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Former president Bill Clinton told supporters in Independence, Mo., that his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, had called Sen. Barack Obama to congratulate him on his victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary. (MSNBC Video)

By Editors  |  January 26, 2008; 9:39 PM ET
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton , Video Report  
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To maq1:

Spare me your claim that you're a Liberal. You're anything but. You're a fukking lowlife piece of sh*t Right-Wing scumbag.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 27, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign is race-baiting?

Posted by: davestickler | January 27, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse


the obama supporters I know sound nothing like your hate-filled description. Obama supporters dont hate the clintons - they are just resolute in their belief that the clintons are not fit to lead the country. This is not a republican speaking - i'm a liberal, a democrat and former independent voter. the clintons dont inspire trust in me. I forgave after President Clinton perjured himself, was disbarred, and impeached for the Lewinsky issue. I ignored the other scandals of his presidency. I bought his line that he had been victimized. But somewhere along the line, i realized that he always seems to paint himself as a victim. This is a common and troubling theme for me among Clinton supporters - a unabiding hatred for republicans and a desire to blame everything on a right wing conspiracy. That kind of thinking will destroy our country. If that kind of thinking prevails in the Democratic party, you can count on me and many others to leave the party. Thats an undeniable fact. No amount of your hate filled postings will change my mind about that.

Posted by: maq1 | January 27, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

VoterfromIl -
Apparently you haven't been following all this from the start like some of us who have done a lot of reading from the start.
You might want to do some more reading...after a while, you will see the Clinton pattern - it's pretty tough to miss.

Posted by: ndolan622 | January 27, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

P.S. One SC voter put it SO well:
'SC gave them (Bill and Hillary) a spankin'! Thank you, SC!!!!!!

Posted by: ndolan622 | January 26, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

tigerjcs -
Obama supporters are well aware of his policies/issues...a majority of us read a lot. And apparently you missed the article that rated his economic stimulus plan as A-, while Clinton (the more 'experienced'?) received a C+ for hers.

Posted by: ndolan622 | January 26, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse


South Carolina shows that truth, simple truth, can still win the field.

That good Democrats believe that a party of change should not also be a party to corruption.

And that government accountability starts with personal responsibiity--something the Clintons famously avoid at all times, in all circumstances.

We must continue to speak truth to power.

However red faced the Clinton machine is after the rout in South Carolina, it still stares eyeball to eyeball with an America that does not want to re-live the 1990s, the scandals, the shame, the spectacle of our White House transformed into a bordello.

There is no way they will just slink back to Wal-Mart; to their sleezy law-breaking overseas Chinese contributors, and their dictionaries used for parsing words like "is," without dragging us down with them.

The fact that neither Hillary or Bill had a modicum of graciousness and made a concession speech tonight shows that the concept of sportsmanship is foreign to them.

We must be on the alert. We need to continue to march--to victory.

We can ensure that in the end we do take back the Democratic party ... by drawing on the direct action lessons community activists taught us in the 1960s and 1970s during the heyday of the civil rights movement.

The next step: a zerox machine, a tape recorder, or a DVD player.

And a willingness to stand up and be counted.

Go to your next Democratic Party meeting.

Bring with you copies of Nation magazine Katha Pollitt's article on Bill Clinton's alleged involvement in the Juanita Broaddrick sexual assault scandal ( Politely distribute it as a leaflet.

Take too, one of the original Washington Post stories on the same subject (

Use this one as a leaflet as well; please be polite.

Also, bring a tape recording or DVD of the Juanita Broaddrick interview in which she talks of her personal experiences with the Clintons. ...

And make sure you can play it loudly. (

Just for giggles, also take with you a paperback version of the book "No One Left To Lie to"--about the Clinton White House--by British-American writer and human rights activist Christopher Hitchens.

(Make a lot of copies of his chapter on "Is There a Rapist in the Oval Office?")

Recently Hitchens reminded that the essay "has never been challenged by anybody in the fabled Clinton 'rapid response' team.)

"Yet one constantly reads that both Clintons, including the female who helped intensify the slanders against her mistreated sisters, are excellent on women's 'issues.'"

Share these literary artifacts, as well as your thoughts, with your fellow Democrats at party meetings before your state holds a caucus or primary.

Ask them to listen to their consciences.

Ask them if they want the divisiveness, examples of disrepect for women, and union busting friendships (Wal-Mart, Marc Rich, you know the drill), that would surely come with another Clinton presidency.

Ask them if the country can afford such a spectacle as the economy tanks and young men and women are fighting and dying for our freedom many miles from our shores.

Once a lone voice from the back of the U.S. Senate chamber, that of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, called out to remind a body that was about to rubber stamp Clarence Thomas' elevation to the Supreme Court about their responsibilities.

Anita Hill came forward and the rest was history.

Unfortunately, that time it was too late to make a difference.

It was Moynihan who once said that everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.

Take ... the ... party ... back!!!


Martin Edwin Andersen is the 2001 winner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's "Public Servant Award" for uncovering what the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General later called "egregious misconduct" and "willful disregard for national security" by senior Janet Reno aides in a major national security and corruption scandal.

Jimmy Carter's pollster, Patrick Cadell, speaking before Alberto Gonzalez was attorney general, said that Reno was either the most incompetent AG in the country's history, or the most corrupt.

Hillary Clinton promoted the idea of making Reno AG in the first place.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | January 26, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Just dream on. You know people dreamt that Bush will be a uniter not a divider.

Posted by: VoterfromIL | January 26, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama and his supporters won by bringing in race into the election in S.C.

