January 12, 2008
Lest We Forget…
…what the Clinton administration was really like, here’s David Morris of Alternet to remind us of such Leaden Oldies as welfare “reform,” NAFTA. the gutting of New Deal controls on Wall Street greed, a green light for telecommunications monopolies, deregulation that permitted Enron’s thefts, and the ruinous (to us, not the power companies) deregulation of Big Electric.
For eight years, Bill Clinton was a Profile in Cowardice.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 12, 2008 07:06 PM
Not to mention that at the time the ACLU considered Clinton the worst civil-liberties President since Nixon. Like Bush I, he only looks good in comparison to the corrupt incompetents now in the White House. Plus, his timing was impeccable, riding the wave of the dot-com boom and leaving office just as it petered out. But he had nothing to do with creating the good economic times, though at least he did use the boom to get the country's finances in better shape.
As far as poor people, low-wage workers, immigrants, political eccentrics and criminal defendants are concerned, we have had Republican presidents since 1980.
As hard as it may seem for some of our Democratic colleagues to recognize, a Hillary Clinton presidency could be worse than George Bush. As I do not want to stir up everything that I think would be wrong with a Clinton Restoration, I will simply say that I could not conceive of casting a vote for her even if she wins the nomination. If I must abstain, I will abstain, though I will continue to advocate for the end of the Republican party, but in the end I'd expect to be right back in opposition very soon unless she somehow surprised me and actually ended the war instead of expanding it.