I give Bill Clinton a lot of credit as it relates to the Democratic Party especially because he essentially saved the Democratic Party and kept it as a national party that remained competitive at the presidential level. And thanks to George W. Bush and Barack Obama the Democratic Party wins back Congress in 2006 and have retained control of the Senate since 2007 even though they lost the House in 2010 and the Democratic Party has been able to do these things because they are no longer seen as a Far-left Social Democratic Party.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Bill Clinton, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation: Video: Governor Bill Clinton's 1992 Democratic Nomination Speech: New Democrats Take Power in the Democratic Party
Before Bill Clinton became President of the United States, Liberal Democrats were seen as tax and spenders, soft on Crime, soft on defense, soft on welfare, anti-private enterprise, anti-success, anti-wealth, pro-centralize power, "that the Federal Government had all the answers to America’s problems". We were seen as anti-American, Unpatriotic anti-religious and fiscally irresponsible, deficits don’t matter.
Bill Clinton put liberalism back on the map in the United States as a positive force for change and made it a mainstream political philosophy, because he was able to put aside the false negative stereotypes that had been suffocating liberalism the previous twenty-five years. And was able to show Americans, that it wasn’t about government doing everything or nothing. But that government should be limited to what it does well and what’s Constitutional.