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Posted on 11/16/2017 5:05:46 AM PST by Louis Foxwell
Why the Democrats Really Turned on Bill Clinton Its not about his victims, its about money and power. November 16, 2017 Daniel Greenfield
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.
In the winter of 56, Khrushchev told the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that Stalin may not have been a very nice guy. In the fall of 17, the media began to concede that maybe Bill Clinton did abuse a whole bunch of women. And maybe those women werent really part of a vast right-wing conspiracy to make a bloated piggish progressive hero seem like he might not be a very nice guy.
Why are Democrats turning on the Clintons? Same reason Khrushchev turned on Stalin. Theyre purging the Clintons for the same reasons that they defended them. Theyre calling out Bill Clinton for his sexual assaults for the same reasons that they covered them up. Its about power and money.
The Democrats smeared Bill Clintons accusers then. Now theyll exploit them to throw the Clintons out.
The #MeToo campaign provided an opening. But if you really want to understand why the left is disavowing Bill Clinton, ignore the hashtags and look at the bigger picture.
Earlier this month, the rollout of Donna Braziles book raked Hillary Clinton and her campaign over the coals. The former interim DNC boss made the case that the Clinton campaign had rigged the primaries.
Braziles outrage at the rigging is laughable. Not only was she caught passing a debate question to Hillary, but the only reason she was allowed to replace Debbie Wasserman Schultz is that she was a Clintonista who had served as a Clinton adviser and was promoted to head Gores campaign.
After Hillarys collapse, Brazile was left out in the cold. Like Schultz, she was one of Hillarys fall girls. And unlike Schultz, she didnt have a cozy congressional district to call her own. Her CNN contract was torn up after the debate question leak. (Though if you think CNN was actually surprised that a Clinton ally leaked it to the Clintons, youre also shocked that theres gambling going on at Rick's Cafe Americain. CNN had disavow Donna who then had to disavow Hillary. Now the Dems are disavowing the Clintons.)
Braziles book tour was Act 1 in purging the Clintons from the Dem establishment. Talking about Bill Clintons sexual harassment and abuses is Act 2. And the odds are very good that theres an Act 3.
Why get rid of the Clintons? Lets look at what the First Grifters have been doing to the Dems.
In May, Hillary rolled out Onward Together. The new SuperPAC was supposed to fundraise for lefty groups. But the groups dont actually appear to be getting the cash.
Understandable. The flat broke Clintons always have lots of bills to pay and private jets to book. And good chardonnay doesnt come cheap. A 1787 vintage Chateau d'Yquem runs to $100K a bottle.
Fresh from that success, a paid advisor to Hillary co-launched something being called Party Majority. This wonderful new organization would act as a parallel structure to Democratic Party committees at the national and state levels, vacuuming up a whole lot of cash while putting its boot on the DNC.
The Clintons were once again trying to displace the DNC. And that would let them skim a lot of cash from the DNC to fund their political operation and lifestyle. And, even once again, rig the process.
Whos up for Hillary in 2020?
Party Majority rolled out in early November. Since then the Clintons are suddenly being hit from all sides by their own.
Funny how that works.
If President Hillary Clinton were in the White House, the First Gentleman could work his way through an entire nunnery and every media outlet in the country would praise him as our greatest feminist.
If the Clintons had done the decent thing (for the first time in their miserable grifter lives) and stepped away from politics, Bill could have been a bitter, bigoted and befuddled Democrat elder statesman.
Just like Jimmy Carter.
But the Clintons just wouldnt stop. And so the circular firing squad has finally been convened. Its members are hypocritically pretending that theyre purging Bill because they suddenly care about the women he had sexually assaulted over the years.
It only took the Dems an entire generation to figure out that rape is wrong.
Hillary Clintons approval ratings are terrible. Every time she goes on television, more people are likely to vote Republican. Her entire existence is a reminder of why the Democrats lost so badly in 16.
Not only wont Hillary Clinton retire to bake cookies and send anonymous threatening letters to her neighbors because their kids occasionally throw a ball over her mansions iron gates, but she insists on sabotaging the 2020 candidates who are her partys best hope to succeed where she miserably failed.
Hillary Clintons book, What Happened, took numerous shots at Bernie Sanders. And her entire book tour appeared designed to sabotage his book tour. Then she began attacking Joe Biden.
Both Bernie and Joe, unlike her, are viable 2020 candidates. (Which says nothing good about the Dems.)
The media doesnt suddenly believe Juanita. Or rather it always knew that Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones and the other women were telling the truth. It didnt silence them because it thought they were lying. It silenced them because they were telling the truth about its guy.
Now Bill Clinton isnt the medias guy anymore. Hes a problem.
And what the media does believe is that the Clintons will continue to be a liability that might cost them victories in 2018 and 2020. The DNC badly needs money. The Clintons are once again posing a threat to the DNCs financial viability. And the Dems have become less willing to lose House and Senate seats to sate the insatiable greed of the grifters from Hope.
Then theres 2020. The Dems dont want to risk their nominee facing passive aggressive attacks by Hillary Clinton. Nor do they even want to see Hillary Clinton on the air for the entire election.
