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12/31/2015

Amanda Marcotte Reminds Us That Hillary Clinton Approved Using The “Crazy Bitches” Strategy Against A Female Child Rape Victim

Filed under: General — Dana @ 2:02 pm

[guest post by Dana]

With accusations of hypocrisy now being rightfully lobbed at Hillary Clinton after she accused a GOP candidate of having a “penchant for sexism,” yet in nearly the same breath announced that one of the most notorious sexists of our time would be stumping for her on the campaign trail, feminists are groaning in dismay at having to yet once again square their support for iconic feminist Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton’s much publicized sexual misconduct toward women.

Given that Hillary Clinton is campaigning on a platform of owning a uterus (also known as playing gender politics), this self-appointed, self-anointed alleged champion of women and children’s rights finds herself in a bit of a pickle, too, given that she has historically been defender and enabler of her woman-abusing sexist husband, as well as intimidating and smearing any number of women who accused him of sexual assault, thus leading the charge of Democrats in their war on women.

What a sordid mess: Hillary Clinton, feminist icon, enabler of notorious sexist Bill Clinton and persecutor of his female victims, wants to become our next president, and Bill Clinton, notorious sexist ex-president and abuser of women, is campaigning to help said feminist icon and fellow abuser of women become our next president. And all the while, the American feminist is circling the wagons around these two Democratic idols because they’re all about advocating for women. Sure they are. Could it possibly get any more twisted than this? Why yes, it certainly can.

Yesterday, after the news came out that Bill Cosby would be arraigned on charges of sexual assault, Amanda Marcotte tweeted something rather remarkable:

Charging Bill Cosby is a big victory for sexual abuse survivors. It helps undermine the “crazy bitches” narrative.

Interesting, because as far as I know, this is the same Amanda Marcotte who just last year jusitifed then lawyer Hillary Clinton’s willingness to play the “crazy bitch” card on a 12 year old female rape victim in order to get her 41 year old client, who was facing 30 years to life, off the hook. Mind you, Marcotte neglected to mention that Clinton was not a public defender assigned to the case, but rather she chose to defend the rapist as a favor. Marcotte even went so far as to complain about the Washington Posts’s Melinda Hennenberger’s temerity to question Clinton’s ethical decision to smear the victim. Marcotte dismissed it as little more than Hennenberger “making hay over irrelevant details”. Here is a portion of Hennenberger’s “irrelevant” hay making:

In an interview in the mid-1980s for an Esquire magazine piece that never ran, Clinton’s glee is audible about the prosecution’s big mistake in the case, when it accidentally discarded key evidence. Some are writing off the remarks, as one fellow journalist put it on social media, as “typical gonzo defense lawyer talk.”

It is not, however, typical talk for a lifelong defender of women and children.

Nor was Clinton’s defense plan, mapped out in a court affidavit. In it, she questioned the credibility of the victim and suggested that the sixth-grader, who an ER doctor said showed injuries consistent with rape, had “a tendency to seek out older men.”

“I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable,’’ Clinton wrote in the affidavit, “with a tendency to seek out older men and to engage in fantasizing.” The document, filed with the Washington County, Arkansas court on July 28, 1975, argued for a psychiatric evaluation for the victim.

“I have also been informed that she has in the past made false accusations about persons, claiming they had attacked her body,’’ Clinton wrote. “Also that she exhibits an unusual stubbornness and temper when she does not get her way.”

The “little bit nutty, little bit slutty’’ defense has a long, ugly history. It’s jarring to see it trotted out against a kid by a future feminist icon. The argument also bears an uncomfortable similitary [sic] to Clinton White House descriptions of Monica Lewinsky, who without that semen stain on her little blue dress would have been dismissed as a stalker who had fantasized that she had a relationship with President Bill Clinton.

In 2008, her spokesman told Newsday that Clinton “had an ethical and legal obligation to defend him to the fullest extent of the law. To act otherwise would have constituted a breach of her professional responsibilities.”

Defending even a child rapist as vigorously as possible might be a plus if she were running to lead the American Bar Association. But wouldn’t her apparent willingness to attack a sixth-grader compromise a presidential run?

