Thursday, September 6, 2012

I Miss Bill

Despite his moral failings, when Bill Clinton looks at me through the camera, I trust him. Here's a representative sample from his speech last night as he nominated President Obama for another term:

In order to look like an acceptable alternative to President Obama, they couldn't say much about the ideas they have offered over the last two years. You see they want to go back to the same old policies that got us into trouble in the first place: to cut taxes for high income Americans even more than President Bush did; to get rid of those pesky financial regulations designed to prevent another crash and prohibit future bailouts; to increase defense spending two trillion dollars more than the Pentagon has requested without saying what they'll spend the money on; to make enormous cuts in the rest of the budget, especially programs that help the middle class and poor kids. As another President once said – there they go again.

And his summation says it all:
My fellow Americans, you have to decide what kind of country you want to live in. If you want a you're on your own, winner take all society you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibilities – a "we're all in it together" society, you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

I miss Bill.  I really do.



  1. I'm not sure how you can bash Paul Ryan for cheating, yet accept Bill Clinton for his little "dealy-o" back in the day.

    Confused by your logic there.

    Long story short, trust no politician.

    1. Concur that it's kinda illogical. Clinton cheated in a marriage, lied to cover it up, yet somehow I felt, well, safe when he was in charge of everything else.

      A good friend once reminded me that everyone has their blind spots...meaning that despite how good we may be, no one is 100% perfect. We just have to decide whatt traits and behaviors would be dealbreakers for us. And it ain't necessarily logical to others.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Gary/blog owner