Monica Lewinsky Destroys GOP Hopes of Using Bill’s Scandal Against Hillary Clinton

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Monica Lewinsky is back, and she is debunking the talking points that Republicans are hoping to use against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been going around the country for months calling former President Clinton a sexual predator who abused his power.

On Meet The Press, Paul said,

Well, you know, I mean the Democrats one of their big issues is they have concocted and says Republicans are committing a war on 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.

He took advantage of a girl that was twenty years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior, and should be something we shouldn’t want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office. This isn’t having an affair. I mean this isn’t me saying he’s had an affair we shouldn’t talk to him. 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.

Republicans like Sen. Paul are trying to paint her as the victim, but Monica Lewinsky tells a vastly different story. Vanity Fair has published excerpts from an upcoming story that was written by Lewinsky herself, “Maintaining that her affair with Clinton was one between two consenting adults, Lewinsky writes that it was the public humiliation she suffered in the wake of the scandal that permanently altered the direction of her life: “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. . . . The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.”

I don’t think this is a path that any Republican should want to go down in 2016. The Lewinsky scandal stuff didn’t work in the late 90s, and it definitely isn’t going to work nearly 20 years later.

The interesting thing about Lewinsky’s quote above is that she is blaming both former President Clinton’s throwing her under the bus, Republicans, and the media for the fact that she has been branded for life. I believe that it is time to let Monica Lewinsky live her life. She wasn’t the first woman in history to have an affair with the President Of The United States, and she probably won’t be the last.

The strategy of using the Lewinsky scandal to tarnish Hillary Clinton is destined to backfire. Republicans would only serve to alienate and anger more women if they chose to make what happened during Bill Clinton’s second term a focus of the 2016 election.

Monica Lewinsky’s own words illustrate just how wrong it is to bring this scandal up again. Rand Paul has no idea what he is talking about, and he will definitely regret it if he chooses to go there with Hillary Clinton in 2016.

40 Replies to “Monica Lewinsky Destroys GOP Hopes of Using Bill’s Scandal Against Hillary Clinton”

  1. At best, this was a fling. Lewinsky had a history of stalking married men. One of her teacher’s moved out of state to get away, and his wife found out Lewinsky had followed them! She told friends she was going to DC to get her presidential knee pads. What ever happened to a REAL scandal, like GHW Bush and his 10 year affair with Jennifer Fitzgerald? He flew her everywhere he went, shared his room as his wife. James Baker threatened to resign if it did not end, but Jennifer just was shuffled off to another job, outside the WH. THAT should have been exposed when Clinton ran against him, but it wasn’t. Republicans do not have “scandals” just “lapses in judgement” even if they last 10 years with one woman!! Obviously, the gop is DESPERATE, dredging up old, old, old news.

  2. Serial cheater Newt Gingrich was one of the ones harrumphing loudest over Bill Clinton’s affair. Say what you will about Bill Clinton’s affair, it didn’t destroy his marriage. It’s still intact.

    Newt Gingrich came to his first wife’s hospital room while she was getting treated for cancer to discuss their divorce, he had left his first wife for his mistress, married her, then left her for his mistress then married her (Callista) who always looks like she is shooting knives at Newt’s ball sack.

    Look behind the Republicans who are screaming the loudest about “family values” and there is an affair they are hiding.

  3. It’s sad that Paul and his “I’m a Libertarian but a Libertarian can’t win so I’ll lie and say that I’m a Republican” friends can’t even see how sexually demeaning it is for him to bring up a husband’s sexually improprieties as ammunition against a woman.

    Maybe he can see if he can win with an “L” behind his name next time he runs. Not? How surprising. Republicans LOVE them some liars.

  4. Monica Lewinsky’s mother was a special kind of scumbag. She was the one who told her to keep the stained dress. When she wrote a book, she wanted to say that she had an affair with someone she didn’t just to spice up the book and her editor said no. She’s the one who told her daughter to bag herself a famous name.

  5. I’ve never understood why it is that a married person who cheats is not held to as high a standard as the person outside the marriage. Monica Lewinsky made no promises to anyone. It’s always “that bitch who stole her husband” or vice versa.

    She may have been young and naive, she may have been unprincipled, but she didn’t cheat on anyone. That was on him.