It is bad that everyone wants to blame Clintons for that. It is completely distorted by Obama.

Posted by: VoterfromIL | January 26, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

The celebratory speech by Obama was inspiring and reminded me of the days of John and Robert Kennedy.It was heartwarming to see the large audiance and its make-up of young men and women as well as older men and women all supporting Obama.The voting statistics also supported that.
Apparently the speech should send a lesson to Bill Clinton that the mud slinging he has been doing is not helping his wife but it clearly shows his true character to the public.He has not learned anything from his actions in the White House that he was reprimanded for. Bill Clinton wise up.

Posted by: yeshtelang | January 26, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

America lost something today. It has been losing it slowly for decades, but today marked its COMPLETE and UTTER disappearance. What is it that America lost? Its ability to recognize the truth.

America has finally been overrun by the lies of the Right-Wing controlled media. They've finally bought into the lies, hate, fear and divisiveness these scum have been selling.

At least it appears that way. Perhaps it's only an anomoly of South Carolina. Here's hoping it is. Here's hoping that the EVIL, VICIOUS, DESPICABLE LIES told by the Obama campaign about the Clintons, and repeated ad nauseum by their defacto surrogates in the Right-Wing media like Joe Scarborough, constantly saying over and over every day that the Clintons had injected race into this election, when they knew it was Obama who had, will not hold sway over the rest of America.

We will find out February 5th. And if the LYING, LOWLIFE, RACIST PIECE OF SHIITE NAMED BARACK OBAMA is successful that day, then America is doomed. For it will mean none of our votes really matter. It will mean we've truly become a corporate fascist state, controlled completely by a bunch of Right-Wing, Neo-Fascist scum in the media and their corporate controllers, bent on twisting reality to fit their needs at the cost of all Americans. And truthfully, it'll be a day I really will begin planning on leaving this country.

And to all of you Obama supporters, you've been a part of this destruction. A willing, HATEFUL part of it. To me, you're lying, lowlife, racist, TREASONOUS scum.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 26, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Did Bill Clinton compare Barack Obama to Jesse Jackson?

Posted by: JakeD | January 26, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I read mostly about critism on Hillary by Obama supporters. and yet, I don't hear them supporting Obama's issues or policy? Does anyone of you know what he stands for? I know he is a great orator with rhetoric of CHANGE and HOPE, but he didn't offer any road maps to deliver that. His voting records of PRESENT, show he is not ready to take a stand. Is this the type of candidate that impress his supporters? Someone, who is full of empty talk with no substance? Hillary, on the other hand, is clear in her policy on health care and economy. She is by far the better qualify candidate than Obama.

Posted by: tigerjcs | January 26, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

It seems that as the voters have started analyzing what Hillary and her flip flopping and deceitful ways really mean for the Democratic party, and the nation, there will be a ground swell of voters of all races and sexes towards Obama.It was not an all black turnout for Obama in SC, which I believe the Clintons were hoping it would be so they could claim that Obama could draw only the black vote and was there for un electable. GO GO Obama!

Posted by: Ophas | January 26, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Clinton keeps talking about experience and fixing the problems our country face. I would like to see what she did during those 35 years. Also, all her husband did during his 8 years as President was to divide this country even further apart. He was not able to bring both parties together and fix health or education. He did manage to lose the democrats both houses of Congress which is exactly what Hillary will do if she is elected. So the old democratic faithful better wake-up if they want to keep Congress.

Posted by: Skinsfan1978 | January 26, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

President Clinton,

For the good of our country, please stop the race-baiting. It is destructive to our diverse communities and our sense of common citizenship. It is also destructive to the Democratic Party. Please also stop misleading voters about Senator Obama's record on the war. He spoke up when you and your wife did not. I've given Senator Clinton a fair hearing on all the issues, but on this issue she was wrong. To impute her failure to stand up to Senator Obama is unprincipled, and, once again, destructive to the relationship of the American people to their government.

I once held you and Senator Clinton in higher regard than I do today. But I have seen in the two of you an absolute unwillingness to admit fault, to share blame, and to change. My vote is with Senator Obama for more reasons than I have time to list here. No amount of finger-pointing and truth bending by your or Senator Clinton will change that.

Posted by: maq1 | January 26, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Anyone remember the '70s TV show "The White Shadow"? Seems like Bill is going to be that for Obama. I think Obama is moving to spend some time in Missouri.

My guess is that Team Clinton needs to put some distance between Bill and Barack for a little bit.

Clinton has a pretty big leg up at this point on Super Tuesday. The more SHE talks and campaigns and the less HE does, the better.

Clinton still is the favorite, for many reasons.

Obama needs some big momentum to try and swing a couple states to him, and get things closer in others.

Either way, the country has to be happy again tonight. Both of these good candidates will continue onward, and it looks like Edwards, too.

The more of the country that gets to vote for any of the three in the primary, the better.

Posted by: steveboyington | January 26, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Go Home Bill.

Endorse Obama and GO HOME.

Posted by: alarico | January 26, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

This is Justice!
I have been sickened by the lies of the "evil twins"and their sadistic glee as they have tortured Obama with their Roveian tactics. They tried to show "the boy" that he had not earned his place at the plantation dining table.
Hurrah for America!
Maybe there is a God!

Posted by: skycontrol | January 26, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I sincerely hope that President Clinton understands the effect he has had on the outcome in SC. His nasty crap-slinging disinformation campaign against Obama did NOT dissuade the good people from making the right choice.

Tone it down Mr. Bill. That rovian way is a dead end and we're past it now.

Posted by: martiniano | January 26, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

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