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Bill Clinton: Instigator Extraordinaire

Please just go away.

That's my message to former Carbuncle-in-Chief Bill Clinton.

Clinton, as quoted on abcnews.com, dredged up this tired accusation once again:

"...right-wing, radio talk-show hosts" kept people in "white heat" nearly 15 years ago before the deadly Oklahoma City bombing, Clinton today warned against similar anger in the age of Obama.

Rush Limbaugh picked up on this, and thoroughly dissected Clinton's hate-baiting.

"Bill Clinton ... just gave the kooks out there an excuse to be violent," Limbaugh told radio listeners today. "He just offered them an opportunity to be violent."
Now, obviously forgetting all of the disgusting, violent, hate-filled vitriol to which this country was subjected by the left for eight years of George W. Bush, it is obvious this mook realizes the only way to de-legitimize the peaceful and powerful Tea Party Movement is to brand them as things they aren't. And this is his way of indirectly painting these people as possessed with anger and the potential for violence.

Hmmm.

So how does he approach it?

On one hand, we have hundreds of Tea Party rallies consisting of tens of thousands of Americans nation-wide, all of which have been peaceful and sincere. Then we have an angry, mentally unstable freak-a-zoid, who bombed a federal building, killing 168 Americans in one of the worse terrorist attacks in our history (On Clinton's watch, mind you.).

Yup. The link is unmistakable, Bill.

This reminds me of a little story.

Mind you, I am NOT comparing this to the horrific events of that day, nor am I telling this to feel as though I am a victim of ideological hatred.

It's just something that happened which, for some reason, popped into my head when I heard this. Take it for what you will.

One night, sometime early last year, I went up to visit my friends, a married couple, in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Now, Jersey City is a jumble of different races, nationalities, and religions, all loud without any regard for others around them. (I once went to a Home Depot up there, and, with the 10 different languages being spoken at the same time, I thought my head would pop.) When the Presidential election was in full swing, you could not walk for 10 feet without seeing an Obama/Biden sign.

It is a liberal's wet-dream.

Anyway, my friend's wife and I went to a bar in Hoboken, which is basically a clean, young, upscale version of Jersey City, and no less a liberal's wet-dream. We had made plans to meet her husband there when he was done with work.

Now, for the record, I don't like "city" atmospheres. I'm not a fan of the general public, I don't like crowds, and unfamiliar places just, at least at first, make me uncomfortable.

This instance was no exception.

That said, we were having a great time, catching up over some Stoli-on-the-rocks and beer when I noticed someone across the bar yelling. As I know not a soul in Hoboken, I certainly didn't think it was directed at me, but as it continued, I glanced over, and sure enough, a bulky, uncouth black gentleman was pointing at me, yelling what, at first sounded like a football cadence, and intensely flashing his Manson-lamps at me.

After realizing that he was after my attention, I keyed in on what he was babbling about.

Seems that cool night, I, for no other reason than to just put on an article of clothing, had worn my coveted "Limbaugh Institute For Advanced Conservative Studies" sweatshirt.

Understand, I did not wear nor buy this shirt to showcase some en-vogue, leftist-type "Che Guevara" fake solidarity with anyone. I just, well, like the shirt.

"Hey! Yeah, you!" He bellowed. "Is that a Rush Limbaugh shirt you have on?"

A bit stunned, I actually had to look down to make sure.

"Yeah. It is." I said.

"Rush Limbaugh? That guy is a fucking asshole." He informed me.

"I don't know him personally," I said, "but to each his own."

Shaking his head, mumbling something about hating Limbaugh, he summoned the bartender over, and started pointing over at me, staring and giggling, apparently talking about the fact that they couldn't believe anyone could show up in their area, wearing something so disagreeable.

Mind you, I felt out of place where I was. For all I know, he had a posse at the pool table at the ready to get his back if anything untoward happened.

I just turned to my friend, and, still a bit stunned, said "What the hell is this about?"

She just shrugged her shoulders, and we continued with our night.

But, the more I absorbed what just occurred, the more incredulous I became.

Several thoughts ran through my head: Should I go over to him and confront him? Engage in a debate? Make a snide remark of my own?

And, as rage is admittedly one of the first feelings to flood my receptors, the one action that dominated my thoughts was to calmly walk over to him, and smash him in the head with my friend's very substantial beer mug.

But, not wanting to go to jail, and realizing this was his turf and not mine, we just finished up, and, as if on cue, my friend showed. So we left.

Thinking back on it, I could have made an issue about it. Talking, yelling, smashing, whatever.

But, the more I thought of it, the more I realized this nut was bothered so much purely due to a shirt, just my wearing it was that most effective way to torment this insecure goon. He felt it was acceptable to confront a complete stranger with anger just because I had the balls to openly disagree with his narrow-minded political pap.

So, in effect, I have to agree with Bill Clinton on this one.

Talk radio does produce in some people actionable hatred.

But it ain't on the Right.


