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Rand Paul Lobs Lewinsky Attack At Bill Clinton…..

 

 

 

 

Rand Paul Bill Clinton Lewinsky Attack

 

He didn’t go there did he?

 

Rand Paul took a harsh line against Bill Clinton on Monday, attacking him with a below-the-belt jab focused on the former president’s sexual indiscretions with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

“I’m not sure I would trust a guy who had had sexual relations with an intern,” Paul said, responding to Clinton’s campaign efforts for his Democratic rival Jack Conway earlier in the day, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. “I mean, do you think he’s an honorable person?”

Paul continued:

“They complain they want all these workplace rules. Do you think there ought to be a law against having, using the prerogatives of your position and your power of your job, to have relations with an intern? I think that’s disgusting. It gets to the point where we discount what he says. He showed himself less than honorable in office.”

Earlier in the day, Clinton, speaking at the University of Kentucky, praised Conway and bashed Paul as part of a GOP that was intent on “playing” voters……

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October 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Family, Law, Media, Men, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | 2 Comments

Bill Clinton will campaign for Nevada Senator Harry Reid…..Sharron Angle needs money…..And ditches the Tea Party stuff….

The ex-President trying to roll his successful pitch for Blanche Lincoln into some political capital for himself and the Democratic party will go to bat for the Senate Majority leader Reid…..

Meanwhile, it does seem that Reid’s opponent, Sharron Angle, has erased all the Tea Party stuff on her campaign site….and is trying to make her way back the middle of the GOP and fundraise…..

Interesting……

On Reid…..


Bill Clinton heads to Nevada next week to hold a campaign rally for Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

“The announcement sends a clear message that Reid’s high powered Democratic friends will be spending plenty of time in Nevada in the next five months ahead of the Nov. 2 general election, helping boost the prospects of Reid, who isn’t very popular among Nevada voters these days.”

On Angle…..

Until just a few days ago, you could find Sharron Angle’s policy positions on her campaign website — even ones as controversial as pulling the country out of the United Nations, privatizing Social Security and abolishing the Energy and Education departments.

But no more.

In the aftermath of the tea party favorite’s crushing win Tuesday night in Nevada’s Senate Republican primary, her website has been scrubbed. Now there’s just one page, with one message: Donate to defeat the entrenched Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, in November.

June 10, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , | 6 Comments

Sestak….On many fronts…..and……..Bill Clinton is back…..

Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa. was not interested in the job Bill Clinton had to offer.

Whew EEEeeeeee!

Joe Sestak is back with a BANG!

They guy runs his mouth complaining about business as usual…..

Giving the media a bite…

The clams up….

Now has to sing his song…..

Point of Fact……Politicians get offered shit all the time…

Ask Steve Israel in New York…who dropped out running against Kirsten Gillibrand…..

On top of this he WON the Seat!

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) confirmed on the steps of the Capitol on Friday that former President Bill Clinton did call him last summer about a “presidential board” appointment if he didn’t jump into the Senate Democratic primary versus new Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.).

Sestak told reporters that had not previously brought up Clinton’s involvement when alleging that he was offered a job by the White House because he “honestly didn’t feel that it was right” to bring the former president into it.

“President Clinton had called me last summer” at the urging of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sestak said. “I just didn’t feel it was right for me to talk about that conversation.”

“During the conversation he talked about how tough the primary might be if I got in,” Sestak said, adding that Clinton had told the retired vice admiral that his military background could be of use.

“I almost interrupted the president and said I am going to decide to get in this or not depending only on what’s good for Pennsylvania working famlies, not on an offer,” the congressman said, later gesturing toward the Senate and declaring, “I’m hoping to go right over there and work very well with people.”


Oh, yea….

Joe Sestak is now running ahead of Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate race….

Guess they all know who he is in that state, Huh?


A new DailyKos/Research 2000 poll in Pennsylvania finds Rep. Joe Sestak (D) leading Pat Toomey (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 40%.

A similar poll earlier this month had Toomey leading by five points.

Meanwhile, The Fix tries to argue that the controversy about Sestak being offered a job to leave his Senate primary was a “momentum killer.”

Chris…….. I’ll betcha your wrong buddy…..If I win you gotta list the Dog on your site….If I lose…Well…….He, he, he…You’re already listed on my site!

Last but not least…..

William Jefferson Clinton never really left the Spot light…Did he?

He gets a play in this and……

A composite image of Bill Clinton and President Obama. | AP Photo

[ Bill Clinton is a fixture on cable news, Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor. It feels like 1997—but it’s 2010. And Barack Obama can’t be happy. ]

Bill Clinton’s picture is again a fixture on cable news.

