I miss Bill Clinton
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really

Madison, TN

#1 Sep 5, 2012
I dont care what he may have done in private, he was a great president. Our country was so much better then.
Agreed

Johnson City, TN

#2 Sep 5, 2012
I agree totally. He is an extremely smart man and the best speaker in politics. He understands how to bring people together.

He dominated tonight. That was possibly tne best speech I’ve ever heard. Most people just give vague comments in those speeches, while he went into great details but keeping it simple enough for the average person to understand.

He cleared up many misunderstandings for people tonight.

“Read all about it!”

Since: Jan 11

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#3 Sep 6, 2012
Although I was not a big fan of Bill's, I'd trade Obama in for a heartbeat for him! But, just pointing out.. if CLinton is the man and had all the answers.. it shows that Obama is stupid and stubborn or he'd taken Bill's advice early on and not let us get to this point...Just saying.
Totally Agree

Gallatin, TN

#4 Sep 6, 2012
He did a great job last night and shed a lot of light on things that have been said by Republicans lately.
Barry Obama is a Failure

Hendersonville, TN

#5 Sep 6, 2012
Clinton knew how to work both sides of the aisle to get things done. The biggest mistake he made was deregulating banks which had a hand in our financial crisis. But, he was not a hard left president. Being from Arkansas and a governor, he was more in touch with real people than big city Barry is. Barry is a true blue lefty who can't move to the center to get things done for the country.
Another Reagan

Bristol, TN

#6 Sep 6, 2012
One thing is for sure when you turned your tv on during his presidency, you never knew where his hands might have been that day. The problem with presidents is all the ORDERS they sign into law, always "a whole big bunch" near the end of their term. Good old "hands on" Bill signed some at the end of his eight year term that Bush inherited and by the end of Bush's eight years, Clinton's mess was in full swing. The ONLY kind of president we need AGAIN is another MR. PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN!!!! Loved his Lord, Loved his wife, Loved his Country and Loved the AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE!!!!!
HUH

Burns, TN

#7 Sep 6, 2012
Bill Clinton fully supports Obama. I think that says it all. You can't disagree that Clinton supporting him is proof Obama is not all bad. Romney is the devil.
Jar Head

Nashville, TN

#8 Sep 6, 2012
really wrote:
I dont care what he may have done in private, he was a great president. Our country was so much better then.
Do you care that he lied under oath????? You can miss him all you want......but I miss Ronald Reagan. I will admit that President Clinton was a pretty good President and was a heck of a lot better than the idiot that we have now.
Bill to Hiliary

Hendersonville, TN

#9 Sep 6, 2012
"I did not have SEX with that women."

Hilliary and in Bed

Hilliary: I have to go to the bathroom.

Bill: Well, go to the bathroom.

Hilliary: No, I might lose my spot
whatever

United States

#10 Sep 6, 2012
really wrote:
I dont care what he may have done in private, he was a great president. Our country was so much better then.
r u kidding me? clinton was the one who opened the world trade agreement!that is when our american jobs started moving over seas!thnx clinton for takin our jobs away..
Benny Hill

Fort Campbell, TN

#11 Sep 6, 2012
Bill Clinton has to go down as the luckiest President. He had no major conflicts during his 8 years to drag him down, or cost a lot of money. He had Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress' contract with America, to keep the budget more or less in line.

He was smart enough to understand what the electorate wanted after his party's colossal defeat in the mid-term elections of 1994. He misread his election in 1992 when he received about low 40% of the vote to win in a 3 way election with Bush the first and Ross Perot. He went straight at healthcare and "don't ask, don't tell," and made several enemies with the population at large. The Democratic Party paid a huge price in the 1994 election cycle. He was smart enough to change course, unlike Obama.

The other big stroke of luck was that he was the beneficiary of the dot com boom, which peaked March 10, 2000 with the NASDAQ closing at over 5,000, which was double that of a year earlier. It soon busted down to under 2,500 at the end of Clinton's second term. It kept going down to about 1500 in the next few months. It is now 12 years later, and now just over 3,100.
Lol

Antioch, TN

#12 Sep 6, 2012
HUH wrote:
Bill Clinton fully supports Obama. I think that says it all. You can't disagree that Clinton supporting him is proof Obama is not all bad. Romney is the devil.
Actually he don't. They have a lot of difference , he just put them aside for the democratic party.
colonel

Elizabethton, TN

#13 Sep 6, 2012
yea slick willys found him another monica in oblowme
Greatness

Johnson City, TN

#14 Sep 6, 2012
To say that Clinton’s successes were because of luck is laughable at best. The guy is possibly the best politician of our time. He knows how to bring people together, which is more than I can say about current members of our government on both sides.

