eternal flame Wrote: Hillary and Bill met in college. Neither of them came from a very wealthy family (like the Bushes, for instance). They must have made it thru college with scholarships (like SMART people, not RICH people do). I can't remember all the stages it took for them to get to upper political circles, but when they did, they deserved it all, it was not handed to them on a silver platter like the Bushes always had.
While in office, the radical right-wing buzzards started every trick in the book (as usual) to try to destroy Bill Clinton. They set up one scandal after another, including the WhiteWater bulloney, they even had right wing preachers saying on Radio broadcasts that Hillary & Bill were actually "witches" and GOP started rumors about socialism, the death of Vince Foster, (which was actually a suicide) & the Paula Jones "yuk" phase. The right wing actually paraded that girl around like she was a saint, when her body was plastered all over Playboy magazine. (12 naked photos of her). The right wing Witch Hunter actually arrested an aide of Clinton's (Susan McDougal) & held her in a tiny prison cell, keeping her chained to her bed without even a book to read, trying to force her to "confess" to some weird thing, but she wouldn't LIE, even under torture. BUT they also arrested her husband, & he DIED in his jail cell, due to the right wing obsession about trying to "get some dirt" on the Clintons.
Then there was the phoney "Monica "affair" -- where the silly GOP actually "impeached" Clinton, but when all was said & done, there were FAR MORE Right Wing GOP having affairs with their aides & secretaries (like Henry Hyde & Newt Gingrich) -- so finally the GOP had to admit Clinton was NOT GUILTY. I repeat NOT GUILTY. So then Clinton got another 4 years in office. But apparently there are "high costs" in defending yourself from crazy insane lawsuits, so by the time they left office, they WERE nearly destitute. (You will note that there is NEVER even ONE GOP who leaves office being nearly destitute, since the GOP always has hundreds of crooked things going on with the stock market & insider trading, plus starting wars in the middle east to steal OIL, which generates huge profits. (Plus the many "genetic" rewards that come from being Born Rich).
Notice that the only candidates for President that leave office POOR are Democrats. Since they are actually "honest" men while in the Oval Office, but the greedy corrupt Republicans always magnify their fortunes, thru back-room deals & "using the power of the Presidency" which are supposed to be illegal and in poor taste. Another example of a good man leaving the White House POOR, is Jimmy Carter. A very good man, who often taught Sunday School, was born in a poor family, had been a peanut farmer, & been in the nuclear dept of the Navy. He did the noble thing & turned his peanut farm over to an independent party while in office. That person drove the farm to bankruptcy, so Carter was broke after being POTUS.
The usual GOP perverts did everything they could to "ruin" Jimmy Carter, who did nothing wrong, but meanwhile the Repubs had decided to "rig" the election in favor of Reagan. They bribed the Ayatollah of Iran (an enemy nation) to hold US hostages 444 days, just so Carter could not get any credit for getting them released. (Polls said if Jimmy had gotten them released earlier, HE WOULD HAVE WON). So GOP envoys bribed IRAN to keep our own embassy staff hostage a few extra months, just so Reagan would win election. To make this deal with IRAN, Reagan had to offer him several of our Hawk missiles & other armaments. This is not only a violation of federal law, it is officially called "Treason." But that didn't stop Ronnie.
So sweet little Jimmy Carter, never did anything wrong, & the GOP committed "election fraud" & even "Treason" to be sure that Reagan got into the Oval Office for the next 4 years. Yep, the crooked GOP never work for the good of the People, they only look out for themselves, & getting RICH from the highest office in the land. This usually means WE the PEOPLE are getting screwed out of OUR money, & getting stuck into fighting more corrupt & unnecessary WARS -- just to fill the OIL coffers of the greedy Republicans. -- When will we ever learn?