Bill Clinton Calls Obama Incompetent: “The economy’s a mess, it’s dead flat”

Posted by on May 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

Let’s see how quickly the Slickster denies this.

Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,

“The country needs you!” the former president told Hillary Clinton, urging her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in Edward Klein’s new biography of Obama.

The title of Klein’s explosive, unauthorized bio of Obama, “The Amateur” (Regnery Publishing), was taken directly from Bill Clinton’s bombshell criticism of the president, the author said.

“Barack Obama,” Bill Clinton said, according to book excerpts, “is an amateur.”

The withering criticism is incredible, given the fact that Bill Clinton is actively campaigning for Obama’s re-election.

But according to the book, Bill Clinton unloaded on Obama and pressed Hillary to run against her boss during a gathering in the ex-president’s home office in Chappaqua last August that included longtime friends, Klein said.

The economy’s a mess, it’s dead flat. America has lost its Triple-A rating . . . You know better than Obama does,” Bill said.

Bill Clinton insisted he had “no relationship” with Obama and had been consulted more frequently by his presidential successor, George W. Bush.

Obama, Bill Clinton said, “doesn’t know how to be president” and is “incompetent.”

But Hillary resisted the entreaties, according to two of the guests interviewed for the book.

Can’t we just get past this infighting and get back to the important issues, like gay marriage?

White House spokesman Eric Schultz accused Klein of making up facts to sell books.

Funny, but these same people have been getting a lot of mileage out of a story that seems to have made up facts.

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7 Responses to “Bill Clinton Calls Obama Incompetent: “The economy’s a mess, it’s dead flat””

  1. Blue Hen on 11/11/12 at 9:08 am

    This won’t bother the left or Clinton. But I repeat myself. He’s adept at saying something, and then ignoring or denying it and getting a pass. Obama is a cruder version of Clinton. He’s more a product of privelege and the Chicago machine.

  2. Rich K on 11/11/12 at 3:48 pm

    If he can make these “facts” stick on the pResident, great. But its worth the buzz value of watching all the D,s involved spin it off as spin. Ironic Huh!

  3. rich b on 11/11/12 at 4:28 pm

    Every now and then even a shit-stain such as Clinton Clownton has a moment of clarity.

    My guess is; Hillary is very very pissed at herself for not making a run at Omama and stealing back what she still feels was rightfully HER nomination four years ago. Pigs will fly before either one of the Clowntons ever admit to it but THAT is the truth.

  4. sherlock on 11/11/12 at 4:41 pm

    Strange but true: while the MSM matter-of-factly insinuates that any Republican’s criticism of their political opponent Obama’s policies is actually driven by racism, when these Democrats insult their fellow party member Obama as an incompetent amateur, and even speculate that not so long ago he would have been serving them coffee, a racist motivation is never even mentioned.

    You know, it’s almost like racism is just a convenient tool the media uses to smear critics of Obama without having to do the hard work of addressing the substance of their criticisms.

  5. Observer on 11/11/12 at 7:24 pm

    Is anyone listening to the cries of racism ballered by the Obozo praetorian guard marxist propaganda spewing media idiots ?Themarxstreamedia has so completely paralyzed themselves with political correctness they do not know few are listening to them.