26 May 2011

Ex-pres. Clinton throws it all away

Over the years, most Democrats of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, in Howard Dean's memorable phrase, have forgotten and forgiven many of Ex-pres. Clinton's sins against core Democratic values (and there were many). He has been an asset to the party and its loosely shared goals most of the time.

But watching him, obviously not realizing he was live on camera, taking Paul Ryan aside and saying "I hope the Democrats [as if that didn't include him!] don't use this victory [in NY-26] as an excuse not to do anything about Medicare" ...was absolutely stunning. 

Just think about that statement. If that isn't consorting with the enemy, and betraying the people who put him in office in the first place and everything he ever claimed to stand for, what is?

Whatever good will and appreciation he'd earned, he just threw away, as far as I'm concerned. He's made perfectly clear that he stands with the plutocrats, not the people, and, like all Democrats who stand in the way of moving forward with a Democratic agenda, that makes him part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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