Just how much nerve does Bill Clinton have? A reminder:
McVeigh was motivated and upset by the Waco invasion of the Branch Davidian compound.
Attorney General Reno ordered tanks to be used against American citizens.
McVeigh was not inspired by [talk radio] rhetoric.
So the difference between Timothy McVeigh and Bill Ayers is what, level of success?
When Clinton was yammering about the danger of domestic terrorists, Osama bin Laden was planning 9/11, and Clinton wasn’t doing much.
A lot of people had forgotten… the shameful incompetence that led to the Waco massacre that — unlike the blamed Limbaugh, etc. — actually inspired Timothy McVeigh, but by bringing it up again Clinton is reminding people, and undermining the elder-statesman role he was trying to carve out. Bad move. Either he’s losing his touch, or they’re getting desperate.
Lies and smears aimed at their fellow Americans, for short-term political gain. This is who they are, and this is what they do. It worked better, however, when there were fewer alternative channels of communication, and when their character was less well-known.
I’ve always said we’d never hear the end of “Timothy McVeigh(tm),” who serves as dumb lefty tv panelists’ instant two-word comeback to pretty much everything (assuming they even get his name right, which they don’t half the time…)/inspiration for every other episode of Law & Order.
Maybe I was wrong…