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Clinton: GOP’s “Extremism” Has Divided US

From those lovers of moderation at Reuters:

Clinton says Republican extremists divided country

By Kay Henderson

Sun Oct 15, 1:00 AM ET

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton told Iowa’s Democratic Party faithful on Saturday that the actions of "an extreme sliver" of the Republican Party have backfired and "profoundly divided" the country.

"We’ve got a big responsibility. Forget about 2008. Forget about the politics. Just go out and find somebody and look them dead in the eye and say ‘You know, this is not right’…This is America," Clinton said. "We can do better and this year, it’s a job that Democrats have to do alone."

More than 3,500 Iowa Democrats paid $100 each to attend the fund-raising banquet that kicked off with Clinton’s speech. About 50 people paid $10,000 per couple to attend a private reception with Clinton beforehand.

Republicans, who control the White House and Congress, Clinton charged "paint themselves as pure and the rest of us who don’t agree with them as stained" in order to divide the country and stay in power.

"People know things are out of whack, that fundamentally the order of, the rhythm of public life and our common life as Americans has been severely disturbed," he said.

Clinton criticized the tax cuts President George W. Bush pushed through Congress and urged Democrats running for office this year to promise to correct the imbalance — and promise not to raise taxes in the process.

"You cannot blame the entire Republican party for this reason. The entire government of the United States, the Congress, the White House and increasingly the courts for the last six years has been in the total control not of the Republican party but of the most ideological, the most right wing, the most extreme sliver of the Republican Party." …

Lest we forget, Bill Clinton believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. He even signed legislation calling for regime change in Iraq.

So it is hard to see what extreme actions the Bush administration has taken that Mr. Clinton himself didn't at one time promote.

But he always was a liar.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 15th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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