(INVESTORS.COM) – Elections: Is there anything Bill Clinton did as president that the Democratic Party still supports any more? It's hard to imagine what that would be, since Hillary keeps throwing Bill under the bus.
At one point in the Democratic debate on Thursday, Clinton was asked whether, looking at the crime bill her husband championed as president, "as a whole, do you believe it was a net positive or do you think it was a mistake?"
This crime bill was one of Bill Clinton's signature achievements, one he touted endlessly as contributing to the decline in crime and for liberating the party from its long-standing "soft on crime" image. These days, Democrats dismiss it as leading to "mass incarceration."
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Hillary could barely bring herself to say anything good about it. "I think that it had some positive aspects to it," she muttered, but then followed up by apologizing for her own past support for the law. "I'm sorry for the consequences that were unintended and that have had a very unfortunate impact on people's lives." Then she made a point of saying that "my husband has apologized" for it, too.