A trip down political memory lane...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Vast LWC, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Vast LWC
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    It's funny how the only thing they ever got President Clinton on was perjury for lying about a BJ. After all that taxpayer money spent for all those investigations, that was the only thing they could find him guilty of.

    Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, was guilty as hell:

    Washingtonpost.com: House Reprimands, Penalizes Speaker

    And so, it turned out that the Speaker of the House, a man who was arguably responsible for the giant circus of investigations that occurred during the Clinton administration, should have been the one being investigated.

    That's known as "irony".
     
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    It's not a republican problem, and it's not a democrat problem....it's a politician problem. There are fingers to be pointed everywhere.
     
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    yes, irony abounds-

    In addition, five Democrats voted "present," many of them saying they believed the sanction was not severe enough. "If Newt Gingrich did what they said he did, he should have been censured," said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), one of the five who voted "present." A censure, second only in severity to expulsion, would have threatened Gingrich's speakership.
     
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    Clinton's mistake was lying to a grand jury. Besides that, I liked Clinton and was a better president than the current and last clown.
     
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    he didn't "lie to a grand jury". he lied during a deposition in the paula jones case... a deposition which shouldn't have even taken place til he retired from office.

    he was the only sitting president ever forced to testify in a civil trial while serving.

    other than that, i agree. i think he was the best president i've seen in my lifetime.

    of course, they spent 70 million investigating him.
     
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    what is the legal consequence of lying in a depo jillian? are you sworn in under oath and told of perjury violations?

    did clinton break the law?
     
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    I wonder how much they spent investigating Bush and Cheney, only to end up with Libby?
     
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    It's interesting how much money lefties claim was spent investigating Clinton...$40 million, $50M, $60M, $70M? Depending where you read the figure is a moving target. Then too you get claims like the idiot in this thread that all they got for it was Clinton guilty of perjury about BJs (in the White House).

    But there's a bit more to it. Madison Guaranty S&L was operated by Clinton friends the McDougals and it partnered up with McDougal's Whitewater Development Corporation, an entity the Clintons also invested in. In the end WDC failed and Madison Guaranty defaulted, which only cost us taxpayers about $60 million.

    As a result of the Whitewater investigations 15 people were convicted, including the McDougals and Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker for fraud. Also earning a free trip to the slammer was the number three guy in the Clinton Justice Department, Web Hubbell.

    That's just the CliffsNotes highlights. Google it up for some fun reading.
     
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    actually that is known as deflection
     

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