Jeff Lord is convinced that Bill Clinton is going to get the Bill Cosby treatment:
Recall that Lefty chestnut “the war on women”? Said to be waged by the GOP against America’s female majority? Donald Trump may have effectively shut down — or at a minimum tamped down — this particular political missile that was used effectively against Mitt Romney and other Republicans in 2012. By being unafraid to say “be careful!” to Hillary (and Bill) Clinton he has effectively notified the Clinton campaign that if they try to portray Trump as sexist or anti-woman — there will be a response. In chapter and verse, reminding that there are actual women out there who have an entirely different view of both Clintons that they are all too willing to discuss. Discuss in public in the same manner Bill Cosby’s old accusers are doing. With, thanks to the prosecution of Cosby the one-time American idol, all the the massive publicity that has given immense sympathy to women with old stories suddenly seen and looked at afresh.
This is a whole lot of wishful thinking on Jeff’s part.
The problem with the Cosby analogy is that if you had told someone 18 months ago that he would be facing trial for sexual assault, you would have been called a nut. Although many of the allegations against Cosby are decades old, the allegations have only come to light within the past year. The same simply cannot be said for Bill Clinton. Jeff makes reference to Juanita Broaddrick’s rape allegations. While it’s possible she’s telling the truth her allegations have been public since 1999. If 50 women were to suddenly come forward and make allegations against the former President then we would have a story.
But even if 50 women were to issue allegations against Clinton, those women would face a lot more scrutiny than Cosby’s accusers have. In the eyes of liberals, Cosby is expendable. Bill Clinton, on the other hand, is a pillar of American liberalism. Knock him down and you knock down American liberalism as we know it. In which case, liberals will certainly their rape culture narrative as it suits them.
Still, Donald Trump doesn’t have much credibility when he says he’s shocked — shocked — to learn of rape allegations against Bill Clinton. It wasn’t so long ago that Trump and Bubba were BFFs.
Nevertheless, I understand why Trump is taking this approach. For a man who can barely make up his mind as to whether the wages of Americans are too high or too low, Trump has only this card to play against the Clintons.
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