Monica Lewinsky Scandal Still Haunting The Clintons

    January 28, 2014
    Ellisha Rader Mannering
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It seems like the Clintons just can’t get away from Monica Lewinsky. Although the affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky allegedly occurred many years ago, Monica could cause some trouble for Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for president.

While most people will always remember the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment based on alleged acts of perjury and obstruction of justice related to the scandal, would anyone really hold that against Hillary?

It appears that Rand Paul may try to use the scandal to his advantage. The Democrats have claimed that the Republicans are waging a ‘war on women,” but Paul claims that this isn’t the case and that the Democrats are the ones who have a history of using women.

“One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office. And I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this,” Paul said.

“Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? I mean, really. And then they have the gall to stand up and say, ‘Republicans are having a war on women’? So, yes, I think it’s a factor. No, it’s not Hillary’s fault,” he continued.

Although it is likely that the Lewinsky scandal will be used against Hillary Clinton, it may not hurt her chances of winning. Since the scandal occurred so long ago, most new voters and younger voters are not likely to remember it.

As Paul said himself, it is not Hillary’s fault that Bill and Monica chose to have an affair or that her husband chose to lie about it.

Do you think the Lewinsky scandal will be used against Hillary in the presidential election and do you think it will hurt her chances of winning?

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  • Will

    I don't think Monica should be in the news. That said, I don't think either party has a moral majority. Both parties have had their share of shameful acts and dubious dealings. And I agree with most republicans that there isn't a "war on women".

  • wygent

    Bill and Hillary promoted themselves as a "twofer" when Bill was elected. Hillary was the first "First Lady" (to use the term loosely), to take a publicly active part in a Presidential administration. She behaved as if she WERE co-president and many in the administration saw her as such. She was more of a Vice-President than poor old Al Gore. In addition to her own well-documented but unprosecuted crimes involving Whitewater and the Rose Law Firm, she was so hungry for power and recognition that she was willing to tie herself irretrievably to Bill and coincidentally, his numerous sexual misadventures – from Arkansas waitresses to Capitol Hill socialites, from simple harassment to sexual assault. Had Monica been an isolated instance or had Hillary distanced herself from the fray, she might have been viewed more indulgently. As it was, she chose to support her aging sexual predator and behaved as if HE were somehow a victim and participated in attempts to publicly humiliate and destroy every woman who ever tried to take him to task for his reprehensible and ridiculous behavior. So YES, Monica SHOULD be part of any discussion of Hillary Clinton. She chose her course and it's time for her to own it.