Bill Clinton is as intellectually dishonest today as he was when he said he “did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.” Clinton’s op-ed is typical Bill Clinton’s spin:

Mitt Romney says that the economy is not fixed and if he is elected it will produce 12 million jobs in the next four years. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but that’s exactly how many new jobs independent business forecaster Moody’s Analytics says will be created if we don’t mess up what the president already has done.

Moody’s Analytics is the company that said the stimulus bill would have us at 5.4% unemployment right now. Why would anyone trust their predictions? We’ve heard this administration lie to us repeatedly with their predictions. They said that the ACA would be deficit neutral and that it would cost less than $1,000,000,000,000 in the first decade. It’s caused major deficits and its cost is close to $2,000,000,000,000.

Bill Clinton is a great prevaricator. There’s a reason why he used to be called Slick Willie.

Does anyone seriously think that Obamanomics will create an average of 250,000 jobs per month for 4 years? Clinton wants us to believe that President Obama’s policies of job-killing regulations, high energy prices, exploding deficits, monstrous tax increases on small businesses, high levels of economic uncertainty and expensive compliance costs will lead us to prosperity.

That’s insulting.

This is insulting, too:

Romney also says that because the debt is a terrible problem, he will cut taxes for everybody by $5 trillion, increase defense spending $2 trillion more than the military has asked for, and tell you how he will pay for it after the election.

Democrats have been lying about Mitt Romney’s tax reform proposal for months. That’s because they can’t resist playing the class warfare card. Clinton playing the class warfare card is as predictable as moths being attracted to flames. It’s also because they can’t talk about President Obama’s accomplishments. If they spent time talking about the virtues of Obama’s policies, this race would’ve been called a week ago.

The only thing that’s prevented that has been President Obama’s avoidance of a serious conversation of President Obama’s economic policies. The list of contrivances created to avoid talking about the economic mess President Obama has presided over is lengthy for a reason.

The president’s economic plan is better: Making investments in innovation, infrastructure, manufacturing, new sources of energy, education and training, and reducing the deficit by more than $4 trillion, with $2.50 of spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases on the most fortunate Americans.

There isn’t a thinking person who thinks President Obama is even slightly interested in deficit reduction. He’s always been about recklessly increasing spending. He’s never been about making government efficient and limiting the scope of government.

There’s a reason why President Clinton was known as Slick Willie. This op-ed is a perfect example of his indifference to the truth.

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3 Responses to “Bill Clinton’s intellectually dishonest op-ed”

  • eric z says:

    The recently embraced term “intellectually dishonest” is somebody’s bad invention for “disagrees with me.”

    My own my inconsistencies and biases, and bugaboos, they are “intellectually okay,” a term I just invented. But one I expect should grow legs, given how many there are among us who adhere implicitly to the concept.

  • Jethro says:

    Eric, a person who commits adultery and perjury “disagrees with me” regardless of the spin.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, That’s intellectual laziness on your behalf. I cited a specific instance when Mark Zandi/Moody’s Analytics’ predictions were off by orders of magnitude. Now that I’m citing their ineptitude, you accuse me of just not liking their prediction.

    An honest reading of their predictions requires us to say their predictions are fatally flawed. I’d say the same thing if a right-leaning organization made this wild of a prediction.

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