Will the Right attempt to do to Obama what they did to Clinton?

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  1. Silence
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    I just watched the documentary "hunting the President" I knew a lot of that but it was almost surreal to see it laid out like that. The time, expense and organization that went into bringing down Bill Clinton is staggering.

    People forced to lie or face jail time, lives ruined, people bankrupt. Tax payer money wasted, all to prove that Clinton had an affair while married.

    The media played a huge role in it too so that begs the question, when did the media become left wing instead of right wing? :confused:

    My real fear is that when and if Obama wins there will be an organized and dare I say, dangerous effort to bring him down, at any cost.
     
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    Good points.

    Yes.

    Reactionaries and conservatives always need an enemy. If you've notice from this board, they thrive on fear. Sometimes hate. Obama=terrorist, communist, socialist, radical muslim. Hate and fear drive reactionaries, its been that way throughout history. Ever since the collapse of the soviet union, the rightwing's imaginary boogeyman has been replaced by liberals, gays, and democrats.

    So yes, there will always be a concerted effort to bring down a democratic president. I never understood why they hated Clinton, he gave them most of what they wanted. And Clinton wasn't any left wing liberal by any stretch.
     
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    You mean what the left has tried to do to Bush? Count on it.
     
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    Bush never had any serious resistance from Democrats until about 2004 or 2005, after he blundered us into the most costly and foolish war in american history. He proved himself incapable of being a competent president, he drove this nation over the cliff on the economy, on foreign policy, and in matters of war.

    He should be impeached. Are you happy with the job he's done?

    Prior to 2004, the democrats rolled over and gave bush nearly everything he wanted. The tax cuts, the war, deregulation. If Bush hadn't invaded iraq and proven to be such an incompetent steward of the economy and of the government, he never would be in the position he is now.

    In contrast, Clinton did a freaking fantastic job by comparison.
     
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    A valid concern... My hope is that Obama will do a much better job of including the republicans in his vision for the future than Clinton or Bush did for their oppositions. That will leave the truly political whiners crying to no one but themselves in Manifolds sandbox.

    -Joe
     
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    Like Gunny says--count on it. Did you really expect that the republicans were jsut going to say " ok, we're even " ? :lol:
     
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    I love how the Democrats create the vacuum of non regulation and the motive for bad loans and BUSH fights to rein it in against DEMOCRATS, yet gets blamed for the Housing crash.

    Can we say partisan BULLSHIT?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    McCain's Economic Adviser is ex-Texas Sen. Phil Gramm. On Dec. 15, 2000, hours before Congress was to leave for Christmas recess, Gramm had a 262-page amendment slipped into the appropriations bill. It forbade federal agencies to regulate the financial derivatives that greased the skids for passing along risky mortgage-backed securities to investors. And that, my friends, is why everything's falling apart. That is why the taxpayers are now on the hook for the follies of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bear Stearns and now the insurance giant AIG to the tune of $700 billion.
     
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    Clinton deserve it..if he had just fucked her like a normal person... and maybe because he had affection for her... but a cigar..what a freak.. and he didn't give a rats ass about her ..and then that little whore Monica ..oh its my blue cum dress from bill... i like to sniff it ...maybe will let you sniff it...all a bunch o freaks
     

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