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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:27 AM
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29. Okaaaaayyyy...........
"He was a greedy opportunist, doing favors for those that paid him well, and his only thing that kept his ass out of real trouble was that he was an extremely charismatic man."

That line says it all about the nature of your post. I'll just agree to disagree with you on that because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it can be spun to look any which way we want it, considering which angle we're coming from.

Bill Clinton's accomplishments aren't spin, though. Just fact:

Longest economic expansion in American history

More than 22 million new jobs

Highest homeownership in American history

Lowest unemployment in 30 years

Raised education standards, increased school choice, and doubled education and training investment

Largest expansion of college opportunity since the GI Bill

Connected 95 percent of schools to the Internet

Lowest crime rate in 26 years

100,000 more police for our streets

Enacted most sweeping gun safety legislation in a generation

Family and Medical Leave Act for 20 million Americans

Smallest welfare rolls in 32 years

Higher incomes at all levels

Lowest poverty rate in 20 years

Lowest teen birth rate in 60 years

Lowest infant mortality rate in American history

Deactivated more than 1,700 nuclear warheads from the former Soviet Union

Protected millions of acres of American land

Paid off $360 billion of the national debt

Converted the largest budget deficit in American history to the largest surplus

Lowest government spending in three decades

Lowest federal income tax burden in 35 years

More families own stock than ever before

Most diverse cabinet in American history


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  -Anyone who doubts Bill Clinton's presidency, please take a look at this mtnsnake  Mar-10-06 07:33 AM   #0 
  - But he lied about a blowjob ...  meegbear   Mar-10-06 07:34 AM   #1 
  - so that constitutes nullification, I think not  smtpgirl   Mar-11-06 09:34 AM   #103 
  - And even though he did not murder Vince Foster or millions of other people  Montauk6   Mar-11-06 01:40 PM   #105 
  - My Problem with Bill and the Dems  bedpanartist   Mar-10-06 07:34 AM   #2 
  - What an ignorant statement.  johncoby2   Mar-10-06 07:38 AM   #3 
  - Question for you bedpanartist.......  jschurchin   Mar-10-06 07:43 AM   #6 
  - who cares who started it  bedpanartist   Mar-10-06 09:34 AM   #26 
  - Don't let 'em rile ya, bpa  motocicleta   Mar-10-06 12:14 PM   #61 
     - I get a kick out of pissing folks like that off  bedpanartist   Mar-10-06 02:29 PM   #83 
     - That's got to be one of the silliest things I've ever heard.  TheWraith   Mar-10-06 06:34 PM   #92 
        - No  motocicleta   Mar-10-06 09:52 PM   #96 
  - Lest we forget Saint Ronnie did his part too !  tabasco   Mar-11-06 02:37 PM   #107 
  - Interesting username (nt)  Libby2   Mar-10-06 08:49 AM   #23 
  - Actually I've got an issue with that too...  Mythsaje   Mar-10-06 12:27 PM   #64 
  - You're just as guilty as you deem Clinton.  Festivito   Mar-11-06 08:41 AM   #102 
  - Bush would have done the same, but 911 changed everything.  johncoby2   Mar-10-06 07:41 AM   #4 
  - Here ya go. Here are Bush's list of accomplishments:  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 07:42 AM   #5 
  - Hey, that's not fair. I heard he finished reading a book.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:37 AM   #48 
  - According to Charlie Rangel...  NightHawk63   Mar-11-06 02:33 PM   #106 
  - A friend and I were trying to think of anything positive that has  Arkansas Granny   Mar-10-06 07:48 AM   #11 
  - LOL, Granny! "Everything Bush touches "turns to sh**."  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 07:54 AM   #16 
  - Hey Ark Granny I can tell you one thing that he has done successfully..  MadMaddie   Mar-10-06 11:10 AM   #35 
