Friday, April 15, 2016

The Politically Incorrect Bill Clinton

Sorry Bill they don't love you anymore. Democrats used to tell me all the time how great the Clinton administration was, now however he is out of favor with the left, I never thought this would happen, but Bill Clinton has become politically incorrect.

Three reasons the left repudiates him today. First, he enacted welfare reform forcing people to work for their government check. For the socialist left limiting someone’s welfare benefits is cruel and harsh.

Second, Clinton put a 100,000 cops on the street through the crime bill. This was one of the most successful programs in the history of the Federal government. It did work! Crime fell dramatically, and Clinton has the right to claim it as a great legacy. However, the black lives matter crowd, which is increasingly influential in Democrat politics view this as an atrocity, which is more cops on the streets to harass young black men. So Democrats never mention it.

Clinton reduced the capital gains tax, which helped create jobs and boost the economy. But the occupy Wall Street crowd would say this simply benefited the rich so Democrats stay silent. He also worked with the Republican Congress to balance the budget. This does not impress the socialist left especially if it balances the budget on the “backs of the poor.” What does this mean you ask, well, will still don't have 80 percent marginal tax rates.

Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage act, which claimed that marriage was a union between one man and one woman, and needed defending. Fancy that!

Bill Clinton famously complained that when Republicans took over Congress in 1994 he had to govern as a moderate Republican. Maybe, but to today’s liberal that is no excuse.

Now Clinton’s unpopularity hurts Hillary with Democrats. Up to now Hillary has benefited politically from being married to him. For example if she divorced him when he was Attorney General of Arkansas in the 1970's we would never know the name Hillary Clinton. She'd be a nobody. Well, maybe not a nobody, just a crooked lawyer. No doubt his cheating on her with Monica Lewinsky earned Hillary a Senate seat in New York.

But now he is politically speaking a liability. But I have a soft spot in my heart for the guy.

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