In what is being referred to as a major “Freudian slip,” longtime Clinton political operative James Carville may have just inadvertently thrown serial woman abuser Bill Clinton — who just officially started campaigning for his wife — under the proverbial bus.
In an interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on With All Due Respect, Carville said that the presence of Bill Clinton on the campaign trail is a “net liability” for Hillary’s bid to be the third term of Barack Obama.
“I think this time he is going to be a net liability,” Carville said. “If there’s anything, he’s more popular. I think he’s going to be a good surrogate.”
Halperin quickly tried to bail out Carville, pointing out the contradictory language in his statement, Carville didn’t seem overly surprised or embarrassed, nor did he seem very anxious to correct himself.
Carville could be possibly sending a not-so-subtle message for Bill Clinton to quit trying to help Hillary on the campaign trail after the drubbing she’s been receiving from Donald Trump for being complicit in the “Nuts and Sluts” campaign during the Clinton presidency to discredit the victims of Bill Clinton’s sexual abuse, referred to by the Clinton camp as “Bimbo Eruptions.”
Carville was a key figure in the “Nuts and Sluts” campaign to try to discourage other “Bimbo Eruptions,” i.e., women who have been sexually abused by then President Bill Clinton, from becoming public.
“Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find,” James Carville told Meet the Press in 1997, a false narrative that attempted to paint the picture that the many women Bill Clinton abused were being paid by his political opponents — a narrative as empty as Harry Reid’s “Mitt Romney doesn’t pay taxes” lie.
“I think that what was once referred to as Bill Clinton’s ‘Bimbo Eruptions’…are going to become problems for Hillary during the campaign,” Powers predicted. “The conventional wisdom says this has all been hashed out and nobody cares about it anymore. But I think if we look at the Bill Cosby situation, we can see the country’s definitely changed it terms of how we look at these issues and these are serious allegations — and her role in them as well,” she opined.