You don’t have to be Jewish to be amazed at the chutzpah behind the charges of “traitor” that Hillary Clinton’s supporters are firing at Mayor Bill de Blasio. Given Clinton’s long record of infidelity to truth, a little humility is in order.
But the Clinton sense of entitlement is nothing if not insufferably consistent. She claims she’s not running for president on inevitability, then her enforcers immediately denounce the one significant Democrat who refuses to salute her.
The aim is to isolate the target and personalize the attacks to deter others. Bill Clinton famously denounced the tactic as “the politics of personal destruction,” but his wife is a skilled practitioner and her intolerance for dissent is legendary.
So “traitor” Bill gets both barrels, with one insider telling me “she will never forgive him” and others suggesting Gotham is screwed if she becomes president. The episode reminds that the Clintons demand everything from others and give nothing of themselves.