Marcotte responded to Henneberger’s concern about Hillary Clinton’s willingness to use the “little bit nutty, little bit slutty” defense on the child-victim with this shameful justification:

I understand why this gives Henneberger pause, but to quote myself from 2012:

Defense attorneys use this strategy because it works, as can be routinely demonstrated. As long as juries keep acquitting based on this myth that women routinely make up rape accusations for the hell of it, defense attorneys will continue to use it. The problem here is a larger culture that promotes rape myths, not defense attorneys who exploit these myths in last-ditch attempts to get acquittals for rapists who have overwhelming evidence against them.

So there you have it. It’s the fault of society, juries, the justice system, and the fact that a defendant is guaranteed a right to an adequate defense. In Marcotte’s view, Hillary Clinton is absolved of playing the the notorious “crazy bitch” card against a child rape victim, as well as any number of sexual assault victims involving her husband. In Marcotte’s dishonest eyes, none of these irrelevant details call into serious question Clinton’s campaign platform of being an advocate for women and children. Seriously, Amanda?? Who is the real crazy bitch here?

Here’s the thing: the issue isn’t about Hillary Clinton choosing to defend an accused child rapist to advance her career (that’s a separate issue). The issue is that in her defense of said accused child rapist, if necessary, she was more than willing to impugn the credibility of a child rape victim to get the charges against her client dropped. In other words, neither Hillary Clinton nor Amanda Marcotte had any qualms about using the very same “crazy bitches” strategy that Marcotte now condemns and wants to see come to an end.

Look, we already know that Hillary Clinton is no more about protecting the rights of women and children than is Amanda Marcotte. They both have excused, rationalized, and dishonestly represented themselves before the American people in an effort to push themselves forward as leading advocates for women. But it is Hillary Clinton who wants to become our next president. Therefore, it is absolutely vital to point out the abhorrent untruth she continues to push, and that is that she has always been an advocate for women and children. Clearly, we know otherwise. Should this impact her run for the presidency? Absolutely. Whether it will or not, however, is up to voters. But certainly it can be agreed upon by rational people that this is simply not what an alleged champion of women and protector of children looks like.

And now that we know noted feminist Amanda Marcotte is really not about undermining any “crazy bitches” narrative, and that rape victims – even children – are fair game for this strategy, exactly how does she feel about accused rapist Bill Clinton? Pretty good, I would say:

Watching Bill Clinton speak is like getting a hug from a giant teddy bear who can hug everyone at once.

And how does Marcotte feel about candidate Hillary Clinton, enemy of women and children? Well, also pretty good:

…Hillary Clinton is the Democrat we need for 2016.

–Dana

59 Responses to “Amanda Marcotte Reminds Us That Hillary Clinton Approved Using The “Crazy Bitches” Strategy Against A Female Child Rape Victim”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Hillary’s the one hooch what’s never once her whole life ever had to worry about Bill raping her

    she’s out of touch with american women

    happyfeet (831175)

  3. Again Hillary proves the old adage that lefties love the masses and hate individuals.

    Of course the GOP will be too polite to talk about this. I can only hope Trump continues to.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  4. If little old me is willing to speak up about it, Patricia, then at the very least, our GOP elected officials – especially those who seeking my vote for the presidency – should speak up loudly and clearly, giving that harridan no quarter.

    If they are unwilling to, then they don’t deserve my vote.

    Dana (86e864)

  5. Tammy Bruce once remarked that feminism uses women’s issues to promote leftism. If a woman’s issue doesn’t promote leftism, feminists don’t care.
    Marcotte goes one layer deeper in her lust for the septic tank of morality.

    Richard Aubrey (415087)

  6. It is not, and never has, been about protecting or supporting women. This has always, every moment, been about power and money. That’s all.

    Simon Jester (e31716)

  7. bill clinton’s penis is an instrument of rape Mr. Jester

    that’s just the long and the short of it

    happyfeet (831175)

  8. Very good, happyfeet! (hands clapping).

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  9. “… like a roll of quarters”, sniffed Paula Jones…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  10. Amanda Marcotte is one crazy-ass twaught…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  11. And yet mrs. clinton will win as all the republiscum have to offer to the voting majority lower taxes on the rich(not the poor their taxes and fees will go up) job loss thanks to free trade and racists attacks on minorities. send all mexicans bac, black lives don’t matter and intern all muslims! that should get their votes.

    nate (dfef04)

