Hillary's been engaged in this moral signaling for weeks now, as it dovetails nicely with her her First! Woman! President! identity-driven campaign:
"To every survivor of sexual assault...You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We're with you." —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 14, 2015
That pronouncement elicited a torrent of mockery and challenges from Clinton detractors, who wondered if this standard applied to, say, her husband. Several women have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct, ranging from unwanted groping to rape -- all of which falls under the vague, over-broad parameters of the "sexual assault" umbrella. What about them? Shouldn't those woman have been automatically believed, rather than ridiculed as 'nuts and sluts'? Good question. I'll let a female attendee at today's Clinton rally in New Hampshire take things from here:
.@HillaryClinton response: "Well, I would say that everyone should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence"— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 3, 2015
Fascinating. It's true that Bill Clinton was never indicted, let alone convicted, of any sexual crime. But does that fact constitute determinative "evidence," upon which Bill's multiple accusers should be "disbelieved," in Hillary's mind? And in light of her answer above, wouldn't it follow that Mrs. Clinton
Let's face it, though: None of that is particularly relevant to the intent behind her "right to be believed" posturing, is it? Her comments were meant as panders to the Lefty "rape culture" hysterics, whom we address at some length in End of Discussion. Clarifying walk-backs undermine the potency of her superficial 'pro-victim solidarity' messaging. Today, Hillary was confronted with the uncomfortable reality that she's a profoundly imperfect vessel for this specific pander.