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Former president implores voters to stick with Obama

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Common sense and clear facts spoken to the people by the best economic job creating President before Obama.


One thing Clinton did to help balance the budget, without a single Republican vote, was the
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 which:

Created a 36 percent and 39.6 income tax rates for individuals in the top 1.2% of the wage earners.
A 35 percent income tax rate for corporations.

The cap on Medicare taxes was repealed.

Transportation fuels taxes were raised by 4.3 cents per gallon.

The taxable portion of Social Security benefits was raised.

The phase-out of the personal exemption and limit on itemized deductions were permanently extended.

Expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and added inflation adjustments.

Republicans are responsible for the obstructionism in our govt. They will justify the obstructionism yet cannot answer the question, how does our country move forward without 2 parties willing to compromise?

Salt Lake City, Utah

Republicans are in trouble former President Clinton was amazing and his message will resonate with the independents. Republicans can't run away from the obstructionism of the last two years. It will all be over tomorrow. President Obama will come out of tomorrow night with a big bump.

Las Vegas, NV

"To the cheers of thousands of Democrats packed into their convention hall, Pres Clinton said of Obama, I want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for America on the inside."

...burns for America... what the ..? The dude that apologize for America who thinks America is bad for the world, who also wants America to follow the world... Truth be told, BO appear cool on the outside but empty in the inside - that's the truth!

American Fork, UT

Bill's still got it.

Murray, UT

I've always liked Clinton. But he's not running for office, Obama is.

Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow was a good catch phrase. Will tomorrow be the same as yesterday and the day before?

Obama lost 400,000 jobs since January 2009. He has given 1 million green cards each year, around 2.5 million work visas all at a time of 8-10% unemployment. When they talk about putting people to work, they are not talking about American citizens.


How are things getting better when our national debt has surpassed 16 trillion dollars, Obama took over 700 billion dollars from Medicare to finance his ridiculous healthcare bill, and so many millions are still unemployed? Bad memory Obama has, plus another broken promise that if our economy hadn't improved by the end of his first term he would be a one term president. I have a hard time swallowing Clinton's remarks that Obama loves America when he bows to leaders of countries that are our enemies, he apologizes for things he feels our country is guilty of, he doesn't place his hand on his heart during the pledge of allegiance, or when he doles out our tax money to other countries for oil exploration instead of helping with our own job situation, etc., etc., etc.
I strongly suggest people see the documentary "2016: Obama's America", then see if you still think he is so wonderful.

Centerville, UT

Yes. Yes. Prosperity is just around the corner. What a joke. The only question is what do the Obama people have on Clinton to make him do this? We all know the Clinton's do not like Obama.

Holden Caulfield
Eagle Mountain, UT

That was the best convention speech to date. Sometimes I miss Bill.

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

Clinton gets it. We need to get all parties to work together. That is what is missing now. There are good ideas that can be brought to the table by both parties. I'm so sick and tired of people thinking one side has all the answers. Too many people drink the koolaide that's freely offered from the right and left. Obama's America 2016 is the right wing answer to Michael Moore. What really frighten's me is that nothing will ever get done in Washington. Newsflash people, Obama isn't the boogyman and Bill can still bring it.

Salt Lake City, UT

Listening to Bill makes me (almost) like politics again.
Dang, the guy is a brilliant politician.

Salt Lake City, UT

"The dude that apologize for America who thinks America is bad for the world, who also wants America to follow the world... Truth be told, BO appear cool on the outside but empty in the inside - that's the truth!"

No, it's not remotely the truth. Your believing it doesn't make it true.

Facts matter more than your opinions.

There is zero credible evidence to support the belief that Obama has ever said that America as a nation is bad for the world.

Cite the statements you believe show that Mr. Obama has ever said that our nation is "bad for the world" and show us the full sentences and relevant paragraphs you think contain them - not just some heavily edited out-of-context Carl Rove attack ad you heard while watching FOX.

Murray, UT

I think the 700 billion from medicare was an attack on one group of the middle class, to appease another. Just like his lack of immigration control is an attack on the middle class to appease business and increase party votes in the future. He is out to change this country from the one our forefathers built.

And thank you President Clinton for the sub prime loans.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

How does the Associated press author of this article know that Obama got a "bounce" since the article was filed less than 30 mins. after the speech ended?

Or is this more media who have decided to support Mr. Obama wholeheartedly?

The BIGGEST obstacle voters have to overcome this election is finding somewhere they can get FACTS, to make their decisions without having having to read the mainstream medias' wholehearted endorsement of all things Obama.

Far East USA, SC

"It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did."

Key line in the speech. Apply that to

Ryan complaining about the $716 Billion from Medicare when he uses the same figure.
Romney attacking the insurance Mandate when he did it in Mass
The GOP attacking the ins. mandate when they first proposed it.
Attacking Cap and Trade when the GOP proposed it first.
Attacking the Auto Bailout when Bush signed the first one
TARP first signed by Bush.
CFL light bulbs and low flow toilets signed by the Bushes
No Child left behind - GOP program.
Medicare Part D drug plan - Largest entitlement expansion in decades.

Looks to me like the easiest way to get the GOP to oppose their own plans is to adopt them.

salt lake city, utah

First, Clintons speech will make Republicans rue the day they said Obama should run on his record. Clinton publicly said stated the facts they way many of us have been doing on threads like this for months..and his speech empowers others to openly speak the truths,

Secondly, I dobut there will much of a poll bump, simply because of the small number of undecideds (I may be wrong though because ADP just announced that they think jobs increased last month by 201,000, and jobless claims went down by 12,000). The value of the speech will be to rev up the base to get out the vote. The numbers as they now are in the swing states are clear..if democrats have a good to great turnout Romney has no chance at all.

Centerville, UT


"First, Clintons speech will make Republicans rue the day they said Obama should run on his record. "

Doubtful. No matter what spin Clinton puts on it, Obama's record on the economy is horrible.

Holladay, UT

Bill Clinton at his apex. Agree or disagree with his politics, the man can inspire and explain. I haven't seen a political speech like this for a long time and it will do a world of good for President Obama.

And, to all you people who can't figure out the value of diplomacy and see it as weakness or apology, it's the only answer left for America at this juncture -- we can NOT afford another war and we can not, literally, afford to be isolated as a nation, and diplomacy is the answer. THAT is a fact that is not disputable.

America Forward!

Kaysville, UT

Former President is not the man of highest moral character, similar to those in Hollywood the current President courts for publicity as a community type organizer would.

He loves the role he took last night and has learned with the millions of dollars he has made on the speaking circuit how to control people and their thoughts while speaking. He was successful in doing that, once again last night.

He didn't act that way when he was denying he had an affair with one of the White House employees, while acting as President. In movies, actors portray someone that they aren't but some may end up taking that role in life. We go to a movie and the same person is portraying someone completely different in that movie. We have learned to accept people in their roles, whether make believe or real.

However, if those people are trying to gain our confidence on moral and just issues but are in sheep's clothing trying to gain our trust to then tear our morals down, is wrong. The world is learning to make good things look bad and bad things look good to mislead our next generation.

Be cautious.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

It's too bad that Clinton isn't on the ticket. Guaranteed win with him. Even so, his speech may be enough to put Obama over the top. The Democrats should hide Obama/Biden and let Clinton be the front man for the campaign.

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