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Bill Clinton on "polarizing" politics

Having spent the last few weeks polarizing the Democratic nomination race, Bill Clinton takes the time to grab the mantle of victimhood and blame "right wing Republicans" for the polarization. He performed in Spartansburg, South Carolina, as reported by Katharine Q. Seelye at The New York Times Politics Blog:

Bill Clinton just staged a passionate defense of his wife here, after a voter asked how Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton could unite this country when it is so split, politically and racially, and when she is such a polarizing figure.

The question unleashed an attack against the Republicans and an unusual assertion that Mr. Clinton had somehow escaped those attacks (has he forgotten so quickly?); he said he understood the right-wing bullies because he grew up with them. And he said that when they "didn't have me to kick around anymore," they went after his wife.

Read the rest at the link above, which we found thanks to reader Hugh S, who notes the irony of the phrase, "didn't have me to kick around anymore."

Clinton needn't include, "because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." No one will believe that until his funeral, when he will probably announce it at a hastily-arranged press conference. Him pointing fingers at anyone else as "polarizing" is the perfect example of "the audacity of hope."

It's as if a chain-saw murderer reacted to accusations of violence by crying, "What, ME? The others were the ones bleeding all over the place!"


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Comments (8)

Is he afarid she,ll turn hi... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Is he afarid she,ll turn him into a toad?

Birdman, I don't know what ... (Below threshold)

Birdman, I don't know what you did to attract the undying enmity of our Beloved Editor - although I strongly suspect an inappropriate relationship with Mr. Ducky may have been involved - but you are welcome to plop on my posts any time!

Jim,I too wonder w... (Below threshold)


I too wonder why Spurwing gets "disenvoweled" at this site. Doesn't seem right.

It's that Vast Right Wing C... (Below threshold)

It's that Vast Right Wing Conspiracy I tells ya!

"Bill Clinton", "passionate... (Below threshold)
Uncle Pinky:

"Bill Clinton", "passionate" and "his wife" are words I never thought to see in the same sentence.

Mr.Spurwing is on the belov... (Below threshold)

Mr.Spurwing is on the beloved Editor's short list.
He's not been subject to losing his vowels lately,
as he's stayed reasonable with his posts.
Which makes his participation welcome.

I can't believe Hillary fin... (Below threshold)

I can't believe Hillary finally made it all about Bill. She could not win on her own so now we have to have Bill 24/7. Can you imagine Michelle Obama (I think that is her name?)getting this much press? The media would be screaming that Barak is not a viable canidate on his own.

"And he said that when t... (Below threshold)

"And he said that when they "didn't have me to kick around anymore," they went after his wife."

Now that's living in denial. Or, perhaps being overly honest about the joined-at-the-hip agenda. Those evil Weebubwican bullies.







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