‘Hillary, can you excite us?’: The trouble with Clinton and young womenJanuary 25, 2016 Tim WorstallPolitics33 CommentsI thought one of the complaints was that she’d been doing that with Huma Abedin? previousAww, diddumsnextWell, this puts minds to rest, doesn’t it? 33 thoughts on “‘Hillary, can you excite us?’: The trouble with Clinton and young women” So Much For Subtlety January 25, 2016 at 11:59 am I don’t think “complaint” is quite the right word. It is more … “Oh my God no, arrrggghhhh, get that picture out of my mind, bleach, bleach, how can I stop thinking about the two of them at it …..arrggggh” Rob January 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm She manfully manages to avoid the gigantic elephant filling the room: her husbands sexual abuse of women and her complicity. Just like Cologne – if it’s inconvenient, the Left bury it deep. BraveFart January 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm Hillary may be very bright, but let’s face facts – she’s a two-bagger. Interested January 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm I don’t think Hillary’s very bright. Andrew M January 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm I can’t imagine Sanders excites young women either. So Much For Subtlety January 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm I bet Trump does though. Especially among women on the Left. Theophrastus January 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm SMFS Lefty women might be attracted to his ludicrous protectionist trade policies rather than his appearance. dearieme January 25, 2016 at 1:20 pm The chump has recently issued a lightly veiled threat to the FBI. This gives them a considerable incentive to nail her, if only as self-protection. Not much of a politician, is she? Steve January 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm Hillary, can you excite us? And who can fail to be inspired by her message of “It’s MY turn, dammit!”? She’s got the same problem, though to a lesser extent, Jeb Bush has. In Mrs Clinton’s case, part of her difficulty is that America has already elected a novelty president twice in a row. Amazingly, the hope and change never materialised. Campaigning on the basis of her amazing, historic genital configuration is a bold and unexpected move, to be sure. But coming immediately after the guy who was supposed to fix everything because of his amazing, historic melanin configuration is a tough sell. If only she was more likeable than a swarm of hungry Norway rats clambering out of your toilet pan. Richard January 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm Hillary is only bright when compared to other politicians (and not even very bright then). This shows us what a bunch of third raters we are governed by. Dennis the Peasant January 25, 2016 at 2:28 pm If Hillary Clinton was destined to be president, she’d be finishing her second term right now. She isn’t exciting or particularly bright or much anything else… other than an bitter, ambitious, and self-obsessed loser. Liberal Yank January 25, 2016 at 6:48 pm As Hillary never excited anyone nothing has changed. Trump is exciting to watch but that doesn’t mean I want him as president. Hillary’s biggest problem is trust. From Whitewater to the email server there has always been an atmosphere of scandal around the Clintons publicly. For many of these stories(really, an attempted impeachment over a bj?) the conspiracy stories woven are great headlines but end up disappearing. True or not the sheer number of controversies over the years stick in minds. Ian B January 25, 2016 at 7:11 pm I kind of think Hilary has missed the boat. The Boomers are passing into old age and the New Left they created has in many ways attempted to move on/rebrand with “interesectionality”, “third wave” feminism and so on. The 60s idealists had a choice for “their” president being a black or a woman (or gay, but that wasn’t really feasible) and they chose the black rather than the woman. And Hilary just isn’t very… human, the way she comes across. Chris January 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm The impeachment was for perjury and obstruction of justice, not ‘over a bj’. Don’t, ahem, swallow the Dems’ lies. Liberal Yank January 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm Chris if Hilary was my wife I would lie about getting a bj too. Did Bill lie trying to keep his wife from finding out? Almost undoubtedly. Was there anything done that was worthy of the expense of an impeachment? If you are the type that has to snoop in other’s bedrooms then definitely. I am not one of those people so I feel the impeachment was a joke. Next you’ll be telling me that Bill getting ridiculous speaking fees is a big scandal. I don’t disagree that politicians getting high paid positions after leaving office should be looked at. My problem is that both sides do it and we need to discuss the overall problem and not just one man. ZT January 25, 2016 at 8:11 pm The