A visibly angry Bill Clinton had some choice words for the politics of distraction that the Republican party has employed to keep from having to confront their blind support for failed policies.
Of course, CNN's John King is obliged to bring up the Clenis for "balance."
CLINTON: ...This was classic bait and switch.
COOPER: Focus on that as opposed to focus on what's really happening ....
CLINTON: Oh yeah. That's right. "I don't have to deal with Iraq. I don't have to tell anybody what I'm going to do. Everything we do in Iraq is obviously right because they said this about Petraeus," as if it was the only issue in the whole wide world. Come on, these Republicans were all upset about Petraeus-this was one newspaper ad-these are the people that ran a television ad in Georgia with Max Cleland, who lost half his body in Vietnam, in the same ad with Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. That's what Republicans do. And the person that rode into the Senate on that ad was there voting to condemn the Democrats over the Petraeus ad. I mean, these are the people that funded the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The President appointed one of the principal funders of the Swift Boat ads to be an ambassador, but they're really about the Petraeus one. It's okay to question John Kerry's patriotism on the blatantly dishonest claims by people that didn't know what they are talking about. So it was just bait and switch. It was "Oh, thank goodness, I can take this little word here and ignore what we've done in Iraq and what we're gonna do and the outrageous way that we're gained political power by smearing John Kerry."
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