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View Diary: Bill Clinton tells Dems to Fight or "Find Something Else To Do" (428 comments)

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    for gays in the military and got slammed for it by the public because that was all that the public thought he was doing.  Maybe it was a poor sell job by the administration, but he did fight for it.  
    -The welfare reform helped people by having them get job training while on welfare.  Then they proceeded to go out and get jobs.  During his presidency, the number of people on welfare went way way down.
    -Trade treaties sucked.
    -He pushed very hard for national healthcare, but the Reps put a smear campaign out on it.  It was a good plan that got shredded in committee.  Then the Reps got him for overreaching in the '94 midterm elections.  
    -He fought back everyday against Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, and the Moral Majority.  They filibustered everything prior to '94 with their 44 senators.  Then when they got majority in Congress the next 6 yrs, Clinton vetoed bills all the time that didn't go far enough or were not good for the country.  He had to compromise a lot in order to get things he wanted to get done.  

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