Bill Clinton’s Bitter Blather

Ex-POTUS Bill Clinton is bitter about the fact that he won’t be moving back into the White House.

From Politico: “The editor of the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review recently ran into Bill Clinton at a local bookstore in Katonah, a town in Westchester. Of course, Clinton held court.”

From Fox News: “The Man from Hope apparently offered little optimism, telling the crowd they were living in a “post-truth era where facts don’t matter.””

Bill Clinton discussing “facts” and “truth”? Perhaps Clinton is waxing philosophically about such words, just as he did about the word “is”. In a September 13, 1998 Slate column, Timothy Noah observes the following:

“The distinction between “is” and “was” was seized on by the commentariat when Clinton told Jim Lehrer of PBS right after the Lewinsky story broke, “There is no improper relationship.” Chatterbox confesses that at the time he thought all these beltway domes were hyperanalyzing, and in need of a little fresh air. But it turns out they were right: Bill Clinton really is a guy who’s willing to think carefully about “what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” This is way beyond slick. Perhaps we should start calling him, “Existential Willie.””

Perhaps Existential Willie can explain what facts presented by FBI director James Comey weren’t facts.

Perhaps Existential Willie can explain why the American public shouldn’t have been told the truth about what Clinton-campaign operatives were saying and doing during the 2016 presidential race. After all, that is what Wikileaks told the American public, regardless of who gave that information to Wikileaks.

Robert Chernin, vice-president of technology company REDtech, has this to say about the Clinton version of “truth”.

“The Lewinsky Scandal, as it was called back in the day, is perhaps the quintessential example of how the Clintons’ treat the truth in general. Truth is not a code to be honored. It is not a bond with the American people to be nurtured and protected. To the Clintons, truth seems to be more of a tool to be used or at times a trap to avoid. Use it when necessary, but only with the precision of a scalpel. When it comes to the truth, the Clintons are experts at parsing the English language like a veteran contortionist.”

As the above-quoted Politico story says, Bill Clinton held court. Apparently, he was impersonating Danny Kaye.


Perhaps Existential Willie has a thing for old movies. After all, one headline says this:

What Bill Clinton has against Henry Fonda is a mystery to this blogger.

For his sake let’s hope that Bill Clinton never has to figure out the location of a pellet of poison.

Yes, Russian hacking is a problem.
Democrats - Not Russians - Sunk Clinton
  • Lady Di

    Please Go Away!

  • yetanotherjohn

    Well the loss certainly couldn’t be blamed on Hillary, she has a vagina.

    • sarahconnor2 MAGA

      How dare you bring that up, you sexist!

      • yetanotherjohn

        I’m not sexist … as God is my witness, I don’t want to have sex with Hillary Clinton.

  • Retired military

    Per Assange the feds haven’t even asked WIkileaks where they got the info from? Why not? And per Obama it didn’t matter until after the election because the dems thought Hillary was going to win the election.

    • jim_m

      The CIA and FBI have been thoroughly politicized by the dems. They are every bit as corrupt a bureaucracy as the Dept of Ed, DOJ, EPA and IRS. They won’t ask Wikileaks because they already have the answer they want. They don’t have to look any further because gathering facts is no longer relevant to the discussion.

      They have reached an ideologically convenient conclusion and facts are not important.

  • Hank_M

    Is Bill bitter about not moving back in to the WH or is he more bitter that he and his “wife” no longer have any influence to sell? That and he’s on the road to irrelevancy.

    At this point, I doubt anyone cares what he thinks, says or does.

    • Retired military

      Yeah Unfortunately we get to hear Obama tell us how great he was for the next 20 years or so.

    • Scalia

      Believe it or not, she’s talking about running again in 2020.

      Not all her advisers agree. In fact, several of them believe Hillary is in a bad way—deeply depressed, drinking too much, and delusional about her chances of making a successful run for the White House four years from now when she’ll be 73 and in shaky health.

