Bill Clinton: Who Wants a President Who ‘Knowingly, Repeatedly Tells You Something He Knows Isn’t True?’

November 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm (2012 Election, Ambassador Stevens, Barack Obama, Benghazi, Bill Clinton, Jay Carney, Libya, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Susan Rice)

“You are laughing, but who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true? When I was a kid, if I got my hand caught in the cookie jar, where it wasn’t supposed to be, I turned red in my face, and I took my hand out of the cookie jar.”

–  Bill Clinton, Philadelphia, November 5th
We here at the Mental Recession, couldn’t agree more.  So we urge Mr. Clinton to please tell the Obama administration to get their damn hands out of the cookie jar when it comes to Benghazi.
A short video reminder from the Heritage Foundation:

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Bill Clinton Sides With Romney – Obama Hasn’t Fixed the Economy

October 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm (Bill Clinton, Economy, Fixed, Mitt Romney, President Obama)

Payback for throwing Hillary under the bus?

At a campaign event in Ohio, Bill Clinton concurs with a main argument of Mitt Romney’s, stating that it is true that the economy is not fixed under Obama.

“Governor Romney’s argument is ‘we’re not fixed, so fire him and put me in.’ It is true, we’re not fixed. When President Obama looked into the eyes of that man who said in the debate, ‘I had so much hope four years ago and I don’t now,’ I thought he was going to cry because he knows that it’s not fixed.”


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(Picture) Clinton Caught Checking Out Christina Aguilera’s Chest

October 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm (Bill Clinton, Bubba, Chest, Christina Aguilera, Hillary Clinton, Ogle)

… And it wasn’t Bubba.

This, courtesy of E! Online (h/t Liberty News):

This isn’t the Clinton we normally associate with wandering eyes, but then, we didn’t expect the hottest watercooler topic to come out of the first presidential debate to be Big Bird. Politics. It’s a crazy business.

In any case, while President Barack Obama was in Denver facing off against Mitt Romney yesterday, his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, was back in Washington, D.C., helping honor (well, that’s one word for it) Christina Aguilera.

Hey, eyes up here, Hillary.

Tell me Bubba isn’t thinking this is a dream come true…

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Shocking Report: Bill Clinton Likes Threesomes

September 20, 2012 at 9:13 am (2016 Election, Bill Clinton, Cold Fish, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Sex Toys, Threeways)

Apparently, Monica Lewinsky is set to write a tell-all book on her affair with former President Bill Clinton.  According g to reports, Lewinsky will be publishing love letters from Bubba, in which he reveals an insatiable desire for threesomes.  The letters will also show Clinton trashing his wife Hillary, and insinuating that she too was looking for extramarital affairs.

He always seemed like such a straight-up, monogamous, marriage-respecting kind of guy.

Via the Daily Mail (h/t Weasel Zippers):

Monica Lewinsky is reportedly set to write a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton –including her intimate love letters to the ex-president and how he had an insatiable desire for threesomes.

The former White House intern, 39, reportedly wants revenge on Clinton, who she believes escaped unscathed while she has never been able to shake the disgrace of their Oval Office trysts.

Friends claim publishers are scrambling to get their hands on the book, and after holding meetings, she has learned she could get as much a $12 million if she recounts every tawdry detail.

While she has not yet secured a book deal, her apparent attempts to cash in on the affair could rattle the Clinton marriage – and wreck Hillary’s bid for the presidency in 2016.

The book will also include never-before-seen love letters that she wrote to the president – some of which were so intimate she never sent them, another friend added.

They reportedly detail her love for Clinton and how Lewinsky, then just 22, could make him much happier than his wife, Hillary, who the president called a ‘cold fish’.

He also laughed about his nonexistent sex life with his wife – and said he thought he was not the only one looking for love outside their marriage.

‘Monica can describe how Bill went on and on about his insatiable desire for three-way sex, orgies and the use of sex toys of all kinds,’ the friend added.

Lewinsky may be looking for Clinton to pay because he escaped from the controversy relatively unscathed, but this book doesn’t change that.  And quite frankly, it only serves to humiliate Hillary even further.  For what, a quick payday?

