Bill Clinton is the Democratic Party’s best salesman even when he’s selling a bill of goods.
He gave a good speech (although it went on way too long). But I’m not sure he believes a word of it.
It was rather curious of him to say the following:
Though I often disagree with Republicans, I never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate President Obama and the Democrats.
Did Bill Clinton miss eight years of George W. Bush being called a fascist and a Nazi?
And what about this past week? What about the Democratic official from Kansas who likened Mitt Romney’s talking points to Hitler’s “big lie”, the Democratic official from California who compared Paul Ryan to Goebbels not to be undone by the Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party who likened South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to Eva Braun.
Still, it does him no harm to sing the praises of Eisenhower, Reagan and both Bushes.
Yet he struggled to sing the praises of President Obama.
His best defense of Obama was when he praised Joe Biden for ending the War in Iraq and for the Stimulus Bill.
Bill Clinton isn’t helping Obama when he uses the phrase “saved or created jobs” and claims 95% of Americans received a tax cut.
This passage was also curious:
No President – not me or any of my predecessors could have repaired all the damage in just four years.
None of which stopped Obama from promising to keep unemployment below 8% and to cut the deficit in half. Perhaps Obama shouldn’t make promises he knows he can’t keep.
Nevertheless, Clinton did what he was supposed to do. He carried President Obama’s bags.