The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Clinton: “I Thought Something Had To Be Done On The ‘Arterial Bleeding’ Before The Election”

Posted on | June 9, 2012 | 21 Comments

by Smitty (via Hot Air)

Bubba actually said ‘fiscal cliff’, not ‘arterial bleeding’, but look at the evil on display:

“I’m very sorry about what happened,” Clinton said in an interview to air on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “I thought something had to be done on the ‘fiscal cliff’ before the election. Apparently nothing has to be done until the first of the year.”. . .
“I really was under the impression that they would have to do something before the election, and I was trying to figure out how they would kick it to last (through) the election,” he said.
He continued: “Once I realized that nothing had to be done until the first of the year, I supported (Obama’s) position.”

You might be tempted to think that a guy who is publicly listed as a Baptist might have a clue about, you know, the Bible:

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Really, Bill, and all of you other public figures who lay any claim to faith: cut the noise. We don’t have a budget at all, and even if we did, it’s unlikely that it would be balanced. The casual air with which proper execution of public office is subordinated to grubby political concerns here is sickening. Would that our political figures, if they insist upon blowing off their duty, would at least have the integrity to have themselves more accurately listed as ‘Pagan’, or, for the completely depraved, ‘Satanist’.

I beg pardon from all of the readers who think this an odd tangent. Bill Clinton is, to me, what Nancy Pelosi may be to some Roman Catholics, or Harry Reid may be to Mormons: a study in despicable falsehood. May Bill read this blog post and repent. Not holding my breath on that one; he seems rather committed to evil.

Lowry at The Corner, however, thought Bill artistic, at least in the context of Bain:

There’s nothing like being lied to by Bill Clinton. He just has a knack for dishonesties that are so blatant and amusing that it’s difficult to hold them against him. Here’s a classic instance, cleaning up his Bain mess:

I didn’t have any idea, when I was giving that answer, that I was wading into some controversy in the campaign, because I haven’t seen the ads, and I’m not following it, and I’m not really part of it. But you’d have to know about a specific case to know whether it was a good or a bad thing. But there are a lot of good people in that business doing good things. That’s the point I was making.

When Bill says “I didn’t have any idea”, you should hear that as “I knew precisely what I was about.”

I am given to understand that Bill is nearly hypnotic in person; if you give him a microphone and ten minutes, he’ll have you convinced that his negatives boil down to misunderstandings or rough treatment from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Doesn’t make him less diabolical.


21 Responses to “Clinton: “I Thought Something Had To Be Done On The ‘Arterial Bleeding’ Before The Election””

  1. jwallin
    June 9th, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    “I am given to understand that Bill is nearly hypnotic in person”

    Most good con men are.

  2. PaulLemmen
    June 9th, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    All con-men are persuasive in person. The charm and charisma are very valuable tools to any con-artist and Bill is a much better one than Barry could ever hope to be.
    A decent con-man can talk himself out of most situations (not all, especially when a Grand Jury indicts, almost always without input from the con-man in question, much to my chagrin).
    Thank God above I am out of that business!

  3. smitty
    June 9th, 2012 @ 11:08 am


  4. ThePaganTemple
    June 9th, 2012 @ 11:21 am

     Aaarrgghh curses, foiled again, I need a good man like you to go into yonder villages and regale the landlubbers with tales of the great fishin’ and sunken treasure to be had at first one spot ‘n nuther, so me an’ me maties can be hidin’ in wait for a good day o’ pillage and plunder. We’ll jest have ta do the best we can I reckin.

  5. Crisor
    June 9th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    I think Clinton was, in his own special way, telling the truth.  “I was under the impression that this boat would go over the waterfall in five minutes. I have been informed  that we won’t go over for seven minutes.”

  6. PaulLemmen
    June 9th, 2012 @ 1:21 pm


  7. Adjoran
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

     Exactly.  He is stabbing Obama again, but our knee-jerk friends have a problem with subtlety – which also went over the media’s heads, so it’s no greater shame than, say, having voted to Carter the first time.