problem with Bill’s speaking fees is that they were slightly laundered bribes, paid for Hillary’s actions as Sec State. Ian B January 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm Maybe senior politicians should be barred from working after they leave office and forced to live on a modest stipend, or have an income cap with anything above taxed at 100%. It seems to me implausible that the massive fees paid to these speakers are for the immediate value of their speech, but rather for networking services. Steve January 25, 2016 at 9:20 pm If Hillary was my wife I’d go Raymond Burr’s character from Rear Window on her. Ted S. January 25, 2016 at 9:45 pm Was there anything done that was worthy of the expense of an impeachment? If you are the type that has to snoop in other’s bedrooms then definitely. I am not one of those people so I feel the impeachment was a joke. Bill lied in a deposition for a sexual harassment case. He was being asked questions that anybody in the private sector would have been asked. And if anybody in the private sector (eg. a CEO) had lied about it, the Democrats would have screamed bloody murder. This was always about principals, not principles. JerryC January 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm Did Bill lie trying to keep his wife from finding out? Almost undoubtedly. Nope. He lied to keep Paula Jones’ lawyers from finding out. Because he was in the process of fighting a sexual harrassment lawsuit from her and his defense was a character defense – that he was such a morally upright person that he never would have attempted what Ms. Jones alleged. john miller January 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm The worst thing about a Hillary presidency is that it will encourage Cherie… john miller January 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm Jesus, now I’ve written that, my bowels have loosened. You can just see it, can’t you? 2019, Jezza has gone off to join Jihadi John, Jihadi Jack and Jihadi Jill, the Labour Party is in turmoil, Peter Mandelson, Alistair Campbell and an effigy of Blair elect Cherie as Leader of the Labour Party (coups are us) and Robert is your father’s brother. Reaches for the Sotch… johnny bonk January 25, 2016 at 10:58 pm IOW, that if Bill had fessed up straight away, we’d have forgotten about it by now, completely forgotten about it. Very powerful man has sex (not even) with young woman, its just not a big deal. Lying about it was a dumb tactic that backfired, cos that is a big deal. Bloke not in Cymru January 25, 2016 at 11:24 pm Don’t know about the US president but a British ex-PM receives a pension, so they are being paid by us and for speaking tours etc. Gordon Brown made out that he wasn’t claiming his, but continued to draw a MP salary despite hardly attending parliament. Grikath January 25, 2016 at 11:28 pm Nah.. The US-ians have turned the presidency into a very big lightning attractor, so that the places where the real larceny thrives falls under the radar, and Business as Usual can proceed. So Much For Subtlety January 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm Liberal Yank – “Did Bill lie trying to keep his wife from finding out? Almost undoubtedly.” It is amazing the contortions the Left will twist themselves into to justify their Chosen Ones. What makes you think Hilary did not know already? “Was there anything done that was worthy of the expense of an impeachment? If you are the type that has to snoop in other’s bedrooms then definitely. I am not one of those people so I feel the impeachment was a joke.” Clinton is almost certainly guilty of rape. That is what he was paying women off for. That is what he was accused of. It is absurd for the Left to claim they are not interested in what goes on in other people’s bedrooms as it has been the centrepiece of their politics since the 80s. Clinton was a powerful man who used his position to exploit a naive and gullible fat chick. Who was willing to toss his salad for him. Normally that would drive the Left up the wall. As someone else has said, all about principals, not principles. Rape seems fine when a pro-abortionist does it. Ted S. January 26, 2016 at 1:57 am Because he was in the process of fighting a sexual harrassment lawsuit from her and his defense was a character defense My memory could be off, but I think that’s not quite accurate. Jones’ attorneys could ask Clinton about it because the law specifically allowed plaintiffs’ attorneys to ask about the defendant’s history in such cases, while the other way round was specifically not allowed. Bad law of the sort that the left generally loved being used against the private sector; only now one of their own was being hoist upon their own petard. Liberal Yank January 26, 2016 at 2:50 am Now we are saying that Bill is a rapist. Next you’ll be telling me he has a dungeon full of young women tied up for his pleasure. The only thing that I have heard that is remotely provable(with what I know) is sexual