Bill Clinton: GOP Controlled House ‘Would Increase’ Obama’s Reelection Chances

September 20, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)— Former President Bill Clinton, the “Big Dog,” made the rounds of the Sunday news shows, touting his Global Initiative efforts and providing his take on the toxic political environment hampering President Obama’s to revitalize the economy. One solution of sorts, is to allow the GOP to stumble, if the Republicans gain control of the House. The former President, said GOP control would actually help Obama’s reelection chances in 2012.

Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Clinton reasoned that Americans turn to Democrats to fix the messes made by Republican governing. And when change doesn’t come fast enough for the electorate, the tide starts turning back to the rhetoric of the Republicans.

“The Democrats should focus — people only hire us when things are messed up. They’d much rather hear the Republican rhetoric than ours. We only get hired when the country’s in a mess,” Clinton said. “So the Democrats should focus on what we’re going to do.”

If the GOP regains control of the House and fails to provide solution’s to people’s problems, that would set up a perfect reelection campaign strategy for Obama, Clinton reasoned.

“It would increase his chances of being reelected; whether it would be good for the country or not, I don’t know,” he said.

With Republican threats of a government shutdown and countless witch hunt investigations, including talks of impeachment, it goes without saying, such a scenario would not be good for the country.

On the bright side, Clinton said Obama has been showing signs that he is re-energized, as the November elections near.

“I think he is getting his groove back now, said Clinton.

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