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Bill Clinton has the real 'rape' problem
Exclusive: Jack Cashill contrasts misspeaking about sexual assault with committing it
by Jack CashillEmail | Archive
Jack Cashill is an Emmy-award winning independent writer and producer with a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue. His latest book is the blockbuster "Deconstructing Obama."More ↓
As far as I know, Bill Clinton, unlike U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, has never misspoken on the subject of rape. In fact, he is somewhat of an authority on the subject.
Clinton knows just what a woman who has been raped should do. As he told Juanita Broaddrick in that Little Rock hotel room some years back, “You better get some ice on that.”
Broaddrick was not alone in being sexually abused by Clinton. Indeed, in the Ken Starr investigation, Broaddrick emerged as “Jane Doe No. 5.”
Broaddrick was likely not unique in being raped by Clinton either. In his book, “Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story,” Michael Isikoff relates how Clinton, then Arkansas governor, had sex with former Miss America Elizabeth Ward Gracen.
“It was rough sex,” Isikoff writes, “Clinton got so carried away that he bit her lip, Gracen later told friends. But it was consensual.”
Isikoff missed the lip-biting connection. He also failed to acknowledge that at least one of Gracen’s friends, Judy Stokes, had told the Paula Jones legal team that the sex was not consensual at all.
“Do you believe Clinton raped her?” investigator Rick Lambert asked her. “Absolutely,” Stokes replied. “He forced her to have sex. What do you call that?”
I cite the Gracen story because it helps substantiate the story Broaddrick told Lisa Myers on NBC’s “Dateline” in 1999.
Broaddrick: “And he came around me and sort of put his arm over my shoulder to point to this little building and he said he was real interested if he became governor to restore that little building and then all of a sudden, he turned me around and started kissing me. And that was a real shock.”
Myers: “What did you do?”
Broaddrick: “I first pushed him away and just told him ‘No, please don’t do that,’ and I forget, it’s been 21 years, Lisa, and I forget exactly what he was saying. It seems like he was making statements that would relate to ‘Did you not know why I was coming up here?’ and I told him at the time, I said, ‘I’m married, and I have other things going on in my life, and this is something that I’m not interested in.’”
Myers: “Had you, that morning, or any other time, given him any reason to believe you might be receptive?”
Broaddrick: “No. None. None whatsoever.”
Myers: “Then what happens?”
Broaddrick: “Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip (she cries). Just a minute … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. (crying) And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen (crying) but he wouldn’t listen to me.”
Myers: “Did you resist, did you tell him to stop?”
Broaddrick: “Yes, I told him ‘Please don’t.’ He was such a different person at that moment, he was just a vicious awful person.”
Myers: “You said there was a point at which you stopped resisting?”
Broaddrick: “It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip.”
[See a related video, Juanita Broaddrick's interview with Fox's Sean Hannity.]
Hillary Clinton has a rape problem, too. From the beginning of Bill’s career, she has been busy suppressing “bimbo eruptions,” which is a deceptive way of saying she has been silencing women like Broaddrick and Gracen.
The media have been enabling both of them. Allow me to share a nugget from Bill and Hillary’s memorably dishonest “60 Minutes” appearance in late January 1992, the one that would save his candidacy and help launch the perversely labeled “Republican War on Women.”
Steve Kroft:[Gennifer Flowers] is alleging and has described in some detail in the supermarket tabloid what she calls a 12-year affair with you.
Bill Clinton: That allegation is false.
Hillary Clinton: … Bill talked to this woman every time she called, distraught, saying her life was going to be ruined, and he’d get off the phone and tell me that she said sort of wacky things, which we thought were attributable to the fact that she was terrified.
Bill Clinton: It was only when money came out, when the tabloid went down there offering people money to say that they had been involved with me, that she changed her story. There’s a recession on.
A master politician, even in this moment of deepest political peril, candidate Clinton remembered to remind the American people “there is a recession on.” For the record, Clinton would admit the affair with Flowers under oath but lie about the details. Perjury, rape, no big deal!
While Todd Akin is stewing in the woodshed, Bill Clinton is preparing to speak at the Democratic National Convention, and the women most offended by Akin’s dumb remarks will be queuing up to cheer Clinton on. Yes, it is a mental disorder.
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Republicans hang Akin out to dry
Limbaugh rushes to Akin’s defense
Wow, talk about having to hold your nose while voting for HIM! Forgive me, but if I were in that position, I don't know if I could do it. And now the voters know that he's selfish AND stupid. Jeesh.
Levin: "We should work our butts off to help him win."
Republican voters in Missouri trusted him with the herald.