harassment which, with no conviction, is not something that is worth an impeachment proceeding. Perjury is indeed far worse yet given the circumstances would have never led to a successful impeachment. The end result was a media circus in which due process was ignored and a stain on the Clinton record. None of this changes the fact that the Clintons have been the subject of more memorable scandals than Hilary’s campaign can overcome. The accusations have damaged anyone with a Clinton name to the point that public trust is too low. The fact that Bernie Sanders is killing her in the polls right now despite being the prototypical tax and spend socialist says more than anything I can say. Grikath January 26, 2016 at 4:39 am Rape?!! SMFS, have you lost your mind? Look at what you’re saying: That just about the most recogniseable man on this planet endeavored to have sex with a woman against her will, by force? Routinely, even? In the most litgous society this world has ever known, knowing that any and all of his political opponents would have a field day if even one of them twigged? And his political proponents would have raced to drop him like a ton of bricks to save their own asses, if it would only remotely plausibly were true? When, as Lewinsky showed to the world, even the best of screening couldn’t keep the willing females off him? And the screening is there because an amazing amount of women would throw themselves at a Man of Power, Wealth, and Celebrity regardless of his marital status. If there wasn’t such a taboo against it, he could have gotten himself a willing snuggle every single day of his presidency, and the ladies would have lined up just for bragging rights at that. And if all else fails, there’s the extremely discreet, and extremely well-paid cohort of the Professional Services who can and will provide the fantasy-of-your-choice… ( but of course, those don’t exist in the US.. /rolleye.. ) really.. mike January 26, 2016 at 6:20 am The Clinton impeachment only occurred because the Republicans didn’t have the balls to go after the Vince Foster thing properly. The Starr report was a whitewash. So Much For Subtlety January 26, 2016 at 9:45 am Juanita Broaddrick is a former nursing home administrator from Arkansas. She alleged in 1999 that United States President Bill Clinton had raped her two decades earlier. President Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, denied the allegations on his client’s behalf. Clinton refused to comment further on the issue. As recounted in the NBC interview: Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen but he wouldn’t listen to me. … It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip. … When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.” The only way you did not know about these claims is if you have been living in a cave – or are willfully ignorant. So Much For Subtlety January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am Grikath – “Look at what you’re saying: That just about the most recogniseable man on this planet endeavored to have sex with a woman against her will, by force? Routinely, even?” That is not what I am saying. Nor is it reasonable to conclude that is what I am saying. He was only running for the governor’s job at the time and was hardly recognisable even in Hot Springs. Routinely? Why do you make this garbage up? “And the screening is there because an amazing amount of women would throw themselves at a Man of Power, Wealth, and Celebrity regardless of his marital status.” Which he wasn’t at the time. Finished now? You are right though. Hear the world’s smallest violin playing for Edward Snowden: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/01/24/1840204/edward-snowden-is-tired-of-being-bombarded-by-suitors (And no, the Secret Service does not provide that sort of service) Grikath January 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm Juanita Broaddrick, hmmm.. You mean the woman that knew perfectly well who Bill Clinton was, given that the alleged (attempted) rape happened when she was meeting him personally on an appointment to become part of his campaign team at the time? For which she’d personally contacted him? My personal opinion on that one, is that the lady in question was Shopping (she was, after all, already cheating on her then-husband at the time) , and that the result was …less than satisfying to her.. I smell sour grapes. Ymmv depending on opinion though. The only thing that whole story shows, with all the Stuff involved, is that US politics is even more a cesspool than you can imagine, or any writer of Spy-Fy can get away with, and that mrs. Broaddrick is able to happily Publish the Book about her Trials and Tribulations even though left or right she perjured herself, and the case in and of itself was dismissed. And of course right during the big 4-annual mudslinging contest that is the US election for the presidency.Good going there… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.