Let's just say both Clinton participating in anything sponsored by the Peterson Foundation that wants to privatize Social Security and that has been doing their best running around the country trying to scare everyone that the United States is going broke because they don't want to see taxes raised, and him cozying up to Paul Ryan backstage at their debate doesn't exactly leave me feeling warm and fuzzy inside to put it mildly.
Rachel Maddow wasn't too thrilled with watching this either in the clip above.
The day after the stunning upset in the special congressional election in upstate New York, Rep. Paul Ryan is a man under fire.
But ABC News was behind the scenes with the Wisconsin Congressman and GOP Budget Committee Chairman when he got some words of encouragement none other than former President Bill Clinton.
"So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won this race in New York," Clinton told Ryan, when the two met backstage at a forum on the national debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation. But he added, “I hope Democrats don't use this as an excuse to do nothing.”
Ryan told Clinton he fears that now nothing will get done in Washington.
“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving,” Ryan said.
Clinton told Ryan that if he ever wanted to talk about it, he should “give me a call.” Ryan said he would. Read on...