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Recalling 95 Bombing, Clinton Sees Parallels [Tea Party Rallies........]
New York Times ^

Posted on 04/16/2010 7:57:41 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Recalling ’95 Bombing, Clinton Sees Parallels By CARL HULSE

WASHINGTON — With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing approaching, former President Bill Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between the antigovernment tone that preceded that devastating attack and the political tumult of today, saying government critics must be mindful that angry words can stir violent actions.

In advance of a symposium on Friday about the attack on the Oklahoma City federal building and its current relevance, Mr. Clinton, who was in his first term at the time of the bombing, warned that attempts to incite opposition by demonizing the government can provoke responses beyond what political figures intend.

“There can be real consequences when what you say animates people who do things you would never do,” Mr. Clinton said in an interview, saying that Timothy McVeigh, who carried out the Oklahoma City bombing, and those who assisted him, “were profoundly alienated, disconnected people who bought into this militant antigovernment line.”

The former president said the potential for stirring a violent response might be even greater now with the reach of the Internet and other common ways of communication that did not exist on April 19, 1995, when the building was struck.

“Because of the Internet, there is this vast echo chamber and our advocacy reaches into corners that never would have been possible before,” said Mr. Clinton, who said political messages are now able to reach those who are both “serious and seriously disturbed.” He will be delivering the keynote address Friday at an event about the Oklahoma City attack being sponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Democratic Leadership Council.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintonlegacy; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dnctalkingpoints; douchebag; goebbelswouldbeproud; lyingliar; okcbombing; pravdamedia; saulalinsky; stalinisttactics; yellowjournalism
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To: Sub-Driver
Connect the dots, dem style:
Gov't Spending.                                     Oklahoma
Far Left Policy.                                    City
Corruption.                                         Bombing
   ..       .. 
  ....     ....-------------------------------------.
   ..       .. 
           Tea Party
           Protesters

41 posted on 04/16/2010 8:26:01 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Remember when he and his power partner lived in our whitehouse? If someone disagreed with them, the SS would take them to jail and question them, some were questioned for more than a day???? And remember this dufus used the Arkansas police and the SS to try and pick up women for him?
This guy is classless and all mouth. Unfortunately his mouthy meanderings are always reported by the antique press.


42 posted on 04/16/2010 8:26:10 AM PDT by tillacum ( It is the military, not the press, not the politicians who keep America free.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Keep your stupid comments to yourself you worthless fool!


43 posted on 04/16/2010 8:27:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

Recalling a pile of turds, I see parallels [To the Clintons.....]


44 posted on 04/16/2010 8:27:08 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Like I said yesterday...if they want to play this game, Obama is linked to 9/11.
45 posted on 04/16/2010 8:27:10 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0


46 posted on 04/16/2010 8:27:46 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Niteranger68

well, both Obama and Osama had friends who bombed the Pentagon

Barry will declare that it happened BEFORE he knew Bill Ayers. So that means the bombing was NOT a consideration in whether he should befriend a confessed terrorist.


47 posted on 04/16/2010 8:29:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: MHGinTN

Just be there in November ,, you’re gone to have plenty of company ,, don’t worry ,, be active . It’s the Dems and some RINOs who are currently the most scared or they wouldn’t be attacking the 75% of Americans who are against this kind of government takeover . My only real concern is this 80 thou. man personal army he is training in Georgia currently to be deployed on home soil in October just before the elections . Could Martial be on it’s way ? ,, and the openended suspension of all elections . I read about this 80 thou. man army unit in an FR post from the Baltimore Enquirer just a few days ago . Not a word on the cable TV news though ,, but this has me nervous ,, not whether the dems can remain in the majority after Nov. or the bamster in the 2010 pres. election .


48 posted on 04/16/2010 8:29:13 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: a fool in paradise

49 posted on 04/16/2010 8:29:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: drubyfive; E. Pluribus Unum

It was sarcasm...a play on the (TIME or Newsweek, can’t remember which) magazine cover that declared “We’re all socialists now”. Rather clever, I thought. Gave me a chuckle.

Cindie


50 posted on 04/16/2010 8:30:07 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: a fool in paradise

51 posted on 04/16/2010 8:32:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

“There can be real consequences when what you say animates people who do things you would never do,”

gee...ya mean like BILL AYERS????????


52 posted on 04/16/2010 8:33:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tillacum

Do you remember the guy that sked clintoon to give the name of one country that had taxed itself to prosperity? The guy got harassed by the IRS thugs after that.


53 posted on 04/16/2010 8:33:27 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Sub-Driver

ping


54 posted on 04/16/2010 8:35:37 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: mac_truck
No we aren't. Are you insane?

That's what Bill Clinton is saying.

I just translated it into plain English.

55 posted on 04/16/2010 8:36:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: clintonh8r
Cincinnati Magazine, April 1994, pp. 37-38.

I was at the Taxed Enough Already rally at Sawyer Point mentioned in the article. Now I feel old.

56 posted on 04/16/2010 8:41:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.

Hillary Clinton, 2003

In the wake of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 liberal pundits attempted to blame the entire city of Dallas, Texas. Many liberal commentators even extended to blame the entire state of Texas, others, still not satisfied, put blame on the south. Virtually none of thought that fact that Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin, was a Communist who had defected to Russia was relevant.

In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Bill Clinton attempted to blame Rush Limbaugh as though Limbaugh were somehow the wizard behind the curtain driving Timothy McVeigh to blow up the federal building. Somehow Clinton would have had us believe that Rush Limbaugh was Charles Manson of the radio waves.

Now Clinton attempts to do the same thing but his target is now much bigger, no less grandiose than the smears written in 1963 which were designed to defame half the geography of America and advance the media's cause célèbre of the day, civil rights. Today Clinton slanders the majority of American citizens.

But we know that Clinton is a liar, this we know because the DNA tells us so.


57 posted on 04/16/2010 8:41:27 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m reaching for the Merck Manual to look up the symptoms of tertiary syphilis.


58 posted on 04/16/2010 8:41:55 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Well, I guess that makes it OK. McVeigh was a worthless piece of shiite, and we are all better off now that he is worm food. He is not someone any of us should look upon with any sort of sympathy.


59 posted on 04/16/2010 8:44:45 AM PDT by DryFly
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To: Freddd

No...as long as 50% of the people pay NO TAXES and GET MONEY FROM US, the dems will be in power.


60 posted on 04/16/2010 8:47:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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