And he messed up bad.
And he could not deny himself for the good of our cause.
We have other places to work our butts off.
We have limited resources and energy.
The fact is this fool blew an easy win for us and refused to suppress his own ambition to fix it.
This is not a normal election. It's the battle to save a free America.
I can never forgive this fool for this.
I don't give a tinker's damn about your "the heart that I hold. "
Your heart is supposed to be in your chest, not in your hands.
The battle against ObamaClaire went in one day from easy win to almost impossible win, and people still think this wolf in sheep's clothing is only guilty of being "dumb".
I read a comment elsewhere that suggested The Conservative Party has an open
spot on the ballot. Can't find out if this is true or not. If it is, Sarah Steelman could
take that spot and Palin and others could park themselves in Missouri and campaign
for her. Altho, I am sure that opening this door for an alternate party wouldn't
be looked upon favorably by the repub rinos.
However, I for one would just love it!
Levin: "We must support him"
Like hell. The guy is going to get slaughtered if he makes it to election night.
ER Doctor: "Mr and Mrs Jones, your daughter has a broken jaw and fractured ribs and is unconscious and has been raped. She is being cared for and we will administer this medication to prevent pregnancy."
Mr. Jones: "Oh, no, doctor! This sounds legitimate enough that she's protected!"
How long did it take and how much pressure to get weiner to resign? What he did was unconscienable, what Akin said didn't actually hurt another human being. Apparently the consensus is for him to have quit, I guess I'll have to defer to others. But what I will never comprehend if I live a dozen lifetimes is why the left gets away with bloody blue murder and we have to put ours to the curb for the morning trash for standing up for the life of an innocent baby.
When you hear what Akin said and juxtapose the fake outrage next to it... it is clear that this firestorm has taken on a life of its own. It's not what Akin said... it's now become what the Democrats and stupid Republicans said Akin said. And dumb ol' Republicans and spineless conservatives will fall for the next banana peel on the next Democrat inspired sidewalk. When are we going to fight back and stop letting the left set the narrative?
I hope Akin wins Missouri and I encourage Missouri voters to vote for him. Because Claire McCaskill is far worse. It is really that simple.
The problem is the Republicans keep eating their own. Sarah Palin, the O'Donnal woman in Delaware and now Akin. Bill Clinton was accused of "literal rape" but one misspeak by Akin and they throw in the towel on him.
Akin said one word in one sentence on one day...
... and now 'some' of the GOPe and 'some' of the TEA party and, it seems, ALL of the BIG Talkers on radio are ALL throwing Akin under the bus.
The guy, Akin, as Levin said, a good guy, comes up with a lemon statement, and instead of making lemonade, Akin is chastised.
What a waste of an EXCELLENT lemon... the BABY is the point
... NOT the rapist
... NOT the word 'legitimate'
... NOT the context of the sentence.
What a waste of an EXCELLENT lemon to pucker the lips of the Democrats and pro-abortion McCaskill.
What a wast of an EXCELLENT lemon...
... the BABY is the point ! ! !
Sorry, but Levin is right. It is better to cede the seat to the Democrats than to let a fool be our mouthpiece, and allow him to define who we are and what we stand for. By focusing on getting this Senate seat, we may well win the battle, but lose the war.
And we won't win the battle either. In TWO WEEKS, Akin will be so far behind in the polls that even he will know his cause is hopeless. (He'll be behind by double digits -- that's past "leans Democrat" to "solid Democrat.")
A write-in candidacy is the only way to salvage this mess. It needs to start BEFORE Akin throws in the towel. That way their rejection of Akin will be undeniable.
The Republican party is in grave danger of being labeled the party of Akin and getting slaughtered this fall.
At this point, this is not "just a mistake."
Mistakes have costs. And this one was huge.
Philosophizing and principles are for the primaries.
Now we're engaged in full-on battle and he's swinging his axe around like a gay Richard Simmons, hurting his own side while saying "I'm sorry. "
It's not about definitions and philosophy right now.
It's about competence and skill at political battle.
Is it true McCaskill spent good money on ads favoring him, to get him elected her opponent ?
Money. Well. Spent.
There are two competing threads here this evening on this subject. I hope you don't mind if I just copy my main comment to both threads. I have read all your comments and I will go back through them again before the evening is over.
Good evening. Joining this conversation is like stepping onto a mine field. Forcible Rape is one of the most serious crimes in our society to most people, especially, women and Fathers of daughters. In any conversation about it in a public venue, you had better be very careful in choosing your words. Todd Akin wasn't. As a politician, he should have known better. He will never recover from it.
