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1 The Bill Clinton Years!

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3 Traditional Stereotypes Democrats/Liberals Republicans/Conservatives “Tax and Spend”“Favor the rich” government action government is the problem can be the solution government spending cut government spending is necessary taxes are necessary cut taxes government regulation cut government regulation is necessary

4 Democratic Party Changes 1960s-1980s 1.Loss of South 2.Reagan shifts the electorate to right 3.Crushing loss in Deficit 5.Tax Revolts 6.Perceived failure of Great Society and Reaganomics

5 Democratic Party Changes New Democrats Socially liberal Fiscally Conservative Pro-Business Government has limited, but important role Democratic Leadership Council (DLC)(DLC)

6 The New Politics Democrats Liberalsvs.Centrists New Deal/Great SocietyDemocratic Leadership Council pro-laborpro-business maybe protectionistfree trade socially liberalsocially liberal activist governmentlimited, but important, government role Members: Sen. Walter MondalePres. Bill Clinton Sen. Ted Kennedy (MA)VP Al Gore Sen. Harry Reid (NV)Gov. Mark Warner (VA) Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA)Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA)Sen. Barack Obama (IL) Gov. Bill Richardson (NM)Gov. Jennifer Granholm (MI) Sen. Robert Byrd (WV)Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS) Winner: Centrists

7 The New Politics Republicans Moderates vs. Conservatives pro-choiceanti-abortion balanced budgetbalanced budget socially liberalsocially conservative small, but active, government government is the problem Members: Gov. George H. W. BushPres. George W. Bush Mayor Rudy GiulianiVP Dick Cheney Sen. John McCain (AZ)Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) Sen. Richard Lugar (IN)Rep. Newt Gingrich (GA) Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)Rep. Tom Delay (TX) Gov. Mitt RomneySen. Mitch McConnell (KY) Sen. Chuck HagelJustice Antonin Scalia Winner: Conservatives

8 1992 Clinton 43% Bush 37% Perot 19% The electoral map

9 Was Clinton a New Democrat? Gays in the military Health Care Budget “Triangulation” and Welfare Reform Trade

10 Clinton’s Legacy? 1. Economic World Order Building NAFTA: North American Free Trade AgreementNAFTA FTAA: Free Trade Area of the Americas APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic CooperationAPEC WTO: World Trade OrganizationWTO

11 The Trust Issue (s) I did not have sexual relations with that woman… I did not inhale… What is Whitewater… Paula who…

12 Clinton Haters American Spectator Regnery Publications

13 Whitewater-Lewinsky Chronology I WhitewaterVince Foster Estates story suicide (NY Times)(July 93) investigation;Atty GenRobert Fiske (1994) files disappearRenomid-1994 Kenneth Starr appointsStrategy: find Independent anyone who Clinton Counseltold about finances American SpectatorDavid BrockPaula goes public; Paula’s lawyers “Arkansas project”Story aboutsues PresidentClinton enemies “Paula” Clinton Arkansas Rivals

14 Whitewater-Lewinsky Chronology II Nov Affair ends Clinton begins 1997 Affair with Lewinsky Jan 1998August 1998Starr report Jones’ lawyers Clinton testifiesSept 1998 get a tip;Starr’s Grand Jury; ask about Lewinskydenies affair Jan 1997 USSC rules; Reno gives Starr Starr gets tapes Impeachment Legal to sue a approval to of Lewinsky-Tripp proceedings President investigate conversations begin Clinton-Lewinsky Dec Jan 1998 Clinton and LewinskySenate deposed in civil trial;acquits deny affair1/99

15 Lewinsky Gate Comparison to other scandalsComparison Whitewater Estates Vince Foster

16 David BrockPaula Jones

17 The Evidence and the Prosecution Monica LewinskyKen StarrKen Starr

18 Articles of Impeachment Article One: Perjury before Grand Jury –Passed House; rejected by Senate Article Two: Perjury in Civil Suit –Rejected by House Article Three: Obstruction of Justice –Passed House; rejected by Senate Article Four: Perjury in Questions to Judiciary Committee –Rejected by House


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