Carol Platt Liebau

Bill Clinton criticized the American people for being "too impatient" for an economic recovery:

Think he didn't intend for people like me to post that clip?  Think again. Whatever his (manifold) shortcomings, Clinton is a savvy enough pol to know that you don't win votes for yourself (or anyone else) by excoriating Americans who are suffering from long-term high levels of unemployment for being impatient for economic growth, so that they can get a job. Surely he realized it would grate on those struggling economically to be lectured this way by a man who has earned tens of millions of dollars in income just by giving speeches since leaving office -- now "supporting" Barack Obama, who is rich by any objective measure.

And surely he knew that people like me would post this clip -- highlighting the fact that Barack Obama himself pledged to heal the economy (presumably, along with the planet!) in three years:

Happy to oblige, President Clinton.


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.