“Who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true?”
—-Bill Clinton, speaking at an Obama rally in Pennsylvania.
Unbelievable shamelessness, even for Clinton.
I don’t know who disgusts me more, the impeached ex-president who has the gall to utter this after repeatedly lying about Monica Lewinsky, or the values-challenged fools that would listen to him insult their intelligence like that and not walk away laughing.
Democrats disgrace themselves by allowing this man to represent them, and that applies to the President as well.
11 thoughts on “Most Cynical and Hypocritical Statement of the 2012 Campaign: Bill Clinton”
I really believe that, at this point, Clinton is just screwing with us.
“At this point”? Wasn’t he always?
It’s pretty fair to say most politicians are ethics challenged, but Bill Clinton takes it to a level seldom seen. I hold him responsible for much of the sexual coarsening of the culture.
Actually I agree with the Clinton quote. Felt that way in 1998, too.
But Clinton got clean away with it before; again and again. Why shouldn’t the DNC expect that he can continue to do so?
Classic Clinton. He’s a weasel, he always was a weasel, and he does his weasel thing with such panache and charm that he almost always gets away with it. Even when America knows he’s lying through his teeth, a large part of the nation lets it slide. He’s rather like an uncle who tells preposterous tall tales but tells them so well that he’s forgiven simply on the grounds of entertainment value.
And Jack, since I know you’re also a devoted Taranto fan, wouldn’t you agree that this fits right in with Taranto’s “frenemy” theory?
I read that as “Who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true!”. You have to read it pep rally style! It is Bill Clinton’s rallying cry. Football teams have “Who’s gonna beat Random State U.!”(fan response, “we are!”). Clinton has “Who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true!” (fan response, “we do!”).
If he wants to speak out against re-electing Obama, he should not have done so at a rally for Obama.
I think Clinton is a narcissist, a liar who tells lies so often he begins to believe them himself, and who thinks the American people have terminal short- and long-term memory loss. (That may well true.) Needless to say, had I been in the audience when he made that statement I would have burst out laughing.
Right message; wrong messenger.
This is true of most hypocritical comments, no? But few are this shameless.