Despite the inaugural Republican candidates presidential debate having come and gone slightly more than a week ago, the question is now starting to be asked if the precedence set at the first GOP debate will be resurrected for their opposites on the Democratic Party side. Yea or nay, it’ll be quite some time before we find out. As the Boston Globe cited on Aug. 12, 2015, the first Democratic debate won’t even happen until sometime in mid-October.
Yet as published by the HotAir.com/Townhall Magazine news portal on Aug. 14, 2015, political columnist Leon Wolf openly asks if during the opening moments of the far-off Democratic Party presidential debate, instead of Hillary Clinton receiving “a series of cakewalk questions” instead gets steadily hammered with questions related to “Benghazi, her email server, her tenure at State, the racial overtones of her 2008 campaign, even the absurd lies she has told over the years (like being named after Sir Edmund Hillary).”
As the world is already more than aware of, Megyn Kelly’s asking Donald Trump of his past history of referring to “women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals” has firmly set in stone the boundaries of all future debates. Taking it a step further, not exactly known as a mouthpiece for the far-right, even Jeb Lund of Rolling Stone magazine noted post-debate, the line of questioning from all three Fox News moderators aimed specifically at Trump was “singularly rigorous.” Hence, the birth of the Lund’s phrase, “Trump’s treatment.”
As the everything political news site The Hill reported on Aug. 13, 2015, “Everybody is just looking for a ‘gotcha’ moment,” said long-time Clinton loyalist and Democratic Party insider Lanny Davis. HotAir.com’s Wolf and Rolling Stone’s Lund both passed on mentioning Clinton has her own history of less-than-complimentary descriptive words and phrases for certain women.
During the course of her husband’s administration, it’s widely understood inside the DC beltway that Hillary Clinton personally took charge of damage control whenever her husband’s dalliances made it to the newspapers. Or as Hillary referred to such instances; “bimbo eruptions”. Another verbal attack was the characterization of former White House employee Monica Lewinsky, who Clinton described as a “narcissistic loony toon”.