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The Clintons abandon all pretense

Up until this week, you had to read between the lines to see which side the Clintons were on. No more. If I had any lingering doubt, Clinton's refusal to campaign until after the Jewish holidays finished them off. (If you take a careful look at a Jewish calendar this year, you'll see that pretty much means he'll hit the campaign trail for Obama sometime in November.)

And then there's this.

Former President Clinton says if Democrats want someone to dump on John McCain, he's not the guy.

Some members of his party have been complaining that Clinton has not been enthusiastic enough in his support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, who defeated Clinton's wife in the primary campaign, and heaping too much praise on McCain.

But Clinton told CNN's "Larry King Live" on Wednesday that he doesn't think "dumping" on McCain or his running mate, Sarah Palin, is a winning strategy. He said undecided voters aren't interested in attacks but solutions for the problems they face.

"I just don't believe that getting up here and hyperventilating about Gov. Palin, or Sen. McCain for that matter, is a productive use of a former president's time and is not a vote-getter," he said, adding that he admires McCain even though he disagrees with several of his positions.

And this

Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain's request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in "good faith" and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward. ... "We know he didn't do it because he's afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates," Clinton said, adding that he was "encouraged" by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

"You can put it off a few days the problem is it's hard to reschedule those things," Clinton said, "I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted -- I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don't think we ought to overly parse that."

Hillary has a career and a political future to think about, and therefore at least has to act like she's working to elect Barack Obama. Evidently her husband no longer feels any such obligation, however.


Of course, Bill Clinton liked McCain's stunt. He is standing up Obama while keeping his date with Bill Clinton. John McCain put the "Clintons First", a demonstration of priorities that Bill Clinton greatly admires.

The right wing obsession with the Clintons, at its root, is because Bill Clinton was a far better president than even their beloved Reagan.

Reagan spent the country into a huge whole, but at least it never occurred to him to shit in his bed and sell out the American worker for a decade of high profits, leaving it all to crash. That's the "I've got mine, now you TRY to get yours" mentality of modern day "Supply siders", who are really just criminals and traitors.

Everything was better when Clinton was president. Everything was better when Clinton was president than when Reagan was president too.

That just aggravates the hell out of hypocritical righties.

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