em Bill!
 

Carrie B. (305)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 3:15 pm
I too am anxiously awaiting tonight's speech by Bill. I suspect that each extraordinary night at the DNC is building up to tomorrow night's speech by Obama. I can hardly wait!
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 3:39 pm
Well, The RNC got beat out by The TV show *Honey Boo Boo* ( The show with the redneck kid model star) and they had Clint Eastwood talking to a chair roflmaooooo!!! So Cheerio' my dear Bill Clinton
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 8:16 pm
I'm watching it right now and it's awesome. Pure dynamite that's really stirring and striking more than a few chords with me! Thanks Carrie.
 

susan b. (0)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 12:36 am
Look at our sitting presidents record! Can you AFFORD 4 more years of him? If you blame Bush again, remember O said he'd fix it all 4 yrs ago. You're voting for 'swag' and making me gag. His record in the Senate was dismal like his past 4 yrs. I was at the State Capitol when the tour guide told us he hardly came at all to vote! We are voting for gov handouts to the lazy and non citizens. Socialism is close at hand- And when one states that Carter was a great president, you need some fresh air. I give up.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 12:41 am
Susan B. save it for your tea party friends. Obama never said he would "fix it all" 4 years ago. He said it would get better, and it has! When he is reelected he will accomplish much more!
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 1:45 am
Amen Carrie! Well done for your retort to Susan B - she is deliberately or disingenously ignoring the GOP's obsession with plotting against President Obama and their resolution to destroy him by denying him any measures they could - no matter how good for America it was. Susan B - if you mean Communism why not say so - or is the memory of McCarthy in the 50s a little too warm even for the Tea Party?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 1:47 am
Mislim da je on bio jedan od boljih predsjednika,obzirom da
se zalagao za mnogo toga sto se nekada nje smjelo ni spomenuti.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 2:00 am
Ajla's comment translation from Croatian: I think he was one of the better president, given that
argued for much of what used to be allowed to even mention it.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 2:10 am
Sorry that is not a very good translation, but that was the best I could get out of Google. I think you can get what she is saying.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (968)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:14 am
What a great speech. Clinton can still knock those speeches out of the ballpark.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:40 am
The speech was more like a good lawyer defending a guilty client. Bill Clinton was careful not to mention the war in Afghanistan, Iraq, high unemployment, enormous debt, and 26 states denying ObamaCare. This was more like Clinton was "carrying Obama's bags."

Not Clinton's finest hour IMO. He tried too hard and it showed. There's no great friendship between the two of them. How can Bill Clinton forget how the democrats literally threw his wife under the bus to make room for someone like Barack Obama?

Michelle's speech was well coached and rehearsed. Fact Check: they both grew up privileged. Obama went to the most expensive school in Hawaii and they both graduated from some of the most expensive universities in America. So, I will give that part of Michelle's speech the "fairy tale" award.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 5:57 am
Diane, meet Susan - the two of you are obviously unaware of what life would be like under Romney and Ryan.
I hope you never have to find out. And I agree with Kit - Jimmy Carter was way ahead of his time. Gracious, gentle, peace-loving, and compassionate, he just didn't fit in the ruthless world of politics. Clinton could handle that better and he did. His speech last night was spectacular...simply spectacular.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 6:12 am
I don't like Bill clinton but respect his turn around from a super sleezy "wild willy" to a statesman. I disagree about the glowing Jimmy Carter comments on the same grounds. jimmy was a horrible President but morphed into a good man. An old book called this pehenomenon the "Peter principle" where people rise beyond their capabilities. In these two cases, they regressed into good folks.

Mr. Obama is out of this league and concur with Diane and Susan. One has to winder where all the money came from to sustain Obama's early lifestyle.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 6:48 am
Arielle, both you and Kit, are stating your personal opinion of Jimmy Carter. If Kit thinks he was way ahead of his time then that is what Kit thinks. However, the overwhelming majority of Americans have deemed him the worst President in America up until now as they believe Obama has taken the title away from Jimmy. Gracious, peace loving and compassionate sure didn't help the hostages in Iran. As far as math was concerned, he didn't test high on that either with inflation, recession and mortgage interest rates of 22%. You may like him but he was a terrible president.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 7:37 am
Speaking of fairy tales Diane? How do you like living in Disneyland? Where did you get your information about Michelle and Barack Obama growing up privileged? FOX news or some tea party rag?
 

Cam V. (417)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 9:48 am
Clinton is nothing more than another politician. If he truly loved America he would have been truthful. Instead he lied. Put a spin on the failure of this administration for the sake of party rather than country. Sad day for America indeed. Very sad.
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 12:46 pm

Oh my, Clinton must have not stepped on toes last night but really squashed them, what bitter grapes this morning. You bet Clinton is a politician, when did he say he was not? Who said he was not? The majority of Americans do not rate Jimmy Carter as a bad president and the many that have worked him in his post-president achievements, would not insult the work done for the poor and disenfranchised.

