Clinton rape scandal resurfaces in Akin controversy: The McCaskill-Clinton videos.
“…the threat, use and cultural acceptance of sexual force is a pervasive process of intimidation that affects all women.” — Feminist Susan Brownmiller in her 1975 bestseller Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
“Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.” — President Obama on Congressman Todd Akin’s use of the term “legitimate rape”
“Bill Clinton to Have Leading Role at Party’s Convention” — July 30, 2012 New York Times story announcing that the Obama campaign has selected the former President to nominate Obama
The Obama White House has decided to legitimize rape.
Talk about a mistake.
President Obama, after a considerable absence, abruptly appeared in the White House pressroom the other day to address Congressman Todd Akin’s wildly offensive comment about “legitimate rape.” In the President’s own words: “Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.”
In a stroke the President — not to mention his allies on Capitol Hill, in the media and left-leaning interest groups — resurrected one of the most divisive moments of the 1990’s.
What NBC reporter Lisa Myers was said in the day to have called the “very credible” allegation that Bill Clinton raped a Clinton campaign worker named Juanita Broaddrick.
In a ricochet doubtless unintended, the decision by the White House to personally insert the President into the Akin “legitimate rape” controversy now focuses attention on two stark realities:
In other words, both Obama — not to mention McCaskill — are now essentially and literally “legitimizing rape” by the selection of Clinton as Obama’s nominator — and as the man who raised funds for McCaskill in the first place.
Will McCaskill return the funds Clinton raised for her in 2006? What do you think?
Just call it the legitimizing of rape.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online