Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’

Bill Clinton turns 65 today so here’s something Bill-related.  For those of you who are not familiar with The Onion (click here)  it is a satirical website that offers up opinions on any number of subjects.  (My favorite Onion headline was the one they posted after Obama was elected President “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job.” 

But check out this article they published back in January 2001, where then President-elect George Bush promises an “end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us.”  The article goes on to even quote Rush Limbaugh, “For years, I tirelessly preached the message that Clinton must be stopped,” conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said. “And yet, in 1996, the American public failed to heed my urgent warnings, re-electing Clinton despite the fact that the nation was prosperous and at peace under his regime. But now, thank God, that’s all done with. Once again, we will enjoy mounting debt, jingoism, nuclear paranoia, mass deficit, and a massive military build-up.” .(click here for full Onion article.) Happy Birthday Bill.

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