Former President Bill Clinton just cannot seem to get away from questionable conduct and targeting of women. Clinton has been repeatedly accused of being inappropriate towards members of the opposite s*x, sexual misconduct, fondling, and even outright r**e.
Clinton continues to tour to promote his new book, a joint venture with James Patterson entitled “The President is Missing.” Yet questions continue to arise regarding the repeated accusations of sexual misconduct and r**e.
In a Thursday interview with PBS Newshour, the 71-year-old former president offered what ranks as one of the most amazing Freudian slips of the 21st century. When asked by host Judy Woodruff about former Minnesota senator Al Franken leaving the Senate after sexual harassment allegations were made against him, Clinton replied with that “norms have changed” regarding “what you can do to somebody against their will.”
When exactly did the definition of “NO” change? Does “I’m not interested” mean something different now? Or does that just mean that you were previously given a free pass for being a lecherous, handsy, disgusting, ethically void degenerate and now you are not?
The full context of the exchange was –
Woodruff – I assume you think that what happened with you was more serious than what happened with Senator — former Senator Al Franken. He was driven from office, from the U.S. Senate. So, norms have changed. Do you think that’s a good thing?
Clinton – Well, in general, I think it’s a good thing, yes. I think it’s a good thing that we should all have higher standards. I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work. You don’t have to physically assault somebody to make them, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other — just walking around.”
ICYMI: Bill Clinton with @JudyWoodruff:
"I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will" pic.twitter.com/YYtqVZlhPN
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 11, 2018
Clinton then continued, stating with regard to Franken – “I think that — I will be honest — the Franken case, for me, was a difficult case, a hard case. There may be things I don’t know. But I — maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person.”
For the record, Al Franken was never accused of simply “crowding” anyone or simply being in their personal space. Several women state he “forcibly kissed” and groped them. There is also additional pictorial evidence of Franken’s disgusting behavior towards women.
Perhaps Clinton should ask Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones and Leslie Millwee about his conduct and if they believe the norms have changed.
Clinton continued – “That, I think, is good. I think that — I will be honest — the Franken case, for me, was a difficult case, a hard case. There may be things I don’t know. But I — maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person, but it seemed to me that there were 29 women on “Saturday Night Live” that put out a statement for him, and that the first and most fantastic story was called, I believe, into question. Too late to wade into it now. I mean, I think it’s a grievous thing to take away from the people a decision they have made, especially when there is an election coming up again. But it’s done now and I think that all of us should just be focusing on how to do better and how to go forward.”
"Norms have changed about what you can do to someone against their will" is a hell of a sentiment https://t.co/wjOwGsxiTo
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 11, 2018
Meanwhile, according to a new Rasmussen poll, an astounding 53% of American voters say they believe Clinton is a sexual predator. Rasmussen states – “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Clinton a victim of his political opponents. Fifty-three percent (53%) describe the ex-president as a sexual predator instead. Another 24% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)”
Meanwhile, Bill’s refusal to understand what the word “NO” means has come back once more to haunt Hillary Clinton. During the 2016 presidential election when Hillary Clinton sent out a tweet saying that assault victims deserve to be believed, Hillary was questioned at a public forum when a questioner confronted her asking whether her comment also applied to her husband’s accusers.
“I would say that everybody should be believed at first,” she said, “until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”
Last week, Clinton erupted at NBC’s Craig Melvin over questions about Monica Lewinsky. Clinton accused Melvin of giving a one-sided interview. Sources add that Hillary Clinton is furious with her husband as his s*x scandals continue to haunt her and cause further embarrassment.
Hillary herself continues to rage at Bill. His behavior continues to haunt her. The Clintons have previously been sued for sexual misconduct. Back in the late 1990s, Clinton paid $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit by Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee whose case led to Clinton’s impeachment in the House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal by the Senate in 1999.
In the past, Hillary has hired teams of detectives who managed to silence a number of women with complaints about Bill’s unwanted sexual advances. Yet, she now admits there is a different atmosphere in our culture about sexual harassment and she rages it is no longer possible to intimidate most women into silence. Hillary wants to continue to remain in the public eye as a leader of the resistance against President Donald Trump. She intends to play a major role in politics for years to come, including possibly running for president again in 2020.