Go back to selling handbags.  Leave it alone.

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Awkward! Monica Lewinsky’s Former Rabbi Delivering Benediction After Bill Clinton Speaks

September 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm (Bill Clinton, David Wolpe, Democratic National Convention, Is, Monica Lewinsky)

This should be interesting viewing.  You bring the popcorn, I’ll bring the cig … er … nevermind.

Via ABC News:

This could get awkward.

Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles’ Sinai Temple, where Monica Lewinsky and her family were congregation members for decades and where Lewinsky attended religious school, is scheduled to deliver the benediction at the Democratic National Convention tonight — not long after Bill Clinton speaks.

Not only was Wolpe the Lewinsky family’s rabbi, he also sharply condemned President Clinton at the time his sexual relationship with Lewinsky, then a 24-year-old White House intern, was dominating national headlines.

“He was a brilliant, talented, extraordinary child, and for the leader of the United States we need an adult,” Rabbi Wolpe told his temple, according to a 1998 Associated Press account. He said Clinton needed to “cleanse his soul.”

And other news reports from the time noted that Wolpe accused Clinton of hiding behind a “flinty legalistic apology,” for his romantic dalliances with the young intern.

Is this a potentially awkward situation developing for the pair back stage?  Depends on what your definition of the word “is” is.

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Report: Bill Clinton On Obama, "A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags"

September 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm (Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Carrying Our Bags, Hillary Clinton, Racism, Racist, Ted Kennedy, Tim Russert)

Don’t worry.  This would only be considered newsworthy due to its racial overtone if Clinton were a Republican.

In a report chronicling the sometimes tumultuous relationship between former President Bill Clinton and current President Obama, the New Yorker reports that the two have patched things up a bit during this campaign season.

But it hasn’t always been so rosy…

Bill Clinton’s attacks hurt Hillary as much as they did Obama. The Times denounced Clinton’s fairy-tale comment as a “bizarre and rambling attack” and as exemplifying a campaign that was “perilously close to injecting racial tension” into the conversation. At a press conference in South Carolina the morning after Obama won the state, Bill Clinton seemed to dismiss the victory as a fluke of local demography. “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88,” he said. “Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here.” Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Clinton’s role in the campaign rattled Obama. He told ABC News in an interview that Clinton “has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling.”

Perilously close to injecting racial tension?  Seriously?  A white guy nicknamed ‘Bubba’ telling a black man he should be carrying his bags?

Does anyone else see the hypocrisy here?

Of course, the original account of the story had Clinton saying something similar about coffee.

“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” Clinton told Kennedy, according to the book — a comment that angered Kennedy, who later endorsed Obama. 

The comment is essentially the same – this man would have been working for us a few years ago, fetching us coffee or carrying our bags.

The media double standard is unreal.

Bill Clinton – “This guy would have been carrying our bags.”

Close to racism, but not quite.

Republicans – “President Obama is from Chicago.”


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New Ad Slams Obama For Gutting Welfare Reform

August 8, 2012 at 7:00 am (2012 Election, Bill Clinton, Bipartisan, Carl Levin, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Legislation, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Rise and Fall of Welfare Reform, Welfare Reform, Work Requirements)

Last month, the Obama administration gutted Clinton-era welfare reforms by offering waivers to states from work requirements in the welfare reform bill.  The move eliminated conditions that able-bodied individuals receiving welfare continue to work or actively seek employment.

The Romney campaign has responded with a devastating new video

In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed bipartisan legislation that reformed welfare. 

Democrats from Carl Levin to John Kerry, and even Joe Biden supported the bipartisan reforms. President Obama, on the other hand, has been a consistent opponent of the law and recently dismantled the historic bill. When it comes to welfare reform, President Obama is out of step with the country, his party, and even his own Vice President.

