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Bill Clinton: Republicans Are “sitting around, begging for America to fail”


The “Secretary of Explaining S***” nails this one.

The Republican Party is “begging for America to fail” by rooting for President Obama’s signature health care law to fail, former President Bill Clinton said during an interview for “This Week” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

“I’ve never seen a time – can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major political party was just sitting around, begging for America to fail … I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’ll be shocked if it fails,” Clinton, who attempted during his first term as president to overhaul the country’s healthcare system in the early 1990s, said during an interview taped Thursday in New York while the annual Clinton Global Initiative was taking place.

And here in Virginia, just remember that every single Republican House member voted last night to shut down the government, severely harming the people they ostensibly represent. In reality, of course, what’s going on is that these Republicans are: a) rigid, right-wing ideologues from the Ken Cuccinelli/EW Jackson/Mark Obenshain teahadist wing of the part; and b) concerned above all about not being primaried from their “right” in their  otherwise safe, gerrymandered (by themselves), incumbent-protection districts. Lovely little game they’ve got going there, huh? All at OUR EXPENSE, sad to say. The question, as always? Why does anyone in his or her right mind vote for these nihilists who want America to fail, as Bill Clinton puts it?


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