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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:15 AM

Obama jokes he should make Clinton ‘Secretary of Explaining Stuff’

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — US President Barack Obama joked Friday that he should appoint Bill Clinton as his “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” following his acclaimed speech at the Democratic convention.

Clinton is expected to follow his address, which even some Republicans admitted was a masterful summary of the election arguments and Obama’s presidency, with appearances for Obama in crucial battleground states.

“President Clinton made the case in the way only he can. You know, somebody — somebody emailed me after his speech and said,’You need to appoint him secretary of explaining stuff,’” Obama joked in New Hampshire.


“That was pretty good. I like that. Secretary of Explaining Stuff.”

Obama’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One Friday that the campaign would be keen to have Clinton’s help again on the campaign trail ahead of the November 6 election clash with Mitt Romney.

“We’d love to have him out there as much as he is available,” Psaki said.

“He’s been an incredible advocate for the president for quite some time,” Psaki said.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/07/obama-jokes-he-should-make-clinton-secretary-of-explaining-stuff/

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Reply Obama jokes he should make Clinton ‘Secretary of Explaining Stuff’ (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Sep 2012 OP
Ichingcarpenter Sep 2012 #1
LittleGirl Sep 2012 #5
NYC Liberal Sep 2012 #6
LittleGirl Sep 2012 #22
mindwalker_i Sep 2012 #23
tavalon Sep 2012 #25
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #7
eqfan592 Sep 2012 #13
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #18
LittleGirl Sep 2012 #20
LittleGirl Sep 2012 #19
tavalon Sep 2012 #26
Tigress DEM Sep 2012 #15
SemperEadem Sep 2012 #8
Kookaburra Sep 2012 #2
slampoet Sep 2012 #3
grantcart Sep 2012 #4
Tennessee Gal Sep 2012 #9
Baitball Blogger Sep 2012 #10
LittleGirl Sep 2012 #21
Kolesar Sep 2012 #11
sarge43 Sep 2012 #12
Tigress DEM Sep 2012 #14
Avalux Sep 2012 #16
siligut Sep 2012 #17
Sirveri Sep 2012 #24
davidpdx Sep 2012 #27
CakeGrrl Sep 2012 #28

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:29 AM

1. make Jon Stewart

make Jon Stewart the secretary of Explaining Why Stuff is Stupid.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:52 AM

5. I usually love Jon Stewart

but this week's shows really ticked me off. After a couple of them, I asked my husband, whose side is he on? Come on. Disgusted about the display this past week. Just disgusted.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:05 AM

6. He's not on a side

He's a comedian first and foremost. He makes jokes.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:13 PM

22. I know that he is liberal and frankly, it just wasn't funny. eom

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:32 PM

23. Stewart's take on Clinton's speech was great

He did his obligatory making fun on Clinton, specifically for going on until 11:30, then highlighted the differences between Clinton and Ryan with back-to-back snips of speeches where Clinton explained stuff, and Ryan said stupid platitudes like, "We will lead," and, "We will make the hard choices." So yeah, Stewart was a little hard on Clinton, but then he really made up for it.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:41 AM

25. Actually, he is a known liberal

But I figured those who were anointing him as God of comedy during the RNC were going to be calling him the Devil during the DNC. Face it, his job is comedy. That the Republicans consistently provide better fodder doesn't mean that the Democrats don't deserve a bit of ribbing from time to time.

Geez, we are a thin skinned lot, aren't we?

Let us not forget that this devil took down Crossfire all by himself. They thought they were bringing on a comedian and he hit them hard, as a true blue liberal begging them not to destroy political discourse. They had no response and soon enough, they had no show. He has true blue cred, Jon Stewart does and a few barbs sent the way of mealy mouthed Democrats doesn't make him any less a liberal, just a comedian doing his job.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

7. I didn't like him this week either. He ruined my good feelings

about the DNC.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:59 AM

13. I dunno, I thought the part where he showed...

...just how closed-mined some of the "big-tent" dems are was extremely telling and a valuable lesson, as well as funny. We have to be careful about thinking of ourselves as being above reproach.

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Response to eqfan592 (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:17 PM

18. I thought that was the worst of all. He/his staff chose people

who fit a stereotype of Dems as elitist, snobby, gun-grabbing, special-interest victims. I grew up in a family of Democrats, none of us are like that. I wonder if the "reporters" like Samantha Bee led these people into that kind of rhetoric.

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Response to eqfan592 (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:10 PM

20. yes, we may be guilty of that sometimes

BUT, hee hee, it's because we're on the right side of history (right now) and I thought it was below the belt.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:09 PM

19. yep, me too. eom

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:42 AM

26. Thin skin

Get over it. He's a true blue Liberal. See my post above. He's also a comedian. Of course, he was going to find things to tease the DNC about. It's his job.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:15 AM

15. I think he's trying to out Onion the Onion.

By taking the repuke stance he shows how ludicrous it is.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:26 AM

8. :: applause applause ::

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:34 AM

2. We could sure use it

Given the quagmire that is MSM, we could so use a sane, rational voice spelling things out exactly the way they are.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:38 AM

3. Bill Clinton would make an excellent White House Press Secretary......

...If he didn't have to personally defend some of the policies.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:41 AM

4. Romney would need a Secretary for Explainng Why the Idioitic thing he Said is actually better

than the Stupid Shitty Policy he is actually going to do.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:28 AM

9. LOL!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:42 AM

10. Clinton is incredible at knowing when you're beginning to wane your attention.

"Now, listen, listen to this. It's important. No, I mean it."

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:12 PM

21. I loved that.

My husband missed it the other night because in the EST zone, it played so late! (Come on DNC. Don't do that again). Anyway, as I rewatched it last night, I loved the part where her would say - listen...this is important and then tell you why. LOVED THAT.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:45 AM

11. Ha! I thought this would be about *Hillary* Clinton

She's pretty good with words, too.
"Secretary of Cleaning Up Disasters"

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:52 AM

12. I attended the Portsmouth NH rally.

When President Obama said that, we all gave him a tremendous cheer and round of applause.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:13 AM

14. Oh yeah!! Forty Duece!! Himz got math skillz!

Yes, misspelled "skills" and used "himz" instead of "he has"on purpose to be goofy.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:16 AM

16. Obama just said it in a speech he's giving in Florida.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:21 AM

17. Obama said that they didn't actually say "stuff"

He cleaned that up a bit.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:32 PM

24. Isn't that the Press secretaries job? nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:17 AM

27. I think it is great that Clinton spoke at the convention and is going full throttle for Obama

But at the same time I think Clinton could overshadow Obama given that he is very popular and can get up and give such stirring speeches.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:27 AM

28. Why be concerned about 'overshadowing'

unless people are swayed to the point of writing in Clinton just because his speeches are so stirring. Not likely.

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