Boy, Democrats are really getting brave these days, huh? Who imagined we would see the day that they turned on Bill Clinton…er…nearly twenty years after he left office. Oh, and one year after it became conclusively evident that his wife was never going to be president. In other words, they have successfully waited until the Clintons have been stripped of any significant Washington power and any power they might have to bring victory back to their failing party to turn on them like the weasels they are. And they only did THAT because they know Clinton’s record with women is an anchor around their necks, preventing them from getting up on their highest high horse to condemn Republicans like Roy Moore and Donald Trump.
Although, if Al Franken is any indication, they may have to rid themselves of more anchors than just Slick Willie.
In addition to the numerous thinkpieces we’ve seen from liberal pundits in their blogosphere and in the newspapers over the past week, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York came right out and said Thursday that Clinton should have resigned the presidency due to his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.
“Is it your view that President Clinton should have stepped down at that time, given the allegations?” The New York Times asked Gillibrand.
“Yes, I think that is the appropriate response,” Gillbrand said. “But I think things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances, there should be a very different reaction, and I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump and a very different conversation about allegations against him.”
And there it is – the admission. These Democrats aren’t suddenly coming to their sense about Bill Clinton because they’ve had some collective awakening about sexual harassment and impropriety; they’ve come around on him because they want to turn their knives to President Trump. And they know that as long as Republicans can say: “Well, what about Bill Clinton?” it’s going to be extremely difficult for them to oust Trump from office based on whatever sexual allegations are hanging in the air against him.
Keep in mind – these Democrats didn’t just turn a blind eye to Clinton’s indiscretions in the 1990s; they BLASTED Republicans for trying to kick him out of office. Many of them said it was NO BUSINESS of the American public what a president did within (or outside, as the case may be) the confines of his marriage. All that mattered was how he performed his duties. So they have to unburden themselves of all that if they want to turn around and become the reverse-Newt Gingriches of the modern era. They have to either pretend like the situation with Trump is different or that they’ve had a complete change of heart. They’ve chosen the latter, but we have to imagine that even the dimmest voter will be able to see that the change comes at an awfully convenient time.