Bill Clinton Destroys Republicans, Says They’re ‘Begging for America to Fail’ (Video)

bill-clinton-gop-americaNo matter what Republicans try to say about Bill Clinton, the fact remains that he will go down as one of the most popular presidents in our nation’s history. While many credit him for the bustling economy we saw on his watch, or the fact that he balanced the budget prior to leaving office, his best weapon has always been his personality and the way he can explain things so perfectly. He’s a great mix of high intellect with down-home charm.

Republicans are clearly terrified at the thought of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, and a lot of that fear comes from the fact that they know one of her biggest assets on the campaign trail is going to be Bill Clinton. While Hillary is popular in her own right, adding Bill makes for a very potent combination. Because while Jeb Bush is desperately trying to run from his brother’s legacy, Hillary will be embracing Bill’s legacy.

But that’s what happens when one presidency was extremely successful and the other was one of the biggest disasters this nation has ever endured.

Well, the former president had some rather harsh words for the GOP during an interview on ABC News’ This Week where he said what many of us have been saying for years – Republicans are “begging for America to fail.”

He specifically talked about the Affordable Care Act and how the GOP has no hope but to do everything they can to try to make the law fail because if it doesn’t, their entire party’s ideology will be exposed for the fraud that it is.

“This bill has already produced a lot of good results,” Clinton said. “Look, they are desperate for this bill to fail. Because, if it’s not a failure, everything they’ve been telling us since 1980, ‘big government’s bad,’ is wrong.”

“They so badly want it to fail,” he continued. “Can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major political party was sitting around just begging for America to fail? I don’t know what’s going to happen. I would be shocked if it fails. I just think when all these dire predictions don’t come out, if they don’t, I believe that pretty soon, within the next several years, it will be like Medicare and Medicaid. It will be a normal part of our lives and people will be glad it’s there.”

Everything he said is absolutely right.

The truth is, the Affordable Care Act isn’t a perfect law – but it’s a hell of a lot better than what we had. And just like with every major piece of legislation, it needs revisions and tweaks to help make it a much better law.

Republicans will never help with perfecting the law, because they can’t. They have pushed this “government is bad/Obamacare is terrible” narrative for so long that any Republican politician who would even dare appear to be showing favoritism toward the law would be turned on by their own party and most of his or her constituents.

It’s like I said leading up to the 2012 elections, the only “plan” Republicans had was to try to sabotage Obama’s presidency. They want this nation to fail because if it keeps improving, they know President Obama will get credit and that hurts them politically.

But Clinton hit the nail on the head about the Affordable Care Act and why Republicans are so desperate to repeal it. In a couple of years, the law will be so ingrained into our society that it would be political suicide to repeal it. Hell, it would be now anyway. Because while millions of conservatives blindly oppose the law, many of them are either too ignorant or blinded by partisan hate to realize that they are benefitting from the law.

That’s the funny thing about reality, it’s true whether or not conservatives want to believe in it.

Watch his comments below via ABC News:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Victor Victoria

    The fact is, Bill Clinton is a serial molester, a rapist, and a liar. Of course liberals love him.

    • hellyeah_rook

      If it’s consensual it is not rape.

      • strayaway

        Those women making the rape allegations claimed it wasn’t consensual. It’s ok though to “not have sex”j with a White House page, an underling, in the oral office.

        Bill shouldn’t just be remembered for his sexual proclivities though. He at least sort of balanced the federal budget because he was able to compromise with Newt Gingrich instead of shutting down the government every time he didn’t get his way 100%. He also kept us out of major wars. That’s huge. Like Reagan in Lebanon, Clinton got US troops out of Somalia after the black hawk down incident. Too bad he brought in all those Somali refugees that have morphed into chain migration and most recently threaten the Mall of America. Oops, I just remembered Clinton also bombed our ally Serbia for no reason. Also, Bill Clinton became the best President China ever had by transferring high technology there until the brakes were put on him by Congress. The Clintons were good friends with James Riady too, a Chinese Indonesian banker, who began US banking in Arkansas and gave the Democratic Party $8.6M in 1996 to help elect Bill.

      • Victor Victoria

        Ask Juanita Broaddrick if she consented.

    • Prof Della Scuola

      What an absolutely stupid comment!

  • Jim Bean

    “Republicans are clearly terrified of the thought of Hillary running in 2016.”

    An old, white, rich, hawkish, heterosexual, beltway establishment woman who supports the pursuit of American exceptionalism, loves the high life, hobnobs with people who help the wealthy avoid paying taxes, and who is beholding to the wealthy for hundreds of millions in contributions to the (Clinton) foundation.

    I fail to see what’s there for Republicans to be terrified of. If elected, she’s going to yank the Left to Center so hard they’ll be wearing neck braces (covered under Obamacare).

    I have not met a conservative yet who expresses any fear of Hillary president. All think she would be a giant leap forward from our current unfortunate situation despite her credibility short-comings.

    • BobJThompson

      Most of what you said is why I’ll be out trying to make sure she isn’t the candidate. America has kowtowed to wealthy my whole life and it hasn’t been working. If she’s the candidate I’m registering as a Green. Democrats will have made it abundantly clear that they don’t care about being a “leftist” party.

      • Jim Bean

        In their defense I would note that, post-Obama, a ‘leftist’ party isn’t going to be winning any elections for at least a few decades.

      • Avatar

        In yet other words, you’re too clueless about leftists whom have greater disdain toward Democrats who are heading further rightward.

      • Avatar

        And your predictions are going to has one big sudden crash in 2016 and you will claim that you never articulate a prediction in the first place.

      • BobJThompson

        Unfortunately you may be right. There are a lot of younger people who are pulled in by libertarian propaganda. You know the same groups that are funding the republican party now. You’d think kids would be better at knowing when they are advertised to by now. I guess just scream freedom and big evil government enough and it’s believable.

      • Jim Bean

        Perhaps they’re sharper than we give them credit for. Perhaps they are looking around at the social divisions and are accurately identifying those who are pulling us apart.

      • BobJThompson

        Actually most of the time they complain about big business, then follow that up with weakening the government. Basically doing exactly what the big business types want, but for “freedom”.

        It seems like if you want Americans to support horrible ideas just add freedom, liberty, or patriot to it. Or at least frame it in that manner.

        I want a stronger less corrupt government. One that doesn’t feel the need to butt into my life when it doesn’t need to. Yet have the ability to reign in some of the more predatory aspects of the free market and push for new infrastructure.

    • Terra Pennington

      Just sit back and watch Hillary lose in 2016… But while your waiting tell me one thing that Hillary Clinton has done to improve the way of life in the USA are to protect the American people and their Children.

  • Nancy B

    Bill Clinton was spot on with his remarks. While I am in no way a Hillary supporter, I will have no qualms about voting for her if she ends up as the Democratic nominee. Every Republican candidate I’ve seen, so far, would be a terrible alternative. Who her husband is will have no bearing on my decision.

  • FD Brian

    I don’t think republicans want America to fail, but they surely want Obama to fail and they sadly can’t see how those 2 things are connected. That is problem number 1. They also want to see people succeed, unfortunately they have no idea other than to keep doing what has failed them for so long, that is problem #2.

  • dave

    Really hoping we have Hillary and Rand as our options come the election. getting back to the ideals our country was founded on will be wonderful and Rand will win by a landslide.