Rand Paul caught headlines for making some of the most common-sense statements one could imagine. This should inspire us all to realize just how vulnerable Liberalism really is.
“The whole thing of the ‘war on women,’ I sort of laughingly say, ‘Yeah, there might have been – but the women are winning it,'” the Republican senator from Kentucky said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” He said women have made great strides and, as an example, now make up more than half the students at medical and law schools.
“I think women are doing very well, and I’m proud of how far we’ve come,” the potential 2016 presidential candidate continued.
Then there was Paul’s interview on Meet the Press:
Here is the HuffPo’s summary:
Host David Gregory asked Paul about an interview with him and his wife that appeared in the September issue of Vogue. In it, Kelley Paul said that voters should consider Clinton’s “predatory” behavior in the White House before returning him there as first spouse. Clinton was impeached in 1998 after lying about his sexual relations with Lewinsky and had to fight to remain in office.
“I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this,” Rand Paul said Sunday, when asked to respond to his wife’s comments. “He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior.”
Paul’s remark was similar to one he made on the campaign trail in 2010, when Clinton was campaigning for his Democratic opponent.
But Paul did seem to suggest Sunday that Clinton’s behavior should not reflect on his wife. “It’s not Hillary’s fault, but it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history,” he said.
Paul — perhaps a little miffed about being asked by Gregory to disagree with his own wife — ended on an ambiguous note. Pointing to the Clintons’ close political relationship, he added, “sometimes it’s hard to separate one from the other.”
In this case, I will mildly disagree with Paul. He does great work destroying Bill Clinton by stating the obvious. But he is wrong to let Hillary Clinton off the hook. As he pointed out by referring to their close political relationship, she supported her husband’s presidency and worked to protect and encourage it even when it meant destroying a young woman. She has, no doubt, destroyed many others. This all needs to be pushed. Huma Abedin is another example.
In general, these politicians have no problem exploiting women in their personal lives and then they get a free pass from other Liberal politicians. Hillary’s behavior is representative of all sorts of Liberal behavior.
But, unless Hillary Clinton has a way to blackmail the next Republican nominee, “the war on women” should be a slogan that disappears from the Democratic 2016 campaign if she is nominated by the Democrats.