Skip to comments.The GOP's Sudden Praise of Clinton Makes Me Want to Puke
Posted on 09/06/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT by fourth and three
Yeah, I know why they do it, and I don't care. Clinton is not worthy of any praise.
Clinton came into Office on an economic upturn and left on an economic downturn. He was lucky in that he was able to ride an economic plateau and take credit for it. He left Bush with a dot com bust mess. And you had Sandy Berger stuffing papers in his undedrwear to hide the Clinton screw ups on National security.
Clinton did not balance the budget. He was President when it happened and that's about all you can give him credit for. Clinton's 1993 budget that raised taxes forecasted hundreds of billions of dollars in deficits for the forseeable future. In 1995, when the GOP was trying to push for a plan to balance the budget in 7 years, Clinton demagogued against it, and even stated that balancing the budget was not a priority of his. In fact, he undermined GOP efforts with a gutless "Mediscare" campaign.
Clinton's only contribution to the Presidency was to make a mess in the WH sinks and and do unseemly things with cigars.
As much as Obama disgusts me, Clinton STILL disgusts me even more.
A disbarred lawyer and accused rapist speaking on behalf of a disbarred lawyer and admitted drug user. This makes perfectly good sense at a democrat convention.
Clinton's politics might suck, but his wisdom included his holding on to Alan Greenspan as Fed Chairman.
Greenspan is what made Clinton look good, and it's my opinion that Greenspan "retired" because he saw that our current economic collapse was inevitable.
The Clinton admirers also include GHWB, GWB, and Jebbie.
Newt tweeted today: Clinton balanced 0 budgets with Dem congress. Republicans balanced budgets. Clinton signed off.
I do believe that Nobama has done worse to this country than the UK did to us resulting in a war for freedom.
I do believe that Nobama has done worse to this country than the UK did to us resulting in a war for freedom.
Besides being only the second President ever impeached, Clinton benefitted from a Rep-controlled Congress that forced him to cut spending plus the “peace dividend” from the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union. Almost all of the spending cuts came from DOD, which had the military reduced by about a third.
Agree. The two most annoying things are totally ignoring the rape charge / sex abuse and the “welfare reform”. A republican says something stupid about rape versus a democrat actually raping we all know which will be the bigger story. And welfare reform that he twice vetoed and the Dems totally gut while taking credit for it.
Hey, Slick got out with his freedom (from jail) and MONEY....all the money he could carry - from Tyson to pardons, and sooooo much more.....to Democrats, he’s just like OJ is to many blacks.
He skirted, impeachment conviction, perjury charges, sodomy charges (400 historians, including Doris Kerns Goodwin attested in a NYT that a bl@w job isn’t an impeachable offense), cocaine use charges, rape charges, sexual harassment charges -— hell, the man’s a damned criminal saint!.....
He’s all they got - ALL THEY GOT THEY CAN BE PROUD OF.
Obama sure ain’t nothing to crow over, and they’re getting tired of standing up for him, to tell you the truth. They know he ain’t “down with the struggle”....a privileged, spoon fed, born and bred incubus out of nowhere who’d rather have an illegals vote than a natural born citizen.
You need to study up on Obama.
Clinton's just an exceptionally smooth and smart crook. Obama is a traitor.
1) Clintons own words show his often expressed innate hostility to, and utter contempt for, the core principles of the American founding:
``If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the governments ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees. -- President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993
``The purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people - Bill Clinton during an interview on MTV in 1993
``We cant be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans that we forget about reality. -- President Bill Clinton, quoted in USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A, ``NRA change: `Omnipotent to powerful by Debbie Howlett
When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly that they would work for the common good, as well as for the individual welfare However, now theres a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say theres too much freedom. When personal freedoms being abused, you have to move to limit it. Bill Clinton, April 19, 1995
2) Clinton inevitably pursued his own political advantage at the expense of American interests and national security. Here is just one of many possible examples:
It is well documented that Clinton and the Democrats took illegal campaign money from groups and individuals tied directly to the Chinese Peoples Republican Army. It is therefore not surprising that In January 1998 Clinton went against the advice of then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Pentagon experts by lifting long-standing restrictions against the export of American satellites to China for launch on Chinese rockets. Not only did he move control over such decisions from the more security-focused State Department to the Commerce Department, but he intervened in a Justice Department investigation of Loral Space & Communications, retroactively enabling Loral to sell critical missile technology to the Chinese. Interestingly enough, Clintons decision was made at the request of Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz, whose earlier $1.3 million campaign donation made him the single biggest contributor to the Democratic election effort.
The result, as stated eloquently by syndicated columnist Linda Bowles, was that the Democrats got money from satellite companies and from Chinese communists; China got supercomputors, advanced production equipment and missile technology; Loral got its satellites launched at bargain basement prices . . . and the transfer of sensitive missile technology gave China [for the first time] the capability of depositing bombs on American cities. Incidentally, Loral ultimately failed to benefit from this permanent injury to Americas security interests: in July 2003, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, and in order to raise cash was forced to sell its most profitable business a fleet of communications satellites orbiting over North America.
3) On two occasions, Clinton used military action for the specific purpose of distracting the American public from the fallout of the Lewinsky affair:
On August 20, three days after Clinton finally admitted publicly to the Lewinsky affair, the news media was poised to focus on that days grand jury testimony by Monica Lewinsky. That same morning, Clinton personally went on national television to gravely announce his bombing of a Sudanese chemical weapons factory, and a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. It was the first time most Americans ever heard the name of Osama bin Laden. The factory bombing in Sudan killed an innocent night watchman, but accomplished little else. It later was proven that the plant was making badly needed pharmaceuticals for people in that poverty-stricken part of the world, but no chemical weapons.
