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Bill Clinton wants more credit
Politico.com ^ | 09-30-11 | By JAMES HOHMANN

Posted on 10/01/2011 6:48:31 AM PDT by MNJohnnie

Bill Clinton thinks he deserves more credit for reforming welfare and balancing the budget.

“I go crazy every time I read the conventional wisdom,” he said Friday night at his presidential library in Little Rock, Ark. “So part of the Republican narrative is that I was ‘saved’ from myself by the election of the Republican Congress [in 1994] that ‘forced me’ to do welfare reform and ‘made the balanced budget possible.’”

Clinton said reporters and commentators “keep saying this, overlooking all relevant facts.”

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KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; contractwithamerica; credit; gingrich; liar; newt; newtgingrich; revisionisthistory
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Credit for what? Being the most shameless liar in Presidential history? In 1995 the Clinton administration unveiled their 5 year budget plan. It called for $200 billion Federal spending deficits out to the year 2000. When his plan was brought up for a vote in the US Senate it was defeated 99-0.
1 posted on 10/01/2011 6:48:38 AM PDT by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie

The guy has been out of office since 2000 yet is too narcissistic to simply let the writers of history spin the story for him, as they will. No, he has to try to influence it.


2 posted on 10/01/2011 6:52:28 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: MNJohnnie

But, Bill ... it’s true.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 6:53:15 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: MNJohnnie


OHhhh WOe is me...
why's everybody always pickin on ME???

4 posted on 10/01/2011 6:54:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MNJohnnie
by the election of the Republican Congress [in 1994] that ‘forced me’ to do welfare reform and ‘made the balanced budget possible.’”

Didn't XXX-42 veto welfare reform twice before his pollsters and campaign advisers told him to sign it?

5 posted on 10/01/2011 6:58:06 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: johniegrad
The pervert woman beating rapist went to kicking and screaming to sign the reform bill.
6 posted on 10/01/2011 7:01:10 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Chode

Isn’t that the truth. He whines as much as Obama. Two men who have never grown up.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 7:02:26 AM PDT by surrey
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To: MNJohnnie

He vetoed the welfare reform bill twice before signing what amounted to the original bill. Now he wasnts credit for welfare reform that made a balanced budget possible? He is sooooo full of himself (I’m being nice here). This clown was second worse behind Jimmy Carter. Now he’s third worst behind Barak Hussein Obama.


8 posted on 10/01/2011 7:02:26 AM PDT by OrioleFan
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To: KarlInOhio
Didn't XXX-42 veto welfare reform twice before his pollsters and campaign advisers told him to sign it?

Yes... it could have happened TWO YEARS sooner if he'd signed either of the first two bills... which, were identical to the one he signed. The only thing that changed was... it was an election year... Dick Morris told Slick Willie the polls were clear: veto Welfare reform again, and you lose.

9 posted on 10/01/2011 7:02:26 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: MNJohnnie
Face it Willie your credit will go to molesting woman not doing anything else..Go away Slick Willie you are an embarrassment to this country..
10 posted on 10/01/2011 7:09:49 AM PDT by PLD
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MNJohnnie.
for reforming welfare and balancing the budget
Then he sez he goes crazy reading the conventional wisdom about how the voter repudiation in 1994 led to a Republican congress which shaped the agenda. What a dick.


11 posted on 10/01/2011 7:16:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MNJohnnie

The former Mud Snail in Chief gets full credit for the Sub Prime mortgage market, allowing banks to trade in risky securities markets, and for non oil related players to speculate in the oil markets. Thanks, chump.


12 posted on 10/01/2011 7:16:39 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: MNJohnnie

That smarmy Lanny Davis was being interviewed this a.m. reliving the Clinton catastrophe.

Clinton is like an aging beauty queen who keeps her photos and trophies on prominent, permanent display....even as her wrinkled body shuffles on by.

She dismisses all the failures of her life except for the one thing that defines her: “superficial adoration”.


13 posted on 10/01/2011 7:17:35 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: Chode
It was rapist BJ Clinton that got up and made the famous speech about everyone had the right to the "American Dream" of owning a home (wink-wink) and then put pressure on lenders to make it happen by lowering credit standards for people who could ill afford the properties.

