Jun 23, 2014 Political
Bill Clinton is the old sage of the Democrat Party. He is still very popular among the party faithful and if it were not for a young upstart named Obama Clinton might have made history as a president whose wife also won the presidency (though who knows, maybe McCain would have beat her). Anyway, Clinton does not like Barack Obama, at all.
Clinton never forgave Obama for using the race card on Clinton and his ire was further fueled when it was learned that this was a strategy all along. Clinton does not like Barack Obama and thinks he is not a good president.
Bill Clinton has told people that he thinks Obama is unqualified and that he is making a mess of things. Of course this did not stop Clinton from helping Obama win reelection.
In 2011, about a year before the election, Obama’s numbers were not good and the economy was not improving (and it still isn’t). There was real concern among Democrats that he could lose the election. I think if the media had not helped Obama in at least one debate and if there was not widespread voter fraud (it is nearly impossible for one candidate to get all the votes and not possible for more people to vote than live in an area. It is also highly improbable that all registered voters would turn out in so many districts).
But I digress. The Obama team realized he was in trouble and told him he needed Bill Clinton to campaign for him. Obama did not want to enlist Clinton’s services because Obama does not like Bill Clinton. Eventually though, he asked Bill to join him for a round of golf.
Clinton accepted but he did not want to do it. Did I mention that Clinton does not like Obama (a common theme here)? Bill did it though because he wanted something in return for his help.
Clinton made it clear to Obama that Hillary would be running for the presidency in 2016 and that they wanted Obama’s support. They expected that Obama would at the least endorse her candadacy and then use his vast voter outreach program to help her. Obama was not really keen on that part of the deal but he needed Clinton to seal up a second term win.
Clinton gave a great speech at the Democrat Convention, a speech that riled Obama and his people because it took the spotlight off the chosen one.
In any event, Obama won reelection and this was, in large part, because Clinton helped him out.
The details are outlined in a new book by Edward Klein entitled Blood Feud; The Clintons vs. The Obamas. Klein gathered information from his vast network of inside sources to reveal life in the underbelly of DC politics between the Democrat’s two power families.
All of that is well and good. Anyone with eyes can see these people do not like each other. I am more concerned about this little issue;
Bill Clinton thought Obama was unqualified and not doing a good job. But he helped him out in order to get his support for Hillary in 2016. In a nutshell, Bill Clinton put his personal agenda and ambition over the best interests of the country. This is not some minor league issue where people scratch each other’s backs. This is a game where the top player makes decisions that affect the entire nation, the world, and our way of life. Obama started screwing the country up the day he took office and he kept digging after hitting rock bottom. Clinton could have declined to help Obama or endorsed another candidate for the good of the country but Clinton does not care about the country.
It should not surprise me because Clinton has already shown that he lacks integrity and that he puts his desires above all other things but I still have this idea that true patriots put the needs of the country first.
Then again, no one ever confused Bill Clinton with a patriot…
Bill sold out to help Hillary. Incidentally, Hillary sold out to give Obama cover after Benghazi.
These two are self serving and do not care what happens to the country as long as they satisfy their thirst for power.
It is really a shame because America can do better…
Never surrender, never submit.
Dec 27, 2009 Political
I guess the following will give Glenn Beck something to discuss for the next week. It seems that Obama has signed an Executive Order that grants Interpol immunity from searches and FOIA requests. Looks like that police force that Obama wants to put out there might be here sooner than we think. As Anchoress puts it:
This now says that Interpol is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Their premises or staff can no longer be searched either. Their files are not subject to legal subpoena or discovery. Our government could just hand documents and files over to Interpol and Americans would no longer have access to them. Interpol can legally keep files now on all citizens of the US with no right to redress.
This is one example of the liberals giving away the sovereignty of our nation a little at a time. And it is an example of the MSM’s assistance. The EO was not reported by the MSM and little fuss was made of it since we were preoccupied with Tiger Woods and the health care takeover. The reality is that Interpol can now keep records on Americans that are untouchable. Any American arrested through Interpol activity will have less due process than the terrorists Obama so desperately wants to help. As Ed Morrissey puts it:
. . .it appears to mean that Americans who get arrested on the basis of Interpol work cannot get the type of documentation one normally would get in the discovery process, which is a remarkable reversal from Obama’s declared efforts to gain “due process” for terrorists detained at Gitmo. Does the White House intend to treat Americans worse than the terrorists we’ve captured during wartime?
Ronald Reagan signed the original EO that gave Interpol personnel diplomatic status with two exceptions. Interpol had to produce records when demanded by the courts and could not be immune from their actions. This required them to have the same accountability as our law enforcement agencies. Now, Interpol can do just about anything, not turn over any records related to what they did and then claim diplomatic immunity.
NRO explains it this way:
On Wednesday, however, for no apparent reason, President Obama issued an executive order removing the Reagan limitations. That is, Interpol’s property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.
Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?
Where are the media on this? Why are they not investigating to see why this rookie in the White House is signing away protections put in place by a much wiser man? What possible reason could Obama have for doing this? Why has there been no attention given to this?
This EO has the potential to cause a lot of problems for American citizens and has the potential to take some of our sovereignty away. Why is the moron in the White House doing this to our country? Until a response that is well reasoned and makes sense comes from the White House my default position is that Obama did this to weaken this country and it is a precursor of bad things to come.
Considering the sordid history of Interpol, this cannot be a good thing no matter how one spins it. It must be bad or Obama would not have done this on the sly. When he thinks he is doing a good thing he has a media blitz. He hid this one. It is part of that transparency that has not been so transparent.
Here are links to others weighing in on this very bad thing.
Thanks to GM Roper for the image.