Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of the former president
and icon of lesbians and feminists the world over, attacked the
Bush White House recently with a barrage of unfounded, stupid,
asinine and buffoonish comments derisive of the Presidentís
first eight months in office. Speaking from Menands, New York,
the freshman senator fielded queries on a number of fronts
ranging from algoreís prospects for a run in 2004 to her
aspirations for the White House. But it was her derision of
President Bushís undoing "of so much of the success of
the last eight years in the last eight months" that grabbed
the most attention and prodded me to revisit the
"numerous" feats that the Clintonistas achieved over
the course of boy Clintonís two terms. And truthfully, I had a
difficult time finding any triumphs.
Can we call Bill and Hillaryís foisting of practicing
homosexuals upon the United States Armed Forces a success?
Probably not. Recall that the move to legitimize sodomites in
the American military helped to bring Billyís poll numbers
down below fifty percent in the first several months of 1993.
What resulted was an ill conceived "donít ask donít
tell" ambiguity that only angered both militant homosexuals
and patriotic conservatives. To date, this dubious plot still
raises the ire of folks inside the Pentagon.
Was it the welfare reform signed in 1996? Hardly. The
Newtonian Revolution has digs on that, especially when we
remember the man from Hope signed the legislation only after
Dick Morris persuaded Clinton that the electorate wanted welfare
reform. And Billy signed on (kicking and screaming) only
after the bill came to his desk for a third time. Moreover, the
notion of a welfare overhaul didnít see the light of day until
the Gingrich Revolution spawned it after the 1994 elections.
Democratic congresses had 30 years to revamp the system, but
they didnít. And three Democratic presidents avoided the issue
as well, despite having a friendly legislature in their corner.
The sentiment on NAFTA is mixed. And even granting that
greater free trade among the U.S., Canada and Mexico is a good
thing, President George H.W. Bush forged the groundwork for the
trade agreement. Billy, to his credit, didnít screw things up.
The fourth straight year of a budget surplus is certainly a
Republican oddity. For the previous 40+ years of Democratic
control of the purse, the fed ran deficits every year. To break
it down for liberals, that means that congress spent money they
didnít have to begin with. The notion of deregulation,
disciplined spending and incentives for investment and economic
creativity never crossed the minds of tax and spenders for forty
yearsÖthat is until Ronald Reagan crushed inflation and Jimmy
Carter, and the GOP won control of the Senate for a season in
the early to mid-eighties. President Reagan powered three tax
cuts through a reluctant congress, a move that did a great deal
to bring on the vibrancy of the 1990ís by giving consumers and
businesses their money back, prompting a revived entrepreneurial
spirit and a desire to spend for disposable income on high tech
Yet, Bill and Hillary always claim that the 1993 budget
created the extraordinary upswing. They spew such leftist
hyperbole despite the fact that this onerous madness was the
largest tax increase in history! And the record will show that
the NASDAQ and the stock market didn't really take off till
Republicans assumed control of the Congress.
Newt, Dick, Tom and J.C.ís grabbing the reins in the House
of Representatives in January of 1995 and the greatness of
American business and technological ingenuity had everything to
do with the roaring 1990ís, while the liberals at 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue spun their wheels in leftist drivel.
So if Bill and Hill canít take credit for the positives and
can be wholly blamed for the outlandish behavior and deceit and
fraud (Campaign Finance with the Communist Chinese, Filegate,
and Monica Lewinsky) that marked the 1990ís, then what on
earth was Hillary talking about when she told reporters and
citizens that "The administration has undone so much of
the success of the last eight years in less than eight months"?
The only explanation Iíve been able to determine is that
Hillary and Bill achieved so little (if anything) that it really
isnít that difficult to imagine that President Bush could
surpass these buffoons in a matter of eight months. And even
this is questionable on some fronts, which makes it even more
puzzling as to Hillaryís unhappiness.
The education package for the 2002 budget is rife with
spending increases on programs that donít work. Even Ted
Kennedy champions the legislation, and anything championed by
Chappaquidick spells disaster. Military spending is not adequate
to meet the needs of our overstretched and ill-equipped armed
forces, and the Presidentís energy policy still hasnít
passed the Democratically controlled Senate. The coming months
will render a verdict on the Presidentís first budget, to be
President Bushís tax cut, as meager as it was, did more for
the American people than anything the Arkansas goons ever did,
because for the first time since the Gipper pushed through
marginal rate reductions in 1981, our President was telling the
American people that we and we alone are responsible for what we
do with our money, not some federal agency. That alone
supersedes any liberal idea, an oxymoron if there ever was one,
borne of the pseudo-intellect known as Hillary.
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