Clinton rape scandal resurfaces in Akin controversy: The McCaskill-Clinton videos.
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…the glamour attached to cultural heroes, such as a movie star, sports figure, rock singer or respected-man-in-the-community, provides a psychologic edge that lessens the need for physical coercion until it is too late for the victim to recognize her predicament.
This description matches almost exactly with what Broaddrick told Rabinowitz. The Attorney General and candidate for governor — what Brownmiller calls “the respected-man-in-the-community” syndrome — made a campaign stop at her nursing home business and invited her to “visit his campaign headquarters.” She did when next in Little Rock, was instructed to call the Attorney General at his apartment, did so and wound up meeting him at the hotel where her meeting was being held. The rest — he invites himself to the unsuspecting Broaddrick’s room for coffee — unfolds just as Brownmiller describes in such situations with a power figure. As Broaddrick told Rabinowitz:
“They had not been there more than five minutes, Mrs. Broaddrick says, when he moved close as they stood looking out at the Arkansas River. He pointed out an old jailhouse and told her that when he became governor, he was going to renovate that place…..”
In other words, it was too late for Broaddrick to “recognize her predicament.” And within five minutes — five minutes! — Broaddrick’s nightmare began.
In the aftermath of the episode involving Congressman Akin’s words, is there not more than a tad bit of irony that the man chosen to nominate Obama is a man who didn’t use the words “legitimate rape” — but is himself accused, in considerably excruciating detail — of rape?
Which is to say, having now walked themselves out there on the end of a long and fragile limb on Akin’s idiotic wording — insisting the GOP is “dangerous to women” and that Akin is more evidence of a GOP “war on women” — Democrats and the Obama campaign are blithely giving a pass to an actual accused rapist who is going to be one of the main stars at their convention.
And not only doing it without a peep of concern but thrilled at the very exciting prospect.
Hence the obvious.
Concisely put, Obama, Claire McCaskill and the Democrats are legitimizing rape — right in the glare of the television lights.
And hoping that no one will notice.
Is this not precisely what Brownmiller was calling “cultural acceptance of sexual force”? Making a man of whom then-Congressman Shays said to the question:
“Do you personally believe our president is a rapist?”
“I would like not to say it that way. But the bottom line is that I believe that he did rape Broaddrick.”
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.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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