If you’ll recall, in 1996, he used the OKC bombing to run a successful smear campaign against his critics on talk radio all the way to re-election.
He was headed to a one term presidency until that happened.
The Republican takeover of House and Sentate came in 1994 because of a backlash nationwide to the behind closed doors “unelected co-presidency” of Hillary Clinton ramming through Socialized Medicine.
Tom Brokaw (or was it Peter Jennings) declared that “America threw a temper tantrum” when the Democrats lost both the House and Senate.
We are still dealing with the same media, the same long term goals, and the same partisan smears.
You want to talk “McCarthyism” and “bogus hysteria”? The smears by Democats are never critized as extremist and false rhetoric in our textbooks or media.
When the Pubbies get the majority back in Congress, I want them finally to go after the MSM and the NEA. Seriously.
Grab an axe and take it to the Lie Machine -- all of it. Bust up the networks and newspaper chains (especially McClatchy, hit-men on the Tea Party people), and go after the NEA like you would a fire-ant pile. Bust it up, scatter it, break its hold on education forever and break its funding sources so it can't recuperate.
George W. Bush should have done all that in 2001, his first six months in office.