The Republican party is determined to hang themselves with this nonsense.
Over the past several weeks Senator Rand Paul and Morning Joke host Joe Scarborough have floated the idea that the party should attack Hillary for the actions of her husband former President Bill Clinton. Up until today that was simply a case of Rand Paul being Rand Paul and Morning Joe being the hack that he is but, during an interview with MSNBC, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that everything old is new again.
“I think everything’s on the table,” Priebus told Andrea Mitchell.
“I don’t see how someone just gets a free pass on anything. I mean, especially in today’s politics. So, I think we’re going to have a truckload of opposition research on Hillary Clinton and somethings may be old and somethings might be new. But I think everything is at stake when you’re talking about the leader of the free world and who we’re going to give the keys to run the United States of America.”
I don’t know who’s been advising the party that this is a good idea, but as a Democrat I think that person deserves a raise.
Anyone under the age of 30 probably has a poor memory, if any, of the Lewinsky scandal and the blowjob impeachment. Anyone over the age of 30 probably doesn’t give a shit. And that’s before mentioning that Hillary was not the one implicated or impeached.
Even when attempting to view this from their perspective, I can’t rationalize this.
I cannot rationalize blaming a wife for the actions of her husband when your party is already in the dumps with women.
I also believe this is a gross misread of conservative opinion or, at the very least, it’s contradictory to conservative rhetoric which as of late has implied, or in some cases stated, that women should be gracious and subservient to their husbands.
Will they attack Hillary for reconciling with her husband?
If I were advising the Clintons, I would let the RNC pursue this for the time being and then disarm it with a story of reconciliation and penance, making the Republicans look utterly foolish and crass.