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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:43 PM
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21. Something did come of his exposing the hypocrites who went
after Clinton. In many ways he helped save Clinton's presidency. While the hypocrites were all over TV moralizing about family values, thanks to a similar effort by Larry Flint, their supposedly squeaky clean new Speaker at the time, who was being held up as a shining example of Family Values, by comparison to Clinton, was exposed as having an even worse record of not-so-family values.

Livingston had to step down and the Republicans were exposed as the hypocrites they are. Flint decided not to reveal all he had on Livingston after he heard from his wife. He stated that his wife as a 'nice lady' and didn't want to hurt her, and there was no need to do anything more at that point.

He also exposed others involved in the Clinton witch hunt and claimed he had lots more which, if Clinton WAS convicted in the Senate, he would reveal. Since that didn't happen, he ended his exposures having, as he said, 'made my point'.

I don't like this kind of thing. But apparently Republicans have no shame about pointing fingers at others even when they are engaged in doing exactly what they are condemning in others. As Larry said when asked about exposing Democratic 'sins', 'well, they are not going around preaching about family values or using it to take down someone else'. Or words to that effect.

If they start a war on Democrats, which is what they were doing back then, then they should not be surprised if someone uses their own weapons against them. I think he taught them a good lesson which they were literally asking for.
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