Bill Clinton Miffed at Obama

Marc Ambinder has a report entitled “Why Bill Clinton’s Miffed At Obama.” Given the man bites dog nature of that headline, my curiosity was piqued.

It turns out that Clinton thinks “Obama ran against Clinton’s presidential record at times, implying that it was timeworn, divisive, and damaging to the party” and “went out of its way to portray the former president as a racist.” Of course, given that Hillary Clinton was basically running on a return to the Clinton glory platform and that, when that didn’t work, Bill Clinton was running a borderline racist smear campaign against Obama, it’s hard to get too upset at these things. Perhaps that’s why he’s merely “miffed” rather than, say, “outraged.”

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Comments

  1. DL says:

    Don’t confuse this as defending Bill Clinton, but
    Obama, the 6.25% black guy, is the best at doing it.

    If only “the white guy’s a racist” scam could be limited to the same number of times as the “boy who cried wolf” scam, America might move off of race. Fact is, we will never move off of keeping racism alive -it’s too good of a weapon for blacks and democrats (a redundancy) to throw away.

  2. Derrick says:

    If only “the white guy’s a racist” scam could be limited to the same number of times as the “boy who cried wolf” scam, America might move off of race. Fact is, we will never move off of keeping racism alive -it’s too good of a weapon for blacks and democrats (a redundancy) to throw away.

    It’s hilarious that after centuries of evidence, “the white guy’s a racist” is seen as a scam. I’m guessing that if African-American’s stopped saying things about racism then it would just magically go away, just like in France. This sounds like Larry Kudlow’s national economic policy or the philosophy of “The Secret”, and not a remotely intelligent way to deal with a serious issue.