Why Bob Barr favors Clinton (Bill) over Bush (Dubya)

You read that right. The leader of the Bill Clinton Impeachment Team in the House says Bush is SO much worse than Clinton ever was. Check it out in this fascinating MobLogic.tv video.

Barr also talks about the history of his mustache, civil liberties, privacy and other important topics.

34 Responses to “Why Bob Barr favors Clinton (Bill) over Bush (Dubya)”

  1. GoNolzOhio Says:

    My only disappointment with this interview is that he doesn’t come out stronger in favor of gay marriage. As far as I know, both Obama and McCain are against it. Seems like a great issue to pick up votes on. And donations, for that matter. Gays interested in politics have a lot of disposable income.

  2. Michael Thompson Says:

    This is just an attempt by Barr to try to attract Hillary Clinton voters.

  3. GoNolzOhio Says:

    Then I hope it works. While else run for public office?

  4. JackieLangley Says:

    Anyone surprised? Barr sold his soul a long time ago.

  5. Justin Grover Says:

    I didn’t know that expressing an opinion was “selling your soul”- if you watch the video, the (attractive) girl asks him a number of poor “either-or” choices.

  6. Stefan Says:

    Barr is very sincere with his statement that Bush is/was worse than Clinton (Clinton was also fiscally more conservative than Bush). Barr is with Bruce Fein part of the American Freedom Agenda. Fein, a constitutional scholar that served in the Reagan administration and is an adviser to Ron Paul has critisized Bush vehemently through years. He is calling strongly for the impeachment of Bush. Listen to this interview with him today:

    http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=1738http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=1741

  7. TheOldCrocodile Says:

    Well, I’m 100% sure I like the “NEW” Bob Barr better than the “OLD” Bob Barr. And I certainly don’t see any other candidates out there that I’d support ahead of him. I’m just glad to believe that Barr MIGHT be able to say “I was wrong” (Something that our current President is entirely incapable of).

  8. Sobriquet Says:

    I always though that the mustache has something to do with emulating film noir bad guys…

  9. Sobriquet Says:

    And by “though,” of course, I meant “thought.”

  10. Gene Trosper Says:

    # Michael Thompson Says:
    June 20th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    This is just an attempt by Barr to try to attract Hillary Clinton voters.

    Which, of course, is the prime demographic of MobTV.

  11. disinter Says:

    Barr is very sincere with his statement that Bush is/was worse than Clinton

    Odd, why hasn’t he called for the impeachment of Bush like he did Clinton?

    Hint: because he is a FRAUD.

  12. disinter Says:

    Brain-dead power-mongers usually have mustaches. Notice that cops usually have them, oh and drug war prosecutors like Barf.

  13. George Dance Says:

    “Odd, why hasn’t he called for the impeachment of Bush like he did Clinton?”

    He answered that in the video; because the last 8 years of Congresses didn’t have the balls to follow through. Good answer, BTW

  14. td Says:

    Like Barr I, too, went from Democrat to Republican to Libertarian. There was a time when I thought I would never say Clinton was better than Bush, but Clinton was able to work with a Republican Congress to balance the budget (sorta). Otherwise it’s like deciding which is the best way to get lung cancer: smoking Marlboros or Camels.

  15. Mike Theodore Says:

    disinter,
    Something I’ve been thinking about. Can you find one story you’ve commented on where you don’t say “barf”? Your on a single story track to nowhere, and no one can win.

  16. Stefan Says:

    disinter: he has answered the question, saying that there are grounds to impeach Bush on much worse things than CLinton. Remember, he is not a federal prosecutor or legal adviser now, but the leader of a political party that want to make inroads.

    With the LP and him getting few news coverage (he does already get more than Badnarik), do you want him to make his main political point the impeachment of Bush and Cheney (you cannot only impeach Bush, as if successful, Cheney becomes president!) OR to preach liberty, the central message of the LP, which by implication mean strong criticism on Bush but also McCain (you have to be forward looking, Bush is not one of the candidates).

    I would think it is clear that liberty should be preached, in a positive fashion, as people are more attracted to a realistic optimism, should be informed about the dimm financial status (see perotcharts.com) than rehashing the Bush years. (BTW: Gravel is already also organizing 30 000 signatures in NY to go against Bush/Cheney).

  17. Harold S Says:

    Barr promotes himself. He in no way adovcates Liberty. He is a typical Washington insider playing the game. Nothing new here.

  18. Stefan Says:

    Harold, you gotta be smoking pot or something. He spoke about liberty and privacy and how terrible it is that govt. has grown so much in power and authority over the individual, especially since 9/11….

    BTW: Do you think one can ONLY promote liberty or aspects of liberty within the LP?

