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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-13 05:40 AM
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12. Not sure why I keep pushing back against the conventional wisdom, but.....
Edited on Thu Jan-10-13 05:45 AM by No Elephants
Republicans investigated both adult Clintons up the yin yang, at taxpayer expense no less, until, at long last, they finally found something. Linda Tripp had "just happened" to have befriended a still young Monica and had "just happened" to tell Monics that whatever else Monica did, she should never ever have that blue dress cleaned.

And then, Clinton's reputation and marriage got blown up mercilessly, at least as much as blowing up the Clinton's marriage is humanly possibe; he was disgraced before his still young daughter and only child, who must have suffered terribly, thereby causing him great suffering.

Oh, and he got impeached, only the second President in history. Regardless of how much personal charm the living Bubba has, the legacy of President Clinton will forever be that he was the second president in U.S. history to be impeached and the first to require high school teachers to find a delicate way of explaining exactly why he got impeached.

As an added blow, his wife, whom he obviously loves greatly, albeit perhaps in his way, may have lost support among the Democratic leadership, as well as of the rank and file, for her own ambitions because of it. Afte 35 years of supporting him and working for him, despite his infidelities.

I know that, in November and December 2007, when I was deciding to whom my 2007 and 2008 donations would go, I got down to Barack and Hillary; and I eliminated Hillary because of too much baggage. Innocent or guilty, I had no stomach for re-litigating any of that, in my own mind, in conversation, or on message boards; and I certainly did not want the media re-living it while I hoped against hope that it would not affect the election. Not only that, but quite a few people switched party affiliation because of Monica.

I am sure that occurred to Bubba, who is about the most politically smart American alive today. It must hurt him terribly to know that, if he had been the bright light President he was perfectly capable of being, Hillary would have probably have gotten the Democratic nomination in a cake walk.

Doesn't that prove that Republicans direct a huge amount of animus at a Democratic President, simply because he is a Democrat, having nothing to do with racism?

Wouldn't that mean that at least some of whatever Obama has suffered at the hands of Republicans may be attributable to his political affiliation and not all racism?

They do whatever they think may cost Democrats votes. Yes, it is disgusting that includes appeals to racism. And had Hillary been nominee, it would have been gender. With Kerry, incredibly, it was his war record.

By the same token, are Democratic politicians and Democratic rank and file free of racism?
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