The more I think about it the more I miss Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton balanced the budget. Bill Clinton reformed welfare. Pork barrel spending was 1/10th its current levels. The world respected us. No one challenged American power. The economy was booming, and it wasn't because of an artificial loosening of monetary policy that drove the housing market to absurd levels. Bill Clinton didn't oversee the greatest and least well-planned expansion of the welfare system since the 60s. The Justice Department wasn't used as a political weapon. Clinton didn't reclassify American citizens as "enemy combatants" and then try to deny them habeas corpus and due process. Clinton didn't try to override democracy with unconstitutional signing statements. Wages rose under during the Clinton administration. Bill Clinton didn't defund the NSF, destroying our innovative edge. Bill Clinton didn't manipulate and obsure science for political ends. Bill Clinton appointed professionals to run government agencies such as the EPA, the FDA, and NASA, not lobbiests. Bill Clinton didn't try to appoint his personal attorney to the Supreme Court. Bill Clinton didn't exploit the memories of one of our nation's greatest tragedies to start a war that will cost $1 trillion dollars, increase terrorism, hurt the army, damage our reputation and fail to produce results. Bill Clinton actually won the war in the Balkans, and stopped a genocide. Bill Clinton didn't have the lowest approval rating of any President of the past 50 years. Bill Clinton didn't impose an overly complex, underfunded educational program that failed to produce anything but the most marginal results. Bill Clinton earned his Georgetown degree, Rhodes Scholarship, Yale Law degree, governorship and Presidency. He didn't have it handed to him by his father. Bill Clinton worked with the opposition on issues ranging from immigration, social security, welfare and the budget. The only problems I have with President Clinton were his failure to stop the Rwandan genocide and I think he could have done more to deal with Osama, but at the point in time no one even knew who he was, so I can't truely blame him. Frankly I miss the days when the biggest issue at hand was the fact that our President was too much of a pimp for some people.