Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
“I am asking you to join me in supporting Bob Filner for Mayor,” the sleazy voice of Bill Clinton on the answering machine greeted San Diego residents. “As President, I worked with Bob.” During her first run for the White House, Hillary Clinton said that she looked forward to working with Filner.
Filner had impeccable credentials. His father was a Communist and he had been a Freedom Rider and a member of the Progressive Caucus. His ties to the Clintons went back a long way and he had passionately spoken out in defense of President Clinton during the impeachment debate.
He even had all the right left-wing “street” connections from J Street to Occupy Wall Street.
Planned Parenthood accused his Republican opponent of being part of the “War on Women” and claimed that, “For twenty years, Bob Filner has defended women… our right to choice, our right to healthcare, our right to equal pay.”
Bob Filner, like Bill Clinton, was also a serial sexual predator. His victims included a 67-year old grandmother and sexual assault victims who had come to him seeking help. He locked his executive assistant in the kitchen and demanded that they “make love.” His favorite move involved putting the women he targeted in a headlock.
Bill Clinton’s nickname was “Slick Willie.” Bob Filner’s was “Filthy Filner.” It wasn’t hard to see why Bill had backed Bob. Bill’s own idea of romance looked a lot like Bob’s. The stories told by Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, Bill’s accusers, bear a striking similarity to those of Bob’s accusers.
While Bill’s history of sexual assault is widely known, the Clintons have always been comfortable with sexual predators. Hillary Clinton described Senator Ted Kennedy, who had murdered one woman and assaulted many more, as a “champion for women.” One woman recalls being “championed” by Ted Kennedy as he threw her onto a table, breaking glass and crystal, before molesting her. The other member of that party, Senator Chris Dodd, recently endorsed Hillary Clinton. Hillary’s website boasts that she “collaborated closely with Senator Chris Dodd.” Probably not as closely as his victims.
Hillary’s champions for women are more likely to be champions of abusing women.
But Hillary has always been cold-blooded when it comes to her political allies abusing women. When Senator Bob Packwood, a pro-abortion Republican who won the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood, got in trouble for groping women, Hillary complained about his accusers. “HC tired of all those whiney women, and she needs him on health care,” a friend of Hillary’s wrote.
A few years ago, Joe Biden praised Packwood at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum as the good kind of Republican. Considering Biden’s creepy history of touching women, that’s not surprising. But, as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote of Packwood’s left-wing allies, “The feminists tried to protect him at first… even though he had the hilarious gall to jump on an abortion lobbyist.”
Just as they had tried to protect Bill Clinton, Bob Filner, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden and so many others. Joe Biden’s own creepy habits have been fondly joked about in the media. Just Joe being Joe.
But Hillary Clinton has played ball for worse predators than these. Her most disturbing cover-up didn’t involve email, but alleged pedophilia by a powerful donor.
Howard Gutman was highly active in Democratic politics and a longtime Clinton donor. That helped get him a slot as the Ambassador to Belgium. There a Diplomatic Security agent allegedly wrote that he had solicited “sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children.”
The case was shut down by Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy, a Clinton associate. Kennedy and Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s whitewashing specialist, met with him. A State Department investigation later found that Hillary aides had conspired to shut down the investigation before witnesses were even interviewed. There were whispers of “undue influence.”
A few days before Hillary quit, the report was edited to remove references to pedophilia.
Howard Gutman wasn’t the worst individual Clinton donor. That honor went to Jeffrey Epstein and his “Lolita Express” which ferried visitors to “Orgy Island.” Epstein claimed to have co-founded the Clinton Foundation.
When he wasn’t helping the Clintons, he was accused of “buying” underage girls. Some of the girls were as young as 12-years old. Investigators found evidence that, “Epstein’s staff was frequently working to schedule multiple young girls between the ages of 12 and 16 years old literally every day, often two or three times per day.”
Bill Clinton flew 26 times on the Lolita Express. For 6 of those times, he left the Secret Service behind.
But the most monstrous abusers of women, who also happen to be pals of the Clintons, are in the Middle East. The Middle Eastern Muslim countries with the worst records on human trafficking also kicked in nearly $100 million to the Clinton Foundation. And it’s not just American women being lured to Riyadh or Dubai with promises of modeling contracts. Saudi princes and their entourages have assaulted women from Manhattan to Beverly Hills.
Instead of standing up for abused women in Saudi Arabia, Hillary Clinton stood with their abusers.
Hillary Clinton spoke at Dar El-Hekma College and was introduced by Saleha Abedin, its founder. Clinton praised Abedin, the mother of Huma Abedin, her chief-of-staff, and the author of a book justifying female genital mutilation and claiming that women have no right to refuse their husbands.
King Abdullah had 30 wives and held 4 of his own daughters hostage. Under his regime, rape victims were more likely to be punished than rapists. After the Saudi tyrant’s death, the Clinton Foundation put out a press release from Bill and Hillary praising his progressive attitude toward women. This was the ruler of a country where women were not allowed to drive or leave the house without a male guardian. Hillary’s own State Department had rated Saudi Arabia as a Tier 3 country, the worst possible level, on its trafficking report. The Kingdom was deemed one of the largest human traffickers in the world.
What did Hillary Clinton do about this? She went on taking more Saudi money.
Some of the country’s worst abusers of women and the world’s worst abusers of women found that the Clintons would be their friends as long as they could help them get what they wanted. That is as true of donors and politicians as it is of Middle Eastern monsters.
The media has largely turned a blind eye to the constellation of abusers and predators who have been associated with the Clintons. Instead Hillary Clinton, who targeted the women abused by her husband, has been praised as a defender of women’s rights based on the words she read from a teleprompter.
The Clintons talk a lot. They contradict themselves every other week. But it’s what they do that counts. It’s their actions and their alliances that show who and what they truly are.
When it came to the War on Women, the Clintons fought on the side of the abusers.
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