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May 7, 2014
Monica, Hillary...and the "war on women"
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In a new essay in Vanity Affair, Monica acknowledges her deep regret over her sexual relationship with Bill Clinton. Although she says her relationship with the president was consensual, she also admitted “my boss took advantage of me." In the scandal’s aftermath, she became disposable: “I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position,” she wrote.

Basically, this woman’s life was ruined. Her name was radioactive…no one would hire her. Beyonce even mocks her in a new song. Meanwhile Bill and Hillary Clinton went on to become one of the most admired political couples in the world.

Why does any of this matter today? As it was recently revealed, in the midst of the scandal, Hillary referred to Lewinsky as a “narcissistic looney-toon” in correspondence with close friend Dianne Blair. And Mrs. Clinton in part even blamed herself for being emotionally withholding. Lewinsky’s reaction? “I find the impulse to blame the woman—not only me, but herself—troubling."

The fact remains: a young woman was being manipulated by the most powerful man on the planet…and Mrs. Clinton’s reaction was to write her off as a nut case…and blame the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

When Rand Paul raised the Lewinsky saga as perhaps relevant in the examination of the overall Clinton record, he was excoriated by the media & political elites. But why?

Democrats claim to champion women’s rights…in the workplace…for equal pay…against sexual harassment in the military…recently against date rape on campus…but the instinct here was to duck, cover, and blame the young intern. …as a “narcisstic looneytoon” who was “obsessed” with the president.

Remember Kathleen Willey…Paula Jones…Juanita Broderick…and Monica Lewinsky were all used and tossed aside. When they became problematic for the Clintons’ political ambitions, they were demeaned and discredited, by the press and Clinton protectors….including Hillary herself.

War on Women? You bet. In the 1990s, the Clintons pioneered it.
05/7/14 9:34 AM
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