(NY Post) Bill Clinton thinks the country is “in a mess” -- and some of the blame goes to President Obama and the Democrats.
In a new book, Clinton writes that Obama blundered when he failed to fight for a raise in the federal debt ceiling while Democrats still controlled both houses of Congress.
Clinton even praises Wall Street executives -- and implies that Obama’s populist rhetoric and attacks on them are bad for the economy.
“Many of them supported me when I raised their taxes in 1993, because I didn’t attack them for their success,” Clinton writes about the execs.
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at The Clinton Foundation's symposium on "Clinton-Gore Economics: Understanding the Lessons of the 1990s" in Georgetown University's Gaston Hall in Washington, DC, on October 28, 2011.
He also faults Obama and Democrats for failing to articulate a strong campaign message and losing the 2010 midterm elections.
That left Obama with “a tough hand to play” with Capitol Hill and led to last summer’s debt-ceiling crisis, which made the US appear “weak and confused.”