As Republicans fight to retake control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, the specter of Bill (BJ) Clinton looms as “a popular, vote-getting, fundraising-powerhouse threat to their aspirations.”
Enter Anthony Weiner, whose lewd and lascivious online buffoonery threatens to taint the Clintons and the Democrat party as a whole. Democrats say Republicans want to use Weiner as their secret weapon next year, and they’re hopping mad about it.
(See RS McCain’s piece, The Pervert Party at The American Spectator for the ultimate example of a Repub weaponizing Weiner..)
Olivier Knox of Yahoo News writes that “the GOP has seized on Weiner’s sexting scandal to argue that vulnerable (or potentially vulnerable) Democrats can’t condemn the former congressman’s habits without also distancing themselves from the former president.”
The National Republican Republican Senatorial Committee opened up with both barrels Tuesday on Democrats who might be looking for Clinton’s help, using Weiner’s troubles to recall accusations of sexual misconduct by the former president.
NRSC official Brad Dayspring described Weiner as “one married man inappropriately sending young women disgusting photos of himself” versus Clinton as a married man guilty of “repeated transgressions with women.” The memo recalled Clinton “taking advantage of a White House intern, which forever wrecked her career,” an unmistakable Lewinsky reference.
“Democrats can’t have it both ways when it comes to the treatment of women and they should have the courage to condemn any politician that assaults, harasses, or exploits women,” he continued. “Anthony Weiner’s behavior toward women certainly is no worse than Bill Clinton’s and Democratic candidates lose all credibility preaching about a so-called ‘War on Women’ while standing alongside Bill Clinton to raise money and boost their campaign war chests.”
Let’s be honest, Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct was substantially worse – a fact Democrats would like people to forget about.
Matt Canter, deputy executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told Yahoo News that comparing Weiner to Clinton was “wholly ridiculous.” Democrats argue that the “Republican War on Women” was about their anti-women policies – like being against late term abortions (which most women are also against), and objecting to forcing Christian businesses to pay for “reproductive health services” to which they have moral objections (which most Americans also object to).
“This proves that Republicans have learned nothing from their past mistakes. The agenda that they are pursuing that is harmful for women has consequences for women’s everyday lives — on equal pay, on child care, on access to contraception and other issues,” Canter said. “That’s what the ‘war on women’ is about, not cable soap operas.”
See, Weiner’s serial online debauchery with young women, and Clinton and Filner’s serial sexual harassment of women are nothing more than “soap operas” according to Democrats.