Skip to comments.Rand Paul Blasts Bill Clinton on Lewinsky
Posted on 01/26/2014 8:17:56 AM PST by kristinn
Sen. Rand Paul blasted former President Bill Clinton on Sunday, saying that if Democrats want to hit Republicans for the "War on Women" they should take a look at the former president's "predatory behavior" against Monica Lewinsky.
"The Democrats -- one of their big issues is they've concocted this, 'Republicans are committing a war on women,'" Kentucky Republican said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "One of the work place laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn't prey on young interns in their office. I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20-years-old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that and that is predatory behavior."
"It should be something we shouldn't want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl. This isn't having an affair -- this isn't me saying, 'Oh, he's had an affair. We shouldn't talk to him.' Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office -- I mean really, and then they have the gall to stand up and say that Republicans are having a war on women? So yes, I think it's a factor. Now it's not Hillary's fault. But it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history."
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Yes, it IS Hillary’s fault. If she’s not woman enough for Bill Clinton and not strong enough to rein him in, that just goes to show she’s not strong enough to run our country.
And also Hillary’s “suck it up’ attitude not condemning it. After all, what she is saying is that its OK by her for a man to cheat on his wife and debase other women and her too.
He couldn’t have expressed himself much less clearly. The Democrats are hypocrites and opportunists, whose only standards are double standards.
I thought Rand Paul was supposed to be a libertarian. There is absolutely nothing libertarian about sexual harassment laws. Sexual harassment may be a problem, but a Federal statute is a cure far worse than the problem.
> “...Now it’s not Hillary’s fault. But it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history.”
She’ll just say, “what difference, at this point, does it make?” Thanks kristinn.
Hell, she covered for the monster.
LOL<If she had used some of that anger in fighting terrorism, ‘it may have made a difference’ instead of giving BC a pass on adultery.
Someone notices the elephant in the room. The RNC should include a clip of Lewinsky waving at Slick in every campaign ad.
Some may have forgotten that MoveOn.org was found to help the country "get past" to "get over"this little Clinton mess..
In New York state (Bill and Hillary’s state now) the Democrat Women are willing to trade someone’s else’s rape for their entitlement to late term abortions.
Sheldon Silver, the dictator of the Democrat Assembly has been covering up rape and sexual predators for over a decade.
Our Federal female Senator Gillibrand makes a big show of going sexual predators in the military but has never spoken out about Silver and the people he has protected.
Women have been charging Bill Clinton with sexual assault since his days as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford 30 years ago.
A continuing investigation into the President’s questionable sexual history reveal incidents that go back as far as Clinton’s college days, with more than a dozen women claiming his sexual appetites leave little room for the word ‘’no.’’
Juanita Broaddrick, an Arkansas nursing home operator, told NBC’s Lisa Myers five weeks ago she was raped by Clinton. NBC shelved the interview, saying they were confirming all parts of the story, but finally aired it Wednesday night.
Broaddrick finally took her story to The Wall Street Journal, which published her account of the brutal rape at the hands of the future President, followed by The Washington Post and some other publications.
But Capitol Hill Blue has confirmed that Broaddrick’s story is only one account of many attempted and actual sexual assaults by Clinton that go back 30 years. Among the other incidents:
Eileen Wellstone, 19-year-old English woman who said Clinton sexually assaulted her after she met him at a pub near the Oxford where the future President was a student in 1969. A retired State Department employee, who asked not to be identified, confirmed that he spoke with the family of the girl and filed a report with his superiors. Clinton admitted having sex with the girl, but claimed it was consensual. The victim’s family declined to pursue the case; In 1972, a 22-year-old woman told campus police at Yale University that she was sexually assaulted by Clinton, a law student at the college. No charges were filed, but retired campus policemen contacted by Capitol Hill Blue confirmed the incident. The woman, tracked down by Capitol Hill Blue last week, confirmed the incident, but declined to discuss it further and would not give permission to use her name; In 1974, a female student at the University of Arkansas complained that then-law school instructor Bill Clinton tried to prevent her from leaving his office during a conference. She said he groped her and forced his hand inside her blouse. She complained to her faculty advisor who confronted Clinton, but Clinton claimed the student ‘’came on’’ to him. The student left the school shortly after the incident. Reached at her home in Texas, the former student confirmed the incident, but declined to go on the record with her account. Several former students at the University have confirmed the incident in confidential interviews and said there were other reports of Clinton attempting to force himself on female students; Broaddrick, a volunteer in Clinton’s gubernatorial campaign, said he raped her in 1978. Mrs. Broaddrick suffered a bruised and torn lip, which she said she suffered when Clinton bit her during the rape; From 1978-1980, during Clinton’s first term as governor of Arkansas, state troopers assigned to protect the governor were aware of at least seven complaints from women who said Clinton forced, or attempted to force, himself on them sexually. One retired state trooper said in an interview that the common joke among those assigned to protect Clinton was “who’s next?”