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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    I too cannot understand why the Bush's are so kissy face with Obama and Bill Clinton.
    They are all a part of the same aristocracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    How was foisting Bill and Hillary Clinton on us "good for the country"? That's a real question, because in my mind THAT is HW's legacy - he gave us the Clintons.
    By doing - what? Sucking big time? What could he have done? You know, for a while after the Gulf War,
    his approval rating was in the *80's*. It was in the 20's and 30's in '92.
    He solved the S&L crisis - I guess, so well that everyone seems to have forgotten about it.

    He WAS - as Alan Simpson observed - willing to go back on a promise he made in 1988 to gain
    needed changes in the country which would hurt him politically in 1990. In 1990 no one had any
    idea who would be the Democratic nominee.

    I think he lost for a handful of reasons. One being Perot - I don't agree with the idea that the votes would
    have split evenly between the two. I think he drew MORE from Bush, largely from just looking at the
    people who ended up in Perot's corner. Another is - we DID have a recession from 1990 to 1991,
    which was accompanied by an oil spike (as a result of the war).

    But I also think it was - the voting public just doesn't like to keep a party in office more than eight years
    at least not since FDR and Truman, and it had been twelve. If Trump is re-elected, I'm guessing as closely
    divided politically as we are as a nation NOW - the following administration will be Democratic.
    ďIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds." Teddy Roosevelt

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