Over the weekend, former President Bill Clinton spoke with correspondent Mo Rocca on “CBS Sunday Morning” and author James Patterson, who appeared on the show to promote his book “The President Is Missing”.
Here is how the exchange went:
Rocca: “President Trump – this is just factual – is fond of personal insults. I mean, he still refers to Mrs. Clinton as ‘Crooked Hillary’ in tweets.”
Patterson: “It’s been effective for him. It’s unbelievable that he became president. But he figured some things out. And I think most people do not like these tweets. They just wish it wouldn’t go that way.”
Clinton: “I don’t like all this. I couldn’t be elected anything now ‘cause I just don’t like embarrassing people. My mother would have whipped me for five days in a row when I was a little boy if I spent all my time badmouthing people like this.”
Oh, boy, do they give me a lot of ammunition here. Let’s start with Rocca’s comments.
Of course he still refers to her as “Crooked Hillary”. SHE’S STILL CROOKED! Back in 2014, PolitiFact wrote a story about Bill and Hillary’s financial troubles after they left the White House. Looking through the Clinton’s 2000 Senate financial disclosure forum, they noted that the Clinton’s highest “possible assets totaled about $1.8 million, while their lowest possible debts were nearly $2.3 million. The most optimistic scenario left them in a hole of about $500,000.”
Of course, PolitiFact is MSM, so there is little reason to trust anything they say, but let’s go with these numbers anyway.
According to PolitiFact, by the time the Clintons left the White House, they were $500,000 in the red. Pretty terrible for anyone regardless of occupation. Of course, there are other things to factor in, but I won’t get into insane amounts of detail regarding this. The point is that the Clintons’ net worth was next to nothing by the time they left the White House.
Today, according to a Bankrate article published in June of 2017, Bill Clinton’s net worth stands at $80 million, with Hillary’s net worth standing at $45 million, combining for $125 million. And according to a Forbes article from 2016, Bill and Hillary “made $240 million in the last 15 years” before taxes.
You don’t go from nearly dead broke to worth hundreds of millions of dollars in less than 20 years without some crookedness when you're just a politician who produces NOTHING of real market value. Sure, speaking fees, books and other things factor in, but so do things like selling 20% of our nation’s Uranium supply to the Russians, siphoning some of the billions of dollars sent to people in Haiti through the Clinton Foundation and accepting huge donations from Saudi Arabia.
It’s for these reasons, and more, that people, including and especially Trump, call Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary”. Frankly, the same nickname could be given to Bill if he didn’t have different and more prominent skeletons in his closet, which we will get to briefly.
Next, let’s look at Patterson’s comments. He mentions that Trump figured some things out in order to win. I thought the narrative was that he cheated and colluded with Russia. Under that premise, what does he have to figure out? How to keep it quiet? How to make it seem as legitimate as possible? Give me a break.
And regarding the President’s tweets, I am very much aware that there are people out there who do not like the tweets… those people are called liberals. All jokes aside, despite the fact that there are some Trump supporters who aren’t too fond of his tweets, I can be certain that most Trump supporters don’t mind them one bit. While I don’t have any stats or figures to support the claim, I have seen a lot of people on Twitter supporting the President’s comments and how often he makes them.
People love the fact that he is a non-stop fighter. That he doesn’t give an inch to his opposition. More often than not, these “personal attacks” are attacks that call people out as precisely what or who they are. It’s labeling these people, it’s a Leftist tactic and it’s a tactic that works. Democrats do this constantly in regards to Republicans. They label Trump “Hitler”, a “Fascist” and a “Nazi” (not that it’s worked as much as they’d hope). They labeled Mitt Romney as, in essence, a “dog killer”, a “greedy Wall Street guy” (which I now agree with), and such.
It’s a tactic that they constantly use, but it’s a tactic that no Republican tends to use. Republicans want to engage in civil discourse and debate ideas. Democrats can’t do either, so they label Republicans as “rotten” and worse. Trump, however, is capable of doing all three. He calls people out for what they are (Crooked Hillary, Lyin’ Ted, Low-Energy Jeb, Crazy Bernie, etc.), engages in civil discourse and debates ideas. It’s not something the Left is prepared for, so they claim that most people don’t like it.
Well, personally, I love it when he goes to the jugular against his opponents. Too often, Republicans choose to take “the high road”. Well, that road often leads to significant loss, if not insignificant victory. They either lose elections or don’t do much when they win them. Trump, in contrast to many Republicans, doesn’t just play defense. He almost always plays offense because the Left is never used to playing defense, so it’s easy to crush them.
I hope he continues to be as tough as he has been.
Finally, we reach Clinton’s comments, which are honestly laughable.
He doesn’t like embarrassing people? So I guess he didn’t feel good with embarrassing Juanita Broaddrick after he raped her, which is a very embarrassing and scarring event. I guess he felt sorry for groping Kathleen Willey without consent and embarrassing her. I guess he apologized for embarrassing Paula Jones after he exposed himself to her. And I guess he didn’t feel good about embarrassing Monica Lewinsky after he used his power as President to sexually harass her.
Don’t give me that bull, Bill. That’s all the Left can hope to do now. With the plummeting unemployment rates, rising wages, booming economy, possibilities for peace with North Korea on the horizon, the deportation of illegals, obliteration of ISIS and overall restoration of America’s prowess in the world, humiliating individual opponents is the only hope Democrats have at even believing there is going to be a “blue wave”.
It’s been deemed the Democrats’ last remaining hope for the future. The Russia narrative has only served to hurt them, not Trump, and has solidified Trump’s relationship with his base. Not to mention Spygate only puts the spotlight on the Deep State’s corruption of attempting to cheat in the 2016 election and destroy Trump. And in California, people have seemingly grown tired of living in a dystopia brought about by endless socialism, if the ballot measures to divide the state are anything to go by.
All the Left has now is humiliation. That, and perhaps fooling enough people into believing Trump is a bad President, which is another narrative that is easy to destroy. If they have the opportunity, they will humiliate as many Republicans and conservatives as they possibly can. That’s just something they love to do.
1 Peter 5:8
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
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