Republicans are sternly demanding a special prosecutor.

And legal commentators are bickering over the finer points of federal criminal statutes on bribery and graft.

It feels like 1997—but it’s 2010. And Barack Obama can’t be happy.

The White House’s confirmation Friday that it enlisted former President Bill Clinton in an effort to get Rep. Joe Sestak out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary has sent the regular players in Washington’s scandal industry to their battle stations – to pick over the very sort of insider special dealing that Obama had promised to make a thing of the past.

“That’s not the image he wants to project right now with all the things that are going on,” said Mark Rozell, a George Mason University professor who has written at length on the Clinton-era scandals.

The use of Clinton as the conduit to offer Sestak an advisory board position is like catnip for cable television and for Republicans who have plenty of experience painting the former president as ethically challenged.

Prediction.…..If the Sestak story has legs…..don’t stand too close to Rahm Emuanel…..He’s the one they are going to reach for and throw under the bus…..You heard it here first……President’s don’t get thrown…They have Secret Service protection….

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , , | 13 Comments

This has been Bill Clinton Week…….

The former president HAS been busy this week….

First and formost his vsit from ‘This Week’…….on ABC……..

Where he was interviewed by Jake Tapper…….

Photo: Former President Bill Clinton

TAPPER: You’ve made some news over this weekend. You gave a speech on Friday talking about — on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing which is coming up. How public officials have a responsibility to be careful with their words. This prompted a response from — from Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh: “With this comment you have just set the stage for violence in this country. Any future acts of violence are on your shoulders, Mr. Clinton.”

TAPPER: Do you have any response?

CLINTON: Doesn’t make any sense. The only point I tried to make is that when I went back and started preparing for the 15th anniversary of Oklahoma City, I realized that there were a lot of parallels between the early ’90s and now, both in the feeling of economic dislocation, and the level of uncertainty people felt. The rise of kind of identity politics. The rise of the militia movements and the right wing talk radio with a lot of what’s going on in the blogosphere now.

And in the right wing media, and with Oath Keepers, the 3 percenters, the — all these people, you know, who are saying things like, “If Idaho wants to succeed from the union,” the militia group out there says, you know, “We’ll back them.” One leader of one of these groups said that all politics was just a prelude to civil war. And then the politicians of course have not been that serious, but a lot of the things that have been said, they — they create a climate in which people who are vulnerable to violence because they are disoriented like Timothy McVeigh was are more likely to act.

And the only point I tried to make was that we ought to have a lot of political dissent — a lot of political argument. Nobody is right all the time. But we also have to take responsibility for the possible consequences of what we say. And we shouldn’t demonize the government or its public employees or its elected officials. We can disagree with them. We can harshly criticize them. But when we turn them into an object of demonization, you know, you — you increase the number of threats.

But I worry about these threats against the president and the Congress. And I worry about more careless language even against — some of which we’ve seen against the Republican governor in New Jersey, Governor Christie.

I just think we all have to be careful. We ought to remember after Oklahoma City. We learned something about the difference in disagreement and demonization.

More……..

Here’s more about the 42nd President of the United States…….

Retorts to Lamabugh…..

Fundraisning……..

Comments on Timoney McVeigh…….

Comments on Elian Gonzalez in Miami…..

Comments on the Supreme Court for his wife…or himself…..

April 18, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Haiti, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates | , | 2 Comments

Bill Clinton returns………

Bill Clinton said stress and lack of sleep were to blame for his trip to the hospital last week for a heart procedure.

The former president spoke Wednesday in New York at an event to campaign against childhood obesity. He said his schedule had been harried ever since he started working to help victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

“Once the Haiti earthquake happened I didn’t sleep much for a month and that probably accelerated what was already going on with this failing vein,” Clinton said, according toReuters. “What happened to me wasn’t all that rare, but what I have to conclude is I’m not going to do any more weeks where I do three overnight flights because I am going to have to help Haiti for several years. I can’t get it all done in a week.”

Clinton, 63, who had quadruple bypass surgery six years ago, underwent a procedure last Thursday to reopen a blocked bypass graft in an artery with the use of two metal stents.

Clinton promised to continue working but said he plans to exercise, get more rest, and eat a healthier diet. He said poor eating habits since childhood had caused his heart problems.

“The root causes were the habits I acquired in my childhood, mostly the way I ate and the way it interacted with my own biology and propensity to produce bad cholesterol,” Clinton toldThe New York Times. “I ate too much fried food, too much ice cream, too much everything.”

