Why stop with Weiner? Bob Filner was in Washington even more recently, and it’s just in recent days when national Democrats began abandoning him. Whatever the case, it only makes sense for the GOP to start reminding voters about the Party of Sexual Predators.
National Republicans are looking to use Anthony Weiner as a weapon against Bill and Hillary Clintons and, in turn, the handful of Senate Democrats who are likely to see the couple campaign for them in 2014.
In a Monday morning email, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Brad Dayspring highlighted a recent report from the New York Post that the Clintons are “pissed off” at the comparisons between Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, and Hillary Clinton, both of whom stood by their husbands following damaging revelations about sexual indiscretions with younger women.
Dayspring notes that Bill Clinton will likely campaign for vulnerable red-state Democrats and Democratic candidates running in Kentucky and Georgia. He contends his campaigning will undermine Democratic attempts to hammer the GOP for orchestrating a “war on women” because of GOP policies Democrats feel are detrimental to women.
“He will shake hands, raise millions, Democrats will swoon and reporters will praise his political prowess. This is the same guy whose own predatory behavior has destroyed lives, hurt his wife, and embarrassed his party,” Dayspring writes
.”Therein lies the Democrats’ problem. Therein lies Hillary Clinton’s problem. Their entire electoral strategy requires utilizing the ‘War on Women’ playbook, but every individual transgression is a reminder that most parents couldn’t trust Bill Clinton — the most powerful Democratic fundraiser and surrogate-in-chief for 2014 — in a room alone with their 21 year old daughter,” he adds, citing comments Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) made in 2006 about Bill Clinton.