Odd that all the most highly respected Dems belong to this club!!
August 24, 2012
Dems Better Put Some Ice on That 'Rape' Talk
By Jack Cashill
The other day I received an e-mail from the suddenly famous Sandra Fluke
under the simple heading "Legitimate rape." Presuming that the message was
not exactly personal, I deleted it, but I could have guessed its tone and
Indeed, I had heard more about Rep. Todd Akin's unfortunate choice of words
on the subject of rape in the last few days than I had heard about the actual
commission of rape in the last decade, including rapes and other sexual
abuses by members of a certain political party.
Mimi Alford's recent book, Once Upon An Affair, details a few such incidents.
No one who has read the book doubts its veracity. Alford's "affair" with John
F. Kennedy began when she was a 19-year-old virgin working in the White
House. To her great surprise, Alford found herself being given a private tour
of the family quarters by a president whom she barely knew.
"He placed both hands on my shoulders and guided me towards the edge of the
bed," she writes. "I landed on my elbows, frozen between sitting up and lying
on my back. Slowly, he unbuttoned the top of my shirtdress and touched my
breasts." It goes on from there. The emotionally overwhelmed Alford did not
resist, but if this isn't rape, it is something damn close -- a flagrant
abuse of power, what the French might call droit de seigneur, the right of
To flaunt his power, Kennedy later had Alford perform oral sex on one of his
aides. "It was a pathetic, sordid scene," Alford writes. "He had emotionally
abused me and debased Dave [Powers]. For what? To watch me perform for him
and to show Dave how much he controlled us?" To her credit, Alford refused to
comply the next time the president urged her to do the same for his brother
Teddy, of course, had his own sordid history. In his exhaustive 1988 book,
Senatorial Privilege, Leo Damore tells what happened the night the married
Kennedy took an inebriated young aide, Mary Jo Kopechne, out for some casual
sex on a Chappaquiddick beach.
They never got there. Their car went off a bridge. Thinking career first,
Kennedy left Mary Jo alive, trapped in the car and gasping for air. He
bypassed homes near the bridge, from which he could have called the police,
and walked over a mile back to the house where he had been partying.
Once there, he sought out his lawyer friends, Joe Gargan and Paul Markham, to
help him work out his alibi. Compromised by a presumed lawyer-client
relationship, they had to wait for Kennedy to call for help. Kennedy never
did. He may have been hoping that Gargan, the family fixer, would take the
rap. Mary Jo, meanwhile, struggled to survive for perhaps an hour, even more.
Afterwards, being a Kennedy, Teddy requested and got all three networks to
give him 15 minutes of prime time for an unprecedented bit of public
dissembling. "There is no truth whatever to the widely circulated suspicions
of immoral conduct that have been leveled at my behavior and hers regarding
that evening"...and he continued lying from there. Droit de seigneur.
Although Ted was never tried for rape, his nephew, William Kennedy Smith,
was. On Good Friday 1991, Kennedy took Smith and his son Patrick out for a
long night of drinking. The young men brought two young women home with them.
Hoping perhaps for his share of the action, a drunken Ted Kennedy, nearly 60
now, wandered without any pants on into the room where everyone had gathered.
"I got totally weirded out," said one of the women. She got up and told the
others, "I'm out of here. I'm leaving." The woman left behind the woman who
would accuse Smith of rape. He would be acquitted.
Robert Kennedy behaved better. He was too busy tidying up for his older
brother. In his new, exquisitely researched book, Marilyn Monroe: The Final
Years, celebrity biographer Keith Badman tells how Robert and his pimp
brother-in-law Peter Lawford showed up at Monroe's home unannounced one
afternoon, told her to shut up about her affair with the president, ransacked
the house looking for her diary, and left her in hysterics. She died of an
overdose that night. Lawford knew that Monroe was in a bad way but failed to
check on her for fear that the attendant publicity would damage the
If you asked a Democrat to name the most four most respected members of the
party over the last fifty years, he would likely name John Kennedy, Robert
Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, and, yes, the unsinkable Bill Clinton. There are any
number of female Democrats, however, who would disagree, Juanita Broaddrick
among them. In the Ken Starr investigation, Broaddrick emerged as "Jane Doe
No. 5." The woman Clinton abused or assaulted had to take a number. After
years of keeping quiet, Broaddrick tearfully told her story to Lisa Myers on
NBC's Dateline in February 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."
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
Hillary Clinton deserves a place in the Democratic pantheon as well, if for
no other reason that saving her husband's candidacy during that memorably
dishonest 60 Minutes appearance in late January 1992.
"Bill talked to this woman every time she called, distraught, saying her life
was going to be ruined," Hillary told Steve Croft about Gennifer Flowers,
"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."
Although he and Hillary denied it on 60 Minutes, Clinton would later admit
the affair with Flowers under oath but lie about the details. During those
years, Hillary served as his enabler-in-chief, ready at 3 any morning to
suppress those "bimbo eruptions" -- a Clinton staffer term -- and silence,
through carrot or stick, women like Broaddrick and Gracen.
You'd think the Dems would forgive Akin his ignorance on rape. He does not
have anywhere near their hands-on experience. Bill Clinton, by contrast,
always knew what to tell a rape victim: "You better put some ice on that.”
Akin was depending upon what was once the standard school of thought
by medical professionals, 20 years ago and for the preceding 40 years,
Dr’s actually taught rape victims bodies could, to some extent, supported
by statistics that said rape victims became pregnant at significantly lower
rates, actually prevent or make more difficult, pregnancies. Akin used a
poor choice of words as rape victims do become pregnant, but as he
indicated, statistics say at a lower rate than compliant women. I don’t
know whether or not the statistics and its study was accurate or not but
it is a fact that many Democrat victims of former Presidents were ignored
by the media and Congress. Clinton WAS impeached. The senate failed
to try him as they should have because “It was all about sex.” Waqs Akin’s
remarks really all that bad? Not in comparison to the dems.
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