“Sunday on Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends’ Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said if the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attacks him as sexist, it is ‘fair game’ to bring up her husband former President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions.” (H/T: Breitbart)
This is why people like Trump, even though they know he’s not a rocked-rib conservative. Like them, I think some of Trump’s policies are a disaster and is more of a pragmatist than a constitutionalist.
This is why I like Trump. He’s befuddled the media. He’s left so-called political decorum behind. He’s taken the fight to the enemy, and liberals are our political enemies.
If Ted Cruz, for one, wants to win the nomination and bury Hillary Clinton, then he must do the same.
Donald Trump is willing to do battle where the battle is raging. Can you imagine John McCain or Mitt Romney taking on Hillary in this way? I suspect that Romney was told by his consultants to back off in his second debate with Obama
Bill Clinton had a sex problem. He took advantage of a young intern. There were numerous allegations of rape. A Republican president would have gone down in flames if he had done anything similar. Everyone knows it.
So if Hillary wants to bring up sexism, Trump could say, “Bring it on, but you’ll have to answer for Bill’s sexism and your refusal to acknowledge it, because if you win the White House they’ll be an alleged rapist living there with you.”
Hillary knows that the media will protect her like Don Lemon did when a Republican tried to rise Bill’s sexcapades during an interview.
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But because Trump is willing to talk about it, and no one can shut him up or ignore him because when Trump speaks, people listen and the media report. They have to since there’s no other political story to report on.
Ronald Reagan had to deal with “handlers” and “consultants.”
Reagan would be considered a radical today by his own party that believes you can play nice with the Democrats and make conservative political progress. Reagan knew he needed to confront the opposition directly even if it wasn’t politically polite.
Reagan’s administration officials wanted him to cut the “tear down this wall” line from his Berlin speech because they believed it to be an “outright affront to the Soviet leadership.” Here’s what Peter Robinson, Reagan’s speech writer, says happened:
“[T]he speech was circulated to the State Department and the National Security Council. Both attempted to squelch it. The assistant secretary of state for Eastern European affairs challenged the speech by telephone. A senior member of the National Security Council staff protested the speech in memoranda. The ranking American diplomat in Berlin objected to the speech by cable. The draft was naive, it would raise false hopes. It was clumsy, it was needlessly provocative. State and the NSC submitted their own alternate drafts — my journal records that there were no fewer than seven, including one written by the diplomat in Berlin. In each, the call to tear down the wall was missing.
The Berlin Wall came down, East and West Berlin reunited, and the Soviet Union collapsed. The Eastern Bloc nations regained their sovereignty and borders.