Bill Clinton attacked Obama for his heresy about Reagan being an inspiration to him and that the GOP has had all the new ideas since 1992. Other than installation of a socialist health care system and retreat in the War On Terror, I'm not sure I know of too many "new" ideas from the Left. Here's the story:
Bill also hits Obama on GOP ideas
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 5:22 PM by Mark Murray
Filed Under: 2008, Clinton, Obama
PAHRUMP, NV -- Bill Clinton joined his wife in targeting Barack Obama's statement about Republican ideas, saying that his "legs fell out" when he read it.
"Her principal opponent said that since 1992, the Republicans have had all the good ideas," Clinton told a crowd in Pahrump this morning. "It goes along with their plan to ask Republicans to become Democrats for a day and caucus with you tomorrow, and then go back and become Republicans so they can participate in the Republican primary. I'm not making this up, folks."
He then asked which ideas were better in the last 15 years "than the new ideas I brought to Washington," outlining issue-by-issue where Republicans stood on his accomplishments.
"I can't imagine any Democrat seeking the presidency would say they were the party of new ideas for the last 15 years. But it sounded good in Reno I guess," he said. "So now it turns out you can choose between somebody who thinks our ideas or better or the Republicans had all the good ideas."
Now, I suppose that school uniforms (never implemented) and a variety of the other mini-issues that Clinton offered could be considered by the Left as "new" ideas, but I'd be curious to know exactly what "accomplishments" Clinton referenced at this event.
Did he simply rehash the GOP's Contract with America (Anti-crime laws, the Child Tax Credit, Welfare Reform, Tort Reform, etc), Free Trade, etc and claim those accomplishments as his own?
I seem to recall the Left going apoplectic each time that Clinton signed into law of these GOP ideas.
But, hey... I'm part of the (actual) reality-based community.
ARC: St Wendeler