Former President Bill “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” Clinton will give a primetime speech on Tuesday, September 5, in which he is expected to starkly lay out the differences in the economic policies of the two parties and describe why the errand boy sent by grocery clerks is the best choice compared to presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
President Jug Ear’s campaign believes Clinton can deliver a forceful fiscal message that it hopes can resonate with the middle class and tout how he left the country with a surplus which was later erased by Republicans. What Bubba won’t talk about though, is how his failure to kill or capture Osama bin Laden when he had the chance led to 9/11 and that waging the global war on terror helped to erase the surplus.
That forceful fiscal message will become a forceful walk-back of his June remarks to NBC’s Brian Williams when he plainly said delaying any changes in the Bush tax cuts was “probably the best thing to do right now,” since there’s no real chance of a larger-scale fiscal reform deal until 2013.
Something similar occurred days before, when Clinton said on CNN that Mitt Romney has a “sterling business career” and that the campaign shouldn’t be about what kind of work Romney did.
“I don’t think we ought to get into the position where we say this is bad work; this is good work,” Clinton said, adding: “There’s no question that, in terms of getting up, going to the office, and basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who’s been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”
On July 18, 2012, Nancy Pelosi told Politico that she was encouraging her members of Congress to skip the convention, “I’m not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election.”
Democratic strategist James Carville, as late as June of this year, warned Team Obama that the American people “want to be reassured of him that he understands the depth of the problem and that he has a plan to deal with the deterioration of the middle class.”
Things haven’t improved for the middle class or anyone else, for that matter, and the Ragin’ Cajun issued this melancholic email:
"I wish I had good news for you. I want to tell you that President Obama has a second term in the bag. I want to tell you that the Koch Brothers are giving up their plot to buy the election. But here's where things really stand: We're gonna have to go through hell and high-water to win this damn thing. It's gonna be hard. Every big-oil billionaire and Republican Super PAC is throwing the kitchen sink at President Obama. If we don't fight back, it'll be over long before November."
From your lips to God’s ears, James, ‘ol buddy. From your lips to God’s ears.