Obama’s failure, Scott Walker’s success: Clinton’s support of Reaganomics.
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Obama sees Clinton as little short of a saboteur — praising Romney for his “sterling” business record, refusing to join in attacking Romney’s Bain Capital, the capitalist, wealth creating — job creating — business of private equity. Or as seen here, Clinton is suggesting the Bush tax cuts should be extended — although not permanently. Here is ex-Clinton aide Dick Morris on Hannity discussing precisely how deliberate all of this undermining of Obama is on the part of Clinton.
Just last night, Morris suggested on O’Reilly not only that Clinton is deliberately undermining Obama, but that (Reason 3) Clinton is in fact a real “free market, free enterprise, balance the budget guy” — Morris’s words. Precisely Reaganite Art Laffer’s conclusion based on Clinton’s actual economic record as president.
There is personal tension — the ex-president husband of Obama’s one-time rival and now Secretary of State seen as plotting her ascension still.
But doubtless what really angers Obama and his fellow leftists on the heels of the Wisconsin disaster is the realization that the attempt to create a new Obama Consensus, a “New New Deal” in the mold of FDR, to whom Obama was once compared by Time — has failed.
And in the irony of ironies, every time Bill Clinton goes out in front of a microphone somewhere to remind Americans of his own economic legacy, he is reminding them of a central fact of history.
In the words of Art Laffer, when it came to economics, Bill Clinton was “more Reagan than Reagan.”
Ronald Reagan won the blue state of Wisconsin — twice.
Barack Obama stayed away from Wisconsin. Bill Clinton showed up.
Scott Walker won.
The Reagan Consensus won.
Bill Clinton’s real message got through.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?