In a Tuesday op-ed for The Washington Post, liberal columnist Ruth Marcus wrote that “Bill Clinton’s conduct toward women is far worse than any of the offensive things that [Donald] Trump has said.”
“Donald Trump is crude and vulgar,” penned Marcus. “But he has a point about Clinton playing the ‘woman’s card’ and about the male behavior that’s more concerning: her husband’s.”
“Nothing would make the Clinton campaign happier than some good old-fashioned male chauvinist piggery directed her way,” she added. “All the better to rile up female voters who seem surprisingly nonchalant about the prospect of electing the first female president.”
Marcus notes that Hillary has used the “gender minefield” in her past campaigns, yet Trump has used a “weapon that none of Clinton’s Democratic opponents, past or present has dared to mention. He played the Bill Card.” (VIDEO: Trump — It’s ‘Fair Game’ To Discuss Bill Clinton’s ‘Abuse Of Women’)
Well, Bill Clinton has a penchant for something. He had a successful presidency — with an ugly blot. “Sexism” isn’t the precise word for his predatory behavior toward women or his inexcusable relationship with a 22-year-old intern. Yet in the larger scheme of things, Bill Clinton’s conduct toward women is far worse than any of the offensive things that Trump has said. Trump has smeared women because of their looks. Clinton has preyed on them, and in a workplace setting where he was by far the superior. That is uncomfortable for Clinton supporters but it is unavoidably true.