Skip to comments.How Clinton exploited Oklahoma City for political gain
Posted on 04/18/2010 11:12:04 AM PDT by dr_who
With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing Monday, former President Bill Clinton is playing a starring role in the liberal effort to draw what the New York Times calls "parallels between the antigovernment tone that preceded that devastating attack and the political tumult of today." The short version of the narrative is: Today's Tea Partiers are tomorrow's right-wing bombers.
On Friday, Clinton spoke at a symposium on the bombing organized by the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, founded and run by John Podesta, the former Clinton White House chief of staff who also directed the Obama transition. The theme of Clinton's remarks was that movements like the Tea Party, characterized by extreme right-wing rhetoric, could lead to political violence. In the last few days, news accounts in the Times ("Recalling '95 Bombing, Clinton Sees Parallels"), Newsweek ("Hate: Antigovernment extremists are on the rise -- and on the march"), and ABC News ("Watch your words") drove home Clinton's point. "This is a legitimate thing to do," the former president said, "drawing parallels to the time running up to Oklahoma City and a lot of the political discord that exists in our country today."
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Clinto, the former Fornicator-in-Chief, needs to crawl back into the cesspool he emerged from.
We were saying that in 1991.
...unfortunately, the MSM is heavily populated with FoB’s. That’s why we have Secretary of State Clinton, formerly Sen-NY, for example.
Bill Clinton and his henchman, J. Reno, in burning down the Branch Davidian Compound and killing men, women and children violently and without justice, laid the groundwork for reciprocity that resulted in the Oklahoma City bombing.
History cannot divorce HIS responsibility for what resulted.
The lying pig chose to exploit the OKS bombing as a way to divert attention from WACO.
Hillary ran the Waco operation, not Reno. The Clinton’s just used Reno for cover.
Good to remember that Hillary was the man behind
the attack, while Bill abused Monica.
Does clintoon remember the Waco torching and the innocent young lives lost there ??
It’s true that some of the left’s agenda could come back to bite them later. But in supposed havens for free speech such as universities, what really matters is the political views of the dean, his tenured entourage, and his contributors (first among them being the federal and state government bureaucracies) are.
Even if the Branch Davidians set the fire, the fire could of been stopped and lives saved.
A few articles lately pointed out that a possible SCOTUS nominee was all for banning ROTC at government funded institutions like Harvard. But the decisions a judge makes can have unintended effects on seemingly unrelated cases. Just ultimately depends on how consistent the thinking of SCOTUS justices is.
Hey Slick, remember when you turned the Army loose on American citizens in Waco Texas, thus murdering men, women and children of the Christian faith? How dare you blame the good American patriots for the poor gov official’s paranoia.
People like Clinton succeed because when they dare, they get away with it.
Carlos Ghigliotti FLIR analyst would have shown 200 shots into building, died of "natural causes."
Reno used as cutout on Waco and Elian; Obama attempts to use Holder as cutout on KSM.
Fifty-one per cent likelihood of a false-flag pretext for national emergency; see also Napolitano definition of terrorist.
Every dictator needs a Janet.
Maybe my memory fails me. I thought that was CIA/FBI and their ilk.
You’re probably right. I was thinking of Ruby Ridge.
President Bill Clinton spoke at a nationally televised memorial service in Oklahoma City a few days after the attack. In the wake of the 1994 midterm elections—when Republicans gained a majority in Congress—the Democratic President’s national popularity had sunk to an all-time low.
However, Clinton’s emotional meeting with the victims’ families in Oklahoma City and his moving speech at the memorial service won praise throughout the country.
Following the attack, the spectre of homegrown, antigovernment extremists also cast scrutiny on the partisan rhetoric of House Speaker Newt Gingrich and members of the Republican Congress who spoke bluntly about the dangers of a large federal government.
Gingrich’s popularity began a long decline that ultimately led to his forced resignation as House Speaker in November 1998. In contrast, after the Oklahoma City speech, Clinton’s popularity grew rapidly, and in 1996 he won reelection to a second term as president.
Clinton: “To all my fellow Americans beyond this hall, I say, one thing we owe those who have sacrificed is the duty to purge ourselves of the dark forces which gave rise to this evil. They are forces that threaten our common peace, our freedom, our way of life.”
Yep they only borrowed the Tanks they used, to make sure not one person survived.
Thank you for that ,Exactly Right
The good thing now is that rats don’t want to run against the Second Amendment.
The fact that Slick the Unspeakable found it necessary to assert that it is a "legitimate" thing to do, reveals mens rea on his part, and admits of the probability that it is in fact not a legitimate thing to do, but instead is wholly a smear, a canard, and a witting political roorback.
Sure, but if he can get away with calling it “legitimate”, he can get away with calling it “legitimate”. Even better for him if the GOP can get bogged down challenging the “legitimacy” of all of it instead of calling a spade a spade.