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Here's just one link....She called it the - BimboEruptionEtAl.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2017 - 12:37 pm In Reply to: I have asked for proof/documentation regarding Hillary - Never get any

"But at an Upper East Side dinner party a few months back, Ms. Dunham expressed more conflicted feelings. She told the guests at the Park Avenue apartment of Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had had sexual encounters with or been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton. The conversation, relayed by several people with knowledge of the discussion who would speak about it only anonymously, captures the deeper debate unfolding among liberal-leaning women about how to reconcile Mrs. Clinton’s leadership on women’s issues with her past involvement in her husband’s efforts to fend off accusations of sexual misconduct. The issue emerged last month when Mrs. Clinton accused the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump of having a 'penchant for sexism' and he in turn accused her of hypocrisy, given her husband’s treatment of women. And in recent weeks, the scandals of the 1990s and Mrs. Clinton’s role in them have taken on a life of their own, delivering an unexpected headache to a campaign predicated on inspiring female voters. Mrs. Clinton had hoped to galvanize women late last month in her critique of Mr. Trump. Instead, two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, her campaign has found itself trying to shore up support among women as discussions about past Clinton scandals have moved from conservative critics to broader public consciousness. But the resurfacing of the scandals of the 1990s has brought about a rethinking among some feminists about how prominent women stood by Mr. Clinton and disparaged his accusers after the 'bimbo eruptions,' as a close aide to the Clintons, Betsey Wright, famously called the claims of affairs and sexual assault against Mr. Clinton in his 1992 campaign. Even some Democrats who participated in the effort to discredit the women acknowledge privately that today, when Mrs. Clinton and other women have pleaded with the authorities on college campuses and in workplaces to take any allegation of sexual assault and sexual harassment seriously, such a campaign to attack the women’s character would be unacceptable. Back then, Mr. Clinton’s aides, having watched Gary Hart’s presidential hopes unravel over his relationship with Donna Rice in the 1988 Democratic primary race, were determined to quash any accusations against Mr. Clinton early and aggressively, former campaign aides said. Mrs. Clinton had supported the effort to push back against the women’s stories. Much of her involvement played out behind the scenes and was driven in part by her sense that right-wing forces were using the women and salacious stories to damage her husband’s political ambitions. Her reflex was to protect him and his future, and early on, she turned to a longtime Clinton loyalist, Ms. Wright, to defend him against the allegations, according to multiple accounts at the time, documented in books and oral histories. 'We have to destroy her story,' Mrs. Clinton said in 1991 of Connie Hamzy, one of the first women to come forward during her husband’s first presidential campaign, according to George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration aide who described the events in his memoir, 'All Too Human.' When Gennifer Flowers later surfaced, saying that she had had a long affair with Mr. Clinton, Mrs. Clinton undertook an 'aggressive, explicit direction of the campaign to discredit' Ms. Flowers, according to an exhaustive biography of Mrs. Clinton, 'A Woman in Charge,' by Carl Bernstein. Mrs. Clinton referred to Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern who had an affair with the 42nd president, as a 'narcissistic loony toon,' according to one of her closest confidantes, Diane D. Blair, whose diaries were released to the University of Arkansas after her death in 2000. Ms. Lewinsky later called the comment an example of Mrs. Clinton’s impulse to 'blame the woman.' Over the years, the Clinton effort to cast doubt on the women included using words like 'floozy,' 'bimbo' and 'stalker,' and raising questions about their motives. Now that the stories are resurfacing, they could hamper Mrs. Clinton’s attempts to connect with younger women, who are learning the details of the Clintons’ history for the first time. Several news organizations have published guides to the Clinton scandals to explain the allegations to a new generation of readers. Alexis Isabel Moncada, the 17-year-old founder of Feminist Culture, a popular blog, was not old enough to remember the 1990s, but lately she and her thousands of young female readers have heard a lot about the scandals. 'I heard he sexually harassed people and she worked to cover it up,' Ms. Moncada said of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. 'A lot of girls in my age group are huge feminists, and we don’t react well to that.' A warning Mr. Trump issued to Mrs. Clinton on Twitter — 'Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card' — initially grabbed attention last month. Then, Ms. Jones, who had accused Mr. Clinton of exposing himself while she was an Arkansas state employee, and Juanita Broaddrick, an Arkansas nursing home executive who alleged that Mr. Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1978 when he was attorney general of Arkansas, re-emerged in the news media. Mr. Clinton maintained he was innocent but eventually paid Ms. Jones $850,000 to settle her sexual harassment case. He has denied, through his lawyer, assaulting Ms. Broaddrick. The Clintons during a '60 Minutes' interview in 1992 in which they addressed allegations that he had an affair with Gennifer Flowers. Credit CBS, via Associated Press 'You have to give Trump credit,' said Jennifer Weiner, a best-selling novelist and feminist. 'He’s a genius at poking and prodding his competitors until he finds their soft spots.' By reminding voters about the jarring terms that Mr. Clinton and his advisers used to describe these women, Mr. Trump has sought to diminish one of Mrs. Clinton’s biggest strengths: her commitment to helping women. Mr. Trump’s attacks make Mrs. Clinton look less like 'a strong, self-actualized feminist leader who women can proudly get behind,' Ms. Weiner added, and more 'like a craven opportunist, and an apologist for a predator.' 'It’s not about Bill Clinton’s peccadilloes,' said Camille Paglia, a feminist author and professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and a supporter of one of Mrs. Clinton’s rivals, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. 'It’s about Hillary Clinton’s behavior towards her husband’s accusers for all those years.' Any threat to Mrs. Clinton’s support among women could prove problematic. A CNN/WMUR poll released Tuesday showed that Mr. Sanders had opened up a surprising 27-point lead over Mrs. Clinton in New Hampshire, helped by his support among younger women. Mrs. Clinton has devoted her campaign to making a priority of issues important to women, including protecting abortion rights, promoting equal pay and combating sexual assault on college campuses — positions that many Democratic women say transcend whatever happened in Mr. Clinton’s campaigns more than two decades ago. 'Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported,' Mrs. Clinton wrote on Twitter in November. In the past month, two of Mrs. Clinton’s town-hall-style events in New Hampshire have been interrupted with questions about Mr. Clinton’s behavior. At one, a young woman asked Mrs. Clinton about several women who alleged her husband sexually assaulted them. 'You say that all rape victims should be believed,' the woman said. 'Should we believe them as well?' Mrs. Clinton replied, 'Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence.' https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/us/politics/90s-scandals-threaten-to-erode-hillary-clintons-strength-with-women.html


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