  - This is absolutely true. I guess you'd have to call that a  Arkansas Granny   Mar-10-06 02:27 PM   #82 
  - The No-Call List. nt  Inland   Mar-10-06 11:49 AM   #58 
     - Now there is something he can brag about.  Arkansas Granny   Mar-10-06 02:29 PM   #84 
  - Well, according to the freepers...all that means nothing  bluethruandthru   Mar-10-06 07:52 AM   #14 
  - If Bill let Osama get away...  Shadoobie   Mar-10-06 11:11 AM   #36 
  - The ONLY good thing about Dubya is..........  NativeTexan   Mar-10-06 11:18 AM   #42 
  - Why is he friends with Old Man Bush???  MikeNY   Mar-10-06 07:43 AM   #7 
  - Nobody's perfect n/t  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 07:44 AM   #8 
  - Re:  MikeNY   Mar-10-06 07:49 AM   #12 
  - I've never had bad feeling about the friendship  OKNancy   Mar-10-06 07:52 AM   #13 
  - God forbid a Democrat and Republican can join together for good of man  johncoby2   Mar-10-06 07:56 AM   #17 
  - Spot on, John. Hanging around occasionally with Old Pukeface  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 08:01 AM   #19 
     - In fact, the comparison just makes Old Pukeface look worse....  Bridget Burke   Mar-10-06 08:49 AM   #22 
  - That's what I have concluded about these two...  cat_girl25   Mar-10-06 09:23 AM   #24 
  - "GHWB is the father Clinton never had, & Bill is the smart son GHWB never  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 09:28 AM   #25 
  - I like the tinfoil hats thinking better myself  madmunchie   Mar-10-06 11:01 AM   #33 
  - If that comes to pass....  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:48 AM   #57 
  - I don't think that it is necessarily a bad thing......or maybe it is  madmunchie   Mar-10-06 03:43 PM   #85 
     - I'm not sure what you could be saying here  motocicleta   Mar-10-06 10:08 PM   #98 
  - Nice. Bush's family business is politics  Inland   Mar-10-06 11:31 AM   #46 
  - Interesting analysis. Hmmm  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:39 AM   #50 
  - Maybe for the same reason Congress is the WH lap dog  valerief   Mar-10-06 08:06 AM   #20 
  - How petty is that...  SaveElmer   Mar-10-06 09:44 AM   #27 
  - Oh, come on.  Inland   Mar-10-06 11:28 AM   #45 
  - Because he's a gracious man who can recognize common  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:39 AM   #49 
  - Ooh, here's one that hurts: Paid off $360 billion of the national debt  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-10-06 07:47 AM   #9 
  - That one  huskerlaw   Mar-10-06 12:15 PM   #63 
  - He was a DINO DLC mutherfucker surely he didn't do well.  xultar   Mar-10-06 07:48 AM   #10 
  - you forgot the sarcasm.  johncoby2   Mar-10-06 07:53 AM   #15 
     - I didn't forget it but I was surely being sarcastic. I never put the  xultar   Mar-10-06 07:57 AM   #18 
  - K & R!  dubyaD40web   Mar-10-06 08:44 AM   #21 
  - Sorry, but the overall picture isn't pretty either  MadHound   Mar-10-06 10:08 AM   #28 
  - Okaaaaayyyy...........  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 10:27 AM   #29 
  - Yeah, keep repeating that spin  MadHound   Mar-10-06 10:47 AM   #30 
  - You missed FOUR recessions 1949-1965.  Inland   Mar-10-06 11:40 AM   #52 
  - LOL funny, funny  MadHound   Mar-10-06 01:32 PM   #69 
     - He ran and won as a centrist  Jim4Wes   Mar-10-06 01:39 PM   #71 
     - LOL, yeah that's right, I'm a Clinton basher  MadHound   Mar-10-06 01:47 PM   #72 
        - So you voted for it, now you want to complain.  Jim4Wes   Mar-10-06 02:09 PM   #77 
           - Hey, it's my perogative to complain  MadHound   Mar-10-06 02:23 PM   #80 
     - You missed four recessions. YOU don't get to "lol" on that one.  Inland   Mar-10-06 01:56 PM   #75 
  - According to the National Bureau of Economic Research......  Chi   Mar-10-06 11:46 AM   #56 
     - Thank you, but I'll stick with the US Dept of State  MadHound   Mar-10-06 11:58 AM   #59 
        - I don't see that info in your link....  Chi   Mar-10-06 01:05 PM   #66 
