I hate to be cliche, but Jill Stein proved that a broken clock really is right twice a day in her criticism of Hillary Clinton. “We see these draconian things that Donald Trump is talking about, we actually see Hillary Clinton doing.” She was specifically talking about Hillary’s record on immigration – as she has supported a border and deportations in the past. Bill Clinton wasn’t afraid to enforce immigration laws either during his presidency.
Of course, most wouldn’t consider this particular example “draconian,” but let’s look at another case of words vs. action: the candidates’ treatment of women. What did Trump have to do to be branded a misogynist – point out that Rosie O’Donnell is fat? Dare to criticize someone of the other gender? That’s about it.
Hillary on the other hand, has thrown a few sticks and stones.
Via IJ Review, here are Hillary’s top four worst controversies regarding her treatment of women:
1. She took money from the kings of countries that allow — and even condone — the mistreatment of women. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus noted that Clinton accepted donations – oftentimes through The Clinton Foundation – from Oman, Yemen, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia in particular has a reputation for poor treatment of women.
Under Hillary’s State Department, the sale of $165 billion worth of commercial arms had been approved to 20 nations who had given money to the Clinton Foundation – with the main beneficiaries being nations with horrible human rights records.
2. Hillary Clinton defended the 40-year-old rapist of a 12-year-old girl – and laughed about the light sentence he got. Although Clinton stated several times that she did not want to take the case and even asked to get out of it, she can be heard in recovered audio claiming that she knew the man was guilty and laughing about the light sentence she eventually got for him.
3. Multiple women report that Hillary Clinton marginalized and attacked them because they came forward as victims of sexual assault – where her husband was the perpetrator. Kathleen Willey, a former White House volunteer, claimed that President Bill Clinton had sexually harassed her – and that Hillary’s efforts to keep her quiet resembled “mob-like tactics.”
She reportedly intimidated others – like Juanita Broaddrick – to keep them from coming forward as well.
4. Hillary Clinton misled the daughters, wives, and mothers of the four men who were killed at Benghazi. The former Secretary initially blamed a video for the terrorist attack that killed four Americans.
Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, said:
“We were nose-to-nose at the coffin ceremony. She lied to me. She told me it was the fault of the video. I said ‘are you sure?’ She says ‘yes, that’s what it was… it was the video.’ And she knew full well it wasn’t at that time. And then she says she was going to check and if it’s any different she would call me back, she would let me know.”
Clinton told the families this when – even the same day – she told others, like her daughter, that it was likely terror-related. When confronted, she blamed her “poor memory” on “the fog of war.”
And despite the number of celebrity women who are still voicing their support for Clinton, the female population overall may require a bit more convincing: 58 percent of women still view Clinton unfavorably.
Oh well, what difference, at this point, does it make?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]