I remember like yesterday the 1998 lame duck congressional hearings (prompted by Paula Jones) about then-president Bill Clinton that resulted in his impeachment the following year. As a good little Democrat at the time, I found it fucking outrageous.
I remember listening to the hearings on NPR while driving from Manhattan to New Jersey — I may have been dozing off, as everyone does when listening to public radio — to go to this new awesome store called, IKEA. I remember screaming in the car at the hypocrisy of the Republicans. As hard as it might be to believe for my younger lefty friends, AT THE TIME we were SO ANGRY at the Republicans.
We could talk forever about Monica Lewinsky, Anita Flowers, Juanita Broderick, and the list goes on. I remember clearly how Monica was painted as “loony,” by many women, including Maureen Dowd and Diane Blair, a close friend and longtime confidant of the former First Lady:
“It was a lapse, but she says to his credit he tried to break it off, tried to pull away, tried to manage someone who was clearly a ‘narcissistic loony toon;’ but it was beyond control,” Blair wrote about a conversation she had with Clinton on September 9, 1998, during the height of the Lewinsky scandal that led to her husband’s impeachment.
And wasn’t that the vibe? Wasn’t that what all of us who are old enough to remember remember? We were somehow led to feel antipathy not just towards Monica, but ALL women that had spoken out against the serial sex harasser Bill Clinton.
We remember Hillary Clinton sitting with Matt Lauer and calling it all a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” And that attitude is still embraced by the fake-ass #Resistance. Go check their timelines now. Watch the mental gymnastics Hillary supporters do in regards to Bill Fuck Face Clinton.
Remember, Hillary ran for the senate and we were OF COURSE supposed to cheer her on. And confession, most of us freaking did.
As I look back, it’s astonishing to me that we actually deemed her “heroic” for fighting off the right-wing. Was Hillary smeared? YES. Were moronic AM talk show hosts like Monica Crowley, Laura Ingraham and, well all of them, OBSESSED with all things Hillary? YES. ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY.
This onslaught of attacks made us rally around her more. I know, because I didn’t know ONE PERSON who didn’t defend her horrible husband and her enabling him at the time. Including me. That’s just a goddam fact.
But it is LONG PAST TIME we ALL come to terms with Bill Clinton’s treatment of women. I keep thinking of Juanita Broaddrick. I remember during the general election of 2016 and being told that those tales of hers were fucking insanity.
I was shown a write-up that people volunteering for Hillary were passing around. Some story about how Juanita had a “motivation” for “lying” regarding Bill Clinton raping her. Something incoherent about when Bill Clinton was Attorney General of Arkansas the allegation was made to somehow protect her brother from prosecution.
I remember thinking, what the ACTUAL FUCK?? Aren’t we supposed to believe women?
And now, with all the revelations of movie moguls like Harvey Weinstein to Senator Al Franken — REALLY, AL??? — I’m seeing A LOT of idiocy and hypocrisy from the stupid as fuck #Resistance. It’s like they can’t possess more than one thought at the same time in their tiny little brains.
Is Trump horrid? YES. Was Franken’s behavior horrid? YES. And hey, #Resistance, SO WAS BILL CLINTON’S.
As I’ve stated many times, as long as Hillary is still around some people have a hard time acknowledging the shit-headedness of Bill Clinton. His deregulatory policies and the 1996 Telecommunication Act and the crime bill and welfare “reform” and gutting Glass-Steagall and Third Way, baby!!
And his TREATMENT OF WOMEN.
No, it’s NOT a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” not all of it. And hey, Hillary, aren’t you supposed to be a champion of women and feminism? When have YOU ever acknowledged what happened to these women, Hillary? You were WAY more than just FLOTUS. So give us a goddamn break.
And fake as fuck #Resistance, what the actual hell are you doing? Do you NOT see your own hypocrisy? Are you so enamored with all-things-Hillary that you can’t pull your head out of your ass?
It’s WAY overdue that we believe Bill Clinton’s victims. It’s WAY overdue that we believe Juanita Broaddrick.
So, #Resistance, this just in: It’s actually possible to possess a couple of thoughts at the same goddamn time. To wit, you morons:
Donald Trump is a predator. Bill Clinton is a predator. Hillary has enabled, at the minimum, Bill’s depredations. That’s just a fucking reality.
See, #Resistance, IT’S NOT HARD. Try HONESTY for once. Let Hillary go. Try it. I swear you’ll feel RELIEF.