When Winning is Everything
I had a brief exchange with larry kurtz on Twitter about Hillary Clinton running for president. When I expressed that pro-Hillary Dems confound me, he gave me a little nugget of Democrat wisdom: it’s about who can win, liz: thought you knew that.
When winning is everything, the end justifies the means. Hillary Clinton probably understands that better than most, considering she chose to advance her legal career by putting a 12 year old rape victim through hell more than 30 years ago in order to get her child rapist client a lenient sentence. This piece from The Daily Beast features the now 52 year old woman talking about her experience after audio tapes of Hillary Clinton talking about the case emerged, exposing that Clinton knew her client was guilty. The means Clinton used to get her client a light sentence also included deceitful victim blaming:
The victim’s allegation that Clinton smeared her following her rape is based on a May 1975 court affidavit written by Clinton on behalf of Thomas Alfred Taylor, one of the two alleged attackers, whom Clinton agreed to defend after being asked by the prosecutor. Taylor had specifically requested a female attorney.
“I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing,” Clinton, then named Hillary D. Rodham, wrote in the affidavit. “I have also been informed that she has in the past made false accusations about persons, claiming they had attacked her body. Also that she exhibits an unusual stubbornness and temper when she does not get her way.”
Clinton also wrote that a child psychologist told her that children in early adolescence “tend to exaggerate or romanticize sexual experiences,” especially when they come from “disorganized families, such as the complainant.”
The victim vigorously denied Clinton’s accusations and said there has never been any explanation of what Clinton was referring to in that affidavit. She claims she never accused anyone of attacking her before her rape.
“I’ve never said that about anyone. I don’t know why she said that. I have never made false allegations. I know she was lying,” she said. “I definitely didn’t see older men. I don’t know why Hillary put that in there and it makes me plumb mad.”
When an old, white male Montana judge engages in victim blaming people are rightfully outraged. How will Democrats process this news that their best shot at electoral victory in 2016 utilized victim blaming as a tactic to defend a child rapist?
And it gets worse. The audio tapes:
The victim’s second main grievance with Clinton stems from the newly revealed audio recordings, which were taped in a series of interviews of Clinton with Arkansas reporter Roy Reed, who was researching an article on the Clintons that was ultimately never published. The Free Beacon found the tapes archived at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, amidst thousands of pieces of Clinton history that are being periodically released for public consumption.
On the tapes, Clinton, who speaks in a Southern drawl, appears to acknowledge that she was aware of her client’s guilt, brags about successfully getting the only piece of physical evidence thrown out of court, and laughs about it all whimsically.
“He took a lie detector test. I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” Clinton says on the recording, failing to hold back some chuckles.
Pretty funny, like Gaddafi being executed by Libyan rebels.
I have long thought the Clintons are sociopaths willing to do anything to achieve power, wealth and fame. Bill Clinton sold the soul of the Democrat Party to satiate his appetites. It remains to be seen what horrific means Hillary Clinton will deploy to become America’s first female president.
I guess for a lot of people having a president with the letter “D” next to their name and a vagina below the belt is more important than addressing the destructive trends of our plutocracy’s crony capitalist system.