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Bill Clinton — from savior to potential
scapegoat in less than two months

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/24/2012 11:48:22 PM

If President Obama loses this election, the Democrats will need a scapegoat. The obvious scapegoat would be Obama himself. But he’s been getting free passes all of his life, and the left-liberals who comprise the Democratic mainstream will think long and hard about holding him accountable now. For one thing, he’s manifestly one of them. For another, he’s African-American. Accordingly, the need for a different scapegoat would arise. That scapegoat would have to be someone significant enough to be plausible in the role and someone not strongly associated with the Party’s left-liberal faction.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/24/2012 11:58:00 PM     (No. 8959785)

Slick Obama and Perjurer Bill are two of the best manipulators and con-men evah'.
If they cannot win this election for the Democrats who can?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/25/2012 12:14:05 AM     (No. 8959795)

They sure ain't got no bench to call from.

We have the best bench in the last 100 years to draw from.

As it should be.

The Left will need to construct a new candidate from whole cloth.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/25/2012 12:20:22 AM     (No. 8959804)

Some truth to the article. If Obama loses he will instantly become a Saint and a legend. The man who was too good for America.

Then for another thirty years, if he isn't too lazy, he will preside over several important international groups. He will also get some Nobel Prize or another in alternate years.

Bill isn't that easy to play. Like it or not he usually wins his political scraps. But he is older and not aging well. Being white means he can, in a pinch, be criticized by liberals. And his nominal mate Hillary will never match Michelle in the flash department.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mercedesops, 10/25/2012 12:43:53 AM     (No. 8959809)

First of all Clinton has never has coat tails--ask Al Gore and the returning congressional class of 1995. He does not want to be blamed for Obama's loss--nor does he want to be blamed for the mess Obama will bring if reelected. His view of Obama remains " a few years ago this guy would be getting our coffee"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/25/2012 12:49:36 AM     (No. 8959810)

#4
Yup and amen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 10/25/2012 12:54:30 AM     (No. 8959812)

Lie down with dogs -- fleas.

With Clinton -- whoa boy!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/25/2012 1:14:50 AM     (No. 8959834)

BJ can't be blamed for 0's record. He earned that himself. If it were a good, or even marginal, record the media could have delivered a win for 0. He will wear this around his own neck.

BJ will remain the patriarch of the demonRATS.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/25/2012 1:54:24 AM     (No. 8959863)

If Bama loses, I suspect Clinton will pat himself on the back, not feel bad about it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: billa, 10/25/2012 2:05:40 AM     (No. 8959870)

Be preapared, very prepared...if BO loses which I seriously doubt, the riots, violence and destruction all over the country will make the R. King riots look like a birthday party. Black leaders have even come out and said as much...ya know...intimidate the white guilt voting faction.


B. Clintonn won't get the blame...his wife will. She has already taken the hit so that the stank of Benghazi will not rub off onto BO.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: byzantine, 10/25/2012 2:08:29 AM     (No. 8959871)

Most of you are looking at this from one perspective. But I tend to have a less conventional point of view. I believe that 'Yes' Bill Clinton has played a hand in sabotaging the Zero campaign. And I believe that Clinton has done this willfully on purpose!

Why is this?

Bill Clinton is no fool. He is very tactful and calculating in his political dealings. Obama on the other hand IS a fool. He is naive, unqualified, and stupid.

That being said, Clinton KNOWS that re-electing Obama would be a complete disaster on many levels- not least of all, Hillary's chances to run for President.

Think about it. Four years from now it will be a lot harder for Hillary to run for President in a devastated nation suffering from 'Democrat Fatigue', than it would against a Republican President with contrasting views. I theorize that Clinton took advantage of Obama's greed to cling onto power, and naive eagerness to have a legendary Democrat involved in his campaign to give it a boost. Clinton gave him the wrong advice on purpose, to get him out of the way and make chances for a Democrat Presidential candidate a lot more viable 4 years from now.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 10/25/2012 2:54:27 AM     (No. 8959888)

...in the end, when 0bama loses, he has no one other than himself and his advisors and the record he created, to blame...but of ocurse we will be informed that he was just too smart for us...

...I can imagine some looking at BC, as excuses start flowing, and I believe as well that BC had no desire to see Zero re elected...other than a rousing convention speech, whe he loved delivering, what has he really done for the 0. Very little and some of the comments like Romney's "sterling" business record, were a little surprising...

...no love lost between the two, and maybe BC wasn't too convincing in support, but 0bama has earned all the blame... he's just not man enough to claim it...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wtm, 10/25/2012 3:22:30 AM     (No. 8959895)

Do we really expect both Bill and Hillary to standby and let Obama throw them under the bus, and blame them for all that is going wrong in Obama's re-election ???

Grab the popcorn, waiting for the sparks to start flying !!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 80coyotekate, 10/25/2012 10:14:17 AM     (No. 8960619)

Trucker Observation: Bill's "black bros" shouldn't be surprised that he choose his wife over a failing politician.

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