Posted on April 28, 2010 by maverickguy
Bill Clinton Warns Americans of Extremist Mood
Bill Clinton’s warning on extremist mood in US:
Can’t we all just get along……………………
We are not unhinged, we’re PI$%^&ED
Bill Clinton’s warning on extremist mood in US | World news | The Guardian
Bill Clinton today warned politicians and commentators to tone down their rhetoric for fear of inflaming hate groups and provoking violence, as a poll suggested that public trust in the US government is at its lowest point for half a century.
Amid growing concern in the White House about the anti-government mood and a marked rise in radical fringe groups, Clinton said the internet made it easier to spread ideas to reach “the unhinged”. The worry is not so much over populist movements such as the Tea Party but the revival of extreme groups that have been encouraged by general anti-government sentiment.
On the 15th anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma bombing, the worst terrorist attack in the US before 9/11, Clinton wrote in the New York Times: “We are again dealing with difficulties in a contentious, partisan time … As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.”
Clinton said it should not be forgotten what drove the Oklahoma bombers. “They took to the ultimate extreme an idea advocated in the months and years before the bombing by an increasingly vocal minority: the belief that the greatest threat to American freedom is our government and that public servants do not protect our freedoms but abuse them.”
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Posted on September 6, 2008 by maverickguy
In a stunning development, Barack Obama has appointed Monica Lewinsky as intern. Some of you may remember her from her run-ins with former president Bill Clinton. If you aren’t familiar with the story, let’s just say that Bill and Monica became “close.” In fact, it almost cost Clinton his presidency for lying to a grand jury.
You would think that would be enough to get Obama to steer clear her. Surely Barack’s wife Michelle or Hilary told him not to bring Lewinsky in. If not, what were they thinking? Maybe Barack is doing it to shift the focus off the government option of his healthcare plan so he can push it through. You would think the whitehouse would have learned their lesson in dealing with Lewinsky the first time…or not.
What could Lewinsky bring to the table as an intern other than the obvious? Who knows. But once the main stream press gets ahold of this–watch out. Because then the focus will shift aware from healthcare and onto Lewinsky. And Lewinsky got more than her fair share of attention in the last go around. So maybe this isn’t such a bad idea for Obama to finally get his healthcare through. Maybe that’s also why Hilary could never get any healthcare reform done as well. We’ll see what happens. In the meantime, click here to see a photo of the swearing in ceremony.
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