Skip to comments.Paul: Bill Clinton a 'throwback to a sort of troglodyte time'
Posted on 03/07/2014 11:27:42 AM PST by cotton1706
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Friday knocked former President Clinton as a throwback to a sort of troglodyte time, where men took advantage of women in the workplace.
Speaking to The Hill prior to his appearance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Paul defended his recent attacks on the former president, who hes criticized as a sexual predator. Hes also called for Democrats to return donations raised or contributed by Clinton.
It is quite hypocritical that a party that says theyre great defenders of women in the workplace supports a guy who violated all of those pledges, all of those promises that the workplace is a safer place for women than it has been in the past, he said. "He's a throwback to a sort of troglodyte time, where men did whatever they wanted to women in the workplace." He said he believes its fair game for Democrats to have to defend Clinton, since they lean on him heavily for fundraising and campaigning help.
Clinton is expected to be a useful figure for the party this election cycle, as he remains a popular Democratic leader, even as President Obamas unpopularity threatens to drag down some vulnerable Democrats.
Clinton recently campaigned in Kentucky for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, the likely general election opponent to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who Paul has endorsed.
Pauls criticism of the former president has been interpreted by many as a preemptive volley in his probable campaign for president in 2016, when Democrats are expected to nominate Hillary Clinton to run.
He said, however, he doesnt believe Clintons indiscretions should disqualify his wife from the presidency.
However, not sending reinforcements into Benghazi should disqualify her, he said.
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I enjoy anyone shiving the Clintoons.
Thanks for all of your Senate posts.
Troglodytes are offended.
Rand does make a very good point.
“Thanks for all of your Senate posts.”
You’re welcome! From a fellow Bay-Stater!
Troglodytes are offended.
So is Huckabee.
Way to go, Rand, but: An insult to troglodytes and stop and think: how many dems (mostly 3rd grade dropouts) actually even have a clue what a troglodyte is?
Paul is showing his colleagues how it’s done. I’m loving it, and the Democrats are running scared. It’s amazing that Paul is the first Republican to do this.
Another Yankee. OH NOES!!! :)
Bill Clinton IS the war on Women
Hickabee can eat sh__.
I hate troglodytes. Make him stop!
I would love to see somebody to tell Hillary to “put some ice on it” the next time she starts whining..
omgosh--shut up, Huckabee! i cannot stand this guy... if he doesn't want to do it, fine... there is no "we" here... Rand Paul is doing it and it has nothing to do with you!... you don't like it, don't do it... but if someone else wants to, that's his business... go away Mike Huckabee!!!
I love when bashes Billy Jeff and Hil.
ouch! Nothing like getting stuck with your own knife!
Is that the mummy BC found so alluring?
“probable campaign for president in 2016”
Probable? He is already running. He can’t “announce” because of campaign laws. In 2008, when asked if he was running, he said only if his dad didn’t run.
Paul is running, no if ands or butts. Trashing Bill Clinton is smart politics, whether Hillary runs or not. Neuter Bill Clinton NOW. (double entendre intended).
Whether or not you agree that this question should be on the table now now, it’s important to remember that Paul did NOT bring it up. His wife made some comments, and she was being attacked for them, and he came to her defense, and properly so.
Maybe Bill dated Bertha Butt.
There were troglytes on a Star Trek episode years ago. I think that troglyte was a form of the word troglodyte.
And he's not backing away from it, either. I don't know what his strategy is -- Clinton is popular, but Paul's not a stupid man. Fun to watch!