Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton: Champion of Women?
Two-time winner of the Fousesquawk Golden Penguin award for Jerk of the Year
You may think that Donald Trump is a narcissistic, misogynistic jerk who has insulted women by calling them pigs, ugly, and so forth. That is your right, and you have ample ammunition. But if you think Hillary Clinton is the champion and representative of women's rights, you are ignoring what has been out there for decades. Let us review.
Way back when Hillary and Bill Clinton were still in Arkansas, and she was working as an attorney, she and Bill were interviewed on film. In that interview, Hillary, sporting a true Arkansas accent, made light about a case in which she had defended a man accused by plea bargaining. Legal? Of course. She was doing her job. Strange, however, how this women's champion actually joked about the circumstances of the case.
Switch reels to Washington and Hillary as first lady while Bill was cavorting in the White House with an intern. What was Hillary's reaction to Bill's philandering? She protected him and sent out her goons to discredit all the women who came forth and accused Bill of various improprieties. Remember Paula Jones? How about Dolly Kyle, Jennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaderick? (Broaderick actually accused Bill Clinton of raping her in an Arkansas hotel room.) They were all attacked by Hillary's goons as "nuts and sluts", "trailer park trash" and so on. The whole thing was referred to within the White House as "bimbo eruptions".
Now, in recent years, with all the news coming out about the dealings of the Clinton Foundation (which has made the Clinton family very rich), we also learn about the contributions that have come in from countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Brunei. Saudi Arabia, for example, has given $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. Qatar has given $5 million. Ditto for UAE. Do you have any idea how women are treated in those countries? In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive, go outside without being covered by a burka and face covering, and they must be accompanied by a male family member if they go out. Adultery? Death penalty. Raped? If you don't have 4 male witnesses, you get prosecuted yourself for making a false accusation and/or adultery. Under sharia law in these countries, women's rights are practically nil.
Dare I mention homosexuality? Death or imprisonment depending on the nation.
What in the world is this woman, who claims to be a champion of women's rights (and gays as well), doing accepting millions of dollars from these disreputable countries? Better yet, what is this woman doing presenting herself as the women's candidate?