. One former state trooper said other troopers would often escort women to the governor’s hotel room after political events, often more than one an evening; Carolyn Moffet, a legal secretary in Little Rock in 1979, said she met then-governor Clinton at a political fundraiser and shortly thereafter received an invitation to meet the governor in his hotel room. “I was escorted there by a state trooper. When I went in, he was sitting on a couch, wearing only an undershirt. He pointed at his penis and told me to suck it. I told him I didn’t even do that for my boyfriend and he got mad, grabbed my head and shoved it into his lap. I pulled away from him and ran out of the room.” Elizabeth Ward, the Miss Arkansas who won the Miss America crown in 1982, told friends she was forced by Clinton to have sex with him shortly after she won her state crown. Last year, Ward, who is now married with the last name of Gracen (from her first marriage), told an interviewer she did have sex with Clinton but said it was consensual. Close friends of Ward, however, say she still maintains privately that Clinton forced himself on her. Paula Corbin, an Arkansas state worker, filed a sexual harassment case against Clinton after an encounter in a Little Rock hotel room where the then-governor exposed himself and demanded oral sex. Clinton settled the case with Jones recently with an $850,000 cash payment. Sandra Allen James, a former Washington, DC, political fundraiser says Presidential candidate-to-be Clinton invited her to his hotel room during a political trip to the nation’s capital in 1991, pinned her against the wall and stuck his hand up her dress. She says she screamed loud enough for the Arkansas State Trooper stationed outside the hotel suite to bang on the door and ask if everything was all right, at which point Clinton released her and she fled the room. When she reported the incident to her boss, he advised her to keep her mouth shut if she wanted to keep working. Miss James has since married and left Washington. Reached at her home last week, the former Miss James said she later learned that other women suffered the same fate at Clinton’s hands when he was in Washington during his Presidential run. Christy Zercher, a flight attendant on Clinton’s leased campaign plane in 1992, says Presidential candidate Clinton exposed himself to her, grabbed her breasts and made explicit remarks about oral sex. A video shot on board the plane by ABC News shows an obviously inebriated Clinton with his hand between another young flight attendant’s legs. Zercher said later in an interview that White House attorney Bruce Lindsey tried to pressure her into not going public about the assault. Kathleen Willey, a White House volunteer, reported that Clinton grabbed her, fondled her breast and pressed her hand against his genitals during an Oval Office meeting in November, 1993. Willey, who told her story in a 60 Minutes interview, became a target of a White House-directed smear campaign after she went public. In an interview with Capitol Hill Blue, the retired State Department employee said he believed the story Miss Wellstone, the young English woman who said Clinton raped her in 1969.
‘’There was no doubt in my mind that this young woman had suffered severe emotional trauma,’’ he said. ‘’But we were under tremendous pressure to avoid the embarrassment of having a Rhodes Scholar charged with rape. I filed a report with my superiors and that was the last I heard of it.’’
” There is absolutely nothing libertarian about sexual harassment laws.”
I don’t agree with this. So, let’s suppose we go back to no laws at all. I can remember back to office work where the secretarial pool was basically a “stable” for the male salespeople. The women who didn’t play along were laid...off! So, you might say, “You’re free to leave if you don’t like it”. To where, when that was true everywhere? That doesn’t seem very libertarian.
Bill Clinton blasts Lewinski
To this day, I wonder why Lewinsky didn’t pull a sexual harassment claim. The case would have been slam dunk, open and shut, it was clearly a manager-employee relationship. I hope that she collected a very great deal of money not to do so. She is now a scorned woman, whereas Clinton is an “elder statesman”. Why aren’t liberal women going bat-sh#$ crazy over this?
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Lewinsky was probably just as predatory (if not moreso) than Clinton. IMO he met his match in Lewinsky.
Exactly right! He had to sleep sometime. Didn’t she have a frying pan or a rolling pin?
I agree with you.
Without the “blue dress” she would have been shredded by the MSM with zero credibility.
“Without the blue dress she would have been shredded by the MSM with zero credibility.”
You know, when it happened, I wondered exactly how in the future the entire affair would be explained in a high school textbook. It might be worth looking into now, but I have no resources to do so.
I thought that it was devilishly brilliant to do something so outrageous that it couldn’t even be discussed!
“Lewinsky was probably just as predatory (if not moreso) than Clinton.”
He was her manager. He should have explained to her that it was inappropriate. If it happened again, he could have fired her. You know, just like in the ENTIRE REST OF THE COUNTRY UNDER FEDERAL LAW.
Where have all the interns gone, long time passing?
Where have all the interns gone, long time ago?
Where have all the interns gone?
Old men F%&#!% them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Monica was a White House intern at the same time as Huma Abedin. Huma was attending GWU in DC.
I’ve always wondered if each one was doing half of the POTUS couple.
Back in the Lewinsky years, Huma had not made the headlines yet.
And the media crucified Tripp for "ratting on a friend."
Geraldo was one of the worst critics of Tripp. But Linda saved Lewinsky's life.
Yeah, your right, look how well those who TRIED to bring charges against BilLies Clinton made.
You win the prize for stupidest statement, no sexist connotation intended!
No witnesses = he said she said= didn’t happen-none of it.
