It's Bill Clinton's Fault!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    As per Robert Scheer of TruthDig!

    "More damage to the American economy than any other president since Herbert Hoover..."

  2. Buddybrown

    Buddybrown New Member

    You mean more damage than Bush? How in the hell did that happen? I'm sure there are others here that would BEG to differ with you sir. :)
  3. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Yes ,,,, we all know that everything is Bush's fault.... everything.....
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Even stuff that occurred before his tenure.
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    No. That stuff is Reagan's fault.
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Ya, Reagan was a real meanie.
    He is credited with causing the collapse of the communist empire of USSR.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and telling the air traffic controllers to take a hike...and single-handedly reviving the jellybean industry...
  8. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Oh, I've no doubt there are those that would differ and that's who's puddin' I'm trying to stir!

    Seriously, even Robert Scheer would argue there were others at fault and he would be right. He's the author of a book entitled, "The Great American Stickup, How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street" so Scheer is by no means playing the partisan here.

    That's not entirely true and the myth is built around one that both republicans and democrats have used to their own ends. Democrats like it because they get to say Reagan in his quest to bring down the Soviets, armed the muslim radicals to the teeth and of course republicans can be the big military winner having had their man bring down the big bear. Both positions when you actually look at the document record, read the politicos there and otherwise analyze from the policy makers own writings, the truth begins to crack open the myths painted and used for political benefit.

    Reagan defeated the Soviet bear by arming the muslim radicals? He did do that but the policy was first established and started under Carter (a fact neither republicans or democrats want publicly discussed) and in fact the ground was likely set even before Carter took office. When you take the events in the timeline and even trace those individual events out, a whole other picture from the state mythology begins to emerge and you also begin to realize there is no 2 differing sides in the American political system.

    And while you are at it, you can also investigate the so-called deregulation of Reagan which is another myth both parties enjoy for self interest reasons spreading about. As per a piece from Oct. 2000' in the libertarian, free market website Mises Institute (not exactly pro democrat party) William Anderson now 20 years later reflecting on Carter and the subsequent mythology that had arisen said the following:

    And if you google "de-regulation President Carter" the real picture you'll find may do 2 things, if you love Reagan and hate Carter, you may be confronted with the fact that Reagan's de-regulation was a Carter policy continued and if you love Carter and hate Reagan de-regulation among other economic policies, you've only to blame yourself and that vote for Carter in 1976'!