  19. td Says:

    “Do you think one can ONLY promote liberty or aspects of liberty within the LP?”

    This is true. Ron Paul has promoted a libertarian philosophy within the Republican party and in Congress. If I’m not mistaken he has dual party membership (?).
    Many libertarians aren’t involved in partisan politics at all but are active in other ways: education, writing, civil disobedience, etc.

    Harold is only partially correct. Barr DOES promote himself and he is playing the political game. Yet, at the same time, he promotes libertarian ideals in that realm.
    I can live with that.

  20. td Says:

    Oh, and I meant to add:
    Bob Barr has succeeded in one area that makes me feel inferior. I’m in my 30’s, and I still can’t grow a full mustache. :{)

  21. Clark Says:

    “Bob Barr has succeeded in one area that makes me feel inferior. I’m in my 30’s, and I still can’t grow a full mustache.”

    ..maybe his republicrat ‘political strategists’ and dundero too have concluded there is some sizable ‘mustache demographic’ to be pandered to..

    ...fellow libertarians, let’s pray his apparently dundering political advisors don’t conclude there is a sizable ‘exhibitionist demographic’ to be pandered to or barf’s bobo might make an appearance at the next whipped cream titty party! ;o)

  22. David Tomlin Says:

    ‘He answered that in the video; because the last 8 years of Congresses didn’t have the balls to follow through. Good answer, BTW

    That’s not exactly what he said. He said Congress has failed to gather evidence. Either way it’s not a good answer. There’s enough evidence in public to start impeachment proceedings, in the course of which more evidence would be found. Saying ‘Congress won’t do the right thing anyway’ is no excuse for not calling on Congress to do the right thing. It certainly won’t if there’s no pressure.

  23. Harold S Says:

    Barr in no way cares about the Libertarian Party. He only cares about himself. His campaign will amount to squat. Nothing. The average American doesn’t know or care that he is the Libertarian candidate. The nation as a whole hears nothing he is spouting. Waste of time.

  24. Robert Capozzi Says:

    harold,
    do you read minds?

  25. Gene Trosper Says:

    # Robert Capozzi Says:
    June 21st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    harold,
    do you read minds?

    No, I think Harold is finely tuned into the hearts and minds of the average American voter from sea to shining sea. His political acumen must not be questioned.

  26. Gene Trosper Says:

    # disinter Says:
    June 20th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Brain-dead power-mongers usually have mustaches. Notice that cops usually have them, oh and drug war prosecutors like Barf.

    Oh, and don’t forget the raving mad John Stossel and the evil L. Neil Smith.

  27. Wes Benedict Says:

    When do the FEC reports for Barr’s campaign come out. I want to make sure all the Retard Caucus members donated $2300 like I did (even though I voted for Mary at the convention).

    Capozzi, I’m sure you’ve already contributed $2300, haven’t you?

  28. Arthur DiBianca Says:

    There’s a Barr 2008 Presidential Committee report here:

    http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00450841

  29. Wes Benedict Says:

    Looking at that low-quality PDF thing hurts my eyes. I’m unable to search the pdf. Is there an efficient way to search for Benedict or Capozzi to for evidence of donations?

  30. John Lowell Says:

    OK, I’m ready to accept the fact that Bob Barr’s mustache has a fascinating history but I’m far more interested in learning whether he signed a check to pay for an abortion his ex-wife is said to have had several years ago. Bob was asked this question on Larry King Live at the time of the Clinton impeachment imbroglio but was unresponsive. If Bob’s going to be leading the forces for liberty in November, one wonders if he’d ever been formally complicit morally in snuffing out the liberties of some innocent little one who God’s not going to forget in an entirely different kind of November one day. Did Bob ever write such a check? Anyone?

  31. disinter Says:

    Remember, he is not a federal prosecutor or legal adviser now, but the leader of a political party that want to make inroads.

    “How anyone thinks libertarians are supposed to live in the same big tent with neocons is incomprehensible, there is absolutely no place in the LP for them. Recovering neocons are welcome in the party to learn about our philosophy, but not to lead it.”

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Conservative-Takeover—by-Darren-Wolfe-080528-575.html

  32. Steve Dasbach Says:

    Wes,

    Since you asked:

    I donated $2300 to Barr pre-nomination and have pledged an additional $2300 post-nomination. Had Mary been nominated, I would have donated $2300 to her campaign. I also donated $2300 to Ron Paul’s campaign.

    I’m not a member of the Reform Caucus, but was a member of the platform committee and strongly support the platform adopted in Denver.

  33. Carol Says:

    Harold S:

    You kinda remind me of Tokyo Rose….

  34. Eric Says:

    Carol:

    I think Harold sounds like the Borg. “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.”

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