What’s good for the gander should be good for the goose.
Remember when an audience member-slash-Democrat-plant at a Trump rally called President Obama a Muslim, and The Donald had to put up with a round of media criticism for not correcting the (alleged) error?
The questioner described Muslims in the United States as a “problem” and asked “When can we get rid of them?”
Suddenly, Trump was an anti-Muslim zealot and “wingnut” because he didn’t take some random guy to task and instead gave some general answer about how people think there are problems and he would look into them.
Now take a gander at what that goose Hillary Clinton did Tuesday when one of her very own “wingnut” audience members expressed a desire to strangle Carly Fiorina.
Did the champion of women’s rights and sexual abuse victims jump to Carly’s defense and lecture the man about violence toward women?
Hell no. She laughed.
In fact, she seemed to egg him on, saying, “I wouldn’t mess with you.”
Kind of puts the lie to the whole champion-of-women thing Hillary’s campaign has been pushing.
Of course, her entire career puts the lie to that meme for anyone who’s paid attention. Between standing by her man when Bill was first asked about rumors of his numerous infidelities, actively working to destroy any of Bill’s victims who went public, and underpaying her female staffers, Hillary has frequently participated firsthand in the Democrats’ ongoing War on Women.
Republicans couldn’t wait to chime in on Tuesday’s brouhaha.
Republican National Committee Press Secretary Allison Moore said in a statement, “By laughing off a male questioner’s desire to strangle Carly Fiorina, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats have lost all credibility claiming to be a party that stands up for women. …
“Hillary Clinton routinely exhibits the worst kind of hypocrisy on women’s issues, whether it’s launching attacks on equal pay despite paying women less than men in her Senate office or her foundation’s acceptance of millions of dollars from foreign governments that oppress women’s rights.”
Fiorina, by the way, has been criticized lately because she also got one of those audience members calling Obama a Muslim and didn’t lecture the guy. Funny how that works.
Trump and Fiorina didn’t say anything about audience members expressing a belief that’s held by 3 out of 10 Americans and 43 percent of Republicans.
Clinton didn’t say anything about an audience member expressing a desire to physically harm Fiorina.
So I say let Clinton stew in her juices for a bit. She should welcome it as a break from the FBI investigation of her emails.
At least the rude wishes of audience members aren’t likely to send her to jail.