Breitbart today revealed a Wikileaks email discussion within the Hillary Clinton campaign gaming out how she should respond to concerns about her marriage with the Philanderer in Chief Bill Clinton. It’s just another in a long stream of examples of how the campaign internally admits every problematic thing we all know about Hillary and the now transparent cooperation of the media to reduce the damage and pile on Donald Trump to create a cover for her.
No doubt Donald Trump is participating in the scheme with his poor response to the attacks on him. Address and then shift to what a Trump administration will do to heal the country from eight years of Obama: that is the effective thing to do. (His wife Meliania has had two fantastic interviews which you should watch).
Yet, this recent Wikileaks dump reveals the duplicity of Hillary Clinton who has much to answer for herself when it comes to personal indiscretion. And there’s a long history of these problems.
To put some perspective on all that’s going on in Trump world now, let’s look back at another election–1992–and see how another candidate had to deal with major allegations against them. Keep in mind, this is Bill and Hillary Clinton on the eve of the New Hampshire Democrat primary before Bill become as President and almost eight years before the Monica Lewinsky affair became public. Hillary is sitting right there supporting her husband because they wanted to win the White House badly.
Hillary is back again running for President having to answer for allegations of her own about emails, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation scandal, her health, her previously hidden, highly paid speeches to financial institutions. It’s all more of the same, and she is answering those questions just like she did then.
Oh, and then there is the Donald Trump thing. Let’s not forget about that. But is that really the biggest issue in this election in light of the much broader corruption in Clinton-land? I have shared my outrage at Trump’s behavior. But I don’t hear enough outrage about Hillary’s behavior after the video on Trump became public and especially in light of the document dump on Hillary that came out at the same time. And that, of course, was the plan.
I wonder if in fairness to Donald Trump Hillary is willing as she was in 1992 to say as she did in this interview “And I think it’s real dangerous in this country if we don’t have some zone of privacy for everybody….” in support of Trump. I believe, in fairness, that the deeper sins of Hillary Clinton which have decades of increasing scandalous history must be highlighted. And it pains me to know that we may elect a Clinton again who was working to deflect attention from their immoral behavior which if elected will increase tenfold once in the White House.
Here we are now in 2016 with two greatly flawed candidates for President making a case for why we should elect them. One has a well-documented history of infidelities that should offend all of us and another who should be put in jail has a list of scandals a mile long and ten miles deep.
This makes this video an interesting one to review both in light of history and the messy way this year’s election is playing out. And it is even more important to examine in light of the dire circumstances our country faces with lagging respect abroad, the growing threat of terrorism that portends and the trillions of dollars of debt we face here at home.
Here are some excerpts from the video.
Steve Kroft: “Are you prepared tonight to say you’ve never had an extramarital affair?”
Bill Clinton: “I’m not prepared to say that any married couple should ever discuss that with anyone but themselves.”
…….Later on in the interview:
Hillary Clinton: “There isn’t a person watching this interview who would feel comfortable detailing everything that went on in their life and their marriage. And I think it’s real dangerous in this country if we don’t have some zone of privacy for everybody….”
…….Bill Clinton later in the interview argues for why the “allegations” should be put behind them and just move on.
“The only way to put it behind us is for all of us to agree that this guy has told us about all we need to know. Anybody who listened to it just about gets the drift of it. And let’s go on and get back to the problems facing this country….”