May 23, 2016

Bill and Hillary’s War on Women

The serial philanderer will be an integral part of Hillary Clinton’s administration.

One of the more tiresome tropes offered by Democrats and their media allies is the assertion Republicans are conducting a “war against women.” Fortunately, that assertion is likely to blow up in their collective faces — because Hillary Clinton has promised that Bill Clinton will be an integral part of her administration.

For many Americans familiar with the Clintons’ history, it is hard to decide whether Bill or Hillary is the more morally compromised. To be blunt, Bill is a serial philanderer and an alleged rapist, whose personal war against women is the stuff of legend. So much so the Washington Post ran a story breaking down Bill’s liaisons into two separate categories: “consensual affairs” and “allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter.” In the philandering category, Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky stand out because they not only reveal Bill Clinton’s contempt for fidelity, but the ease with which the former president can lie with impunity. Clinton was finally forced to admit his affair with Flowers under oath in 1998, but it literally took a stained dress with Bill’s DNA to completely undermine his infamous assertion that he did not have sex with “that woman.”

Women in the far more serious category of alleged assaults include Paula Jones, to whom Clinton allegedly exposed himself, Kathleen Willey, who claimed Clinton groped her, and Juanita Broaddrick who, in a statement corroborated by five contemporaneous witnesses, insisted Clinton violently raped her in 1978.

Broaddrick’s allegation was given to both The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times prior to the 1992 election. Both papers passed on the story. She finally went public in 1999 on NBC’s “Dateline” because leaks coming from independent council Ken Starr’s investigation of Bill’s misdeeds made her allegations impossible to contain. NBC had thoroughly vetted Broaddrick’s accusation and found it credible — but didn’t air it until almost two weeks after Clinton was acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial for perjury and obstruction of justice.

Space limitations make it impossible to list all of Bill’s additional dalliances, but two things stand out. First, while he got a pass from the Senate, Bill was ultimately held responsible for his execrable behavior. Paula Jones won an $850,000 out-of-court settlement, and U.S. District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright fined Clinton $90,000 for giving “intentionally false” testimony during Jones’ trial. Wright also referred the case to the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Conduct where Bill agreed to a five-year suspension and another $25,000 fine to avoid disbarment.

Second and far more important, Hillary Clinton enabled Bill’s personal war on women every step of the way. It was Hillary who reportedly cornered Broaddrick at a party and warned her, “I just want you to know how much Bill and I appreciate the things you do for him. Do you understand? Everything you do.” It was Hillary who referred to Monica Lewinsky as a “narcissistic loony toon,” and Flowers as “trailer trash.” It was Hillary who marshaled the campaign apparatus put together to handle Bill’s “bimbo eruptions.”

According to Carl Bernstein’s book “A Woman in Charge,” she pushed to get sworn statements from alleged mistresses denying their involvement with Bill as he prepared for his presidential run. In the midst of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, it was Hillary who insisted Bill was the victim of a “vast right wing conspiracy” and who urged the public “just to be patient, take a deep breath, and the truth will come out.”

Starry-eyed Washington Post writer David Maraniss described that 1998 TV interview as one where Hillary “displayed the cool and unruffled style that has become her trademark in times of trouble” — demonstrating the mainstream media cocoon protecting the Clintons is nothing new.

Broaddrick spoke out against Hillary last week. Why? “It was all because of Hillary’s tweet in December [2015] where she said we all need to ‘believe the victims of sexual assault,’” Broaddrick explained. “How can she be so ignorant? Doesn’t she know we’ll all come forward again?”

Hillary couldn’t care less. She dismissed a question regarding whether her assertion applied to her husband’s accusers with the addendum, “everyone should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”

Moreover, she has legions of stunningly hypocritical supporters whose selective indignation regarding sexual harassment is breathtaking. “This whole conversation is irrelevant to Hillary’s ability to run the country,” said Martha Burk, former chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations.

“That Hillary is somehow complicit in whatever her husband did may resonate with people who oppose her anyway, but for people who support her, they will not be persuaded not to support her,” contended feminist lawyer Wendy Kaminer said.

“I can’t talk about Hillary Clinton without also acknowledging that she has survived horrific, gendered attacks on nearly every single aspect of her character with tremendous grace and aplomb,” offered Lena Dunham, terminally clueless actress.

As for the media, the cocoon remains intact. NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell characterized Broaddrick’s allegations as “discredited,” the New York Times has warned Donald Trump that any attacks on Bill’s improprieties and Hillary’s tolerance for them could fail because “the opening of old wounds could engender sympathy for her,” and the Washington Post insists Clinton “appears confident that Americans will see all of this as old news…”

Old news? This month Fox News revealed Bill Clinton flew on registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s jet more than double the number of times previously reported, “with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the ‘Lolita Express’ — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights.” The plane was dubbed the Lolita Express because Epstein, “spent 13 months in prison and home detention for solicitation and procurement of minors for prostitution.”

SiriusXM radio host David Webb explained how serious this could become. “You don’t just dismiss Secret Service detail. Paperwork has to be filed. There’s an accounting of why the dismissal,” he said. “In this case there isn’t paperwork and the Secret Service is not responding to the FOIA requests.”

To be fair, Clinton reportedly terminated his relationship with Epstein after Epstein’s 2005 arrest for receiving “erotic massages” from an underage girl. Nonetheless a year later, the Clinton Foundation accepted a $25,000 donation from the sex offender — discovered by The Guardian via leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division. It was donation that apparently remains unlisted on the donor page of the Clinton Foundation website.

Whether any of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s sordid past and present attains critical mass during the 2016 campaign remains to be seen. It is certainly no surprise the reliably leftist New York Times ran a front page story attempting to bash Donald Trump for his misogynistic past — an attempt immediately checked by one of the women quoted in the article.

Thus the war on women trope remains very much alive. And if Trump’s latest interview with Sean Hannity is any indication, The Donald is more than willing to keep Bill’s war against females front and center.

Bill and Hillary Clinton, and their Democrat Party enablers — for whom both Clintons’ “abortion on demand” stance absolves all sins past and present — deserve nothing less.

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