Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Big Dog Brings Down the House (Oh yes he does!)

                                  President William Jefferson Clinton speaking to the DNC 9/05/12

As wildly anticipated as was the Clinton speech, he did not disappoint.  He nailed every single aspect of the GOPs criticisms of the past four years.  And he did it with facts.  
Bill Clinton’s 48-minute speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night was, as FactCheck.org put it, “a fact-checker’s nightmare: lots of effort required to run down his many statistics and factual claims, producing little for us to write about.”
Clinton’s numbers checked out, according to most fact-checking outlets, including Politifact, which has been accused of unfair exaggeration by liberals before. Though he frequently departed from the script, the former president correctly cited the statistics on Obama’s job growth, decreasing health costs since 2010, and the stimulus tax cuts for 95 percent of Americans.  ThinkProgress.com 
By the way, I channel surfed between Fox and MSNBC & NHTV (public television) and the biggest complaint I heard was "He talked too long."  Even the pundits at Fox News could not find anything substantial last night or this morning on which to call him out.  


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6 comments:

bill lisleman said...

My wife and I both enjoyed it. I really liked that he pointed out Mitt's campaign guy saying that they would not let fact checking interfere with their ads. Reminds me of Nixon - he didn't care much for facts.

Hey I found a funny political blog called Roll Over Hitler.
Here's a post about Mitt teaming up with Burger King
http://rolloverhitler.com/2012/09/romney-ryan-makes-burger-king-official-campaign-restaurant/

California Girl said...

Thanks for the link to the Roll Over Hitler blog. Tooooo funny! Love it.

Judy said...

I didn't think it was too long.... I was fully engrossed and wanting MORE! He was awesome!

California Girl said...

Want to hear your thoughts on tonight's speeches.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Wednesday night's speeches spoke to my head and my heart and left me just overjoyed. Biden and Obama were excellent tonight, but what I will remember will be Clinton.

California Girl said...

Bill Clinton's speech at the DNC surpassed viewing of the NFL opener on NBC by 1 million viewers. He had 25.1 million viewers. How awesome is that?

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