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Obama, Clinton ‘Secret Deal’ To Back Hillary In 2016

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President Barack Obama will endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 not out of the random goodness of his heart but because he traded his support for Bill Clinton’s endorsement in 2012. Hey, stop me if you’ve heard it before, but that’s the supposedly “secret deal” described in a new paperback edition of Edward Klein’s book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.

The alleged Obama-Clinton feud is always good for selling fish wrappers, not to mention entire summer beach books, so why not? Here’s a couple of key paragraphs leaked by The Blaze, which apparently finds the revelation that politicians cut political deals to be something absolutely astounding:

“A deal was struck: Clinton would give the key nominating speech at the convention, and a full-throated endorsement of Obama. In exchange, Obama would endorse Hillary Clinton as his successor.

Clinton’s speech was as promised…It also lived up to Obama’s fears, as more people talked about Clinton’s speech in the weeks following than his own.”

The New York Post has a more colorful description of the same events, claiming that “Bill Clinton’s animosity toward Obama is legendary.” Edward Klein wrote this piece himself, so he really doesn’t hold much back.

In fact, his book title is taken from a famous incident where 1990s era President Bill Clinton supposedly called Barack Obama an amateur.

Klein wrote that after Bill brokered the deal, Obama tried to back away. According to them, Bill then “went ballistic and threatened retaliation.”

As a result, Obama then agreed to give a farewell interview with 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft to recognize Hillary Clinton’s departure from her post as Secretary of State. “The result was a slobbering televised love-in — and an embarrassment to all concerned.”

Mm-kay. I guess. To me, it sounds like nothing makes Klein happy. If President Obama goes about his day making independent choices, he’s an amateur.

If not, it’s because he’s a skilled political animal making deals with heavy hitters like Bill Clinton in a back room.

All this strikes me as much ado about nothing, but maybe that’s why I don’t have a best-selling summer beach book.

You don’t have to agree with me. I’d like to hear comments from all sides. What do you think about Klein’s report of a supposedly secret Obama-Clinton deal?

[Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton photo by Peter Souza via The White House and Wikimedia Commons]

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34 Responses to “Obama, Clinton ‘Secret Deal’ To Back Hillary In 2016”

  1. Howie Shadle

    Remember! Just about all of the candidates Obama endorsed for election/re-election lost! Hillary deserves better than this bum endorsing her. If they would not have been so arrogant in 2008, Obama would be teaching gun safety to the gangs in Chicago now.

  2. David Taylor

    This is the way politics has always worked, I do not like obama's politics but I find no problem with this "backdoor" deal.

  3. Paul McDowell

    Just remember this: politicians aren't always honest! Therefore, I can easily see this ' liar in chief ' backing out of such a deal, with full endorsement from his ' gang ' of unscrupulous, values challenged, gangsters. I believe his ego demands a third term, whatever it takes.

  4. Jack Smith

    I'm shocked..I know the Communist Dictator Hitler Oblamer Jr, wouldn't do anything behind someone's back, smh.

  5. Eugene Klumpp Sr.

    obama should take clinton and himself back to his homeland, and do us all a favor, hillarry is a waste.

  6. Anonymous

    Given the current course of this administration, I'm not sure a Barak Obama endorsement will mean much in 2013.

  7. Anonymous

    Given the current course of this administration, I'm not sure a Barak Obama endorsement will mean much in 2013.

  8. Regis Hightower

    Anyone that Obummer backs is doomed in 2014 and 2016 , America has become a weak, leaderless country.

  9. Donald Votaw

    what the hell the Clintons have lied to the American public for so long they don't know how to tell the truth.

  10. Donald W. Grab

    OH! that's a great reason. that's how much importance he labels on the office of the president and intelligent voters.

  11. Ken Huffman

    This administration from Obama on down is one huge criminal syndicate. It was evident in 2008 just as it is now. That's the quality of the American electorate. If millions of these dolts don't soon smarten up, we're going to lose our country.

  12. Samuel Smith

    In debit? Chaney? Your Engirish is nor so good, pal. Doesn't say much for your logic, either. Inheriting a bad situation is one thing. Making it exponentially worse is something else.

  13. Charles S. Imwold

    We The People have a fraud and usurper sitting in the White House going by the name of barack hussein obama using a stolen social security number , forged birth certificate and forged selective service registration card to prove he is a legal sitting US President.

    We The People demand the US Congress honor their oath to the US Constitution and remove this fraud and usurper barack hussein obama from office under Article ll Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution.

  14. Yvonne Lankester Paris

    and you ask me why I don't trust politicians.

  15. Yvonne Lankester Paris

    and you ask me why I don't trust politicians.

  16. Miguel Angel Villar

    I hate the Obama-Clinton comparisons because there is none. Bill created surpluses Obama created deficits and more long term debt. Clinton's scandal was about infidelity. Obama's scandals are about incompetence ( Benghazi) and dirty politics ( IRS). Obama's so-called recovery has been slow and the middle class has seen their income drop. Bill's recovery brought us one of of the best economies we've seen. As a Democrat, I am beyond disappointed with the Obama administration. 2016 can't come sooner.

  17. Mark N Starla Traina

    Obama and Hillary attempt the Push each other ->->->.

    Down a Flight of STAIRS!

    BIDENS in HIDEN.

    HOLDER SMOLDERS

    SNOWDEN'S a SHOWMAN.

    This is DEFINITELY the GREATEST sUMMER of my LIFE!

    This is tooOOOO EFFIN FATUOUS!

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  18. Eugene Klumpp Sr.

    bush is also gone for 5 years and we still have the wars we still much more debt, they keep letting more illegals in this country, vets are homeless, seniors are getting raped of their money in medicare and social security, Obama spent 100 million on a vacation, what a disgrace, Obama stopped 4th. of july festivities ..Benghazi never was answered ,wiretapping never answered, I think you should remove blinders its later than you think, I guess you'll want Hillary or michelle for president also , very sad. god help us'