dws1982 wrote:Big Magilla wrote:criddic3 wrote:Clinton is getting hit on his past again because in the Age of Trump, many people realize how much he got away with simply because of politics. If we're going to go after the Roy Moores of the world and say he shouldn't be a Senator, then we have to be honest about how hypocritical it is to look the other way for other people.
What did Clinton do that wasn't known twenty years ago? I may be a little fuzzy on the facts, but as I recall, his relationships with those women were consensual.
When you consider the vast power differential that was at play in the relationship he had with those women, I think it becomes really tough to argue that those relationships could've been consensual.
Maybe not, and maybe we would've been better off with Al Gore in the White House, but if Clinton "got away with it" it wasn't because of politics. It was because of politics that he was hounded by Ken Starr. He "go away with it" because after all the false charges made against the Clintons by the righteous right, it was difficult to believe that the Paula Jones and Juanita Broderick charges weren't more of the same. The Monica Lewinsky affair and some of the others when he was the Arkansas governor were seen as consensual.
If all this were coming out now for the first time, it would be seen in a different light, but there's nothing new here. Clinton never bragged about his conquests like Trump did. He's not running for anything and neither is his wife. We should be looking forward, not backward.