Monika Lewinsky Has Nothing to do With 2016

Here goes FOX “news” again, with “fair and balanced” coverage, trying to make former President Bill Clinton’s record of sexual impropriety in the White House stick to his wife, Hillary Clinton. On Megyn Kelly’s show former Clinton accuser Kathleen Willey said that Hillary is the “real war on women“:

“If [Hillary’s] going to run on women’s issues like she says she is and she’s going to accuse the Republicans of this war on women, I think she needs to be exposed for the war that she’s waged against people like me. I mean, she has choreographed every single investigation and every terror campaign against every single woman practically who she thinks she might be a problem and that’s how she handled it. How can you be a champion of women’s rights and turn around and do what she’s done to women like me?

First of all, lets just go over how Willey’s case from 1998 against former President Clinton turned out.

According to the final report of the U.S. Office of General Counsel, “Willey gave false information to the FBI about her sexual relationship with a former boyfriend, and acknowledged having lied about it when the agents confronted her with contradictory evidence. Following Willey’s acknowledgment of the lie, the Independent Counsel agreed not to prosecute her for false statements in this regard.” and, “Willey has a history of controversial claims including telling the FBI she was pregnant and she had a miscarriage when she did not. On the evening of March 19, 1998, Julie Hiatt Steele, a friend of Willey, released a sworn affidavit, accusing the former White House aide of asking her to lie to corroborate Ms. Willey’s account of being sexually groped by President Clinton in the Oval Office.”

So that’s who Fox “news” invited on to do the only thing she knows how, slander and accuse the Clinton’s of misconduct.

I know that Williams is trying to, somehow, make the point above that Hillary terrorized her and other women in the West Wing, but since it appears Williams is the only one to have been caught lying by the FBI on multiple occasions, and the overall point is to bring up Bill Clinton’s past, I’m going to take on the more general point here.

Can we all just agree to stop this stuff now? Not only is it a stupid attack, but in the end, it’s going to hurt those making it against Clinton with woman more than it will hurt Hillary herself.

What Bill Clinton did or did not do with staffers in the White House twenty years ago has NOTHING to do with what sort of President Hillary Clinton would be in 2016. To say anything else is insulting to women everywhere, and would pretty much disqualify a large chunk of hard working, intelligent, and skilled women who have done nothing wrong but to have unfaithful husbands.

The very suggestion that women should now suffer, not because they have to talk to reporters about their hair or clothes instead of policy, not because they are perceived as a “bitch” or “cold” when a man who acts the same way would be “tough” or “no nonsense”, but because of what THEIR HUSBANDS DO is, in and of itself, an antiquated and offensive way of looking at the world. If women had to suffer for the stupid things their husbands do, an even smaller percentage than we already have would ever reach the top of their fields (and vice-versa)!

Even though I have voiced my preference for Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in ’16, I believe Hillary Clinton is a successful, independent, extremely smart, and ambitious woman. Her policies and political history, from a failed attempt to pass universal healthcare in the 90’s to a highly successful run as America’s representative to the rest of the world, can stand on their own right. Whatever her husband did or did not do, whether you liked him as a President or not, should have very little impact on how we judge his wife.

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