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Bill Clinton Demands People Tell The Truth? That’s Rich.

Pointing his finger and sneering, Bill Clinton

Yesterday, Bill Clinton pointed his finger at Black Lives Matter protesters and shouted at them “Tell the truth!”

Instantly, it all came flooding back to me. I remembered why, way back in the 1990s, I spent a good deal of my time protesting against the policies of the Clinton Administration.

Bill Clinton’s face yesterday, framed with his pointing finger, was the same one that he showed when he insisted at a press conference, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky!”

Now, Bill Clinton is demanding that other people, rank and file African-American protesters, tell the truth. Oh, what a great paragon of truth telling Bill Clinton has been.

Okay, Mr. Clinton, let’s tell the truth.

Truth: As President, you were happy to target minority populations in order to satisfy your political strategy of triangulation. It wasn’t just African-Americans you went after. You loved kicking around gays and lesbians with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act.

Hillary Clinton applauded it.

But, those protesters yesterday were asserting that Black Lives Matter when you jabbed your finger at them, so let’s talk about that.

Truth: As President, you went along with the Welfare Queen mythology of the Republicans – a racist meme that blamed America’s problems on lazy African-Americans. You promised to “End welfare as we know it,” and you did. Did you lift people out of poverty in doing so? No. Income inequality continued to widen. You only took support away from impoverished families, adding a work requirement to temporary government assistance that ended up forcing large numbers of Americans to take minimum wage jobs, driving real wages for other jobs down – and those Americans in minimum wage jobs included a lot of young single mothers who ended up using most of their wages to pay for child care so that they could go to work.

Hillary Clinton applauded it.

Truth: As President, you continued Ronald Reagan’s War On Drugs, which was a terrible failure, but was built upon the racist idea that “super predator” African-Americans were inflicting drugs upon everyone else, and had to be stopped. So, Mr. Clinton, you approved new laws that created harsh sentences for possession of forms of cocaine disproportionately used by African-Americans, while leaving relatively soft sentences in place for possession of forms of cocaine disproportionately used by European-Americans. Drug use remains high. So does the rate of imprisonment of African-Americans. Now, when you learn that large numbers of European-Americans are getting hooked on opiates by irresponsible physicians and pharmaceuticals companies telling Americans that they don’t need to worry about addiction, you counsel understanding rather than criminalization.

Hillary Clinton applauded it, and has tracked right along with your hypocrisy on this issue.

There. I told the truth. Now you can jab your finger at me too, Mr. Clinton.

8 thoughts on “Bill Clinton Demands People Tell The Truth? That’s Rich.”

  1. ella says:

    “President Barack Obama says he has the power to allow illegal immigrants to be eligible for federal benefits through the guise of “prosecutorial discretion,” and that he will not enforce the law against them for being in the country, CNS News Editor-in-Chief Terence Jeffrey says in an editorial.”
    Breaking News at

    And the President that Clinton spent another 8 years in the office with is still espousing Clinton policies. Obama has complained about Bill and Hillary inferring in his office on many occasions, except when he wanted Hillary there.

    1. J Clifford says:

      New Smax: As much right wing extremism as you can shake a stick at.

      1. ella says:

        Be that as it may, if it is the truth, then it should be paid attention to. It has already been established that Obama wants to give full benefits to illegal immigrants beginning in 2017. Fox news should be left enough for you. “Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News.” In this case it was wrongly given, but how did that happen? These things cost the American people dearly. It is like people in jail illegally getting state and federal tax refunds.

  2. ella says:

    You know what has never been covered here? A list of things that Donald Trump said that were positive and meant to express a desire to help people.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      I’m sure Pol Pot also said a number of nice things too. I wonder why they were overshadowed.

      1. ella says:

        Donald Trump is a good person. You ought to read what Ben Carson says about him. Really I didn’t expect anything civil coming back. But you are a good bunch too. There have been so many lies and distortions concerning Trump that it gives people a headache just listening to it – or reading it. They were overshadowed by the lies and distortions that still go on – like Trump has quit the race. Yes there is a link to that – which goes nowhere, but just the headline will influence some people. What I have a hard time with is that all of the financial and economic indicators that noticeably went (go) up when Trump wins, go down when he loses, a primary – and that is not mentioned. In fact only the most negative of comments are available online in the first page of a search. Political cronyism really goes deep – and the President seems to swing a lot of influence too. This is not an ordinary election cycle in many ways.

        1. ella says:

          Positive quotes in a humorous way, that have been swept under the table. They are now buried under piles of words taken out of context – used to mislead. His true personality buried under media misinformation. Political from top to bottom – it is not right. That said, Trump does need to learn more about his subject. The Republican Party has not directed his as a leading candidate should be, to make it possible to follow through with the Party idiosyncrasies to win.

          “To under performing cabinet secretaries: “You’re Fired!”

          “To legions of unemployed seeking work: “You’re Hired!”

          “To military leaders stuck in three intractable conflicts: “You’re Mired!”

          “To workers on federal payrolls who need to be downsized: “You’re Retired!”

          “To rural residents waiting on high-speed internet: “You’re Wired!”

  3. Charles Manning says:

    J Clifford, I admire your skill in pointing out the Clinton hypocrisy. I was always a Democrat until the Lewinsky incident. Not only did Clinton lie to the whole world (not just his wife) and fail to apologize for what he did — the Democrats didn’t demand an apology or recognize the serious nature of Clinton’s conduct. So I stopped being a Democrat, even though I had become a local leader in that party, including running for office as a Democrat.

    Hillary Clinton could have made the same choice. She also could have divorced Bill. Instead, she evidently forgave Bill, even though Bill didn’t deserve forgiveness, and took advantage of the money and fame Democrats bestowed on the Clintons despite Bill’s deplorable conduct and lying. The irony is that Bernie Sanders joined the party and has earned money and fame by doing so. At least we can say that Bernie has distanced himself from the Clintons’ tainted legacy, and although not as good a spokesperson as Hillary, is a spokesperson for millions of voters, not a small coterie of millionaires and billionaires.

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