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Top 10 Clinton/Gore/Clinton Quotes
News For Conservatives ^ | Robert Louis

Posted on 12/26/2001 5:50:05 PM PST by Apollo

The previous administration left us with many memorable quotes. The choice was difficult, but here is a list of the Top 10 Quotes of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton, along with some commentary.

Whatever feelings you may have about Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton, we can all agree that none of them will be forgotten anytime soon. They have provided us with numerous opportunities for criticism and seemed to revel in it.

Most of us became acquainted with Al Gore when he ran for President in 1988 and with the Clintons in 1992 in their famous 60 Minutes interview regarding the Gennifer Flowers affair (which he never had, of course). Since 1992, these three have given us many memorable quotes, some of which are now legendary.

In honor of the top three Democrats of the 1990s, I hereby present the Top 10 Quotes of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton, along with some commentary.

10. “The era of big government is over.” —Bill Clinton.

This is from one of the former President’s speeches on the State of the Union. The quote itself is nothing special, but it becomes laughable considering that the person who said it did everything in his power to make big government even bigger.

9. “I have never questioned the experience of my opponent.” —Al Gore.

This Gore fib may have slipped past many of you since the media didn't call him on it. He made this comment in his first debate with George W. Bush, after he and his people had constantly mocked Bush’s 6 years of experience in public office vs. Gore’s 24 years (while at the same time strongly supporting Hillary Clinton’s senate bid and then Jean Carnahan’s candidacy for senate, each of whom had 6 years less experience than Bush—that’s zero for those of you who attended public schools).

8. “I don’t recall.” —Hillary Clinton.

The former First Lady once made this statement 50 times to a House investigating committee. Funny, but supposedly she has an IQ of 100,000, according to her supporters. You’d think that a person with such intelligence would have a slightly better memory.

7. “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” —Bill Clinton.

The master of hair-splitting manages to split the split ends. This statement is from his testimony concerning the Monica Lewinsky affair. Can you imagine hearing such an excuse from a regular person in court? “Your honor, these men accuse me of robbing a bank, but the accusations are false because ‘robbing’ means that the robbing is happening right now. If I were robbing a bank, I wouldn’t be here on the stand next to you right now. I’m talking right now, not robbing anyone. How can I be robbing a bank when I’m here talking to you right now?”

6. “One of our greatest Presidents.” —Al Gore on Bill Clinton.

After the impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, the last thing you’d expect to hear are these words. But Al Gore rose to the occasion and somehow found a way to get the words out with a straight face. The scary thing though is that I think he actually believed it.

5. “There has never been a time when I’ve said something I know to be untrue; there has never been a time when I’ve said something untrue.” —Al Gore.

This Gore whopper made its debut during a debate with Bill Bradley during the Democratic primaries. The Bush campaign was shrewd in using this sound bite in one of their commercials, while the Gore campaign claimed that doing so was ‘unfair’. If you don’t like less-than-truthful statements, Mr. Gore, then please don’t make them.

4. “I didn’t inhale.” —Bill Clinton.

When Gov. Clinton was asked about experimenting with marijuana, he said that he tried it, but didn’t inhale. This wishy-washy remark should have tipped everyone off about this guy. If we hadn’t given him a pass on this, we might have been spared Monica Lewinsky, Filegate, Travelgate, etc.

3. “…there is no controlling legal authority that says that is any violation of any law.” —Al Gore.

The former Vice President’s now-infamous defense of his questionable fund raising practices. But of course, the media never pressed him on it. When it’s a 24-year-old DUI charge against a Republican that mysteriously surfaces days before an election, the media is in a frenzy. When it's a Democratic scandal that has yet to be resolved, they simply don't care. And they claim to be objective? We know better.

2. “…this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for President.” —Hillary Clinton.

Who can forget these unforgettable words from the former First Lady on The Today Show, after the Monica Lewinsky story broke? She did her best to act holier-than-thou, trying to take the moral high ground, but in the end she ended up with egg on her face when the facts became known. Mrs. Clinton, the only conspiracy you have to worry about is the one that exposes the truth.

And the #1 quote from the Clinton/Gore/Clinton trio…

1. “I - did - not - have - sexual - relations - with that woman.” —Bill Clinton.

Out of all the Clinton untruths, this one will most likely be the one that lives forever in the American conscience, right next to “I am not a crook.” What makes it even more fascinating is that Clinton said it with such conviction (no pun intended). Remember the way he wagged his finger in our faces and pounded on the podium as he said it? That’s the way an innocent man would react, right? The difference between Nixon and Clinton is that one was a bad liar, the other exceptionally good.


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1 posted on 12/26/2001 5:50:05 PM PST by Apollo
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To: Apollo
A few of those made me ill.
2 posted on 12/26/2001 5:52:53 PM PST by BrooklynGOP
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To: Apollo
Good post, Apollo. Must have been hard to narrow the field to ten, but I think the author did a good job.
3 posted on 12/26/2001 6:07:24 PM PST by Faith
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To: Apollo
Bill Clinton (acceptance speech--Nov. 1992)--"Mine will be the most ethical administration in the history of the Republic!"
4 posted on 12/26/2001 6:07:54 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: BrooklynGOP
Here's a Clinton quote that should make Americans even more ill.

