Skip to comments.The Parallel Universe of Clinton and Obama
Posted on 04/12/2009 2:07:18 AM PDT by Scanian
In 1993, many of the citizens who voted for Obama last year were probably still in grade school. They can be forgiven for not remembering the early years '93-94 of the Clinton administration. Their parents, however, have either lapsed memories or are simply simple-minded.
I well recall the euphoria at the Clinton inauguration. So many young people excited about having a youngish president who played the saxophone on the Arsenio Hall Show and bravely told the MTV audience whether he wore boxers or briefs. American voters had no particular beef with George H. W. Bush other than he "lied" when he said "read my lips, no new taxes." One of my Democratic sisters admitted that she voted for Clinton because Bush was too old.
I tried to empathize with the same political passion of the Clintonites by comparing it with my teenage exhilaration with JFK's election. But that scenario didn't wash because JFK had a background that lent credence to my infatuation. He was a military hero, a Pulitzer Prize winning author (we did not know at the time it was ghost-written), a U.S. Senator with a storybook albeit falsified family life. Clinton on the other hand was the governor of a state that ranked 49th out of 50 states in many important measures. He was a draft dodger who had protested in Russia when he was supposed to be studying in Oxford. The Rhodes Scholar's educational record there was never disclosed and Clinton also had a personal history that sparked rumors of sexual misadventures with various women.
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The last three successful candidate the Democrats ran for President where complete unknowns, Carter a dim bulb, micromanaging disaster, had his lunch eaten by his own party, BJ Clinton a pervert and liar, had his lunch eaten by the Republicans controlling Congress and now Obama who slithered out of the sewer of Chicago, bought and paid for by the far, far left and an inexperienced socialist putz.
American voters had no particular beef with George H. W. Bush other than he “lied” when he said “read my lips, no new taxes. Other than??? lol. Sheesh. That was President Bush’s dumbest move ever. It was harder voting for him than it was McLame this past election.
BTW, I would take Clinton over Messiah anyday right now. I cannot believe the damage that the Messiah is doing. Clinton obviously was not perfect but he at least loved being American...
Our last three Republican were ok...Reagan obviously the best. Bush I a medocre President...Bush II a very great War President and a C- Domestic President.
Their parents, however, have either lapsed memories or are simply simple-minded,yes to both.
C- is still a passing grade, and an undeserved gift.
After the 'everybody deserves a house' plan (bankruptcy step 1) and medicare prescription plan (bankruptcy step 2) and sunsetted tax cuts (bankruptcy step 3), I fail the guy on his domestic agenda.
And that's not even mentioning his further federalization of education with the NCLB act. While having a few standards on money given out wasn't a bad idea, the standards will disappear or be watered down, but the spending and extended national control of education will remain.
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