Mr. “Binders Full of Women” Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton is an Embarrassment

1964414_10152229482032489_1455287771_nI think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m a big Bill Clinton fan.  Sure, he wasn’t perfect by any means, but overall he was still a pretty good president.

That being said, I fully agree the Monica Lewinsky thing was inexcusable.  I think the main reason why it didn’t honestly bother me that much is because a lot of politicians are doing the same thing, if not worse.

It’s like when people were “shocked” by Tiger Woods’ infidelity.  You think he’s the only pro athlete having multiple affairs?  Do you really think Bill Clinton is the only politician who’s had an affair?

Hell, it’s widely accepted that JFK was having an affair with Marilyn Monroe (and I’m sure plenty of others).  I’m willing to put my life on the fact that Bill Clinton wasn’t the first, nor the only, politician in Washington having an affair in the 90’s.

I’m looking at you, Newt.

So while I don’t condone his actions at all, they’re not exactly shocking to me.  I’ve met a few politicians, know people who’ve worked on campaigns and I’ve talked with people who were former members of Congress – these people are far from being innocent.

Well, Mitt Romney decided to chime in on the fact that for some unknown reason, the Clinton-era Monica Lewinsky scandal has been brought up once again.  The only “logical” reason I’ve been able to come up with as to why Rand Paul brought was to try to negatively impact Hillary.

Romney didn’t mince words.  He said:

“He embarrassed the nation.  He breached his responsibility, I think, as an adult and as a leader in his relationship. and I think that’s very unfortunate.”

I wouldn’t say Clinton “embarrassed the nation.”  It wasn’t a particularly great moment for our country, but to basically call Clinton an embarrassment to the United States I think is stretching it a bit.

Especially from a man who was a walking gaffe during the 2012 presidential election.  Outside of his “binders full of women” or “47%” comments, let’s not forget how during his major international tour he essentially insulted all of Great Britain and Poland.

He was literally comedic gold.  Just watch one of the debates, a press conference or one of his campaign events and have the background ready to add text and graphics.  I used to joke during the 2012 election how President Obama didn’t really even need to run campaign ads, he should just replay Romney’s events verbatim and that would be more than enough.

But I also find it a bit ridiculous that someone who ran as a Republican would have the nerve to basically call President Clinton an embarrassment for his scandal when George W. Bush will probably go down as the most embarrassing modern-day president the United States will ever have.

Clinton’s affair might have been a black eye for our country, but at least over 4,000 brave men and women didn’t die because of it.  At least we had a strong economy and a balanced budget (with help from a Republican congress that was willing to work with Clinton).

Let us not forget that the biggest scandal we have going right now, the NSA surveillance programs, were given their power under George W. Bush and Republican leadership.

When Bush was president, the world laughed at us.  He was a walking punchline.  Republicans often like to call Obama the “teleprompter president.”  Well, Bush used them too.

But the difference between President Obama and President Bush when it comes to using the teleprompter is at least Obama knows how to read.  Even when Bush used a teleprompter, he somehow managed to come off sounding like an illiterate fool.

And if you really want evidence of who was more embarrassing for this country, look no further than the 2012 presidential conventions for both parties.  While Bill Clinton was a keynote speaker, George W. Bush wasn’t even invited.  In fact, I don’t recall his name even being mentioned one time.

Heck, it’s 2014 – five years after Bush left office – and still most Republicans don’t want anything to do with him.

Throw in our nation’s first credit downgrade in history, the first government shutdown in almost 2 decades, a Congress that’s set the standard for doing nothing and a Congress that has an approval rating hovering just above single-digits – and I think this country has quite a few other issues to be much more embarrassed about than an affair.

For of all people, Mitt “Mr. Gaffe” Romney himself to say Bill Clinton embarrassed this country is a bit much.  While his affair was obviously not something this country will ever brag about, the Republican party as a whole has been a much larger embarrassment.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • ML

    Would not be at all surprised if the next “scandal” to hit is Romney having an affair. Always seems to happen when one starts the finger pointing, they forget there are four more pointing back at them! Right, Newt?

    • Stephen Barlow

      Nor Mitt!! The only reason he has kids is because Ann snowballed him a BJ load and he ‘creamed the pie’ as she facerode him.

  • Kenny G

    We all knew the “Hillary” cheap shots were going to start, (because this is basically a dis towards her, even though it’s about Bill)…………….because the Republicans are very, very afraid of her.

    • Sunny Ray

      That shows me again how shallow and weak reps are. Bill balanced the budget, that’s what he was elected for, Monica sold millions of books about their affair (which was kinda sick and premeditate…) so everybody should be happy… but no, reps like putting their nose in dirty close. It’s when you don’t have any arguments that you bring back old stuff, just like spoiled kids, and they are all spoiled kids.

    • Diana Reichardt

      Yes and they should be!!!

    • strayaway

      You’re right. This is a shot at the Hillary candidacy which seems to have a component of “wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the first women president”? However, to characterize Bill’s women problems as taking advantage of a young intern minimizes all these accusations of molestation and even rape that kept following Bill around. Just today, Jennifer Flowers, one of the women, is framing Hillary an an enabler who managed damage control on Bill’s womanizer problems. Google “Clinton’s women”. Some of these women seem to be making a dollar on this but let’s face it, other Democratic Presidents like Obama and Carter have not been hounded with women problems like Bill Clinton. it’s not unusual for presidents to have mistresses. Even Eisenhower was said to have a mistress as a general in London. What is unusual with Clinton is the degree and Hillary doing damage control. In the end, Hillary might have the better family value argument of sticking by her man.

