"As a result, Clinton balanced the budget for FOUR years in a row. The Bill
Clinton administration made its own luck."Are you sure?
Didn't the Republican Congress and Newt Gingrich have the majority of
responsibility for this?Revisionist history is the core of
Two years after his election. Bill Clinton gave North Korea nuclear technology
and billions of tax per dollars.Said this was good for America.
What is it exactly with the infatuation of Kathleen Parker and others with the
Clintons? Bill Clinton exhibited boorish behavior, ok, duly noted. So did JFK.
But they were also demonstrably better presidents than George W. Bush was or
Trump will ever be.I would not for one second excuse boorish
behavior by anyone in a position of power. But consensual sex with Monica
Lewinsky did not diminsh the power and prestige of the USA nearly to the extent
of what Trump and W have done. Get your priorities in order Ms.
The only positive of Trump's election is that Hillary Clinton is not
president. That said, Trump's hysterical opposition should acknowledge that
whatever happens to Donald Trump, Ms. Clinton is unlikely to become president.
On election day, Neither was the best choice.
Hey 2-bits -RE: "Didn't I hear exact same line from
Republicans when Obama was elected?"There's a YUGE
difference between Obama and Trump. Obama was America's last LEGITIMATE
President.Trump, on the other hand, took office with the illegal
help of Russia, a hostile foreign power.And even now, Trump takes
the side of Vladimir Putin over our nation’s security agencies.ALL true patriots oppose the occupation of our government by a malevolent
foreign power and its puppets.
Go out and find a book called 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors'. Ahh ... the good old days ...Bill Clinton is an unusually
good liar”- Bob Kerry, Democrat, 1996“I’m not sure
what he meant. His words are subject to multiple interpretations.” —
Dem. Rep. Pete Geren on Clinton in 1994“The President has kept
all of the promises he intended to keep.” – George Stephanopolous,
1996“Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you
never know what you’ll find.” ‘James Carville, after Paula
Jones made a sexual harassment allegation against Bill Clinton“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”
— Bill Clinton’s Grand Jury Testimony“I did not
have sexual relations with that woman” — Bill Clinton on Monica
Lewinsky“The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins
with the destruction of the truth” — Bill Clinton in 1995“There’s just no such thing as truth when it comes to him. He just
says whatever sounds good and worries about it after the election” —
Bill Clinton on George Bush during the 1992 election“It is
wrong to raise money on the promise of guaranteeing specific kinds of access.
That is wrong and we have stopped that” — Bill Clinton, 1995
My greatest hope for America is that Bill Clinton will not be the last President
of the people and that Mr. Trump will not be the last and final president of the
United States of America.
Trump is president. That is the problem we have now; the Clintons are in the
How would feel if it was your little girl or little boy.
@ModerateRE: "Now Americans need to do the right thing and make Trump
a one term president"...---FunnyDidn't I hear
exact same line from Republicans when Obama was elected?And
weren't' they criticized for saying "we need to make Obama a
one-term President"?I think they were even called
"Racist" for saying that....Does that make Moderate a
racist?Just being facetious Moderate. I know you're not
racist. And neither were people who wanted to make Obama a one-term President
back when he was elected.It happens every time a President is
elected (the other side says, "let's make him a one-term
President"). No different when Obama was elected. Just the shoe
was on the other foot then (Republicans saying we need to make him a one-term
President, and Democrats getting all offended at them saying that).Now it's the exact opposite.Democrats saying, "we need to
make him a one-term President"... and Republicans getting upset about them
saying that.I'm pretty sure some in Congress said they will not
work with Trump (Pelosi, Feinstien, Chuck Schumer, to name a few). And they
said they want to make him a one-term President. Same as when Obama was
elected. Isn't it?
"As a result, Clinton balanced the budget for FOUR years in a row. The Bill
Clinton administration made its own luck."Here let me fix that
for you. "As a result, Gingrich balanced the budget for FOUR years in a row.
The Newt Gingrich administration made its own luck." Your welcome! Just
because you might have this long standing, jealous fixation on lewinsky,
doesn't excuse you for lying about bubba.
