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Bill Clinton on How Anti-Government Rhetoric of Today Paralells the 1990′s

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Here’s Bill Clinton on how today’s anti-government rhetoric is like the rhetoric at the time of the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the psychological reasons why he and Obama both infuriated the Right.

The second video is particularly interesting. Clinton picks out how the visceral hatred of the Right was unleashed on both Obama and on Clinton for different reasons. According to Clinton, as a Southern white Protestant siding with liberals he was considered “an apostate” who betrayed his class, while Obama symbolizes the diversity of America and the “loss of control, of predictability, of clarity, that a lot of people need for their psychic well being.”

A remarkably candid and spot on analysis of the Birther Right.