December 11, 2010

And Just Like That, Bill Clinton Became President Again


"I've never seen anything like that," said MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur after cutting back following a press conference on the tax plan. It had begun with a surprise appearance by President Obama who then brought in a further surprise, none other than Bill Clinton, to help him explain the deal. However, after introducing Clinton and letting him begin to talk, Obama suddenly announced that he was leaving for a Christmas party and vanished, letting Clinton talk for 25 more minutes as if it was 1996! I guess it could have been worse. Obama could have left to go play hoops.

Seriously, what was the thinking here? This has to be one of the worst PR moves in the entirety of the administration. Obviously, Clinton is probably a more popular Democratic figure right now, but they had to imagine this would hurt Obama. I mean, letting a former president explain your tax bill while you head to a Christmas party? A Christmas party?

Consider this a test-abdication, of what could be the first Presidency ever quit by a POTUS who has come to the realization that he simply isn't up to the job for which he campaigned.

Betting sites should start odds-making on whether or not Barack Obama will simply quit the Oval Office, after discovering that governing is simply not something he has the intelligence, fortitude, or experience to do successfully.

Do I personally think Obama would quit the Presidency? No, not at all.

But then, I didn't expect him to leave Bill Clinton in charge at his press conference while he scurried away like a hen-pecked weakling, either.

Make sure you read Mike's take on this bizarre incident as well.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 11, 2010 01:24 PM

Anybody seen Joe Biden?

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at December 11, 2010 01:54 PM

that was great.

it was perfectly clear to anyone with a brain they were watching a man who is not up to the job of president when he walked away.

Posted by: rumcrook at December 11, 2010 02:12 PM

There are a several different tangents that this sends my mind off on. None of the tactics worthy of the White House.

The sheer disrespect shown for the American people is just beyond mind boggling.

Impeachment anyone? He obviously doesn't think the job is that important. Maybe someone else needs to do it.

Posted by: Kay at December 11, 2010 03:18 PM

Not only did the big O give the presidency to Clinton, he also showed that he would rather go to a party than show concern for an economy that is worse than the one in the 1930's. People need a leader to assure them that things will get better and that a plan is in place to work with us all. Instead, he goes to a party!!

Posted by: david at December 11, 2010 05:48 PM

Probably had to go make mid-day prayer call...

Posted by: emdfl at December 11, 2010 08:47 PM

See, Barry is the smartest Black President. Left the dummy holding the mic pushing tax cuts for rich people. Henry Lee Lucas would be proud.

Posted by: lazrtex at December 11, 2010 09:41 PM

And the White House Jobs sites was flooded with applications for interns...

Posted by: MunDane68 at December 12, 2010 12:17 AM

Obama was sending all of us a wakeup call. By suggesting he might resign if we (the people) insist on being so mean and racist. And the USA would be headed by none other than crazy Joe Biden--the lunatic that no one trusted in the US Senate for 30 years to hold a senior post.

Ya got me, Obama. Please stay. Even if it means we have to listen to Bill Clinton every week, please stay. If only because every time Bill Clinton opens his mouth it just puts into stark contrast a man who was a successful president and a man who has never been a successful anything.

Posted by: iconoclast at December 12, 2010 09:46 PM