Bill Clinton Steps Up
Bill Clinton pisses me off about as often as he does something of which I approve. I’d say the same is true of Hillary Clinton. Yesterday at an Ohio campaign event, Bill Clinton took on an anti-choice heckler who was spewing some bullshit pro-life hypocrisy. He didn’t make some stupid joke in an effort to diffuse the situation or laugh it off. He didn’t stand there smiling like an idiot while security removed the problem. That’s what most politicians – both Democrats and Republicans – do in these situations. No, Bill fucking stepped up and took that asshole on directly.
Here’s an excerpt of what he said. Text and video h/t to feministing.
“We disagree with you. You want to criminalize women and their doctors and we disagree. I reduced abortion. Tell the truth! Tell the truth! If you were really pro-life, if you were really pro-life, you would want to put every doctor and every mother, as an accessory to murder, in prison, and you won’t say you wanna do that, because you know that you wouldn’t have a lick of political support. Now, the issue is, you can’t name me anybody presently in politics that did more to introduce policies that reduce the number of real abortions, instead of the hot air putting out to tear people up and make votes by dividing America. This is not your rally.”
My problem with Senator Obama is that he consistently backs down from fights on issues. He doesn’t want to take a strong position on anything. The only recent exception to this is his vote on NSA spying; Senator Clinton did not vote, MUCH to my disappointment.
The MSM is, naturally, spinning this as another example of how Bill Clinton can’t control his temper. That he is “lashing out” and “losing it.” Bullshit. You want CareBears and Rainbows, motherfucker? See what that kind of presidency gets us: a Republican in 2012. Even if Obama wins the general against McCain, a feel-good and don’t worry about actually solving any of our problems presidency is not going to help anybody. I don’t hate the guy and I’ll be voting for him if he is the nominee. But please… FUCKING STEP UP AND TALK TO US LIKE WE’RE INTELLIGENT ADULTS. That’s what I’d like to see from Obama.
I would have liked to have seen President Clinton act with that much defiance and spirit over many, many policy and legislative issues while he was in office. I’d like to see more of it from Senator Clinton. But as I said in my comments on fairlane’s CareBear Commentary, people don’t want that. They want to Cry, Cheer, Feel, Hope, Wish. They don’t want to Think, Solve, Act. Let’s just all keep looking at the pretty, pretty rainbow and remain calm while the world falls apart around us.
* Jen from “Little Country Lost” is blogging live tonight during the debate. If anyone would like to participate, I’m sure she’d love to have you.
This is a great opportunity to check out her blog as well.