On September 4, 2015, a somber Hillary Clinton tweeted: “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have a right to be heard. And you have a right to be believed. We’re with you.”
By February 4, 2016, “you have a right to be believed. We’re with you” had been edited out of her campaign website quote of the tweet. Why these changes were made soon became apparent.
In December 2015 in New Hampshire, a woman from the audience asked, “You say all rape victims should be believed. But would you say that about Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and/or Paula Jones?”
Mrs. Clinton replied, “Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first, until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”
Coincidentally, on January 6, 2016 Juanita Broaddrick responded to the 9/15 Hillary tweet:
“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73…it never goes away.”
Evidently, we are to believe victims of sexual assault unless they are on the targeted list of ‘Looney toons and bimbos’ who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual crimes. And it is also apparently time (according to liberals) to move forward. This should be welcome news to Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Al Franken, and Bill Clinton.
So, do politics play a role in whether an alleged rape victim is to be believed today? Have they ever?
Or are the victims, as Hillary Clinton dismissively told ABC news host Rita Crosby “[It’s unfortunate that people are] either misremembering or misinterpreting history.”
She went on to add, “I don’t know that we can rewrite and revise history.”
This pronouncement came from a presidential candidate who advocated strongly for women. Both Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick reacted strongly to the dismissal.
“I’m not misinterpreting, I’m not. No, no no no,” Jones said, suggesting Clinton’s observation was “ludicrous.”
“I cannot believe that that lady would say that! And nothing was misinterpreted. I know what happened to me in that room that day,” she added.
Paula Jones urged Hillary Clinton to talk to her husband’s accusers before she so completely discredits them — as she has for 20 years.
“She knew,” Jones told Laura Ingraham. “She’s been enabling him for years. She has been hiding this stuff for him for years. If you’re married to a man and you don’t know your husband is doing this- something is wrong. And you know, they claim to have such a wonderful marriage and she stood by her man, but let me tell you, she knew what he was doing. And the only reason why they ever stayed together is because it was a political marriage.”
“I agree with you, Paula” Juanita Broaddrick chimed in earlier. Within this new post-Harvey Weinstein era of no tolerance for sexual misbehavior, Democrats and feminists alike are being forced to revisit their cold dismissal of the claims put forth by a number of women, including Kathleen Willey and Gennifer Flowers.
Bill Clinton did finally admit to a sexual encounter with Flowers, but denied the 12-year affair.
For over two decades, Democrats have fiercely protected Bill Clinton and his wife, telling us these accusations were all ‘fake news’ and trashing the victims. Jones, Broaddrick, Willey and others were mocked, called liars and trivialized; dismissed to maintain the legacy of the mighty Clinton political machine. Despite Jones’s receiving an $850,000 settlement from Bill Clinton while he was still president, she was given no credibility.
Now, however, these women’s voices are being heard, clear and unmistakable. It is no longer possible for feminists and Democrats to prop up the tawdry Clinton legacy. Hillary lost the election. It’s over, and the media knows it.
Jake Tapper at CNN said “the accusers of Bill Clinton back in the ‘90’s were never given the credence and treated with the same respect that these women ( Weinstein’s accusers) are being treated…..The media treated those women poorly.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D N.Y.) — a Hillary supporter — now says Bill ‘should have resigned after the Monica Lewinsky scandal’
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg states she “believes” Broaddrick, and that the story “haunts” her.
It would appear that for the brave women who held William Jefferson Clinton accountable for his despicable behavior the day of justice has arrived. Yet, as contrite and shattered as the MSM has suddenly become, they report nothing on Senator Menendez, his recent trial or the despicable charges of cavorting with underage girls leveled against him.
Some things never change. It is time for the Mainstream Media to properly cover all allegations, not just the ones that are convenient or that are leveled against Conservative candidates, politicians and public figures.
Assault is assault, no matter who is committing it.
~ Liberty Planet