My Bill Clinton Interview: “To Say That You’re Anti-Government Is To Say That You Don’t Like Yourself; It’s Us”

Posted by | November 17, 2011 12:17 | Filed under: Radio Interviews

Former President Bill Clinton came on radio to discuss his new book Back to Work, where he writes about how we got to where we are today and offers prescriptions for our future. He also discussed why Republicans are able to convince Americans that their policies are good for them when they aren’t. The Republican anti-government strain is misguided, he says. “Sometimes government is the problem . . . but to say that you’re anti-government is to say that you don’t like yourself; it’s us.”

He addresses the need for proper progressive messaging. For example, we don’t tax more than other countries; in fact, we’re 31st of 33 wealthy countries in the Organization for Economic Development, in terms of percentage of income that is taxed. On Herman Cain: “You’ve got to give Herman Cain his due.” He’s an “upbeat personality” that people relate to. Clinton predicts Obama will be reelected. Once he has an opponent, “he’ll do fine.” Also, “I believe he’s done a better job than he’s gotten credit for.” It can take ten years to get out of a financial crisis, but taking so long “goes against the American psyche.”

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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