July 26, 2016

Bill Clinton: From Campaigner-In-Chief To Liability-In-Chief

Since the day former President Bill Clinton’s hit the campaign trail in January, it’s been one disaster after another. After Clinton’s first event he was called a “little rusty,” and it only got worse from there.

Aside from his infamous tarmac meeting with Loretta Lynch, no controversy illustrates this better than Hillary Clinton’s past use of the term “super predator.”  Hillary Clinton apologized for the term many feel is racist. Yet, when protesters confronted the former President, he spent 10 minutes lecturing them about why they were wrong:

“Bill Clinton defended her 1994 remarks, which protesters say were racially insensitive. ‘I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped on crack and sent them out on the street to murder other African-American children,’ he said, shaking his finger at a heckler as Clinton supporters cheered, according to video of the event. ‘Maybe you thought they were good citizens. She didn’t.’”

See below for many other instances when Bill Clinton was a liability for Hillary Clinton’s campaign:

  • Clinton has insulted Bernie Sanders supporters.
  • GQ has compared his speeches to those “an elderly relative at the holiday table” would give.
  • Hillary Clinton has been forced to disown many of Bill Clinton’s presidential accomplishments.
  • The former President has insulted younger voters.
  • Clinton has defended his signing of the Crime Bill, a sore point during the Democratic primary.
  • Clinton has confused Merrick Garland with Sri Srinivasan, multiple times.
  • Bill Clinton has trashed President Obama’s presidency.
  • Profiles of Clinton on the campaign trail often highlight the ways his speeches “don’t… mesh” Hillary Clinton’s official campaign statements.
  • Clinton has said there is no one in the “wide world” who thinks Democrats will take back the House of Representatives in 2016.