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Bill Clinton to Democrats: Forget 1994, Gun Control Is a Winner
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 2, 2013 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When former President Bill Clinton spoke at Georgetown University on April 30, he told Democrats to keep pushing gun control because it's a winner.

This is strange advice coming from a man who watched his party endure a loss of historic proportions in 1994; a loss attributed in large part to the fact that he and his fellow Democrats pushed an "assault weapons" ban onto the American people.

Clinton spoke of this loss while at Georgetown, telling the audience, "The fact that we had majority support didn't amount to anything, it's always the intensity of support that you have to measure." That "intensity of support" was with gun owners and gun rights advocates in 1994.

Clinton said this explains why gun control lost in the Senate on April 17. Even though Senators were told "90% of the people" were with them, they had their doubts about the intensity of the opposition they might face in 2014 if they passed the bills.

Yet Clinton claims times have changed....

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 113th; banglist; clinton; democrats; guncontrol; secondamendment
Whad'dya think? Have times changed since 1994?
1 posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Bill, we’re really tired of you. You made a mockery of the Oval Office, you were impeached, you took credit for an economic boom that, in reality, was brought on by the “dot-com” boom, you fought welfare reform until polls told you it was popular, you lied to the American people. So, head back to the hills of Arkansas and take your wife with you.

2 posted on 05/02/2013 7:30:25 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Clinton still wants paybacks for losing his majority.

3 posted on 05/02/2013 7:31:14 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For those who may have forgotten what kind of a President Bill Clinton was:

1) Clinton’s own words show his often expressed innate hostility to, and utter contempt for, the core principles of the American founding:

``If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.’’ -- President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993

``The purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people’’ –- Bill Clinton during an interview on MTV in 1993

``We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans…that we forget about reality.’’ -- President Bill Clinton, quoted in USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A, ``NRA change: `Omnipotent to powerful’’’ by Debbie Howlett

“When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly… that they would work for the common good, as well as for the individual welfare… However, now there’s a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there’s too much freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.” – Bill Clinton, April 19, 1995

2) Clinton inevitably pursued his own political advantage at the expense of American interests and national security. Here is just one of many possible examples:

It is well documented that Clinton and the Democrats took illegal campaign money from groups and individuals tied directly to the Chinese People’s Republican Army. It is therefore not surprising that In January 1998 Clinton went against the advice of then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Pentagon experts by lifting long-standing restrictions against the export of American satellites to China for launch on Chinese rockets. Not only did he move control over such decisions from the more security-focused State Department to the Commerce Department, but he intervened in a Justice Department investigation of Loral Space & Communications, retroactively enabling Loral to sell critical missile technology to the Chinese. Interestingly enough, Clinton’s decision was made at the request of Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz, whose earlier $1.3 million campaign donation made him the single biggest contributor to the Democratic election effort.

The result, as stated eloquently by syndicated columnist Linda Bowles, was that “the Democrats got money from satellite companies and from Chinese communists; China got supercomputors, advanced production equipment and missile technology; Loral got its satellites launched at bargain basement prices . . . and the transfer of sensitive missile technology gave China [for the first time] the capability of depositing bombs on American cities.” Incidentally, Loral ultimately failed to benefit from this permanent injury to America’s security interests: in July 2003, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, and in order to raise cash was forced to sell its most profitable business – a fleet of communications satellites orbiting over North America.

3) On two occasions, Clinton used military action for the specific purpose of distracting the American public from the fallout of the Lewinsky affair:

• On August 20, three days after Clinton finally admitted publicly to the Lewinsky affair, the news media was poised to focus on that day’s grand jury testimony by Monica Lewinsky. That same morning, Clinton personally went on national television to gravely announce his bombing of a Sudanese “chemical weapons factory,” and a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. It was the first time most Americans ever heard the name of Osama bin Laden. The factory bombing in Sudan killed an innocent night watchman, but accomplished little else. It later was proven that the plant was making badly needed pharmaceuticals for people in that poverty-stricken part of the world, but no chemical weapons.

Several months later, the U.S. Center for Nonproliferation Studies, part of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, stated: "...the evidence indicates that the facility had no role whatsoever in chemical weapons development." Kroll Associates, one of the world's most reputable investigative firms, also confirmed that there was no link in any way between the plant and any terrorist organization. As for the Afghanistan bombing, it failed to do any damage at all to bin Laden or his organization. Clinton’s action was accurately characterized by George W. Bush when he said right after 9-11: "When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.

Clinton’s pointless and murderous military actions did not make Americans safer that day, although they did destroy an innocent life, and for all the good they did certainly could have been delayed in any case. But they did succeed in diverting media attention from Lewinsky’s grand jury testimony for a 24-hour news cycle, which was the main point. So I guess, they weren’t a total loss.

•On December 16, 1998, on the eve of the scheduled House vote on his impeachment, Bill Clinton launched a surprise bombing attack on Baghdad. As justification for this exploit, he cited the urgent threat that Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction posed to America, and the need for immediate action. Almost immediately, the House Democrats held a caucus and emerged calling for a delay in the impeachment proceedings. House minority leader Dick Gephardt made a statement: "We obviously should pass a resolution by saying that we stand behind the troops. I would hope that we do not take up impeachment until the hostilities have completely ended."

