Tired Of This

I am not sure how much of this is just Bill Clinton being a jackass, or how much of this is an entire media creation, but I am officially tired of the alleged Bill Clinton/Obama rift the media has been pimping the last couple of weeks. If I had to guess, I would place it at about 35% Bill to 65% media creation. Over the weekend it was “Obama can kiss my ass,” today we are breathlessly told they will meet within 48 hours.

Enough.

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42 replies
  1. 1
    4tehlulz says:

    What do you expect? They’re bored. It’s not like anything is happening anywhere, like say, Iraq.

  2. 2
    linda says:

    howie the ho fineman on countdown intoned clinton’s absence from the unity, nh meeting as something sinister. howie the ho, of course, failed to acknowledge the highly publicized events in london celebrating the birthday of nelson mandela — which bill clinton was attending.

    of course, had clinton been in unity, all the yammering yakkers would have been bitching about his upstaging his wife and barack obama.

    it’s a win win for the clinton haters.

  3. 3
    Crusty Dem says:

    I’d say about 95-98% media creation, hence the “Obama/Bill” meeting immediately after the rumors. I can imagine that he thinks Obama won’t win, I can imagine he’s irate that his wife lost and it’s partially his fault, but I can’t imagine he’d want to be quoted denigrating the candidate while his wife is appearing with him.

  4. 4
    vibinc says:

    Oh, but all the drama the media is creating will make the “kiss and make up” session so much better for ratings.

    As a former Arkansan, I’m sure Bill’s pissed, his temper is well known, but the Bard says it best, “it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

  5. 5
    rob! says:

    Shorter Entire Press Corp: “OHMYGOD. I HEARD THAT BILL AND OBAMA DON’T LIKE EACH OTHER. I WAS OVER BY THE LOCKERS THE OTHER DAY AND I HEARD HILLARY SAY…”

  6. 6
    TheFountainHead says:

    If anyone had told me when I graduated High School that I wouldn’t actually ever be escaping High School, I might have just taken up oil-painting and mind altering drugs on the spot.

  7. 7
    PaulW says:

    They will settle this matter. Like men.

  8. 8
    cleek says:

    They will settle this matter. Like Greek men.

    Oiled wrestling !

  9. 9
    cleek says:

    Police on Sunday were investigating vandals’ spray-painting of dozens of city vehicles here, some with disparaging messages about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

    Authorities think the vandalism to about 60 vehicles, estimated at $10,000 in damage, was done Saturday afternoon, police spokeswoman Sgt. Barbara Jones said.

    The vehicles were parked across from City Hall and investigators said culprits tagged messages including “Obama smokes crack” and a racial epithet.

    They even left business cards on the vehicles that disparage both the Illinois senator and his rival, Republican John McCain. The cards voice support for Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former opponent.

    yay!

  10. 10
    TheFountainHead says:

    They even left business cards on the vehicles that disparage both the Illinois senator and his rival, Republican John McCain. The cards voice support for Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former opponent.

    Is it weird that the thing I find disturbing about this is that they went to the trouble of printing up business cards but then went about inelegantly spray-painting cars? Seems a little incongruous is all.

  11. 11
    Marshall says:

    The media want a close race… somewhere. Somehow. Easy wins and settled controversies do not sell papers or advertisers. Look for a lot more of this.

    My prediction : If it looks like Barr might throw Georgia, the libertarian party will get more press this year than ever in its history – just to recede back into obscurity November 5th.

  12. 12
    jake says:

    If anyone had told me when I graduated High School that I wouldn’t actually ever be escaping High School, I might have just taken up oil-painting and mind altering drugs on the spot.

    PotY.

    They even left business cards on the vehicles that disparage both the Illinois senator and his rival, Republican John McCain. The cards voice support for Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former opponent.

    Flush Limpbag’s Minions of Mayhem are reverting to form.

    I heard this story on the radio yesterday morning but couldn’t find anything on the Internons.

  13. 13
    4tehlulz says:

    >>Police also found that many of the vehicles had open gas tanks.

    Man, gas prices are so high that even vandals have to take the time to steal gas.

  14. 14
    Crusty Dem says:

    Thanks Cleek, I can see the pundits now, “While Obama did dispatch his enemy by explosive decapitation, is he a ‘true Spartan’?” of course, in Sparta, the pundits might have to fend off violent decapitation, themselves. Bill Kristol would have to be a champion warrior to survive and the Maureen Dowd-Al Gore deathmatch would require its own epic poem.. Jonah Goldberg would have been left on some mountain as a toddler, his pitiful prose left tdeemed worthy only to feed the wolves. This somehow makes Sparta seem not so bad..

