In 1995, Bill Clinton channeled Donald Trump

Here is a short clip of Bill Clinton in his 1995 State of the Union address.

It sounds just like a Donald Trump speech from 2016.  What has changed so much that ideas and policies spoken by Bill Clinton that received bipartisan applause in 1995 are castigated and branded xenophobic and racist today? 

Common sense then has become inflammatory rhetoric.

Just a year before this speech, the man sitting behind Clinton, Newt Gingrich, formulated a macro-plan called the "Contract with America," part of which required a balancing of the budget.  The plan succeeded for a micro-second.  Bill Clinton was of course quick to seize credit.

So what has changed in America since that late-20th-century era?  Border security and fiscal responsibility were embraceable ideas.

How did the mood change?  I would suggest the following.

Fifteen years more of indoctrination of college students at our universities.

Fifteen years more of massive visa overstays and illegal immigration.

Fifteen years more of media pumping out the message of the left.

Fifteen more years of massive federal expansion

Eight years of Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, and now Loretta Lynch

I invite further considerations.

Here is a short clip of Bill Clinton in his 1995 State of the Union address.

It sounds just like a Donald Trump speech from 2016.  What has changed so much that ideas and policies spoken by Bill Clinton that received bipartisan applause in 1995 are castigated and branded xenophobic and racist today? 

Common sense then has become inflammatory rhetoric.

Just a year before this speech, the man sitting behind Clinton, Newt Gingrich, formulated a macro-plan called the "Contract with America," part of which required a balancing of the budget.  The plan succeeded for a micro-second.  Bill Clinton was of course quick to seize credit.

So what has changed in America since that late-20th-century era?  Border security and fiscal responsibility were embraceable ideas.

How did the mood change?  I would suggest the following.

Fifteen years more of indoctrination of college students at our universities.

Fifteen years more of massive visa overstays and illegal immigration.

Fifteen years more of media pumping out the message of the left.

Fifteen more years of massive federal expansion

Eight years of Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, and now Loretta Lynch

I invite further considerations.