Clinton to Obama: First plug the hole

Clinton’s exclusive interview on CNN with Wolf is being framed as the former President voicing support for the current one. But that’s not exactly how I heard it. True,Β he starts with an Obama attaboy, but it doesn’t end that way.

The best part of this is listening to Clinton prioritizing the spill. First plug the hole even if you have to blow it up. And by the way, stop demonizing BP and why not let everyone row in the same boat for a while.


Now that my friends is a President who has his priorities in order. And I can’t believe I jut wrote that.

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. winnie888 on June 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I HAVE to ask…

    Is the hole suddenly wearing a sexy, dark blue dress?  Is that what got Clinton's attention?   Hmmmmm….

    • Dimsdale on June 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      The two of us are going to have a great time in hell, winnie!  I was thinking the same thing!  LOLOLOL!

    • winnie888 on June 30, 2010 at 1:37 am

      Will meet you on the flipside, Dims!  Great minds DO think alike!  LOL

    • gillie28 on June 30, 2010 at 1:48 am

      Good grief….how have the mighty fallen πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

  2. Dimsdale on June 30, 2010 at 3:21 am

    By the titled statement, did Clinton mean the leaking oil well or Øbama's cake hole?  πŸ˜‰

  3. gillie28 on June 30, 2010 at 6:20 am

    dims, you're going to be reprimanded soon!!!!

    • Dimsdale on June 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

      In my defense, "cake hole" is the mouth.

    • gillie28 on July 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      oops, : was focusing on the first few comments!!!  Carry on πŸ˜€

  4. rickyrock on June 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

    This is the stuff I hate ……idiot musings on morality by the right …like you guys have your family values in order.Let's see .Senator John Ensign R-NV adultery with staffer, Mark Sanford R-SC adultery,Senator Larry Craig R-ID gay sting operation,Senator  David Vitter R-LA solicitation of prostitution,Rep Mark Foley R-FI inappropriate behavior with male pages,Senator Bob Packwood Senator R-Ore (10 female staffers accused him of sexual harassment) Let's not forget the mighty Newt Gingrich who went to his cancer stricken wife's bedside with his demands for the divorce settlement.The party of family values ……..???? Sure if your wife is hot enough !!

    • Dimsdale on June 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      You should see the "idiot" musings on morality by the left from our perspective.  Every one of those guys was reprimanded, prosecuted and thrown out of office by the Republicans.  There are analogues for each and every one of those example on the left, but the egregiousness of their transgressions exceeds that of the Republicans by a political order of magnitude.  The difference is that the lefties were hailed as morally relative heroes by the Democrats.  Remember Gerry Studds (D-MA)?  Studds received two standing ovations from supporters in his home district at his first town meeting following his congressional censure.  He was reelected and well received by Democrats after having sex with a minor Congressional page.  Mark Foley sent some indiscreet emails and was effectively kicked out, his career over.


      Consider the difference in this and other cases during your own musings.

    • winnie888 on June 30, 2010 at 11:39 pm

      "Idiot musings on morality"?  Puhleeeease…get a sense of humor.  Rickyrock, if you want to talk about the morality of the LEFT, listen — actually LISTEN — to Jim's show today (Thursday, 7/1).  Then we can chat all ya want about liberals having their "family values in order".

    • djt on July 1, 2010 at 1:24 am

      I think its more than fair to say that neither side can honestly take the moral high ground, and the argument that, well, the other side is worse, just continues to lower the bar. The days of looking to our political "leaders" for moral leadership have been over for a long time, yet, no matter how many indiscretions arise, politicians continue to beat that same drum, doing nothing but exposing their own hypocrisy.