  15. 15
    MattF says:

    I suspect that Bill finally realized that spouse-of-the-Vice-President is a pretty low rank in the scheme of things. And no, I’m not under any illusions about either the he-Clinton or the she-Clinton being a person I’d like to deal with, but why insult them? That makes no sense.

  16. 16
    Incertus says:

    The media want a close race… somewhere. Somehow. Easy wins and settled controversies do not sell papers or advertisers. Look for a lot more of this.

    Beat me to it. And let me add that because of this, when I hear the inevitable bleating about the liberal bias of the media by the usual suspects, I will be more tempted than ever to let my Agent Orange act up and go all Major Payne on their asses.

  17. 17
    Punchy says:

    John, if you want post-able material today, this article is a gold mine.

    Let’s look at some Sadly, No-esque quotable quotes:

    Does he choose to trust a TV commercial in which Obama talks about his “love of country”? Or his neighbor of 40 years, Don LeMaster, a Navy veteran who heard from a friend in Toledo that Obama refuses to wear an American-flag pin?

    He heard from a friend of a friend from hundreds of miles away that he may do something. He is stupid or really fucking stupid?

    Does he trust a local newspaper article that details Obama’s Christian faith? Or his friend Leroy Pollard, a devoted family man so convinced Obama is a radical Muslim that he threatened to stop talking to his daughter when he heard she might vote for him?

    “devoted” = Christian bigot, natch. Great family man, to boot.

    Oh, this explains it:

    “People in Findlay are kind of funny about change,” said Republican Mayor Pete Sehnert, a retired police officer who ran for the office on a whim last year. “They always want things the way they were, and any kind of development is always viewed as making things worse, a bad thing.”

    Shorter: N*ggers should be picking my fields, not running for President. That’s WAY too much “development”.

    Anyone who thinks Obama will run away with this is clueless about just how pervasive racism still is in this country.

  18. 18
    Punchy says:

    Wait, it gets better. Missed this:

    “I think Obama would be a disaster, and there’s a lot of reasons,” said Pollard, explaining the rumors he had heard about the candidate from friends he goes camping with. “I understand he’s from Africa, and that the first thing he’s going to do if he gets into office is bring his family over here, illegally. He’s got that racist [pastor] who practically raised him, and then there’s the Muslim thing. He’s just not presidential material, if you ask me.”

    There’s levels of stoopid that I really didn’t know existed outside of Mississippi and Indiana. Holy fucking WOW.

  19. 19
    cleek says:

    Holy fucking WOW

    yep.

    which is why i chuckle every time some pundit gets all excited about “the 527s”. who needs 527s when email does it all for free?

  20. 20
    El Cid says:

    Don’t worry — it looks like the major news producers get to obsess now over whether or not it’s permitted for Democrat-leaning military leaders to make the obvious statement that being a fighter pilot and getting shot down is NOT a qualification for being President.

    Please don’t make Bob Schieffer cry — remember, it’s only okay to dismiss the war records, whether tangential or enormously relevant, of liberals and Democrats. Republicans get to wear purple bandaids at their conventions, but OMIGOD WHUH DID YOU SAY GENRUL CLARK BUH BUH BUH JOHN MCCAIN FLEW A FIGHTER JET!!!

  21. 21
    cleek says:

    OMIGOD WHUH DID YOU SAY GENRUL CLARK BUH BUH BUH JOHN MCCAIN FLEW A FIGHTER JET

    obvious reply: “yet another thing McCain has in common with George W Bush.”

  22. 22
    GSD says:

    We never seem to get the cheesy soap opera, play by play inside details on the GOoPers.

    I wonder why?

    -GSD

  23. 23
    jibeaux says:

    City vehicles? What the hell did city vehicles ever do to Hillary Clinton? Good grief, they couldn’t have at least gone to the effort of finding cars with Obumper stickers?

  24. 24

    When Clinton starts rapping about Kobe I’ll start paying attention.

  25. 25

    The rediscovery of the virtues of Vietnam service by the Republicans and the press is nothing short of amazing. Considering that both downplayed Gore’s service there, insisted that Kerry’s service wasn’t in any way a qualifier for the presidency, and gleefully trashed Max Cleland – the press standing idly by during the last example.
    Now that the Republican candidate has served in Vietnam that service makes him an unimpeachable expert on all things military and is a guarantor of his ability to provide for the security of the nation.
    The Gold Standard for hypocrisy has been met.

