"What we learned from Oklahoma City is not that we should gag each other or that we should reduce our passion for the positions we hold - but that the words we use really do matter, because there's this vast echo chamber, and they go across space and they fall on the serious and the delirious alike. They fall on the connected and the unhinged alike," he said.My recollection is that Oklahoma City was about Clinton's attorney general Janet Reno burned the Branch Davidian compound to the ground resulting in the deaths of 76 men, women and children exactly 2 years earlier. At least that's what the perpetrator (who's name shall never be spoken or written by me) claimed was his motivation. I don't think there was any political movement there at all.
The bomber was hoping to incite revolt against the government. I haven't seen any of the tea party people committing violence - just some democrats who apparently don't feel people with different opinions should be allowed to voice them.
So, if one wants to claim that the perpetrator was unhinged, perhaps there is some common element in OK City and Bill's statement. Everything else is just completely manipulative and pejorative deceit. But what else might we expect from Clinton?
What Bill's statement says to me is: "My government is responsible for the OK City bombing because we should have known by burning down the Waco compound, we would incite some nut job to blow up a government facility."
Or perhaps I am misreading this and he is actually advising the deeply, deeply troubled democrat haters to head a conservative principle and take responsibility for their actions. Meh, somehow I doubt it.
Way to go Bill. I am perfectly happy holding the bomber and his accomplii accountable for their actions, but if you and Janet want to join them in hell, go right ahead.
OK City bomber summary