Up for Debate: Clinton stumps for Obama

Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:36am

What's your reaction to former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening — particularly his message that the country is better off now than four years ago?

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By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 1:27

Clinton can lie better than Obama but he has more experience than Barry. Barry is gaining fast, though. He's improving every day. Clinton put me to sleep listening to him.

But then, is there a politician of either party that doesn't lie?

By: Captain Nemo on 9/6/12 at 2:24

Did we expect yogi to like Clinton's speech? I doubt that the old bird stayed up to watch, after all he is a liar and a coward.

btw I am leaving for North Carolina and will be coming back t through Gordonsville tomorrow.

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 2:49

Have fun, fool. Enjoy your ride through Smith County. We like idiots (I mean customers) to buy gas in our county. Helps on on taxes. Come often.

By: dargent7 on 9/6/12 at 3:57

This whole, "are you better off than you were 4 years ago" is getting old.
Reagan came up with it in '82, some 30 years ago.
Time for a new catchy one liner.
Like Romney/ Ryan/ Rice's: the USA's destiny is to rule the world with military force used copiously to prempt civil conflicts in foreign, soverign countries...
See what happens if that clown and his court win in Nov.

By: gdiafante on 9/6/12 at 5:09

The last time I was in Smith County they were having a Deliverance reunion. My rule of thumb is that if there's dueling banjos playing, I'm leaving.

Clinton's speech was very good. The Dems are on a roll...Obama's going to have to have a pretty good speech to keep up. I thought Fluke's speech was especially good, and so was Warren's.

By: dargent7 on 9/6/12 at 5:39

I'm watching all the highlights from Clinton's speech. If there was anyone to make a case for going vegetarian, it's him.
Guy almost died 4 years ago. Now, about 195#'s looks fit and talks strong.
I think being President is a young man's game. 45+ entry level.
These old farts at 65 are no longer in touch. I remember McCain saying he didn't know how e-mail worked as if that was cool.
Of course, you'll have these yogi types who'll say, "Who is this person?" "Why won't he identify himself?" These same morons don't know what "google" is for.

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 6:17

Well dargent7,

Being old than he, I guess I'm like old man McCain. I'm no computer expert like you young people.

But with your remark about using "google" may I ask this question: If google can tell you who Obama is, why does he refuse to tell you himself and keep people like me wondering just who in the hell he is?

By: treehugger7 on 9/6/12 at 6:22

The contrast between the two parties couldn't be more stark. Darg, I believe Chris Christie could eat Clinton for lunch--literally and figuratively. He needs to try the Clinton diet. Sandra Fluke was a great speaker. Take that, Akin! At the moment tho, I am more concerned about voting machines that only allow a person to vote republican. If they can't win fair and sqare, they'll just rig the machines. Thank you, diebold, for people who can no longer trust their votes to be counted. I think this stupid local election should be voided. Perhaps if the local elections were held at the same time as the national elections, we might stand a chance at a clean election. But that would make too much sense for these yahoos. And then people might pay more attention, which the local powers don't want.

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 6:22

Good morning, Nashville.

Sorry, but I did not watch the DNC circus....again it's just sickeningly phony.

Pressure from Obama himself made the Democrats re-insert language into their platform that calls for Jerusalem to be the eternal, undivided capita of Israel and that Israel has the right to exist as a Jewish State. The anti-Palestinian language had been left out, but pressure from nearly every Jewish group in the nation bore down on the POTUS....he quickly caved....what a complete A-hole he is....git a rope!

Frankly, I do not care if Willard & Wieners unseat BHO & Biden.....an honest theocrat might be better than a lying sack of shit for US President....at least we know where the theocrat stands...with BHO it's finger in the wind on every issue....Obama is a big disappointment to me and to many others who believed his BS in 2008.

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 6:23

Being called dumb, stupid, ignorant, etc. by yogi doesn't mean anything, because he doesn't know what words mean, at any time. Thank goodness, I have never met anyone that stupid, in person.

By: dargent7 on 9/6/12 at 6:27

He already told you who he was and is. He won the Presidency and may very well win again. He ran for less than 2 years. Romney has been running for 6 years.
If Obama wins again, will you still ask, "Who is this man?" "Why won't he define himself?" He's in the news 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, for 4 years.
What else do you need to know?
He published his birth cert. on the Internet 2 years before he won. Did you want a signed copy mailed you? His college transcripts? He taught at Harvard. He was the editor of the Law Review. You don't have a GED and you demand a President's college course schedule and GPA?
Use "google" as your browser. Delete, "Ask Jackass" as your default.

By: gdiafante on 9/6/12 at 6:30

Dems don't give a damn about Jerusalem, but Obama can't win without getting some dissenters from the GOP or independents, where they do care. It's about perception. This is a good example of non-issues driving the discussion rather than substance.

Is this a cave? Yep. But if it keeps that douche Romney out of the White House, it's probably worth it.

