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What is President Clinton's legacy of great policy changes and legislation?

I would like to focus on the good things accomplished in the 90's,
as I am sure many would. I think I can recite the objectionable stuff
right quick, but there was surely a lot of great things done back then.
feel free to contribute, I wont have a negative thing to say here.

The house that Babs built (or- refurbishing a legacy)


ok, what is worse, defending a 14 year old molester or a 41 year old rapist of a 12 yo as a favor?


given a choice between Cornel West and the FOP, where would you prefer to be?


How can the Saudi monarchy survive Hillary's rise to power?

clearly, her supporters will demand their heads.
Or are there no hobgoblins allowed?

why is lying acceptable from both politicians and our government?

would you expect or offer the same exoneration for yourself or your family members?
This is much more than the subtext of what ardent unquestioning supporters of all things
official imply.

Even if peace of mind for disengaged citizens hinged upon it,
why would anyone allow that sort of falsely pacified apathy to
impact others?

to me, that is raping the social contract.
but then that bull left the barn a while back.

As far as I can tell, almost everyone I know supports Bernie and Elizabeth

there are some exceptions, staunch Republicans and so forth.

But here is my SWEEPING GENERALIZATION about ALL of these Bernie supporters and Elizabeth Warren admirers-

EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM supports women's rights and the fundmental reproductive freedom concerns inherent to that.
And so many are LGBTQ that I dont think for a second that any are fooled by the windblown conversion
of a regular participant in the circle known as the Fellowship(*)

marriage rights may have faced considerable opposition over the last few decades, but that should not have stopped
anyone of conscience from supporting them.
Dont ask dont tell, DOMA (**), pandering to religious bigotry? (***)

To see these issues cited as reasons LONG time supporters back HRC,
or as deflections for valid criticism from Democratic voters?

how hollow that rings.
anyone who proclaims that another poster is indifferent to the lives
and well being of women here, or around the world
because they oppose HRC's actual policies and historical record?
should be much more than ashamed.
That is some serious dirt to play in.
a corrolary to hate speech, really, and every bit disingenuous.
shame on them.

* http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/09/hillarys-prayer-hillary-clintons-religion-and-politics

** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_Marriage_Act#Enactment_and_role_of_Bill_Clinton

*** http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/06/hillary-clintons-gay-marriage-problem/372717/

GOP blocks Warren trade bill demanding transparency

Source: The Hill

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) blocked legislation from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday that could have complicated ongoing trade talks by demanding public disclosure of deals before they get “fast-track” status.

Warren and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) pushed a measure that would have let the public see the details of a trade deal before lawmakers decide whether or not to designate it as fast-track, which allows for congressional approval by a simple majority vote and prohibits lawmakers from offering amendments.

But Hatch objected to her request, blocking Warren's bill from passing. The trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation currently being considered by the Senate would require the president to have to post the details of any trade deal for 60 days before signing it.
Unlike Warren's bill, though, the current trade legislation automatically grants fast-track status to agreements.
The Utah Republican said that if senators are concerned about the level of transparency on trade agreements, they should support the current legislation.

But Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) dismissed Hatch's argument, saying that concerns over transparency are "not a partisan issue."
"I respect my president. I've talked to him and I know in his heart he's doing what he thinks is right, but he says this isn't secret and everyone's got access to it," Boxer said. "This is not an open process."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/242889-gop-blocks-warren-trade-bill-demanding-transparency

Who needs "theories" when we have real life WAR CRIMES and incontrovertible evidence?

Sticking heads in the sand or trying to excuse FULLY INFORMED PARTICIPATION
amounts to nothing less than complicity after the fact.
Support the criminal, forgive the crime,
and you are completely responsible for all of the successive follow ups.

it's time for accountability.

What was the appeal of Ross Perot in 92?

My memory is getting a little sketchy, I know there was something that attracted about 20% of the vote even after his cowardly withdrawal from the process, followed by his waffling return to campaigning.
What was it that drew such a phenomenal share of the votes?
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