Bill Clinton. Our 42nd President. Some people think the world of him. Others do not like him. Some even will criticize Obama but will defend Clinton.
As for me, I think the Clinton Administration was a joke. Bill Clinton did not take his job as President seriously, and he could be wishy-washy on various issues and decisions. He was subordinate to his wife (who was using him to further her political career) while having a series of extra-marital affairs. In fact, his behavior depended on whether Hillary was around. When she was around, he behaved himself (e.g. going to bed early, not eyeing or flirting with other women, eating healthy foods). But when she wasn’t around, he would stay up late, indulge in fatty foods, and basically maintain a party-like atmosphere.
He also blamed others for his failings and mistakes. Perhaps Clinton’s biggest failure was national security. He downsized the military to perilous levels (while imposing his “don’t ask, don’t tell policy), he believed terrorists could be appeased (the last time someone relied on appeasement, World War II broke out), and he seemed more concerned about Monica Lewinsky than he was about Osama Bin Laden. In fact, one of my brothers said that if Clinton wasn’t fooling around with Monica, 9/11 would not have happened. Thus, Bill Clinton’s indifference toward national security and his loathing of the military paved the way for 9/11.
That said, it’s now time to look at some of Bill Clinton’s quotes.
1. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”
Yes, you did have sexual relations with her. And you seemed more interested in her than in finding Osama Bin Laden.
2. In response to a dissenter among the audience while giving a speech in Philadelphia on May 28, 1993: “You know the one thing that’s wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say.”
Apparently Bill Clinton is not aware of (or doesn’t care about) the First Amendment.
3. While campaigning for re-election on October 17, 1996: “The last time I checked, the Constitution said, ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people.’ That’s what the Declaration of Independence says.”
That quote is not in the Constitution, nor is it in the Declaration of Independence, it is from the Gettysburg Address.
4. From an interview on MTV in 1993: “The purpose of the government is to rein in the rights of the people.”
So much for what is said about inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence. In fact, this quote proves that the Obama Administration is picking up where the Clinton Administration left off, and that is imposing tyranny.
A more in-depth look at Clinton’s view of freedom can be found in the following link: http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Bill.Clinton.Quote.7332
5. While campaigning for re-election on August 26, 1996: “For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, on this beautiful night, there is not a single nuclear missile pointed at a child in the United States of America.”
Seriously? When was the nuclear threat totally eliminated? Oh wait, it wasn’t. Sorry, Bill, but the end of the Cold War only reduced the threat of nuclear war, it did not end it. And apparently he was indifferent to any nuclear threats posed by China (or North Korea for that matter). I should point out that he repeated this false statement more than 100 times during his re-election campaign.
In conclusion, Obama may be our worst President ever, but Clinton was certainly the dumbest.
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