5.0 out of 5 stars
comparing 'when character was king' (reagan) to 'my life ', July 12 2004
the conservatives attacks on clinton and their recent cannonization of reagan reeks of the highest hypocircy imaginable.
i am old enough to clearly remember the reagan years.
he arrived into office under that very suspicious 'suprise release of the hostages timed flawlessly to guillable americans on the eve of his inaguration' and ended with his treasonable dealings with the iranians in the iran corntra arms deals (an act of treason so horrible it makes clintons 'crimes' miniscule in comparison).
its amusing that conservatives, who are always hatefully screaming about clinton and the democratic partys lack of virtues, had a virtuous democrat in jimmy carter and they hated him for being too ethical.
and its not just the examples of clinton and reagan.
dan quale, when running against birch bayh, ran a tv ad stating that bayh had missed more days in the previous year than any other senator. the ad forgot to mention that bayhs wife was at home dying of cancer during the previous year. so what did the conservative quale criticize the liberal bayh for?
for having family values!
of course this example leads to the clinton book, which is a sensative self examination of a very human and very popular leader.
would reagan or either of the bushs dare to write a book
confronting their faults?
of course not.
bush jr is as phony as reagan was and that tv bit when he came down in the jet with the top gun music swelling behind him was sooooooo blatantly maipulative, so ugly in its propoganda. clinton would never have resorted to something so sickening. compare this with clintons inaguration as he and gore jammed to fleetwood mac.
of course clinton has lied. but clinton is the type who is even honest about his dishonesty.
the republican party has always been one for the super rich. while reagan and bush dine on cavier and have secret arms and oil dealings with the bin ladens ,clinton ate big macs and was dallying with monica. in this comparative light, who cares what clinton was doing with his libido?
hell, fdr died at his mistresses house, james buchanan was a lifelong 'bachellor', jfk was a non stop party machine.
we can go past this and even compare the two presidents biggest agendas. reagans was star wars. clintons was health care.
clinton cared more for the commoner than reagan or either of the bushs. indeed the bushs are super rich, dont have financial struggles iike clinton has had, and carry themselves with heads held high in their elitist clouds.
lately liberal seems to be a dirty word.
the basic political science 101 definition of a liberal is one who is progressive and seeks change, while the definition for conservative is one who resists change and holds onto tradition.
thats why clinton was and is a liberal, because he is a progressive. he sought change. and of course the threatened conservatives virtually crucified him for seeking change.
i am certainly not the only american who feels things would be so much better if we still had clinton leading us.