How do I feel about the Clintons?
I first started writing this when the GOP ruled, but don't assume I am a disgruntled "liberal", though some of my pages are about exclusively about Bush (Jr). I was not or am not a supporter of Clintons and my review of the Obama administration is a work in progress. But lets talk about the Clintons.
Our representatives work for we the people. So they must prove themselves.
A low point for the Clintons would be Waco, his predecessor Bush Sr. had Ruby Ridge in 1992, a scandalous siege involving American citizens. Bill had to know better, even if he just taken office on January 20, 1993 and the siege started on February 28, 1993 and ended very violently April 19, 1993. Ruby Ridge wasn't in the distant past. He might not have started (been in on the planning) it but still could have handled the whole matter differently (1). No matter how strongly we disagree with a person point of view they still have rights.
Bill Clinton said at a town meeting in North Carolina in April 1994 "No one ever, even my toughest enemies, my strongest opponents, never suggested that there was a hint of scandal in my administration," he also said "No one has accused me of abuse of power in this job, and no one will, either. You will not be ashamed of what I do as president." (2 ).
Soon after and before Clintons reelection bid , the White House Counsel's Office drafted a "task list" of scandals that could upset Clintons reelection bid, thirty nine scandals were listed (3 ).
A few scandals are
Chinagate involved the sale of military equipment by Loral Space and Communication and Hughes Electronics to China and whether campaign donations played a role in presidential approval of this deal s "uncertain" (can't be proven)(4 ).
Nationalist conservatives wailed at the top of their lungs. They must have been worn out, because a few scant years later under a new administration, nothing much was said when a defense plant in Valparaiso, in Indiana was sold to the Chinese. According to a news account "An important U.S. high-tech manufacturer is shutting down its American operations, laying off hundreds of workers and moving sophisticated equipment now being used to make critical parts for smart bombs to the People's Republic of China (PRC)," (5). This is brought up because it really shows the nationalist mindset.