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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:27 PM
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Democratic Scandals vs. Republican Scandals
Democratic Scandals: Clinton has an affair with Lewinsky.

Republican Scandals: Watergate, secret bombing of Cambodia, using the IRS to harass law-abiding American citizens, using the FBI to spy on law-abiding American citizens, the assassination of Salvador Allende, the October Surprise, Iran-Contra, bombing Nicaraguan harbors, importing cocaine into this country and starting the crack epidemic, the S&L scandal, purging registered voters in Florida in 2000, partisan Supreme Court ruling, failing to heed the warnings about 9/11, lying about Iraq WMD, etc. etc.

Just to keep things in perspective.
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:34 PM
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1. Democratic
Edited on Fri Jan-30-04 02:35 PM by FDRrocks
Gulf of Tonkin, Whitewater
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:37 PM
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4. Whitewater
It was determined in the end that there was zero evidence of wrongdoing by the clintons in whitewater.
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:39 PM
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6. It was made a scandal nonetheless... n/t
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fleetus Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:36 PM
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2. Republican
Edited on Fri Jan-30-04 02:53 PM by fleetus
Whitewater? (don't know much about it, tho)

(changed subject from Democratic to Republican based on comments)
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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:37 PM
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3. Whitewater was NOTHING
a totally fake scandal made up by the GOP. Literally, NOTHING came of it. 100% crap.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:39 PM
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7. Exactly, Whitewater was the later etst of the New Party-Loyal Sub-Media's
abiltiy to fabricate scandals and sucker the weakened, parasitized Corporate Press.

It worked.

The Clintons were exonerated, but of course you wouldn;t know that if you watched TV and even if you read the newspapers (the least corrupted of the medias at present) you might not have caught the Page D17 Style section news on the subject.
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fleetus Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:51 PM
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9. Maybe Whitewater should be in the Republican column then.
If it turned out to be a waste of taxpayer money. I didn't really follow it at the time, but I was just throwing it out there.
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:38 PM
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5. Democratic
Bay of Pigs
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:42 PM
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8. That was the Busheviks
The operation was planned during Ike's administration.

The only foolish thing Kennedy did was listen to the Busheviks at the time. He wasn't the first Democrat who failed to understand that the Busheviks are not loyal to America but to THEIR Amerika. Which is much closer to the British Empire the Founding Fathers rebelled against than the Founding Dads themselves.

Kennedy realized this later, and in several speeches prior to his death indicated that he was going to bring the CIA to heel.

He was killed not too long after, though I'm sure that was a coincidence.
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stinkeefresh Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 03:53 PM
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10. i was just going to say...
never proven, but for those of us who get what's going on, let's be sure to throw in:

JFK
RFK
MLK


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JAbuchan08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 04:06 PM
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11. Yeah, I remember Clinton was scandal plagued
Remember when he had coffee and muffins with his big donors? You have to admit that it did look as if he was paying back their donations with favors linked to the amount they gave. Of course it's not as if president's haven't been doing this for decades - the only reason it was a big deal was because it was a detailed and itemized system to reward big donors - totally unlike the system that Bush has been so roundly criticized for :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
I guess we should all be thankful that George hasn't turned the Whitehouse into a bed and breakfast, because that would be so much worse than letting donors write energy and healthcare legislation.
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MacCovern Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 04:12 PM
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12. Perspective? How about adding Rostenkowski and Torricelli?
How could you forget those two?
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jansu Donating Member (473 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 05:57 PM
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13. JUST ON THE MISTRESSES....
Edited on Fri Jan-30-04 05:59 PM by jansu
Bush I had a mistress which he gave a job to in the State Department, (I think it was there). Her job paid $92,000.00.

Clinton had a mistress, her government job paid @ $23,000.00.

The American people paid for both of these men's sex.
But the difference, is like all things,
the Republicans over pay for everything and
the Democrats save us money!
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