Pointing to the rallies of angry people that are attacking liberal politicians for being educated, for being deliberate, for using data; to blatantly false ads by anonymous third party groups; and to television and radio talk-thugs who smear liberals with ridiculous lies in an attempt to destroy their careers, Clinton said he felt it was necessary to make this video to let liberal politicians know,
"It gets better. The bullying begins with those first signs of liberalism. Maybe you decide to become a vegetarian or you start a recycling program or bike to work. It starts in earnest if you run for office. Even if you call yourself a moderate instead of a progressive instead of a liberal, they can detect your liberalism. For example, if you oppose abortion but not for rape victims. It ratchets up if you get elected. If you run for reelection, it can become debilitating. But you shouldn't give up. I want you to know, that after you've been out of office a couple of years, things change. You will be seen as a sage who had it right all along. Trust me, I know, it gets better."
Dan Savage, when asked to comment on this, speculated that as bullies grow up the gays they picked on in high school move away and get a whole life. So as adults, those bullies look for new victims. In the post-rational world, liberal politicians have proven easy targets.
Watch for additional videos from Jimmy Carter and Al Gore soon.