Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took advantage of a celebration in her husband’s honor at the Clinton Presidential Center to make an important point about the current President. Donald Trump, in her opinion, brings up her name so often that he must be obsessed with her. This is clearly on her mind because she talks about this phenomenon so often that one might think she was… obsessed with it.
Unfortunately, she fell into yet another slip of the lip when she pointed out that Bill wasn’t always tweeting about controversial things. (Washington Examiner)
While addressing a crowd at the Clinton Presidential Center to mark the 25th anniversary of Clinton’s first election, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton took time to criticize Trumps’s administration while highlighting some of the successes of the Clinton era.
“He didn’t tweet about it, he went to work about it, and he actually got things done,” Hillary noted, which got a loud round of applause. Twitter, of course, didn’t exist in the 1990s when Clinton was president. It was founded in 2006.
She added, “Between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.”
For once I really have to agree with Hillary Clinton here. I don’t recall a single instance of Bill Clinton tweeting about anything incendiary while he was in the Oval Office. Of course, he wasn’t tweeting about anything. It’s much the same as the admirable way that George H.W. Bush never put up any embarrassing videos on his YouTube account and Abraham Lincoln was completely innocent of making prank phone calls.
While I still maintain that Hillary’s latest book would have done better (or at least been more grounded in reality) if there had been a question mark at the end of the title, one has to wonder precisely who is the most consumed with the other. There was the golden period of peaceful introspection after the election when Ms. Clinton was mostly taking long walks in the woods, but now she can’t seem to keep herself out of the national conversation. Not that she’s wrong to use her platform to participate in the ongoing discussion of the issues, but is she really the best messenger at this point? And don’t the Clintons have bigger fish to fry?
We’re at the point in a different scandalous discussion where even her most avid, former supporters are ready to brand Bill as one of the bad guys and throw the Clintons under the bus. (Free Beacon)
A number of prominent liberals and journalists have recently called for a reevaluation of the merit of the sexual assault allegations against former Democratic President Bill Clinton.
“I Believe Juanita,” wrote liberal New York Times journalist Michelle Goldberg, arguing that Juanita Broaddrick’s claim of having been raped by Bill Clinton in an Arkansas hotel room rang true after dozens of women leveled similar accusations at Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Still, Goldberg argued she was justified in disbelieving the claims against Clinton during his presidency, arguing it was Republicans’ fault for pushing conspiracies that made her discount other, more credible claims.
This subject has caught the attention of media figures from Chris Hayes to Jake Tapper, the latter opining that, “It’s hard not to look back at that period and think, ‘You know what? The media treated those women poorly.‘”
If you want to throw stones at the current President, that’s fine. It comes with the job description. But given the red-hot nature of the current social and political climate, you’d do better to find a pitcher who isn’t living in an increasingly fragile glass house. The Clintons are on increasingly shaky ground at the moment and Hillary isn’t doing their collective legacy any favors.