Up until fairly recently, former President Bill Clinton was held up by the Democratic Party as one of this nation’s greatest leaders who should be heralded and honored by all. He even had a famous New Hampshire Democrat Party fundraising dinner partially named in his honor.
But the controversy and scandals that have hounded Clinton over the years appear to have finally caught up with him, as the former president is increasingly being dismissed and shoved to the side by the left — and the dinner just dropped his honorary inclusion in the event’s name.
Clinton is out
The Washington Free Beacon reported that party activists convinced the fundraising dinner organizers to change the name of the annual fall event from the Kennedy-Clinton Dinner to the Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner this year.
Ironically, the dinner had only honored Clinton and former President John F. Kennedy in its name since 2016, when activists had similarly pressured the dinner to drop its previous moniker of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in light of the history of racism and slavery for those former Democratic presidents.
Clinton’s brief two-year tenure as an honored namesake of the dinner has now concluded due to activist outrage over his history of sexual harassment and other scandalous behavior, which has come to a head in the #MeToo era and renewed outrage over Clinton’s mistreatment of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The fundraising dinner will now honor former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, which the New Hampshire Democratic Party finds quite fitting given their current focus on getting more women elected, and the state’s historical precedent as the first to elect a female legislative majority, all-female Democratic federal delegation, female governor, and female senator.
“We are proud to honor Eleanor Roosevelt, a woman revered around the world for her bold leadership and tireless efforts to create justice,” Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democrat Party, said. “She dedicated her life to helping all hard-working Americans and all those who needed a champion.”
He added: “This event will help support and elect Democrats up and down the ballot who share the same values of social and economic justice as Eleanor Roosevelt.”
Not the first time
There was actually a movement by activists to remove Clinton’s name from the dinner last year, but that ran into resistance from a majority of state party members and leaders.
Incredibly, Clinton was the featured headliner at the famed event just four short years ago.
Clinton’s brief tenure as the honorary namesake of the New Hampshire Democrat Party fundraising dinner has now drawn to a close, replaced by a woman in light of his treatment of women.
The next step will be for the party to further extricate and isolate Clinton from their organization, and after that, perhaps even recommend legal charges for his alleged sexual crimes — if Democrats are truly concerned about “justice” for women who’ve been mistreated.