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 6:34

Thanks for your advice of using "google" for inquiry, dargent7, I just did. I put Obama's name in and it did not say who he is with proof. It showed a fake piece of paper as his birth certificate.

Don't you remember when the new governor went in office he said he would get Obama's birth certificate out of the Health Department file as proof, and he was an old friend of his Obama's grandparents?

Isn't it interesting he could not find that certificate? Isn't it also interesting the certificate Obama offered showed show his father's race as African... in 1961?

Sorry, dargent7, I still question who in the hell Obama is.

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 6:35

Haven't you ever looked in a mirror, bfra?

By: gdiafante on 9/6/12 at 6:37

Of course, if presented with God almighty handing a gold-encrusted plaque with Obama's real birth certificate and a sworn affidavit from God, the arch angels and Satan declaring that it's valid, the lobotomized one would still whine "usurper!".

God would then show yogi's valid IQ scores indicating mental retardation...

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 6:37

I think that Monica Lewinsky should have been allotted 5 minutes at the DNC podium....folks want to know if she got fat and dumpy....or is she on the Clinton diet too? These are burning issues....the Democrats seem to be tone deaf to what the masses crave in a show.....the GOP knows what their base wants and they feed it.

If we want to have more rock & roll classics disinfected by the GLBT agenda folks, then a vote for the Dems would be in order....."Money for Nuthin'" has been sanitized....more tunes are on the agenda for re-writes. Anything that might be remotely offensive to the GLBT community is now verboten....the thought and language police are to be found in both the liberal and conservative segments of society.

By: dargent7 on 9/6/12 at 6:41

Clinton's best line: "No President, including me, all of my predessors, could of repaired the economy Obama was handed, in 4 years..."

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 6:43

yogi - As to mirrors, you probably can't look in one, because rhey all broke when you did!

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 6:45


As I have posted before, it Obama was a natural born citizen (and he might have been if Frank Marshall Davis was he father), he lost that status when he was adopted into Indonesian citizenship.

Common sense should tell you you cannot win a race if you aren't legally eligible to enter that race.

Don't you think Obama would save himself the millions he has paid out to keep his papers under lock and key?

Since he has commented about being adopted into Indonesian citizenship (and Indonesia would not accept dual citizenship), has he ever repatriated his citizenship back to the USA?

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 6:45

d7 - You are right on that, 4 yrs. is not near enough time to repair the destruction Bush/Cheney caused in 8.

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 6:48

Obama caved to Jewish pressure on the platform pledge language; but that may be too little, too late for BHO....Obama is the most hated US President in Israel ever....Billionaire Jewish tycoons are backing Romney....Ed Koch switched over to the Republicans in 2010....if Bloomberg follows suit, the Big Apple could turn red....the deletion of the pledge to back J-lem, as an undivided and eternal capital of the Jewish State, may have been the last straw for many Jews....the re-insertion of the pledge looks disingenuous and forced.

Romney is a willing submissive to the Israeli PM....Obama, on the other hand, has to be coerced into taking the Zionist line....the Jews are growing tired of constantly having to prod Obama....they could bolt the Democratic Party and go over to the Party of Hate.

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 6:49

Plus, when you sell a house, somebody has to keep paying the mortgage. When Bush/Cheney went out of office, the debts they had obligated the US for still had to be paid and till this day, we (the US) are srill paying on them. All of our debts are not Obamas.

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 6:50

Ben - Feel free to jump in with - TARP, TARP, TARP, TARP

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 6:50

Well, gdiafante, we only have 61 more days to see who the fool is or the damn fools are. I hope bfra and all of you Obama fans have good mirrors to be able to look at the stupid ones before the mirror breaks..

By: dargent7 on 9/6/12 at 6:53

Google your own name, Paul "yogi" Wade. See what comes up.
Probably nothing.
At least Obama has 5 pages of info. He matters. You don't.

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 6:53

yogi - You don't even have the brains to come up with your own retorts!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/6/12 at 6:54

Fluke's speech was amazing! And of course, Clinton's speech was stellar.

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 6:54

The Ben & Yogi Show: "TARP, TARP, TARP"....'USURP, USURP, USURP"...."TARP"...."USURP"..."TARP, TARP"...."USURP, USURP".....etc.

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 6:55

d7 - I won't google Paul Wade, because I don't want a picture of a jackass' rear end on my computer.

By: gdiafante on 9/6/12 at 6:57

Fact-checking time...


Seems he passes. That's good since he specifically mentioned that the GOP doesn't care about facts. That was also proven to be accurate...

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 7:00

Fluke? Isn't she the young lady who whined before Congress about the high costs of her birth control pills? Poor kid....college costs left her with a lack of cash for birth control stuff....how cruel is that? Any humane society would grant Fluke all the birth control stuff she asks for....for free....like they do in Israel... Republicans agree, Israeli women have the right to choose....American women have no such right, however.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/6/12 at 7:00

"I don't think Mitt Romney is a bad man. I don't fault him for the fact some companies win," Randy Johnson said. "What I fault him for is making money without a moral compass. I fault him for putting profits before people like me. But that's just Romney economics. ... Mitt Romney will stick it to working people. Barack Obama is sticking up for working people. It's as simple as that."

