What bright spark decided Hillary Clinton should be the face of Feminism? Was she really the most accomplished woman her sorry party could dredge up? The most vigorous defender of women’s rights?
You could literally throw a rock in any direction in any major American city and watch it land at the feet of a more accomplished and independent woman; one more committed to the general well-being of women, too.
Need we be reminded of how she leveraged Bill’s name (and money) to pave her way to High Political office? Strong, independent woman, indeed… because “strong and independent” can now include riding someone else’s coat-tails. Hillary’s Political Career? She didn’t build that!
Has the younger generation forgotten the Clintons’ chequered past, or have the Democrats have really just set the bar for “defending women’s rights” that low that they can’t tell the difference anymore?
Let’s be honest. The previous Democratic “Royal Family” didn’t treat women very well. JFK told his mistresses to have sex with others while he watched (or even drugged them), among his various misogynist tendencies. This, of course, is still better than what happened to Ted Kennedy’s girlfriend in Chappaquiddick… where Ted drove his car off a bridge and left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown… not even reporting the incident until 10 hours later.
With the Kennedys seen as political royalty in the Democratic party, why should we expect their lesser lights to be held to a higher standard?
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not holding Hillary to account for having a philandering pig for a husband. That’s on Bill. He’ll have to account for that himself, whether in this life or the next.
But Hillary has sins of her own to answer for and what better place to answer for them than the campaign trail?
Hillary will tell us she is absolutely in favor of Women’s Rights. This is true, with a very large asterisk. If, by women’s rights you really mean “abortion on demand”, then yes, she’s all about that.
Hillary would even get the support of someone like Dr. Diana Greene Foster, the University of San Francisco Prof who thinks medical care can be withheld from babies who survive attempts to abort them.
Sure, Hillary’s got her abortion credentials, but is that all Feminists should want from her? I don’t think so. Remember that tweet she sent out last November? “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” Some of us remember, and won’t let her easily forget.
How does she measure up to her own standard, there? In the memory that’s failing her so frequently in her old age, can she remember the phrase “Bimbo Eruptions”?
The specter Bill’s philandering casts on Hillary’s campaign has nothing to do with Bill’s consensual sex — with Lewinsky for example.
It has everything to do with the fact that Hillary — the same sweet Hillary who wants assault victims heard — had a chance to put that into practice with the parade of women who claim Bill sexually abused them in some way or another.
But helping them would have destroyed her own ambitions. So she became Bill’s accessory.
During Bill’s presidential run, Hillary ran a “War Room” to crack down on “Bimbo Eruptions”. This was to silence the (“alleged”) victims, to discredit them, to make the complaints disappear, one way or another.
Here’s a partial list (many more are detailed here) of women who have formally complained about her husband’s actions, with an allegation following their name.
Kathleen Willey — Sexual Assault
Connie Hamzy — Sexual Harassment
Juanita Broadderick — Rape
Eileen Wellstone — Sexual Assault
Sandra Allen James — Sexual Assault
Christy Zercher — Sexual Assault
22 y.o. Yale Student — Sexual Assault
University of Arkansas student — Sexual Assault
Team Clinton was also hard at work in the smearing of both Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers when Bill’s involvement with (and in Flower’s case, alleged criminal misconduct) came to light.
Since Hillary invests so heavily in the Defender of Women’s Issues angle, I will let Kathleen Willey’s reaction to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential run be the last word.
“What has she done, what has she accomplished to run for president, to become the president of the United States?” Willey asked. “I can’t find, for the life of me, one thing. And if I could find one thing, I would acknowledge that fact. But I haven’t seen one single accomplishment that would give her the credentials to be president of the United States.”
As to Mrs. Clinton’s focus on her womanhood, Willey said: “Well, that’s a joke, if that’s her one credential for running for president, then why don’t I run. I’m a woman. It makes absolutely no sense. … There are a lot more women out there way more qualified than she. The only thing Hillary has been successful on is riding in on the coattails of other men – like Obama and her husband. That’s it.”