  12. nate rhymes with poophead i think

    happy new year!

    happyfeet (831175)

  13. that would be a spoonerism, happy new year all.

    narciso (732bc0)

  14. the douche nozzle nate
    his stubby sausage fingers
    burn in Mom’s basement

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. his tears wiped away
    if only for a moment
    Bozo is his muse

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. “Benghazi” Clinton
    bodies still in the hanger
    she lied to loved ones

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  17. tide xk
    lava {with pumice}
    old spice
    colgate
    items nate has not used since the 60’s

    mg (31009b)

  18. Brian Banks could not be reached for comment.

    Banks was a standout high school football star at Polytechnic High School (Poly) in Long Beach, California, and in 2002 had verbally committed to play for USC.[6] After being falsely accused of rape by a classmate, he spent more than five years in prison, but had his conviction overturned in 2012 after his accuser was secretly recorded admitting she had fabricated the story.

    Oh well, no harm done, except to his lost football career. I don’t think she has refunded the millions the city paid her, either.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  19. The Tale of Two Bills… Clinton and Cosby. teh racist @AmandasMarcotte gives one of ’em a pass. Guess which one.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  20. Hate trump all you want, but thank God he is throwing his schlong around and exposing the hypocrites in the media and the looney left. The republicans should do an obama bow to trump for doing the job they were elected to do.

    mg (31009b)

  21. i do not hate Mr. The Donald I think he’ll do his dead-level best to be a very good president not rapey like trashy trashy food stamp’s been

    so that goes in the “plus” column for donald

    happyfeet (831175)

  22. well he has many of the right enemies, nicolle wallace for one,

    narciso (732bc0)

  23. she’s such a poophead if she was running by my booth real fast at Denny’s i’d stick my foot out “on accident” and watch her eat it

    happyfeet (831175)

  24. Maybe instead of “crazy bitch” defense we should rename it the Clinton Technique

    Wyfaggro (6e41a3)

  25. Not only that…
    Didn’t she LAUGH after the rapist won freedom? How cold hearted can you get. That’s not just doing your job. It’s cynical and evil.

    Tea Party at Perrysburg (73b4fc)

  26. It was Nuts and Sluts before it morphed into Crazy Bitch. I see how Nuts and Crazy are more or less interchangeable, but Bitch is one sort of description and Sluts is quite another. A woman can be both of course, but Slut carries a sexual component that Bitch doesn’t.

    ropelight (fd3ae4)

  27. Marcotte criticizing Bill Cosby (a black man) while letting Hillary and Bubba (white people) off the hook? Why, according to the progressive playbook that hacks like Marcotte use, that’s racist.

    top116 (d094f8)

  28. ….. we should rename it the Clinton Technique

    There already is a Clinton Technique, ask Monica.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  29. mom said i could play on the blog as long as it was PG-13

    but this is R

    happyfeet (831175)

  30. I can’t blame a defense lawyer for doing everything they can to get a client acquitted; to the best of my knowledge, that’s their fiduciary duty, even if they know without a doubt their client is guilty. However… reacting with glee and laughing about a case involving a raped kid? To me, that’s utterly reprehensible.

    Arizona CJ (da673d)

  31. “…even if they know without a doubt their client is guilty.”
    As Officers of the Court, aren’t lawyers supposed to remove themselves from the case, if they have proof of their clients guilt. Not the evidence presented by the prosecution; but let’s say a confession?

    Mike Giles (3dc5b9)

  32. What bothers me is that William Jefferson Clinton’s biggest enabler and supporter was the National Association of Women but it appears that nobody noticed.

    Michael Keohane (44dbae)

  33. Well why was the Esquire piece xanceled, because donde nast are weasels.

    narciso (732bc0)

  34. I’m no lawyer Mike Giles, but I think defense lawyers are there to defend the client according to the Constitutional requirement whether he knows of guilt or not. He just tries to do the best for his client.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  35. If it were me running for president, I’d hire Monica as a campaign consultant.
    And Paula Jones. And Juanita Broaddrick. I’d have them stumping in Iowa.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  36. R.I.P. Wayne Rogers, forever Trapper John

    Icy (106235)

  37. Mike Giles (3dc5b9) — 1/1/2016 @ 2:45 am

    As Officers of the Court, aren’t lawyers supposed to remove themselves from the case, if they have proof of their clients guilt. Not the evidence presented by the prosecution; but let’s say a confession?