True, Bill Clinton had an affair, and Republicans literally turned it into a
federal crime. Meanwhile, as the attention of the entire nation was fixated on
fellatio, Osama Bin Laden took the opportunity to infiltrate 911 terrorists into
the United States, where they learned to fly but not land commercial
aircraft.Monica Lewinksy was not forced into that affair. She
admitted as much. Comparing that to the depredations of Donald (grab ‘em
by the wherever) Trump is just ridiculous. Clinton was an otherwise
EXCELLENT President. The same can’t be said of Trump or GW Bush.Bill Clinton pushed through higher taxes for high earners. Clinton then gave
Al Gore FREE reign to promote the Internet as business conduit. Gore was wildly
successful. Investors invested heavily. The resulting dot com boom made FORTUNES
for happy investors who ALSO pumped billions of dollars into the treasury
BECAUSE of Clinton's higher taxes.As a result, Clinton balanced
the budget for FOUR years in a row. The Bill Clinton administration made its
own luck.That is called GOOD GOVERNANCE . . . Something we never
see any more when Republicans are in power.
That's one of the reasons I refused to vote for Hillary Clinton (even
though I was disgusted by Trump's behavior).I decided early on
I would not vote for Hillary Clinton if nominated. That was way before I
thought Trump being the Republican nominee was even a remote chance.One of the reasons I refused to vote for a Clinton was... that would make it
28 years that America was ruled by either a Clinton or a Bush. that's
more than half of my life! And more than half of most voters lifetime. I
don't like dynasties. That's not what America is about (to me).I would not vote for an Obama Dynasty either, so don't get any
ideas Michelle.I came very very close to voting for Hillary several
times. I thought seriously about it when Trump was nominated (because I was
committed to never voting for him as well).It's a good thing
McMillan came along. Gave me an out.I had to vote. But I refused
to vote for Trump, and I didn't. But I'm glad I didn't vote for
Hillary. No question that was a good decision (for me).
I am thankful that the Trump election ended two dynasties -- we've had
enough of Bush and Clinton. Now, Americans need to do the right thing and make
Trump a one term president. Ideally, this would start with the Republican party
denying Trump a place on the 2020 ticket.
Back in North Carolina this week and driving to our beach place, my wife and I
had this discussion... why now, Weinstein, why was he the trigger for this
collective outrage over treatment of woman.... why not Clinton.... why not
Donald Trump. Perhaps society has finally had enough. Who knows. I'm
glad we are now finally having this discussion.The sad fact as an
fan of history, is this type of treatment of women is as old as is time. Its
nothing new. In fact the "casting couch" has been an issue for a long
long time. Issues like what happened with Bill Clinton for a long time have
been the norm in Washington - he just got caught. Attitudes like President
Trump has towards women have been common among the powered, they just
haven't been caught on tape while running for President.So yes,
I think society is becoming tired of the likes of the Clintons who were willing
to sweep indiscretions under the carpet for political expediency.... to keep
their political dynasty alive. And I think society is quickly getting tired of
the wall street elite like Trump whose "privilege" has extended to
things usually religious people would not overlook. And yet they did - and do.
Sadly it will only be over when Hollywood and Government quits influencing
adults and youth with soft porn, and violence, marking it with a mature audience
rating and pushing it onto the public. Then when companies are formed that try
to modify what they are pushing, they hire law firms to sue for their right to
influence the public and who is agreeing with them our wonderful courts and the
legislatures making the law, and who participates, both sides of the coin, men
and women. I don't see women saying NO, they are accepting the money and
smiling all the way to the bank! What did the Lord say about lukewarm
@Thomas Thompson "Where has Kathleen Parker been??"She might
have been reading the current news that Hillary's aides have launched a
super-PAC.@Thomas Thompson "Hillary Clinton has publicly
announced many times that she's not going to run for public office
again."Were her lips moving?
Trump more egregious than 'slick Willie' ? Give us a break. But, have
you noticed how much advertisers use sexuality to sell their products. And drive
womens' fashions. Attractions between sexes has been around forever. King
David slipped. Marriages fail. All kinds of problems. Morality has been
relativised. A return to the God-given morality in the 10 commandments given to
Moses and upgraded by Christ is critically important. By men and women.
TMR,If I could “love” your comment over
“like”, I would.My first laugh of the day, thank you.I
usually feel exactly the same way when I read Parker’s pieces.
