The announcement that Bill and Hillary were launching a speaking tour titled “An Evening With the Clintons” is exactly what the Democrats should not want to hear.
Speaking at The Atlantic Festival earlier in the month, the former secretary of state eagerly made the argument that the 2016 election had been stolen from her thanks to Russian meddling, which she seemed to compare to the 9/11 attacks.
Hillary made it very clear that she had neither gotten over her bitterness about her defeat nor come to understand why it happened.
Days later she weighed in on the divisive nature of American politics and came out strongly against civility. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
Last week, Hillary Clinton compounded her problem when she said on the CBS News Sunday morning show that she didn’t consider her husband’s time with Monica Lewinsky to be “an abuse of power.” During an interview ,Hillary Clinton said that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, “absolutely” should not have resigned following his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, adding that Lewinsky was “an adult.”
Clinton also claimed that she played no role in discrediting the multiple women who accused her husband of sexual misconduct.
CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil asked Clinton if she played any role in criticizing the character of the women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct.
“None, no role,” Hillary Clinton said. “I take responsibility for my life and my actions.”
However, if you go back a few years, the New York Times did a report that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton attempted to “destroy” the women who accused Bill Clinton of harassment and abuse.
While she tried to deflect the focus onto Trump’s alleged misdeeds, that raised the question of how it is possible for Democrats to weaponize the #MeToo movement when they stood by a man accused of rape and sexual harassment, and who engaged in an exploitative relationship with an intern.
Hillary Clinton is still standing by her man, and unlike others who have been accused of far less grievous offenses than Bill, but but who were summarily dismissed from their jobs and then shunned by the public, Bill has no problem with putting himself forward as a star lecturer alongside his wife.
The Clintons will try their best to convince the public on what is wrong with those Republican attitudes; they will actively undermine the narrative with claims conservatives condone attacks on women. And once again hope that she can be perceived as a victim, rather than an enabler of a predator. But Hillary’s argument that her husband is not a #MeToo offender should be a mind numbing blow to anyone with a mind.