After two decades, Democrats are finally expressing “buyer’s remorse” for supporting Bill Clinton. Politicians and liberal media are selling their newfound regret for having defended a man, they knew was guilty. Unfortunately for them, conservatives aren’t buying their crisis of conscience.
For twenty-five years, Democrats have had the opportunity to denounce Clinton. But time and time again, they played the conspiracy card and made him the victim. Now, as one of their own flock stands accused, they are miraculously recognizing the error of their ways. Even better, they actually think conservatives believe them.
Long-time Clinton ally, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, said on Thursday that the former president should have resigned. “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response,” Gillibrand told the New York Times when asked if Clinton should have left the White House. But he didn’t, did he?
Too Little, Too Late
Gillibrand’s response conveniently came after fellow senator, Al Franken, was outed for groping Leeann Tweeden in 2006. As they say, timing is everything. Gillibrand offered a clue about the timeliness of her regret in additional remarks she made, deliberately referencing President Trump.
“And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump. And a very different conversation about allegations against him,” she said. MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes, also said it’s time for Dems to reconcile their support for Clinton.
Although, he couldn’t say it without taking a jab at conservatives. “As gross and cynical and hypocritical as the right’s “what about Bill Clinton” stuff is, it’s also true that Democrats and the center-left are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations against him,” Hayes tweeted.
However, and this is important, their repentance is opportunistic. Bill’s career has been over for quite some time. And Hillary, well her political legacy ended with Donald Trump’s victory. They’re essentially irrelevant and have nothing to lose. And leftists have nothing to lose by withdrawing their support.
But, they do have everything to gain.
Democrats regularly tout their support for women’s issues while accusing the GOP of caring little or not at all. So, what does it say to their constituents when they refuse to condemn a man with a long history of assaulting females? It’s do or die time-they have no choice except to apologize or risk looking cold and indifferent.
Nice try but we’re not buying it, are we?