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Top 10 Unfortunate Comments of the Clintons

Lindsay Baker . . . Comments

Bill and Hillary Clinton are generally quoted in the media with well-formed comments. At times, though, they completely abandon those in exchange for gems like these… (NOTE: as we are politically unbiased, we also have a top 10 unfortunate comments of George Bush).

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1. US Chamber of Commerce

We have a lot of kids who don’t know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, May 2006

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2. Comment on subpoenaed documents

I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.

First Lady Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents in 1998

3. To a Representative

We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices … Government has to make those choices for people.

First Lady Hillary Clinton commented to Representative Dennis Hastert, R-Ill, regarding her national health care plan and the issue of who should oversee the distribution of funds, 1993

Hillary Rodham Clinton

4. National Press Club

I have said that I’m not running and I’m having a great time being pres — being a first-term senator.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), commenting on her presidential ambitions when speaking at the National Press Club, July 20, 2001

5. In Court

It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.

President Bill Clinton, in his grand jury testimony concerning the Monica Lewinsky affair, August 17, 1998

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6. In Court

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

President Bill Clinton, denying the relationship that he later revealed to have occurred, January 26, 1998

7. Inaugural Address

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

President Bill Clinton, during his inaugural address, January 20, 1993

Bill Clinton

8. Philadelphia

You know the one thing that’s wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say.

President Bill Clinton, addressing a crowd in the Courtyard, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, May 28, 1993

9. USA Today

We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.

President Bill Clinton, as quoted in USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A

10. Black Entertainment Television

African-Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.

President Bill Clinton on Black Entertainment Television, November 2, 1994

Contributor: Lindsay Baker

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  • Justin Anthony Knapp

    I don’t see what’s so scandalous about “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

    • Wilz

      Thank god I’m not the only one! Been sat here for five minutes going over it in my head. Seems fine to me, unless I’m missing something.

  • Justin: to be honest I don’t think it is particularly strange either.

  • Bill Coffin

    Okay, I think it is hilarious that the moment I clicked on this thread, what did I find? A nice ad for supporting Barrack Obama. Talk about turning the knife! ;)

  • haha – obviously obama has the money to buy all the right keywords :)

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  • chris hay

    “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

    This is hilarious because Clinton’s are FAR LEFT Liberals. They are not on the RIGHT, the conservative right. The underlying meaning is that the Left can not fix anything, but the Right can.

  • Pat

    thats right Chris – now everyone who didn’t get it please take a moment to blush…double blush if you happen to be an American citizen….

  • chris: oh! Haha – I get it. Duh :(

  • 80toy

    some of those quotes great, especially the one about health care.

    Mrs. Hillary “Robo-b*tch” Clinton should to pull that Snuke out of her Snizz. jk.

  • Sean

    hmmmm. Google-Ads knows to not give me an advert for a Democrat candidate — a very wise effect, on the part of their designers.

    So, should we say that H. has already served two terms in office?

  • Sean: Google is all-knowing :)

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  • Sean the pyro

    8 and 9 are classic. This is exactly why I usually vote republican. This surprises many of my friends since I tend to be pretty liberal on social issues but the single most important issue to me is FREEDOM!!!! Give me a democrat that doesn’t want to infringe on my personal liberties and I might actually vote for them but until that day, for all of the republican party’s many problems, I will take a crackpot like W. any day.

  • Cherry

    so is it fair to say Hillary is almost as jacked up as bush?

  • alsdhl

    Compare and contrast with the Bush quotes.

    Sean, you are what’s wrong with this country.

    Infringe on your liberties? You idiot!?!? 2 words Habeas Corpus.

    Name one liberty that Clinton infringed upon????

  • Sean the pyro

    Go back and read 8 and 9 again. Hey I am no Bush fan either but I will take him over Gore anyday. I really didn’t mind Clinton all that much, fortunately he was too inept to cause too much harm.

  • Sean the pyro

    Oh, and read this.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_Corpus

    Lincoln did it and Clinton was the first person to limit Habeas Corpus since the Civil War.

    If you want to throw facts at me, get them right first.

  • Muggs

    “We have a lot of kids who don’t know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word.”

    This isn’t an unfortunate quote. It means that kids think that work is a bad thing.

  • Muggs: But “work” *does* have four letters… the quote is technically not wrong, but it’s open to ridicule.

  • miss_ali1984

    Several of these are actually not errors, and the point is still pretty clear. When Hillary said that “work” is a four letter word, I think she meant that in the sense that they think it is foul, or something undesirable. Like that song “Friend is a Four Letter Word” from Cake. You’ve heard that phrase before, right?
    Not that I would vote for her. There’s a shifty look in that woman’s eye.

  • Mike

    I cannot believe how many people cut off the end of quote #9 to change its meaning completely. The full quote is “We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles”.
    It is a quote about gun control and how much time we spend worrying about it. He’s basically saying “we need to stop arguing about guns because its taking time and attention away from much greater issues.”
    But…look anywhere on the net and the quote is cut off and used as new world order propaganda and bill clinton is labeled as a socialist.
    Look im no fan of the clintons but people need to know the full quote, and recognize what that quote actually is about.

