Bill Clinton Was Never a Progressive

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By Ben Cohen

The prevailing orthodoxy in leftist circles is that Bill Clinton tried to govern as a left winger when he got into office. John Amato of Crooks and Liars provides evidence that this is a myth, similar to the one spawned by the Republicans that Barack Obama is a socialist (so ridiculous there is no need to provide evidence he isn't). Republicans and centrists are now using this as an argument that Obama should govern to the middle, rather than the left (which he was elected to do).