Bill Clinton to Join Obama Fundraisers
Ex-prez to help Obama woo Wall Street donors
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2012 2:06 AM CST
Updated Mar 6, 2012 6:00 AM CST
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton shake hands at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York last year.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Bill Clinton has agreed to help President Obama grow his 2012 war chest. The 42nd president will be joining the 44th at a series of fundraisers in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, aimed mainly at the financial services industry, insiders tell Bloomberg. Considering how much Republican super PACs are spending, "President Clinton’s personal support is the most effective starter’s gun we have," says a Democratic strategist.

"This is still another development that reinforces Obama’s status as the front runner heading into the general election,” noted the chief political strategist at the Potomac Research Group. “The Democrats are amazingly united, with very little dissent, while the Republicans have ripped themselves apart." Just four years ago, top Democrats were telling Bill Clinton to tone down his anti-Obama rhetoric.

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USLady
Mar 8, 2012 2:38 PM CST
Something else to ponder>> He'll do whatever it take to get the votes..Obama passes amnesty by executive orderWritten by Gil Guignat, Border & Immigration, Breaking News,Last Friday, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama enacted the DREAM Act by executive order.Opposed by a majority of the American people and twice defeated in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if they agree to enlist in the U.S. Military or enter college.The Obama administration memo from the John Morton, Director of I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) directs I.C.E. Agents now to use"prosecutorial discretion" with regard to enforcing immigration laws.Director Morton says that Obama Administration policy directs border patrol agents not to enforce immigration laws: "When ICE favorably exercises prosecutorial discretion, it essentially decides not to assert the full scope of the enforcement authority available to the agency."You read that right. According to the Obama administration "favorable"enforcement means NOT enforcing the law!According to one of the first press reports to break this important story, the new Obama policy is cut and dry: "federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. Military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing."Arizona and the voter ID law:Just recently Obama's Department of Justice (DOJ) blockedArizona from enforcing its voter ID law. Arizona is one if not the biggest portal of illegal immigration in the nation with half a million illegal aliens coming through the state annually. Arizona 's Attorney General Tom Horne recently stated that he believed that blocking of the law facilitated massive voter fraud by illegal aliens."Attorney General Tom Horne accused the Obama administration Tuesday of trying to thwart Arizona's voter-ID laws in a bid to get more illegal immigrants to the polls - presumably to cast ballots for the president and Democrats.Horne acknowledged that a brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case to be heard next month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers around the agency's argument that Arizona's law requiring proof of citizenship to register is pre-empted by federal law. But Horne, a Republican, told Capitol Media Services he sees something more sinister." More.The 2012 presidential elections:First we have amnesty passed by executive order then we have President Obama's DOJ blocking voter ID in Arizona . What could possibly be the president's motive?This story has the potential to bring the Obama Administration to its knees.
Hambone4x
Mar 8, 2012 12:44 AM CST
There have been SEVEN "black " presidents... I know! Suprised me too! http://fookembug.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/the-seven-black-presidents-before-barack-obama/
Hunting_Eagle
Mar 7, 2012 7:35 PM CST
Bill's help is a two edged sword. He might help gathering more funds, but he adds a lot of power struggle in Obama's hands, another task, another strain to handle. Hope Obama is able to take keep everything proper order. We just have to wait for the events to unfold but I have low expectations about this.