You’d think the day after Bill Clinton goes on Fox News and tells his interviewer, “You did Fox’s bidding — you did your nice little conservative hit job on me,” the liberal netroots would be ecstatic. But some of them are considerably less impressed with the way Clinton’s performance looks the morning after.
Ariana Huffington said that instead “of popping champagne corks, let’s make use of this moment by stepping back and giving it some context. What can we learn from what happened? More specifically, what can Bill Clinton learn? That the bipartisan love-in he’s been engaged in over the last several years has resulted in jack-squat.”
Matt Stoller of MyDD said it’s worse than jack-squat — and is not going to help his wife either.
Bill Clinton’s “bipartisan above-the-fray attitude which excuses his wife’s fundraising events with the likes of Rupert Murdoch is going to slam head-on into the reality of the right-wing extremism that people like Murdoch put forward. Clinton stopped fighting the right when he left office, but they didn’t stop fighting him.”
— Azi Paybarah