In their current campaign to secure a third term in the White House, in violation of the spirit of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which limits U.S. Establishment politicians who become the U.S. president to two terms in office), the Clintons are claiming that a third Clinton Administration in Washington, D.C. will bring democratic political “change” to U.S. society. Yet as the following historical column items from Downtown indicate, when Bill Clinton was the U.S. President during the 1990s the Clintons failed to bring democratic political change to U.S. society:
61 Days Before 1996 Chicago Dem Convention: Where’s The Change?
According to a June 1996 CNN-Time poll, Bill “Whitewater” Clinton’s lead over Dole dropped from 16 percent to 6 percent in June 1996. Yet Bill Clinton still hasn’t offered to have a pre-convention TV debate with Ralph Nader to explain why Ralph shouldn’t be allowed by the Media Monopoly to replace the Clintons in the Oval Office in 1997. Nor has the Clintons’ Administration pushed a federal gay and lesbian civil rights bill through Congress—61 days before the 1996 Chicago Democratic National Convention.
(Downtown/Aquarian Weekly 6/26/96)
26 Days Before 1996 Chicago Dem Convention: Where’s The Change?
African-American unemployment remains high. Yet the Clintons govern like a GOP president, denying welfare to the poor, and empowerment to African-Americans—26 days before the 1996 Chicago Democratic National Convention. Bill Clinton apparently wants to get re-nominated [in 1996] without debating Ralph Nader. But, according to The Activist’s Almanac by David Walls, Washington Post Magazine described Ralph as “the only universally recognized symbol of pure honesty and clean energy left in a culture…shot through with greed, cynicism and weariness.”
(Downtown/Aquarian Weekly 7/31/96)
Next: Where Was The “Change” During The Clintons’ First Two Terms?—Part 23