As we see so often, once the corrupt lose power, their boat starts sinking and the rats (former supporters) abandon the ship. This is happening now with what many observers are calling the “Clinton Mafia.” It includes probably the largest corruption spree in US political history.
This is why it was so important for her to win the election: to assure that past crimes would continue to be covered up and that the “rats would not abandon the ship.” But that failed.
What to do? Discredit the new president, have your co-conspirators file articles of impeachment, continue to have them talk about the president being unfit in spite of the facts that he is so far the most successful in over 35 years, have your friends in Hollywood talk about bombing the White House, assassination, holding up the bloody mockup of the head of the president, having late night TV hosts calling the president a “thug.”
Amazingly, all of this is tolerated. In years past, this would have led to arrests.
Suddenly, the top media executives consider it acceptable. Shareholders of these firms and advertisers should remember that, especially money managers of large pension plans. Beneficiaries should tell them they don’t approve. That includes holders of Comcast (owns NBC, MSNBC), Time Warner (owns CNN), Disney (owns ABC), Viacom (owns CBS).
Alex Thomas of shftplan has some interesting thoughts on the subject:
In the “post Weinstein” world we now find ourselves in we have seen dozens and dozens of prominent figures in Hollywood, politics, and the media be accused of a wide range of sexual attacks on women. From groping all the way to rape, powerful establishment figures are being outed as sexual predators across the country, with the mainstream media declaring that all accusers must, at least initially, be believed. Amazingly, at the same time, mainstream media talking heads have either specifically ignored the numerous allegations against Bill Clinton or actually claimed that his accusers are discredited and cannot be believed. (Keep in mind all other accusers are automatically assumed to be telling the truth.)
With that being said, it was only a matter of time before that dam broke as well and now, with a series of explosive comments by an Obama and Clinton ally, one can hope that Bill Clinton may finally be brought to justice with Hillary forever shamed for her role in attacking the women who came forward. In an interview conducted on a CNN podcast by former Obama chief adviser David Axelrod, former Obama Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius opened up about the cover-up and subsequent attacks on the women who accused then President Clinton in the 1990’s.
“Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him,” Sebelius stunningly detailed. Keep in mind this is a fact that the alternative media has reported on literally hundreds and hundreds of times while being attacked as right-wing conspiracy theorists for doing so. “And so it doubled down on not only bad behavior but abusive behavior. And then people attacked the victims,” Sebelius continued.
Sebelius made clear that her criticism extends directly to Hillary Clinton herself who was widely known to be the driving force behind the attacks on her husbands accusers.An article written about the podcast by CNN couldn’t hide from the fact that this is absolutely Hillary’s problem as well.
Sebelius extended her criticism to Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton White House for what she called a strategy of dismissing and besmirching the women who stepped forward – a pattern she said is being repeated today by alleged perpetrators of sexual assault – saying that the criticism of the former first lady and Secretary of State was “absolutely” fair. Sebelius noted that the Clinton Administration’s response was being imitated, adding that “you can watch that same pattern repeat, It needs to end. It needs to be over.”
Of course the notoriously left wing, anti-Trump network couldn’t simply report on Sebelius’s comments without also attacking Republicans who have seemingly done the exact thing that the network has defended the Clinton’s for doing. One can imagine that like Donna Brazile, Sebelius will be attacked by Clinton’s army of media shills and then eventually attempt to backtrack a few days later when the pressure becomes too much to handle. Regardless, the cat is out of the bag. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton (as well as the entire machine around them) actively and purposefully attacked the numerous women who accused Bill of everything from groping to rape. They absolutely did not “stand by them.”
My View: The fact that so many people in high places have known about these crimes, including the top law enforcement agencies, and everything was swepped under the rug, shows that “rule of law” in the US has declined to the levels of Russia, Venezuela, and other economic basket cases.
Who is the culprit? The American voters who continue to vote for the same names for decades, without ever spending even an hour to investigate their backgrounds. We will probably never see “term limits” for Congress legislated. But voters can do it themselves: don’t vote for anyone who has had two terms or more.
Currently we have a number of members who have been in Washington 30-50 years. That virtually assures corruption. Only the voters can stop this.
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