Perhaps the Left is finally turning against the powerful Clinton camp even if it took them 25 years to figure out all the corrupt baggage that comes with supporting Bill and Hillary.
The New York Times ran an article on Monday by Michelle Goldberg which stated, “I Believe Juanita.” In the middle of the voluminous accusations against Hollywood and political celebrities, more and more are coming to terms that we’ve been living among monsters and worse, excusing long-known bad behavior. But if that’s what it takes for Bill Clinton to finally be seen as a serial sex predator, so be it.
In this #MeToo moment, when we’re reassessing decades of male misbehavior and turning open secrets into exposes, we should look clearly at the credible evidence that Juanita Broaddrick told the truth when she accused Clinton of raping her. But revisiting the Clinton scandals in light of today’s politics is complicated as well as painful. Democrats are guilty of apologizing for Clinton when they shouldn’t have.
This came as quite a shock to Broaddrick who tweeted, “Hell has definitely frozen over.”
But it thawed quickly as Goldberg found a way to still blame Republicans for everything. She added, “At the same time, looking back at the smear campaign against the Clintons shows we can’t treat the feminist injunction to ‘believe women’ as absolute.”
Oh, wait… the allegations against former President Clinton was a smear campaign, now?
“It’s easy to imagine an outlet like Breitbart leveraging the ‘believe women’ rallying cry to force mainstream media coverage of dubious accusations,” Goldberg continued. “The Clinton years, in which epistemological warfare emerged as a key part of the Republican political arsenal, show us why we should be wary of allegations that bubble up from the right-wing press… In this environment, it would have been absurd to take accusations of assault and harassment made against Clinton at face value.”
Goldberg doesn’t want the Left shouldering too much blame for excusing their man's behavior because in her estimation, there was a right-wing conspiracy against the Clintons even if the accusations were true. Now with a Republican in the crosshairs, Roy Moore, leftists like Goldberg want the accusations to stick much more quickly and for it not to look like a politically convenient time to throw mud.
Still, all in all, it’s pretty wild to see a NYT op-ed concede, even if it took this long: “It’s fair to conclude that because of Broaddrick’s allegations, Bill Clinton no longer has a place in decent society.”
Maybe hell hasn’t completely frozen over, but pigs are sprouting wings.