Bill Clinton gave a speech to the Center for American Progress on the anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma city. He compared the political climate of today to the time when McVeigh committed his act of domestic terrorism. He said:
This tea party movement can be a healthy thing if they are making us justify every dollar of taxes we raise and every dollar of money we’ve spent,But when you get mad, sometimes you end up producing the exact opposite result of what you say you are for.
What we learned from Oklahoma City is not that we should gag each other or that we should hold less passion for the positions we hold, but that our words really do matter. There is this vast echo chamber, and the words fall on the serious and delirious alike