  26. 26
    myiq2xu says:

    Over the weekend it was “Obama can kiss my ass,” today we are breathlessly told they will meet within 48 hours.

    Sounds like the Senator from Illinois accepted the offer.

  27. 27
    myiq2xu says:

    They even left business cards on the vehicles that disparage both the Illinois senator and his rival, Republican John McCain. The cards voice support for Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former opponent.

    Middle aged white women out tagging?

    Hmmm. What’s wrong with this picture?

  28. 28
    myiq2xu says:

    Now that the Republican candidate has served in Vietnam that service makes him an unimpeachable expert on all things military and is a guarantor of his ability to provide for the security of the nation.

    I toldja you should run for President this year.

  29. 29
    Zifnab says:

    We never seem to get the cheesy soap opera, play by play inside details on the GOoPers.

    I wonder why?

    The censors wouldn’t allow it. Seriously, if we put up the GOP shenanigans, network news would be receiving fines from the FCC.

  30. 30
    Wilfred says:

    Sounds like the Senator from Illinois accepted the offer.

    Ouch, rim shot.

  31. 31
    Svensker says:

    This somehow makes Sparta seem not so bad..

    Bingo.

  32. 32
    bartkid says:

    >I would place it at about 35% Bill to 65% media creation.

    Mr. Cole, I believe it to be another ratio:
    35% media creation, 65% GOP rodent manufacturing

  33. 33
    AkaDad says:

    Sounds like the Senator from Illinois accepted the offer.

    I heard Monica took the job.

  34. 34
    myiq2xu says:

    I heard Monica took the job.

    “Gave,” not “took”

  35. 35
    4tehlulz says:

    Dare to Dream

    Surprising many Republican insiders, Mitt Romney is at the top of the vice-presidential prospect list for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). But lack of personal chemistry could derail the pick.

    “Romney as favorite” is the hot buzz in Republican circles, and top party advisers said the case is compelling.

  36. 36
    El Cid says:

    Clearly, military service qualifies Republicans for public office, and their incredibly noble sacrifice may only be spoken of in awed, hushed tones by supposedly adult, mature newscasters & pundits.

    This does not apply to Democrats, who are terrorist enabling surrender monkey French-looking ivory tower fake purple heart losers and any suggestion that they can deal rationally with security matters with or without military service is either worthy of ignoring or outright laughable.

    These shall be temporarily known as The Schieffer Rules.

  37. 37
    tom.a says:

    The Clintons SERIOUSLY need to go away. All the media spotlight is on the Clintons or on the Clintons and Obama. If the Clintons actually cared about Obama and the Democrats winning the white house they would take the spotlight off of themselves. Obama needs to shut this down, get this idiotic meeting with Bill out of the way then never ever do another joint appearance or mention their names until the convention.

  38. 38
    Brachiator says:

    Marshall Says:

    The media want a close race… somewhere. Somehow. Easy wins and settled controversies do not sell papers or advertisers. Look for a lot more of this.

    The sad thing is that newspaper readership continues to decline despite the attempt by shallow publishers to stick to their “winning formula” for whipping up reader interest.

    Punchy Says:

    John, if you want post-able material today, this article is a gold mine.

    Let’s look at some Sadly, No-esque quotable quotes

    MSNBC tries concern trolling in a desperate attempt to whip up election year controversy. So much for the presses “duty” to inform the public.

  39. 39
    Kevin K. says:

    Middle aged white women out tagging?

    Hmmm. What’s wrong with this picture?

    I agree. Judging from the comments PUMAs left at my blog this weekend, you’d think they’d have a hard time figuring out how to get spray cans to work:

    “You mean, this metal thing blows paint out? Where do I put my lips?”

  40. 40

    I toldja you should run for President this year.

    I’ll settle for free beer!

  41. 41

    For those that will not bite on a permanent state of war, a permanent state of outrage will do.

  42. 42
    Tax Analyst says:

    Punchy Says:

    John, if you want post-able material today, this article is a gold mine.

    Let’s look at some Sadly, No-esque quotable quotes:

    Yeah Punchy, I saw that crap just before I came over here and it was deeply discouraging and just plain sad. Teh stupid just overflows from the “opinions” quoted in that article. To borrow and then mutate Gene Pitney line, that’s one Pity of a Town they’ve got there.

    I wouldn’t say they’re a narrow-minded bunch, but I have the feeling you could poke out both eyes on some of those Patriots with a single jab from a sewing needle.

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