AD FACTS: Script For “The Rise And Fall Of Welfare Reform”
VIDEO TEXT: “In 1996, President Bill Clinton And A Republican Congress Passed Historic Welfare Reform.”
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “The new bill restores America’s basic bargain of providing opportunity and demanding in return responsibility.”
·         PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “The new bill restores America’s basic bargain of providing opportunity and demanding in return responsibility.” (President Bill Clinton, Remarks, Washington, D.C., 8/22/96)
VIDEO TEXT:  “A Bipartisan Bill Overwhelmingly Supported By Republicans And Democrats”
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “This bill will help people that go to work, so they can stop drawing a welfare check and start drawing a paycheck.”
·         PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “This bill will help people that go to work, so they can stop drawing a welfare check and start drawing a paycheck.” (President Bill Clinton, Remarks, Washington, D.C., 8/22/96)
VIDEO TEXT: “Democrats Like…”
VIDEO TEXT: “U.S. Senator Carl Levin”
SENATOR CARL LEVIN: “Why should an able-bodied person, receiving welfare benefits, not be required to work…”
·          SENATOR CARL LEVIN: “Why should an able-bodied person, receiving welfare benefits, not be required to work for two years?” (Senator Carl Levin, Senate Floor Speech, 7/19/96)
VIDEO TEXT: “U.S. Senator John Kerry”
SENATOR JOHN KERRY: “I believe it’s an important change. Yes, people ought to work. Hardworking American citizens should not be required to carry people.”
·         SENATOR JOHN KERRY: “I believe it’s an important change. Yes, people ought to work. Hardworking American citizens should not be required to carry people.”(Senator John Kerry, Senate Floor Speech, 8/1/96)
VIDEO TEXT: “U.S. Senator Joe Biden”
SENATOR JOE BIDEN: “I introduced a concept of workfare in 1986. I remember being pilloried by my colleagues on the Democratic side at the time for suggesting that there be a mandatory work requirement for anyone receiving welfare.”
·         SENATOR JOE BIDEN: “I introduced a concept of workfare in 1986. I remember being pilloried by my colleagues on the Democratic side at the time for suggesting that there be a mandatory work requirement for anyone receiving welfare.” (Senator Joe Biden, Senate Floor Speech, 7/18/96)
VIDEO TEXT: “What Did Barack Obama Think?”
STATE SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “I was not a huge supporter of the federal plan that was signed in 1996.”
·          State Senator Barack Obama, In 1998: “I Was Not A Huge Supporter Of The Federal Plan That Was Signed In 1996.” OBAMA: “You know, let me say one thing about this, because I’ve been very active in drafting the state of Illinois’ welfare proposal and thinking about how do you craft these coalitions. I was not a huge supporter of the federal plan that was signed in 1996.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Washington, DC, 6/8/98)
VIDEO TEXT: “A Bill That Requires People On Welfare To Work, Instead Of Just Collecting A Check.”
VIDEO TEXT: “I Would Not Probably Have Supported The Federal Bill That Was Passed.”
STATE SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “I would not probably have supported the federal bill that was passed.”
·          State Senator Barack Obama, In 1999: “I Would Not Probably Have Supported The Federal System – The Federal Bill That Was Passed.” OBAMA: “The first question which is fairly specific is about welfare reform. As most of you know I think, in 1996 the Republican Congress passed and President Clinton signed a welfare reform bill that essentially ended a 60 year entitlement to welfare. I was a strong proponent of some reform of the welfare system. I would not probably have supported the federal system – the federal bill that was passed.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Northfield, MN, 2/5/99)
VIDEO TEXT: “Probably Turned Into Reality.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Ends Welfare Reform As We Know It”
·          National Review Online: “Obama Ends Welfare Reform As We Know It” (Robert Rector and Katherine Bradley, “Obama Ends Welfare Reform As We Know It,” National Review Online, 7/12/12)
JIM ANGLE, FOX NEWS: “[T]he Obama Administration quietly offered to issue waivers to the work requirements in the law.”
·         JIM ANGLE, FOX NEWS: “Well, the Obama Administration quietly offered to issue waivers to the work requirements in the law.” (Fox News’ “Fox Report,” 7/13/12)
VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Guts Welfare Reform”
·         The Heritage Foundation Headline: “Obama Guts Welfare Reform” (Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley, “Obama Guts Welfare Reform,” The Heritage Foundation, 7/12/12)
VIDEO TEXT: “President Obama”
VIDEO TEXT: “Taking The Work Out Of Welfare”

