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Bill Clinton – “oops, I may have been wrong about passing health care”

Way back in April of this year, I noted that Bill Clinton had told the Democrats not to worry, that the American people would get over the passage of the health care legislation as soon as they saw how good it would be for them.

A good portion of them [Democrats] have deluded themselves into thinking Bill Clinton was right – that after they passed the legislation all the furor would subside and Americans would accept the new legislation – even embrace it.   The term “Judas goat” comes to mind.  And I think for those who bought into that nonsense, they realize they’ve certainly been led into the electoral slaughter pen. The Obama post law-signing sales tour has been anything but successful in changing the public’s perception of the law.  And it certainly hasn’t cooled the anger about its passage.

Guess what – nothing’s changed.  Well, except what Clinton is dining on these days … some crow:

Former president Bill Clinton, a champion of healthcare reform, admitted on Sunday that he made the wrong prediction about the popularity of President Obama’s healthcare bill.
Initially, Clinton had predicted that the polls in favor of Democrats would be boosted as soon as the legislation was signed into law. Instead, Clinton said on NBC’s "Meet the Press," his prediction was wrong for two reasons.

"First of all, the benefits of the bill are spread out of three or four years. It takes a long time to implement. And secondly, there has been an enormous and highly effective attack on it,” he said.

You be there has – and that attack has been based in the facts coming out about the new law.  In fact, the anger had gotten hotter as more and more people find out they were lied to, duped and frankly, steamrolled into a new system that doesn’t do any of the things they promised.

My guess is Clinton didn’t mention that.

Oh, and I loved this:

The former president said he thought the current commander in chief got "disoriented" for a while, but "I think he is getting his groove back now."

Uh, you mean because he’s out “campaigning” again and attacking Republicans.  Yup, that’s about the only “groove” the man owns.  Let’s see how that works in November.



12 Responses to Bill Clinton – “oops, I may have been wrong about passing health care”

  • the benefits of the bill are spread out [over] three or four years.

    Ah yes.  Health care reform, a legislative package so jam-packed with benefits that government was forced to spread them out over a three or four year period!

  • I can just see these statist politicians sitting around commisserating about this: “Can you believe it? Voters no longer just roll over and support us when we promise to give them stuff by stealing it from others. I don’t get it. It always worked before.”

  • There seems to be an awful lot of chicken “loving” going on from the left…

  • For one thing, it was Clinton’s leadership that led the Dems into the ’94 election. What did they expect?

    What I have noticed with Dems is they think BJ somehow balanced the budget, etc. In fact, it was the Republicans in congress who almost kinda did that. Not BJ. Even Obama had BJ come in for some jobs advice.

    Honest jobs advice from BJ would be: “get beaten so the Republicans take over congress with a large majority that are conservative and not yet part of the DC landscape”.

    The other point is that I don’t think Clinton really cares all that much for Obama. BJ is mostly about himself.

  • they think BJ somehow balanced the budget

    Bill had the “Dot Com Boom” to bolster his economy, but it went bust in 2000Q2 and a recession “officially started Sept 2000, 2 months before Bush was elected.  By the time the tax receipts dried up, Bush was POTUS.
    Just ask Dems “why Gore didn’t run on the economy ?”

    • Neo, do you remember Algore bitching about “…talking down the economy” just before the 2000 election? 🙂

      • White House officials have expressed mounting displeasure with repeated warnings from Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney about a possible recession. December 22, 2000

        But they didn’t know until later that the recession had started in Sept, 3 months prior.

  • My favorite part of the Obama lie was that tens-of-thousands of Americans would die each year without it.
    Then he saw to it that it wouldn’t kick in for several years…
    So, either he was willing to manipulate people’s fear of death on the crassest possible level…
    or he’s willing to assure tens-of-thousands of Americans die…for the crassest possible political reasons.

  • My take on the whole Clinton advice, and  I thought so at the time, was that Clinton KNEW Obamacare was BAD.   Being the titular head of the Demonrats, he advised them to go forward.  It was all just a set up for Hillary to run in 2012.

  • Besides the obvious ‘That thing about lower cost was all BS’ what else could be a problem?