Bill Clinton says that the same “vast right-wing conspiracy” that went after him is now targeting Barack Obama:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Bill Clinton says a vast, right-wing conspiracy that once targeted him is now focusing on President Barack Obama.
The ex-president made the comment in a television interview when he was asked about one of the signature moments of the Monica Lewinsky affair over a decade ago. Back then, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton used the term “vast, right-wing conspiracy” to describe how her husband’s political enemies were out to destroy his presidency.
Bill Clinton was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether the conspiracy is still there. He replied: “You bet. Sure it is. It’s not as strong as it was because America has changed demographically. But it’s as virulent as it was.”
Clinton said that this time around, the focus is on Obama and “their agenda seems to be wanting him to fail.
No, Mr. President, its not that we want President Obama to fail, it’s that we believe that his policies would be deterimental to the interests of the country. He’s wrong on spending. He’s wrong on taxes. He’s wrong on health care.
And as for that debate you’re talking about, it’s fairly obvious what the terms of the debate are — abject surrender by the opposition. Those of us who’ve pointed out that it’s not the free market that has caused the health care crisis, and who’ve made suggestions for market-based solutions to that crisis don’t fit into that mold, so you just ignore us or just call us part of a conspiracy.
Anyway, here’s Slick Willie on Meet the Press:
And here’s his wife from 15 years ago: