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Historic: First gay president hugs first black president

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Did you see Bill Clinton’s speech last night? The crowd was electrified — proof positive that there are still a lot of people who somehow have the capability to believe a word of what comes out of this man’s mouth:

A president who was impeached for lying to a grand jury — sure, count me in as one who is going to take all of his claims at face value.

Clinton did his best to try and make it sound as if the economy has actually improved and we’re heading in the right direction, but no matter how much lipstick they smear on that pig, they can’t hide from reality:

–There have been 300,000 jobs added during Obama’s entire presidency, not 4.5 million.

–The national debt has increased over $5 trillion dollars since Obama took office. The national debt now exceeds $16 trillion.

–The price of a gallon of gas is double what it was the day Obama took office.

–Food stamp use is at a record high.

–Median household income is down almost 5 percent since Obama took office.

–Food prices have jumped the most in 36 years (when you-know-who was entering office).

–The labor force participation rate is now the lowest it has been since 1981 (when you-know-who was leaving office).

–Unemployment is 8.3 percent. It was 7.8 percent when Obama took office.

Rhetorical sleight of hand delivered from a stage for an hour by Sir Slick-a-lot won’t alter reality for a lot of people who live in it 24/7. I think the Dems are actually making a huge mistake by lying about a miraculous but nonexistent economic recovery. The “piss in their pockets and tell them it’s raining” approach is likely doomed to backfire. It’s just too bad that more Americans aren’t finding being lied to patently offensive — those were the adoring Bubba-philes screaming from the seats last night.

As for the night in general, to me this spells trouble for the Dems: One of their biggest “stars” of the evening was a woman whose 15 minutes of fame began when she complained that somebody else should be paying for her birth control. What an inspiring “only in America” kind of story!

Update: Milton Wolf puts it in perspective:

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Update II: Drudge having too much fun:

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38 Responses to “On Bill Clinton’s Speech”

  1. backwoodsconsr on September 6th, 2012 11:31 am

    Did he tell them that Obama did not have sex with the American people?

  2. Granny55 on September 6th, 2012 11:38 am

    And get a load of Sen. Al Franken's drunken interview over at MSDNC.
    http://thelastword.msnbc.com/

    OMG – how much kool aid did he swig? Hahahahahahahahahah!!!!!

  3. Marshall_Will on September 6th, 2012 12:25 pm

    "I think the Dems are actually making a huge mistake by lying about a miraculous but nonexistent economic recovery."

    As big as they come. Many are now relating the first 2+ years Dem's positively wallowed in "We inherited a MESS" to their OWN stalled efforts. For 99 Weeks they did their level best *not* to "find work" and watched their personal circumstances deteriorate.

    The avg. worker now feels, "Well SURE pal ( 'I' inherited a 'mess' too! )" I didn't cause the plant to be closed! I didn't profit from my former employer's demise! I wasn't given the opportunity to give my buddies "hook-ups"!

    So even though they're finally… turning their backs on O'Drama, is no reason to rush out and 'embrace' these recent converts. As far as I'm concerned, they're on Conditional Citizenship Status. These "Obama Put" defectors need to prove themselves all-over-again.

  4. backwoodsconsr on September 6th, 2012 1:11 pm

    Are you sure Bill isn't the gay one? Sleeping with Hillary could do strange things to a man.

  5. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 1:14 pm

    The RNC was family-friendly, the DNC, not so much !

    Billy Jeff isn`t fooling anyone on this side of reality, he and Shrillary despise the Obama`s. It only proves what a liar Der Schlickmeister is for him to talk up Barry. I`ve gotten really quick with the mute button with all the Obama ads and now Bill has one that begins, (paraphrased) "…..this is a choice between who you think will return this country to full employment…". If that`s the parameter, then the choice is one of the simplest EVER : NOT OBAMA !!

  6. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 1:23 pm

    Two things about yesterday and a third point about the convention overall.

    First, the whole day at the DNC ended up being overshadowed by the convention floor fight over whether or not to at God and Jerusalem back into the platform. DWS even tried to spin it as only being a technical oversight and that there was no contention when it came to the floor vote. That lead Anderson Cooper to the epiphany that most of us had a very long time ago concerning DWS:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/anderson-cooper-de

    Secondly, Bubba's speech is going to backfire. Creating a feeling of nostalgia for a better economic time is only going to hurt Obama. Romney camp had this response to the speech:

    "Bill Clinton worked with Republicans, balanced the budget, and after four years he could say you were better off," Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams wrote. "Barack Obama hasn’t worked across the aisle – he’s barely worked with other Democrats – and has the worst economic record of any president in modern history.
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/05/r

  7. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 1:24 pm

    Fascinating, (only read the text under the vid) I never saw Al as funny until that line about the need for "bi-partisanship". OK, it wasn`t funny except in the ironic sense; the dems haven`t cared about bi-partisanship for decades, only our agreement with them.

