- History Lesson
- by Mia T
- Someone--was it Maupassant?--
- once called history "that excitable and lying old lady."
- The same can be said of historians.
- Surely it can be said of Doris Kearns Goodwin,
- the archetypical pharisaical historian,
- not-so-latently clintonoid,
- (i.e., clinton is an unfit president;
- therefore clinton must remain president),
- intellectually dishonest,
- (habitually doing what the Arthur Schlesingers of this world do:
- making history into the proof of their theories).
- The Forbids 400's argument is shamelessly spurious.
- They get all unhinged over the impeachment of clinton,
- claiming that it will
- "leave the presidency permanently disfigured and diminished,
- at the mercy as never before of the caprices of any Congress."
- Yet they dismiss the real and present--and future!!--danger
- to the presidency and the country
- of not impeaching and removing
- this admittedly unfit, (Goodwin)
- "documentably dysfunctional," (NYT)
- presidency-diminishing, (Goodwin)
- psychopathic thug.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin and those 400 other
- retrograde-obsessing historiographers
- are a supercilious, power-hungry,
- egomaniacal lot in their own right.
- For them, clinton validates
- what Ogden Nash merely hypothesized:
- Any buffoon can make history,
- but only a great man can write it.
- Weekly Standard writer Tucker Carlson has dubbed Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz "loser of the week" for his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last week. The New York Times described his testimony as "gratuitously patronizing."
- "Why would Wilentz risk his reputation to join the already bulging ranks of Clinton throne-sniffers?" Mr. Carlson asked Marxist historian Eugene Genovese, who guesses that "the pressure of time and the passions of the moment" got to Mr. Wilentz.
- "As for why anyone would cite the Framers in defense of Clinton, Genovese seems baffled" Mr. Carlson wrote.
- Mr. Genovese told Mr. Carlson: "I come from a rather tough working-class neighborhood where attitudes toward women left a great deal to be desired. ... But if anybody had said in the local pool room" some of the things President Clinton reportedly did to Monica Lewinsky, "the attitude would have been, 'That's degenerate. You don't do that to a girl, not even a whore.' The idea that the United States of America, the supreme world power, would tolerate a man in office who is a palpable moral degenerate -- the Founding Fathers would have choked."
The Washington Times---Inside Politics
- Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history
Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize
Bill Clinton may not be the worst president America has had, but surely he is the worst person to be president.*
---GEORGE WILL, Sleaze, the sequel
Had George Will written Sleaze, the sequel (the "sequel" is, of course, hillary) after 9-11-01, I suspect that he would have had to forgo the above conceit, as the doubt expressed in the setup phrase was, from that day forward, no longer operational.
Indeed, assessing the clinton presidency an abject failure is not inconsistent with commentary coming from the left, most recently the LA Times: "Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize."
When the clintons left office, I predicted that the country would eventually learn--sadly, the hard way--that this depraved, self-absorbed and inept pair had placed America (and the world) in mortal danger. But I was thinking years, not months.
It is very significant that hillary clinton didn't deny clinton culpability for the terrorism. (Meet the Press, 12-09-01), notwithstanding tired tactics (if you can't pass the buck, spread the blame) and chronic "KnowNothing Victim Clinton" self-exclusion.
If leftist pandering keeps the disenfranchized down in perpetuity, clinton pandering,("it's the economy, stupid"), kept the middle and upper classes wilfully ignorant for eight years.
And ironically, both results (leftist social policy and the clinton economy) are equally illusory, fraudulent. It is becoming increasingly clear that clinton covertly cooked the books even as he assiduously avoided essential actions that would have negatively impacted the economy--the ultimate source of his continued power--actions like, say, going after the terrorists.
It is critically important that hillary clinton fail in her grasp for power; read Peggy Noonan's little book, 'The Case Against Hillary Clinton' and Barbara Olson's two books; it is critical that the West de-clintonize, but that will be automatic once it is understood that the clintons risked civilization itself in order to gain and retain power.
It shouldn't take books, however, to see that a leader is a dangerous, self-absorbed sicko. People should be able to figure that out for themselves. The electorate must be taught to think, to reason. It must be able to spot spin, especially in this age of the electronic demagogue.
I am not hopeful. As Bertrand Russell noted, "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. "
Mia T, hillary clinton blames hubby for terrorism
(SHE knew nuttin')
Meet the Press, 12-09-01
*George Will continues: There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that. ... Furthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage refutes the axiom that opposites attract. Rather, she, as much as he, perhaps even more so, incarnates Clintonism
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