But the fact is, Clinton signed the
legislation that reversed Glass-Steagal, in essence, letting the genie
out of the bottle.
You have laid no foundation for "Glass-Steagel" equaling economic disaster.
I know that's generally accepted, but I haven't seen it.
What has Clinton said about GS?
He said signing that Communications Bill was a mistake, (I think) has he said similar about GS?
I don't know if you and I can effectively argue this.
Surely, neighter of us has read GS, so we're taking the pundits' word for it, (plural possessive)
but if there was lots of good stuff included in GS, ...would the Left have mentioned that?
Has Clinton said anything like, "It was the best bill I could get?"
I just don't know enough about it.
The Right wants to blame Clinton for the housing crash and a whoooole lotta Democrats
are thinking, "Yeah, Clinton was a slick guy" instead of defending him.
It's still true that Bush 43 made no
effort to re-contain the genie but Bill signed it.
still not sold on the GS equaling economic disaster.
say Bush's "hands off" policies were easily the top reason the economy
whistleblowers were told, "There's no problem,
Go back to what you were doing."
When I ask, "What's wrong with NAFTA?" people send me forty links.
Nobody knows what wrong with NAFTA, but they're very sure that it's Clinton's fault.
The very BEST I can "give him" is that
these deals were necessary in dealing with the Repug Congress
See? There you go.
anybody considered the possibility that Clinton got the best deal he
just to make a point - which modern Democrat president did better than
If we blamed Clinton for EVERYTHING BAD that happened on his watch,<>
and gave him HALF the credit for the GOOD things that happened on his watch,
wouldn't he still be the best modern president - by far?
Who else would even come close?
Further I think Clinton expected Gore
to be allowed to serve the Presidential term he (Gore) won
not go there...
He was, after all, only human and the
GOP had spent SO MUCH time rooting around in his zipper
One last Objection!
I don't stipulate that GS automatically equals economic disaster.
I'm guessing GS, with a "pro-business" president equals economic disaster.
But no matter how you slice it, Bill Clinton's name is on the bills that deregulated
the banking industry and led to the current meltdown. I hate it, too, but facts are facts...
Mark in Santa Rosa
I'm all for listing the facts.
Here's how I see the score
10 - Other presidents 1 each, Bush -3