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Why Bill Clinton's Personal Life Matters

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RUSH: Do you remember Mel Reynolds? Does the name ring a bell?  Mel Reynolds from Chicago, a Democrat member of Congress.  An African-American, and we think heterosexual.  Well, it matters these days.  Anyway, former US Representative Melvin J. Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe.  The old Rhodesia.  He's "been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offense. Reynolds is being held in custody and is expected to appear in court soon."

He's probably wondering how the hell did Bill Clinton's baggage get on my airplane.  It's a joke!  It's a joke!  (imitating Reynolds) "It's not mine. It must be Bill Clinton's luggage.  How did it get here?" 

Do you know what Miley Cyrus did the other day at a concert?  Miley Cyrus brought out a guy wearing a Clinton mask and simulated doing a Lewinsky on stage in her performance.  Now, I want to warn some people about this, this Clinton revival. In fact, Mediaite reports: "Bill Clinton’s Affair With That Woman seems to be undergoing a cultural renewal as of late, what with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) suggesting that pro-women Democrats should distance themselves."

Then Kathleen Willey came out the other day in a column at WorldNetDaily in which she said that Hillary Clinton is the war on women.  Now, a lot of Republicans, the Republican establishment, we talked about it yesterday, are saying "Don't go there.  Don't bring up the Lewinsky era.  Don't bring up Bill Clinton.  If you're going to talk about Hillary, don't look at her past.  Go back maybe to Secretary of State and Benghazi and that's it."  And we discussed the reasons yesterday.  The GOP is afraid.  They think that any criticism of any Democrat is going to run the independents right back to the Democrat Party.  They believe this. 

But I can give you two words to explain why you go back and you look at Hillary Clinton's past: Barack Obama.  Barack Obama was not vetted.  The Drive-By Media did not look into who he was.  We all did, but they didn't.  There was so much to know about Barack Obama.  So much to know that defined him.  So much to learn that could have been reported.  Don't know how much it would have mattered, but it certainly would have mattered some, because it would have pierced the balloon of this cult that had developed, because Barack Obama was not what he was presenting himself to be. 

He was not Messianic. He was nothing special. He was nothing never before seen in American politics. He was just a standard, ordinary Democrat activist, community organizer, agitator and rebel rouser and a committed big government socialist type of guy who was in favor of single payer health insurance, government run healthcare.  All of this.  He had a radical preacher.  All of this was easily knowable.  It just wasn't reported.  The person who would have been the primary beneficiary, aside from the American people, would have been Hillary Clinton, if Obama's past had been reported, if he had been vetted. 

So Barack Obama is a living, breathing, walking example of why you do look at every aspect of somebody who wants to be president.  But then on the other side of this, we have to admit something here, folks, and it's going to just irritate the heck out of you if it turns out to be true.  Here we have Mediaite: "Bill Clinton’s Affair With That Woman seems to be undergoing a cultural renewal." Miley Cyrus doing a Lewinsky on a guy wearing a Clinton mask on stage at a concert.  Now maybe many in her audience have no idea what that was about, but then they looked and found out.  I mean, they might be too young back in the '90s, "What the hell, why is she doing that? Clinton?" 

You know, people today who are Miley Cyrus's age do not know anything about Bill Clinton except the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton in Hollywood and Clinton running around the world dealing with children's charities.  That's all they know of him.  So here comes Miley Cyrus showing that crowd an entirely different side of Clinton. Well, not side. Different taste? No.  Picture?  Yeah.  A version of Clinton that they don't know.

Here's the risk.  What if they think it's cool?  What if they find out, people that didn't know, about what went on in the Oval Office and in the little study and the bathroom in the Oval Office with Clinton and Lewinsky and what if they find out and what if they think it's cool?  I mean, it's impossible to know.  But the odds are, given where pop culture is and where it's going, that maybe they would find it cool and not something that normal people would think is beneath the dignity of the occupant of the Oval Office. 

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