    TY for the GHWB reminder. I had forgotten…

  6. Your forgetting this women’s best friend who turned on her, that women will forever be a real scum bag. Monica, it seems has more class then any rethug talking about her. good going girl, stay strong.

  7. Sorry to say, but this won’t stop the repugnant-ones from destroying another persons reputation to get their followers votes.

    They used her once, they will use her again. It’s their “Constitutional Right”, but not her Right to Privacy.

  8. THANK YOU! I really felt gaslighted about Bush & Fitzgerald. Almost no one I know has even heard of any of the rumors & you can’t find much on the Internet unless you already know everything (& thus what to look for).

    I strongly suspect that it was affection for Barbara Bush (traditional, solidly *behind* “her man”) & hatred for Hillary Clinton (modern, independent) that kept Fitzgerald hushed up & Lewinsky front-&-center.

  9. That’s because the “married person” was a man & the “other person” was a woman. If *Hillary* had cheated, *she* would have been called the “slut”, “whore”, etc.

  10. The rethugs have no room to talk – they have Mr Appalachian Trail, with his mistress.
    Diaper Dave – who loved having his prostitutes put diapers on him.
    John McCain, who left his wife when she was injured in an accident to marry his present wife who has money galore, who now is rarely seen with him.
    Of course no one can forget Gingrich.
    George H W Bush had an affair, I have heard that Ronald Reagan did too!~

  11. Who do you think is the cold blooded killer in the Bush family? Those thin blooded ‘men?’ Barbara Bush is viler than Cheney. But no one sees her behind the curtain.

    You ignore 51% of the populace at your own peril. Anyone can see the enemy in front of them.

  12. Remember that Monica pursued Clinton, and that Linda Tripp was an operative in past for the Republican Party. The Republicans used this to try to overthrow the government during impeachment. She was an adult and other affairs before Clinton. The dream of the Republicans was to get George Bush Junior elected by making the Democrats scandal ridden an they achieved their goal.
    Johnson had an illegitimate child. Eisenhower had Kay Somersby, Kennedy had affairs, Reagan had affairs at least before Nancy, and he was divorced and remarried, a sin in the bible.

    Barbara Walters said that she felt Monica had been taken advantage of, and yet Barbara had an affair with a black Senator from Massachusetts.

    Monica wants to make money off of all this, and now has declared herself to be a Republican.

    She’s just a whore, and should shut up.

  13. FACT: Linda Tripp told Monica Lewinsky to keep the dress and then betrayed her trust. It was not her mother…

  14. “I believe that it is time to let Monica Lewinsky live her life….Monica Lewinsky’s own words illustrate just how wrong it is to bring this scandal up again.”

    I’m betting she’s getting paid for the article. Otherwise Monica could have just lived her life far from the maddening crowds – if she would just not bring it all back up. Doh!

  15. It is not by chance that this subject comes up now. As before and always, “FOLLOW THE MONEY,” who’s paying it and who’s taking it.

    If anything, Hillary’s deeper wisdom is brought to light again by this rag-tag ugly incident in her life.

    Is there no shame in the republican/tea party/libertarian? Nope. For sure, there is not.

  16. I’m surprised at the vitriol directed at Monica. Let’s remember that young people do stupid things due to poor judgment that comes from limited life experience. Monica was not the first person to think that sleeping around had no negative side effects, then suffered the consequences. But instead of throwing stones at her, we should grant her some leniency for youth and immaturity.

    Bill, on the other hand, preyed on her immaturity, telling her he was going to leave Hillary, that he and Monica could have a life together. It was manipulative bullshit and he should be roundly condemned for it. He doesn’t have the excuse of youthful indiscretion. On the contrary, his age and experience made him consciously predatory.

    Anyone who gives Bill a pass must truly hate women.

  17. The way to get the Clintons is to focus on their IRS backroom deal making the Scientology cult the religion of state in 1993, with its exclusive deduction for religious education. Sure the Treasury Inspector General investigated the scam, and reported with 1,500 pages; but the Clinton Administration then censored 800 pages citing “national security.” This is where the Clintons are dirty, stupid GOP!

  18. I hope you read that article. It has nothing to do with Clinton and totally is different then your story.

  19. Yup.
    The old double standard for women.
    When a man sleeps around he is a ‘player’,
    When a woman sleeps around she is a slut.
    When that standard no longer applies, then I will believe in gender equality.