Three things happened here.
1) Akin made a stupid remark and later tried to apologize.
2) No sooner than the words were out of his mouth, the Democrats seized the opportunity as a gift from Heaven and blew it out of proportion, in order to damage all Republicans.
3) The Republicans were paralyzed for words and immediately called for him to resign from the race, proving once again, that their best tactic in dealing with Liberals, is to agree with them. They didn't even try to defend his statement as a mistake.
If this had happened to a Democrat, the media wouldn't have even run it on the evening news and if the Republicans had dared to bring it up, they would have been branded racist or women haters or something just as evil. It is the world we live in.
For the record, I know what Akin was trying to say, but he never even got close. There have been studies that do support the idea that forcible rape results in far fewer pregnancies than most people would believe. But, that's just a statistical thing and a woman who has just been raped is probably going to look for the nearest flower pot to plant on your head, if you made that statement in public.
Here's just one site with that type of information:
We could argue about this for the next several days. It won't change a thing. Todd Akin's political career is history.
I'm a huge fan of Mark Levin. But I'm disgusted that Akin has been hung out to dry because the left created a firestorm over Akin's remarks. The fact is that "legitimate" rape denotes actual rape and not a false claim of rape. The fact is that a woman's ongoing emotional trauma following rape can cause a miscarriage if she becomes pregnant as a consequence of such a harrowing experience.
That there were so few people who came to Akin's defense on these points speaks volumes about our nation's moral decline and fecklessness in the face of rabid attack from the left. If we crumble so easily in this battle of words, we wave the white flag to any and all who seek our harm. We can be bought off with the fear of a bad press.
Debating extreme cases of abortion is out of place at this point.
Our grand children are being heaped up with debt right now.
So why is he even on such a hot button topic involving sex and reproduction.
Did the teenagers fighting the commies in the movie Red Dawn have a debating society about abortion rights ?
No. They were too busy trying to stop the commies. Trying to live through another Day to keep the fight going.
To even broach the subject of pregnant women and abortion is very unwise. Not very, extremely. Then to cite some "study" about traumatized women shutting down pregnancy ??? Implying women remaining pregnant are either lying or liked it ???
WTF? W. T. F. ???
Ya. I get it about the one word. That's what I thought it was too at first.
I too knew "legitimate" meant " a genuine case of" rape.
But that is NOT what the mistake is.
The mistake is the primary voters should have heeded Palins endorsement and ignored McCaskill's fake ads praising Akin.
I so agree with you, AND Chris, but I would also like to make the point that it is said dems spent money for him to win, and voted in the primary for him to win because he was the easiest for them to defeat. Also, should he not be considered a career politician in that he's been in office for 23 years? Not good. We need to get rid of all hacks.
Chris, that was a much better explanation of your feelings on the issue. You write well. I am with you 100%.
This much I will concede, Chris, that for Akin to permit himself to be drawn into such an obvious trap reveals a certain level of political naivete which calls into question his judgment. Not his moral judgment, but his judgment about political realities, about the nature of the opposition, about the very hot cultural war in which our nation is engaged, about a media hostile to conservative values, and about being wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove.
Even so, given that he prevailed in the primary, it was wrong for the establishment to let itself be seen as so easily manipulated by a rabid media and to call for Akin's bowing out.
Sorry. I was replying to Harriet.
I'm upset like Mark Levin is... Even though I respect Harriets ideas about this I think she lacks perspective with regard to the reality of politics in a Senate campaign.
To me the "legitimate rape" malapropism was a red herring. From the beginning, I understood it to mean "a genuine case of rape," so I thought it was a tempest in a teapot, too.
Then I heard about the wider context where he cited a "study" saying that women who suffer "trauma" from rape generally lose the fetus...
So where does that leave one? Either: A. It's case of a woman lying about being raped or B. "Well, she wasn't that traumatized was she... heh heh . She must've liked it."
What's he driving at here? This isn't just "he mis-spoke." He was trying to make a point about abortion in the case of rape, a point of real controversy.
Leave aside the rightness, wrongness, logic or stupidity of it all... Why Now ?
Where is the wisdom in this ? Now... in this election.
I brought up the movie Red Dawn as a metaphor for the political battle we are in RIGHT NOW...
What do the debating points of abortion matter if the socialists are seizing the levers of power in our lives ?
This is a man campaigning for Senator !
Like I said before I am a custodian in California and I could do a better job than this jackass !
ALL he had to do was drive around Missouri and say:
1. Repeal Obamacare
2. Deal with the national debt and structural deficits
3. Buck up the economy with lowered taxes
4. Strengthen the military and have a resolute unapologetic foreign policy that promotes freedom.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat...