We’ll have to agree to disagree. The status quo ante was preferable, imho, to handing Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer another lever to harass the productive with.
Businesses that allow employees to treat other employees in ways that do not advance the business goals of the company are punished in the marketplace.
Lots of women lead successful careers in business before anyone heard of Betty Freidan. Advances in technology and changes in fertility and abortion made the option available to ever more women. Most young people are surprised to find out that world doesn’t prize them as highly as they believe they should be. When these young people are women (or blacks or gays), it is easy to attribute their difficulties to a conspiracy that exists only in their own minds. That men like to pursue women should come as no surprise to anyone who was not raised in convent.
At last a Republican with balls said this on national television. The Republicans have been a gutless, spineless bunch of wimps since the death of Lee Atwater.
It’s simply remarkable that one of the left’s biggest icons is a sexual predator and a rapist. It makes the “war-on-women” charge positively laughable.
It wasn’t Hillary’s fault. It was a “vast right wing conspiracy.” Hillary told us herself.
Of all the important things he said during the interview, and this idiot topic is the focus?
Shame on the pundits.
Worse than that:
Once the Democrats captured the national and local media outlets (e.g., Nina Burleigh) the game was done.
Remember trooper gate; Bank Loans, Bill’s Little Rock mistress; Clinton Negro White House Pimp fixing Lewinsky with a job, Poor Juanita Broderick, Poor little “Trailer Trash” who ultimately brought him down a peg; Clinton selling off pardons; renting the Lincoln Bedroom; even a special prosecutor was damned! None of this made any difference and then last Week Barbara Bush says she likes Him????!!!!
We are in a death spiral.
Geraldo was one of the worst critics of Tripp. But Linda saved Lewinsky’s life.
Too bad Chandra Levy didn’t save some clothes from one of her trysts with Condit.
Funny thing is that Huma Abedin was an intern in the White House at the same time Monica Lewinsky was an intern in the White House in 1996.
“The DC Double Play”
“....its OK by her for a man to cheat on his wife and debase other women and her too.”
She has a good muslim attitude.
RICHARD DURBIN — “You’ve got to be honest about it, though. I mean, there are people who believe that though [Clinton] may have done the wrong thing, he paid a heavy price for it in terms of the impeachment trial and beyond.”
Clinton did not pay a heavy price. At the time, he was lionized for standing up to the vast right wing conspiracy. More recently he received a Medal of Freedom award from President Obama.
Also, Clinton “may have done the wrong thing.” May have?
In the leftist media’s hypocritical world of blatant double standards, lefties can literally do no wrong.
Monica paid lip service to the head of state.
Obama needs impeached for abuse
of power and shredding our constitution
and this phony is addressing the ridiculous
accusations of the left about a “war on women!”
This is just theater for the sheeple.
Ooh, look he's standing up to them!
No he's not!
He's playing us as suckers!
Just another good Republican that passes the test for being on our side
but is toothless to the cause of freedom.
This is a political back swing to put Hillary on the defensive. While she talks about a bogus Republican war on women, let’s talk about what he did to Paula Jones, an Arkansas state employee, coerced to a hotel room by state police and then Governor Bill Clinton walks in, her boss, drops his pants in front of her and demands oral sex - AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS BEHAVIOR! WTF! NO ABUSE, NO HARASSMENT! WHAT HYPOCRISY!
Hillary is a sickening liar! She stayed with that psychopath and it begs the question what would Bill have had to do in order for Hillary to leave him!!!! I am afraid to ask.
He could have been locked up for what he did to Paula Jones.
Rand Paul put a shot across her large bulbous bow, that is not going to be a cakewalk. If she is going to lecture everyone on women’s issues, let her explain what Bill Clinton did to these women and why she stayed with him after these extremely ugly predatory acts. The woman has been a complete phony, let her defend it.
.... I thought Rand Paul was a libertarian. There is absolutely nothing libertarian about sexual harassment law ....
False argument. Mr Paul was very reasonably talking to the “Democrats” — and including that of his activist interviewer — cynical hypocrisy - not to any law.
.... (missus Cli’ton gave)Billy-Bubbah a pass on adultery ....
And over many many years on such serious serial sexual predatory behavior as made her — demonstrably and unarguably incapable of standing on her own meat-locker-IQ-enabled “accomplishments” and already co-dependently and/or independently complicit in “her man’s” recidivism, systematic capital treasons, lying, looting, thieving, mass-murdering and various other of his crime-family activities — also a co-serial rapist.
As in the end was/is the evil barsteward’s every cabinet member, appointee and supporter.
Including, while I’m being picky, the person who inexplicably reinstated both Cli’tons to the oligarchy and whose extended family eventually also embraced them: Mr George Walker Bush.
hmmm...politics makes some strange bedfellows.
I get it. “For ‘tis sport to see the engineer hoisted on his own petard” and all that. Actually, Paul’s accusation was pointed towards proper behavior as opposed to legal restraints, but whenever a lawmaker publicly addresses a problem, I cringe in fear that he will next propose to fix it.
At least Monica wasn’t told to “put some ice on that”.