Quote of the Day: Bill Clinton on Anger

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He tells the Daily Beast:

Disgruntled Obama supporters planning to sit out the midterms are making “a horrible mistake,” [Clinton] said. “Like everything else you do when you’re mad, there’s an 80 percent change you’re making a mistake. You’ll get the exact result you don’t want.”

Good advice. Unfortunately Clinton was utterly unable to heed it himself in the 2008 primaries, much to his wife’s political detriment.

Update: In a separate interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Clinton toughens his recently conciliatory rhetoric towards the Tea Party:

The former president, though, also lashed out at the movement, saying that its founders “tend to be pretty far-right extremists whose goal is to destroy the power of government to mediate the power of corporations.”