    The only thing that defense lawyers cannot legally do is suborn perjury.

    Which is why they make it a practice almost never to put their clients on the stand. Even when they should.

    Some don’t care, of course.

    But make false arguments – arguments they know are wrong – that they can legally do, so long as theyr don’t present any actual testimony. Lawyers’ words are not testimony.

    Sammy Finkelman (67f658)

  38. That could be the exploding head moment at the networks, papertiger.
    Splendid idea.

    mg (31009b)

  39. R.I.P. Natalie Cole

    Icy (106235)

  40. oh that’s so sad she was a good pickle

    happyfeet (831175)

  41. I’m going to miss Wayne Rogers. After 17 years of B.J. Hunnicutt, I’m use to missing Wayne Rogers.

    Nothing against Natalie Cole.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  42. 1. She didn’t have to take the case in the first place.
    2. Lawyers are required to behave ethically at all times. They are not allowed to lie, or to suborn perjury.
    3. She supports depriving students accused of rape of due process, so why was her client entitled to it back then?

    Milhouse (8489b1)

  43. Saw Cole in Vegas in ’76… a true talent!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  44. There already is a Clinton Technique, ask Monica.
    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27) — 12/31/2015 @ 6:01 pm

    A good seegar, everyone likes, hmmmmmmmm? 😆

    So solly, Yoda resist, he could not!

    Yoda (feee21)

  45. Cole. Another one I should have went to see, along with Sara Vaughn, Cleo Laine, Aretha Franklin and a boat load of others.
    Nice, Col.

    mg (31009b)

  46. One wonders: Just what happens if Mr Cosby is acquitted? Even if he actually did what he has been charged with doing, can anyone prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, twelve years after the alleged incident?

    The Dana who forsees difficulties (1b79fa)

  47. no justice no peace

    the proof is in the pudding

    happyfeet (831175)

  48. well that’s the civil suit, they are deposing the wife on about is for,

    narciso (732bc0)

  49. it’s complicated

    these womens are sorta trashy

    happyfeet (831175)

  50. a lil nutty a lil not very credible

    dime a dozen hollywood hohos you might say

    this is their big break

    happyfeet (831175)

  51. they goin down they yellin timber

    happyfeet (831175)

  52. Just hours before the Hailey homeowner discovered the animal, 10 elk found their way into the Hailey Cemetery and died from eating the toxic Japanese yew.

    they goin down they yellin timber

    happyfeet (831175)

  53. The 25-year-old son of Michael Jordan is hoping to leverage the power of his father’s legendary brand to create his own lasting legacy.

    they goin down they yellin timber

    happyfeet (831175)

  54. hos gotta ho

    happyfeet (831175)

  55. beck is scientology trash

    i don’t give monies to scientology trash

    they goin down they yellin timber

    happyfeet (831175)

  56. happyfeet?

    Ever get on you own last nerve, do you? Tire of hearing your own voice constantly you should!? According to the 5th Amendment, have the right to remain silent you do! Exercise that right you should!

    Yoda (feee21)

  57. That rape defense story of Hillary’s is no more true, in my opinion, than the Bosnian sniper story. Because there was no forensic DNA at the time she claims. And because she’s a Clinton and everything she says is a lie. It is telling, however, that she should choose to tell such a story. Then, again, she is a Clinton which means that she is one sick puppy.

    nk (dbc370)

  58. “Look, we already know that Hillary Clinton is no more about protecting the rights of women and children than is Amanda Marcotte. They both have excused, rationalized, and dishonestly represented themselves before the American people in an effort to push themselves forward as leading advocates for women.”

    And that is one problem with collectivism. If the goal is to advance women, collectivists do not care if many individual women are harmed in the process. Eggs, omelettes, all that. But to those of us who believe in the dignity if every individual, there is no excuse for maligning a child who was raped, an employee who was harassed by her boss, or a female Veep candidate who poses a threat to one party. Being a lefty feminist should not be the equivalent of purchasing indulgences.

    bridget (37b281)

  59. fbi figures show that false rape accusations are between 25% and 50%, far higher than any other category of crime…

    ROBERT RUDZKI (14b931)


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