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How Clinton exploited Oklahoma City for political gain
Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2010 | Byron York

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; bjclinton; clinton; clintonobamatea; democrat; democrats; okcbombing; oklahoma; oklahomacitybombing
More more! The best part is at the bottom. I suppose that what BY is saying that if the GOP merely reacts strongly to what the current liar-in-chief does, they'll end up on the wrong side of the argument as far as the voters are concerned. I think that the GOP or at least some prominent Republicans have learned a little since then and are trying to bring the debate right back to the guy who whispers the accusations in the first place. Obama's tried to Oklahoma City us since day one, and he's used the usual WoT bureaucracy and rhetoric to search for ways to grab headlines and look for potential threats to exploit. Apart from outright lies about peaceful tea party protesters that his allies in the media have promulgated, he has little to show for it. Doesn't mean of course that the MSM won't try to tie the next villian/wacko that comes down the pike with the GOP (we know they'll try). And we certainly know the drill when December 2010 arrives. Obama and co are running on borrowed time right now.
1 posted on 04/18/2010 11:12:04 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

Clinto, the former Fornicator-in-Chief, needs to crawl back into the cesspool he emerged from.


2 posted on 04/18/2010 11:15:16 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: thethirddegree

We were saying that in 1991.


3 posted on 04/18/2010 11:17:02 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: thethirddegree

...unfortunately, the MSM is heavily populated with FoB’s. That’s why we have Secretary of State Clinton, formerly Sen-NY, for example.


4 posted on 04/18/2010 11:20:17 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

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.

ampu


5 posted on 04/18/2010 11:30:39 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: dr_who

The lying pig chose to exploit the OKS bombing as a way to divert attention from WACO.


6 posted on 04/18/2010 11:41:50 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Hillary ran the Waco operation, not Reno. The Clinton’s just used Reno for cover.


7 posted on 04/18/2010 11:41:56 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Carley

Ooopps........OKC bombing


8 posted on 04/18/2010 11:42:29 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: IMR 4350

Good to remember that Hillary was the man behind
the attack, while Bill abused Monica.

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/hillary_waco.htm";


9 posted on 04/18/2010 11:51:28 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: dr_who

Does clintoon remember the Waco torching and the innocent young lives lost there ??


10 posted on 04/18/2010 12:06:37 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: dr_who
I just love this! When protesters against the Bush administration carried protest signs showing Bush's bloody head on a pike (sounds like advocating the assassination of the president to me), that's ok. But now that we have a Democrat administration, free speech is bad unless it's their free speech. They intend to control the information flow on the Internet to control the debate. Yeah, right. Oh, and protests are now considered terroristic and a threat to the state... I saw this coming when I was in college.
11 posted on 04/18/2010 12:14:51 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak true, right wrong, follow the King Tennyson)
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To: dr_who
To quote your wife Bill,


12 posted on 04/18/2010 12:15:53 PM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
As First Lady, Hillary had no legal authority to order anyone to do anything. On top of that Reno let it be known the FBI had prior knowledge of the Davidians suicide pact.
Legally speaking, that means Hillary is as guilty of premeditated murder as David Koresh(sp?).
13 posted on 04/18/2010 12:17:43 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: ArmyTeach

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.


14 posted on 04/18/2010 12:20:56 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Even if the Branch Davidians set the fire, the fire could of been stopped and lives saved.


15 posted on 04/18/2010 12:21:25 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Remember The Great Ptarmigan/Rabbit War!)
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To: ArmyTeach

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.


16 posted on 04/18/2010 12:26:03 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

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.


17 posted on 04/18/2010 12:27:18 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: drypowder

People like Clinton succeed because when they dare, they get away with it.


18 posted on 04/18/2010 12:29:49 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik
Clinton got eleven points off OKCBomb.

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.


19 posted on 04/18/2010 12:37:37 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: dr_who
Losing ROTC would be a real detriment to the armed forces, as large number of our officer cadre in the Army, Navy and Air Force are ROTC graduates. My understanding is that land grand colleges and universities are obligated by their legislatively established charter to offer ROTC. My daughter is a graduate of U of Alaska ROTC. UAF is a land grant school.
20 posted on 04/18/2010 12:52:29 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak true, right wrong, follow the King Tennyson)
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To: drypowder

Maybe my memory fails me. I thought that was CIA/FBI and their ilk.


21 posted on 04/18/2010 12:55:34 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak true, right wrong, follow the King Tennyson)
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To: ArmyTeach

Ah...


22 posted on 04/18/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

23 posted on 04/18/2010 12:57:12 PM PDT by timestax (Why do LIBERALS pay NO TAXES$$$? eh)
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To: drypowder

You’re probably right. I was thinking of Ruby Ridge.


24 posted on 04/18/2010 12:57:36 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak true, right wrong, follow the King Tennyson)
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To: dr_who

islamism


25 posted on 04/18/2010 1:45:37 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: McGruff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYfmShJe5MA&feature=player_embedded


26 posted on 04/18/2010 2:01:19 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: dr_who

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.”

http://tinyurl.com/y33njdy


27 posted on 04/18/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ArmyTeach
Maybe my memory fails me. I thought that was CIA/FBI and their ilk.

Yep they only borrowed the Tanks they used, to make sure not one person survived.

28 posted on 04/18/2010 2:40:00 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Thank you for that ,Exactly Right


29 posted on 04/18/2010 3:41:35 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: dr_who

The good thing now is that rats don’t want to run against the Second Amendment.


30 posted on 04/18/2010 4:26:44 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: dr_who
[Article] "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." [Emphasis added.]

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.

31 posted on 04/18/2010 5:35:10 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

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.


32 posted on 04/18/2010 5:38:52 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: ArmyTeach
The Branch Dividians kicked the ATF's ass so they called in the FBI. The FBI couldn't handle it alone so a Delta Force Army unit out of SC was sent.
33 posted on 04/19/2010 7:09:06 AM PDT by drypowder
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Bookmark.


34 posted on 04/20/2010 12:46:15 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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