  • davo

    Americans need guns. What else are they going to use when they want to shoot up unversities and high schools?

  • Deerulsejub

    I anytime ran my gender up and digitally her insertions as I smelled her sex.

  • Mike

    I have to laugh every time I see the assertion that the Clintons are “far left liberals”. These folks have obviously never met a far left liberal! (I happen to be one, on most issues, anyway, and was never a big fan of Bill Clinton) When I think far left, I think Kucinich or Bernie Sanders. Interestingly, they’d both be considered fairly moderate througout Europe, Canada, Australia… Bill Clinton is a member of the centrist faction of the Democratic Party. And Al Gore used to be known mainly as one of the most hawkish Dems in Congress! Our political spectrum in the U.S. is so skewed to the right that a true left-winger would never stand a chance in a national general election. Just because Mr. Limbaugh and his clones characterize someone as a radical leftist doesn’t necessarily make it so…

  • Bumpo

    “Americans need guns. What else are they going to use when they want to shoot up unversities and high schools?”

    You’re right. It’s not like those shooters are willing to break the law or anything.

  • Ghidoran

    What about:-

    “I am honoured to be with Barack Obama”

    “Shame on you Barack Obama!”

  • Csimmons

    Honestly, who wouldn’t wanted to have had “sexual relations” with Monika Lewinsky?

  • beep

    this is funnier than the Bush list! LOL! nice work!

  • ixora05

    this list is hilarious…
    Every political candidate has their skeletons, their embarrassing non sequiturs and their contradictions. But the one thing about Hillary Clinton that scares me the most:

    look carefully at her in the first picture, next to Bill. Then look at her again in the second picture on her own. In the course of those years, Senator Clinton has changed so much that you can barely recognise her as the same woman. Allowing for age and all–there is no constancy (is that a word? gosh) with this woman. It makes me uncomfortable.

  • Shell

    #6 wasn’t “In Court”. He said it during a televised press conference, with a firm jaw, a pointing finger, and lie lines on his forehead.

  • Eggs

    Mike: I’m sure many quotes are skewed every day to get alternate meanings.

    Secondly, people who so freely throw out “right and left” and know nothing of what they are talking about seem to be the majority of voters.

  • A

    OMG! great.

  • Daniel

    i dont really think that 1st one is really valid…

    what she might have meant was that youth think of work as JUST a four letter word, not knowing the real meaning of it.

    she wasn’t necessarily saying that work isn’t a four letter word

  • Daniel

    also, wtf is wrong with number 7? he’s saying what’s right with america can help fix the problem…

  • Lilith Hel

    ‘we are the president’. i’m not surprised she said that at all. lol.

  • Ram

    Hillary said the word “works” in the first part of that quote, which has five letters.

  • Ellery

    man, Hillary Clinton sure is ugly, it’s no wonder some people think she’s an alien

  • Usul

    At post #19 “I cannot believe how many people cut off the end of quote #9 to change its meaning completely. The full quote is “We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles”.
    It is a quote about gun control and how much time we spend worrying about it. He’s basically saying “we need to stop arguing about guns because its taking time and attention away from much greater issues.”
    But…look anywhere on the net and the quote is cut off and used as new world order propaganda and bill clinton is labeled as a socialist.
    Look im no fan of the clintons but people need to know the full quote, and recognize what that quote actually is about.”
    In this instance, cutting off the end of the quote doesn’t alter the meaning one bit.
    I can’t believe how many people fail to comprehend that preserving the rights of the citizenry to keep and bear arms IS preserving ALL the rights of the citizenry.
    Without the second right on the bill you have NO rights on the bill. The only reason it’s the 2nd amendment and not the 1st is because the founders were diplomats not warmongers. The 2nd amendment is The Statute of Freedom.
    By the way the Clintons ARE socialists through and through, bought and paid for.

  • Sam

    I am just glad they are done with both of those self absorbed idiots.

  • weegadge

    usul – do you know what a socialist is?

    clinton is moderate left at best – would be bang in middle in the UK.

  • Avi

    yeah how is number 7 ”unfortunate”?

  • it's just me

    say what you want about clinton, but from what i remember about his presidency, we all had jobs and we hadn't unilaterally invaded anyone for their oil. Kennedy got a bj too, he just had better taste.

  • it's me

    also, i hope whomever is ragging on the States for mass shootings didn't happen to be British… if so you have very unfortunate timing. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/england/10214661.stm

  • Will Trame

    I wasn’t overly fond of Bill Clinton’s presidency but, as stated in another post, there were plenty of jobs and we weren’t being led into an unnecessary war motivated by oil, greed and revenge. Clinton may have lied, but no one died as a result of his prevarications. However, Clinton should have taken stronger action when the WTC was bombed in 1993 and when the US Cole was sunk in 2000. Both Clinton and GWB were ineffective, but for different reasons.

  • Jess the best

    I’m sorry but I’m having a hard time believing this website is unbiased. Time and time again I find myself reading conservative lists that, don’t get me wrong, are interesting, but there are much fewer liberal lists. Just some thing to think about. :)

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  • Junior

    yeah!, this one have to be replaced by= Hillarys: We came , we saw , he is dead

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