CLINTON-99sm

14 posted on 10/01/2011 7:18:04 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: MNJohnnie

The truth is he squandered eight years of his presidency that were consumed with scandals. He had no signature legislation to speak of. He was an epic failure.

Clinton latched onto the naive Bush clan in an effort to restore his tarnished image. Unfortunately, it has worked to some extent thanks to a still adoring media.


15 posted on 10/01/2011 7:18:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: MNJohnnie
OK.. but how about more accountability for his myriad sex crimes?

Why do 60s Marxist-Alinsky spoiled brats like Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Ayers get away rape, sedition, and murder?

.. and how about that missile technology traded to Red China for campaign money?

We know about Bill Clinton's accomplishments already!

16 posted on 10/01/2011 7:22:07 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

They get away with things because the liberals in the MSM do not hold them to the same standard as evil Republicans. Sad but true.

We got some proof of how the MSM operates from the Lewinsky scandal. That scandal burst on the scene when the story was broken by Drudge. Then, after the fact, we learned that the Washington Post and Newsweek had been sitting on the Lewinsky story for months, but had chosen not to go with the story. Officially I think they said they were still verifying facts before reporting it, or something along those lines. But the fact is they were sitting on a story which would have hurt a good Democrat president.

I’m sure the good liberals at the Wash. Post would have broken the Lewinsky story if a Republican president had been involved.


17 posted on 10/01/2011 7:31:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MNJohnnie

The reason that he receives little credit is because he was too busy raping women and having ejaculations in the Oval Office to be taken seriously. Permorning a sex act with or having a sex performed on oneself while conducting official business over a phone won’t garner much credit for oneself. “The most powerful man in the world” forcing himself on an intern also does net engender respect. In short he was and remains a loser.


18 posted on 10/01/2011 7:39:09 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: SunkenCiv
he sez he goes crazy reading the conventional wisdom about how the voter repudiation in 1994 led to a Republican congress which shaped the agenda.

This seems to be one of Goobers buttons, good, keep pressing this button and you will get into his head, and he will have a public meltdown...

19 posted on 10/01/2011 7:42:11 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: MNJohnnie

We got grade schoolers performing lewinskys on each other.
Thanks Bill!


20 posted on 10/01/2011 7:47:02 AM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: MNJohnnie

"Look at this darlin' - Obama has tarnished the democrat brand so bad that they're giving me my old title back ... "The First Black President!"

"And cheer up baby - 2016 aint that far away ..."

21 posted on 10/01/2011 7:47:55 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: All

The old adage.. “You can take the spoils away from the brat but he’s still a brat.” Wot? Well it depends upon the meaning of old. . . .


22 posted on 10/01/2011 7:48:51 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: MNJohnnie
This POG (Piece of Garbage) should be speaking from prison while wearing prison jammies: treason, sexual predator, accused rapist, perjury, suborning perjury, etc.

I get sick to my stomach every time I see that monster's face and hear his cocaine-raspy voice.

To me, that's this thug's legacy. And while we're at it, he should be forced to have conjugal visits with his lovely wife.

23 posted on 10/01/2011 7:51:16 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: KarlInOhio
Dick Morris says he told Clinton that if he didn't agree to welfare reform and a balanced budget plan that he wouldn't win reelection. Clinton would never have done it on his own so the GOP deserves the credit for pushing for both.
24 posted on 10/01/2011 8:09:20 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Chode

“That’s him on his knees,
I know that’s him.
Playin’ 7 come 11,
Down in the girl’s gym.

Billy Jeff (doodle-de doodle-de)
Billy Jeff (doodle-de doodle-de)
He’s a mess, that Billy Jeff!
He’s gonna get caught,
Just you wait and see!”

“Why’s everybody always pickin on ME???”


25 posted on 10/01/2011 8:19:13 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: MNJohnnie
Credit for what? Being the most shameless liar in Presidential history?

See, this is a big problem for BJ because he's going to lose the exalted position of being number 1 in the lying department as the prize goes to the current resident of the White House.

26 posted on 10/01/2011 8:25:40 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Bill Clinton wants more credit

OK Bubba: Thanks to your treason in trading missile and guidance technology technology to the chicoms for campaign contributions, they are now able to eradicate every American city within 30 minutes.

