Fact Check: Nothing Bill Clinton Said Last Night Is Even Remotely True

Posted by on Sep 06, 2012 at 8:53 am

Yeah, hard to believe, huh? There hasn’t been a single speech delivered at the DNC that has even  resembled the truth, so did anyone expect this sociopath to deal with facts?

CLINTON: “When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. … Unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the Republican Party doesn’t see it that way. They think government is the enemy and compromise is weakness. One of the main reasons America should re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to cooperation.”

THE FACTS: From Clinton’s speech, voters would have no idea that the inflexibility of both parties is to blame for much of the gridlock. Right from the beginning Obama brought in as his first chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, a man known for his getting his way, not for getting along.

This was how Obama “compromised” in January 2009:
“I won.”

CLINTON: Clinton suggested that Obama’s health care law is keeping health care costs in check.

“For the last two years, health care spending has grown under 4 percent, for the first time in 50 years. So, are we all better off because President Obama fought for it and passed it? You bet we are.”

THE FACTS: That’s wishful thinking at best. The nation’s total health care tab has been growing at historically low rates, but most experts attribute that to continued uncertainty over the economy, not to Obama’s health care law.

Is there a sane person who thinks ObamaCare would save money? He should have been laughed out of the building.

CLINTON: “I know many Americans are still angry and frustrated with the economy. … I experienced the same thing in 1994 and early 1995. Our policies were working but most people didn’t feel it yet. By 1996, the economy was roaring, halfway through the longest peacetime expansion in American history.”

THE FACTS: Clinton is counting on voters to recall the 1990s wistfully and to cast a vote for Obama in hopes of replicating those days in a second term. But Clinton leaves out the abrupt downward turn the economy took near the end of his own second term and the role his policies played in the setting the stage for the historic financial meltdown of 2008.

The so-called Clinton economy would never have taken off  had the GOP not taken control of the House and Senate in the 1994 elections. If anything, Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole deserve the credit. Clinton just had dumb luck after his first two disastrous years, which is why his party lost the House and Senate.

CLINTON: “Their campaign pollster said, ‘We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.’ Now that is true. I couldn’t have said it better myself – I just hope you remember that every time you see the ad.”

THE FACTS: Clinton, who famously finger-wagged a denial on national television about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky and was subsequently impeached in the House on a perjury charge, has had his own uncomfortable moments over telling the truth. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” Clinton told television viewers. Later, after he was forced to testify to a grand jury, Clinton said his statements were “legally accurate” but also allowed that he “misled people, including even my wife.”

There you have it. He batted .000 last night.


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One Response to “Fact Check: Nothing Bill Clinton Said Last Night Is Even Remotely True”

  1. Wally on 6/06/12 at 5:19 pm

    Haha. the best you can do in a polity retort is bring up Lewinsky? Not one single actual fact check here. Simply disagreements on some of Clinton’s general statements. Nothing on Clinton’s actual stats.

    Where are your statistics to rebut Clinton on job growth, industrial output and stock market growth under Bush vs. under Clinton and Obama? You don’t state them because Bush despite his tax cuts had HORRIBLE job growth and output and Clinton and Obama have huge growth in jobs and profits and stock prices.

    And why no discussion of Clinton’s evisceration of Lyan Ryan? 716 million claim, closed plant in Janesville, or
    Ryan or Romney budgets that absolutely BLOW UP the budget.

    Because… you. got. nothin.