           - Apparently you found it just fine without my help  MadHound   Mar-10-06 01:21 PM   #67 
              - Don't need redundancy, just a graf that says it was uninterrupted growth  Chi   Mar-10-06 01:58 PM   #76 
                 - So now you want a picture  MadHound   Mar-10-06 02:17 PM   #78 
                    - I wouldn't want to stay on point if I were you, either.  Chi   Mar-10-06 02:21 PM   #79 
  - John Adams said it best  SaveElmer   Mar-10-06 11:14 AM   #39 
  - You know they've lost it...  SaveElmer   Mar-10-06 11:15 AM   #40 
     - No kidding. The guy even admits he's not a Democrat so why bother  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 06:29 PM   #89 
  - "Clinton set us up..."  Jim4Wes   Mar-10-06 10:47 AM   #31 
  - It was Wilson and you damned well know it!  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:46 AM   #55 
  - Here's the kicker though...  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:45 AM   #54 
     - I never said that Bush was better than Clinton  MadHound   Mar-10-06 12:00 PM   #60 
        - I know you didn't. I was referring to your "true liberal" comment.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 05:03 PM   #86 
        - Oh for crise sake no one is referring to Clinton as Godlike so enough  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 06:35 PM   #93 
  - He was a great president -  mzmolly   Mar-10-06 10:58 AM   #32 
  - ditto  AtomicKitten   Mar-10-06 01:49 PM   #73 
  - I don't doubt Clinton's presidency - I credit it with setting up Bush's  IndyOp   Mar-10-06 11:05 AM   #34 
  - Required government buildings to be energy efficient  LiberalEsto   Mar-10-06 11:11 AM   #37 
  - He had to play nice w/ the military industrial complex  yodermon   Mar-10-06 11:12 AM   #38 
  - Ah, the good old days...  AndyA   Mar-10-06 11:16 AM   #41 
  - This Clintonian Democrat is glad someone has........  NativeTexan   Mar-10-06 11:20 AM   #43 
  - My pleasure  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 06:38 PM   #94 
     - They just need to compare it to ANYTHING else they want to look at!!  NativeTexan   Mar-11-06 01:22 PM   #104 
  - Instead of arguing among ourselves as to what "kind" of prez  windbreeze   Mar-10-06 11:23 AM   #44 
  - Yep, but most people are too lazy.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:40 AM   #51 
  - I just finished listening to his autobiography, "My Life."  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-10-06 11:35 AM   #47 
  - BUT,BUT he lied about getting a blow job, nothing......,..  Minnesota Libra   Mar-10-06 11:42 AM   #53 
  - As Malloy would say...  phusion   Mar-10-06 12:15 PM   #62 
  - and Malloy, of course, would be wrong  wyldwolf   Mar-10-06 06:30 PM   #90 
     - what is Malloy then?  motocicleta   Mar-10-06 09:59 PM   #97 
        - "smartypants." LOL!  wyldwolf   Mar-11-06 06:09 AM   #100 
  - A mixed bag. Much good, some half truths, and some weasels.  greyhound1966   Mar-10-06 12:36 PM   #65 
  - Considering he had a Republican Congress who conducted  Old and In the Way   Mar-10-06 01:31 PM   #68 
  - I miss that time  FreedomAngel82   Mar-10-06 01:35 PM   #70 
  - People should throw this back to Sean Hannity  FreedomAngel82   Mar-10-06 01:49 PM   #74 
  - Thanks for this list. Sent it out to my "Puke" list (rubbing nose in it)  BigBearJohn   Mar-10-06 02:26 PM   #81 
  - Yeah, but compared to the Perfect Liberal Democratic President  incapsulated   Mar-10-06 06:04 PM   #87 
  - Clinton allowed me to spend my formative years in an environment  socialdemocrat1981   Mar-10-06 06:21 PM   #88 
  - I think your post is one of the most relevant posts about the Clinton era  mtnsnake   Mar-10-06 06:44 PM   #95 
  - Even you yourself know better  RazzleDazzle   Mar-10-06 06:34 PM   #91 
  - Funny, I didn't see "Saving the Lives of 800,000 Rwandans" on the list...  file83   Mar-11-06 01:55 AM   #99 
  - He did some good and some bad  Geek_Girl   Mar-11-06 08:40 AM   #101 
 

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