Joy Behar: Even if Bill Clinton is rapist, his politics redeem him

Joy Behar: Even if Bill Clinton is rapist, his politics redeem him

It doesn’t get any more surreal than this. The subject of Bill Clinton and the allegations that he groped, exposed himself to, and or raped three women was broached on this morning’s “The View.”

To which Joy Behar responded, “Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn’t do because it’s what [Hillary’s] going to vote for.”

Behar was at least willing to concede that Clinton is “a dog.” After co-host Paula Faris reminded the other panelists that “Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he [Clinton] either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them,” Behar responded, “He is a dog. Let’s face it.”

The video of the back-and-forth follows (courtesy of NewsBusters). The transcript appears after the clip.

JOY BEHAR: Hillary is in a quandary in my opinion, because she’s talking about violence against women and sexual harassment and all that stuff and her husband has a checkered past to put it mildly, so she is in a bind.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: He’s not perpetrated violence against women.

BEHAR: There are accusations.

GOLDBERG: That’s right. Accusations.

PAULA FARIS: There are accusations but there are three women that claim that he did things to them that they didn’t want. One of them is Paula Jones.

BEHAR: Remember her?

FARIS: Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them. These are three accusations.

RAVEN-SYMONE: This has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. It has nothing to do with that.

GOLDBERG: No, it doesn’t.

FARIS: He has denied all of those.

BEHAR: It puts her in a bind. On the other hand, it’s her policies that really matter. Like, Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn’t do because it’s what she’s going to vote for, how she’s going to lead the country that matters more than that. On the other hand, he is a dog. Let’s face it.

[…]

BEHAR: People have to understand, it’s policy. Teddy Kennedy. Remember Chappaquiddick? Am I the oldest person in the room? Chappaquiddick.  I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women’s rights. That’s why. That’s the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don’t like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They’re both dogs as far as I’m concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.

All I can say is, the next time someone points out how stupid voters have to be to consider Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and/or president, direct that person to the conversation among these harpies.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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