Monday, April 11, 2016

Miss Me Yet?

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm starting to miss Bill Clinton as president. Granted, he has the morals of a polecat, along with wretched taste in wives. But aside from those two character flaws, his policy decisions are looking pretty good these days. And he's got the cojones to stand up to the politically correct crowd.

Case in point:
In a fiery comeback to Black Lives Matter hecklers Thursday, Clinton defended his own anti-crime policies as well as his wife Hillary’s 1996 reference to thugs as “super predators”...

“I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out into the street to murder other African-American children,” Clinton said. “Maybe you thought they were good citizens. [Hillary] didn’t.”

Bill ripped the BLM folks for “defending the people who killed the lives you say matter” and challenged them to “tell the truth.”

He’s perfectly right, of course. Just as he was right in 1994 when he signed the bipartisan get-tough bill that helped spark a historic nationwide reduction in crime.

“Because of that bill,” he noted, “we have a 25-year low in crime, a 33-year low in murder rate . . . Whose lives were saved that mattered?”

Yet many on the left don’t like to hear the truth. Indeed, the Democratic Party has shifted so far that those policies are now deemed racist — and Bill’s remarks wound up infuriating some of the very voters Hillary needs to fend off Bernie Sanders.
So far, so good. But then the political animal that lives within Bill woke up and realized what he had done. God forbid that a politician should speak the truth.
So quick as a wink, Bill apologized.

Poor Bill. Poor Hillary.

We feel their pain. It’s not often, but every once in a while they slip and say something honest — and wind up paying a price from the left. Good thing for them they can shift to the dishonest route so easily.
Here's another example.
At a campaign stop in Washington state Monday on behalf of his wife, Clinton highlighted the former secretary of state as a change-maker but acknowledged there may be a few reasons people wouldn’t support her. He added, however, that voters should support her “if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us..."

Hillary Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon sought to clarify early Tuesday that the former president was referring to Republican obstruction of Obama when he used the term “awful.”
Somehow I don't think that's what Bill had in mind.

Here's a few more Bill Clintonisms. We'll start with perhaps his most famous.
"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."
"It depends on how you define alone..."
Sounds a little bit like Yogi Berra.

Here's a good one on what it's like to be the president.
"Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening."
This one foretold the future.
"Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that."
You can't deny he had a sense of humor:
"Sometimes I feel like the fire hydrant looking at a pack of dogs. For six years I had declined to tell those kinds of jokes, because I have been told it is not presidential. But I feel kind of outdoorsy today."
Like I said, I'm starting to miss ol' Bill. I may not have thought much of him when he was in office, but compared to the SCOAMF we're stuck with today (and the assortment of clowns currently running) he's looking pretty damn good.


Anonymous said...

Ol' BJ actually spoke the truth to those BLM thugs. But when he realized that he had done, telling the truth, he pissed backward on it. After all, lying to the people is what both Clintons do best.


Old NFO said...

Gotta agree with Scottie... sigh

CenTexTim said...

Scottie - "After all, lying to the people is what both Clintons do best."

And they're both very good at it.

NFO - yep