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Thursday, November 03, 2005


Clinton Busting is a Growth Industry
Last Week John Armor, reporting on NewsBusters wrote:

Clinton Lies Again, Press Misses It Again

Posted by John Armor on October 30, 2005 - 17:52.


Former President Bill Clinton added his comment to the praises for Rosa Parks, now lying in honor at the Rotunda of the US Capitol. In making his statement, he told another lie, like his claim about black churches being burned in his community when he was growing up.

It was many months later that some enterprising reporter bothered to check the facts and found out that there were no black churches burned then in Arkansas. That fact was reported, but it never caught up with the original lie that Clinton told. As Mark Twain correctly observed, "A lie can go around the world before the truth gets its trousers on."

The latest Clinton lie, however, required no research to expose it. Here is what he said, from the AP story about Rosa Parks:

Clinton said he was 9 years old when Parks refused to give up her seat. and he and his friends "couldn't figure out anything we could do since we couldn't even vote. So we began to sit in the back of the bus when we got on."

Source: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1512134/posts

Hellooo. Hope, Arkansas, was a town of less than 9,000 when Bill Clinton was growing up there. Towns that small do not have public bus systems. So, he had to be talking about school buses. At that time, the school system in Hope was racially segregated. There would not have been any black students on the bus, relegated to the back of the bus. [See Comments about Clinton living in Hot Springs in 1955]

An observant reporter might have included those two facts, about no public buses and the school buses being segregated like the schools were, along side of Clinton's statement. But, asking AP reporters to be observant is, perhaps, a bit much.

So, Clinton was lying, again. Why did he do it? First, this is a lifelong pattern. The spotlight must always switch back from whatever is the subject at hand, to Bill - his life, his times, his ego, himself. Note that this statement neatly does that.

The second reason was stated by an Arkansas politician, familiar with Bill, during the 1992 presidential campaign, "Bill Clinton would rather climb a tree to tell a lie, than to stand on the ground and tell the truth." Lying is in his nature, and always has been. He lies even when it is not particularly necessary.

The last point is obvious to anyone who was once a boy who got into a fair amount of trouble. We all sat in the back of any bus because it was easier to get away with stuff when you were as far as possible from the view and supervision of the driver. Bill was just taking an ordinary situation and trying to turn it into something that made him look good. But any way you scratch it, Bill was lying again, and the press was giving him a free ride again.

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I responded to John:
John:

I'm sort of an aficiadano of Clintonlies, so when I read your Rosa Parks post it rang a bell.   Sure enough, from my archives I  find:

Courage and Fashion
Joseph Sobrans
May 4, 2000
http://www.terpsboy.com/archives/001168.html
<snip>

"On the other hand, as usual, there is Bill Clinton. Clinton is a perfect specimen of bogus courage - the sort of guy who says things that are now safe and even fashionable with an air of jut-jawed determination that suggests he would have said them when they were not only unfashionable, but dangerous to espouse. In fact he has even told us that when he was nine years old, he and his little friends, in solidarity with Rosa Parks, rode in the backs of buses in Arkansas!"
Clinton lives in his own universe, of which he is the center.

Regards,

Rodger Schultz
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical


John replied ,  " Rodger,  apparently this is not only an easily debunked lie, it has been one for at least five years and has whiskers on it. Good get.  Things don't change with the Clintons." 

How right he is.  I'm listening to Linbo just now, and hear that Slick again repeated this BS at Park's funeral service yesterday.  Rush asked, "didn't he tell this story before?"  Yup, he did.
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Rodger, you're such the intellectual bomb! (in a good way) joyce :)
 
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As much as I despise Bill Clinton, your facts are in error. He was born in Hope, but raised in Hot Springs, Ark. That town did have a bus service and we all rode it at an early age.
 
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Roger's story still stands. Clinton was such white trash that they made him ride on the bumper, he never saw the inside of a bus.
 
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That's a good comment ... Clinton did move to Hot Springs when he was 4, and I trust your vouching for a bus system.

I still don't believe him. Clinton's entire life is summed up in Sobran's reference to Parks.

"On the other hand, as usual, there is Bill Clinton. Clinton is a perfect specimen of bogus courage � the sort of guy who says things that are now safe and even fashionable with an air of jut-jawed determination that suggests he would have said them when they were not only unfashionable, but dangerous to espouse. In fact he has even told us that when he was nine years old, he and his little friends, in solidarity with Rosa Parks, rode in the backs of buses in Arkansas!"

And, he is the pathological liar who also falsely claimed too have witnessed Negro churches being burned in Arkansas.
 
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And Clinton and everyone else at Park's funeral forget that the Democrats enacted and enforced those laws.
 
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I must disagree with your headline. It should read "Clinton lies again, Media choses to ignore it again".
 
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All y'alls missed the most important point of all: Bill Clinton was the first black president!

Proving once again how liberals exist in an alternate reality. joyce
 
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And Clinton and everyone else at Park's funeral forget that the Democrats enacted and enforced those laws.


Fuckin' A Right Bubba.

It was all I could do to sit there quietly sitting on my hands and watch the parade of lying liar plantation overseers step up to the podium to gently pat each little black head.

There, there now...that's a good negro.
 
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If a white person sat in the back of a bus he was corrected before he got off. In 1951 we were drafted and sent to Camp Gordon. Us northern kids went to the back of the bus. On getting off the bus driver told us , "You boys, don't ever sit back there again.". I immediately knew that he meant. The other kid said "WTH why not".
 
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