Liberals must be thanking their lucky stars that Bill Clinton messed around with Monica Lewinsky. Because every time the subject of Clinton’s sexual misconduct arises, they can point to the Lewinsky “affair” and slough it off as less serious than what Roy Moore has been accused of. They can thus ignore the most serious allegations against Clinton.
Earlier this week, for example, we noted a CNN analyst suggesting that Moore was involved with “children,” whereas Bill Clinton had a “consensual affair” with Lewinsky.
Joy Reid pulled the same bait-and-switch on her MSNBC show this morning, saying that what Roy Moore did was “far beyond and beneath” Clinton’s behavior. Reid argued that while Clinton had a “consensual affair” with Lewinsky, “it is not child molestation.”
So once again, a liberal conveniently ignores Juanita Broaddrick’s credible allegation that Bill Clinton forcibly raped her. And the $850,000 that Clinton paid Paula Jones in settlement of her suit alleging that Clinton, whom she had never met before, exposed himself to her in a hotel room and asked her to “kiss it.”
JOY REID: The situational ethics here, and it used to something that Republicans were opposed to, right? The idea of the death of outrage, that Bill Bennett talked about around Bill Clinton. I think I just concur with what Jason said, is that, I want this office, we want this power, and so we have to excuse something that goes — I’m sorry, far beyond and beneath what you’re talking about with Bill Clinton and a consensual affair with Monica Lewinsky, which was horrible in the sense that it was a dynamic of power that was completely asymmetrical, right? But it is not child molestation.