Hillary Clinton's dwindling power

The Washington Times | 10/18/2018 | Staff
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Hillary Clinton, never one for the conservatives, has now managed to isolate — nay, tick off — even the hardest core of her supporters.

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What’s come from her fans in the media in the last few hours could very well signal the end of Clinton’s long-standing, long-running reign in political courts.

“For women,” CNN blasted in one headline, “Clinton is a bigger disappointment than Trump.”


That’s pretty blunt for a cable outlet known colloquially as Clinton News Network.

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“Hillary Clinton doesn’t get it,” wrote Holly Thomas for CNN. “Since the explosion of #MeToo in October 2017, many of us have become jaded to the stock responses we can often expect from certain figures to stories of sexual harassment and abuse. At a rally in Pennsylvania last week, for example, President Trump once again mocked the movement … It is galling in another way, however, to hear #MeToo undermined from an unexpected quarter — as it was a few days ago by Trump’s 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton.”

The reference was to Clinton’s excusal of her husband’s White House affair with Monica Lewinsky as simply an “adult” act — meaning, consensual, no #MeToo-like sexual predator tag needed. And given the consensual nature of the affair, Clinton concluded: then-president Bill had no need to step down.

“Absolutely not” is how she put it.

And toward that, CNN’s Thomas wrote: “The midterm elections are weeks away. It will be the first time voters can weigh in on a national level about the impact of the 2016 election, and everything since. It is clear that any positive development will depend on fresh blood at the helm for both parties. … If anything is to be learned from Hillary Clinton’s defeat, it is that there is no point in defending a tired status quo, which defends inherited privilege. It seems she is yet...
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