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In a Barn-Burning Speech, Bill Clinton Leaves Romney-Ryan Bleeding on the Ground


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Bill Clinton, Romney campaign, DNC, RNC, elections, americans, government, candidates, politics )

Carrie
- 684 days ago - alternet.org
In what may prove to be one of the great blunders of the 2012 campaign, the Romney camp spent the past weeks elevating Bill Clinton's status as a means of attacking Barack Obama.



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Pat A. (117)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:24 am
"The Republican argument, said Clinton, is essentially: "we left him a total mess. But he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in.” Then Clinton turned to the real problem with the Romney-Ryan plan: “arithmetic.”

" People ask me all the time how we delivered four surplus budgets. What new ideas did we bring? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic. If they stay with a $ 5 trillion tax cut in a debt reduction plan the arithmetic tells us that one of three things will happen: 1) they'll have to eliminate so many deductions like the ones for home mortgages and charitable giving that middle class families will see their tax bill go up two thousand dollars year while people making over $ 3 million a year get will still get a $250,000 tax cut..." read on tor the rest - he's right!

Hooray for Clinton!

 

Roger M. (0)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:34 am
All of which leads me to wonder - where's George W. Bush in all this?

From here in the UK, I may have missed his involvement, but he seems to be conspicuous by his absence.

Are the Republicans ashamed of him or something? Surely not. It's not as if he did anything wrong while he was President. If you discount the wars, the environment, the economy and all that other stuff, he was great. So why is he not on the podium?
 

Mary Riley (939)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:35 am
It was quite a speech! Even if you don't like him you have to love how he delivered for Obama!
 

Dave C. (212)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 6:32 am
...and lets hope that all the Dems have the backbone that Duvall Patrick (spelling?) called for and keep re-iterating Mr. Clinton's speech......lay out the differences........
 

Judy B. (58)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 8:02 am
Beautiful!! I was a little concerned that all the expectations were riding so high about Clinton's speech, that he couldn't possibly live up to them. But Clinton ended up delivering all that we expected and more. And people love the guy. It makes me smile that people like GOP strategist Alex Castellano said on CNN after the speech, "...tonight when everybody leaves, lock the doors. You don't have to come back tomorrow. This convention is done. This will be the moment that probably reelected Barack Obama."
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 8:44 am
I thoroughly enjoyed Bill Clinton's speech last night.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:22 pm
Of course you would enjoy Bill Clinton's speech. He was impeached for lying under oath. That's a credential that only the liberals would imbrace.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:23 pm
Yes, the liberals love an impeached President....a president who lied under oath. You just can't make this stuff up.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:34 pm
Bill Clinton was simply "Bill Clinton." Anyone who would honor him is well, forgetting who he is. He had three maybe four "affairs" while married to Hillary Clinton and if you folks find some "value" in that, well, I rest my case. Know the man. If you honor the "man" after knowing who he really is....an impeached President, then that is what you own.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 7, 2012, 5:50 am
noted and agreed, thanks Carrie
 

Anne P. (245)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:24 am
Brilliant speech by President Clinton. It was loaded with important facts but for me, the following is the most critical during this election:

"Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can’t afford to double-down on trickle-down."

This needs to be shouted from the rooftops. REPUBLICAN ECONOMIC POLICIES DO NOT WORK. THEY NEVER HAVE AND THEY NEVER WILL. We have the proof!

Wake up, America. Don't give the reins of power back to the GOP. They will destroy this country!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 4:39 pm
Both conventions are over, and if you watched, I think it's pretty clear who should be the next president of the United States – Bill Clinton. He was unbelievable. According to Democrats, he won the election for Obama, he helped the cowboys beat the Giants, and he even had time to go to Hooters afterward.

Jay Leno

 
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