A certain advocate for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign had this to say while recently campaigning for her:
[I]f 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 seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her.
The advocate’s name is Bill Clinton.
He takes a shot at George W. Bush in that quote, but that’s to be expected. The fun part of trying to figure out what Bill’s motives are is to remember that Hillary Clinton is part of that “awful legacy.” And let’s not forget about that day during the “awful legacy” when President Obama said, “I don’t have time for this,” and let President Clinton recall his glory days for a few minutes.
But back to President Clinton’s original words: awful legacy. I contend that they came from the bottom of his heart, logic notwithstanding. It’s no doubt that Bill Clinton despises Barack Obama and has been looking for a way to get back at him ever since the 2008 presidential campaign, when then-Senator Obama implied that Clinton was racist after it was leaked that the former president said this in private about the senator:
“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”
It was probably more of a status thing than a race thing, but one can’t help but be amused at the notion that the First Black President is still smouldering about smear by the Second one. Delicious.
Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.
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