"We want to become a multiracial, multiethnic society...this will arguably be the third great revolution .... to prove that we literally can live without ... having a dominant European culture."

Pat Buchanan, to his credit, replied to Clinton with this:

"For the first 180 years of her existence, America's greatest men strove with all their powers to resist what Clinton embraces and to maintain what Clinton wishes to terminate: a "dominant European culture" of the United States."

5 posted on 12/26/2001 6:12:29 PM PST by Sith Lord
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To: Apollo
To get the full nauseating effect, you should quote the statements in their entirety. :

"I experimented with marijuana a time or two. And I didn't like it, and didn't inhale, and never tried it again."

"I am going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the - if he - if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not - that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement."

6 posted on 12/26/2001 6:12:37 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: BrooklynGOP
Here's another curious one, cited by Barbara Olson in "The Final Days" (p. 208). I'll include her comment first:

The Clintons never believed that normal standards of behavior applied to them. As Bill Clinton said, "You know, you can make too much of normalcy. A lot of normal people are a**holes."

7 posted on 12/26/2001 6:17:20 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: Apollo
The "vast-right-wing" thing told me all I needed to know about these people. If any Repulican official would have said that, I would not have voted for he/she again. Just because of how silly it is. Whats worse though... is that I heard so many people copying her like it was for real or something. Of course, I come from Minnesota so I have a lot of these types (morons) around me.
9 posted on 12/26/2001 6:23:59 PM PST by Alpenkatze
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To: Apollo
I invented that."
10 posted on 12/26/2001 6:27:49 PM PST by Waco
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To: Apollo
The difference between Nixon and Clinton is that one was a bad liar, the other exceptionally good.

Incorrect. The difference is that there is some evidence that Nixon had a conscience.

11 posted on 12/26/2001 6:32:16 PM PST by irv
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To: Apollo
Bump.
13 posted on 12/26/2001 6:47:28 PM PST by FrogMom
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To: Apollo
Don't forget "That's Lasseter's deal", when Clinton admitted to Buddy Young
that he knew about the drug running in Mena. Just a personal favorite of mine.
14 posted on 12/26/2001 6:50:34 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: Apollo
The difference between Nixon and Clinton is that one was a bad liar, the other exceptionally good.

The former never said: "On the impeachment, let me tell you, I am proud of what we did there because I think we saved the Constitution of the United States."

15 posted on 12/26/2001 6:50:50 PM PST by slowry
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To: Apollo
How about "kiss it."
16 posted on 12/26/2001 6:51:17 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: Alpenkatze
Also from MN--I feel your pain!
17 posted on 12/26/2001 6:53:46 PM PST by Fireone
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To: Apollo
Not by Clinton, but about Clinton. One of the great all-time quotes about anyone.

From Robert Bennett --- In terms of size, shape, direction...the President is a normal man."

18 posted on 12/26/2001 6:56:49 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: Apollo
Clinton/Gore/Clinton quotes we'd like to hear:
19 posted on 12/26/2001 6:58:11 PM PST by TheyConvictedOglethorpe
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To: Alpenkatze
The "vast-right-wing" thing told me all I needed to know about these people.

By then the bar had already been raised out of reach. I knew all I needed to know when the bar was at ankle level and easily stepped over it when he said, "I didn't inhale".

20 posted on 12/26/2001 7:00:46 PM PST by Zon
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To: MurryMom
You need to jump in here and defend these attacks!
21 posted on 12/26/2001 7:02:22 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: Apollo
on one 'simpsons' episode they show clintong going down the street playing his saxophone.
moe the bartender goes by in a car and yells at him:
'hey clinton, get back to work'!
bubba replies: 'make me'!

very typical from one who probably never put in a hard days work in his life!

22 posted on 12/26/2001 7:04:13 PM PST by rockfish59
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To: Apollo
Out of all the Clinton untruths, this one will most likely be the one that lives forever in the American conscience, right next to “I am not a crook.

Just for the fun of it. Clinton saying, "I'm not a crook, I'm a lawyer."

23 posted on 12/26/2001 7:10:28 PM PST by Zon
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To: Apollo
"The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people." - during an interview on MTV in 1993
24 posted on 12/26/2001 7:10:41 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: mountaineer
Perhaps he was talking about these "normal" (ordinary) people?

