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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:53 AM
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Need help re: Clinton bashing
I'm leading a faction in my office against the right wing contingent. The other day at a staff lunch someone trotted out the nonsense that the current Bush-bashing was unprecedented. I got quite agitated, and asked them if they had totally forgotten the things the GOP said about Clinton when he was in office. The challenge is to find the most outrageous comments made by a Congressman during that time. I tried googling, but haven't come up with anything. Does anybody have anything archived that I could get to? Thanks.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:54 AM
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1. Actually, I agree with the Repugs this time, because
there's so much to bash. What material did Clinton provide? Monica?

Even the Repugs admit Clinton did some things right. What has Bush done right with the possible (repeat: possible) exception of Afghanistan?
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 AM
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4. They were out to assassinate his character since January 1992 and before..
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:06 AM by RandomKoolzip
Seriously, there really WAS a VRWC trying to bring down Clinton. It's no accident that Limbaugh's show went national right around the time Big Dog took office. Why they'd want to destroy a centrist-moderate is beyond me, but there it is.

Whitewater was a total sham; the Clintons LOST money on this supposed "landscam." Most of the supposed "high crimes and misdemeanors" perpetrated by Bill Clinton were either fabrications or exaggerations. And Vince Foster and Ron Brown were NOT killed by Bill or Hillary!!!

Juanita Broderick was a liar on the GOP payroll, so were Flowers, Jones, etc.

Read "The Hunting of the President" for more info.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:05 PM
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7. I agree totally
the GOP slime machine was working overtime from 1992-2000 with the goal of utterly destroying Clinton
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Servo300 Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:58 PM
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10. not quite true...
It's no accident that Limbaugh's show went national right around the time Big Dog took office.

Actually, Limbaugh's show was national long before Clinton was ever in office.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:16 AM
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13. *TV* Show.
Sorry, shoulda made that clearer.
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:56 AM
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2. Don't have it archived
but it shouldn't be hard to find: When Rep Dan Burton, R-Ind, called Clinton a "scumbag" on the floor of the House.
That was one of the most foul remarks during the whole mess.
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:40 PM
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8. thanks bluedem
that was the reference I was looking for. I found the article on google, with his aides defending it as "straight talk." I can just imagine the explosion if someone said this about bush on the floor of the House.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:01 AM
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3. They hated Clinton for one reason:
He had Conservative policies (just like them!) but he was able to get laid on occasion.

Crime bill? Check!
Welfare "reform?" Check!
Telecommunications Act of 1996? Check!

<Republican Congressman>"Well, shit, he enacts the same policies we want to, but he gets it on with 21-year-old interns! Since I can't get none, I'm gonna crucify that fucker!"</Republican Congressman>

Jerry Falwell's video company accused Clinton of murdering Vince Foster. Bush has not been publicly accused of murdering his staff. Start there.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:25 AM
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5. Yes, Clinton Was Accused of More Venal Crimes
Drug smuggling, murder, molestation, stealing the silverware, being bribed to pardon a criminal, trashing the White House -- all with virtually no evidence.

Yes, accusations against Bush are common on the left, but they're usually marginal -- DU does not represent comments of the party leadership. On the Republican side, however, they were front and center.

One interesting thing about the accusations against Clinton is that the people who spread them often don't even understand them. Ask a Clinton critic to explain Whitewater. Or Al Gore's supposed miscreance in the Buddhist temple. They have no idea -- they just throw "Whitewater" or "Buddhist temple" around because they heard it on Rush.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:34 AM
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6. Exactly. Which is why reason doesn't work with so many of them.
You can only reason with a rational person who has rational arguments.
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:42 PM
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9. Just pull Ann Coulter's columns for that time period
It's all there.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:15 PM
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11. What did the whitewater investigation cost? 46 million?
Start with that.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:23 PM
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12. It's still going on.
Haven't you noticed that every time Bush or his minions fuck up or do something stupid, some kool-aid drinker sez "It's all Clinton's fault!"
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:20 AM
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14. It's all listed here!
My favorite is that he had all those people murdered in Arkansas.
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