POLITICAL PLOT

Bill Clinton: Conspiracy Theorist?

Is it 1998? Hillary Rodham Clinton famously stated during the Monica Lewinsky scandal that her husband was the target of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy” to drive him out of office. Now, the former president is using the same phrase to describe some of Barack Obama’s harshest critics. When he was asked Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press whether he believes the conspiracy is still there—perhaps in the form of those who level accusations of socialism and fascism against Obama—he responded: “You bet. Sure it is. It's not as strong as it was because America has changed demographically. But it's as virulent as it was." He added that “their agenda seems to be wanting him to fail.”