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GHW41 - Like the lying CIA Politician - that he was... Creates the problems - that require "Big Government" solutions.

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4 ups, 2y
History Time - then and now. With AG Barr - everything old - is new again!

https://www.wunc.org/post/george-hw-bush-and-his-baggie-crack

https://constantinereport.com/iran-contra-cocaine-the-war-on-drugs-in-the-hood/

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/07/george-h-w-bush-iran-contra/

http://accuracy.org/release/barr-as-ag-bush-and-trump-dovetail/

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/01/16/triumph-of-conventional-wisdom-ap-expunges-iran-contra-pardons-from-barrs-record/

https://fair.org/home/nyt-trumpwashes-70-years-of-us-crimes/

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=iran+contra+cocaine&t=h_&ia=about
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2 ups, 2y,
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Aww shit, it's like I heard his voice saying it.

tbh, I actually did vote for him, BOTH times, haha.

Somewhere between that Dan Rather interview and Reagan not endorsing him turned him into the underdog in my eyes for that one, and therefore that sealed my vote.

Then I saw the Clinton DNC speech. Much, anyways. Changed the channel, came back, left again, and returned just in time for his "And in conclusion..." to applause.
I couldn't stomach Bill & Hill ever since then, so in '92 it was Bush again for me.

Compared to King Ron and the flack H.W. got from the Republicans, his busniess-as-usual seemed more digestible.
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0 ups, 2y
Bill Clinton Wink | . Well... I got taken in, too - briefly - in 1992. | image tagged in bill clinton wink | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Clinton wasn't my first choice - Tom Hayden would have been - likely... But he spoke on-campus at UCSD (where I was attending at the time) - and I never even heard that he was a candidate, much less - speaking nearby, until after he was out of the race. After that I was hoping for Jerry Brown... (I was still fairly naive as a Freshman)

41 used his control over the press to annoint Clinton - before the first primary - as "the only electable Democrat" - which was pure MSM hogwash-punditry... Bush was likely to lose to anyone who wasn't him. And he clearly knew it - so he put up a guy who'd been a spy for him - going back to his days in London - at the latest (hence all the spy reports upon his activities while there - which Scaife and the Kochs unearthed with 'Arkansas project'). His non-statements about the Mena cocaine business were clear 'tells'.

And later it started coming-out that they had the same backers, friends and social circles - while the press falsely painted them as bitter enemies.

An interesting film about the 1992 campaign - that screened on campus - was a documentary by Robert Downey Jr., called "The Last Party". It was part political Doc - and part personal narrative. I suspect it was what led to his persecution in the later 1990's. It was pro-Clinton - but fairly muted in support. It also exposed CIA drug trafficking, spending some time with Sean Penn and Mike Ruppert (RIP) - as they went over the Iran Contra cocaine connection.

By 1996 I was voting with a clear-conscience - for Ralph Nader.
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1 up, 2y,
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Ronald Reagan | HOLD UP THERE GEORGE THAT’S MY PRIVATE STASH | image tagged in ronald reagan | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups, 2y,
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jelly beans candy | WASN'T THIS HIS? | image tagged in jelly beans candy | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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2 ups, 2y,
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Yep those too. Old Jelly Belly If I recall correctly.
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3 ups, 2y
He does look fat
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