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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was Bill Clinton a good president?
    In some senses yes-his idiotic gun bans and tax hikes got the GOP control of both houses for the first time in decades.



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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    One thing he was for sure, was a very good and skillful politician.


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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Clinton was clearly better than Obama and Bush, both 1&2, but not quite as iconic as Reagan, who somehow managed to re-ignite the country after Carter demoralized it.

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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I agree he was above average but i believe Eisenhower towers above the rest. It seems when republicans talk about great republican presidents they immediately bring up Reagan. But I do not believe Reagan is anywhere near the stature of Eisenhower. Coming out of WWII Ike was a beloved American hero and had one advantage that subsequent presidents did not in having an united country. I doubt we will ever in our lifetime see another president Ike.
    I agree, in my lifetime IKE is number one. It is also interesting to note when IKE was president way more Americans trusted their government than not. Today hardly anyone trusts their own government. One reason so many Republicans bring up Reagan is they weren't around during Eisenhower's time. It is hard to remember someone when you weren't even born yet. One tends to forget the 1957 and 1960 civil rights bills were passed under him not to mention the interstate highway system. Better yet is once he ended the Korean War we were at peace as a nation. IKE also had surpluses in two of his eight years where the national debt actually went down.

    He was a man respected by both parties and all of America. He worked across the aisle to get his agenda through congress having LBJ then the senate majority leader over to the White House at least three times a week. He respected congress and worked with them, not against them.

    I could go on, but yes indeed, he is the best president I have ever experienced, the nation too.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was Bill Clinton a good president?
    I voted yes, because of his actual work as President, not his personal life. If the question had been, "Was Clinton a good person for kids to emulate?" then my answer probably would have been different.

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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    One thing he was for sure, was a very good and skillful politician.
    They call him slick Willy for a reason. He was probably the most adaptive politician I have ever seen, and would work hard to get consensus with Congress (even Newt Gingrich gives him credit for working with Congress - after being pushed to overcome his staff's objections), although his staffers were more like Obama in their attempt to widen the divide between parties and still are doing that as talking heads in TV.

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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    His ability to work across party lines is a big plus. He wasn't perfect; but I'd take him over Bush or Obama.
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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    His ability to work across party lines is a big plus. He wasn't perfect; but I'd take him over Bush or Obama.
    He is definitely smarter than either of those two but less intellectually honest than W. He was more of a pragmatist than an ideologue and admitted he did some stupid things like his gun laws and tax hikes.



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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    He is definitely smarter than either of those two but less intellectually honest than W. He was more of a pragmatist than an ideologue and admitted he did some stupid things like his gun laws and tax hikes.
    Oh yeah. But he's a politician, either you have honesty or politics.
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    Re: Was Bill Clinton a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I disagreed with many things he did, and any one who does not disagree with every president on a fair number of things is a blind ideologue. However, I think he did a very good job of gettting most legislation right, he worked well with the other party, he was reportedly good at listening to other viewpoints and learning from them. Overall, a pretty good package.
    This. I couldn't have put it better.

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