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Bill! I love you so, I always will....

Seriously, the minute they started playing the first few notes of "Don't Stop" I started feeling all teary and nostalgic. He gave an absolutely magnificent speech, and if he went long, it was because he needed every second to refute the unmitigated bullshit that has been emanating from the Republicans for over a year.

Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (Full transcript)

You could SEE Twitter exploding both with the love from the rational, decent people and with the seething, loathesome, twisted hatred from the Wing-nut pundits who were maddened beyond all measure that their lies were being shown for what they were with one simple word: Arithmetic, and that Bill FUCKING Clinton was out there to show that their nasty-assed, viciousness was NOT the way it always was.

I'm genuinely sad that Dr. Krauthammer is so desperate to suck up to his wing-nut employers at Faux News that he had to deny what was right in front of him. If he genuinely believes This Crap, then he's gone delusional, but I honestly don't think he does. He's just sold out completely from the moderate, rational pundit he was when I watched him on Washington Week In Review, to be a mouthpiece for the knuckle-dragging racist scum he now depends on for his livelihood. Sad. Really sad.

Meanwhile, my bigger fear is that the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy noise machine will manage to drown out the beauty of what happened. Over on the websites, all they can do is try and gin up a non-existent feud between Bill and President Obama OR rehash the so-called sins of the past, none of which ever mattered, certainly not to me. You can whinge about "ice" or "blue dresses" all you like, wing-nuts. I was better off with Bill Clinton than with either or any Bush and I'm better off with Barack Obama than I would be with Mittens and his scary side-kick or any other Republican EVER!


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Sep. 6th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
I've been conversing a lot with my 98 year old great aunt about politics lately. She's avidly following all the news about the election (she even skipped teaching her chair aerobics class for the first time in 3 years to watch it last week and will skip again this week). She's hysterical. She yells at the radio/tv/newspaper whenever they say something stupid, especially about the 'good old days' - "What days were those, when women couldn't vote and only men who were the right color could? Well, I don't want to go back to those times!"
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
Right on AUNT! This is the kind of thinking we need people to wake up to. There's a reason the slogan is FORWARD! Mitt absolutely wants to take us back to his white-bread 50's/60's dreams of that idealized Mad Men world where his kind reign supreme.
Sep. 6th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
Mr. Clinton, sir, have you no respect for the exigencies of the human bladder?For shame.(/faux Special comment)
KO's using emoticons...torn between thinking it's cute and that he might need a FOKing intervention...four thousand fans, Rachel, and Dan Rather(oh, and David Corn and Eugene) all "We love you...we want our crusading hero back."
Friends don't let friends :)
(Maybe there's somebody special in DC? If it's not Dan, I hope she can cut her own meat this time.)
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Keith wishes he could be in the thick of it, but maybe it's better for him to be able to be at the ballgames and see the speeches from a distance. Or divide his time, or whatever he's doing.
Sep. 7th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
All jokes about twitter aside, it must be ambivalent. Because even a wannabe story-gatherer like me knows there is no *news* at these things(Yes, I still enjoyed ours, Mr. Sorkin. Even though I get that. Shut up.) Anyway, from a newsgathering, and maybe even from punditry POV, it's got to appear as though someone is paying you to stand around down south with your joint in your hand(Oh, the fics being written...)
But, on the other hand, there is probably fun to be had. Even if you don't get swept up like Rachel, who is never cuter than when she's a civics dork.
so, on the one hand, who needs it?
Otoh, maybe he could make Rachel blush again.
Sep. 6th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Bill Clinton makes me happy. He always has. And it is a pleasure when anyone gets to do something they love and are good at. And he loves and is very good at speaking to crowds!

I don't care who he got his pants off with. I want him back.
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
I'd vote for him again in a heartbeat. (I was a Hillary girl pretty much all the way through the primaries in 2008, partially on her own merits but also quite a bit on residual Bill love.)
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Sep. 7th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Well to me has almost too much charisma, but I'm a charisma junkie, so that's a good thing. He is the most amazing politician of my generation, without a doubt.
Sep. 7th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
like many pols, he has trouble with the charisma off-switch.
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