Or is he? We’re not so sure, actually, but that’s because we have a habit of checking the weather through the window if we hear Bubba saying that the sun is shining.
As you recall, the former prevaricator-in-chief threw yet more sand in the gears of Der Fubar’s propaganda machinery when he suggested that something needed to be done about extending the tax cuts, and right this minute, because high taxes in the middle of a Great Depression isn’t the way to get things going. Bless his heart, he actually got it absolutely right for once.
Needless to say, that didn’t sit too well with Der Fubar, the NSDWP and their monomaniacal policy of raising taxes as the cure to all that ails ya. So they went ahead and tried Alinskying a Clinton, which made us put in an order for a full box of popcorn. Hilarity about to ensue, amateurs against the pros, don’t miss it.
And then, then it appeared as if Billy Jeff backed down and apologized most profusely. At first we thought “what the fuck?” Then “aw shucks, that’s weeks of entertainment down the drain.” And then, finally, “waitaminnit, that doesn’t really fit with the whole Clinton M.O.” So we went to find the actual words uttered by the erstwhile Sneaky-Shit-in-Chief, because if we’ve learned one thing from studying him and his missus, it’s that what comes out of their yaps usually bears little relation to what they’re saying, if you know what we mean.
“I’m very sorry about what happened,” Clinton said in an interview to air on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “I thought something had to be done on the ‘fiscal cliff’ before the election. Apparently nothing has to be done until the first of the year.”…
“I really was under the impression that they would have to do something before the election, and I was trying to figure out how they would kick it to last (through) the election,” he said.
He continued: “Once I realized that nothing had to be done until the first of the year, I supported (Obama’s) position. I supported extending them last year, but I think his position is the right one and necessary for working out a comprehensive (deficit reduction) deal.”
Mheh. Tell us if we’re wrong, but what we’re seeing right there is him saying “hey, you know what, I got the administration all wrong. I mean, there I was, seeing the economy in the shitter with nobody daring to invest a dime because they didn’t know what was going to happen, the whole damn thing teetering right on the edge of the cliff and I thought that maybe it’d be a good idea to, you know, do something about the whole disaster before it blew up in our faces. But I see now that the administration doesn’t see it that way, that it’s perfectly safe to do nothing until some time next year, nothing to worry about, nothing to see here, everything is “doing just fine” so, well, if that’s the case, then so be it. Let’s all cross our fingers and do nothing, hoping for a miracle.”
We mean, we couldn’t be more sarcastic and passive-agressive if we tried, and we’ve got several advanced degrees in both from Snarky Arse U.
Billy Jeff has an angle, he always has, we just haven’t quite figured it out yet, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. And if anybody thinks that rolling over and playing dead for somebody who has publicly insulted both him and his wife, somebody he himself refers to as an “amateur”, then they obviously don’t know the devious dude from Little Rock as well as we think that we do.