Bill Clinton: Go The Fuck Home!

I’m serious.  The former president needs to get the hell off the campaign trail if for no other reason than my own sanity.

The problem is, I liked Bill.  And the scandals aside, he was something of a bright spot for the party.  But the effect of his wife running for president has had a severely detrimental effect on him.  The fact is, if he keeps going down the path that he’s on, I fear not even loyal Democrats will have any respect for him.

Now, he’s claiming that he’s watching voter suppression, unfortunately, the story kinda stinks:

Bill Clinton, speaking at a Vegas YMCA last night, made more charges against Obama and claimed to have, with Chelsea, personally witnessed voter suppression by the Culinary Workers:

There is this whole business of the new politics. Well I got a taste of the new politics today. We need a new politics where we all love each other. You’ve heard all that. There’s a radio ad up in the northern part of Nevada telling Republicans that they ought to just register as Democrats for a day so they can beat Hillary and go out and be Republicans next week and vote in the primary. Doesn’t sound like the new politics to me.Today when my daughter and I were wandering through the hotel, and all these culinary workers were mobbing us telling us they didn’t care what the union told them to do, they were gonna caucus for Hillary.

There was a representative of the organization following along behind us going up to everybody who said that, saying ‘if you’re not gonna vote for our guy were gonna give you a schedule tomorrow so you can’t be there.’ So, is this the new politics? I haven’t seen anything like that in America in 35 years. So I will say it again – they think they’re better than you.

(The transcript was provided by one source with a recording of the event, and confirmed by another.)

To go over the facts here, the only publicly reported radio ad anything like what Clinton refers to is one that encourages Republicans and independents to caucus, but doesn’t mention Hillary.

And the Vegas papers haven’t found any evidence of the kind of straightforward voter suppression Clinton reports. The Obama campaign has suggested the Clinton campaign file formal complaints if it has evidence.

Here’s what kind of bothers me about the whole story comes in that last quoted paragraph where Bill describes the evil union rep going around and telling people if they don’t promise to vote for “our guy”, they’ll be scheduled to work through the caucuses.

My question; who doesn’t recognize Bill Clinton, and further, when does Bill Clinton walk around in a hotel and not have a small mob of reporters asking him questions, particularly at a time when he’s injected himself more deeply in a campaign than any former president before him.

Given that these union workers, both the pro Hillary and pro Obama ones, are politically active, I’m guessing they could recognize Chelsea either?  So with all of that taken into account, and given the fact that if the Clintons were actually close enough to observe the event above, it is more than reasonable to assume that the union workers would be able to see them as well.

And what CWU person is going to be dumb enough to continue disenfranchizing voters in plain site of the former president?  That’s the part that doesn’t add up for me.  If I’m on my way to disenfranchize voters, I’m sure as hell going to make sure I don’t do it in plain view, especially in such a way so that it’s right in front of the person who is perhaps most likely to make a big deal of it.

Here’s the next part that kind of bothers me; if this is really an issue, why is the former president bringing this up at a campaign event as opposed to with the party, or perhaps going to the newspapers or the courts.  Do we want justice, Mr. Clinton, or are we trying to get a couple of last minute negative headlines out there against Obama just in time for the caucus?

Maybe Mr. Clinton should have followed the lead set for him by the presidents of the past and not gotten so close to his wife’s campaign.

UPDATE: In ABC’s political radar, we find a little discrepency.  Where initially Bill was saying that he himself witnessed the voter harrassing along with his daughter, he’s now claiming that Chelsea overheard it.  And of course, Chelsea will make herself fully available to the press so that her story can be properly vetted.  This is all very odd considering Bill Clinton supported a lawsuit that would have disenfranchized up to 200,000 voters, but now all of a sudden he’s found the high horse.

7 Responses to “Bill Clinton: Go The Fuck Home!”

  1. Pug says:

    You seem to be implying that Bill Clinton is lying. Who would have thought that could ever happen?

  2. Les says:

    This is the real Bill, no handlers, no muzzle, no restraints.

  3. I would never… ever… imply that Bill is lying. Unless he is… which given this lame ass story he’s passing off, I think it’s more than possible.

    If this is the real Bill, then I stand by original assertion, Hillary needs to get the leash back on and send his ass back to Chappequa

  4. josh says:

    It is sad that a man who could win 2 terms as president, now looks and sounds like a fool. He seems to be punch drink. He is rambling and saying he is not making this stuff up. He is pathetic. He thinks he is “running”. Billy should have let this be a “FAIR” competition. Both candidates were on even footing. Billy started “running” for president by jumping into people faces, misquoting. and bullying certain ethnic groups by reminding them what HE did for them. That was 16 years and a war ago. It’s troubling that an otherwise bright and caring AMERICA (strongly shown during Katrina) has fallen for the Clinton spin. Politics can be dirty and tricky, but the Clintons are masters of the worse kind. The sense of entitlement to rule America by them sickening. Unity for this Country is needed. The Clintons continue to divide. Back off Billy! Billy is jealous. He misses the thunder. He was once the Young newcomer. He has to get back into the White House; especially at the desk of the Oval Office. That’s where the perks were!

  5. Charles says:

    Who is running for the President, Bill or Hillary?
    Someone said Bill Clinton was about to lose his repetition, Well that is a lie, Because He already did. To be frank, its now beginning to annoying people, He lies, discriminates, and to the worst , says things without facts. It is a disgrace that a former U.S president can belittle himself. This proves he can say anything just to get his wife elected. The clintons are very good at manipulating things, and I can’t just believe people are actually falling for them. There key point is experience, over the past years what have experience actually done for us minorities, More tax and More wars and enermies. It is time for you and me to rethink our opinions, We are the minorities, and when the time comes for us to decided, the majority will come and work our dogs for us, shake our hard hands and even invite us to the table to eat. But not for long, once they have what they want, we never exited. Don’t be blind when your eyes are needed most. Our IQ does not have to be more than 45 to know the clintons are the worst choice, Edward and Obama are way better. Its your choice, you can either vote for change or resume paying your costly taxes and leave the government to the person who doesn’t give a hell about you and your benefits.

  6. Don says:

    Clinton was a mediocrity who looks good only in relation to the Presidents history sandwiched him between. Obama and Edwards will have to run against Bill’s (pathetic) legacy, which would be easy if only so many Air America “liberal” types could process the fact that the good time ’90s were only coincidental: the tech boom and dot.com bubble were not a result of anything Clinton did. NAFTA was, though. He had his cloying charm going for him, but now it seems even that was a ruse.
    If we are seeing the real Clinton now, then Clinton is a piece of shit.

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