Hillary Clinton has complained about a supposed “War on Women,” but many say that she has long waged her own war on women. Leveling this charge most recently is Kathy Shelton, who at 12 years of age was raped by a 41-year-old man — and then, she says, was raped psychologically by Clinton.
Shelton expressed this in recent tweets, stating on Sunday, “The lies she told about me, 12 yr old rape victim, traumatized me nearly as much as the rape itself” and “Hillary Clinton made sure I suffered loss of justice, then laughed it off.”
These painful memories stem from a 1975 event where, writes the Daily Mail, “Clinton served as the defense lawyer for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old factory worker accused of raping Shelton after luring her to his car. Taylor pleaded down to 'unlawful fondling of a minor' and served less than a year in prison after Clinton was able to block the admission of forensic evidence that linked her client to the crime” (Daily Mail interview with Shelton below).
The Mail also tells us, “For decades, Shelton said she had no idea that Clinton was the same woman as the lawyer who defended her rapist in 1975.” And an offensive defense it was. The paper continues, “Shelton said Clinton accused her during the case of ‘seeking out older men,’ and demanded that the 12-year-old undergo a grueling court-ordered psychiatric examination to determine whether she was ‘mentally unstable.’... During the case, Clinton [also] accused the 12-year-old of ‘engag[ing] in fantasizing’ in court affidavits, and later laughed while discussing aspects of the case in a recently-unearthed audiotape from the 1980s.... She also laughed while describing how she was able to get a world-famous New York City blood expert to question the admissibility of forensic evidence that was misplaced by the crime lab after it was tested.”
Just as damningly, Clinton can be heard on the tape tacitly admitting that she knew her client was guilty, saying “that his ability to pass a lie detector test ‘forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs’” and then chuckling, reports the Mail (video including the audiotape comments below).
Shelton ultimately was inspired to speak out against Clinton due to her shameless masquerading as a defender of women and girls, a posture Shelton has said “put a lot of anger back in me” and is “not even close” to reality. And what would she like to say to Clinton? The Mail again:
“I heard you on tape laughing,” said Shelton. “I just want to know, you've got a daughter and a grandbaby. What happens if that daughter of yours, if that would have been her [who was assaulted at age 12]?”
“You would have protected her. You don't know me, so I’m a piece of cr[*]p to you,” added Shelton, who lives in the same small northwest Arkansas town where she was raised by a single mother. “Who cares about me, as long as you can win your first case as an attorney?”
While Shelton says she “may be Hillary Clinton’s 1st female victim” — she certainly wouldn’t be her last. In fact, three others, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Willey, did a mini-presser with GOP nominee Donald Trump before Sunday’s presidential debate. All three women accused Bill Clinton of sexual abuse, behavior critics say Hillary enabled as she helped drag her husband’s victims through the mud.
While most Clinton lies don’t cut so viciously, that she is “truth challenged” has been recognized by even liberal supporters. For example, a March e-mail just released by WikiLeaks revealed that Brent Budowsky, left-wing columnist for the Hill, mentioned Clinton’s pathological prevarication to her campaign manager, John Podesta. Budowsky complained that Clinton was burning Bernie (Sanders) with unfair attacks, “especially when she says things that are untrue, which candidly she often does,” he wrote.
This was even more bluntly stated by American Thinker’s Silvio Canto, who penned the April title “Hillary's biggest problem: she's a phony.” Providing a few examples of Clinton vs. Herself, he wrote, “Let's remember Hillary Clinton on Iraq. She was a hawk and then conveniently turned dove in 2008. She also proposed air strikes against Iran in 2007.... She talks about the little guy and then charges huge fees to speak at colleges.” Canto also quoted the Economist, which asked “What does Hillary stand for?” and wrote:
For someone who has been on the national stage for a quarter-century, her beliefs are strangely hard to pin down. On foreign policy, she says she is neither a realist nor an idealist but an “idealistic realist”. In a recent memoir, she celebrates “the American model of free markets for free people”. Yet to a left-wing crowd, she says: “Don’t let anybody tell you, that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” (An aide later said she meant tax breaks for corporations.) Some candidates’ views can be inferred from the advisers they retain, but Mrs Clinton has hundreds, including luminaries from every Democratic faction. Charles Schumer, her former Senate colleague from New York, called her “the most opaque person you’ll ever meet in your life”.
“Opaque” is one way of putting it. As I reported last year in “The Many Faces of Hillary: Clinton Tries on Personality 9.0,” the Democrat nominee uses different accents with different crowds and rolls out different personalities at different times. She’s just not the actor her husband proved he was when, upon being caught smiling and chuckling while exiting Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown’s funeral in 1996, he spotted a camera and lowered his head and faked tears.
At least Bill’s smile was genuine, though. As I wrote in July, “If I remember correctly, she [Hillary] was known as the ‘Ice Maiden’ in high school. And, certainly, smiling never came naturally to her.” And now we learn, again courtesy of WikiLeaks, that her speeches include cues on when to smile.
Then there are, as PoliZette reports, the seven lies Clinton told in Sunday’s debate.
Yet, as I wrote last year, “the pièce de résistance of Clinton deceit occurred in March 2008.” I continued:
As the Washington Times reminded us in February, while “giving a foreign policy speech on Iraq about her days as first lady and a trip to Tuzla, Bosnia, she delivered an unbelievable tale. ‘I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.’”
It was a tale spun by someone whose life story is sorely lacking in heroism. But its opposite is a different matter. As Bill Clinton accuser Kathleen Willey put it, “Hillary is the War on Women.” And as Shelton says, “She ruined my life; defended my rapist & blamed me. I was 12 yrs old. Then she laughed at me.”
So “What does Hillary stand for?” She stands for herself — and against anyone and anything hindering her all-consuming quest for power.