The fetid stink permeating America’s consciousness is the unremitting and unapologetic decay of the Clinton family legacy as America’s resistance to the neo-liberal elite accelerates at an unprecedented pace. In stark contrast to other former presidents and failed candidates, the Clintons have not gracefully exited public life. To do so would permit their beloved Party to reminisce about the positive instead of dreading the continual barrage of negative.
Is this a family of sociopaths – for whom societal rules and norms are only applicable to other people? Or are they merely ego-centric masters of self-delusion?
Perhaps it’s a combination of both. Regardless, the Democrats might want to clean out their ice box, as the Clinton catch is starting to spoil everything that touches it.
Change is excruciatingly painful for those whose heyday is cast firmly in the past – especially when the past rears its ugly head thanks to the advent of social media and takes a bite right out of an otherwise unremarkable presidency.
Former saxophone playing, shades wearing gad about town, William Jefferson Clinton, sailed into the Oval Office in 1992. He brought an energy evocative of the JFK years – not to mention the storied trail of predated women hanging on his coattails. At the time, pundits scoffed at the puritanism of the conservatives with their budding narrative of “The Clinton’s sex lives are none of our business.”
But we all know his nickname “Slick Willy” was not bestowed upon him for his political prowess. And when along came the White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, who changed history with her little sky-blue dress, Clinton faced a tragic end to his rise to stardom. He slunk away from the public view after leaving office – until Hillary began her quest to occupy her husband’s former office.
Fast forward to the #MeToo era. It’s an an unfortunate time for a sexual predator to make a comeback with a fiction novel, as all questioning eyes were upon the aged former president.
But no one was surprised when Clinton, after being questioned if had apologized to Lewinsky, would not admit any wrongdoing. He felt he had paid enough, lamenting that he “left the White House $16 million in debt.”
And then he doubled down in an interview on PBS, stating “I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work.”
Officials in the Democratic Party watching the interview bleated in agony and fainted like a herd of Tennessee Myotonic goats – or so one would assume.
Hillary has exhibited not one iota of sense since losing what was as rigged an election in her favor as one could possibly desire. Angrily stomping through the woods of Chappaqua wearing loose fitting athletic attire, swilling Chardonnay, and practicing a discipline of yoga involving “alternate-nostril breathing,” while making lists of those who wrecked her historic run for president has not endeared her to the Democratic Party.
When asked during a radio interview when the sorest loser in the world would be saddling up and heading for the horizon, Senator Heidi Holtkamp (D-ND) replied, “not soon enough.”
Hillary’s response was classic Clinton. “They never said that to any man who was not elected.”
Oh, the misogyny of it all.
She lost. But she hasn’t quite come to grips with the facts; it was all her own fault.
The Next Generation – Sigh
Is former first daughter Chelsea the next generation of Clinton to quash, or is she a mere shadow of her criminal-leaning, diabolically intellectual parents?
She is well educated, mouthy, and protected by a press enamored of the family missing the critical ability to apologize or own their own fatal flaws.
But even school children have had their fill of Chelsea. When on the campaign trail with her mother, a fourth grader from Scholastic News had the audacity to ask her a softball political question: “Do you think your dad would be a good ‘first man’ in the White House?”
Her endearing reply?
“I’m sorry, I don’t talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately.”
It’s past time for this family to slink off into the bushes, lick their wounds, and purchase alcohol by the caseloads. Democrats have had enough, and Republicans are quick to petulantly say, “Told ya so.” But like some horrible herpetic infection, the Clintons keep coming back – to the detriment of all.
Sarah has been a writer in the political and corporate worlds for over 25 years. As a sought-after speech writer, her clients included CEOs, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and even a Vice President. She’s worked as Contributing Editor at Scottsdale Life, a news reporter for the Journal and Courier, and guest opinion political writer for numerous publications nationwide. A born storyteller, Sarah has published a full-length book and is currently finishing a quirky, sarcastic, second novel.