Well all that’s good but……. the truth might be a little more than that…William Jefferson Clinton I read somewhere…. had his father pass away from

heart disease at a young age…Clinton has always pushed himself to do more… with less…..His travel schedule, since he left the White House, has been a marathon…..He is a gifted man who seems to be on a continual treadmill…..

…..Pushing himself for his wifes campaign…..his Library…his Foundation and Haiti…..

He has been very rarely  pictured resting anywhere..he spends no time with his wife…and he has a big wedding coming up for his daughter…..

In addition, he is has been given responsibility for several things involving Haiti from the UN and the United States Government……

Not too much to do ….right?

February 18, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Breaking News, Family, Government, Haiti, Health, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bill Clinton leaves the Hospital walking after a medical procedure……

Former President Bill Clinton left a New York hospital on Friday morning after undergoing what his cardiologist called a successful procedure to clear a blocked artery.

Mr. Clinton, 63, who has a history of heart trouble, had two stents inserted into one of his coronary arteries after a bypass graft from an operation nearly six years ago became obstructed, Dr. Allan Schwartz, the head of cardiology at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital, said Thursday night at a news conference outside the hospital in Washington Heights. Within two hours of the procedure, Mr. Clinton was up and walking again, and Dr. Schwartz said he planned to send him home on Friday and allow him to return to work on Monday. He was taken to the hospital on Thursday after experiencing chest discomfort.

“I expect President Clinton to resume his very active lifestyle,” Dr. Schwartz said. He said the condition was not a result of the president’s work or eating habits. “President Clinton has really toed the line in terms of diet and exercise,” he said, adding that the president’s cholesterol numbers were “normal.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Hospital with Rep. Anthony Weiner….. visiting her husband….

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s procedure shortly before her weekly meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, a senior State Department official said. She went ahead with the meeting and then left for New York. Mrs. Clinton and the couple’s daughter, Chelsea, were with Mr. Clinton on Thursday night, Dr. Schwartz said.

Mrs. Clinton decided to delay her departure for the Persian Gulf to Saturday from Friday to be with her husband. She is to travel to Qatar and then to Saudi Arabia, where she is scheduled to meet King Abdullah.

The ex-President needs to take a easy…he has a lot of work to do for the country and people of Haiti ahead of him…..

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Health, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 3 Comments

Bill Clinton get's heart work done……

President Barack Obama held a press conference with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush regarding disaster relief and fundraising for Haiti in the White House Rose Garden Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Washington.

Updated from the New York Times.…..Former President Bill Clinton was taken to a New York hospital today after experiencing chest pains, and underwent heart surgery, his office said.

Doctors inserted two stents into his native coronary artery after one of the bypass grafts from an operation five years ago became obstructed.

Last month, former President Clinton appeared at the White House with President Obama and former President George W. Bush to discuss aid relief for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

“President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts,” his counselor, Douglas J. Band, said in a statement released by the former president’s office.

Mr. Clinton, who serves as the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, has been spending much of his time in recent weeks trying to coordinate relief and recovery efforts for the Caribbean island after a devastating earthquake claimed more than 200,000 lives. Mr. Clinton just returned a few days ago from his second trip there since the earthquake.

Mr. Clinton, 63, has a history of heart trouble. He had quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery in 2004 and later developed rare complications affecting his lungs that required another operation six months later. He was taken Thursday to the Columbia campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility where he was treated six years ago.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s condition after she concluded a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.

An associate of Mrs. Clinton’s said she was in Washington, but making plans to head to New York City late this afternoon.

Mr. Clinton’s health has been a concern ever since the 2004 heart operation. By his own account, he had never been entirely the same. “It changed me,” he told The New York Times last year. “One of the things I noticed is that on normal days ever since I had that heart surgery, I’m a lot more laid back and a lot more relaxed and a lot more healthy.

“But I also noticed since I had the surgery – and this is what you picked up in the campaign – that if I’m really tired, it’s more difficult for me than it was when I was back in politics before I had the heart problem. I have no explanation for why that is. I’m just observing it. It’s neither an excuse for any mistake I made or anything else. I’m just explaining. It’s something I’ve noticed. My life has changed.”

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Health, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 22 Comments

Bill Clinton get’s heart work done……

President Barack Obama held a press conference with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush regarding disaster relief and fundraising for Haiti in the White House Rose Garden Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Washington.

