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Clintonism is the political and economic policies of Bill Clinton, as well as the era of his presidency in the United States.

The Democratic Leadership Council, a pro-Democratic Party establishment, argues that Clintonism "stands for economic growth and opportunity; for fiscal responsibility; for work, not welfare; for preventing crime and punishing criminals; and for non-bureaucratic, empowering government" and further says that these policies are key to the successes in the beginning of the 21st century.[1]

On the other hand, critics of Clinton define Clintonism as (a) "coddling big money (except guns and tobacco), financial scandals, winning at any cost, flip-flopping and prevaricating"[2] or more generally, (b) "political self-preservation".

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  1. ^ "Clintonism Lives", Blueprint, January 18, 2002.
  2. ^ "Democrats Suffer From a Bad Case of Clintonism", Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2000.

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