Bill learned it all from Ted Kennedy. And Ted got the idea from his brother
Jack.And yet the Dems claim to be the party that protects the rights
of women.Go figure.
Former Democratic Party leader Donna Brazile put the last nail in Hillary's
political coffin and left the Democrats in total disarray! Good bye Hillary, you
were done in by one of your own! Justice has been served, finally! Any
volunteers from the Dems to run against President Trump in 2020? Anyone?
Yes- we are all tired of the Clintons, but come on....let's be fair
and compare apples to apples....What about 38 years of the
Bush(s)?What about all Trump's scandals - after just 9 months?
Last week I wrote a comment to another article on the current dust up over
sexual misconduct by powerful men against subordinate women/girls. In it I
wondered why the author of that article and others of so many articles on the
subject that have been written since the Weinstein debacle broke, said little to
nothing in comparison to what surely must be considered one of the most flagrant
examples of this kind of misconduct in the last 50 years, at least.I
am speaking, of course, of the case of Bill Clinton and his serial mistreatment
of women, both as President and Governor of Arkansas, and the incredibly
hypocritical treatment of those women by his chief enabler wife, Hillary.It is gratifying to finally see Kathleen draw the obvious comparison
that has stood like an ignored 800 lbs. gorilla in the kitchen corner since this
scandal storm broke several weeks ago.
"Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 3, 1992, William Jefferson Clinton was
elected president of the United States — and Hillary Clinton is still
trying to take his place." Where has Kathleen Parker been?? Hillary
Clinton has publicly announced many times that she's not going to run for
public office again.
@EDM "We cannot compare the Clintons and the Trumps."You're right. Donald Trump has not disgraced his position by committing
adultery in the Oval Office (yet).@pragmatist "...watch them
try and appeal to a public with low paying jobs, dying from untreated illness,
and coping with constant mass murders."These problems began and
have grown long before Donald Trump even thought of getting into politics, and
can be blamed on both Democrats and Republicans.
The thing I find most appalling about the Clinton Scandals, was how the GOP
actually had the guts to have three men who were currently having affairs, one
with young boys, go after the President for a consensual relationship. Hardly
child molesting like Hastert, yet they make it sound as though Clinton's
actions were a million times worse. Trump said because of his power
and wealth he was allowed to molest women, married or not, and to walk into
dressing rooms, please show me where Clinton was so brazen in his arrogance? I don't get the blatant hypocrisy the right continues to display
"Yes, please let it be over. We are so sick of them."I hope
I live long enough to see a Republican party that has reduced taxes to the point
there is literally no where to go, and the Clintons so far in the rear view
mirror, that new voters don't know or care who they are, and watch them try
and appeal to a public with low paying jobs, dying from untreated illness, and
coping with constant mass murders.
"...as Hillary winds up her revenge book tour." Remember the title of
the book: "What Happened?" Think on the three kinds of people: those who
make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what
Title should be: 25 years of Scandals with No Justice under the Law.
I'm still waiting for her to apologize for all the things she said about
women with whom her husband slept. Many were fellow Democrats. And I remember
all the things she said about everyone who believed that her husband had slept
with other women. Many of them were fellow Democrats, too. She is pro-women,
according to her, but many of the people she detests the most are women. I was
a Democrat then, but because of how the party turned against women and children
and families, I left. Most people think better of women than Hillary does.
A slick, but overly simplified cause-and-effect analysis with a dangling
conclusion that leaves me wondering, as I usually do when reading a Parker op-ed
piece in the Post: what is her point? Is it the Clintons would be in power
instead of Trump had Hilary responded differently to her husband’s moronic
behavior or are the Clintons responsible for the moral decay of society leading
to a Trump presidency?
The Clinton's?The Republican Party used Bill as a punch-line to
any number of jokes for years.Inexplicably...the Republican Party
nominates and elects a Bill on steroids as their president.Priceless.
“Had the Clintons played their cards differently, our country might have
become less coarse, and our infantile impulsiveness less pronounced. It might
not have taken 25 years for women to find their voices. More men might have
treated their female colleagues with greater respect. Who knows? Hillary Clinton
might have become president. And Donald Trump, whose disrespect toward women is
epic, might not have.”Please spare us, Kathleen. We cannot
compare the Clintons and the Trumps.
Yes, please let it be over. We are so sick of them.
Please let it be over