Conveniently, a delay so near the end of the House term would have caused the vote to be taken up in the next session – when the newly elected House membership would be seated with more Democratic representation, thereby improving Clinton’s chances of dodging impeachment.

The Republicans did, in fact, agree to delay the hearings, but only for a day or two. Amazingly, Clinton ended the bombing raid after only 70 hours -- once it became clear that in spite of the brief delay, the vote would still be held in the current session.

Once the bombing stopped, Clinton touted the effectiveness and importance of the mission. As reported by ABC News : “We have inflicted significant damage on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction programs, on the command structures that direct and protect that capability, and on his military and security infrastructure,” he said. Defense secretary William Cohen echoed the point: “We estimate that Saddam's missile program has been set back by at least a year.”

Whether or not one buys Clinton’s assessment of that mission, it is difficult to believe that its timing was so critical that it required commencement virtually at the moment the House was scheduled to vote on the impeachment. I think the most reasonable conclusion is that Clinton cynically deployed US military assets and placed military personnel in harm’s way for purely political reasons.

4) Clinton’s reckless sexual behavior was a threat to American national security:

Clinton and his supporters have been very effective in persuading large numbers of Americans that the Lewinsky scandal was “only about sex.” But I see a bigger issue here, because Clinton is on record as saying that he would have done anything to keep knowledge of the Lewinsky affair from becoming public.

To me, that statement raises a very serious question: What if, instead of sending her recorded Lewinsky conversations to Ken Starr, Linda Tripp had instead secretly offered them for sale, say, to the Chinese government? Or to the Russians? Or even to agents of Saddam?

What kind of blackmail leverage would those tapes have provided to a foreign government in dealing with America on sensitive trade, security or military issues? One of the few things Clinton ever said that I believe is that he would have done anything to keep the Lewinsky affair secret. Given his demonstrated track record of selling out American interests for personal or political gain (and there are more examples that I could have cited here), how far would he have gone in compromising America’s real interests in order to protect his own neck when threatened with blackmail?

Pretty far, I believe. Equally distressing is the prospect Clinton might, in fact, have succumbed to foreign black mail on other occasions in order to hide different sexual episodes that ultimately did not become public. There is no way to know, of course, but I prefer presidents for whom such a scenario is not a plausible possibility.

And don’t even get me started on the war crime in Kosovo.

4 posted on 05/02/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Klinton gun ban did not help anyone at the Columbine massacre. More people are killed with with bats than “assault rifles”. Kliton is getting even more forgetful now.
5 posted on 05/02/2013 7:32:06 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Clinton and Holder have sure shown you what a better armed government will do.

Was there even enough left at Waco to bury?

6 posted on 05/02/2013 7:33:03 AM PDT by Hardraade ( (Vendetta))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Old Bill still blowing smoke hoping it will hide his stains.

7 posted on 05/02/2013 7:34:15 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Slick! If it’s a “winner”, why do you Nazis have to call it “control”. The correct word is CONFISCATION.

8 posted on 05/02/2013 7:36:23 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and by winner, he only means for political ends to the Dem party. not for Americans.

9 posted on 05/02/2013 7:36:42 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, it has changed. The Democrats have 51% of the vote now. They can control most elections and enough to get their way. They are also working on getting millions of new votes from illegal alien amnesty being pushed by the Republicans as well.

10 posted on 05/02/2013 7:39:02 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey rapist... even NPR has a poll that states that 95%+ want current laws enforced and NO NEW LAWS... syphilis has destroyed your brain blojob.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 7:40:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg money solicitation.

Rich Democrat Donors who truly fear the phrase:

“eat the rich”

Time to lock up the left on the prison island of manhattan.

12 posted on 05/02/2013 7:43:04 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gun sales seem to say “Yes.” There is even LESS support.

13 posted on 05/02/2013 7:44:45 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Holder is still involved with administration...Hillary/Obama care...
14 posted on 05/02/2013 7:47:42 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's absolutely right! March on, Willy. Spread the word. Pucker up and kiss that rail, boys!

Third Rail photo 500x_third_zps7ec6843c.jpg
15 posted on 05/02/2013 7:51:24 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: From The Deer Stand

The 2016 Hillary campaign is in full swing.

16 posted on 05/02/2013 8:17:54 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Maceman

Thank you for posting this succinct compilation of Clinton’s crimes.

17 posted on 05/02/2013 9:30:06 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Bill Clinton is brain dead..

18 posted on 05/02/2013 10:58:44 AM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: haircutter
Bill Clinton is brain dead..

I do not think so. The Clintons are always figuring all the angles. I am not sure what Clinton is doing with this. Maybe to appear to be on Obama's side while wishing for failure? The left lie to themselves so well, that they can be hard to read. You can usually do pretty well by seeing if it advances their personal power or not... but this is a bit ambiguous in that regard.

19 posted on 05/02/2013 12:38:51 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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