When it comes Washington politics in 2013, whatever the question, the answer is Bill Clinton either in whole or in part. That will change by 2016 to Obama + or - Hillary.
Allow me to explain.
Idiot # 1, who contributed to the decline of the Republican party and the erosion of reasonableness in our gov’t process
Idiot # 2, who encouraged American indecency and individal irresponsibility... and in the process turned our gov't into a woosie.
[This post was initially made in the late fall of 2013, at the height of our Obamanation],
Back a few weeks ago I got several calls from people asking, “Mule, what the hell’s goin’ on in Washington? You worked there once. Are we goin’ to hell or what?”
Well when I left in 1992 it was in pretty good shape. ‘course we had the great communicator running the show for 8 years and then for 4 years George Senior, a former director of the CIA – and a pretty damn good combat pilot from WW II…
But then that big eared goof ball Ross Perot stepped up on an orange crate so he could look over the podium at us.
He started mumbling double-doodled gobbley shit while flashing charts about why he should be our next President. Despite what someone said who knew him well – “that midget’s fucking crazy” – people listened and took note of the charts. Larry King among others gave him a pulpit…. and the Democrats, now I don’t know this for a fact, but you got to think the Democrats poured money into his campaign. Hell I would have if I were a Democrat.
Perot never backed off running for President although he absolutely had no chance of winning… only chance he had was to keep the good George Senior from returning to the White House.
And that’s what he did.
Allowing that Arkansas bastard and Hillary to come to power…
I used to say the worst US President, certainly during my lifetime, was Lyndon Johnson. Bad in a way you could see. But then there’s Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. When you add in Hillary, Clinton I think now wins the race.
So you’re looking for what causes this enormous lack of leadership in Washington? …. connect the dots. Lyndon Johnson with his muddy-minded “Great Society” gave way eventually to Ross Perot and his loopy Napoleonic rantings and then it’s Billy ball with the lady on the broomstick.
David Maraniss’ wonderfully researched “First in his Class” about Bill Clinton’s formative years, points out that no one knows for sure who’s Clinton’s real father, probably not even Bill; because if you do the math you’ll see nine months before Bill was born, the man his bios says was his father was still serving in the Army in Europe.
But anyway, like Obama’s mystery travel to Pakistan, Clinton had some travel as a college student that he has never discussed.
Bill’s two roommates while at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar had unusually close connections with Soviet leadership… one I think even did a biography of Khrushchev. So it’s not surprising that young Bill in the winter of ’69-70 got the visas and money and whatever else was needed to make a trip to Moscow from England. What little we know about this trip is that, ostensibly, he was going to meet US Senator Eugene McCarthy who was planning on visiting Moscow for some little publicized reason.
But pls consider this. 1) At the time of Clinton’s visit to Russia, US service men were dying fighting Soviet proxies in South Vietnam, 2) Like his mentor, Clinton was certainly against our involvement in Vietnam and led anti-war demonstrations in the States before going to Oxford. Maybe he even led anti-war demonstrations in London before the Russian trip. 3) The KGB had a very successful program identifying and recruiting Anglo spies out of Oxford. You want to know how successful, google the net. 4) Clinton stayed at the Intourist Hotel while in Moscow during his week visit. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but wasn’t that hotel staffed by the KGB? And also correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t Soviet intelligence use sex provocateurs in their intelligence work? 5) Didn’t Clinton have a thing for young girls? 6) Don’t you suppose the Soviets knew what they had when Clinton came to town, maybe as their guest?
Why are we so surprised with President Obama’s lack of candor when Bill Clinton has never, ever said who he met during his Moscow visit? What did he do there in the winter of ‘69? Did he even see McCarthy? Would anyone suggest that young Bill had no contact with Russian women during his visit?
Here’s the point …I think with what I know, that Bill Clinton and Ms Hillary developed the highest reaches of the Democrat party to think that anything’s OK as long as you aren’t held accountable.
So Obama isn’t the chicken, he’s the egg.
And that egg’s rotten, that’s why Washington stinks.
I hope that helps answer some of your questions about why this gov’t ain’t so good anymore. And produces hircine nincompoop assholes like Democrat Harry Reid and Democrat Nancy Pelosi as our country’s significant leaders.