Â In 2008, aÂ conservative website headlined a story, “Why Bill Clinton Hates Barack Obama AND Hillary”Â which posited the theory that Bill hated Obama because the latter was everything he was not and his wife because she posed aÂ threat to his legacy.Â
“Hatred” and “hate” areÂ powerful words, almost as potent as “racism.”Â
Did George Zimmerman hate Trayvon Martin when he shot him, or was he merely defending himself?Â Did Rev. Jeremiah Wright hate the United States when he screamed “God damn America,” or was he simply angry?Â Do investors hate Facebook for Zuckering them?Â Does Barack Hussein Obama hate our country, or does he just act that way?Â
Does Bill Clinton, deep-down,Â hate Barack Obama?Â
The effects of the word “hatred”Â can beÂ mitigated by usingÂ euphemisms such as “dislike,” “antipathy,” even “disenchantment,” none of which carry the gut impact of “hatred”Â and none of those alternatives adequately describes the feelings ofÂ politicians who despise an adversary yetÂ must create an aura of amity toward members of their party if they want to remain in its good graces.
Â Former President William Blythe Jefferson Clinton, who has expressedÂ deep Â regret that he couldn’t be president for life, has frequently demonstrated his disdain for the current president,Â though that disdain has rarelyÂ seen the light ofÂ day inÂ Obama’s mainstream media.Â
We’ll probably never know for certain Bill’s true feelings about Barry since pols are notorious hypocrites whoÂ can smile at you while plunging an 8-inch stilletto into your back and Clinton is especiallyÂ adept atÂ smiling and plunging simultaneously.Â
Â Bubba sure does seem to like Obama.Â After all, he publicly supportedÂ him and campaigned for him four years ago–after then-Senator Obama beat Hillary in the Democrat primaries.Â Â Following that bitterly-fought contest, Bubba uttered nary a single negative (mainstream-published) word against the new chief executive.Â
However, things are not always what they appear in the smarmy world of political intrigue.
Notwithstanding Obama’s masterful move of appointing Hillary Clinton to the post of Secretary of State thereby nullifying any possibility of her carping at him, just last year hubby Bill reportedly had a nasty confrontation with the commander in chief.
According toÂ Britain’s The Globe, citedÂ multiple, unidentified sources,Â Clinton believes Obama is “the worst President ever” and his presidency is a “sinking ship” that is “taking the Democratic party and the country down with him” andÂ when ObamaÂ questionedÂ him aboutÂ the comments, the former presidentÂ responded, “Yes, it’s a fact.”Â
The Globe added, “At that point, Obama went ballistic and told the ex-Prez, America’s first black president,Â ’Then you are a racist and no different than the rest of them.’ “Â Â
We could dismiss that account if not for Edward Klein’s recentÂ unauthorized Obama biography,Â The Amateur, in which Klein alleges much the same thing concerning the actual relationship between the two men.Â
KleinÂ wrote that Clinton thinks the president is “incompetent” andÂ an amateurÂ andÂ urged Hillary to run against ObamaÂ for theÂ Democratic nomination,Â correctly reasoningÂ that â€œthe economyâ€™s a mess, itâ€™s dead flat.Â America has lost its Triple-A rating.â€
He alsoÂ told his wife, â€œYou know better than Obama does.Â The country needs you!”Â Klein quotedÂ Bill as warning,Â ”The country needs us!â€ which gives more credibility to the accuracy of the exchange in that it reflectsÂ Bill’s known egomaniacal character.Â
Does Billy hate Barry?Â Probably.Â He will hate him even more if Obama is re-elected, drives theÂ country further down the toilet, and wins another Nobel Peace Prize, this timeÂ for economics.