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Rand Paul Points Out Bill Clinton’s Predator Past

From the Washington Examiner:

Rand Paul slams Bill Clinton as a sexual predator

By Meghashyam Mali | JANUARY 26, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday slammed former President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, saying he had shown “predatory” sexual behavior.

Paul defended comments made by his wife in a 2013 Vogue interview, where she said that Clinton’s past behavior could hurt Hillary Clinton if she ran for president. “I would say his behavior was predatory, offensive to women,” Kelley Paul was quoted as saying.

Rand Paul’s statement is getting a lot of play this morning. But this is the only article that points out that he was responding to questions about his wife’s comments to Vogue last year. In other words, Sen. Paul didn’t bring it up. The media did. They love this stuff. They think it proves the Republicans ‘War On Women.’

Addressing Democratic criticisms that GOP policies on health and the economy amounted to a “War on Women,” Rand Paul pointed to Clinton’s behavior and said the media had given the former president a pass.

“I mean, the Democrats, one of their big issues is they have concocted and said Republicans are committing a war on women. One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office,” he said, defending his wife’s comments.

“I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior, and it should be something we shouldn’t want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office,” Paul added.

“This isn’t having an affair. I mean, this isn’t me saying, ‘Oh, he’s had an affair, we shouldn’t talk to him.’ Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? I mean, really. And then they have the gall to stand up and say, ‘Republicans are having a war on women?’ ”

Paul is actually far too kind here. First, he makes it sound like Monica Lewinsky is the only woman Bill Clinton preyed upon, the only woman whose life he destroyed with his sexual attentions, when we know there were many others.

Secondly, the Lewinsky scandal wasn’t just about him having sex with an intern. It was about him getting that intern to perjure herself in a sexual harassment case. (Paula Jones.)

Paul said that affair was “not Hillary’s fault” but is “a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history.” Asked if Hillary Clinton should be judged on her husband’s behavior if she enters the 2016 race, Paul said “no.”

“I’m not saying that. This is with regard to the Clintons, and sometimes it’s hard to separate one from the other. But I would say that, with regard to his place in history, that it certainly is a discussion,” said Paul…

There is no reason to let Hillary off the hook here, since she was in charge of damage control for Bill’s ‘bimbo eruptions.’ And she happily lied about his affairs, while accusing the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy.

And she certainly had a hand in sliming the women who came forward to accuse Bill. — So she sure as heck should be judged for her actions at the time.

In a separate interview on "Meet the Press," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., defended Hillary Clinton and said she should be judged on her own merits.

“Hillary Clinton has established her own reputation, her own name, and her own basis for running for president, should she choose to do it,” said Durbin. “The issues that were raised by my colleague, Sen. Paul, have been litigated in the public square for over a decade.

Yes, and Bill Clinton was found guilty on all charges — in the public square.

“For goodness’ sake, let’s judge Hillary Clinton based on her talents and her vision of America, should she choose to run for president,” he added…

Yes, judge her for lying about her husbands’ affairs and accusing her enemies of making it all up.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, January 27th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Rand Paul Points Out Bill Clinton’s Predator Past”

  1. evansj42

    Ah come on, can we just move on? Besides Bill Clinton was a progressive and everyone knows it’s not what you do, it’s what you FEEL, the results be damned. In fact a whole website was dedicated to moving on. The fact that he was a sexual predator means nothing to progressives. He was a good progressive, so we can give him a pass. Rape? We don’t care. After all, it wasn’t rape, rape. Besides, Bill supports a woman’s right to choose (infanticide) don’t you know. Those victims need to shut up and be quiet for the cause. /s

    We have no brains, and I must scream!

  2. Me and Steve are commonly on the same wavelength, especially here, and I thought exactly the same things about Rand’s interview. I would just like to add some texture:

    ►1. Rand was asked about Huckabee’s ABSOLUTELY CORRECT comments on women / government / and birth control and yet again, the media, david gregory, was incredulous that a Republican was allowed to have a political opinion on politics, trying to get Rand to go along with the lunacy that Huckabee said anything wrong.

    ►2. Rand should have expanded on Clinton’s past girlfriends with Hillary’s tacit consent, along with all the legal punishments Bill received after the Monica affair, not to mention he lied about the whole thing until the last minute.

    ►3. Ted Kennedy accidentally killed his mistress and got 47 years on the Senate, and his brother Jack had at least 2 affairs that we know of, along with JESSIE JACKSON having a child with his secretary, a reverend no less.

    ►4. If Hillary wants to run for President, EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE. She wants to drag Bill in as an asset, then Republicans should show that he is not. All’s fair in love and war. We should treat the Clintons like REPUBLICANS, and there is no way a Republican would get away with treating women like that, and democrats back off claiming it was a non-issue. Puh!

    ►5. IT’S ABOUT TIME Republicans stuck all these wedge issues back in the face of democrats. Anyone who has read me on here, I have been hamming this talking point for…….what? 4 years? Every opportunity, remind people of KKK Robert Byrd, the Clinton / Kennedy affairs, and that will get race and gender out of the hands of liberal reporters pretty quick.

    My other worries are:

    ▀ The G.O.P. will find a way to submarine Rand Paul, a doctor, a Tea Party favorite, a Libertarian bridge-gapper, and try to replace him with another liberal Republican.
    ▀ Republicans already have lined up liberal news shows and liberal reporters to interrogate them for the 2016 election, meanwhile the democrats have already given the reporters an outline of what questions to be asked.
    ▀ Jeb Bush will find SOME WAY to be a candidate, when he is not busy giving Hillary Clinton more awards.
    ▀ The democrats are already scheming on how to make mountains out of molehills, set traps for Republicans by trying to make them seem so much worse than democrats by comparison.
    ▀ Republicans are going to do their very best to look liberal, just in time for the 2014 elections, perhaps amnesty will be their “golden ticket” because high paid democrat consultants told them that was a winning idea.

    *Also, have you ever noticed that when democrats stand up strongly about their beliefs, such as Wendy Davis of Texas, or Sandra Fluke, or anyone else that gets loud, they are modern day heroes? Yet Republicans don’t bother to copy this winning template?

  3. evansj42

    We have no brains, and I must scream.

  4. canary

    Obama just gave Bill Clinton that freedom award along with Loretta Lynn.
    I don’t see any freedom in “Stand by your Man”, but Hillary and Michello certainly did that. Of course there was that lie or mistake Michello accidentally claimed on some celebrity show of the hardships of being “a single mom”.

    Hillary will show no mercy for any candidate and it should be pointed out that even after a string of Bill Clinton’s cheating, she was never strong enough to leave him.

    And really what did Hillary accomplish as Secretary of State.

    I hope rumors of Huckabee running are not true, because he lavished a lot of praise on Hillary on one of his shows and does this to soften anything critical of Democrats.

    Hillary is saying her greatest regret was “Benghazi”, and more than her “who cares” type statement they need to also play that she knowingly lied with those dead Americans in coffins
    behind her blaming their deaths on Americans.

    There is less peace in this world and the Democrats have painted Americans as haters.

    Hillary is saying Benghazi is her greatest ree


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