But this man thinks he can win now... I hope he proves us all wrong but that hope is in my heart... not in my head.
He has acted stupidly and selfishly.
Chris, I am absolutely clueless as to the point you just tried to make, but I applaud the energy you devoted to the task. I'm getting old and I don't always pick up on the nuances of the conversations here. Run it by me again tomorrow morning after I have had a good night's sleep.
Wow, the DNC couldn't be happier. Instead of the crappy economy being the focus, as it should be, Republicans and conservatives are stuck on this nonsense. David Plouffe and Axelrod are high-fiving as we speak. Amazing.
I'll be listening to Levin in about an hour, but this whole thing has gone from a non-issue, to GOP cannibalism.
Listened to Rush & Hannity today- seems like they're all [pretty much] saying, "we're not telling you what to do, just get out". It's pretty disgusting.....especially the Hannity interview. People like Rush always say that if conservatives stand on principles they will win (except now I guess).
Sure the guy said something stupid, but not entirely since I don't really know the science behind what he stated. I have no doubt that in times of high stress there may be physiological changes in the body that may make it more difficult to conceive, but for conservative hosts and politicians to succumb to the fear of being called a "flat-earther" and eviscerate their own guy is even worse because doing so would be equivalent to claiming that no such thing was possible (although there is still not enough substance to make such a stupid comment). My point is all of these people that in one sentence tell him it's up to him, but use the next sentence to condemn and intimidate him to get out of the race by pre-emptively blaming a Romney loss on him.
I don't know this politician from another, so I don't know his motive, and it may well be selfish, but I don't like the dog-piling and would argue that others are being selfish by telling another candidate to drop out of the contest for their own political benefit. I'd be willing to gamble on a solid conservative any day of the week, and possibly lose, than to toss in another RINO.
Well, I must say that I thought he would do the right thing and drop out. Since he didn't, I guess, the only option for the folks in MO is to vote for this guy regardless, and we all need to support them in their hour of desperation. After all, it's ABO. Which I think is what Akin was banking on anyway.
All this is just too damn coincidental and too convenient. This guy slots perfectly like a puzzle piece into the leftist and media narrative of the dumb, bigoted, misogynistic Republican.
Ah but yes, this is the party that so wants to protect the establishment that it redistricts its own conservatives out of office.
Why can't Romney stop this? Who owns this guy?
With so much at stake I do not believe in coincidences. This is a battle Romney has to win. Or is it just a preview of more Kabuki theater?
I totally agree, we Constitutional Americans, find a third party candidate and donate all the money to him or her, and the SuperPacs should do the same, and hopefully that person will win. I think a few visits by Palin, Rubio, Christie, rand Paul, Paul ryan, Ashcroft, talent, bond, blunt, etc., should bring the conservatives around. If fact I think that Ashcroft or Talent should be the candidate. Akin equals disaster. If we win the Presidency, and lose the senate by 1 person, and it causes Obamacare to become law, akin's name should go in the history books like Benedict Arnold. This man is risking the his party, the presidency and the only really important thing: the country, on his ambitions, and wanting to be a senator. Akin, go away.
Hey folks, lets face the facts - it is what it is! It's now up to the citizens of MO to decide between Akin or McCaskill. I hope they kick McCaskill out.
Can we move on now? Frankly, I'm tired of this whole topic. Can we get focused again on the important issues we face?
This makes Todd Akin's circumstances look like a brawl between pre-schoolers in the playground sandbox! Maybe this will neutralize it? We live in one sicko world. Geez!!!
I know Akin's gaffe was absolutely STUPID, but will a republican ever be allowed to make a gaffe without being banished to HELL?
I just want to see that written again....
Not until the MSM is completely destroyed.
They are like the mammoth with a hide full of spears, slowly sinking. Bleeding readership, squandering viewership.
As Ledeen would say, "Faster, please."
I expect it from the MSM, but I don't understand Republicannibals eating their young...
He can be called out and distanced without trying to destroy him...
I just don't see a write-in candidate winning. In the end it should be the same as 0b0, Defeat 0b0Castkill at any cost.
What the hell! A guy can't make a mistake and be forgiven?
This is just what the Senate re-elect committee did to Joe Miller. I guess Mark forgot already. That committee is the teeth of repub establishment. They frequently scuttle republican winners to elect candidates of their own choice. Maybe that's what's gotten us to where we are today. Bad representation. I sent Akin 50 bucks which I can barely afford. I hope others will support the candidate against the establishment.