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Comments (14)

I posted a link a few weeks... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I posted a link a few weeks back to an article about a study that concluded that many liberals lack he ability to understand other people's points of view. They lack the ability to empathize with other political ideas.

So it comes as no surprise that libs cannot tolerate conservative views. Not only do they see them as wrong, they cannot understand how anyone could possible hold such beliefs. They can only conclude that such beliefs are not honestly held but are held for purposes of greed or malice. Greed and malice are emotions the libs can understand.

Because the lib cannot understand the conservative viewpoint they cannot empathize with them as real people. Therefore they cannot form an understanding of how our rights can be violated by suppressing our political beliefs.

So it does not surprise me to hear that someone might be confronted by a stranger for wearing a Rush shirt. Just like the insensitive things that are said to me at work are understandable. For all the tolerance the libs preach they exhibit none of it.

Next ask Clinton about Waco... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Next ask Clinton about Waco.

You did the smart thing by ... (Below threshold)
Trump:

You did the smart thing by letting it go, but a beer mug up his skull would've taught a lesson he'd not soon forget. But that's a rough line to cross.

People tend to forget why T... (Below threshold)
James F.:

People tend to forget why Tim McVeigh went bonkers. If my memory serves me correctly he told people he was upset with the government for murdering those people in Waco. Clinton speaks of the talk inciting this but where did the talk come from and who was the culprits. Janet Reno and Bill Clinton. He used Waco to fend off his failures at the time. Look into the real truth folks!

Does ANYONE even listen to ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Does ANYONE even listen to Billy Bob anymore? Wonder if Barry does, and is still expecting that 10% 'bump' for signing the ObamaCare bill.

Talk about being two faced.... (Below threshold)
Stan:

Talk about being two faced. Clintoon lambasted "Walks On Water" every chance he got two years ago and now he cozying up to the most evil man that this country has ever had as President. Talk about blatant hypocrisy. Now that Barry is tanking in the polls, the left has decided to limber out the big guns in the form of Bill Clintoon and Jimmy (Peanut Brain) Carter. Well the sooner that these three idiots croak, it will be happy day in the USA. I am not talking about bumping them off, just the natural process of life.

If the hillbilly would shut... (Below threshold)
Roy:

If the hillbilly would shut his yap long enough, he would have heard this crap for the last 10 years.

If Janet Reno had not murde... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

If Janet Reno had not murdered those people at Waco, Texas the McVeigh bombing would not have taken place. I do not think they found any automatic weapons so they really had no reason to do what they did. The government developed a habit of killing its citizens without just cause as in the incident in Idaho. This is what happens when the incapable gain power in government.

172 dies in the Okc bombing... (Below threshold)

172 dies in the Okc bombing if you count unborn children

If you support Obama and hi... (Below threshold)
Mick Russom:

If you support Obama and his Regime, you support an Statist authoritarian who is an empty suit who speaks in platitudes who is beholden to the oligarchical collectivists and banking cabals. You are against freedom, liberty and our constitutional republic and the notion that all of our rights are inborn and are given by our creator. Some autocrat in Washington does not grant rights - the constitution simply enumerates them for added protection. The constitution also limits the Powers of the Federal Government yet an expansionist authoritarian view is used in modern times contrary to what Madison had intended. If you support Obama you support the biggest threat to our free will in our history, and when the last bastion of freedom in the USA falls, there is nowhere else to go.

Bill has all the room in th... (Below threshold)
poptoy:

Bill has all the room in the world to talk after what the Kenyan and his Chicago cronies did to his wife in the Primaries. Shut up Bill.

McVeigh might have found an... (Below threshold)
epador:

McVeigh might have found another reason had Waco not happened. Ruby Ridge, hell maybe even Wounded Knee. No excuse for Clinton and Reno, mind you, but when you start using an evil killer madman's logic to support your argument, you have lost touch with your humanity just a bit.

Bill who?... (Below threshold)

Bill who?

Clinton is an example of th... (Below threshold)

Clinton is an example of the Alinsky Warriors wanting to attribute their RAT (Rent A Thug) behavior to the Right. Alinsky did not tell them what to do if the people catch onto their game and that is what the UNION representing a lot of Americans, The Tea Party Movement is all about and we don't need Card Check because the Party of Destruction is driving people into the movement. They rewrite history to promote their agenda and indoctrinate rather than teach thought in school. Maybe they actually believe their deceitfl illusion or they are judging us in light of how they are with their RAT squads that physically attack or intimidate. We tolerated the intolerable physical rushing speakers at colleges and immigration riots incited by Leftists and now they want to say that we would be like these neandrathal level negotiators. They need to clean up their house before they EVEN START to worry about ours.

They rewrite history to promote their agenda and indoctrinate rather than teach thought in school. Maybe they actually believe their deceitfl illusion or they are judging us in light of how they are with their RAT squads (Rent A Thug) that physically attack or intimidate. We tolerated the intolerable physical rushing speakers at colleges and immigration riots incited by Leftists and now they want to say that we would be like these neandrathal level negotiators. They need to clean up their house before they EVEN START to worry about ours.




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