    • rickyrock on July 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

      The point I'm trying to make Winnie is that the Republicans campaigned on "family values" that's what makes their party the height of hypocrisy.Let's not forget Henry Hyde R-IL who had a 5 year affair with a married woman and continued that affair even after her husband found out, destroying their family.Dan Burton R-Indiana ,fathered an out of wed lock child.Charles Canady R-FL opponent of abortion lied about his affair with Sharon Becker which lead to her divorce.Facts are funny they are immutable and unarguable.But maybe you have a point let's look at the other side.Senator Byrd married over 69 years til wife's death in 2006.Senator Harry Reid married 49 years in 2008.Speaker Nancy Pelosi married 48 years in 2008.Gaffe laden Vice president Joe Biden 31 years to second wife after his first wife and daughters were killed in an auto accident.Facts are facts and I really don't like the Democrats but I despise the Republican hypocrites.

    • Dimsdale on July 1, 2010 at 10:31 am

      If you are going to use the antics of a few corrupt individuals to smear the whole Republican party, then you paint with a broad brush.  If that is the case, then Democrats are in a serious world of hurt.  I would be happy to put a list of transgressors up for you, like Ted Kennedy (left a woman to die in a car he drove into the water, drove his wife to drink, and the infamous "waitress sandwiches" with Dodd).  Was Robert Byrd married to the same woman when he was in the Ku Klux Klan?  I don't recall.  Clinton?  Do we need to relive that?  How about Gore?  John Edwards?  The list is endless.


      Maybe the real problem is absolute power corrupting absolutely.  That, and they commit the cardinal sin of believing their own BS.  It ain't hypocrisy so much as it is the latter.


      Frankly, the real problem is what these dorks are doing to the country.  Their personal lives are fun to talk about, but about as relevant as sports statistics.  What the Democrats are currently doing to the country and the Constitution is indefensible, while they hypocritically stand there with straight faces and talk about "ethics", "transparency" and "sunshine".

  5. rickyrock on July 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Interesting choice of words …"antics of a few individuals" …lets get a definition of antics: foolishness,silliness,clowning…This again is what I dislike .I don't like lessening the moral perversions of Republicans by calling their transgressions i.e. homosexuality,adultery,fraud, bribery and child molestation "antics".As far as there being a few individuals there are over 50 names I could come up with ,so don't give me this "few" crap.As I said I don't like the Democrat party ,,I think they are good- hearted but inept.On the other hand the Republicans are extremely intelligent and know how to manipulate the public at large by telling them what they want to hear and acting completely opposite.The Republicans caused many of the problems we face today. I am writing here to let as many people as I can know the truth..yeah it will set you free,try it sometimes.

    • Dimsdale on July 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      The "antics" remark was directed towards your remark, but inclusive of the Democrat party as well.  If you prefer "moral perversions", fine by me, but apply it to the Democrats as well.  Again, look at the results of said perversions in each party and judge each by them.


      "the Republicans are extremely intelligent and know how to manipulate the public at large by telling them what they want to hear and acting completely opposite."  Well, penny for your thoughts.  Do you apply the same standards to, say, Øbama?  Is "goodhearted but inept" a basis for voting for someone?  Given the current level of performance, i.e. tripling the deficit in a mere 18 months, is there no one in the Democrat party that is capable of acting in competent good faith for the country?


      Now here is the test, ricky: given your stated dislike for the Democrat party and their own set of "moral perversions", do you criticize them on sites like or the Dailykos?  If you do, could you link them?  I would like to see what you wrote, and more importantly, what the replies to your comments were.

    • gillie28 on July 1, 2010 at 10:14 pm

      Just thought I'd remind you all of Ricky's political standings, and I quote from him in an earlier post:

      "rickyrock says: <!– end .comment-author –>

      June 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      <!– end .comment-meta –>

      First of all I’m conservative ,I’m not a Lefty , so don’t paint me with that brush.But then again that’s the right wing style,lump someone into a category ,easier to hate"

      I've read many of Ricky's other post and this is for him:  It doesn't make a difference to me what your political views are, but, please, don't b.s. us…at least be honest. 

