Why Hil­lary fears Mon­ica

Stir­ring mem­o­ries of the pol­i­tics of per­sonal de­struc­tion could de­rail the Clin­ton 2016 band­wagon

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - By Tammy Bruce

Mon­ica Lewin­sky has re­turned, and it’s a good thing. She’s a smart, thought­ful woman who de­serves to be able to take her life back from those who pre­fer she stay silent, and stay away.

I’m sure there’s noth­ing more ir­ri­tat­ing to Hil­lary Clin­ton than those you use and aban­don who ac­tu­ally sur­vive and re­turn, de­ter­mined to tell their story.

Ms. Lewin­sky has re-emerged with an es­say she’s writ­ten for Van­ity Fair, which ap­pears in its June is­sue, but ex­cerpts re­leased on the Web are al­ready caus­ing Mrs. Clin­ton’s sup­port­ers to go bal­lis­tic.

In the ar­ti­cle, Ms. Lewin­sky says it’s time to stop “tip­toe­ing around my past — and other peo­ple’s fu­tures.”

“I am de­ter­mined to have a dif­fer­ent end­ing to my story. I’ve de­cided, fi­nally, to stick my head above the para­pet so that I can take back my nar­ra­tive and give a pur­pose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)”

Good for her. She knows there will be a price to pay, be­cause the same rot­ten core that drives Mrs. Clin­ton, com­pelling her to en­able her hus­band all these years, has only be­come more craven.

The re­ac­tion to her ar­ti­cle by other women in me­dia has been noth­ing short of dis­gust­ing and shame­ful. Yet, it is an­other in­di­ca­tion that Mrs. Clin­ton and her team of me­dia bul­lies know full well an open dis­cus­sion of her role in try­ing to wipe out Ms. Lewin­sky when she was a 22-year-old is still rel­e­vant be­cause it re­veals not the “tough” Hil­lary, but the misog­y­nist Hil­lary.

Think about it. You’re mar­ried to a man with no pants. He uses women like other peo­ple use wash­cloths. But you need him to get the power you think you’re en­ti­tled to, so you help in de­stroy­ing the cred­i­bil­ity and lives of any­one who ex­poses your hus­band for what he is.

It’s bad enough when a man is a sex ad­dict. It’s even more ob­scene when the one woman who could stop him chooses in­stead to en­able her preda­tor hus­band be­cause it will get her some­thing she wants. That’s cold, and ma­lig­nantly nar­cis­sis­tic.

The bul­ly­ing of Ms. Lewin­sky be­gins again be­cause she dares to be pre­sent, dares to de­fend her­self, dares to take her life back. Noth­ing says “war on women” more than the fem­i­nist lib­eral Demo­cratic hero hav­ing her fem­i­nist lib­eral Demo­cratic me­dia syco­phants go on the of­fen­sive to de­stroy an in­con­ve­nient woman.

It’s ob­vi­ous Mrs. Clin­ton has her eyes on the White House. De­spite her health prob­lems. De­spite her dis­as­trous (and equally un­ac­com­plished) turn as sec­re­tary of state (ex­cept for cer­tain no­table events, such as be­ing pho­tographed gulp­ing down beer at a bar in Carta­gena, Colom­bia, and dirty danc­ing with an­other woman in South Africa).

De­spite be­ing in charge of State dur­ing the mur­ders in Beng­hazi, for some rea­son Mrs. Clin­ton thinks she de­serves a pro­mo­tion to the pres­i­dency.

The ar­ro­gance of these peo­ple was only made worse when they got away with mer­ci­lessly at­tempt­ing to de­stroy Ms. Lewin­sky’s life af­ter the White House in­tern was re­vealed as Mr. Clin­ton’s then-cur­rent fling back in 1998.

What did the fem­i­nist wife of the fem­i­nist pres­i­dent do? She par­tic­i­pated in the or­ga­nized effort to cast Ms. Lewin­sky as a de­ranged stalker.

This is why Ms. Lewin­sky is im­por­tant, and why Mrs. Clin­ton should be afraid of what she has to say. Ms. Lewin­sky sur­vived their at­tack, and is no longer a naive and shell-shocked (and star-struck) 22-year-old girl. She is now a 40-year-old woman who likely un­der­stands more than ever the larger sig­nif­i­cance of what those peo­ple did to her.

Why this mat­ters isn’t be­cause of pol­icy dif­fer­ences or par­ti­san­ship. This is about char­ac­ter, sim­ple de­cency and whether we want the best peo­ple among us as lead­ers de­ter­min­ing our fu­ture, or the worst.

When we look away from the treat­ment of a Mon­ica Lewin­sky, and then el­e­vate those who re­veal such a rep­re­hen­si­ble at­ti­tude to­ward life, we even­tu­ally pay a price. Such soul­less lead­ers de­liver a regime that some­how al­lows the mur­der of four Amer­i­cans, cov­ers it up, lies to the fam­i­lies of the fallen, fails (or re­fuses) to cap­ture those re­spon­si­ble, and stonewalls Congress.

As a con­ser­va­tive fem­i­nist I, too, want a woman in the White House. But not just any woman. I want a pres­i­dent who loves this coun­try more than her­self. I want a pres­i­dent who gen­uinely views the Amer­i­can peo­ple as valu­able, im­por­tant and wor­thy of re­spect, who dis­ables the preda­tors in our midst who threaten our fu­ture, and ac­tu­ally un­der­stands the “dif­fer­ence it makes.”

In her ar­ti­cle, Ms. Lewin­sky says she wants to speak out against bul­ly­ing and its de­struc­tive force. It would be im­por­tant and more than ap­pro­pri­ate to in­clude ex­pos­ing Hil­lary Clin­ton as the dan­ger­ous bully she is in that im­por­tant ob­jec­tive. Tammy Bruce is a ra­dio talk-show host, New York Times best-sell­ing au­thor and Fox News and PJTV con­trib­u­tor.


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