Remember this - cut-throat business practices do not translate well into running a government. Apples and oranges.

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 7:01

bfra, I'll agree with you, Obama has not been able to pay the debt Bush left behind, but he has been able to put us deeper into debt than all presidents before him in four years.

He has spent more in one term than Bush spent in two terms even though we was in only one war shortly after he took office... officially.

Just wondering, was he playing golf so much to take his mind off of so much pressure, and we have bought Michelle 16 vacations. One every 3 months? And we're going deeper into dept? I'll argue that's a planed scheme to bankrupt this nation to take us into the USSA. Let's see, shall we?

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 7:03

FDR promised a chicken in every pot....Willard & Wieners promise to put a wiener in every bun. No lube.

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 7:07

Fluke's gripe wasn't about birth control pills,Loner. It was about us buying her enough condoms for three "joys" every day.

Why couldn't she buy her own with all that money she would make as a whore?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/6/12 at 7:09

yogi is wrong AGAIN on the facts. No surprise there. And he still can't get his grammar straight.


Mitt Romney is wrong to claim that spending under Obama has "accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history," because it's actually risen "slower than at any time in nearly 60 years."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/6/12 at 7:10

yogi the misogynist who wants to debate "legitimate rape."

By: parnell3rd on 9/6/12 at 7:11

"A few years ago he would be getting us coffee" A few years ago he would be getting our luggage" Pres. Bill Clinton speaking of Pres. Barack Husseine Obama.
How as Americans can we respect the Office of President when former President's do not respect the Office?
Where is Hillary? Not were her lying, cheating husband is!!!
"Well, that depends on your definition of "IS". Classic!!

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 7:11

Loner WHAT? No grey poupon? Raspy won't like that.

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 7:19

Bfra: Those who already have earned their grey poupon may spread it on their buns, as they receive their grilled GOP wiener....the non-productive class will simply have to take their wiener straight, no condiments....no condoms....just a big, fat, raw wiener.....that should motivate the lazy moochers.

By: BigPapa on 9/6/12 at 7:21

Why would anyone watch either convention? Do you just enjoy hearing someone give a speech about stuff you already believe and agree with? boring and a waste of time.

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 7:27

Parnell still thinks that a BJ in the Oval Orifice is a "high crime and a misdemeanor"....an impeachable offense...of course he has probably forgiven Newt Gingrich for accusing Clinton by day while screwing his aide, Caligula, by night, whenever the wife was out of town, that is.

Right wingers forgive their own kind.....that's "Conservative Exceptionalism"...they make an exception for sleaze, when the offender is a conservative... a double standard is standard operating procedure on the right.

By: slacker on 9/6/12 at 7:28

Well.. I skipped Bubba, to watch the Dallas Vaquero's beat the N.Y. Bluestockings.

Did see the vote on re-inserting God/Jerusalem... looked like something occurring in Blamstanrico, S. America. I agree with Loner, both sides are weasels.

Vote ''Mittens,'' a weasel with a lot of business experience, who might run the railroad better, than engineer Obama.

By: Loner on 9/6/12 at 7:28

I agree with Big Papa...a waste of time and boring.

By: Kosh III on 9/6/12 at 7:38

"Where is Hillary?"

By law, the current Secretary of State is not allowed to attend political conventions.

By: bfra on 9/6/12 at 7:38

slacker - I don't call the way Mittens got his business experience as "GOOD" business experience. How many businesses did he gut, how many people did he put out of work & how many jobs did he send overseas? All the while, keeping his income in offshore accounts to avoid taxes.

By: yogiman on 9/6/12 at 7:40

Sorry I misspell more than you, Blanketnazi2. Shall I begin editing you until you catch up?

And I could not get your [truth-o-meter] post to come up on my computer. I guess it's my computer's fault.

And by the way, I edited it and audited it three times but it kept saying; No way, Hosea.

By: gdiafante on 9/6/12 at 7:40

Well, let's see, yogitard...even Bush understood the dire straights that the economy was in (Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, $17.4 billion for GM/Chrysler)...so did McCain, who suspended his campaign in order to deal with it (while proposing a $300 billion "rescue" himself).

Now, you tell me, oh ignorant one, what exactly would anyone have done differently?

Oh yeah...Romney wouldn't have done a damn thing. I personally think he's lying. I think that it's one thing to say what you would do on the outside and another to be inside and faced with the issue.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/6/12 at 7:41

The way Romney runs his businesses isn't illegal but it sure is morally wrong!

By: gdiafante on 9/6/12 at 7:43

Where is Hillary?

Doing her job...you know, as Secretary of State.