In response to whether the Monica Lewinsky scandal that plagued then-President Bill Clinton’s second term should factor into a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential run, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Meet the Press’ David Gregory that he found the Democrats’ “concocted” issue of a War on Women rich in light of Clinton’s behavior.
“One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office,” Paul said.
“I think the media really seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was twenty years old and an intern his office. There is no excuse for that. And that is predatory behavior. We shouldn’t want to associate with some who would take advantage girl in his office…Really, and then they have the gall to stand Republicans are having a war on women?”
Now, it’s not Hillary’s fault,” Paul continued. “But it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history. This is in regard to the Clintons. Sometimes it’s hard to separate one from the other.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer of repeating Democratic talking points about the government shutdown Sunday morning, a charge Schieffer did not take particularly seriously.
“I understand that the White House said over and over again the shutdown was the Republicans’ fault, I understand that’s what you’re repeating,” Cruz said. “But the reality is I voted over and over again to fund the federal government, and the reason we had a shut down—Look, the Democrats were very candid. I know they told you we think the shutdown benefits us politically. Right now the Democrats are telling you that they want another shutdown because they think it benefits them politically.”
Cruz went on to add:
“For the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who’ve had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare, to look in the camera and say, “I’m sorry — I told you if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it,” the Texas senator said on Face the Nation on Sunday. “‘I told you if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, and that wasn’t true — I’m sorry.’”
As for the rest of the GOP, they don’t call it the stupid party for nothing:
Bill Kristol announces on FTN that Coburn, Hatch and Burr will unveil a comprehensive GOP alternative to ObamaCare tomorrow.
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) January 26, 2014
What could go wrong?