May 25, 2016 by Chris Kite
There is no shortage of hypocrisy when it comes to the GOP’s interest in other people’s sex lives. The so called party of family values is generally anything but representative of family values. Never mind that their policies are generally unfriendly to the average family. I’m just focusing on their hypocrisy right now.
Donald Trump wants to talk about Bill Clinton’s impeachment as somehow tainting Hillary Clinton’s reputation. Okay. Let’s talk about it.
He was investigated and impeached for lying about an affair. Generally speaking, most people lie about affairs. Not just Bill Clinton.
While Clinton was being investigated and impeached, a core of Republicans led the charge. Most people recognized it was purely a political power play on the part of the Republicans. But that didn’t stop them.
Henry Hyde, the GOP congressional rep from Illinois that was one of the leaders of the crusade against Clinton had an affair himself once. But that was just a “youthful indiscretion.” He was 41 when it happened!
Republican Bob Livingston of Louisiana was a key player in the Clinton impeachment but he abruptly resigned when it was revealed that he had an affair.
Bob Barr, yet another GOP congressional rep lost a primary challenge several years after the impeachment because he too had been accused of having an affair.
Dan Burton of Indiana talked about how no one should be allowed to get away with these alleged sexual improprieties. It turns out he had an affair and fathered a child in 1983.
Lets not forget Newt Gingrich who later admitted that he was having an affair with an intern during the time he was leading the impeachment of Clinton.
And then, of course, there is former House Speaker Denny Hastert who became Speaker of the House after helping lead the witch hunt against Bill Clinton. Denny Hastert was paying off people to keep them quiet about his molestation of them when they were teenagers.
So when Donald Trump, who also had an affair with a woman, who, it should be pointed out, was 17 years younger and cost him $2M to settle with his then wife.
So perhaps, Donald Trump, you should become familiar with the phrase “those that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
None of this should be a surprise though. Trump has already pointed out that his supporters would stand by him if he were to publicly shoot and kill someone on Fifth Avenue.