Clinton: No Obama immigration action may have hurt in midterms

Bubba could become very uncontrollable in Hillary’s run for President.. for good and for bad….
The suggested hostility towards the current President might be more outspoken too..
And it doesn’t seem like he’s planning on being a quiet and subservient “first husband” in the WH…

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/clinton-no-obama-immigration-action-may-have-hurt-in-midterms-112924.html

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Former President Bill Clinton said he was surprised by the Democrats’ lopsided losses in Senate races in this year’s midterm elections, and he suggested that President Barack Obama’s decision not to sign an executive order on immigration may have played a role in keeping some Hispanic voters at home.

He also said Obama should maximize his pulpit and not give in to being a “lame duck,” setting a high bar by saying he should turn to the budget process to try to push through his agenda in his final two years in the White House and that the president should also try to pass immigration reform. Above all, he said, Obama should try to have “fun” in the job.

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14 thoughts on “Clinton: No Obama immigration action may have hurt in midterms

  1. Hmmmm…I like the idea of Bill not being subservient and voicing his opinions as the First Husband. He tends to have good political instincts….

    As far as immigration goes, no action on immigration might hurt, but action on immigration might hurt as well. A ballot measure here in Oregon to give undocumented immigrants drivers licenses failed with 70% voting against it–and this is a bright blue state! Executive action might not help the Democrats at all…

  2. Yea Bill except barack Obama has NEVER been one to sell his accomplishments which Are many….

    I’ve been writing about the BS the Republicans and Media have pushed that the vote in last weeks midterms where against him…

    It wasn’t against the Obama policies I feel…
    It was against the man….

    Ole’ William Jefferson is correct in that the young vote stayed home…
    The black vote was elevated, but NOT on the level as in Presidential years….

    And my view is that Democrats ran some piss poor campaigns with some doubtful people up for the vote…
    The GOPer’s picked establishment types and in the case of the 2010 3 Governors?
    Labor just wasn’t enough….

    But….
    Come 2016 we Democrats can atone for our loses if we get our act together….

    • I’m with you on this.. the main driver was the turn-out, as it always is in the midterms.. so there’s really no message or even real “loss” in this..

      The disconnect between the candidates and the WH might’ve made things a little bit worse, but maybe not that much.

      And maybe the main thing and result is simply this: let the fully controlled GOP Congress struggle for two years, and be punished in 2016.

    • I think BO enjoys having the upper hand in this.. ignoring the gop’s pleading “oh please don’t do it”.. and maybe he’s so fed-up after six years, that he’ll squash something through.. not being afraid of some conflict and push-back for once..

    • Oh yes. Judging from his “they had a good night” speech, it doesn’t seem like he cares that much anymore.. but he never quits surprising so who knows…

    • I think he’s doing his best, but I still think he’s incompetent. I still resent some of his actions and strongly his arrogance. And I doubt that I ever will look upon the Obama years in a very positive light or as an inspiring period of American History.

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