I have trouble sympathizing with Bill Clinton. 😛
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Clinton, defending his senator-wife’s statements on abortion, said Wednesday that Democrats are held to a double standard.
The comment came during remarks to Campus Progress, a left-leaning student group. He said young people in his party should speak directly to conservative voters.
He contended that Republicans have defined the abortion debate in a way that boxes in Democrats.
“So for example, if you’re a Democrat and you have sort of normal impulses, you’re a sellout, like when Hillary said abortion is a tragedy for virtually everybody who undergoes it, we ought to do all we can to reduce abortion,” Clinton said.
“All of a sudden,” he continued, the media began asking, “’Is she selling out? Is she abandoning her principles?’ But if John McCain, who’s pro-life, works with Hillary on global warming, he’s a man of principle moving to the middle.”
“It’s nuts,” the former president said.
If you lean right, you’ve known this for a long time – the liberal media applauds lefties, condemns righties. If you’re a righty moving to the center, yippee! But if you’re a lefty moving toward the center – even if you end up at the same position as the righty moving to the left – then boo, hiss.
I expected the media to hold its collective nose and pretend Hillary wasn’t trying to move to the right in preparation for a 2008 run for President, but it doesn’t appear the media is going to let her.