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Obama Spends Last Four Years Blaming Bush, Now Wants to Run as Bill Clinton

July 30, 2012 at 11:00 am (2012 Election, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton Democrat Convention, Democrat Convention, Disaster, Economy, George Bush's Fault, President Obama)

President Obama is a master of putting up smoke and mirrors in an effort to deflect attention away from himself and his record.  He’s spent the last four years claiming that every economic problem his administration has faced was George Bush’s fault.

And now, he can’t even run on his own record, having to call Bill Clinton in from the bullpen to try and save his re-election bid.

Former President Bill Clinton is set to play a central part in the Democratic convention, aides said, and will formally place President Obama’s name into nomination by delivering a prime-time speech designed to present a forceful economic argument for why Mr. Obama deserves to win a second term.

The prominent role of Mr. Clinton, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, signals an effort by the Obama campaign to pull out all the stops to rally Democrats when they gather for their party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C. An even more important audience will be the voters across the country who will see the address carried by television networks.

“There isn’t anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton,” David Axelrod, a top strategist to the Obama campaign, said in an interview on Sunday. “He can really articulate the choice that is before people.”

This isn’t a new tactic, as Obama has been invoking the economy under Clinton out on the campaign trail.  Jake Tapper reports: 

Faced with an stagnating economy and unemployment over 8 percent on his own watch, President Obama on the stump now invokes the economy during the era of former President Bill Clinton.

The president’s invocation of Clinton is part of his pitch to raise taxes on higher income brackets, as did President Clinton in 1993; and as a contrast to his current Republican opponents who seek to extend all the Bush-era tax rates, including those on the top wage-earners, which President Obama opposes.

Essentially, within this construct, President Obama is trying to cast the choice voters face as Bill Clinton versus George W. Bush, with Bill Clinton’s economy as his, and George W. Bush’s economy as Mitt Romney’s. Clinton’s economy saw the creation of tens of millions of jobs, an economic boom and a projected federal budget surplus.

The man has almost four full years under his belt, and he has to hearken back to the ’90s to try and sell his economic policies?  If he were a job-seeker, President Obama would have the last four years erased from his resume if possible.

Anyone remember when Obama held a press conference and then immediately left everything to Clinton because he had to go to a Christmas Party?

The President is such an epic disaster that he is afraid to use himself as a selling point.

Obama is afraid of being Obama.  And we’re afraid of another four years.

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Obama Kills Clinton-Era Welfare Reform, Violates Law at Same Time

July 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm (Bill Clinton, Congress, President Obama, TANF, Welfare, Welfare Reform, Welfare State)

This was originally posted by the fabulously talented Maggie Thurber over at Thurber’s Thoughts.  Please go visit her site…

If you rely only upon the main stream media, you’ll probably miss the latest move by President Barack Obama’s administration that effectively guts the work participation requirement for the TANF welfare program.

TANF, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, was part of the Clinton-era welfare reform in 1996 that required individuals to work or ‘prepare’ for work (training, education) in order to receive benefits. It is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

As the Morning Bell points out, that requirement was successful, but now the law is being gutted – and you’re paying for it (emphasis added).

This reform was very successful. TANF became the only welfare program (out of more than 70) that promoted greater self-reliance. It moved 2.8 million families off the welfare rolls and into jobs so that they were providing for themselves. Child poverty fell, and single-parent employment rose. Recipients were required to perform at least 20–30 hours per week of work or job preparation activities in exchange for the cash benefit.

Now, Obama’s HHS is claiming that it can waive those work requirements that are at the heart of the law, and without Congress’s consent.

