Letters from the Lunar Outpost

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
- Plutarch, Greek Essayist and Biographer (46-120 A.D.)

I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky

I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky

We were all hoping Obama would turn out to be the moderate, bi-partisan, compromise-minded candidate he sold himself as during the presidential campaign, but by the time Obama had engaged in an orgy of more new government spending in his first nine months than Bill Clinton managed in all his eight years in office, we knew we were screwed. It’s sad too, because I remember the tears in my eyes, so proud to be an American as I witnessed Obama’s inauguration and the swearing in of our first black president.

It’s been such a disastrous two-and-a-half years since then that at least a half-a-dozen times I’ve spoken with Republican friends and we would compare this current Democrat to the last Democrat president and marvel at what a strange feeling it was to be a Republican longing for the good ol’ days of Bill Clinton!

Obama the Elitist Snob

Voters are stupid and misinformed when they don't vote for my party.

I don’t think most of us knew how good we had it back then, to tell the truth. Like the current president, Bill Clinton was handed a harsh rebuke by the voters two years into his presidency in the form of a Republican landslide during the midterms, but unlike Obama, who attributed the voter backlash against him to voters being stupid and misinformed, Bill Clinton never underestimated the intelligence of the American people. Bill Clinton was a guy who would listen when the people spoke.

The Republican-controlled Congress handed Bubba the first balanced budgets in 30 years (and probably the last we’ll ever see in our lifetimes) and instead of demanding a budget laden with more pork and more government spending than what the Republicans were offering, Bill Clinton signed those balanced budgets into law. Bill Clinton was a guy who knew that lower taxes, not more government spending, is the best way to stimulate the economy and when Republicans drafted the most comprehensive reform of the welfare state since it’s inception, Bill Clinton got on board with Welfare Reform, to the consternation of many in his party.

Clinton Thumbs Up!But almost as refreshing as it was to see a politician who could actually listen to the voters and respond to their demands, Bill Clinton was also just a fun guy to have in office. I can remember Phil Hartman playing Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live, and those were some of the funniest skits in the history of the show. The way Bubba could flash his thumbs up to the American people, you knew he was full of shit, but with a wink and a nod, you knew that he knew you knew he was full of shit, too!

“Hey baby, it’s just politics, and I’m just playing the game.” And he was one of the best there ever was at it.


Slick Willy – I’ll say it right now, how I miss having you as our president.

From back in the day, here’s a little tune I put together for you, Mr. President:

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6 Responses to A Bit of Nostalgia for Bubba Clinton

  • Good article. Clinton’s like a dog that tries to hump everything. You can’t hate him for it. It’s almost endearing. It’s just in his nature. Juanita Broderick or Kathleen Willey might disagree. Vince Foster or Ed Willey were unavailable for comment.

    • Definitely, he was a dog, and there was something endearing about him. I wonder how many (if any) of us men can claim they don’t have some Bubba Clinton in them.

      When he got impeached for lying to a grand jury, he was guilty, but when the self-appointed morality police came out and condemned Bubba for his adultery, how many of those who were casting stones can claim they were above any reproach? How many can claim they never left the first wife for greener pastures? How many can claim they never once transgressed? And for those who can honestly answer “no” to the first two questions, how many can claim they never once had the very thought of infidelity cross their minds?

      Not sure I can subscribe to the notion, but The Bible tells us the very thought of the sin is as much of a sin as the act itself. So for those casting judgment, lest not ye judge, for those casting stones, how many of you do not live in glass houses?

  • Same goes for Nixon, he fell short of a lie too. Jesus said to the accusers of the woman caught in the act of adultery,”He who is without sin cast the first stone”. All of her accusers dropped their stones. Only Jesus Christ was without sin, he could of picked up a stone and stoned her and stoned all the others for their sins, too. But God is so rich in forgiveness that he showed her compassion and said where are your accusers and she said they are gone, and Jesus said I too don’t accuse you, go and sin no more.

    ROMANS (3:23-24)- 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 24 Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

    Note: I don’t get tied up in politics, I know that God is in complete control of all things. Plus I have had my right to vote taken away, due to my felony (possession of a controlled substance). God has forgiven all my sins, but mankind keeps a record of past sins. Case in point we still talk about Clinton, Nixon and all their faults, or whoever is in the public eye. But we must take the log out of our own eyes before we can help take the speck out of our friends and brothers eyes. We must forgive other peoples sins because we all need forgiveness for our own sins. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

    God bless,

  • I know what you mean about wishing Obama were more like Slick Willy, so that the point is to highlight what we liked about him, but let’s also not forget that Clinton didn’t just sign the Republican budgets into law immediately. He first shut down the government in protest (twice) and used the leftist press to convince the public it was the fault of Gingrich and the GOP. Then, he signed into law pretty much the same budgets he had vetoed, taking credit for having “forced” the GOP into balancing the budget fairly.

    That bit of political stagecraft led to (1) Bush-era Republican Congresses driving up the debt to avoid government shutdowns, (2) Neocons (left-wing RINOs) keeping control of the GOP, and (3) the Democratic Party staying viable enough to nearly double the debt from 2007-2012 and elect a president in 2008.

    Of course, reaction against all of that fueled the Tea Party movement, too, but 1994’s Republican Revolution might have done the same thing earlier had Clinton & the leftist press not been so effective in demonizing Gingrich & the GOP over their balanced budgets.

    Not to mention the part where he was a one-man war on women.

    • Amazing how the media was able to pin the shutdown on Gingrich and the GOP in the public’s mind, and at the very same time, have most people believe that Clinton balanced the budget when in reality, he signed the budgets the Republican Congress handed him.

      Great analysis on the effects of that shaming in the media, I’d always just lamented the six years of Bush and the big government-loving GOP-controlled Congress and simply thought the party had lost its way, never really tried tracing it back to its roots like that.

      • The party losing its way was surely a big part of that. In Texas and the primaries, Bush Jr. seemed more Reaganite than his father, but he wasn’t remotely Reaganite enough. Instead of the 1994ers pushing aside the neocons, neocons persuaded some of the squishier 1994ers away from Reaganism by mischaracterizing Reagan’s grudging tolerance of deficit spending. Clinton-era Republicans then put the fear of the mainstream media (MSM) into successive generations. Worm-tongued neocon election consultants advised many Reaganites they had to be “patient” (ahem, spineless) with their conservative ambitions or get voted out in favor of Dems. Later, there was a plague of RINOs who ran as conservatives, but governed as the big spenders they really were.

        So instead of losing power after 1994, neocons solidified their control of the GOP. The Tea Party is now attempting to rectify that situation. But hanging over all of that, and perhaps driving it, was the threat that the unscrupulous press could make voters believe even the biggest of lies, particularly on racism and limits to the growth of spending. It was demonstrated most unashamedly during Clinton’s budget crises.

        Mass communication has changed since then, so I’d like to think MSM’s propaganda power is waning. But enough independents still believe Herr Comrade Obama’s lies that it’s clear exposing the truth is going to take a lot more work. Thanks for doing more than your share of it!

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