      But these advisers are afraid to dash Hillary’s presidential dreams and send her into an even deeper depression.

      “Hillary is in a state of denial and accepts zero responsibility for her loss to Trump,” one of these sources said. “She’s convinced that [FBI Director James] Comey’s last-minute announcement that he was reopening his investigation of Hillary’s emails was planned in advance by her Republican enemies. She’s also convinced that [Russian president Vladimir] Putin was working with Trump and that the two were in direct contact.

      • Retired military

        Please please let it be true. Please please please let it be true. I can only hope to see her life long dream of power and corruption crushed yet again.

      • jim_m

        Who else is going to run for them?

        Warren? She’ll be 71
        Biden? He’ll be 78
        Sanders? He’ll be 79
        Clinton will be a comparatively spritely 73

        Is there anyone else in the democratic party with the stature to run? Pretty much no. They have done a superlative job at crushing the careers of anyone who might have a future. There are few, if any, governors to draw upon.

        Unlike the GOP, which was predicted to be in the wilderness for the next 40 years, the dems have no bench. There are few senators of note, no House leadership under the age of 76 that has any name recognition. What dem governor will run?

        The GOP was sneered at for having 17 candidates in the primary. Can anyone name 17 candidates for the dems that had similar stature and name recognition? No they cannot.

        • yetanotherjohn

          The problem is that for the dems, they are actually more dangerous when they run an unknown. For most voters, the unknown is going to be defined by the media. Hmm … do you think the media will define them as the next incarnation of Hitler or someone who is to modest to admit they walk on water?
          Hillary had baggage. She had great big steamer trunks of baggage. Try as they might to re-introduce Hillary 2.0, the people knew her.
          I agree with retired military. There could be fewer gifts to the republicans than for Hillary to run and run with the usual Clinton mafioso mentality.
          The best defense for the GOP in 2020 is not the dems weak bench but having Trump do well.

          • jim_m

            Actually, the best defense is Trump using alternative means to get his message out and bypassing the media. In 4 years the public can be accustomed to looking elsewhere for information and the media’s hold will be broken on this and their ability to paper over the problems of an unknown dem will be at an end.

          • yetanotherjohn

            Its true that their power is diminishing, but it is far from gone. Combine a successful Trump presidency with a media end run is the best defense.

          • Retired military

            It not only can be but it already is happening and the MSM is struggling to catch up and keep up the support for the dems.

        • WHO’S THE BUSTER

          Tulsi Gabbard

          • jim_m

            LOL. Nice try.

            1) the dems probably won’t support a female minority next election cycle.

            2) They won’t support someone who has religious beliefs unless they are muslim.

            3) She’s not liked by the Hawaii Dem party and was passed over for the Senate office, not even making their top 3 selections.

            4)the only President to go from state office to the House and then the Presidency was Garfield and he at least came from Ohio and had a legitimate state power base that mattered.

            Perhaps if the dems focused on actual qualifications and leadership skills they would get a decent candidate, but since they seem to have a fixation with finding the right combination of identity group ties to score imaginary points with the voters they will probably offer another loser who has no qualifications other than their skin color and a vagina.

          • WHO’S THE BUSTER

            Electability will be the primary focus.

            She is Hindu, so no one will really care due to their lack of knowledge about that religion.

            She is easy on the eyes and that never hurts.

            She is young, which will help with the younger voters.

            She resigned as Vice Chair of the DNC due to a lack of willingness to support Hillary, which will play well in four years.

            She has a lot of experience for a relatively young person and in fact was the youngest woman to ever gain a position as a state legislator. She also served as a member of the Honolulu City Council.

            She won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 with 78% of the vote and garnered over 80% in 2016.

            Of course the fact that she enlisted in the Hawaii Army National Guard and then subsequently volunteered to go to Iraq will play well. Imagine a woman with 12 years of military service (and counting) running against a guy who managed to avoid serving in Vietnam because his feet hurt.

