Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Clinton Domestic Directive

According to the former president:
"By all means keep fighting, by all means, keep arguing," he said. "But remember, words have consequences as much as actions do, and what we advocate, commensurate with our position and responsibility, we have to take responsibility for. We owe that to Oklahoma City."
I for one welcome this new era of personal responsibility for elected officials, journalists and politicians over what they say and look forward to holding them to account. Here's one already.. a birther mayor--not very productive.

Here's another. Of course, he's only a comedian.

How about Clinton himself, who mentioned the word "terror" or one of its derivatives 12 times in his CFAP speech on lessons learned from April 19, 1995, apparently violating a previous soft edict from Obama on toning down the hostile impact of that word when it's applied to Islamic (radicals who do terrorizing things). Words matter!

OK, there's a point here. Rhetoric can inflame. But the left needs to understand that it's not only conservative rhetoric, it's everyone's rhetoric. Until luminaries like Clinton and Obama come down off their high horses of absolute moral authority the situation is not likely to change. Wait, unless no change and more chaos is the ultimate goal--why, such a thing would be near-treasonous (er, sorry, not very nice).


John Salmon said...

Clinton's just trying to rev up the Democratic base for the elections this fall. He knows how ugly things look for his party.

A.C. McCloud said...

John, agreed--which really doesn't say much for our former president if he would deliberately try to tar a large group of Americans as potential terror instigators just to win an election. And after hearing what Morris suggested in the 90s I have no higher opinion of him either.