    Barry said, "Y`all can come along for the ride, but you gotta sit in the back of the bus" (para).

    "…….how much kool aid did he swig ?" Al guzzles it, swims and bathes in it ! I think he must be wearing a hydration back pack under his shirt with an intravenous line run to a spinal tap !

  8. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 1:32 pm

    The last thing I would note is that the DNC can be summed up as a rally for abortion on demand and gay marriage. These are not two things that are front and center on the mind of the average voter. Many people have said they are using it as a distraction tactic, but after yesterday's floor fight over God and Jerusalem I wonder if there isnt another reason.

    I am wondering if the Dems are still trying to secure the base and that is what the pandering about these two issues is about. It would be just as easy for the dems to do what they always do and blame republicans (like bubba did last night) for all the economic mess and the MSM would gladly report it.

    I bleieve there is more to the floor fight yesterday than meets the eye.

  9. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 1:42 pm

    We all know that the move to the smaller arena after bussing people in was to show that the venue was overfilled now (compared to empty seats at the larger stadium). It looks like this may be backfiring though:

    Heartbreak after teenaged Obama volunteers rewarded with Golden ticket to his speech are now UNINVITED due to space
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199020/M

    And the forecast for the chance of rain during the event tonight…..0%

  10. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 1:57 pm

    My local paper w/s updates to the new day at about 12:20 AM. I commented on there DWS worthy, 4 page article on "why" the DNC was moved from Don`t Call It Bank of America Stadium (the stadium that was "to big to fill") to the much smaller indoor Time Warner Cable Stadium, really giving them the what-for and called their whole story BS ! Moments after posting it, the site updated to today with the "new" version of the same story. I`m disgusted !

    Take a look at this stage set and decide for yourselves if this was ever planned to be at the open-air venue !? http://potluckbloggers.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/t

  11. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 2:04 pm

    Not only the stage set, but stop and think for a minute the logistics involved in renting out an arena. I have a tough time buying that the arena just happened to be empty at this time. An arena sitting empty is an arena not making any money.

  12. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 2:08 pm

    RE; Update, "….. puts it in perspective."

    As much as I hated President Clinton`s and Bill`s soshallizm, I hated their lies even more ! I hated their sullying of the Oval Office, the Presidency and the good name of the USA !

    Months ago, little Barry whined that "It`s got to the point that if I say 'the sky is blue', some people will run outside and look up" ! That was EXACTLY right; lies have consequences; we can`t trust anything you say !!!!

  13. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 2:24 pm

    As Rush and our local guy (who worked in Charlotte for the last decade-ish) pointed out, no other event that would be scheduled at BofA Std. would EVER be cancelled for a forecast of 20% chance of rain.

    NO, NO, a thousand times NO; Obama planned to have HIS part of the event at the indoor event all along !

  14. Marshall_Will on September 6th, 2012 2:36 pm

    (the stadium that was "to big to fill")

    Take a bow. There's one that will have life long after the helium is out of those blue balloons. "I'm going to build a stadium so big NO ONE will be able to fill it and none of you are going to STOP me!?"

    Always love to hear Mick Jagger's tales of how proud they were filling Madison Square Garden. They'd have to break it up into (2) shows a day for three consecutive days to get everyone in. Of course in '69 this was all pre-internet/pre-Messiah. Too bad for Obie it's too late to give Mick a call?

  15. Marshall_Will on September 6th, 2012 2:39 pm

    Creating a feeling of nostalgia for a better economic time is only going to hurt Obama.

    And it's possible that was no coincidence either? Solid observation. Kind of like being at an oldies concert and being asked "Are you ready to rock & roll!?" and all I can think of is, "Okay but you better make it fast".

  16. Marshall_Will on September 6th, 2012 2:43 pm

    I wasn't personally present for the RNC so I can't say for sure huge pink cardboard v@gin@s 'weren't' on display?

  17. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 2:44 pm

    "Did you see Bill Clinton’s speech last night? "

    By the looks of the ratings a lot of people did not watch it. They prefered to watch teh NFL season opener.
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/09/06/tv-ra

  18. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 2:45 pm

    I see the RNC has a new ad that points out the Dems said no to God 3 times:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ay6C8oy2w&fe

  19. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 2:55 pm

    I`ve been in only two indoor "pro" stadiums; the Georgia Dome, -HUGE- and this one, TWC Std, -would fit in the GD, both times for Christian events.

    You`re right, these stadiums are usually owned by cities and MUST make money, LOTS of money !

  20. Vindication! » Cold Fury on September 6th, 2012 3:07 pm

    [...] Powers provides a few facts, as opposed to what The Creep was shoveling: Did you see Bill Clinton’s speech last night? The [...]

  21. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 3:27 pm

    I wish I could take credit for coining "too big to fill" and "Don`t Call It Bank of America Stadium", but the local radio guy uses them and I think I heard Rush do the "too big to fill" first ! Not sure !