            Imagine how this will look in four years.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93b6037213cf055084052c7ab4e952cdee509c8f1aa27348be3fe025d0bc241d.jpg

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89a79e1ae1b393a671a409cb2aaeabd992c83e99939e5e6173bb00ce88e98d0d.jpg

          • jim_m

            You understand that saying that a democrat won a district in Hawaii that has been democrat for decades is not an accomplishment?

            Unwillingness to to the line for the DNC will absolutey kill her in any primary bid. Guaranteed. The DNC has already demonstrated that it is a corrupt vindictive organization that is willing to cheat to put in politically connected people. Gabbard just severed ties with them. They will crush her in any national contest.

            Also, she has not conformed to the dem party line to the extent that she was considered for a Trump cabinet position. That is also a killer. If anything is true, it is that the left will have zero tolerance for deviating form the party line. She does that. She has zero chance as long as she remains a dem and if she changes her positions she is as dead in the water as any other dem.

            There is a reason the GOP controls as many state houses as they do. Dem dominated states are demonstrably on the fringe.

          • WHO’S THE BUSTER

            Well a lot can change in four years, so we shall see. Neither of knows the answer to her viability as of now. There have already been rumblings about her, but she would be wise to not say a word about it for the next couple of years.

            Again, she is electable and that should be the main consideration.

            Proof that things change is the fact that almost everyone on this site thought little of Trump in the beginning of the primaries, but now appear to embrace him. Simply being on the winning side can allow people to overlook a lot of flaws.

            A good looking, female Democrat that can play the military card? Yeah, I will bet on that against a man that evaded the draft and will be 74 years old. She is the type of candidate that can energize young people and minority voters. Sure, I am only guessing, but she is an easy sell.

          • Scalia

            Proof that things change is the fact that almost everyone on this site thought little of Trump in the beginning of the primaries, but now appear to embrace him.

            Don’t confuse our defense of the Constitution with a love for Trump. The Leftists that you’re so enamored with have shown the world that they’re the spoiled brats that we always knew they were, and we’re simply showing how shallow their “arguments” are. That doesn’t mean we love Trump—although he is far better than Clinton. That’s as far as most of us have gone. We will, of course, have greater admiration for him if he follows through with his core campaign pledges.

            As far as Gabbard goes, I think she would be a “good” candidate for Democrats, but we’re way too far out at this point to know for certain.

          • Brucehenry
          • jim_m

            Really? Michelle 0bama? Please.

            Kirsten Gillibrand is also DOA as a national candidate. She is so far left that she will be toxic on a national level.

            The others… Maybe.

            The bottom line is that unless they can stop demonizing white men as racists, homophobes, misogynists, xenophobes, etc., the dems wll remain in the wilderness.

            Trump won whites by a 21% margin. He won men by a 12% margin. He won white men by 32%! The left has been treating white men like an identity group and treating them extremely poorly. In 2016 white men finally started voting like a minority group. I would be surprised if that shifted any time soon without the left ceasing their constant attacks on white men.

            The recent outrageously bigoted MTV YouTube video attests to the fact that the left has not learned their lesson. Enjoy the wilderness it’s where you racebaiting bigots belong.

          • Scalia

            Interestingly enough, that’s what Bill Maher observed:

            BILL MAHER: The Democratic party — back me up on this guys (looks to panel) — sort of lost the white working man, that’s what they used to have. And they made the white working man feel like your problems aren’t real because you’re ‘mansplaining’ and check your privilege. You know, if your life sucks, your problems are real. What should I do? Cut my *!&% off and check my privilege?

            […]

            ANA MARIE COX: The problem with American politics, let’s get this straight. The problem with American politics is we don’t cater enough to white men?

            […]

            BILL MAHER: Democrats have become to a lot of Americans a boutique party of fake outrage and social engineering and they’re not entirely wrong about that.

            I hope liberals continue to ignore Maher.