Is that enough credit, you b*stard???

27 posted on 10/01/2011 8:38:39 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: MNJohnnie

I give him credit for that stupid and complicated TV Show rating system that pretty much allows TV shows to do what they want at anytime they want, and long as they display the correct codes at the beginning. Morality on TV took a huge drop after his system went into effect. . Before it we could name a few shows we would not want our young ones to watch. Now it’s hard to find ones they can. Even the cartoons have gone bad.


28 posted on 10/01/2011 8:43:16 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: MNJohnnie

“So part of the Republican narrative is that I was ‘saved’ from myself by the election of the Republican Congress [in 1994] that ‘forced me’ to do welfare reform and ‘made the balanced budget possible.’”

Uh yeh, pretty much thats what happened Bubba.


29 posted on 10/01/2011 8:47:43 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Good One!!!
30 posted on 10/01/2011 8:52:02 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MNJohnnie
Okay. Let's look at the history:

» 1977: Democrat Jimmy Carter signs the Community Reinvestment Act, guaranteeing home loans to low-income families.

» 1999: Democrat Bill Clinton puts the CRA on steroids by pushing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase the number of subprime loans.

» September 1999: The New York Times publishes an article headlined "Fannie Mae Eases Credit to Aid Mortgage Lending," which warned of the coming crisis due to lax lending policies of the Clinton administration.

There you go, Bill. You do deserve credit for today's global economic catastrphe.
Happy now?

31 posted on 10/01/2011 8:58:02 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MNJohnnie
Bill Clinton and his wife ushered in a new wave and style of corruption for politics. Had the US Army kill men women and children at Waco Tx, Arkinside became common for many who knew too much about he and his wife (Vince Foster et al), the stolen FBI files of their political rivals, fired the entire travel office staff for no legal reason, fired every US attorney, gave top secret national security class info to China who now has military tech that matches our own, turned NATO weapons on the Serbs who loyal allies to the US, on and on and on. Bill Clinton should be in prison for the damage he did to the security of this country. Bill Clinton's political corrupt activities were just a test to see what he could get away with. Clinton certainly paved the path for the the Obozo who has taken the corruption up a few thousand notches.
32 posted on 10/01/2011 8:59:08 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: MNJohnnie

This man is making an old fool of himself in front of the world. Standing on stage in front of people whining and cry babying all over the place. Why is his need to be in the limelight so great? He has not shut up since he left office. He just seems to ramble on and on and make a fool of himself over and over. His time is OVER. He had his time and he disgraced the office,his family and himself by his vile behaviors. He disrespected the Oval Office. He had his time in the highest office in the land and he blew it big time.
George W. Bush was elected over Gore and when 8 years were up obama was elected into office. So...I wonder... why is he STILL bellyaching about things after all these years?

He needsto to go away with dignity and follow the path of George Bush enjoying his retirement with family and friends, playing golf and working with the wounded warriors. He loves that and gets out and rides with them and does so much for so many. That’s the way the post presidency should be handled. It should be handled with dignity, grace, character and remaining in the background allowing the current president his due no matter who he is. Somehow...clinton just can’t seem to get by all of that and do what is right. Too bad. So sad.
He certainly was the only one responsible for his own legacy... we all know what it was. No need to elaborate. It was a huge disgrace brought down on the office of the President.

His personal behavior in the oval office along with his impeachement will always and forever be his legacy ... brought on by himself and himself alone.


33 posted on 10/01/2011 9:00:20 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They get away with things because the liberals in the MSM do not hold them to the same standard as evil Republicans.

Neither does the public.

Mary Matalin explained this phenomenom over a decade ago. When a Democrat politician gets caught with a dead girl or a live boy, America just shrugs because, well, corrupt and disgraceful behavior is expected from Democrats. Just look at their nature: Democrat voters walk into the polling place and vote for their big government Democrat politicians to confiscate more money from their neighbors at the point of a gun. Is it possible to be any more selfish and rude and shameless than that?

