Sidney Blumenthal Quotes


19 Sidney Blumenthal quotes:



"22 million new jobs under President Clinton. 3 million lost under Bush."
"As I said, if you don't stand up for yourself, people aren't going to think that you can stand up for them."
"At the same time, Clinton was doing a lot things right, like the economy."
"Bill Clinton was in the line of great progressive presidents who faced the realities in his own time and applied innovative solutions to problems."
"But presidents matter. That's one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House."
"Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy."
"Clinton was a president who used his office, in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal government to benefit the majority."
"Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded."
"Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House."
"If there were any clear investigation of 9/11, they wouldn't let Louie Freeh off the hook."
"It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers."
"It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in our country's history since Jim Crow. And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book."
"It wasn't simply that Clinton created the greatest prosperity in the country's history. Or that we created 22 million new jobs, more than ever before. Under Clinton, poverty was reduced 25%."
"It's absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history, of who they are, in order to be able to project their values and stand up for them."
"The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy and involved the strategy for health care."
"The book shows Clinton in the presidency as a profile in growth."
"The Democrats need to remind people of where were, in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are, and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush."
"I did not urge or encourage any reporter to investigate the private life of any member of Congress. Any suggestions otherwise are completely false."
"Like oil crises in the past, it strikes at American feelings of independence, mobility, freedom and exceptionalism."



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