Bill Clinton Lies in Support of Barack Obama

August 28, 2008 · Filed Under Democratic National Convention 

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I was watching Bill Clinton address the faithful in Denver last night, and a couple thing stuck out as being particularly truth challenged.

At one point, Clinton mentioned in his remarks that we need to focus more on fighting diseases like AIDS overseas.

Say what you might about President Bush, but he has done more than any other President to fight AIDS in Africa.

A recent opinion piece at details the contrasts between Bush and Clinton when it came to fighting AIDS.

Little things like Bush spending more than three times annually than Clinton ever did.

Bill Clinton also touched on how “they took us from record surpluses to an exploding national debt.”

This mythology is continually reiterated by Democrats, but it simply has no basis, unless you don’t count the end of Clinton’s second term, and the Clinton Recession, which began in March 2000, as documented by Wikipedia.

Using the stock market as an unofficial benchmark, a recession would have begun in March 2000 when the NASDAQ crashed following the collapse of the Dot-com bubble. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was relatively unscathed by the NASDAQ’s crash until the September 11, 2001 attacks, after which the DJIA suffered its worst one-day point loss and biggest one-week losses in history.

If only the Dot-com bubble, which was the basis for the economic growth in the 1990s, had not burst under Clinton, and he had addressed Al-Qaeda during all of the smaller terror attacks in the 1990s, he would have a point.

But the inconvenient truth is that his claims and damning statements were full of holes.