"Hey, I killed a "mentally retarded" man. Progressives still voted for me twice and I'm going to speak at the DNC convention."
By 1992, Bill Clinton was insisting that Democrats "should no longer feel guilty about protecting the innocent" and took a position strongly supporting capital punishment. To make his point, he flew home to Arkansas mid-campaign to affirm that the execution would continue as scheduled. Some pundits considered it a turning point in that race, hardening a soft public image. Others tend to cite the execution as an example of what they perceive to be Clinton's opportunism, directly influenced by Michael Dukakis and his response to CNN's Bernard Shaw when asked during a campaign debate on October 13, 1988 if he would be supportive of the death penalty if Dukakis' wife Kitty was raped and murdered. Dukakis responded that he would not.
Bill Clinton's critics from the anti-capital punishment sector have seen the case of Rector as an unpleasant example of what they view as Clinton's cynical careerism. The writer Christopher Hitchens, in particular, devotes much of a chapter of his book on Clinton, No One Left to Lie To, for what he regards as the immorality of the then Democratic candidate's decision to condone, and take political advantage of, Rector's execution. Hitchens argues that among other calculations, Clinton was attempting to change the subject from the ongoing Gennifer Flowers sex scandal.
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What if the four year old didn't do it by accident. You are adding that layer to it. She was mad and mimicking what she saw on TV. Is she responsible? Is she a murderer? If not, how about a five year old? Six? An adult with the reasoning capacity of one?
Where does the killing lust come from?
I am not entirely against the death penalty, but the state of Texas just takes things too far.
It is like they have an insatiable appetite for executing criminals.
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Typical for a bleeding heart liberal to be more sympathetic towards violent criminals than their victims. I guess liberals really want to nail down that convicted felon vote.
For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of my country.
"hopefully soon the brown people that want handouts and free stuff will outnumber the "regular" Americans and we can have those (socialist) values here" - PF liberal discussing the progressive goal for America.
The two least educated racial groups in America are also the most loyal voters for the Democratic Party. Coincidence?
If the standard used to determine mental retardation in this guy was applied to liberals, I daresay we'd have a high percentage of them diagnosed.
Paul Ryan 2016. By then, even the most stupid among us would be unable to deny the need.
The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so. - Ronaldus Magnus Reagan
Truth is, you could shove Obama's knowledge of small business operations and job creation up an gnats butt and it would rattle around like a marble in an empty supertanker. -- Neil Boortz
When a dog becomes rabid and attacks people, you put him down. It doesn't matter if it wasn't the dogs fault he contracted rabies. It doesn't matter how much you loved the dog. It doesn't even matter how smart the dog is. The dog is a danger to others.
So, stop watching "The Green Mile" and think about this murderer's victim instead of manufacturing false sympathy for the murderer himself.
If a person needs to resort to insults and rudeness, then they have already lost the argument. -- Anonymous
Judge a man not by the color of his skin but by the contents of his character". -- MLK
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