"African-Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do." - President Clinton on Black Entertainment Television, November 2, 1994

25 posted on 12/26/2001 7:13:45 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: doug from upland
One of my personal favorites:

"I am the only President in who knew something about agriculture when I got there." - Bill Clinton, Washington Post, 4/26/95

26 posted on 12/26/2001 7:14:55 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: SentryoverAmerica
SCUMBAG "spoke softly and never carried a big stick." Could read: "spoke softly and always carried a bent stick."
27 posted on 12/26/2001 7:17:56 PM PST by Chu Gary
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To: Apollo

28 posted on 12/26/2001 7:19:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Waco
Didn't he also say, "I am Borg"???
29 posted on 12/26/2001 7:20:08 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Apollo
Here's one:

"The president kept the promises he intended to keep."

George Stephanopoulos

30 posted on 12/26/2001 7:20:21 PM PST by magellan
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To: Apollo
Another classic:
"America's first black President"
31 posted on 12/26/2001 7:28:08 PM PST by TheGrimReaper
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To: BrooklynGOP
...and his quote where he admitted that he raised taxes too much.
32 posted on 12/26/2001 7:30:59 PM PST by Consort
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To: SentryoverAmerica
Only in his left hand.
33 posted on 12/26/2001 7:37:19 PM PST by meanman
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To: Howlin; Mountaineer; TruthShallSetYouFree; Silly; DainBramage; Rika Strom; hobbes1; kayak...
It's year end and time for a walk down memory lane. This thread is shaping up just fine! I thought you'd like to join in....
34 posted on 12/26/2001 7:37:20 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Apollo
"Better put some ice on that."
35 posted on 12/26/2001 7:37:32 PM PST by janeliberty
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To: Apollo
Don't forget about "The most ethical administration in history."

Plus, "Hey Al, watch the teeth!"

36 posted on 12/26/2001 7:53:18 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: anniegetyourgun
You may be right. He's told more than one innocent woman, "resistance is futile".
37 posted on 12/26/2001 8:04:35 PM PST by tjg
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To: anniegetyourgun
Clinton: "I remember in my youth, black churches being burned in my hometown".

Gore: "I invented the internet"

38 posted on 12/26/2001 8:07:06 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: tjg
Actually, I was referring to Gore - he reminds me of Borg!
39 posted on 12/26/2001 8:12:58 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

I am Gore of Borg. You will be environated.

40 posted on 12/26/2001 8:33:49 PM PST by Apollo
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To: Apollo
ROFL!
41 posted on 12/26/2001 8:34:49 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Apollo
Grrr! Those people, this trio, make me sick and they'll never leave our country alone as long as the idiots and evil people in this country give them power.
42 posted on 12/26/2001 8:37:17 PM PST by chantal7
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To: Apollo
bump
43 posted on 12/26/2001 8:37:43 PM PST by KantianBurke
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To: Apollo
Clinton in Buffalo 1 day after state of the unnion, I think 1999. "I would support a tax cut, (applause from mostly democratic audiance)) but I'm not sure we can trust how you will spend the money."

Clinton in state of the union, I think 1996 "There are no missles aimed at the US." Then approves sale of missle guidance technology and supercomputers to China, which now has missles capable of reaching the US.

44 posted on 12/26/2001 8:39:56 PM PST by breakem
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To: Fireone
And this is such a great state... lots of water, meats, grain, dairy, minerals, and jobs... but when it comes to politics... oh well, they are not gettin rid of me with mindlessness... Yah-know. I'm a Nord-Easter (N.E.MPLS)... at least I know thiers others fighting here...
45 posted on 12/26/2001 8:43:26 PM PST by Alpenkatze
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To: Zon
True... It's not like I couldn't see something this silly before the Vast-right thing came along. It's not like I was giving them the time of day or anything...
46 posted on 12/26/2001 8:45:21 PM PST by Alpenkatze
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To: Alpenkatze
It's not like I was giving them the time of day or anything...

That was the complicit media's doing.

47 posted on 12/26/2001 8:50:10 PM PST by Zon
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To: mountaineer
"I experimented with marijuana a time or two. And I didn't like it, and didn't inhale, and never tried it again."

Awww no, like heck he didn't try pot again and then he clintonesquely decided to stop there and not bother to deny his long experience with cocaine or any other illegal drugs.

LOL! What a loser! What a pathetic creature this bloody bill clinton, with the blood of many innocent Americans on his hands, "is".

Any honest, law abiding person running for office would have said, "I have never in my life used or taken any illegal drugs in any way, shape, or form for any reason."

48 posted on 12/26/2001 8:51:30 PM PST by chantal7
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To: Apollo
How about this one from Hillary on her senate campaign trail?
"You can always tell poor people by looking at their teeth. "

Thought I'd fall out of my chair when I heard that one.

49 posted on 12/26/2001 9:00:48 PM PST by Ozarkie
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To: SentryoverAmerica;all
SCUMBAG "spoke softly and never carried a big stick."

ummm *EG* I'd heard that bloody bill had a very small bent stick only... LOL! Just feeling frisky tonight and joking around. :)

Seriously, you have all either refreshed our memories with great quotes or had interesting things to say. Thanks! :)

50 posted on 12/26/2001 9:16:22 PM PST by chantal7
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