WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 — Some members of the mainstream media are having a hard time separating Bill Cosby from the man Nobel laureate Toni Morrison called America’s “first black President”: Bill Clinton.
MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki made this understandable mistake the other day. “We’re going to begin with that breaking news we told you about at the top,” Karnacki warned the network’s meager audience. “Right now out of Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton is set to arrive at a suburban – excuse me, Bill Cosby is set to arrive at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse any moment now for a key hearing in his criminal sex assault case.”
As previously mentioned, Morrison described the womanizing Clinton as “blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime. After all, Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness,” she said in a 1998 article for the New Yorker magazine.
Morrison said the former president’s “unpoliced sexuality” became the focus of “persecution, when he was metaphorically seized and body-searched.”
“Who could gainsay these black men who knew whereof they spoke?” said Morrison in faint praise of Clinton.
Morrison’s remarks were stupid and extremely racist. African-American males should have recoiled at being stripped of their individuality and assigned the same despicable “tropes” as the impeached sexual predator that so thoroughly disgraced his high office.
Last Tuesday, a judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania, ruled there is sufficient evidence to compel the 78-year-old Bill – Cosby – to face criminal charges for the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand, who was an employee at Temple University in 2004. If convicted, Cosby faces 30 years in prison.
It was exactly what Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele had hoped for when he entered a court motion in repose to Cosby’s request for a hearing delay.
“This rich, celebrity defendant is not entitled to unprecedented special treatment. To do so risks encouraging a flood of similar trial-delaying appeals by other criminal defendants: no one likes to face a trial and practically everyone (especially those that are guilty) have incentive to delay,” said Steele.
And that brings us to the other Bill – Bill Clinton.
Juanita Broaddrick, a former nursing home administrator, alleges that during the 1978 Arkansas gubernatorial campaign, Democratic Party candidate Bill Clinton lured her to a hotel room and brutally raped her.
“And then he forces me down on the bed,” Broaddrick told NBC’s “Dateline” in a 1999 interview. “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… When everything was over with, he [Bill Clinton] 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 [her bleeding lip]. And he turned and went out the door.”
In Arkansas, the statute of limitations for the crime of rape is six years. But there are no such limitations in the court of public opinion.
And no one is more aware of this than Bill’s bottom-feeding enabler, Hillary.
In a 1998 interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, then First Lady Hillary Clinton sent a clear message to her husband’s victims:
“I think that when all of this [accusations of sexual misconduct] is put into context, and we really look at the people involved here, look at their motivations and look at their backgrounds, look at their past behavior, some folks are going to have a lot to answer for.”
In other words, Bill’s accusers are not the targets of a serial predator. The “context” Hillary speaks of is provided by the distorted lens of politics, which renders any stumbling block to power, such as Broaddrick, political enemies and not crime victims.
You see, they fall under the umbrella of what Hillary calls “the vast right-wing conspiracy.”
The good news is that presumptive Republican Party nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, like District Attorney Kevin Steele, is itching to prosecute Bill – Clinton – and his criminal accessory-after-the-fact in the court of public opinion.
“You look at what Clinton’s gone through with all of the problems and all of the things that he’s done,” Trump said of Bill’s sexual deviancy to Fox’s Sean Hannity.
“In one case, its’ about exposure. In another case, it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will,” added Hannity.
“And rape,” chimed Trump.
In the presidential campaign of 2016, Juanita Broaddrick may finally get some semblance of justice.