Bubba Clinton’s constant infidelities in themselves the issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. What should be an issue however, is how Hillary who claims to be a supporter of women (especially abuse victims) treated and spoke about the women who were sexually attacked by Bill Clinton.
Most of us are familiar with the story of Monica Lewinsky, the young White House intern who Bubba Clinton seduced when he was president. Yes the relationship was consensual, but the word “consensual” doesn’t change anything in a relationship like that, Bubba Clinton abused his power to seduce an intern, and then Hillary Clinton trashed the young intern Monica Lewinsky.
We learn about Hillary’s trashing of Lewinsky from Diane Blair political science professor at the University of Arkansas. In her book “Living History,” Clinton described Blair as the “closest friend” she had during those early years in northwest Arkansas.
She counseled Clinton — her friend since 1972 — during the failed push for health care reform and was there for her through her husband’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.take our poll - story continues below
She had the first lady’s ear on everything from Supreme Court nominees to relations with Capitol Hill. During all of these exchanges, Blair took copious notes and kept a sporadic diary of her interactions with the Clinton White House. Those documents, which were donated to the University of Arkansas after Blair’s death in 2000, give an unguarded and detailed view into Clinton’s life.
Two years ago Alana Goodman read and reported about those documents, which indicate that Ms Clinton excused Bubba’s infidelities:
When Clinton finally admitted to the relationship after repeated denials, Hillary Clinton defended her husband in a phone call with Blair. She said her husband had made a mistake by fooling around with the “narcissistic loony toon” Lewinsky, but was driven to it in part by his political adversaries, the loneliness of the presidency, and her own failures as a wife.
She told Blair that the affair did not include sex “within any real meaning” of the term and noted President Clinton “tried to manage” Monica after they broke up but things spiraled “beyond control.”
Blair described the contents of the Sept. 9, 1998, phone call in a journal entry.
Ms. Clinton made excuses for her husband’s behavior; they were under a lot of pressure, it was her (Hillary’s fault), it was his upbringing, it was consensual, and/or it was Monica’s fault (she was a narcissistic loony toon)
“But, she does say this to put his actions in context. Ever since he took office they’ve been going thru personal tragedy ([the death of] Vince [Foster], her dad, his mom) and immediately all the ugly forces started making up hateful things about them, pounding on them.”
“They adopted strategy, public strategy, of acting as tho it didn’t bother them; had to. [Hillary] didn’t realize toll it was taking on him,” Blair continued. “She thinks she was not smart enough, not sensitive enough, not free enough of her own concerns and struggles to realize the price he was paying.”
Hillary Clinton told Blair she had received “a letter from a psychologist who does family therapy and sexual infidelity problems,” who told the Yale Law School graduate, “most men with fidelity problems [were] raised by two women and felt conflicted between them.”
The psychologist suggested that Bill’s infidelity had its roots in his childhood.
“He’d read about Bill’s bio; grandmother despised [Bill’s mother] Virginia, tried to get custody of Bill; Bill adored by his mother, but she left him, etc. etc.”
In her conversations with Blair, the first lady gave her husband credit for trying to end the affair with Lewinsky, and said he did not take advantage of his White House intern.
“It was a lapse, but she says to his credit he tried to break it off, tried to pull away, tried to manage someone who was clearly a ‘narcissistic loony toon’; but it was beyond control,” wrote Blair.
“HRC insists, no matter what people say, it was gross inappropriate behavior but it was consensual (was not a power relationship) and was not sex within any real meaning (standup, liedown, oral, etc.) of the term.”
Monica wasn’t Hillary’s only target:
In a Dec. 3, 1993, diary entry, Blair recounted a conversation with the first lady about “Packwood”—a reference to then-Sen. Bob Packwood, an influential Republican on health care embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal.
“HC tired of all those whiney women, and she needs him on health care,” wrote Blair. “I told her I’d been bonding w. creeps; she said that was the story of her whole past year. Fabio incident—sweeping her up, sending her roses.”
When/if you read these and other parts of the Ms. Blair’s Clinton files (embedded below) you lean that Hillary Clinton has very little sympathy for other women, even the ones her husband victimizes. It is also clear that Hillary’s made excuses to justify her husband’s behavior, if that isn’t enabling nothing is.