In the world of establishment politics in Washington, D.C., attacking your own political party’s actions in public is unthinkable.
Wednesday, Chelsea Clinton tweeted that former President Bill Clinton’s actions were “Orwellian” — the political equivalent to spitting right in his face.
Chelsea apparently thought she was criticizing President Donald Trump when she compared the Department of Justice’s 2017 clarification of current laws to George Orwell’s classic “1984” — a totalitarian government run by the all-powerful Big Brother.
The only problem?
The laws Chelsea was criticizing were put into place by her father in April of 2000.
Orwellian. 1984 in 2017: https://twitter.com/paulareidcbs/status/887697111374024705 …
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000
Signed into Law By President Bill Clinton April 25, 2000https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/106/hr1658 …
H.R. 1658 (106th): Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000
To provide a more just and uniform procedure for Federal civil forfeitures, and for other purposes.
Of course, this isn’t the only misstep Chelsea has made recently.
In New York, she’s being sued for theft by an author who says Chelsea stole his work and passed it off as her own — and he’s demanding hundreds of thousands in compensation.
But in the broader view, this tweet is far more embarrassing.
Calling one’s own father an Orwellian ruler is an incredible political blunder — and it is further evidence of how insane the so-called liberal “anti-Trump resistance” has become.
In other words, liberal politics is so full of hysterics that their leadership don’t even understand what they’re criticizing.
Really, there’s only two possibilities that Chelsea gives her readers.
- Bill Clinton was like an Orwellian Big Brother; someone who ruled through lies and fear.
- Democrats live in a hyperbolic liberal echo chamber that overreacts to every move the Trump administration makes.
Which is it, Chelsea?
— The Horn editorial team