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Bill Clinton Criticizes ‘awful legacy of the last eight years’

Bill Clinton Criticizes ‘awful legacy of the last eight years’

The remarks are already being spun.

At a campaign event in Washington State yesterday, the former president encouraged the audience to support his wife’s candidacy while bashing the “awful legacy of the last eight years.”

Is Bill Clinton’s advanced age catching up to him?

The American Mirror reported:

VIDEO: Bill Clinton slams ‘awful legacy of last 8 years’

Bill Clinton is either losing it, or he’s ramping up his attacks on President Obama. Neither is good news for Hillary Clinton.

During a speech in Spokane, Washington on Monday, Clinton seemed to tear down Obama to boost his wife…

“Now, if you don’t believe that we can all grow together again, if you don’t believe that we’re ever going to grow again, if you believe it’s more important to relitigate the past, there may be many reasons that you don’t want to support her.

“But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the 7 years before that when we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her,” Clinton said.

Watch the video:

USA Today is reporting that an aide to President Clinton tried to clarify his remarks:

Bill Clinton knocks ‘awful legacy’ of last 8 years

Former President Bill Clinton, stumping on behalf of his wife in Washington state on Monday, urged people to vote for Hillary Clinton “if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us.”

It was not initially* clear if it was an unintended gaffe or something he meant to say, but it didn’t take long for Republicans to seize on it and post the clip to YouTube…

*Update: An aide to Bill Clinton says the legacy he was referring to was Republicans’ obstructionism.

“When Republicans controlled the White House, their trickle-down approach drove our economy to the brink of a collapse. After President Obama was elected, Republicans made it their number one goal to block him at every turn,” spokesman Angel Urena said in a statement. “That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy, and the American people should reject it by electing Hillary Clinton to build on President Obama’s success so we can all grow and succeed together.”

That’s certainly a noble attempt at spin.

Featured image via YouTube.

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Pivot to the general?

Because in those Democrat primary debates, Hillary cant suck up to Obama hard enough.

Maybe he doesn’t want Hillary to be President. A lot of guys can understand that position.

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to rotten. | March 22, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Yes, that makes sense. Though we should always keep in mind that for Dems, we’re permanently living in the 8 year Bush Presidency..

JimMtnViewCaUSA | March 22, 2016 at 11:07 am

But…but…but, Bill… How about all the racial healing?

Um, Slick Willy, the Republicans had no control of congress for the first few years of Obama’s term. Try another rationalization.

He forgot to mention she was part of that “awful legacy” for four years.

I hope old Hillary looks good in orange as Obama is the only thing keeping her out of jail.

“If you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us, we don’t need another lecture about Islamophobia.”

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Short term memory issues.
Doesn’t remember that Obama happened.

How does the purported explanation support putting his wife in the White House? It sounds like a reason to keep her in the Senate.

Freudian slip.

Maybe Bill doesn’t want Hillary to be pardoned by Obama! 🙂

“That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy, and the American people should reject it by electing Hillary Clinton to build on President Obama’s success so we can all grow and succeed together.”

Wait, what? Obama’s success? What success? You just said the Republicans obstructed him from doing anything!

Oh, you mean his record number of rounds of golf?!

inspectorudy | March 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm

I was stuck listening to Hannity while driving today and he had Jamie Dupree on. When Sean mentioned the bit that slick willie said “if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us.”, Dupree, ever the centrist, tried to say that willie was talking about 8 years of a Republican Congress. But guess what Jamie? He had a veto proof Demorat Congress for two of the eight years! Try as he might Dupree could not make the point. As slimy as willie was he was a pragmatist. He knows that hillary cannot win if she promises four more years of the obama failure.

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