          • jim_m

            Actually, there is a great deal of congruity between Hillary and Michelle. Both are married to men who were personally very popular as President and both are viewed by wide swaths of the nation as shrill, hate filled harpies.

            Michelle is like Hillary without the political acumen.

          • Brucehenry

            Yeah I don’t think Michelle wants to be president and I don’t think she’ll run. But “wide swaths” of the nation love her.

            I notice Barack Obama belatedly woke up to the fact that Republicans control so many state legislatures and governorships and has said he will focus on building a bench in his post-presidency. Better late than never.

          • jim_m

            She is not a politician, she hates, no, HATES America. Sure, Oprah wants to screw her on TV, and most media would fight to lick her shoes, but more people than what voted for Trump would never vote for her. She does not have the popularity that her husband does and only a fool would make the mistake that she does.

          • Brucehenry
          • jim_m

            That’s not as President.

            Try her as a Presidential candidate and see how that falls.

          • Brucehenry

            Yeah I know that’s a different proposition. But I’m telling you women LOVE Michelle.

          • jim_m

            Lefty women. And pretty much only them.

          • Brucehenry

            If you say so. All kinds of women, liberal and conservative, black and white, love Ellen, and Ellen loves MIchelle, so….

            But anyway I feel confident going out on a limb and saying Michelle won’t run for president in 2020. I hope she runs for Senate or something, though, some day.

          • jim_m

            Since she will be residing in DC she won’t be able to run for anything. But then I didn’t expect you to understand the Constitution.

          • Brucehenry

            Is she confined there for life? Or could she maybe move, say, back to Chicago in a couple of years, and run for office in Illinois a year or two later? She’s in her early 50s if I’m not mistaken.

          • jim_m

            So you are saying that you think she won’t but you are strategizing in your fevered mind as to how she can. Pathetic.

          • Brucehenry

            As Scalia might ask of Paul, or of me, are you too stupid or brain damaged to follow the discussion here?

            I said I hoped she may run for SENATE or something SOMEDAY. You came back with how she will be living in DC so won’t be able to run for Senate, so I reminded you she is free to move to, for example, Illinois, where she COULD.

            I also said I doubt she will run for PRESIDENT in 2020. So I’m not “strategizing in my fevered mind” as to how she can run for president. Go back and read the comments. They’re short, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. Get Scalia to help you if you do.

          • jim_m

            I’m following it perfectly and just pointing out the inconsistencies in your argument.

          • Brucehenry

            LOL sure you are.

          • Cries he who will not see…

          • jim_m

            I hope he does devote his time and energy to helping dems in the state and local government level. That will assure us that the GOP will control 47 state houses at least.

          • Brucehenry

            I think the Trump presidency will be such a disaster that a Ham Sandwich (D-Anywhere USA) will have a good shot in 2020. Kind of like that sandwich could have been elected in 2008, the difference being it won’t take as long to become obvious that “this guy is in over his head.” Three years will be plenty of time, it won’t take seven.

          • jim_m

            If you mean that it will mean a roll back of 0bama’s racialist policies of dividing the nation and it’s people by pitting one identity group against another, you are correct. Your fascist way of life will hopefully be coming to an end.

          • Brucehenry

            I mean he is an incompetent boob who has appointed some crazy motherfuckers to positions of power. They will screw up.

          • jim_m

            Not likely, and he will be quick to fire people if they do.

            The MTV video, if that is the way you and your fellow bigots plan to act the next 4 years wll guarantee Trump’s reelection no matter how he does. You want to (and it appears that you REALLY want to) make this about race and how white people are evil, go right ahead. That is what you are doing and it will lead you nowhere. No one is going to vote for someone who tells them that they are evil.

          • Brucehenry

            MTV has deleted the video but I read the transcript on Newsbusters. Nothing new or particularly outrageous that I saw. Boilerplate from lefties, so what?

          • jim_m

            Seriously? You cannot see how offensive it was? You are as tone deaf as the rest of the left. Scapegoating white men for everything is why you lost this election. Continuing to do so will only guarantee that in 2020 you don’t lose white men 63/37 but more like 90/10.

