The first sentence in this Mitt Romney article is the very definition of irony:
Failed 2012 U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Sunday he expects Hillary Clinton to win or lose the White House on her record, not that of her husband, former Democratic President Bill Clinton and his sexual indiscretions.
“Failed Presidential nominee.” Indeed. Mitt Romney is a really nice guy and that’s why he lost.
John McCain declared Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “off limits.”
McCain is also known as a “Failed U.S. Republican presidential nominee.”
Mitt says Monica is off limits. McCain said Wright was off limits. Both lost.
Anyone notice a pattern here? Why anyone would want to take Presidential campaign advice from these two is beyond me. What they know is how to lose.
In 2014 male CEO’s can rejoice. Liberals, taking a clue from Hillary Clinton, have redefined the meaning of sexual harassment. As the candidacy of Hillary Clinton slowly begins to materialize the left is desperate to fend off the specter of Bill’s sexual escapades so they can utilize the one weapon they have in the Hillary quiver, i.e. the “War on Women.” But for now, 20 year old female interns are free game.
The 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns were all about exploiting race. The country elected a novelty President with zero legislative footprint and no accomplishments other than leaving behind the wreckage known as Parc Grove but he did claim to want to “fundamentally” change the country. Voters were dunned into voting for Obama simply to prove they weren’t guilty of racism and any opposition to Obama was always motivated by racism.
This time democrats might offer up another novelty Presidential candidate- a woman- and the campaign will be about and only about the war on women. Any and all criticisms of Hillary will be because “You hate women.”
Rand Paul has cagily been reminding us of the fact that Bill Clinton is a sexual predator. That DOES matter now, because it demonstrates just how painfully hypocritical democrats are with regard to the treatment of women. Clinton is a sexual predator and Hillary was his enabler.
Hillary called Monica Lewinsky a “narcissistic loon.” Hillary painted Bill as the victim:
When Clinton finally admitted to the relationship after repeated denials, Hillary Clinton defended her husband in a phone call with Blair. She said her husband had made a mistake by fooling around with the “narcissistic loony toon” Lewinsky, but was driven to it in part by his political adversaries, the loneliness of the presidency, and her own failures as a wife.
She told Blair that the affair did not include sex “within any real meaning” of the term and noted President Clinton “tried to manage” Monica after they broke up but things spiraled “beyond control.”
Bill Clinton, the most powerful man on Earth, was the powerless victim, unable to control himself. Twenty two year old Monica Lewinsky was the evil predator. She was the guilty one.
Hillary had an opinion of all sexual harassment accusers at the time. They were “whiney women.”
(And Hillary, despite anything she might say now, is all for single payer.)
And pay close attention to this nugget:
Hillary Clinton told Blair she had received “a letter from a psychologist who does family therapy and sexual infidelity problems,” who told the Yale Law School graduate, “most men with fidelity problems [were] raised by two women and felt conflicted between them.”
I’d like Hillary to flesh that one out in more detail.
On one hand, Hillary doesn’t want the blame,
“[Hillary] is not trying to excuse [Bill Clinton]; it was a huge personal lapse. And she is not taking responsibility for it,” Blair wrote.
but on the other hand, she blamed herself:
She said her husband had made a mistake by fooling around with the “narcissistic loony toon” Lewinsky, but was driven to it in part by his political adversaries, the loneliness of the presidency, and her own failures as a wife.
That’s about right.
This is all new information discovered by Alana Goodman. It is NOT old news.
Monica wasn’t the only awful woman in the Clinton world. There was Paula Jones, whom James Carville described as “trailer park trash.” As long as the accused was a democrat, Evan Thomas called Jones “just some sleazy woman with big hair coming out of the trailer parks.”
Women who had been accosted by Clinton and then talked were known as “Bimbos.” As recently as 2008 friends of the Clintons were fearful of more “bimbo eruptions.”
None of these wisps of smoke have produced a public fire. But four former Clinton aides told me that, about 18 months ago, one of the president’s former assistants, who still advises him on political matters, had heard so many complaints about such reports from Clinton supporters around the country that he felt compelled to try to conduct what one of these aides called an “intervention,” because, the aide believed, “Clinton was apparently seeing a lot of women on the road.” The would-be intercessor was rebuffed by people around Clinton before ever getting an audience with the former president, and another aide told me that the effort was not well received by either Bill or Hillary Clinton and that some Hillarylanders, in particular, were in denial about the continuing political risks that Bill’s behavior might pose.
Kathleen Willey has said that Hillary Clinton “is the war on women” and rightly denounces women’s groups who sided with Clinton.
And Willey also lashed into feminist organizations who never seem interested in the harassment against her by the Clintons.
“All of these women’s groups, they’re all pro-Hillary, they need to … talk to someone like me and listen here, what Hillary Clinton has done to me and many, many, many other women. They are so hypocritical, it’s unbelievable. And this is the woman that wants to be president.”
Barack Obama’s abuse of the IRS was a lesson learned from the Clinton’s. They had all the Clinton accusers audited as well as a whole slew of other enemies:
The National Rifle Association, The Heritage Foundation, The National Review, The American Spectator, Freedom Alliance, National Center for Public Policy Research, American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens Against Government Waste, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Concerned Women for America and the San Diego Chapter of Christian Coalition.
Monica Lewinsky is relevant right now. She matters if Hillary runs for the Presidency because how women were treated by Hillary and Bill during his Presidency is the dagger to the heart of the plan to attack the GOP. It’s certainly fair game. After all, it was Hillary who said
“We are the President”
Liberals are already playing the “That’s ancient history” card. Those would be the same FOS liberals who ridiculed Mitt Romney for giving a classmate a haircut in 1965.
Now liberals dismiss the sexual escapades of Bill Clinton only because their candidate would suffer were they to eschew hypocrisy. Presidents and CEO’s are free to have sexual relations with unpaid twenty year old interns and call themselves the victims. Hillary has landed a haymaker on feminism.
democrats have warned against raising Monica as an issue, but since when is it a good idea for the GOP to take democrat advice on how to run a Presidential campaign?
Glenn Loury asks: How does Bill Clinton “get to go around and be an honorable defender of the Democratic Party line, which is a pro-woman line…”
“… when he took advantage of an intern in his office? And, you know, I’m not a pro-impeach-Bill-Clinton guy and whatnot, but I kind of find it hard to see that Rand Paul doesn’t have a point there, okay? How is it that the press and everybody else can just forget about the exploitation of women when they’re actually exploited and yet are prepared to level their howitzers of criticism on any Republican who might say something that could be construed as anti-woman, who hasn’t been messing around with the interns under his charge?”
Ann Althouse. Video at the link