Only days before he will nominate Barack Obama for re-election, a new report claims that in 2008, former President Bill Clinton said of him: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”
Clinton allegedly made the racially insensitive remark to Sen. Ted Kennedy as he tried to convince the liberal lion to endorse his wife, Hillary, Obama’s rival for the Democratic nomination, according to The New Yorker.
Kennedy endorsed Obama.
The author of the article, Ryan Lizza, said he he heard about the comment from legendary NBC newsman Tim Russert, who died in 2008.
The reported comment was similar to one attributed to Clinton in a 2010 book.
“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” Clinton is quoted as saying in “Game Change,” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.
Apparently this isn’t the first time Billy Clint talked greasy about Barry O…
He has, for example, called Obama “incompetent” and “an amateur” who has no clue about how the world operates, according to an article in Sunday’s Post by Edward Klein, author of “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.”
“Obama doesn’t know how to be president,” Clinton told friends and political advisers last year, the article added. “He doesn’t know how the world works.”
We thought things were cool between the POTUS and the former POTUS…
Obama advisers had tried to keep the former president off the big stage this week, according to Klein, wanting to relegate him to a minor, nonprime-time speaking role. But Bill Clinton threatened to boycott the convention unless he was given a prominent role, the article said.
Obama’s chief political strategist, David Axelrod, argued that Obama needed Clinton more than Clinton needed him, according to Klein.
“And so, Clinton was signed on to remind voters of the glory days of a Democratic president’s economy,’’ Klein wrote.
Damn Bill, we thought you pickin’ up what Barry O was puttin’ down? Shady muhfugga…
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