Bill Clinton rocked last night. It’s 51 minutes long. 51 glorious minutes that you owe yourself if you didn’t see it.
The sound starts a couple minutes in, so don’t fret.
I would include the clip of the last Republican president speaking at their convention but, well, George W. Bush was conspicuously absent from the RNC. The Democrats are proud of their ex-presidents. The Republicans seem to be embarrassed by theirs, but want you to buy a new one with the same policies as the ones by whom they are embarrassed.
Here’s the transcript if you’d like it. Some of the highlights for me were (links go to time stamps in the video…also, bear in mind that part of me wants to just quote the whole thing)…
“He also tried to work with Congressional Republicans on Health Care, debt reduction, and jobs, but that didn’t work out so well. Probably because, as the Senate Republican leader, in a remarkable moment of candor, said two years before the election, their number one priority was not to put America back to work, but to put President Obama out of work.”
“In Tampa, the Republican argument against the President’s re-election was pretty simple: we left him a total mess, he hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in.”
“When Congressman Ryan looked into the TV camera and attacked President Obama’s “biggest coldest power play” in raiding Medicare, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. You see, that 716 billion dollars is exactly the same amount of Medicare savings Congressman Ryan had in his own budget.”
Seriously, Clinton in 2012.