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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:34 PM
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37. Bill Clinton passed most of Newt's Contract On America issues, so this is BS
Edited on Mon Jan-28-08 03:38 PM by zulchzulu
If you look at what Bill Clinton did, he grabbed Newt's manual, changed a couple words here and there and then signed Newt's wishes into legislation.

Bill first proved he could play Repug-Lite by signing NAFTA (good-bye good jobs). He got the yuck yucks from the GOP fellas. Then he let his wife run mandated healthcare insurance to the ground and thus got the Repugs to get the House and Senate in 1994.

From then on, he took their tip to "reform" welfare ( an high-five to Reagan's "Welfare Queen" lie) , sign in the Telecommunications Act (media consolidation begun by Reagan), the Defense of Marriage Act (clearly the best law homophobes could ever ask for), China free trade (more jobs/industry gone from US) and other legislation that was equally supplemented with Clinton's zipper problem dragging the country into an embarrassing soap opera that deceived not only his wife but those who still supported him. This is the "experience" that Hillary Clinton is so proud of, even though she didn't have access to Presidential daily briefings or any kind of security clearances to have access to the Oval Office hi jinx.

The Clinton legacy in 2000 was so radioactive for Democrats that Al Gore chose Joe Lieberman in order to patch up the popular notion that all Democrats were perverts. We're still dealing with that decision.

A vote for Clinton, in other words, is a vote in dim-eyed faux nostalgia. A vote for Obama is to turn the page and begin the 21st Century correctly after the kind of sell-out triangulated politics that Clinton passed on from Poppa Bush.

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