RNC ANALYSIS - EXTRACT:
Hillary Clinton's 'war on women' attacks will ring hollow with her campaign putting her husband on the trail. The Wall Street Journal editorializes: Against Republicans, she'll play the "war on women" theme non-stop. Yet no one in American politics better personifies a war on women than Mrs. Clinton's husband … Mr. Clinton was a genuine sexual harasser in the classic definition of exploiting his power as a workplace superior, and the Clinton entourage worked hard to smear and discredit his many women accusers … No wonder that Ruth Marcus, the Washington Post columnist and no conservative, called Bill Clinton's record with women a fair political issue. At the very least if Mrs. Clinton wants everyone to forget about Bill's harassment of women, she ought to stop playing the sexism card, or drop Bill as surrogate, or both.
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ROGER SIMON ON SEX, LIES, CLINTON, AND TRUMP:
More importantly, times have changed and morality with it. I don't think Bill, and certainly Hillary, would want Juanita Broaddrick brought up at a time when, on our campuses, even an unwanted kiss is legally considered rape, thanks to Title IX. Can you imagine how many instances of what is called "unwanted touching" could come out of the woodwork now if Bill started to pick a fight with Trump? It's hard to imagine Clinton making it through Georgetown or Yale Law under today's rules, or even through his freshman year.The truth is Bill's relationships with women are the product of another era, one that is fading remarkably fast in the rear view mirror. There is little tolerance these days for his kind of behavior — no more winking — not in the USA anyway. Clinton's well known hypocritical wagging of the finger at the television to swear to us that he "never had sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky" may not have looked terrific back when he did it, but today it would seem downright repellent. Imagine it being played again and again next to a Hillary commercial.Doubtless Donald Trump has not been a saint, but there is a big difference between him and Bill. The Donald may often be rude. He may be a thin-skinned bloviator. But he's not a creepy hypocrite. In that sense he's the opposite of the Clintons, both of them.Lastly, what if Trump were to raise the Jeffrey Epstein case?…. whoa.
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