Rand Paul Claims Hillary Clinton Can't Support Both Women's Rights & Husband Bill, Which Totally Misses The Point
After assuring everyone that her husband's affair definitely wasn't her fault, Republican candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Hillary Clinton couldn't simultaneously support women's rights and stand by her husband's actions during Thursday night's debate. Uh, excuse me? Something there didn't quite add up, because, as women have had to remind men too many times, women's actions have absolutely nothing to do with their partner's mistakes.
"I don't blame Hillary Clinton at all for this. I don't think she's responsible for his behavior," Paul said during the debate and then dropped this bit of "uhhhhh, what?!" with: "But I do think her position as promoting women's rights and fairness to women in the workplace, that if Bill Clinton did, any CEO in our country did with an intern... in their office, they would be fired. They would never be hired again. She can't be a champion of women's rights at the same time she's got this that is always lurking out there, this type of behavior, so it's difficult."
Yes, it must be so difficult for Rand Paul to deal with Bill Clinton's affair from nearly two decades ago! You know, the one that had absolutely nothing to do with him! At all! Apparently, it was hard for even Paul to deal with that move's realities, because how on earth could he, Rand Paul, stand to live in a world where Hillary Clinton at once could support women's rights and her husband? Let me explain it to you, Rand.
As you correctly noted, Rand, Clinton is not responsible for her husband's behavior. You could've stopped right there, because that's the bottom line, here. Clinton the candidate is not being judged on her marriage, the success of which, by the way, has nothing to do with if she was cheated on. Yet, she's got this "always lurking around." It must be hard for you, Rand, knowing that someone could vote for a president who had a traumatic event in her past that was absolutely not brought on by her whatsoever.
For a moment, it seemed as if Paul would criticize Clinton for the allegations against her husband that have been brought up in multiple campaign stops. Those are actually hard to parse out. It's difficult to hear Clinton say that we should believe sexual assault survivors, all the while women are accusing her husband of those exact crimes. That's a difficult situation.
What isn't difficult to understand is that Clinton's role as a wife has nothing to do with her husband cheating on her, which, in turn, has nothing to do with her political career. Too bad that's beyond Rand Paul.