Something that Bill Clinton an I can finally agree on. America is deeply troubled. Of course our perceptions of why America is troubled are opposite ends of the spectrum.
Clinton alludes to 1995 bombing, says words matter
Yes Mr. president, words do matter, but not as you would have people believe based upon you musings and recollections of history.
"What we learned from Oklahoma City is not that we should gag each other or that we should reduce our passion for the positions we hold - but that the words we use really do matter, because there's this vast echo chamber, and they go across space and they fall on the serious and the delirious alike. They fall on the connected and the unhinged alike," he said.
"One of the things that the conservatives have always brought to the table in America is a reminder that no law can replace personal responsibility. And the more power you have and the more influence you have, the more responsibility you have."
If there has been a master of phraseology of the past twenty years, I have to give credit where credit is due. And that credit goes to one messer Bill Clinton. the man certainly knows how to turn phrases and paint philosophical landscapes to suit his own political desires and aims.
But what did the former president really mean when he remarked earlier this week concerning the present state of discontent affecting an ever increasing majority of Americans? I believe Clinton's remarks were aimed at where they have always been aimed. His remarks were aimed at that bandwidth of supposed moderates and independents that make up the decisive factor in elections. And
messer Clinton was and is attempting to engage in damage control before the coming November midterms.
Bill Clinton knows better than to attack the majority of Americans who now feel disenfranchised by this administration. He knows that he has to be subtle in his approach, therefore, the cautions his listeners to be mindful of their words. Don't engage in anything that might incite the mind or worse, inspire the spirit to turn away from the present offerings of liberal progressive socialism. And lest we as a nation forget, it was Bill Clinton who most recently tried to sell this same bill of socialist progressive goods to Americans and failed. So now that his predecessor has succeeded in ramming it down America's throat, Messer Bill wants to play the part of conciliatory master.
Not hardly messer Bill.
"I'm glad they're fighting over health care and everything else. Let them have at it. But I think that all you have to do is read the paper every day to see how many people there are who are deeply, deeply troubled," he said.
He also alluded to the anti-government tea party movement, which held protests in several states Thursday. At the Washington rally, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota railed against "gangster government."
Clinton argued that the Boston Tea Party was in response to taxation without representation. The current protesters, he said, are challenging taxation by elected officials, and the demonstrators have the power to vote them out of office.
"By all means keep fighting, by all means, keep arguing," he said. "But remember, words have consequences as much as actions do, and what we advocate, commensurate with our position and responsibility, we have to take responsibility for. We owe that to Oklahoma City."
Translated? What the master has just proffered is the oblique inference that healthy debate is good and freedom of speech should be continued. "Just as long as we allow those like himself to determine that which is permissible to discuss and examine.
In my experience and observation, this is nothing more than the liberal left (knowing that it is slipping away) summoning the equivalent of their version of Knute Rockney to step forward and issue the pleading that we all come together one more time to win one for the Gipper
Never mind the reality that most of the Americans who that logic applies to? Are of the Reagan era and are capable of telling the difference between shite and Shinola.
Sorry messer Bill, but this conservative ain't buying it. Perhaps you would be better served counseling Tiger Woods on Bimbo control and how to remake his image into something more palatable to his lost fans. But this old dog knows a shining when he sees one. Even when it is delivered by a master of deception like yourself.
No Mr. president, it's not the fear of a resurgence of Timothy McVeigh's that concerns you or the rest of those in your camp. It is the realization that the American people are awakened to your lies and deceptions and they are stepping forward and side stepping a complicit media to rouse their supporters and get their message across.
And word of mouth? Is a trump card that the democrats can't defeat. Not even with their collusive media and the ability to seemingly control the conversation through media. Maybe in an earlier time, but not with the advent of the internet.
You shame the memory and events of recent history with your intentional mischaracterizations and attempts to paint Americans resistant to socialism and progressive democrats as terrorists.
I ain't buying it and neither will anyone else with half a brain.