We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Wow. The name "Clinton" and "honesty" together in a sentence with positive overtones? I really think the world has "evolved". Or perhaps "flip-flopped" if you're not a Democrat.
In all seriousness, my sister LOVES the Clintons. Oh, they are so caring! She actually saw Bill arrive (late) for a speech, and when he entered the room, there was a elderly woman standing. He actually went over and helped her get a seat! It shows just how much he cares!
For what it's worth I laughed my ass off when she told me that story. For one, it's just common courtesy to give up your seat, which I do on the subway. Or a lecture. His taking the additional time to do that was hardly 'caring' and probably either a set-up (most likely) or purely political, recognizing the opportunity to win emotional points.
Secondly, I repeatedly remind her to not make rational decisions from an emotional standpoint. I like to remind her that as a young girl she was very active in the Pro-Life movement. It was a deeply emotional decision on her part, and even after I'd shifted my views a bit, she was extremely adamant about her position (which has now not shifted slightly, but radically, supporting all manner of tax subsidy for birth control and abortion 'rights'). Emotions send you over the edge, sometimes very negatively.
I've fallen in love with many things in my life, and been deeply engaged with them until taking the time to see how they impacted my lifestyle, then altered my relationship with them. I call it 'ruining the album' - kind've like when you got that new album and played it until you just couldn't listen anymore.
Politics is slightly different, but not too far. I think the love affair with the Clintons is almost over, but the media just haven't caught on yet. As much as media is a reflection of culture, it also tries very hard to shape culture, sometimes a bit successfully.
'The Clintons Represent a Style of Honesty That the Public Craves Right Now'. With "the Public" being defined as Mitt's 47% unemployed and on the dole, now closer to 50%, and headed for 55% with amnesty.
If you loved Clinton's style of "honesty" then you will enjoy deje vu when Mrs Clinton is elected in 2016. But since it seems likely we will be a deep depression by then and so far in debt we cannot dig our way out I say "What difference at this point does it make?”