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2016: Are We Back To Blow Jobs?

“THE END HAS NO END …” In case you haven’t checked your calendar lately, we are in the Year of our Lord 2014 … meaning we are sixteen years removed from the sex scandal surrounding former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky. What was the outcome…

“THE END HAS NO END …”

In case you haven’t checked your calendar lately, we are in the Year of our Lord 2014 … meaning we are sixteen years removed from the sex scandal surrounding former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

What was the outcome of that scandal? Well, Clinton was impeached for his conduct – but survived (and thrived) in its aftermath.

In fact with one glaring exception Clinton has an infinitely better record on freedom and free markets than the two presidents who have followed him … which is one reason he remains one of the nation’s most popular ex-statesmen.

The GOP? It came off during the Lewinsky scandal much as it still does today … a party more interested in scoring points on trivial matters than providing a credible policy alternative to Democrats.

So … why are we talking about Clinton’s nearly two-decades-old dalliances today? Because “Republicans” – most notably U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and his wife, Kelley – keep bringing the issue up.

And why are they doing that?

Because Paul is running for president – and if he wins the GOP nomination his most likely opponent will be Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State (and wife of the philandering ex-President).

So … does reviving this scandal make good political sense for Paul? In other words, will it hurt the Clintons’ presidential ambitions?

(Errr, sorry … Mrs. Clinton’s ambitions … )

Hell no. In fact were we compiling a list of topics GOP presidential contenders would be wise never to even think about (let alone mention out loud) as they prepare for the upcoming Clinton electoral onslaught, the Lewinsky affair would be at the very top of that list.

Not only does the Lewinsky line of attack fail to damage the Clintons, it is likely to backfire – reminding voters that after all these years “Republicans” are still offering voters absolutely nothing but tired old politics-as-usual (recycled politics-as-usual even).

Seriously … if you think the GOP is ideologically bankrupt now (and it most assuredly is), just imagine what going back to this mess would do for the party?

How does Rand Paul not get that?

Paul has repeatedly disappointed us since embarking on his 2016 presidential bid – veering wildly in the direction of the GOP establishment in an effort to convince them he’s not his father, former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

Apparently he’s forgotten those of us who admire his dad …

In 2012, Paul the Younger backed the presidential bid of socialized medicine supporter Mitt Romney – and just this month he endorsed the U.S. Senate bid of establishment “Republican” leader Mitch McConnell, offering up the lame excuse that he did it because McConnell “asked him to.”

Weak …

If the GOP ever expects to win another national election, it’s going to have to offer voters a legitimate choice – something we thought Paul (of all candidates) understood.

Evidently not …

We’re not closing the book on Rand Paul – he still has time to redeem himself – but we would strongly encourage him to start reaching forward in the direction of substantive free market policies as opposed to reaching back into the GOP’s old back of useless tricks.

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35 comments

Yep! February 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

It’s good that people start to recognize Paul the Lessor for what he is, nothing more than a sellout with no firm principles that drive his actions.

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GrandTango February 18, 2014 at 10:35 am

Romney worked for Bain Capital in 1994, and there was NO scandal attached to it..but Obama and the democrats used it to vilify the man, and your ignorant @$$ toked on the same appendage the filthy democrats were huffing..

So STFU and try again. You guy did it. It was so Sensational he should never, and NEVER will, live it down…especially if that Nurse Rachet enabling Hag wife of his is trying to give us another dose of fellatio in 2016…

Deal w/ it @$$hole. He is yours, so own up to him…

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Deo Vindice SC February 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Mr jobs man, LOL, do you have a brain?

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CNSYD February 18, 2014 at 10:38 am

“Apparently he’s forgotten those of us who admire his dad …”

And how many is that? How many electoral votes does this “mass” control?

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GrandTango February 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

Rand’s only chance is to run away from the nutjobs, like FITS, who are Ron Paul groupies.

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Deo Vindice SC February 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

ONLY CHANCE! Forget it, stupid. Hillary will be the next President of the United States of Amerika.

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SCBlueWoman February 18, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Hope Senator Warren is VP.

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dwb619 February 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

And old “SLICK WILLIE” gonna be back up in the BIG house!!!!!!!
YOU BETCHA!

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CL February 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

I agree that they should not be talking about what Bill was doing with Monica, but the press wants to declare Hillary’s past off limits. That is ridiculous. If we had to spend months hearing about Romney’s 1983 family road trip and that time he was mean to a high school classmate, then Hillary’s shady past has to be fair game. And I would say that includes her “vast right wing conspiracy” lie, even if it does necessarily touch on Lewinsky. Her willingness to utter that lie reflects her character, not Bill’s.

