Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy is Back

So sayeth Bill Clinton.

The ex-president made the comment in a television interview when he was asked about one of the signature moments of the Monica Lewinsky affair over a decade ago. Back then, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton used the term "vast, right-wing conspiracy" to describe how her husband's political enemies were out to destroy his presidency.

Bill Clinton was asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" whether the conspiracy is still there. He replied: "You bet. Sure it is. It's not as strong as it was because America has changed demographically. But it's as virulent as it was."

Clinton said that this time around, the focus is on Obama and "their agenda seems to be wanting him to fail."

The beauty about political "change" is, if we wait long enough, it changes back.

Why does it have to be a conspiracy?

Why can't it just be a country where people disagree about the trajectory of the culture and where we exchange ideas and lobby for those ideas in the public square?

If the liberals don't like the invention of the boogeyman, they ought not use the strategy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"To date, supporters and critics alike say he's done a creditable job"