Voters write about the Bush/Clinton Dynasty Question

I was reading an article about a question that was directed at Senator Hillary Clinton about the dynasty question and I thought all of those who gave comments gave thought provoking replies:

1. Some would argue, America should surrender its values to two Washington established and morally flawed families…it’s not what the framers of the Constitution intended and frankly if they could all vote today they’d vote against it.

2. The 22 Amendment: “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.”

We should not accept the Clintons’ end run around the US Constitution. Bill & Hillary Clinton should not be allowed back into the Whitehouse. Reject the Bush/Clinton dynasty,

3. Another 4-8 years of soap opera in the White House with Hillary and Bill! I can’t take it, but the advantage would be the return of the stolen furniture that Hillary took out when she left. The military secrets sold to China under Bill could continue under Hillary and help to balance our trade deficit. Seriously, how could we ever elect another Clinton to the Office of President. I don’t expect sainthood from our Presidents, but I do expect the White House, not the Frat House.

 4. … The Bushes and Clintons have the same policies about what really matters in this country : the privatization of the resources used for the public good. Social services, the military, the VA hospital, the roads, schools, the list is endless.

The Bushes and Clintons agree. And the corporate power and fuzzy line that separates it from government is the same.

If this Clinton is elected, we’ll have a further erosion of democracy in favor of privatization. Both families bow to the same people and get money in return.

Yes this power is concentrated. And yes, it is a dynasty.

5. I am troubled by the thought of Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton. While I admire Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the thought still crosses my mind that maybe it’s not a good idea to having this revolving-door presidency. Intuitively, there’s something not right about this, though I can’t finger what’s so wrong about it precisely. In the end, I try not to think about this that much.

6. I believe it is a dynasty, Bush/Clinton dynasty. Would she be running for the presidency if she weren’t married to Bill? if that was the case, how many of her current supporter would be supporting her? How am I going to consider her a separate being while she is claiming her experience is based on her years in the WH as a first lady? The only office she was elected to is the senate office she is occupying. By the time she ran for that office, “the inexperienced” Obama had been elected to a public office for almost a decade. In addition, her experience in the senate is as pathetic as it can get. Start with her vote for the war, “the most important vote in her career”, she screwed that up badyly. When you think she would learn years after that, she did it again by voting for drumbeat of war to attack Iran. How on earth one would be fooled by Bush twice and believe they are adequately qualified to lead the free world?

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3 Comments

  1. Posted January 12, 2008 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    The spirit of the 22nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution is to limit U.S. Establishment politicians to just two terms in the White House. Like George Wallace in Alabama during the 1960s who attempted to violate the spirit of the Alabama state constitution which limited the consecutive terms a governor could live in the governor’s mansion, Bill Clinton is violating the spirit of the 22nd amendment by using his wife as a third-term stand-in presidential candidate in 2008.

  2. Jim
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Yes, there is a politically interwoven Bush-Clinton dynasty in the works. No real historian will object at this point.

    The question remains: How much longer will Americans support an alternating two family control of the White House? Does each Clinton complement each Bush? Do they fit like Yin and Yang, black and white, Blue and Red?

  3. cwxwwwxdfvwwxwx
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch 😉


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