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Left Turns on Hillary After ‘Tone-Deaf’ Comments on Lewinsky

Left Turns on Hillary After ‘Tone-Deaf’ Comments on Lewinsky

Feminist support for Hillary is “feminism for entitled, privileged woman; other kinds of women were dispensable.”

I may be in the minority, but I don’t want failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to shut up because the more she talks, the more people shed her.

Hillary may have put the final nail in her coffin on Sunday when she said her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power or a reason to resign.

Those comments shocked many, but now the left has turned on her. Publications like Think Progress, The Guardian, and Vanity Fair published scathing articles taking Hillary to town over her comments.

Professor Jacobson wrote about Hillary’s comments, which she made during an interview with CBS:

Hillary Clinton says that her husband was right not to resign from the presidency in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, she told CBS’ “Sunday Morning.” As first lady, she stood by his side as President Bill Clinton was impeached after lying about his affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern.

The former secretary of state said she disagrees with those who now say he should have stepped down.

“In retrospect, do you think Bill should’ve resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal?” correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked.

“Absolutely not,” Clinton said.

“It wasn’t an abuse of power?”

“No. No.”

Let’s not forget that four other women has accused Bill of sexual assault while Juanita Broaddrick has accused him of raping her.

ThinkProgress described Hillary’s comments as “tone deaf in any moment, but they feel particularly inappropriate in this one, with the #MeToo movement raging.”

The article also mentioned the other instances that put Hillary at odds with the #MeToo movement like when she protected adviser Burns Strider who faced sexual harassment accusations during the 2008 campaign.

Then there’s David Axelrod:

The Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore wrote that Hillary’s comments revealed “a huge blind spot – one that cost her the presidency.” She wrote:

Hillary was asked this week on CBS about this affair. After all, she stood at his side after he was impeached for lying. She was asked in retrospect if he should have stood down. “Absolutely not,” she said. “It wasn’t an abuse of power?” “No, no,’” she replied. Lewinsky was an adult. The context was different.

It was not that different. Everything here is wrong. Hillary is right to say Trump should be investigated for sexual misconduct, but this does not excuse her husband. At the time, I could not understand the “feminist” support for Hillary; now, I see it clearly. This was a feminism for entitled, privileged woman; other kinds of women were dispensable. Now it is Lewinskywho emerges with class and Hillary with a blind spot so big that she never did get the prize she felt entitled to.

Vanity Fair published an article that said Hillary’s interview proves that she hasn’t learned the lessons of #MeToo. The article noted that instead of confronting the issue at hand, she deflects to President Donald Trump:

The Clintons, as a unit, have not budged far from their 20-year-old positions: Hillary then stood by her husband at the time and even blamed herself, saying she had not been “sensitive enough” to her husband’s emotions. And over the weekend, she denied there was any extra layer of unseemliness afoot; Lewinsky was an adult at the time, she told CBS, disregarding the power imbalance entirely. Asked about the role she played in criticizing her husband’s accusers—one friend claims Hillary called Lewinsky “a narcissistic loony toon”—Hillary effectively closed the door on any reconsideration of history: “No role. I take responsibility for my life and my actions.”

Politicians are rarely allowed the luxury of wrestling publicly with moral gray areas, much less the Clintons, who have faced charges of moral turpitude—some entirely made up, some not—since the moment they first emerged in national politics. But this is an extraordinary time, with so much rage, hurt, and misunderstanding about behavior from decades past and present. Hillary Clinton clearly wants to redirect this pain toward Trump, a man who surely deserves it. But in this interview, as she has so many times, Clinton has proven to be a singularly imperfect vessel for all that.


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Keep digging, Hillary, keep digging.

Any deeper and you’ll have a tunnel to China.

    Eastwood Ravine in reply to RedEchos. | October 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    And let’s hope she keeps talking, right through the midterms and 2020 election. It does not help her or the Democrats.

    legacyrepublican in reply to RedEchos. | October 15, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    BTW, didn’t Feinstein have a chauffeur who was well qualified to drive Hillary’s hard drive to China?

Bucky Barkingham | October 15, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Bubba’s impeachment was not for having a sexual affair with an intern. It was for perjury. The Lefties keep saying it was just about consensual sex and not mentioning the perjury.

People need to stop bringing up Lewinski. It lets Clinton deflect and act like its not a big deal.

They SHOULD be demanding Clinton answer for the women he RAPED.

Lewinsky, Broaddrick, Flowers, et al, and perjury under oath, are entirely separate problems.

Lewinsky is by far the least of those problems. That was a clumsy faux pas, one which marked Billy Jeff as a political bull in a china shop, despite the persistent D’rat insistence that he’s some sort of consummate political maestro.

The others are what made him a criminal.

Who else could have lost to both Obama and Trump?

Trump is a far from perfect person, but I don’t recollect any allegation of sexual impropriety while President. And I could be mistaken, I don’t recollect any allegation that he forced himself on any employee of the Trump Organization. So any “power imbalance” presumably resulted from his status as a rich man. He is neither the first rich man who used his wealth to buy himself the company of beautiful women (or female – males) and sexual gratification, nor is he the first rich and/or famous person who had members of the opposite sex “throw themselves” at him (successful rock band members have experienced far more of this than I suspect Trump ever did).

So no, there is no comparison between Slick Willie abusing his position as Governor or President and Donald Trump not abusing his positions as President or CEO, though he was hardly celibate.

While Trump was supposedly patting women’s legs on airplanes, Slick Willy was being credibly accused of rape, attempted rape and introducing an intern into the Joys of Cigars. But Trump is the problem. Riiight.

    TrickleUpPolitics in reply to DanJ1. | October 16, 2018 at 8:10 am

    That accusation by the lady on the plane was debunked on two grounds: 1) the guy sitting in the seat across from the two of them came forward and said she was throwing herself at Trump who was trying to fend her off, and 2) part of her claim involved some kind of armrest that research showed did not exist in that type of airplane at that time.

I like the title ‘Democrats turn on Clinton’. Eventually they all get around to their own.

It’s not Hillary. It’s just that the world is now populated by nothing but sexists. Sexism run amok.

Confess your sins to the proletariat! Struggle against the bourgeois capitalist, comrades!

This was not tone deafness, though Hillary does have that problem. This was Hillary’s pathological need to blame someone else and never admit fault.

If she said that he should have resigned, or that he abused his power, she would have to also explain why she didn’t say those things at the time, not to mention explaining why she’s still married to him. Nope. Forget that. She won’t!

This is a good demonstration of not only Hillary’s abject denial, but also of the Democrats. Essentially, they are just casting her aside in favor of younger, prettier women to sell the same lies. It’s not like the Democrats have any moral objection to her lying. It’s just a fight over who’s the boss now, and younger and prettier is flexing some muscle.

Tone deafness is the least of it. Her comments reflect her fundamental amorality. Alinsky and Lenin would be proud. Her ends always justify her means.