Dick Morris – you know, the guy who said Hurricane Katrina would be a “huge positive” for George W. Bush – was on The O’Reilly Factor last night where he previewed Bill Clinton's convention speech by reiterating the crackpot conspiracy theory that Clinton is only fronting support for Barack Obama because Hillary is being “held hostage” as a member of Obama's cabinet.
Morris told an openly skeptical Bill O’Reilly, “I guarantee you, based on what I know, that Bill Clinton wants Obama defeated.” Why? Because in Morris’ mind, Hillary has a better chance of getting elected in 2016 if Obama loses in November. “Because after eight years of Obama, no Democrat will get elected for the next hundred years.”
Although it’s a safe bet Morris would be one of if not the last person either Clinton would confide in, Morris nevertheless offered up insight into Clinton’s “thought process:” (Obama) called me a racist. He dumped on me. I’m the only Democrat since Truman to get re-elected.
O’Reilly not only didn’t believe it, he obviously thought it was ridiculous, as he wondered aloud if Morris was suggesting that Clinton was going to get up on the podium and send “subliminal messages” to make Obama lose.
No, Morris said. “Because his wife is a hostage. He can’t do that.” But, Morris added, “Bill has got to be pro-Obama and anti-Romney. But in his heart, it’s a different story.”
O’Reilly questioned that too, “You know in his heart. You know,” he said doubtfully.
Morris said that over September and October “other comments will come out that will indicate that… He’s determined not to be blamed for Obama’s defeat. So that’s why he’s giving this speech tonight.”
“I don’t know if I’m buying all of this,” O’Reilly said.
The second video below is Clinton’s convention speech that he gave shortly after that conversation. You tell me if it sounds like Clinton was faking his support under duress.
I guess you know that the USA has the highest rate of assassination of top leaders in the Western world. That was not exactly the best testimonial for democracy but the Bush administration put paid to any pretence by creating Guantanamo and Obama still hasn’t closed that disgraceful violation of the single most important principle of American law: the habeas corpus.
“Clinton doesnât believe the crap he said about Obama at the convention. Heâs not that stupid! The entire speech was delivered with a wink and a nod. Clinton doesnât really take the American people for fools; he knows that most of the American people know better. You see, the entire speech was a very subtle way to draw the distinction between what is and what could have been and what should be. Those who heard the speech could easily see the difference. The only thing missing was the wagging of the finger!”
Lil’ dick Morris, is that you? ;^)
I was delighted as Clinton started to provide some numbers and that the listeners sort of quieted down as the numbers sank in. That’s what this election should be based on IMO.
The mysterious ways of the web.
“Fox News is the true enemy of the American people. They promote hate, lies and divide people into camps.
“They are the most unfair and unbalanced deal.”
I’ve lived abroad (three countries) for over fifty years and have always worked with international professionals. Take out “Fox News” and replace it with “Republicans” : that givesyou a pretty good idea of what people in other countries are thinking.
@Ramesh: My guess is that your Republican friends are the rabid, ranting an!d raging sort. (sheesh, alliteration is contagious!)