The Bill Comes Due: Cosby vs. Clinton

Question: Would Bill Cosby be facing criminal charges if he hadn’t departed from liberal orthodoxy? Keep in mind that the old rumors and ugly stories were reignited by a liberal black comic, Hannibal Burress, who objected to Cosby’s controversial speeches from a few years ago criticizing urban black culture. If Cosby had kept to the politically correct line, I doubt he’d be facing charges. After all, look at the pass Bill Clinton has gotten. Take, for example, the remarks of Joy Behar on The View last week:

JOY BEHAR: Chappaquiddick.  I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women’s rights. That’s why. That’s the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don’t like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They’re both dogs as far as I’m concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.

In other words, if you’re good on the feminist agenda (which really just means abortion), you can get away with sexual assault. But now liberals are being hoist by their own petard, as this segment from Morning Joe on MSNBC (!!) today with former Rep. Harold Ford shows. The usually smooth and self-assured Ford is clearly uncomfortable and on the defensive with this topic. And on Meet the Press yesterday, Chuck Todd mentioned twice that the Clinton camp is very nervous about the matter.

I wonder if we might yet see Hillary and Bill hauled off to court.

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