Bill Clinton: Is he stumping? Is he warming up for a Hillary 2012 push? Is he making a move on Al Gore’s Enviro-movement? Is he simply trying to fill the void? Former President Bill Clinton has been tearing up the television circuit recently talking to any and every political pundit, journalist, and commentator with microphone and a video camera capable of adequately capturing the depths of his unmatched “compassion” and charisma. The topic dejure has varied from appearance-to-appearance, but in each and every interview, he’s managed to bring the conversation back to a short list of Clinton-the-candidate style talking points that flow from his mouth like he’s found the secret elixir restoring him to the once “bulletproof” man that claimed the White House in 1992 and again in 1996.
Washington Post editor and contributor to anything Left of Center Bob Woodward, who has authored 16 books including his Carl Bernstein Watergate collaboration All the President’s Men, is set to release another “insightful” accounting of our nation’s Chief Executive next week. His newest effort, Obama’s Wars, is already receiving an obscene amount of attention even before the book finds its way to Borders or Barnes & Noble. Granted exclusive access to the President and his staff, Woodward tells the tale of a divided White House according to those who have seen early copies of the book. Woodward reportedly describes a hostile environment of distrust between and among the President’s political and military advisers and paints a picture of a President hellbent on finding a politically viable exit strategy for Afghanistan rather than searching for a solution that could provide an actual victory therein.
“This country has become so polarized that its almost astonishing…. Not only with the red and blue states… President Obama suffers from the most polarized situation in Washington that we have ever seen – even maybe than the time of Abraham Lincoln and the initiation of the war between the states.” “Eminem is the most influential musician in American history”, ” Tiger Woods is a faithful husband”; “Paula Deen makes light and healthy treats”; or “The casts of Jersey Shore, Celebrity Rehab, or Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami have cultural relevance.”
Forget George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton; Millard Fillmore, Zachery Taylor, Franklin Pierce, Chester A. Arthur, and a whole host of insignificant presidents must be really pissed right about now. Did you know that Jimmy Carter was “superior” to all his predecessors – and those that followed – in the way he has spent his time post-presidency? What? I thought he just spent his time talking out of both ends and interfering with the domestic and foreign policy initiatives of every administration post-1980. No?
Bill Clinton graced the stage of Comedy Central’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week and took on a host of topics ranging from the state of the economy to the continued place at the table for the Tea Party movement. Clinton was Clinton. He’s charismatic and he’s engaging. If eight years of having him at the head of things hadn’t taught us that he talks a much meaner game than he can live up to, you might almost believe him on most of this crap. That said, he does go after the Tea Party crowd and he is still very much a partisan hack. While I’m not sure that he even remotely agrees with ANY of the Obama administration’s policies, he’s still very much on message blaming Republicans for any and everything.
In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Justice Stephen Breyer discussed a variety of issues and a new book, but no topic was more timely or “controversial” than when the Good Morning America host moved to the matter of Quran Burning brought to the forefront by that wackjob pastor down there in Florida. While Breyer was cautious not to step into the land of advisory opinions or jeopardize future cases likely to rise to the Court, he did offer an interesting perspective on the growing scope of the Court’s reach in First Amendment cases.
The focus of the news world has been on Silver Springs, Maryland today where a gunman with a bomb strapped to his chest has taken hostages at the Discovery Channel Headquarters. As the story has unfolded, more has been learned about the gunman. Authorities are now reporting that the gunman is James Jay Lee – an environmental activist – who appears to have quite an agenda.
Last night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow went “disgruntled mail carrier” slash Ape-”Feces” in a discussion about President Obama’s Address to the Nation with Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. Let’s just say, she wasn’t clapping when the teleprompter scrolled its last line…
To mosque or not to mosque? That is the question. For Alan Grayson, it appears there’s another prong in that thought process. Stop asking questions and just blame GW. In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Grayson says that the real “disgrace” in the mosque debate is not the insensitivity of the choice of location, it is the fact that President Bush “Let 911 Happen” in the first place. Yeah he went there folks. Dude’s crazy as a loon. He cites President Bush’s August vacation as evidence that he was complicit. With President Obama embarking on his sixth vaca this week, I wonder what Grayson’s logic would allow us to blame on Bammy?
Elena Kagan has just been confirmed by the Senate and will reportedly be sworn in on Saturday to take her place as the third female member of the Supreme Court. The vote tally was 63-37 with FIVE REPUBLICANS voting to confirm the Obama nominee. Senator Ben Nelson (Nebraska) was the only Democrat to oppose her confirmation.