The person who repeatedly stood up to try to confront Clinton later identified herself as Republican State Rep. Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien. She told reporters that she wanted to confront Clinton about claims that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey. [Slate]
IT WAS an emphatic reply from Hillary Clinton after GOP State Representative Prudhomme-O’Brien kept yelling questions at her. “You are very rude. I’m not going to ever call on you,” Mrs. Clinton responded. Prudhomme-O’Brien explained in word blizzard Facebook post all of the alleged ills of Bill, which she wants Hillary to explain away.
It’s so retro I’m not sure how to respond, but I begin by saying that no woman can police her husband’s penis.
This latest does add more anecdotal evidence to the new NBC News/SurveyMonkey/Esquire online poll that reveals the angriest people in America are white women.
Women were more likely to say current events made them get angry — 53 percent said that, compared with 44 percent of men. Women were more likely to express frustration over police violence against unarmed blacks and campaign finance abuses, while men were more likely than women to be angry about same-sex marriage and global warming. [Politico]
Do Republicans really believe voters expect Hillary Clinton to explain Bill’s penis? That 2016 will revolve around the rehashing of 42’s philandering?
I’ve found no evidence, except on the right, where Bill’s penis is even involved in Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. That Donald Trump is broaching the salacious subject isn’t surprising. But blaming a woman for her husband’s infidelity is classic misogyny; just like serial philandering is a sign of deep disrespect for the woman you’re married to.
It’s what Democrats hate to admit, especially about Bill Clinton, whose policies were women, people and family centric, even as he enabled Wall Street’s rougher trading.
Trump started us down this road though he thinks Hillary did by talking about The Donald’s serial sexism. If this continues to be his theme in January, I’m wondering where Republicans go next, especially if he doesn’t prevail in Iowa and New Hampshire, which is now being treated to an ad blast from the billionaire.
Geraldine Feraro was taken down through the acts of her husband. In the 21st century, this sort of tactic directed at one of America’s most beloved rascals, William Jefferson Clinton, isn’t going to hunt.
People are much more focused on their own lives and are looking for someone to help them get ahead.
It’s just one reason Bernie Sanders continues to enjoy enthusiastic support, as does Hillary Clinton, who isn’t a new flavor for any Democrat, and for some will be an acquired taste due to practical concerns.
Today is a milestone of sorts, however, because Donald Trump has finally spent money on his own campaign, which has survived off of free media since July 2015.
From Robert Costa and Philip Rucker at the Washington Post
“Play it again,” Trump told Lewandowski, nodding approvingly. “I love the feel of it.”
The ad, which is 30 seconds long, will air in Iowa and New Hampshire. Lewandowski said Trump eventually plans to advertise in Nevada and South Carolina, whose contests will come later in February.
In a statement Monday, the Trump campaign said it has allocated $1.1 million for Iowa and close to $1 million for New Hampshire.