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  •  Clinton and Carter - take the gloves off (10+ / 0-)

    Carter already has "taken the gloves off" more than a few times. Clinton on the other hand is too busy "Brown-nosing" Bush Sr. He's been that way for almost twenty years. This below comes out of a book I have about the DLC.

    Bill Clinton, the boy wonder of the Democratic Party when elected governor at age thirty in 1978, became the preeminent voice on education reform, emphasizing private sector involvement rather than massive new federal panaceas. For that reason Clinton was invited to Bush Sr's 1990 State of the Union speech. Bush put his stamp on the education reform Clinton had helped develop in concert with both Republican and Democratic governors, who acknowledged that massive amounts of new federal money were not the answer.

    This put Clinton at odds with an angry Ted Kennedy. He recalls that Kennedy took him aside and lectured about the evils of dealing with the Republicans because they were the enemy: "He said, 'Bush is trying to be the education president and is trying to minimize his own responsibility. Those of us trying to fund these programs feel we are being boxed in because you guys are giving your credibility over to him.' He was pretty critical of that. I understand where he was coming from, but I told him Bush was the only president we got.

    I'd like to think that the last thing that went through the warden's mind, besides that bullet, was how did Andy get the best of him. The Shawshank Redemption

    by William Domingo on Tue Sep 05, 2006 at 09:55:59 AM PDT

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    •  Republican loving DLC (1+ / 0-)
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      You know how mad we get when we see Democrats like Loseman, Congressman Henry Cuellar, and others hug and smooch Bush Jr, while beaming into his eyes? Well that's how Bill Clinton used to behave with Bush Sr back in 1990. He'll never criticize the son. To do so would "put him on the outs" with the dad. Remember, Babs and George Sr call him, "Son".

      I'd like to think that the last thing that went through the warden's mind, besides that bullet, was how did Andy get the best of him. The Shawshank Redemption

      by William Domingo on Tue Sep 05, 2006 at 11:33:46 AM PDT

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    •  Makes one wonder (7+ / 0-)

      just how deep Clinton's relationship with Pappy Bush goes.  There is something awry with such a relationship.  Pappy Bush is the enemy, so unless this is Clinton "keeping his enemies closer," it suggests to me that Clinton just doesn't understand the grave danger posed to our nation by republican and neoconservative policies.

      This is also interesting in light of Clinton's failure (and I do mean FAILURE) to hold Pappy Bush accountable for the Iran/Contra affair.  Supplying a terrorist regime with weapons?  Imagine how fast Clinton would have been impeached if he had been caught trading arms for hostages with a sworn enemy of the US!  It's outrageous that Clinton is on cordial relations with the Bush family at all.

      This is yet one more reason why Hillary Clinton would be a disaster as president.  She would simply continue the Bush family policies abroad, digging in and hitting the throttle on our way towards a global war.

      "When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat." ~ Mark Twain, on watermelon

      by Subterranean on Tue Sep 05, 2006 at 11:39:56 AM PDT

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