An Excellent Reason to Vote For Hillary Clinton

October 6, 2007 at 8:24 am | Posted in Bill Clinton, conservatives, corruption | 8 Comments

Via American Blog, one excellent reason to vote for Hillary Clinton as president is Bill Clinton. He reveals that his wife has asked him to be the Ambassador to the world, to restore America’s image after eight years of the most horrible foreign policy decisions probably in the history of our nation.

If Hillary Clinton wins the US presidency, Bill Clinton will be given the job of repairing America’s damaged international reputation, the former president tells the Guardian in an interview today.
Mr Clinton, 61, reveals that his wife has said she would ask him to “go out and immediately restore America’s standing, go out and tell people America was open for business and cooperation again” after eight years marked by unilateralist policies that have “enrage[d] the world”.

For the first time in his political life, Mr Clinton says, “ordinary US voters in the heartlands are concerned about who would be most likely to restore America’s standing in the world” in the wake of the Iraq war, lack of action on climate change and other policies.
“The average American knows instinctively that we have almost no problems in the world that we can solve all by ourselves,” he says. “And that, I think, is helping her candidacy, because people believe – I think rightly – that if she were elected she would quickly move to restore our standing in the world, and tell people there may be a few occasions when we have to do something on our own, but our strong preference is going to be to be cooperative.”

The collective effect of American unilateralism has been “to enrage the world at the very moment when we had more support than we’ve had in recent memory, because of 9/11”, Mr Clinton says.

The conservative right doesn’t give a damn at what others around the world think of us, to our utter detriment. They really can’t see the bigger picture, because they are stuck on their armageddon riff. They don’t realize that their armageddon prophecies are self-fulfilling. We’ve gotta stop that madness.

Budget Surpluses and Deficits in Graph

January 23, 2007 at 4:54 pm | Posted in American politics, Bill Clinton, Bush Administration, Democrats, George W Bush, Republicans | 22 Comments

For reference, read Joshua Marshall’s take. Note that the budget seems to go upwards with Democratic presidents, and generally downwards with Republican presidents. Now this is not to say that Republicans can’t manage a budget, necessarily, but it does seem to indicate that they have a harder time managing the national budget than Democrats can.

Racism and Bigotry Alive and Well in Your Congress America

December 20, 2006 at 1:38 pm | Posted in American politics, Bill Clinton, Congress, conservatives, Evangelicals, Mexico, Muslim, Religion, Republicans | 3 Comments

Representative Virgil Goode (not living up to his name) shows that racism and bigotry is alive and well in Congress. Just who is he trying to score points with? Which hearts is he trying to inflame? What fire is he trying to stoke? Continue Reading Racism and Bigotry Alive and Well in Your Congress America…

Republicans Pushed Moderates Away

November 10, 2006 at 2:53 pm | Posted in American politics, Bill Clinton, Christianity, Congress, Democracy, Democrats, Republicans | 9 Comments

The biggest thing, I think, to take away from this November’s election is this: Republicans pushed moderates away from their party. The irony of the Republican strategy is that they played to their base in their attempt to win the independent, moderate vote. What did Democrats do? They moved to the center and recruited former Republicans (such as Jim Webb in Virginia—he was the Navy Secretary under Ronald Reagan, who truly espoused the principle of moderate strong Republican. Can Bush claim any Bush Democrats like Reagan could claim Reagan Democrats?). This move to the center (similar to Clinton’s success of moving to the center), brought the Democrats victory. Now you’ve got another Republican considering leaving the Republican party. Lincoln Chafee is pondering leaving Republicans.

Chafee said he waged a lonely campaign to bring the party to the middle. He described attending weekly lunches with fellow GOP senators and standing up to argue his point of view, often alone.

Will Republicans learn from this and stop playing to the base? Will they stop tying religion into their political party? We shall see.

McCain: It’s All Clinton’s Fault!

October 11, 2006 at 3:31 pm | Posted in American politics, Bill Clinton, Iraq, King George, North Korea, World Events | 5 Comments

John McCain, showing he is interested in lowering his standards rather than keeping with his straight talk express, joins the Republican chorus blaming Bill Clinton for North Korea’s nuclear test this past Sunday. That’s right, Mr. McCain, because the past six years under Bush did not exist, right? Continue Reading McCain: It’s All Clinton’s Fault!…

The Truth About Who Advocated a “Cut and Run” Policy in Somalia in 1993

September 25, 2006 at 7:13 pm | Posted in American politics, Bill Clinton, Foxnews, Republicans, Revising History, Somalia, War on Terror | 5 Comments

Glen Greenwald has done a fabulous job on his blog to showcase the real culprits of the reduction of forces in Somalia in 1993. This past Sunday, on FoxNews (the right-wing propaganda machine) Clinton defended his actions in Somalia in the face of lies and false accusations.

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Bill Clinton Rips FoxNews!

September 23, 2006 at 2:57 pm | Posted in American politics, Bill Clinton, Foxnews | 7 Comments

Brilliant.

Bill Clinton is working hard in helping poor people around the world, raising to this point 7.3 billion dollars from various people, including from Richard Branson, who donated a whopping 3 billion dollars! So Clinton is doing good things. He is invited to Foxnews to talk about his good works, but…..well, this is Foxnews we’re talking about…..what is the first question? Think Progress has the transcript for the show to appear this Sunday. Read on….

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