      • Kenny G

        Many men have been screwing around on their wives forever, Democrats and Republicans, Liberals and Conservatives, etc. Does that make it right and acceptable? ………………………… NO, absolutely not, but it isn’t really fair for the Republicans to make this about Hillary, even if, (as you say), that Hillary did damage control. I think she really loves the guy, bad behavior and all, and if they are making things work, I say, good for them. I am sure all of the Anti-Hillary’s out there, will love to continue to throw this, Benghazi, etc. out there, but I don’t think any of it stands a chance of ruining her odds as becoming the next President of the United States. Best ticket out there, as far as I am concerned: Clinton/Warren 2016!

      • Stephen Barlow

        I think she, like most rich men’s sluts, will suck a dirty dick to keep the Benz and the Pearls coming.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Since Christie is on his way to JAIL… who else do the REDS have on tap? Cruz? Paul? Gohmert or Yoho or Stockman?

        Bach mann or Snatorum again?

        Rick Scott, the medicare scammer!!!

        Wose that climate change denier / creationist bitch from TN? Paula DEEN? no.. uhm uhm… She ranted @ Sebelius then skipped out for a FOXblogspot photo op… The one from the Brady Bunch…

      • strayaway

        My guess is that big money will bring in Jeb Bush. Big money is content to pre-select our final candidates so no matter who wins, big money wins. That is why we have had the likes of the Bush’s, Obama, McCain, and Romney representing the two parties. Hillary and Jeb would both be dependable puppets.The powers that be certainly don’t want to bring in anyone who would challenge their control of arbitrary wars, our national spy apparatus, or the Federal Reserve. Things are going pretty good for the 1%. In each of the last five years, the American median income has declined while the income of the I% has accelerated. Jeb Bush for President! …or Hillary. What’s the difference? Either way, crony capitalism, corporatism, or economic fascism (take your pick) should thrive. Whatever happened to the Kucinich wing of the Democratic Party?

    • Stephen Barlow

      The cheaper the shots, the more they admit their uselessness.

  • republic84

    They are hoping if they spray enough bad publicity that Hillary will only marginally beat their candidate in 16 and not dismally crush them.

  • polliwogg

    What irritates the republicans the most is that if it had been possible for Bill Clinton to run for a third term. he’d have been elected again. He was only screwing Monica; Bush was screwing the voters.

    • Victoria BD

      Well stated!

    • Darkthunder

      I honestly don’t think the scandal was so much that he was having an affair with Ms Lewinsky. It’s that when questioned about it, he initially lied about it. Clinton was still one of the better Presidents in recent (30 or so years) history.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Bush screwed the world. And got NOTHING for it but extra cash. Bush, Nixon, Hoover…

  • Sharon Gaught

    Ugh please make this man go away , he is a womanizer, cheater, and on the curb pedophile. He makes my skin crawl … he is like two other men I ran across in life that on the outside they were upstanding citizens politicians and they turned out to be one a murderer, the other a child molester …. this man has all the body language, the side stepping , the arrogance and the personality of someone hiding dark secrets …like having women sneaked into his office late at night and enjoying child porn and too many trips to Indonesia. Please get rid of him he is the biggest liar and he hides behind his Mormon religion and marriage ..

    • Stephen Barlow

      Evidence of his getting an erection without his Dominatrix Ann?

  • Jo Clark

    My first thought, when I saw the headline, was “Oh, really?!? How about that British thing, Mittens?”

    Good gawd, he was the laughingstock of Europe and Britain.

    Never let it be said a republican didn’t let their own hypocrisy fly over their head. I’ve never seen so many people in one collective group who could do it as often as they do. It’s like they don’t realize video and uh … facts … exist.

  • Sandy Greer

    He wasn’t an embarrassment to me. In fact, I voted for him the second time precisely BECAUSE the GOP didn’t like him. They ‘shouldn’t have asked, shouldn’t have told’.

    Given GOP/conservative/TeaPug behavior during the Obama tenure, I can’t see ever voting Republican again.

    That said, it’s not a good defense to point out the sins of the ‘other guy’. Similar to when we whined to our parents “All the other kids on the block get to…”

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    Romney’s grandfather was a polygynous man who fled to Mexico to avoid legal charges. There in Mexico, Romney’s father was born. Mormons believe in polygyny, but not in polyandry. Polygyny is illegal here in the USA. Mormons also believe in Anthropolatry, which is the worship of men. Joseph Smith is their prophet. History tells us about the alleged perversions of Joseph Smith. Now, Romney has the audacity to castigate Bill Clinton for his transgressions?

    • Stephen Barlow

      Mitt’s grandfather’s group of Mormons was breeding 12-14 year old brides for distribution. They were CHASED out of Mexico for that.

  • Stephen Barlow

    This? From the 47% guy who lied TWICE about Jeep closing American operations when they had a $3 Billion investment plan for 3500 new jobs???

    This GOOBER, who got caught LYING in the presidential Debate… and kept trying to explain his LIE? (Obama: “uh, go on… ~smirks~)

  • conect2u

    Romney epitomizes sore loser, devoid of grace, self respect, w/his constant public appearances…shut up all ready! The American people didn’t nor don’t want to hear from him, but his ego/narcissism drives from the reality of public opinion. The country dodged that bullet of falling down another-Bush-like rabbit hole of pathetic & stupid.

  • 2Smart2bGOP

    He may have been a lousy husband, but that’s between him and Hillary, and the business of no one else. History will show him to be one of the best presidents we’ve ever had. The best that can be said of GWB is that of all the presidents we’ve had, he was one of them.