Where the “Lying Movement” Began….
Again, and again we stress the importance of character on this site. Had we examined Obama’s character, we wouldn’t be in the current mess we are in. But it started much further back.
We knew Bill Clinton was a “man ho” when he was elected; that is, if you had bothered conducting some rudimentary research.
As a Democratic presidential candidate in 1991-92, Clinton successfully fended off nagging allegations of marital infidelity, pot smoking, and draft dodging. He was elected President with 43 percent of the popular vote, becoming, at age 46, the youngest President since John F. Kennedy. After his election, Clinton promised to lead “the most ethical administration in history.”(1)
(Hmm, deja vu.)
So, here we are. On this day in 1998:
“I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time–never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people.Thank you.”(2)
Clinton’s public denial of his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky followed his official denial of the affair in his pretrial deposition on Jan. 17. The following December, for only the second time in history, the president was impeached by the House of Representatives. Though 50 senators charged the president with obstruction of justice and 45 charged him with perjury, the trial resulted in his acquittal in February 1999, removal from office requiring a two-third majority vote. (2)
Ya’ know, if maybe we had tried to correct our course as a nation, when we saw the consequences of electing a liar the last time….