Several months later, the U.S. Center for Nonproliferation Studies, part of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, stated: "...the evidence indicates that the facility had no role whatsoever in chemical weapons development." Kroll Associates, one of the world's most reputable investigative firms, also confirmed that there was no link in any way between the plant and any terrorist organization. As for the Afghanistan bombing, it failed to do any damage at all to bin Laden or his organization. Clintons action was accurately characterized by George W. Bush when he said right after 9-11: "When I take action, Im not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.
Clintons pointless and murderous military actions did not make Americans safer that day, although they did destroy an innocent life, and for all the good they did certainly could have been delayed in any case. But they did succeed in diverting media attention from Lewinskys grand jury testimony for a 24-hour news cycle, which was the main point. So I guess, they werent a total loss.
On December 16, 1998, on the eve of the scheduled House vote on his impeachment, Bill Clinton launched a surprise bombing attack on Baghdad. As justification for this exploit, he cited the urgent threat that Saddams weapons of mass destruction posed to America, and the need for immediate action. Almost immediately, the House Democrats held a caucus and emerged calling for a delay in the impeachment proceedings. House minority leader Dick Gephardt made a statement: "We obviously should pass a resolution by saying that we stand behind the troops. I would hope that we do not take up impeachment until the hostilities have completely ended."
Conveniently, a delay so near the end of the House term would have caused the vote to be taken up in the next session when the newly elected House membership would be seated with more Democratic representation, thereby improving Clintons chances of dodging impeachment.
The Republicans did, in fact, agree to delay the hearings, but only for a day or two. Amazingly, Clinton ended the bombing raid after only 70 hours -- once it became clear that in spite of the brief delay, the vote would still be held in the current session.
Once the bombing stopped, Clinton touted the effectiveness and importance of the mission. As reported by ABC News : We have inflicted significant damage on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction programs, on the command structures that direct and protect that capability, and on his military and security infrastructure, he said. Defense secretary William Cohen echoed the point: We estimate that Saddam's missile program has been set back by at least a year.
Whether or not one buys Clintons assessment of that mission, it is difficult to believe that its timing was so critical that it required commencement virtually at the moment the House was scheduled to vote on the impeachment. I think the most reasonable conclusion is that Clinton cynically deployed US military assets and placed military personnel in harms way for purely political reasons.
4) Clintons reckless sexual behavior was a threat to American national security:
Clinton and his supporters have been very effective in persuading large numbers of Americans that the Lewinsky scandal was only about sex. But I see a bigger issue here, because Clinton is on record as saying that he would have done anything to keep knowledge of the Lewinsky affair from becoming public.
To me, that statement raises a very serious question: What if, instead of sending her recorded Lewinsky conversations to Ken Starr, Linda Tripp had instead secretly offered them for sale, say, to the Chinese government? Or to the Russians? Or even to agents of Saddam?
What kind of blackmail leverage would those tapes have provided to a foreign government in dealing with America on sensitive trade, security or military issues? One of the few things Clinton ever said that I believe is that he would have done anything to keep the Lewinsky affair secret. Given his demonstrated track record of selling out American interests for personal or political gain (and there are more examples that I could have cited here), how far would he have gone in compromising Americas real interests in order to protect his own neck when threatened with blackmail?
Pretty far, I believe. Equally distressing is the prospect Clinton might, in fact, have succumbed to foreign black mail on other occasions in order to hide different sexual episodes that ultimately did not become public. There is no way to know, of course, but I prefer presidents for whom such a scenario is not a plausible possibility.
And dont even get me started on the war crime in Kosovo.
I see a serial rapist and pervert, and apparently, Democrats see the same thing, and praise it. Reproduce, as used by Matthews last night, is code speak for rape. A misogynistic, closet homosexual like Matthews celebrates Clinton’s belittlement of women, even imaginary Martin women. Republicans who sing Clinton’s praises are either like Matthews or they forget that a Republican Congress saved Clinton’s reprobate butt.
Clinton was the guy who extended Carters Community Reinvestment Act and repealed Glass Steagal and had his HUD pressure FNMA to guarantee more substandard mortgages.He is a principal actor in the financial meltdown along with Barney Frank.
Though I love Sarah, I must admit that I find her incessant props of shrillery to be quite grating. It’s her one fault.
They act like made guys before the hit.
Yesterday someone posted a thread about mysterious deaths associated with Obama, and showed a page of names and circumstances of their demise...
The list of people who have died mysteriously with connections to Clinton, looks more like a small town phone book.
Clinton was just another marxist idiot who the media made into something.
this POS clinton started and caused the decline of America.
1.Allowed illegals to reach critical mass .
2.unfair NAFTA and China trade agreements guaranteed the downfall of America.
3. Yes government power and size grew tremendously under Clinton even though the media denies it.
4. The many Marxist judges that Clinton put on the courts at all levels continue to destroy America. Marxist supreme court Justice Ginsberg is just one example.
I have 100 more but no time.
Wait a minute. Who’s praising Clinton?
Perhaps “praise” is a strong word. But it has become a theme of the Romney campaign to criticize Obama by giving Clinton credit for “working with Republicans.”
I don’t care about the purpose. Clinton was and is garbage.