Republicans, on the other hand, are held to a much higher standard because Republicans are expected to be the grown ups in the room. To put it in '50s TV lingo, the Republicans are Ward Cleaver and the Democrats are Eddie Haskell.

34 posted on 10/01/2011 9:15:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MNJohnnie
Clinton Legacy

35 posted on 10/01/2011 9:33:11 AM PDT by y6162
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To: MNJohnnie
Credit for what?

well...he was the cause for a Hugh increase in Knee-pads sales,
helped coin a new word for the Media, "Lewinski"....
helped/aided Bin Lin Hidin in many tight spots, was very generously help
himself to ChiCOM $$$$ in lieu of Government / Defense Secrets etc...etc.


36 posted on 10/01/2011 9:36:10 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Lancey Howard
There you go, Bill. You do deserve credit for today's global economic catastrophe...Happy now?

Hmmm...somehow I thing, (very) Little Willie / $HRILLary...
Is gonna "regret" this remark
...OTOH, He is a malignant narcissistic
Marxist ideologue with a messianic complex, like Pres__ent 0Zer0


37 posted on 10/01/2011 9:48:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: y6162

Need to add photo of nuclear power plant he gave N.Korea.


38 posted on 10/01/2011 10:01:41 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: MNJohnnie

I know he was campaigning for his anti-Israel,sell AZ. out to the U.N. witchy wife but now he is being an arrogant narcissist.Why isn’t he asking Obama why Obama dismantled any and all welfare reform?

Screw the Clintoon’s.


39 posted on 10/01/2011 10:06:15 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Rock you like a hermancain!)
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To: PLD
"Go away Slick Willie you are an embarrassment to this country..

I'd forgotten how much I hate this reprobate until he starts trying to rewrite history like this again.

Clinton was an 8 year stain on the Presidency, and he did more to open the door for other ethically challenged POS' to get in the door than anyone before or since.

And now we have another stain on the Presidency in office...truly disgusting is what the whole mess is.

40 posted on 10/01/2011 10:51:56 AM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: MNJohnnie

Clinton got plenty of credit from the Dinosaur Media at the time; far more than he deserved. He also got “credit” in the form of surviving a political scandal that would have forced the resignation of any President with a shred of decency, and an unbiased Media.


41 posted on 10/01/2011 10:57:45 AM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: libs_kma
Every time I see the name Bill Clinton it makes me so angry that the idiots are listening to him still..I just wish he would die and go away..but the good die the demons live..

It is all coming to and end before we know it and then these horrible beast will be out of our lives..While they burn in hell we will celebrate with our God in heaven..

42 posted on 10/01/2011 11:00:39 AM PDT by PLD
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To: MNJohnnie

Just look at the DJIA charts. The economy started to take off just three days after the Congress became Republican.


43 posted on 10/01/2011 11:10:49 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: MNJohnnie
Bill go to your local demoRat group and they can give you a line of credit for trillions of dollars.
44 posted on 10/01/2011 11:11:03 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: MNJohnnie
I have a hard time finding Clinton accomplishments even in this fawning article.

"It's the economy, stupid" became a famous slogan, they apparently invented the WH "war room", and Clinton is some kind of Rosa Parks.

People forget how scandal-ridden the Bill Clinton administration was. Even this article has a hard time stating much of what he did right.

45 posted on 10/01/2011 11:53:42 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: MNJohnnie

I’ve said that Barack Obama made me miss the relative modesty of Bill Clinton. And then Bill says something like this...

Bubba really doesn’t get enough credit into turning the White House into a teenage sex farce during his administration. Sort of like “American Pie” except it was “American Cigar”.


46 posted on 10/01/2011 11:58:20 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Rumplemeyer

:’) If he does, I ain’t cleanin’ it up.


47 posted on 10/01/2011 12:37:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MNJohnnie

I didn’t even know that he ever went back to AR; thought he had outgrown the “Land of Opportunity.” People there will always give their Bill “credit.”


48 posted on 10/01/2011 12:48:36 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: PLD

LA people similarly fawn now over the released-from-jail Edwin Edwards.


49 posted on 10/01/2011 12:50:01 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: libs_kma

I don’t the Arkansans in both parties agree with us about their “Bill”.


50 posted on 10/01/2011 12:51:23 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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