The Clintons could have had a nice retirement. Seats on boards and foundations. Occasional smaller scale speaking gigs. Bill would have been a featured speaker at the next DNC convention.
And maybe even Hillary in a lesser role.
But they wouldnt go quietly. And now the left is making it a mandatory retirement.
Act 1 blames Hillary for rigging the primaries. Act 2 calls out Bills abuse of women. Acts 3, 4 and 5 will delve into some other Clinton scandals that Democrats have been denying for over a generation. If the Clintons dont get the message, the final act will plant a big red boot in their behinds.
And this wont even be the first time that the Dems tried to get rid of the Clintons.
After Bills time was up, the Dems and the media tried to head off a Hillary political career at the pass. Lets flip through the pages of the New York Times in 2001 that describes Hillary's calamitous Senate debut and cautions that talk about her presidential prospects has ground to a halt.
The man is so thoroughly corrupt it's frightening, a Times column reads. The Clintons may or may not be led away in handcuffs someday.
In AmSoc, history is constantly being rewritten. A few years later, no criticism of the Clintons could be allowed. And everyone forgot that Carters chief-of-staff had called them, The First Grifters.
Or at least they pretended to forget.
Its not the first time that the Dems have tried to get rid of the Clintons. But it might be the last.
Like Stalins Communist successors, Democrats should not be allowed to pretend that they knew nothing or that their purge of the Clintons is motivated by a sudden attack of integrity.
Theyre purging the Clintons for the same reason that they covered up for them.
Theyre calling out Bill Clinton for his sexual assaults for the same reason that they covered them up.
They did it out of political self-interest then. And theyre doing it out of political self-interest now. Theres nothing clean or honest about what theyre doing. Theres no moral reckoning here. Only a political reckoning. Its not about the women Bill abused. Its about DNC cash and the 2020 election.
Thats the dirty, ugly truth. And its as dirty and ugly as the Clintons and the Democrats.
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DG is THE best...even if “Sundance” doesn’t agree!
Thanks for posting his columns!
Sorry—I seriously doubt the Rats have turned on either Clinton.
Republicans aren’t the only people they have dirt on.
AmSoc? Like IngSoc?
I totally agree. This is an attempt to rebrand their wretched party and lose the Clintons. They intend to pack the Clinton bags with all the RAT corruption so they can pretend to have a clean house.
But we know the RATS leave a whole lot of little turds behind in corners ans crannies. This is all for show.
Brilliant. I would only add that the Obama wing of the party is behind the purge and that the Dems have inside information that the Clinton Foundation is under investigation along with Hillarys pay to play role in Uranium One. The sh*t is about to hit the fan.
Yes. Daniel Greenfield is brilliant.
“It only took the Dems an entire generation to figure out that rape is wrong.”
My only quibble with the article.
The dems have always known rape is wrong. They have just realised they can use the very real allegations of sexual misconduct to rid themselves of the Clinton thorn in their sides, collateral damage be damned.
Once Slick Willy and Granny Pickles are dealt with they will return to protecting their own regardless of actual crimes committed.
In the meantime anyone not named Clinton will just have to take one for the team because the regressive party knows the Clinton tumor must be removed.
“Hillary Clintons approval ratings are terrible. Every time she goes on television, more people are likely to vote Republican.”
Actually this is why I think she avoided the Midwest (especially Wisconsin) at the end - and instead ran ad after ad attacking Trump. No one will convince me that The Beast’s billion dollar campaign didn’t have anyone noticing that Trump was connecting with Working Class people. The problem for them was there was no easy way to respond, other than with attack ads.
But, of course, they can never admit as much, since even the IDIOT REPUBLICANS would realize what a gold mine of voters are possible if they actually trying fighting for the Working Class.
Sundance does some really interesting commentary but I cringe at his distaste for both DG and Bannon.
Its got to be the wretched lyin obamas behind this fake purge.
Daniel Greenfield is brilliant. Please add me to your ping list.
Truth lesson: Liberals in a way cant be hypocrites... as to them hypocrisy is just another tool in their toolbox to advance their agenda of tyranny. They also know the media will cover up for them. Same is with “truth”... to misnamed) “progressives” ANYTHING that advances the agenda is truth. So Hillary/Bernie/Obama and all (misnamed)”Progressives” can say one thing one minute and the EXACT OPPOSITE the next minute and if their agenda is advanced BOTH statements are “true”!
Its got to be the wretched lyin obamas behind this fake purge.
It is. Of that you can be sure.
Sundance was also a YUUUUGE supporter of RyanCare, too...and most/all of the East Coast Leftists in the WH.
I did a google search and “Sundance” (aka “Mark __” ) was a Hillary supporter in 2008.
Even Jeffrey Lord describes Sundance as an idiot.
The Dems are in a civil war right now.
Vince Fostor and Ron Brown.
SorryI seriously doubt the Rats have turned on either Clinton.
I agree. The turn on Bill Clinton is all about getting Roy Moore. In a few weeks it will all be forgotten.
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