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Good Head February 18, 2014 at 10:47 am

It’s going to be a Grand Tango kind of day…

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Smirks February 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

Poor Rand, must not be any good Wikipedia articles to plagiarize from, so he’s trying to pull stuff out of his ass for once. Creativity sure is hard.

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Jackie Chiles February 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

Actually, bringing up the whole Bill/Monica issue is kind of plagiarizing the Republicans of the 1990s.

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venomachine February 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

I can’t remember where I heard it, but during the ice storm I heard this conversation on TV regarding dredging up Clinton/Lewinski :

Q: “Do the Republicans really think this will work?”

A: “The stupid ones do.”

Nailed it.

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Lowcountry February 18, 2014 at 11:14 am

Rand Paul FTW

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9" February 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm

BJ’s,and dress stains,and presidential penis.Cigars in Monica,Paula then Linda.

The good old days…

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Yep! February 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm

I could actually make an argument that they are better than larger deficits & unending war.

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dwb619 February 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm

HAV-A-TAMPA Presidential Selects.

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Thomas February 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Hillary in 2016?

The Webster Hubbel baby-momma Hillary?

Ever notice Chelsea looks like Webster Hubbel?

Yuk

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shifty henry February 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm

She looks like a cross between Howdy Doody and Alfred Neuman.

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Deo Vindice SC February 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Hillary will be the day, can’t wait. Rommel fucked thousands and was touted as the man to change Amerika. Fuck all you numbnut rich people.

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idcydm February 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

” Fuck all you numbnut rich people.”

LOL, as if there’s a whole lot of rich people on this site.

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Deo Vindice SC February 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Thank you for your econonic/Trickle down sugestion.

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Eat the rich! February 18, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I’m sure there will be plenty of jobs once all the rich people are gone.

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Jay Ellington February 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Glad to see the special needs contingency is being properly represented today.

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GrandTango February 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

How ’bout dat….16 years later, and FITS is performing a Lewinsky on his main man, all over again…

The more things change…the more they stay the same.

PS: Remember: The Lewinsky was how Drudge made his name. FITS did the same w/ Haley…except Drudge was operating w/ the Truth…..

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Deo Vindice SC February 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

How bout a change in how rich people that fuck you everyday?

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What? February 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Pardon me if I am mistaken but was he not impeached for perjuring himself?

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Jay Ellington February 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Weren’t Bill and Hillary the original “birthers”?

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ThreePalms February 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

“[A] party more interested in scoring points on trivial matters than providing a credible policy alternative…” Well done, Mr. Folks.

Many of us also remember how much money the Rs were happy to spend investigating everything from murders to travel agents. The only thing they could get to stick was to get him to testify under oath about the real estate deals and then get him to deny that he was having an affair. In the end, many Americans agreed with the President when he said that public had no right to intrude any further into his marital or extra-marital affairs, declaring “It’s nobody’s business but ours. Even presidents have private lives.” , but apparently Mr. Paul disagrees.

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GrandTango February 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Trust is a BIG deal.

Remember Clinton was offered up Bin Laden on a silver platter,, but he balked, calling it a due process mess that he was too coward to address.
3,000 murder victims later, Ol’ Billy Boy had to send Sandy Burglar into the National Archives to smuggle out the smoking gun in drawers, since “Daddy had to lie”…(my apologies to Don Henley….

Let’s hope the Rs attention to dirtbag behavior makes us treat it w/ due seriousness next time.

Not to mention: Reminding people, along w/ Benghazi, could take out Hillary, before she even gets started…That would be great for America…

PS: You are a liar like him. Clinton was deposed because Paula Jones sued him for sexual harassment. That’s when he lied under oath, and got dis-barred for that…

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ThreePalms February 18, 2014 at 6:18 pm

My memory is that Starr got him under oath in the Whitewater investigation, but maybe it was about Ms. Jones.
Perhaps you think it is your business.
I also remember that Obama got Bin Laden after Bush quit at Bora Bora.

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GrandTango February 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Bin Laden killed 3,000 innocents because Clinton was gettin’ busy in the Oval Orifice. IOW: Bill was gettin’ a job instead of doin’ his job….

When Obama got him, OBL was an old invalid man, on dialysis…no harm to anyone…no more than a campaign ploy…

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dwb619 February 18, 2014 at 10:44 pm

74 MILLION, and all they got out of it was, old “SLICK WILLIE” got HALF a blow job!

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Interesting how FITSNews conveniently forgot to mention how S.C. voted
for Gingrich in the primary…a man who was having an affair while his
wife was dying of cancer. Awesome.

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euwe max February 19, 2014 at 2:37 am

We asked for Jobs, and the Republicans thought we meant blow jobs.

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