            You can go ahead and think that identity politics will get you somewhere, but intelligent people understand that pitting one group and another in hopes that you can divide the electorate up and in doing so find a way to get those little divided groups to support you won’t work.

            You pushed white America into thinking and acting like a minority group, that it’s only hope is to vote for the GOP regardless of other issues.

            It has become clear that the dem priority is to discriminate against white men. Why would a working class white man vote for a dem when it is clearly against his self interest as white men are the subject of scorn, ridicule and outrageous discrimination?

            The MTV video was taken down, not because they didn’t really mean it, but because they realize that it will only increase support for people who oppose the left.

            Remember, this was never about thinking that Trump is or will be great, this is about hating the left and what they are doing. It is about opposing the dems and their racialist agenda.

          • Brucehenry

            It’s about hating all right.

          • As you have sown, now shall you reap.

          • jim_m

            You get what you give. The left is defined by hate. The SPLC creates bogus lists of hate groups the majority off which are simply groups they disagree with. So-called tolerance is mostly about silencing people they disagree with.

            The left =hate.

          • Brucehenry

            To your point that white men are now voting like a minority group, Bill O’Reilly demonstrates that that’s what the GOP has wanted all along:

            http://progresspond.com/blog/2016/12/21/watch-oreilly-racialize-the-electoral-college-debate/

          • Retired military

            By voting like a minority group do you mean in a block like African Americans do? The left has no problem with African Americans going 90% for dems but have a problem if 60% of white men voting for republicans and decry it as racist.

          • Brucehenry

            It was Jim who said white men are beginning to vote “as a bloc,” not me.

          • Retired military

            But you are the one that said “OReilly demonstrates that that is what the GOP wanted all along” which shows that you subscribe to that theory.

          • Brucehenry

            No, not really

          • jim_m

            Like all lefties, you think it fine when blacks and hispanics vote as a bloc, but it is apparently the height of racism when whites start doing it.

          • Brucehenry

            I didn’t say it was racism, or even that it is the case that white men are voting as a bloc. You said that.

            60% of whites voting as a bloc based on the campaign Trump ran, is however, I think rather troubling. But I take heart in the fact that 40% of white voters are, like myself, self-aware enough not to fall for the “you should feel aggrieved!” schtick Trump used to achieve this result.

          • Retired military

            “You said it.”

             

            Yet you said that OReilly demonstrated it which implies to me that you believe it.

             

            “You feel aggrieved”

             

            Funny I remember similar statements made to, about, and by the African American community in 2008

          • Why don’t you crawl back under the rock where you’ve been for the last month?

          • Brucehenry

            Nuh-uh, YOU! Lol.

          • Retired military

            Bruce
            Succesful rich people aren’t crazy. They are eccentric. However everyone that Trump has nominated has been extremely successful in their fields. Please point out anyone that hasn’t. And by that I mean someone who was in totally over their heads and if they (like everyone else) had some failures along the way.

          • Retired military

            Funny I remember the same things being said in 2009 about Obama. But Trump doesn’t have the race card and the willing media to hide any of his failures so we shall have to wait and see.

          • Retired military

            Bruce
            Where as Michelle has good favorability ratings, is a woman and is African American (3 factors in her favor) what practical experience does she have? I know that Obama had little (other than being a state senator), Trump had no political experience but at least had vast CEO experience). Michelle has shown that she can (with the silent aide of a few WH gardeners) can grow a garden. Other than that what has she done? Been a failed lawyer who gave up her license prior to it being taken? How about sitting on the board of a hospital in a do nothing job?
            The white guilt card that helped get Obama elected has been played and I extremely doubt that it is worth anything now.

          • Brucehenry
          • Retired military

            Bruce

            I dont get chain emails.

