Clinton’s action at that time has now given the current crop of Dems the ammo to point out that job growth in the 1990s was truly stunning. But it was the capital gains tax-cut, enacted by a Republican Congress and signed by Clinton that really unleashed the growth in the economy.
The triumph of the therapeutic, to use Philip Rieff's phrase, is near complete when the concepts of right and wrong are replaced by well and sick. In the Therapeutic Society, no one does wrong and needs to be disciplined.
As it is, now that Mr. Weiner has used Twitter to indulge his icky sexual proclivities and yet refuses to resign from his congressional seat, we’re again confronted with the new American reality: You don’t have to suffer the consequences of your actions.
The White House knows that new media activism poses a major threat to the deeply-flawed narratives that the administration depends on.
Often a scandal can be waited out. Viewers will grow tired, ratings will drop, news directors will instruct their staff to move on to other topics.
That loud crash you just heard off in the distance was the New York Times finally hitting the bottom of the barrel with an embarrassing but expected thump.
There's perhaps irony in that the very week that Weinergate hit the press, a federal appeals court in Atlanta heard arguments on the constitutionality of the biggest federal government power grab in our nation’s history – Obamacare.
Since my column last Sunday Congressman Anthony Weiner has confessed that he’s the one how sent the infamous “junk shot,” and an even more...”infamous” one has come to light since. There’s no point in going into the mia culpa, the pregnancy or any of the details that have been so ably covered by others, however there is one part of the scandal Id’ like to point out - the clean up.
A modern American politician's sex scandal reaches its inevitable political end.
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