  20. Maybe she should just wear a scarlet letter?

    Bill was just a helpless, hapless, victim of that vamp? I don’t care that Bill lied to Congress…hell, Congress lies to us everyday…I care that he lied to a young impressionable woman.

  21. Maybe you shouldnt buy into conspiracys.

    You do a fine job of twisting things around to fit your silly conspiracys. What they did was wrong, but it was also consensual.

  22. “Monica wants to make money off of all this, and now has declared herself to be a Republican.

    She’s just a whore, and should shut up.”

    I believe she did shut up, and hasn’t spoken for years. Rand Paul was the one who started it all over again. Maybe she just decided, “Not again.”

  23. Rand Paul preaching morality? He failed to get Ophthalmology Board certification to operate on people’s EYES, so he created a faux board, with his wife and father-in-law in “charge”, and “certified” HIMSELF – and TREATED people. The man is a dangerous, cheating scumbag who is only in office because of his father’s name.

  24. For the sake of this young woman it’s time to move on and turn the page. She has been beaten enough. Everyone deserves a second chance. Remember she is right about not making money that she could have. I hope Hillary will make a statement and tell everyone it’s time to move on and wish her well. This won’t be an issue in 2016.

  25. So did Eisenhower have a long term affair. Geez, and all these hypocrites talk about Family Values. As you can see they have none. They don’t even care if they starve little kids or put their parents out of work and put them all on the streets. How can we expect them to care about others when they are busy with their own affairs?

  26. Yep, and Linda Tripp used Lewinski to set up Clinton. But Lewinski was a willing participant and was 25 years old and had had affairs with other married men, and should have known better. But Linda Tripp is really the villain here. She even had her hold onto the blue dress. We never did know who it really was who stained that dress. It could have been anyone. Wouldn’t be surprised if Tripp supplied the ingredients for that too.

  27. People, it’s not rocket science. Monica Lewinsky is not the first woman to have an affair with a famous person. She wanted to be able to say that she had sex with the President of the U.S. It’s like somebody having sex with Mick Jagger back when the Rolling Stones were big. Monica can say, I didn’t have sex with him before he was a star (President), or after he was a star (President), She can say she had sex with him WHILE he was President. Only a few people can say that. So Hillary was scathing to Monica, she slept with Hillary’s husband. I’m sure Hillary was pissed at Bill too. Hillary was protecting her family. It’s what people do when someone threatens their family. Yes, they came after her with everything they have. Who doesn’t. Because he was President and she was a Senator/Sec. of State, they continued to have power. When your entire world threatens to come crashing down, you protect it. When it involves someone else, like Lewinsky, you go after that person as part of it…

  28. Every time Monica sticks her head above water, it is a painful reminder to Hillary of the time her world crashed. It is extremely, personally, and humiliatingly painful, and so she slaps Monica down. If she wants to run for President, and doesn’t want this to become a running scandal, then Hillary needs to master that impulse. Then it goes from being a humiliating experience to being a lesson in humility. I think if the GOP tries to use it against Hillary, it will backfire. Hillary was one of the victims in the affair. If you use a scandal, you need to use one that is clear cut, and the clear cut offender in the Lewinsky Scandal was not Hillary. She was a victim of Bill and Monica’s affair. Bad idea GOP! EPIC Fail Rand Paul, boy idiot….

    As far as Monica’s Humiliation goes, what did she think was going to happen?

  29. The marriage to Barbara Walker was a solidification of two family dynasties that have been in business 100’s of years together. They have raped this country and is the very essence of the Military Industrial Complex that uses our military to support and defend their interests (read corporate) at an extreme cost to every American while advocating for tax breaks that benefit no-one but themselves. Talk about criminal.

  30. Well their is always the other less publicized atrocities they can pull from like…Think you can get away with Murder? Only if you can afford it…An American company has killed tens of thousands of disabled American children, and have gotten away with it Scott free…While their counterparts around the world sit in jail… An American company has through campaign contributions bought the protection of the United States Government… Leaving thousands of American victims no legal recourse after having our Government block the class action payout their widowed families rightfully Won… And for a two million dollar bribe to their strongest advocate the NHF changing it after to the NHS to disassociate themselves From this genocide, kept the ACT of Congress proposed after to set it right, from ever seeing the light of day… Do you know who is representing Your personal values to the world..? These Facts brought to you today in loving memory of The Forgotten victims of tainted blood U.S….

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