Updated from the New York Times.…..Former President Bill Clinton was taken to a New York hospital today after experiencing chest pains, and underwent heart surgery, his office said.

Doctors inserted two stents into his native coronary artery after one of the bypass grafts from an operation five years ago became obstructed.

Last month, former President Clinton appeared at the White House with President Obama and former President George W. Bush to discuss aid relief for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

“President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts,” his counselor, Douglas J. Band, said in a statement released by the former president’s office.

Mr. Clinton, who serves as the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, has been spending much of his time in recent weeks trying to coordinate relief and recovery efforts for the Caribbean island after a devastating earthquake claimed more than 200,000 lives. Mr. Clinton just returned a few days ago from his second trip there since the earthquake.

Mr. Clinton, 63, has a history of heart trouble. He had quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery in 2004 and later developed rare complications affecting his lungs that required another operation six months later. He was taken Thursday to the Columbia campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility where he was treated six years ago.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s condition after she concluded a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.

An associate of Mrs. Clinton’s said she was in Washington, but making plans to head to New York City late this afternoon.

Mr. Clinton’s health has been a concern ever since the 2004 heart operation. By his own account, he had never been entirely the same. “It changed me,” he told The New York Times last year. “One of the things I noticed is that on normal days ever since I had that heart surgery, I’m a lot more laid back and a lot more relaxed and a lot more healthy.

“But I also noticed since I had the surgery – and this is what you picked up in the campaign – that if I’m really tired, it’s more difficult for me than it was when I was back in politics before I had the heart problem. I have no explanation for why that is. I’m just observing it. It’s neither an excuse for any mistake I made or anything else. I’m just explaining. It’s something I’ve noticed. My life has changed.”

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Health, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 22 Comments

Bill Clinton returns to Haiti and is put in Charge of the U.N. efforts there……

Former President Bill Clinton, who is the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, returned here on Friday to meet with government and aid officials, visit a health clinic and deliver medical supplies, computers and generators.

Mr. Clinton praised the progress being made in the relief effort, especially in addressing the need for food, shelter and security, but he expressed a growing sense of urgency about the country’s requirements for sanitation and health care.

Mr. Clinton was given the added responsibility on Wednesday of overseeing United Nations aid efforts and reconstruction in Haiti after the magnitude 7 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the capital, and surrounding areas on Jan. 12.

Dr. Paul Farmer, the deputy special envoy to Haiti who toured the clinic with Mr. Clinton, said: “For sanitation and health, the key is going to be to create community-based solutions, which basically means hire Haitians and lots of them to begin tracking infectious diseases, doing follow-up on treatments, as well as building latrines and water infrastructure. It shouldn’t be seen as some radical notion that we need to inject the money into the Haitian population, because they are the ones who can actually do the follow up.”

United Nations officials echoed the concerns over sanitation and health.

If he is serious…he’s got a big job ahead of him……..

February 6, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Family, Food, Government, Haiti, Health, Home, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , | Leave a comment

The President tries to get the Banking Industry ‘back in the bottle’ with Restrictions….and get back on top….

President Obama….trying to regain the high ground…is going back to safe ground, and beating up on the Bankswhich everyone hates……

President Barack Obama proposed Thursday new rules designed to restrict the size and activities of the U.S.’s biggest banks, the latest in a series of administration moves to curb Wall Street.

The White House wants commercial banks that take deposits from customers to be barred from investing on behalf of the bank itself—what’s known as proprietary trading—and said the administration will seek new limits on the size and concentration of financial institutions.

“My resolve to reform the system is only strengthened when I see a return to old practices at some of the very firms fighting reform; and when I see record profits at some of the very firms claiming that they cannot lend more to small business, cannot keep credit card rates low, and cannot refund taxpayers for the bailout,” President Obama said Thursday. “It is exactly this kind of irresponsibility that makes clear reform is necessary.”

The President must be a bit shaken up because he has Paul Volcker back by his side…the first time in year, since Volcker was shuttled aside in favor of Geithner and Bernanake…two guys who have their own current public relations trouble……The President…..a rookie, and a little unsteady these days, is reaching back finally, in a Bill Clinton sort of way, after realizing that he was trying do a bit too much of’ ‘Change ‘for the politcal process in shock from the economy  to swallow….look for some more slowing of things, in days to come…..and more political maneuvering…..

I just know Bill Clinton has been on the phone to Obama……Healthcare and too much too soon?.

Just like Clinton term one….

And the campiagn…when in trouble…. go on the offense……

January 21, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , , , , | 12 Comments