Clinton is the smartest man in politics, and it isn’t even close. When he comes to debate politics, it is the equivalent of bringing a rocket launcher to a watergun fight. The people debating him don’t stand a chance.

The Democrats are lucky to have him on their side, and the Republicans would welcome him in a heartbeat if he was willing to help them. We need more politicians like Clinton to fix the mess that we are in.

The thing I like about Clinton is that he is willing to work with both sides. There are too many politicians right now who won't compromise, no matter what the economical costs of that decision may be.

If nothing else, maybe is speech will wake up some of the less intelligent and stubborn politicians on both sides. It is time to do what is right for America, not just what gets you the most votes.
ConsiderThis

Johnson City, TN

#15 Sep 6, 2012
So, Clinton was just "lucky” because he didn’t have any major issues, yet Obama needs to be fired because he has faced numerous “unlucky” circumstances? Basically, some people don’t want to give one president credit for success because he was “lucky”, but at the same time they want to blame Obama because he was unlucky. Oh, and when someone mentions Bush's failures, the answer is "he was just "unlucky".

The hypocrisy is astounding.
Benny Hill

Fort Campbell, TN

#16 Sep 6, 2012
ConsiderThis wrote:
So, Clinton was just "lucky” because he didn’t have any major issues, yet Obama needs to be fired because he has faced numerous “unlucky” circumstances? Basically, some people don’t want to give one president credit for success because he was “lucky”, but at the same time they want to blame Obama because he was unlucky. Oh, and when someone mentions Bush's failures, the answer is "he was just "unlucky".
The hypocrisy is astounding.
Clinton was lucky, but I also gave him credit for being smart enough to change and back off his agenda. He did it and worked with Gingrich because the Dems lost a truckload of seats after his first 2 years. I will give him all the credit for being a skilled politician, but if you remember his first 2 years in office, he was following the wrong course. If he had not, the "Contract with America" would have never gotten off the ground.

Clinton was not a failure as one who governs. Obama is. He needs to go. He has not proven that he is willing to compromise, and he is on the wrong course. His skillset works better in academia, where you don't have to actually put ideas in motion. You just talk about them.
BOZO

Elizabethton, TN

#17 Sep 6, 2012
ehh,who cares about the past.we need some1 who actually likes the country,insteada this radical commi shyt
Benny Hill

Smyrna, TN

#18 Sep 6, 2012
Some of you are either too young or don't remember how unpopular Bill Clinton was after his first 2 years. He was much like Obama in that he was pushing his agenda of healthcare and "don't ask, don't tell" for gays in the military. After massive losses for his party in the 1994 midterm elections, he decided that it was in his best interest to compromise with Republicans. Obama has not backed off one bit.

Here are the 1994 results. Remember, this was before Monica, and lying to the Grand Jury.

House of Representatives, 1992 :

176 Republicans
258 Democrats

1994:

230 Republicans
204 Democrats

The House was only controlled by Republicans for only 4 of the previous 60 years, and Bill Clinton was responsible for the loss. The Republicans gained a record 54 seats. They increased their numbers by 30%.

Senate 1992:

43 Republicans
57 Democrats

Senate 1994:

52 Republicans
48 Democrats

The Republicans gained a majority and picked up 9 seats. They increased their numbers by over 20%. Remember, only 33 or 34 Senate seats are up for election every time. Not all 100 face re-election in any election. They serve 6 year terms.

Going along with Republicans on the Contract with America (including welfare reform), and the dot com bubble, made him much more successful.
History

Johnson City, TN

#19 Sep 6, 2012
You can remember history however you want, but the man has a 70% approval rating even after the whole impeachment fiasco. Apparently he impressed a lot of people with the work he did. Things were worse before he took office and they got worse after he left office. That tells you something about his abilities.

Taxes were increased on the rich while Clinton was in office. Most current Republicans would allow the country to go under before even considering a tax increase on their best friends and business partners.
Bronco Herschkowitz

Graysville, TN

#20 Sep 6, 2012
This discussion illuminates the difference between Clinton and Obama. Bill Clinton backed off on arresting Obama Bin laden, because of his concrns about legal issues, while presidient Obama, by his own direction, ordered that Bin laden shoule be killed.

Some people have problems with legalities. One of them was Bill Clinton. He seemd mucho aware of legalities.

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