Clinton Called In To Give Obama Legitimacy

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by over9five, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Clinton Called In To Give Obama Legitimacy
     
  2. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    over9five,
    I agree. As I stated on a similiar thread Obama is in way over his head. As Clinton was speaking about this enormous issue Obama excuses himself to meet Michele to go to a Christmas party.
    He has no clue, no leadership abilities and obviously no pride ---after being President for two years ---he brings a guy in who has been out of office for the past ten years !!!!????
    Everyone keeps bragging about the Clinton economy but fails to mention that it was a phony dot com economy that collapsed the last year he was in office.:sad-little:
     
  3. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member


    Wild Bill has been the only bright light in the Democratic party since the Messiah has taken office...
     
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    It sure beats Bushes phoney housing boom ! Houses weren't everywhere in foreclosure when the Nasdaq (Internet companies failed) ! Unemployment wasn't a factor either.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Has this ever happened before--a sitting President bringing in a former President for advice and then allowing him to hold an impomptu press conference? I am afraid that whatever credibility Pres. Obama may have had was lost yesterday.
     
  6. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    If the main star can't get it up and sustain it, don't they just call in a "Fluffer?"
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer

    (Your posts have forced me to add Google to my address bar)
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    According to Wikipedia then, fluffer could be right.....one of the 'turned on' males would be Chris Matthews, the tingler, making the word fluffer appropriate!
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    NO, this is the only pusillanimous- whipped prez. ever !! He said Michelle had been kept waiting 30 mins.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that the only time this may have happened before is if Bush II asked Bush I to help him with the big words. (nuclear)

    All kidding aside, Obama had no intention of speaking at the press conference and used the Michelle excuse as his way of giving Clinton the floor. We all know how much Bill loves a microphone. Obama lost what little credibility he may have had yesterday.
     
  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Damn More, President Wonderboy sure has you in the gutter talk mode. You kiss your mother with that mouth?
    :happy-very:
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Sadly, not since '85.........................But wonderboy as you call him brings out "the best" in me!! Time is short, gotta speak my opinion!!
     
  13. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Got no beef there, go for it!
     
  14. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    Klein,
    Not too bright on your part. This is an instance where you should stick to Canadian problems. If you did any research you would know that Fannie Mae had its beginnings under FDR. With the deregulating under Clinton banks began making risky loans without downpayments and proper credit checks for fear of being branded racists for not giving minority loans . The housing collapse took over sixty years of politicians being involved where they should not have been.
    The BUSH Tax cuts pulled us out of a financial disaster after sept 11th ---BY THE WAY --the SAME tax cuts that the great OBAMA is demanding his party keeps in order to create jobs !!!!?????:happy-very:
     
  15. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    I admire the man for asking for help.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Displays his weakness to the world. No-one feared him before, now they're laughing at him.
     
  17. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    At least he can admit he's imperfect.
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    But should he? He should have consulted Bill behind the scenes, maybe had him make some phone calls. But to bring him to the White House, and let him take over the press conference while you sheepishly walk out....

    I just think that was a huge mistake.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I find the ability of a person to admit their limitations to be admirable but not when that person is the President of the United States. As Over said, meet with Clinton behind closed doors but do not turn the reins over to him.
     
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I don't even have a problem if POTUS had brought out an advisor such as an economist of tax policy expert to give a more technical explanation but I'd expect POTUS to remain on stage the whole time and once a short presentation is made to then step back up and take back over. That's fairly standard practice and I'm cool with that but what Obama did with a former President to my knowledge is unprecedented. I can only wonder what the WH Press Corp. thought of this and I think just in image alone could further damage Obama's creds.

    I got no skin in this game in the first place but what I saw yesterday are the actions of someone not planning on a 2nd term!