It has been reported by NYT that Donald Trump will address Bill Clinton's affairs in his RNC speech tonight. Bill Clinton's past is more than fair game, as is Hillary Clinton's abuse, attacks and cover-ups of those affairs. It speaks directly to her integrity, judgment and lack of morals.
Over the years we have heard countless times the old refrain "A candidates spouse should be off limits," to which I have never personally agreed with because a candidates wife/husband takes on serious policy roles as the "first" lady or husband, but when it comes to Bill and Hillary Clinton, all bets are off because during the 1992 campaign cycle when he was running for president he made it very clear that by electing him, voters would get "two for the price of one."
Those words did not just express Bill Clinton's mindset as was shown during the 2008 presidential campaign cycle when Hillary Clinton was running, and lost, to her rival for the democratic nomination for president, Barack Obama, where both Clinton's once again touted and highlighted that a Clinton presidency is a "co-presidency" between husband and wife.
Both Clintons are making the case that theirs was a co-presidency -- an echo of Bill Clinton's controversial statement during the 1992 campaign that voters would get "two for the price of one" if they elected him. At times, the former president has seemed to cast the current race as a referendum on his administration.
And the main basis for her assertion is the time she spent as first lady. Bill Clinton is hitting the theme hard as the voting in Iowa and New Hampshire draws closer, pointing back to the 1990s, citing his record as his wife's, referring to the work "we" did in office and, for the most part, brushing past or ignoring the tumult of those years.
That did not work out well for Hillary Clinton since Obama took the nomination, and in this election cycle the two Clintons are not touting their previous "co-presidency," which does not change the fact that both Clintons have expressed their belief that a Clinton presidency means "two for the price of one."
In May 2016 when Republican nominee for president Donald Trump posted a short video on instagram, spotlighting the sexual assault allegations against Bill Clinton and asking "Is Hillary really protecting women?" (see video above) , liberals went off the rails, but it was Hillary Clinton that opened that door and Trump simply walked through it.
Hillary to Sexual Assault Victims - 2015: "Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don't let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we're with you."
Now we see liberal writers castigating Trump after the New York Times revealed Trumpís RNC schedule will include "a presentation detailing former President Bill Clintonís sexual misconduct."
†Via TeenVogue, †proving that young voters do not have a grasp as to †true history and are looking at Hillary through rose-colored glasses, we see a perfect example why Bill's affairs and the allegations of sexual assault, but even more importantly how Hillary dealt with those issues at the time, are more than fair game during the 2016 election cycle.
Today, many people know Bill Clinton as the former president, Hillaryís supportive husband, and a poised, possibly soon-to-be first gentleman. But, his reputation in the '90s was a bit different. While the president was long rumored to have had multiple affairs ó even as governor of Arkansas ó nothing gained traction and publicity like his dalliance with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky. But for Trump to bring this up at the convention, while running against Bill's wife and not Bill, is just low ó not to mention irrelevant, since something her husband did decades ago has little to do with her own foreign policy experience, or understanding of the economy, or any other major issue that a president of the United States would be expected to tackle. Discussing a woman's qualifications for a job by referring to her husband's actions is basically the definition of sexism, because they ignore her own actions and accomplishments.
Women are constantly judged for their looks, their careers, their relationships, and their overall choices in a way that men simply arenít. The truth is, Hillary is absolutely capable of excelling if elected president, despite her husbandís past. And Hillary, unlike Trump, is an outspoken supporter of women. And no, that doesnít change based on Billís actions. Trumpís plan to delve deeper into those actions during the RNC is a low blow against Hillary, and really, all women.
I almost don't know where to start here as the writer of that piece,†Emma Sarran Webster, according to her resume, was a teenager during the controversial Clinton presidency, and obviously thinks that ignoring Hillary's own "actions and accomplishments," as well as accusations about Hillary herself attacking the women that came forward, makes a mockery of her assertion in 2015 that sexual assault victims have a "right to be heard," and a "right to be believed."
We'll start with Hillary's "actions and accomplishments," such as Benghazi, where her "actions," or rather lack of action got four Americans killed, or how about her "action" in deleting emails then lying to officials and the public about it, or maybe her speech transcripts she refuses to release, or Ms. Webster could look up the Clinton Foundation scandals..... and the aforementioned scandals don't even begin the cover the "bad old days," of†Whitewater, Troopergate, †Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Travelgate, †Vince Fosterís suicide, and Juanita Broaddrick.
Perhaps the most ridiculous assertion by Webster is that "Hillary, unlike Trump, is an outspoken supporter of women," which brings us right back to a name mentioned above, Juanita Broaddrick, via Washington Post, 1999:
In a gripping account punctuated by sobs, the Arkansas woman told "Dateline NBC" that in her Little Rock hotel room, Clinton suddenly "turned me around and started kissing me, and that was a real shock. I first pushed him away. I just told him 'no.' . . . He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip. . . . And then he forced me down on the bed. I just was very frightened. I tried to get away from him. I told him 'no.' . . . He wouldn't listen to me."
Gennifer Flowers, who Bill Clinton admitted to having sex with, called Hillary and "enabler," stating that Hillary's "never accepted her responsibility at being an enabler. Sheís been an enabler that has encouraged him to go out and do whatever he does with women."
Paula Jones, another one of Bill Clinton's accusers, states "Well, she stood by her man, all right. And she allowed her husband to abuse women, to harass women, possibly other things that he did wrong to women. And she allowed it to happen. As a matter of fact, she would go out and she would try to discredit these women, including me.
"And called us the 'bimbo eruption.' You know, these 'bimbos.' Okay. For what her husband did to us. But she didnít believe us. None of us women."
In 1998, unable to prove "damages" the Jones lawsuit was thrown out of court but the Clinton did settle out of court, paying her $850,000, with the LA Times noting "Rarely does a defendant in a civil suit offer to pay more than the amount initially requested, particularly when the lawsuit already has been thrown out of court."
The video below shows Clinton's response when she was asked about Jones and others and her assertion that sexual assault victims should be believed. Hillary answers "Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first, until they are disbelieved based on evidence."
"Her tactics and the things that she set in motion against all the women like me, the ones you have heard of and the ones you havenít heard of, and the ones who are so scared that they fled the country, are terrorist tactics like Iíve never seen before.
I went through them. I lived through them. And I know exactly what I am talking about. She is the war on women. I donít care what anybody says."
If Hillary's treatment of Bill's victims isn't enough for die-hard Democrats or Trump haters , then perhaps listening to Hillary laugh about getting a child rapist †out of being prosecuted for first degree rape, knowing he was guiltly, as evidenced by her statement "He took a lie detector test! I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my failth in polygraphs," then laughing about it.... should be enough to make them understand that Hillay and Bill Clinton should never be allowed back in the White House.
Not only is Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct fair game in the 2016 election cycle, but it would be irresponsible in the extreme not to remind voters, especially those that were nothing more than youngsters during the Billary "co-presidency" in the 1990's, exactly how "unsupportive" Hillary truly is on women's issues and those that were victims of Bill's sexual assaults.
These issues are directly related to Hillary's own "actions and accomplishments," her judgment, and her lack of integrity.
Voters should never, ever forget, to elect Hillary Clinton is to "get two for the price of one."