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Clinton Continues To Lie About Limbaugh

From ABC News:

Bill Clinton on Rush Limbaugh, His Own Mistakes, the Supreme Court, Middle East Peace

Former President Bill Clinton Discusses the Issues on ‘This Week’


April 18, 2010 — Bill Clinton made mistakes as president on financial regulation, he admitted in an exclusive "This Week" interview, but Clinton stood his ground regarding the dangers of overheated political rhetoric, saying Rush Limbaugh’s accusation Clinton "set the stage for violence" with a recent speech on the subject "doesn’t make any sense."

In his first "This Week" interview since the passage of health care reform, Clinton reflected on how the bill’s success made him feel like Teddy Roosevelt to Obama’s FDR. And Clinton offered advice and thoughts on some of Obama’s next issues — a Supreme Court nomination, the Middle East peace process and the midterm elections.

Anchor Jake Tapper asked Clinton about Limbaugh’s criticism of his speech marking the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. In that speech, Clinton warned that "the words we use really do matter, because there’s this vast echo chamber, and they go across space and they fall on the serious and delirious alike. They fall on the connected and the unhinged alike."

On "This Week," Clinton said, "The only point I tried to make was that we ought to have a lot of political dissent — a lot of political argument. Nobody is right all the time. But we also have to take responsibility for the possible consequences of what we say."

Just like the way Mr. Clinton took responsibility for lying to a Grand Jury under oath.

Clinton said he worries about threats against President Obama and the Congress. And, he worries "about more careless language … some of which we’ve seen against the Republican governor in New Jersey, Gov. Christie."

A recently leaked memo from a New Jersey teacher joked about Christie dying.

"I think we all have to be careful," Clinton said. "We ought to remember [that] after Oklahoma City we learned something about the difference in disagreement and demonization."

As we recall, Mr. McVeigh bombed the government building in Oklahoma City because of Mr. Clinton’s actions in Waco, Texas. Not because of anything Mr. Limbaugh or anyone else said.

Clinton acknowledged that he was wrong to take what he now views as bad advice from his Treasury secretaries, Robert Rubin and Larry Summers, who told him the market for complex financial instruments known as derivatives ought to remain unregulated.

"On derivatives, yeah, I think they were wrong and I think I was wrong to take [their advice]," Clinton said, "because the argument on derivatives was that these things are expensive and sophisticated and only a handful of investors will buy them, and they don’t need any extra protection and any extra transparency. The money they’re putting up guarantees them transparency.

"The flaw in that argument," Clinton added, "was that first of all sometimes people with a lot of money make stupid decisions and make it without transparency."

The former president said he also was wrong in his understanding of what a collapse in the derivative market could do to the economy…

Mr. Clinton’s damage to the economy has very little to do with lessening oversight of the derivatives market and everything to do with pushing for mortgages to people who could not afford them.

Clinton said the current political environment reminds him "a little bit" of 1994, a year in which Democrats lost majorities in both houses of Congress in a Republican landslide.

"I think that the dissent is just as intense, if not more intense," he said. "But I think the outcome of the election is likely to be far less dramatic than it was in ’94."

Clinton expects Republicans to make some gains, but "I don’t think they’ll win either house."

How odd. Before the bill was rammed through Congress, Mr. Clinton has claimed that passing ‘healthcare reform’ would be a sure winner for the Democrats.

Now he is changing his tune. Why is that?

Back in 1994, congressional Democrats put their jobs on the line to vote for President Clinton’s economic package.

This is simply a lie. The congressional Democrats were punished for pushing Hillary-care, not for voting for any “economic package.”

The recent health care vote, he said, was similar, but the country is different now.

"We are culturally a different country," he said. "We are more diverse. We’re more communitarian. That is, we understand we have to solve a lot of these problems together." …

We’ll see how “communitarian” we are come November.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 18th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Clinton Continues To Lie About Limbaugh”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    President Klinton is an impeached President and an admitted and proven perjurer.

    Enough said?

  2. proreason says:

    At least Bubba likes girls.

  3. Petronius says:

    “but the country is different now. ‘We are culturally a different country,’ he said. ‘We are more diverse. We’re more communitarian.'”

    Yes, thanks to you, Bubba. This opinion comes from the man who held the borders wide open for eight years, admitting God knows how many terrorists. The man who had the INS rush through millions of immigrants for naturalization immediately prior to the 2000 election, without criminal background checks, so that they could vote Democrat.

    What a sleezeball.

    SG: “Just like the way Mr. Clinton took responsibility for lying to a Grand Jury under oath.”

    Good one, SG. :-)

    These guys never take responsibility for anything. They are utterly unprincipled. They will say anything, pretend anything, do anything, blame anybody but themselves. They are Machiavellians through and through. For them, any means is justified.

  4. BigOil says:

    From a man whose dishonesty was only surpassed by his philandering.

    “But we also have to take responsibility for the possible consequences of what we say.”

    Well that depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    This ought to be a good show today.
    (as usual)

  6. ptat says:

    I am sure Rush will eloquently and succinctly put Clinton in his place! How about the new Clinton “wise old man” image, with his gravely voice, nose eye glasses and slow, deliberative delivery. What is he now—90?! I can hardly wait until Obama is equally irrelevant!

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