When it established TANF, Congress deliberately exempted or shielded nearly all of the TANF program from waiver authority. They explicitly did not want the law to be rewritten at the whim of HHS bureaucrats. In a December 2001, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service clarified that there was no authority to override work and other major requirements: “Effectively, there are no TANF waivers,” it reported.

But that did not stop the Obama Administration, which has been increasing welfare spending at an alarming rate already. President Obama has added millions to the welfare rolls, and his Administration has come under fire lately for its efforts to expand and add more Americans to the food stamp program.

This is a chronic problem: Over the past two decades, welfare spending has grown more rapidly than Social Security and Medicare, education, and defense. The TANF reform was one small step in the direction of reducing Americans’ dependence on government programs and getting them back on their feet. Cutting its work component is likely to unnecessarily swell the ranks of welfare recipients and with no way to pay for it.

From the directive:

Scope of Authority

Section 1115 authorizes waivers concerning section 402. Accordingly, other provisions of the TANF statute are not waivable. For example, the purposes of TANF are not waivable, because they are contained in section 401. The prohibitions on assistance are not waivable, because they are contained in section 408.

While the TANF work participation requirements are contained in section 407, section 402(a)(1)(A)(iii) requires that the state plan “[e]nsure that parents and caretakers receiving assistance under the program engage in work activities in accordance with section 407.” Thus, HHS has authority to waive compliance with this 402 requirement and authorize a state to test approaches and methods other than those set forth in section 407, including definitions of work activities and engagement, specified limitations, verification procedures, and the calculation of participation rates. As described below, however, HHS will only consider approving waivers relating to the work participation requirements that make changes intended to lead to more effective means of meeting the work goals of TANF.

Here’s the logic:

* the work requirement is contained in a non-waivable section of law (407)

* a different section (402), which requires that a state plan adhere to the non-waivable section, is waivable

* therefore, HHS is waiving section 402, which requires the state plan to follow section 407

* end result: section 407 is effectively waived.

But there’s a bit of a problem with that logic, as this article explains:

Section 402 describes state plans—reports that state governments must file to HHS describing the actions they will undertake to comply with the many requirements established in the other sections of the TANF law. The authority to waive section 402 provides the option to waive state reporting requirements only, not to overturn the core requirements of the TANF program contained in the other sections of the TANF law.

The new Obama dictate asserts that because the work requirements, established in section 407, are mentioned as an item that state governments must report about in section 402, all the work requirements can be waived. This removes the core of the TANF program; TANF becomes a blank slate that HHS bureaucrats and liberal state bureaucrats can rewrite at will. … In a December 2001 document, “Welfare Reform Waivers and TANF,” the non-partisan Congressional Research Service clarified that the limited authority to waive state reporting requirement in section 402 does not grant authority to override work and other major requirements in the other sections of the TANF law (sections that were deliberately not listed under the section 1115 waiver authority):

Technically, there is waiver authority for TANF state plan requirement; however, [the] major TANF requirements are not in state plans. Effectively, there are no TANF waivers.

And who do you think is going to cover the cost of the expected increase in welfare rolls when people learn they won’t be required to work in order to be eligible?

The Obama administration has just ended welfare reform – and you’re going to pay for it.

Please visit Thurber’s Thoughts….

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Bill Clinton Poses With Porn Stars in Monaco

May 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm (Bill Clinton, Brooklyn Lee, Monaco, Porn Stars, Tasha Reign)

What is it with this guy and blue dresses?

Via TMZ:

Bill Clinton just out-Clinton’d himself — posing with two famous porn stars in Monaco moments ago … and one of them’s a real up-and-comer.

The two porn stars on Bill’s arms are Tasha Reign (left) and Brooklyn Lee — AVN’s “Best New Starlet” in porn.

Brooklyn — who just posted the pic on her Twitter account — also just won the award for “Best Sex Scene” in “Mission Asspossible.” As for Tasha’s film credits … those include “Baby Got Boobs 8” and “Farm Girls Gone Bad.”

Our guess — Bill did not have sexual relations with these women.

It’s doubtful the impeached President was made aware of their occupations prior to the cameras clicking.  Or is it?

Depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is…

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