    Yeah, relatively few events ever filled MSG; mostly concerts, Billy Graham I think and the one that blew my mind – Pro Wrestling ! Come on people, PW is FAKE !!

  22. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 3:30 pm

    I DID mean "inside the event" ! I also thought it hysterical the tiny OWS crowd cried because their protest movement involvement at the RNC was so tiny !

  23. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 4:06 pm

    Chance of rain tonight in Charlotte at the time of Zero`s speech and acceptance of the dim Coronation; 0% !!! But they HAD TO move ! It was for "safety" reasons !

  24. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 4:11 pm

    The British press is really starting to go after Obama. Just check out this headline:

    You 'ARE absolutely better off' than you were four years ago, defiant Obama tells America's 23 million unemployed and hard-up middle class
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199362/O

  25. Granny55 on September 6th, 2012 4:11 pm

    Just heard Rush say that the mayor of LA that took the floor vote on adding back in God and Jeruslem to the platform was on CNN and when asked about the boos and hissing said there was none of that behavior. He didn't hear it. Now what part of that lie are we to believe? I saw it and heard it many times since last night and he thinks I should believe him. They are making complete asses out of themselves.

  26. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 4:16 pm

    And if that isn't enough of a slap in the face to the unemployed, try this:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/5/yo

  27. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 4:17 pm

    He`s playing the DWS of the Left Coast !

  28. Marshall_Will on September 6th, 2012 4:21 pm

    Gosh Granny, I'm no Tanya Reiman but how did he explain the nervous, forced grin. Incessant weight-shifting and directionless stunned GAZE?

    Or did righwingerz make that part up too?

  29. Marshall_Will on September 6th, 2012 4:32 pm

    Great to see. We need to make sure we forward that to every Progtard we know that famously claimed for the last 12 years:

    "Oh, I don't pay much attention to U.S news. I prefer to get MINE from.., independent and impartial sources like the UK. They're much more objective!" blah blah. ( All the while SPEWING MSN/HuffPo talking points to the t )

    Yeah, the Brit's broke the BACK of YAABOT.

  30. jeffythequick on September 6th, 2012 5:28 pm

    Seating Capacity of Bank of America Stadium: 73,778
    Seating Capacity of DNC Arena: 20,000 ish
    —————————————-
    Side note… where are all the news stories of the saddened BoA ticket holders that didn't get to see the President? Oh yeah, that's filed under "stuff we don't report on Democrats, but crow about with Republicans".

    The answer is that it was a safety of the President concern. With 50,000+ presidential impersonators, how would the Secret Service know who to protect?

    Bonus question: If they did take the wrong empty chair back to the White House, how long would it take for anyone in the US to find out?

  31. The Zoo Keeper on September 6th, 2012 5:34 pm
  32. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 7:24 pm

    "Side note …." Interesting that Obama placed a conference call to some of the ticket holders, kids with "Golden Tickets earned thru volunteer service", that they mustn`t let the risk of a little lightning get them down , blah, blah, blah ! They worked for the tickets, get shafted and Zero thinks they`ll be happy with a platitudinous speech and STILL vote for him ?

    Interesting too that you asked, "….. how long ….. to 'find out' " and not "…. for anyone to notice" ! If Obama somehow also lost his CrackBerry phone, it might be a long time before anyone in the WH circle noticed, they might decide to take advantage of his absence and just GO WILD with EOs n STUFF !! It could last a WHILE !

  33. Truesoldier__ on September 6th, 2012 7:40 pm

    I was listening to a talk show out of Tampa (the schnitt show I believe). He had a truck driver that claimed to have just left the BofA Stadium. The company he works for was hired to bring in 9,000 chairs (12 truck loads) originally. Then on Tuesday the order was downgraded to 5,000 chairs (7 truck loads).

    As the caller pointed out, 5,000 chairs on the ground of the stadium would have made the place look very empty even if every chair had a body in it. Of course the additional 4,000 empty chairs would have been just as bad.

    Easy conclusion, they figured out that they would not be able to fill the stadium and downgraded to less chairs as the last thing they wanted was a bunch of empty chairs (especially after Clint Eastwoods speech). Once the chairs were set up the saw how bad the optic of so few chairs would look.

  34. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 7:45 pm

    Again, I`m fascinated by the interesting info from truckers. They have an inside track on some things / logistics.

  35. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2012 7:59 pm

    My lefty friends live on NPR and cite the lefty talking points AND the BBC for their in-depth reporting and subjects our news agencies miss or ignore OR that we just plain aren`t interested in.

    Do you ever watch a Brit WWII doc. ? They`re so in-depth and their commentators are so monotonous, it`s dull as a bowling shoe !

  36. jerry on September 6th, 2012 9:16 pm

    Why did you take the video down?

  37. Obama bin Biden on September 7th, 2012 5:03 pm

    God was booed.

    Clinton was cheered.

  38. TiminAL on September 8th, 2012 12:16 am

    And Jesus wept.

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