Professional racial grievance industry profiteer Al Sharpton, an MSNBC host and frequent visitor to the Obama White House, appeared on Morning Joe to defend fellow progressive leftist Democrat Hillary Clinton’s shameful War on Women following her husband’s affair with a young female intern, Monica Lewinsky.
But first, a little backdrop.
Hillary Clinton, in an interview with The Des Moines Register, said that current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump had a “penchant for sexism” following Trump’s comment — a comment that gave the press a collective heart attack — that Hillary had gotten “schlonged” (slang : beaten badly) by Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
It was a bad move for Hillary Clinton because it opened up an avenue for Donald Trump to attack Hillary on one of her biggest vulnerabilities, a weakness that makes it impossible for her to accuse Republicans of a supposed “War on Women,” because she was an architect of a literal one in trying to smear the victims of Bill Clinton’s multiple acts of sexual abuse, including accusations of rape (See: Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, etc., etc.), not to mention countless extramarital affairs.
In trying to provide cover for Bill Clinton’s most famous tryst with Monica Lewinsky, who Hillary Clinton once characterized as a “narcissistic loony toon,” as part of her “nuts and sluts” campaign — smear Bill’s multiple victims as delusional whores in order to discredit them and provide cover for her husband — the then President of the United States, Sharpton shamefully defended Hillary Clinton’s treatment of Bill Clinton’s sexual abuse victims.
Therefore, Donald Trump, in reaction to Hillary’s “penchant for sexism” remark, hit back hard, as he is prone to do, bringing Bill and Hillary’s own “penchant for sexism” into the campaign spotlight, effectively ripping Clinton’s “woman’s card” to shreds:
Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE’S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015
If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women’s card on me, she’s wrong! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2015
Now back to Al Sharpton who sounded like he was auditioning for a role in the Clinton White House should she get elected president. Here’s how the back and forth went (transcription via NewsBusters:
CHRIS JANSING: Republican front runner Donald Trump is warning Hillary Clinton he will not hesitate to attack former President Bill Clinton’s past if the former Secretary of State continues to accuse him of sexism. Trump was responding to Hillary Clinton’s comments on the tone on his campaign and the use of a vulgar reference while campaigning last week.
HILLARY CLINTON: [in a Des Moines Register interview] This is not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism. And so, I’m not sure again, anybody’s surprised. This keeps pushing the envelope.
JANSING: So here’s a big surprise, Trump came back at Clinton tweeting quote, “Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE’S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate!” He added this about Bill Clinton yesterday.
DONALD TRUMP: I think he is fair game because his presidency was really considered to be very troubled to put it mildly because of all the things she’s talking to me about. She’s mentioning sexism. I turned her exact words against her from that standpoint. She’s got to be careful. It’s got to be fair. And we all have to fight fairly and for the good of the country, for the good of the people and everybody. She’s playing the woman’s card, and it’s like, give me a break.
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AL SHARPTON: I think the mistake he may be making is he may energize Clinton’s base. A lot of us have been saying there’s no real energy with Clinton. I think for him to say in effect I’ll say what I want about women and bring up your husband. Not even you, your husband’s indiscretion might be the thing that gets a lot of Democrats and a lot of independents saying now wait a minute are we saying now that all the things you are saying which has caused this whole problem with women, you’re going to continue to say and your defense is going to be your opponent if he is in the general election, your opponent’s husband had a discretion [sic] 20 years ago. That’s your defense? I think it’s a really a stretch.
NICOLLE WALLACE: I think Trump’s point though is Hillary piled on to Monica Lewinsky. I think what Trump trotted out or promises to trot out are the sorts of things that she said about Lewinsky which actually came out in a Vanity Fair piece just last —
AL SHARPTON: Yes, but, but, but Hillary dealing with someone who was in an indiscretion with her husband is a lot different than you using terms that are sexist yourself that had nothing to do with your personal involvement or your personal life.
It’s just amazing the twists and turns progressive leftist Democrats will take to defend their own, even when it demeans their own credibility. But when you already have no credibility — as in the case of Al Sharpton — what difference at this point does it make?