    • rickyrock on July 2, 2010 at 7:25 am

      The truth is I can't get behind either party and that's really all I'm saying.I am extremely conservative to the point where I wouldn't give anyone one penny for any reason other than a provable disability,why should I break my hump while someones who's not working collect a check?? There is plenty of work out there…you may have to work 80 hours a week but so what??Also ,I don't listen to talk radio all that much because i work two jobs so that's makes it difficult .I listen to Jim for 10 minutes every morning and what I hear is that when the Republicans take over everything will be great …the financial crises will be over, we'll win these idiotic wars and everyone will live happily ever after…it's fantasy.The republicans will continue to feed their fat cat friends . I apologize for offending some of you and I think you're good people but I can't stand hypocrisy and that's all I see right now form the Republicans.

    • Dimsdale on July 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      I agree with you about most of this, but the way you write posts insinuates that only Republicans are being hypocritical.  Far from it: it is SOP with the Democrats, although they could argue that since they have no standards, they don't have to live up to any.  It is called moral relativism.  Sure Republicans are probably just as corrupt as the other Dems, but they (R) are less inclined to reward their members for egregious acts of corruption while the opposite is true of Democrats.


      Regardless, politicians are only out for #1, so it is in our best interests to play them off each other, keeping them in relative balance in the Congress, allowing us to bask in the relative political safety of gridlock.  When things are skewed too far to the right or left, bad things happen.  That is why I am an independent (that, and it allows me to play mischief in the primaries of either party!).


      Bad as the Republicans can be, they pale in comparison to the Wile E. Coyote cliff plunge the Dems have thrown our economy into in a mere 18 months.  Never have I seen the word "trillions" used like "millions" or even "billions" once were.  What next?  Gazillions?

    • winnie888 on July 3, 2010 at 7:10 am

      Democrats are "good-hearted but inept"…Yes, the good-hearted democrats that support government funded abortions…the "good-hearted but inept" democrats that perpetually drive a wedge between the rich and the poor, the young and the old, make way more out of race than should be in this day and age, would prefer NOT to protect our borders and uphold Federal laws lest we insult Mexico, calling illegals simply "undocumented", a "good-hearted but inept" liberal President that is suing Arizona for wanting to protect its citizens from being murdered by illegals and for wanting to save its economy, the "good-hearted but inept" democrats that would feed Israel to the antisemitic Muslim nations surrounding them…

      Good-hearted my left foot.  Inept, absolutely without a doubt.

    • rickyrock on July 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

      wow ..lots of opinion but very little fact.1.According to the GAO (government accountability office) "six organizations that perform or promote abortion received at least 967 million in federal funding in fiscal years 2002 -2009..gee.. those were the years that president George W Bush was in office.2.From the "big daddy" Ronald Regan we had an increase in the number of Americans below the poverty level from 29.272 million to 31.745 ….also the total income for those in the top 5% grew from 16.5% -18.3%,so I think you could logically conclude from these data that the Republicans are the biggest allies of the"rich".3.Regan also signed the Immigration and Control Act of 1986 granting amnesty to over 4000,000 illegals.4.According to the FBI crime statistics the Arizona crime rate has gone down .

      There is opinion and there is fact I will argue with anyone on the facts..don't confuse the two.

  6. rickyrock on July 2, 2010 at 7:47 am

    One other point I wanted to make to Dimsdale and then I'll leave guys alone: Antics are the guys that wear the lampshades on their heads when they had too much to drink at the office Christmas party..not fathering children out of wedlock,adultery ,and soliciting gay sex…remember this is the "family values" party.I agree that Obama is doing a horrible job as president and because he is a gifted speaker tries to "speech" his way out of everything .He needs to take action but I don't think he's capable.All in all we're doomed.The oligarchy control everything.Always have and always will.Thanks for letting me speak…Rick

    • Dimsdale on July 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm

      Dont' get too hung up on semantics.  I agree with you: it is all bad behavior that we would condemn in family members.

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