Frankly, I don't really care what a Canadian thinks of the elections in the United States, and I don't see much real purpose in using bitter language against one group or the other. Neither Obama nor Romney is a bad man or one that wants to destroy this country. It may sound good to some who have no message to use, but it's not constructive and will win no votes. Romney's dad paid for his education, Obama's like my own was a combination of grants and loans. Back then it didn't cost nearly as much to acquire a good education. Now it's either debt for life or short change the individual and the country by so many that lack a good education. Why has college or even public education become so very expensive? Because of the investments made by school districts and universities in the sleazy and unregulated market that scammed both those from education and all of us. People you have access to the Internet, that gives you the opportunity to do REAL research, the kind of research that used to mean traveling across the country to a university library. Instead of just repeating the talking points of your choice of candidate, try doing some real research, or just continue to read only that which reinforces your belief system.


47.5% people make up facts to suit the moment.... That is actually a part of a joke but each election it becomes oh so true.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 1:59 pm
The problem here is the republican/teaparty can't handle the truth.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 2:32 pm
Wow! We ARE everything the right says they are. lol
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 2:58 pm
Your "man of the hour" Bill Clinton lied under oath. He was impeached. This is your stellar fellar you are promoting as the "truth sayer." Sorry, but Bill Clinton is a smoozer. Has no shame. Will say what needs to be said to make him look good. What he didn't tell you that it was under his watch that the subprime mortgage debacle grew legs and he leaned on the banks to relax their lending practice rules. Bill Clinton is far from a saint. Had a republican president been impeached you'd be shouting from the roof tops about now.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:10 pm
Bill Clinton is an intellectual lightweight. Clinton spouts platitudes and democratic talking points. He doesn't live up to his "self" image as a wise former Preisdent. He just comes across as a partisan hack who happens to get six figure compensation for speeches to receptive audiences. He took a victory lap in Haiti but what real difference did it make? What real difference has he made at all for the billions that have been contributed and the millions that he has earned?

Think about it.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:20 pm
Plus, he was impeached as a president. Lightweight, indeed.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 7:46 pm
Carter was our "peace" Pres....no wars during his short term. Plus, he installed solar panels on the White House; which idiot actor puppet Reagan immediately had removed when he took over.

I wasn't 100% sure I was going to watch Clinton's speech since I've soured on him a bit due to NAFTA, the dumping of Glass-Steagall and his compromises with Repukes. But, I watched Elizabeth Warren's speech, which was great...and stayed for Clinton. I was so glad I made that decision. It was so fantastic that when it was over, I didn't even realize it lasted 45 min! It was packed full of FACTS, which the Repukes completely neglected. Yeah, I'll agree that Clinton's a "schmoozer"....but, wow!....this schmoozer is a Rhodes scholar with a great intellect, and orating skills second to none.

Funny thing about the DNC compared to the RNC, which was highlighted by Colbert last night. That "odd, funny noise" coming from the Dem Convention floor....that you didn't hear at the RNC---constant thunderous applause and cheering. People were moved to their feet by the speakers. Reps seem to be cold-blooded reptilians by comparison. I'd rather make progress forward than destroy our environment and give the 1% all my retirement/Soc.Sec. to gamble away on Wall St. Obama's a man of the people, Willard's a man of the elitists and Corporate America. Rather than raising the minimum wage, they want to do away with it. That's called "going backwards." Pitiful.
BTW, as for the Eastwood "empty chair' monologue, try listening to it...there were a lot of digs at the Republican party that people have glossed over.
 

susan b. (0)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 11:57 pm
Diane O-you seem to be the only one here who knows anything about what's gone on in the last century. And to Carrie B YES he Did say he'd fix the mess when he got into office almost 4 years ago--where've you been-under a rock? Another thing about Clinton-he shamed his wife and daughter by his lies and indiscresions w/ Monica-. who he promised to be w/ after he left office. The DNC had a smaller audience and the volume was turned up WAY louder b/c of that to make it sound like he was more liked--check it out.Also we are WAY beind in our math and reading scores compared to other countries-so it looks grim for Americans.The Dems pretend to all hate the 'rich' but have many or only "RICH" people speaking in their behalf.John Carrie?Eva Langoria? Please. Carrie--Gas is over $4 a gallon here under O's watch, and food prices/taxes are soaring. You pay about 25% to the gov now out of your pay check--that is if you're working, but you sound like you're collecting from the gov like they want you to, so apparently you don't know this--or you'd be furious.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Friday September 7, 2012, 12:17 am
Yes Susan, I am collecting from the government. It's called Social Security, which I paid into for many years.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 7, 2012, 5:17 am
noted, they were awesome!! thanks Carrie
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Friday September 7, 2012, 6:18 am
thanks carrie
 

susan b. (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:12 am
Oh and Carrie--you'll be taking another hit on your social security check. This country is BROKE.
 
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