Late last week an 11-year-old audiotape surfaced in which Donald Trump discusses sexually assaulting women. “Grab them by [their genitalia],” Trump said about beautiful women. He also claimed that “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” and discusses trying to have sex with a married woman.
These remarks may prove to be Trump’s ultimate undoing: many high-profile members of the Republican Party began to openly renounce and harshly criticize him, some rescinding earlier endorsements and urging him to drop out of the race. Democrats and liberals were similarly critical, demanding that Trump recuse himself from the 2016 election. At the second presidential debate on Sunday, Hillary Clinton rightfully hammered Trump over his words: “I think it’s clear to anyone who heard [the tape],” she said, “that it represents exactly who he is.”
Clinton is right, and the massively negative Republican reaction is a welcome development. Although it is certainly possible that Trump can change his behavior and become a better person (nobody is irredeemable), this conduct is unacceptable, and if he does not become a better person then he deserves to live the rest of his life in shame and irrelevance. He should certainly be kept away from the Oval Office.
There is one question worth asking in the midst of this political firestorm, however: why are liberals repulsed by Trump’s perverted sexual ethos while they’re perfectly fine with Bill Clinton’s?
Lewd Comments Versus Criminal Behaviors
Younger Americans may have trouble recalling Bill Clinton’s serial sexual degeneracy, but it’s not hard to look it up. For instance, years ago White House volunteer Kathleen Wiley accused the president of sexually assaulting her in the early ‘90s. Paula Jones claimed that, around the same time, Clinton propositioned her for sex and exposed his genitals to her. Juanita Broaddrick claimed Bill Clinton raped her in an Arkansas hotel room in 1978. Another woman, Eileen Wellstone, claimed Clinton raped her while he was at Oxford University in the late 1960s.
Like many sexual assault cases, these accusations lack the critical evidence necessary to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Clinton perpetrated these crimes. But four different accusations from four different women isn’t anything to dismiss lightly. Broaddrick in particular is a perfectly credible witness to her own alleged rape, and if Clinton was willing to rape Broaddrick, there’s no reason he wouldn’t be willing to rape or assault any of the other women.
Even if every one of these allegations were false, however, Bill Clinton has still led a perverted and deviant sexual life, and by his own admission. He successfully seduced young White House intern Monica Lewinsky, for instance, carrying on an illicit affair with her for nearly two years. In at least one instance he ejaculated on Lewinsky’s clothing. He also may have engaged in sex with Lewinsky at the same time his wife was present in the White House. He then lied to the country about it. He also lied under oath about it, perjuring himself and besmirching the legal system of the United States of America, all to cover up his own pathological sexual immorality.
Clinton also carried on a sexual affair with at least one other woman, Gennifer Flowers. During both of these affairs he remained married to Hillary Clinton. So he broke his wedding vows to commit sexual infidelities.
None of these things “excuse” Trump’s perverted and dangerous opinions about women, of course; nothing can do that. But it is notable how liberals have responded to the Trump audiotapes. Hillary Clinton, for instance, tweeted that the United States “cannot allow this man to become president.” But from the testimony of multiple women and the direct admission of Bill Clinton himself, we already have had a president who follows a twisted and degenerate sexual code.
So Mistreating Women Is Only Bad If Republicans Do It?
Now, according to Trump, there is a critical difference between his conduct and Bill Clinton’s: At the second presidential debate on Sunday Trump claimed his words—crude and inexcusable though they were—were simply words. Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct, on the other hand, moved beyond words into the realm of action. He was serially unfaithful to his wife, he carried on at least one sexual affair with a young woman in a subordinate position, and may even have raped and otherwise assaulted several women.
Beauase trump is a repulican and clinton’s a demacrat there s big time diffrences between the two in the eyes of the media sharks and vultures
The difference is that the left simply doesn’t care. Liberalism is everything. So, in exchange for political power, the left will disregard sexual attacks, lies, mishandling national security, dereliction of duty which gets people killed, attacking sexual assault victims, racism, homophobia and anything else you might hear a liberal complain that they are outraged over.
No, they aren’t. It is fake. Only if the person themselves decides they can’t take the exposure does justice ever overrule liberal hunger for power. Liberals do NOT care, Hillary proves this and every Democrat that continues to support her proves it.
Well Bill of course is the one who is not being accused of rape of a 13 year old at Epstein’s house.
Bill is also the one not being accused of prowling through the dressing room of Miss Teen Age USA and oggling the 15 year olds when they were naked
Bill is not running for POTUS, his wife is.
Who needs them?
Who wants them?
Several of the GOPe (especially those Mormons) claimed their ”principled” thinking led them to drop their support of Donald Trump because he said something in private that came out.
Now, they are jumping back on the Trump train!
Less than a week, their so-called principles led them in one direction before going back in the direction they had before.
BUT, meanwhile, Hillary admits to having two sets of talking points:
One for her rich donors (the truth)
One for her gullible and compliant supporters. (lies)
So, are you supporting her because she’s going to create lots of jobs? Or, because she’s going to fling open the borders and flood the country with unemployables who will drain your tax dollars while jobs go overseas?
@john: And his wife, while pretending to be the Champion of Women endorses and approves of his activities. Of course, she displays the same hypocrisy with race, gays, religion, terrorism, Wall Street, the economy, immigration and the military.
Yep, that’s your candidate. That’s your party.
@Nanny G: The liberal media needs to be destroyed. They are the problem. If the media reported facts and reported them evenly, the flaws in the parties would be resolved and cured. As it is, unless the Republicans bow to Democrat pressures, the media vilifies them. If they go along with the Democrat schemes, their constituents vilify them.
As long as this corrupt media operates as it has been, we are going to be force fed socialism and failure. Only a Trump victory can begin the process of forcing the media to do its job effectively.
It was Donald Trump himself who pushed the campaign down to a tawdry, tabloid news level. He attacked Hillary Clinton based on her husband’s misbehavior, and made it clear that the remainder of his campaign would be a continuous attack on her character. What did he think would happen, given his own past behavior? He’s crossed a line with his insults, accusations, and threats that he would see his opponent in prison. Basically, he’s turned into a self-righteous hate monger. When it all comes back on him on election day, as it surely will, he’ll blame everybody but himself, but it will be entirely his own doing. The lasting damage he’ll leave in his wake will be enormous—and it will mostly be to the GOP and the people who supported him.
Nobody vetted this guy, because nobody really took him seriously. A Timeline of Donald Trump’s Creepiness While He Owned Miss Universe
I think Mr. Sowell says is well.
The problem isn’t the accusations made against Trump so much as what his responses to them reveal.
How exactly are his responses any different?
Hillary purposely mishandled classified information. Disqualified. Hillary created a power vacuum in Libya which allowed ISIS to expand. Disqualified. Hillary lied under oath before Congress. Disqualified. Hillary lied to the FBI. Disqualified. All you have that disqualifies Trump is your interpretation of his motives. Hillary has already ACTED to disqualify herself many times over.
@July 4th American, #9:
Have you watched any Trump rallies lately? Trump is casting himself as some sort of Martyr for The Cause; asserting that his opponent is a criminal who should be tried and imprisoned, and will be if he’s elected; claiming that the entire election process is rigged against him; and saying that his followers need to do something about it.
I cringe when I think about the third presidential debate.
His opponent is a criminal. Do pass off the bullshit that one must be convicted to be a criminal. Committing a crime makes one a criminal.
Did not mrs clinton destroy evidence under subpoena?
Here Greg, do you think this activity would be characterized as criminal?
Now this Greg;
Is bj clinton a pedophile?