Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, November 16, 2017

In the days before the admission, there was considerable conviction in the chattering classes that the allegations, if true, would end up leading to Clinton's resignation. That proved to be incorrect. Clinton was not shamed into resigning, and senior leaders of the Democratic Party did not pressure him into resigning.

Advertisement

Advertisement

More

Alternate links: Google News | Twitter

It was politically expedient and advantageous to defend him then, just as it is now politically expedient and advantageous to attack him today.

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Coulda', Shoulda', Woulda'

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-11-16 10:25 AM | Reply

Stupid thread.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-16 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm wondering why the OP isn't calling on the current president to resign.

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-16 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"It was politically expedient and advantageous to defend him then, just as it is now politically expedient and advantageous to attack him today"

Are you offering this as some sort of defense?

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-16 10:28 AM | Reply

You guys actually impeached Clinton. You failed. Now impeach Trump, and see if you fail.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-16 10:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If that is true (and it is) then the current POTUS needs to step down.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-16 10:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are you offering this as some sort of defense?
#4 | POSTED BY ZED

It's the progressives defense, everyone that's posted has deflected.

It appears that if the progressives didn't have double standards they wouldn't have any standards at all.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-16 11:59 AM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

It's left leaning site, perhaps you could ask them.

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-16 12:00 PM | Reply

Yea. He should of resigned.

Now. Back to reality, where it's 2017, and the Republican Party seems okay with Roy Moore being an accused child molester.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-16 12:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It appears that if the progressives didn't have double standards they wouldn't have any standards at all.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-16 11:59 AM | Reply

Let the cards fall where they may. Time to drain that swamp. Sound like a familiar slogan. Drain it, see who's left. Hint: Donald Trump won't be among them.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-16 12:04 PM | Reply

Advertisement

Advertisement

It appears that if the progressives didn't have double standards they wouldn't have any standards at all.

#7 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2017-11-16 11:59 AM | REPLY | FLAG

That's funny coming from the party of "deficits are too high"*













* from 2009-2016

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-16 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's left leaning site, perhaps you could ask them.

#8 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

I am asking you...

Wait,,, are you another of leftcoastlawyer's other screen names??

Man,,, learn to log out of one before asking a question about another..

#12 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-16 12:25 PM | Reply

Bill Clintons should have resigned? Even as the leaders of the other party were carrying on affairs even as they impeach Bill Clinton. Riiight!

#13 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-16 12:32 PM | Reply

"What about Bill and Hillary Clinton?" would be a goldmine of a show for FOX.

#14 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-16 01:20 PM | Reply

Or: "The Clinton Deflection Hour" hosted by Newt Gingrich.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-16 01:27 PM | Reply

ANDREAMACKRIS, how desperate are you?

This is getting a bit ridiculous.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-16 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yea. He should of resigned.
Now. Back to reality, where it's 2017, and the Republican Party seems okay with Roy Moore being an accused child molester.

#9 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Have you not been following the news? Republican leadership is telling him he needs to drop out.

On topic...The timing of all of these liberals and progressives coming out against Bill Clinton is awfully convenient. With Hillary's election loss, the Clinton's political influence is greatly diminished. My bet is if she had won, NONE of these liberals who are now attacking him would be doing so. Heck, the Weinstein story may not have broke had Hillary won.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-16 05:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Have you not been following the news? Republican leadership is telling him he needs to drop out.

#17 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT

National republican leadership may be.

Alabama republicans think the actions of 2 fictional characters in a real old book excuses it.

#18 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-16 06:09 PM | Reply

I voted for Bill the first time around. He sure did sucker us in.

Obama studied him, and did it even better.

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-16 08:30 PM | Reply

Republican leadership is telling him he needs to drop out.

Not really.

if she had won,

Pigs would sprout wings and take flight.

Why don't you stick to the facts and leave fantasies in the bedroom.

Republicans have had a ------ for Clinton since his first term.

Perhaps they are upset he's able to get away with what they do, yet call himself a democrat.

Republicans cornered the market on unscrupulous behavior and will be damned if they allow a democrat to act as they do.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-16 09:03 PM | Reply

The timing of all of these liberals and progressives coming out against Bill Clinton is awfully convenient. With Hillary's election loss, the Clinton's political influence is greatly diminished. My bet is if she had won, NONE of these liberals who are now attacking him would be doing so. Heck, the Weinstein story may not have broke had Hillary won.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-16 05:07 PM | Reply | Flag

The timing of JeffJ's partisan hackery however is quite predictable.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-16 10:23 PM | Reply

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr
Nor yours.

#22 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-11-16 10:25 PM | Reply

TRepublicans have had a ------ for Clinton since his first term.
Perhaps they are upset he's able to get away with what they do, yet call himself a democrat.
Republicans cornered the market on unscrupulous behavior and will be damned if they allow a democrat to act as they do.

#20 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

You are 100% correct. You also unwittingly described the Democratic Party in spades. When it comes to policy real and tangible differences exist. When it comes to ethics, morality, etc...both parties are exactly the same.

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-16 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The timing of JeffJ's partisan hackery however is quite predictable.

#21 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Given your feral hatred of Hillary Clinton, the self-irony is hilarious!

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-16 10:54 PM | Reply

Given your feral hatred of Hillary Clinton, the self-irony is hilarious!

Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-16 10:54 PM | Reply

Since she was labeled a Democrat and I as well at the time no irony can be found for partisan hackery.

#25 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-16 11:14 PM | Reply

Bill Clintons should have resigned? Even as the leaders of the other party were carrying on affairs even as they impeach Bill Clinton. Riiight!

Dennis Hastert was doing far worse than having an affair.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-17 12:38 AM | Reply

The timing of all of these liberals and progressives coming out against Bill Clinton is awfully convenient.

True. My own senator (Gillibrand) has come out saying Bill should have resigned. This, after supporting Hillary:

She was an early supporter of Mrs. Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and has spent countless hours raising money for Democratic women who run for office, citing Mrs. Clinton as a role model.

"In my adult life, politically, no one has inspired me to get off the sidelines and truly make a difference more than Hillary Clinton has," Ms. Gillibrand said last year in an essay on why she was supporting Mrs. Clinton.

Ms. Gillibrand has also noted Mr. Clinton's support for her own run for office. "I was lucky enough to receive guidance and mentorship from Hillary during that run, and was truly honored that President Bill Clinton campaigned for me in my first run for Congress in 2006," she wrote in the same essay.

www.msn.com

I'm sure Gillibrand cares about the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault, but she also cares about her political future. Earlier this year I heard she might like to run for president herself or, failing that, would like the VP slot.

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-17 12:47 AM | Reply

The Dems coming out against Clinton appear to be opportunistic cowards. They have know about Bill Clinton's crimes since the 80's yet they looked the other way because they could benefit from associating with the Clintons.

Now that there is nothing to be gained from the Clintons they have nothing to lose.

If they really believed what they are now saying they would have said so long ago.

#28 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-11-18 08:21 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2018 World Readable

Drudge Retort