Dude … Where’s the Hope?
Well that did not take long into the Barack Obama Presidency for former President Bill Clinton to start five newby Obama some pointers on how to be President. Clinton tells ABC News that Obama gets and “A” and then uses the proverbial “BUT”. Gee Bill, you might have just used the phrase, “in all due respect”.
Actually what Clinton might have basically said was … Dude, ya won the election by down talking the economy and some how every thing collapsed just at the opportune time you ran for President. However, you are now the President and your job is to make Americans confident, not want them to slit their wrists. That’s what Clinton really meant to say.
The irony in the “Man from Hope” telling the “Candidate of Hope” that he must act now as a President act more hopeful in talking to the American public during these economy times is stuff that SNL skits are made of.
Regarding Obama’s bleak warnings that “the economy could get worse before it gets better,” and that the economic stimulus program is only the beginning of the end of the economic crisis, Clinton said, “I like the fact that he didn’t come in and give us a bunch of happy talk. I’m glad he shot straight with us.”
But he added, “I just want the American people to know that he’s confident that we are gonna get out of this and he feels good about the long run.”
Clinton thinks Obama should talk to the public in greater depth about the economy.
“I like trying to educate the American people about the dimensions and scope of this economic crisis,” Clinton said. “I just would like him to end by saying that he is hopeful and completely convinced we’re gonna come through this.”
Don’t worry ex-President Clinton, its not like any of the things you put in place during your 8 years had anything to do with what is going on today. Because we all know that you did not leave office with GWB facing a recession as well. Oh yea, and all those corporate scandals like ENRON, TYCO, Arthur Anderson, World Com, Global Crossing that you just turned a blind eye to. And that great economy that you rode for years that was nothing more than a .com Ponzi scheme. Where did everyone run with their money when the .com market collapsed … real estate.