This has been a rough week for women on the left.
It began with Hillary Clinton, the zombie candidate who just won’t die, giving an interview to “CBS Sunday Morning” for a story about the post-#MeToo “pink wave” of younger women running for political office, many for the first time.
Guess who became the star?
Yes — as usual, Hillary herself, who spent a good part of that interview defending her husband’s sexual predation while disavowing her key role in what Clinton aides, back in the ’90s, cheerfully called the “nuts-and-sluts” shaming of any and all of Bill’s female accusers. One of those women, Juanita Broaddrick, credibly accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 and has never wavered.
Yet during the CBS interview Hillary would hear none of it, deploying the old scoundrel’s defense: You-say-he-is-but-what-about-Trump?
The party that demanded a thorough accounting of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual history, that insisted Kavanaugh’s accuser be heard and, by the way, forced Al Franken from the Senate for far less is finally reckoning with the Clintons. And the feminists, progressives and party loyalists who have spent decades making excuses for their hypocrisies and profiteering while sympathizing with Hillary’s self-created mythology as the Greatest Victim of Sexism in History have had it. They have come to realize that Hillary and her “slithery rhetoric,” as the late Christopher Hitchens so perfectly put it, are dead weight.
So have the left-leaning institutions that long championed her.
“Dear God, Hillary Clinton. Just Go,” said The Daily Beast.
“Why Hillary Clinton’s comments were more painful than Trump’s,” said The Washington Post.