Clinton called Obama’s plan a “fairy tale”

| September 7 2012
Christopher Cook

As President Bill Clinton took center stage at the Democratic National Convention, let’s not forget what he said just four years ago about President Obama: “Give me a break.”

 

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Today, Romney for President released a new television advertisement titled “Give Me A Break”. As President Bill Clinton took center stage at the Democratic National Convention last night, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and remember what he said just four years ago about President Obama.

AD FACTS for “Give Me A Break”:

Voiceover: “As the economy gets worse, Barack Obama calls on Bill Clinton to help his failing campaign.

Text: “Obama Economy Even Worse”

· “The Obama Economy Is Weaker Than Previously Forecast And Darker Days Lie Ahead.” (Donald Lambro, Op-Ed, “Obama Economy Even Worse Than Anticipated,” The Washington Times, 8/23/12)

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “It’s about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

· Pres Bill Clinton: “It’s about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.” (Obama For America’s, “Clear Choice”, 8/23/12)

Text: “Obama TV Ad”

Voiceover: “He’s a good soldier—helping his party’s president. But what did Bill Clinton say about Barack Obama in 2008?”

Text: “What Did Clinton Say About Obama In 2008?”

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

· Pres Bill Clinton: “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.” (Bill Clinton, Remarks, Hanover, NH, 1/7/08)

Text: “23 Million Americans Struggling For Work”

· More Than Twenty-Three Million Americans Are Unemployed, Underemployed, Or Have Stopped Looking For Work. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, 8/26/12)

Voiceover: “23 million Americans struggling for work.”

Text: “‘The Middle Class Falls Further Behind’”

· CNN Money: “The Middle Class Falls Further Behind” (Aaron Smith, “The Middle Class Falls Further Behind,” CNN Money, 8/22/12)

Voiceover: “A middle class falling further behind.”

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break.”

· Pres Bill Clinton: “Give me a break.” (Bill Clinton, Remarks, Hanover, NH, 1/7/08)

MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.”

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