What’s the difference between Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton? There isn’t one. Other than since Hillary Clinton is running for President as a Democrat, it’s totally okay that she didn’t believe – and tried to destroy – all the women who accused Bill of sexually assault (or worse). Oh, and Bill Cosby’s accusers get a lot more media attention than anyone who accused Bill Clinton of rape. So there’s that.
But have the voters had enough of the hypocrisy? Take a look…
“We’re looking at a different kind of scene when it comes to talking about affairs with women than we were in the 1990’s. In the light of the … recent Cosby issues, I think that a lot of young women feel differently about philandering than they did maybe 20 years ago,” Frizell said.
Frizell said that he was not sure whether this shift in attitude would turn women off from voting for Clinton, but noted that Bill Clinton is seeing far less enthusiasm from voters on the campaign trail than Bernie Sanders.
“It’s unclear whether this will turn off younger women from voting for Hillary Clinton. Of course, this is the group that Hillary Clinton must want to attract support from, millennial women, and it’s unclear what kind of effect Bill Clinton’s campaigning will have on it,” Frizell said. “I will say that last night he had a crowd of about 300 people out in eastern Iowa. Bernie Sanders in the same town had 1,100. So that tells you a little bit about the enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders versus the former president.”
We’ve recently heard some commentary from faaaaar left Susan Sarandon yesterday (Read “Susan Sarandon Skewers Hillary”) and even Lena Dunham is finding herself disconcerted with Hillary’s checkered past regarding sexual assault victims. There seem to be some cracks in the rapey, Clinton armor. After all, identity politics is the single string Hillary Clinton has to play on. She isn’t running on her accomplishments and she’s certainly not running on her integrity.
She’s running on the idea that she could be the first female President, and it’s time. Just because. Also, she’s a champion for everyday women.
Well guess what? Democrats are now finding themselves where Republicans have firmly been for years, in that they’re just not buying it. Silencing one intern is one thing, but playing part in systematic cover-up of more sexual harrassment/rape allegations than one can count on both hands and feed (even if you have additional feet) is entirely another. Hillary needs to face it. While she fancies herself a feminist, people just peer over her shoulder at the man she married and see this.
At the very least, the Clinton’s history is off-putting to women. At worst, it’s illegal.