  8. Wombat_socho
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Honored Admiral, I believe you miss the larger point here. It has become transparently clear to the opportunists and “moderate” Democrats that Obama is mortally wounded by his own ineptitude and suicidal ideology, and they are beginning the slow, careful process of culling him from the herd, much as was done to Jimmy Carter. Clinton is the perfect point man for this, as he is perfectly willing to play the fool while going about the business of sticking knives by the drawerful into the back of his party’s nominal head. As both Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker have noted, Obama is a dead man walking, and the landsharks are gathering. 

  9. RichardLAnderson
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:35 pm
  10. Mike Rogers
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    All my brothers-in-law claim that line, and most of them try to live it!

  11. Mike Rogers
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    And Bill’s busy spilling just enough blood to attract more sharks.
    Besides, he’s also busy revving up the PUMAs for Hillary’s grand rescue of the party.

  12. richard mcenroe
    June 9th, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

     Gotta remember, regardless of who’s paying him, the only man Billy Jeff’s working for is Billy Jeff. Not the President, not the Party, not the Secretary of Frump he’s married to.

  13. Adobe_Walls
    June 9th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Does this mean the “woodshed” will be renamed the “Corey Booker and Bill Clinton Memorial Woodshed”. #OccupyResoluteDesk only has a very few politically creditable surrogates, while BC will continue to stump for I doubt we’ll hear a peep out Booker. Being reduced to Debbie Downer, Joe Biden and a few Hollywood celebs stumping for him is a serious detriment to his campaign.

  14. Mike Rogers
    June 9th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Secretary of Frump. Love it!
    Regardless of self – interest, he wants Hillary in the white house, and Chelsea does, too. The question is whether the Red Queen (socialist, off with their heads), can displace the Black (wannabee) King, and whether that would be enough to make e Dems more enthusiastic than Romney voters.

  15. SDN
    June 9th, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

     Con-men lose their persuasiveness as soon as they encounter someone who isn’t looking for something for nothing.

  16. PaulLemmen
    June 9th, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    Greed must reside inside the person being flim-flammed …

  17. Adjoran
    June 9th, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

     Obama is operating like Stalin as far as purging anyone who deviates the slightest bit from the party line.  Booker and Harold Ford, Jr., even Clinton gets called on the carpet and humiliated for speaking their mind.

    Just in case there were any moderate Democratic voters left, he is running them off.

  18. Adobe_Walls
    June 9th, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    And that will be in part the cause of his downfall. His radical base was never enough to get him elected or reelected. I don’t think he knows that, as someone wrote the other day they don’t just sell the snake oil they drink it.

  19. maybetoday777
    June 9th, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    You got it.  For the Book says…”if any man sets up idols in his heart, I, the LORD God, will answer that man according to the idols he sets up in his heart.”  God will deceive you on purpose because of your heart condition (light rejected is lightning) and ole Slick Willie has gotten one rotten, evil heart.  Dont worry tho…when con men sit on the White Throne Judgement (Judgement for unsaved people) they will be speechless the Book says.

  20. ThePaganTemple
    June 9th, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    Aaarrgghh by the way matie whut makes ye think a Baptist knows bout the Bible, most o’ the Baptists I know think it be a sin to knock back a good cold brew like ye and Bob The McCain ere doin’ in yonder post upwards. Why iffn’ I had to put down me rum me days of pillage and plunder would be nigh over an I wuld haveta go back to livin’ a borin’ honest life.

  21. richard mcenroe
    June 9th, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Your thinking is backwards. Once you realize that it is the purpose and duty of the nation to support the machinations and welfare of the central government and the governing classes, and not the reverse, Clinton’s thinking becomes both logical and moral. Clinton, as one of our self-appointed mandarins, understands this, you, you dung-footed peasant, do not.