            As for Michelle. a. It sounded like her job at the hospital was on the same level as Chelsea’s job on TV. Do you think Obama being a senator had anything to do with her getting the job?

            b. As for the law licenses people who retire still keep their licenses active. It is a matter of pride. The few hundred dollars it costs is immaterial to them. It seems it would be the same to people who make hundreds of thousands a year and are in line to make millions.

            Sorry but I dont particularly buy the excuses given at either of your links. Just my opinion.

          • Brucehenry

            You said she “gave up her license prior to it being taken.” That is false, as the link demonstrates. I’m sure many retired lawyers and other lawyers who no longer practice DO keep their licenses active as a matter of pride, and I’m sure there are many who don’t. I myself personally know at least one who didn’t, and he didn’t surrender it under a cloud, he just knew he didn’t want to practice law any more.

          • jim_m

            Don’t get me wrong. I think she would probably be a good candidate. That is precisely why I am saying that the dems will throttle any candidacy in the cradle.

          • Retired military

            ” Imagine a woman with 12 years of military service (and counting) running against a guy who managed to avoid serving in Vietnam because his feet hurt.”
            George H. W. Bush (combat pilot) vs Bill Clinton (draft dodger).

          • Retired military

            Who????????????
            Zero name recognition for me at all and I follow politics more than probably 75% of the US public.

          • yetanotherjohn

            Thats the point. If the 25% of political junkies don’t know her, the media will play an outside role in defining her.

          • Who?

      • pennywit

        Lots of anonymice in that one. But if it’s true, somebody needs to stage an intervention. It’s past time for the baby boomer politicians to stand aside.

      • Walter_Cronanty

        [Totally and completely off topic] I love beautiful Christmas music like “Oh Holy Night” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria.”

        Leonard Cohen complete song of Hallelujah is, perhaps, the most depressing beautiful song I’ve ever heard.

        Here’s a version with different words, that I think is just beautiful. Merry early Christmas.
        And Rick, if you ever stumble over here, Merry Christmas to you, too.

        • Scalia

          My favorites are Hark, the Herald Angels Sing and Away in a Manger.

  • Wild_Willie

    Found 27 classified documents Hillary let loose. On Bill’s computer and Weiners. Jail time. Only fair. Betraus, Snowdon, and others received NO mercy. ww

    • Second the motion and call for the vote.

    • sarahconnor2 MAGA

      None of us little people would.

  • sarahconnor2 MAGA

    When I want a discussion of truth in politics, the last people I’ll consult are the Clintons. They always played with the truth like a toy, with those little knowing smirks on their faces.
    People interested in truth don’t try to evade federal records guidelines at every turn. What they’re really mad about is the fact that the truth DID get out, despite their best efforts.

    • yetanotherjohn

      What is sad was the server in the bathroom was their best effort.

      • sarahconnor2 MAGA

        It was Hillary in the bathroom with the server.

        • jim_m

          And they still do not have a clue.

  • jim_m

    Bill does seem bitter. I suspect that half of his displeasure is due to knowing that the Clinton Foundation is facing an existential financial crisis as their donations are drying up at an alarming rate. The other half of his discomfiture is due to the lost opportunity of having young White House aids to screw. He will have to stick with visits to Epstein’s private rape island.

  • jim_m

    Bill’s bitter blather beats Bill’s broad’s bitchy brooding.

  • Steven Modica

    Tell the truth when its beneficial. Claim you can’t remember when its not beneficial. Then charge millions for your memoirs.

    • Jwb10001

      Redefine the word “is” when questioned under oath.

  • Stosh

    Bill seems very angry, his pictures make him appear white, and Monica testified that he is a man….does this mean Bill voted for Trump?!?!?

  • DaveTheLoveable

    The poor guy is bitter because he has to pretend to listen as that she-dragon ‘wife’ of his breaths fire for the next 4/8 yrs…

  • Paul Hooson

    It’s only smart household politics to defend your wife for right or wrong.

    • Jwb10001

      Then he should defend his wife and stop insulting 60 million plus Americans.