Obama must kiss Bill's ass for help........

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by flytiger, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new.../2211812/Bill-Clinton-says-Barack-Obama-must-'kiss-my-ass'-for-his-support.html

    Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must 'kiss my ass' for his support
    By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in New York
    Last updated: 1:13 AM BST 29/06/2008
    Bill Clinton is so bitter about Barack Obama's victory over his wife Hillary that he has told friends the Democratic nominee will have to beg for his wholehearted support.

    Hillary Clinton has put on a united front with Barack ObamaMr Obama is expected to speak to Mr Clinton for the first time since he won the nomination in the next few days, but campaign insiders say that the former president's future campaign role is a "sticking point" in peace talks with Mrs Clinton's aides.

    The Telegraph has learned that the former president's rage is still so great that even loyal allies are shocked by his patronising attitude to Mr Obama, and believe that he risks damaging his own reputation by his intransigence.

    A senior Democrat who worked for Mr Clinton has revealed that he recently told friends Mr Obama could "kiss my ass" in return for his support.

    A second source said that the former president has kept his distance because he still does not believe Mr Obama can win the election.

    Mr Clinton last week issued a tepid statement, through a spokesman, in which he said he "is obviously committed to doing whatever he can and is asked to do to ensure Senator Obama is the next president of the United States ".

    Mr Obama was more effusive at his unity event with Mrs Clinton on Friday, speaking fondly of the absent former president, who attended Nelson Mandela's birthday celebrations in London instead. The candidate told the crowd: "I know how much we need both Bill and Hillary Clinton as a party. They have done so much great work. We need them badly."

    But his aides said he has so far concentrated on cementing relations with Mrs Clinton first. They say they are content to let relations with Mr Clinton thaw gradually.

    It has long been known that Mr Clinton is angry at the way his own reputation was tarnished during the primary battle when several of his comments were interpreted as racist.

    But his lingering fury has shocked his friends. The Democrat told the Telegraph: "He's been angry for a while. But everyone thought he would get over it. He hasn't. I've spoken to a couple of people who he's been in contact with and he is mad as hell.

    "He's saying he's not going to reach out, that Obama has to come to him. One person told me that Bill said Obama would have to quote kiss my ass close quote, if he wants his support.

    "You can't talk like that about Obama - he's the nominee of your party, not some house boy you can order around.

    "Hillary's just getting on with it and so should Bill."

    Another Democrat said that despite polls showing Mr Obama with a healthy lead over Republican John McCain, Mr Clinton doesn't think he can win.

    The party strategist, who was allied to one of the early rivals to Mr Obama and the former First Lady, said Mr Clinton was "very unhopeful" about the nominee's prospects in November.

    "Bill Clinton knows the party will unite behind Obama, but he is telling people he doesn't believe Obama can win round voting groups, especially working-class whites, in the swing states," the strategist said.

    "He just doesn't think Obama will be able to connect with the voters he needs."

    Joe Klein, the author of Primary Colours, a fictionalised account of Mr Clinton's 1992 election, who has known the former president for 20 years, said he also heard that he was "very, very bitter", from people who have spoken with him.

    "It's time for him to get over it or go off and do his charitable work. He knows the rules of the road. What's going on now is kind of strange. I think his behaviour is really, really shocking."

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  2. Fox News Sunday is obviously taped.

    Wallace asks Rendell 'Where's Bill."

    He gave the canned, "Bill Clinton is standing by, ready to do anything he can do............he realizes how important this election is.............that Barack Obama is the best candidate........."

    What Bill Clinton knows is, he's so influential, so rich, it wouldn't matter is Maliki was Prez of the US. Bill would do fine. And if McCain wins, he can get Hilliary in before she's as big as a Pennsylvania Barn.

    God I hate these lying bastards. All of them.
  3. Yannis


    Letter To Hillary

    "June 27, 2008
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
    United States Senate

    Dear Mrs. Clinton,

    I recently read where you have incurred substantial debt with your unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Your plight concerns me and I would like to help as much as I can. I would certainly hate for you to feel pressured, due to the size of your debt, to support a candidate that you do not truly believe is ready to be "Commander in Chief on Day One."

    I have always believed that our form of government, while less than perfect, is the best the world has to offer. I’ve also always believed that Congress with 535 elected members has more power to do good for this country than only one person or even nine people. Congress has the power and ability to guide and direct this country like no other group.

    I vividly remember in 2006 how the Democrats gained control of both houses of Congress trumpeting “Change” and a better America. Let’s review how that has worked out for us.

    * Mortgage companies have declared bankruptcy costing thousands of people their jobs
    * Home values have nose-dived
    * Millions of Americans have lost their homes
    * World oil prices have risen astronomically
    * The Democrats continue to block drilling in oil rich reserves to continue and even increase our dependence on foreign oil
    * Gasoline prices have increased to over $4 a gallon and there appears to be no end in sight even though Americans have reduced their driving over one billion miles a month.
    * The stock market, where most Americans’ retirement hopes are invested, has dropped by more than 15%.
    * Food prices are increasing at an alarming rate fueled mostly by rising energy costs

    All in all I’d have to say that the Democrats fulfilled their promise and have brought change to our country. It isn’t good change, but it is change. Unfortunately, because of all this change, change is all I have to give you to help you retire your debt.

    I am enclosing one penny for you to add to your campaign “war chest.” I think that’s a fair trade. Everything you’ve done for me is worth about a penny and because of the success of the Democrats, that’s all I have. Just so you know that you really aren’t alone in this, I had to borrow the penny from a friend.

    I do have one simple request in return. I would really appreciate it if you could teach me how I can get the American people to pay off my debts that I knowingly and willingly incurred. Isn’t this a great country?

    Good luck in your future endeavors.

    Steve Russell

    American citizen, patriot, veteran, taxpayer and voter."